Tom Giffey

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The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Feb. 16th, 2018

It's Official: Eau Claire’s New Downtown Arts Center Has a Name

Tom Giffey, photos by Lee Butterworth, Market & Johnson

Chippewa Valley, say hello to Pablo. With a $5 million donation, a newly formed philanthropic foundation has secured naming rights for downtown Eau Claire’s new performing arts center: The Pablo Center at the Confluence will be the official name of the $60.5 million facility, which is scheduled to open ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

For These Old Abes, It's Always Showtime

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you ask people connected to the Old Abe Show Choir to describe the ensemble, the most often-used synonym is “family.” And, like most families, amid all the affection and good times is a lot of hard work ...

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018

Starting Something New

Tom Giffey

Seeking the perfect wedding location? Here are some of the Valley’s newest venues.

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018

Memorial Grad Is Minnesota's First Hmong-American Judge

Tom Giffey

A Memorial High School graduate who grew up in Eau Claire and went on to a legal career in Minnesota has become the first Hmong-American judge in that state’s history. Sophia Vuelo was recently ...

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018

Winning Formula

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

low-profile networking firm grows, buys former college

Wed. Dec. 13th, 2017

Forming a Friendship

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

former Eau Claire resident pens second faith-based children’s book

Wed. Dec. 13th, 2017

Pedals to Paper: 3 counties coordinating bike/pedestrian plans

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If the routes that carry our cars and trucks are planned collaboratively among multiple communities, then so should the pathways followed by bicycles and pedestrians. That’s the underlying goal ...

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