Nicole Lasker strives to create special moments while enriching her hometown
Max Lasker was a Jewish immigrant from Poland who came to the United States through Ellis Island and somehow made his way to Wisconsin. In 1928, he founded what would become Eau Claire’s Lasker Jewelers.
Green Oasis Gardens and Gift Boutique is paradise year-round
This friendly shop is stocked up with year-round supplies for savvy gardeners, but also offers a wide selection of forward-thinking fashions for women, cute home decor, gifts, seasonal trinkets, and other goodies to discover.
Muldoon’s Men’s Wear keeps it real, stylish, and personal
Sixty eight years ago, Hastings Way looked a lot different than it does today. Where in 2018 it’s lined with bustling small businesses, back in 1950 there was a gas station, a bowling alley, a grocery store, a couple restaurants, and Muldoon’s Men’s Wear.
ECCT’s first Pablo show is holiday-themed Cinderella
Ladies and gentlemen, be prepared for a magical holiday experience – the first of its kind to debut at the Pablo Center at the Confluence – as the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre puts on a special production of Cinderella Nov. 16-18.
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.
My dad showed me how. He said look at your compass. Look at the direction you need to go. Pick out a tree in that direction. Walk to it. Then do that again and again until you’re out of the woods. And in general, if you’re trying to walk in a straight line through a rectangular patch of trees, this is good advice ...
Nov. 3 marked the grand opening of the new Red Letter Grant Incubator, a space dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs develop their businesses. A collaboration between Moeding Partners (a downtown development firm) and the Red Letter Grant ...
Eau Claire-area pooches have a new place to play with the opening of Sundet Dog Park, the city’s second off-leash park dedicated to canine cavorting. The dog park, 3403 Sundet Road, is next to Sundet Community Park ...
Are you involved in a local nonprofit organization looking for funding? (Come to think of it, is there any other kind of nonprofit organization?) If your answer to the first question is “yes,” then you should ...
workshop series aimed at teaching business skills to artists
UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education’s Artrepreneur program was conceived as a way to teach members of the Chippewa Valley’s burgeoning artistic community strategies to build their businesses, find funding, and connect with each other.
Chippewa Falls Main Street organization promotes local shopping with sweepstakes
As the holiday season ramps up and families find themselves shopping for gifts, decorations, food, and more, Chippewa Falls Main Street is encouraging residents to support their community by buying from businesses in downtown Chippewa Falls.
Barbara Shafer displays landscapes, dancers at library
Barbara Shafer is a sculptor, dancer, advocate, teacher, wife, mother, and more. Throughout the month of November, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will celebrate just one of Shafer’s identities by displaying her work as a painter.
THROW YOUR HANDS UP FOR THE TWENTIES. The fifth installment of the Gatsby’s Gala took place throughout UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center on Friday, Nov. 9. The Gala is a 1920’s themed party with UWEC’s jazz ensembles providing the soundtrack for dancing, costumes, food, and more.
The night before Mom’s funeral, I sit at my kitchen counter drinking beer and listening to audio recordings I made before she stopped speaking a year ago. Each time I recorded Mom and Dad I’d come home and listen, usually like this, late at night ...
learn more about this week's cover art from Alicia Jungwirth
“I am a self-taught artist working primarily with watercolors. I don’t consider myself a traditional watercolorist because while this is my preferred medium, my style is more of a mix between realism and pop art ..."