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Photo Feature: Grave Matters

an intimate look at Chippewa Valley cemeteries

So many different worlds are fenced into a graveyard, rooted deep into the earth, surrounded by our cities and towns, tucked between our fields and ...

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Opening Letters

We Are Grasshoppers

frittering away autumn days as the Wisconsin winter closes in

This morning, the kitchen thermostat reads 59 degrees. It’s still dark outside, so I can’t confirm the forecasted snow and wind. Either way ...

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The Rear End

What the Snow Doesn’t Care About

some thoughts for my midwestern friends and acquaintances

Sitting by a church door, looking out at the dark parking lot, we are waiting for people to arrive. So we can open the door and let them inside. This lady and ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | Oct. 30, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Allan Servoss

“Far Places is part of a group of drawings I did for an exhibition titled Far From the Madding Crowd in 2018. I had originally intended to include paintings as well, but decided to confine the show to drawings for continuity’s sake ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | Oct. 30, 2019

ONE LAST LEAFY LOOK. The leaves of the Chippewa Valley’s trees changed fast these past few weeks, so here’s one last look at the Eau Claire River before all the yellows and greens shifted to the more dignified rusty brown we see today.

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Athletic Aesthetic

Counting Down the Hits

the top 10 tunes that get fans of Wisconsin (and Minnesota) pro teams pumped up

I love sports theme songs. Perhaps it has to do with being a musician, or maybe it’s I’m immersed in pop music at my day job. Each song is characteristic of its team, a signal to fans and ...

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Over Achieving

hard-working locals The Over Unders mix punk, alt rock, and power pop

From cover bands and band class to the local rock stage, one young up-and-coming rock band is making its mark on the ...

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Keep Calm and Listen

concert series puts the emphasis on really listening

With the seasons changing and the weather growing colder, it just doesn’t sound like summer anymore, and Eau Claire locals might find themselves missing warm ...

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Explosive Production

Menomonie High stages historic Wisconsin premiere of historic play

A new drama by a Texas playwright that recounts an important part of the Badger State’s World War II history will make its Wisconsin premiere in November at Menomonie High School ...

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Pippi ‘Yolo’ Longstocking

ECCT brings a favorite back to Eau Claire

Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is bringing the musical classic Pippi Longstocking back to Eau Claire Nov. 1. This fun and lighthearted production ...

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Eau Claire, 1930s Style

Hawkenson debuts first historical fiction novel

Born with a Tarnished Spoon is a tapestry of life and loss in the 1930s. The new novel by Eau Claire author Patricia A. Hawkenson follows the life of ...

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Visual Art

Artists Come Home

annual juried show draws more than 200 works by regional artists

A broad expanse of artistic genres is shared in HOMECOMING: The Confluence of Art Annual Exhibition at the Pablo Center’s James W. Hansen Galley now through Nov. 3. Fifty-three of the ...

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Films Spanning the Globe

Eau Claire World Film Festival moves to Pablo Center for third year

The Eau Claire World Film Festival had no ordinary beginning. It started when Chris Herriges, one of two principal organizers, made a feature film called The Vase. He submitted the film to ...

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Local Look

Sliding Toward Gold

Eau Claire teen curler headed to youth olympics in Switzerland

Thompson, a 17-year-old junior at Memorial High School, was on the gold-medal winning team at the trials, which were held in early ...

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Other Stuff

Get up and Get Out!

one local mom’s advice on leaving the house with baby

Hey there, Mama Bear. I see you. With the bags under your eyes, your hair a mess. You too, Papa Bear, I see that confused look of not being sure what to do. The newborn stage is ...

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Small Favors Add up

little ways to help new parents adjust to their little ones

Having a baby is a huge transitional event that changes so much about a couple’s lifestyle and schedule. From late-night fast food runs to 2am diaper changes and from dinner dates to ...

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Taking Safe Sleep on the Road

ensure your baby’s sleep environment is safe, wherever you are

Traveling with baby takes a lot of planning and supplies. Making a “safe sleep plan” is a part of prepping for a trip. Having a plan helps parents and ...

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Shop the Globe From Home

Eau Claire Global Market brings in fair-trade vendors

Searching for unique, handcrafted holiday gifts that benefit more than just the people who receive them? Look no further than the Fourth Annual Eau Claire ...

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Wondering What It’s Worth?

public library hosts last antique appraisal event

Mark Moran knows antiques: He’s former senior editor of the Antiques and Collectibles book series for Krause Publications, produced the “Atlantique City” antique show, appeared on the PBS series ...

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Take Me Home!

Humane Association executive director offers advice on pet adoption

The adoption process has been started at your local humane association and you are days away from bring home a new member of your family! Pets take time to ...

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Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo?

if you’re seeking Eau Claire’s (possibly) oldest feathered resident, visit Tropic Waters Pet Center

Comfortably housed between chattering lovebirds and a skeptical-looking Grey Parrot nicknamed “The Professor,” a gentle bird from another time sits and enjoys sporadic bursts of attention from the ...

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Brace Your Pet

Valley businesses provide prosthetics to keep critters on their feet

If you’re a pet owner, your pet is your world. And when that world is shaken by an injury to your pet, you want to get them the best care possible to heal. Two businesses in ...

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Wisco Winter-Friendly Dogs

breeds that beat the winter weather and some that don’t

Wisconsin is known for below-freezing temperatures, snowstorms, and icy conditions throughout winter. Some dogs are all over it, while others need ...

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