Shop Local for the Win

Chippewa Falls Main Street organization promotes local shopping with sweepstakes

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

As the holiday season ramps up and families find themselves shopping for gifts, decorations, food, and more, Chippewa Falls Main Street is encouraging residents to support their community by buying from businesses in downtown Chippewa Falls.

Are You an Artrepreneur?

workshop series aimed at teaching business skills to artists

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  photos by Tom Giffey

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education’s Artrepreneur program was conceived as a way to teach members of the Chippewa Valley’s burgeoning artistic community strategies to build their businesses, find funding, and connect with each other.

Evers Wins Valley Vote

region’s election outcomes reflect state results

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

A slim margin of victory in the Chippewa Valley helped propel Tony Evers to an even narrower statewide win over incumbent Gov. Scott Walker on Nov. 6.

Eau Claire Opens North Side Dog Park

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Eau Claire-area pooches have a new place to play with the opening of Sundet Dog Park, the city’s second off-leash park dedicated to canine cavorting. The dog park, 3403 Sundet Road, is next to Sundet Community Park ...

Go, Fight, Uwin

three colleges work to keep grads in western Wisconsin

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  Abby Norton

Three western Wisconsin universities are teaming up to help their students’ job prospects as well as the region’s economy.

Opening Shot | Nov. 14, 2018

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  photos by Taylor Smith

THROW YOUR HANDS UP FOR THE TWENTIES. The fifth installment of the Gatsby’s Gala took place throughout UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center on Friday, Nov. 9. The Gala is a 1920’s themed party with UWEC’s jazz ensembles providing the soundtrack for dancing, costumes, food, and more.

On the Cover | Nov. 14, 2018

learn more about this week's cover art from Alicia Jungwirth

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018

“I am a self-taught artist working primarily with watercolors. I don’t consider myself a traditional watercolorist because while this is my preferred medium, my style is more of a mix between realism and pop art ..."

Mourning Portrait

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018  |  Patti See

The night before Mom’s funeral, I sit at my kitchen counter drinking beer and listening to audio recordings I made before she stopped speaking a year ago. Each time I recorded Mom and Dad I’d come home and listen, usually like this, late at night ...

Pablo Properties Purchases Racy's, The Nucleus

Tue. Nov. 13th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A pet-welcoming, art-sporting Water St. breakfast, brunch, and coffee hotspot has new ownership as of Tuesday this week. Pablo Properties purchased Racy D’Lene’s Coffee Lounge and The Nucleus Cafe at 404 Riverside Ave. and 405 Water Street on Nov. 12 ...

The Horror

without VHS tapes and HBO, my childhood would have been a lot less traumatic

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster

For a moment, allow yourself to consider the noble VHS tape – the bygone ruler of home entertainment. The black plastic exterior of this rectangular icon has housed a collective eon of visual delight ...

There Are Reasons to Hold Onto Brewer Fever

despite loss to Dodgers, the Brew Crew’s unexpected success could extend into 2019

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

The feeling of a World Series win in this region of the country has become something of a foreign concept. Twenty-seven years have passed since the Brewers or Twins made the Fall Classic; 36 years have come ...

Five Years of Gatsby

UW-Eau Claire Gatsby’s Gala takes guests to the ’20s

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  Abby Norton

Gatsby’s Gala is returning to UW-Eau Claire to provide folks with an authentic 1920s party experience, courtesy of Eau Claire Jazz Inc. The fifth annual gala promises a musical and visual experience ...

Grab a Drink, Catch a Film

Pablo Center introduces film screenings with specialty cocktails

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  Catey Leonardson

The brand-new Pablo Center at the Confluence is launching a movie and cocktail series that is sure to be a hit! Films are lined up through spring of next year, boasting titles that are all over the board in genre and era ...

A Familiar Feeling

Jaywalking screening features local director, actors, settings

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

We all get a little rush out of seeing something familiar on the television screen. Be it a glimpse of a friend on local news, or a film scene set in a location we’ve been to, it gives us a sense of “knowing,” and ...

Global Market Feeds Souls

pre-holiday sale features fair trade goods

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018  |  by Bonni Knight

Ask anyone who’s just returned from an international trip about their favorite memories, and most likely the conversation will turn to food. Organizers of the third annual Eau Claire Global Market ...

Red Coal BBQ Burns Hot at New Location

Eau Claire barbecue spot moves to Mall Drive

Wed. Nov. 7th, 2018  |  Abby Norton, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Red Coal BBQ is praised around the community for dishing up hot (and dangerously addictive) Midwest-inspired meats. Now, they’ll tempt even more customers at their new location. On Oct. 12 ...

Found by the Riverside - Photos and Discoveries by Tina Ecker

slowly discovering what the water once took away

Mon. Nov. 5th, 2018  |  by Tina Ecker

Eau Claire photographer Tina Ecker is always looking, always hunting for unnatural objects down by the riverside. She found almost all the objects shown on the following pages along the banks of our own Chippewa River.

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