Tom Giffey

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Tue. Mar. 26th, 2013

Meet the Candidates

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ten candidates are competing for seats on the Eau Claire City Council. Here’s who they are and what they think.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Mar. 26th, 2013

Ex-Burger King lot to be site of new Eau Claire Post Office

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It was a spot fit for a King, but now Uncle Sam wants it: The U.S. Postal Service has told the city of Eau Claire it wants to build a new downtown post office on a lot that was most recently home to a Burger King at the corner of East Madison ...

Tue. Mar. 19th, 2013

Some Like It Hot

Tom Giffey, photos by Nick Meyer, Andrea Paulseth

lighting your tastebuds on fire in the Chippewa Valley

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Mar. 18th, 2013

UW-Eau Claire (most likely) has a new chancellor

Tom Giffey

The proverbial white smoke has risen from Van Hise Hall in Madison: We have a chancellor! OK, they don’t actually use smoke signals down at the UW System office (apparently that method of communication is reserved for the Vatican), but it’s still ...

Wed. Mar. 13th, 2013

JAMF Software Pledges $500k to Confluence Project

Thom Fountain, Tom Giffey, photos by Nick Meyer

JAMF Software is donating half a million dollars to help fund some new hardware in downtown Eau Claire. The firm has pledged $500,000 to the Confluence Project, a proposed public-private development that would include a performing arts center ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Mar. 4th, 2013

New V1 HQ, Local Store get top downtown honors

Tom Giffey

We’re celebrating here at Volume One, and it’s not just because today’s date is a palindrome (although you have to admit that is pretty cool). On Thursday night, we won not one but two awards at Downtown Eau Claire Inc.’s annual banquet at ...

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2013

Signing Off

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Taylor’s term as poet laureate winding down

Thu. Feb. 14th, 2013

Wanted: Innovators

Tom Giffey

foundation helps match hot new ideas with advice, money

Wed. Feb. 13th, 2013

Putting a Stamp on Downtown

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

pending post office move will open location for development

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Feb. 13th, 2013

City Council OKs Barstow Street Reconstruction

Tom Giffey

Get the orange cones ready: The Eau Claire City Council has officially approved the long-awaited reconstruction of South Barstow Street. The council voted 9-1 Tuesday (Feb. 12) to give the go-ahead to the rebuilding a five-block stretch of ...

Thu. Jan. 31st, 2013

See What Grows

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new Lily Pad Lab aimed at littlest learners

Thu. Jan. 31st, 2013

City Keeps the Fire Burning

Tom Giffey

A collaboration between a group of fire spinners and the Eau Claire Fire Department has ensured that fancy flying flame performances will be safe and legal in the city.

Thu. Jan. 31st, 2013

Taste of the Valley Partners with the Community Table

Tom Giffey

Those who chow down at next summer’s Taste of the Valley will be satisfying their own appetites while also meeting the needs of the truly hungry. The Community Table is the new charitable beneficiary of the annual one-day festival, which features ...

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2013

Nippy Nuptials

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

a pros and cons list for winter weddings

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Jan. 17th, 2013

Couple kick-starting sculpture purchase

Tom Giffey

An Eau Claire couple has kicked off a fundraising effort to keep one component of the Sculpture Tour Eau Claire in town. Tom and Suzanne Dow – who led the creation of the Eau Claire Soccer Park – want to raise ...

Wed. Jan. 16th, 2013

Council Candidate Roundup

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A host of hopefuls has completed the first leg of the quest to join the Eau Claire City Council.

Wed. Jan. 16th, 2013

Grocery Money

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

closing of Charly’s prompts questions about economic development incentives

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jan. 15th, 2013

Mount Simon Park to expand?

Tom Giffey

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 ...

Thu. Jan. 3rd, 2013

Local Yuks on the Rise

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Whiskeys creates club atmosphere for new series

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Jan. 3rd, 2013

Eau Clairian named new Wisconsin poet laureate

Tom Giffey

It is poetic justice that someone named Max Garland would win a top prize in his field; it’s even more poetic when that field is poetry. Garland, an Eau Claire resident and UW-Eau Claire English professor, was just honored as Wisconsin’s new ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2012

The Liams, the Landons, the Emmas, and the Aubreys

Tom Giffey

Back when I was a wee lad, it seemed that every boy was named Mark or Josh and every girl was named Jennifer or Sarah. Save for the occasional misfit who spelled his or her name Marc or Sara, things in Nameville, U.S.A., were pretty bland ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Dec. 28th, 2012

A website to untie Wisconsin tongues

Tom Giffey

One of the joys of living in Wisconsin is secretly laughing at how outsiders struggle to pronounce the names of some of our state’s geographic gems. It’s humorous enough listening to the uninitiated stumble while pronouncing or spelling ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Dec. 26th, 2012

What kind of jobs will help save Wisconsin?

Tom Giffey

If you follow economic news, you know that rankings and reports are issued at a dizzying pace. And you know such figures often contradict each other: One day, the economy is recovering; the next, it’s in a nose dive.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Dec. 24th, 2012

Eau Claire's First Winter Parade: A quick recap

Tom Giffey

The were floats, there were goats, and there were even a couple of Grinches, and that was a recipe for success for the inaugural Clearwater Winter Parade and Family Fun Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event, sponsored by the city of ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Dec. 17th, 2012

The (gassy) truth is out there

Tom Giffey, Tom Giffey

For years, relatively high and relatively uniform gas prices in the Chippewa Valley have caused locals to mutter about collusion and conspiracy whenever they fill up their tanks – or, more often, whenever they see how much cheaper regular ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2012

City implores you to adopt a cuddly hydrant

Tom Giffey, Tom Giffey

If, like the Grinch, your heart grows three sizes larger during the holiday season, you may be drawn to adopt something this time of year. Sadly, as cute as they are in Santa hats, puppies and kittens grow up, and they won’t be nearly as adorable...

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2012

Why Bother

Tom Giffey, Tom Giffey, illustrated by Sarah Denis

a veteran journalist reflects on why we need local media