Issue #301 March 9, 2016

Landing on the River

new Haymarket Landing caters to students with cool downtown digs

by Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Looking for a change of scenery from on-campus dorm life? Make yourself at home in Haymarket Landing, the new, privately built UW-Eau Claire housing option that will be open for residents starting this fall. While this building will be similar to the on-campus Chancellors Hall – including apartment-style units ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #301 March 9, 2016

Lismore, Breweries Win Big At DECI Awards

by Tom Giffey

A remodeled hotel and a pair of breweries earned honors from Downtown Eau Claire Inc. at the group’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The Lismore, the hotel and convention center that also hosted the ceremony, was named Downtown Construction Project of the Year. The $20 million renovation of the former Ramada Inn on South Barstow Street ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #301 March 9, 2016

Free Clinic Seeks New Home

by V1 Staff

The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic is in need of a new home. The clinic, which provides free services to community members who can’t afford health care, announced March 1 that it needed to vacate its current location by June 1. The clinic had been given the opportunity to buy its current facility, 836 Richard Drive, but found that option was “cost prohibitive,” ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #301 March 9, 2016

Former Council Prez Runs for Assembly Seat

by V1 Staff

An attorney and former president of the Eau Claire City Council will challenge an incumbent state representative this fall. Howard White, who now lives in Altoona, announced recently that he will run as a Democrat against state Rep. Kathy Bernier, R-Lake Hallie, in the 68th Assembly District. White, a third-generation native of Eau Claire ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #300 February 24, 2016

Overcoming Enormous Odds

Dragonfly throws benefit for instructor hurt in car accident

by James Johonnott

Get down and give Josh Bafford 20 push-ups. On Saturday, Feb. 27, Dragonfly Dance and Wellness is holding a whole day of events to benefit one of their fitness instructors, Josh Bafford, who was left paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident last year. Despite the injury, Josh returned to work the morning following ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #300 February 24, 2016

Unmasking the Violence

fundraiser masquerade raises sexual assault awareness

by Pan Thao

February is known as the month of giving candy hearts and fancy chocolates to those we adore. With love in the air, it is also important to learn the signs of unhealthy relationships. In recognition of this important cause, the Bolton Refuge House is hosting a masquerade ball to bring education and awareness to domestic violence ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #300 February 24, 2016

Library, Museum Launch History Book Club

by V1 Staff

The latest James Patterson novel not your thing? Not interested in cracking open Wuthering Heights again? Still hankering to join a book club? The Adventures in History Book Club is made for readers like you. The new group, formed by a partnership between the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and the Chippewa Valley Museum ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #300 February 24, 2016

Eau Claire Library Has a New Director

by V1 Staff

An experienced library manager from southern Wisconsin is the new director of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Pamela Westby, currently director of the Middleton Public Library and 2016 chairwoman of the Wisconsin Library Association Board, has been appointed to the post. “I’m very pleased with the results of our recruitment process ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #299 February 10, 2016

Mini Golf at the Library?

fundraiser in Chippewa Falls will let you swing inside

by Barbara Arnold

With the warm-up in weather experienced recently, don’t your thoughts just turn to … golf? Well, now you can cure the cabin fever that starts to set in about the third weekend in February. FORE! Grab your chip and wedge, and maybe an iron or two, and head over to the Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central St., for its first-ever CHIP-Shot Mini Golf fundraiser ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #299 February 10, 2016

Valley Part of National Arts Economy Survey

by Tom Giffey

The Chippewa Valley’s arts community will again be part of a nationwide survey measuring the economic impact of the nonprofit arts sector. The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council will be one of nearly 300 partners in the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, a nationwide study conducted by Americans for the Arts. ECRAC will gather financial data ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #299 February 10, 2016

City of Eau Claire Launches Eco-Awards

by V1 Staff

In the immortal words of Kermit the Frog, it ain’t easy being green – but at least now it may get you an award. The City of Eau Claire’s Advisory Commission on Sustainability is seeking nominations for the first-ever Sustainable Eau Claire Awards. The awards – which will be given out on Earth Day (April 22) – will recognize “individuals, businesses, and ...

Add a Comment »

Issue #299 February 10, 2016

New Crime Stoppers Group Wants Your Tips

by V1 Staff

You don’t need to be a superhero or a police officer to stop crime: Anonymous tips can make sure the bad guys get what they’ve got coming, and now making these tips is easier than ever. Eau Claire Crime Stoppers, a brand-new nonprofit organization, is here to help community members anonymously report crimes to law enforcement ...

Add a Comment »

  Popular Articles

popular items in the last month

2,454

Cart and Soul

Soul Brewed mobile coffee finds a home in downtown Eau Claire