The Eastside Hill Thrift Sale is May 21, 2022
March 8, 2022 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

The annual thrift sale is on for Saturday, May 21, 2022. Sign-up is now open at, so don’t delay in getting involved this year!

Your sale and individual address will officially be included on the paper thrift …

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The Library: Bringing You So Much More…
February 1, 2018 – 3:23 pm | No Comment
The Library: Bringing You So Much More…

by Isa Small, Programming Librarian
Far from being dusty, staid institutions, modern public libraries are constantly evolving to meet the needs of their communities.  More than ever, the role of the public library is to provide …

Eastside Hill at the Grand Canyon!
July 14, 2011 – 10:42 pm | No Comment
Eastside Hill at the Grand Canyon!

Neighbors Ned and Terri Noel recently visited the Grand Canyon and took along an East Hill t-shirt!

Why Doesn’t the Kid Cross the Street?
September 28, 2010 – 12:14 am | No Comment
Why Doesn’t the Kid Cross the Street?

Like most parents and people who just got a kitten, I’d like her to stay young forever. Thankfully, there are still things that will keep my daughter young in my eyes. For example, about 79 times a day, she insists she is a kitty princess (which is a cat “just dressed up” like a princess). Most adults don’t do that. Also, I don’t anticipate her needing to cross the street anytime soon – kids just don’t do that much nowadays. I mean, leaving your yard is so 1953, man.

Reinventing Our Streets
May 18, 2010 – 9:30 pm | No Comment
Reinventing Our Streets

This short video, showing brief re-imagination of Hastings Way and Barstow Street  in Eau Claire, Wis. is part of a large print/online feature story from Volume One Magazine discussing how streets define our community in countless ways. With Eau Claire on the cusp of some major street reconstruction projects – including the Eastside Hill Neighborhood’s eastern border, Hastings Way –  some figure it’s time to consider some of the amazing street projects adopted by forward thinking communities the world over.

Backyard Chickens?
April 20, 2010 – 9:40 pm | 9 Comments
Backyard Chickens?

Maybe you’ve heard about a movement in Eau Claire to change city ordinances so they allow people to keep chickens in their backyard. It’s spearheaded by a group called ECLUCK (Eau Claire Leaders for Urban Chicken Keeping, Facebook page) which includes residents of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood. Public comment on the issue is part of the City Council agenda for its Monday, April 26 meeting.