Friends Indeed

preservation a priority for newly formed Friends of Putnam Park

Mon. Apr. 22nd, 2019  |  Nathan Hopp, photos by UW-Eau Claire News

In 1909, lumber baron and local philanthropist Henry Cleveland Putnam donated a 230-acre parcel of land to the City of Eau Claire, hoping the low-lying stretch would be preserved as a botanical laboratory ...

Expanding Your Boundaries

craving a canoe trip? here’s what you need to know about dipping a paddle into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

Mon. Apr. 22nd, 2019  |  Matt Friell, photos by Matt Friell

If you’ve never been camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, it may seem a little daunting – even more so if you’re not much of a camper or outdoorsperson ...

Early Season, Later Life

reflections on trout fishing with a son – then and now

Mon. Apr. 22nd, 2019  |  Ron Davis

It was futile. A stinging April wind gusting across Timber Coulee Creek and my cataract-clouded eyes made threading a hair-thin tippet into the eye of a trout fly no larger than a peppercorn practically impossible ...

Take a Peak

hiking trails that are the high points in Chippewa Valley

Mon. Apr. 22nd, 2019  |  Nealy Corcoran, photos by Taylor Smith

As we spring into summer, slip on those hiking boots and head to the trail. Chippewa Valley is home to an abundance of meandering hiking trails that travel through the scenic beauty of northwestern Wisconsin ...

The Clog of War

stick with it until your worries drain away

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

When it was over, relief washed over me like a gush of clear water rinsing the dirty suds from a dinner plate. When it was over, a knot of muscles between my shoulder blades magically untied itself ...

Pack-Stage Drama

reports detailing Packers’ off-field dysfunction suggest they aren’t that different from other NFL teams

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  Luc Anthony

We Upper Midwesterners pride ourselves on being people who get to work and get the job done. We will occasionally gripe or slightly panic, but when you need to do your job, you do it ...

Big, Bad Woolf

MTG presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

You’ve probably heard the tale of the three little pigs and the big, bad wolf – but have you heard about the Menomonie Theater Guild performance of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ...

The Place to Race

Get it Dunn Run attracts visitors, record-seekers to Dunn County

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Runners come from far and wide to set records – personal and even worldwide – at the annual Get it Done Run in Menomonie. This 5k and half marathon is flat, fast, and certified for a number of purposes ...

DAVIS DOGS: New York dogs hit Eau Claire

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

After getting laid off from a job in construction, Jim Davis did what any reasonable New York native would: He built and opened up his own hot dog truck in 2013. Davis Dogs currently serves up 16 different styles of hot dogs, ranging from a reuben dog to a mac and cheese dog ...

You Scream, Ice Cream

The Danc’n Bean brings Bridgeman’s ice cream back to Eau Claire

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Things in life tend to come full circle. At least that’s what local resident Roger Wrobel said about his family’s new cafe and ice cream shop, The Danc’n Bean at 2803 E. Hamilton Ave. ...

Screen Selections

Chippewa Valley Film Festival prepares for fourth year

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  Breana Good

Of more than 500 short films submitted to the Chippewa Valley Film Festival, only 17 were chosen to be shown at the Micon Downtown Budget Cinema on Saturday, April 27 ...

Passion, Strings Attached

local luthier celebrates one year of guitar services in Eau Claire

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  Parker Reed, photos by Parker Reed

Some people never chase their passions, instead perhaps choosing to work a stable 9-5 job they resent for their entire life. But one small-business owner chose passion over security and just hit a major career milestone ...

Love the Earth? You’ll Love These Awards

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

If you know of a person, business, or group that embodies the slogan “Earth Day is Every Day,” consider nominating them for a Sustainable Eau Claire Award. Now in their fourth year, the awards honor ...

Offering a Helping Hand

UW-Stout opens on-campus food pantry for students

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  Pam Powers

With more than one-third of university students nationally food insecure, Sarah Snyder knew she had to do something to help ...

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