Issue #399 Dec. 11, 2019

Support Among Friends

local group provides community to LGBTQ teachers and students alike

Kyle Whipple

Last spring, a new effort to slow down or eliminate the number of LGBTQ teachers who leave the profession for identity-related reasons formed. The LGBTQ Teacher Mentor Group, meets approximately twice a semester to maintain ...

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Issue #399 Dec. 11, 2019

Using Pain as Propane

UWEC’s Dennis Beale works to inspire young black men in college, the community

Tom Giffey

Dennis Beale doesn’t need coffee to get going on a cold winter morning. All he needs are text messages from some of the many UW-Eau Claire students he’s ...

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Issue #399 Dec. 11, 2019

Holly Jolly Hollywood Winter

annual WinterDaze parade will light up Menomonie

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Downtown Menomonie will light up Thursday, Dec. 12, for its 16th annual WinterDaze event. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present and ready to meet their adoring young fans starting at 4pm in the ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Sensory-Friendly Santa

meet Santa without all the crowds and noise

Barbara Arnold

Considering the crowds, loud noises, the touching and bumping into people, visiting with Santa Claus at the mall may not be for everyone. The health care professionals at Foundations Therapy in Menomonie, know this only too ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Merry Christkindlmarkt

Lazy Monk’s annual German-style market returns

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Lazy Monk Brewing is back with holiday cheer, hosting their fourth annual Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market for non-German speakers) – celebrating the quaint German tradition of ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Brace Your Pet

Valley businesses provide prosthetics to keep critters on their feet

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’re a pet owner, your pet is your world. And when that world is shaken by an injury to your pet, you want to get them the best care possible to heal. Two businesses in ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo?

if you’re seeking Eau Claire’s (possibly) oldest feathered resident, visit Tropic Waters Pet Center

author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Comfortably housed between chattering lovebirds and a skeptical-looking Grey Parrot nicknamed “The Professor,” a gentle bird from another time sits and enjoys sporadic bursts of attention from the ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Take Me Home!

Humane Association executive director offers advice on pet adoption

Shelley Janke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The adoption process has been started at your local humane association and you are days away from bring home a new member of your family! Pets take time to ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Taking Safe Sleep on the Road

ensure your baby’s sleep environment is safe, wherever you are

Ellen Jacobs, Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Traveling with baby takes a lot of planning and supplies. Making a “safe sleep plan” is a part of prepping for a trip. Having a plan helps parents and ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Small Favors Add up

little ways to help new parents adjust to their little ones

Briana Novacek

Having a baby is a huge transitional event that changes so much about a couple’s lifestyle and schedule. From late-night fast food runs to 2am diaper changes and from dinner dates to ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Get up and Get Out!

one local mom’s advice on leaving the house with baby

by Kellie Williams, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Hey there, Mama Bear. I see you. With the bags under your eyes, your hair a mess. You too, Papa Bear, I see that confused look of not being sure what to do. The newborn stage is ...

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