Pan Thao


Pan Thao is an aunt of seven who enjoys writing, storytelling, and playing hide-and-seek.

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Tue. May. 1st, 2018

4 Local Sunrise Spots That'll Take Your Breath Away

Pan Thao, photos by Shane Newman, Tina Ecker

Rise and shine, folks! The Valley is packed with adventures, and you’ll want to start yours early with something beautiful and easy to catch. You know what they say, the early bird gets an incredible view of the sunrise.

Mon. May. 8th, 2017

Things Are Looking Up

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

professors’ affinity for night sky inspires exhibit

Mon. May. 8th, 2017

5 Steps to Turn a Garage Sale Bargain into a Beauty

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Garage sales have become a gold mine for upcyclers, and you’d be surprised at the many ways you can find a new life for your latest deal. Check out the tips below to turn your bargain into a beauty.

Thu. Feb. 9th, 2017

Vienna on the Chippewa

Pan Thao, photos by Luong Huynh

get your tickets now for UWEC’s annual V-Ball

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jan. 24th, 2017

Library's New Makerspace Offers Chance to Explore

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’re looking to pick up a new skill, discover a new talent, or dust off a rusty one, then the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library’s new makerspace, the Dabble Box, has just the tools to help you find your spark and craft up your dreams ...

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2017

Perfecting Their Chops

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Falls hotel restaurant raises the steaks

Fri. Sep. 23rd, 2016

To Carve or to Craft? The Great Pumpkin Debate

Pan Thao

Whether you choose to gut your pumpkin and make a Jack-o’-Lantern or give it a splash of paint, both decorating methods have their pros and cons ...

Wed. Jun. 15th, 2016

High Fives All Around

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

phoenix park yoga gathering is accessible, warm, and peaceful

Thu. May. 5th, 2016

5 Smart Ways to Avoid the Dreaded Summer Slide

Pan Thao

Summer is right around the corner, and it brings with it a more relaxed schedule with an endless supply of bubbles and dripping Popsicles. There are so many things to add to your summer bucket list, but one thing to avoid is the dreaded summer slide, which occurs when kids lose some of the academic skills they gained during the school year ...

Thu. Mar. 3rd, 2016

Egg-stravagent Natural Easter Egg Dyes

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Believe it or not, we’ve been dunking eggs in colorful baths since the 13th century. This has inspired the creation of many ways to dye and decorate eggs over the years. This Easter ...

Wed. Jan. 27th, 2016

Changing Your Mind

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

hypnotherapy can be a tool for positive improvement

Mon. Jan. 4th, 2016

Falling in Love in the living room

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

You’ve finished reading about the hungry caterpillar, and you’ve sung the last of the lullabies. The kids are finally asleep, and the pile of dirty dishes has been conquered. Now for many, that moment between the kid’s bedtime and your bedtime is probably the only chance you’ll have to reconnect ...

Tue. Nov. 10th, 2015

Give Your Brain a Boost

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

you can improve your mind, even as you age, author says