The Making of a Dress Designer

catching up with Linyage to talk heirlooms, brides, and trends

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018  |  Justine Childs

Lindsay Ulness grew up in Eau Claire and loved drawing since she could remember. In fifth grade her class sewed teddy bears and she fell in love. She asked for a sewing machine for her 12th birthday and started creating ...

Wedding Shots: Love Rains Down

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018  |  V1 Staff, photos by Leslie Duffy

The rain didn’t stop the lovely Britt and Devaen Randall from enjoying their special day – isn’t rain good luck on your wedding day? The bridal party wore classic black and the ladies carried beautiful red roses from Avalon Floral ...

Starting Something New

Seeking the perfect wedding location? Here are some of the Valley’s newest venues.

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The Chippewa Valley has no shortage of venues for your special day, from scenic parks where you can begin your married life surrounded by natural beauty to hotel ballrooms where you can wine and dine like stars ...

Asking the Wedding Experts

talking to local photographers, florists, and more about all the crazy weddings they’ve attended

Wed. Jan. 24th, 2018  |  photos by Randy Lee

“I saw a bride’s wedding dress nearly get pooped on by her bare-bottomed toddler. I didn’t know the child was about to poop and ended up with a picture of the moment.”

Resolved to Unplug

in a Wi-Fi world, some Chippewa Vallians are taking steps to get away from the screen

Wed. Jan. 24th, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold

By the time this issue of Volume One is published, we’ll be 24 days into 2018. Forty-one percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, according to the website Statistic Brain. Some of you are ...

From Altar to Stage

actor returns to EC to direct fundraiser performance

Tue. Jan. 23rd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Pat O’Brien was at the Camaraderie – a Water Street bar that has since burned down – with some UW-Eau Claire theater students after a performance of The Time of Your Life when the group discovered ...

LOCAL BABIES: The Year of Jack (and Jackson and Jaxson)

the biggest baby names of 2017

Tue. Jan. 23rd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

If you don’t know Jack, you will soon enough. “Jack” and several of its variations – Jackson and Jaxson – were among the most popular baby names in the Chippewa Valley during the just-completed year, according to area hospitals ...

New Year's Kiss

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Jan Carroll

I have a clock in my kitchen stopped / a few minutes short of midnight. Even though / it’s broken beyond hope, I keep it there by the sink / to remind me—not of the ever-impending end ...

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