Emilee Wentland


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Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019

You Scream, Ice Cream

Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Danc’n Bean brings Bridgeman’s ice cream back to Eau Claire

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Opening Davey J’s Garage

Emilee Wentland

Spontaneity commonly sparks quirky haircuts, weekend getaways, and – in the case of UW-Eau Claire English Professor David Jones – a creative space for original, independent music. After his lease ...

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018

Oh Sew Unique: Local tailors garments to the individual

Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It starts with a conversation. From there, local clothing maker Elizabeth de Cleyre gets to know the person seeking a new garment before she designs them a custom-made piece ...

Tue. Sep. 4th, 2018

New Book Beginnings

Emilee Wentland

independent bookstore finds permanent location, plans fall opening

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018

Menomonie's One-Stop Shop Co-op

Emilee Wentland, photos by Joel Pearish

after nearly five decades, Menomonie Market Food Co-op's community mindset is stronger than ever

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018

Pure and Simple: Annual Pure Water Days flows from Chippewa Falls

Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Experience what life is like under the sea during Chippewa Falls’ 42nd annual Pure Water Days! This year’s theme, “Under the Sea,” will be exemplified during the parade with more than 70 floats ...

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018

Dragon Boat Festival Fundraises to Fight Cancer

Emilee Wentland, photos by Kelsey Smith

Come one, come all to watch the fourth annual Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival. The one-day event raises funds to fight against cancer, donating to charities such as Joshua’s Camp, the American Cancer Society ...

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2018

The Final Frontier

Emilee Wentland, photos by Luong Huynh

space and rocks collide in new Water Street gallery

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Chippewa Valley Book Fest Reveals Some Cool Details

Emilee Wentland

For the second year in a row, the Chippewa Valley Book Festival will have a Pulitzer Prize-winning author in its line-up. The 19th annual fall festival will feature Caroline Fraser, who won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize ...

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Three’s Company

Emilee Wentland

sibling’s three businesses – a spa, a chiropractic office, and a spin studio – will share a building

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Efficiency and Experience

Emilee Wentland, photos by Emilee Wentland

take a look behind the scenes of the new Marshfield Medical Center

Thu. Jul. 5th, 2018

New Eatery Brings Indian Cuisine Back to Valley

Emilee Wentland

Eau Claire is full of foodies and plenty of eclectic, locally owned restaurants to satisfy many – but not all – of them: The city is lacking when it comes to Indian cuisine. Until recently ...

Thu. Jul. 5th, 2018

Gyro Heroes: Dhimitërs plots out a spicy new downtown EC spot

Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There’s a lot in store this summer for local Greek food vendor Dhimitërs. The gyro joint, an Oakwood Mall staple, has spent the last month moving to a new spot in the food court. The restaurant ...

Mon. Jul. 2nd, 2018

U.S. National Kubb Championship Returns!

Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Kubb is a Swedish baton-throwing lawn game that can be played by pretty much anyone, and it just so happens that the largest kubb championship outside of Europe is held right here in Eau Claire, aka the "Kubb Capital of North America" since 2011 ...

Thu. Jun. 28th, 2018

Joe on the Go: ECDC hits the road with new mobile coffee cart

Emilee Wentland

Everything nowadays seems to be quick, easy, and on-the-go – food is no exception. Fast, in-and-out places make for a convenient way to grab your favorite burritos, pizzas, and lattes, even if you’re ...

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

Local Brewery Collaborates on Limited Run Eaux Claires Beer

Emilee Wentland

When people think of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, they probably think of, well, music and art. They may also think of collaborations, such as the collaboration between Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner ...

Mon. Jun. 4th, 2018

Altoona’s p10 Fest Jam Packed With Cool Stuff

Emilee Wentland

After months of planning and even a postponement, P10 Fest is finally just around the corner! This festival celebrates “all the things we love about the Chippewa Valley,” according to the event website ...

Mon. May. 21st, 2018

Toasting the Future: ECRAC, Pablo Center at the Confluence join for Jubilee

Emilee Wentland, photos by Mariah Hamm

Come one, come all to the Jubilee! Presented by the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council and the Pablo Center at the Confluence, this annual fundraiser for the arts is a great opportunity to eat some delicious food while donating to a good cause ...

Mon. May. 21st, 2018

Let’s Ride: Annual Bike Week events celebrate Valley cyclists

Emilee Wentland, photos by Michael Lundebrek

You can get nearly anywhere in Eau Claire on a bike if you have the right skills and ambition. The first step to becoming a frequent biker is getting acquainted with Eau Claire’s bike routes, which is easy during Bike Week, a free week-long celebration of all things cycling ...

Fri. May. 18th, 2018

Carpe Capra: Goat yoga is deeper than just doing yoga with goats

Emilee Wentland, photos by Timothy Mather

Yoga is a calming act practiced by many to achieve serenity and peace. Sitting on mats with their bodies contorted in various positions, yogis surround themselves with silence, letting out an occasional ...

Thu. May. 17th, 2018

Chalkfest 2018 Is on the Way

Emilee Wentland

It’s almost time to decorate UW-Eau Claire’s sidewalks with vivid colors and unique designs through chalk art. Every summer, Volume One and UWEC team up to present Chalkfest, a day-long celebration of all things artistic, creative, and, of course, chalk-related ...

Tue. May. 8th, 2018

It’s Fur Real: The Past Passed Here brings voyageur era to life

Emilee Wentland, photos by Kelly Whitman

It’s almost time to head back to the 18th century – no time machine needed. This May, the Chippewa County Historical Society’s The Past Passed Here transports visitors to the era of fur trading ...

Tue. May. 8th, 2018

Going Gothic: After Dark Event Has American Gothic Theme

Emilee Wentland

Always wondered what it’s like in the Chippewa Valley Museum after hours? Come find out while exploring American Gothic at the Museum, which kicks off this year’s After Dark series. After the museum closes ...

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018

Footbridge Getting Grand Remodel

Emilee Wentland, photos by Tina Ecker

Downtown Eau Claire’s Grand Avenue footbridge is closed to pedestrians and undergoing a makeover. The city of Eau Claire’s engineering department is collaborating with Ayres Associates to replace the bridge deck and to add a safety railing, more overlooks, and lights ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Brewing up a Good Time With the Midwest’s Best

Emilee Wentland

The fourth annual Midwest Craft Brewers Conference, hosted by UW-Stout, will be held April 12-13 at Wilson Park in Menomonie – but this year, there’s a twist. For the first time since the original conference ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Latest Draganowski Venture Is River Prairie Pizza Spot Za 51

Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Pizza can be more than just cheese, sausage, or pepperoni. Altoona’s newest pizza restaurant, Za 51, serves up 10-inch, thin-crust pizzas topped with artichokes, prosciutto, chicken, onions, or even ...