Tom Giffey

Editorial - Managing Editor

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Tue. Mar. 5th, 2019

5 New Apartment Projects Coming to Downtown Eau Claire

Tom Giffey

From brand-new apartment complexes to rehabbed classics, housing options in downtown Eau Claire continue to proliferate. While you will already find plenty of digs to scratch that urban-dwelling itch ...

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019

Hollars Releases New Essay Collection

Tom Giffey

Can we really find clues about what’s coming next in our lives? That’s the question asked by prolific Eau Claire author B.J. Hollars in his latest work, Harbingers, an essay collection published ...

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019

Community Foundation Posts Record Year

Tom Giffey

If figures recently announced by the Eau Claire Community Foundation are any indication, the Chippewa Valley is a generous place – and its people are growing even more generous. The foundation ...

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019

EC School Superintendent Will Retire in 2020

Tom Giffey

Mary Ann Hardebeck, who has served as Eau Claire School District superintendent for six years, informed the Eau Claire School Board in early April that she intends to retire after the 2019-20 school year. In a press release, Hardebeck said she made the announcement 18 months early to allow ...

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019

Scale Back Fundraising Effort, Library Told

Tom Giffey

A project to expand and remodel the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire should aim to raise $7 million from private donors instead of the $11.5 million originally proposed, a consulting firm ...

Thu. Feb. 21st, 2019

Business-Building Basics

Tom Giffey

Succeeding as a start-up can be all about meeting the right people and finding the right programs. here are the key ways to do that in the valley.

Thu. Feb. 21st, 2019

Center of Community

Tom Giffey

five years on, wellness hub’s founders find themselves surrounded by loving grace

Thu. Jan. 24th, 2019

Chippewa Falls Poet, Artist Creates Book of Fun Verses for Kids

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Those rollicking words serve as the opening stanza of Jeannie Roberts’ latest book of poetry, Rhyme the Roost!, a collection of 26 poems for children, each accompanied by an illustration created by the author herself ...

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Rallying for the Valley

Tom Giffey

more than 100 Chippewa Valley residents will bend lawmakers’ ears on Jan. 30

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Still Tangled After All These Years

Tom Giffey

Back in 2009, Jamie Kyser and Erin Klaus opened a downtown art collective called Tangled Up in Hue, a communal space where members of the Valley’s burgeoning artistic scene – from potters to painters ...

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019

Working Together: CoLAB will be a cooperative coworking environment

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Upon stepping into the open-concept second-floor office in downtown Eau Claire, there’s little indication that this space played a critical role in the growth of one of Eau Claire’s most talked-about companies ...

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Classic Picture Books Brought to Life

Tom Giffey

Generations of kids (and their adults) have enjoyed the colorful creations of author and illustrator Eric Carle. From The Very Hungry Caterpillar ...

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

A New Home for the Children’s Museum?

Tom Giffey

The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire could have a brand-new downtown Eau Claire home by 2020 if plans by a private developer continue to move forward.

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Then and Now: Boyd Park, a Playground for Skaters

Tom Giffey

The city still floods the middle of Boyd Park to create an ice skating rink each winter, but a lot of other things around the neighborhood have changed.

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019

The Chippewa Valley's Most Popular Baby Names

Tom Giffey

Below are lists of the top baby names of the just-completed year at Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals in Eau Claire and Menomonie, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

Fri. Dec. 28th, 2018

Incumbents Xiong, Stroebel Won’t Seek Re-Election

Tom Giffey

Two Eau Claire City Council members won’t seek re-election to their at-large seats this spring. Incumbents David Stroebel and Michael Xiong have both said they will not run for a third three-year term ...

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

For the Love of Kubb

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

tourism grant will highlight Eau Claire as a kubb destination

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Writers Guild Will Help Oversee Wisconsin Poet Laureate

Tom Giffey

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild has been chosen to become part of the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, a volunteer group that promotes and administers the state’s poet laureate program ...

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Blue Angels Will Return in 2020

Tom Giffey

The 2020 Chippewa Valley Air Show is a go, and it’s got a commitment from the U.S. Navy’s legendary Blue Angels demonstration squadron. The F-18 flight team, which performed at last summer’s Chippewa Valley Air Show as well ...

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018

Rolling Out a Tire Museum

Tom Giffey, photos by Chippewa Valley Museum

Banbury Place will house gallery dedicated to Uniroyal history

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018

Kansas Man Will Lead EC Economic Development

Tom Giffey

The City of Eau Claire has hired an economic development professional from Kansas as its new economic development manager. Aaron J. White will start with the city on Monday, Dec. 10, replacing Mike Schatz ...

Wed. Nov. 21st, 2018

From Ho-Hum to Ho Ho Ho!

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Forget the itchy sweaters. Here are some ways to celebrate with creativity.