Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019

Diamond Dreams Fulfilled

Diamond School of Dance begins 20th year with new, expanded facility

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Alicia Knopps had a big dream when she was 14 years old. She had a love for dance and she wanted to share her passion with others by opening her own dance studio in her parents’ basement. Nineteen years later ...

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Issue #385 May 29, 2019

Peaceful Hands, Open Hearts

kids prepare multidisciplinary art performance

Lea Kopke

After 10 weeks of hard work, elementary students from throughout the Eau Claire Area School District will display their art, poetry, singing, and dancing at the third installment of the Hands of Peace Youth Art Performance ...

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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Summertime, STEAM Time

UW-Stout's program focusing on tech and arts is now open to middle schoolers

Pam Powers

A UW-Stout Summer STEAM Experience camp will welcome younger students this year for day camps. Sixth- and seventh-graders can take part in the summer youth camp in the following tracks ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Fun Fun Family Times

third Family Fun Fest is free outing for the whole crew

Lauren Fisher

The Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center, the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department, and the Eau Claire County Department of Human Services are partnering to present the third ...

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Issue #375 January 9, 2019

Exercising the Senses

new Menomonie gym designed for kids with special needs

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A pair of Menomonie sisters opened a new breed of youth fitness and play facility in October. Jesse’s Jym, E4699 430th Ave., is an adaptive sensory gym where kids of all abilities can romp around and develop ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

Egg-stra-ordinary Egg-xhibit

children’s museum displays extinct elephant bird egg in new ‘reading nest’

Tom Giffey, photos by Tom Giffey

The newly remodeled “Reading Nest” at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has some things you might expect and one thing – a very big thing – that you probably won’t ...

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Issue #350 Jan. 24, 2018

The Valley's Favorite Sledding Slopes

3 hills where you can make priceless winter memories

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Picture this: The sun is shining, there’s a crisp blanket of snow on the ground, and you’ve got the day off with the kids. What, are you just going to sit indoors, eyes glued to the TV, twiddling your thumbs ...

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Issue #350 Jan. 24, 2018

She Has Talent in Store

9-year-old brings her unique artwork to market

Cassandra Kyser

At 9 years old, Presleigh Olson-Buehler is already an accomplished artist and entrepreneur. She recently started selling her artwork at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, and so far, she is the youngest artist to do so ...

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