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eau Claire • Chippewa Falls • menomonie • Durand • Altoona • Fall Creek • Augusta • Osseo eleva • mondovi • Arcadia • hixton • Cornell • Colfax • Cadott • stanley • thorp • Owen • withee Boyceville • spring valley • Downsville • Alma • Cochrane • Fountain City • Pepin • stockholm


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Beauty, Mystery And Adventures Above And Below! crystal cave

Family Fishing Fun Down By The Pond! THE BULLFROG FISH FARM EAT MY FISH!

spring valley • PAGE 65


Living History And All The Charms Of The Past. You Bet!

Yearning For The Magic Of Trains?





Incredible Art Downtown! sculpture tour eau Claire Downtown Eau Claire • PAGE 21

Picture Perfect! DELLS MILL AUGUSTA • PAGE 34

I Can't Believe A Museum This Size Is In Stanley! Stanley Area Historical Museum Stanley • PAGE 51

A Jewel-Like Park! IRVINE PARK

For The Eagle-Lover In All Of Us! WINGS OVER ALMA ALMA • PAGE 72


Truly Unforgettable! Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum FOUNTAIN CITY • PAGE 75

A 54 Acre Tribute To All Veterans! memorial park ARCADIA • PAGE 36

Water Skiing Acrobatics To Really Make You Wave! EAU cLAIRE Ski Sprites ALTOONA • PAGE 29


Highly Acclaimed And Vastly Entertaining! RUSSELL J. RASSBACH HERITAGE MUSEUM

It's A Family Affair! northern wisconsin state fair


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Actually there are more than ten but who's counting! And, by the way... there is no particular order. They are all "TENS" in our book!

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to the chippewa valley! This Summer in our little "pocket" of the globe is sure to be one to savor. The Chippewa Valley is the perfect departure point for everything from nature's bounty to all the exciting festivals, fairs and music that bring the hills to life! All our friends will be there! Paul Bunyan and his pal Babe, hearty Voyageur Re-Enactors and friendly folk doing their level best to share their love and affection with you and yours. Use this very special issue of Hidden Treasures and let all of us touch your hearts with fond memories! nd Lori, Charlie A ur Friends At The Rest Of Yo res ’s Hidden Treasu y le al V a w pe ip Ch

TABLE OF CONTENTS Publisher/Designer Lori Schmidt Special Features Editor Charlie Schaaf Contributing Writers Crystal Schmidt • Amanda Schmidt Assistants to the Publisher John Schmidt • Shelly Olson © Copyright 2013 Chippewa Valley’s Hidden Treasures. All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced, stored in retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means - electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. We have tried our best to bring you the most current and accurate information in Chippewa Valley’s Hidden Treasures. However, Evergreen Graphics assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information or representations/delivery of services contained herein.

Address Any Correspondence To: Evergreen Graphics Attn: Lori Schmidt 400 Sunday Drive Altoona WI 54720 Phone: 715-835-0611 Fax: 715-830-9232 Email: Web:

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Top Ten Attractions.................................................................................. 3 Calendar of Events.................................................................................................... 5-16 Berry Pickin'........................................................................................................................8 Trinity Equestrian Center........................................................................ 9 Antiques & Collectibles Checklist......................................................... 15 Say Cheese Please + Dairy Stops.......................................................... 17 Eau Claire Map.................................................................................... 18 Eau Claire | Downtown .........................................................................................19-25 Eau Claire | Here and There .................................................................................26-27 Hwy 12: Altoona......................................................................................................28-29 Hwy 12: Fall Creek...................................................................................................30-31 Hwy 12: Augusta.....................................................................................................32-35 Ashley for the Arts in Arcadia.................................................................................... 36 Hixton..........................................................................................................................36-37 Hwy 10: Osseo | Strum | Eleva | Mondovi ......................................................38-43 Car-Truck-Cycle-Tractor Shows............................................................. 40 Farmer's Markets................................................................................... 42 Chippewa Falls Map.......................................................................... 44 Chippewa Falls ........................................................................................................45-48 Northern Wisconsin State Fair.............................................................. 46 Cornell............................................................................................................................... 49 Yellowstone Trail: Cadott | Stanley | Thorp | Owen-Withee......................50-57 Menomonie Map................................................................................. 58 Menomonie...............................................................................................................59-64 Red Cedar State Trail Map.............................................................. 64 Crystal Cave............................................................................................ 65 You're In The Neighborhood: Colfax + Elk Mound.....................................66-67 Downsville....................................................................................................................... 68 Durand........................................................................................................................68-70 The Great River Road: Alma | Fountain City | Stockholm | Pepin...........71-78 Golf Directory........................................................................................ 77

C A L E N D A R June 1 Marble Mania - New exhibit opens at Stanley Area Historical Museum, 1:30pm. Reunion of marble champions, stories, shooting marbles and more!

JUNE•JULY•aUGUST some favorite ongoing events

Eau Claire

Sculpture Tour - Held in Downtown Eau Claire. See page 21

Summer Deck Entertainment - Held at Fanny Hill. See page 27

Eau Claire Municipal Band - Free summertime concerts on Thursdays nights - Held in Owen Park, 7:30pm. A tradition since 1912! See page 24

altoona Eau Claire Ski Sprites Water Show - Held at Lake Altoona County Park, Wednesdays and Sundays at 6:30pm, June 5th thru Labor Day weekend. See page 29

chippewa Falls Irvine Park Petting Zoo - Held at Irvine Park. See page 47 Mansion Tours - Held at the Cook Rutledge Mansion. Thursday thru Sunday at 2pm. See page 48

menomonie Ludington Guard Band - Free summertime concerts on Tuesday nights - Held in Wilson Park, 8pm. June thru August. See page 60 Hobo Chefin' Shore Lunches - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. See page 64

mondovi The Barn Yard Bistro - Held at Barn Again Lodge. Fire grilled pizzas and family fun on Wednesday nights. See inside front cover + page 43

May 30-31 & June 1, 6-8 Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Guild presents "Avenue Q The Musical"- Held at The Grand, downtown Eau Claire May 31 - June 1 Starting Points 4th Annual Spring Garden Sale - Held at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls may 31- June 2 Thorp Dairy Days - Held at Northside Park, Thorp. Carnival, live entertainment, mini-rod pull, truck and tractor pulls, youth baseball, go-kart and motorized bar stool races, kiddie tractor pull, parade Sunday at 12 noon. Food and fun for everyone! Eleva Broiler Festival - Held in Eleva. Carnival, live music, parades, tournaments charcoal chicken and much more! thru June 30 "Don't Dress For Dinner" - Held at Fanny Hill Dinner Theater, Eau Claire, Thursday thru Sunday, call for reservations thru july 9 Art Exhibition: "Working For A Living" - Held at Wings Over Alma Nature and Art Center, Alma

Vintage Base Ball - Held at River Heights Elementary School, Menomonie, 12 Noon. Admission... 2 bits! (25¢) Doo Da Day - Held at Danzinger Vineyards, Alma. Easy listening jazz, blues, rock and country! June 1-2 Wisconsin's Free Fishing Weekend. Free fishing available in all state lakes and streams. Licenses are not required June Bloom Wine Event Call Danzinger Vineyards in Alma for more information JUNE 2 Live Music: Two Frets Up - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See JUNE 5 Law Enforcement Torch Run From Mega Holiday on Western Avenue to Allen Park in Chippewa Falls to a parade through downtown Chippewa Falls at 4:30pm. Cheer them on!!! June 6-9 Cinder City Days - Held in Altoona. Carnival, music, car show, parades and more!

Alma Art Exhibitions at Wings Over Alma Nature and Art Center "Working For A Living" and "Shades of Grey" See page 72


Tell Them You Saw Them In

Wood-Fired Pizza On The Farm and Live Music Too!- Held at Suncrest Gardens. On Thursdays and Fridays! See page 10 + 74

Area Farmer’s Markets

See Page 42


Thank You

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C A L E N D A R june 7 Cake and Ice Cream Social Held at Fall Creek Historical Museum in Randall Park, 6pm First Fridays - Held in downtown Eau Claire. Participating businesses are open late with special events June 7-8 Community-Wide Thrift Sales - Held in Elk Mound, Spring Brook and Wheaten. Sponsored by the Elk Mound Fire District. Food stands, raffles, bake sale kids' events and more

Family Discounts 2 Weekly Field Trips Grades 1st through 7th CPR/1st Aid Certified Staff 48,000 sq. ft. of Indoor Fun Different Activities Each Week Standard Hours 7:30am-5:30pm Full Day, Half Day or Partial Week Early Drop Off and Late Pickup Offered

June 7-9 50th Annual Funfest - Held in Durand. Carnival, motor car rides, games, food and much more! Music by the Dweebs, Brat Pack Radio and the Whitesidewalls! Grand parade Sunday at 2pm. See page 69 June 7-29 Wisconsin’s Second Annual State Quilt Shop Hop - Call The Calico Shoppe in down-

Durand Improvement Group 2013 Events

town Eau Claire for more info. Prizes galore, and so much more. Over 70 shops! june 8 Urban Living Tour - Held in downtown Eau Claire. Discover unique places to live and more Open Air Festival of the Arts - Held in Phoenix Park, downtown Eau Claire Monthly Meat & Fish Truckload Sale - Held at Family Farms Market, Eleva. Lots of great deals on quality items! 4X4 Truck Pull and Super Farm Tractor Pull - Held at Chapman Park, Stanley. Weigh-in at 5pm, pull at 6pm Lake Eau Claire Association Triathalon - Starts and ends at the Hide-A-Way Bar, Augusta. Walk, run or bike. Auction and live music too! City-Wide Thrift Sales - Held in Augusta. Only 20 minutes from Eau Claire!

Located on the Mighty Chippewa River

Area Garage Sales

Saturday, April 27

Music in the Park

June 26 • July 24 • August 28

50th Annual Funfest June 7-9 Carnival and many events

for fun times! Music by the Dweebs, Brat Pack Radio and the Whitesidewalls!

Pond & Garden Tour

Saturday, July 13

CrazZee Daze

Thursday, July 25

13th Annual Durand Dazzle Day Saturday, November 30

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C A L E N D A R june 8 Wine and Cheese by the Campfire - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Rain or shine, bring your bag chairs and enjoy music by The Pumps ($5) June 8-9 Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum - Open in Fountain City. Welcome all Scouts! Discount and refreshments for you this weekend Flea Market - Held next to the Hixton Antique Mall, Hixton, 8am. Antiques and collectibles! JUNE 9 Live Music: Steve & Doris Szydel - Kountry Klassics - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See june 10-15 Monthly Sale Week - Held at Kendra & Co., Fall Creek, 10am to 5pm. Kendra’s back with her antiques, primitives and simple goods! June 12 Music in the Park - Held at Yellowstone Trail Park, Thorp 6pm to 9pm June 12-16 Lake Martha Days - Held in Osseo. Music, food, carnival, talent show, car show, arts and crafts, horse pull, kiddie parade, pancake breakfast, grand parade Sunday at 12:30pm june 14 Friday Night Reunion - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Rain or shine, bring your bag chairs and enjoy music by Fab Five ($5) june 14-15 Shop Hop Bus Trip - Call The Calico Shoppe in downtown Eau Claire to pre-register. Two days of fun at eleven great quilt shops in Northwest Wisconsin! Main Street of Menomonie's SummerDaze - Held in Downtown Menomonie. Great fun for the whole family!

Family Fun With Norwegian Flair!

Lake Martha Days

c live musi At Suncrest Gardens Farm

June 12-16

+ 74 See Page 10


live musi c At Fanny Hill See Page 27

FRI, JUNE 7 6:30pm

Open Mic

WED, JUNE 12 MISS OSSEO PAGEANT 6:30pm Pre-Pageant (OFHS Auditorium) 7pm Pageant (OFHS Auditorium)

Thursday Nig hts at When I'm Sixt y-Four See Page 20 + 21

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Sammy's Pub

(The 5th Quarter)

in Eau claire Find them on Facebook or call 715-831-5950 for the current schedule! See Page 26


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THUR, JUNE 13 6pm 7pm 7:30pm

FAMILY NIGHT • DOWNTOWN Pizza Served Little Mr. and Miss Contest Talent Show (Entertainment & Sound by Audio Adrenaline)

FRI, JUNE 14 4pm to 6pm 5pm to 9pm 9pm to 1am

DOWNTOWN Ole & Lena's Happy Hour Divided Highway (Beer Tent) Madison County back by popular demand!


Open Mic on s Wednesday Live Music s on Saturday

June 7 ly 25 July 5 & 6 • Ju 30 & 31 g Au • 3 Aug 2 & t de Paul at St Vincen See page 68

MILLER NIGHT AT MERCHANT'S FIELD Osseo Merchants vs Eau Claire Bears

SAT, JUNE 15 9am 9am to 3pm 10am to 2pm 11am

12pm to 5pm

Fireworks Over Lake Martha Lutefisk Triathalon & 5K Run/Walk (Stoddard Park) 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Show (Central Park) Blast from the Past Car Show (25th Year!) w/ DJ Tim "Hot Dog" Michels (Downtown) John Vold Memorial Horse Pull - 3 Classes (Osseo Rod & Gun Club • South of Osseo on Hwy 53) Dart Tournament (Downtown)

kid zone in central park 1pm 1:30pm 3pm

Kiddie Parade Kids Entertainment Play "Cinderella Goes Disco" by OACT Kiddie Tractor Pull (Wisconsin Sanction)

10am to 2pm 2pm to 7pm 7pm to 12am 8pm to 1am

DJ Tim "Hot Dog" Michels (Downtown) Brian Bethke (Downtown) Crystal & The Commotion (Formally Sassy Magoo) (Downtown)

Sage In Concert (Downtown)

SUN, JUNE 16 8am to 11am 10am

Father's Day Pancake Breakfast (Under the Tent) Church Service (Central Park Stage)


Grand Parade on Main Street

Post Parade Post Parade

Bean Bag Tournament (Downtown • Bring A Partner) John Griggs - The Piano Man

live musi c

Friday thru Sunday... Spectrum Carnival • Beer Garden

See Page 19 + 24


In Downtown Eau Claire

Delicious Norwegian Food Including Lefse Busse Chicken, Brats And Much More!

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C A L E N D A R June 14-15 Stanley's P.R.C.A. Dodge Series Rodeo Days - Held at Chapman Park, Stanley. Rodeo, music, parade, carnival, softball tournaments and more

June 14 & 28 Spa Day at the Winery - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Call Jenn for reservations

Village Wide Thrift Sales - Held in Fall Creek. Great bargains!

PicKin' eau claire cHarlOtte'S berry Farm SEE PAGE 18


cain'S OrcHarD SEE PAGE 37

June 15 Nature Valley Grand Prix - Held in Menomonie. Professional bicycle racing along with great food, expo, stunt riders, amateur races, kid's fun race and much more! See back cover and page 63 Solstice on Grand Art Faire - Held at the Cook-Rutledge Mansion, Chippewa Falls, 9am to 5pm. Outdoor fine art fair, mansion tours and more. See page 48 June 16


GramPa Glenn'S OrGanic berrieS SEE PAGE 35

menOmOnie GOVin'S meatS n' berrieS SEE PAGE 63


June 16 Heritage Speaker Series Held at the Rassbach Heritage Museum, Menomonie, 1:30pm. "Internet Genealogy Getting Started with your Family Research" Father’s Day - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Bring Dad for some wine sampling!

June 14-16 Colfax FREE Fair - Held in Colfax. Free parking! Free admission! Free stage entertainment!

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FATHER'S DAY Live Music: North of Dixie Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See FATFAR: Frenchtown Annual Tube Float and Regatta Held on the Chippewa River Google it!

June 20-22 International Quilt Festival and Shop Hop Bus Trip - Call The Calico Shoppe in downtown Eau Claire to pre-register. Three days of fun at the festival and a visit to fourteen shops in Southeast Wisconsin! June 20-23 Fall Creek Lion’s Fun Fest Held in Fall Creek. Great food, games, live music and more June 21 Doo Da Day - Held at Danzinger Vineyards, Alma. Easy listening jazz, blues, rock and country! June 21-22 Menomonie Airfest and Autorama - Held at Menomonie Municipal Airport. Pancake breakfast, air show, auto show, radar run, kids' events, ladies pavilion and much more

enjoy music by Sly Joe and the Smooth Operators ($5) June 22-23 Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum - Open in Fountain City. Plan a get-together with friends or family. We have picnic tables so bring your lunch, visit and enjoy the view! June 23 Live Music: Mz Jude’s Musical Family & Friends Reunion Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See Pie and Ice Cream Social Held at Fall Creek Historical Museum in Randall Park, 12pm to 3pm June 26 Music in the Park: d-Boys Band - Held at Memorial Park, Durand, 6pm to 9pm June 27-30 Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Guild presents "Seussical the Musical"- Held at the State Theatre, downtown Eau Claire

June 22 Thorp Lion's Club Demolition Derby - Held at Northside Park, Thorp (Rain date: June 23)

June 29 "Horsepower For Veterans" Motorcycle Run and Fundraiser - Starts at Trinity Equestrian Center inEau Claire and ends up at Arcadia Memorial Park. Proceeds help fund Operation WE CARE!

Wine and Cheese by the Campfire - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Rain or shine, bring your bag chairs and

Stepping Stones Garden Tour - Held in Dunn County. Visit five beautiful gardens at your convenience!

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37th Annual Augusta Lion’s Club

2013 BEAN & BACON DAYS july 3 thru July 7

wednesday, july 3 • Mr. Bean & Miss Beanette Contest • Miss Augusta Pageant

thursday, july 4 • Fireworks at Dusk (Lake Eau Claire)

friday, july 5 • Charcoal Chicken & Food • Softball & Volleyball Tournaments • Burnout Competition • Flea Market & Craft Sale plus Art Show Used Book Sale & Food • Dance to the Music of “Shady Glenn” • Bush Brothers Fireworks Display at Dusk

Saturday, July 6 • Charcoal Chicken & Food • Flea Market & Craft Sale plus Art Show Used Book Sale & Food • Softball & Volleyball Tournaments • Patriotic Church Service • Treasure Hunt • Bush Brothers Kids’ Games • ATV Mud Race • Demolition Derby

C A L E N D A R June 29 Second Annual Stair Street Fun Walk - Held on Main Street, Alma, 9am. Great exercise, great history and a great fundraiser. Call Wings Over Alma Nature and Art Center for info! June 30 Live Music: Walter & Carolyn Craft - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See

July 4th Family Event - Held at Altoona City Park. DJ, games, food stands, live music and more. Fireworks at dusk at Cinder City Park

Sunday, July 7 City of Augusta 157 Year Anniversary!

July 4 FreedomFest Celebration Held at Wakanda Park, Menomonie. Live music, children's inflatables and games, food and craft vendors, run/walks, fireworks and so much more! Starts at 2pm. See back cover and page 59

• Community Church Service • Auto, Truck & Tractor Show • Lions’ Chicken Chicken Feed

• Lions’ Grand Parade (1:30pm) • Methodist Church Ice Cream Social

July 3 Fireworks Extravaganza & Music in the Park - Held at Northside Park, Thorp, 6pm to 11pm Music at 7pm. Fireworks at Dusk Back by popular demand... HGT Variety Band! July 3-6 Fourth of July Sales - Held at Art & Soul, Alma. Fantastic sales! July 3-7 Bean and Bacon Days - Held in Augusta. Music, food, fireworks, car show and more! Grand parade Sunday at 1:30pm July 4

FOURTH OF JULY! Fourth of July Family Fun Fair Held at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Carson Park, Eau Claire, 11am to 4pm. Games, activities, food, music, contests, ice cream, balloons and more. FREE! See page 23

Happy 4th of July From Chippewa Valley's Hidden Treasures

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Fireworks - Held in Carson Park, Eau Claire, 10pm Fireworks at Dusk - Held on Lake Eau Claire, Augusta Fireworks at Dusk - Held over Lake Wissota, Chippewa Falls

Live Music Suncrest Gardens Farm See page 74

May 31 Brian Bethke June 7 Jeff White 13 Mike Munson 21 Beef Slough Boys July 5 JayBee & The Honey 11 Jamin Barth 19 Al Julson & Larry Past 25 Blended Spirits 27` Community Barn Dance (Potluck) Manfort 8pm to 11pm August 2 Jeff White 8 Reineke and Lowery 22 Mike Munson 30 Small Potatoes September 6 Jeff White 20 Joe & Vicki Price 27 Beef Slough Boys

Sunday July 7th, 2013 Phoenix Park Pavilion ADMITTANCE

Downtown Eau Claire Wisconsin

FREE Operating Layouts • Model Train Swap Meet Toy Trains From Around The World Live Steam Demonstrations Local Railroad & Manufacturing History

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C A L E N D A R July 4-7 Open with vigor and doin' our thing - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. Live music on Sunday: Riverboat Randy/Dockside Dave. See Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum - Open in Fountain City. Celebrate the 4th with us! Special display this weekend... many vintage tractors from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and more! July 5 Doo Da Day - Held at Danzinger Vineyards, Alma. Easy listening jazz, blues, rock and country! First Fridays - Held in downtown Eau Claire. Participating businesses are open late with special events July 6 Wine and Cheese by the Campfire - Held at Munson


Bridge Winery, Withee. Rain or shine, bring your bag chairs and enjoy music by RoseWater Milk Hauling in the 50's and 60's - Held at Stanley Area Historical Museum, 1:30pm. Listen to tales! July 7 Steaming by The Water Train Show - Held at Phoenix Park Pavilion, downtown Eau Claire, 11am to 4pm. Operating layouts, demonstrations, local history and more! Buy, sell and swap! See page 11 & 22

JULY 10-14 Northern Wisconsin State Fair - Held in Chippewa Falls. Carnival, exhibitors, vendors, animals, grandstand shows and so much more!!! See pages 11 & 46

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Advertising Deadline Friday, July 19 Call Lori At 715-835-0611 Or Email


july 10 - October 15 Art Exhibition: "Shades of Grey" - Held at Wings Over Alma Nature and Art Center, Alma. Artist Reception on July 12th from 5pm to 7pm JULY 11 Ladies Night Out - Held throughout Menomonie, 3pm to 8pm. Great food, great shopping and great times!

july 15-20 Monthly Sale Week - Held at Kendra & Co., Fall Creek, 10am to 5pm. Kendra's back with her antiques, primitives and simple goods!

July 11-12 Sale-ing Along the Yellowstone Trail - Held in Owen-Withee. Citywide thrift sales!

July 18 Classic Car Show - Held at the Eleva Historical Museum, 5pm to 8pm. Everyone is welcome. Bring your car or bring your family and friends. Concessions, fun and good times!

july 11 - August 25 "Bingo: The Musical" - Held at Fanny Hill Dinner Theater, Eau Claire, Thursday thru Sunday, call for reservations

July 19 Doo Da Day - Held at Danzinger Vineyards, Alma. Easy listening jazz, blues, rock and country!

july 12 Cake and Ice Cream Social Held at Fall Creek Historical Museum in Randall Park, 6pm

july 19-27 Anniversary Sale - Held at The Calico Shop, downtown Eau Claire. Join us as we celebrate 20 wonderful years! Thank you for all your support. 20% OFF selected merchandise

july 12-14 Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Guild presents "The Elves and the Shoemaker"- Held at The Grand, downtown Eau Claire july 12, 18 & 26 Spa Day at the Winery - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Call Jenn for reservations july 13 Vintage Base Ball - Held at River Heights Elementary School, Menomonie, starting at 10am. Five games today! Admission... 2 bits! (25¢) Durand Area Pond and Garden Tour - Tickets at Memorial Park. Tour from 9:30am to 3pm Monthly Meat & Fish Truckload Sale - Held at Family Farms Market, Eleva. Lots of great deals on quality items! july 13-14 Flea Market - Held next to the Hixton Antique Mall, Hixton, 8am. Antiques and collectibles! July 14 Live Music: Mz Jude - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin'

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and Hobo Chefin’ Shorelunches. See

july 20 Wine and Cheese by the Campfire - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Rain or shine, bring your bag chairs and enjoy music by MoJo Lemon ($5) "Aquaculture Day" in Wisconsin! - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See 40th Annual Stockholm Art Fair - Held all day at Stockholm Park. Over one hundred artists gather from five states! July 20-21 Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum - Open in Fountain City. WISCONSIN'S BEST KEPT SECRET! Come and see the largest museum of its kind in the midwest... six museums in one! july 21 Live Music: Nick Foytik - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See

C A L E N D A R July 21 Heritage Speaker Series Held at the Rassbach Heritage Museum, Menomonie, 1:30pm. "Before and After Baseball: The Life of Alex Irwin"

July 28 Lion's Watermelon Festival Held at Chapman Park, Stanley. Flea market, charcoal chicken, car show, games, raffle, free watermelon and more!

Otter Lake Charcoal Chicken Dinner - Held at the Otter Lake day use park, Stanley, 11am to 5pm. Food, refreshments, raffles and music July 24 Music in the Park: Time and a Half Band - Held at Memorial Park, Durand, 6pm to 9pm July 25 Crazzee Daze - Held on Main Street and in Washington Square, Durand, 7am to 4pm. Bargains galore! July 28 Live Music: Walter & Carolyn Craft - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See


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FRi+sAT+sUn • AUGUsT 2+3+4 thru auguSt 25 "Bingo: The Musical" - Held at Fanny Hill Dinner Theater, Eau Claire, Thursday thru Sunday, call for reservations auguSt 1, 9, 15, 23 & 29 Spa Day at the Winery - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Call for Jenn reservations auguSt 1-2 Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Guild presents Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice"- Held at The Grand, Eau Claire

S T N E V E 2013

mEmoRiAL PARk + downTown • dURAnd, wi

OVER 12 BANDS OVER 3 DAYS! Lamont Cranston with bruce mcCabe • davina & The Vagabonds biscuit miller & The mix • Rev. Raven & The Chain smoking Altar boys Alex wilson • howard Luedtke & blue max • deepwater Reunion • mojo Lemon Altered Five • sparky & The wipers • Left wing bourbon • more TbA

CRAFT FAiR • moToRCyCLE show • 5k & 10k RUn/wALk... on sAT

Camping Available • Call 715-672-8770 For reservations Concessions On grounds • All Ages welcome • Sorry - no Pets

JUNE 8 Urban Living Tour AUGUST 3            

Family Night in the Park Phoenix Park SEPTEMBER 21 International Fall Festival Parade OCTOBER 31 Trick or Treating

MORE EVENTS WILL BE PLANNED! ‘Like’ us on Facebook to get updates!

DECEMBER 7 Christmastime in the City

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$5 At The Gate (Per Person)

Children Under 12 FREE


Outdoor Space $10 (Per Vendor) Plus Admission

Car Corral

“For Sale” Cars $10 (Per Car) Plus Admission


at 3pm For Show Vehicles 1980 and Older 30 Chances for $30

august 2 Cake and Ice Cream Social Held at Fall Creek Historical Museum in Randall Park, 6pm. Bring whatever you collect to show and tell! Badger State Dirt Flingers MiniRod Pull - Held at Chapman Park, Stanley. Starts at 7pm First Fridays - Held in downtown Eau Claire. Participating businesses are open late with special events August 2-4 Sixth Annual Blues on the Chippewa - Held in Memorial Park. Over twelve bands over three days! Great music, car cruise, motorcycle show, craft fair, 5K and 10K run/walk and much more! See page 13 & 70

• Outdoor Mass (4:30pm) • Freewill Picnic Supper • Bonfire

r a f f le es! cash priz

Sunday, August 11

• Car Show (8am to 3:30pm) • Polka Mass (10am) • Chicken Dinner (11am to 2pm) • Live Entertainment Seeger Boys (12pm to 3pm) Pure BS (3pm to 5pm) • Childrens’ Games • Silent Auction • Bingo • Outdoor Food & Beer Garden • And Much More!

St. James the Greater 11th & Marshall (2502 11st Street)

On The West Side Of Eau Claire

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august 9 Friday Night By the Campfire Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Rain or shine, bring your bag chairs and enjoy free music by Lightborne & Hill Doo Da Day - Held at Danzinger Vineyards, Alma. Easy listening jazz, blues, rock and country!

August 3 Summer Fest's Family Night In The Park - Held at Phoenix Park, downtown Eau Claire Chalkfest - Held in Wilson Park, downtown Eau Claire. Talented artists converge to create giant chalk murals on the sidewalks Wine and Cheese by the Campfire - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Rain or shine, bring your bag chairs and enjoy music by Howard Luedtke with Blue Max ($5)

Saturday, August 10

AUGUST 8-11 U.S. Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship - Held at the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp, Eau Claire. Elite carvers from all over the world! Don't miss it! See page 23

August 3-4 Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum Open in Fountain City. Stay the weekend in Fountain City. We have some of the most unique places to stay and the best eating establishments in the country! August 4 Indianhead Swap Meet and Car Show - Held at Northern Wisconsin Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls, 7am to 5pm. Over 700 show cars, food and refreshments Live Music: The DitchLilies Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See

AUGUST 9-10 Ashley for the Arts - Held at Memorial Park, Arcadia. Live music, art exhibits, hot air balloons, car show, fireworks and much more. See front cover and page 36 Sale-ing Along the Yellowstone Trail - Held in Stanley. City-wide thrift sales, merchant specials and sidewalk sales, lunch on Friday at Soo Park! August 9-11 Pure Water Days - Held in Chippewa Falls. Sporting events, kids' games, parades, lots of entertainment and fireworks! august 10 Pure Water Days Duck Splash Festival & Raffle - Held at Marshall Field, Chippewa Falls. Live music, games, prizes, giant inflatables, lots of food, beer tent, flea market and more! See page 45 & 47 Flea Market - Held at Picket Fence Antiques, Chippewa Falls. Lots of treasures!

C A L E N D A R august 10 Chippewa Valley Sustainable Future Festival - Held at the Eau Claire Expo Center, Eau Claire. Speakers, kids' activities, gardening and much more

August 16-21 Annual Yard Sale - Held at The Calico Shop, downtown Eau Claire. Hundreds of one yard pieces, only $5 each. Shop early for best selection!

Vintage Base Ball - Held at River Heights Elementary School, Menomonie, 1pm. Admission... 2 bits! (25¢)

Annual Quilt Sale - Held at The Calico Shop, downtown Eau Claire. Many samples to choose from. Table runners to bed size quilts... some finished and some in need of a loving quilter's hand. Shop early for best selection!

Monthly Meat & Fish Truckload Sale - Held at Family Farms Market, Eleva. Lots of great deals on quality items! Town of Edson Reunion - Held at Stanley Area Historical Museum, 1:30pm. Folksingers Jerry Way and Amanda Tanzer provide historical music! American Cancer Society Relay for Life - Held at Chapman Park, Stanley august 10-11 Summerfest - Held at St. James the Greater Parish, Eau Claire. Affordable family fun including live entertainment, kids' games, car show, chicken dinner, polka mass, bingo, silent auction, beer garden and much more! See page 14 & 26 Flea Market - Held next to the Hixton Antique Mall, Hixton, 8am. Antiques and collectibles! August 11 Live Music: Davey J - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See august 12-17 Monthly Sale Week - Held at Kendra & Co., Fall Creek, 10am to 5pm. Kendra's back with her antiques, primitives and simple goods! august 16-18 15th Annual Buffalo River Valley Bluegrass Gospel Festival - Held in Mondovi. Three days of fabulous music, workshops, childrens' activities, food, camping and much more!

15th Annual

Buffalo River Valley Mostly Bluegrass All Gospel Festival august 16-18, 2013

listen to the sounds of... The King’s Countrymen • Forest Ridge Stringsmiths • Past Times Alan Sibley and The Magnolia Ramblers

Bluegrass Workshops • Open Stage Parking Lot Pickin’ • Children’s Activities Concessions • Camping Available

Summer Clearance Sale - Held at The Purple Petunia, downtown Eau Claire. UP TO 40% OFF, includes all ladies' apparel, Switchflops, garden decor and more

Shady Lane Acres

Mondovi, WIsconsin Just ¼ Mile East of State Highway 10 & 37 Intersection

For Info Call 715-926-5854

August 17 Customer Appreciation Day Held at the Eau Claire Farmer's Market, Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire, 8am to 1pm. Market specials and drawings! Wine and Cheese by the Campfire - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Rain or shine, bring your bag chairs and enjoy music by Deep Water Reunion ($5) August 17-18 Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum - Open in Fountain City. The summer is almost done so come and visit us now! Bring a picnic lunch, stay the whole day and enjoy the most spectacular scenic view of the Mississippi River Valley! seven themed weekends August 17 - September 29 Plus Labor Day and Festival Friday September 27th! Minnesota Renaissance Festival - Held in Shakopee, MN. Live armored jousting, 16 stages of entertainment, 250 artisan booths, food, drinks and more! See inside back cover august 18 Live Music: Magic Mama - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See

New Date This Year! The festival IS STRICTLY FAMILY ORIENTED! No alcohol or illicit drugs are allowed on the festival grounds. Pets are allowed leashed and under control.

antiques & Collectibles checklist

Chippewa Falls

o Picket Fence Antiques o Gently Kissed Treasures*


fall creek

o Kendra & Co.*


o Colfax Arts & Antique Mall o The Blue Butterfly

o Miller's Antiques o Hixton School House o Cobblestone Cottage

Eau Claire


o Antique Emporium o Eclectica On Grand o River Trader Antiques o Greater Midwest Mercantile o Dell's Architectural Antiques o When I'm Sixty-Four* o Molly's Mercantile*


o Town & Country Antiques o Glass From The Past* o OTH Antiques o Triangle Art & Antiques o Brickhouse Antiques


o Rustic Resale* o Country Floral*

o Schultz's Country Barn* *Retail store with a smaller variety of antiques and collectibles. * Retail store with a smaller variety of antiques Summer Fun 2013 | | Calendar of Events | 15

10th Annual


August 24 & 25, 2013

Mill Yard Park in Cornell, WI Along the Beautiful Chippewa River!

FREE ADMISSION! Visit Pre-1840 Fur Trading and Civil War Camps & Artillery Mary Todd & Abe Lincoln on Sunday! We Invite You To Join Us In "Bringing the Past into the Present"

Enjoy Shopping Our Large Flea Market, Craft Fair & Bountiful Farmer's Market ! ($25 Per Space For Weekend)

CAR SHOW Saturday: 10am to 2pm Sponsored by the Bad Habit Car Club

Prize Drawings & Silent Auction Both Days! Many Period Games & Historical Demonstrations Sunday: 9:30am Worship Service Circuit Preacher, Greg Sima Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 7:30am to 1:30pm Lunch: Saturday & Sunday For More Information Sandra Gilbert: 715-313-4101 Peggy Float: 715-202-0919 Flea Market Info ONLY Wayne Meyer at 715-239-3620

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C A L E N D A R august 18 Heritage Speaker Series Held at the Rassbach Heritage Museum, Menomonie,1:30pm. "UFO Wisconsin: Watch the Sky" Speaker: Chad Lewis August 21 Vintage Base Ball - Blue Caps vs WEAU-TV - Held in Wakanda Park, Menomonie, 6pm. (Cost $6). Fundraiser for Dunn County Historical Society! Music at the Pool - Held at Thorp Aquatic Facility, Thorp 6pm to 9pm. Bring a nonperishable food donation for free admission august 23 Doo Da Day - Held at Danzinger Vineyards, Alma. Easy listening jazz, blues, rock and country! August 24 13th Annual Downsville Day Held in Downsville. A day of fun and celebration! 6th Annual Chippewa Valley Annual Farm-City Day - Held at Five Star Dairy, Elk Mound. Guided wagon farm tours, educational displays and more August 24-25 Chippewa River Rendezvous Held at Mill Yard Park in Cornell. "Bringing the Past into the Present." Enjoy displays from pre-1840 fur trading and Civil War camps to modern day crafters and farmer's market. Visit with Mary Todd and Abe Lincoln on Sunday! Festival in the Pines - Held at Carson Park, Eau Claire. Quality arts and crafts, great food, live performances, games, rides and more August 25 Live Music: Cooker John - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. See

August 25 Alma Rod & Gun Club Draft Horse Pull - Held at the Rod and Gun Club, Alma August 27 'Lil Buckshot Run - Held in Carson Park, Eau Claire. 2 mile race, register at 5pm. (For those who can not attend Saturday) August 28 Music in the Park: The Whitesidewalls Rock 'n Roll Review Held at Memorial Park, Durand, 6pm to 9pm. Enjoy live music and also delicious food at Taste of Durand! Shopping specials all day in town! august 31 Wine and Cheese by the Campfire - Held at Munson Bridge Winery, Withee. Rain or shine, bring your bag chairs and enjoy music by "Front Porch Swing. ($5) Enjoy fireworks too! Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run Held in Carson Park, Eau Claire. Fun for the whole family and serious runners! Fourth Annual Grape Stomp Held at Danzinger Vineyards, Alma. I Love Lucy Look-A-Like Contest, tours and more! Don't miss it! August 31 - September 2 Open with vigor and doin' our thing - Held at The Bullfrog Fish Farm, south of Menomonie and west of Eau Claire. Enjoy Pondside Fishin' and Hobo Chefin' Shorelunches. Live music on Sunday: Mz Jude. See Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum Open in Fountain City. Enjoy a tour of the museum. Special... bluegrass music by Cedar Valley, 1pm on Monday, bring your own lawn chairs! Remember to visit the Lion's Club Farm Fest for good food, music and fun on Saturday and Sunday

Please call ahead before you venture out. Dates and times are subject to change!

say Cheese please! By Charlie schaaf

For over ten years, Hidden Treasures has shared the unique foods found in the Chippewa Valley with readers across the midwest. We have enjoyed tasty brats and spicy chili. Delicious wine has graced our palette along with chocolates so rich and fine that caused us to burn our calorie cards! Wonderful foods from wonderful people who have become your friends. AND, THEN THERE IS THE CHEESE!

Cheese... With A CApitAl C! Wisconsin has been known as the DAIRY STATE for decades. Our cheese makers are up there in the cheesy stratosphere with the very best and are indeed becoming world famous! Certain flavors and types have even originated here (Colby, for example). Wisconsin's award winning cheeses include Guoda, Colby, Parmesan and many more. And don't forget the cheese curds! 2013 UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST

These cheeses are as fine and enjoyable as any and absolutely deserve to be Holland's Family CHeese • tHorp discovered and enjoyed by all. Making cheese, Marieke® Gouda Mature (6-9 Months) ice creams and other ALSO... BEST OF CLASS • Gouda Foenegreek, luscious dairy delights Belegen, & Smoked Belegen like these is truly a SECOND PLACE • Thorp Cheese + More! gift and a commitment that needs our thanks! la Grander's CHeese • stanley FIRST RUNNER UP • Monetery Jack Check out our list and when you visit one of eaU Galle CHeese • dUrand these great cheese shops... FIRST PLACE • Parmesan sample their cheeses and THIRD PLACE • Asiago discover the awesome tastes you will find! JUST SAY "CHEESE PLEASE!"

tHe Grand CHampion!

These cheese producers have been entering and winning competitions for years... these are just some of the latest wins. You can visit their websites for more information.


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Farmhouse Cafe See Page 67 

Brewed Awakenings See Page 67 


Corral Bar & Riverside Grill See Page 70 

Eau Galle Cheese Factory See Page 69  

Panther Drive-In See Page 69 

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Chippewa Valley Museum Ice Cream Parlor See Page 23 


Schultz's Country Barn See Page 41 

GinGerBread Jersey CHeese • aUGUsta

2011 • White Cheese Curds • Gold Medal in the World Jersey Cheese Contest 2011 • Dill & Garlic Cheese Curds• Gold Medal in the World Jersey Cheese Contest

Family Farms Market See Page 40 

MenoMonie Legacy Chocolates See Page 60 


LaGrander's Hillside Dairy See Page 53 

Alberta May's Restaurant See Page 52 


Country Floral See Page 55 

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Eau Claire Wisconsin


Sacred Heart Hospital.................. G-5 Luther Hospital................................ F-6 Tourist Information......................... F-6 Carson Park....................................... F-5 Owen Park......................................... G-6 Downtown......................................... F-6 Water Street..................................... G-6 Chippewa Valley Museum........... F-5 Paul Bunyan Logging Camp........ F-5 Eau Claire Children’s Museum.... F-6 Model Trains Classics, LLC........... F-6 18 | Eau Claire Map | | Summer Fun 2013






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Sporting & Collector Knives

715-832-0075 403 S Barstow St Downtown Eau Claire

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Area’s Largest Shop Since 1981

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306 Main St • Eau Claire • 715-832-2494 Monday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm

SATURdAYS... Music, Art and Food Share Booths

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The Calico Shoppe and The Purple Petunia Two Downtown Destinations Not To Be Missed! By Charlie Schaaf

These two wonderful shops nestle side by side on Eau Claire's South Barstow Street. The Calico Shoppe is THE place to go for all your fabrics, quilting supplies, patterns, books and best-of-all, wonderful ideas. You can find everything you need to make not just a quilt, but a MEMORY! The selection is awesome (over 3000 bolts!) and the warm greeting genuine. But if sewing is not your thing, swing into one of Eau Claire's most charming gift shops. And its just next door! THE PURPLE PETUNIA is a feast for the senses! It is filled with the fragrance of candles and beautiful apparel and accessories including scarves, charms and handmade clay jewelry. There's also a tasty selection of soups, dips and cool freeze drink mixes along with a fun collection of home and garden accents. It is a shop as bright 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! and cheery as its name!


In June join owners Dan and Lynn and their friendly staff in celebrating The Calico Shoppe’s 20th Annniersary. Plan a visit, bring your creativity and come see what’s new for summer!

At The Calico Shop JUNE 14-15 Shop Hop Bus Trip

JUNE 20-22 International Quilt Festival and Shop Hop Bus Trip JULY 19-27 Anniversary Sale AUGUST 16-21 Annual Yard Sale & Annual Quilt Sale

At The Purple Petunia AUGUST 16-21 Summer Clearance Sale

Open Air Festival of the Arts


BuS tRiPS SiGn uP noW! JUNE 14 -15

Upscale Dining In A Casual Pub Atmosphere Featuring Premium Steak And The Area’s Freshest Seafood

415 S Barstow St Downtown Eau Claire

715-835-6621 Tues thru Sat Open at 4:00pm

WiQSh The Great Northwest Shop Hop $135 PP DBL OCC

JUNE 20-21-22 WiQSh SE WI & Chicago Quilt Festival $199 PP DBL OCC

SePteMBeR 7 Quilt expo 2013 Day Trip to Madison, WI $39 • Includes Admission

Eau Claire's Most Complete Quilt Shop JULY 19-27 • ANNIVERSARY SALE! Second Annual

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In The Heart Of The City Come to the four-downtown districts to shop, eat and have a little fun! South Barstow Street construction is proposed to begin May 28th and finish up August 16th. We’ve got a lot of fun planned in the meantime! The Urban Living Tour Is Back! Take a peek inside the unique apartments and homes that are in downtown Eau Claire. The award-winning self-guided tour was last hosted by DECI (Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.) in 2011, and this year there will be five to six properties to see. The Urban Living Tour is JUNE 8TH from 9am to 4pm. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at each property, and also at the DECI booth at the Open Air Festival of the Arts in Phoenix Park. This Year Summer Fest Will Just Feature Family Night In The Park! Come for games, a movie and other family fun in Phoenix Park on AUGUST 3RD! Check for updates and sign up for our newsletter! “Like” us on Facebook to find out what’s happening!

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire Downtown Eau Claire is alive with 30 LARGER-THAN-LIFE sculptures by national and international artists. Some are bronze, some are marble, some are steel and all are AMAZING! Pick up a ballot in one of the boxes along the way and start your walking tour today! This year the sculptures are located on North Barstow Street, Water Street and the Mayo Clinic Health System Campus.


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Downtown Eau Claire’s Unique Gift Shop! Ladies Apparel & Accessories "Oh My Gauze"

new Summer colors & Styles

Leather Ballet Flats Switch Flops eau claire T-Shirts & Sweatshirts Fun Home & Garden decor 216 S Barstow St • Eau Claire • 715-834-8400 • Mon-Fri: 10-5 • Thurs 'til 8 • Sat: 10-4



beatles memorabilia Art • Jewelry • Candles + more open mic on Thursday nights

128 S Barstow St • Eau Claire • 715-503-4395 Mon-Tues-Wed 12-8 • Thurs-Fri-Sat 12-10 • Sun 12-6

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Model Train Classics, LLC...

Where Model and Toy Trains Rule! Model Train Classics, LLC... located at 306 South Barstow is truly a place for the child in all of us! It is an old fashioned kind of shop where model trains are bought, sold, fixed and... run! And we do mean run! There are operating train layouts alive with the magical sounds of trains. But it is not just a shop selling new trains.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 11am to 4pm FREE ADMITTANCE

PHOENIX PARK PAVILION DOWNTOWN EAU CLAIRE This unique and very family oriented event is a FREE ADMITTANCE family expo designed to call attention to the importance of trains, logging and early transportation efforts in the Chippewa Valley! It is also a MODEL AND TOY TRAIN SHOW... with operating toy trains, wonderful vintage trains and many hands on opportunities! Lionel trains will be highlighted! There will also be ANTIQUE CARS, a FIX IT CLINIC for toy and model trains and much more! The PHOENIX LOG LOADER will also be featured... with the hope of securing a FULL SIZE "log loader" for a future expo! For Information Contact Charlie Schaaf • 715-838-8858 MODEL TRAIN CLASSICS, LLC

Model Train Classics, LLC is also a mini-museum simply crammed with significant examples of historic toy trains. You'll find Marx, Lionel, Hornby, Hafner and many more! Many up to 100 years old! The downtown location is a real plus... and the shop is a favorite family destination! This summer, gather up the kids, maybe some friends and visit the "TRAIN SHOP" and feel your imaginations soar!

SEE YOU AT THE STATION! Northwest Wisconsin’s premier Model Railway Shop and Toy Train Museum invites you to rediscover the magic of Lionel, Marx & American Flyer plus new & pre-owned HO, O, N, and G scale trains from around the world!

Model Train Classics, LLC 306 S Barstow Street • Eau Claire, WI 54701


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21st annual Fourth of July

Family Fun Fair

thursday, July 4th • 11am to 4 pm

US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship

AUGUST 8-11 Free Admission Day on Thursday. Elite carvers from Austria, Australia, Germany, Japan and the United States will be competing for prizes to be awarded Sunday afternoon and then auctioned off! They also carve a smaller piece for the Friday Night Social. Guest carvers creating art daily! Bill Jamerson will entertain with logging songs and stories on Saturday and Sunday!

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

From carriage and pony rides to brass bands, brats and bubble gum blowing, the CHIPPEWA VALLEY MUSEUM (CVM) will be FUN CENTRAL this Fourth of July. Our most popular community day event of the year combines such traditional favorites as wool spinning, spelling bees and live entertainment along with historic and cultural activities for the whole family. Enjoy music by the Eau Claire Municipal Band, cake walks, carnival games and patriotic speeches. They'll have plenty of food on hand too! Discover the ice cream parlor, located in the museum and enjoy an old-fashioned soda fountain treat! General admission is free with tickets for food and carnival games available for purchase. All proceeds support community programming and educational services at CVM.

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Hosted by Tangled Up in Hue, the Artist Market of Eau Claire came to fruition because of the undeniable abundance of artistic talent in the Chippewa Valley. After surveying both artists and the public, owners Jamie Kyser and Erin Roesler realized that the community would benefit from an event dedicated to promoting both local art and the economy. Every Other Saturday in Phoenix Park from 7:30am to 1pm June 1 & 15 • July 13 & 27 • August 10 & 24 September 7 & 21 • October 5 & 19 The Artist Market is a juried event open to the public and anyone residing in the Chippewa Valley is welcome to apply. Applications can be found at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, email or call 715-855-0090.

Tuesday Night Blu es TUESDAY NIG HTS Owen Park May 28 thru Au gust 7

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Charming & Cozy Meeting Space FOR RENT A PLACE FOr... Workshops • Meetings Book Clubs • Crafters ribbon Cuttings Day retreats Open Houses art exhibits Marketplace & More

914 Porter Ave Downtown Eau Claire To Schedule your Event Call 715.831.1633

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Just a stroll across the bridge from downtown!

WEST GRAND AVENUE Eau Claire is a town of neighborhoods, and one of the best is the collection

Collecting the Past Buy•Sell•Trade

of truly "neighborly" shops found on

121 Maple St Eau Claire 715-834-8872

West Grand Avenue! If you're looking for excellent food, exquisite jewelry, wonderful gifts and much more... this is the place. And don’t forget about the Grand Little Theatre... it’s home to the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild.

Dell’s Architectural Antiques

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Molly’s Mercantile

We feel that we have the complete offering when it comes to product lines in this market.

St. James the Greater Catholic Church

2013 Summerfest Affordable Family Fun! By Charlie Schaaf

Enjoy a cup of our flavored coffee! Create a warm mood in your home with a soy candle and a variety of melts. Old screen doors, windows and barn boards... a great accent to any garden. Dress up for spring and summer with florals and greens. Linens... Just added four new ones! Cupboards and shelves. Is it time to add a piece or two?

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2807 E Hamilton Ave • Eau Claire, WI • 715-839-8535 Mon thru Fri 10-6 • Sat 10-5 • Sun 12-4 • email:

August 10th and 11th sees the return of SUMMERFEST to St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Eau Claire... and what a return it is! Two big days absolutely packed with family fun! Saturday features an outdoor mass at 4:30pm, followed by a light picnic supper and family fun that includes a bonfire and sing-a-longs! While Sunday shines with the excitement of a car show, polka mass, childrens' games, outdoor grill, an old-fashioned beer garden, silent auction, bingo... and so much more! Plus... from 11am 'till 2pm you can enjoy their famous Sunday country dinner featuring delicious chicken, new potatoes, corn on the cob, salad, rutabagas, rolls and desserts! And... there's wonderful live entertainment from Noon 'till 5pm. It's a Summerfest tradition not to be missed and we hope to see you there. I can taste the rutabagas now! For more information visit or call 715-835-5887. (See page 14)


At Oakwood Mall Between Scheels and Macy's

Fresh Vegetables • Fruits • Herbs • Honey • Eggs Bakery • Flowers • Berries • Domestic Meats Pickles • Yard & Garden • & More! Later: Squash • Pumpkins • Corn Shocks • Gourds • Apples

saturday, august 17 Customer Appreciation Day (Market Specials & Drawings)

Watch For Our Harvest Festival in Fall

LOTS OF CONVENIENT PARKING! Elderly & Disabled Carside Service!

(Market Specials & Food Ideas)

OPEN: June 15 to October 26 Tuesday and Saturday: 8am to 2pm

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Here & There In Eau Claire It’s A Family Tradition! Every family has its spicy little secrets. We spread ours all over town!

Come On Over! try our broasteD chicken

Live Music See Page 7

2823 London Rd • Eau Claire

715-831-1300 Sammy's pub 5th quarter

(Located in Back of Sammy’s Pizza)


Here & There In Eau Claire Pick Your Own raspberries and blueberries!

Summer Summer Deck Deck Entertainment Entertainment JUNE 2 John Nielsen 3 Open Mic 5 Matt Wahl 9 Tom Brill 10 Open Mic 12 Two Rivers 16 Al & Larry 17 Open Mic 19 John Nielsen 23 Tom Brill 24 Open Mic 26 Howard Luedtke 30 Gator

JULY 3 Two Rivers 7 Sarah Krueger 8 Open Mic 10 Tom Brill 14 Al & Larry 15 Open Mic 17 Matt Wahl 21 Tom Brill 22 Open Mic 24 Howard Luedtke 28 Gator 29 Open Mic 31 Matt Wahl

AUGUST 4 Tom Brill 5 Open Mic 7 Rob, Dave & Steve 11 Paul Bonstrom 12 Open Mic 14 Howard Luedtke 18 Al & Larry 19 Open Mic 21 Gator 25 Tom Brill 26 Open Mic 28 John Nielsen 29 Matt Wahl

5:30pm to 8:30pm Performers are subject to change

Eau Claire, WI

You don’t have to drive very far to enjoy this local favorite! Picking your own berries is a healthy way to start off your summer in the Chippewa Valley. At Charlotte's Berry Farm you’ll find acres of berries nestled in the gently rolling hills. Enjoy picking raspberries in June and blueberries in July and August. Be sure to stop back in fall to pick from their fresh crop of delicious FALL raspberries. Before you head out, enjoy a stroll through LaVern’s beautiful flower garden. See page 18 for more information.

Make the most of yourself,

for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

WANTED Your Old Photos Or Interesting Stories For The Spring Issue Of CV Hidden Treasures!

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spreading The Cheer... One Carol At A Time On A Tuesday Before Christmas!


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For more info...

Discover the Lake Road Trail in Altoona!

Call Lori at 715-835-0611 or email

Altoona City Hall • 715-839-6092


Christmas Trees

Cut your Own Fraser & Spruce

The Workshop

Antique Christmas Display Wreaths • Kissing Balls • Garland Sleigh Bells • Beeswax Candles Novelties • And More

John & Lori Schmidt • 400 Sunday Drive • Altoona, WI • 715-835-0611 28 | Altoona • Highway 12 | | Summer Fun 2013

The Enchanted Pines

A Place For Families To Have Fun!

Altoona's Cinder City Days • June 6-9 Cinder City Days marks the beginning of summer for lots of people in Altoona. From carnivals and live music to ball tournaments and delicious chicken dinners... it's just small town fun! On Saturday enjoy the Doll and Pet Parade at 11am and the Big Parade at 1pm. Finish off the weekend with a visit to the car show over in the park on 10th Street.

Ski Sprites... We Ski For You!

Northside service Professional Automobile Repairs

John Moldenhauer Great Service Knowledgeable Mechanics


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Graphic Design With Personality By Lori Schmidt 715-835-0611 During the summer months enjoy a water ski show performed by the Eau Claire Ski Sprites. Shows will begin on Sunday, June 5th at 6:30pm and continue every Sunday and Wednesday at 6:30pm through Labor Day. The Ski Sprites are hosting a two day celebration on Labor Day weekend to honor a 53 year tradition of skiing in the Chippewa Valley. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Are you interested in joining the Ski Sprites? Find out more at or call Vickie at 715-832-2750 Directions to the Beach... Take US HWY 53 north, exit at River Prairie Drive (Exit #89) and turn right (east), turn right at yield sign onto 10th Street West, turn left onto Lake Road, then left onto Park Road and left again onto Beach Road to the park entrance. Watch for signs and remember to purchase your Eau Claire County parking pass.

Newsletters Flyers Brochures Posters Business Cards Letterheads Post Cards Invitations Logos T-Shirts Jackets Hats And More!

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Beaver Creek Butterfly House

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Walk among and interact with a variety of native Wisconsin butterflies in the Butterfly House at Beaver Creek Reserve. Don't be surprised if you discover that a butterfly has gently landed on your shoulder or arm! The season is short, but intense, and the species in the house change frequently as the local butterfly population changes. Each year is different as well, depending upon how the local butterfly populations are doing. Many of the plants in the house are native to Wisconsin, or are common garden varieties: all suitable as caterpillar food or nectar... it's a natural environment! Their season ends by releasing all the butterflies in an event that is open to all. openS in JULy • cALL for HoUrS

JuNE 14-15 Village Wide thrift sales

JuNE 20-23 Fall Creek Lion ’s Fun Fest

FAll CREEK historical Museum

Built in historic randall Park on Highway 12, the museum houses many items relating to the history of Fall Creek... including the old jail which dates from before 1906. A smaller building features old time kitchen and wash house artifacts.

Friday, July 12 6pm to 8pm

SATurDAyS & SuNDAyS 1PM TO 4PM Tours Available Anytime By Appointment 715-877-2850

Connecting People With Nature S1 cty rd k • fall creek • 715-877-2212

PIE & ICE CrEAM SOCIAL Sunday, June 23 12pm to 3pm During the Parade

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Walk-in admission is included in the Beaver Creek entrance and trail fee. Donations are appreciated to help maintain the butterfly house.

CAKE & ICE CrEAM SOCIAL Friday, June 7 6pm to 8pm

CAKE & ICE CrEAM SOCIAL Friday, August 2 6pm to 8pm Bring whatever you collect to show and tell!

BiG fAlls County pArK Big Falls is located on the Eau Claire River just north of Fall Creek. It's a favorite swimming (at your own risk), fishing and picnicking spot for both young and old. The water cascades over granite rock providing a peaceful but exciting place for you to enjoy a warm sunshiny day! Remember to bring money for parking.

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It's candy central At Weaver’s In Fall Creek! The great things about Weaver’s is that even though it is a “bulk” food store, all of their products are available in “normal” sizes and don’t have to be purchased in huge quantities. When you approach the middle aisle of the store, you will find what can only be described as the most glorious candy display you’ve ever seen. Let your child pick out a fun treat, find a special candy from your childhood or just have a great time browsing the aisles. Weaver’s has the most unique items; many you’ve never seen before! Recently I spotted grapefruit gummy bears, gummy cheesecake and gummy chicken feet (all sugar, no actual chicken used, just for fun!) The candy-coated chocolate covered sunflower seeds would look great in a candy dish or even stirred into cookie dough or as a cake decoration. If you’re looking for nostalgia, Weaver’s has candy that represents just about every decade! An assortment of oldtime candy makes a great gift for that difficult-to-buy-for person. You will find everything from circus peanuts and

candy necklaces to French burnt peanuts, Necco wafers and old-fashioned lemon drops. And the cashew crunch - one of Weaver’s signature items! Think peanut brittle but softer, wonderfully buttery, made with cashews instead of peanuts, and absolutely mouth-watering. There are enough chocolate items to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Chocolate-covered fruits (a favorite!), chocolate-covered coffee beans (these make a great hostess gift!), chocolate with coconut, with nuts, with maple, with mint... with anything you can dream up. If you are looking for sugar-free candy items, you'll love the selection of both chocolate, and fruity items. And licorice, oh my! Licorice whips, licorice laces and licorice pieces in many unique fruity flavors plus a great assortment of the dark stuff for all the black-licorice lovers in your life.

Weaver’s is one of the best-kept secrets in the Chippewa Valley! HOPE TO See you in the candy isle!

Order Your Fresh Fruit From Weavers! Sweet Cherries • Blueberries • Peaches • Pears

Kendra & Co. Primitives • Country Antiques Rusty Junk

2013 monthly sale dates

take a step back in time!

Bulk Foods galore!

(We are only open one week each month)

Huge Selection Of Gluten-Free Items!

May 6-11 • June 10-15 • July 15-20 Aug 12-17 • Sept 9-14 • Oct 7-12

Exotic & Traditional Spices • Pastas Whole Grains • Dried Fruits & Nuts • Pie Fillings WI Cheeses • Pennsylvania Dutch Meats Frozen Fruits, Vegetables & Home Raised Chickens Frozen Doughs • Regular & Organic Milk Regular & Sugar-Free Candies • Coffee Homemade Soaps • Rada Cutlery • Housewares Coffee Beans • Electric or Hand Crank Grain Mills

Monday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm E13502 Cty Rd AF Fall Creek, WI

715-214-8173 Take Hwy 12 one mile past Fall Creek and turn right at Weaver's Country Store onto Green Meadow Rd. Turn right on Cty Rd AF, we're the first farm on the right. Watch for signs!

1 Mile East of Fall Creek or 8 Miles West of Augusta on Highway 12

715-877-2020 Now Available...

Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm • Sat 8:30am-5pm • Closed Sundays

Wonder Mills Maintenance Free Locally Crafted Polywood Lawn Furniture

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BeAN & BACON DAYs PArADe A Parade Not to Be missed!

Only a twenty minute drive from Eau Claire, east on Highway 12, you’ll find the small charming community of Augusta. It’s home to the Amish, great shops, homestyle restaurants, the Henning Art Gallery and Sleigh & Carriage Museum and the Dells Mill Water Powered Museum. Discover Coon Fork Park, Harstad Park and Lake Eau Claire Park... all nestled near Augusta where you’ll enjoy plenty of opportunity to boat, fish, hunt and camp.

AND we meAN It!!! This spectacular parade has been around since 1976 and it just keeps getting better! Carol Peuse and her husband Bob took over the organizing in 1984 and helped it grow... to between 100 - 125 units expected again this year. Now these are "some" units! There will be floats, antique cars, patriotic color guards and lots of horses Oh, and you will definitely hear each unit’s very special story, because there are four announcing stands... telling it like it is! And what "it" is... is a parade in celebration of Augusta's community spirit and pride. This parade draws thousands and begins sharply Sunday, July 7th at 1:30pm. You need to be there! And if you happen to bump into Carol, say... "THANkS!"

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Parade on S unday For Parade In formation... Call Carol at 715-286-5013




Starts and ends at the Hide-A-Way Bar in Augusta. Walk, run or bike. Auction and live music too!

Rod & Jo’s

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Try Our FRIDAY FISH FRY Cod or Walleye Baked, Grilled or Deep Fried

Daily Specials

Downtown Augusta • 715-286-5742

Mon 6-6 • Tues 6 -2:30 • Wed & Thur 6-2 • Fri 6-7 • Sat 6-6 • Sun 6-2 32 | Augusta • Highway 12 | | Summer Fun 2013

Tucked Away in Augusta... A Wee Place Of Distinctive Art! Nestled in its own valley just two miles north of Augusta, you’ll find the Henning Art Gallery, Sleigh & Carriage Museum. The gallery mainly displays draft horse artwork... original paintings and limited edition prints by Rozan Henning. All are displayed among nine different antique sleighs and cutters plus three buggies.

New Boutique IN DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA By Amanda Schmidt I’m always looking for new local shops and one of my new favorites is in downtown Augusta! Inside ROSE PEDDLES BOUTIQUE, you’re greeted with a splash of vibrant colors that keep you gazing from corner to corner, marveling at the amount of items for sale. For nearly 10 years, Rose, the owner and namesake, has been gathering treasures making this a very unique collection. The eclectic beauty of the shop offers you everything from vintage clothing, jewelry and shoes, to handbags, hats and accessories. And if this isn’t enough, look a bit further and you’ll see porcelain-face clown dolls, delicate boxes and many other wonderful goodies that will keep you coming back and won’t break the bank! It’s almost impossible to browse the shop without finding something you want to take home. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, check out this new Hidden Treasure in Augusta!


Rozan has been drawing since she was five, began to paint oils in high school and switched to acrylics in the mid-70s. Many of her ideas for paintings come from what her grandmother and others have told her about life on the farm in the early 1900s, of the hardships and rewards. She tries to pass this feeling on through her work. Sometimes it takes months, even years, to get a painting started, to fit the idea in mind. Although well known for her horse drawn sleigh art, she also offers art featuring flowers and children, displayed in the Victorian Room. From this room you can look through a pair of French doors and peek into her corner studio and see what new painting is being worked on. Rozan’s country gallery is on a working dairy farm and she encourages anyone who wants to come and visit, PLEASE call ahead so she can be there to greet you. Original Paintings • S/N Prints • Greeting Cards • Gifts

Rose Peddles Boutique Womens’ Vintage Clothing • New & Used Young Ladies’ & Beaded Clothing Evening Shoes • Boots • Clogs • Hats • Belts Jewelry • Collectible Dolls • Figurines Lotions • Much, Much More!!!

152 W Lincoln St • Augusta, WI • 715-559-5679 Tues thru Sat 9am to 6pm • Sun 9am to 3pm Closed Monday • We Accept Visa & Mastercard

Rozan Henning • E 21001 Henning Rd • Augusta WI 54722 715-286-2464 • By Appointment or Chance

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Get Your Buns In Here!!!

To the new Augusta Bakery! By Lori Schmidt

It's all new, but the owner, Robert Chaffee isn't! He is a master baker that brings years of experience and it all started with his first job in a restaurant making 50¢ an hour. He has been teaching the art and skill of baking for the last 20 years!

Milling Around Augusta By Charlie Schaaf

The Dells Mill operated as a flour and feed mill for over 100 years. The water from Bridge Creek was the only source of power ever used. In 1894, the mill was purchased by the Clark family and has remained in their possession to this day, having passed through four generations. In 1968 Dells Mill was converted into a museum. The mill building itself is a five story structure built of hand hewn timbers held together by wooden pegs. The mill is open every day between May 1st and October 31st from 10am to 5pm. Call Gus at 715-286-2714 Take Hwy 12 east toward Augusta, turn north on Cty Rd V.

His products are fresh and delicious. From simple cake donuts, apple fritters and huge cinnamon rolls to the many flavored bismarks... you'll be sure to fill a box in no time. Cookies, cup cakes and coffee cakes have been known to fly off the shelves. And then there's the bread. Good oldfashioned white and wheat bread, hamburger buns and "funeral" buns are a favorite. Specialty breads are also scheduled throughout the week. Bob's niece is on board and she specializes in creating pastries and cakes. Do you have a party in the future? They don't just sell chocolate or white cakes, they offer delicious swirl cakes including raspberry, cream cheese and strawberry flavors. YUM! You can also sit down and enjoy a specialty cup of coffee with your treats, and watch for outdoor seating in summer. Did you know that people already come from Minnesota and buy large quantities of this wonderful bakery to take home and freeze. It's that good! Oh, and the heading for this article, that was Bob's idea... he's a fun-lovin' guy and a wonderful new addition to the town of Augusta! Stop in today and tell him you read about the Augusta Bakery in Hidden Treasures!

Your NEW Hometown Scratch Bakery & Specialty Coffee Shop Breads • Rolls • Donuts Pastries • Cakes • Cookies Coffee Cakes • Cupcakes (Selection Varies Daily)

Indoor & Outdoor Seating

144 Lincoln St, Augusta, WI • 715-286-4700 Open Wed thru Sat 7am to 2pm • Sun 8am to 1pm • Closed Mon and Tues

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Let us help you with your next party!

Everyday • White & Wheat • Trad French • Hard Rolls Wednesday • Cracked Wheat • 8 Grain Thursday •Raisin •Honey Wheat •Wheat Buns Friday • Peasant & Rye Saturday • Potato & 8-Grain • Wheat Buns

Sidetrip By Lori Schmidt Take a little ride just east of Augusta and discover the sweet little Amish “bent and dent” grocery store tucked away in the valley. You never know what you’ll find each time you visit! Of course... canned goods that have dents, but there's close-out items and more. The prices are great! Last time we were there we brought home a huge box full of groceries including a jar of Mario Batali spaghetti sauce for $1.25. (It actually retails for $8.59). What a savings and what a delicious meal! It’s fun to scope the shelves for high-end and organic products... from fire-roasted tomatoes to delicious dark chocolates. An added bonus is fresh baked Amish goods on Fridays and Saturdays. Cookies, angel food cakes, pies, hand-cut noodles, breads... just waiting for you to enjoy. While you are there, peek out back and venture over to the wood shop where you’ll find some of the most beautiful hand crafted tables, bedrooms sets and chairs.

Hay Creek Bent & Dent

Grampa Glenn's Organic Berries Strawberries Grown With Sunshine And Rain

U Pick • dawn to dusk Call For Picking Dates... Depends On The Weather

715-964-8663 or 715-896-5510 W11280 Cty Rd B • Humbird, WI

1/4 Mile off Hwy 12/27 on the EAST Side of Humbird Watch for Organic Signs • We Welcome Families (about 20 miles east of Augusta)

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Free Fishing Weekend June 1 & 2, 2013

Salvage Groceries & Amish Bakery






E22680 Cty RR • Augusta, WI

Hay Creek Bent & Dent

Baked Goods Only Fri & Sat

Open Tues•Wed•Fri•Sat 8am to 5pm Closed Sun•Mon•Thur

Hike • fish • camp • canoe • swim • picnic Coon Fork Park

is a wilderness park east of the city of Augusta.

Harstad Park

overlooks the Eau Claire River.

Lake Eau Claire Park

is on the west end of Lake Eau Claire. For More Information, Contact: Agricultural & Resource Center • 715-839-4738

Hike • fish • camp • canoe • swim • picnic

Wisconsin waters are open state-wide for all ages on Free Fishing Weekend! Residents and nonresidents can fish without a fishing license. However, all other fishing regulations (length limits, bag limits, etc.) do apply. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce someone you know to the great sport of fishing! The Wisconsin DNR has fishing equipment for loan including fishing rods and reels, casting plugs, bobbers, hooks, lines and sinkers. Bring your own fresh bait and specialty lures. Equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations accepted. Contact: DNR West Central Regional Headquarters in Eau Claire at 715 831-3567 or visit

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Ashley for the Arts Makes Your August Entertainment Sizzle! By Charlie Schaaf

Antiques • Greenhouse • Good Food Blueberries • Apples

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Friday, August 9th + Saturday, August 10th Arcadia's Memorial Park is the site for a family-friendly weekend and a salute to the arts that is not to be missed! There will be exciting live music, dramatic hot air balloons and spectacular fireworks. And... a car show, bike race and of course the outstanding art exhibits. This is one event that showcases world famous Ashley Furniture's commitment to both the arts and family! It's a real commitment and on this Friday and Saturday it is real fun! Admission Is Only $5 For The 2-Day Event! Entertainment, live music, family fun and the arts. What better combination? Make Ashley for the Arts a part of your life... this summer in Arcadia! (See front cover)

Arcadia's MEMORIAL PARK In the heart of Arcadia is a unique 54-acre tribute to all veterans who have done so very much to keep our land free. Called the MEMORIAL PARK, it is an area set aside for the reflection of past service and conflicts. Visit the park for them. Visit the park for you and ponder the message that freedom is never cheap nor without responsibility. Direction from Eau Claire:

Take 93 south for 33 miles until you arrive at a 4-way stop in Arcadia. Make a right at the four-way onto 95W / East Main Street. Travel about one mile, make a left on Pearl Street and continue onto Gaveny Road... which brings you right to Memorial Park.

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Pick Your Own Blueberries

Saturdays Only • Call Cain's for Dates See Page 37

Gathje’s Greenhouse Just West of Town on FF • 715-963-3909

Stop Back in at les Fall for App ard! Cain's Orch 36 Miles From Eau Claire • 47 Miles From Chippewa Falls 65 Miles From Menomonie

CAIN'S ORCHARD'S "Blueberries" One Sweet Success Story! By Charlie Schaaf Aside from Christmas caroling, there is probably nothing as family oriented (at least in summer) as packing up the whole brood and going "berry picking!" Hidden Treasures has taken you to strawberry fields forever with Charlotte, walked with you through area apple orchards and even sung praises of the wild raspberries... but now its time to get focused on the shy little BLUEBERRY. Now blueberries are wonderful things! Sweetly eaten by themselves or snuggled in a bowl with milk and maybe a dollop of cream or sugar on top. They end up in muffins, ice cream concoctions, even fruit compotes, and enliven many a breakfast table or picnic basket. Yummy! But if you are inclining toward a very special family berry picking event, Hidden Treasures suggests you high-tail it to CAIN'S ORCHARD in Hixton. Since 1976 Kevin and Diane Cain have been making their orchard into one very "special part" of our world! CAIN'S ORCHARD features over 20,000 high bush blueberries, available to be picked Saturdays only... and ONLY by you! Talk about a great family bonding event! Kevin and Diane suggest you bring a five quart ice cream bucket and the rest is up to you. There is a retail/ gift shop to visit after you have filled your bucket and other "orchard delights" to be savored. But today, the blueberries take the prize!

Plan Your Own Visit Today... Spend Five Minutes Or A Day!

Best Blueberry Muffins from Cain's Orchard 1/2 C Butter • 1 C Sugar • 2 Large Eggs • 1 tsp Vanilla • 1/2 C Milk 2 tsp Baking Powder • 1/4 tsp Salt • 2-1/2 C Blueberries • 2 C Flour Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 18 muffin cups. Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar. Cream until pale and fluffy. Add eggs; one at a time, beating after each egg. Beat in vanilla, baking powder and salt. Fold in half of the flour with a spatula, then half of the milk. Repeat, add berries. After batter is in muffin tins, top with 1 Tbsp sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Bake 25-30 minutes.


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715-963-3500 Open 7 days a week 10 to 5

One Block off Main Street in the Old High School

Cobblestone Cottage Gifts and Antiques

Over 70 Antique Booths Cover 11,000 Square Feet Also Featuring Gifts and Home Decor

135 Interstate Rd • Hixton • 715-963-4438 Mon thru Sat 10 to 5 • Sun 11 to 5

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Spring and summer are traditionally fertile times; birds are busy carrying twigs to build their nests, trees are blooming and there is new life everywhere. For a couple struggling with infertility this can be an especially cruel time.

But it doesn’t have to be. Even if you’ve struggled for years and exhausted every fertility treatment known, you shouldn’t give up hope. Seeking advice from a natural medicine practitioner is great next step, and often a rewarding one! The body is an amazing machine; every second of the day it is carefully orchestrating cascades of hormone levels that are responsible for, well… keeping you alive. Your body is also a smart machine, and it knows that if it can’t create a healthy pregnancy, well then it just won’t create one at all. We should appreciate this incredible wisdom and work with it, not against it. Can your structure support a pregnancy? Do you have a strong and sturdy womb? First, the pelvis has to be in line and the ligaments that hold it together need to be strong. I commonly see women who have weak pelvis structure often due to a previous pregnancy, an old injury (slip or fall), or poor dietary habits. The nerves that supply the pelvis and its contents should be working without interference. The organs that are adjacent to the uterus should be healthy and in good working order. For example, if you suffer from constipation you likely have inflammation around your lower intestines, which can irritate your uterus and ovaries. Anyone of these things is enough to prevent pregnancy. This is just of sample of the things that need to be addressed. Infertility is a complex issue because it can involve so many different aspects of your body that are all vitally important. This summer as you notice flowers blooming and hints of green emerging from the soil I hope you feel encouraged instead of defeated.

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Scenic Hwy 10 Just south of here (Eau Claire, that is) is a whole line of friendly and interesting towns. You'll discover osseo, then picturesque struM and eleVa, next comes MonDoVi and, just a bit further, DurAND. These are all busy Wisconsin towns with much to offer. The Scandinavian heritage is strong and don't be surprised if you see a "Norwegian" flag or two! Make it a day of discovery along Highway 10. An added treat is a visit to augusta. Go ahead! New places. New sites. New shopping experiences. And, most importantly, new friends! go For it!

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If you are struggling with infertility, whether male or female-related, please call to speak with Dr. Crystal Schmidt at 715-579-7145 or visit



Dr. Schmidt provides chiropractic care and natural medicine treatments to the children and adults of the St. Croix area. She is proud to serve the people of Hudson, Roberts, River Falls, New Richmond, Baldwin, Woodville, Menomonie, Stillwater, Woodbury and the surrounding areas. (See inside back cover.)







Address Your Infertility This Summer


CALL DON ASH • 715-877-2598 DON ASH • 715-877-2598 1210 RIVERVIEW DR • FALL CREEK, WI

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If you are looking for a combination of a historic and friendly town that is touched with the magic of its strong Scandinavian heritage, look no further! Osseo has it all! Rolling hills, quaint Norwegian/American shops and beautiful Lake Martha tucked in the middle of the town.

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Like so many towns and cities, Osseo has its own festival. Lake Martha Days is always Father's Day weekend in June and is one of those little jewels waiting to be discovered. Great food, fun, an exciting parade and everywhere a generous helping of Osseo's welcoming Scandinavian heritage! So fill the tank, bribe the kids and make the short trek to the magical City of Osseo and enjoy Lake Martha Days! (See page 7 for all the details!)

There's Lots Of Live Music All Weekend Long! Brian Behke • Divided Highway • SAGE in Concert Crystal & The Commotion (Formally Sassy Magoo) Be sure to mark your calendars for Friday night and enjoy the action-packed country band from Madison, Wisconsin!

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cars•trucks•cycles•tractors Old vehicles beautifully restored and maintained, and the area shows that feature them, are always high on our list of favorites! MAY thru OCTOBER FOUNTAIN CITY, WI Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum Best Kept Secret Around! SEE PAGE 75

SUNDAY, JULY 28 STANLEY, WI Classic Car Show at Lions' Watermelon Festival SEE PAGE 51

SATURDAY, MAY 19 COLFAX, WI Red Cedar Classic Car Club's Car Show, Swap Meet & Antique Barns ALREADY HAPPENED... BUT REMEMBER THEM NEXT YEAR!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 DURAND, WI Motorcycle Show at Blues on the Chippewa SEE PAGES 13 & 70

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 OSSEO, WI Blast From The Past Car Show at Lake Martha Days SEE PAGE 7 JUNE 21 & 22 MENOMONIE, WI Auto Show at Menomonie Airfest & Autorama SEE PAGE 63

Eleva Broiler Festival The eleVa Broiler FestiVal is on May 31st, June 1st and 2nd. During these three days thousands of people will feast on charcoal chicken and join in the spirit of the small town festivities. From parades and live music to tractor pulls and tournaments, there’s something for everyone. Don't forget to walk over the bridge and check out the History museum!

Enjoy a truly unique shopping experience in Eleva at Schultz's Country Barn. (Built back in 1914!) keeping the original old timbers, barn board walls and some cow stanchions, it retains a very rustic country look. The barn is filled with lots of unique items and if you're in the mood for a hand-dipped ice cream cone... you're at the right place!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI Indianhead Swap Meet & Car Show SEE PAGES 14 & 45 SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 ARCADIA, WI Crusin' For The Arts Car Show at Ashley For the Arts SEE FRONT COVER & PAGE 36

SUNDAY, JULY 7 AUGUSTA, WI Auto Truck & Tractor Show at Bean & Bacon Days SEE PAGE 10

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 EAU CLAIRE, WI Summerfest Car Show at St James The Greater Catholic Church SEE PAGES 14 & 26

THRUSDAY, JULY 18 ELEVA, WI Classic Car Show at Eleva Area Historical Society Museum SEE PAGE 41

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 CORNELL, WI Car Show Sponsored by Bad Habit Car Club at Chippewa River Rendezvous SEE PAGES 16 & 49


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Historical Treasures In Eleva The eleva Area Historical Society museum if located across the walking bridge behind Family Farms Market. Atop the hill you will find this museum filled with a wonderful collection of local finds. Many of the items originated from the Bill kolden collection and along with that... came his philosophy. Bill believed in the hands-on approach to learning! Here you can touch, see and experience just about everything. kids get a kick out of actually typing on the typewriter... you know, that pre-computer word processor! There's a fun collection of front page newspaper headlines, quilts, washing machines, irons and quilting Classes on so much more! Thursday nights september thru march... This summer, during the All Ages welcome! Eleva Broiler Fest be sure to stop in and donate $1 and be entered into the $100 Give-A-way. There's also a quilt show including a spectacular quilt that dates back to the Civil War. On July 18th they will be hosting their second annual Classic Car show. Everyone is invited from 5pm to 8pm. Come and enjoy the cars, or better yet, bring yours to share. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available along with good times!

It’s a Place to Bring the Family on a Farm Setting!

Schultz’s Country Barn Gifts, Home Decor & More A Mixture Of Old & New

JUNE thru AUGUST • Wed thru Sat 10am to 5pm Closed Sun, Mon & Tue • Closed June 1 & July 4-6 Watch for new extended hours in fall! 50996 N Main St • Eleva Loft Rental Available!


Pammy K’s Cafe & Custom Catering Hello, dear friends, how have you been? We’d love for you to stop & see us again! We have hearty breakfast & burgers so good. Our Friday Fish Fry is so great - love it you would! We always greet you with a smile & hello. Our love for our customers really does show!

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Our pretty cafe is decorated to the brim, With colorful displays & accents with trim. The exterior walls hold a “Welcome” theme It’s picturesque appearance in yellow and green.

osseo•strum•eleva•mondovi Eleva Area Historical Society Museum OPEN Broiler Fest Weekend May 31 - June 1 Noon to 8pm

North Bratberg Street off Hwy 10 JUNE thru OCTOBER Sat and Sun • 1pm to 4pm Including Holidays

SenIOrS TAKe nOTe: Senior Dining Mondays at 5pm Senior Dinners Monday thru Thursday from 11am to 12pm Free coffee for seniors with Friday Night Fish Fry

Thanks much for your support!

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26126 Mondovi Street • 715-287-3226 Downtown eleva, WI CAFE HOURS:: Mon, Tue & Wed 6am to 3pm Thur & Fri 6am to 8pm Sat 6am to 3pm • Sun 7:30am to 2pm

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The lovely Shady Lane Acres Farm is again the host of this true family event! This celebration of what's best in both gospel and bluegrass runs from Friday evening August 16th through noon on Sunday, August 18th. Bands are coming this year from New Jersey and Alabama! There is a large stage, plenty of good seating and a feel good family atmosphere that is hard to beat! For fifteen years the Buffalo River Valley has echoed with the sweet and sincere strains of this classic American sound. This August let your voices join the choir! The Annual Buffalo River Bluegrass Gospel Festival is waiting for you! (See page 15)


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Barn Again Lodge One summer day I felt so free No more Yahtzee or TV All snow was gone, I couldn't ski What was I to do? Oh, woe is this sock monkey So I climbed atop a big oak tree To see what activities await in this beautiful country But across the miles of this huge valley, All I could see were Guernseys and Jerseys Oh no! Here comes a bee! I scrambled down the tree, attempting to quickly flee In my haste I scraped my knee, oh golly gee Yikes! He stung me! Fireman Jimmy heard my plea He rushed to the rescue of this monkey Then patched me up as good as could be And didn't even charge me a fee I had to search for adventures elsewhere, you'd agree As a tree was not the answer, simply Where could I look? In the best magazine ever - I guarantee! (The publisher of this deserves a trophy!) This little monkey does decree Hidden Treasures is the key To find great fun awaiting thee! It's so much easier than searching from the top of a tree! Shopping sprees and cups of tea, Art, festivals, parades - Yippee! Hit a ball off of a tee, find a park and play frisbee What a jubilee!

The Barn Again Lodge is located about seven miles outside of Mondovi near Gilmanton. It is available to rent out year round. A charming Honeymoon Bungalow is also available for that special romantic occasion. They truly have captured an atmosphere that will satisfy the nostalgic yearning for a simpler, gentler time gone by. On Wednesday evenings, starting in June, they’re serving Fire Grilled Pizzas. There are many different types of pizzas to try or you can create your own. While out at the lodge, there's usually a bonfire going, bean bag game, space for children to play and you can feel free to look around the area and check out the lodge. It is a great place to come relax and hang out with family and friends!

Any questions call Jackie at 715-672-5885 or 715-495-2919. Also find us on Facebook!

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Please call Before you venture Out to any Of Our Hidden treasures Destinations! Dates and times are subject to change. and remember.. sometimes you need to Dial 1 First! 44 | Chippewa Falls Map | | Summer Fun 2013

St. Joseph’s Hospital................... B-11 Tourist Information ........................E-7 Downtown ........................................E-7 Irvine Park ........................................B-5 Lake Wissota .................................H-11 Heyde Center for the Arts .......... F-8 Area History Center ....................... F-8 Cook-Rutledge Mansion ............. F-6 Northridge Center ........................ G-9


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The historic Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls has been host to one of the most dynamic, fun and just down-right exciting cAr SHowS and sWap Meets in the nation! This year's event is the 39th and is being held on Sunday, August 4th. And it is shaping up to be one the very best in a long line of winners! More than 700 cars, cycles, trucks, vintage autos, hot rods and custom "every things" are expected and will be on display to bedazzle the car lover in most of us. It is truly a family event. gianT infl aTaBles!!! Skate Board Co mpetition • G ames Live Music • Be er Tent • Raffl e • Tons of Pr Food & Demon izes strations • Fa mily Fun & M Chippewa Pick ore! er's Antique Fl ea Market

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But enjoying the hundreds of cars and trucks is not the only attraction of the Indianhead Car Show. It is also a fascinating sWap Meet where you can buy or sell or "swap" everything from a vintage Hudson Hornet hubcap to a Gremlin steering wheel. If it has appeared on some car or motorcycle somewhere then there is more than a good chance you will find it here! The indianhead Car show is really the "SHow of SHowS" in the Chippewa Valley... and so, dust off those fuzzy dice, kick a tire or two and join the car lover in all of us on Sunday August 4th. You will be glad you did. (See page 14)

Watch For Our Very Special 11TH ANNIVERSARY Issue In Fall!

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DOWNTOWN Farmer's Market JUnE 6 tHRU octoBER 17

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Enjoy fresh grown fruits and vegetables as well as baked goods, meats, crafts and heirloom plants in an open atmosphere. The market is at our new location at the corner of Rushman Drive and Spring Street in downtown Chippewa Falls!

HAPPenInGS At Picket Fence Antiques, they’re always busy working and changing things up for every season. Stop in today and discover the new boutique corner with a wonderful selection of vintage and new hats, purses and shoes. Plus, a new library area including a large selection of novels, both old and new, local history and books by local authors. You’ll also find beautiful fine art throughout. are you a gardener? Picket Fence Antiques has lots of planters, plant stands, lawn ornaments, watering cans, rusty stuff... a true collection S! SAVe THe DATe of interesting things for you AUGUST 10 Flea Market to plant in SEPTEMBER 13 and decorate ds your garden. Sarah Lou Richar from nashville!

so many Events Take Place at the northern Wisconsin Fairgrounds...

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mAy 31-JUnE 1 starting Points spring Garden sale JUnE 19 June dairy days JUnE 21 nW district animal science day JULy 10-14 northern Wi state Fair

AUGUsT 3-4 indianhead swap meet And Car show AUGUsT 10 beyond boomers reunion AUGUsT 24 Ride United motorcycle Rally Check their website for the fall events!

JULY 10-14 It's that time of year again.. FAIR TIME! And the great NORTHERN WISCONSIN STATE FAIR shines! Always a family event alive with fun, carnival rides, food, livestock, awesome entertainment and so much more! The air seems to crackle with excitement as this not-to-be-missed event pulls out all the stops for the 116th season!

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Animals, music, funnel cakes, midway excitement and you! Bring the kids, and the whole darn bunch. And... do not forget the spectacular view of Chippewa Falls from high atop the ferris wheel! Truly first rate family fun! (See page 11)

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2013 Pure Water Days

Duck Splash Festival & Raffle


Irvine Park is a favorite destination in Chippewa Falls. This beautiful park includes picnic sites, a zoo, duck pond, and picturesque drives along and above Duncan Creek. There are playgrounds for the kids, and a waterslide and pool just across the street. The delights change with the seasons but the season is always FUN! The park is open from 7am until dark year round and there is no charge for admission.

Saturday, August 10 • 11am to 8pm Marshall Field on Bridgewater Avenue This annual fundraiser is always a day full of fun for the whole family. Bring the kids for the giant inflatables, a skate board competition, games and tons of prizes and giveaways! Enjoy live music, beer tent and lots of food and demonstrations. You'll also find treasures at the "Chippewa Picker's Antique Flea Market.

From Chippewa Falls, take Bridge Street North to Hwy 124. Go left on Bridgewater Avenue. The park is on the right.

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Don't miss the many Pure Water Days events city wide, all weekend long, including a parade at 1pm on Saturday. Fireworks, softball tournament, YMCA fun runs and lots of other family activities.

We Sell It For You, You Buy It Like New! Welcome to the new way to buy and sell home furnishings! Gently Kissed Treasures offers a beautiful selection of pieces from private homes and businesses. Affordable, high quality furniture items and accessories - items you won’t find anywhere else, for a fraction of what they would cost new.

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Formerly Just Kiss It Good Buy Bring Us Your Gently Used Furniture And Decorative Accessories And We’ll Turn Them Into Cash For You! 11 East Central St • Chippewa Falls, WI Call 715-738-1230 or 715-271-3047

Tues thru Fri: 9:30 to 5:30 • Sat: 9:30 to 3:00 • Closed Sun & Mon

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The Cook-Rutledge Mansion

Spring and summer are the perfect times to hold a small wedding, anniversary party or other celebration either inside or out at the CookRutledge Mansion in Chippewa Falls. With its wide front porch, beautiful grounds and lavish interior it is the perfect setting to create a memorable event. Tucked in a quiet neighborhood on the west hill of Chippewa Falls, the 2013 Mansion, built in 1873, Solstice on Grand is completely restored and furnished.

Art Faire

Those wishing to Saturday, June 15 view the grand 9am to 5pm • Free lifestyle of the 40 Fine Art Exhibitors lumber era may Food • Beverages • Music tour the CookGuided Tours of the Mansion Rutledge Mansion Every Half Hour • 10am to 4pm during June, July $5-Adults • $1-18 & Under and August. Stop in Co-hosted by the Thursday thru Sunday, Valley Art Association guided tours are at 2pm. (Adults $5, Children $1.) Group tours can be arranged at any time. 505 W Grand Ave • Chippewa Falls • 715-723-7181

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Solstice on Grand Art Faire

On Saturday, June 15th from 9am to 5pm, the Solstice on Grand Art Faire will take place on the grounds of the Historic Cook-Rutledge Mansion, in Chippewa Falls. About 40 fine art exhibitors' booths will be featured. Along with browsing and shopping for that perfect original art piece, you will © John Lauson find food, refreshments and live entertainment through-out the day. Guided tours of the Mansion will be offered every half hour from 10am to 4pm. Your $5 tour donation ($1 for ages 18 and under) will go towards supporting the Mansion's continuing upkeep and restoration projects. The Solstice on Grand Art Faire is open to the public with no admission fee, and is co-hosted by the Valley Art Association and the Cook-Rutledge Mansion volunteers and Board of Directors. It's a gardener's paradise!

Rose & Lily Garden

Corner of Jefferson and Bridgewater. Over 500 roses, teas, floribunda, gradifloras, miniatures and climbers! Check it out!

The Chippewa County Historical Society has expanded the days the Area History Center is open to the public. The museum is now open the fourth Saturday of each month, except for June, July and December. Tour a 50room museum and/or research genealogy and local history in the extensive library. The Chippewa County Historical and Genealogical Societies are located at 123 Allen Street in Chippewa Falls. Open Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm with tours at 10am and 2pm, the last Saturday of each month from 9am to 1pm or by appointment. For more information call 715-723-4399.

Historic Walking Tour Downtown Chippewa Falls

For a brochure stop in at the Main Street Office at 514 North Bridge Street.

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Green Planet Rain Barrels

Go North on Hwy 27 out of Cadott or Hwy 178 out of Chippewa Falls and You'll Discover the...


Green Planet Rain Barrels is a family-owned business specializing in creating unique uses for reclaimed wooden wine barrels. They are local and part of the community, focusing on sustainability through recycle-reuse-renew-repurpose. Their main product is repurposed rain barrels, made from all-natural, hand constructed, recycled, high quality, solid American and French Oak wine barrels from California. Besides being fully functional, these have old world charming and will add to the ambiance of your landscape. They're the same type of rain barrels that your grandparents used when they harvested water for their gardens, their laundry and washing their hair. See what nostalgia you encounter when you ask them about this!

Did You Know... Rain barrels help reduce peak water demands during the summer months and is a free alternative to city water. The added bonus is that it pays for itself. Mother Nature's rainwater can actually help improve the health of your gardens and trees. It is naturally "soft" and devoid of minerals, chlorine and other chemicals. Collected rainwater is excellent and less harsh for washing your car. Use rainwater to bathe your pet. You'll love the softness of his/her coat. Animals are healthier when they always drink pure pH-balanced rainwater. Using rain barrels helps reduce stress on well pumps and wells for those not having city water. Harvesting rain helps to reduce storm water runoff to our beautiful lakes and streams. Just a half inch of rain falling on a 1,000-square-foot roof yields 300 gallons of water, and that's only during one rainfall! See Front Inside Cover for more information.

Bringing the Past lnto the Present... in Historic CORNELL! By Charlie Schaaf

WOW! Isn't that a phrase! BRINGING THE PAST INTO THE PRESENT! I kinda wish I had come up with it, but I didn’t. Just as well, because the many fine folks in Cornell have exceeded themselves in putting together the 10th Annual Chippewa River Rendezvous being held on August 24th and 25th at Mill Yard Park. And in case you are not familiar with MILL YARD PARK, you should be. It is a beautiful park right along the Chippewa River and the perfect setting for the exciting rendezvous happenings that include a pre-1840s fur camp, spinning, weaving, black powder weaponry, atalatal throws, primitive archery, candy cannon, Indian fry bread... and even a prohibition era moonshine still! Learn how the still was used in the past and how it can make fuel today! Now what could be better than two days of living history? There will also be a Civil War camp and artillery, large flea market, craft fair, bountiful farmer's market and car show! Be sure to discover the large display of cast animal tracks and learn how to identify them along with Farmers Market plants and trees. This is a June thru August wonderful way to re-discover a vibrant and important Tuesdays: 9am to 1pm past that is still with us toCornell High School day! Bravo to Cornell and all Parking Lot on those fine folks involved! For Highway 64 more info see page 16.

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Follow the Yellowstone Trail Cadott • Boyd • Stanley • Thorp • Owen • Withee • Curtiss


Follow The Yellowstone Trail By Charlie Schaaf

The YELLOWSTONE TRAIL is a truly awesome "Historic National Automobile Route" that originated in 1912, before routes were numbered, and allowed thousands of Americans to hop in the 'ole tin lizzie and travel from PLYMOUTH ROCK (Massachusetts) to PUGET SOUND (Washington.) It would become a major tourist gateway to the west and particularly the popular YELLOWSTONE PARK that the route would be named for!

Veterans' Tribute Flags on display 24 hours a day! At the Intersection of Hwys 27 & 29

The conception of such a transcontinental route was bold and innovative and was spearheaded by a private group called the "Yellowstone Trail Association." They did their work well and the route came into beingmarked with yellow painted rocks and their own little yellow and black signs! Intrigued? You should be. A great little website will fill in all the gaps and it and the YELLOWSTONE TRAIL are both worth a visit. You can reach the trail

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July 12, 13 & 1

The trail happens to go through seven unique Wisconsin towns that are filled with delightful garden shops, delicious little cheese shops, beautiful churches, country stores, relaxing parks and maple syrup producers. The seven towns on the trail (that now follows County X) are Cadott, Boyd, Stanley, Thorp, Owen, Withee and Curtiss. So, c'mon and hit the Trail. And even if you don't make it to YELLOWSTONE think of the journey!

Cadott Area Historical Society 630 North Highway 27 • Cadott, WI Cadott Chamber • 715-289-3338

roth sugar bush is moving in fall! Roth Sugar Bush is currently located at 10976 Cty Hwy EE in Cadott, but construction is underway and they'll be moving to a new, bigger location in fall. You'll be able to find them conveniently located on Tower Drive. (You can see the sign from Highway 29!) For more information visit

Wedding Chapel

Everything you need for your rustic outdoor wedding! Overlooking Paint Creek and the Beauty of the Woods Arrive by Wedding Carriage • Licensed Wedding Official (Judy)

Catered Private Parties • Tours Horse Drawn Wagon, Carriage & Sleigh Rides 4271 220th Street • Cadott, Wisconsin 54727 Hosted by Judy Gilles & Mark Gilles

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Follow the Yellowstone Trail Cadott • Boyd • Stanley • Thorp • Owen • Withee • Curtiss


Stanley Rodeo • Father's Day Weekend

The Stanley Area Historical Society...

Keeping Stanley's Past Alive And Well!

Save the Dates... June 1 Marble Mania

July 28 Lion's Watermelon Festival

June 8 4X4 Truck Pull and Super Farm Tractor Pull

August 2 Badger State Dirt Flingers Mini-Rod Pull

June 14-15 Stanley's P.R.C.A. Dodge Series Rodeo Days

AUGUST 9-10 Sale-ing Along the Yellowstone Trail City-Wide Yard Sales!

July 6 Milk Hauling in the 50's and 60's July 21 Otter Lake Charcoal Chicken Dinner

August 10 Town of Edson Reunion August 10 American Cancer Society Relay for Life 715-644-5758

Live Elk & Deer In Chapman Park!

A Summer Adventure To Learn The Local History Of Clark County! 1. Pick up your punch card. 2. Visit all five unique historical museums and sites during June, July and August. 3. Enter to win the drawing at your last stop! Stanley Area Historical Museum Thorp Area Historical Society Loyal Historical Society Colby Rural Arts Museum 1897 Clark County Jail Museum Inc. More Information Contact Dave Jankoski at 715-644-5880 Sponsored by the Clark County Historical Society

Every so often you come across a real gem of a local museum... and this is one! Tucked off of Helgerson Street in historic Stanley is an absoJune 1 lutely exquisite collection of exhibits Marble Mania that take you back to the lumbering July 6 and farming days of this busy WisMilk Hauling in the consin community. 50's and 60's The museum features four distinct August 10 buildings with over 10,000 square Town of Edson Reunion feet of exhibits that include a general store, druggist, harness maker, a wonderful wildlife collection, military displays and railroad artifacts! Don't miss the 1906 Cadillac, an unusual 650-beer tap collection and the newly revamped kitchen exhibit! This is a gem and should not be missed! The Stanley Area Historical Society Museum is accessible for the handicapped with an elevator/lift, ramps and a wheelchair is available for use. Small groups and bus tours can both be accommodated. Contact Persons: David Jankoski 715-6445880 or Betty Plombon 715-644-5492.

STANLEY AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM Something for Everyone! A Surprising and Unusual Collection... It’s All Here and More! Open June • July • August • September Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 4pm 228 Church Street • Stanley

(Corner of Church and Helgerson Streets)

715-644-5880 or 715-644-5492

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Follow the Yellowstone Trail Check out our menu at


Beautiful hand-hooked rugs is what your eye will be drawn to when you enter The Woolen Shop just one mile west of Stanley. 225 E Fourth Ave • Stanley, WI Only one block east of Broadway Street Just follow the signs off Highway 29


Open 7 Days / Nights A Week


You will be greeted by a smile as warm as the wool of shop owner, Marianne Storm, who is a certified teacher with the McGown Guild of Hookcrafters. Prior to moving to Stanley in 1997, she had a shop in Maryland, is a former Director of the Southern Workshop in West Virginia, and has taught numerous workshops throughout the South and East.

Baked Fresh

on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each mon th!!

Are You New To The Area? Boyd•Stanley•Thorp•Owen•Withee

Call Laurie Foster today for your FREE Welcome Packet filled with community information and gift certificates from Stanley, Thorp and Owen businesses.

Laurie Foster • 715-644-5138 Welcome Representative Email:

THE WOOLEN SHOP Pre-Cut Applique Buttons Rug Hooking Supplies Frames For Sewing Hooks Hoops For All Needs

Rags To Rugs The Ultimate Woolen Recycling Experience

Classes Recycled Wool New Woolrich Wool

Marianne began rug hooking in 1969 and teaches, studies, and creates wonderful painted with wool masterpieces in a spectacular pallet of colored wools. She does this the oldfashioned way, by pulling loops of woolen cloth from her rag bag through the mesh of a linen or burlap pattern. At The Woolen Shop, there are finished products, as well as appliques and hooked rugs, which make great gifts! Buttons, rug hooking supplies, wool yarns, repurposed wool, dyes, patterns and classes are available.

Stop in a meet Marianne and see her collection of showpieces! We bet you’ll be hooked on this new hidden treasure!

Patterns & Dyes Wool Yarns Beautiful Handmade Items

7444 345th Street • Stanley, WI 54768 (Southwest Corner of Hwy 29 + 345th St)

Marianne Storm • 715-644-5814 Email:

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Follow the Yellowstone Trail HWY 29 Stanley Farmer's Market Next to the Stanley Depot in Soo Park (Broadway & First)

Saturdays • 8am to 2pm (June 8 thru September 21)

Want To Be A Vendor? It's FREE This Year! Call Jeanne at 715-644-0244

LaGrander's monetary jack & COLBY Are Winners! By Charlie Schaaf

Did You Know That There's Live Elk And Deer In Chapman Park? Summer visitors join local residents each year by talking to and watching live elk and deer in Stanley's two special parks within Chapman Park. The deer and elk are fed a special nutritionally balanced diet and are usually most active in the early morning. The senior bull elk is nearly 20 years old and quite healthy! Also featured are a lake, ballparks, bike and walking paths, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, along with many picnic facilities and children's playgrounds. There's even a campground with electrical hookups and all the extras! Jack y ntest Colb onterey : e Co s e M ace e l : P Ch UP • 1st NER ship 2011 1ST RUN ampion • Ch 2013 ates

WOW! What a statement and it’s true! In 2013, this almost legendary cheesemaker in Stanley won First Runner Up for Monetery Jack at the United States Championship Cheese Contest. And in 2011 they won First Place for their Colby Longhorn. Since 1960 LaGrander's has been producing and selling some of the best cheese around. Their Hillside Dairy has definitely "raised the bar" when it comes to taste and quality, while their cheese curds just keep on winning new friends. LaGrander's has an awesome store on site and three generations of true cheese makers will be there to make you feel welcome. Plan a trip to LaGrander's today, and be sure to congratulate them on their latest cheese achievement! LaGrander's can be found just a few miles south of Stanley... and don’t forget the curds!

Come Visit Our On-Site Cheese Store!

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Fresh Cheese Curds Over 50 Varieties of Cheeses Including Our Specialties...Colby & Cheddar! Pepper Jack • Monterey Jack • Habanero Jack American Slices • Mozzarella • German Brick • Muenster • Farmers Provolone • Baby Swiss • Parmesan • WI Brick • Limburger • Regular Swiss Smoked Cheddar • String Cheese • Cheese Spreads • Bleu Cheese Flavored Cheese: Bacon, Garlic, Swiss, Caraway, Salami & Onion

Since 1960

LaGrander’s Hillside Dairy W11299 Broek Rd • Stanley, WI


Mon thru Fri 8am to 5pm Sat ‘til Noon Located six miles off Highway 29, southeast of Stanley off Cty Rd N/NN and Fernwall Ave

Award Winning Cheeses!

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Follow the Yellowstone Trail Cadott • Boyd • Stanley • Thorp • Withee • Owen • Curtiss


2013 Calendar of Events

may 31 - June 2 Thorp Dairy Days Northside Park June 12 Music in the Park Yellowstone Trail Park 6pm to 9pm June 22 Thorp Lion's Club Demolition Derby Northside Park (Rain Date: June 23)

Facility ic t a u q A p r o Th June! Opens in

July 3 Fireworks Extravaganza & Music in the Park Northside Park 6pm to 11pm

Music at 7pm • Fireworks at Dusk Back by popular demand... HGT Variety Band

August 21 Music at the Pool Thorp Aquatic Facility 6pm to 9pm

a place to belong! Stop in and step back in time to discover how a small logging camp developed into a thriving, rural Wisconsin community. Our exhibits showcase the stories of people, businesses and the agricultural impact that helped our community become what we are today - a place to belong. Included in a portion of our building is the Telephone Heritage Room. While walking through the museum, you will be able to see over 100 telephones from around the world. They date back to 1894 and include tree shaped wall phones, Eiffel Tower desk phones and other unique models. Visitors will also be able to look back and see the development of the telephone industry, from hand-made wooden phones with porcelain receivers, to modern day touchtone and cellular car phones. It is the only museum of this kind in the state of Wisconsin and the Thorp Area Historical Society is proud to have the opportunity to share it with the rest of the world.

Thorp Area Historical & Telephone Museum Filling Station • School Room Parlor • Farm Equipment Clothing • Books • Household War Memories & More!

October 5 17th Annual Thorp Pumpkin Festival Downtown Thorp 9am to 4pm


Heritage Room

Starting November

29 6th Annual Hometown for the Holidays

Over 100 Tel epho From 1894 to

December 5 5th Annual Christmas Parade

Open June thru August Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 4pm Or By Appointment

Find All the Details At... 715-669-5371


Present Day!

305 West Birch Street • Thorp, WI 54771 (Two blocks west of Washington Street) Call Sue 715-669-5943 or Ed 715-669-3739

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Follow the Yellowstone Trail Country Floral espresso bar

a ve ha w no e w n of nice selectio s e u antiq

local products

• Chillers • Wine • Smoothies • Maple Syrup • Ice Cream • Honey • Desserts Like Us On Facebook • Lattes & More Country Floral L.L.C

102 N Washington St, Thorp • 715-669-5531 Open Mon thru Sat 7:30am to 6pm

Discover Thorp Dairy Days Head out on Highway 29 this spring for Thorp Dairy Days being held on May 31st thru June 2nd. Enjoy the Spectrum carnival, live music and youth baseball all three days! Truck and tractor pulls, barstool and go-cart races add to the fun. There's lots of great food including the famous Dairy Breakfast on Saturday and don’t miss the Grand Parade on Sunday at noon. Family fun for everyone in the charming community of Thorp. Hope to see you there!

HWY 29 Thorp Farmer's Market Yellowstone Trail Park Wednesdays • Noon to 5pm

Music in the Park Music in the Park has become a favorite for many. What better way to spend an evening than to sit back, relax and listen to live music with the warm breezes of summer! And best of all it's FREE! Grab a lawn chair and join the fun on June 12th and July 3rd. New this year is Music at the Pool on August 21st. Be sure to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Thorp Food Pantry for free admission!

RUSTIC RESALE Downtown Thorp Largest Consignment Store In North Central Wisconsin! 301 N Washington St Thorp, WI 715-669-5097 Mon-Fri 9:30-6 • Sat 9:30-3 Closed Sundays & Holidays

For special offers go to

Sewing Notions • Civil War Fabric • Amy Butler • Splash Moda Fabrics • 1930s Reproduction Fabrics • Kaffe Fassett Asian Prints • Art Gallery • New Arrivals Each Week!

Bolts of Fun Quilt Shop Will Have Extended Hours During The Wisconsin's State Quilt Shop Hop • June 7-29

Thorp Aquatic Facility Opens in June!

The Thorp Aquatic Facility features a 205,000 gallon pool. The zero-entry depth, water mushroom and water jets offer fun for the tots; while the 155-foot water slide, diving board and water basketball hoop keep the older kids busy. There's a concession stand and plenty of shade when you're ready for a break. Swimming lessons and water aerobics are offered. Open from 11am to 7pm (8pm Friday and Saturday with adequate attendance).

Congratulations Go Out To

Holland's Family Cheese in thorp! see page 17

There's a walking and bike path that winds through town... look for the brown signs with the arrow pointing up and start your journey!

the upper midwest’s premier rc park Your Hosts... Keith & Sandy Marshall

N14347 Fisher Ave Thorp, WI 54771

715.773.0017 Sponsors of official races often charge a race-entry fee All other usage is FREE of charge!

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Follow the Yellowstone trail the cows are coming! Cadott • Boyd • Stanley • Thorp • Owen • Withee • Curtiss

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the cows are coming... to tHOrP that Is! By charlie schaaf

BOUt WHat Is It a ND larGe, WIscONsIN a e say, aND Dare W IMal UNUsUal aN statUes?

Wow! We have a huge Muskie with jaws big enough to hold a wedding party, a bright orange moose; several ten foot tall mice, a concrete baker offering a giant doughnut and many more. Not to mention Paul and his true-blue Ox, Babe. These statues tower over us, literally. And soon the city of Thorp will be among the front ranks. This is no "bull!" Friendly and eminently sturdy cow statues are being herded into Thorp; but not just your average black and white spotted variety... no siree bob! These bovine beauties will be in everything from pumpkin orange to patriotic red, white and blue, and camouflage. Twelve cows in this herd to be exact, and there may even be one posing as an intellectual cow! They will be moooving into town and will take their places throughout the city. And it all starts with a COW PARADE on Wednesday, June 26th at 6pm, Thorp is right smack in the middle of dairy country and now there will be an unforgettable herd of cows right smack in the middle of Thorp! To miss this display event would be an "udder" mistake.

see yOU IN tHOrP!


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HWy 29 oWen Farmer'S market SaturdayS • 8am to noon (late SPrInG tHrU earlY Fall)

for more information visit Join Your Family, Friends and neighbors at the 2013

tHorp pUMpkin FeSt Washington St (State Hwy 73) • Thorp, WI SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 9AM TO 4PM

Over 175 Vendors • Kids' Rides Family Entertainment Largest Pumpkin Contest Food Galore

millpond park pavilion • Cty Hwy X

OPen mid-April to October

Frenchtown Greenhouse, LLC Annuals • Baskets • Perennials • Shrubs Vegetable Plants • Fruit, Shade & Ornamental Trees N15315 Frenchtown Ave • Withee, WI 2.2 miles north of Hwy 29, on Frenchtown Ave

715-229-4746 Mon thru Fri 8am to 8pm • Sat 8am to 6pm After July 1 Mon thru Sat 8am to 6pm • Closed Sundays

For More Info Call Lynn At 715-669-5531

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Follow the Yellowstone Trail The Munson Bridge Winery... A Clark County Winery That Is A True Hidden Treasure!

DJ’s Metal Art

• Signs • Letters • Numbers • Logos • Shapes • Industrial Parts • Metal Yard Art • Vehicles • Home Decor • And More

Custom CNC Metal Design & Cutting

By Charlie Schaaf

Now just a bit down the road from Withee, Wisconsin is a gem of a family owned winery! The farm and house date from 1914 and are still going and "growing" strong! The winery is home to a wonderful variety of fruit wines. These tasteful offerings include Elderberry Wine, Boysenberry, Crabapple, Cranberry and many more. All are made with the finest and freshest locally grown fruit and produced with loving care. But fine wine is only the beginning.

602 E Mill St • Withee • 715-229-2969

The Munson Bridge Winery is located in a veritable nature paradise that includes lovely lawns, grounds and a pond to enjoy. You can sip a glass of wine while taking it all in. There are many exciting seasonal events, music and tastings... plus their own oils and vinegars and yummy local cheeses too. Pay a visit to this uniquely beautiful family winery in Wisconsin's heartland. You'll be treated like a guest and leave feeling like a friend!

The Munson Bridge Winery... See You There!

Built In


1906 The Historic

NOW OPEN! Wed thru Sat: 11am to 6pm June thru Aug Fridays ‘til 9pm


Woodland Hotel Restaurant • Lounge • Tavern Along the Yellowstone Trail

Sun: 1pm to 4pm Closed Mon & Tue

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Closed Thanksgiving and the Saturday before Christmas thru Spring

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207 N Central Ave • Owen, WI • 715.773.1808 Summer Fun 2013 | | Follow The Yellowstone Trail • Owen-Withee | 57

Shops On Broadway

Where Healthy Meets Home! Bulk Priced Wholesome Foods

Natural & Organic • Cooking & Baking Supplies Sugar, Allergy & Gluten Free • Spices • Candy Specialty Coffee & Tea • Nuts • Dried Fruits Beans • Rice • Pasta • Flours & Whole Grains Quilting Fabric, Books, Patterns & Supplies Canning Supplies • Specialty Gifts • And More! Bakery Items Fresh Each Morning E4548 Cty Rd FF • Boyceville, WI • 715-632-2800 Open Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm • Sat-Sun: 8am-5pm

From Menomonie: Drive 15 miles north on Hwy 25 to Cty Rd FF. Turn left on Cty Rd FF and we're just one mile down the road!

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Hospital.............................................F-10 Tourist Info (Rest Area)................. A-8 Tourist Info (Chamber)................. G-6 Downtown........................................ G-6 Wakanda Park .................................B-7 Lions Club Game Park...................B-7 Dunn County Rec Park................. G-8 Red Cedar State Trail..................... G-3 Clock Tower Plaza.......................... G-6 Mabel Tainter Theater.................. G-6 Heritage Museum...........................B-7 Junction Mall.................................... A-4

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Menomonie's "FreedoMFest" returns to Beautiful Wakanda park on thurSdAy, July 4th. By Charlie Schaaf

nature VaLLey BicycLe FestiVaL FreedoM Fest rassBach heritage MuseuM Ladies night out MenoMonie FarMer's Market Berry pickin' at goVin's Ludington guard Band hoots & happenings at herBy's

What better way to spend Independence Day than by taking in Menomonie's freedomfest 2013. This daylong celebration is truly a fun-for-the-whole-family event. Great music, mouth watering food, fun walks and runs, crafters, vendors... and don't forget about the famous pudding eating contest! Plus... FreedomFest's fabulous FireWorks display at dusk. It's all happening in Wakanda's Lower Park and it starts at 2pm. This is truly FAMILY entertainment spelled with a capital "F" for FUN!

see ya in the park on the Fourth! SEE THE BACk COVER FOR MORE DETAILS!

are you Looking For the MenoMonie FarMer's Market? From downtown Menomonie follow Stout Road toward Highway 29 and make a right on 17th Street SE. (620 17th St SE.) See you there for some seasonal goodies!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Chamber of Commerce Greater Menomonie Area 715.235.9087 or 1.800.283.1862 Main Street of Menomonie • 715.235.2666

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Legacy Chocolates By Charlie Schaaf

A Menomonie business that is dedicated "to restoring the delight of real chocolate to wherever discriminating mouths are found!" And, boy do they mean it! These are true chocolate geniuses who have a wide range of some of the best chocolates around. The melt-in-the-mouth variety is bewildering and you deserve to pay them a visit. Plus.... chocolates are not all! They are also a cozy downtown cafe where you can enjoy a fresh bite to eat. Ice cream with homemade hot fudge sauce is a favorite during the warm summer months! Discover their specialty foods, wonderful home decor, beautiful gift baskets and so very much more! Legacy Chocolates is your headquarters for gifts of good taste... that truly taste good! See you at the counter!


Ludington Guard Band Free Summertime Concerts on Tuesday Evenings in Wilson Park One Block South of Hwys 12 & 29 East of Downtown Menomonie

June thru August • tuesdays • 8pm Mon thru Thur 10am to 6pm Fri 10am to 5pm • Sat 10am to 4pm

There are benches to sit on, but you can bring lawn chairs, blankets and an appetite because during every performance a non-profit organization sponsors a pie and ice cream social. yum!

ladies night out • july 11

A tradition since 1877

311 E Main St • Menomonie • 715-231-5253

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Mabel Tainter

Do The Planet A Favor...

Buy Vintage

center for the Arts

Town & Country Antiques

244 Main St • Menomonie • 715-231-3222 Across from the Post Office Mon-Fri 10 to 5 • Sat 10 to 4 • Sun 11 to 4 Email:

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts is a 123-year old, Victorian-era facility that includes a recently restored, fullyfunctional theater. In addition to visual arts programming, they offer a year-round performing arts season that features local and regional performing artists. To schedule a guided tour of the historic facility, call 715-235-0001, ext. 106. The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts is a taxexempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that owns and operates a nationally-recognized historic building.



Antiques Novelties


More we’re also... quality lock & security • since 1996

Flag Day ceremony... Thursday, June 14th • 10am Veteran's Memorial • Crescent & 6th Ave • Menomonie Contact Main Street Menomonie for More Info • 715-235-2666

Ladies Night Out Thursday, July 11 • 3pm to 8pm Shop, socialize and snack

The Bullfrog Fish Farm Is A Good Place To Be! Live Music... Check Out Hidden Treasures Calendar of Events and go to for updates! JUNE 2•9•16•23•30 July 4-7•14•21•28 August 4•11•18•25 and august 31-september 2

3+2=5 Antique Shops in menomonie Ask Jan at OTH's for more info!


Dill Potato Salad

3 Lbs New Red Potatoes 1 C Mayonnaise 3/4 C Sour Cream

1/2 C Fresh Dill, Rough Cut 4 Green Onions, Chopped Salt & Pepper To Taste

Cook potatoes in water until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool. Leaving skins on, cut into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, dill weed, green onions and stir until blended. Pour mayonnaise mixture over potatoes and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.


• Vintage • Variety • Antiques • Funky Junk • Glass Art

TUES, WED & THURS: 10 -5

FRI & SAT: 10 -4 Sun: by chan ce Mon: closed

1120 N Broadway St • Suite B • Menomonie, WI 6 Blocks South of I-94 on Hwy 25

Kathy Mikla • 715-505-7734 • Email:

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What Can You Do In

Wakanda Park?

Born of Flood Waters: The Bridges of '35

Splash in the Water Park

Visit the Heritage Museum Play a game of Disc Golf • Launch a Boat Check out the Indian Mounds Jump on the Playground • Enjoy a Picnic

Have a blast at

FreedomFest on the 4th of July

Be sure to check out the

Lions' Club Game Park

20-30 Minute Self-Educating Walk Wonderful Plant Life • Live Deer, Elk and Ducks

909 Pine Ave, Menomonie • 715-235-5050

menomonie June – October 2013

Heritage Speaker Series

seasonal Exhibit at the russell J Rassbach Heritage Museum

june 16 Internet Genealogy Getting Started with your Family Research

In the spring of 1934, a massive flood damaged or destroyed nearly july 21 Before and After 50 bridges in Dunn County alone. Baseball: The Life The exhibit will look at Dunn County of Alex Irwin" during the 1930s, the impact the flooding had on residents and the august 18 way the bridges provided a rallying UFO Wisconsin: point for many of the communities. Watch the Sky The exhibit will look at national Speaker: Chad Lewis issues related to the Great Depression and governmental aid provided to residents of Dunn County and the state of Wisconsin.

june 1 july 13 august 10 august 21

Vintage Base Ball

During of the great depression, floods devastated Dunn County and washed out or damaged many bridges that provided access for rural families. In the months that followed, the Works Progress Administration and other programs created many jobs for county residents and helped families get back on their feet.

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum From I-94 exit #41 South on State Highway 25, turn left on Pine Avenue to Wakanda Park. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m — 5 p.m.

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The Menomonie Blue Caps vintage base ball team was established in 2012 - 71 years after the original Blue Caps dissolved - to educate the community about the origins of our national pastime. The rules and regulations adopted by the National Association of Base Ball Players in March 1860, govern the game of base ball as played by the Menomonie Blue Caps, with some adaptations. There are less than 40 written rules for base ball of that era, all else was left to the codes of general behavior of the time. Any ball, fair or foul, caught on the fly or after the first bounce is an out, which accounts for the ballists (players) not using base ball gloves. Using 1860s-era replica uniforms and equipment, the Blue Caps take to the field to educate the cranks (fans) that show up for every match about the great history that is base ball. For more information visit visit

Come for the Races, Stay for the Fun! Welcome the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival with Pro Men’s and Pro Women’s finishing circuits in downtown Menomonie on Saturday, June 15th. Enjoy the stage 5 road race of the Nature Valley Grand Prix, where the women will cover a 76 mile course, and the men’s race is 95 miles. In addition to the Grand Prix, the event will offer two Spectator rides suitable for families and recreational riders, plus two Gran Fondo rides designed for fit cyclists. The rolling hills of Dunn County and western Wisconsin serve up bicycle-friendly roads, challenging climbs and scenic landscape for participants and visitors alike. Come for the races. Stay for the fun. Visit for more information and race day schedule, or contact the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 715-235-9087.

Menomonie's Full Service Garden Center! Annuals • Perennials (Over 220 Varieties!) Landscape Planning and Landscape Services Gift Shop • Unique Outdoor Gifts Shrubs • Evergreens • Container and 25 Gallon Trees Landscape Items • Hardgoods • Statuaries Pest/Disease Solutions & More! Certified Nursery Professionals On Staff Every Day! 98% Of Our Plant Material Is Grown At Our Location And Is Winter Hardy!

Fun Projects & Classes

We're Open March 18 thru July 14: Mon-Sat 9-6 • Sun 11-5 Starting July 15: Wed-Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-5 • Closed Mon-Tues

N6548 429th St, Menomonie, WI • 715-231-3901 From I-94, take Hwy 25 south towards Menomonie. Take a right onto Hwy 12. Take Hwy 12 to 429th St. From Menomonie, take Hwy 25 north. Take a left onto Hwy 12. Take Hwy 12 to 429th St.

Gift Certificates Available Year 'Round Join Our Gardening Club... Check Our Website For Details!

And... On June 14th and 15th you can enjoy Main Street of Menomonie's SummerDaze. It's great fun for the whole family! Log on to for more information.

New this Year!

Menomonie Airfest & Autorama June 21-22, 2013 (Rain Date: JUNE 23)

Menomonie municipal Airport

free admission Pancake Breakfast • Air Show • Auto Show Radar Run • Kids' Events • Ladies Pavilion


Celebrating SIX Years!

U-Pick or Pre-Pick Strawberries call the Berry Hotline for picking dates

715-231-BERRY (2377)

45 miles to

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Find Govin’s Berries... At the farm in Menomonie, Cenex Convenience Store by Walmart in Menomonie and Mega Holiday on North Clairemont across from Culvers & Menards in Eau Claire Also Available Naturally Raised Lamb, Chicken & Pork

Mon thru Fri: 7-Noon & 3-7 • Sat: 7-4 • Sun: 10-4

Bring This Ad For $1 Off A Flat Of Strawberries

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The Bullfrog Fish Farm is a good place to be…

Pondside Fishing • Hoots & Happenings Farm Retail Sales & More...

A MUST SEE! One of Menomonie's Hidden Treasures!

Devil's Punchbowl Hobo Shorelunches - Sat & Sun Afternoons & Occasional Live Music Have Influence at The Bullfrog’s Family Beer & Beverage Garden

Located on rustic Hwy 89 just southwest of Menomonie.

Open Year ‘Round Friday thru Sunday... Noon to 6pm South of Menomonie off Co. Rd. Y - Between Hwy. 25 & Co. Rd. C


Info @ 715-664-8775 or

For more info, contact the Chamber of Commerce

Red Cedar State Trail • Four Seasons of Fun!

Be among the thousands of hikers, cross-country skiers, bicyclists and joggers who have enjoyed the striking beauty and peaceful solitude of the Red Cedar State Trail. The trail is nestled in the heart of western Wisconsin and provides four seasons full of scenic river beauty and rural Wisconsin farmland. Experience the trail as it passes through wooded sandstone bluffs, prairies and wetlands for over 14 miles along the Red Cedar River.

History: The Red Cedar State Trail originates at the site of the rail freight depot located in Menomonie. The “Lumber Era,” during the 1800s, was responsible for the establishment of the Red Cedar Junction Line which served the Knapp, Stout & Co., the largest lumber producing company in the world at that time. During the next 100 years, the line was operated by various railroad companies. When abandoned in 1973, the Red Cedar Junction Line was acquired by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources which currently operates and maintains the trail. Depot Visitor Information Center: The original railroad freight depot in Menomonie houses an interpretive center with various nature and historical displays and programs. Trail passes and t-shirts can be purchased here. The friendly staff can answer questions and tell you about Trail Segments other area attractions and services. Menomonie to Irvington 2.7 miles Irvington to Downsville 4.3 miles Downsville to Dunnville 4.2 miles Dunnville to Durand 6 miles

Trail Passes: Wisconsin Statutes require bicyclists and skiers age 16 and older to purchase a trail pass. Please use self-registration boxes if no attendant is available.

6 miles to Durand

Accessibility: The Red Cedar Trail, Depot and rest areas are all accessible to people with disabilities.

For More Info: Menomonie Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-283-1862 or the DNR at 715-232-1242 64 | Menomonie | | Summer Fun 2013

C ry s ta l Cav e Western Wisconsin's Very Own Down Under! By Charlie Schaaf What do you think of when you hear the word CAVE? The Three Bears? Where Batman hangs his hood? The deep, dark and unpleasantly cluttered space under your eight year old's bed? Orcs maybe? Well, not me! The word "cave" means only one cave; CRYSTAL CAVE in Spring Valley, Wisconsin!

© Crystal Cave

© Crystal Cave

© Crystal Cave

I was probably all of eight years old when introduced to the wonders of this fabulous cave system. I remember descending the stairs and feeling that I was many more than just 80 feet below ground. It was humbling... if an 8 year old can feel humble. The tour guide knew his stuff and the stalagtites and stalagmites were simply awesome. I seem to recollect that I had just discovered JRR Tolkein's "THE HOBBIT" and since much of this wondrous book takes place in caves, I simply related to every water drip or crystal rock. Were those gleams from the many quartz crystals or were they Gollum's eyes? Dunno... but I was impressed with Crystal Cave and still am. According to Crystal Cave lore... the cave was discovered in 1881 when a local farm boy discovered a small hole full of leaves... and boys being boys... stuck their stick into it... and the stick promptly disappeared into the ground! The boy and his older brother returned the next day and descended the steep vertical entrance. Crystal Cave had been discovered and by 1942 the cave was being cleared, lighted and developed as a major attraction. Since then the ownership has changed but enthusiasm for the cave has never lagged. A visit to Crystal Cave is a real must. One hour guided tours are rewarding and leave every 30 minutes. They are really "cool"... but so are the temperatures, so wear a light jacket or sweatshirt. Admission is charged and full details can be found on the Crystal Cave website: This summer plan a trip "down under"... the ground... that is! Discover the mystery and marvels of natures own CRYSTAL CAVE. You'll be glad you did. (See back cover.)

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Hoffman Hills state recreation area

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nd travel Highway 40 a te a St n o p m drive! From I-94... ju very scenic A s. ile m t h g north about ei buildsandstone l u if t u a e b a selfThere are 16 afternoon on n a y jo n E x. a cent ings in Colf these magnifi of r u to g in time guided walk have enough u yo re su ke a to eat! buildings! M d grab a bite n a g n pi op sh to do a little This day-use area is located ten miles northeast of Menomonie. Hoffman Hills offers 706 acres of preserved and restored wooded hills, wetlands and prairie, traversed with hiking and cross-country ski trails. A sixtyfoot-high observation tower crowns one of the highest points in Dunn County, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, especially during autumn. There are three picnic areas within the park, and nature trails wind throughout. Enjoy excellent bird watching, walk through a 15-acre tall grass prairie restoration, or view wildlife along the one mile wetland trail accessible to users with disabilities. The hills are well known for over eight miles of challenging cross country ski trails, groomed for both stride and skate ski styles. Sledding and snowshoe areas are also available for winter visitors. There's an outdoor group camp for organized youth groups. Hoffman Hills is located ten miles northwest of Menomonie. From I-94 or State Highway 29, exit north toward Colfax, on State Highway 40 and follow the signs. For additional information check out the Wisconsin DNR website or call the DNR office in Menomonie at 715-232-1242

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Colfax Free Fair Father's Day W eekend June 14-16

COlFAX RAilROAd mUSeUm The Colfax railroad Museum is located in the former Colfax Depot on Railroad Avenue. The museum houses a large collection of memorabilia including lanterns, track lights and dining car items such as uniforms, linens, glassware and china. It’s also a model railroad hobby shop with a model railroad display. You can actually hop on board one of many railroad cars from the early 1900s - box cars, passenger cars, coaches, diesel engines, and even a caboose! Another Hidden Treasures favorite!



Formerly The Country Shoppe General Store

Cafe... Take a stroll back in time to the Farmhouse Cafe featuring made from scratch soups, sandwiches and more Country Store... Home decor, country and primitive goods Floral... Offering flowers for ALL occasions

601 Main Street • Colfax, WI • 715-962-4499 Open Mon thru Fri: 8am to 4pm • Sat: 10am to 2pm

Finish your day with a quick ride over to the super-duper LOOKOuT TOWer located in eLK mOunD. What a view! And what a tower! Built in the ‘30s this tower looms over the Chippewa River Valley and looks truly like a “castle” from the past. Take in the view... today! (Thoughts by Charlie Schaaf)

Eau Claire • Chippewa Falls • Menomonie • Altoona Fall Creek • Augusta • Osseo • Eleva • Strum • Mondovi Foster • Hixton • Elk Mound • Colfax • Cadott • Stanley Thorp • Owen • Withee • Downsville • Durand Nelson • Alma • Fountain City • Pepin • Stockholm ...And Many More Towns Along The Way!


Colfax Arts and Antique Mall LLC

603 Main St • Colfax, WI

Antiques • Art Jewelry • Collectibles

Booth Rent/Consign

A Little Bit Of Everything!

715-704-6086 or 877-521-9671


Mon thru Fri 7 to 5 Sat 9 to 3 • Sun 12 to 5

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dOWnSville Downsville is nestled along the red Cedar state trail and offers outdoor activities all year long, from bicycling to skiing. You’ll find specialty shops, great places to eat and that small town hospitality you’ve been looking for. Once a year, in August, the community gets together for discover downsville day. This annudiSCOveR Y al event is fun for the whole dA dOWnSville family and a wonderful way 4 2 T S U to spend an afternoon. G AU

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You’ll discover the empire in the pine lumber Museum, which exhibits the rich logging history of the Red Cedar Valley. Call 715-232-8685 for hours. The Caddie Woodlawn Historical park and wayside is located just nine miles south of Menomonie on Highway 25 and makes for a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic lunch and feel a little bit of the past!




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825 E. Prospect St., Durand • 715-672-8975 Tues, Wed & Fri 10-5 • Thur 12-8 • Sat 10-4

summer fun in Durand Plan to spend the weekend with friends and family and relax in our rural river town full of Pepin County history, outdoor activities, historic main street and beautiful river walk.

Celebrating 50 Years of Funfest!

Join Us June 7-8-9 Great Entertainment For The Entire Family Beer Garden • Chicken Tent • Carnival The Dweebs • Brat Pack Radio Whitesidewalls Rock 'n Roll Revue

Look For The Purple Building! The Panther Drive-In restaurant has been run by the Stori family since 1976 and offers a large selection of ice cream treats. Here you will find soft serve ice cream in flavors ranging from the classics to orange, blueberry and peach. You will also be able to indulge yourself with a Panther’s signature ‘Cyclone’ (your choice of candy swirled into your choice of ice cream) or lick to the stick of a ‘Traveler’s Bar’ (chocolate, vanilla or twist ice cream dipped in a chocolate or cherry coating). YUM!

Fishing Contest • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament 5K Walk/Run • Alumni Baseball Classic • Car Show The Last Whimsey Face Painter • Kiddie Parade

Twist, Chocolate, Vanilla and Flavorburst Cones, Carhops, Frosty Mugs of Rootbeer and you can find it at the only PURPLE BUILDING in Durand!

Free Motor Car Rides of the Tiffany Bottoms Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 5pm

At the Junction Hwy 10, 85 & 25 Durand, wisconsin

Whozeenie & Sunny Mae • Motor Cycle Cruise Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull • Firemen's Waterfight


The Bogus County Boys (of the Jailbailers)

OPEN AT 10AM • 7 Days A week and All summer holidays

KC Pancake Breakfast • Pie & Ice Cream Social

Grand Parade Sunday at 2pm

New This Year... Turkey Burgers and Mac 'n Chesse Weggies!

Wisconsin's Finest Cheeses - Factory Direct to YOU! 2013 UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST

First Place • Parmesan third place • Asiago

Music In The Park • Wednesdays

June 26 • d-Boys Band from Menomonie July 24 • Time and a Half Band from La Crosse August 28 • The Whitesidewalls Rock 'n Roll Review and the Great Taste of Durand Food Vendors, Shopping and Specials all day in Town!

The Pond and Garden Tour is on July 13th and will have many beautiful sites to wander, smell flowers and view ponds. You'll also discover garden crafts and plants in Memorial Park. Remember to stop back for Crazzee Dazes on July 25th and check out the great bargains in town.

Cheese • Gifts • Wine N6765 St Hwy 25 • Durand, WI 715-283-4211 • Mon thru Sat 9am to 5:30pm • Sun 11am to 4:30pm Summer Fun 2013 | | Durand | 69

The Old Courthouse Museum The Old Courthouse Museum was the Pepin County Courthouse built in 1874; it’s the only wooden courthouse left standing in Wisconsin. The museum is located downtown on Washington Square and open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Thursday thru Saturday from 11am to 4pm or by appointment anytime. For tour and research reservations call: 715-6725423 or 715-672-5709. (Free Admission)

Blues on the Chippewa

The Sixth Annual "Blues on the Chippewa" is August 2nd, 3rd and 4th at Memorial Park in Durand. Listen to the music of over twelve blues bands over three days! admission is FREE* and all ages are welcome! (*A free will donation of non-perishable food or cash for the Pepin County Food Pantry will be appreciated!) There's a Car Cruise on Friday night and on Saturday you can enjoy a motorcycle show, craft fair and the 5K & 10K Run/Walk. Concessions are available on the grounds. After the concert, on Friday and Saturday, you can enjoy night time bar shows in downtown Durand. See ya there! For more information check out page 13 or visit... Stop in for a Great Taste of Wisconsin!


Open at Every Day

Wednesday Night Beef Tender Tips Broasted Chicken Wings

Ten thousand years ago, rushing waters from the melting Wisconsin Glaciers created the fertile Chippewa River Valley and the delta that now makes up the State of Wisconsin's Tiffany Wildlife Area. It's 13,000 acres include one of the largest stands of bottomland hardwood forests in the state and offers excellent whitetail deer and waterfowl hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, semi-wilderness canoeing, hiking (no marked trails), crosscountry skiing and camping (by permit only).

Thursday Night Beef Liver, Bacon & Onions Broasted Chicken NEW: All You Can Eat BBQ Ribs!!!

The Tiffany Wildlife area is located in Buffalo and Pepin counties, along the Chippewa River, between Nelson and Durand. It’s west of Highway 25 and mostly north of Highway 35. For more information, visit

Monday Night Hamburger Steak Pork Chops Tuesday Night Fettuccini Alfredo 8 oz Sirloin Steak

Delicious Home-Made Food Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Enjoy A Summer Salad!

Welcome... Bike Trail Users! Park Bikes Under Deck

Canoe & Kayak Rentals please Call Ahead

318 W Main St Durand, WI

7 Blocks South of Bridge


Family Owned for 35 Years! All Major Credit Cards Accepted ATM • Handicapped Accessible

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Served 11am to 9:30pm Friday Broasted Cod Fish Fry Saturday Jumbo Shrimp Rib Eye Steak Broasted Walleye Sunday Broasted Chicken

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Round Hill Round Hill is located on the Chippewa River and is a natural destination for those seeking beauty, peace and sacred space. Visitors are welcome to this walk-in site. For more information contact St. Mary's Assumption Parish at 715-672-5640.


The GREAT RIVER ROAD And How to get there! By Charlie Schaaf

OK. Unless you have been living in a tent in the south Sahara, you probably know that the mightiest of rivers... the Mississippi... flows majestically along between Wisconsin and Minnesota. The vistas and visuals are magnificent! Eagles soar while bluffs carved by the hands of time look over a marvelous land. The sky, water, hills, along with quaint and enchanting towns and villages form a tapestry that stays with you somewhere in your heart. I know. It has never left mine. But, getting there is truly half the fun! For most folks heading down to the GREAT RIVER ROAD means either starting from or passing through Menomonie or Chippewa Falls or even Eau Claire. You will motor along the banks of the Chippewa River and share its softly spoken delights while pausing to enjoy pretty and historic Durand. A nice spot to visit and return to. You'll pass in the shadow of "Round Hill" and continue toward the first of the river towns; Nelson. Then on to Alma and Fountain City or Pepin... or all the rest. It will be an experience that will tuck itself away safely inside. Trust me! ng Barge Watchipi!!

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Bring a lunch to Castleberg Park. Go fishing, walking or canoeing in the beautiful Tiffany Bottoms. (This Mississippi backwaters area is a forest three miles wide and ten miles long!) Visit the shops in town for more info!

Looking For Something To Do In alma? Visit Buena Vista Park! On a clear day you can view the Minnesota bluffs and farmland up to 30 miles away. Watch the barges traveling up the river and locking through Lock & Dam #4. Find the Ten Steep Staircases! (Look for the street names that connect Main Street with Second Street.) Ask the merchants about the Secret Gardens! The Alma Cemetery is worth a little visit too! And then there’s the Alma Fishing Float. Do you love to fish in deep water? A shuttle boat will take you over to the float just below Lock and Dam #4. NOW OPEN!

ALMA email: 608-685-3303

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WINGS OVER ALMA offers a 50 foot viewing platform overlooking the Upper Mississippi River and Refuge. The views from inside the center with scopes and binoculars is a favorite activity as the Mississippi River Flyway brings hundreds of migrating birds past the center’s view. Inside the center local and regional artists display their work in rotating exhibits. Special art demonstrations are held throughout the year. During the winter months, dozens of eagles can be viewed feeding in the open water below Lock and Dam #4. They have a wide screen TV... and they’ll be showing fascinating nature and educational DVDs every day! You’ll also find local and regional visitor information along with a gift shop, popcorn and coffee.

June 29

Second Annual Stair Street Fun Walk

Main Street • 9am Great Exercise, Great History and a Great Fundraiser! Call Wings Over Alma Nature and Art Center for info!

August 25 Alma Rod & Gun Club Draft Horse Pull Alma Rod & Gun Club

September 1 Alma Music & Arts Festival

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Danzinger Vineyards

June 1-2 June Bloom Wine Event Food & Wine Pairing

June 1 & 21• July 5 & 19 August 9 & 23

Doo Da Day The Don & Doreen Duo

Easy listening jazz, blues, rock and country. Rain or Shine. Bring your own snacks and join us!

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Groceries • Clothing & More! Locally Produced Flour, Coffee & Dairy Products Children’s Toys & Books • Old Fashioned Cards Jewelry • Funky Shoes • Sweaters Alpaca & Vicuna Woven Scarves • Binoculars Metal & Wood Alma Signs • DVD Rentals

Extremely Nice Prices! 100 N Main St • Downtown Alma


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Arms, Armor & Art

NOW OPEN Every Day • 10am to 5pm



Heavily armed (and armored) kniGHTS thundering across a battlefield. Sturdy roMan legionnaires on guard. Plus, Crusaders on their way to the Holy Land and Vikings sailing the seas! A romantic and violent past that, to a great extent, was influenced by what was used and worn in combat. This is the secret of the Castlerock Museum! Castlerock Museum will walk you through each period, and early art illustrates the arms and armor in actual use. Plus, display panels describe and picture each piece of arms, armor and art. Castlerock Museum is perched above picturesque Alma, and could be just as at home along the rHine! A small admission fee is charged, but the impact could well be priceless! See you at the jousting list but watch out for those Vikings!

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Wine Tastings • Event Hall • Scenic View & More

Stepping Into Art

Art galleries in historic Alma are hosting "Stepping into Art", a series of open gallery nights, held on the third Friday of the month. Galleries and businesses will have artists on hand to showcase their work or demonstrate techniques and light refreshments will also be served. Visitors should look for the orange flags hanging outside galleries and shops along Alma’s main street.

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The Alma Area Museum Wood-Fired Pizza The Alma Area Museum, loa delicious family treat from cated at 505 South Second Street, will be open Saturdays and Sundays this summer. The museum is housed in the former Buffalo County Training School which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as is much of the downtown area! Secret Gardens are located all along Main Street in Alma. One of Hidden Treasure's favorites is behind Fire & Ice... be sure to check it out!

Suncrest Garden Farms Suncrest Garden Farms is one of those rare places that not only provides wonderful food (wood-fired homemade pizza to die for!) but also a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is as genuine as the family farm that surrounds it. Only the very best is offered including local produce, raspberry jam, salsas and the pizza... to farm animals and homespun entertainment. It is an experience that will tickle your taste and touch your heart. And don’t forget, the farm is a perfect place to host a wedding or private party!

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Experience Wood-Fired Pizza On The Farm Enjoy naturally grown, local ingredients in the outdoors where kids can play and adults can relax.

picnic-style or take-out May Climb atop the Viewing Platform... for the best seat in the house! You’ll be able to see Lock and Dam No. 4 and all its happenings.

Only Fridays • 4:30pm to 9pm

June, July, August

Thursdays 4:30pm to 9pm Fridays 4:30pm to 9pm


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Also Serving Beer, Beverages and Appetizers

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"Six Museums In One"

June 20 - September 26 Fountain City Farmers Market Thursdays • 3pm to 7pm Fountain City Community Park Fresh locally grown produce, home baked goods, free range eggs, organic meats, fresh flowers, plants and artisan crafts. Email:

August 2-4 Buffalo County Fair August 9-11 Fountain City Days Fountain City Community Park Lions' Famous Charcoal Chicken and Brats Live Music • Kids' Games • Ball Games Fishing on the Mississippi

August 10 Bass Tournament Sponsored by Fountain City Rod & Gun Club

That's what it has been called!

Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum is truly an unbelievable collection! It's like something you'd see on TV... and it's right here in Fountain City on top of Eagle Bluff, the highest point on the Mississippi River. Elmer and Bernadette have five buildings and a house chock full of well, you name it... everything from classic cars to toy pedal cars to a carnival carousel. What started out as a private collection has been generously offered to the public for the past twenty years! Start your journey in the house where you'll find a collection of antique dolls dating back to the 1800s. In the living room is a full size 1929 Model A Phaeton in pristine condition, yep right in the living room!

August 10 Art in the Park Fountain City Community Park

Spectacular View From Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum

Venture along to one of three buildings filled with over 100 full size, beautiful antique, classic and muscle cars from Models As and Studebakers to Corvettes, Mustangs and even a Rolls Royce. The walls are lined with the world's largest display of pedal cars... over 700 of them! Nestled in between you'll find motorcycles and scooters and bicycles and high wheeled bikes and riding toys!


fountain city ELMER'S AUTO & TOY

Discover the treasures in the barn... it's filled with antique toys ranging from pedal airplanes and tractors to sleds, trucks and vintage go-carts. There's even an old tool collection. Your next stop, Elmer's favorite building, filled with toys, toys and more toys... thousands of them. From cast iron, pressed steel and Japanese tin to wind-up and battery operated. Their last count was at well over 35,000 collectible toys! Grab your family and friends, pack a lunch and plan to spend the day at Elmer's on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. A day trip well worth your time!

See you there!

Elmer’s is about an hour and fifteen minutes from Eau Claire. If you’re heading out of Alma, it’s only about 20 minutes south on the Great River Road.

100 Antique, Classic & Muscle Cars Motorcycles • Scooters • Bicycles • Wagons • Go-Carts

The Largest Collection in the World! MUSEUM 700 Pedal Cars... Pedal Airplanes & Tractors • Antique Dolls & Tools

1000s of Toys Dating Back to the 1800s High Wheel Bikes • Riding Toys • And So Much More!

Admission: Adults $8 • Seniors(+65) $7 • Students(6-17) $4 • Under 6 Free

W903 Elmers Rd • Fountain City, WI • 608-687-7221

2013 Schedule Open Weekends 9am to 5pm May 11-12, 25-26-27 June 8-9, 22-23 July 4-5-6-7, 20-21 Aug 3-4, 17-18 aug 31 - Sept 1-2 Sept 14-15, 28-29 Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 Groups and tour buses welcome on other dates... must call in advance!

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DISCOVER THE GREAT RIVER ROAD It's Lefse Time Prairie Moon Gardens One Man's Fantasy Come True!

In Fountain City, Wisconsin! By Charlie Schaaf

By Charlie Schaaf

"Lefse Time" is your headquarters for all things Lefse... from fresh-from-the-griddle to do-it-yourself kits! This unique shop in historic Fountain City is not just the source for the best in lefse, but is also a site devoted to preserving and celebrating the Scandinavian heritage! You'll find cookware, books, games and mugs along with cookies and candies too. There's even lefse classes! But that's not all. Lefse Time also has a nice selection of a "little bit of everything" including hand-crafted soaps, candles, seasonal decor and jewelry. Lefse Time is YOUR TIME and not to be missed. Discover their lefse, savor the great shop and celebrate this corner of Scandinavia right there in Fountain City.

Herman Rusch was a farmer, a great fiddle player, an eclectic collector of just about everything and in the last thirty years of his life... a man on a mission.

June 13 • Ladies Night Out July 20 • Five Year Anniversary Event August 17 • Rosemaling Demonstration

Visit our unique shop with a bit of everything and a touch of Scandinavia! ts, purses, scarves, Home decor and gif aps & more! , les jewelry, cand so mixes Delicious dip & soup ies to go Espresso & smooth d hard to find All things lefse an oking tools co n via ina nd Sca fse Time's And don't forget Le homemade lefse!

115 N Shore Dr • Fountain City, WI 800-687-2058 • Open April thru December 10am to 5pm... Everyday except Tues & Wed

ROCK IN THE HOUSE... Discover It! 440 North Shore Dr • Fountain City

City of Fountain City • 608-687-7481

Fountain City Motel Clean Rooms • Affordable Rates • Free WiFi

A concrete one at that! The incredible Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden is Herman's "baby!" It is a wonderful collection of concrete and stone buildings, shapes, towers and so many more! There are beautiful stone arches done with the deft tracery usually reserved for cathedrals, concrete dinosaurs, an Asian temple seemingly in quiet contemplation and even a moon rocket caught in the countdown! And virtually everything is adorned with colorful pottery shards, gleaming mirrors and seashells! It is definitely an enduring work of Herman's art and is worth a visit! This garden of concrete delights is located between Cochrane and Fountain City. Keep an eye peeled for the Cochrane-Fountain City School along Highway 35 and a bit beyond turn onto Prairie Moon Road, Go about one half mile down the road and you are there! Be prepared to marvel at the imagination, dedication and just down right hard work that went into Herman's dream. Herman lived 100 years and as he was known to say... "A fellow should leave a few tracks!" He did indeed. Include Herman's legacy in one of your next river-road trips and you will be glad you did.

The Flag Memorial Between Buffalo City & Cochrane

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splendor… take a few moments to reflect on the sacrifices these veterans made for us. For more information on this wondrous display, please go to By S.A. Olson

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DISCOVER THE GREAT RIVER ROAD The Bogus Street Cafe & Bakery

A Stockholm "Must See!"

A Great Place To Eat

Bogus Creek

Stockholm is a great place to walk, shop and EAT! And this is one little sweet cafe and bakery! Breakfasts and lunches plus soups, sandwiches and so much more! And their courtyard dining puts the crowning touch on a great dining experience! Yummmm!

Cafe & Bakery Breakfast & Lunch All Day Beer & Wine List Beautiful Outdoor Garden Deck Seating Gluten-free Menu Available ATM and WiFi Available

The Stockholm Art Fair 40 Years of Artful Fun and Beauty!

Memories... they wrap themselves around you with gossamer fairy wings. They can be the bright summer days of childhood or a quiet afternoon with a loving pet. Or maybe the intense magic of your first kiss. Birthday parties, snowflakes on your nose, a shiny new bike or just hangin' around with your very best friends. Memories are indeed precious. And for many of us there are also magical memories of time and place that will never fade. The lovely village of Stockholm, ©Midge Bolt Wisconsin is such a place! Tucked in along the Great River Road and shadowed by bluffs, this sweet little village seems lifted out of today's busy world and hearkens back to earlier centuries. Pure enchantment is around every corner. And especially this July 20th, when Stockholm celebrates it's 40th Annual Art Fair. Stockholm's Art Fair spills out from the tiny, but oh so lovely, downtown into the beautiful village park. There will be over 100 artists showing everything from paintings, to jewelry to photography. The art seems inspired and is enhanced by the marvelous food, delicious coffee and entertainment. It is truly an ART FAIR not to be missed!

April thru December Open 9am to 5pm N 2049 Spring Street • Stockholm, WI

715-442-5017 Bogus Creek... Our Food is Real!

Golf Directory Altoona

Eau Claire Golf & Country Club (private) 715-836-8420


Chippewa Falls

Eau Claire

Lake Wissota 715-382-4780 Ojibwa 715-723-8823

Timber Terrace 715-726-1500 Lake Hallie 715-861-5442


Whispering Pines 715-289-4653

Memories are made here. Make them your very own.

Saturday, July 20 •10am to 5pm


Rolling Greens 715-672-8139 Hickory Hills 715-878-4543 Mill Run 715-858-7960 Pine Meadow 715-832-6011 Princeton Valley 715-834-3334 Wild Ridge 715-834-1766



Chippewa Valley 715-235-9808


Menomonie Country Club 715-235-3595

Walnut Grove 608-248-2800 Whitetail 715-962-3888

Pinewood 715-235-2900


The Valley 715-926-4913


Osseo Golf & Recreation Center 715-597-3215


Meadowview 715-229-2355


Viking 715-695-3306

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Summer Hours

Open 7 Days A Week Mon thru Fri Open at 11am Sat and Sun Open at 8:30am for Breakfast

Bar & Grill On Beautiful Lake Pepin 205 1st St • Pepin, WI • 715-442-4400 On the Lake Adjacent to the Pepin Marina

Dine Inside Or Outside On The Patio!

w w w. p e p i n p i c k l e f a c to r y. co m If you are looking for unique perennials and hostas for your garden... make sure you put the Smith Brothers Landing on your list of garden stops this spring. Dave and Jane Smith have a wonderful assortment of plants... but that’s not all! You can complement your garden with their metal and glass sculptures, which are handcrafted upstairs in their studio.

Smith Brothers Landing 200 East Marina Drive Next to the Pickle Factory On Lake Pepin


Heading north on Highway 35, your destination is a wonderfully scenic river town called Pepin. Named after two early French trappers (the Pepin brothers) this town has it all! A wonderful, busy waterfront, a great marina, fine dining, quaint gift and art shops, as well as bed and breakfasts to make your stay memorable. Pepin was the birthplace for noted author Laura Ingalls Wilder. She was born in a small cabin about seven miles from Pepin and her influence is felt everywhere in the town. There is the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, a recreated cabin of her birth site on County CC, and a unique festival (called, you guessed it: Laura Ingalls Wilder Days) in September. There is a Pepin Railway Depot Museum, smack dab in the middle of the Laura Ingalls Wilder park. Add to all this the glittering sand beaches, world-class fishing and boating and you will see that Pepin is a real "jewel in the crown" of the Mississippi River Valley. Thoughts by Charlie Schaaf

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