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 https://forms.gle/pMzEcmkh1wutDZLQ8, 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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Some Boyd Park History!
May 12, 2017 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
By June 2, 1921 the Second Ward School Parent-Teacher Association raised $600 to build two bathhouses at Boyd Park. PTA helped raise money to build dressing rooms for …

A Summer Day on the Shores of Half Moon
August 15, 2014 – 2:04 pm | No Comment
A Summer Day on the Shores of Half Moon

Words and memories by Brad Mueller
Image: Half Moon Lake, by Aaron Carlson
Growing-up on the Eastside Hill, and in Eau Claire generally, provided truly special opportunities for summertime childhood activities and adventures. I remember a special …

Our School: Remembering Boyd Elementary
September 5, 2012 – 9:26 pm | No Comment
Our School: Remembering Boyd Elementary

Words and memories by Brad Mueller
The classroom windows were fitted with black-out curtains-which I suspect were leftover from World War II. The black-out curtains were used to darken a classroom to show …

The Boyd Park Fence Proposal
February 23, 2011 – 9:28 pm | 2 Comments
The Boyd Park Fence Proposal

Last week at the monthly steering committee meeting, during public comments, the committee heard a proposal from a former neighborhood resident to support a fence running along the top of the Eau Claire river bank …

Forest Hill Ski Jump
December 13, 2010 – 5:46 am | 2 Comments
Forest Hill Ski Jump

A big crowd stood in the snow to watch 117 youths ski down the wooden slide, soar through the air, land on the side of the hill and come to a skidding stop far out on the flat. Hosted by the neighborhood’s newly formed Hilltoppers Ski Club, it was Eau Claire’s first major ski jumping tournament for juniors and the site was the South end of the Forest Hill Cemetery grounds.