Issue #314 August 24, 2016

Pedaling Toward a Plan

effort aimed at making the Chippewa Valley better for bikes and pedestrians

by Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Public input is being sought regarding the Metropolitan Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which is being developed by the Chippewa-Eau Claire Metropolitan Planning Organization and an advisory team of local governments, state agencies, and advocacy ...

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Issue #314 August 24, 2016

Chippewa Celebration

annual conference melds resource protection, recreation

by Vanessa Meyer

The third annual Celebrate the Chippewa River Conference, a chance for natural resource professionals and community members to join together in their shared interest of protecting and enjoying the river, will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10 ...

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Issue #312 July 27, 2016

The Cats' Meow

Dunn Co. shelter completes feline-focused expansion

by Garrett Denney

A local humane association is the cat’s meow as they put the finishing touches on a big construction project to provide housing for scores of homeless felines ...

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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

by 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

Go Back in Time at the Foundry Sale

Eau Claire warehouse opens its doors and fills up with vintage and antique treasures

by Barbara Arnold

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, hosts of the popular reality television show “American Pickers ” and owners of Antique Archeology and Frank Fritz Finds respectively, would have a field day looking ...

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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.

by 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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