Tom Giffey

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Tue. Dec. 12th, 2017

Chosen to Lead

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

female officeholders challenge the status quo

Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017

Foundation Wants to Give Your Org Money

Tom Giffey

Are you involved in a local nonprofit organization looking for funding? If your answer is “yes,” then you should consider applying for a grant through the Eau Claire Community Foundation ...

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017

Foul or Fare? Increase in cost to ride bus riles transit advocates

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The new year will mean new fares for Eau Claire bus riders, and the end result likely will be more money for the transit system but fewer people riding the bus. The City of Eau Claire’s recently approved 2018 budget ...

Fri. Nov. 3rd, 2017

Local Kids Making Joyful Noises

Tom Giffey

The Chippewa Valley Youth Chorus, now in its second year, was created to help children grow musically and socially. Its founders, music educators Cathy Reitz and Nick Poss, also want to give young people the opportunity to experience the joy of music.

Fri. Nov. 3rd, 2017

Tips on Capturing Your Baby's Timeless Moments

Tom Giffey, photos by Laci Eberle

Eau Claire-based photographer Laci Eberle advises parents to keep their baby awake for two hours before a photo session. This way, the newborn will be sleeping sweetly – not wriggling angrily – when it’s time for the close-up.

Tue. Oct. 31st, 2017

Creating the Future

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

initiative will set goals for growth of Valley’s creative economy

Tue. Oct. 31st, 2017

Catering to Your Needs

Tom Giffey, photos by Nick Meyer

when a party gets big, it’s time to call a professional

Tue. Oct. 17th, 2017

Sharing Pearls of Wisdom

Tom Giffey

mark your calendar for UW-Eau Claire’s annual Senior Americans Day, where next year’s focus is on fun

Tue. Oct. 17th, 2017

Letting Their Lights Shine

Tom Giffey

choir for Chippewa Valley seniors dealing with dementia lifts spirits, makes memories

Tue. Oct. 17th, 2017

Coloring Perceptions

Tom Giffey, photos by Tom Giffey

exhibit, events explore science and art of color

Thu. Oct. 5th, 2017

Hope Fades for Pagoda

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

fundraising plans to restore landmark end, museum intends to salvage only top of structure

Wed. Oct. 4th, 2017

Tiny Moments

Tom Giffey

tips on capturing newborns from a top local baby photographer

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Sep. 26th, 2017

YOU: Eau Claire Wants Your Input on Bicycle Issues

Tom Giffey, photos by Nick Meyer

Are you a fan of two-wheeled, self-propelled transportation? Do you have opinions on the best and safest ways to pedal around Eau Claire? If so, the City of Eau Claire wants to hear from you. The city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is in the process ...

Fri. Sep. 22nd, 2017

The Write Life

Tom Giffey

married playwrights Jim and Jane Jeffries stage new script based on novel

Fri. Sep. 22nd, 2017

New Museum Exhibit Explores Hunting, Fishing, and Gathering

Tom Giffey

For many of us, the highlight of this time of year is a trip to the apple orchard or the farmers market, enjoying the cool of the autumn as we gather our fill of the good things that flourished during the summer ...

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

Get Ready for a Colorful Crossing

Tom Giffey

Beginning in September, the iconic 526-foot Phoenix Park footbridge in downtown Eau Claire will be ablaze with thousands of LED lights capable of displaying millions of colors and “dancing” in time to music on special occasions.

Wed. Sep. 6th, 2017

If You Plan It, You Can Can It

UW Extension, photos by Tom Giffey

find trustworthy sources to prepare for food preservation season

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Sep. 5th, 2017

Check Out Conceptual Drawings for Downtown Eau Claire's Lot 7

Tom Giffey

While other buildings – including corporate high-rises, mixed-use apartment complexes, and even a parking ramp – have risen around it in the past decade, the plot of ground in downtown Eau Claire known as Lot 7 has remained undeveloped other than an ordinary blacktopped parking lot ...

Wed. Aug. 23rd, 2017

Building Upward

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

construction in Eau Claire is poised to break a record

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017

Colorful Crossing

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Phoenix Park bridge lights will debut in September

Wed. Aug. 9th, 2017

Wisconsin Grudge Match: Beer v. Cheese

Tom Giffey

Sure, beer is what made Wisconsin (or at least its biggest city) famous. But in nearly every objective category, our cheese industry overshadows brewing ...

Wed. Aug. 9th, 2017

New Bill Would Ease Rules for Wisconsin's Small Brewers

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Will Glass, founder of The Brewing Projekt in Eau Claire, knows all about the convoluted regulations that govern the production and sale of alcohol in Wisconsin. In fact, he wrestled with them for several years before finally opening his Eau Claire craft brewery and taproom in 2015 ...

Fri. Jul. 28th, 2017

Downtown Plaza Planning Enters Final Phase

Tom Giffey

The City of Eau Claire and a contractor are entering the final phase of designing Haymarket Plaza, the public space that will connect Haymarket Landing and the Confluence Arts Center alongside the Chippewa River ...

Thu. Jul. 27th, 2017

Inhabiting Your Home

Tom Giffey

Habitat for Humanity opens store to support home-building mission

Thu. Jul. 27th, 2017

Picking up Speed

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

skateboarders expect to finish plaza fundraising by end of year

Wed. Jul. 26th, 2017

Inhabiting Your Home

Tom Giffey

Habitat for Humanity opens store to support home-building mission

Wed. Jul. 26th, 2017

Can I Recycle That?

Tom Giffey

dos and don’ts about what to put in the blue bin and what to pitch

Wed. Jul. 26th, 2017

Defining Decades

Tom Giffey

When is something an antique and when is it a collectible? What about vintage and retro?

Thu. Jul. 13th, 2017

UW-Stout, UWEC Projects Get Thumbs Up

Tom Giffey

The Wisconsin State Building Commission has given the final go-ahead to three renovation projects at UW-Stout as well as a preliminary OK to the construction of a new residence hall at UW-Eau Claire ...

Wed. Jul. 12th, 2017

The Fab Four: Veteran Valley artists exhibit vibrant new work

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

At first glance, the poster – which shows four gray-haired men hamming it up under the bold headline “BOB MEL JOHN ANDY” – could easily be mistaken for an ad for a musical reunion tour, perhaps portraying a ’60s-era quartet hitting the road again with their old tunes ...

Wed. Jul. 12th, 2017

How to Give Back to the Valley

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

You don’t have to be a millionaire to be a philanthropist. Community foundations can help multiply your generosity.

Fri. Jun. 30th, 2017

River Source Family Center Helps Kids Across Chippewa County

Tom Giffey

Whether you’re a brand-new parent eager to do the best job possible or an experienced dad or mom who still needs support, advice, and camaraderie, River Source Family Center exists to help you.

Thu. Jun. 29th, 2017

A Way on the Water

Tom Giffey

local leaders announce river trail plan, map