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A Local Urban Community

downtown apartment dwellers form group to get to know their neighbors

For the Phoenix Park Urbanites, there are no officers, no bylaws, no structure, really. And if there was, it just wouldn’t be right, says Deb Marshall, the founding member. This social group of people ...

Nest in Peace

cohabitation with some feathered friends

I try to see it from the opposite perspective, I really do. I try to sympathize. I imagine myself, snuggled in all cozy upon the couch, doing the things I like to do at home while snuggled upon the couch ...

Hope Springs Eternal – Even for the Brewers

Can Milwaukee break out beyond a break-even season in 2020?

Rarely can a season of baseball be accurately predicted. In sports, the phrase “hope springs eternal” is seen most frequently in reference to Major League Baseball’s spring training, with the promise...

On the Cover | March 18, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Lynn Hobart

“Long-Haired Figure is one of a group of paintings and drawings that feature a simplified approach to content, composition and technique. Many are loosely based..."

Here's the Tea

local woman opens Chinese cultural experience

Xin Obaid arrived in Eau Claire in 2010 from Wuhan, China, unable to speak English and without knowing a single soul in the area. To combat the loneliness she was feeling, Obaid turned to the things she ...

Overheard in the Barn

regional wedding venue also an enchanting concert space

The Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin – a short drive from the Chippewa Valley – is not just a fantastic wedding destination; it’s a destination for a memorable live music experience ...

Home Sweet Venture Home

new hub for startups opens in downtown Eau Claire

A newly opened hub for fledgling businesses is hoping to tap into – and amplify – Eau Claire’s entrepreneurial spirit. VentureHome-Eau Claire – a pilot program formed by a partnership ...

Reap-ing the Benefits

city adopts ambitious plan to reach carbon-neutral goal

The Eau Claire City Council voted recently to approve a Renewable Energy Action Plan, a detailed proposal that lays out how the city can achieve 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality by 2050 ...

A Real Head-Turner

take a look at Sport Rider Inc.’s flashy, trend-setting Slingshot

Trubilt Collision Center doesn’t slow down for a minute, even on a Friday leading into a sunny spring weekend. Phones are ringing, front office workers are typing, hospitality is being offered to those who come in to fix their vehicular woes...