Issue #394 Oct. 2, 2019

For Whom the Belfry Tolls

former church housing gift shop to be demolished

Nathan Hopp, photos by Tom Giffey

At the busy intersection of North Farwell and East Madison streets in downtown Eau Claire stands a lonely former church that will soon be demolished. This is the shared location of the Belfry House of Gifts ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Showing They Care

more than 900 volunteers will spend their Friday working on community projects

Tom Giffey

Sept. 20 won’t be a typical Friday for more than 900 workers from dozens of Chippewa Valley employers. Instead of punching the clock as usual ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Building New Stories

library seeks $7 million to upgrade aging building

Tom Giffey

Declaring that the existing 43-year-old building needs upgrades so it can continue to serve the community for generations, supporters of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire have launched ...

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Issue #393 Sept. 18, 2019

Fly Your FREAQ Flag

UWEC’s freaQweek a celebration of LGBTQ+ identity

Maddy Mortimer, photos by Kelly Irish

This Oct. 7-12, UW-Eau Claire campus organizations are partnering with community groups to launch freaQweek, a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. FreaQweek is a push to reclaim history, to reclaim identities ...

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Issue #392 Sept. 4, 2019

Taking Steps Toward Safety

community effort identifies safe ways for kids to walk to school

Tom Giffey

Like they have for generations, children are returning to school in the Chippewa Valley this fall with new sneakers, smiling faces, and backpacks stuffed with spiral notebooks, No. 2 pencils, ...

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