Peaceful Hands, Open Hearts

kids prepare multidisciplinary art performance

Tue. May. 28th, 2019  |  Lea Kopke

After 10 weeks of hard work, elementary students from throughout the Eau Claire Area School District will display their art, poetry, singing, and dancing at the third installment of the Hands of Peace Youth Art Performance ...

Inconspicuous Sketches

sneaky artist publishes book of Eau Claire drawings

Tue. May. 28th, 2019  |  Samantha Kobs

Nishant Jain is a professional spy. Well, maybe not a real spy, but he is a pretty good urban sketch artist, which requires some spy-like skills. From literary festivals in India to concerts in Chicago ...

Pop Go the Eighties

UW-Stout prof’s book explores intersection of music, movies in a totally rad decade

Tue. May. 28th, 2019  |  Caitlin Boyle

Michael Heagle, a professor in the Entertainment Design Program at UW-Stout, lives for movies and music. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and found Michael Weldon’s book ...

Bright Lights, Small City

Mon. May. 20th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

So I thought my life would turn out differently. You probably did, too. By now, you and I were supposed to have moved to a big city, rented an apartment with tall ceilings and at least one brick wall ...

Custom of the Country

rural waving rituals are one way of cutting through the tribalism of our times

Mon. May. 20th, 2019  |  Charlie Schaefer

As I walk my two little dogs up the road, I wave at the cars that go by. Often, the drivers wave back. Many are perfunctory acknowledgement; a raised hand, the minimalist but not unfriendly index finger lifted ...

Headbangin’ Good Times

Memorial Rocks Weekend to host a melting pot of rock

Mon. May. 20th, 2019  |  Lea Kopke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Memorial Day Weekend, bands from throughout the Chippewa Valley and beyond will join in a musical conglomeration of rock ’n’ roll. Memorial Rocks Weekend, sponsored by Keyeski Construction ...

Ride of the Century

bicyclists gather to pedal 100 miles for good causes

Mon. May. 20th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

Get ready, get set, and go to the Chippewa Valley Century Ride on Sunday, May 26. This bike ride begins and ends in Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, and will feature 35-, 50-, 75-, or 100-mile trail options on blacktop roads ...

Summertime, STEAM Time

UW-Stout's program focusing on tech and arts is now open to middle schoolers

Mon. May. 20th, 2019  |  Pam Powers

A UW-Stout Summer STEAM Experience camp will welcome younger students this year for day camps. Sixth- and seventh-graders can take part in the summer youth camp in the following tracks ...

The Marigold

rooted in sisterhood and sandwiches

Mon. May. 20th, 2019  |  Lea Kopke

Upon retiring from their respective jobs as an insurance industry worker and a conservation warden, sisters Joy and Sue Miller decided to fill their time with an entirely new venture: the food industry ...

Calzones on Wheels for a Good Cause

The Community Table launches its very own food truck

Mon. May. 20th, 2019  |  Nealy Corcoran

The Community Table recently announced the newest addition to its outreach program: This spring they celebrated the launch of a food truck. With the help of local organizations and a diverse group of volunteers, throughout the summer the food truck will travel around to low-income ...

Nacho Average Restaurant

let’s taco ’bout the Paraíso Escondido Seafood expansion

Mon. May. 20th, 2019  |  Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Attention Chippewa Valley Foodies: If you swoon at the mere thought of Mexican food, then you need to head to Paraíso Escondido Seafood ASAP. This hidden gem – located in the back of La Misma Luna Mexican Supermarket ...

A New Hope

Hope Gospel Mission opens new men’s shelter, doubling size to serve homeless population

Mon. May. 20th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Twenty years after Mark and Cindy Donnelly, a local couple who were concerned about the growing but “invisible” population of homeless men and women in the Eau Claire area, founded ...

Musical Chemistry

professor’s love ot music culminates in debut album

Fri. May. 17th, 2019  |  Nathan Hopp

On April 22, Dr. Jim Phillips released the debut album of his latest passion project. Titled Jim Phillips Project, Phase I, this unique collection of original songs is separated into nine different tracks ...

Software Scene

four Eau Claire software companies that aren’t Jamf, and what they’re up to

Fri. May. 17th, 2019  |  Josh Rizzo

If you live or work anywhere near Eau Claire, you know Jamf. You already know their success story. You already know how they’ve been instrumental, not only as an Apple management tool, but as ...