Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Super Fit, Super Quick

QuickHIT Fitness offers high-tech workouts in 20 minutes

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new workout program in Eau Claire is advertising weight loss and muscle development in six weeks by taking on workouts that are only 20 minutes a day. QuickHIT Fitness Lab ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Lighting the Way

wellness spa offers sensory floating pod, alternative therapy

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Kari Jo Green has some ideas for T-shirts – one that says “Get Salty,” and another that says “Go Float Yourself” – to promote her new business, The Luminary (714 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire). Her husband teases ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Come On, Get Healthy

new wellness-focused business opens in Artisan Forge

Tori Johnson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Hannah Koschak has long been striving to educate others on food and health, and with the opening of her new business, Wholesome Endeavors, she is able to do just that ...

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Issue #400 Dec. 25, 2019

Taking the Plunge

Polar Plunge combines the best of winter and community

Lauren Fisher, photos by Randi Jo Market

The Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Wisconsin’s Special Olympics Program, might involve a quick dip in a very cold lake, but it’s a heartwarming experience for ...

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Issue #399 Dec. 11, 2019

Staying Focused

a chat with Eau Claire County board member Zoe Roberts

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In October, Zoe Roberts made history when she was sworn in to the Eau Claire County Board as the first transgender official at the county level in the state of Wisconsin, filling a seat vacated when ...

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Issue #399 Dec. 11, 2019

Support Among Friends

local group provides community to LGBTQ teachers and students alike

Kyle Whipple

Last spring, a new effort to slow down or eliminate the number of LGBTQ teachers who leave the profession for identity-related reasons formed. The LGBTQ Teacher Mentor Group, meets approximately twice a semester to maintain ...

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Issue #399 Dec. 11, 2019

Using Pain as Propane

UWEC’s Dennis Beale works to inspire young black men in college, the community

Tom Giffey

Dennis Beale doesn’t need coffee to get going on a cold winter morning. All he needs are text messages from some of the many UW-Eau Claire students he’s ...

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Issue #399 Dec. 11, 2019

Holly Jolly Hollywood Winter

annual WinterDaze parade will light up Menomonie

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Downtown Menomonie will light up Thursday, Dec. 12, for its 16th annual WinterDaze event. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present and ready to meet their adoring young fans starting at 4pm in the ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Sensory-Friendly Santa

meet Santa without all the crowds and noise

Barbara Arnold

Considering the crowds, loud noises, the touching and bumping into people, visiting with Santa Claus at the mall may not be for everyone. The health care professionals at Foundations Therapy in Menomonie, know this only too ...

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