Gigi Roelant

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Fri. Jul. 8th, 2016

Boys & Girls Club's New Digs

Gigi Roelant

Back in November the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley announced that it was buying the former First Lutheran Church and turning it into a newer, larger location ...

Fri. Jul. 8th, 2016

Tale of Treasure: a fantasy story about overcoming anger

Gigi Roelant

Eau Claire author Debra Manzella is back with her second book, a fantasy tale for children titled Dragon’s Breath. While her first book, The Dwarf’s Treasure, served as an introduction to the daughters ...

Wed. Jun. 15th, 2016

Right Here In River City

Gigi Roelant, photos by Luong Huynh

CVTG preps its massive production of The Music Man

Wed. Jun. 15th, 2016

Perry Memoir Coming to the Stage

Gigi Roelant

Over a decade ago, local New York Times-bestselling author Michael Perry wrote an unforgettable memoir of life and tragedy in a small Wisconsin town, and now, for the first time, it’s being adapted for the stage ...

Thu. Jun. 2nd, 2016

Gem of a Story

Gigi Roelant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

fantasy princess tale tackles issue of anger

Fri. May. 20th, 2016

Release the Hounds!

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humane association ready for 30th doggie fun run

Tue. May. 3rd, 2016

Historical Thrills

Gigi Roelant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire author delves into WWII with new spy novel

Wed. Apr. 20th, 2016

Planetary Jams

Gigi Roelant, photos by Michael Bartsch

Earth Day celebration features music, speakers, more

Tue. Mar. 8th, 2016

Singha Thai Plans to Expand in Near Future

Gigi Roelant

If you’ve ever worried about finding a seat at the local dining delight Singha Thai, you’re going to have got something to look forward to! When Singha Thai, 203 N. Barstow St., expands ...

Thu. Feb. 11th, 2016

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Comic Art Exhibit!

Gigi Roelant

From blockbuster movies to Netflix, comics are ever more fully entrenching themselves in our current culture, but what about where it all began? What about those painstakingly drawn still frames and those all-caps exclamations that you swear you can hear? UW-Eau Claire invites you to take a behind-the-scenes peek ...

Wed. Feb. 10th, 2016

Forever Young: Downstage Left offers minimalist take on Peter Pan

Gigi Roelant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downstage Left and director Jake Lindgren implore you to remember your youthful days of make-believe: When a single prop could build a character or set a scene; when a trunk of old clothes and junk could be an endless well of possibilities. It’s time to ...

Thu. Jan. 14th, 2016

It's UR Skate Park: Locals creating indoor space for boarders

Gigi Roelant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If we drivers think we have it bad on snowy winter days, it’s nothing compared to what some of our small-wheeled friends have to deal with. Perhaps that’s why the indoor skate park in ...

Wed. Jan. 13th, 2016

Charmed, I'm Sure

Gigi Roelant

romance novel stands out for male perspective, past-and-present narrative

Thu. Dec. 10th, 2015

Blugold Cross Country Squad is Speediest

Gigi Roelant

It’s been a year of firsts for many UW-Eau Claire athletes. This past spring the men’s indoor track and field team won its first NCAA National Championship, and on a bitterly cold Nov. 21 ...

Tue. Dec. 8th, 2015

Sol-Fa So Good

Gigi Roelant

Minn. a cappella group always makes sure to hit Eau Claire for the holidays

Tue. Nov. 24th, 2015

Forging Creativity

Gigi Roelant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

artisan forge offers flexible space to create

Tue. Nov. 24th, 2015

UW-Stout now offers minor in the performing arts

Gigi Roelant

With Wisconsin’s public universities feeling the strain of budget cuts, it’s comforting to know that there’s still progress being made and passion unshaken by hard times. Starting this fall, UW-Stout is offering a performing arts minor to its students. “Many students come to UW-Stout because they have a keen interest ...

Wed. Oct. 14th, 2015

Fresh From the Farm

Gigi Roelant

dinner to feature local food, raise farm awareness