Tom Giffey

Editorial - Managing Editor

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Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019

Using Pain as Propane

Tom Giffey

UWEC’s Dennis Beale works to inspire young black men in college, the community

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

See Contributes Essay to Anthology About Mourning

Tom Giffey

Acclaimed Chippewa Valley writer Patti See has contributed an essay to an anthology titled What Remains: The Many Ways We Say Goodbye, which was published in November by Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises ...

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

Reading Will Bring Joy to Lit Lovers’ World

Tom Giffey

Hark! The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild wants to wish you a merry Christmas with a seasonally themed evening of words and music on Monday, Dec. 16, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave. The event ...

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019

Trolling for Whimsey

Tom Giffey

Altoona’s River Prairie to get interactive sculptures of mythical monsters

Mon. Nov. 25th, 2019

Yes, There Is a Santa Claus

Tom Giffey

what a well-loved editorial can tell us about the truth of the holiday season

Mon. Nov. 18th, 2019

5 Big and Bygone Eau Claire Venues

Tom Giffey

The Eau Claire Auditorium and Armory opened in 1919 at the corner of North Barstow and Galloway streets. It featured a large stage and could seat 2,000. It was designed by Chicago architect George Awsumb ...

Wed. Nov. 13th, 2019

Forging a City

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

second volume of Eau Claire history explores 20th-century industrial era

Fri. Nov. 8th, 2019

Chippewa Valley Parents Share Unique Ways They Celebrate

by Bonni Knight, by Katie Larson, Tom Giffey, Rachel Hart-Brinson, Jessica Miller

Whichever holidays families celebrate this time of year, they inevitably develop traditions: Religious or secular, serious of silly, maintained for generations or ...

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Kid History: a Glimpse of Christmas Past

Tom Giffey

If it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in your house, it may look a lot like this photo, which was taken in 1903: an evergreen tree decked out ...

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Museum Takes Step Toward New Location

Tom Giffey

The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has taken the first step toward building a newer, bigger home for juvenile joy on North Barstow Street in Eau Claire. If everything goes as planned, the new museum could ...

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Oh Night Divine: La Crosse’s 4 Million Lights

Tom Giffey

From living-room evergreens to the scores of shimmering trees at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, twinkling lights are everywhere in the Chippewa Valley during the holidays. But if you’re traveling the state ...

Fri. Nov. 1st, 2019

Explosive Production

Tom Giffey

Menomonie High stages historic Wisconsin premiere of historic play

Wed. Oct. 30th, 2019

5 Heroic Veterans From the Chippewa Valley

Tom Giffey

Red Cloud, a Jackson County native and a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, served in the Marines in World War II and in the Army during the Korean War. On the night of Nov. 5, 1950 ...

Wed. Oct. 30th, 2019

Sliding Toward Gold

Tom Giffey, photos by Jeff Thompson

Eau Claire teen curler headed to youth olympics in Switzerland

Wed. Oct. 30th, 2019

Fitness Center Takes Title in Downtown Business Contest

Tom Giffey

A fitness center, a skin care studio, and the Chippewa Valley’s first pedal pub are the winners of the 15th Annual Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition. The contest, hosted annually ...

Wed. Oct. 30th, 2019

Eau Claire Entrepreneurs Celebrate Startup Wisconsin Week

Tom Giffey

For the second year, Eau Claire we be part of the statewide Startup Wisconsin Week, a series of events with the mission of helping Badger State entrepreneurs get off the ground. Startup Wisconsin Week ...

Mon. Oct. 28th, 2019

City Eyes Redevelopment of Cannery District With ‘Maker’ Theme

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A revised plan for the redevelopment of the Cannery District on Eau Claire’s near west side is expected to call for higher-density housing, a relocated neighborhood park, and a cluster of businesses ...

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019

Ghosts From the Past

Photos by Chippewa Valley Museum , by Tom Giffey

check out these eerie old images of Chippewa Valley kids celebrating the spooky season

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019

Write Off the Page

Tom Giffey

Chippewa Valley Book Festival makes reading a social affair with 20 author events

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019

The Right Age to Play

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Valley seniors are recognizing the benefits of an active lifestyle – and for many of them, pickleball is key

Wed. Oct. 2nd, 2019

For Whom the Belfry Tolls

Nathan Hopp, photos by Tom Giffey

former church housing gift shop to be demolished

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Sep. 24th, 2019

New Wilson Park Fountain? Eau Claire Wants Your Input

Tom Giffey

The fountain in Eau Claire’s Wilson Park – a downtown fixture for more than a century – hasn’t worked for nearly a year and needs to be replaced, and the city is seeking input from community members on what a new fountain could look like ...

Mon. Sep. 23rd, 2019

Infinity, Revised

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

updated version of retired prof’s play staged in Twin Cities

Fri. Sep. 20th, 2019

Flynn Elementary Is Looking for an Artist in the Classroom

Tom Giffey

Are you a local artist interested in sharing your talent, technique, and vision with eager youngsters? The Eau Claire Public School Foundation has issued a call for artists for the annual Artist in the Classroom ...

Fri. Sep. 20th, 2019

Strange States

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

exploring the paranormal in the most normal of places: the Midwest

Fri. Sep. 20th, 2019

Carson Park Pillars Being Restored to 1930s Look

Tom Giffey

A project is underway to restore the eight-decade-old stone pillars and adjacent stone walls that greet visitors at the east entrance to Eau Claire’s Carson Park. Cleaning and tuck-pointing the ...

Fri. Sep. 20th, 2019

Showing They Care

Tom Giffey

more than 900 volunteers will spend their Friday working on community projects

Thu. Sep. 19th, 2019

Building New Stories

Tom Giffey

library seeks $7 million to upgrade aging building

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019

Pedal Your Way over to the City Bike Survey

Tom Giffey

The City of Eau Claire wants to level up its ranking as a Bicycle Friendly Community, and you can help. The city recently submitted an application to the League of American Bicyclists ...