Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Coming in for a Landing

new Haymarket apartments near completion, while retail space awaits tenants

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downtown Eau Claire’s newest address – which features an exclusive riverside location and breathtaking views – is just a few weeks away from being filled with nearly 400 tenants. The six-story mixed-use Haymarket Landing building at the corner ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

The Fairest of Them All

the Northern Wisconsin State Fair's fun and fried food

by Sammy Gibbons, photos by Kelsey Smith

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair features everything you and the family can hope for in a summer day. Your favorite carnival rides, an abundance of fried food and cold beverages ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

Big Dreams for Tiny Houses

new nonprofit builds little homes for the homeless

by Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On a hot and muggy Friday night and Saturday in June, 15 or so volunteers – who ranged in age from 10 to 70-something and came from all walks of life and faiths – gathered with hammers ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

Acupuncture for Your Pet?

it could help relieve pain and boost their immune system

by Hailey Novak

If the idea of inserting tiny needles into specific places in your pet’s body to provide health benefits sounds a little out of the ordinary to you, you’re not exactly alone. That said, there are some Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs) right here in the Chippewa Valley ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

New Digs for Cats

Eau Claire Humane Association upgrades its feline facilities

by Sammy Gibbons

The Eau Claire County Humane Association recently remodeled the hangout area for the 15 cats that it currently fosters. A local foundation funded the extreme makeover, which was completed in March, with an $8,000 grant. The space, known as the cat colony room ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Final Push

if matched, $1.5M challenge grant will put Confluence over top

by Tom Giffey

A newly announced $1.5 million challenge grant will put fundraising for the Confluence Arts Center over the top – as long as donors chip in another $1.5 million to meet the challenge ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Party in the Park

public places for your gathering abound

by Tom Giffey

Park pavilions in the city of Eau Claire were rented more than 1,000 times last year, and it’s no surprise. From traditional open-sided shelters full of picnic tables perfect for family ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Stage a Shindig in the Street

the city of Eau Claire is making it easier to block off your block and throw a party

by Tom Giffey

Have a hankering to throw a backyard barbecue this summer? Maybe a few burgers and a couple of lawn chairs? Think bigger, people. Instead of firing up the grill for just the family ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Starlight VS. Streetlight

ensuring the LED revolution doesn’t worsen light pollution in the Valley

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

All over the world, the stars are vanishing. This is not the plot to a sci-fi thriller: It’s reality, as light pollution from our streets, businesses, and dwellings squeezes out the comparatively faint light ...

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