World Belly Dance Day

come down and shimmy it up at this annual celebration

The second Saturday in May is dedicated to the celebration and art form of belly dancing. For the fourth year running, Eau Claire will be shaking its hips along with...

To Work on Wheels

Bike to Work Week geared to promote local pedaling

If you’re like most people in the Chippewa Valley, your daily commute entails getting into your car and driving – almost always alone – to your workplace.

Pack the Park

outdoor series combines cardio and high fives

You may recognize Jeff Rogers from his infamous workout video On the Road featuring Justin Vernon, Sean Carey and other members of Bon Iver, but this summer he’s taking a break from the big screen to help Eau Claire fuse ...

5 Reasons Why You Should Sleep In

As a college student, I know what it feels like to pull an all-nighter. But what I don’t always realize is the huge impact a lack of sleep can have on my health. Yahoo’s article, “What Your Insomnia May Be Costing You,” is a wake-up call to ...

Stout Prof Lengthens Life of Asparagus

Thanks to UW-Stout assistant professor of technology and engineering Joongmin Shin, asparagus lovers everywhere can enjoy their favorite vegetable 75 percent longer. Shin and three colleagues from Michigan State University, where Shin ...

5 Healthy Alternatives to Air Fresheners

Many of us rely on air fresheners to eliminate unpleasant odors in our homes as well as add a pleasant smell to our surroundings. But do we really need to buy something to bring sweet smells t our humble abodes? Many sprays and plug-ins smell ...

A Powder Keg Giving Off Sparks

With January comes the doldrums of winter. The temperature plummets, the days are short, and even the idea of getting out of bed seems like the most arduous task imaginable. But ...

Dunn County SnowPark gets even awesomer

Since starting in 2009 and having major rehauls last year, the Dunn County SnowPark will become an even more awesome monument in Menomonie with the few sweet new additions they’ve got in store.

Keep On Pedaling

lack of snow doesn’t mean you have to pack up your bike til spring

With winter upon us, many people will be hanging up the bike to gather dust until the ground thaws and the roads and trails open up again. Fortunately for the brave of heart and dutifully attired, there are still some options in the Valley for ...

He's Got Birkie Fever

local author’s book on the American Birkebeiner

Unless you live under a rock, you know what a marathon is. You’ve most likely heard of a triathlon. But it was not until I had the honored privilege of interviewing local author Walter Rhein about his new book Beyond Birkie Fever that I had any ...