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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Neighborhood Crime Rate and Restorative Justice
October 26, 2017 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Mark Ruddy, Eastside Hill Steering Committee President

At the October 19th meeting of the Steering Committee of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association there were two salient discussions. First, Lieutenant Ryan Dahlgren of EC police who has been in charge of our area for the past three years stated that he has not seen an increase in crime rates in our area this summer. Because of a change last year to conform to new federal standards, no direct comparison can be made from year to year that would give a statistical account of any rate changes. However, Dahlgren found some data that suggested no increase and it confirmed his own impression. He urged Neighbors to contact police asap when they are concerned. (per me, Neighbors can follow up with the police to get a case number for an incident or in other ways that show that the police responded in a desired way).

Second discussion: The Committee tabled a resolution until next month to make any statement about Restorative Justice to have an opportunity then to react to a specific resolution that may allow it to go beyond an “advisory motion” that had little teeth. The president of the Committee will bring such a resolution to the next meeting that would attempt to operationalize/put into practice any statement about the support of RJ or not. Contact the president of the Steering Committee if you want to help write such a statement.

The By-law of our Association state “The purpose of the organization is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in the area by responding to issues, concerns and opportunities that affect the area included in the Eastside Hill Neighborhood. In its activities, the Association will maintain a careful respect for the rights and prerogatives of Eastside Hill residents, and an appreciation for individual differences”.

The next meeting is November 16th (third Thursday), 6:30 PM; to have more room for Neighbors who are encouraged to attend, this meeting will be held at the Eau Claire Music School at 1620 Ohm Avenue.

Information on RJ can be found at the Eau Claire county site and the national site. On October 15 on Wisconsin Public Radio at 4 PM called University of the Air there is a discussion of RJ in a prison setting. On October 30th the Alumni of UW are having a program on RJ at UW-EC Davies Center in the evening; google them at their Chippewa chapter for details.

About a week before the November meeting the proposed draft resolution will be posted on our web site,

Vandalism in Boyd Park
October 26, 2017 – 4:13 pm | No Comment
Vandalism in Boyd Park

by Mark Ruddy
Monday, October 2nd Parks Department staff found vandalism in the 24/7 open restroom in the Park’s Shelter. Items were torn off the wall and/or taken, causing about $150 of damage. The surveillance footage …

Eastside Hill Interviews: Carlos Ricard
October 26, 2017 – 3:53 pm | No Comment
Eastside Hill Interviews: Carlos Ricard

by Mark Ruddy
I have recently met Carlos Ricard. He is a man on a mission. Here is his description of his current life’s work:
“As a Hispanic minority who’s overcome countless unimaginable hardships, from childhood until …

Lots Happening with humanKIND
October 26, 2017 – 3:48 pm | No Comment
Lots Happening with humanKIND

by Traci Ohlmann
HumanKIND is an outreach group of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association whose mission is to Build Community and Celebrate Diversity.  While we are glad to have a home in the Eastside Hill we …

RECAP: Blue Bird Project in Forest Hill Cemetery
October 26, 2017 – 3:43 pm | No Comment
RECAP: Blue Bird Project in Forest Hill Cemetery

by Shelly Sutley and Andrew Schlitz
The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Bluebird Trail is helping enhance our quality of life, one NestBox at a time, for this part of Eau Claire we call home. The Bluebird Trail …

Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association Annual Accomplishments 2017
October 26, 2017 – 3:30 pm | No Comment
Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association Annual Accomplishments 2017

complied by Michael Rasmussen

Reduced speed to 25 mph.
Refurbished 12 Perennial Gardens and got 28 trees planted by Forestry along Margaret.

humanKIND’s FIRST YEAR  (Committee for diversity, inclusiveness, tolerance, welcoming).

International Folk Dancing and Pot …