Issue #399 Dec. 11, 2019

Staying Focused

a chat with Eau Claire County board member Zoe Roberts

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In October, Zoe Roberts made history when she was sworn in to the Eau Claire County Board as the first transgender official at the county level in the state of Wisconsin, filling a seat vacated when ...

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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 #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Investing Close to Home

East Coast hyper-local investment company lets locals shape community

Kea Wilson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

We’ve all got one: that one building in your neighborhood that you know could really be something great. Maybe it’s a vacant commercial space that would make the perfect neighborhood grocery if it just ...

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