Fairfax Pool Opens for Season on May 27

Thu. May. 25th, 2017  |  V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Dive into summer as Fairfax Pool opens for the season Saturday, May 27. The outdoor pool will be open from 2 to 6pm May 27, Saturday and May 28, Sunday, and then from noon to 6pm Monday, May 29, before resuming its regular season schedule.


running down some county fair flashbacks

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Mike Paulus, design by Serena Wagner

I can’t remember exactly why we ran across the carnival grounds that afternoon, but I doubt it was my idea. I rarely feel the need to travel faster than a light trot, yet there I was, chasing my cousins ...

From Project Runway to March Madness

when you’re married to a superfan, sports are part of your life – whether you like it or not

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Luc Anthony, Marie Anthony

I’ll be honest. This sports thing doesn’t come easy to me. My heart is happiest with Tim Gunn “make it work moments” and strawberry-peach margaritas. If two years ago someone told me there would come a day I’d be watching ...

Nurturing Nature

Audubon Society event includes field trips, lectures

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

Take part in a nature-filled weekend from June 2-4 with speakers, birdwatching, canoeing, and much more. They Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society is hosting the annual Chippewa Valley Nature Festival ...

Eating for a Good Cause

CF restaurants donate share of sales to free clinic

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

On May 18, supporting the Open Door Clinic in Chippewa Falls is as easy as going out to eat! Who knew eating good food could be so charitable? According to its mission statement ...

Creatures Featured

Exotic Pet Fair has something for all animal lovers

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Hillary Bell

A popular pet-focused event is coming back to Eau Claire, only this time it’s bigger and in a spacious new location. The Exotic Pet Fair is a family-friendly event featuring responsible breeders ...

Simple, Beautiful, but Not Ordinary

Hello Adorn opens modern chic jewelry studio in downtown EC

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new downtown studio workspace for Hello Adorn – the beautiful handmade jewelry line formerly sold at local boutique Isabelle and Co. and currently sold online at the Hello Adorn website ...

Opening Shot | May 17, 2017

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  photos by Andrea Paulseth

IT’S HIP TO ZIP. A pair of happy zip-liners try out the new motorized zip-line at Action City in Eau Claire. Open as of Saturday, May 6, the ride is 130 feet high and 700 feet long. The amusement center also opened up a new outdoor go-kart track on the same day.

8 Can't-Miss Chippewa Falls Events

get these gatherings on your calendar pronto

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In Chippewa Falls, the calendar is filled to the brim with annual events, celebrations, and more! Here’s a compilation of can’t-miss happenings for the next 12 months ...

A Dam Fine History

Lake Wissota and the dam that created it turn 100 this year

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold

Lake Wissota, one of Chippewa Falls' crown jewels – which sparkles like hundreds of diamonds on a sunny day – and the dam that created it celebrate their 100th birthday this year ...

Fostering the Business Ecosystem

for the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, cooperation is key to growth

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

The story of Chippewa County has always been one of entrepreneurs and innovators, from people with household names like Jacob Leinenkugel and Seymour Cray to scores of unsung business owners whose ...

What's in a Name?

the people behind the monikers you see around Chippewa Falls

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  The Chippewa County Historical Society

William Irvine was born in Mount Carroll, Illinois, in 1851. When he was only 15 he moved to Chippewa Falls and was employed by the sawmill. At age 22 he married Adelaide Beardsley in Mount Carroll and the two made their home at Chippewa Falls. They had one adopted daughter ...

A New Place to Fish

Erickson Park will have accessible fishing pier, boat launch

Thu. May. 18th, 2017  |  Tom Giffey

By next year, a vacant piece of land across from Chippewa Falls’ famed Irvine Park will be transformed into a new park complete with a handicapped-accessible fishing pier and boat launch, a family area and pavilion ...