Issue #364 August 8, 2018

Waterpark

John Hildebrand

My children learned to swim in a tea-colored river with a lazy current and sandy bottom but also hidden drop-offs that changed every year and made me a nervous wreck. Once a summer, though, we’d pack a picnic lunch ...

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Issue #364 August 8, 2018

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Ben Shaw records, releases new album in Eau Claire

Bonni Knight

From the beginning, Ben Shaw has understood the power of music. He was drawn from New York to Eau Claire to attend UW-Eau Claire, which, during the ’90s, was one of only two universities in the country offering a degree in music therapy. A self-proclaimed Dead Head ...

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Issue #363 July 25, 2018

Loud & Proud

there’s nothing out there quite like Gash

Eric Christenson

“Chicken Soup for the Cig Smoker’s Soul.” That’s how Justin Allen describes a two-story house on the Eastside Hill of Eau Claire called The Rash.

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Issue #363 July 25, 2018

The Final Frontier

space and rocks collide in new Water Street gallery

Emilee Wentland, photos by Luong Huynh

Space is infinite. Stars and planets fill the universe, spanning light years away from Earth, making it impossible for us to view all of the cosmic greatness. Lucky for the Chippewa Valley community, one local artist is

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At the End of the Bridge

by Karen Loeb

Walking on the Grand Avenue bridge in near daylight, hands stuffed in my jacket pocket, wind over the Chippewa River biting into me, I spy an array of clothes in a see-through plastic bag ...

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

A Play of Many Colors

EC Children’s Theatre produces rock ’n’ roll Bible-based musical

Marie Anthony

The pages were frail and, with every turn, carried the comforting scent of grandma and grandpa’s home. Snuggled together, in a twin bed, two small girls lost themselves – not in dreams of the night – but in the story ...

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