Lauren Fisher

Editorial - Associate Editor

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Wed. Mar. 18th, 2020

A Local Urban Community

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

downtown apartment dwellers form group to get to know their neighbors

Mon. Mar. 9th, 2020

Learn More About CSAs at Menomonie Co-Op Event

Lauren Fisher

With each spring comes the opportunity to sign on for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share, and this Menomonie event is here to help you find just the right match. Hit up the Menomonie Market Food Co-op ...

Mon. Mar. 9th, 2020

Ted’s Pizza to Celebrate 50 Years With Makeover

Lauren Fisher

Downtown Menomonie’s Ted’s Pizza (306 Main St. East), is gearing up to celebrate a half-century in business with a grand interior and exterior renovation. On Jan. 13, the second generation-owned pizza ...

Mon. Mar. 9th, 2020

Ready-To-Eat Meal Firm Partners With CVTC

Lauren Fisher

Eau Claire residents can grab a healthy, ready-to-go lunch while supporting local postsecondary students courtesy of a partnership between Midwest Meals and Chippewa Valley Technical College ...

Mon. Mar. 9th, 2020

Donut Sam’s Will Bring House-Made Donuts to Downtown Menomonie

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Menomonie residents are about to have their donut fix sated by a new downtown shop: Donut Sam’s (521 Second St. East). Inspired by their youngest son, 12-year-old Sam, Michael and Tanya Husby are planning...

Mon. Feb. 24th, 2020

CVTC Chef Receives Educator Award

Lauren Fisher

Chef Kevin Brown, a co-creator of Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Culinary Management Program, was named 2019 Educator of the Year by the ...

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2020

Survival Story

Lauren Fisher

Minneapolis-based Eau Claire grad explores Hmong experience on film

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2020

Artists Invited to Muralize Downtown

Lauren Fisher

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire invites artists of all ages and experience levels to submit designs to the first ColorBlock Mural project, which will create a new kind of art gallery in Eau Claire opening in ...

Wed. Feb. 19th, 2020

Roble Is Back on the Menu but Delivery Only

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Roble, which closed not long after being chosen Best New Restaurant in the 2018 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll, is back. Operating out of the ...

Thu. Jan. 23rd, 2020

Wanna Design the New Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Logo?

Lauren Fisher

It might not yet be spring, but the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce is looking ahead to autumn and all its beer-tasting, brat-savoring, nail-hammering excitement. The organizers of Chippewa ...

Wed. Jan. 22nd, 2020

5 Things You Must Tell Your Wedding Guests

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The basics are easy: who, what, where, when, and WHY. But don’t forget to make sure your guests are prepared to celebrate with you by making sure all their questions are answered ...

Wed. Jan. 22nd, 2020

Singing a New Song

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

brand new local choir preps their first concert

Fri. Jan. 10th, 2020

You Could Be One of the Kids From Wisconsin!

Lauren Fisher

How many Chippewa Valley performers will represent the region on this year’s Kids From Wisconsin cast? Time (and auditions) will tell. The touring troupe is ...

Fri. Jan. 10th, 2020

New New BBQ: Smokin’ Joe’s brings on the brisket in Menomonie

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

April and Tony Nander moved to Menomonie from Alabama in 2017 with their two children – and the first thing they did was throw a housewarming barbecue. Even after the food was eaten and the guests returned home ...

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020

Super Fit, Super Quick

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

QuickHIT Fitness offers high-tech workouts in 20 minutes

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2020

Lighting the Way

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

wellness spa offers sensory floating pod, alternative therapy

Fri. Jan. 3rd, 2020

Night-Time Snowy Shenanigans

Lauren Fisher

More snow means more fun at Volume One’s Winter After Hours event series. Join us each Thursday Jan. 2-Feb. 27 between 6 and 8pm at Pinehurst Park ...

Fri. Dec. 27th, 2019

A Murder Is Announced

Lauren Fisher

Theatre Guild stages Agetha Christie murder mystery

Wed. Dec. 11th, 2019

Dhimiters Goodies Hit Woodmans Shelves

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Check out aisle 25 at Woodmans (2855 Woodman Drive, Altoona) for your noshing needs, as that’s where you can find a tidy selection of meats and sauces from none other than Dhimiters, the gyro joint and mobile food truck based in Oakwood Mall. The locally owned ...

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019

Celebrate the New '20s With a Spin on Some 1920s Cocktails

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley is getting ready to toast in 2020; it’s time to prepare for the occasion by practicing a modern spin on some classic cocktails. You might have seen Zac Zubal pouring beers at the Thirsty Badger or ...

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019

Red Letter Roundup

Lauren Fisher

Red Letter Grant selects Fall winners

Tue. Nov. 19th, 2019

Geek out With the Best

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lydia Ishmael

UW-Eau Claire hosts third annual Geekcon

Thu. Nov. 14th, 2019

Free Lending Library at Artisan Forge Allows You to Try Out Art

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new program to cultivate a community of art buyers in Eau Claire comes at a reasonable price: free. At Artisan Forge, 1106 Mondovi Road, sculptor and gallery curator Bilhenry Walker has organized ...

Wed. Nov. 13th, 2019

Passionate Pursuit

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

skate shop owner's podcast explores how people do what they love to do

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Paper Snowflakes: It’s a Fun, Easy Holiday Craft

Lauren Fisher

Cutting paper snowflakes is actual holiday magic. Anyone with a pair of scissors and the courage to experiment can turn a sheet of humble printer paper into a work of winter art. It’s a quick and simple craft for kids and ...

Tue. Oct. 29th, 2019

Co-Working With Kids in the Chippewa Valley

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In the modern workforce, most people who parent infants or young children and work outside the home must effectively split their wage with a caretaker. That might be a ...