Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

4 Steps to Start Downsizing

how to find what’s truly valuable and important in your life - and how to get rid of the rest

Barbara Arnold

Unless we are already minimalists, all of us at one time or another will be faced with cleaning out a home and deciding what to do with all the stuff in it. Whether you are taking early retirement or you are a caregiver for ...

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Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

Leaving a Living Legacy

tips on sharing stories and skills gathered over the course of a lifetime

Cassandra Kyser

As we age, it is normal to become reflective. As humans, we have a need to know that our lives made an impact on those who will come after us. We want to know that we will be remembered, and that our legacy will live on.

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Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

Sharing Pearls of Wisdom

mark your calendar for UW-Eau Claire’s annual Senior Americans Day, where next year’s focus is on fun

Tom Giffey

Smartphones. Zumba. Social media. None are topics that one might immediately associate with senior citizens – or, to be more specific, with the stereotype of seniors as knitting grandmas and whittling ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

A Healing Journey

issues, approaches, and timing to post-partum rehab

Laura Lash

There is a growing awareness in the U.S. for childbearing women to seek help in adjusting to their post-baby body. This is not to be confused with the celebrity magazine headlines of “How I Got My Body Back” The goal is not to return ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Beer the Walking Dead

drag yourself out on the town for EC’s Zombie Crawl

Emily Kinzel

Don’t get too ahead of yourself. It isn’t quite the Christmas season, but it is time to haul out fake spider webs, drink gallons of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and watch those classic 1980s slasher movies ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Fertility 101

what to expect when you’re not expecting … yet

Dr. Chris Longbella

It’s time to have a baby and birth control gets left behind. Months go by and nothing has happened. One period after another and no pregnancy or even a positive pregnancy test. It’s a scenario ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Choosing Home Birth

some women discover that delivering at home is an empowering option

Cassandra Kyser

Parenthood is full of decisions that must be made. Today, parents have several choices as to where they will deliver their babies, and what skilled care providers ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

The Importance of Teaching How to Learn

first-year college students face a rude awakening about studying

Kelly Ann Wagenbach

As members of society have come to realize, most seniors in high school are more than ready to escape the place they may have called an academic “prison” for the past four years. Through their final days, they ecstatically await their future of universities, community colleges, and working ...

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Issue #338 Aug. 9, 2017

Big Fun With Big Rigs

truck show moves to Chippewa Falls, adds monster trucks

Max Martinson

Previously staged in the Chippewa Valley Technical College parking lot in Eau Claire, the Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show has grown too large for its original home, and has hit the highway for the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Leinie's Goes Big

famous local brewery to throw huge birthday party

Max Martinson

Leinenkugel’s began brewing beer in Chippewa Falls in 1867, and they’re still going strong as ever. The storied local brewery and the family that has owned and operated it all this time are celebrating 150 years ...

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Issue #336 July 12, 2017

A Blue-Ribbon Time

Eau Claire County Fair offers old-fashioned fun

Barbara Arnold

Hankering for a good old-fashioned county fair featuring 4-Hers, Future Farmers of America, and FUN? Then git to the 93rd annual five-day Eau Claire County Fair, which runs Wednesday, July 26, through Sunday, July 30 ...

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Issue #336 July 12, 2017

Jobs by the Numbers

V1 Staff

It’s easy to get snow blindness from the blizzard of employment numbers you hear on the news. Unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted when new data comes in, and they constantly fluctuate. In the past few years, fortunately ...

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Issue #336 July 12, 2017

Wisconsinites Are Money Smart

study says we’re financially literate, but we still act like everyone else

J. Michael Collins

In recent years, communities, schools, and families have sought to help people be better able to avoid money troubles by promoting financial literacy and, in turn, financial capability. A new national study shows these efforts are finding success in Wisconsin ...

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Issue #336 July 12, 2017

Every Little Bit Helps

when it comes to college savings, even small amounts can inspire success

UW Extension

A doctor or singer or maybe an astronaut? Young children have plenty of dreams when it comes to what they want to be when they grow up. Parents know those career dreams keep changing as their children ...

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Issue #334 June 14, 2017

One-Stop Fest Prep Shop

Red’s Mercantile brings in friends for Back Alley Market

Eric Christenson

With music festivals looming, it’s good to prepared, and when it comes to festival preparedness, look no further than the Back Alley Market hosted by Red’s Mercantile on the day before the Eaux Claires festival, June 15 ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Don't Pass by the Past

travel in time to the fur trade era in Chippewa Falls

Barbara Arnold

Step back into an authentic reenactment of a huge 1800s French fur trading camp at the 14th annual “The Past Passed Here” from Thursday, May 11, through Sunday, May 14, at Allen Park in Chippewa Falls ...

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