Tom Giffey

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Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

Elk Mound Spot Specializes in Cajun-Style Seafood

Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather

When sisters Kay Vang and Yang Xiong decided to open a restaurant, they wanted to start something different. They found what they were looking for at the bottom of the sea – and deep in the bayou ...

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

A Tale Fit for a Queen

Tom Giffey

religious theater group stages female-fronted biblical musical

Wed. Jun. 13th, 2018

Mabel Tainter Taps New Executive Director

Tom Giffey

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie has hired an arts administrator from Illinois as its new executive director. Jeff McSweeney, who most recently was executive director of Youth Music Illinois in Peoria ...

Fri. Jun. 1st, 2018

Exhibit Features Objects From State Theatre’s History

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Even among those eagerly awaiting the opening of the Pablo Center at the Confluence later this year, the impending closure of the State Theatre (a.k.a. the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center) is tinged ...

Wed. May. 23rd, 2018

A Moment With the Mayor

Tom Giffey

Greg Hoffman will soon mark 10 years as Chippewa Falls' chief executive

Tue. May. 22nd, 2018

Thinking Globally, Growing Locally

Tom Giffey

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation focuses on fostering local employers, encouraging exports

Wed. May. 16th, 2018

5 Famous Names From Chippewa Falls

Tom Giffey

Before he lent his name to the city’s most popular park, William Irvine was a 15-year-old who moved from Illinois and got a job in a Chippewa Falls sawmill. He rose through the ranks and in the 1880s became manager of ...

Fri. May. 4th, 2018

Altoona Found Fashionable for Feathered Friends

Tom Giffey

Please forgive the pun, but Altoona has gone to the birds. The city has been recognized as a Bird City Wisconsin, a list that now includes 108 communities across the state, including Eau Claire ...

Fri. May. 4th, 2018

Rainmaster, Boxx Get Top Honors From EC Chamber

Tom Giffey

A lawn care and irrigation company and a sanitation firm have been named Small Businesses of the Year by the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce. RainMaster Lawn Systems, founded in 1999 ...

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018

Everyone Loves a Parade

Tom Giffey

annual Parade of Homes offers diverse price ranges, options for potential home-buyers

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018

Karen Loeb Becomes City’s Writer in Residence

Tom Giffey

The city of Eau Claire has a new official writer in residence: Karen Loeb, a professor emerita of English at UW-Eau Claire. Loeb was unanimously approved for the position by the Eau Claire City Council on April 10, replacing Max Garland, also a UWEC English professor emeritus ...

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018

Fireball Series Taps EC Jazz for Theme Song

Tom Giffey

Eau Claire will be featured in every episode of the next season of streaming TV series Fireball Run – musically, at least. The road-rally show, which streams on Amazon Video, recorded the first episode ...

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018

Making a Big Racket

Tom Giffey, photos by Branden Nall

new Menard Tennis Center will help sport grow, Eau Claire YMCA says

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2018

MEET THE CANDIDATES

Tom Giffey

A slew of candidates are competing for seats on the Eau Claire City Council. Here’s who they are and what they think.

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2018

More Floor: Dreamhouse Interiors opens showroom

Tom Giffey

After more than 40 years in the business – first in the Chicago area, then for the past two decades in the Chippewa Valley – Gordy Pillar knows floors. Whether it’s custom-installed hardwood, refinished wood ...

Mon. Mar. 12th, 2018

Ramone’s Gets Triple Scoop at Downtownys

Tom Giffey

What’s better than overflowing cone of delicious ice cream in a restored downtown Eau Claire building? Nothing, according to those who voted for the 10th Annual Downtown Eau Claire Awards ...

Fri. Mar. 9th, 2018

EC Playwrights Explore Ups, Downs of Air Travel

Tom Giffey

As annoying as airline travel can be, airports are hard to beat when it comes to people watching. That fact inspired Arrivals and Departures, a new play by Eau Claire’s Jim and Jane Jeffries, which debuts ...

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018

Final Decisions

Tom Giffey

planning for your funeral can be hard to begin, but it’s ultimately rewarding

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018

Where There’s a Will

Tom Giffey

getting your affairs in order can give you – and your survivors – peace of mind

Tue. Mar. 6th, 2018

Food Trucks Allowed in More Eau Claire Parks

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

You’ll likely be seeing more food trucks around Eau Claire in the near future. On Feb. 27, the Eau Claire City Council approved an ordinance expanding the list of parks where licensed food trucks can serve up mobile munchies year-round ...