Issue #338 Aug. 9, 2017

Colorful Crossing

Phoenix Park bridge lights will debut in September

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

By next month, the iconic 526-foot Phoenix Park footbridge in downtown Eau Claire will be ablaze with thousands of LED lights capable of displaying millions of colors and “dancing” in time to music ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Inhabiting Your Home

Habitat for Humanity opens store to support home-building mission

Tom Giffey

In order to build more houses for people in need, Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity wants to help you build yours – or at least help outfit it with new-to-you furniture, appliances, fixtures, and more ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Picking up Speed

skateboarders expect to finish plaza fundraising by end of year

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When Christopher Johnson was growing up the west side of Eau Claire, there was hardly anywhere for him to skate. The YMCA Skate Park (which no longer exists) was miles away on the other side of town ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Inhabiting Your Home

Habitat for Humanity opens store to support home-building mission

Tom Giffey

In order to build more houses for people in need, Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity wants to help you build yours – or at least help outfit it with new-to-you furniture, appliances, fixtures, and more ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Can I Recycle That?

dos and don’ts about what to put in the blue bin and what to pitch

Tom Giffey

If you’re taking the time to read this section of the magazine, you undoubtedly are the kind of person who takes pains to separate your recyclables from your trash. You rinse and sort. ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Trying to Clear the Air

UWEC research team works to improve air quality along Lake Michigan shoreline

Judy Berthiaume, UW-Eau Claire

A faculty-student team of Blugold researchers is helping scientists better understand how ozone is produced over Lake Michigan, findings that could help communities and industries in three states identify strategies for improving air quality ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

First Choice Is a Green Choice

award-winning company keeps your electronic junk out of the landfill

Pan Thao

Fifteen years ago, Greg and Bobbie DeVoll came across a newspaper article about how computer and electronic refuse was going to be the next big waste concern for the United States because of harmful materials ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Check Out the Foundry Sale

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

V1 Staff, photos by Megan Johnson

Whether you’re a fan of American Pickers, a devotee of Antiques Roadshow, or just the kinds of person who loves to peruse thrift sales for spectacular, unexpected finds, you’ll find plenty to admire ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Defining Decades

When is something an antique and when is it a collectible? What about 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 ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

9 Great Reasons to Go Vintage

don’t be afraid to dive into the vibrant world of vintage

Sue Derfus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The world of vintage goods is colorful, quirky, cool and maybe right around the corner. If you haven’t ventured into that world yet, there are at least nine good reasons to give it a go ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Find It All in the Shed

get lost in Altoona’s massive antique-filled wonderland

Max Martinson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you happen to stop by The Shed in Altoona, you’ll want to walk around once, then turn back and circle around in the opposite direction. There is so much merchandise that you’re bound to see a few new ...

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Issue #336 July 12, 2017

Building From the Ground Up

UWEC grad hired as Confluence director

Tom Giffey, photos by UW-Eau Claires News

Within sight and earshot of the bustling Confluence Arts Center construction site next to the Chippewa River in downtown Eau Claire, Kevin Miller was announced as the forthcoming facility’s executive director June 29 ...

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