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Twenty-Eighteen Things

a quick look back at some stuff that happened in the last 365 days

Well, what do you know, it’s 2019. To celebrate, let’s look back at a small selection of 2018’s more notable happenings. And by “notable happenings” I mean “the stuff only I care about” because I’m the one writing this ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | Jan. 9, 2019

learn more about our current cover art from Grace Pedersen

"This piece is inspired by my love for home and my love for adventure. There’s something about seeing and experiencing new things, such as looming snow-capped mountains and vast oceans. At the same time, I very much enjoy small towns in Wisconsin ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | Jan. 9, 2019

Downtown Eau Claire rang in 2019 with its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, complete activities for all ages all evening long, including the “Dragons of the North” lantern parade, live music at multiple venues, a party at The Lismore Hotel (above), and a midnight fireworks display ...

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Music

TeawhYB Transformed

local rapper takes big step forward with proper debut

Nearly a decade ago, Tyler Baumgart – a.k.a. TeawhYB – was rapping for the fun of it. The Green Bay native was a kid in high school with a lot of time on his hands without a lot of outlets for his creative ...

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Words

New Year, New Reading List

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is making sure patrons don’t get stuck in a reading rut this year. The library is running a yearlong Diversity Challenge to encourage adult readers to broaden their ...

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Visual Art
Local Lit

Long Night’s Journey

The two-hour drive home from my in-laws’ farm feels longer at mid-winter than it did three months ago even though I leave at exactly the same time. That’s because I’ve been racing the sun ...

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Business

Fixity: Helping Fix Your City

locally created app wins entrepreneurial challenge

An app that allows users to report problems about their city and to make recommendations about how to fix them was recently named the winner of the annual Idea Challenge held by the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp. Fixity, which was developed ...

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Local Look

Downtown Digs for Seniors

five-story downtown apartment would include bodega-style grocery

Work could begin as early as next month on a mixed-used development in downtown Eau Claire that would include 120 living units aimed at senior citizens as well as a ground-floor grocery store and deli ...

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Food / Drink

Teachin’ Truckin’

January food truck workshop on the way

The UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education program will host a professional development workshop on how to launch a food truck on Jan. 28. Entrepreneurs will learn how to establish a business ...

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Kid Culture

Exercising the Senses

new Menomonie gym designed for kids with special needs

A pair of Menomonie sisters opened a new breed of youth fitness and play facility in October. Jesse’s Jym, E4699 430th Ave., is an adaptive sensory gym where kids of all abilities can romp around and develop ...

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Recreation

The Right Steps for Winter

running during cold weather has benefits, but plenty of layers and a dedicated attitude are musts

The alarm goes off while it’s still dark. I stumble out of bed still foggy from the dream I was having and reach for the pile on my dresser I prepared the night before: fleece-lined leggings, two shirts, two pairs of socks, jacket, hat, gloves, shoes. It’s 6am and I am going running. In the winter ...

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In the New Year, Think

YMCA yoga instructor talks yoga for beginners

Wendi Engum – a yoga instructor at the YMCA in Eau Claire who has been practicing yoga since 2000 – went to her first yoga class out of “pure curiosity” and found she instantly loved the new ...

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Other Stuff

Resolved to Ditch the Diet

start healthy diet-free habits and be your child’s best role model

As we start a new year, you might make a resolution to lose weight. If you are a parent, you might be asking yourself, “How will I fit a diet and exercise into my busy schedule?” Another important question to ask yourself is, “How will my diet and exercise affect my children?

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