J. Michael Finley

Home Feature: I Want to Stay Forever

Libations: The Fish and Co

Eat, Drink and PARTY!

The Fish and Co., on the water in the Linn Creek cove of the Lake near “Four Corners,” has been a popular eating and drinking destination for more than 20 years. Six years ago it was taken over by Missouri musician Dale Blue (The Barefoot Singer) and Iowa farmer Nard Sandholm.
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Fire and Water

“We live in an amazing area, with caring people and a beautiful landscape,” expresses Lake enthusiast Jeff Dorhauer. “Don’t take this for granted; it is something people in other areas wish they could have. Put some time into your community because you live in a community that will take care of you when you […]

Recipe: Tap and Grill

If you’ve never heard of Tap & Grill Lakeside Brew Haus, a trip to this “five-star casual” restaurant is definitely in order! Owner Tim Vogel had been calling the Lake “home” since childhood and decided he wanted to make some changes. He wanted a high-class restaurant on the water. Excellent food. Fabulous views. A […]

The Ambassadors

When a football player reaches the pinnacle of his career — becoming a pro — his life becomes very challenging, yet exciting. For most it is a whirlwind of cheering fans, regimented schedules, recognition off the field, signing autographs, making appearances at special events and being dubbed celebrities. That time in his life is […]