In Defense of Fruitcake

The Christmas loaf people love to hate is better than you think. In fact, it’s a metaphor for the holiday.

This time of year, the world is divided into two kinds of people: Those who love fruitcake, and those who haven’t tried it. I realize this is a bold statement, especially considering that fruitcake has a mixed reputation – and by “mixed reputation” I mean ...

Rejection Letters from Santa: Chippewa Valley Edition

what the big jolly guy REALLY thinks about ice cream shops, downtown murals, and those nasty gnomes

"Dear Father Christmas: I hear now is the time to get into the business game, and I have just the idea! Is anyone around town selling ice cream?"

Bringing Joy With Words

annual holiday event combines local writers, musicians on Dec. 16

This year’s annual “Joy to the Word” event brings together five storytellers and some holiday tune makers – live and in-person – to share wintry tales and songs on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 8:30pm at the Pablo Center at the Confluence ...

Adopting a Pet Over the Holidays

things to keep in mind when mixing animals and the yuletide season

Hot dog! While it feels like time froze since last year, the holiday season is almost here. It’s already a popular time to adopt a pet, but tack on a pandemic, and local humane associations are busier than ...

Dash Along for a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride This Season

o’er the fields you’ll go, laughing all the way

Hoping to go dashing through the snow, Christmas-carol style? Then let those sleigh bells ring! We’ve got you covered with a lineup of ways to enjoy the holiday season from a ...


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