Tom Giffey

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The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jan. 10th, 2017

Library Hopes to Put Free Books on Eau Claire Buses

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new effort to put free books on Eau Claire Transit buses isn’t just a way to give riders something to do if the Wi-Fi goes out (although that’s not a bad idea, come to think of it). It’s also a serious effort ...

Wed. Jan. 4th, 2017

Top Eau Claire Baby Names for 2016

Tom Giffey

The Chippewa Valley said “hello” and “awwwwwww!” to a lot of Jacksons and Madelines in 2016 – as well as to a bouncing bundle of Owens, Harpers, Sawyers, and Adelines. These were among the top names bestowed on newborns at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire during the just-completed year ...

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

A New Place to Skate

Tom Giffey

growing Chippewa youth hockey program has new rink

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

Frigid Fun After Dark: Winter After Hours starts in Boyd Park in January

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Timothy Mather

Winter can be an isolating time, and sometimes even we hearty Wisconsinites need a nudge to break our routines and actually get outside and enjoy the season’s snowy splendor instead of complaining about it. We need motivation to pull on our stocking caps and dig our ice skates out of the closet or even strap on some snowshoes ...

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

Bicycle Advocates Look to Create Eau Claire Bike Share Program

Tom Giffey

Bicycles boosters in Eau Claire are taking a second look at creating a bike share program to help potential riders pedal the pavement with the swipe of a smartphone. Members of the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission have recently met with representatives ...

Wed. Dec. 14th, 2016

All That Jazz

Tom Giffey, photos by Mike O'Brien

public TV documentary highlights EC Jazz Festival

Tue. Dec. 13th, 2016

We Three Friends

Tom Giffey

Yata, Sinz, and Orfield album offers acoustic gems

Tue. Dec. 13th, 2016

Old Xcel Energy Sign Re-Energized

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Irvine Park isn’t the only place in Chippewa Falls ablaze with light this holiday season. Xcel Energy recently refurbished and relit the iconic NSP sign that has been atop the hydroelectric plant ...

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2016

'Happy Holiday to You'

Tom Giffey

now that we’ve slogged through election season, let Andy Williams bring us together

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2016

Mystery Solved

Tom Giffey

Eau Claire author’s research may have had role in arrest of Wetterling killer

Thu. Dec. 1st, 2016

Forging Outward

Tom Giffey

Artisan Forge Studios on verge of big expansion

Thu. Nov. 17th, 2016

Making Tracks for Holiday Fun

Tom Giffey

Long before anyone had ever heard of Legos, Pokemon, or Nintendo, kids waited anxiously to see if Santa would leave a toy train under the Christmas tree. Electric toy trains made their debut around 1900, and quickly became more sophisticated as model railroading caught on as a hobby for kids and adults alike...

Thu. Nov. 17th, 2016

Making Carson Park Even More Playful

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Considering all of the attractions in Carson Park – the baseball stadium, the trains, the two museums, the fishing spots and horseshoe pits – it’s easy for some of us to forget that the park is also home to one of the Chippewa Valley’s biggest and best playgrounds...

Wed. Nov. 16th, 2016

Fireball Focus

Tom Giffey

road rally TV series will come to Eau Claire next fall

Tue. Nov. 8th, 2016

Roll With Rudolph

Tom Giffey

sick of just having santa at the party? then rent a reindeer.

Tue. Nov. 8th, 2016

Catering to Your Needs

Tom Giffey

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

Fri. Nov. 4th, 2016

Time Travel in Town

Tom Giffey

vintage postcards show how Eau Claire has changed

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Nov. 3rd, 2016

5 Questions Before You Can Vote

Tom Giffey

In case you’ve been living in a Wi-Fi free cave for the past year and didn’t hear the news, Election Day – that’s Tuesday, Nov. 8 – is almost upon us. So are you eligible to vote?

Fri. Oct. 21st, 2016

A Time of Fear

Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather

The Crucible tackles tale of witchcraft, hysteria

Wed. Oct. 19th, 2016

Ghoul Is in Session

Tom Giffey, photos by Caitlyn Berlin

Ski Sprites create haunted (school) house for Halloween

Wed. Oct. 19th, 2016

Big Day for Seniors

Tom Giffey

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

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Oct. 19th, 2016

A Flag for the People

Tom Giffey

What does Eau Claire look like? That’s a question that C.J. Krueger has been asking himself lately, and it’s not a rhetorical one ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Oct. 7th, 2016

Over 4 Years Later, Confluence Project Finally Digs In

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

One-thousand six-hundred and five. That’s the number of days that passed between the May 15, 2012, announcement of the Confluence Project and Thursday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the downtown Eau Claire performing arts center. During that four-and-a-half-year span, an enormous ...

Tue. Oct. 4th, 2016

A Blugold Gala

Tom Giffey

UWEC marks centennial with star-studded concert

Tue. Oct. 4th, 2016

Seasonal Spirits

Tom Giffey

Menomonie goes all out with spooky events, films

Fri. Sep. 23rd, 2016

Beaver Creek Reserve's Discovery Room Has an All-New Look

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Are you and your kids eager to learn about the plants and animals – from bald eagles to box turtles – that populate Wisconsin’s northwoods? Do you want to get an inside look – literally – at a beehive ...

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

Ready, Set, Startup!

Tom Giffey

entrepreneurs invited to launch ideas in one short weekend with Startup 48

Tue. Sep. 20th, 2016

'Kinetic Sculpture' Wins Award, Will Stay in Eau Claire

Tom Giffey

The swirling, eye-catching creation by a Wisconsin artist has been selected as this year’s winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Sculpture Tour Eau Claire. With paper and online ballots, voters selected ...