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Up North on South Shore

If nature, adventure, culture, big wide open water, friendly folk, and relaxation sound like your idea of vacay, then the South Shore of Lake Superior is waiting. Before departure, pack for any weather because it can change quickly ...

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Festival Season Begins!

Recently Smithsonian Magazine chose Menomonie as one of the best 20 Small Town’s in America! All this good press just reinforces that we here in the Chippewa Valley know how to live. Hat’s off to all! Joanie Dulin, Main Street Menomonie’s ...

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Shock 'n' Roll

Culture Shock is an exciting two-day festival in Menomonie, put on by Menomonie Theater Guild, on May 18 & 19 celebrating the best of local music, art, and food. With two unique evenings planned, coinciding with Main Street Menomonie’s new ...

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Short Drive: MidWest Music Fest (April 19-21)

This year’s Fest runs April 19-21 throughout Winona’s downtown, and it’s a mega-ambitious version of the past two, spanning 3 days with 120+ acts in 17 venues. International headliners – including folk-legend Greg Brown, Kimya Dawson ...

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Vagabond's Got the Goods

Back then bakeries weren’t too small or too big; they were just right. They had fresh (not out of a tub or tube) baked cookies, cakes, bread, cupcakes … endless possibilities of yummy goodness, measured, stirred, mixed, kneaded, and baked right ...

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Big Top Chautauqua Co-Founder Releases 5th CD

A veteran musician in this region for more than 30 years, Bruce Burnside played with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra for his original stage production “Unsung Stories Of The Civil War,” and at many State Theatre shows. Well the co-founding ...

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City wants to know if you are happy

Ah happiness. Sometimes we got it, sometimes we don’t … and we all mightily strive for it. Right here in the Valley a group of forward-thinking folks with The Eau Claire Happiness Initiative believe that engaging in a county-wide dialog about ...

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Milwaukee Film Festival 2011

Mark your calendars, film fest lovin’ road trippers, because the 3rd annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Journal Sentinel, rolls out 177 films from 44 countries Sept. 22-Oct. 2.

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Pumpkin Recipes

The poor pumpkin has long been gutted, carved, and relegated to the front steps. And when it does appear in recipes, often it’s fake or from a can.

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Just Peachy

Kicking off its 53rd season, the oldest theater guild in western Wisconsin is presenting the 50-year-old Roald Dahl classic James and the Giant Peach.

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Yazmín On Keys

I’ve got a buck in my pocket that says you probably can’t guess what these world-class musicians have in common: Willy Porter, Robin Zander, Justin Vernon, and Liberace?

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Creamery searches for new stewardship

The Creamery, in Downsville, was a noted and worthy landmark for decades. Dining or resting there, well it was one of those experiences you saved up for, a date you marked on your calendar. It was Midwest dining and architectural charm at its finest.

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The Heart of Menomonie

Growing up, going “to town” was big excitement. It involved heaps of candy, cheap bottles of bubbles to blow (and inevitably spill in the car), the park with all its intriguing adventures, and the humming bustle of a thriving downtown.

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Menomonie Community Garden Still has Hot Plots

Last year, two AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers from Stout helped establish Menomonie Community Garden in partnership with students, local businesses, and city/county officials. This year Trevor Peterson, current Stout VISTA representative, has high hopes

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The Tent

“It is a public place that can feel like you own it. Bring your best, genuine attitude and participate in the act of appreciating life with the grounds, the sound, and the visuals as a party just for you.” – Phillip Anich, a UWEC grad and Blue Canvas

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Where the Wild Things Are

“It is a real privilege to be able to go to so many incredible places. ... The other added perk for me is to be able to travel with and learn from National Geographic photographers.” – Eau Clairian Steve Ambroe, a world traveling nature videographer

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Kim Chi Café

The Dol-sot bi-bim-bap is served in a hot stone bowl with a half-cooked egg on top. When it arrives at the table, you must stir it in with some flavored sauce and that makes it crackle and snap as the egg continues to cook in the bowl.

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Mixed Use Menomonie

There is a trend, a movement across the land, to revitalize, reclaim, and reconnect to what was once the heart of every community – it’s downtown. Downtowns are rising up.

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Back to the Back Stage

The Back Stage Concert Series is a collaboration of V1 and The State, and although the name says “back” stage, the concert will be right on the stage; the band, the bar, the audience – all on stage.

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