EC Playwrights Explore Ups, Downs of Air Travel

Fri. Mar. 9th, 2018  |  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 ...

Opening Shot | March 7, 2008

Fri. Mar. 9th, 2018  |  photos by Lee Butterworth

AIR TIME. The Torch Sisters had room to stretch out at downtown Eau Claire’s The Metro on March 2, the second night of Decadent Cabaret 39 – the city’s largest annual celebration of local musicians.

Spooky Scenes: Second Midwest Weirdfest Screens Horror Gems

Fri. Mar. 9th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Micon Downtown Cinema is screening 50 “fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird” films March 9-11 for the second MidWest WeirdFest film festival. Festival director Dean Bertram describes the event as “A broad, if shadow-filled, tent, for all cinematic creations weird and wonderful.”

On the Cover | March 7, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Christopher Bartlett

Thu. Mar. 8th, 2018

Christopher Bartlett is a photographer, filmmaker and co-founder of Knorth Studios in Eau Claire.

Think Plaza, Not Park

Thu. Mar. 8th, 2018  |  Nick Meyer

After many months of public input and planning, last week the Eau Claire City Council approved the final plan for the new Haymarket Plaza, the riverfront public space between ...

5 Amazing Wisconsin Women You Should Know About

Thu. Mar. 8th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

From political crusaders to best-selling authors, Wisconsin has produced a plethora of history-making women. In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History month, here are five fascinating females ...

Standing on the Edge of the Platte River

Thu. Mar. 8th, 2018  |  Mary Ellen Alea

In the ebbing light of the day, watching Sandhill cranes come back for the night, I was transported. Having claimed a spot in a blind with several other visitors, I grew quiet, transfixed by the slow movement ...

For the Love of Order

hearing scheduled for “Public Good Order” amendments

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Eau Claire City Council will hold a public hearing March 12 7-9pm at the Council Chamber at 203 S. Farwell St. to discuss amendments to the city’s “Public Good Order” ordinance ...

Thinking in Advance

even a hospice nurse can learn more about advance directives

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018  |  Erin Shadbolt

I was fortunate enough to have my parents visit from out of state over the holidays a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, my dad had a serious health event, ended up in the emergency room, and was hospitalized for four days ...

Free Tax Help

volunteer income tax assistance open to qualifying taxpayers

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018  |  UW-Eau Claire News, photos by UW-Eau Claire News

It’s tax season! Time to gather up your income statement and other tax documents for VITA ...

In Times of Transition

healing place offers support services for those experiencing grief, much more

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018  |  Emily Kuhn

If someone you knew was dealing with loss, like the death of a partner, a divorce, or chronic illness, how would you comfort them? You’d probably lend an ear if they needed someone to talk to, or a shoulder ...

Take the Long View

we spend most of our time worrying about financial factors we can’t change

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018  |  Jenna Ecker

Investors get information thrown at them from all angles – the Internet, newspapers, podcasts, media personalities like Mad Money man Jim Cramer – you name it. It gets harder all the time ...

Final Decisions

planning for your funeral can be hard to begin, but it’s ultimately rewarding

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Some occasions are enjoyable to plan: weddings, vacations, parties. Others simply aren’t. Funerals top the latter list. Besides the obvious reason – thinking about your funeral means thinking about your mortality ...

Where There’s a Will

getting your affairs in order can give you – and your survivors – peace of mind

Wed. Mar. 7th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” It’s one of those quotes we’re accustomed to hearing from coaches, guidance counselors, and others who extol the virtues of setting and achieving goals ...

Surface Tension

Tue. Mar. 6th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

As soon as he drilled the holes something felt wrong. When we shuffled between them, water would blurble up through the openings and spread out over the ice, forming deep puddles ...