A Delicious Puerto Rican Meal to Help Heal

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018  |  Julia van Allen

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which struck nearly a year ago, the island of Puerto Rico needs aid to rebuild the businesses, roads, and homes that were destroyed by the vicious storm. Local organizers and impromptu activists chef Molly Barnes and Jake Lindgren are determined to help.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Ben Shaw records, releases new album in Eau Claire

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018  |  Bonni Knight

From the beginning, Ben Shaw has understood the power of music. He was drawn from New York to Eau Claire to attend UW-Eau Claire, which, during the ’90s, was one of only two universities in the country offering a degree in music therapy. A self-proclaimed Dead Head ...

New Executive Director Takes Helm for Symphony Orchestra’s 44th Season

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

The Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra will enter its 44th season – the first to hold performances in the soon-to-open Pablo Center at the Confluence – with a new executive director. Jillian Phillips, a UW-Eau Claire graduate with an MA from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, was appointed to the position in July.

Party in the Pines

Festival in the Pines adds more fun, fundraisers

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The 36th annual Festival in the Pines will take place in Carson Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26. The festival is back for another year of food, and fun, including craft booths featuring unique handmade items. New this year will be ...

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Airfest & Autorama showcases air and land speedsters

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018  |  Julia van Allen, photos by Timothy Mather

Fly high on Aug. 4 at the Sixth Annual Menomonie Airfest and Autorama. This event is a full day of planes and cars that will entertain kids and adults alike. This year’s excitement will feature a two-hour acrobatic airplane show ...

Extended-Stay Hotel Planned Next to Mall

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

A new extended-stay hotel has been planned for the south side of Eau Claire. The Eau Claire Plan Commission recently approved plans to build a new Home2 Suites by Hilton at 4109 Oakwood Hills Parkway ...

New Bike Trail Spans I-94 in Menomonie

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The City of Menomonie has added to its growing bicycle and pedestrian trail system by paving a new trail segment that crosses Interstate 94, linking the north and south sides of town. In recent weeks the city completed blacktopping ...