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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Eastside Hill Photo Contest 2015
January 6, 2015 – 11:12 pm | No Comment

Sponsored by the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association, this year’s photo contest is a great way to get out there and get to know the neighborhood!

THEME AND ELIGIBILITY: Submit up to two images that artfully express “Eastside Hillness”. All are invited to enter. However, only residents of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood are eligible for prizes. We highly encourage all photographers to submit images, from professionally acclaimed to self acclaimed. Give us your best shot!

ENTRY TIME-LINE: Submit images January 1 through February 28, 2015. Any pictures from the past are eligible. Images are encouraged from all four seasons. Artfully capture any aspect of the Eastside Hill vibe.

PHOTO SUBMISSIONS:  (1) Submit printed photos that do not exceed 6 inches on any side to the Service Desk at Mega Foods East, or (2) send a high resolution digital photo to Either way, provide your name, address, title of the image, and a way to contact you. For prints, tape the above information on the back. Only images that are eligible for prizes become the property of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association (EHNA).

DISPLAY OF IMAGES: As space permits, entries will be displayed in the Association’s Bulletin Board in the main/center exit of Mega Foods East.

CONTEST JUDGING: Eastside Hill images will be judged on concept, composition, color, aesthetics and emotive power. Judges: Lori Chilefone; see her work at, search under her name. Mitchell Spencer, see his photos And Hope Greene, see her photos at

PHOTO TAKING WORKSHOP: A class in how to make and Eastside Hill winning image, led by Bob Andruszkiewicz. January  10, 2015 at Volume One, 205 North Dewey St. 11am–Noon.

PRIZES: From Molly Marie Photography, at 1602 Hogeboom, a $100 Photo Shoot.  From Anybody’s Bikeshop, at 411 Water Street, a $50 Gift Card. From Schmitt Music, at 919 S. Hastings Way, a concert size Lanikai Ukulele and Instruction Book. From Walgreens, at 1819 S. Hastings Way, a $25 Gift Card and an 11X17 Canvas Print of the best photo. Thanks also to Volume One for the Workshop space and Mega East for accepting printed images. Thank and support these businesses.

QUESTIONSContact us through our web site.

The photo above is last year’s second place winner from Olive Ellringer.
Check out the other winners from last year’s contest!

Monthly Meeting: Thursday, Jan 15
January 6, 2015 – 11:06 pm | No Comment
Monthly Meeting: Thursday, Jan 15

The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association is holding its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6:30pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (1310 Main St., library).
Date and Time: Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30pm
Place: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church …

Boyd Park Skatepark Forum: Thur. November 13
November 3, 2014 – 1:44 pm | No Comment
Boyd Park Skatepark Forum: Thur. November 13

On Thursday, November 13, the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association will be hosting an open forum to discuss the possible construction of a skateboard park at Boyd Park. The meeting will take place at Our Savior’s …

Proposal: Boyd Park Skatepark
September 16, 2014 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Gabe Brummet
Hello there, so a few of you have heard of the Eau Claire Skateboarders Asscociations Plan to request approval of a new skatepark in Boyd Park. For those of you …

Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, Sept 18
September 15, 2014 – 4:41 pm | No Comment
Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, Sept 18

This is the big one! The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association is holding its Semi-Annual Neighborhood wide meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (1310 …

For a Greener Hill: Hummingbird Feeder
August 16, 2014 – 1:22 pm | No Comment
For a Greener Hill: Hummingbird Feeder

by Jessica Miller (Emery Street) | This column provides tips on reducing waste while saving money.
My daughter and I made a hummingbird feeder out of an old bottle. We loosely followed the model here. …