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Nealy Corcoran


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Whatever Floats Your (Rented) Boat

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For those looking to get out for some waterborne fun, Loopy’s Saloon and Grill in Chippewa Falls is a great place for it! Guests can grab a bite to eat and rent a canoe ...

Cultivating Community Through CBD

Wonders of Nature opens in Banbury Place

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wonders of Nature is a newly opened Eau Claire retail shop that provides affordable, high-quality CBD/hemp products sourced from family-owned organic farms. When you step inside the shop ...

Calzones on Wheels for a Good Cause

The Community Table launches its very own food truck

Nealy Corcoran

The Community Table recently announced the newest addition to its outreach program: This spring they celebrated the launch of a food truck. With the help of local organizations and a diverse group of volunteers, throughout the summer the food truck will travel around to low-income ...

Follow the Trail to Hand-Crafted Beverages

Nealy Corcoran

Each year, multiple breweries, wineries, and distilleries come together for the Craft Beverage Trail tour of the Chippewa Valley. The Trail Guide leads residents and visitors alike to experience beverages ...

Festival on the River

River Prairie Festival brings on second annual bash

Nealy Corcoran

This year, the River Prairie Festival – a community event that celebrates everything there is to love about Altoona and the Chippewa Valley – will be held over Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 11 ...

Take a Peak: Hiking trails that offer Chippewa Valley high points

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Taylor Smith

As we spring into summer, slip on those hiking boots and head to the trail. Chippewa Valley is home to an abundance of meandering hiking trails that travel through the scenic beauty of northwestern Wisconsin ...

A Letter and a Legend

50 years later, Howard ‘Guitar’ Luedtke tracks down his inspiration

Nealy Corcoran

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke has been a part of the blues scene for more than 40 years, both in the Midwest and internationally. He released his first album in 1992 and altogether has recorded six ...

River Prairie Pizza Joint Explores CBD

Za51 will start serving a menu of CBD-infused beverages

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Za51, the pizzeria at River Prairie, will be one of the first restaurants in the Chippewa Valley to offer CBD-infused beverages alongside their menu items ...

Good Guessers: Local Authors Publish New Thriller 'Paperclip'

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Long-time Chippewa Valley residents and local authors Dan Woll and Walter Rhein have released their newest novel, Paperclip. Published by Burning Bulb, the book is a thriller based on historical events such as MKUltra ...

Buck Up for the Birkie

skiers from near and far gear up for North America’s largest cross-country race

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Bob Burch is a world-class skier who has skied the largest cross-country ski race in North America, the American Birkebeiner, every year for 36 years. This February he will make the drive from Eau Claire ...

Eau Claire Filmmaker’s Work Featured at Austin Film Festival

Nealy Corcoran

This year marked the 25th Anniversary of the Austin Film Festival. Founded in 1993, the festival was the first event of its kind and is recognized for bringing together all levels of screenwriting, filmmaking, and artists who use the language of film to tell a story.

Volunteers Light Up Tower Ridge Ski Trails

Nealy Corcoran

As the warm September sun and days of drinking lemonade are replaced with crisp October mornings and apple cider, Volunteers from the Eau Claire Ski Striders club and Students from Chippewa Valley Technical College ...