Here’s an idea: why not pepper this year’s “gifts to buy” list with a number of fine items crafted right here in the good ol’ Chippewa Valley? It’s fun, thoughtful, and it helps contribute to the place you call home. And with the following guide, it’
Five apparel design and development students at UW-Stout were awarded first prize in the International 2011 Safety Products Student Design Challenge for their Underground Mine Suit – a project they designed to prevent injuries and save lives.
On November 25 (aka Black Friday) and Nov. 26 – 9am-9pm both days – The Local Store will recklessly fling open its doors for a big holiday sale.* Stop by to check out our all-new lines of t-shirts, art prints, glassware, and a whole lot more.
Let’s be honest – many local businesses and organizations are spending their precious cash on uninspired, out-of-date, and/or poorly executed creative work. Or they’re spending their own precious time trying to do it themselves, with even worse ...
In three years, Mr. Kling transformed an 0-9 team to this year’s group, who had a nearly undefeated season (8-1). Unfortunately, the Old Abes lost a heartbreaker in the first round of playoffs this fall, but if the Packers think so highly of the ...
The Local Store is celebrating its first birthday today with tons of great deals and a chance to win Bon Iver tickets. More details here. Below you'll find some fine event picks, and you can view all of Saturday's offerings here.
We looked into some recent economic statistics about the Eau Claire Metropolitan Area, and to our untrained eyes, it appears as though there’s evidence we’re on the economic rise (and frankly, that things were never all that bad here to begin with).
Check out the saucy details of the birthday party we’re throwing for The Local Store – all set for Nov. 4 and 5. You can win tickets to the big Bon Iver show at Zorn Arena and up to 50% off your store purchase. And cake. Don’t forget about the cake.
“Think New, Different, Better.” That’s the motto of the Idea Challenge, a project created by the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation. Its goal is to help fund new and innovative products, services, and business ventures through ...
"Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Ostenso have a personal story worthy of a novel. In addition to their large family, they had a large library that is being offered for sale at Bookends on Main starting October 12, 3:00–7:00pm. The sale will run through"
The 2011 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll results are in. Can you believe this is already the fifth year of the poll? We can’t. And for some reason that number took us aback. Five years … already?
With the release of Michael Perry's third comedy album and an upcoming new memoir, we decided to give him a call, and he graciously took time away from a book deadline to answer some burning questions.
Leaders in Madison have caught wind of what’s been happening with arts and creativity in the Chippewa Valley in recent years, and they’re coming to investigate for themselves. On Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, the members of the Board ...
The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, located at 421 Graham Ave., Eau Claire, is in need of a new home. The clinic has been occupying this location as a donation from Valleybrook Church, but a different location has to be acquired.
The City of Eau Claire and Eau Claire County have made good efforts to get public input on budget concerns, opinions, and new ideas. Unfortunately, public meetings tend to go unattended and surveys are hard to find.
There’s a weird art exhibition going on at Menomonie Public Library in August, and it in particular caught our eye because of the artist behind it. By day Brent is a straight-arrow attorney, and by night he’s an humorous and edgy artist.
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.