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Just Like Home(coming)

times may change but the Water Street lifestyle remains the same

“Oh, to be that careless and carefree,” I thought. “Not to mention getting the party started before noon. I don’t remember the last time we were able to do something crazy like that.” We went home after the parade and took a nap.

Reader Letters | October 15, 2009

"I usually don’t like your articles at all because they tend to be way too cute (as in juvenile) and the grammar and syntax so bad as to be distracting."

Hot Plots

a community garden association sprouts up

“Being a part of this effort is being part of a greater effort of greening our city. In my opinion there’s nothing bigger than that.” – City council member Andrew Werthmann

Monster of a Show

locals stage original Frankenstein adaptation

“As soon as you walk into the building, it’ll be like stepping into the story ... and that just gives me chills.”

He Are the Willows

A Collection of Sounds and Something Like the Plague is Eau Claire native-turned Minneapolis-citizen Peter Miller’s most focused and impressive solo offering yet.

Cadott Duo Releases Folk Album

Playing with a sound and lyrical skill beyond their years, Casey and Joe is an exceptional duo from local small town Cadott.

Mark McElwain

dark period yields new album, book for local artist

When you meet Mark McElwain for the first time, you get the idea that something interesting is about to happen.

New Nordic Fiction

Elk Mound’s G.R. Revelle releases sixth book

What would you expect from a Nordic fiction writer from Elk Mound?

Booked Up

annual book fest mixes local and national writers

For the 10th year in a row, the Chippewa Valley Book Festival will bring authors from around the world to share their experiences with Chippewa Valley residents.

Cell-ing Out

big-time comic artists with local ties exhibit work

We can now add two comic book artists to our list of locals who have gone on to do great things.

A Bat Story

it’s a good time of year to talk about bats. so let’s do that

I calmly turned to my wife, and in a calm voice I calmly said, “Get out of the room. Now.”

An Urge for Change

speaker to discuss hope in the hardest of places

Mason has served as an advocate for woman and children suffering as a result of abuse, neglect, poverty, and crisis for nearly 20 years.

Geoffrey Keezer

former local-turned jazz extraordinaire to tickle ivories

The State Theater is hosting a hometown jazz classic in which former local-turned jazz extraordinaire Geoffrey Keezer returns to wow the home crowd.

The Blanks

the real version of Ted’s Band from Scrubs comes to town

If you’re a true fan of the hit television show Scrubs, you should know what I’m talking about when I mention Ted’s Band, the a cappella group that has appeared on many episodes.

READING: The New Vampire’s Handbook

author discusses a book you can really sink your teeth into

Living the undead life can be complicated and dangerous, especially when you’re a fledgling creature of the night just trying to survive eternity.

FEATURE: A Dying Art

the increasing importance and decreasing presence of the arts and creativity in our schools

Exploring the the increasing importance and decreasing presence of the arts and creativity in our schools.

Ghouls on Film

another supernatural investigation group starts up in the Valley