The Play’s the Thing

discovering a new world of fun with the family by stepping onto the stage

Tue. Nov. 19th, 2019  |  by Reid Sollberger

I admit, I was playing the long game. In the summer of 2015, I took my family to see the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was always a ...

Geek out With the Best

UW-Eau Claire hosts third annual Geekcon

Tue. Nov. 19th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Lydia Ishmael

Anyone who loves to geek out about their favorite things will have a home at this year’s UWEC GEEKcon, a celebration of people’s passion for ...

5 Big and Bygone Eau Claire Venues

Mon. Nov. 18th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

The Eau Claire Auditorium and Armory opened in 1919 at the corner of North Barstow and Galloway streets. It featured a large stage and could seat 2,000. It was designed by Chicago architect George Awsumb ...

Convention & Event Center: Local Leaders Are Thinking Bigger

Eau Claire leaders consider a convention center downtown while also boosting the capacity of UW-Eau Claire’s Sonnentag Complex plans

Wed. Nov. 13th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Back in 2012, the Clear Vision civic planning process identified three major facility needs for Eau Claire: a community arts center, a major events center, and a convention center ...

A Family. A Tree.

We Are the Willows celebrates a decade of tunes with local show

Wed. Nov. 13th, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

It turns out the name We Are The Willows is a bit prophetic. “I learned this fact about willow trees that they have incredibly deep root ...

Forging a City

second volume of Eau Claire history explores 20th-century industrial era

Wed. Nov. 13th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Over the past few years, the Confluence Project has spurred the construction of the Pablo Center and Haymarket Landing, helping add to the 21st ...

Passionate Pursuit

skate shop owner's podcast explores how people do what they love to do

Wed. Nov. 13th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The sincerity with which Christopher Johnson said his podcast is going to change the world wasn’t at all inconsistent with the fact that when he said it, he had a Chihuahua stuffed up his ...

Come on City, Light My Fire!

expect Haymarket Plaza flames to be ready by December 6

Wed. Nov. 13th, 2019  |  Rae Poynter, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Haymarket Plaza outside the Pablo Center and Haymarket Landing proved to be a popular gathering place over the summer. With interactive fountains, colorful lights, and plenty ...

Wisco Winter-Friendly Dogs

breeds that beat the winter weather and some that don’t

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Wisconsin is known for below-freezing temperatures, snowstorms, and icy conditions throughout winter. Some dogs are all over it, while others need ...

Brace Your Pet

Valley businesses provide prosthetics to keep critters on their feet

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019  |  Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’re a pet owner, your pet is your world. And when that world is shaken by an injury to your pet, you want to get them the best care possible to heal. Two businesses in ...

Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo?

if you’re seeking Eau Claire’s (possibly) oldest feathered resident, visit Tropic Waters Pet Center

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019  |  author & photographer by Nate Cooksey

Comfortably housed between chattering lovebirds and a skeptical-looking Grey Parrot nicknamed “The Professor,” a gentle bird from another time sits and enjoys sporadic bursts of attention from the ...

Take Me Home!

Humane Association executive director offers advice on pet adoption

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019  |  Shelley Janke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The adoption process has been started at your local humane association and you are days away from bring home a new member of your family! Pets take time to ...

Counting Down the Hits

the top 10 tunes that get fans of Wisconsin (and Minnesota) pro teams pumped up

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019  |  Luc Anthony

I love sports theme songs. Perhaps it has to do with being a musician, or maybe it’s I’m immersed in pop music at my day job. Each song is characteristic of its team, a signal to fans and ...

What the Snow Doesn’t Care About

some thoughts for my midwestern friends and acquaintances

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, design by Serena Wagner

Sitting by a church door, looking out at the dark parking lot, we are waiting for people to arrive. So we can open the door and let them inside. This lady and ...

Wondering What It’s Worth?

public library hosts last antique appraisal event

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019  |  Maddy Mortimer

Mark Moran knows antiques: He’s former senior editor of the Antiques and Collectibles book series for Krause Publications, produced the “Atlantique City” antique show, appeared on the PBS series ...

Shop the Globe From Home

Eau Claire Global Market brings in fair-trade vendors

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Searching for unique, handcrafted holiday gifts that benefit more than just the people who receive them? Look no further than the Fourth Annual Eau Claire ...

Films Spanning the Globe

Eau Claire World Film Festival moves to Pablo Center for third year

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019  |  Stephanie Janssen

The Eau Claire World Film Festival had no ordinary beginning. It started when Chris Herriges, one of two principal organizers, made a feature film called The Vase. He submitted the film to ...

Pippi ‘Yolo’ Longstocking

ECCT brings a favorite back to Eau Claire

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019  |  Maddy Mortimer

Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is bringing the musical classic Pippi Longstocking back to Eau Claire Nov. 1. This fun and lighthearted production ...

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