Issue #356 April 18, 2018

New Neighborhoods - Crest Ridge Court

woods, trails, and space to make your home your own in this new Southside neighborhood

The area surrounding this new development is wooded and quaint, just a hop away from Eau Claire’s extensive trail system, a skip from Lowes Creek County Park, and a jump from the Eau Claire Soccer Park. The 15 lots in Crest Ridge Court – averaging about a third of an acre each – will have full city water and sewer in place, too.

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Issue #356 April 18, 2018

New Neighborhoods - Hallie Ridge Estates

neighborhood boasts best of Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and Lake Hallie

Hallie Ridge Estates features a number of recreational facilities, including a community center, in-ground pool, and exercise gym. Residents may also enjoy tennis courts, basketball courts, and sports fields only a short walk, drive, or bike ride from their home.

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Issue #356 April 18, 2018

New Neighborhoods - Winterhaven

find serenity and comfort amid the tree-covered hills of this neighborhood south of Eau Claire

Just a few miles south of Eau Claire in the rolling landscape of the aptly named town of Pleasant Valley, you’ll find Winterhaven – a peaceful, wooded neighborhood offering privacy and serenity.

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Issue #356 April 18, 2018

New Neighborhoods - Camden Place

C&M Home Builders’ north-side neighborhood offers affordability, access to parks

Located just off Jeffers Road, Camden Place is ideal for those seeking an active lifestyle: The neighborhood will feature bike trails and sidewalks, and it’s directly adjacent to sizable, tree-covered Northwest Park.

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Issue #356 April 18, 2018

New Neighborhoods - Green Park Twin Homes

Whether by lifestyle choice, affordability, or neighborly vibes, these twin homes are some of the best.

Green Park Twin Homes is a flourishing twin home development off Jeffers Road on the northern edge of Eau Claire, and it’s coming together quickly. Road construction started across the street from the brand new ballparks at Jeffers Park in the fall of 2016, and by the spring of 2017, there were several finished twin homes already for sale.

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Issue #344, Nov. 1, 2017

FEATURE: Getting to Know Eau Claire One Sketch at a Time

after living all over the world, Nishant Jain uses a sketchpad to familiarize himself with the people and places in his new home

Eric Christenson

Nishant Jain could’ve been a mechanical engineer or a neuroscientist, but his true passion lies in his artwork. He’s been all over the world: Born, raised, and educated in India, he moved to Europe and got his master’s degree in the Netherlands ...

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Issue #334 June 14, 2017

FEATURE: Diverse Perspectives

Circles of Change initiative seeks to move from dialogue to action

Patti See, photos by Patti See, Bill Hoepner

I’m at the front of the pack in this bonding exercise, “Move Forward, Move Back.” To start, all of us lined up along the hallway, shoulder to shoulder as equals. I predicted I might end up in the middle, since I was a working-class kid and a first-generation college student. Another white woman is at the front with me ...

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Issue #326 February 8, 2017

FEATURE: Sisters on Separate Trails

as her twin sister – a first-time skier – tackles the American Birkebeiner, writer Katie Venit ponders the very different paths their lives have taken

Katie Venit

Breathless from half-jogging, half-skating from the parking lot, I squeezed between two people ringing cowbells to peer over a rope line. Skiers rounded a bend a few hundred yards away, leaving thick woods behind as the trail straightened into the finish gates ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Slow Time & Sudden Space

a meditation on hunting in wisconsin

Jason Splichal, photos by Jason Splichal

The wind chill was -25 degrees when I left my friend’s cabin. It was the second week of December. As if they were powered by the howling wind itself, the stars of Orion’s belt had just begun pulling a dim smudge of dawn above the jagged, inky serration of pines that formed the horizon ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

ELECTION FEATURE: Red, Blue, or Purple?

despite shifting voting patterns, the Chippewa Valley remains a sought-after swing area on Election Day

Luc Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wisconsin likes to vote. The Badger State’s turnout rates are regularly among the highest in the United States, particularly in presidential election years. Western Wisconsin is the same, anchored by the population center of the Eau Claire metropolitan area ...

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