10 Signs of Spring in Wiscosnin

These are the first plants and animals you can spot in Wisconsin this spring

Start a scavenger hunt for these plants and animals to help the kids learn how to be aware of their natural environment.

Planting a Seed to Grow a Green Thumb

The depths of winter are a good time to teach kids about starting plants

Starting seeds with kids can be anything from a simple day’s project of getting beans to sprout little green threads to creating an attractive splash of flowers in a porch pot to carefully laying a foundation for a vegetable plot designed to feed the world.

Make the Most of Summer with Prime Times

Want to know the schedule for swimming lessons at Fairfax Pool? Is your kid interested in making Art in the Park, shooting a bow and arrow, or trying a hand at kubb or karate?

Night time is the right time for Winter After Hours

Pinehurst offers 60 acres of cheap, chilly winter fun where you can sled, ice skate, cross-country ski and snowshoe on groomed and lit trails, and much more. No snowshoes or skates? No problem! Ice skate and snowshoe rentals will be available, and safety equipment will be free to use.

Giving Young Athletes the Gift of Independence

putting your parental trust in coaches

One of the greatest – and most difficult – gifts a parent can give a child will be independence. Woven within that gift will be the element of trust...

6 Tips for Safe Pumpkin Carving

According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Halloween is one of the top three holidays for causing emergency room visits.

A Prairie Playground: River Prairie Park is a great draw for kids

This summer, kids of all ages are heading over to Altoona’s River Prairie Park where they can enjoy the fairy garden, soak their feet in the winding stream, and play in the splash pad to their heart’s content. The park has become the Valley’s newest hot spot, and it promises ...

Recreation Revamped at the New Carson Park Playground

Refreshed Carson Park playground offers inclusive fun

The $480,000 project from Playworld Systems features areas designed for different age groups and ability levels so that those in the 2- to 5-year-old age bracket can enjoy themselves as well as 5- to 12-year-olds ...

VIDEO! Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: Kids Concert Series

Presented by Chippewa Valley Family and Prevea Health, the Saturday Morning Hullabaloo is a kids concert series held monthly through the summer in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Learn more and see the schedule at www.ChippewaValleyFamily.org/hullabaloo

Water safety with a message

family memorializes man who lost his life in boating accident

May is National Water Safety Month and National Safe Boating Week is celebrated May 19-25. Until a couple years ago, these were two campaigns that I was hardly aware of, but all that changed after my brother, Kyle Keith, was involved in a tragic boating accident.

10 Springtime Events In or Near the Chippewa Valley

Ready to celebrate winter’s end? Peruse these upcoming festivals and events in the Chippewa Valley ... Sure, there's still plenty of snow on the ground, but that doesn't mean you can't pretend there isn't! Right? Right??

V-Ball Is Your Chance to Dance All Night

If you’re in need of an idea for date night, look no further: The 44th Annual Viennese Ball is coming April 13 and 14, and you don’t want to miss it! The Viennese Ball, or V-Ball, is a fundraiser for service, international, and ...