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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Boyd Park Bathroom Project Reaches Funding Goal!
May 16, 2016 – 9:43 pm | No Comment

The Eastside hill neighborhood association is excited to announce the completion of fundraising for the Boyd park bathrooms. The project includes adding doors to the outside of the bathrooms and making both bathrooms unisex, allowing one to be open to the park users and the other reserved for people renting out the pavilion. Also included in the project are security upgrades including cameras to prevent vandalism at the shelter which has been an issue recently. An added bonus due to the need of an Internet feed for the security cameras is that there will be free public wifi in the park.  Also a water bottle filling station will be added to the outside of the building which is great news for all the trail users who have made the stretch along the river by the park the highest used portion of the city’s trail system.

A construction timeline is still in the works but the project should be completed by this fall most likely at the latest.  The neighborhood association would like to thank Chad and Michelle Rowekamp for donating $1000 and his employer Pepsi for a matching donation of $1000. Team Tiry donated $500. Boxx Sanitation donated $500. And Flynn Elementary students’ pennies for potties campaign added $300, Mary Schneider added $200, Barb and Mylon Stark $100, and Jane Fisher of Coldwell Banker $100. Thanks to these generous people and all the others who have helped contribute to this great project.

This is a great example of what we can accomplish working together with the city and as a neighborhood!

3rd Annual Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association Photo Contest
May 16, 2016 – 7:49 pm | No Comment
3rd Annual Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association Photo Contest

This is another chance to submit up to two images that artfully express “Eastside Hillness.” The contest has been expanded to welcome all  photographers, from professionally acclaimed to self acclaimed. Give us your best shot!
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Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, April 21
March 28, 2016 – 12:51 pm | No Comment
Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, April 21

This is the big one! The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association is holding its semi-annual neighborhood-wide meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30pm at Spirit Lutheran church (1310 Main St., basement). This will give the neighborhood the opportunity …

Margaret Street Improvements: Survey Results and More
March 17, 2016 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

Thank you to all 167 neighbors who responded to our Margaret Street survey! Here is a summary of the results:
• 72% support reducing the speed limit to either 25 or 20 miles per hour.
• 61% …

Update on Fundraising for Boyd Park Bathroom Upgrade
March 17, 2016 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

We currently need $2,300 to meet our half of the $8,050 matching grant from the City of Eau Claire. With over 1,800 households in the neighborhood, it would take less then a $1.50 from each …

Spring Constellation Seen From Eastside Hill
March 17, 2016 – 4:23 pm | No Comment
Spring Constellation Seen From Eastside Hill

With the heralding of Spring comes a new constellation, here in the Northern Hemisphere. It is known as “The Kite” because of the form that the linked stars make. (Quite a feat to capture its …