Do you live in a Sears & Roebuck kit home?
April 9, 2010 – 3:51 am | 7 Comments

“My family grew up on the Easthill and I have always loved the structure of homes I rode by on my bike and went trick or treating to on Halloween. But it wasn’t until I was helping my ‘then future husband” purchase a home that I noticed how similar many of the Easthill homes look. In fact, you could say some looked exactly the same? So I went sleuthing…”

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“The Last Ties to The Eastside Hill”
April 27, 2015 – 10:06 pm | No Comment

Below is a great message from your neighbor Dana Brice Knudtson …

“The Last Ties to The Eastside Hill”

I am writing to all of the East Side to say goodbye.

I am a native of the East Side raised at 1023 Main Street and later 808 Dodge Street. My parents lived out their lives enjoying the East Side.

When my mother went into assisted living my daughter moved into her house and has lived there watching the deer and ducks (of all things) come and go nearby.

We have now decided to leave this house (our daughter is spreading her wings and buying her own house) and it saddens me and pulls my heart to no longer have the ties.

We have found a wonderful family to fill the house however and children will soon run and laugh there and enjoy their many adventures. That duck that shows up and walks the lawn will soon be watched by little boys!

I do hope that the East Side Neighborhood will welcome them and take care of my old house now and love it and the neighborhood as much as I have.

– Dana Brice Knudtson

And here is a response from Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association President Mark Ruddy …

Thank you for informing us about your history, ties, and transitions as they relate to our neighborhood.

It was probably when we were still hand delivering our Neighborhood newsletter door to door that I met who I remember as Pearl. And I did talk with Tesha when I saw a new face in the neighborhood.

Your affection for this area and the news of this transition is info I can use to welcome this new family to Dodge Street. Feels like you are passing a baton.

So I offer these words from poet Wendell Berry:

My gentle hill, I rest
beside you in the dark
in a place warmed by my body,
where by ardor, grace, work,
and loss, I belong.

April 16 Semi-Annual Meeting Minutes
April 17, 2015 – 10:08 pm | No Comment
April 16 Semi-Annual Meeting Minutes

6:00 – 6:45 PM – Neighborhood Expo
Guests from The Eau Claire Police Department introduced themselves and spoke to the group.  Lt. Ryan Dahlgren, South District Commander; Sgt. Travis Quella, South District Aft. Shift; Officer Renee …

Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, April 16
April 13, 2015 – 4:43 pm | No Comment
Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, April 16

This is the big one! The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association is holding its Semi-Annual Neighborhood wide meeting on Thursday, April 16 at 6pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (1310 Main St., basement). This will give …

World Flutist Peter Phippen to play neighborhood March 16
March 12, 2015 – 10:11 pm | No Comment
World Flutist Peter Phippen to play neighborhood March 16

by EHNA President Mark Ruddy
This is an awesome opportunity to experience world flute master (and Eau Claire local) Peter Phippen. He will be the guest of the World Cultural Center, a project spearheaded by our …

Eastside Hill Police Ride Along
March 10, 2015 – 10:54 pm | No Comment
Eastside Hill Police Ride Along

by EHNA President Mark Ruddy
In the spirit of getting another view of my neighborhood I spent from 8pm to 10pm in  EC police car 41, piloted by Officer Taylor Comeau. (I’ll have you know I was in the front …

An Opportunity to Improve Health in Our Neighborhood
March 10, 2015 – 10:45 pm | No Comment
An Opportunity to Improve Health in Our Neighborhood

Marshfield Clinic knows that improving health and quality of life goes beyond the walls of the health care clinic. Marshfield Clinic, Family Health Center, Inc. and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are working together to …