Issue #324 January 11, 2017

Going Yoga? How to Find a Teacher

Hot? Cold? Fast? Slow? The valley offers a vast array of yoga options

Christopher Hayden, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Having grown up around here in the 1980s and ’90s, I think I can safely say that the alternative health boom of the ’90s was only distantly echoed in the Valley. Practitioners of yoga, for instance, were few and far between, and yoga schools even fewer and farther ...

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Issue #323 December 28, 2016

Rebuilding Pinehurst

local nonprofit, volunteers turning vision into reality

Brendon Paucek, photos by Kelsey Smith

The former ski hill at Pinehurst Park has steadily evolved into a fresh and exciting new recreation area. Led by local nonprofit OutdoorMore Inc., Pinehurst Park is on its way to becoming not only ...

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Issue #323 December 28, 2016

A New Place to Skate

growing Chippewa youth hockey program has new rink

Tom Giffey

The cliché about Wisconsin weather – wait a few minutes, and it will change – often rings true, even in winter. Sure, it’s usually cold, but warm spells, snow, sleet, and other types of precipitation keep ...

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Issue #323 December 28, 2016

Frigid Fun After Dark: Winter After Hours starts in Boyd Park in January

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Timothy Mather

Winter can be an isolating time, and sometimes even we hearty Wisconsinites need a nudge to break our routines and actually get outside and enjoy the season’s snowy splendor instead of complaining about it. We need motivation to pull on our stocking caps and dig our ice skates out of the closet or even strap on some snowshoes ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

FEATURE: Slow Time & Sudden Space

a meditation on hunting in wisconsin

Jason Splichal, photos by Jason Splichal

The wind chill was -25 degrees when I left my friend’s cabin. It was the second week of December. As if they were powered by the howling wind itself, the stars of Orion’s belt had just begun pulling a dim smudge of dawn above the jagged, inky serration of pines that formed the horizon ...

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Issue #316 September 21, 2016

Kickin' It Old School

Kickball Classic is back to rock you at Cinder City Park

by Amanda Foxcroft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s officially autumn, and that means more than just back-to-school specials at the Farm & Fleet. That’s right; it’s time again for the Chippewa Valley Rock-n-Roll Kickball Classic!

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Issue #315 September 7, 2016

New-Look Blugolds

UWEC launches new era with redesigned football uniforms

Luc Anthony

Most sports fans base their excitement for a coming season upon new player acquisitions, a new coach, or a potential for a breakthrough to a championship. For me – resident uniform/logo geek ...

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Issue #315 September 7, 2016

Ready for Kickoff

season outlook is pretty strong for the Packers, while Vikings, Blugolds are expected to struggle

Luc Anthony

Regardless of any given team’s realistic chances for success in a given season, all teams have a degree of hope as training camp begins. Some are picked to go all the way, some to make the playoffs, some to be “on the clock” for next year’s draft before this season is done ...

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Issue #314 August 24, 2016

Floating Yogis Find Balance

new business teaches yoga atop paddleboards

Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Practicing yoga involves an unbelievable amount of balance. But imagine taking that to the extreme, standing in a one-legged tree pose on a wobbly board, fighting the forces of gravity that are attempting ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

Arcadia Hearts the Arts

Ashley for the Arts returns with top name talent

Barbara Arnold, photos by Luong Huynh

Where can you spend $10 for three days of world-class entertainment, art and crafts, and family fun while benefiting countless charities? Answer: At the Ashley for the Arts festival ...

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Issue #312 July 27, 2016

Foam-Tipped Fury

new Nerf gun arena hosts grand-opening battle

Sammy Gibbons

Ready your (harmless) weapons! The grand opening event of Eau Claire’s newest battlefront, Darts On Demand, is coming up on Aug. 6. Nerf wars will begin every half hour during the noon-to-4pm celebration, and anyone ages eight and older is welcome to battle for glory ...

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Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Olympic Adjustments

Lake Hallie chiropractor heading to Rio to help U.S. wrestling team

Haley Wright

Local chiropractor Dr. Kevin Schultz of My Life Health Center in Lake Hallie is very excited to be headed to his second Olympics in four years to work with American wrestlers competing in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August ...

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