Escape in 35 minutes, get new winery’s exciting gold-medal winner

This looks like a fun, quick trip from McClellands Beach.

Round Lake Vineyards and Winery, which celebrated its grand opening just one month ago and has not completed its first full year of commercial wine production, took home a gold medal for its Frontenac Gris and won bronze medals for two other wines in a regional contest hosted by the Iowa Culinary Institute. Read the full story in the Jackson County Pilot.

Round Lake Vineyards and Winery is only about a 35-minute drive from McClelland’s Beach. The winery features live music by Fishin’ for Olives, Sunday, July 26, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Arnold’s Park welcomes vacation volunteers for 125th anniversary celebration

“We’re hoping to get as many people there (at Monday’s meeting) as we can. I’ve had some emails from people who don’t live here in the wintertime. They’ve emailed me that they would like to be involved. So, if they can’t make the meeting, just email me at, or give us a call here at the office.”– Di Lorenzen

Arnolds Park in nearby Okoboji, one of only five amusement parks in the nation operated by a non-profit, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Find out how even non-wintertime residents can help. Read the full Dickinson County News story.