Opening Shot | Oct. 2, 2019

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019  |  photos by Andrea Paulseth

PICTURE THIS. Check out the back of Skin Prints (403 S. Farwell St.) in downtown Eau Claire for another great mural project. This one – visible from Main Street – was created in late September by Eric Schultz (of Skin Prints) and artist Salt Rock (from southern Wisconsin).

On the Cover | Oct. 2, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Ned Gannon

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019

“‘Up Heave Problems’ serves as an expression of my feelings about the upheaval of nonhuman/natural communities and the long-term effects, when we, as stewards, fail to recognize ..."

Cholesterol: Know Your Numbers

nearly one-third of Eau Claire residents has high blood cholesterol

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019  |  Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 deaths across the country, and high cholesterol is one of the largest risk factors for heart disease. While the body can make all the cholesterol that it needs ...

Living Well With Dementia

making every season of life count when you are experiencing memory loss

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019  |  Russell Martoccio

Autumn in Wisconsin seems to come without warning at a time when the fruitful days of midsummer are beginning to wane but when it still seems as though food, endless plenty, and the warmth ...

Feed Your Brain With the MIND Diet

local dietician advocates for memory-preservation diet

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019  |  Briana Novacek

As we age, many factors can affect how our bodies function. These factors may seem out of our control, but there are actually things one can do to boost physical and mental functioning. Pam VanKampen of Chippewa Falls has been a registered dietician for 32 years ...

The Right Age to Play

Chippewa Valley seniors are recognizing the benefits of an active lifestyle – and for many of them, pickleball is key

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

About five years ago, the City of Eau Claire was poised to remove worn-out, rarely used tennis courts at McDonough Park, a narrow strip of green space tucked away off Centre Street on the city’s near ...

Check Out the Glass-O-Lanterns

Glass Orchard offers hand-blown glass pumpkins for the season

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019  |  Caitlin Boyle

October is officially here, which means it’s time to head on out to the pumpkin patch and stock up for the upcoming holiday season. The Glass Orchard in Eau Claire is gearing up for its third annual pumpkin sale, but the pumpkins ...

The Most Dangerous Game

Can a Viking fan survive a border battle at Lambeau Field? (Spoiler alert: Yes, he can.)

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019  |  Luc Anthony

There was one sporting event I could not attend. I didn’t know if I’d survive the experience; I might get killed. I would never go to a ...

Book Fest Q&A: Rebecca Makkai

Pulitzer finalist’s acclaimed novel examines impact of AIDS on the Midwest

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019  |  V1 Staff

Rebecca Makkai delves into the impact of the 1980s AIDS epidemic on her native Chicago in her 2018 novel, The Great Believers, which was a finalist for ...

Fall Starts With Fresh Art

catch some culture with the 21st Fresh Art Tour

Wed. Oct. 2nd, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

Thirty artists are opening their home studios and galleries for the 21st annual Fresh Art Tour just as Mother Nature is painting the color of leaves to from green to red, orange, gold, and brown ...

My Office, Your Office

downtown tavern gets new name, new vibe

Wed. Oct. 2nd, 2019  |  Maddy Mortimer, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If your coworker said “I’m going to My Office” on a Friday evening, you might be taken aback. Who would want to spend Friday night at their office? Well, the clever play on words is exactly the point of the new ...

Let’s Get Crafty, Y’all

AR Workshop in Chippewa offers creative DIY options

Wed. Oct. 2nd, 2019  |  Stephanie Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

‘Love well, work hard, and play harder,” has always been the motto of the Bergs. Kathie Berg and her daughter, Taylor, consider Chippewa Falls their hometown. With a vibrant downtown area filled ...

Can a Lake Have Rights?

Voters in Toledo say it can. What does this mean for our waterways?

Wed. Oct. 2nd, 2019  |  Tori Johnson

Four years after the water supply for 500,000 people in Toledo, Ohio, was reported as toxic and unsafe for drinking in 2014, a small community group decided enough was enough ...

October Sky

Wed. Oct. 2nd, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Shannon Sorenson

At night. Sometimes I get dizzy looking up at the sky. When I look past the black tree branches and past the moon. When I look up to the tiny grains of light littering the atmosphere ...

For Whom the Belfry Tolls

former church housing gift shop to be demolished

Wed. Oct. 2nd, 2019  |  Nathan Hopp, photos by Tom Giffey

At the busy intersection of North Farwell and East Madison streets in downtown Eau Claire stands a lonely former church that will soon be demolished. This is the shared location of the Belfry House of Gifts ...

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