I arrived at the downtown La Crosse venue, which is also home to the German heritage festivities known as Oktoberfest, around noon on a Wisconsiny overcast and slightly misty day. The usual accommodation for this festival it seems. This did not persuade any of the beer tasters to stay atContinue Reading

At this particular class, I noticed a variety of ages interested in pickle ball from 9 through retirement age. There, I met Jaxson who started playing pickle ball at the YMCA  at around 8 just for fun but developed a competitive streak for the game.  Along with Jaxson, was hisContinue Reading

  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

Nicholas played everything from classic medleys, which included “Riders on the Storm,” by The Doors, to his own original pieces of work. It was highly effective at setting the tone and mood of the rest of the evening. After Nicholas was done giving us all the good vibes, the mainContinue 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

420 on Front Street will be the biggest 420 event in the region and THE place to sesh out. This event will have local vendors, munchies, infused drinks, raffles and live music. Musical guests include DeadPhish Orchestra and Alex Toast.   Schedule 2:00pm – Doors Open2:00-3:00pm – Meet n Greet3:00-4:00pmContinue 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