Taking the Long Way

local author recounts globe-trotting trip in Leaving Detroit

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Tori Johnson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The story of adventure told in Leaving Detroit is all the inspiration you need to pack up a bag, and begin a journey of your own. Local author Louise Barfknecht recounts her remarkable decision to travel from Detroit to Italy ...

The Stuff of Life

Taylor tackles Poetry Sex Love Music Booze & Death

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Cassandra Kyser, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As a professor emeritus of English and former poet laureate of the City of Eau Claire, Bruce Taylor is no stranger to the Chippewa Valley’s literary scene.

‘Too Easy’

Mr. Pizzy and Mistah connect on infectious collab album Game Changers

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two of the Chippewa Valley’s finest and most prolific hip hop artists are aiming high and ready to change the game ...

City Again Seeks Plans for Block 7, Liner Site

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority is once again accepting proposals from developers for two pieces of downtown property: The so-called Block 7 at the corner of North Barstow and Wisconsin streets and the lot in front of the city parking ramp on North Barstow.

Vision on the River

Pablo Center concourse named in honor of the late Dan Clumpner

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Following the opening of the Pablo Center at the Confluence on Sept. 22, the best view of the actual confluence where the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers meet will arguably be from the landing between the second and third floors of the arts center’s massive lobby.

Reflecting on Renewal

Schatz looks back on role in economic, downtown development

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

From the closing of Uniroyal to the development of Phoenix Park to the blossoming of the Pablo Center at the Confluence, Mike Schatz has been near the center of nearly every major event that has impacted Eau Claire’s economy over the past three decades.

Fathers, Sons, and Storms

defying rain, lightning, and familial fear to get the perfect photograph

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Justin Patchin, photos by Justin Patchin

‘I think it would be a good idea if you got out of the water,” Dad implored as lightning brightened the dark sky above me. “Just a few more minutes,” I responded, as if this conversation had occurred 30 years earlier and

Visit Eau Claire Launches New Branding, Logo

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Visit Eau Claire, the area’s tourism promotion agency, has unveiled a colorful new logo and brand identity that it says “captures the personality of the city known for its independent spirit, creative culture, penchant for originality ...

5 Big Numbers: Eau Claire’s New Arts Center

Tue. Sep. 18th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The total floorspace inside the Pablo Center at the Confluence, which officially opens Sept. 22. That includes two theaters, two art galleries, a dance studio, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, a recording studio, offices ...

Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week »

Thu. Sep. 13th, 2018

For ten days in September (21th - 30th, 2018), dozens of local restaurants will take part in an exciting new culinary tradition that gives you access to special menus, offerings, great deals, and invites you to attend a handful of unique food-themed events that raise money for community causes.

Winter Storage for Garden Vegetables

creative ways to keep your harvest fresh for months

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Kathleen Plunkett-Black

One of the joys of summer is walking through the garden in late afternoon and planning the evening meal around whichever produce is ready to pick. With September’s shorter daylight and cooling temperatures ...

You Can Pickle That?

adventures beyond the cucumber

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

We’ve enjoyed another bounteous summer, but as the chill settles in and fall brings farmers market season to a close, it’s time to consider ways to get the most out of the remaining fall produce. Pickling is a centuries-old technique for preserving foods that involves submerging foods in vinegar ...

Raise a Glass at Oktoberfest

2018 Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is right around the corner

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Broc Seigneurie

Time to dust off that lederhosen! The 2018 Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is right around the corner. This year’s celebration is packed with exciting activities centered on traditional German music, food, and ...

7 Wild Plants to Put on Your Table This Fall

our wild guide to seasonal foraging

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Jim Schwiebert’s coworkers put up their guard when he approaches, lest he offer them a taste of something he scrounged up from his yard, on a trail, or from the garden behind their offices at Beaver Creek Reserve ...

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