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Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Looking Ahead 2019 - More Beers, More Cheers

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Get ready for big year in beer. With the grand opening of Brewery Nønic on Jan. 19, Menomonie will sport two new taprooms as we head into 2019 ...

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019

Healthful Thoughts From Our Contributors

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By now you may have resolved to eat less, exercise more, lose weight, gain weight, eat clean, go vegan, or sign up for Dry January…ad infinitum. What’s worked for me is to start with a visit to my doctor’s office ...

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

Night Time Is the Right Time

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chilly fun comes to Pinehurst Park on Thursdays this January and February

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

Take the Quiz: Year in Review 2018

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We do a Year In Review feature every year, and it's time to be tested by our editors, who have written questions designed to stump, befuddle, confuse, confound, and bewilder you.

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Eau Claire Group Wants Your Input on 10-Year City Plan

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An Eau Claire community group dedicated to “engaging citizens for the common good” is ready to start planning for the region’s next decade. To begin that process, Clear Vision Eau Claire is asking residents ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

VOTING ENDS DEC. 11: Best of the Chippewa Valley

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VOTE NOW! Voting is now open in our 2019 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll! We've got lots of categories across 9 different sections. Feel free to jump around and vote on the stuff that's important to you. Voting ends at midnight on Dec. 11 ...

Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018

Real Estate Rockstars

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key players & personalities in the Valley's real estate market

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018

Public Library Seeks Input on Expansion Plans

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The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is seeking public input on a proposed renovation and expansion project. Preliminary plans for the library, which was built in 1976, include adding a third story ...

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018

Involved in a Charity? Apply for a Community Foundation Grant

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Are you involved in a local nonprofit organization looking for funding? (Come to think of it, is there any other kind of nonprofit organization?) If your answer to the first question is “yes,” then you should ...

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

You do WHAT for Christmas?

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Whichever holidays families celebrate this time of year, they inevitably develop traditions: Religious or secular, serious of silly, maintained for generations or created just for today’s generation ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Sep. 27th, 2018

Saturday: Pablo Center to Open up RCU Theater to the Public

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A number of locals were disappointed (via social media posts) last Saturday, Sept. 22 during the grand opening of the Pablo Center at the Confluence because one of the art center's main attractions, the RCU Theater, was off limits due to show rehearsals. Well, it looks like they heard the complaints ...

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018

The Marigold Café

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Elk Mound sisters dole out choice paninis and authentic gelato

Thu. Sep. 6th, 2018

Favorite Kids Books for Grown-ups

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We asked some local parents what books they loved when they were kids, and what they are sharing with their own children today!

Thu. Sep. 6th, 2018

Kid History: Dressed for Success

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Fall has been back-to-school season for generations in the Chippewa Valley, but much about the classroom has changed over time. From the look of this 1893 picture from the Chippewa Valley Museum, one of the major things that has changed is fashion.

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018

UW-Stout Names Hall for Late Chancellor

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The late Charles Sorensen devoted more than quarter century to UW-Stout, and now his name will live on at the university’s Menomonie campus.

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018

Local Chef Appears on Food Network

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Chef Amy Huo, founder of Locavore Mobile Kitchen, recently competed to win $20,000 in the Food Network game show Guy’s Grocery Games. In the episode ...

Thu. Aug. 9th, 2018

Jump-Start Competition Could Launch Your Business Idea

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If you’ve got an entrepreneurial dream, it’s time to get it off the ground with the help of the 14th Annual Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition sponsored by Downtown Eau Claire Inc. This business ...

Tue. Jul. 17th, 2018

Your Assignment: Fill a Backpack

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As a new school year approaches, parents, children, and community members are being invited to help children in need prepare for the next school year. The Eau Claire Area School District has launched the Adopt-a-Backpack program ...

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018

Jobs by the Numbers (2018)

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It’s easy to get snow blindness from the blizzard of employment numbers you hear on the news. Unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted when new data comes in, and they constantly ...

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018

The Man Who Makes Money Talk

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award-winning financial guru Kevin McKinley speaks up about saving, spending – and smartphones

Thu. Jun. 28th, 2018

VOTE NOW!

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GO VOTE! Check out our all-new reader poll — Family Favorites. Add your own poll options and vote on your family’s favorite activities, programs, events, and places – the stuff you love most about the Chippewa Valley. We want to know what you think!

Fri. Jun. 22nd, 2018

Kid History: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Warmer weather means the return of baseball to the Chippewa Valley’s playgrounds, parks, and stadiums, most notably 82-year-old Carson Park, which is now home to the Eau  Claire Express ...

Tue. Jun. 19th, 2018

VIDEO! Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: Kids Concert Series

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Presented by Chippewa Valley Family and Prevea Health, the Saturday Morning Hullabaloo is a kids concert series held monthly through the summer in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Learn more and see the schedule at www.ChippewaValleyFamily.org/hullabaloo

Retail Resurgence: New shops in downtown Eau Claire opening fast, Summer Shop Hop offers $1,000 prize

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

Downtown Eau Claire retail is growing faster than ever. So Volume One and Visit Eau Claire have partnered with 14 downtown stores for the Downtown Summer Shop Hop, offering you a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree (now - Aug. 31). It's easy! See how it works: VolumeOne.org/downtownshops