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LOCAL LIT: ‘Riding it out’

Yvette Viets Flaten, writes short stories and long historical fiction, but it is in poetry that she finds a deep and resonating voice. Her poetry ...

The Pablo Center’s Third-Season Lineup is Here to Inspire Audiences

The Pablo Center at the Confluence is offering three words of inspiration for its upcoming third season: “Dream. Create. Inspire.” After having to cancel the latter part of its second season earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the downtown Eau Claire arts center plans to come roaring ...

Panda Express Eyes London Road for Eau Claire Eatery

New Associated Bank also slated for south side

The largest Asian-themed fast-food chain in the United States may soon open a location on Eau Claire’s south side. Panda Express – which has more than ...

‘Queer in the Valley’: New Local LGBTQ Podcast Premieres

Virtual Pride Month Celebration kicks off with talk of Stonewall, BLM

Breana Stanley and Ron Bower were grabbing coffee at SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar, talking about their plans for this year at the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center – where they act as ...

Weekend Events Will Continue Conversation on Race, Policing

Organizers aim for awareness, discussion in EC, Menomonie

David Carlson – the Eau Claire County Regional Organizer for the ACLU’s Rights for All Campaign – is among those slated to present at “Rights for All: A Conversation on Race and Mass Incarceration,” a live discussion ...

Fish Puke

(and wondering what I should remember)

Its vomit was bright orange. I can’t say if that’s normal. But that day in the boat, that’s what it was. I’m sure I held it ...

Start a Succulent Garden of Your Very Own

All you need is a shallow glass bowl or terrarium, cactus potting soil, sand, charcoal, rocks, and your favorite succulents. First, put sand in ...

Looking for Thrills? Zip Through the Air

Considering some other recreational options may be off the table this summer, 2020 may be the year to finally face that fear of heights and give zip lining a try. Just a 90-minute drive from the ...

Have a Block Party: Play Kubb

Did you know Eau Claire is officially the Kubb Capital of North America? Or that the U.S. National Kubb Championship takes place right here? If you’re like me and ...

Catch a Flick From Your Car Seat

Surely you can’t be serious! If you thought drive-in movie theaters are a thing of the past, think again! Head on over to the ...

Toss a Disc (and Toss Your Cares Away)

As far as socially distant activities go, there’s not much out there like disc golf. Enjoy your wooded surroundings as you toss discs far ...

Get Some Socially Distant Sunshine

Splish! Splash! River Prairie Park’s stream is now open for the summer! Kiddos can spend the day splashing in the stream. All visitors ...