Tom Giffey

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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

Wed. Jun. 28th, 2017

Ain't No Party Like a Bowl Painting Party

Tom Giffey

Mixing paint and wine (figuratively, at least, but not literally) has become a popular leisure activity lately. But the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council is giving the pastime a virtuous vibe ...

Wed. Jun. 28th, 2017

Animating Public Art

Tom Giffey, photos by Shane Newman

new nonprofit aims to bring more art to public places

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017

Our Taste Buds Are Ready for Restaurant Week

Tom Giffey

A brand-new celebration will highlight the Chippewa Valley’s ever-evolving culinary scene later this year. The first-ever Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week, Sept. 15-24, will include special deals and unique menus at participating eateries, plus the First Taste Culinary Crawl, a ticketed event in Banbury Place ...

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017

Founding Females

Tom Giffey, photos by Eric Christenson

Red Letter Grants awarded to women-owned startups

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017

Their Very Own Fest

Tom Giffey

with the help of some musician friends, an Eau Claire couple throws a sonic shindig in their own backyard

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017

Stage a Shindig in the Street

Tom Giffey, photos by Dan Zerr

the City of Eau Claire is making it easier to block off your block and throw a party

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017

Block Full of Bluegrass

Tom Giffey, photos by Dan Zerr

neighborhood parties can be easy: just add yard games, some food, and a few banjos

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017

Run Like a Boss

Tom Giffey

Blugold alum creates running app to give your workouts a musical push

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017

Ignition Achieved

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new gym sets fire to metabolisms, adds to downtown Eau Claire growth

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017

All Along the River

Tom Giffey

a journey down the Chippewa in time, space, and memory

Wed. May. 31st, 2017

The Real McCoy

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

retiring chamber chief reflects on how EC has changed – and how it hasn’t

Tue. May. 23rd, 2017

Confused by Patriotic Holidays? Here's How to Tell Them Apart

Tom Giffey

American flags and American pride are on full display during a number of upcoming patriotic holidays. But these holidays aren’t interchangeable. Here’s a brief description of why we celebrate each one.

Thu. May. 18th, 2017

A New Place to Fish

Tom Giffey

Erickson Park will have accessible fishing pier, boat launch

Wed. May. 17th, 2017

Riverfront Revival

Tom Giffey

downtown Chippewa Falls’ new park project brings visitors down to the water

Wed. May. 17th, 2017

Giddyap for the Sculpture Tour!

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

one-third of this year’s citywide collection of 3D artwork is from Wisconsin and Minnesota

Tue. May. 16th, 2017

Meet the Meat Man

Tom Giffey

co-op’s meat buyer isn’t shy about his philosophy of food

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. May. 16th, 2017

The Great Pagoda Rescue

Tom Giffey

The saga of a quirky piece of Eau Claire’s architectural history took a positive turn recently when a local business offered space for the storage and repair of the iconic roof topper from Woo’s Pagoda Restaurant ...

Wed. May. 10th, 2017

Children's Legacy Luncheon Celebrates Movers and Shakers

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Now in its 16th year, the Children’s Legacy Luncheon has a new organizer but a continued commitment to honoring Chippewa Valley residents who work tirelessly in the community to improve the lives of children.

Wed. May. 10th, 2017

Fire up the Grill! Grill Safety and General Know-How

Tom Giffey

Grilling can be dangerous – especially with kids around. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 18,000 Americans were injured in grilling accidents in 2009 (the latest year for which national statistics are available).

Wed. May. 10th, 2017

Learn About the Women’s Giving Circle

Tom Giffey

Are you connected to a nonprofit in the Chippewa Valley that works to improve the well-being of local women and children? If you answered yes, you should know about the Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation.

Tue. May. 9th, 2017

Stuffed Animals Inspire Teen's Nationwide Charity

Tom Giffey

Katharine Rhoten’s visit to a Florida theme park as a 9-year-old was a life-changing experience, but not in the way that she could have imagined at the time ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. May. 8th, 2017

Tourist Spending Hits Record in Chippewa Valley

Tom Giffey

From massive music festivals to quiet weekend getaways, tourism is a huge component of the Chippewa Valley’s economy. That’s the story told by new figures released by the state Department of Tourism about spending by visitors last year in Wisconsin ...