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A New Place to Skate

The cliché about Wisconsin weather – wait a few minutes, and it will change – often rings true, even in winter. Sure, it’s usually cold, but…

Giving the Gift of Literacy

The seasonal charitable effort by the Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is summed up pretty well in its name: Give a Kid a Book. Of…

Like Out of Nowhere

First it’s the dry, white flakes wisping around the sidewalk, icy crumbs gathering in the cracks. The sky is cold and colorless, but the snow, the…

Bop 'Til You Drop

There’s a room full of people and instruments buzzing. A rhythm section taps out a basic tune while kids, their parents, and other musicians alike…

Ready for Referendums

Voters in two of the Chippewa Valley’s largest school districts will decide whether to increase school funding via referendums on the Nov. 8…

Building Fresh

Before signing up for the Fresh Start Program, the biggest thing Travis Rosciszewski had ever built was a skateboard ramp. Now the biggest thing…

Ready for 'Real' School

For those of us for whom kindergarten is a long-ago memory, it’s hard to appreciate what a huge transition it is for the 5-year-olds who will soon…

Where All the Action Is

Get ready to quite literally jump for joy as Action City gets closer to opening an updated and expanded facility chock full of exciting new stuff…

Udderly Fantastic

Get ready to milk June Dairy Month for all it’s worth: The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has a series of dairy good times planned, all centered…