Issue #312 July 27, 2016

Livin' La Vintage La Crosse

two California women set up shop and laid down roots for a cool traveling vintage clothes business

Sammy Gibbons

On August 12 and 13, the Eau Claire cultural buzz will be amplified by the second Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival. During the fest, local shop Red’s Mercantile will host a backyard, flea-market style gathering ...

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Issue #312 July 27, 2016

Defining Decades

When is something an antique and when is it a collectible? The difference between vintage and retro.

Tom Giffey

The Merriam-Webster dictionary define antique as “being in the style or fashion of former times” – and that’s something the Webster folks should know about, considered their dictionary traces its origin to 1828. The general consensus is that something has to be at least 100 ...

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Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Coming in for a Landing

new Haymarket apartments near completion, while retail space awaits tenants

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downtown Eau Claire’s newest address – which features an exclusive riverside location and breathtaking views – is just a few weeks away from being filled with nearly 400 tenants. The six-story mixed-use Haymarket Landing building at the corner ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

The Fairest of Them All

the Northern Wisconsin State Fair's fun and fried food

Sammy Gibbons, photos by Kelsey Smith

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair features everything you and the family can hope for in a summer day. Your favorite carnival rides, an abundance of fried food and cold beverages ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

Big Dreams for Tiny Houses

new nonprofit builds little homes for the homeless

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On a hot and muggy Friday night and Saturday in June, 15 or so volunteers – who ranged in age from 10 to 70-something and came from all walks of life and faiths – gathered with hammers ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

Acupuncture for Your Pet?

it could help relieve pain and boost their immune system

Hailey Novak

If the idea of inserting tiny needles into specific places in your pet’s body to provide health benefits sounds a little out of the ordinary to you, you’re not exactly alone. That said, there are some Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs) right here in the Chippewa Valley ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

New Digs for Cats

Eau Claire Humane Association upgrades its feline facilities

Sammy Gibbons

The Eau Claire County Humane Association recently remodeled the hangout area for the 15 cats that it currently fosters. A local foundation funded the extreme makeover, which was completed in March, with an $8,000 grant. The space, known as the cat colony room ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Final Push

if matched, $1.5M challenge grant will put Confluence over top

Tom Giffey

A newly announced $1.5 million challenge grant will put fundraising for the Confluence Arts Center over the top – as long as donors chip in another $1.5 million to meet the challenge ...

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