Growing up with Schlitz-drinking, Lazy @#$%, Trailer Trash, Redneck Communists
After reading an article online about the hullabaloo in Madison, I made a mistake. I clicked the “Read Comments” button. Armed with the courage of anonymity, hundreds blasted union members, teachers in particular, who they viewed as taxpayer parasite
While debates still rage in Madison over state funding for education and teachers, a similar struggle is being fought here in Eau Claire (and likely will be directly influenced by the hubbub in Madison).
condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on
The Eau Claire Police Department recently released the 2010 statistics, with crime instances totaling 2,396 compared to the very low 2,198 in 2009. The upswing may be credited to rises in burglaries (408 compared to 249), thefts (1,446 from 1,403)
Where can you go this summer to find the best music, the craziest party, and … Sick Puppies? Yes, Rock Fest back at it again with another killer lineup of bands scheduled to play from July 14 through July 17 at the festival grounds in Cadott.
former locals have run Packers animations site since 1995
Former locals Scott McClean and Norbert Nesvacil – aka BeerScout and BeerKid – are fans of the late World Champion Green Bay Packers (insert excited cheering and applause here). Their website, PackerPalace, proves it.
special screening of award-winning biking documentary
On March 8, Ride The Divide, the award-winning feature-length documentary about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, will be screened at the Micon Cinemas in Chippewa Falls. Ride The Divide made its television premiere in September...
So it’s a Saturday night and you need a new place to eat. Ralph’s Red Apple Grill just opened up in Chippewa Falls so you give it a shot. You might walk in and think you see a homey version of an Applebees. But look closer.
UWEC Players restart the clock on their 24-Hour Project
There are few, nay, no performances quite like the UWEC Players’ 24 Hour Project. In fact, there isn’t even a word that properly labels the event. If I had the lingual authority to make one up, I’d call it a theatriconcerdancartshowcase.
The Grand Little Theatre has always been a fantastic place to see high-quality entertainment. And on March 8, it will not disappoint. Performing is the Bloomington, Indiana-based musical group Bro. Stephen.
new dance classes span improv, spirituality, and therapy
According to local spiritual healer Jean Kowalski, Ecstatic Dance takes place all over the country and has evolved from various historical cultures, particularly those that embraced Shamanism. She mentions that cave paintings displayed dancers ...
I’m supposed to hate the Packers, but found myself cheering them on
As per the Code Of Fandom, I, as a lifelong solid Vikings fan,
cannot openly desire my team’s archrival to win a championship. Rooting for the Packers to “win it all” would be like a Red Sox fan hoping for a Yankees World Series win, an unfathomable
there is no good alternative to current city snow removal met
There isn’t a whole lot of wiggle room in the field of street-plowing strategy. That said, I think the city should sell all of its snow plow attachments and buy (or build) dump truck-mounted flamethrowers.
learn about this issue's cover art by Laurie Bieze
“We seem to study the history of our world through art and war. Why is it that the overwhelming energies and money are drawn to the destruction of humanity? And, Art, the creation of love, art and communication is basically ignored! The creation ..."
The most popular haunted house in western Wisconsin expects to attract about 10,000 people to the town of Roberts, roughly an hour from Eau Claire, for this zombie-infested abode complete with a Kids Zone.
This Halloween, those fascinated with the paranormal have the opportunity to join a real investigative team, searching for answers behind one of Chippewa Falls’ most notorious supposed haunted locations.