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Find the Best--and Most Authentic--Thai Food in the Chippewa Valley at Pad Thai Restaurant

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Since I have been back in America, I have eaten at Pad Thai Restaurant 3 times. Pad Thai is located at 203 North Barstow Street in downtown Eau Claire--across from Phoenix Park. I have also been sampling a variety of other Asian food places since I have been back. However, I can say--without any doubts-- that Pad Thai has the best and most authentic Thai food in the area. Dishes are very reasonably priced and the portions are hearty. If you are ever in downtown Eau Claire and have a hankering for some Asian food, be sure to check out Pad Thai--you might run into me. :P

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Ballpark Food

Peanuts and cracker jacks may be a part of Americana due to their inclusion in baseball’s national anthem, but truly, what is the “ideal” ballpark food. No sport is as synonymous with food as baseball, and while football fans (and Brewer fans) may have the tailgate party to latch onto, baseball is a sport designed with eating in mind and may be the reason my mother loves the sport. She is the type of person who samples everything at a carnival, and the sport of baseball is great for those people because it allows nine-innings of unabashed sampling.

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Photo Contest Winners

The Chippewa Guide Photo Contest has ended, and we're happy to announce the winners -

A couple of the entrants will rake in the prizes since two people won in two different categories.  Our congratulations to the winners  - here the are, and the prizes they will be receiving:

Grand Prize Winner - Claude Schilling of Altoona for his photo Liquid Violets  in the Abstract Category - Claude will win a $50 Gift Certificate from the Menomonie or Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce for this photo.

Claude Schilling also won the Landscape category with his Bloodroot photo in the Landscape Category.  For this photo he will win a 1 Gbyte SD storage card for his camera.

Lissa Marsolek of Menomonie won the People category and tied for first in the Kids category with her photos of her two children, and her son and husband.  Lissa will win two tickets to any show at the Mabel Tainter Theater for these photos, along with a pair of movie tickets and a T-shirt donated by Clear Channel Radio.

Jessica Agustin of Menomonie also tied for first place in the Kids category with her photo "Are You Listening".  She will win two tickets to any show at the Mabel Tainter Theater in Menomonie for this photo.

The Pets category was won by Normal Larrabee Gabriel of Menomonie, for her photo of two horses.  The Prize for this category is two tickets to any show at the Mabel Tainter.

The winning photos are shown below.  

Again, congratulations to all the winners, and our thanks to everyone who entered.  You may view all of the entries by clicking on the camera above.

Our thanks also go to the Mabel Tainter Theater and Clear Channel Radio for their generous donations of prizes for the contest.

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Event: 18th Annual Pepsi Chippewa Valley Adult Open, Eau Claire WI (Non-ranking tournament) at Eau Claire Ymca Tennis Center Ten

Location: Eau Claire YMCA Tennis Center, Division: M(Op,45)s; W(Op)sd; M(Op)d; X(Op)d; NMW(3.5)s; CM(7.0,8.0)d; CW(7.0)d; Combo MX(7.0)d, Yes; B(16)s; G(18,14)s; XJ(16)d, Notes: The tournament will be held at the UW-Eau Claire team tennis courts (on University Drive, behind Ols

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Event: 18th Annual Pepsi Chippewa Valley Adult Open, Eau Claire WI (Non-ranking tournament) at Eau Claire Ymca Tennis Center Ten

Location: Eau Claire YMCA Tennis Center, Division: M(Op,45)s; W(Op)sd; M(Op)d; X(Op)d; NMW(3.5)s; CM(7.0,8.0)d; CW(7.0)d; Combo MX(7.0)d, Yes; B(16)s; G(18,14)s; XJ(16)d, Notes: The tournament will be held at the UW-Eau Claire team tennis courts (on University Drive, behind Ols

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Event: 18th Annual Pepsi Chippewa Valley Adult Open, Eau Claire WI (Non-ranking tournament) at Eau Claire Ymca Tennis Center Ten

Location: Eau Claire YMCA Tennis Center, Division: M(Op,45)s; W(Op)sd; M(Op)d; X(Op)d; NMW(3.5)s; CM(7.0,8.0)d; CW(7.0)d; Combo MX(7.0)d, Yes; B(16)s; G(18,14)s; XJ(16)d, Notes: The tournament will be held at the UW-Eau Claire team tennis courts (on University Drive, behind Ols

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Downsville Political Organization to Report from Democratic Convention

The local Downsville political blog Uppity Wisconsin  has been selected as the Wisconsin member of the Democratic Convention State Blogging Corps.  

Uppity Wisconsin will live blog directly from the floor of the Democratic Convention. The members of the state blogging corps were announced this morning by Howard Dean in a web video.

Note - Steve Hanson, publisher of the Chippewa Guide is also the editor of Uppity Wisconsin, and will be a major part of the Uppity Wisconsin reporting team in Denver. 

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Event: The Radiators at Stones Throw, Fri, Jul 25 8:00p

Performance by The Radiators. ** Estimated Start Time / Please Confirm **

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What can the Chippewa Guide Do For You?

We started the Chippewa Guide in an attempt to build an on-line community in the Chippewa Valley.  So far that's been a slow endeavor. Although we're getting an ever-increasing number of visitors, what we aren't getting is a lot of participation. We keep thinking this is because we're not doing something that you would like - so - if there's some feature, or kind of information you'd like to see in the Chippewa Guide, please let us know.  Even better  yet, put it in yourself.  We want to be the one-stop source for information on the Chippewa Valley, but honest, we need your help to accomplish that.  

So - Please let us know your thoughts.  Leave a comment on this article, or email us at sales [at] chippewaguide [dot] com. Thanks!

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Putting on the Coaching Hat

Volunteering our time and giving back to the community is something that isn't mandatory (sans judicial intervention) for individual health, well-being or even overall quality of life. That said, volunteering still feels as though it is something we must do...no different than going to school. We know its good for us to do it. Difference is, with volunteering, if one takes advantage of chances that could also be enjoyable and educational they'll not only provide a better use of their time but also be more in Cline to pass a inner-joy on.

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