Rebecca Mennecke

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Fri. Sep. 13th, 2019

What’s the Buzz?

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local beekeepers keep bees in business

Thu. Aug. 22nd, 2019

Menomonie Bookstore Keep Indie Bookselling Alive

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In the past decades, independent bookstores around the United States have battled against corporate giants like Amazon, who offer good reads for low prices, and many have lost. However, independent bookstores ...

Thu. Aug. 22nd, 2019

Phelan Park Makes for Great Skateboard Adventures

Rebecca Mennecke

They say life is no walk in the park, but at Phelan Park, you can do just that – or you can take a roll in the park with the Menomonie Skate Park for local ‘boarders. It’s one of the few entirely concrete ...

Thu. Aug. 22nd, 2019

UW-Stout Art Students Open New Gallery Space in Menomonie

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ed Erdmann sees the line between Menomonie residents and students a bit like how freshwater and saltwater meet: separate, but of the same body of water. Trying to bring ...

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019

Hops4Hockey Offers Local Beer to Support Local Hockey

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by James Bartelt

If you’re on the lookout for a chance to get out, taste some good beer, and support local hockey teams, hop right on over to the Hops4Hockey annual beer festival on Sept. 21 at the Hobbs Municipal Ice Center ...

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Features Southern BBQ

Rebecca Mennecke

Brisket pork and chicken sandwiches, loaded mashed potatoes, Mac and Cheese, coleslaw, and potato salad. Are you hungry yet? No worries – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is set to hit Food Truck Friday ...

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019

Without Eaux Claires, OXBEAUX III Goes Big in Downtown Eau Claire

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Lee Butterworth

If you’re looking for a “unique outdoor music experience in the heart of the city,” look no further than the Oxbeaux III at the Oxbow Hotel on Aug. 9-10. There will be beer, cocktails, soda, lots of food, and ...

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019

Life Support BBQ to Zap It up at Food Truck Friday

Rebecca Mennecke

Don’t let it shock you: Life Support BBQ is zapping up good eats at Food Truck Friday this year, passing out pulled pork sliders, mac and cheese, their classic meat mac, pork belly burnt ends ...

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019

Rinse, Tumble Dry, Repeat

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

webcomic aimed at people who are “nervous and overwhelmed with life”

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019

Writers’ Retreat Ends With Public Reading at Pablo

Rebecca Mennecke

There’s a common misconception that writers are hermits, crafting their works by candlelight in solitary houses located in the middle of dark and deep forests. The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild proved that stereotype ...

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019

Peter Pan Flies to the Pablo Center

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Everyone who remembers the story of Peter Pan knows all it takes to fly is a little faith, trust, and pixie dust. But it’ll take a little more than ...

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Keeping It Local

Rebecca Mennecke

Menomonie Market Food Co-op awards grant to local farms for projects

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Everything has a Purpose

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

a bike embellished with repurposed materials keeps people happy

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019

March Your Way to Menomonie

Rebecca Mennecke

Drum Corps International competition rolls into UW-Stout’s Williams Stadium

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019

Full Steam Ahead

Rebecca Mennecke

expo features toy trains from around the world

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019

Basil Wyndthorp’s Set to Rock at Food Truck Friday

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Adam Smith

Basil Wyndthorp’s – or the Spring Valley-based “little adventurous food truck that could” – will hit up Food Truck Friday this year with their pulled pork Mac-N-Cheese on a bun, the Cuban, and their newest ...

Fri. May. 31st, 2019

‘Who We Are’ Project Offers Community a Voice

Rebecca Mennecke

A local storytelling project, “Who We Are,” seeks to share personal experiences with adversity and injustice. As a part of this project, Rachel Carter, intern minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation ...

Mon. May. 20th, 2019

Ride of the Century

Rebecca Mennecke

bicyclists gather to pedal 100 miles for good causes

Tue. May. 7th, 2019

Super Duper Succulents and What You Should Know About Them

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The varieties of succulents are numerous: Whether it’s jade plant, hens and chicks, plush plant, panda plant, moonstone, string of button, agave, zebra plant, leatherpetal, or (seriously) hundreds ...

Mon. May. 6th, 2019

Galaudet Gallery Seeks Submissions

Rebecca Mennecke

Eau Claire’s Galaudet Gallery, 618 S. Farwell St., has released a call for submissions for its internationally juried summer exhibit, “Sense of Place: THERE.” It is the second year of a four-year art series ...

Fri. May. 3rd, 2019

A Saltier Collection

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Salt Collective opens new gallery space

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019

CLASSY [AND] TRASHY: Fashion show features recycled goods at UWEC

Rebecca Mennecke

Usually, calling someone’s fashion choices “trashy” is insulting. At UW-Eau Claire’s “Just Bag It” fashion show, it’s actually true: All the clothing items featured must be made from recycled or repurposed ...

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019

Big, Bad Woolf

Rebecca Mennecke

MTG presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Wed. Apr. 17th, 2019

Eau Claire Keys up for 52nd Annual Jazz Festival

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Kelsey Smith

The 52nd Eau Claire Jazz Festival is set to swing into Eau Claire from April 26 to 27. “It is a jazz festival, but it’s really a music festival,” said Breanna DeNure, the communication coordinator of Eau Claire Jazz Inc. ...

Fri. Mar. 22nd, 2019

Could There Be Pedal Pubs in Altoona? Maybe!

Rebecca Mennecke

Pedal pubs. These versatile multi-passenger tourist quadricycles have begun to appear in various locations around Wisconsin, including Madison, Appleton, and Milwaukee. Altoona may be next to join the ranks ...

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019

The Business of Satire

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Timothy Mather

Menomonie Theater Guild takes on workplace comedy