Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Written for Dunn County News May 12, 2013
Unwanted hair growth can be the result of heredity or hormonal levels, an underlying medical condition or even some prescription drugs — but what do you do about it?
Some may chose to attempt to temporarily address the problem by themselves at home, but those looking for a safe and professional option will want to contact Julie Mathews of Timberline Electrolysis & Body Waxing. Mathews has had a successful practice in Ellsworth for five years. While wanting to grow her business, she recently relocated to downtown Menomonie, where she has an office located in the lower level of Parrot Bay Tanning at 719 South Broadway. (more…)
Center and Strength Can be Found at The Core
Written for Dunn County News April 14, 2013
A serene setting for inspiration, growth and relaxation can be found overlooking Lake Menomin in downtown Menomonie.
Owners Dana Cowan and Jen Zech opened The Core in January 2012 at 424 Main Street. Their goal was for it to be a community space and a mission to support the community through collaboration by offering yoga classes, Qigong instruction, personal training and the services of two different massage therapists. (more…)
Not just Friday Night Fish Fry!
Written for Dunn County News March 10, 2013
In all of the city of Menomonie there is one business that year round, makes great use of having Lake Menomin in the center of our town – The Waterfront Bar & Grill in Downtown Menomonie. During the winter months when the lake is a frozen field, as some have mistaken it to be, groups sign up to participate in Ice Golf, Ice Kickball, Ice Softball, Ice Hockey and even Mountain Biking on the lake. It sure brings a smile to your face when you walk, run or drive along the lake bank and notice the large mass of people having a great deal of fun down below. It’s like the equivalent of an adult recess breaking up the cold season. In the warmer months, one can dock their boat down below and climb the steps to enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck that doubles the size of the seating area during the summer months. On the Fourth of July, many find it to be the hot spot to be during the evening hours when the annual FreedomFest fireworks show over the lake. (more…)
A Place for Everyone
Written for Dunn County News February 10, 2013
If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy healthy food and a local family run business that involves the community in everything it does, you must check out Raw Deal in Downtown Menomonie. In 2006 the Fedderly Family – Julie, Dan and their daughters, Ashley and Morgan – wanted to offer something different than fast food and opened the Raw Deal, first in the Marion Building on the Northeast corner of South Broadway and 6th Streets. They began with fresh coffee, custom roasted, often times using Fair Trade Organic Coffee beans and expanded from there.
In 2008 they were looking at a larger location and they purchased and remodeled the AJ Josephson building at that same intersection of South Broadway and 6th Street. Remodeling the building to historical standards and bringing a fresh look to the location was a goal of the Fedderly Family. They were successful; even returning the building name and date to the front façade. With a loft area, exposed brick walls and assorted couches, tables and chairs the interior is inviting and makes you feel at home. (more…)
A Father’s Legacy
Written for Dunn County News January 13, 2013
When George Gounaikis moved his family from Greece in 1967 to open a pizza palace in Northfield, Minnesota, he probably didn’t realize how much of his legacy would still be in place 46 years later. That first restaurant supported seven families who now run multiple restaurants in the region. His son Jim owns and operates a local favorite, Ted’s Pizza, which (dad) George bought in 1977, in Downtown Menomonie. (more…)
Following a Dream
Written for the Dunn County News, December 9, 2012
Karen Hurtgen likes to reply to the question: What do you sell? with “A Little of A Lot.” That’s just what you will find in La dee dah on Main Street. As people enjoy Karen’s ever changing window display and notice her catch phrase Fun * Funky * Fabulous, Downtown Menomonie has embraced this gift shop and its friendly owner. (more…)
Written for the Dunn County News, November 18, 2012
Thanksgiving dinners may be scheduled a little earlier this year as shoppers plan to leave their families and celebrations to stand in line to be the first for the “Black Friday” sales — some of which are slated to begin on Thursday evening this year.
Before we slide those chairs out from Grandma’s table and rush our “what we are thankful for” conversations through, let’s think about this. How does it look to our children and families that we support these companies that are asking their employees to begin the “busiest shopping day of the year” on Thanksgiving Eve and work through the night? (more…)
There’s No Place like the Salon
Written for the Dunn County News, November 11, 2012
This November Jill’s My Style Studio celebrates its third anniversary on Main Street but owner Jill Lynum Williams and her “salon family” bring many more years of experience to the business. Jill is from a small town in Western Wisconsin and was raised to believe family is everything. When Jill is not at the salon you will most likely find her enjoying the outdoors, riding motorcycle with her husband Ken or walking with one of her three dogs. There is not a time in Jill’s chair where you will not hear a Tanner or Colton story (her grandchildren) and she’ll be sure to check on your family as well. Surrounded by the salon chatter and sweet smells it is easy to feel right at home. (more…)