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Editor's Notes

Shopping Local Sees a Boost

You don’t need me to tell you the holiday season is already in full tilt around the Chippewa Valley. Lights are up in our downtowns and parks, store shelves are stacked to the brim with gifts, and holiday events are filling social calendars ...

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The Rear End

Like Out of Nowhere

remember when we forgot the feel of snow?

First it’s the dry, white flakes wisping around the sidewalk, icy crumbs gathering in the cracks. The sky is cold and colorless, but the snow, the first of the year, turns a boring afternoon in late autumn into something to talk about ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | Nov. 30, 2016

learn more about V1's cover art from Susan Phelps Pearson

“I take photos as the basis for my paintings, selecting the ones I use for their unique properties. When I paint, I want to evoke the feeling I had when I looked at the scene – the scents ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | Nov. 30, 2016

HOT TO TROT. Costumed fun was on the menu at the annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot on Nov. 24 in Eau Claire. The run benefits the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

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Athletic Aesthetic

Beyond Winning and Losing

young athletes’ dedication and skill doesn’t always show up in the standings

What is the feeling when you do your job, and you are unable to achieve the end result … repeatedly? Perhaps you do a fine job, one recognized by your superiors – and yet you have little or nothing to show?

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Music

From Austin to Eau Claire

seeking new climate, Texan takes recording studio north

Earlier this year in July, when the Texas summer was whipping up a full-on heat assault, audio engineer Justin Green and his family had enough. After living most of their lives in Austin, they figured it was time to head north – for good ...

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Sounds of the Season

Gokey, Grant bringing Christmas joy to Zorn

One of Wisconsin’s prime musical exports of the past decade will be joining a fellow top name in Christian music on stage in Eau Claire as Milwaukee’s Danny Gokey teams with Natalie Grant ...

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Nature’s Symphony

Michael Rambo video shows off outdoor instruments at Beaver Creek Reserve

Nature is taking on a new sound at Beaver Creek Reserve outside Fall Creek. In a new, on-location music video, with a sharp clap of his hands and the magic of editing, local musician Michael Rambo ...

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Stage
Words

Mystery Solved

Eau Claire author’s research may have had role in arrest of Wetterling killer

When he self-published his book about the infamous Jacob Wetterling abduction early last year, Eau Claire author Robert Dudley had no way of knowing that the next 18 months would bring resolution ...

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Visual Art

Artsy Address

three women collaborate on new art gallery, 200 Main

At the corner of Graham Avenue and Main Street you will find 200 Main Gallery & Studios. It’s a seemingly nondescript building with tall, thin windows and stucco siding, but if you take a step inside ...

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15 Years, 500 Works of Art

retired UW-Stout professor fills gallery with drawings

Imagine yourself standing in a room filled with over 300 paintings, prints, and drawings. Now, imagine that just one artist created all of the artwork in that room. 80-year-old Charlie Wimmer is that artist ...

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Forging Outward

Artisan Forge Studios on verge of big expansion

Barely a year after it opened, Artisan Forge Studios – a collaborative artistic and industrial facility with more than 20 tenants – is already poised for major expansion ...

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Local Look

Swingin' at the Hangar

1940s-style dance party raises funs for veterans

Step back in time to the 1940s for a night to support veterans! Put on your best zoot suit and get ready to get down to the “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” at the 1940s-style Hawthorne Hanger Dance ...

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Future Hub of Activity

Local Lounge gets city approval for big event space

Ground hasn’t yet been broken for the project, but The Hub is already gaining buzz. The Hub will be the new 5,000-square-foot event space alongside the Local Lounge, the new eatery on Clairemont Avenue ...

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Food / Drink

Blugold Brains, Blugold Beans

UWEC entrepreneurial students bring new coffee brand to EC

Last fall, a simple suggestion sparked an initiative to create a UW-Eau Claire brand of coffee. In the span of a single year, that idea has evolved into a thriving young company called Blugold Roast ...

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