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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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.

The Amazing Eau Claire Clean-up
April 20, 2010 – 9:40 pm | 2 Comments
The Amazing Eau Claire Clean-up

The Eau Claire Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department is again organizing the “Amazing Eau Claire Clean-Up” for Saturday, April 24, 2010.
The event will send volunteers to community parks, recreation trails, neighborhood playgrounds, and picnic areas …

April 14, 2010 – 1:44 am | 8 Comments

So I was out for jovial walk with the family (a romp, if you will) the other evening, and while we were merrily strolling through the neighborhood (as we often do), I was struck (as I often am) by an all-encompassing urge. I wanted a tasty coffee-based beverage. Unfortunately, we were upon foot, and the nearest coffee shops would have required either a) a short drive or b) a much longer walk involving the traversal of busy roads…

Moles Make a Mountain of Eastside Hill
April 14, 2010 – 1:41 am | 4 Comments
Moles Make a Mountain of Eastside Hill

by Jodie Berseth
Moles have become the bane of my existence. And no, I’m not referring to those which litter various parts of my body and made Marilyn Monroe super sexy. I speak of the kind that digs rotten holes all over my yard.

Making a Neighborhood Happen
April 9, 2010 – 4:30 pm | No Comment
Making a Neighborhood Happen

by Mike Paulus
I grew up on Eau Claire’s west side. When we first moved into our neighborhood, there were some older houses here and there, sprinkled around new construction. We moved into a brand new home. The place wasn’t swarming with kids, but there was enough of us to play tiny games of baseball. Or, there would have been enough of us to play tiny games of baseball if we hadn’t lived on a hill.