Are You Ready for Best Night?

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The second annual Best Night celebration of all things that make the Chippewa Valley super duper cool will take place Feb. 9. Guests will enter via the red carpet or cut straight through to the vinyl stylings ...

The Art of Slow Cooking

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Diana Peterson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Karl Hartkemeyer isn’t just a barbecue chef; he’s a barbecue artist. While attending school for engineering, he became a restaurant cook to pay for his schooling. Hartkemeyer honed his culinary skills ...

Rallying for the Valley

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Tom Giffey

More than 100 Chippewa Valley residents will caravan to the state Capitol on Jan. 30 as part of the 25th annual Chippewa Valley Rally, a unique gathering that offers an opportunity to speak directly ...

Still Tangled After All These Years

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Tom Giffey

Back in 2009, Jamie Kyser and Erin Klaus opened a downtown art collective called Tangled Up in Hue, a communal space where members of the Valley’s burgeoning artistic scene – from potters to painters ...

Rock Fest Releases 2019 Lineup

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

Jefferson Starship lyrics might be the least rock n roll way to describe Rock Fest, but “we built this city on rock n roll” is – all things considered – a pretty fair sum-up of what goes down on Cadott’s ...

UWEC Prof Honored on State ‘Black Power’ List

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Lauren Fisher

Local historian, community servant, and UW-Eau Claire professor Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton was recently recognized as one of Wisconsin’s most influential black leaders by Madison 365, a publication ...

Spoken Word Showcase Starting Up

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019

Tori Johnson

A new showcase for those whose talents fall into the category of spoken word is starting soon, and it’s destined for great things. Presented by Clear Water Comedy and hosted at The Plus, Loud Secrets Open Mic will begin on Feb. 4 ...

Working Together: CoLAB will be a cooperative coworking environment

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Upon stepping into the open-concept second-floor office in downtown Eau Claire, there’s little indication that this space played a critical role in the growth of one of Eau Claire’s most talked-about companies ...

For Home, for Family: Local woodworker expands with family name

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Nick Endle, the craftsman behind Endle Home Goods (formerly Nick’s Wood Shop), is rapidly expanding his local business. Endle, a full-time web developer, started working with wood in 2014 ...

Affordable Housing Slated for Cannery District

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019

Tom Giffey

One component to addressing the Chippewa Valley’s identified shortage of affordable housing may come in the form of a new apartment building in the Cannery District on Eau Claire’s near west side ...

Tapped Potential: Brewing Projekt to open spacious riverside taproom

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It won’t be long before the din of drinking and socializing joins with the cacophony of canning machines in the new Brewing Projekt Taproom on 1807 N Oxford Ave. Scheduled to open in mid-February, the modern, airy taproom ...