Issue #362 July 11, 2018

Egg-stra-ordinary Egg-xhibit

children’s museum displays extinct elephant bird egg in new ‘reading nest’

Tom Giffey, photos by Tom Giffey

The newly remodeled “Reading Nest” at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has some things you might expect and one thing – a very big thing – that you probably won’t ...

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Issue #350 Jan. 24, 2018

The Valley's Favorite Sledding Slopes

3 hills where you can make priceless winter memories

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Picture this: The sun is shining, there’s a crisp blanket of snow on the ground, and you’ve got the day off with the kids. What, are you just going to sit indoors, eyes glued to the TV, twiddling your thumbs ...

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Issue #350 Jan. 24, 2018

She Has Talent in Store

9-year-old brings her unique artwork to market

Cassandra Kyser

At 9 years old, Presleigh Olson-Buehler is already an accomplished artist and entrepreneur. She recently started selling her artwork at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, and so far, she is the youngest artist to do so ...

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Issue #349 Jan. 10, 2018

Teaching Folks to Fish

get all the anglers’ tricks while you fish for free

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A Free Fishing Weekend event hosted by the Chippewa Family YMCA, Chippewa Rod and Gun Club, and the DNR will take place Jan. 20, from 1-3 pm on the Glen Loch Lake Reservoir directly below ...

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Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

Forming a Friendship

former Eau Claire resident pens second faith-based children’s book

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

No matter who you are, Ava Gustafson wants you to feel welcome under the willow tree. Gustafson, formerly of Eau Claire, recently authored her second illustrated children’s book, Willow’s New Friend ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Farewell to Swing Sets

childhood gear carries memories of days gone by

Caroline Akervik

Frida Kahlo once said “Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” I would like to claim that I was enjoying a mindful moment of reflection ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Orange, Black, & Teal

specially painted pumpkins make Halloween less scary for kids with food allergies

Susan Krahn

Halloween can be a scary time for the millions of families across the country managing food allergies. Food allergies are a potentially life-threatening conditions and are a growing public health issue ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Who Will Be My Friend?

that’s the question asked (and answered) in a retired teacher’s colorful tale

Cassandra Kyser, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley’s youngest readers have a new book to enjoy at story time. Colfax author Jeanne Styczinski has published her third book, Who Will Be My Friend?

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Issue #338 Aug. 9, 2017

Larger Than Life

new Bunyan book collects the giant’s many tall tales

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Necessity is the mother of invention. Diana Peterson, executive director of Eau Claire’s own Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum, could not find any new books about Paul Bunyan and Babe ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Good Reasons to Give

gala brings together three charities for music, dancing

Hillary Bell

In a combined effort to provide more benefits for kids and families, three of the Chippewa Valley’s nonprofit organizations are coming together and holding a fun and exciting spring fundraiser ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Extending a Friendly Hand

Hands of Peace performance comes together against bullying

Emily Kinzel

Chippewa Valley Montessori Elementary School is teaming up with BaredFeet Co., a local nonprofit, to produce an art performance piece aimed at charity and peace, while conveying an anti-bullying message ...

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Issue #330 April 5, 2017

Korea in Eau Claire

Kgam Studio hopes to create art across cultures and help us dance together

Emily Kinzel, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The dance community in the Chippewa Valley is always growing, and its newest resource comes in the form of Kgam Studio, a Korean cross-cultural dance studio, which opened ...

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