Lauren Fisher

Editorial - Associate Editor

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Tue. Aug. 7th, 2018

Cheese Experts Sound Off

Lauren Fisher

get to know some of the best cheese in the Valley from the local people that put in the work

Tue. Aug. 7th, 2018

The Basics of Beer

Lauren Fisher

lagers, ales, and everything you need to know about your typical cold one

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018

New Executive Director Takes Helm for Symphony Orchestra’s 44th Season

Lauren Fisher

The Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra will enter its 44th season – the first to hold performances in the soon-to-open Pablo Center at the Confluence – with a new executive director. Jillian Phillips, a UW-Eau Claire graduate with an MA from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, was appointed to the position in July.

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2018

Stories of Stories: Downtown Eau Claire's Antique Emporium has centuries of history

Lauren Fisher, photos by Rachel Worthing, Andrea Paulseth

Four flights of creaky wooden stairs offer passage between the three floors of a downtown treasure trove. On the ground level, antique china rests on beautifully carved hardwood curios. Old lace made of microscopic stitches is laid out under a glass case.

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Jul. 19th, 2018

American Barnstormers Tour Lands in the Chippewa Valley

Lauren Fisher

The American Barnstormers Tour is a breath of fresh air for those unenamored with aviation. A troupe of pilots and their aircraft landed in Eau Claire this week as part of their Midwestern travels. This year’s tour celebrates Travel Air biplanes, which are open-cockpit propeller planes ...

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Fair Game: Eau Claire County Fair Offers Variety, Community

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Whether your interest is in dogs, livestock, juggling, food, or beyond, the Eau Claire Counry Fair has an exhibit, show, or stand to suit you. The fair begins 1pm Sunday with a canine obedience and showmanship competition ...

Tue. Jul. 3rd, 2018

Stop in for a Spell

Lauren Fisher, photos by Nicole Johnson

pagan store will connect locals with nature, each other

Fri. Jun. 15th, 2018

Gather for a Party on the Prairie

Lauren Fisher, photos by Branden Nall

new Altoona park at River Prairie offers outdoor and indoor space for summer shindigs and events

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

An Evening With Music Journalist Andrea Swensson

Lauren Fisher

What is the Minneapolis Sound? How did it come to be? Author, radio host, and music journalist Andrea Swensson explores these questions in her book, Got to be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound ...

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

Millenia of Melodies: New club sings old songs

Lauren Fisher, photos by Rachel Worthing

Two crows discuss whether to eat the eyes of a fallen knight. No one is able to find a girl’s head after her gruesome murder. A young couple is buried together beside the Chippewa River after they ...

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

A Hitt Performance: Jazz album inspired by family, big ideas

Lauren Fisher

She wore a shimmering black dress, nodding along to the improvisations of pianist Josh Gallagher, saxophonist Dr. Michael Schultz, drummer Jared Mondlock, and on bass, her son Eric Hitt. At times, especially when she introduced ...

Mon. Jun. 4th, 2018

A Chef to Watch

Lauren Fisher

The Informalist, adjacent to the Lismore Hotel in downtown Eau Claire, recently announced A new executive chef, Joseph “Joey” Sieg. Originally from Osseo, Sieg has 16 years of experience ...

Mon. Jun. 4th, 2018

Sweet Treats in the Shade

Lauren Fisher

There’s a whole lot less competition for your favorite step or leaning spot at Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor now that the owners have installed a new patio and pergola out back. This new ...

Fri. Jun. 1st, 2018

To the Valley and Beyond

Lauren Fisher, photos by Joel Pearish

Oxbow mural program hopes to inspire artistic diversity

Wed. May. 23rd, 2018

Growing in Harmony

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Albrecht's Nursery and Orchard offers education and organic trees

Mon. May. 21st, 2018

Motor On: County trail expansion closes loop, draws visitors

Lauren Fisher

The nearly 4,000 ATV owners in Chippewa County – and all the recreational motorists who travel to the Valley to ride on the scenic Chippewa County ATV Trail – are in for a treat this summer as a 12-mile extension ...

Fri. May. 4th, 2018

Pablo Center Seeks Artists for First Exhibit

Lauren Fisher

Years of planning, millions of dollars, and countless hours of labor have raised a gleaming palace on the banks where the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers meet. Now, it’s time for artists to breathe life into the Pablo Center at the Confluence ...

Fri. May. 4th, 2018

Red Letter Gets Better

Lauren Fisher

grant program for women-owned businesses has big plans

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018

Ash Borer 101

Lauren Fisher

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species of beetle that infests and kills ash trees, was discovered in Eau Claire County in December of 2017. It’s been a slow crawl across the United States from Michigan ...

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018

Bye-Bye, Bluegrass!

Lauren Fisher

three low-maintenance alternatives to the traditional lawn

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018

Locomotive Commotion

Lauren Fisher

conference to examine future of rail in region