Orphan's Final Curtain

ECCT to perform Annie for last time at State Theatre

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017  |  by Lauren Fisher

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is bringing the family classic Annie to the State Theatre for the last time on that historic stage. “It’s a feel-good musical with a positive message and has all the elements ...

A Synthy New Aero Flynn Single

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017  |  V1 Staff, photos by Luong Huynh

It’s been two years since we last heard recordings from Aero Flynn, the Minneapolis-based band made up Eau Clairians Josh Scott, Ben Lester, Dave Power, and more. After the release of 2015’s self-titled record ...

Brand New Brand Book

Menomonie marketing guru wants to grab your attention in 8 seconds or less

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017  |  Barbara Arnold

"You don’t have time to blow it." The first sentence in international branding expert David Brier’s newly published hard copy and e-book, Brand Intervention: 33 Steps to Transform the Brand You Have into the Brand You Need, is prophetic.

Clarity of Purpose

Williams Diamond Center takes a personal approach to customers’ jewelry needs

Tue. Nov. 14th, 2017

Since its inception, Williams Diamond Center has specialized in fine jewelry, catering to customers who want cutting-edge trends as well as classics. In recent years, the store has added a focus on custom jewelry, thanks to in-house designer Teva Dekel, who works with customers to create personalized treasures.

Zoom Away Satisfied

Family-owned Chilson Automotive is an industry rarity, right here in our backyard

Tue. Nov. 14th, 2017

A Light Touch

Bed, Bath, & Drapery puts a spotlight on making your home beautiful

Tue. Nov. 14th, 2017

For Larry Kleist, the goal has always been to offer something you can’t find anywhere else in Eau Claire. Sure, you can find blinds, curtains, and other such items around town, but at Bed, Bath & Drapery, Kleist endeavors to carry high-quality products no one else is selling.

Quintessential Shopping

Foreign 5 is one-of-a-kind special occasion store

Tue. Nov. 14th, 2017

Foreign 5 has an array of women’s clothing and a seasonal gifts section. With racks featuring everything from carefully matched, earth-tone ensembles to blingy Green Bay gear, the fashion-forward will feel right at home. The gift department offers puzzles, magnets, and plenty of wall hangings with inspirational quotes.

Furnishing Fixture

Economy Furniture opens new location in its 75th year in business

Tue. Nov. 14th, 2017

Economy Furniture has been giving Chippewa Valley residents the opportunity to shop with their senses for 67 years from their current Chippewa Falls location and 75 years in total. Buster Pregent opened it under the name Pregent’s Furniture on Spring Street in Chippewa Falls in 1942.


Mon. Nov. 13th, 2017  |  Jon Loomis

Tonight we celebrate the Great Mistake of the Wampanoag, / who should have gutted the Puritan freaks or let them starve ...

Fashion Focus

we scoured a few local hotspots for the most fashion-forward individuals we could find to talk about their unique style

Mon. Nov. 6th, 2017  |  photos by Andrea Paulseth

We scoured a few local hotspots for the most fashion-forward individuals we could find to talk about their unique style.

Get a Ticket for the Greek Show

The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is poised for NBA superstardom. Will Wisconsin sports fans notice?

Mon. Nov. 6th, 2017  |  Luc Anthony

It’s pronounced “AHN-TEH-to-KOONM-poh.” Now that we’ve got that out of the way, you now know how to explain the topic of this column to your friend/significant other/child. The topic at hand ...

My Father, My Hero

veteran’s gallantry at a distant time in a distant war still resonates with his son

Mon. Nov. 6th, 2017  |  Timothy Dolan

As we plan our Veteran’s Day ceremony at Menomonie Middle School, I am almost giddy having just confirmed with my father, David Dolan – former Marine and Vietnam veteran ...

Valley Honors Veterans

Volunteer, gather, and BBQ to thank veterans for service

Mon. Nov. 6th, 2017  |  Lauren Fisher

The Chippewa Valley is gearing up to honor former service members with several Veteran’s Day events the weekend of Nov. 11. Begin at Minnesota Wire as they host their 10th annual ...

Nacho Average Chip and Dip

Together Farms and Chip Magnet pair up for cheesy gig

Mon. Nov. 6th, 2017  |  Emily Kinzel

What’s better than Taco Tuesday? Nacho Friday! Join local companies Together Farms and Chip Magnet for a nacho-filled event, Nacho Night Six Ways Cooking Demo. Release yourself from your Netflix ...