annual Eau Claire Big Rig show adds tractor attractions
The earth-shaking, night-illuminating, eardrum-rattling truck-pocalypse you may have witnessed on an August evening last year wasn’t some sunstroke-induced fever dream: It was the annual Light Show Truck Parade, a highlight of the Eau Claire ...
Carvers, start your chainsaws! Eau Claire will live up to its nickname Sawdust City at the U.S. Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship Aug. 7-10 at the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum in Carson Park for the fourth year in a row. Ten of the world’s ...
There’s some exciting news in this issue (page 8) about a major donation of land and money to UW-Eau Claire in the name of building a major event facility on Menomonie Street along the Chippewa River. It would be the kind of space that could ...
amazing childhood memories about uncomfortable transportation
At one time, my entire family could fit into the cab of my dad’s mid-’80s Ford F-150 pickup truck. My dad, my mom, my sister, and myself – all of us nestled in, side by side on the truck’s vinyl-clad bench seat.
By their nature, trends are transient, moving to the trash bins of our past once society deems them uncool (I betray my youth, but those oh-so-not-lovely neon colorblock jackets of the early ’90s come to mind).
Found Footage Festival celebrates a decade of long-lost VHS gold
Former local dudes Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have been collecting weird and hilarious VHS tapes for more than 20 years, and for the last 10, they’ve traveled around the world showing their edited collection in theater shows ...
We know there are some great galleries around the Chippewa Valley, but what about when you blow through all those in a weekend and just need to see more art? Luckily, many public spaces have also been turned into full-on galleries.
Calling all creative peeps. Sacred Heart Hospital is having an art contest for the hospital’s 125th anniversary. The theme: Faith, Hope, Light, and Joy, based on the Prayer of St. Francis, the hospital’s founding order.
film on track as awards pour in for local novel’s author
Since Eau Claire native Nick Butler debuted Shotgun Lovesongs at V1 headquarters in March, he has won two prestigious awards and racked up miles on tour in the Midwest. We caught up with Nick by phone on his recent whirl through upper Michigan ...
collection of short stories puts Twin City life on page
In the midst of trying to publish her newest weave of short stories Six Months in the Midwest, author, blogging busy bee, and teacher Darci Schummer is on a roll of establishing herself as a veteran storyteller of the human experience.
boozy folk trio keeps it simple and harmonious with songs invoking the countryside
The beer-soaked songs of new Eau Claire band Pit Wagon exist in the space where country, folk, and the blues all intersect. “It’s music made for porches,” said Matthew Vold, the primary songwriter for the band.
Mark your calendars, citizens: Tuesday, Aug. 12, is the fall primary election for partisan offices in Wisconsin. (Until a few years ago the primary was in September, so it’s still called the “fall” primary.) Consider the primary ...
retiring UW-Stout chancellor recalls highs, lows of 26-year tenure
Outgoing UW-Stout Chancellor Charles Sorensen once lost 25 pounds in a single month. He mentions this not to brag about some extreme weight-loss technique, but to explain the stress caused by the biggest crisis of his professional career ...
UW-Eau Claire gets $10M donation for event center with capacity of 7,500
A $10 million donation from a pair of UW-Eau Claire alumni will be a literal and figurative game-changer for the university and the community, providing a location for a privately funded 7,500 capacity multipurpose venue that will eventually ...
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