Clam Lake News & Events

Hello Clam Lake!

What a beautiful week it was! It seemed like summer had come to call with sunny skies and warm temps. Then came the weekend. Need I say more? Cooler temps and rain/snow became the order of the day. Summer will return – maybe.

The businesses continue to gear up for the coming Memorial Day weekend which will officially kick off the summer season. A few summer people whom have returned early to open their summer homes are out and about. Things will get very busy, very fast and we’ll be ready.

REMINDER: St. George’s Chapel will begin holding services on Saturday, May 25th. Masses will be held at 4:00 pm. If you wish to worship God as it was in a simpler era come join us at our historic “Chapel in the Woods”.

Pickle Ball has started up once again At this point, games are held on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. This may be subject to change depending on when people can attend. For up to the minute info on when games will be held please contact Jerry Jossart. We thank him for being our Pickle Ball coordinator. Games are held in the parking lot of the Clam Lake Junction where a court has been painted. We even have picnic tables to sit on in between games! If you don’t want to play, feel free to come and just hang out for a while. Remember, we need cheerleaders too! Always fun!

I had a chance to stop in and visit with Sherri Cornell of The Chippewa Tavern this week. They just had a business anniversary celebrating 39 years of running the Chippewa as of May 15th. Wow! Was great to catch up on memories of people and places gone by.

Congratulations go out to the Northern Post Gift Shop and Boutique and owner Deb Higgins for being chosen as this month’s Business of the Month by the Bayfield Electric Cooperative. Congrats also to the clerks at the Boutique – Cher Cofrin, Kris Guthman and Deb Straetz whom make your shopping experience a good one. A great team!

As we approach another summer season I am passing along the earliest photo I have of Camp Fire Island – taken on the Island in 1909. This was what coming up to Clam Lake for your vacation meant 110 years ago. The building shown is the “dining cabin”. Notice the socks hanging on the line to dry and the hat flung onto the tent.

Until next week…..