3 Minutes: Take the Pinehurst Project Survey

The Pinehurst Project is currently in their planning stage. As many of you are aware, the proposed changes to Pinehurst Park include rebuilding, reconstructing, and reinventing the former ski hill to create a site where residents of the ...

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Eau Claire snow carvers win US Nationals!

Last weekend, a snow-carving team featuring the talents of Eau Claire's own Winter After Hours snow sculptors Jason Anhorn and Steve Bateman – along with Wauwatosa artist Dave Andrews –  won First Place at the United States National Snow Carving ...

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Mount Simon Park to expand?

Eau Claire’s Mount Simon Park might be expanding in the near future. The city is on track to receive a $166,000 matching grant from the state’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to help buy 1.2 acres along the park’s northwest side. According to ...

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The Pinehurst Project wants your opinion

As you may recall, some winter loving locals are working to hard to revamp Pinehurst Park, converting the ski hill turned sledding hill into to a frosty shangri-la of wintertime activity. A meeting will be held Wednesday, January 16 ...

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Attack of the Ice Nessie!

The “Loch Chip Monster” has returned, and this time, it’s frozen. My wife Shannon spotted the new sculpture this morning driving across the Madison Street bridge. In case you’re not familiar with the Legend of the Loch Chip Monster ...

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Broomball Fever

I know your dilemma. You love watching hockey and may like to try it, but you aren’t very comfortable skating around on a razor thin blade of metal ...

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The EC Curling Club: Sweep-Sweeping Away Since 1876

If you’re looking for something unique to do in the winter that is inside yet also on ice, check out curling. Curling is a very social winter sport that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. The Eau Claire Curling Club is nothing new ...

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Local fire spinners dealing with the heat

For the past few summers, the High Octane Fire Spinners have held regular performances following Sounds Like Summer Concert Series concerts down in Phoenix Park. Well, in case you missed it in the L-T last week, the City Council is currently ...

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Phoenix Gardens Pavilion gets real y’all

The Phoenix Gardens Community Pavilion is finally on its way up – with some major construct completed last weekend. The Phoenix Community Gardens and the North River Fronts Neighborhood will soon have a brand-new structure that seeks to be a ...

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'Ghettocross' series really heats up

Just a quick post about EC Velo's awesome-looking "Ghettocross Race Series 2012." The series is based on "cyclocross" racing where cyclists complete multiple laps around a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and ...

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British adventurer to speak at The Grand Theatre

Some days I wish an old wizard would knock on my door and offer to take me on an adventure. Dave Cornthwaite did not wait for wizard tricks to spark his imagination. He stepped out his front door and starting going on adventures all on his own ...

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Recreation

Pinehurst to become Wintertime hotspot?

A public meeting on Oct. 10 launched the first public discussions of what to do with Pinehurst Park, if anything. While no plans are laid yet, Parks and Recreation Director Phil Fieber outlined some ideas of ...

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6 Stellar Spots to Stride and Ride

Whether you’re training for a bike-a-thon or just out for an easy ride, we’ve got plenty of great bike trails. We asked local experts, and this is where they recommend ...

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4 Awesome Locales to Paddle in the Fall

Dells Pond Addison St, Eau Claire • A man-made lake created by a paper mill dam, and a hidden gem of paddling. Launch from Mt. Simon Park and paddle upstream into the islands. The water level ...

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Unknown Territory

Jonathan Leuthe, an Eau Claire native, has a tale to tell. At the age of 30, he ventured from Eau Claire to New Orleans, traveling along the Mississippi in a kayak, with his brother Kris beside him in a canoe. They traveled a length of ...

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Fall Color Coming Early to Wisconsin

Good news, leaf fans. Eau Claire County is currently amongst the most autumn-esque counties in all of Wisconsin – with an estimated Go Look at the Awesome Trees Cuz It Only Gets Browner from Here Time (our phrase, not theirs) around the third week...

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Rounding Out Half Moon

Half Moon Lake used to be a river. Well, part of a river. Way back when – probably in 18th century – the oxbow lake was separated from the Chippewa River. But Eau Claire has tried its hardest to ensure the lake is still connected to the river ...

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