25 Must-Haves for the Amateur Adult

band-aids, batteries, and other stuff you’ll kick yourself for forgetting

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

When you move into your first place, or even your second place, you’re in for 99 trips to the store. After that 99th trip, you’ll pop a DiGiorno into the oven, drag your Craigslist mattress into the coziest corner ...

More Floor: Dreamhouse Interiors opens showroom

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

After more than 40 years in the business – first in the Chicago area, then for the past two decades in the Chippewa Valley – Gordy Pillar knows floors. Whether it’s custom-installed hardwood, refinished wood ...

So How’s Eau Claire’s Cost of Living?

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

It doesn’t just seem like it costs less money to live around here; it’s really true. The 2017 Cost of Living Index published by the Council for Community and Economic Research pegged ...

Giving Homeless Kids a Helping Hand

EC school district program eases hardship for hundreds of children

Fri. Mar. 16th, 2018  |  Hope Greene, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s easy to have the thought that there’s something shameful about being homeless. It’s presented in movies, in TV shows, in news programs, and social talk; that homelessness is a problem for ...

City Council Honors Writers Guild

Mon. Mar. 12th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Hear, ye, hear ye! The Eau Claire City Council issued a proclamation recognizing the efforts and contributions of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild to the community on Feb. 27. “The art of writing is now due its recognition ...

Ramone’s Gets Triple Scoop at Downtownys

Mon. Mar. 12th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

What’s better than overflowing cone of delicious ice cream in a restored downtown Eau Claire building? Nothing, according to those who voted for the 10th Annual Downtown Eau Claire Awards ...

El Centro Offers Scholarship

Mon. Mar. 12th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley, a nonprofit organization that advocates for cultural awareness of Latino and Latina people in the region, is now accepting applications for the 2018 BriLLA ...

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 ...