Lots of outdoor activities this weekend such as Pure Water Days, which is a family-friendly festival. Or if you are in the mood for some thrifty shopping check out the Uptown Consignments' Sales Extravaganza. And lots of music.
Well, despite Mother Nature’s Watery Fury raining down upon us for the third year in a row, Chalkfest 2011 (Aug. 6) made for a fantastic Saturday. Find out who one the competitions and check out all the artwork ...
Our big, giant, massive, Valley-wide reader poll is now up and firing on all cylinders. It covers everything from local restaurants to local media to news issues to arts and entertainment and everything in between. Quick! Go vote your face off! Now!
Remember that cougar that came through the Chippewa Valley two winters ago? Well, it was found all the way in Connecticut. What’s even more, it travelled about 1,600 miles, from the South Dakota Black Hills, through the Twin Cities area ...
Tonight’s Sounds Like Summer concert in Phoenix Park is also the stage for our annual Green Fair – a great chance to connect with some of the individuals at the forefront of local sustainable practices.
Holy cow. The Local Store just got a limited supply of these 3 different Bon Iver shirt designs that are currently unavailable anywhere else in the world. Bon Iver set the tour price at $25 a piece, printed right here in EC at Ambient Vision Inks...
The world’s first synthetic fiber made from liquefied wood pulp. Turning wood into rayon is wasteful and dirty due to the fact that a lot of water and chemicals are needed in order to extract usable fibers from the wood.
In May of 2010, the Eau Claire City Council voted against allowing the keeping of chickens within the community. And now members of Eau Claire Leaders for Urban Chicken Keeping (also known as ECLUCK) have decided to changed their tactics a bit.
The rigging at the State Theatre (ropes, wires, pulleys, pipes, and weights above the stage) is being replaced. The huge project (it costs about $120,000) has been on their “to do list” for quite a while as the current system was donated in 1986
It's almost independence day! This Sunday is full of bike races, music, and car shows like the Bean & Bacon Days. Many of these events will be running on Monday too, so if you can't get to them all in one day, fret not. You can still rock out this ho
Sunday has music, music and more music. Go out and see The Pumps, or perhaps check out the Sue Orfield Band and 'Live and Kicking. If you're not in the mood for music stop by The American Red Cross ...
What will you do this Saturday? You could enjoy some flowers followed by fireworks. Maybe you should take part in a charity run. You could even take a look a some sweet hot rods and killer bikes. The world is your oyster!
There are many amazing writers, photographers, and critics who’ve created work to cover Justin Vernon and the Bon Iver phenomenon over the last few years. It’s especially active right now, as just this week the second full-length release ...
To celebrate the new Bon Iver album release on June 21, The Local Store (17 S. Barstow Street, EC) will be hosting an all-day listening party where you can hear and buy the new album (on CD or vinyl) – and we'll have lots of exclusive giveaways.
In a few weeks we’ll be sitting down with Justin Vernon for a little talk – on the record. But this time, we want to “crowdsource” the interview with you – meaning 100% of our questions will come from...
This Sunday, you can explore Wisconsin's Gangster Past at the Heritage Museum, learn how to kayak at Half Moon Lake, or engage in a little goofy golf at the Barley Club. But that's not all! Click on in for even more Sunday goodness.
Holy big bands, Batman! This Saturday features Memorial High School's Evening of Jazz and Menomonie High School's Spring Swing, Keith Karns Big Band at the Grand, and the Chippewa Valley Symphony's last concert of the season. And there's more!
“Urban Development was inspired by numerous trips to New York City, where observations were made and recorded through photography and sketches of graffiti that appeared on subways, buses , train stations, and anything else that could be vandalized."
Summer is almost here (finally) and it’s time to go camping. To celebrate National Great Outdoors Month in June, GoCampingAmerica.com will post e-coupons starting May 15 to allow customers a 20 percent discount on participating campgrounds...
With Wisconsin still not sure whether or not it's actually going to do the whole Spring thing this year, it's hard to plan your weekend. Thankfully, we've got a list of events both indoors and out that you can attend on a moment's notice!
There's some classy music headed your way today, with the Conrad Johns band providing numbers that you can dance to, world-class pianist Eugene Alcalay playing some great classical pieces, and the Oxford hosting a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra.
This Saturday is Sports Saturday! Today the UWEC Women's Rugby team hosts the annual Ironwoman Tournament, the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls bring their season to a close, and the Eau Claire Crush host their opening preseason game.
In August of last year, Molly Otis Scheer (a local musician linked to Mike Perry and the Long Beds and Molly and the Haymakers) filed a lawsuit against the City of Hayward. The city had put an ordinance into effect that prohibited ...
We don't have a lot of events to tell you about today, what with it being Easter and all. What we do have is this awesomeand totally real picture of the Easter Bunny and the normal V1 list of Sunday events
Stuck in the limbo-zone between Earth Day and Easter, this Saturday's got events that'll either pump you up for tomorrow's appearance of your Easter basket or give you one last chance to say "Thank You" to Mother Earth for letting us live on her.
Whoa! Jagjaguwar officially announced June 21 for the new Bon Iver album release along with a track list and an essay on the album by – get this – Michael Perry. As far as we can tell, it's called "Bon Iver, Bon Iver". Read the PR and you'll see
This Sunday, art lovers should be sure to check out the photography-watercolor combo of Painting Through the Lens at Beaver Creek Reserve, and symphony lovers should look to attend the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony's Spring Concert.
The evening is a way for victims and their supporters to tell their stories, offer encouragement, and mostly to put a stop to sexual violence. The event is free to the public and will feature live music, open mic, food, and several guest speakers.
The day after April Fool's Day offers a bunch of events that are no joke, like the rescheduled Our Gray Wake + Matthew Keig + John Alley concert and the large slate of films from the Eau Claire Progressive Film Festival.
Although providing an outlet for generations of college hijinks may seem to be his primary legacy, the original, non-bronze man’s philanthropic contributions to a budding 19th century Eau Claire helped make the city what it is today.
It is happening again. Next Thursday, from 5-7pm on April 7, our Local Store will play host to … a cute little Girl Scout selling delicious Girl Scout Cookies. We’re also going to offer a 20% discount on any one item cookie buyers.
Anyone out there work at GSI Commerce in Eau Claire? Well, GSI just done got itself bought by an internet startup called “eBay” for about $2.4 billion. Give or take. If the demand on GSI call centers declines, that may affect local workers.
It's almost time for another citywide pillow fight. In less than two weeks, you can get together with the rest of the Chippewa Valley and swat each other in the face – for fun! This is the sixth year we've done this, and it gets bigger every time ...
This Saturday's a pretty fine day for live music,with The Gentle Guest, Rust Street Blues Band, Andy's Doomsday Device, and South Farwell being only a few of the bands you can check out in the eveningtime.
We’ll know on March 26 if Stout is destined to repeat as Rube Goldberg champions as they defend their title in the national championship at Purdue University. Last year’s Egyptian-themed machine has been replaced by a southern ...
The Eau Claire Police Department recently released the 2010 statistics, with crime instances totaling 2,396 compared to the very low 2,198 in 2009. The upswing may be credited to rises in burglaries (408 compared to 249), thefts (1,446 from 1,403)
Not surprisingly, the Eau Claire school board has officially announced that there will be a referendum on the April 5 ballot. A referendum has been rumored since before last fall, but on Feb. 7 the board officially set the date.
The scent of a Superbowl Champion is in the air and Packer fans will be flocking to local restaurants to watch the game of the year. The "who's got what when and where" is here – look for the Packer logo.
No amount of TV watching, chip eating, soda drinking, or pajama lounging can complement the events that are going on Sunday. See for yourself: Meat Raffle, Learn to Skate, Live & Kicking with featured guest Howard "Guitar" Luedtke ...
The upcoming referendum weighed heavy at last night’s lengthy Eau Claire Area School District board meeting. First up: the ENGAGE chart school contract. Generally supporting the concept – but citing bad timing and a lack of funds ...