Briana Bryant

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Tue. Jun. 10th, 2014

Totally to Dye For

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

DIY tie-dye shop offers art and a good time

Wed. May. 28th, 2014

4 Eau Claire eateries serving odd meats

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It turns out that the Chippewa Valley has quite the sophisticated palate when it comes to meat. From the rare to the downright unheard-of, we’ve got it all. Check out this list of some strange meats that we’ve discovered. They’re all being served ...

Wed. May. 14th, 2014

Back to the Garden

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community gardens a growing trend in Eau Claire

Wed. Mar. 19th, 2014

Monstrously Beautiful

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

exhibit explores how we perceive what’s ‘ugly'

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2014

Wonka vs. Wonka

Briana Bryant, photos by Tim Mather, Andrea Paulseth

Menomonie, EC groups offer dueling productions of children’s classic

Wed. Feb. 5th, 2014

Eau Claire Gets Icy

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from outdoor rinks to indoor lessons, ice skating opportunities abound

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Dec. 30th, 2013

The Eau Claire Ski Club: Taking the Leap Since 1886

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As winter approaches, a great way to explore in the open air is through skiing. Eau Claire houses one of the oldest skiing clubs in the United States. It was formed in 1886 as a ski jumping club and still remains as such. Ski jumping is a ...

Wed. Aug. 28th, 2013

Think Inside the Box

Briana Bryant, photos by Tim Mather

Menomonie street feature improves bike safety

Wed. Jul. 17th, 2013

Precocious Poet

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

recent North grad already has book under her belt

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2013

They've Got Fire Power

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tutto Bene offers wood-fired pizza on location

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2013

Staging Anything

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

classic musical helps build dramatic community

Wed. Jun. 19th, 2013

Pet-sitting Empire

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

the nation’s second-biggest network for pet-sitters is based here in Eau Claire

Wed. Jun. 19th, 2013

A Hot New Sub Shop

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There’s a new sandwich joint coming to town, and it’s certainly turning up the heat. Firehouse Subs, a company that boasts 625 locations currently, will be making its debut in Eau Claire on July 2 at 5413 Prill Road ...

Tue. Mar. 12th, 2013

Fixing it For Free

Briana Bryant, photos by Timothy Mather

church-sponsored Repair Café brings broken stuff back to life

Thu. Jan. 31st, 2013

Hoopers Town

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Hoop Genius covers the invention of basketball

Wed. Jan. 16th, 2013

Writers and Readers

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local wordsmith event comes to the Mabel Tainter

Fri. Jan. 4th, 2013

Silver Mine Invitational #127

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

127th installment of North American Ski Jumping Contest

Thu. Jan. 3rd, 2013

In The Middle

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daughters inspire folkster’s CD for kids

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Dec. 20th, 2012

UW-Stout’s animation creations

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Did you know UW-Stout has programs for Entertainment Design and Game Design and Development? ‘Tis true. And yes, it’s as cool as it sounds. In fact, at the recent Minnesota Electronic Theatre animation festival in Minneapolis, where 14 student ...

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2012

The EC Curling Club: Sweep-Sweeping Away Since 1876

Briana Bryant

If you’re looking for something unique to do in the winter that is inside yet also on ice, check out curling. Curling is a very social winter sport that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. The Eau Claire Curling Club is nothing new ...

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2012

The Christmas Village

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If you’re thinking your life is missing a hint of magic, check out Monica Holtz’s new book. The Eau Claire author just published her book, The Christmas Village, about the 25th anniversary of the Irvine Park Christmas Village. Through fun rhymes ...

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2012

RCU Officially Abandons Plans for Second Building

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Plans had been in the works for more than a decade to build a second downtown office for RCU, but they have now been slashed. The decision was made earlier this year because it was determined that the current downtown building will be ample for ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Dec. 3rd, 2012

Local fire spinners dealing with the heat

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For the past few summers, the High Octane Fire Spinners have held regular performances following Sounds Like Summer Concert Series concerts down in Phoenix Park. Well, in case you missed it in the L-T last week, the City Council is currently ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2012

Altoona’s Own Antiques Roadshow

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Those old antiques you’ve got hiding away in the attic? Probably worth millions. But you can find out for sure on Thursday, December 6 at the Altoona Public Library, starting at 1pm. The event will be hosted by Mark Moran, the author of over 29 ...

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2012

The Final Legacy

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

young author Cayla Kluver finishes fantasy trilogy

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2012

Packer Rockers

Briana Bryant

Have a hankering for some Packer-themed music? Well, you’re in luck because Elroy and the Diehards just came out with a new set of Wisconsin-themed tunage, featuring the song “Green and Gold Cups.” It’s called Packer Party and boasts to be ...

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2012

Time Has Come Today

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Valley Timebank opens shop

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Nov. 27th, 2012

Some light recycling, courtesy of Eau Claire County

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So you’re all ready to put the Christmas lights up on your house, but you run into an irreversible snag. Aw nuts - the pretty lights just don’t light up. Well, instead of using them as a spiky, alternative clothes line, why not recycle them?

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Nov. 16th, 2012

Update: The YMCA gets its land

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The YMCA in Eau Claire that you know and love will soon be larger and in a different location. In a landslide vote of 9 to 2 on Tuesday night, the Eau Claire City Council voted in favor of trading land with the YMCA. The Y has wanted to move ...

Thu. Nov. 15th, 2012

150 Years of History

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Gustave Clark writes about iconic Wisconsin mill

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2012

Quick Confluence Project Update

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The Confluence Project continues to fly past barriers and get closer to becoming a reality. On Tuesday, all 11 members of the City Council gave an enthusiastic “yes.” They voted on a general development plan and a proposal to rezone the area ...

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2012

Parading Around in the Snow

Briana Bryant, photos by Marie Ketring

Eau Claire joins Chippewa Falls and Menomonie with a new winter parade

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Nov. 12th, 2012

Phoenix Gardens Pavilion gets real y’all

Briana Bryant

The Phoenix Gardens Community Pavilion is finally on its way up – with some major construct completed last weekend. The Phoenix Community Gardens and the North River Fronts Neighborhood will soon have a brand-new structure that seeks to be a ...

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2012

Sculpture Tour People's Choice Award Announced

Briana Bryant

Remember those awesome sculptures that cropped up all over Eau Claire this year? Well, after a summer of voting, we have a winner. The victor of the second-annual Sculpture Tour Eau Claire People’s Choice Award is…“The Blind Spot,” a whimsical ...

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2012

Area Schools Make the Grade in State Testing

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wondering how your alma mater is doing, or the school your kids attend? The Preliminary School Report Cards from the Department of Public Instruction have been released. The reports focus on priority areas such as reading achievement, math and ...

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2012

Familial Exhibition

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Janet Carson Gallery to showcase work from longtime local artist and his son

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2012

So, where'd them murals go?

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A collection of murals that were formerly displayed in the windows of a vacant building downtown will now be displayed in Banbury Place. Before the move, the murals resided at 2 S. Barstow Street. They were stuck in a city storage building after...

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2012

Heartland Thrillers

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local suspense writer sets his novels in the Midwest

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2012

So, where'd them murals go?

Briana Bryant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A collection of murals that were formerly displayed in the windows of a vacant building downtown will now be displayed in Banbury Place. Before the move, the murals resided at 2 S. Barstow Street. They were stuck in a city storage building after...

Wed. Oct. 3rd, 2012

Tuesday: Funny Men

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L.E. Phillips Library reading to bring the comedy

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2012

This Week: Clear Vision Empowerment Summit

Briana Bryant

Do you have ideas for how to make the Chippewa Valley a better place? This fall, it’s time to be EMPOWER those great ideas. Starting this week, Clear Vision Eau Claire is hosting its first-ever Empowerment Summit.

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2012

Unknown Territory

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journeying from Boyd Park to New Orleans by kayak

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2012

Celebrating the Page

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Book Festival to feature diverse set of writing styles

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Sep. 18th, 2012

Menomonie High School cans fine arts requirements

Briana Bryant

Don’t like art? Well, if you’re a student at Menomonie High School, that’s not a problem anymore. The school board has decided to cut the graduation requirement of taking one fine arts credit. This change was approved on a 5-4 vote, clearly a ...

Mon. Sep. 17th, 2012

Fall Color Coming Early to Wisconsin

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Good news, leaf fans. Eau Claire County is currently amongst the most autumn-esque counties in all of Wisconsin – with an estimated Go Look at the Awesome Trees Cuz It Only Gets Browner from Here Time (our phrase, not theirs) around the third week...

Mon. Sep. 17th, 2012

Menomonie High School cans fine arts requirements

Briana Bryant

Don’t like art? Well, if you’re a student at Menomonie High School, that’s not a problem anymore. The school board has decided to cut the graduation requirement of taking one fine arts credit. This change was approved on a 5-4 vote, clearly a ...

Mon. Sep. 17th, 2012

Catherine Emmanuelle Named Newest City Council Woman

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A seat lay open in the Eau Claire City Council that needed to be filled. Catherine Emmanuelle, an activist hailing from Oakland, California, will fill that space. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Women’s ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Sep. 10th, 2012

Fall Color Report reports fall colors

Briana Bryant

Good news, leaf fans. Eau Claire County is currently amongst the most autumn-esque counties in all of Wisconsin – with an estimated Go Look at the Awesome Trees Cuz It Only Gets Browner from Here Time (our phrase, not theirs) around the third ...