Allison Puestow

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Fri. Feb. 26th, 2016

A Long Wait For Cake

Allison Puestow

patience is key for those whose birthday is on the rarest of all days: February 29

Thu. Oct. 30th, 2014

Below the Knees

Allison Puestow, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire author pens a cute lost-and-found tale

Mon. May. 19th, 2014

To The Front Yard!

Allison Puestow

Front porches are cool. All you who grew up in the city might not take notice of them, but from a country girl who had no front porch, they’re one of the best front yard features I see in houses. Front porches bring to mind idyllic, lazy summer ...

Fri. May. 16th, 2014

Plein as Day

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visual artists will descend on Durand for week of outdoor painting

Fri. May. 16th, 2014

Youthful Spirit

Allison Puestow, photos by Andrea Paulseth

13-year-old pens fantasy novel, plans two sequels

Thu. May. 1st, 2014

Look to the Sky

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the stars are waiting at UWEC’s annual Astronomy Day

Thu. May. 1st, 2014

Out-of-This World Sequel

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Who doesn’t love a good story that challenges traditional beliefs and has a slightly apocalyptic tone to it? That’s what Chippewa Valley author S.E. Meyer offers in his new book, The Crossing. A sequel to his debut novel, Origins, which was ...

Thu. May. 1st, 2014

UWEC Prof 'Walks' to Victory in Fiction Contest

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Once again, UW-Eau Claire professors have been proven to be awesome. This time the honors are going to English professor emerita Karen Loeb for her new fiction story “The Walk to Makino.” Loeb won first place in Wisconsin People and Ideas ...

Wed. Apr. 30th, 2014

Landscapes & Lovecraft

Allison Puestow, photos by Andrea Paulseth

eclectic Servoss excels with pencils, paint

Wed. Apr. 30th, 2014

End Notes

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symphony season’s final concert features last works

Wed. Apr. 16th, 2014

Holy Snowshoes, Eau Claire!

Allison Puestow, photos by Mike O'Brien

I know we’re pretty sick of snow by now, and the mere mention of the word is becoming forbidden, but bear with me for a moment, because this is pretty exciting. The United States Snowshoe Association has chosen Eau Claire to host ...

Wed. Apr. 16th, 2014

Staging a Tradition

Allison Puestow, photos by Andrea Paulseth

CVTG’s production of Fiddler a family affair

Tue. Apr. 15th, 2014

An Odd Combination

Allison Puestow, photos by Andrea Paulseth

quirky songwriter Dan Zerr releases solo debut

Tue. Apr. 15th, 2014

Brain Benders

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three EC schools head to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

Mon. Apr. 7th, 2014

Jump Start Your Heart, er, Business

Allison Puestow

An object in motion tends to stay in motion. That motion could be a ball rolling, a student working on a paper, or an entrepreneur looking to start a business. The only problem with this is getting that first major momentum ...

Fri. Apr. 4th, 2014

Jazz It Up!

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47th annual Jazz Fest features outstanding soloists, ensembles

Thu. Mar. 20th, 2014

Showdown Lowdown

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The year is 1889 in an old gold mining town called Gold Town. Locals spend their day panning for tiny flecks of precious gold, not knowing they’re sitting over the mother lode of all gold veins. In nearby Fandango, greedy railroad baron Bart ...

Thu. Mar. 20th, 2014

Talking In (Lots of) Tongues

Allison Puestow

Admit it, how many of you – besides the hordes of creative writing majors at UW-Eau Claire – actually read poetry? It’s some scary form of writing that your high school English teacher made you dissect and wring out every possible meaning ...

Thu. Mar. 20th, 2014

Realityworks Lets Sparks Fly with State Award

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Eau Claire has another reason to be proud of its businesses: Local company Realityworks Inc. has won the 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Special Award for Innovation Excellence for its newest product, the teachWELD Welding Simulator ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Mar. 17th, 2014

Adventures in Toyland

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Tou Yia Xiong, a 2011 graduate of Stout’s School of Art and Design, exhibited at the 11th annual American International Toy Fair and was featured on The View with his latest creation: Tree Top Adventure. It’s kind of like that wooden bead run ...

Wed. Mar. 12th, 2014

Hey, Hey Shillelagh!

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celebrate St. Patty’s Day with the Valley’s most Irishy band

Wed. Feb. 19th, 2014

Not All Thumbs

Allison Puestow, photos by Andrea Paulseth

glass-blown creations showcased at Black Thumb

Tue. Feb. 4th, 2014

Music of America

Allison Puestow

Think you know the musical landscape of America? Well, the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra will have you think again with its upcoming concert “American Music, Through the Years.” American music is as diverse and ever changing as our history ...

Tue. Feb. 4th, 2014

County Recycling Stats Spike

Allison Puestow, photos by Andrea Paulseth

According to the Eau Claire County Recycling Program, county residents have been breaking records! Household recycling increased 15 percent last year to 141.2 pounds per person. Meanwhile, proper hazardous waste disposal increased 43 percent in ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Jan. 30th, 2014

A Gouda- looking typeface

Allison Puestow

It looks like at least one creative Minneapolis guy has caught the cheese fever we Wisconsinites know so well. Chank Diesel is an alphabetician – a creator of fonts – and he makes a lot of them, often using a wide range of everyday, organic ...