Spoken Word Showcase Starting Up

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019  |  Tori Johnson

A new showcase for those whose talents fall into the category of spoken word is starting soon, and it’s destined for great things. Presented by Clear Water Comedy and hosted at The Plus, Loud Secrets Open Mic will begin on Feb. 4 ...

Working Together

CoLAB will be a cooperative coworking environment

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Upon stepping into the open-concept second-floor office in downtown Eau Claire, there’s little indication that this space played a critical role in the growth of one of Eau Claire’s most talked-about companies ...

For Home, for Family

local woodworker expands with family name

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019

Nick Endle, the craftsman behind Endle Home Goods (formerly Nick’s Wood Shop), is rapidly expanding his local business. Endle, a full-time web developer, started working with wood in 2014 ...

Affordable Housing Slated for Cannery District

plan would create as many as 121 apartments

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

One component to addressing the Chippewa Valley’s identified shortage of affordable housing may come in the form of a new apartment building in the Cannery District on Eau Claire’s near west side ...

Tuning in to New Digs

Valley Media Works, EC’s community TV center, aims to buy old fire station

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The 70-year old masonry block block building on North Hastings Way still looks a lot like what is used to be: a fire station. To Valley Media Works, the organization that operates Eau Claire’s community ...

Twenty-Eighteen Things

a quick look back at some stuff that happened in the last 365 days

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Taylor McCumber

Well, what do you know, it’s 2019. To celebrate, let’s look back at a small selection of 2018’s more notable happenings. And by “notable happenings” I mean “the stuff only I care about” because I’m the one writing this ...

Long Night’s Journey

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019  |  John Hildebrand

The two-hour drive home from my in-laws’ farm feels longer at mid-winter than it did three months ago even though I leave at exactly the same time. That’s because I’ve been racing the sun ...

Teachin’ Truckin’

January food truck workshop on the way

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education program will host a professional development workshop on how to launch a food truck on Jan. 28. Entrepreneurs will learn how to establish a business ...