Murder and a Meal

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Zach Schultz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Fun, murder, and food? Sign me up! (Especially because nobody actually gets murdered.) Deb’s Café in Chippewa Falls is hosting a 1960s-themed murder mystery dinner party on Jan. 13. This dinner ...

'We Can Do This, Right?'

EC natives band together to create ambitious web series

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

Ben Beckley (Kreibich), a schizophrenic, and her friend Alex Aldin (Alex Raney), a recovering pill addict, are sharing a moment both fresh out of treatment and therapy. The unlikely duo bond over their shared ...

Event Will Celebrate King Day

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

Several Eau Claire organizations have come together to host a commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15. The ceremony will take place at 6pm at St. James the Greater ...

Mabel Tainter Dismisses Director, Seeks New Leader

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie is in search of a new executive director after dismissing Steve Renfree effective Dec. 29. The historic theater’s board of directors didn’t indicate a specific ...

Eau Claire Library Goes Fine Free in New Year

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire ushered in a new “fine free” policy with the New Year. As of Jan. 1, the library no longer charges late fees for media returned past its due date ...

Music Quick Hits | Jan. 2018

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

A rare treat from the northwoods of Minnesota is coming to Eau Claire for a one-night-only concert with some of the richest folk music ever to tingle your heartstrings. Classically trained violinist ...

Blinking at the Dashboard

it’s cold outside and that makes all the difference

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

I sit here blinking at the dashboard because I can’t believe my engine started. It’s something to smile about. On a Friday morning while the sky is dark and the temperature is 16 degrees below zero and ...

A Man in the Woods Critiques a Man of the Woods

Justin Timberlake’s new brand of woodsy aesthetic feels a little shallow

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018  |  Nickolas Butler

On Feb. 2, Justin Timberlake drops Man of the Woods, his fifth studio album. In a one-minute promotional video for Man of the Woods that has the aesthetic of a Woolrich catalogue combined ...

Opening Shot | Jan. 10, 2018

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018  |  photos by Luong Huynh

JUST A-CROONING AND A-SWOONING. Former Eau Clairian songstress Savannah Smith joined Andy Cook in the The Oxbow Hotel’s gallery for an intimate show on Friday night, Jan. 5.

On the Cover | Jan. 10, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Angie Linneman

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018

"This piece was taken at the Devil’s Punch Bowl near Menomonie. I love all the detail in the photo and the variations in light and color. What I find most fascinating is how the photo captured the delicate make-up and the separateness ..."

Winning Formula

low-profile networking firm grows, buys former college

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In a region sometimes dubbed “Wisconsin’s Silicon Valley,” WIN has been inconspicuous for most of its nearly 20-year history. Tucked away inside Banbury Place, the networking and IT services ...

High Time for a Ragtime Revival

jaunty genre warms up winter for a good cause

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The final chord from the final Eau Claire Ragtime Festival may have reverberated four years ago, but affection for this uniquely American musical genre remains strong in the Chippewa Valley. At its center is Eau Claire’s own ...

Note from the Editor | Jan. 10, 2018

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018  |  Nick Meyer

Here we are in a new year, with new opportunities on the horizon. On page 28 we look ahead into the topics many of us across the community will be talking about in the months ahead ...

Going Yoga? How to Find A Teacher

Hot? Cold? Fast? Slow? The Valley offers a vast array of yoga options

Wed. Jan. 10th, 2018  |  Chris Hayden

Having grown up around here in the 1980s and ’90s, I think I can safely say that the alternative health boom of the ’90s was only distantly echoed in the Valley. Practitioners of yoga, for instance ...

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