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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Tour and Offer Revitalization Input on the Forest Hill Cemetery’s Chapel
November 10, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by EHNA Steering Committee President Mark Ruddy

Neighbors! Here is an opportunity for Neighbors to view the interior of the chapel in Forest Hill Cemetery that the City is planning to improve and make available for public use (see below). The chapel will be open from  3pm, Thursday, November 17th, until 6:30pm when our Neighborhood Association will start their monthly meeting, this time using the chapel as a meeting site. Neighbors are always welcome to come to these meetings. This is a one-time use of the chapel for the monthly meeting, giving the Steering Committee and other neighbors a chance to see the chapel and give input into how they’d like to see it used.

FYI: Other monthly meetings will be held at the Boyd Park Shelter. When the Shelter is used as an evening warming house for ice skating, our Committee will meet at Spirit Lutheran Church. We also meet at Spirit Lutheran for our April and September larger meetings.

Forest Hill Chapel Ready for an Upgrade!

You may have noticed the propane fuel canister that has appeared just east of the Forest Hill Cemetery Chapel. Todd Cwalla, Parks, Forestry and Cemetery Manager explains that it is part of an upgrade to help preserve the building. A new furnace will prevent the vulnerable building from going through drastic seasonal temperature variations, thus extending its life.

In the past the chapel has been underutilized, used as a storage area. The goal now is to clean out the building, do interior painting and eventually have it available to the public for events like memorial services.

The City of Eau Claire first invested in improvements to the similar chapel at the Lakeview Cemetery off Cameron Street because a private donor paid for many upgrades. Three years ago that chapel was designated a historic site.

Now it is time for the Forest Hill Chapel to have a more important role in our Neighborhood. If you have ideas for how to better utilize the chapel express them to Todd Chwalla: todd.chwalla@eauclairewi.com

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Neighborhood Diversity Group
October 16, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment
Neighborhood Diversity Group

You are invited to be a part of our Neighborhood Diversity Group. We are a newly formed group and our second meeting is Monday, October 17th at 6:30 in the Boyd Park Pavillion. We are …

Steering Committee Positions Still Open for EHNA
October 5, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment
Steering Committee Positions Still Open for EHNA

by Mark Ruddy, president of EHNA
On September 15th,  at our most important meeting of the year, the following new Neighbors stepped up to be on our Steering Committee for the next two years: Gina Kenan-Klages, …

Review of EHNA Accomplishments Over the Past 12 Months
October 5, 2016 – 1:01 pm | No Comment
Review of EHNA Accomplishments Over the Past 12 Months

compiled by Chad Rowekamp, Steering Committee Member
• Annual Thrift Sale with 150+ vendors.
• New By-Laws Approved, adding 19 Households on our West boundary.
• Active Facebook and Web Site.
• Raised $5000 to give access to Flush …

October 6: Join the POVERTY SUMMIT!
October 5, 2016 – 12:47 pm | No Comment
October 6: Join the POVERTY SUMMIT!

A message from Mark Ruddy, president of EHNA
The following is an invitation to join a 7-session process to learn about the level of poverty in Eau Claire County, get training in community organizing skills, and …

Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 15
September 11, 2016 – 9:47 pm | No Comment
Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 15

This is the big one! The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association is holding its semi-annual neighborhood-wide meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6:30pm at Spirit Lutheran church (1310 Main St., basement). This will give the neighborhood the opportunity to …