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Winter Classic 2020 Preview

Winter Classic 2020 Preview

Clark Lake will focus on the Eagle Point shoreline tomorrow, Saturday, for the 2020 Winter Classic.  That's the venue for the annual hockey rivalry that pits one end of the lake against the other.  It's Almeda Court facing off against Eagle Point.  This...

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Polar Plunge Happens Saturday

Polar Plunge Happens Saturday

It's only appropriate that Clark Lake gets hit with a blast of winter weather ahead of this event.  If the wind and cold don't make you shiver, the thought of jumping into the lake will.  The Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics happens Saturday, January...

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Men’s Shuffleboard Week 8

Men’s Shuffleboard Week 8

Clark Lake's Men's Shuffleboard League is gearing up for week 9, edging one week closer to Super Saturday in March.  Here are the week 8 standings.  In the Green Division, Boyers and Dobb move from second to first place.  Bullinger and Claucherty drop...

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Men’s Shuffleboard Week 7

Men’s Shuffleboard Week 7

In week 7, division leaders maintain their positions. Bullinger and Claucherty hold onto to number one in Green play.  Rothfuss and Walczak continue to lead the Red Division.   Kennedy and Shuberg move up to 3rd in Green and Kutyna and Walker move up a...

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Property Marker Mystery Solved

Property Marker Mystery Solved

The recent appearance of property markers along Jefferson Road between Hyde and Eagle Point Roads has created questions.  Who is doing it and what are they for?  Among those living at the lake, various speculative theories have been spun. It turns out the...

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Surprise, Elaine!

Surprise, Elaine!

A secretive group of co-conspirators plotted to surprise Elaine Stewart in honor of her 60th birthday.  Conversations were sotto voce as her husband, John, put together the plans for the Saturday night event at the Beach Bar.  Friends arrived from near and...

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Be Nice to Jeff

Be Nice to Jeff

Who is Jeff and why be nice to him?  Jeff Butterfield is our guy at Clark Lake.  When snow covers the roads, he digs us out.  Jeff drives the big Jackson of Transportation plow in the Clark Lake area as part of the force that takes to County roads when...

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Men’s Shuffleboard: Week 6

Men’s Shuffleboard: Week 6

The Clark Lake Men Shuffleboard League is in week 6.  Here are the current standings.  Thursday evenings during the winter, the Clark Lake Men’s Shuffleboard League convenes for long board competition at the Beach Bar.   Play began in December and...

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Men’s Shuffleboard League Is Going Strong

Men’s Shuffleboard League Is Going Strong

Thursday evenings during the winter, the Clark Lake Men's Shuffleboard League convenes for long board competition at the Beach Bar.   Play began in December and lasts for 13 weeks.  The league is divided into two divisions with five two--man teams in...

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Ice Update

Ice Update

At Clark Lake, most days typically offer a unique view, with the proverbial 7 points of difference.  That variety is largely dependent on weather conditions.   The day after Christmas (yesterday) was sunny and warm with a high of...

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Monday Magic at the Lake

Monday Magic at the Lake

Judi Kelly posted this message on her sign at Doyle's.  Hours later, just like that, the ice cover on Clark Lake disappeared.  Does Judi have magical powers?  Some questions may never be answered.  You be the judge.  ...

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Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning

This could be a big one.  Consumers Energy commented as 10:15 am Friday morning: "Consumers Energy is prepared for what is expected to be a devastating winter storm beginning early Saturday. Freezing rain is expected to begin across much of south central Michigan...

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Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Let's say you were able to hitch a ride with Marty in Doc Brown's DeLorean and zip back to December 25, 1959 at 10 pm.  What could you see as you stood on the frigid shores of Clark Lake?  It would be dark.  Very dark.  You might notice a glow from...

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Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

Last night's temperature plummeted to 7 degrees.  That brought about changes at Clark Lake.  Yesterday, open spots on the lake broadened as gusty winds stirred the frigid waters.  It usually takes a lot of acreage for white caps to form.  But not...

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Garden Angels Announce Bigger Blooms for Thirsty Plants

Garden Angels Announce Bigger Blooms for Thirsty Plants

By spring 2020, the Garden Angels will add to their magic with a powerful new tool.  A new irrigation system will keep thirsty plants happy in the Triangle at Ocean Beach and North Lake Roads.  Up until now, the Angels had to navigate traffic to stretch an...

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December Sunset

December Sunset

If you have a view of Clark Lake sunsets (or sunrises), you know where the sun meets the horizon is a moving target.  Last night's sunset shows how the suns  has departed far to the south.   How the sunset appears in a photo depends on what the...

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Sunset Review

Sunset Review

Just because summer has vanished and fall is not far behind doesn't mean Clark Lake can't glow at sundown.  Here's the evidence.  Review three recent sunsets in this slide show from November 18, 23, and this evening, the 24th.  There are two photos from...

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Garden Angels Get Ready for Christmas

Garden Angels Get Ready for Christmas

As they do on many Tuesday evenings, the Clark Lake Garden Angels gathered to meet, share, and create.  Tonight, they worked on the Christmas wreath project.  And as usual with the Angels, they added a real sparkle.  They are known to do this no matter...

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Lose Your Dock?

Lose Your Dock?

Several sections of dock have washed ashore near Florida on the north side of the east end.  "They look like they are wedged into the ice," according to Elise Fish. These appear to be floating docks, and that could be how they came to settle where they are....

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Tundra Swans Visit Clark Lake

Tundra Swans Visit Clark Lake

Although they failed to file a flight plan with us, the DamCam caught this contingent Tundra or Whistling Swans on their stopover at Clark Lake.  About 60 of them spent some quality time at the lake as they roamed the east end, apparently arriving last night....

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Ice on the Lake

Ice on the Lake

With temperatures dipping to a frigid 9 degrees last night, ice formed on part of the lake.  Lack of wind combined with the cold caused a thin layer to form on some areas.  This photo from the DamCam was taken in the 11 am hour today. As the day worn on, so...

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Monday’s Snow

Monday’s Snow

Winter is not here officially, but it sure seemed like it yesterday (Monday).  As predicted, the snow started in the dark, and continued all day until it was dark again in early evening. During most of the day, you could not see the head-of-the-lake from the...

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Veterans Day 2019

Veterans Day 2019

At the end of World War II, our returning fighters were lauded as hero's.  For those returning from Vietnam, it wasn't that way.  Times have changed and so has public attitude.  On November 11th, today's veterans will hear "thank you for your...

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Good Morning and Good Night

Good Morning and Good Night

It was another good morning at Clark Lake.  Thanks to Dick Moyer who photographed today's sunrise from his North Shore location. Clark Lake is well known for its spell-binding sunsets. Here are some that have not yet been published on this website.  The...

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Bigger Blooms for Thirsty Plants

Bigger Blooms for Thirsty Plants

The Clark Lake Garden Angels bring out the best nature has to offer.  During the season, just take a look around the Community Center, and the Triangle where North Lake and Ocean Beach Roads meet.  An ongoing challenge is watering the plants on the...

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