Issue #382 April 17, 2019

New Faces, Old Barriers

Benjamin, Lor proud of council victories, but say they will represent city as a whole

Tom Giffey

Incoming Eau Claire City Council members John Lor and Laura Benjamin – who won at-large seats in the April 2 election – will both bring unique skills and qualifications to the 11-member governing body ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Weld at the Helm

councilman pledges middle course as he takes over presidency

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As the newly elected president of the Eau Claire City Council, Terry Weld says he will plot a centrist course in the coming year and work to bring balance back to the body ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Frantic, Phonetic Fun

exercise word building muscles at the Scrabble Bee

Tom Giffey

Scrabble doesn’t have to be a quiet, deliberate game played on a coffee table or a smartphone app: At Literacy Chippewa Valley’s annual Scrabble Bee, it’s a fast-paced, team-oriented – and above all, fun – game ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Downtown Crowns

The District, SHIFT, Pablo among 2019’s Downtowny winners

V1 Staff

More than 1,000 votes were cast by members of the community to determine the victors in five categories of the Downtowny Awards, ranging from Best Business to Best Renovation. The awards ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

A More Neighborly Way

Pinehurst residents organize neighborhood association

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Pa Thao, a longtime resident of the Pinehurst neighborhood on Eau Claire’s northeast side, noticed last summer that people were more likely to know their neighbors’ dogs’ names than the names ...

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Issue #380 March 20, 2019

Sharing Their Wheels

city invites bike share businesses to set up shop

Lauren Fisher, photos by Michael Lundebrek

Things might get easier for those considering reducing their car travel this summer, as the City of Eau Claire and the UW-Eau Claire Student Office of Sustainability work together to bring bike sharing to the area ...

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Issue #380 March 20, 2019

Feeding the Need

Feed My People Food Bank launches expansion plan

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In the 10 years since Feed My People Food Bank moved into its current home on Eau Claire’s north side, the need for its services has only grown. Last year, the food bank distributed 7.3 million pounds of food ...

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