Issue #159 August 26th, 2010

Hastings Way Update

consultants ready to unveil redesign possibilities

Trevor Kupfer, photos by Andrea Paulseth

After several months and more than 700 comments, Short Elliott Hendrickson, the company hired by the city as consultant for the Hastings Way project, is ready to unveil redesign possibilities at a Sept. 9 meeting.

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Issue #159 August 26th, 2010

Rumblings | A New Home

an organized push for a comprehensive homeless shelter in Eau Claire

Kinzy Janssen

At least eight separate organizations – from churches to social service centers – are pooling ambitions (before the snow flies) to turn an existing facility in Eau Claire into a comprehensive homeless shelter with beds and case management.

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Issue #157 July 29th, 2010

The Castle Playground

how a neighborhood made something massive happen

Trevor Kupfer, photos by Leah Dunbar

Beside the fact that Menomonie’s River Heights Elementary playground is the most unique and arguably “the best” in the Valley, it’s also an example of community building and grassroots movements at their very best.

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Issue #155 July 1st, 2010

The Good Life

survey aims to measure our cultural landscape

Emma O'Brien, photos by V1 Staff

“We felt like there wasn’t a collective voice speaking for Eau Claire’s culture,” McLeod says. So she and a team of other organizations with a stake in our community joined forces to create the Good Life Project.

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