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Startup Wisconsin Week comes to Eau Claire with entrepreneurial activities

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

When he moved to Eau Claire about a year ago, Nick O’Brien noticed a great deal of entrepreneurial activity going on. Yet to the rest of Wisconsin, he realized, Eau Claire seemed to be on its own little ...

A Place to Remember

county funding expected for planned Eau Claire Veterans Park

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

An effort to create a park, trail, and plaza dedicated to veterans is likely to get a big boost this month when the Eau Claire County Board votes on its annual budget. Mark Beckfield, a member of the County Board ...

Opening Shot | Oct. 31, 2018

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018  |  photos by Luong Huynh

REALLY NEW ON THE SCENE. After forming to learn songs over two days of workshops at the Girls Rock Band Experience, two bands took to the stage at The Metro to perform at Sawdust City Limits No. 5. The high school rock band above – Histrionic Creature – plans to make more songs, and they’ve already got a Facebook page ...

An Opportunity for Every Animal

Eau Claire County Humane Association welcomes new executive director

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018  |  Abby Norton

The Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA) shook paws with its new executive director, Shelley Janke, in June. Janke served for seven years as the executive director of Memorial Medical Hospital in Neillsville. Notably, this position was fur-free; however, that’s not to say ...

Festival Foods Has a Safe Kennels for Dogs

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

There are few topics of discussion “hotter” than of dogs being left in cars – and few that are so likely to result in property damage. With that, and the safety of our furry friends, in mind, two Festival Foods locations ...

Dogged Determination

Eau Claire draws national competitors with Dock Dog competitions

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018  |  Rayna DeJongh, photos by Nicole Wellens

Every year, Scheels in Eau Claire becomes host to “Dog Town.” This tiny town features numerous canine amenities, from battery-powered fans, aluminum shade netting and EZ-up tents to crate pads and co ...

A Hippity Hoppy Time

canine training facility hosts monthly bunny socials

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018  |  Hillary Bell

A fantastic newly hopped up event has started taking place in Eau Claire at the EmBark Canine Training Center. But before wagging your tails and anticipating that car ride, dog lovers, let me tell you ...

Caring Pregnancy Community

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018  |  Jennifer Hafele, photos by Andrea Paulseth

She got ready to leave the house without the diaper bags, strollers, and bottles – for once. She said goodbye to her three-year-old and nine-month-old twins. She was feeling a little queasy and was looking forward ...

To Post or Not to Post

local parents share their approach to baby social media

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Kristen Bell, actress of Veronica Mars and The Good Place fame, has two children and one social media policy: no pictures of the kids online until they’re old enough to choose. The Midwest-born momma chose to refrain from sharing information about her children to protect them from paparazzi ...

Food & Wine Magazine Runs Deep Profile on Eau Claire

Tue. Oct. 30th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus

Food & Wine (a nationally syndicated, monthly magazine founded in 1978) published a remarkable profile of Eau Claire's restaurant scene on October 29. The magazine – which is well-known for featuring taste-making recipes ...