Can You Hear It? It Sounds Like Summer

we’re ready for more sunny, summery local tunes in Phoenix Park

Thu. May. 17th, 2018  |  V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Thirteen summers ago, the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series was born in the heart of Phoenix Park. What started as a fun way to celebrate our beautiful park ...

Thinking Songs

Americana strummer finds inspiration everywhere

Thu. May. 17th, 2018  |  Julia van Allen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

‘Now, Lemme Get This Straight” – This album is the perfect soundtrack for the summer ... Imagine Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles got together and brought a musician under their collective wing ...

Temporary City Hall Move OK’d

Wed. May. 16th, 2018  |  V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’ve driven down Farwell Street anytime over the past year you’ve likely noticed extensive exterior renovations going on at City Hall, 203 S. Farwell St. This summer, those renovations will turn inward ...

Two Lives Recalled During UW-Stout Commencement

Wed. May. 16th, 2018  |  Doug Mell

UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer drew on the lives of two very different people – the late Chancellor Emeritus Charles W. Sorensen and Nick Nelson, a freshman who died this year – to illustrate courage, serving others and being grateful ...

5 Famous Names From Chippewa Falls

Wed. May. 16th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Before he lent his name to the city’s most popular park, William Irvine was a 15-year-old who moved from Illinois and got a job in a Chippewa Falls sawmill. He rose through the ranks and in the 1880s became manager of ...

On the Cover | May 16, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Susan Walsh

Wed. May. 16th, 2018

“In 2014 I discovered the world of visual journaling via Pinterest and YouTube. I have always been interested in art since I was a child. Keeping an art journal, or art practice, was intriguing to me ..."

Opening Shot | May 16, 2018

Wed. May. 16th, 2018  |  photos by Taylor Smith

THEY BOTH FELT IT. Staged by the Eau Claire Children’s Theater at The Oxford theater, Avenue Q is “part flesh, part felt and all heart.” The show (which is meant for mature audiences) won of the Tony “Triple Crown” in 2004 for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Shows remain on May 17, 18, and 19.

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying in Bulk

a whole, half, or quarter means more meat and extra savings

Wed. May. 16th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

For a fiscally conscious family of carnivores, budgeting for protein might be a challenge. However, if you’ve got a mind for planning ahead and some freezer space to spare, buying meat in bulk can be a big money-saver ...