Issue #375 January 9, 2019

Resolved to Ditch the Diet

start healthy diet-free habits and be your child’s best role model

Susan Krahn

As we start a new year, you might make a resolution to lose weight. If you are a parent, you might be asking yourself, “How will I fit a diet and exercise into my busy schedule?” Another important question to ask yourself is, “How will my diet and exercise affect my children?

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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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