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Opening Letters

The Age of Yargriculture

waiting for my life to change now that I have constructed my own raised garden bed

We all are a few years into the local food movement, and everyone that hopped on the bandwagon early and planted asparagus is finally ready to harvest a crop.

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The Rear End

No Cluckin' Way

are backyard chickens a good idea for the Chippewa Valley?

The intrigue ended in the very first sentence: “You will need to be OK with gutting a chicken.”

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Opening Shots
Reader Letters

LISTEN: Local Bluegrassers New North String Band

a new bluegrass album to make Nashville jealous

It takes courage to adopt an old standard and put your own words to it. Jake’s tale of friendship and fate for two Civil War soldiers evokes the echo of bugle and drum and one can almost smell the dogwood flowers.

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Visual Art

Register for Chalkfest!!!

Chalkfest will be back in August ...

Looking for a way to jazz up your summer – or at least a good-sized hunk of concrete in downtown Eau Claire? Add a little color to your life at Chalkfest ...

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Local Look

Chaos Theory

Chaos Water Park opens the flood gates of fun

"Everywhere I looked I saw chaos. Cities upon cities, all being destroyed by dinosaurs, aliens, giant bugs, sea monsters, tsunami-type waves. King Kong even makes an appearance."

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Thanks for Asking | May 28, 2009

"Why do they keep watering the heck out of the school lawns?"

The district spends about $90,000 a year on water, which as far as I know includes everything from drinking fountains to soccer fields.

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Wider Scope

What We Do Here

photo book proves we’re not entirely about cows, beer, and cheese

Though the title of the book and images suggest that it artfully captures occupations, it’s quite clear that the people and their sense of place are its centerpiece.

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Food / Drink

Nothin’ to Wine About

River Bend Vineyard & Winery open in Chippewa

The husband-and-wife-run vineyard has been growing for four years now, but the winery, newly built, is still in its infancy ...

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Taste of Eau Claire

serving up tons of tasty food for a good cause

On June 7, the Taste of Eau Claire is returning to Phoenix Park, with 24 (and counting) local vendors ready to tease the community with all sorts of appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

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