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Public Library 2.0

Forget stereotypes about dusty piles of books. Today’s tech-savvy libraries are staying relevant in the digital age.

We tipped into the Digital Age around the year 2000, when the Internet changed from a static information platform into the interactive, Google-dominated Web 2.0 we know today. The Digital Age (aka the Information Age) has put a staggering amount of information at our fingertips, literally ...

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Editor's Notes

Writing Our Community's Future

In early July I had the privilege of participating in a new writing residency at Cirenaica, a log cabin in the rolling hills of Fall Creek, where the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild is hosting its first season of weekend-long instructional workshops. From Thursday evening ...

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Opening Letters
The Rear End

Anting and Raving

when ants get organized, retreat is the only option

I was super-freaked by the sheer variety of these ants. The diversity. Small ones. Big ones. Really big ones. Fat ones. Cute ones. Black ones. Brown ones. Reddish ones. And a certain kind of ant I only saw once or twice but will never forget because they were black like the absolute absence of joy ...

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | July 13, 2016

CABIN FEVER. Wisconsin Life producer Erika Janik (in yellow T-shirt), of Wisconsin Public Radio, hosts a group of regional writers for a weekend workshop on writing for radio and podcasts. A series of these residencies are produced by the new ...

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Athletic Aesthetic

Triple-A Talent

recently retired baseball player now helping Chippewa Valley youth

If you have a young son playing organized baseball in the Chippewa Valley, he may be receiving instruction from a coach who has been around the game. And by “been around,” I mean beyond the local circuit: Rather, around North American professional baseball ...

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Music

Radio Waves & Local Faves

Blugold Radio gives indie rock a voice in the Valley

In the middle of a cornfield near the intersection of county highways 64 and 40 just north of Bloomer sits a small hut. Inside, there are air conditioners, transmitter boxes, and a whole bunch of radio wizardry this writer couldn’t even begin to explain ...

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Music Quick Hits | July 2016

Eau Claire native and indie songstress YOHUNA, a.k.a. Johanne Swanson, after years and years of moving around and finding her voice, is ready to make a big artistic statement with her buzzed ...

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Teen Dreams

Fall Creek grad lays down positive pop / hip hop EP

Fall Creek born-and-raised Brayton Meyer drops unique hip-hop and pop beats on his new solo EP, Real Life. Meyer sends positive vibes through his lyrics on the five-track effort ...

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The World's Flautists Unite

annual convention brings flute pioneers together in song

The fluttery notes of flutes from around the world will waft over Eau Claire on July 27-31 when UW-Eau Claire hosts the 2016 World Flute Society Convention. The afternoons and evenings of these days will fill the Haas Fine Arts Center with ...

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Stage

Monstrous Musical

stage musical adaption of cult film brings campy vibes and original songs

The Monster of Phantom Lake, a musical adapted from the original film of the same name, directed by Christopher Mihm in 2006, is set to be performed at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie July 21-24 ...

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Words

The Past in the Post

then-and-now photos reveal Dunn County history

If you are writer and photographer David Tank, it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to do a bit of time traveling ...

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Eyes on Personal History

optometrist’s columns took turn, became memoir

Once a month for eight years, Eau Claire optometrist Bert Moritz published true short stories about his life in a column in The Senior Review newspaper ...

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Public Library 2.0

Forget stereotypes about dusty piles of books. Today’s tech-savvy libraries are staying relevant in the digital age.

We tipped into the Digital Age around the year 2000, when the Internet changed from a static information platform into the interactive, Google-dominated Web 2.0 we know today. The Digital Age (aka the Information Age) has put a staggering amount of information at our fingertips, literally ...

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Visual Art

Three Decades at the Wheel

potter Caradori focuses on quality, not fame

‘Where can you buy something for $3 that someone made?” David Caradori asks incredulously. “It’s good business sense to have something for everyone.”

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Art Along the River

tiny community of Stockholm blooms with annual art fair

The population of Stockholm, Wis., is 66, but this year the town will feature nearly twice that number of artists as part of the 43rd Annual Stockholm Art Fair. One-hundred and six creators will show and sell their works ...

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Cinema

Bringing It up to Speed

EC Micon to add bar area, make aesthetic upgrades

Micon Cinemas is gearing up to do some major renovations to its seven-screen theater complex on Mall Drive after the Eau Claire Plan Commission approved ...

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Business

Federal Grant Boosts CVTC

EC-based tech college takes lead on $5 million investment in industrial mechanics program

Chippewa Valley Technical College will be taking the lead in a $5 million federal Department of Labor TechHire Partnership Grant to be shared with other technical colleges to prepare young adults for well-paying, high-growth jobs ...

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Local Jobs by the Numbers

It’s easy to get snow blindness from the blizzard of employment numbers you hear on the news. Unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted when new data comes in, and they constantly fluctuate ...

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What's Your Money Personality?

knowing the answer can help ease your personal finance worries

"What’s Your Money Personality?” That was the question 20 or so of us wanted answered in a workshop held at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in early May ...

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Advancing Hope, One Loan at a Time

nonprofit a ‘life vest’ for those whose only options are high-interest loans

Amanda was at a low point in her life. The recently divorced mother of five was told that the home she was renting would no longer be a rental. Although a business owner before moving to Eau Claire, the needs of her children ...

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Stretching Out

downtown yoga studio ready for expansion

Nearly a year after it opened, Latitude 44 hot yoga studio is hotter than ever. The owner, Amy Erickson, began instructing at the space, 313 E. Madison St., last Aug. 15. In this past year, the business has won the Jump-Start Downtown business competition ...

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Local Look

Coming in for a Landing

new Haymarket apartments near completion, while retail space awaits tenants

Downtown Eau Claire’s newest address – which features an exclusive riverside location and breathtaking views – is just a few weeks away from being filled with nearly 400 tenants. The six-story mixed-use Haymarket Landing building at the corner ...

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Kid Culture
Recreation

Olympic Adjustments

Lake Hallie chiropractor heading to Rio to help U.S. wrestling team

Local chiropractor Dr. Kevin Schultz of My Life Health Center in Lake Hallie is very excited to be headed to his second Olympics in four years to work with American wrestlers competing in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August ...

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