Raquel Dorf

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Wed. Apr. 20th, 2016

Swan Song

by Raquel Dorf

retiring music teacher commissions final concert piece from former student

Tue. Apr. 5th, 2016

Harmony Within

by Raquel Dorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

all new music from flute virtuoso Phippen

Tue. Mar. 8th, 2016

French Toast Fix

by Raquel Dorf

this year’s Beaver Creek event has a syrupy addition

Thu. Feb. 25th, 2016

Family University offers parenting skills to community

by Raquel Dorf

Being a parent can sometimes be confusing and chaotic, and as the expression goes, “Kids don’t come with an instruction manual.” That’s why the Augusta School District and the Healthy Schools Grant Team paired up to offer free parenting classes for community members.

Wed. Jan. 27th, 2016

A Family's Best Friend

by Raquel Dorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

remembering her childhood dog, one page at a time

Wed. Jan. 6th, 2016

Children’s Books Teach about numbers and parental love

by Raquel Dorf

Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Jeanne Styczinski is back at it again, gearing up to publish her third book, Who Will Be My Friend?, in 2016. Styczinski, a UW-Stout graduate and Menominee kindergarten teacher, is the two-time recipient of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award ...

Mon. Jan. 4th, 2016

Bad Robots, Smart Kids

by Raquel Dorf

While typical middle-schoolers have spent their time gluing together papier-mâché planet displays, some Chippewa Falls students have revved engines, sharpened knives, and built homemade robots for battle.

Wed. Dec. 23rd, 2015

Wisconsin-Raised Shrimp

by Raquel Dorf

you wouldn’t think you’d be able to successfully raise and sell shrimp in Wisconsin, but you totally can

Wed. Dec. 23rd, 2015

Help Kickstart "The Monster of Phantom Lake"

by Raquel Dorf

Local composer Adam Boll is seeking to bring his show, “The Monster of Phantom Lake,” to the stage in the Chippewa Valley, but with a little help from community members. “The Monster of Phantom Lake” production, is a musical adaption of a 2006 independent comedy film directed by Christopher Mihm ...

Wed. Dec. 23rd, 2015

Peanuts Movie Features Graphic Work by Stout Alum

by Raquel Dorf

Charles Schultz’s characters from the classic comic strip “Peanuts” are currently making their debut on the big screen, but they wouldn’t be there without the help of UW-Stout arts alumni. 1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate Jason Sadler was part of the creative team that brought Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy ...

Wed. Dec. 23rd, 2015

Connecting Your Business to the World Map

by Raquel Dorf

The Eau Claire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is gearing up to help small businesses grow their online network with a “Let’s Put Eau Claire On The Map” workshop. The event will take place on January 13 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library from 6 to 8pm. At the workshop, business owners ...

Thu. Dec. 10th, 2015

Keeping Up With Kim

by Raquel Dorf

valley native has penned an original operetta, and plans to do lots more

Mon. Nov. 30th, 2015

Menomonie baker’s desserts rank amongst world’s best

by Raquel Dorf

Retired UW-Stout professor Gladys Earl recently headed to the kitchen arena of culinary competitions – the World Food Championships – to fight for the title of “World Dessert Champion.” After getting bored of retirement, Earl, 76, pursued her baking passion with her own Menomonie-based baking operation ...

Mon. Nov. 30th, 2015

Staging the Holidays: What Valley theater groups have planned for this holiday season

by Raquel Dorf

As winter begins to roll around, actors and directors across the Chippewa Valley area are busy producing a slew of holiday-themed plays and musicals to help us usher in the Christmas season. These festive performances, including both classic holiday titles and a few fresh winter picks, are not to be missed ...

Wed. Nov. 11th, 2015

Country Confessional

by Raquel Dorf

rising star Jason Isbell to take State Theatre stage

Tue. Nov. 10th, 2015

Sweet Sisterly Songs

by Raquel Dorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

three sisters from Baldwin share the mic on debut EP

Mon. Nov. 2nd, 2015

Downtown's New Sweets

by Raquel Dorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Butter B Bakery keeps your sweet tooth on its toes

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

Windy City Sculpture

by Raquel Dorf

Foster show features works by Chicago sculpture group

Wed. Oct. 14th, 2015

What Is Normal?

by Raquel Dorf, photos by Timothy Mather

rock musical aims to destigmatize those with mental illnesses

Wed. Oct. 14th, 2015

UW-Stout Alum Designs Mosaic Mural For Lucette Brewery's Pizza Oven

by Raquel Dorf

The Lucette Brewery Company, a brewery and pizza eatery in Menomonie, recently welcomed a stunning new glass mosaic project. A beautiful mosaic wall in the brewery serves as background to an imported Italian wood-fired oven, the centerpiece of the display. The design for the mural and pizza oven ...