Going the Distance

my idea of competition doesn’t involve a whole lot of running

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

Competition is not my strong suit. Sure, I like to win things. Board games. Scavenger hunts. Million-dollar lotteries, things like that. But contests involving the phrase “high stakes” do not fire me up. They never have. And here’s an example ...

Rewinding the Wedding Tape

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  Patti See

The seventh anniversary gift is wool. // I taste it after our wedding tape tradition // when I stay to rewind alone. // Everyone dances off the altar ...

Egg-stra-ordinary Egg-xhibit

children’s museum displays extinct elephant bird egg in new ‘reading nest’

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Tom Giffey

The newly remodeled “Reading Nest” at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has some things you might expect and one thing – a very big thing – that you probably won’t ...

A Play of Many Colors

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

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  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 ...

Everyone’s a Little Strange

Vaughter’s ‘Strange Children’ frolic in Volume One Gallery show

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  Taylor Reisdorf

Kim Vaughter’s current Volume One Gallery exhibition, “Strange Children.” Vaughter’s exhibit – on display through Aug. 25 ...

Three’s Company

sibling’s three businesses – a spa, a chiropractic office, and a spin studio – will share a building

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  Emilee Wentland

Some families would cringe at the thought of working together or sharing business space. For one local family, however, it’s a joyful arrangement ...

Creating a ‘Healing Environment’

local artwork featured in new hospital

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  Emilee Wentland, photos by Emilee Wentland

Those visiting the new Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire Hospital may notice the pristine design or the state-of-the-art technology, but what they might want to look more closely at is the artwork on the walls ...

Efficiency and Experience

take a look behind the scenes of the new Marshfield Medical Center

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  Emilee Wentland, photos by Emilee Wentland

Hospitals are often associated with long stays, hefty bills, and uncomfortable recoveries. Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire Hospital is looking to change all of that when it opens later this month ...

Melting Memories

a Wisconsin farm boy, a coveted ice cream cone, and the complexity of interpreting family history

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

There are few summer pleasures more pure, more wholesome, or more in keeping with Wisconsin tradition than enjoying an ice cream cone on a hot day. We are, after all, the Dairy State. One of ...