Stocking Lake Interlochen

Each spring, about 135 pounds of tilapia are added to the lake in the annual stocking for algae control. Buckets full of fish are dumped into the lake in four different channels. The results, each and every year, have exceeded expectations. Those hungry vegetarian fish eat algae, spawn, eat algae, spawn, get bigger and eat […]

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Robert Findlay Lived His Dream

Robert Findlay, who passed away three days after Christmas at age 94, was the real estate visionary who developed the Lake Interlochen residential community more than forty years ago. Mr. Findlay is responsible for developing more than 1,500 home sites in Arlington, with Interlochen his signature project. In 1970, he began studying the 100 plus […]

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Splashing Stars & Stripes Success

July 2017 — Hundreds of spectators lined the waterways, cheering as the festively decorated boats in the 12th annual Lake Interlochen Independence Day Boat Parade cruised by. Mike Saliba of Porto Bello once again was the announcer with colorful commentary provided by Yvonne Pendleton of Montreau. Grand Marshal was Carole Findlay, longtime resident of Porto Bello and […]

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Christmas 2016 at Lake Interlochen

Thousands of cheerful children, young and old, smiling from vehicles winding through the wonderland of our neighborhood. Boats, calmly cruising brilliant with lights, with Christmas carols echoing across the channels. Lakeside homes alive with holiday decorations, reflecting in the water. Oh what fun! It’s Christmas 2016 in Lake Interlochen. Two photos of contest winner at […]

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Lakeside Decorations

With the announcement of a new category in the Christmas Lights competition, The Porter Award, for best lakeside decoration, many HOA members are decorating their backyards in addition their front yards. The following photographs show a few of these waterside wonders:  

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A Tribute to Vernon Porter

Ralph Sobel unveils The Porter Award yard sign as Vernon Porter (seated) was honored. Vernon Porter, the first president of the Lake Interlochen HOA Board of Directors who went on to serve on the Board for 40 years, was honored by the Board at its November meeting. He was named Director Emeritus. Vernon and wife […]

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Longtime Carrier Retires

Charlie Kane was honored by Interlochen residents. Attending a neighborhood send-off for Charlie were Barbara and Keith Reed, Carole Findlay, Pat Coomes, Liz Lowrance, Sherry Whitley, Pete Petersen, Linda Huddleston, Ralph Sobel and others.

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2016 Boat Parade

FIRST PLACE WINNER — YOLANDA AND WAYNE SMITH IN QUEEN YA YA Lake Interlochen’s 2016 Independence Day Boat Parade was a splashing success. There were 14 boats and more backyard spectators than ever. Residents applauded co-directors Mike Saliba and Ken Simoneaux for organizing the patriotic chaos of red, white and blue vessels of all shapes […]

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