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

There's No Escaping History

Schlegelmilch House becomes spooky Halloween puzzle

Emily Kinzel, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Think back to the early 2000s: You have questionable highlights and you’re on your Dell computer, viciously pounding on the arrow keys on your keyboard. There’s a timer in the upper right-hand corner ...

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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

Hope Fades for Pagoda

fundraising plans to restore landmark end, museum intends to salvage only top of structure

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A fundraising effort to restore the architectural icon that once topped Woo’s Pagoda restaurant in Eau Claire has fallen short, likely signaling the end of ...

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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 #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Shanghai: The Return

owner of local favorite Shanghai Bistro wants to reopen

Mike Paulus, photos by Thresa Zvolena

According to Shanghai Bistro owner Henry Chan, “When Shanghai opened in 2004 sushi was not mainstream. Sushi was very new and exotic in Eau Claire. As Eau Claire’s first sushi bar, we talked ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

New Name, Same Games

Eau Claire Games and Arcade rebrands itself because of similarly named restaurant

Samantha Kobs, photos by Lauren Fisher

What happens when two local businesses within two blocks of each other have essentially the same name? Well, definitely confusion … but eventually, a positive solution. ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Back to the Future

The Metro could be a new hope for concert-goers and the local music scene

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Before it was The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the building at 210 E. Lake St. was well known for bringing in a variety of talented musicians. Benny Haas, the new owner of this spot ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Picking Your New Pet

dog trainer offers advice on selecting pet, breeder

Karen Rude

Selecting a pet for your family is a major life decision. And as with any major life decision, it warrants some planning, family discussion, and thoughtfulness. Here’s a quick guide to get you on your way ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

How Tiny Chips Save Lives

microchipping is quick, easy, and invaluable if fido runs away

Sarah Hewitt, photos by Andrea Paulseth

At the Eau Claire County Humane Association, we microchip and register every single cat and dog that gets adopted. We also scan every single stray cat and dog that comes in with a microchip scanner ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Hiking for Home

walk benefits homeless families in the Chippewa Valley

Haley Wright

The annual HIKE for the Homeless Walk to Benefit Beacon House/Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley will hit the trail from Phoenix Park at 9am on Saturday, Sept. 30 ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Walking in the Past

take a gander at historic homes, churches in annual tour

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation is hosting its annual walking tour of homes and churches in Eau Claire on Saturday, Sept. 23 ...

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