Issue Archive

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Murky Memories

hoping for a glimmer of the Half Moon Lake of my childhood

When I was a kid growing up on Vine Street in the 80s, the train tracks that bisected my lower west side neighborhood led straight to ...

What a Whip Can Get You

one of the world’s best with a whip is from right here

The first thing you notice when you meet Adam is how he manages to make something that he takes very seriously, and is obviously incredibly skillful at, seem almost casual.

Questioning the Locals | Herby Radmann

Since 1994, Herby has been the “Soul Proprietor” of one the most unique businesses around.

"Why is it named bullfrog? Do you even have frogs?"

Shortcuts | May 14, 2009

Numbers of confirmed swine flu cases are rising across the state and nation ...

Feeling the Blues in Owen Park

blues society starts summer concert series

“Why put all our eggs in one basket? Let’s do blues throughout summer.” – Blues Society President Ken Fulgione

Comeback Keil

local punk bassist back on tour with Comeback Kid

"Since then I think we’ve played over 200 shows in about 35 countries on five different continents.”

Watching Monsters

model builder scores major YouTube viewership

At what age should one put aside childish things? For local model builder Rob Mattison, the answer sure as hell isn’t 46 years old.

Worms at School

Chippewa Falls students are learning in the dirt

With 1,100 school lunch plates created daily, there is no shortage of worm food. Yes, "worm food."

New Eatery: The Livery

new downtown eatery focuses on unexpected fare

On the second floor, rough beams rise diagonally from a restored wooden floor. The space has the presence of a hayloft. This was, after all, where the horses were kept.

Galloway Goes Outside

Steel and aluminum bistro sets are sprouting like tulips on restaurant patios at the moment

Stella Goes Outside

Spring has finally won out over winter, and the iron gate to the Stella Blues outdoor dining patio has swung open.

The Ranchhands

internationally renowned duo kicks off tour in EC

Credited as “the first American country music band to perform in Albania and Bosnia” ...

Songstress Showcase

event features some of the area’s best female musicians

Sweet, poppy, folksy, and soulful: everything you can expect from the Songstress Showcase at the Acoustic Café.

Improv Yourself

learn to unearth your funny side with comedy classes

Eau Claire is proud to introduce its own Who’s Line Is It Anyway?, and you’re invited to play.

It Could Be Greased Lightnin'!

private collector puts seven golden-era cars on display

Have you ever actually had to wipe drool from your mouth after admiring the curves or fins of old cars?

A Big Draw and Little Fade

a discussion with the man that made Eau Claire famous for golf

This era saw golfers such as Tom Puls, Joe Springer, and Jeff Michaelson rule the local scene, as more state attention came to the Valley.

ARTS & THE ECONOMY:
Keeping the Art Pulse Beating

countless local artists and venues are finding they aren’t immune to recent economic woes

Nationally, regionally, and even here in the Chippewa Valley, countless artists and venues are finding they aren’t immune to recent economic woes.