Thoughts People

Notable + Quotable | Nov. 3, 2022

things heard around the Chippewa Valley

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It’s not necessarily that he took art with a capital ‘A’ seriously. But he took the artists seriously. And so it didn’t matter if he was interviewing some bestseller person or if he was interviewing someone who had just written the first book or was just putting on their first pottery show. He was engaged. He was listening.


– The western Wisconsin author reflected on the career of his friend, radio host Al Ross, who died Oct. 21 at age 73. Ross was longtime host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s arts show Spectrum West.
(Quoted in a article on Oct. 24)

We’re cautiously optimistic at this point.


– Speaking about the possibility that a deal will be reached with a private developer to build apartments atop the city’s new Transit Transfer Center. City leaders told the Eau Claire City Council that two developers are now in negotiations. (Leader-Telegram, Oct. 26)

Along with its meandering trails and wildlife, (Putnam) park is home to Putnam Rock, which is affectionately known as the ‘kissing rock’ since it’s a favorite spot for couples keen on catching an incredible view of the Chippewa River at sunset.

u.s. news & world report

– The magazine named Eau Claire one of the “15 Top Romantic Getaways in Wisconsin” in a blog post recently shared by Visit Eau Claire. (Facebook, Oct. 24)