Planning a winter wedding has more advantages than a bride would think. For starters, a winter wedding can cost half of what a spring/summer wedding would cost because winter is considered the off season for venues.
There can never be enough glitter in the artistic creations of UW-Stout art instructor Kari Tarr ... or, it seems, The Martha Stewart Show for that matter. For the second time this year Tarr’s sparkling face and art will be making an appearance on...
William O’Neill’s book on early American history, shown through the eyes of Irish
With a long and celebrated Irish heritage of his own, Menomonie author William O’Neill drew inspiration for his new book from the strength his ancestors had during one of the bleakest moments in their history.
three local songsmiths hearken back with holiday songs
Take the holidays back to the Old World this year with the release of the sequel Old World Yuletide II by local musical artists Ivar Lunde, Nanette Lunde, and Peter Phippen. Old World Yuletide is inspired by 17th and 18th century music.
You can’t exactly call a 36-page children’s book “epic,” but that’s exactly what local author Debra Manzella has created with The Dwarf’s Treasure. Released in mid-October through Publish America, The Dwarf’s Treasure involves six fantasy ...
What will the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library do next? Their latest news: you can now access nearly 5,000 free e-book titles using a Kindle and your humble library card. This latest development comes just after the start of their iPad ...
Congrats to Colfax-based comedy juggling duo In Capable Hands (aka Steve Russell and Kobi Shaw) – they're packing their bags (full of juggling paraphernalia) and heading to Caroline’s On Broadway, having qualified for ...
Studio 123 in Banbury Place is the latest local shop to hit the Eau Claire community. Lisa and Kathy Seitz, previous owners of Stone Tree on Water Street, were invited to set up the new shop with Paul Brehm of Fat Bottom Glass.
Bust out the yellow paint. According to EC City Council meeting notes from last week, downtown Eau Claire streets will start going both ways –once the Barstow Street and Beyond* reconstruction project is complete (it starts in the summer of 2012).
The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin ensures that every bike ride in the state taken is safe, enjoyable and fun. Gathering in Madison on April 19 will be biking fanatics from every corner of the state for the federation's Wisconsin Bike Summit of 2011.
These machines cost the teams' time, creativity, imagination, and most of all, effort. This year teams include Augusta, Bayfield, Chippewa Falls (whoo!), Kimberly, Loyal, New Auburn, Plum City, Spooner, and the two-time reigning champions Thorp.
This June, downtown Eau Claire will be hosting the first annual Sculpture Tour Eau Claire. Over 50 weeks, 25+ sculptures will be on display throughout downtown city sidewalks and the public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite sculpture.
Here's yet another installment of "having local musicians pick six music recommendations because ... seven is too many. Or something." This week, we've got local bassist Eric "Pedals" Thompson, singer/trumpeteer Joel Pace, and drummer Dave Power.
new CTV film contest offers sit-down with Batman big-wig
“In a dark world plagued by the filthy existence of a dark lord trying to conquer all the lands, the unsuspecting hero, Maximus Cypher, feels a strange tingle calling him to duty.” That’s one way to start your entry to the 24 Days of Film contest.
Wisconsinites should swell with pride after hearing news about all those (SUDDENLY!) dead blackbirds down in Arkansas. Who else could be capable of answering this most perplexing of questions: "What the heck made all them birds get dead?"
Director/editor Scott Welsch created this sci-fi horror film as part of a contest, and cast Dustin Kussmaul as a terrified victim who runs and runs and runs (and runs and runs) throughout Eau Claire’s downtown. It's "Banshee!!! Midnight."
Evil Elves (2) tells a classic Christmas tale: It’s Christmas Eve and Santa is soaring through the sky when all of a sudden a gigantic snowball crashes into the fat man, launching him out of his sleigh along with of his precious presents...
After spending two days signing autographs in EC last summer, History Channel’s ice road trucker extraordinaire, Alex Debogorski, is coming back for round two. But this time, he’s driving an even bigger rig. That’s right – a bigger big rig.
What has 18 wheels, expands to three times its road width, contains priceless historical treasures, and rolls into Eau Claire on Nov. 19 and 20? It’s the Library of Congress’ newest traveling exhibit, the Gateway to Knowledge.
For those who swear by the Power Balance Bracelet, the study's results may be disturbing and I would recommend you don't read this, or your insane Sports Bracelet Powers may be magically removed. Yeah, the scientific method can be a lot like Kryptonite.
The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra is honored to welcome Wayne Bergeron to Regis High School for what’s shaping up to be a thrilling performance involving Memorial, Regis, and North’s big bands as well.