HOA Honored by Police

Lake Interlochen HOA Honored             Lake Interlochen HOA received the Business Partnership Nominee Award at Arlington Police Department’s annual awards ceremony. Among the 700 in attendance were HOA President Ralph Sobel and wife Alice, and Porto Bello residents Carole Findlay and Peggy Crist. Scott Gordon, reporter for KXAS NCB 5, served as emcee for the event […]

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2019 Christmas Lights Winners

Selecting only 10 winners each year from the 200 who decorate along the route is an almost impossible task. We make it a little easier by not considering any home that has won in the last two years. The Griswald Award. 1023 Loch Lomond. Val Renfro must be related to Chevy Chase because her home […]

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2019 July 4th Boat Parade

The 2019 Independence Day Boat Parade was a splashing success, with 15 imaginatively decorated entries (all but one were pontoon boats) and numerous  boisterous backyard spectators along the route. Grand Marshal was Roger Pendleton, longtime Secretary on the Lake Interlochen HOA Board. He and his wife Yvonne rode on the boat of Ken and Rose […]

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2018 Christmas Lights Winners

Here are the award winners of the 2018 Interlochen Christmas Lights display.  (Editor’s Note: at the end of this story is a photo of who we believe is the Head Judge of these awards.) There were so many fantastically-decorated homes this year (Porto Bello alone could have had ten winners!) that our panel of judges […]

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2018 Christmas Displays

43rd Year of Interlochen Christmas Lights  The Interlochen Christmas Lights continues for the 43rd year. Beginning Friday, December 14, 2018, the Arlington Police Department will setup traffic control posts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to help facilitate safe travel through the annual Interlochen Christmas Lights display. Drivers must enter the Interlochen neighborhood from Randol […]

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July 4th Boat Parade Videos, 2013 to 2017

Copy and paste these links in your Internet browser to view videos by Jim Owings. On 2016 video special thanks goes to Jon Hake for his aerial footage. Click on “full screen” icon bottom right of You Tube window for best seat in the house. 2013 — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn5R53ioFvU 2014 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZZuj3aMEkE 2015 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSQLUVQnwrk 2016 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sweoPbCfGP4 2017 — […]

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Christmas Lights Winners by Year from 2010 to...

2017 Christmas Holiday Lights Award Winners  The Griswald Award — 1116 Crowley. Pearline Cleveland got a late start this year but the entire extended family pitched in to make this high wattage yard one that would make Clark Griswald (Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation) proud. The Bob Findlay Award — 1411 Porto Bello. The van […]

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July 4th Boat Parade Winners by Year, 2012...

Independence Day Boat Parade Winners by Year:  2018 – Grand Marshal was Ken Seipel First— The Sobel family with their Patriotic Salute to Trumpy Bear. Second— The Duperre family with their Pirates of Lake Interlochen. Third — The Pendleton family with their Bull Riding grandchildren. 2017 – Grand Marshal was Carole Findlay The three winning […]

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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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