Issue #164 Nov. 4th, 2010

Get by with a Little Help

our community foundations need your involvement

Cheri Dostal

The foundation then identifies current and specific needs in their area, and sends over a check. More money goes to the cause in the long run and the entire community benefits. People are happy. End of story, insert rainbow.

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Issue #164 Nov. 4th, 2010

Shop Fabulous

fashion boutiques stake claim in downtown EC

Kristin Frosch

In the age of mass-retail department stores and fast-paced consumer culture, an intimate, local, and trendy boutique may be just what today’s fashion-conscious woman is looking for.

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Issue #163 Oct. 21st, 2010

Taking the Ride

the Valley could get a Regional Transit Authority

Emma O'Brien, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley, a metro area made up of Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, and smaller towns and villages, had a 2000 population of 148,337.

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Issue #162 October 7th, 2010

Seeking Clearer Waters

students take pollution action on The Chip

Kelsey Swanson, photos by Liz Felder

While the intent of the university’s service learning requirements and First Year Experience classes is to get students out in the community, it is ultimately up to them to take the first step. This class, however, forces that step.

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Issue #159 August 26th, 2010

Not So Secret Society

Eau Claire’s freemasons and the freemasonry scene

Ryne Thornsen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

You’ve likely seen the Eau Claire Masonic Center – the large, stone-pillared building on Graham Avenue – but have no idea as to what happens in there.

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