Lauren Fisher

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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

Tue. Apr. 17th, 2018

New Man on Barstow: Eau Claire native opens cozy downtown gift shop

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The dog in the window isn’t for sale, but she might greet you at the door – with permission from store owner Matt Pabich – when you visit Raggedy Man. The new gift shop on South Barstow Street, named in reference to Matt Smith’s incarnation of the title character in Doctor Who, opened April 10 ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Miss United States Wisconsin Comes to Valley

Lauren Fisher

Self-confidence, determination, resilience, compassion, hard work, good health, and education are the qualities that will be crowned in the Miss United States Wisconsin Pageant, scheduled for April 20-21 ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Women’s Giving Circle Opens 2018 Grant Applications

Lauren Fisher

The Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, is accepting applications for its 2018 grant program until July 1. The Women’s Giving Circle will award grants of up to ...

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018

Keystone Crossing’s New Beer-Focused Eatery, Northern Tap House

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Saturday, March 3, Roblé Tacos + Tequila closed its doors. When they re-opened on Monday, March 5, it was to welcome guests to Northern Tap House, a new venue for beer enthusiasts and lovers of pizza, burgers ...

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018

6th Annual Improv Festival Gives Eau Claire a Taste of the Second City

Lauren Fisher, photos by Kelsey Smith

The Eau Claire Improv Festival is back for its sixth year with a new location and a big headliner. For the first time, the festival will host Chicago-based Second City Improv, a world-renowned organization that comedians ...