The walking path was completed this spring with the placement of the last bench and directional medallions along the waterfront. “Ann’s goal was for the walking path to be a living project,” according to Public Works Director Doug Grider, in making the presentation to the Council.
Lance Butcher, Manager of Lakeport Disposal, Inc., has provided information about the Community Cleanup Day held on October 24 in conjunction with the City of Lakeport. Residents brought in 3.51 tons of garbage, 453 pounds of white iron and 74 pounds of electronics for proper disposal of unwanted goods.
Come and join the fun on Halloween and drive through Lakeport trick or treating on Park Street: Saturday, October 31, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Park Street will be one way; please follow the signs and stay in your vehicle. This special event is presented by the Lakeport Main Street Association.
The coronavirus pandemic may have canceled the Pumpkin & Dia de los Muertos Festival, but local residents and businesses are encouraged to take the celebration from downtown Lakeport to the lawns and storefronts. The Lakeport Main Street Association (LMSA) is hosting a Pumpkin and Dia de los Muertos yard decoration display contest. Residence winners will be declared in the categories of Pumpkin/Halloween-Fall seasonal theme and Dia de los Muertos “Day of the Dead” theme.
October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the City of Lakeport. The Lakeport Police Department, along with the District Attorney’s office, the Lake County Sheriff’s office, the Clearlake Police Department and Lake Family Resource Center, are committed to ending domestic violence in Lake County and providing essential crisis intervention and prevention services to all members of our local communities.
Just in front of Wholly Bowl, and sitting between Grocery Outlet and the Dollar Tree in Lakeport stands Shoreline Coffee Shop. It’s an unassuming spot, sandwiched next to a wireless store and discount shop. Usually, diners sit inside, but since COVID, tables stretch out in the open-air hallway where customers sit, sipping on drip coffee and forking into plates piled with food. If you’re looking for comfort food, Shoreline is a great place to begin. To read the full article, click the link.
The coronavirus pandemic may have canceled Pumpkin & Dia de Los Muertos Festival in Lakeport, but Lakeport residents and businesses are still encouraged to take the celebration from downtown Lakeport to the lawns and storefronts. .The Lakeport Main Street Association is hosting a Pumpkin & Dia de Los Muertos Decoration Display Contest for our Lakeport residents and businesses.
Even though it’s 8:30, the night is still warm. The clear, Lake County sky has turned burgundy-purple, while the large, white movie screen nestles between the sunset and mountains. The dazzling light of the projector illuminates the darkness as moths flick between its rays. “Lakeport Auto Movies” shines across the screen, a crescent moon cradling the words. “DRIVE IN MOVIES” stretches out underneath. It’s a summer night at the movies. Every night the Drive-In has a double-feature on the big screen. And since COVID-19 happened, it’s a great way to get out for a late night in the summer, when late nights are the best time to be outdoors.
The City of Lakeport received an award of $5,947, 621 earlier this year from the California Department of Parks and Recreation to build a new lakeside park on North Main Street. The City’s project was among 62 selected in the state to receive funds in the third round of grants from Proposition 68, the Parks and Water Bond Act of 2018. The funds cover the acquisition of 6.9 acres from the Lakeport Unified School District and a private property owner, which has been completed, and the construction of a community park which realizes many of the goals identified in the Lakeport Lakefront Revitalization Plan adopted in 2017.
August 22nd marks the opening of our year-round Farmers’ Market at the Fair! We will be mostly outside during good weather but will have a covered structure for protection from the elements. You can get to our Market via the Gate 5 entrance by the Floriculture Building at Lake County’s Fairgrounds in Lakeport, with parking right outside. Hope to see many of you Saturdays, 10 am to 1pm -rain or shine- at our 4 Seasons Finest Farmers’ Market!
Upon your request, the Lakeport Police Department will make every reasonable effort to provide a check of your property during times when your residence is vacant due to business or vacation trips. Please provide a 72-hour notice prior to your departure. Vacation checks are performed by officers and/or volunteers as staff and time permits and will only include the areas reasonably accessible.
I’ve been asked frequently, “What accomplishment are you most proud of?” None of the accomplishments during my tenure here are my accomplishments, they are the achievements of the amazing team at the City of Lakeport, in all the departments and at all levels. Our team has been through floods and fires and now COVID-19. In some organizations these disasters might have divided a team; instead, it’s made our team even stronger. With the River Fire at our backdoor, the week we were all here during the evacuation was amazing. This group worked hard for what seemed like endless hours to keep our community safe. This was also a great bonding opportunity for us.
At one of the last in-person Rotary Club meetings at O’Meara Brothers Brewery preceding the shelter-in-place, Rotarian Jennifer Strong was presented as the Rotary District Governor for 2022-23. In attendance to honor Jennifer was District Assistant Governor Duane Barnes from Middletown, District Governor Kathy Flamson from Calistoga, as well as a multitude of past District Governors from throughout the District.
Expanding its services to residents of Lake County, the Lake Family Resource Center (Lake FRC) will now be overseeing operations of the Lakeport Senior Center. “Seniors comprise almost 25% of Lake County’s overall population,” says Executive Director Lisa Morrow. “While undertaking such an expansion of services in the midst of a pandemic certainly presents its challenges, we are excited to now be serving this important section of our community—especially during these challenging times.”
After chatting for a while, Pascal picks out some pastries for us to try. Marcel’s Bakery and Café does it right. They get their flour and butter from France, which means fewer chemicals and gluten. That, along with considerable skill in baking, makes pastries that are light, flaky, and created with attention to detail. Take the apricot croissant, for example. Marcel’s uses whole apricots that give it a tangy tartness, which combined with the creamy custard and flaky, creates a croissant that’s memorable, and impossible to put down. Speaking of impossible to put down, the éclair causes its own dilemmas. “You’ll want to eat the éclair now,” Pascal told us. Sizably portioned and drizzled in chocolate with a refreshingly cool custard, it disappeared immediately. The same goes for the chocolate twist, a sweet, but not overly sweet, creamy chocolately twist that leaves one with a satisfied, happy feeling. Of course, Marcel’s Bakery and Café has many other options, from baguette to panini. The Lakeport store has a full deli, and our children love Marcel’s macaroons, delicately flavored cookies that dissolve in the mouth.
Having said all this we were extremely excited to bring the event again to Library Park in July which was approved by the City of Lakeport. We made the decision to postpone the event to October 17th however, with the continuing challenges of the COVID pandemic we have now determined that we must cancel Rhythm and Brews for 2020. This was not an easy decision however we will return on July 17, 2021 with Rhythm and Brews, feature many local restaurants, great family owned breweries. Another event produced by the Lake County Chamber is the Annual Seaplane Splash In, 2020 was to be the 41st Annual! We had applied to the City of Lakeport for the permit and provided our COVID compliance program to the City and Dr. Pace. With the latest developments announced by Governor Newsom yesterday and all the continuing concerns about ‘large’ gatherings we are also cancelling the Splash In for 2020. The tentative date for 2021 is September 18th.
Samantha Hughes of Lower Lake High School will be attending Butte Community College to acquire a Welding Certificate after taking first place at the SkillsUSA MIG Welding Competition this last year. Christopher Fischer of Middletown High School will be attending either Santa Rosa Junior College for a Diesel Equipment Technology Certificate or Shasta College for a Diesel Technology Certificate. We are very proud of these two young people. They both carried exceptional GPAs and provided outstanding letters of recommendation. We wish them all the best in their endeavors!
The Board of Directors of the Westside Community Park Committee (WCPC) announces the cancellation of the annual Grillin’ on the Green barbecue cook-off which was scheduled for August 1. Given the uncertainty of holding large social events due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Board made the decision to cancel.
Officers have assisted Lake County Public Heath with the drive-through testing for COVID-19, while logging 14,000 patrol hours, 67+ hours of foot patrol, 850 focused business security checks, and over 600+ activities with specific requests for assistance with one-half of these calls for service. Only two citations were issued prior to the Memorial Day weekend.
The City of Lakeport plans to reopen Library Park to the public by June 1. On February 23, 2020, the City Council awarded a construction contract to Granite Construction Company for the Library Park Sidewalk Replacement Project. The Public Works Department has determined that it has been completed in substantial compliance with the project plans and specifications. The total cost of the construction contract is $399,696. The Council is expected to adopt a resolution accepting the construction at its meeting on May 19, 2020.