Clam Lake News & Events

Hello Clam Lake!

There have been some nice summer days to be had in the forest and we’ll take ’em! Tourists and locals alike are happy! All good.

Lots of things going on in the village. Here’s a bit of a recap:

Last week’s Forest Rider’s meat raffle was a well attended event with Dave and Chris Frasch being the big winners for the afternoon. Congrats to them and to Ron Vecchie who held the winning ticket on the 50/50 raffle. For some extra fun, members of an ATV group from Ironwood stopped in to support their fellow outdoor club What a nice thing to do! Everyone had a great time!

This week’s Pickleball games had a good turnout of players and cheerleaders. Some games were pretty close, prompting defensive play. My bruised hand, courtesy of Colleen Jossart, is living testament. Still a great time, so feel free to stop by and have a go. If you dare!…

At the last Community Club meeting Gary Bartholomew gave an informative talk about the Wild Parsnip plant. This is an invasive species which, if conditions are right, can cause a very serious rash. If you see it – avoid it!! Sadly, Gary has experienced the effects of this first hand while on a trip to Montana. It looks similar to Queen Anne’s Lace, only yellow. FYI – if invasive species are reported to the DNR they will spray to eliminate them.

REMINDERS: The Clam Lake Community Club will be holding their monthly Meeting/Pot Luck/Bingo on Thursday the 8th beginning at 5:00. Come for the Pot Luck, stay for the fun!

CHURCH SERVICES: St. George’s Chapel, our historic “Chapel in the Woods”, holds Mass every Saturday at 4:00 pm. Come pray with us!! Our slogan? “No Vacation from God’s Service”

Everyone that came to the “Evening of Music” at the Community Club last Friday night had a GREAT time! Beth Allison and her fellow musicians played a variety of musical selections that had everyone singing and dancing. We wish to thank Doc (Tom) and Nancy Chisholm for hosting such an entertaining evening and for the musicians for sharing their talent with us. BRAVO!! Doc said he’s thinking about doing it again next year to celebrate his upcoming 90th birthday. Wow!

As I passed “Beimdicke Pond” on Clam Lake Road the other day I saw a couple of young boys, with nets, busily catching frogs and tadpoles. Suddenly I was transported back to a time before “gadgets”, when that would have been a routine sight on a warm summer’s day. They looked like they were having a great time – proving that fun can still be had with just a net and a pond. (As a side note: Captain Beimdicke was Pearl Accola’s uncle. The Accolas bought the Beimdicke cabin and lived there for many years. Pearl wrote the Clam Lake News, back in the day, in which her “chippies” were a main news feature.)

Next week? A recap of Ransom’s One Year Anniversary Party….

Till then……have fun in the woods!

Pictured are a couple photos from Chisholm’s “Evening of Music”. They are: The Band – Steve Truda on guitar, Holly Bacha on piano and vocals, Beth Allison on violin/fiddle and “Jerry Garcia” (Steve Kozek) on percussion. Also pictured are: Beth Allison and Ace Griffaw working the crowd.