Tom Giffey

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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 ...

Tue. Feb. 27th, 2018

A Serving of Spiritual Soup

Tom Giffey

A Chippewa Valley writer and her mother have a serving of heartwarming spiritual soup for readers of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Cassandra Kyser of Boyceville and her mother ...

Tue. Feb. 27th, 2018

Report: Retail Vacancies Rising in Eau Claire

Tom Giffey

The closing of four Gordy’s grocery stores, the Macy’s in Oakwood Mall, and Gander Mountain helped increase the share of vacant retail space in the Eau Claire market to 12.3 percent last year from 7.5 percent in 2016 ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Feb. 16th, 2018

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

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