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Thu. Dec. 1st, 2011

6 Winter Wedding Tips

Sarah Dobs

Planning a winter wedding has more advantages than a bride would think. For starters, a winter wedding can cost half of what a spring/summer wedding would cost because winter is considered the off season for venues.

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Nov. 30th, 2011

Martha Stewart hearts local prof.

Sarah Dobs

There can never be enough glitter in the artistic creations of UW-Stout art instructor Kari Tarr ... or, it seems, The Martha Stewart Show for that matter. For the second time this year Tarr’s sparkling face and art will be making an appearance on...

Wed. Nov. 23rd, 2011

Tommy & John

Sarah Dobs

William O’Neill’s book on early American history, shown through the eyes of Irish

Tue. Nov. 22nd, 2011

An Old World Yuletide

Sarah Dobs

three local songsmiths hearken back with holiday songs

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Oct. 27th, 2011

Library offers free Kindle downloads

Sarah Dobs

What will the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library do next? Their latest news: you can now access nearly 5,000 free e-book titles using a Kindle and your humble library card. This latest development comes just after the start of their iPad ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Oct. 24th, 2011

In Capable Hands Are Broadway Bound

Sarah Dobs

Congrats to Colfax-based comedy juggling duo In Capable Hands (aka Steve Russell and Kobi Shaw) – they're packing their bags (full of juggling paraphernalia) and heading to Caroline’s On Broadway, having qualified for ...

Tue. Oct. 11th, 2011

Eau Claire Folk Rock Trio Releases Debut EP

Sarah Dobs

What started as a solo singer/songwriter project from Minneapolis is now a three-piece band with ties to Eau Claire. And now, Sky Lion is about to release a self-titled EP.

Tue. Oct. 11th, 2011

Peter Phippen

Sarah Dobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

our own international music sensation

Tue. Jul. 5th, 2011

Studio 123

Sarah Dobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new shop mixes beadwork, glass, jewelry, and more

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. May. 16th, 2011

Downtown EC: Your destination for two-way motoring

Sarah Dobs

Bust out the yellow paint. According to EC City Council meeting notes from last week, downtown Eau Claire streets will start going both ways –once the Barstow Street and Beyond* reconstruction project is complete (it starts in the summer of 2012).

Thu. Apr. 14th, 2011

Local Fishing Gear

Sarah Dobs

believe it or not, great tackle is made right in our backyard

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Mar. 6th, 2011

April: 2011 Wisconsin Bike Summit

Sarah Dobs

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin ensures that every bike ride in the state taken is safe, enjoyable and fun. Gathering in Madison on April 19 will be biking fanatics from every corner of the state for the federation's Wisconsin Bike Summit of 2011.

Wed. Mar. 2nd, 2011

Meat Raffles

Sarah Dobs, photos by Leah Dunbar

a first-person investigation of these mysterious cultural affairs

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Feb. 27th, 2011

Tuesday: UW-Stout gets ruby

Sarah Dobs

These machines cost the teams' time, creativity, imagination, and most of all, effort. This year teams include Augusta, Bayfield, Chippewa Falls (whoo!), Kimberly, Loyal, New Auburn, Plum City, Spooner, and the two-time reigning champions Thorp.

Thu. Feb. 17th, 2011

Hunter Gatherers

Sarah Dobs

BareBones goes primal with dinner party play

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Feb. 11th, 2011

This Summer: Sculpture Tour EC!

Emily Thierfelder, Sarah Dobs

This June, downtown Eau Claire will be hosting the first annual Sculpture Tour Eau Claire. Over 50 weeks, 25+ sculptures will be on display throughout downtown city sidewalks and the public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite sculpture.

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Jan. 28th, 2011

Local Musicians Pick Six (Part 3)

Mike Paulus, Sarah Dobs

Here's yet another installment of "having local musicians pick six music recommendations because ... seven is too many. Or something." This week, we've got local bassist Eric "Pedals" Thompson, singer/trumpeteer Joel Pace, and drummer Dave Power.

Thu. Jan. 20th, 2011

Superhero Film Contest

Sarah Dobs

new CTV film contest offers sit-down with Batman big-wig

Thu. Jan. 20th, 2011

Raw Deal Hosts Fashion Show's 2nd Installment

Sarah Dobs, photos by Jeremy Nelson

On February 5, the fashionistas of the Chippewa Valley will be gathering for the 2nd Annual Pardon Fashion Show: “A Feral Affair.”

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Dec. 31st, 2010

Watch! (Out for banshees)

Sarah Dobs

Director/editor Scott Welsch created this sci-fi horror film as part of a contest, and cast Dustin Kussmaul as a terrified victim who runs and runs and runs (and runs and runs) throughout Eau Claire’s downtown. It's "Banshee!!! Midnight."

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Dec. 17th, 2010

Holiday Games: Evil Elves (2!)

Sarah Dobs

Evil Elves (2) tells a classic Christmas tale: It’s Christmas Eve and Santa is soaring through the sky when all of a sudden a gigantic snowball crashes into the fat man, launching him out of his sleigh along with of his precious presents...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Dec. 8th, 2010

Ice Road Trucker to truck through EC

Sarah Dobs

After spending two days signing autographs in EC last summer, History Channel’s ice road trucker extraordinaire, Alex Debogorski, is coming back for round two. But this time, he’s driving an even bigger rig. That’s right – a bigger big rig.

Thu. Dec. 2nd, 2010

George Winston

Sarah Dobs

famed Peanuts pianist brings seasonal flare to State Theatre

Thu. Dec. 2nd, 2010

Locally Made iPhone App Gets a Reboot

Sarah Dobs

Bleep! A bright orange alien head … Cha-ching! with a pickle hat … Quack Quack! in an undersized shirt for a large blue belly … Pling! and space boots for feet … Swoosh!

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Nov. 25th, 2010

A Thanksgiving Fun Fact Roundup

Sarah Dobs

Since Thanksgiving was officially named a national holiday by congress in 1941, the holiday has expanded its traditions beyond what any Mayflower pilgrim could have imagined.

Thu. Nov. 18th, 2010

Library of Congress Hits the Road

Sarah Dobs

What has 18 wheels, expands to three times its road width, contains priceless historical treasures, and rolls into Eau Claire on Nov. 19 and 20? It’s the Library of Congress’ newest traveling exhibit, the Gateway to Knowledge.

Thu. Nov. 4th, 2010

Elk Mound Author Releases Short Stories Collection

Sarah Dobs

Elk Mound author G.R. Revelle has worked to embrace his mother’s Scandinavian and his father’s southern heritage equally, a struggle which formulated his newest book, When Catfish Swim With Lutefisk.

Thu. Nov. 4th, 2010

World-Famous Trumpeter to Toot at Regis

Sarah Dobs

The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra is honored to welcome Wayne Bergeron to Regis High School for what’s shaping up to be a thrilling performance involving Memorial, Regis, and North’s big bands as well.

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Oct. 24th, 2010

Sunday | Dead Snow

Sarah Dobs

Depending on the audience, the sub-sub-genre of the Nazi zombie movie Dead Snow could sound like the best or worst of cinematic offerings.