Haley Wright


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Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018

Snazzy Seasonal Soiree: Matt and Suzie K. host musical Christmas shindig

Haley Wright

Looking for an excuse to dress snazzy this season? Musical couple Matt and Suzie Kendziera’s annual Christmas Soiree event will be Saturday, Dec. 8, at the River Prairie Center in Altoona. The event is 18+ (no partner required), and will include a cash bar, waiters and waitresses serving light appetizers ...

Thu. Nov. 15th, 2018

Cinderella With a Spin

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

ECCT’s first Pablo show is holiday-themed Cinderella

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

Raising a voice for students in need

Haley Wright

Higley – who serves Lakeshore, Longfellow, Meadowview, and Northwoods elementary schools in Eau Claire – was named School Social Worker of the Year for 2018 by the Wisconsin School Social Work Association. She received the award in October at a regional gathering in St. Louis.

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018

Workshop Your Spoken Word at the Heyde

Haley Wright

On Oct. 18, beginning at 7pm, the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association will host a spoken word open mic event with Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, a Minneapolis-based two-time National Poetry Slam champion ...

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018

Run Into This Sandbar

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

bar and grill offers fun, food, drink – and paddles

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018

Party in the Pines

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Festival in the Pines adds more fun, fundraisers

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2018

A Sales Duet: Morgan and Eckroth team up for maximum music

Haley Wright, photos by Nicole Johnson

Morgan Music, the area’s largest and longest-running retail music store, is now collaborating with Eckroth Music Company, which specializes in supplying instruments and service to school music programs.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jul. 10th, 2018

4 Weekends, 4 Big Music Festivals

Raquel Dorf, Haley Wright, Julia van Allen, Measha Vieth, photos by Caitlyn Berlin, Marcie Pannell

Rock Fest, Country Jam, OneFest, and Blues On The Chippewa are up next. Here are the details ...

Wed. Jun. 27th, 2018

A State Fair Farewell

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

CVTG stages its last production at historic State Theatre

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

On a Lonesome Road

Haley Wright

policeman turned attorney pens debut mystery novel

Wed. May. 16th, 2018

A Century of Sales: Sokup’s has a 127-year reputation for great meat

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sokup’s Market, a well-known landmark at 624 N. Bridge St. in Chippewa Falls, has operated continuously in its present location since 1894, and is currently being run by the fourth generation of Sokups: Peter and his wife, Kathy ...

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018

Big Branch-Out: A look at Down to Earth’s major expansion

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Down to Earth Garden Center, a local family owned business offering landscaping services and retail sales at 6025 Arndt Road in Eau Claire, has recently expanded its Garden Center to offer customers ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Five Guys Burgers & Fries Set to Launch EC Location

Haley Wright

Five Guys, the nationally renowned burger chain, is coming to the Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire in mid-April. The burger joint will offer a large variety of burgers, fries, soda, and hot dogs, sandwiches including ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Naturel Growth: Grants propel local skin care line in expansion

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Melnaturel, a locally handmade, natural skin care line developed and marketed by founder Melissa Wilson, has grown substantially over the past year thanks in part to receiving a couple of grants to assist in ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Family-Friendly Triple Play

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Children’s Museum, Chippewa Valley Museum, and Beaver Creek team up with shared membership

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018

Art for All: Space for local artists and craftspeople ready to open

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new home for local artists called Art on the Ridge is launching this month in a repurposed portion of warehouse space just off Clairemont Avenue. at 525 Park Ridge Court in Eau Claire. Art on the Ridge is ...

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2018

Mabel Tainter Comes to Life on the Page

Haley Wright

Mystery at the Mabel Tainter, a new children’s book written by local author Mary Heimstead and illustrated by UW-Eau Claire student Taylor Nicole Kysely, explores the history of the landmark Menomonie ...

Fri. Mar. 9th, 2018

In Good Company: Eau Claire resident launches dance company

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Lynn Buske of Eau Claire is launching BaredFeet Company, a local contemporary dance company, in the next two months. Buske wants to bring professional, expressive, contemporary dance performances ...

Fri. Feb. 23rd, 2018

Tempted to Touch

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Artfly pop-up encourages viewers to engage with art

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018

Teaching Folks to Fish

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

get all the anglers’ tricks while you fish for free

Tue. Dec. 26th, 2017

Ivory Piano Bar to Open In Eau Claire on New Year's

Haley Wright

The Ivory Piano Bar, located at 2526 Golf Rd. (previously From the Vine Wine Room), will make its debut by hosting a New Year celebration on Dec. 31. The bar will feature a centrally located piano and live performances ...

Tue. Dec. 12th, 2017

A Lifetime Climb

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Valley woman heads up Eau Claire manufacturing company

Tue. Oct. 31st, 2017

Red's Dresses to Impress

Haley Wright

carefully selected, American-made threads at Red’s Mercantile

Tue. Oct. 31st, 2017

In the Mood: Menomonie boutique offers style … and coffee

Haley Wright, photos by Timothy Mather

A new boutique, Mood, has arrived in downtown Menomonie, offering women’s fashion celebrating women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. The venue features chic accessories, shoes, home décor, gifts ...

Fri. Oct. 20th, 2017

Downtown Frights: Have a spooky stay at The Haunted Hotel

Haley Wright

The amazing Ski Sprites waterski organization is gearing up to scare locals at its annual haunted house fundraiser. This year’s theme is The Haunted Hotel, and there are plenty of exciting new features.

Wed. Oct. 4th, 2017

The World Is a Gallery

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

artist has grand plans for local pop-up art galleries

Fri. Sep. 22nd, 2017

Hiking for Home

Haley Wright

walk benefits homeless families in the Chippewa Valley

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017

Pop the Cork!

Haley Wright

Arc fundraiser features art, beverages, and music

Tue. Aug. 22nd, 2017

Buckshot's Big Birthday

Haley Wright, photos by Kelsey Smith

Eau Claire’s original run celebrates 35 years helping Special Olympics

Wed. Aug. 9th, 2017

One Hot Little Shop

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Red Coal BBQ offers up quick, meaty meals

Fri. Jul. 28th, 2017

New Yarn, Old Space

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Blue Boxer Arts opens in former Tangled storefront

Wed. Jul. 12th, 2017

Jeremiah Got the Bullfrog

Haley Wright, photos by Timothy Mather

Menomonie’s Bullfrog Fish Farm finds new owners

Fri. Jun. 30th, 2017

Peek at the Past at the Cook-Rutledge Mansion

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A tour of the Cook-Rutledge Mansion at 505 Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls – which is offered at 2pm Thursday through Sunday during the months of June, July, and August, as well as during the Christmas season.

Wed. Jun. 28th, 2017

More Fun Than You Can Handle

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Northern Wis. State Fair brings big-time fun to Valley