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Dairy Diary

one woman's self-guided tour through some of the region's best dairy breakfasts in all their cheesy glory

Let me begin with a confession: I’m kind of obsessed with breakfast food. When McDonald’s announced plans to offer its breakfast menu all day, I was delighted. Breakfast, with its perfect balance ...

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Editor's Notes

The Valley's Brewing Boom

It’s become quite clear there’s a local microbrewery revolution taking place in the Chippewa Valley. I’ll admit I’m not the biggest beer drinker in town, but the kinds of establishments ...

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Opening Letters

It's Not Just a Game

kubb has been changing lives in the Valley for over 10 years

I have lost count of the number of times people have told me kubb has changed their lives. It happens more often now, but it started within my first year of moving to Eau Claire ...

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The Rear End

Strawberry Moon

when rare events build common ground

In the days leading up to the last full moon, children were seen meandering through the downtown farmers market holding cardboard flats piled high with strawberries ...

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Cover Art
Opening Shots

Opening Shot | June 29, 2016

RAFT CRAFT AIN’T DAFT. The Chippewa River set the stage for another legendary FATFAR (Frenchtown Annual Tube Float and Regatta) on June 26, starting in Chippewa Falls and ending ...

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Music

Holy Tones

vibe with The Nunnery's soothing, echoey vocal loops

The illustrious Eau Claire sound continues to resonate as new local artists and venues are popping up frequently. One of the latest blossoming acts is The Nunnery ...

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A Whole New Hollow

Pine Hollow Studio's Evan Middlesworth talks shop

Pine Hollow Audio, a recording studio in the outskirts of Eau Claire, has been one of the local music scene’s most valuable players in recent years. So many of the Chippewa Valley’s ...

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Visual Art

Pets From the Past

new exhibit looks at victorian-era pets of Menomonie

Kittens lighting a cannon. Rabbits on leashes. Popular Internet memes? New social media sensations? Nope. These are images featured in the “Turn of the Century Pets” exhibit at the historic Wilson Place Mansion in Menomonie ...

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Local Lit

Write That Down

When I’m asked to do a “craft talk” in which I share with students or writers-in-training how and why I write, I sometimes say something smart-aleck-y: ...

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Local Look

New Digs for Cats

Eau Claire Humane Association upgrades its feline facilities

The Eau Claire County Humane Association recently remodeled the hangout area for the 15 cats that it currently fosters. A local foundation funded the extreme makeover, which was completed in March, with an $8,000 grant. The space, known as the cat colony room ...

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Acupuncture for Your Pet?

it could help relieve pain and boost their immune system

If the idea of inserting tiny needles into specific places in your pet’s body to provide health benefits sounds a little out of the ordinary to you, you’re not exactly alone. That said, there are some Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs) right here in the Chippewa Valley ...

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Big Dreams for Tiny Houses

new nonprofit builds little homes for the homeless

On a hot and muggy Friday night and Saturday in June, 15 or so volunteers – who ranged in age from 10 to 70-something and came from all walks of life and faiths – gathered with hammers ...

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Start Playing Around

tabletop gaming get-together Clearwater Con levels up

Break out your D20 and grab some friends, because a local tabletop game convention returns for its sophomore outing this July. Two years ago, No Brand Con ...

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The Fairest of Them All

the Northern Wisconsin State Fair's fun and fried food

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair features everything you and the family can hope for in a summer day. Your favorite carnival rides, an abundance of fried food and cold beverages ...

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Food / Drink

When Inga Met Alice

Alice in Dairyland (and nine of her predecessors) gather around public TV's Farm Table

When Alice traveled through the looking glass, she discovered a land populated with talking flowers, living chess pieces, and Jabberwocks. When Inga traveled through a 21st century looking glass into her own TV program, she discovered an Alice ...

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Late Night Cheese Fix

Water St. shop whipping up cheesy, greasy delicacies

The newest restaurant on Water Street serves as a beacon of hope for those bar-hoppers crawling down the avenue in search of the perfect midnight snack ...

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Vow of Tastiness

newly opened Monk's Bar & Grill offers meaty menu, sporty fun

Monkey fries, carnivore tots, and monkburgers, oh my! Monk’s Bar and Grill is bringing terrifyingly tasty dishes to the Eau Claire area that are sure to please families and sports fanatics ...

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Dairy Diary

one woman's self-guided tour through some of the region's best dairy breakfasts in all their cheesy glory

Let me begin with a confession: I’m kind of obsessed with breakfast food. When McDonald’s announced plans to offer its breakfast menu all day, I was delighted. Breakfast, with its perfect balance ...

Add a Comment »