New Faces, Old Barriers

Benjamin, Lor proud of council victories, but say they will represent city as a whole

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Incoming Eau Claire City Council members John Lor and Laura Benjamin – who won at-large seats in the April 2 election – will both bring unique skills and qualifications to the 11-member governing body ...

On the Cover | April 17, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from David Frasheski

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019

“Painting outdoors or ‘en plein air’ is a tradition passed down from the founders of Impressionism. Escaping the studio and painting out in the elements presents ..."

Opening Shot | April 17, 2019

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019  |  photos by Branden Nall

A SHARPLY DRESSED STUDENT TAKES TO THE RUNWAY ... Fashion Without Fabric is UW-Stout’s annual event where art and design students showcase unique fashion creations built from creative materials – anything but fabric. The show took place Saturday night, April 13, in UW-Stout’s Great Hall ...

Improvisation and Inner Peace

Phippen and friends’ album an exercise in tranquility

Wed. Apr. 17th, 2019  |  Nathan Hopp, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Grammy-nominated flutist Peter Phippen has released a collaboration with Ivar Lunde Jr. and Tiit Raid, each one providing soul-enrapturing music on Phippen’s newest album, Seven. It is a stunning ...

Weld at the Helm

councilman pledges middle course as he takes over presidency

Wed. Apr. 17th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As the newly elected president of the Eau Claire City Council, Terry Weld says he will plot a centrist course in the coming year and work to bring balance back to the body ...

Work Begins to Light up Grand Ave. Bridge

Tue. Apr. 16th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Weekday walkers, bikers, and other peddlers and perambulators will have to find a new way around downtown for the next few weeks because of the second phase of work on the Grand Avenue Pedestrian Footbridge. The installation of architectural lighting ...

Food Truck Friday Fast Approaching

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Got a hankering for some street food? Us, too! Volume One’s Food Truck Friday, presented in partnership with Silver Spring, will launch its second season May 3 on the Great Lawn in front ...

5 Can’t-Miss Wisconsin Spring Fests

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Travel Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, spring festival season begins as soon as the ground thaws and the first bits of green begin peeking out of the ground. Whether you’re interested in rare mushrooms or maple syrup ...

Book a Trip: 5 bookstores worth the drive

indie bookstores pepper the upper Midwest, creating perfect travel opportunities for people who love reading

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Kellie Williams

Have you ever planned your vacation around the bookstores you could visit on the way? Does your souvenir collection include bookmarks from all the places you’ve been? Do you pack your suitcase ...

‘Fingers Crossed’ for More Skiing

spring may be here, but snow remains at the U.P.’s Mount Bohemia Ski Resort

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

There’s something to be said about the lake effect in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, where the average snowfall is roughly 300 inches, The Ski Journal said. For Midwestern folks ...

Border Crossing Boogaloo

tips for visiting our neighbor to the north (and we don’t mean the U.P.)

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

When it comes to road tripping, Wisconsinites have a geographical advantage when it comes to international vacationing. Depending on how committed you are at the wheel, a day’s drive can probably get you within eyesight of a Mountie or moose ...

6 Badger State Spots for Silver Screen Sights

Hollywood put these Wisconsin locations on the big screen, and you can put them on your vacation itinerary

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Wisconsin is a long way from Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean that filmmakers haven’t come calling when they need eye-catching settings – from space-age museums to historic banks to the world’s largest carousel – for their action blockbusters and costume dramas ...


Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  BJ Hollars

My neighbors did the logical thing: rolled out the chicken wire, planted the stakes, and transformed their garden into a fortress. Sun and rain still had access, though no longer the rabbits, or the raccoons ...

Neighbors Divided by Outrage

who really benefits when each news story splits us into two arguing camps?

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019  |  Walter Rhein

Why is it that every news story is prepackaged with an assigned category of outrage? You don’t read about a notable advertisement from Gillette, you read about how a notable advertisement from Gillette ...

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