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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Noteables: Boyd Park Bathroom Locks, Safety Issues, and a Gratitude Challenge
November 23, 2015 – 9:43 pm | No Comment

Notes from Eastside Hill Steering Committee President Mark Ruddy …

The Steering Committee of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association (EHNA) has two big initiatives going that we want your participation in. First, one of our new Steering Committee members, Chad Rowekamp, has helped us start a campaign to retrofit the locks on the Boyd Park shelter that would allow the restrooms to be open the majority of the time for Park users. We will be applying for an Eau Claire Neighborhood Matching Fund Program that would cover half the cost; the other half the Neighborhood would provide through contributions by individuals and business, sweat equity, and discounted services.  Retrofitting such a lock system into a block building is costly. However, we know restrooms are a basic amenity for our quality park in our quality Neighborhood. A fundraising campaign will be announced shortly.

And, another quality and safety issue we have launched: At our November 19th Steering Committee meeting our Committee member, Jason Duba, and Neighbor Eric Anderson led us in a dialogue with Leah Ness of the City Engineers Office to add safety features, including a possible 25 mph speed limit request for Margaret Street, to make those intersection safer for vulnerable groups and pedestrians. Committee members will provide more information on our website soon and your input is sought.

Traditionally the Steering Committee does not meet in December; our next meeting is the third Thursday of January, the 21st. It will be at Spirit Lutheran Church (aka Our Saviors), 6:30 PM. All are always welcomed to attend.

And, as long as a communication is going—I welcome Neighbors to join me on a 21- Day Gratitude Challenge that starts November 24th. Join Neighbors around the world to discover the power of Gratitude. This is an initiative of KindSpring who believes that “small acts change the world”. There is no hidden agenda; it is advertisement free.

They are home to quotes such as this: It is not happy folks who are thankful but thankful people who are happy.

To join go to 21-Day Gratitude Challenge | and sign up. Below where you sign up you will find more information and other “positive news” offerings such as Karmatube, a weekly,  few-minute offering that includes the power of video images.

The Eastside Hill + Chippewa Valley Time Bank
October 21, 2015 – 9:44 pm | No Comment
The Eastside Hill + Chippewa Valley Time Bank

The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association (EHNA) is focused on building our quality of life in this part of Eau Claire we call home.  From this perspective we are sponsoring an event that encourages our neighbors …

Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 17
September 15, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment
Semi-Annual Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 17

This is the big one! The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association is holding its Semi-Annual Neighborhood wide meeting on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (1310 Main St., basement). This will give …

Annual Eastside Hill Neighborhood Picnic 2015
August 13, 2015 – 10:00 pm | No Comment
Annual Eastside Hill Neighborhood Picnic 2015

OK, Eastside Hillers, this is coming up fast, so grab your giant (red) permanent markers and circle the date on your calendars about six hundred times! The big neighborhood picnic is on Sunday, August 23, …

Eastside Hill Kubb Derby 2015
August 13, 2015 – 9:50 pm | No Comment
Eastside Hill Kubb Derby 2015

This is the 2nd annual Eastside Hill Kubb Derby. Our neighborhood Kubb derby is played in the spirit/tradition of soccer derbies in England. In England, many soccer teams will originate from a neighborhood and …

June 18 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes
June 29, 2015 – 9:49 pm | No Comment
June 18 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

Members in Attendance: Jason Duba, Jen Williams, Sally Broker, Gina Keenan-Klages, William Kampf, Cortney Draxler, Shannon Paulus, Lynn Gautsche, Mark Wesenberg, and guest Sue Bauer
Members Absent: Mark Ruddy, Jason Anhorn, Tim Laubach
The meeting began with …