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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Issue #291 October 14, 2015

On The (Rail) Road Again?

public-private approach key to revived rail effort

by Tom Giffey

You’d better look both ways, because there could be a train coming. That’s the message of Chippewa Valley rail travel advocates, who are busy creating a plan for a public-private partnership to foster passenger rail service between Eau Claire and the Twin Cities ...

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Issue #289 September 16, 2015

Formal Thinking, Casual Approach

Casual Ore Formal wants customers to wear comfortable creations

by Hope Greene, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Casual Ore Formal occupies a studio as bright and cheery as the business’ punny name. In the showroom there you’ll find both daily wear jewelry and examples of top-shelf pieces, all done under the hand of Elizabeth Griggs, a highly trained, committed, and enthusiastic artist ...

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Issue #289 September 16, 2015

Passion for Fashion

UW-Stout apparel program weave together artistic drive, technical training

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

New York, Paris, Milan … Menomonie? The juxtaposition of the small western Wisconsin city with the international capitals of fashion isn’t as unusual as it first appears. Menomonie’s UW-Stout is home to a highly regarded Apparel Design and Development Program, which hones students’ technical and creative skills ...

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Issue #289 September 16, 2015

Style on a Budget

buying used clothes can be eco-friendly, wallet-friendly, and stylish all at once

by Yia Lor

A few years ago, I took my first leap toward a more eco-friendly closet, and I’ve been leaping ever since. There is something magical about giving new life to gently used clothes that may have otherwise ended up at the landfill. Of course, it helps to live in the Chippewa Valley, which has more than 20 thrifty shops ...

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Issue #289 September 16, 2015

EC City Manager Will Resign

by V1 Staff

Less than three years after he became Eau Claire city manager, Russ Van Gompel announced his resignation at a City Council meeting Sept. 8. According to WEAU-TV, Van Gompel cited “personal reasons” in a statement he read to the council. “I would like to thank the City Council ...

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Issue #289 September 16, 2015

Questioning the Locals: Terry Wells

get to know your neighbors

by Tom Giffey, photos by Serena Wagner

By day Terry Wells is a lecturer and advisor in the College of Business at UW-Eau Claire; by night she’s something of a Eau Claire entertainment scene superfan. As her affectionate nickname “Ma Wells” suggests, she is old enough to be the mother of many of the performers at the music and comedy shows ...

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Issue #289 September 16, 2015

Common Ground

connecting students, permanent residents is goal of new neighborhood group

by Mike Seitz

Many college towns struggle to balance the needs of students and permanent residents living in the same neighborhoods, and that’s certainly true for the Historic Randall Park Neighborhood in the heart of Eau Claire ...

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