Amanda Luft

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Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019

Kick off Your Sunday Shoes

Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Footloose steps onto the Pablo Center stage

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018

Pragda Spanish Film Festival Returns

Amanda Luft

Get ready for some fascinating, enlightening and downright funny films at the Pragda Spanish Film Festival in Menomonie. This is the third year UW-Stout has collaborated with Pragda, an independent Spanish film distribution company, to present the Festival ...

Tue. Apr. 17th, 2018

Shanghai Restored: Sushi restaurant reopens with classy new atmosphere

Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When the original, beloved Shanghai Bistro restaurant closed in August 2016 it left a Peking duck-shaped hole in our lives. We all wondered what would happen to the empty building, hoping that maybe it would rise again ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Writer’s Guild Announces Summer Retreat Line-Up

Amanda Luft

Whether you’re an aspiring writer or a published author, a writer’s retreat this summer is just the thing to help you hone your craft and take your skills to the next level. Between June and August, the ...

Wed. Sep. 6th, 2017

Pull up a Seat & Let's Eat

by Amanda Luft, photos by Mark Aumann

Around the Farm Table returns for fifth season on WPT

Mon. Jul. 17th, 2017

Remembering Her with Acres of Flowers

by Amanda Luft

Babbette’s family continues to honor her memory with Babbette’s Seeds of Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding cancer research and patient advocacy through sunflowers.

Fri. Jul. 14th, 2017

FEATURE: It's Only Natural

by Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Beaver Creek Reserve isn’t just for kids. It offers tons of opportunities for adults to fall in love with nature, too.

Wed. May. 17th, 2017

A Spirited Effort to Tap Into Downtown

Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

just one year after opening, Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. is an award-winning hotspot

Thu. Feb. 9th, 2017

Getting Handy With the Arts

by Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Fiber Arts & Folk Life Festival combines cultures

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017

Southside Suds

Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Southtowne Pub busts into the Eau Claire bar scene

Fri. Oct. 21st, 2016

Brewing Up Oktoberfest

by Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

an overview of our locally made Oktoberfest beers

Thu. Sep. 22nd, 2016

Kickin' It Old School

by Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Kickball Classic is back to rock you at Cinder City Park

Thu. Sep. 22nd, 2016

Feel the Love at Romance Writers Conference

by Amanda Luft

If you have a (metaphorical) book inside you that’s crying out to be written and published, mark your calendar for the 2016 conference ...

Fri. Jul. 15th, 2016

Public Library 2.0

by Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Forget stereotypes about dusty piles of books. Today’s tech-savvy libraries are staying relevant in the digital age.

Thu. Apr. 7th, 2016

Chippewa brewery-n-distillery is stirring up the good stuff

by Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There’s a new player in the Valley’s quickly evolving craft brew scene, but this one’s got a twist. The Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. recently ...

Wed. Jan. 27th, 2016

Thinking Outside the Boxx

by Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

downtown salon rents suites, not just chairs, to stylists

Thu. Jan. 14th, 2016

Roll Out the Barrel

Amanda Luft, photos by Kelsey Smith

Lazy Monk’s new location will offer outdoor seating, food, and plenty of beer

Wed. Jan. 13th, 2016

A Gritty Read for the City

by Amanda Luft

if you’re in Menomonie, get your mitts on a free copy of True Grit

Wed. Nov. 25th, 2015

Ordinary / Artful: Two artists’ 2D and 3D exhibit elevates everyday objects

by Amanda Luft

For the upcoming art show Domestic Affairs, artists Dan Ingersoll and Jenna Ruder found time in their busy schedules to put together a collection of pieces that both elevate everyday objects and challenge us to see beauty in functional items. Dan and Jenna worked together as art teachers at Memorial High School for 15 years ...

Wed. Nov. 11th, 2015

Experience the Wonderful Magic of Make Believe

Amanda Luft

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre’s production of Alice in Wonderland may have wrapped, but the fun and adventure aren’t over yet. You’ll have a second chance to visit Wonderland on Saturday, Nov. 14, when you head out to the Make Believe Ball. This ECCT fundraising event will run from 5:30pm to 10pm ...

Fri. Oct. 16th, 2015

Gather Around Again

by Amanda Luft, photos by Tedd Piper

Inga Witscher returns for a third season on public TV