Today we are going to start at the Al Ringling Theatre. Al had wanted to give back something to the community that had been his home for many years and finally decided upon building a theater. But not just any theater. It had to be as modern and as safeContinue Reading

What Eau Claire winter lacks in warmth, it makes up for in beauty and adventure. With an abundance of snowy trails to explore, local shops to spend money at, and events to attend, Eau Claire is the perfect haven for winter family fun or just a weekend getaway. Here areContinue Reading

Evidence shows that prehistoric people from over 10,000 years ago sought shelter in the surrounding areas close to devil’s lake. However, the first undeniable evidence of people at the state park dates back about 1,000 years and comes from mound builders. This evidence can be seen through the diverse moundsContinue Reading

Tell us about one person who stands apart or has influenced you while here in the Driftless. One of my favorite people is Karen Innis. She is a Realtor and also an artist who does custom framing in our store. She shares many of my similar beliefs and values, andContinue Reading

Swing dance was always a very interesting but seemed very complicated. Professional dancers who flip, swing, and twirl their partners all over the dance floor. I am NOT one of those people, but I was drawn to it. Now my 2023 era of thinking was swing dance had literally diedContinue Reading

  Food and Sprites Beer and WineVerona’s wineries and breweries are guaranteed to offer amazing flavors, excellent service and memories you can take with you.   Unique Local DiningFrom farm-to-table to comfort food made from scratch, Verona has some of the best local dining around.   Serving unforgettable flavorsFrom homemadeContinue Reading

The recreation hub of Dunn County, Menomonie is a playground for outdoors and sports enthusiasts of all kind, home to the beautiful Red Cedar River! The recreation hub of Dunn County, Menomonie is a playground for outdoors & sports enthusiasts of all kind. Nestled in the heart of Northwestern, WisconsinContinue Reading

By Marilu Miller – Come with me to the Circus! Come with me to Baraboo, Wisconsin the home of one of the greatest shows on earth! Baraboo is on the Baraboo River and nestled in the hills of the Driftless Area about half way between Chicago and Minneapolis- remember, location,Continue Reading

ABOUT STOCKHOLM Located on the shores of Lake Pepin, one of Nature’s great works of Art! Experience the delightful Village of Stockholm located on the Wisconsin Great River Road. * * An All American Road * *   History In 1851 Swedish adventurer Erik Petterson climbed the bluff behind Stockholm,Continue Reading

By William Grosvenor Neil – Art We There Yet is an extraordinary initiative by artists José Luis Vílchez and Cora Rose. Their mission is to create art highlighting the challenges, diversity, and shared humanity of peoples across the Americas. Aboard a school bus converted into an art and recording studio, theyContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen – Editorial Directors Note: This article was written Pre-Covid 19. 608 Brewing Company has been doing an amazing job in supporting the La Crosse community, that we thought you should hear more about them during these times. Currently, the best time in U.S. history to be aContinue Reading

By Jonathon Howe – I can tell it’s going to be a hot one as I roll up to the Prairie Gate at The Pines Music Park in Eau Claire, WI. The sun is beating down on a blue awning that stands over the check in table for press members.Continue Reading

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County is one of the best systems in Illinois with more than 10,000 acres of natural areas, recreational areas, lakes, rivers and forests to explore. From watching migratory birds being banded to boating at Rock Cut State Park, you’re sure to find all the outdoorContinue Reading

By Lydia Jones –  Hiking the Driftless … With Kids When I was pregnant with my first child, I had the sinking feeling that my days of hiking, adventure and outdoorsy living, were coming to a rapid and premature end. I couldn’t really wrap my head around the idea ofContinue Reading

Electric bicycles (“e-bikes”) have been around for quite some time now in Asia. Here in America, we understood how they worked, but did not readily adapt to them. It’s also to no surprise that we as Americans have led the world in bicycle ownership, but were low in actual bikeContinue Reading