A fervent believer in the transformative power of practical philanthropy and public service, Ellen was instrumental in numerous initiatives, including founding a home for children and contributing to the establishment of an early La Crosse hospital. Notably, she led efforts to preserve a prime section of local bluff land,Continue Reading

We met at a convenient downtown location right behind the old Tribune building. Here we were first introduced to Stopla, our conductor. Right away, I could tell he was fun, with a great sense of humor & kept our whole rambunctious group entertained! Our trolley experience allowed us to streamContinue Reading

Decoding the Driftless A Film of Science Exploration and Adventure Check out the trailer for Sustainable Driftless’ new feature-length documentary film, Decoding the Driftless. It’s a wild ride of adventure through the air, across rugged landscapes, on and under the water, through a secret underworld, and across time itself to explore andContinue 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 Jamie Norton – I was truly excited to have an opportunity to be able to attend and write about an endurance mountain bike race like no other in the heart of the Driftless Area at Hixon Forest in my hometown of La Crosse Wisconsin.  Just nestled in the bluffs of LaContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen –  “Pay it forward”, is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others, instead of to the original benefactor. By paying it forward, someone else’s circumstances, or life is changed for the better. Ultimately, the person paying it forward growsContinue Reading

La Crosse Paddling Club with Lori HammesAn Interview  How long has LPC been around, how did it start?LPC was formed in 2018 by a group of outdoor enthusiasts who value the numerous benefits of paddling, including exercise, friendship and a deep connection and sense of community that is established byContinue Reading

HomeGrown Nature School provides meaningful outdoor experiences in early childhood, in all seasons, to cultivate a deep connection to nature, a mindful way of life, and compassion for all.  Why tell a friend to come to the driftless region…It’s a hidden gem. Surprisingly full of outdoor activities. Hiking and boating, huntingContinue Reading

By Nolan Arentz –The La Crosse Distilling Co, located in, you guessed it, La Crosse, Wisconsin, is striving to change the way the spirits industry goes about procuring our favorite cocktails.  Headed by company owners Chad Staehly, Nick Weber, and Mitch Parr, La Crosse Distilling Co. opened last fall 2018 with anContinue Reading

Brad Fry – The Angry Elf By Rick Pedersen – I believe the world of CBD has much room for exploration. There is much room for misinformation and confusion, but also many benefits. It was with my meeting Brad Fry of Angry Elf Farms in West Salem, Wisconsin, that I hopedContinue Reading

Java Vino – Good things come in threes!  By Ben Potaracke  Good things come in threes.  The rule of three suggests that a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers. Java Vino is no exception. They have embraced this rule with wine, food, andContinue Reading

La Crosse WI – In The Driftless Each year, La Crosse County attracts more than two million visitors as people across the globe are attracted by the natural beauty and recreational opportunities offered by the upper Mississippi River area – including  the region’s rich history, unique attractions and variety ofContinue Reading

By Riley Hunter – Have you ever felt like jumping back in time and experiencing the world from the perspective of, as the saying goes, the days when life was much simpler? Well, I often think about it and try to jump back through the photos posted online so IContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen – Growing up as a kid, I always thought I was invincible and never gave thought to the possibility of contributing to my own demise. As an adult, I think back to past deeds and have second thoughts about invincibility. I consider myself a spiritual person, andContinue Reading

By Ben Potaracke – Tapas.  What are Tapas anyway?   The word Tapas is used to describe a smaller portion or snack-size of any dish.  I love going out for tapas because it allows you to try different dishes.  I’m sure you have been in this situation.  You are seatedContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen –  “Ahoy me hearties” and gather round while I spin the tail of Skeleton Crew Brew. It’s a hideaway containing the most excellent ale, a buccaneer can get his hands on, along with as many fine wines a lad or lass dares to ever dream of drinking.Continue Reading