Emilee Wentland

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Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

Local Brewery Collaborates on Limited Run Eaux Claires Beer

Emilee Wentland

When people think of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, they probably think of, well, music and art. They may also think of collaborations, such as the collaboration between Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner ...

Mon. Jun. 4th, 2018

Altoona’s p10 Fest Jam Packed With Cool Stuff

Emilee Wentland

After months of planning and even a postponement, P10 Fest is finally just around the corner! This festival celebrates “all the things we love about the Chippewa Valley,” according to the event website ...

Mon. May. 21st, 2018

Toasting the Future: ECRAC, Pablo Center at the Confluence join for Jubilee

Emilee Wentland, photos by Mariah Hamm

Come one, come all to the Jubilee! Presented by the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council and the Pablo Center at the Confluence, this annual fundraiser for the arts is a great opportunity to eat some delicious food while donating to a good cause ...

Mon. May. 21st, 2018

Let’s Ride: Annual Bike Week events celebrate Valley cyclists

Emilee Wentland, photos by Michael Lundebrek

You can get nearly anywhere in Eau Claire on a bike if you have the right skills and ambition. The first step to becoming a frequent biker is getting acquainted with Eau Claire’s bike routes, which is easy during Bike Week, a free week-long celebration of all things cycling ...

Fri. May. 18th, 2018

Carpe Capra: Goat yoga is deeper than just doing yoga with goats

Emilee Wentland, photos by Timothy Mather

Yoga is a calming act practiced by many to achieve serenity and peace. Sitting on mats with their bodies contorted in various positions, yogis surround themselves with silence, letting out an occasional ...

Thu. May. 17th, 2018

Chalkfest 2018 Is on the Way

Emilee Wentland

It’s almost time to decorate UW-Eau Claire’s sidewalks with vivid colors and unique designs through chalk art. Every summer, Volume One and UWEC team up to present Chalkfest, a day-long celebration of all things artistic, creative, and, of course, chalk-related ...

Tue. May. 8th, 2018

It’s Fur Real: The Past Passed Here brings voyageur era to life

Emilee Wentland, photos by Kelly Whitman

It’s almost time to head back to the 18th century – no time machine needed. This May, the Chippewa County Historical Society’s The Past Passed Here transports visitors to the era of fur trading ...

Tue. May. 8th, 2018

Going Gothic: After Dark Event Has American Gothic Theme

Emilee Wentland

Always wondered what it’s like in the Chippewa Valley Museum after hours? Come find out while exploring American Gothic at the Museum, which kicks off this year’s After Dark series. After the museum closes ...

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018

Footbridge Getting Grand Remodel

Emilee Wentland, photos by Tina Ecker

Downtown Eau Claire’s Grand Avenue footbridge is closed to pedestrians and undergoing a makeover. The city of Eau Claire’s engineering department is collaborating with Ayres Associates to replace the bridge deck and to add a safety railing, more overlooks, and lights ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Brewing up a Good Time With the Midwest’s Best

Emilee Wentland

The fourth annual Midwest Craft Brewers Conference, hosted by UW-Stout, will be held April 12-13 at Wilson Park in Menomonie – but this year, there’s a twist. For the first time since the original conference ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Latest Draganowski Venture Is River Prairie Pizza Spot Za 51

Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Pizza can be more than just cheese, sausage, or pepperoni. Altoona’s newest pizza restaurant, Za 51, serves up 10-inch, thin-crust pizzas topped with artichokes, prosciutto, chicken, onions, or even ...

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018

The Finest on the Vine

Emilee Wentland, photos by Lee Butterworth

the top three local wineries from our 2018 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018

Funky Fresh: CV Jazz Orchestra wants to take you to funkytown

Emilee Wentland

This month, The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra will perform some funky hits from the 1970s and 1980s. At 7:30pm on March 30 at the State Theatre, join the orchestra for a night of jamming out at the Friday Funktacular Backstage Show ...