Issue #373 December 12, 2018

Wintry Fun in Dunn

Winterdaze presents ‘Up North Christmas, Eh?’

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Downtown Menomonie Inc. will host the 15th annual Winterdaze Parade Dec. 16. It all starts at 4pm with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will provide a photo opportunity for families. Small farm ...

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

Microgreens With Macro Potential

local chiropractor raises tiny, nutritious plants

Justine Childs

When my friend Dr. Dan Czedlatdko told me he was growing microgreens I had one thought: What the heck are microgreens? While in Arizona early this year, Dr. Dan came across microgreens. Upon exploring further, he discovered that a study done ...

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

How diverse are we?

a look at the Chippewa Valley's racial and ethnic makeup

Tom Giffey, design by Taylor McCumber

Figures for the racial and ethnic background of Chippewa Valley residents are relatively easy to track down, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau. They show a region that is growing more diverse, but ...

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

A Heart for Family, Community

Councilman Michael Xiong gives back to the city that welcomed him as a refugee 34 years ago

Lauren Fisher, video by Joel Pearish

Eight daughters aged 6-27, a grandson, and a loving wife are the reason why Michael Xiong, who has served on the Eau Claire City Council as an at-large representative since 2013, will not pursue a third term of service come April.

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

Intersectional Advocacy

UWEC is the most LGBTQ-friendly campus in the state thanks to its Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

UW-Eau Claire is one of the most LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the country. You might’ve seen the headlines. Campus Pride, a national nonprofit, gave the university ...

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

The Profound Value of Community

Eau Claire woman uses her voice to support the local Latino population

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It was only three months ago that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from Illinois moved into Wisconsin, arresting 83 people in 14 counties between Sept. 21-24 – just four days.

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

Rolling Out a Tire Museum

Banbury Place will house gallery dedicated to Uniroyal history

Tom Giffey, photos by Chippewa Valley Museum

What was once one of the largest tire factories in the United States – the 2 million-square-foot former Uniroyal Goodrich plant on the banks of the Eau Claire River – will finally have a dedicated museum space showcasing its 100-year history ...

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

More Than Just a Drink

Menomonie bar manager knows cocktails are about experience

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lauren Fisher

'Oh, that looks so good!” 10-year-old Ivy Meier thought when she saw a Grasshopper – after all, the cocktail’s main ingredient was ice cream. She was at a supper club with her mother, sister, and grandmother ...

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

Inside a Professional's Liquor Cabinet

in his own home, bartender favors high-quality, simple ingredients to mix classic drinks

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lauren Fisher

Cody Maciosek, who has been bartending at The Lakely in Eau  Claire for a little over a year, has five years of cocktail mixing under his belt and a dedication to quality of ingredients. Maciosek takes inspiration for his drinks ...

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