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On your mark, get set, go, as Greg Griffis takes off on a Lake James MC scow race.

Three Steuben yacht clubs navigate long histories Griffis began as part of scow crew, now owns two BY JENNIFER DECKER

LAKE JAMES — Greg Griffis is a sailor, favoring his MC and M20 scows over kayaks, canoes or speed boats. Griffis, a retired art teacher, spends lots of time sailing his two sailboats he refers to as scows despite the fact it’s officially referred to as the Lake James Yacht Club. “An MC scow is 16 feet long and usually sailed by one person. An M20 scow is 20 feet long with two people.

I actually have both,” he said. “I enjoy both. An M20 is a boat that has three sails. When you’re downwind, you need a spinnaker, which is a front sail that’s usually colorful.” Of the two vessels, Griffis said he probably likes his MC scow best. “It’s got a lot of sail and moves pretty well. It handles moderate winds,” he said. “For sailing, these are good inland boats.” Griffis got his start in loving scows when he was a crew member of an M20 on Lake James. Summers are definitely busy on Lake James for racing on weekends on the first basin. MC scow races are at 10 a.m. Saturdays and M20 competition is at 10 a.m. Sundays. He said the club no longer See YACHT CLUBS page 4

Welcome After what was a record winter, spring is finally year. Whew! It’s time to look forward to the coming of summer and all that northeast Indiana has to offer with its many lakes, streams and festivals. Northeast Indiana is a good place to be if you want to be outdoors, with hundreds of lakes, many pristine streams and rivers, beautiful parks with rolling hills and wooded areas plus exciting events. Folks throughout our four-county area work hard to bring together a variety of

entertainment and festivals, from music to the celebration of the automobile and its rich heritage in our area, especially in DeKalb County. Whether your summer fun is based at the lake, in a city or state park, or in your own backyard, we hope you find this section helpful as you try to make the best of the coming warm weather with family and friends. We welcome your feedback and ideas for future articles on the topic of summer fun in beautiful northeast Indiana. This section is also available at

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has regattas for MC and M20 scows. The yacht club is affiliated with the M20 Sailing Association and International MC Class Sailboat Racing Association. Each weekend after Labor Day, a three-basin race, the Ray Harman Classic, is held. It’s probably best viewed from the beach in front of the Potawatomi Inn. “To watch a race, if you don’t understand, it’s a mystery,” Griffis said. That may be true for those who don’t understand the pasttime. Griffis said it has a certain grace. Steuben County may be known for having 101 lakes, but it also features two other yacht clubs, both with lengthy histories and annual summer races. Those two other yacht clubs — Clear Lake and Lake George have their own history and traits. The following is a brief look at each one:

Clear Lake Yacht Club The Clear Lake Yacht Club was launched with a regatta in 1934 that sparked the facility’s long history. That led to the club’s establishment in 1935 that was centered around yacht racing.

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The top winner received a trophy of a cup with two funnels and a pair of tin cups. Sailing members eliminated the 50-cent boat entry fee in 1936 feeling people couldn’t afford it. The clubhouse building project started in 1938 and was improved upon over the years. Finally, in 1949, the mortgage was burned. The club eventually added tennis courts, various activities and even a children’s sailing school for members.

Lake George Yacht Club An online “Sailing Magazine” article said for more than 50 years, the Inland Cat Class Sailing Association has been affiliated with the Lake George Yacht Club. The lake has the unique claim that part of it lies in Michigan and part in Indiana. But that doesn’t stop the action. The club was organized in 1957 with the Inland Cats introduced to summer residents by Norm Bell and John Larimore. The Inland Cat was one of the first all-Fiberglas sailboats. Lake racing started that same year with six two-person boat crews. Their competition was a quest for the Designer’s Trophy, a miniature 135-square foot Inland Cat sail. Lake George’s annual regatta is held the last weekend of July.

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Vendors set up shop at the Auburn Farmers Market in June 2012.

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Auburn — May 3 to Oct. 25, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., west side of the courthouse on Main Street,

Steuben County Angola — May to October, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, Steuben Community Center parking lot, 317 S. Wayne St.; July 3 to Oct. 29, Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon, 519 N. Wayne St. WIC certified, accepts EBT. Fremont — May to October, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, Fremont Town Park, corner of Bell and Albion streets.

LaGrange County Howe — May to October, Saturdays from 6 a.m. to noon, Howe Town Park,

S.R. 120E. LaGrange — May 3 to October, Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown LaGrange. WIC certified, senior certified; vendor information at 499-0087. South Milford — May 24 to October, Austin Park, 7850 W. 750S, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

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May 21: Chef Eric’s Cookin’

Kendallville — June 7 to Oct. 11, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, 100 S. Main St. Ligonier — May to October, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, Pettit Park, Cavin Street. Rome City — June 6 to Oct. 10, Fridays from 4-7 p.m., Sycamore Park, S.R. 9.

A live cooking demonstration held at Satek Winery! Chef Eric will amaze the crowd as he prepares five different dishes each made with Satek wine. Each dish will also be paired with a taste of wine.

June 7: Vintage, Indiana Indiana’s festival of wine, food and fun! There will be over 20 Indiana wineries and some of Indiana’s top chefs. The fun will be held at Military Park in Indianapolis, IN from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

June 21: Art Show Satek Winery’s semi-annual art show is back again! This time featuring over 25 different artists from all over the tri-state area that will be displaying their work for viewing and purchase. The event is family-friendly and runs from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., free admission.

June 27 - July 6: Satek Winery’s 13th Anniversary Celebration Celebrate our anniversary with an exclusive free anniversary glass for every two bottles purchased; no limit, while supplies last.

August 16: Art Show The art show returns again! With over 25 different artists setting up on the lawn promenade. Food is available for purchase, or bring your own picnic out on our lawn. This is a family-friendly event with free admission held from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

September 14 - 15: Von Steuben Day Celebration A celebration for the county’s namesake! Come and enjoy 20% off all wines that contain Steuben grapes for two days! There will also be live entertainment, food and more!

September 14: Tour de Vineyard Our first ever bike tour. Ride your bike through and around some of our beautiful vineyards. Registration is required.

November 21 - 23: Holiday Open House


Wendy Albright sells goods on the south side of the DeKalb County Courthouse at the Auburn Farmers Market in October 2012. The farmers market now meets on the west side of the courthouse and will open in May.

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Summer events abound throughout northeast Indiana Here is a listing of some of the major events going on in the northeast Indiana four-county area this summer:

(see related story). 14 — Townwide garage sales, Hamilton, 488-3128. 27 — Fort Wayne Philharmonic Patriotic Pops concert, DeKalb Outdoor Theater, Auburn,

DEKALB COUNTY May 8-10 — Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet and Car Corral, Auburn Auction Park. 927-9797. 8-10 — Antique Automobile Club of America Central Division spring meet. Call 717-534-1910. 13 — Automotive Art Show, special exhibit of works of Sue Steele-Thomas, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Auburn. 925-1444. 15 — Cruise-In to Downtown Auburn. Courthouse Square, Auburn. 925-2100. 8-16 — 47th annual art show, Eckhart Public Library, 925-5776. 18 — Discovering Historic Auburn, 6th Street between Jackson and Main streets, Auburn, 436-3866. 23 — Masquer-AID Ball, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, 925-1444.



2 — Ashley Hudson Festival, S.R. 4, Ashley and Hudson, 587-3300, 587-9118. 9 — Butler Days Festival, Butler,

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3-4 Garrett Heritage Days, Eastside Park, Garrett, with fireworks on the 4th, 357-3133. 4 — Fun Days antique tractor show, 9th Street, downtown Auburn, 837-7930. 5 — Community fireworks 4th of July Celebration, Auburn Auction Park, Auburn, 927-9797. 5 — Hamilton Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, downtown Hamilton and at Hamilton Lake, 6 — 40th anniversary celebration, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Auburn, 925-1444. 24-26 — St. Joe Pickle Festival, St. Joe, 337-5461.



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LAGRANGE COUNTY April 24-26 — National Clydesdale Sale, Michiana Event Center, Howe. 26 — Kite Komotion, Shipshewana Events Center field, Shipshewana.

May 2-3 — Shipshewana MayFest, downtown Shipshewana. 3 — Howe Farmers Market opens, Town Square, Howe. 3 — LaGrange Farmers Market opens, 101 N. High St., LaGrange. 6 — Shipshewana Flea Market opens, Shipshewana. See EVENTS page 7

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David Rogers Memorial Park, LaGrange. 25-26 — Old Fashion Farming Day, Merv and Edna Yoder farm, 6450 W. C.R. 275N, Shipshewana.

EVENTS From page 6

9 — Shipshewana annual Spring Garage Sale, Shipshewana 15 — B.J. Thomas, Shipshewana Events Center, Shipshewana. 16 — Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle, Shipshewana Events Center, Shipshewana. 17 — County’s Family Reunion with Bill Anderson, Shipshewana Events Center, Shipshewana. 23-24 — 33rd annual Haiti Benefit Auction, Shipshewana Antique Auction, 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana. 24 — South Milford Farmers Market opens, Austin Park, South Milford.

August 1 — LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity Benefit Auction, Shipshewana Auction Barn, 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana. 7-10 — 33rd Annual Steam and Gas Show, LaGrange County Fairgrounds, LaGrange. 9 — Civil War History Day, Courthouse Square, LaGrange 23 — David Rogers Country Fair, David Rogers Memorial Park, 2355 W. 550S, Wolcottville. 30 — LaGrange Road Race, course begins at Lakeland High School, LaGrange.

June 6 – Sandi Patti, Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana. 13 — Oak Ridge Boys, Shipshewana Events Center, Shipshewana. 14 — Calf Celebration Days, Cook’s Bison Ranch, 5645 E. C.R. 600S. 14 — Gaither Vocal Band, Shipshewana Events Center, Shipshewana. 18-21 — Walldogs in Shipshewana, downtown Shipshewana. 19-21 — Shipshewana Art Festival, Farmstead Inn & Convention Center, 370 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana. 21 — 15th Annual Pumpkinvine Trail Bike Ride, Shipshewana. 23-27 — 40th annual Honeyville Quilt Show and Sale, Eden Worship Center, Honeyville. 25-28 — Shipshewana Quilt Festival, Shipshewana. 28 — Howe Lions Club Ice Cream Social, Town Square, Howe.

July 4 — Fourth of July celebration, Topeka 5-12 — LaGrange County 4-H Fair, LaGrange Fairgrounds, LaGrange. 18-19 — Reminiscences of Shipshewana, downtown Shipshewana 19 — National Day of the Cowboy,

September 19-20— Indian Summer Days, Town Square, Howe. 20 — Honeyville Quilt Auction, Borntreger Residence, 4110 S. C.R. 1000W, Millersburg. 27 — Standardbred horse auction, Shipshewana Auction, 345 Morton S,, Shipshewana. 30 — 109th Annual Corn School Street Fair, downtown LaGrange (continues through Oct. 4).

NOBLE COUNTY April 26-27 — Indiana Trail 100 Race, Chain O’ Lakes State Park, Albion. April 26-27,


Colorful kites soar at last year’s Kite Komotion Clinic and Festival in Shipshewana. The event is scheduled to return April 26. International kite teams will perform stunts and demonstrations to music, offer free stunt kite lessons and orchestrate games and candy drops for children of all ages.

June 4-7 — Chain O’ Lakes Festival, Courthouse Square, Albion. 7 — Family Fishing Derby, Chain O’ Lakes State Park, Albion, 636-2654. 14 — Arts on Main — downtown Kendallville, 347-0150.

21-22 — Strawberry Daze, downtown Ligonier, 463-6647.

July 3 — Fireworks, (rain date July 5), See EVENTS page 8

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May 11 — Kite Festival, Mid-America Windmill Museum, Kendallville, 347-9136. 22-25 — Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association Tri-State Bluegrass Spring Festival, Noble County Fairgrounds, Kendallville, 31 — Splash Pad Grand Opening, Albion.




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Albion, Albion Parks Department, 636-2246. 5 — Fireworks, Sylvan Lake, Rome City, 854-4788. 12-20 — Noble County Community Fair, Noble County Fairgrounds, Kendallville, 18-20 — Cromwell Days, Cromwell, 856-2108 or email at 19 — KPC Sprint Distance Triathlon For Newspapers In Education, Bixler Lake Park, Kendallville, 26 — Summer Fest, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion, 636-7383.



Bluegrass music greeted those who entered the Noble County Fairgrounds as, from left, Mark Schwartz of New Haven on guitar, Gayle Goodrich of Fort Wayne on guitar, Buz Butler of Swartz Creek, Mich., on Dobro, Katelynn Lowe of Spring Arbor Mich., on bass (not pictured) and Joe Steiner of Findlay, Ohio, on banjo (not pictured) played near the entrance during the Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association’s Fall Tri-State Bluegrass Festival in Kendallville last year. The festival is held each Memorial Day weekend and again in the fall at the Noble County Fairgrounds.

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2 — Nobleman Triathlon, Chain O’ Lakes State Park, Albion, VeepRaces. 2 — Kid City, Noble County Fairgrounds, Kendallville, kidcity@ 16 — Lions & Tigers & Hot Rods, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion, 636-7383. 16-17 — Chatutauqua Days, Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, C.R. 850N, Rome City, 28-31 — Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association, Tri-State Fall Bluegrass Festival, Noble County Fairgrounds,

Kendallville, 29- Sept. 1 — Marshmallow Festival, downtown Ligonier, marshmallowfestival. com.

September 6-7 — Stone’s Trace Historical, Ligonier, 20-12 — Harvest Festival, Albion, 740-8692. 27 — Fall Fest, Green Center Community Building, Green Center, 636-2750.

STEUBEN COUNTY May 3 — Remodeler’s Showcase Tour, various sites, 10 — Bike 101 Lakes, 8 a.m., 2535 N. C.R. 200W, Angola, 17 — Pokagon Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike and Fourth Annual Steve Parker/ ALS 5K Run-Walk, Pokagon State Park, Lake James, 23-26 — Sidewalk Sales, The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont, S.R. 127 at S.R. 120, Also July 4-7 and Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

June 7-15 — Spring Rendezvous, Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve, 6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont, 13-15 — Enchanted Lakes Renaissance Faire and Marketplace, Steuben County 4-H Fairgrounds, C.R. 175N, near Crooked Lake, 14 — Hamilton Town wide Garage Sales, 21 — Art at Satek Winery, 6208 N. VanGuilder Road, Fremont, satekwinery. com. 21 — Junk Yard Band outdoor concert, Commons Park, John Street, Angola, 22 — Powers Church summer program, Old Highway 1, north of U.S. 20, Also July 27 and Aug. 24. 26 — Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Patriotic Pops, Pokagon State Park, at the beach on the first basin of Lake James,

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3 — Music Americana, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, 4 — Angola Independence Day celebration, downtown Angola parade, activities in Commons Park, John Street, fireworks at dusk. 5 — Hamilton Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, downtown Hamilton and at Hamilton Lake, See EVENTS page 9

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Balloons fill the air during the 2013 Angola Balloons Aloft event at the Tri-State Steuben County Municipal Airport. This year’s event will be July 11-12.

EVENTS From page 8

5 — Lake James Flotilla, boat parade originates at Potawatomi Inn beach, Pokagon State Park. 5 — Lake James Fireworks, first basin of Lake James, dusk. 11-12 — Angola Balloons Aloft, Tri-State Steuben County Municipal Airport, U.S. 20 West, angolaballoonsaloft. com. 11-12 — Fremont MusicFest, downtown Fremont, with fireworks on July 12 at Fremont Moose Lodge, fremontchamber. org. 19-25 — Steuben County 4-H Fair, Steuben County 4-H Fairgrounds on Crooked Lake, C.R. 175N, Angola, 26 — Lake James Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show, C.R. 300W at Jimmerson Creek, 26-27 — Old Mill Shoppes and Art Gallery Festival, 6770 E. C.R. 750N, Fremont. 26-27 — Vermont Settlement Festival, downtown Orland and town park, lakes101. org. 30-Aug. 2 — Downtown Angola Summerfest, downtown Angola,

August 1-3 and 8-10 — Builder’s Parade, selected sites in northeast Indiana, ba-ni. com. 9 — All-Night Star Spectacular, Pokagon State Park, CCC Shelter, dnr.

9-10 — Sand Sculpture Demonstration, Pokagon State Park main beach, third basin, Lake James, 16 — Art at Satek Winery, 6208 N. VanGuilder Road, Fremont, satekwinery. com. 17 — Reflections on Lake Pleasant,

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AUBURN — The Downtown Auburn Business Association will present its summer art exhibit, “‘Pedaling Art’ — Bringing Art to Auburn One Bike at a Time 2014.” The exhibit will feature 20 beach cruiser bicycles. The new bicycles are being provided by Moe’s Bikes and More of Auburn. Special stands are being made by local carpenter Pat Payton of Dink’s Woodshop in Auburn. The stands will elevate the bikes’ rear wheels, allowing people to pedal the bikes in place. The “Pedaling Art” exhibit will be the first interactive art exhibit DABA has

presented.The bikes will be on display from June through September in the downtown Auburn business district and will feature created art from local and regional artists. Cash awards will be presented at the end of the exhibit. The bikes will be auctioned Thursday, Sept. 11, with proceeds being split between each artist and DABA. DABA has partnered with OmniSource to present this summer’s exhibit. The project also has received the backing and support of many in the community, with businesses and individuals sponsoring the individual bikes.

19 — Old 27 Car Tour, downtown Angola, 23 — The Bulldogs outdoor concert, Commons Park, John Street,

James, 26-28 — Autumn in Angola, downtown Angola, 26-28 — Angola Civil War Days, Commons Park (near Selman Timberframe Pavilion) 27 — Autumn Harvest Hoedown, Pokagon State Park, CCC Shelter, dnr.

September 21 — Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Splash In, Pokagon State Park, Potawatomi Inn beach, first basin, Lake


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Northeast Indiana is home to hundreds of freshwater lakes and numerous rivers and streams. At selected lakes and rivers, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources offers public access sites for people to gain access to bodies of water for fishing and other recreation opportunities. Here are the Indiana DNR public access sites listed for the four-county area:

DeKalb County: • St. Joe River • Story Lake

LaGrange County: • Adams Lake • Aldrich Lake • Appleman Lake • Atwood Lake • Beaver Dam Lake • Big Long Lake • Big Turkey Lake • Cass Lake • Cedar Lake • Emma Lake • Fish Lake • Little Turkey Lake • Messick Lake • Meteer Lake

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• Mongo Mill Pond • Nasby Dam • Oliver Lake • Ontario Mill Pond • Pigeon River (3 sites in addition to dams and mill ponds) • Pretty Lake • Shipshewana Lake (2) • Troxal Lake • Wall Lake • Westler Lake • Witmer Lake

Noble County • Bear Lake • Big Lake • Crane Lake • Cree Lake • Crooked Lake • Diamond Lake • Eagle Lake • Engle Lake • Indian Village Lake • Knapp Lake • Loon Lake • Mallard Roost • Sacarider Lake • Sand-River lakes • Skinner Lake • Smalley Lake

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Steuben County • Ball Lake • Beaver Dam Lake • Big Bower Lake • Big Otter Lake • Big Turkey Lake • Clear Lake • Crooked Lake • Fish Lake • Fox Lake • Lake Gage • Golden Lake • Hamilton Lake • Jimmerson Lake • Lake Gage • Lake George • Lake James • Little Turkey Lake • Loon Lake • Marsh Lake • Pigeon Lake • Pigeon Creek (2 sites) • Stayner Lake • West Otter Lake

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Northeastern Indiana is blessed with many lakes and rivers for summer recreational activities like boating, fishing, water skiing, tubing and swimming. Those wishing to swim can use public beaches free of charge except for state park entrance fees. Lifeguards are on duty most days during the summer months, and some beaches are protected from boaters with roped off areas. Swimmers taking a plunge in lakes without public beaches do so at their risk. Here is a list and locations of public beaches in the four-county area: • Noble County – Sand Lake in Chain O’ Lakes State Park, S.R. 9, three miles south of Albion; and Bixler Lake Park east and west beaches, Bixler Lake, Kendallville; • Steuben County – Pleasant Lake,

Lake Street behind Pleasant Lake Elementary School, Pleasant Lake; Clear Lake, Steuben County Park on Lake Drive on the southeast side of the lake in Clear Lake; Crooked Lake, Steuben County Park off C.R. 200W on east side of first basin; Hamilton Lake, S.R. 1 on the south side of the lake, Hamilton; Pokagon Main Beach, Pokagon State Park, Lake James, near Angola; and Pokagon Inn Beach, Pokagon State Park, Lake James, near Angola. • LaGrange County – Atwood Lake Beach, C.R. 700S, north side of Atwood Lake; Shipshewana Lake Beach, east side of the lake, Shipshewana; and Cedar Lake Beach, C.R. 325 and C.R. 600N across from Cedar Lake Golf Course. • DeKalb County - no public beaches but community swimming pools are located in Feick Park, Garrett, and Eckhart Park, Auburn.

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