Julia van Allen


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Fri. Aug. 24th, 2018

Friendly Food: Dos Amigos Brings Choice Mexican Eats

Julia van Allen

A new Mexican restaurant is making a splash on the Eau Claire culinary scene. Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant, owned and operated by Pascual and Michael Niedes, opened June 29.

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018

Unique Uni: UW-Stout's stand-out programs

Julia van Allen

UW-Stout is one of few polytechnic universities in the country to offer such a range of specialized programs. Students from across the country flock to Menomonie to learn about these fields ...

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018

A Delicious Puerto Rican Meal to Help Heal

Julia van Allen

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which struck nearly a year ago, the island of Puerto Rico needs aid to rebuild the businesses, roads, and homes that were destroyed by the vicious storm. Local organizers and impromptu activists chef Molly Barnes and Jake Lindgren are determined to help.

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018

Annual WHYS Bluegrass Festival Turns 11

Julia van Allen

Local radio station WHYS 96.3 FM is hosting its 11th annual WHYS Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Lake Altoona County Beach.

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Julia van Allen, photos by Timothy Mather

Airfest & Autorama showcases air and land speedsters

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2018

Going Once, Going Twice ... Auctions, estate sales offer unique finds

Julia van Allen

Estate sales and auctions are a bit of an enigma for those outside of the usual circuit. For those who are first-time buyers or first-time sellers at an auction or estate sale, the experience can be stressful. But old pros know estate sales and auctions are treasure troves for unique finds ...

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2018

Now Streaming: SmokeStream food truck’s hip hop-themed entrees

Julia van Allen, photos by Branden Nall

Housed in a renovated ‘71 Airstream, managed by Mark Schuh, SmokeStream Food Truck combines the classic intrigue of a food truck with the eclectic and eccentric menu that’s taking the Chippewa Valley’s tastebuds hostage ...

Tue. Jul. 17th, 2018

Show Off Your Talents at New Show Choir Camp

Julia van Allen

Something musical this way comes! The Chippewa Valley will welcome its first ever show choir camp June 25-29. Campers in grades 6-12 will ...

Thu. Jul. 12th, 2018

Bound for a Laugh: Locally-produced podcast Wisconsin Bound

Julia van Allen

‘In my head, I picture people like us that find interest in humor and weird, fringe-y cultures and enjoy them by looking behind the curtain without being in a place of judgment,” said Tyler Haas ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Jul. 10th, 2018

4 Weekends, 4 Big Music Festivals

Raquel Dorf, Haley Wright, Julia van Allen, Measha Vieth, photos by Caitlyn Berlin, Marcie Pannell

Rock Fest, Country Jam, OneFest, and Blues On The Chippewa are up next. Here are the details ...

Thu. Jun. 28th, 2018

4 Helpful CSA Hacks

Julia van Allen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

overcoming common challenges your weekly box of local produce presents

Fri. Jun. 15th, 2018

Fire Away: Your guide to lighting up the night with fireworks

Julia van Allen, photos by Frank H. Robinson

With summer fully in swing and the nation’s birthday coming up in just a few weeks, we can’t imagine a world without fireworks. What better way is there for a backyard pyromaniac to kick off the summer ...

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

Getting Some Air

Julia van Allen, photos by Carolyn Tiry

Chippewa Valley Air Show will turn your world upside down

Mon. Jun. 4th, 2018

The Most Important Meal

Julia van Allen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

free breakfast for nearly 3,000 hungry Chippewa Vallians

Thu. May. 31st, 2018

Fest With the Best of ’Em

Julia van Allen, Raquel Dorf, Joseph Lynch, photos by Luong Huynh

Northwoods Blues Festival, Rock Fest, and Eaux Claires are on deck. Are you ready?

Mon. May. 21st, 2018

Chippewa Valley Nature Festival Features Fun for All

Julia van Allen, photos by Nick Meyer

From June 1-3, the Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society will sponsor the Chippewa Valley Nature Festival, which will integrate aspects of environmentalism, conservation, and fun into the first weekend ...

Thu. May. 17th, 2018

Thinking Songs

Julia van Allen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Americana strummer finds inspiration everywhere

Wed. May. 16th, 2018

4 Popular Proteins Tempting the Chippewa Valley

Julia van Allen

The latest trend in the culinary landscape is to take a trip on the carnivorous side. So, what are the latest meat fads? According to Bob Adrian of BNC Foods and Rump’s Butcher Shoppe in Altoona ...

Tue. May. 8th, 2018

Eau Claire Music School Shows Gratitude With Community Party

Julia van Allen

The Eau Claire Music School wants to thank the community for the support it received throughout the process of purchasing its building and for the overwhelming response when it needed the community’s help ...

Fri. May. 4th, 2018

Visit EC Offers Eaux Claires Tix Giveaway

Julia van Allen, photos by Shane Newman

Calling all music lovers! Visit Eau Claire is hosting giveaways for tickets to the Eaux Claires Festival. The two-day music festival will return with a mystery lineup July 6-7 at Foster Farms outside Eau Claire ...

Thu. Apr. 19th, 2018

Big Screen, Short Films

Julia van Allen

Micon Cinemas Downtown in Eau Claire is hosting the Chippewa Valley Film Festival on April 21. The third installment of the short film showcase will screen that Saturday with a collection of student ...

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018

A World of Vibrant Verse

Julia van Allen

On Tuesday, May 1, UW-Eau Claire will host the 12th Annual International Poetry Reading, which celebrates linguistic diversity at its finest. The Dakota Ballroom in the Davies Center will be alive with poetry written ...

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

Both Twig and Barstow & Grand Now Accepting Submissions

Rachel Witthoft, Julia van Allen

Twig, an independently published, Eau Claire-based art zine collective is now accepting poetry submissions for the fourth edition. Poets residing in the Midwest – Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa ...