Timothy Mather


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Fri. Dec. 29th, 2017

Opening Shot | Dec. 27, 2017

photos by Timothy Mather

SNOWBODY GETS IN OUR WAY. The 14th Annual WinterDaze Parade paraded through historic downtown Menomonie on the night of December 14, culminating in a winter fireworks show over Lake Menomin.

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 ...

Wed. Jul. 12th, 2017

Jeremiah Got the Bullfrog

Haley Wright, photos by Timothy Mather

Menomonie’s Bullfrog Fish Farm finds new owners

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm

Tue. Jul. 11th, 2017

Menomonie's Bullfrog Fish Farm, a Chippewa Valley family favorite destination for years, has changed hands and is now called Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm. Continuing the legacy are ...

Wed. Jun. 28th, 2017

Opening Shot | June 28, 2017

photos by Timothy Mather

THE TRAILS ARE A LITTLE WET TODAY. Menomonie’s Wakanda Park Beach hosted the Lake Menomin WaterX June 24 and 25. The event saw drag races and oval races where competitors flew across the water on snowmobiles. Racers must go at least 30mph to stay afloat, but often reach 70 to 80mph.

Lake Menomin WaterX 2017

Mon. Jun. 26th, 2017

Menomonie's Wakanda Park Beach hosted the Lake Menomin WaterX June 24 and 25. The event saw drag races and oval races where competitors flew across the water on snowmobiles ...

Wed. May. 3rd, 2017

Sweat and Sawdust: The Menomonie woodworkers behind high-profile projects in the Valley

Eric Christenson, photos by Timothy Mather, Christopher Bartlett

Aaron Wallace ended up in Menomonie when he was 20 years old – “for a girl,” he sheepishly told me, “while I was logging with my dad.” Wallace comes from a whole line of loggers – his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all lumbermen. So you could say he’s got a natural connection to wood ...

Thu. Apr. 20th, 2017

Murder and Mystery in Menomonie

Hannah Mumm, photos by Timothy Mather

Agatha Christie classic The Mousetrap sets trap for theatergoers

Tue. Mar. 21st, 2017

En Plein Air: Menomonie artist displays rural life in V1 Gallery

Hannah Mumm, photos by Timothy Mather

Marc Anderson will not be confined. The Wisconsin born-and-bred artist stays true to his outdoorsy roots, preferring to paint his natural landscapes in nature, or – as the French (and Marc) say ...

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017

Getting out of the Burrow

Katie Venit, photos by Timothy Mather

why we should fight the urge to withdraw during the Chippewa Valley’s cold season

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

Frigid Fun After Dark: Winter After Hours starts in Boyd Park in January

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Timothy Mather

Winter can be an isolating time, and sometimes even we hearty Wisconsinites need a nudge to break our routines and actually get outside and enjoy the season’s snowy splendor instead of complaining about it. We need motivation to pull on our stocking caps and dig our ice skates out of the closet or even strap on some snowshoes ...

Thu. Nov. 3rd, 2016

Food for Change

Laura Lash, photos by Timothy Mather

Market Food Co-op to screen documentary

Fri. Oct. 21st, 2016

A Time of Fear

Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather

The Crucible tackles tale of witchcraft, hysteria

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

Opening Shot | Sept. 21, 2016

photos by Timothy Mather

AISLE SEE YOU AT THE BEATLES CONCERT. Fans of the Fab Four were dancing in the aisles – literally – when 1964: The Tribute brought its uncanny cover show to a jam-packed State Theatre Sept. 17.

The Monster of Phantom Lake

Mon. Jul. 25th, 2016

Five teens go camping near Phantom Lake, where a shell-shocked ex-soldier has been transformed into a revolting monster by atomic waste!

Eggplant Heroes @The Mable Tainter

Sun. Jul. 10th, 2016

Eggplant Heroes is an Americana band featuring Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. This special performance took place on Friday, July 8th at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. May. 17th, 2016

Where Do Wisconsin Vegetarians Eat Out?

Brian Sheridan, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Timothy Mather

With deep farmland roots and dairy running through the blood of every Wisconsinite, it’s not the easiest place to be a vegetarian or a vegan ...

Barefoot in the Park @The Mabel Tainter

Wed. May. 4th, 2016

Through Sunday, May 8, the Menomonie Theater Guild is staging Barefoot in the Park, the classic romantic comedy by Neil Simon. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six ...

Wed. Feb. 24th, 2016


Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather

troupe stages beloved tale of gamblers and their dames

Winter After Hours - February, 2016

Sun. Feb. 21st, 2016

On Thursday, February 18 Winter After Hours took place at Eau Claire's Boyd Park (as it does every Thursday in January and February). Activities included ice skating, snow sculptures, fire pit gazing, food truck grazing, hot beverages, and more.

Stayin' Alive 2016 – Bee Gees Tribute Concert

Tue. Jan. 19th, 2016

The State Theatre welcomed Stayin' Alive; the quintessential Bee Gees tribute band on Friday, January 15. They played all the blockbuster hits like "Nights on Broadway", "Stayin' Alive," and "Night Fever" as well as some of their softer, poetic ballads like "To Love Somebody" and "Words."

Tue. Nov. 24th, 2015

Opening Shot | November 25, 2015

photos by Timothy Mather

THEATER THEATER BANG BANG. Cast members from the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang enjoy the spotlight. The play, based on the popular Dick Van Dyke movie, ran at The State Theatre through Nov. 22.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Tue. Nov. 24th, 2015

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre staged Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, based on the popular Dick Van Dyke movie, at The State Theatre in late November.

Next to Normal

Wed. Oct. 21st, 2015

Next to Normal is the story of Diana Goodman and her family. Diana has lived with bipolar depressive disorder and delusional episodes for the past seventeen year.

Wed. Oct. 14th, 2015

What Is Normal?

Raquel Dorf, photos by Timothy Mather

rock musical aims to destigmatize those with mental illnesses


Tue. Apr. 28th, 2015

On Friday, April 24 Wheelhouse performed at the Raw Deal in Menomonie.

Tue. Feb. 3rd, 2015

Two Directions

Mike Seitz, photos by Timothy Mather

Last Five Years tells love story backwards, forwards

The Last Five Years

Mon. Jul. 21st, 2014

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS, an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

Train with the Menomonie Thunderhawks

Mon. May. 19th, 2014

On Saturday, May 17 players on the Menomonie Thunderhawks, a semi-professional football team, taught children drills and practice skills while kids also learned about football and the importance of being active.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Sat. Apr. 19th, 2014

Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. Performance

Tue. Jan. 21st, 2014

Opening Shot | Jan. 23, 2014

photos by Timothy Mather

WISCONSIN ESKIMO. V1 photographer Tim Mather caught this shot of his son Heinz out on the ice of Lake Menomin in Menomonie while ice skating earlier this winter.

A Christmas Story

Sun. Dec. 15th, 2013

Presented by the Menomonie Theater Guild, A Christmas Story took place at the Mabel Tainter in December. Based on the 1983 movie, humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest

The Hundredth Monkey Grand Opening

Sun. Dec. 1st, 2013

The Hundreth Monkey Grand Opening took place on Saturday, November 30th in Menomonie. There was fun stuff to make and take including kits, supplies, cool stuff for sale, music, munchy bites and more all in Menomonie's new Maker Space.

Swallows in Menomonie

Mon. Nov. 11th, 2013

Swallows is an Americana/rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota that was formed in 2008 by former Thinland bandmates Jeff Crandall and Aaron Kerr, Tyson Allison (The Sleeper Pins, Gliss) and guitarist Frank Spencer. Photos are from their ...

Minnesota Concert Opera

Sat. Nov. 9th, 2013

On Saturday, November 9 the Minnesota Concert Opera's professional company performed superb opera arias and ensemble pieces to elegant accompaniment at the Mabel Tainter.