Lauren Fisher

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Mon. Mar. 12th, 2018

City Council Honors Writers Guild

Lauren Fisher

Hear, ye, hear ye! The Eau Claire City Council issued a proclamation recognizing the efforts and contributions of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild to the community on Feb. 27. “The art of writing is now due its recognition ...

Mon. Mar. 12th, 2018

Chippewa Falls Writer’s Screenplay Wins Award in L.A.

Lauren Fisher

Chippewa Falls resident Andrea Polnaszek won an award at the 26th annual Movieguide Awards Feb. 2 in Los Angeles for her screenplay, Switched. The work, which won the Kairos Pro competition ...

Mon. Mar. 12th, 2018

El Centro Offers Scholarship

Lauren Fisher

El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley, a nonprofit organization that advocates for cultural awareness of Latino and Latina people in the region, is now accepting applications for the 2018 BriLLA ...

Fri. Mar. 9th, 2018

ECCT Stages Macabre Musical Version of Addams Family

Lauren Fisher

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is bringing the Addams family back – this time with music. March 9-11 see The Addams Family: A New Musical at the State Theatre, starring ...

Fri. Mar. 9th, 2018

Spooky Scenes: Second Midwest Weirdfest Screens Horror Gems

Lauren Fisher

Micon Downtown Cinema is screening 50 “fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird” films March 9-11 for the second MidWest WeirdFest film festival. Festival director Dean Bertram describes the event as “A broad, if shadow-filled, tent, for all cinematic creations weird and wonderful.”

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018

Tips for Tenants: How to choose what landlord is right for you

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Nestled somewhere among hundreds of factors renters consider when searching for a place to live is a very important consideration. Nothing can make or break a rental experience quite like the person ...

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018

For the Love of Order

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

hearing scheduled for “Public Good Order” amendments

Tue. Mar. 6th, 2018

Artisanal Style: Janelle Buesser makes her mark on salon business

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For Janelle Buesser, Artisan Forge Studios – which provides space for dozens of artists and other small businesses – was a perfect fit. It’s edgy, artistic, “badass,” and it has great parking, so her customers don’t have to trudge through mountains ...

Tue. Mar. 6th, 2018

Laundry List: Where can you get your duds freshened and more

Lauren Fisher, photos by Joel Pearish

City living comes with all sorts of sweet perks. You’re close to the action. An evening at the bar doesn’t require a designated driver when you can walk home. But when your building doesn’t have a washer and dryer ...

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

School of Thought

Lauren Fisher

mental health organization offers mindfulness training

Tue. Feb. 27th, 2018

Eau Claire Poet Garland Named Wisconsin Academy Fellow

Lauren Fisher

Max Garland, Eau Claire resident, poet, musician, and teacher, will be presented with a Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Fellows Award April 4. Garland will be honored alongside other outstanding Wisconsinites ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

First-ever 'Best Night' party features artists, performers, honorees

by Lauren Fisher, photos by Travis Dewitz

Volume One invites you to celebrate your love for the place you live at the inaugural Best Night event at the Lismore in downtown Eau Claire on Feb. 9. This moving, living event will make guests feel like ...

Wed. Jan. 24th, 2018

Stages of Summer: Former director documents UWEC summer theater

by Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Summer theater in Eau Claire was born in 1965, the child of former UW-Eau Claire President Leonard Haas and a troupe of dedicated performers. Over the years, the theater was called the Patio ...

Tue. Jan. 23rd, 2018

From Altar to Stage

Lauren Fisher

actor returns to EC to direct fundraiser performance

Tue. Jan. 23rd, 2018

A New History: Local museums explore participatory model

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When 24 UW-Eau Claire students gathered for their first “Museums in America” class last fall, they became part of a growing movement in the field of public history. Dr. Dan Ott, their instructor ...

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018

3 Summery Games With a Wintery Spin

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s easy to find oneself battling cabin fever after solstice, when the days grow longer but somehow also colder. But frigid air is not a prison sentence, nor should it be seen that way. A good pair of wool socks and a ...

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018

Eau Claire Library Goes Fine Free in New Year

Lauren Fisher

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire ushered in a new “fine free” policy with the New Year. As of Jan. 1, the library no longer charges late fees for media returned past its due date ...

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018

Saloon Renewal: Bug Eyed Betty’s owner re-opens Glen Loch Saloon

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The challenge of reopening the century-old Glen Loch Saloon in Chippewa Falls, according to new owner Jordan Hedrington, will be getting people in the door after watching the dive bar go through six ...

Tue. Jan. 9th, 2018

Indoors or Out, Just Keep Moving

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

how to keep your family active when winter weather drives you indoors

Tue. Dec. 26th, 2017

Fame in Vain

by Lauren Fisher, photos by UW-Stout News

UW-Stout faculty produce award-winning short film

Tue. Dec. 12th, 2017

Power of the Purse

by Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local women use collective giving to support community

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017

Arts Board Hosts Eau Claire Town Hall

by Lauren Fisher

The Wisconsin Arts Board is offering the Eau Claire arts community an opportunity to weigh in on issues facing Wisconsin artists at a town hall-style get-together. The event ...

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017

Lights, Music, Boxing: Young entrepreneur opens nightclub boxing gym

by Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

This is going to be a nightclub gym,” Hector Pucheta said with a grin. “Do you know what that means?” He strode over to a control module in the corner of the gym and began to tinker. He switched the main lights off and ...

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017

Trail Following Chippewa River's West Bank Nears Completion

by Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new trail connecting Madison Street to the High Bridge over the Chippewa River is scheduled to open this month. The 12-foot-wide trail will span 3,500 feet along the west bank of the Chippewa River ...

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017

Orphan's Final Curtain

by Lauren Fisher

ECCT to perform Annie for last time at State Theatre

Mon. Nov. 6th, 2017

Valley Honors Veterans

Lauren Fisher

Volunteer, gather, and BBQ to thank veterans for service

Fri. Nov. 3rd, 2017

How to Keep Your Family Active When Winter Weather Drives You Indoors

by Lauren Fisher

One of the biggest hurdles for families with busy schedules is finding the time to make sure everyone is getting enough exercise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, children and adolescents should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day to ensure the development of healthy bodies and motor skills.

Fri. Nov. 3rd, 2017

United Way Blazes Trails to Success

by Lauren Fisher

To emphasize and encourage early childhood development, the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley installed 11 Born Learning trails in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties this summer.