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Worth Its Weight in Cold

I took my kids to a playground near our house on a Saturday towards the end of February. In most seasons, the playground is a little dead on Saturday…

Have a Happy Noon Year!

The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire is making sure no little one gets left behind when it comes to ringing in the New Year. Their new event, Noon…

Traveling Public Art

If you’ve ever tried to avoid awkward eye contact with a stranger on the bus by looking up, then you’ve probably noticed art that is on display…

Get On Board

Eau Claire’s Lakeshore skate park is a modest-sized venue that’s persisted with a heavy-duty draw of local skaters. And even if it still feels…

Ready for the Road

While it was once the month that kids suffered from the back-to-school blues, in recent years August has become a time that Chippewa Valley youngsters…

Camp of Approval

What’s up, campers? I’m looking at you, people who camp all year long, in any kind of weather. You camp in the muggiest of summers and the…

So Hoppy Together

Jennifer Hoffman has been in love with rabbits ever since she got one as a pet while stationed in Hawaii with the Army 17 years ago. Seeking a small…

Tiny Kids, Tinier Technology

You think your kiddos are small, with their itsy-bitsy fingers and teeny-tiny toes? You don’t know the half of it – or, to be more appropriate…

Breaking the Mold

Put the words “church” and “theater troupe” in the same sentence and you generally conjure images of kids clad in old bathrobes portraying…

Student Directed

The first ever Chippewa Valley Montessori Film Festival features an already stunning roster of ideas and characters at play: Big cats, roaring…

New Altoona School Underway

With the help of four shovel-wielding children, the Altoona school district broke ground for a new elementary school June 2. The school will be built…