Weld at the Helm

councilman pledges middle course as he takes over presidency

Wed. Apr. 17th, 2019  |  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 ...

Work Begins to Light up Grand Ave. Bridge

Tue. Apr. 16th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Weekday walkers, bikers, and other peddlers and perambulators will have to find a new way around downtown for the next few weeks because of the second phase of work on the Grand Avenue Pedestrian Footbridge. The installation of architectural lighting ...

Food Truck Friday Fast Approaching

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Got a hankering for some street food? Us, too! Volume One’s Food Truck Friday, presented in partnership with Silver Spring, will launch its second season May 3 on the Great Lawn in front ...

5 Can’t-Miss Wisconsin Spring Fests

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Travel Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, spring festival season begins as soon as the ground thaws and the first bits of green begin peeking out of the ground. Whether you’re interested in rare mushrooms or maple syrup ...

Book a Trip: 5 bookstores worth the drive

indie bookstores pepper the upper Midwest, creating perfect travel opportunities for people who love reading

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Kellie Williams

Have you ever planned your vacation around the bookstores you could visit on the way? Does your souvenir collection include bookmarks from all the places you’ve been? Do you pack your suitcase ...

‘Fingers Crossed’ for More Skiing

spring may be here, but snow remains at the U.P.’s Mount Bohemia Ski Resort

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

There’s something to be said about the lake effect in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, where the average snowfall is roughly 300 inches, The Ski Journal said. For Midwestern folks ...

Border Crossing Boogaloo

tips for visiting our neighbor to the north (and we don’t mean the U.P.)

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

When it comes to road tripping, Wisconsinites have a geographical advantage when it comes to international vacationing. Depending on how committed you are at the wheel, a day’s drive can probably get you within eyesight of a Mountie or moose ...

6 Badger State Spots for Silver Screen Sights

Hollywood put these Wisconsin locations on the big screen, and you can put them on your vacation itinerary

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Wisconsin is a long way from Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean that filmmakers haven’t come calling when they need eye-catching settings – from space-age museums to historic banks to the world’s largest carousel – for their action blockbusters and costume dramas ...


Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  BJ Hollars

My neighbors did the logical thing: rolled out the chicken wire, planted the stakes, and transformed their garden into a fortress. Sun and rain still had access, though no longer the rabbits, or the raccoons ...

Neighbors Divided by Outrage

who really benefits when each news story splits us into two arguing camps?

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Walter Rhein

Why is it that every news story is prepackaged with an assigned category of outrage? You don’t read about a notable advertisement from Gillette, you read about how a notable advertisement from Gillette ...

Spring Culture

Heyde Center hosts art of all kinds in annual show

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

More than 100 artists – professional, student, and rising artists – will showcase their work at the 55th Annual Spring Art Show April 7- 19 in the galleries of the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls ...

Frantic, Phonetic Fun

exercise word building muscles at the Scrabble Bee

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  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 ...

Fun Fun Family Times

third Family Fun Fest is free outing for the whole crew

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

The Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center, the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department, and the Eau Claire County Department of Human Services are partnering to present the third ...

Here’s the Pitch

local aims to establish adult women’s fastpitch softball league

Thu. Apr. 4th, 2019  |  Luc Anthony

The end of a high school or college athletic career can sometimes spell the end of an athlete’s ability to play the sport they love. For high school and college fastpitch softball players in the Eau Claire area ...

Cracking the (Area) Code

715 Supper Club revives a west side EC hot spot

Thu. Apr. 4th, 2019  |  Nicole Withers, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new dining option is opening where the Local Lounge and Varsity Club used to be on Eau Claire’s west side, and unlike its predecessor, it’s not going to be a sports bar. The soon-to-open 715 Supper Club ...

Massive Music

Menomonie Singers take on Handel’s masterpiece

Thu. Apr. 4th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Hallelujah! It’s polyphonic, it’s melismatic, it’s jubilant and ecstatic: It’s Handel’s Messiah. The Menomonie Singers are in the final stretch of preparation for their spring concerts, during ...

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