Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Lush, Lavish, Lovely

UW-Stout alumnus florist provides more than flowers

Lauren Fisher

Whether you measure Jennifer Joyce Rentmeester’s experience by the number of years she’s been in the floral industry (22), the number of years she’s run her own floral studio (11), the number of four-page spreads ...

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Turn of the Decade

forward thinking on Eau Claire's next 10 years

video by Nick Meyer, Joel Pearish

Less than 48 hours before the dawn of 2020, we invited a group of 14 locals to sit down and talk about the decade ahead in Eau Claire.

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

How High Will It Go?

neighbors concerned about planned expansion of Eau Claire’s Seven Mile Creek landfill

Julian Emerson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When Kathy and Dennis Campbell bought 40 acres in town of Seymour in 1996, they looked forward to living in the midst of trees and open land on their property 4½ miles northeast of Eau Claire ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Name Game 2k19

counting down the top newborn names of the past year

Tom Giffey

Confession time: When my wife was carrying our first child, I didn’t ease my pre-parental anxiety by absorbing What to Expect When You’re Expecting or some similar advice book. Instead, I read a ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Dive Into an Igloo Downtown

Eau Claire bar adds unique outdoor seats for the wintertime

Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downtown Eau Claire’s Dive (aka the bar in The Lismore Hotel) wasn’t about to let its swanky patio overlooking Barstow Street sit unused this winter. Seizing an opportunity to help patrons enjoy Wisconsin’s chillier months ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

New Cannery Plan OK’d

residential development already underway in EC riverside neighborhood

Tom Giffey

The new year will bring new development to the Cannery District on the west side of the Chippewa River in downtown Eau Claire. In late December, the city’s Redevelopment Authority approved ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Super Fit, Super Quick

QuickHIT Fitness offers high-tech workouts in 20 minutes

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new workout program in Eau Claire is advertising weight loss and muscle development in six weeks by taking on workouts that are only 20 minutes a day. QuickHIT Fitness Lab ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Lighting the Way

wellness spa offers sensory floating pod, alternative therapy

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Kari Jo Green has some ideas for T-shirts – one that says “Get Salty,” and another that says “Go Float Yourself” – to promote her new business, The Luminary (714 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire). Her husband teases ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Come On, Get Healthy

new wellness-focused business opens in Artisan Forge

Tori Johnson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Hannah Koschak has long been striving to educate others on food and health, and with the opening of her new business, Wholesome Endeavors, she is able to do just that ...

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