Issue #404 Feb. 19, 2020

Time for a Hullabaloo!

the Valley’s coolest kids event is back for another day of family-centric fun

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Great Big Hullabaloo will return with another dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun on Saturday, May 30, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire. Expect an ...

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Issue #405 March 4, 2020

Power of Attorney: For Money, for Health

What’s the difference between a healthcare and financial power of attorney?

Eau Claire County Aging & Disability Resource Center

“Power of Attorney” sounds significant and complex, but it doesn’t have to be. Designating this power to a trusted spouse, family member, or friend is essential to making sure your interests ...

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Issue #405 March 4, 2020

Tax Season in Wisconsin

what you should know about what you owe

Wisconsin Department of Revenue

Wisconsin’s tax season, like the federal tax season, officially began on Jan. 27. Filing activity is typically most brisk during the first few weeks and the last few weeks of the season ...

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Issue #405 March 4, 2020

Life Insurance 101

Why do you need it? Because it’s the best way to protect your loved ones.

Jen Ekblad

Life insurance is not exactly the most uplifting topic to discuss, but it is an important one. For this piece, I sat down with an expert in the matter: my husband, Dan Ekblad. Dan was a licensed insurance ...

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Issue #405 March 4, 2020

A Prom for Special Teens

first-time event designed for high school students with special needs

Justine Childs

Prom goes as far back as 1894 and has become a right of passage for high schoolers everywhere. It’s a chance to develop social skills, to wear beautiful dresses and suits, to get hair and nails done ...

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Issue #404 Feb. 19, 2020

FEATURE STORY: 30 Years of Tokyo

For more than 30 years, Tokyo Restaurant has brought international cuisine – and understanding – to the Chippewa Valley

Emily Anderson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tokyo Restaurant has been located in a modest strip mall on London Road since first opening in 1989. Still, you could say the history of the restaurant truly began in 1969. That’s when the restaurant’s founder, Yoshi Tsuanko, left Japan and came to the U.S.

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Issue #404 Feb. 19, 2020

An Illiminating Upgrade

Eau Claire Ski Striders fund new trail lights at Tower Ridge

Olivia Kroner

This winter, members of the Eau Claire community are seeing cross-country skiing in a whole new light – literally. Thanks to $32,000 raised in donations by the Eau Claire Ski Striders, and a matching grant from ...

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