Lawning Season

Thu. May. 10th, 2018  |  Hope Greene

A lawn is a poor excuse for a grassland. Try to get lost on a lawn. Close your eyes, spin around three times, drop belly-down to the earth and open your eyes. You’ll still be on a lawn–there will be the road ...

Prep Sports Were Snow Fun This Spring

extended winter conditions wreak havoc with high school schedules

Tue. May. 8th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

You probably know the common saying about the western Wisconsin climate: We have nine months of winter, and three months of bad sledding. Sure, in most years this seems like hyperbole, but 2018 ...

Get Your Dancing Shoes Ready for the Hullabaloo!

Chippewa Valley Family & Prevea offer music series

Tue. May. 8th, 2018  |  V1 Staff, photos by Mike O'Brien

For three Saturday mornings this summer – during the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market and the Artist Market of Eau Claire – Chippewa Valley Family will host FREE live music on the Phoenix Park labyrinth ...

A Span Down by the River

navigating some of Eau Claire’s very best bridges

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

Here’s an exciting, engaging question that’s totally not boring: What’s your favorite local bridge?

It’s a Big World out There

UWEC professor creates award-winning short film

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Julia van Allen

Jyl Kelley ignores dimensions and transforms still photos into a sensory experience. The UW-Eau Claire professor leans on technology and nature in her creative process. As an intermedia artist, Kelley plays with these distinctions ...

Regis Ready to Play

teacher spearheads community theater group

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Haley Wright

Regis Catholic Schools is launching a new organization, the Regis Community Theatre, this year. The theater will put on three shows with religious themes annually at the auditorium at Regis High School ...

Artisan Forge Hosts Spring Art Market

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Measha Vieth, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The work of dozens of artisans – including 25 in-house artists and 10 outside collaborators – will be on display at the Springtime Uptown Artisan Market from 9am-6pm Saturday, May 5, at Artisan Forge Studios, 1106 Mondovi Road. Artisan Forge Studios is a unique community ...

Pablo Center Seeks Artists for First Exhibit

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Years of planning, millions of dollars, and countless hours of labor have raised a gleaming palace on the banks where the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers meet. Now, it’s time for artists to breathe life into the Pablo Center at the Confluence ...

Fanfare for Forgotten Veterans

Chippewa Falls poet’s two volumes focus on PTSD, Vietnam experience

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Consider, for a moment (and may that moment stretch like your shadow in the day’s decline), humanity’s affinity for armed conflict. Consider, too, its reluctance to attend to the fragmented aftermath beyond hollow slogans ...

Life and Death Reflections

Eau Claire undertaker’s daughter pens memoir

Fri. May. 4th, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold, photos by Barbara Arnold

It’s dawn. The sun is rising over the Eastside Hill, touching the towers of Sacred Heart Church. Shades of orange, red, and coral erupt against the dark gray-blue sky. Moving slowly over where the two rivers ...