The Stars Grow Brighter

you’ll see things changing if you bother to look up

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus

The stars grow brighter. Standing here in Wisconsin on this half of the planet, the part we (for no good reason) call the top, the stars are getting easier to see. But it’s just beginning ...

Invitation by Owl

get your Harry Potter on at Hogwarts After Dark

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold

Bewitching brews and Muggle food will be available for purchase from an enchanted food truck. Dressing up as your favorite Harry Potter character is encouraged. A photo ID with proof of age, such as a driver’s ...

Restaurant Week Events

more to do during Restaurant Week than just go out to eat

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018

Official events of 2018 Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week.

‘Too Easy’

Mr. Pizzy and Mistah connect on infectious collab album Game Changers

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two of the Chippewa Valley’s finest and most prolific hip hop artists are aiming high and ready to change the game ...

City Again Seeks Plans for Block 7, Liner Site

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority is once again accepting proposals from developers for two pieces of downtown property: The so-called Block 7 at the corner of North Barstow and Wisconsin streets and the lot in front of the city parking ramp on North Barstow.

Visit Eau Claire Launches New Branding, Logo

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Visit Eau Claire, the area’s tourism promotion agency, has unveiled a colorful new logo and brand identity that it says “captures the personality of the city known for its independent spirit, creative culture, penchant for originality ...

5 Big Numbers: Eau Claire’s New Arts Center

Tue. Sep. 18th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The total floorspace inside the Pablo Center at the Confluence, which officially opens Sept. 22. That includes two theaters, two art galleries, a dance studio, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, a recording studio, offices ...

Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week »

Thu. Sep. 13th, 2018

For ten days in September (21th - 30th, 2018), dozens of local restaurants will take part in an exciting new culinary tradition that gives you access to special menus, offerings, great deals, and invites you to attend a handful of unique food-themed events that raise money for community causes.

Winter Storage for Garden Vegetables

creative ways to keep your harvest fresh for months

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Kathleen Plunkett-Black

One of the joys of summer is walking through the garden in late afternoon and planning the evening meal around whichever produce is ready to pick. With September’s shorter daylight and cooling temperatures ...

You Can Pickle That?

adventures beyond the cucumber

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

We’ve enjoyed another bounteous summer, but as the chill settles in and fall brings farmers market season to a close, it’s time to consider ways to get the most out of the remaining fall produce. Pickling is a centuries-old technique for preserving foods that involves submerging foods in vinegar ...

Raise a Glass at Oktoberfest

2018 Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is right around the corner

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Broc Seigneurie

Time to dust off that lederhosen! The 2018 Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is right around the corner. This year’s celebration is packed with exciting activities centered on traditional German music, food, and ...

7 Wild Plants to Put on Your Table This Fall

our wild guide to seasonal foraging

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Jim Schwiebert’s coworkers put up their guard when he approaches, lest he offer them a taste of something he scrounged up from his yard, on a trail, or from the garden behind their offices at Beaver Creek Reserve ...

FEATURE: Digging Up the Valley

unearthing local history, one outhouse at a time

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Cassandra Kyser, photos by Timothy Mather

Mark Youngblood stood in a hole almost as deep as he is tall. His blue eyes, which sparkled with excitement, were just visible above the ground level. “Can you get me a screwdriver?” Youngblood shouted up to his friend ...

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