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The Rear End

Pushing Through

finding strength on a cold Wisconsin morning

There was the cold and there was the being late. I blame them both. Certainly, I can not blame myself for what happened ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | Jan. 25, 2017

learn more about V1's cover art from Lori Chilefone

“I enjoy working in many artistic mediums, especially collage, gouache, oils, liquid light projections, henna, and ukulele ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | Jan. 25, 2017

IN THE KNOW, IN THE SNOW. Area sledding hills may be sloppy and slushy but on Saturday, Jan. 14, the Eau Claire Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department and Eau Claire Fire and Rescue hosted a day of snowy fun at Pinehurst Winter Safety Day with games, sports, free refreshments, and more.

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Athletic Aesthetic

All for the Money

Chargers’ impending move to LA exposes NFL’s true motive – and that could ultimately impact the Green Bay Packers

The year is 2026, and the NFL, at one of their ownership meetings, creates a new policy for all teams, taking effect immediately: each franchise must have a maximum of 10 investors. The Green Bay Packers, being owned by thousands of fans, are in violation, so the league works ...

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Music Quick Hits | January 2016

A new record is on the way from singer/songwriter J.E. Sunde called Now I Feel Adored, releasing on March 3 via Iowa-based label Cartouche Records. Alongside Sunde, the new record features ...

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Grandiose Ambience

Waldemar’s debut EP aims high and delivers

When we talk about singer-songwriters there’s an image that comes to mind. It’s the guy from Gilmore Girls strumming a guitar with a harmonica ...

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Musical Ox-Cellence

the third annual Blue Ox Music Festival brings together rootsy greatness

The lineup for the third annual Blue Ox Music Festival was released last week, and it definitely keeps up its trailblazing trend of curating one of the finest roots and bluegrass festivals ...

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Just Peachy

ECCT brings musical version of James and the Giant Peach to The State

James and the Giant Peach, a musical version of the beloved children’s novel adapted for the stage, is being presented by the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre Feb. 3-5 at the State Theatre in Eau Claire ...

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Listen for the Birds

in Flock Together, Hollars reminds us that extinct birds’ fates may be our own

‘Once upon a time there lived a bird and then that bird stopped living.” B.J. Hollars begins his latest nonfiction book, Flock Together, with this statement, which is at once prosaic and profound. Obviously, birds – like the rest of us who draw breath ...

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Visual Art

Historic Mural Is Now History

downtown Menomonie mural lost to demolition

The city of Menomonie has been around for about 135 years, and as in most American towns and cities, as the years roll by landmarks rise and fall. As folks often come and go a little more quickly ...

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Calling All Sketch Artists

new group focuses on local artists, locations

It’s no secret the people of Eau Claire are all about promoting each other right now, highlighting local people and places ...

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Local Look
Food / Drink

Sips for Success

cocktail and wine tasting to support women in business

Looking to kick those Wisco winter blues? Eat, drink, and give back to your local female leaders on Feb. 16. Eau Claire retailer Red’s Mercantile and K Point Brewery are hosting a cocktail and wine tasting fundraiser ...

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Crawling for a Cause

Das Loop Pub crawl will raise funds for ailing girl

Whether you’re down to drink some spirits or looking to raise some, the Das Loop Pub Crawl is what you should be doing on Saturday, Feb. 4! The Das Loop Pub Crawl is a fun charity event that takes place ...

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Other Stuff

Wedding Advice From the Pros

We talked to florists, officiants, caterers, and photographers who have seen hundreds of weddings. Here’s what they have to say about trends, traditions, and keeping your day as low-stress as possible.

We talked to florists, officiants, caterers, and photographers who have seen hundreds of weddings. Here’s what they have to say about trends, traditions, and keeping your day as low-stress as possible ...

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White Winter Wedding

summer isn't the only season to tie the knot: Winter can provide a stunning setting for your big day

A white wedding can mean more than the color of a bride’s dress: In the case of Renee and Mike Sommer of Eau Claire, it meant being surrounded by a crisp blanket of snow when they were married ...

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You Can Get Married at UWEC?

if you so choose, UW-Eau Claire can facilitate your wedding

In the past 15 years, I’ve had countless people pop that big $300 question: “Will you be in my wedding?” Because I’m a sucker for small gifts commemorating me wearing a tux, I’ve always said, “Yeah, is there an open bar?”

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Blue Devils in Their Hearts

couple who met as UW-Stout students get married on campus

Kira Blake and Mike Sullivan met as students in 2009 at UW-Stout in Menomonie, and it didn’t take them long to make a connection. Soon, they were getting together in the mornings for coffee and enjoying Scrabble dates ...

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