Spring is Around the Corner
Posted: March 13, 2015
The warmer temperatures this week made everything seem like all is well in the Chippewa Valley. Maybe it was just me, but it appeared that people have been in a generally better mood after a long winter. Even the woman at the post office who never says "hi" to me actually chatted for a few minutes this week about the nice weather.
Spring training baseball games are in full swing and even though neither the Milwaukee Brewers or my favorite team, the Chicago Cubs, have many wins to show for their efforts in Arizona, at least baseball is being played and spring is just around the corner.
The mixed-use building under construction in downtown Eau Claire, known as Haymarket Landing, is starting to take shape and looks considerably larger than I thought it would be. With the demolition of the old post office building complete and the City of Eau Claire moving forward with plans for a downtown parking ramp, construction season is upon us and the revitalization of the city's central business district continues to come to fruition.
Despite the fact that the Super Bowl was played in February, it never ceases to amaze me how the National Football League can still be the favorite topic of discussion. Trades and free agent signings dominated the weekly fodder for sports-talk radio. Even though the football season has been over for six weeks, the NFL is still the major player when it comes to sports. Although the Green Bay Packers were able to retain a couple of their free agents, my favorite NFL team, the Chicago Bears, still look lost.
The first official day of spring, the vernal equinox, is next Friday, March 20th. Some area golf courses are opening this weekend. Here's hoping that Mother Nature doesn't give us that one last snowfall that she has done so many times in March before.
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