Timothy Mather


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Thu. Aug. 22nd, 2019

Wakanda Water Park Hosts Annual Dog Swim

Danielle Zinsli, photos by Timothy Mather

For the 10th summer in a row, dogs are invited to close out the swimming season at the Wakanda Water Park in Menomonie. About 80 to 100 dogs and their humans are expected to turn out for the event ...

Tue. Jul. 30th, 2019

Menomonie Airfest & Autorama Takes Flight August 3

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

People of all ages will be amazed and amused by performers, activities, food, drink, and more at the Menomonie Airfest & Autorama Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Menomonie Municipal Airport. The fun ...

Wed. Jun. 12th, 2019

PHOTO FEATURE: 24 hours. Six photographers. One day of life in the Chippewa Valley.

photos by Andrea Paulseth, Branden Nall, Luong Huynh, Taylor Smith, Timothy Mather, Lee Butterworth

On Friday, May 31, we sent a team of photographers out into the many nooks and crannies of the Chippewa Valley to document one full day – from midnight to midnight – with help from our friends at CoLab. Through snapshots of local life, we hope this feature communicates the people and places of this area ...

Wed. Apr. 17th, 2019

Subscribe and Thrive: 5 local subscription services

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather, Andrea Paulseth

Subscription services are all the rage, with national companies providing everything from movies and music to munchies and makeup for a monthly charge. But if you look a little closer to home ...

Thu. Apr. 4th, 2019

Massive Music

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Menomonie Singers take on Handel’s masterpiece

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019

The Business of Satire

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Timothy Mather

Menomonie Theater Guild takes on workplace comedy

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Wintry Fun in Dunn

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Winterdaze presents ‘Up North Christmas, Eh?’

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018

Finished Fermenting: Zymurgy Brewing Opens in Menomonie

Tori Johnson, photos by Timothy Mather

A new microbrewery in Menomonie will host its grand opening celebration on Dec. 1. Zymurgy will add flavor and passion to our community with a party for all (21 and over, of course) ...

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2018

Flowers Done Green

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

local flower shop keeps it unexpected & seasonal

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018

Menomonie Spot Sobers Up, Reopens as 18+ Club

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

After a four-month closure beginning in the spring, Rehab (631 Broadway St. S), formerly a bar in downtown Menomonie, reopened at the beginning of October as an 18-plus club.

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2018

Stepping on the Stage

Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather

New Mabel Tainter director is already in love

Thu. Aug. 9th, 2018

FEATURE: The Life and Death and Life of the State Theatre

Tom Giffey, graphic designer by Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Luong Huynh, Lee Butterworth, Timothy Mather, Caitlyn Berlin, Brandon Jenness, Frank H. Robinson, Kelsey Smith

Once a shuttered movie palace, the State Theatre became a beloved arts center and a key element of Eau Claire's artistic renaissance.

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Julia van Allen, photos by Timothy Mather

Airfest & Autorama showcases air and land speedsters

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

Elk Mound Spot Specializes in Cajun-Style Seafood

Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather

When sisters Kay Vang and Yang Xiong decided to open a restaurant, they wanted to start something different. They found what they were looking for at the bottom of the sea – and deep in the bayou ...

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 ...

UWEC Theater Presents "The Tempest"

Wed. May. 9th, 2018

The Tempest is ultimately a tale of wonder, reconciliation, and forgiveness. This classic text is brought to life through modern visual effects and creative storytelling ...

Menomonie Theatre Guild Presents "The Glass Menagerie"

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

Tom Wingfield has a story to tell; a story of sacrifice for his sickly sister Laura. A story of frustration with his controlling mother Amanda. "The Glass Menagerie" is a biographical story of Tennessee William’s own family filtered through ...

Arch Allies: A Tribute Show

Tue. Apr. 3rd, 2018

Arch Allies is America's premier tribute show featuring the music of Bon Jovi, Boston, Journey, REO and the Styx. They performed at The Lismore Hotel on Saturday, March 31.

ECCT Presents: The Addams Family Musical

Mon. Mar. 12th, 2018

Meet The Addams Family: Uncle Fester, Gomez and Morticia, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, and their servant, Lurch. Based on the 1960's TV series, this campy, all-new musical was full of zany ..

Menomonie Theater Guild: Company!

Tue. Mar. 6th, 2018

Company! is a landmark concept musical revolving around the institution of marriage and relationships, exploring the dynamics, challenges and benefits from many perspectives.

Fri. Dec. 29th, 2017

Opening Shot | Dec. 27, 2017

photos by Timothy Mather

SNOWBODY GETS IN OUR WAY. The 14th Annual WinterDaze Parade paraded through historic downtown Menomonie on the night of December 14, culminating in a winter fireworks show over Lake Menomin.

Tue. Oct. 31st, 2017

In the Mood: Menomonie boutique offers style … and coffee

Haley Wright, photos by Timothy Mather

A new boutique, Mood, has arrived in downtown Menomonie, offering women’s fashion celebrating women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. The venue features chic accessories, shoes, home décor, gifts ...

Wed. Jul. 12th, 2017

Jeremiah Got the Bullfrog

Haley Wright, photos by Timothy Mather

Menomonie’s Bullfrog Fish Farm finds new owners

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm

Tue. Jul. 11th, 2017

Menomonie's Bullfrog Fish Farm, a Chippewa Valley family favorite destination for years, has changed hands and is now called Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm. Continuing the legacy are ...

Wed. Jun. 28th, 2017

Opening Shot | June 28, 2017

photos by Timothy Mather

THE TRAILS ARE A LITTLE WET TODAY. Menomonie’s Wakanda Park Beach hosted the Lake Menomin WaterX June 24 and 25. The event saw drag races and oval races where competitors flew across the water on snowmobiles. Racers must go at least 30mph to stay afloat, but often reach 70 to 80mph.

Lake Menomin WaterX 2017

Mon. Jun. 26th, 2017

Menomonie's Wakanda Park Beach hosted the Lake Menomin WaterX June 24 and 25. The event saw drag races and oval races where competitors flew across the water on snowmobiles ...

Wed. May. 3rd, 2017

Sweat and Sawdust: The Menomonie woodworkers behind high-profile projects in the Valley

Eric Christenson, photos by Timothy Mather, Christopher Bartlett

Aaron Wallace ended up in Menomonie when he was 20 years old – “for a girl,” he sheepishly told me, “while I was logging with my dad.” Wallace comes from a whole line of loggers – his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all lumbermen. So you could say he’s got a natural connection to wood ...

Thu. Apr. 20th, 2017

Murder and Mystery in Menomonie

Hannah Mumm, photos by Timothy Mather

Agatha Christie classic The Mousetrap sets trap for theatergoers

Tue. Mar. 21st, 2017

En Plein Air: Menomonie artist displays rural life in V1 Gallery

Hannah Mumm, photos by Timothy Mather

Marc Anderson will not be confined. The Wisconsin born-and-bred artist stays true to his outdoorsy roots, preferring to paint his natural landscapes in nature, or – as the French (and Marc) say ...

Wed. Jan. 11th, 2017

Getting out of the Burrow

Katie Venit, photos by Timothy Mather

why we should fight the urge to withdraw during the Chippewa Valley’s cold season

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

Frigid Fun After Dark: Winter After Hours starts in Boyd Park in January

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Timothy Mather

Winter can be an isolating time, and sometimes even we hearty Wisconsinites need a nudge to break our routines and actually get outside and enjoy the season’s snowy splendor instead of complaining about it. We need motivation to pull on our stocking caps and dig our ice skates out of the closet or even strap on some snowshoes ...

Thu. Nov. 3rd, 2016

Food for Change

Laura Lash, photos by Timothy Mather

Market Food Co-op to screen documentary