Issue #293 November 11, 2015

Sweet Sisterly Songs

three sisters from Baldwin share the mic on debut EP

by Raquel Dorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Put down the Bon Iver and explore the sounds of new and upcoming local artists, the Morton Sisters – three sisters making alternative folk-pop music. The singing trio from Baldwin is currently celebrating the release of Neap Tide, their debut EP ...

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Issue #293 November 11, 2015

Check in to the Oxbow

state grant aids revival of ex-Green Tree Inn into boutique hotel & restaurant

by Tom Giffey

A half-million-dollar state grant will fill a gap in the funding needed to transform a shuttered downtown establishment into a unique hotel that will embody both Eau Claire’s natural beauty and its rising artistic urbanism. The new owners of the Oxbow Hotel – formerly known as the Green Tree Inn & Suites – announced Nov. 10 ...

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Issue #292 October 28, 2015

Good Reason to Light the Night

Bolton fundraiser gala supports domestic violence victims

by Raquel Dorf

Eau Claire’s Bolton Refuge House, Inc will be hosting their annual “Light the Night Gala,” on Nov. 7 at the Westgate Sportsman’ Club. The fundraising event will be an exciting evening lavished with live musical performances from UW-Eau Claire’s all-female a cappella group, Audacious ...

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Issue #292 October 28, 2015

A Holiday Tradition

The Great Russian Nutcracker, straight outta Moscow

by Nicole Lanzer

Get ready to lace up your dancing flats. The Moscow Ballet is coming to town to kick off this year’s holiday season. The touring company will give two performances of The Great Russian Nutcracker Nov. 9-10 at The State Theatre. Whether it’s the whimsical costumes, the spirit-filled music, or the world-class ...

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Issue #292 October 28, 2015

Starting a Movement

world-renowned Pilobolus Dance Theater arrives in EC

by Brianna Willer

Sure, Pilobolus is a fungus, by definition. But it is also the name of a world-renowned dance company that will be stopping into UW-Eau Claire on Nov. 12. Pilobolus Dance Theater, named after the light-loving fungus that propels its spores with incredible strength and speed, has visited more than ...

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Issue #292 October 28, 2015

UWEC Gets Grant for STEM Internships

by V1 Staff

In today’s job market, getting an internship (or two or three) in one’s chosen field is a virtual necessity for college students if they hope to be gainfully employed after graduation. For UW-Eau Claire students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, getting such internships ...

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Issue #292 October 28, 2015

Trojan Horse Wins EC Sculpture Tour Vote

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

With the stealth of the Greek soldiers who filled the belly of its legendary predecessor, Trojan Horse sneaked into our hearts this year, winning the Sculpture Tour Eau Claire’s People’s Choice Award. The looming equine, which has stood sentinel since the spring outside the Mayo Clinic Health System Pharmacy ...

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Issue #292 October 28, 2015

The Time is Now

anonymous challenge grant will push Confluence fundraising toward goal

by Tom Giffey

What once seemed a nearly impossible challenge – raising $13.5 million in private donations for the proposed Confluence Arts Center – is nearing reality, and fundraisers are optimistic that the goal can be reached soon. The campaign recently passed $10 million, and a critical challenge grant will bring ...

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Issue #292 October 28, 2015

TED Talkin' at UW-Stout TEDx

event showcases big Chippewa Valley ideas

by Eric Christenson, photos by Serena Wagner

Many of you have probably seen a TED Talk. Some kind of expert – be it a scientist, artist, professor, citizen, etc. – gives a short presentation on one of his or her own big ideas. TED Talks are designed to get people thinking about what kind of positive impact they can have on the world and in their communities ...

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Issue #291 October 14, 2015

How to Avoid Identity Theft

millions have their identities stolen each year, don't be one of them

by Tom Giffey

In a world that becomes more wired, digitized, and depersonalized every day, identity theft never seems further away than the latest headline about a corporate or government data breach. And the prevalence if ID theft isn’t just media hype: Last year alone, a whopping 17.6 million Americans ...

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Issue #291 October 14, 2015

Who You Gonna Call?

sorting out the kind of financial professional you need

by Tom Giffey

Need some financial advice, but not sure where to turn? You’re not alone. There are lots of financial advisers with lots of similar-sounding titles out there. We talked to a pair of pros who carry different designations about what they do and how the people in their profession can help you ...

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Issue #291 October 14, 2015

5 Great Money Tips for Young People

RCU Spokester Shelby Wodarck wants you to get money smart so you can have more cash fun

by Shelby Wodarck, photos by Andrea Paulseth

We all have heard it time and time again: Budgeting this, budgeting that. But what if there actually is something to this? Do you really know what your budget is? How much can you really spend on a night out on the town or at a restaurant? Have you ever taken the time to really map it out? If you were like me ...

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Issue #291 October 14, 2015

Get Your Zombie On

you know you wanna party at the Masonic Temple

by Barbara Arnold

Zombies, ghouls, and witches can reunite at the first annual Zombie Bash at the Masonic Temple in downtown Eau Claire on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 7pm to midnight. Event curator and temple caretaker Allen Mazuk promises an unusual and freaky time can be had by all. Attendees will enter the ...

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Issue #291 October 14, 2015

Ski Sprites' Downtown Frights

annual haunted house sponsored by the Eau Claire Ski Sprites moves downtown

by Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Halfway up the Dewey Street Hill – in a block of darkness – in a non-descript gray cement building with the windows painted over – projecting out of THE slope of the hill – with newly added bright orange neon lights on the roof – is downtown Eau Claire’s only haunted house, the Van Krumple Mortuary & Crematorium ...

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Issue #291 October 14, 2015

5 Spooky Places in the Chippewa Valley

longtime paranormal investigator Chad Lewis offers his list of top scary spots

by Chad Lewis

As you prepare to engage in the splendid Halloween traditions of putting up decorations, carving jack-o’-lanterns, and deciding on which terrifying costume best suits you, don’t forget about the more sinister side of the holiday. According to legend, as Halloween approaches, the veil that separates our world ...

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