Issue #370 October 31, 2018

An Opportunity for Every Animal

Eau Claire County Humane Association welcomes new executive director

Abby Norton

The Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA) shook paws with its new executive director, Shelley Janke, in June. Janke served for seven years as the executive director of Memorial Medical Hospital in Neillsville. Notably, this position was fur-free; however, that’s not to say ...

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Issue #370 October 31, 2018

Dogged Determination

Eau Claire draws national competitors with Dock Dog competitions

Rayna DeJongh, photos by Nicole Wellens

Every year, Scheels in Eau Claire becomes host to “Dog Town.” This tiny town features numerous canine amenities, from battery-powered fans, aluminum shade netting and EZ-up tents to crate pads and co ...

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Issue #370 October 31, 2018

A Hippity Hoppy Time

canine training facility hosts monthly bunny socials

Hillary Bell

A fantastic newly hopped up event has started taking place in Eau Claire at the EmBark Canine Training Center. But before wagging your tails and anticipating that car ride, dog lovers, let me tell you ...

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Issue #370 October 31, 2018

To Post or Not to Post

local parents share their approach to baby social media

Lauren Fisher

Kristen Bell, actress of Veronica Mars and The Good Place fame, has two children and one social media policy: no pictures of the kids online until they’re old enough to choose. The Midwest-born momma chose to refrain from sharing information about her children to protect them from paparazzi ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Opening the Center

The Center marks fifth anniversary with open house

Abby Norton

As construction season ends and winter approaches, you may find yourself stuck in something of a personal rut. Maybe your back-to-college excitement has worn off or the seemingly endless stream of overcast ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

It’s Time to Look at Medicare Changes

four things seniors need to know about the Medicare annual election period

Josh Sterling

Each year the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) occurs between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. This is a crucial time for Medicare beneficiaries to review their current Part C (medical) and/or Part D (drug) plans. This can be confusing, so here are four things you need to know ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

County Falls Behind in Mammograms

Eau Claire County trails state in share of women who get this vital cancer screening

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Mammograms save lives. Yet many women in the Chippewa Valley are not getting into the clinic for this routine breast cancer screening. Today we know much more about this disease than we used ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Working to End Alzheimer’s

Eau Claire ophthalmologist Dr. Tom Dow will open center to treat dementia risk

Barbara Arnold

I moved back to Eau Claire in 2004 to facilitate firsthand the care for my mom who had developed dementia. I asked Dr. Tom Dow of the Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic if my mom and I could have our appointments ...

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

Age: When It Isn’t Just a Number

ageism keeps us from embracing the gift of growing older

Jennifer Speckien

A quick Google search of “anti-aging” gives you 13.6 million results. The entire first page of results includes things like anti-aging diets, anti-aging skin creams, etc. – a plethora of consumer goods ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

Get Your Investments Working for You

ideas to ensure your retirement money is there for you and not the taxman

Stephen Poynter

You’ve probably heard the old joke that here up north there are four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction. None of us like road construction at the time, right? But it’s better than the alternative ...

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