Lauren Fisher

Editorial - Associate Editor

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Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Wintry Fun in Dunn

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Winterdaze presents ‘Up North Christmas, Eh?’

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018

City Council Approves Hens, Reduces Cannabis Fines, Welcomes Caretakers

Lauren Fisher

The Nov. 26 and 27 Eau Claire City Council Meetings totaled more than seven hours, and resulted in the passage of a balanced budget and three notable city ordinance changes. Community members weighed in on the creation of an ordinance allowing for the keeping of poultry ...

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018

A Heart for Family, Community

Lauren Fisher, video by Joel Pearish

Councilman Michael Xiong gives back to the city that welcomed him 34 years ago

Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018

More Than Just a Drink

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lauren Fisher

Menomonie bar manager knows cocktails are about experience

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018

Holiday Triple Play

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

December offers three chances for Christmas spirit on stage

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2018

Flowers Done Green

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

local flower shop keeps it unexpected & seasonal

Thu. Nov. 15th, 2018

Expansion on Pointe

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Diamond School of Dance broke ground Nov. 6 on a new dance instruction facility scheduled to open next August. The new digs will house four dance studios with room to expand to seven over time.

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018

Shop Local for the Win

Lauren Fisher

Chippewa Falls Main Street organization promotes local shopping with sweepstakes

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018

Menomonie Spot Sobers Up, Reopens as 18+ Club

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

After a four-month closure beginning in the spring, Rehab (631 Broadway St. S), formerly a bar in downtown Menomonie, reopened at the beginning of October as an 18-plus club.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Nov. 13th, 2018

Pablo Properties Purchases Racy's, The Nucleus

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A pet-welcoming, art-sporting Water St. breakfast, brunch, and coffee hotspot has new ownership as of Tuesday this week. Pablo Properties purchased Racy D’Lene’s Coffee Lounge and The Nucleus Cafe at 404 Riverside Ave. and 405 Water Street on Nov. 12 ...

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018

A Familiar Feeling

Lauren Fisher

Jaywalking screening features local director, actors, settings

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018

Gallery Get-Together

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

CF gallery hosts grand re-opening after renovation

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018

Prevea’s Big Plans

Lauren Fisher

healthcare group plans new office in Altoona’s River Prairie

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

Festival Foods Has a Safe Kennels for Dogs

Lauren Fisher

There are few topics of discussion “hotter” than of dogs being left in cars – and few that are so likely to result in property damage. With that, and the safety of our furry friends, in mind, two Festival Foods locations ...

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

Meant to Be: Adoptive parents never stop learning

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When many people imagine preparing to bring a baby home, they envision nine months of room painting, nesting, baby showers, and supply runs that will almost certainly culminate in welcoming ...

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

To Post or Not to Post

Lauren Fisher

local parents share their approach to baby social media

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

Holiday triple play

Lauren Fisher

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is bringing A Little House Christmas to the Oxford Theatre. Running Dec. 7 and 15 at 7:30pm and Dec. 8, 15, and 16 at 1:30pm

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2018

A Helper with a Happy Heart

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

retired psychologist advocates for inclusivity and humane society

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2018

Not on My Watch

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

woman founded & staffed organization fights human trafficking

Thu. Oct. 4th, 2018

A Samhain Celebration

Lauren Fisher, photos by Taylor Smith

pumpkin-carving, mask-making, and honoring the dead

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018

Barstow & Grand #2

Lauren Fisher

local poetry and lit mag unleashes its second issue

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018

Eau Claire: Walk Your Wheels on Downtown Sidewalks

Lauren Fisher

The City of Eau Claire will place about 100 signs and 100 sidewalk decals in the downtown area notifying people to “walk your wheels.” The ordinance prohibiting bicycling on sidewalks ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Sep. 27th, 2018

Stories of The State: Watch WEAU's State Theatre Documentary

Lauren Fisher

If you missed your chance to say goodbye to The State Theatre, the 92-year-old entertainment venue that served as a home to vaudeville, movie showings, live music, and community theater, fear not: WEAU has produced a great mini-documentary taking you through its halls and history ...

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018

Always in Fashion

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

while big clothing stores are closing down, home-grown businesses shine

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018

New Home, Fun Home

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

CVTG first to tread Jamf stage with Fun Home

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018

Vision on the River

Lauren Fisher

Pablo Center concourse named in honor of the late Dan Clumpner

Thu. Sep. 6th, 2018

Lifting up Young Voices

Lauren Fisher

Last year, Eau Claire Male Chorus member Marty Pederson assembled a team of youngsters in order to revive the Chippewa Valley Boys Choir. Nearly 10 years after the group disbanded, a few members of the Male Chorus were reminiscing and wondering aloud whether such a project would have success today

Thu. Sep. 6th, 2018

Nothing Like a Free Lunch

Lauren Fisher

Kids in the Kitchen is a free field trip for Eau Claire Area School District fourth-grade classes in which students learn about healthy eating and living at the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018

Three Cheers for 30 Years

Lauren Fisher, photos by Luong Huynh

Eau Claire Children’s Theatre hosts anniversary open house

Mon. Aug. 27th, 2018

Mabel Tainter Theater Introduces Regular Comedy Shows

Lauren Fisher

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts’ upcoming season is laugh-worthy, thanks to the addition of a regular comedy series that will run September through November and February through April ...