Pablo Properties Purchases Racy's, The Nucleus

Tue. Nov. 13th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A pet-welcoming, art-sporting Water St. breakfast, brunch, and coffee hotspot has new ownership as of Tuesday this week. Pablo Properties purchased Racy D’Lene’s Coffee Lounge and The Nucleus Cafe at 404 Riverside Ave. and 405 Water Street on Nov. 12 ...

The Horror

without VHS tapes and HBO, my childhood would have been a lot less traumatic

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster

For a moment, allow yourself to consider the noble VHS tape – the bygone ruler of home entertainment. The black plastic exterior of this rectangular icon has housed a collective eon of visual delight ...

There Are Reasons to Hold Onto Brewer Fever

despite loss to Dodgers, the Brew Crew’s unexpected success could extend into 2019

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

The feeling of a World Series win in this region of the country has become something of a foreign concept. Twenty-seven years have passed since the Brewers or Twins made the Fall Classic; 36 years have come ...

Five Years of Gatsby

UW-Eau Claire Gatsby’s Gala takes guests to the ’20s

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  Abby Norton

Gatsby’s Gala is returning to UW-Eau Claire to provide folks with an authentic 1920s party experience, courtesy of Eau Claire Jazz Inc. The fifth annual gala promises a musical and visual experience ...

Grab a Drink, Catch a Film

Pablo Center introduces film screenings with specialty cocktails

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  Catey Leonardson

The brand-new Pablo Center at the Confluence is launching a movie and cocktail series that is sure to be a hit! Films are lined up through spring of next year, boasting titles that are all over the board in genre and era ...

A Familiar Feeling

Jaywalking screening features local director, actors, settings

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

We all get a little rush out of seeing something familiar on the television screen. Be it a glimpse of a friend on local news, or a film scene set in a location we’ve been to, it gives us a sense of “knowing,” and ...

Global Market Feeds Souls

pre-holiday sale features fair trade goods

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  by Bonni Knight

Ask anyone who’s just returned from an international trip about their favorite memories, and most likely the conversation will turn to food. Organizers of the third annual Eau Claire Global Market ...

Red Coal BBQ Burns Hot at New Location

Eau Claire barbecue spot moves to Mall Drive

Wed. Nov. 7th, 2018  |  Abby Norton, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Red Coal BBQ is praised around the community for dishing up hot (and dangerously addictive) Midwest-inspired meats. Now, they’ll tempt even more customers at their new location. On Oct. 12 ...

Found by the Riverside - Photos and Discoveries by Tina Ecker

slowly discovering what the water once took away

Mon. Nov. 5th, 2018  |  by Tina Ecker

Eau Claire photographer Tina Ecker is always looking, always hunting for unnatural objects down by the riverside. She found almost all the objects shown on the following pages along the banks of our own Chippewa River.

On the Cover | Oct. 31, 2018

learn more about this week's cover art from Matthew Bergs

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018

“Did you know that moose are called ‘elk’ in Europe and Asia? It’s true. The scientific name for moose is ‘alces alces,’ which is simply Latin for ‘moose.’ The word moose itself is borrowed from Algonquian languages ..."

Gallery Get-Together

CF gallery hosts grand re-opening after renovation

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Valley Art Gallery at 304 Bridge St. in Chippewa Falls will host a grand re-opening event Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10am-5pm to show off a newly renovated gallery space. The Valley Art Association co-op features ...

Spreading Kristmas Cheer for All to Hear

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018  |  by Rayna DeJongh

Pull out your woolen sweaters and Santa hats, because the Kristmas Kookies are coming to town! Feed your frostbitten ears some Christmas cheer as five retired educators come together to provide four-part harmony originals, featuring your favorite holiday traditions ...

Orchestra Explores ‘Baroque Treasures’

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will present “Baroque Treasures” focusing on works by Johann Sebastian Bach at 7:30pm Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Jamf Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence ...

Prevea’s Big Plans

healthcare group plans new office in Altoona’s River Prairie

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Prevea Health and City of Altoona leaders announced two new developments in the city’s new River Prairie development on Oct. 26 ...