Holy Tones

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by Sammy Gibbons

vibe with The Nunnery's soothing, echoey vocal loops

The illustrious Eau Claire sound continues to resonate as new local artists and venues are popping up frequently. One of the latest blossoming acts is The Nunnery ...

From Dream to Business in Just 48 Hours?

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by Tom Giffey

Getting your entrepreneurial idea off the ground may only take 48 hours. Startup 48, a weekend-long event designed to launch new business ideas, will be held Oct. 14-16 ...

Solar Power Info Sessions Scheduled

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by V1 Staff

Want to plug into clean energy from the sun but don’t know where to start? Check out one of two upcoming informational meetings in Eau Claire hosted by the Midwest ...

JAMF Foundation Donates Artwork

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by V1 Staff

Downtown Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park will soon have a major sculpture that reflects its mythical name. On June 28 the Eau Claire City Council was expected ...

Big Dreams for Tiny Houses

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new nonprofit builds little homes for the homeless

On a hot and muggy Friday night and Saturday in June, 15 or so volunteers – who ranged in age from 10 to 70-something and came from all walks of life and faiths – gathered with hammers ...

It's Not Just a Game

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by Eric Anderson, design by Serena Wagner

kubb has been changing lives in the Valley for over 10 years

I have lost count of the number of times people have told me kubb has changed their lives. It happens more often now, but it started within my first year of moving to Eau Claire ...

Opening Shot | June 29, 2016

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

photos by Michael Lundebrek

RAFT CRAFT AIN’T DAFT. The Chippewa River set the stage for another legendary FATFAR (Frenchtown Annual Tube Float and Regatta) on June 26, starting in Chippewa Falls and ending ...

The Valley's Brewing Boom

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by Nick Meyer

It’s become quite clear there’s a local microbrewery revolution taking place in the Chippewa Valley. I’ll admit I’m not the biggest beer drinker in town, but the kinds of establishments ...

On the Cover | June 29, 2016

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

artwork by Kelly Boyea

"The piece 'Pinnacle' is a bleed monotype from a semester of study into the art of serigraphy. As a monotype this is a unique print and being a ‘bleed monotype’ ..."

Acupuncture for Your Pet?

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by Hailey Novak

it could help relieve pain and boost their immune system

If the idea of inserting tiny needles into specific places in your pet’s body to provide health benefits sounds a little out of the ordinary to you, you’re not exactly alone. That said, there are some Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs) right here in the Chippewa Valley ...

New Digs for Cats

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by Sammy Gibbons

Eau Claire Humane Association upgrades its feline facilities

The Eau Claire County Humane Association recently remodeled the hangout area for the 15 cats that it currently fosters. A local foundation funded the extreme makeover, which was completed in March, with an $8,000 grant. The space, known as the cat colony room ...

Pets From the Past

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by Kate Edenborg

new exhibit looks at victorian-era pets of Menomonie

Kittens lighting a cannon. Rabbits on leashes. Popular Internet memes? New social media sensations? Nope. These are images featured in the “Turn of the Century Pets” exhibit at the historic Wilson Place Mansion in Menomonie ...

When Inga Met Alice

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by Tom Giffey, photos by Mark Aumann

Alice in Dairyland (and nine of her predecessors) gather around public TV's Farm Table

When Alice traveled through the looking glass, she discovered a land populated with talking flowers, living chess pieces, and Jabberwocks. When Inga traveled through a 21st century looking glass into her own TV program, she discovered an Alice ...

Local Harvest Schedule 2016

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

by V1 Staff

Get your food when it was meant to be gotten! Make sure you’re buying your stuff in season! Don’t know when that is? Here’s a handy chart that should last you through the summer.

Hotel, Convention Center Added to Plans for UWEC Event Facility

Tue. Jun. 28th, 2016

by Tom Giffey

A hotel – or even two of them – and convention space should be part of a proposed event center development on Menomonie Street, partners in the project said Tuesday. Visit Eau Claire, the region’s tourism promotion agency ...

Menomonie Airfest & Autorama 2016

photos by Kelly Whitman

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The Menomonie Airfest and Autorama took place on Saturday, June 25 at the Menomonie Municipal Airport and featured an air show, car show, helicopter candy drop, radar run, kids activities and more

Check Out Fairfax Pool's Dollar Swim Days

Tue. Jun. 28th, 2016

by V1 Staff

If saving money floats your boat, Fairfax Pool’s next Dollar Swim Day should be smooth sailing. Anyone with a floatation device can swim for $1 from 11:30am to 7pm on Thursday, June 30, at 4200 Fairfax St.

Book Pedalers: Public library hits the trail with BookBike

Tue. Jun. 28th, 2016

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire’s public librarians are ready to break a sweat to bring books to unexpected places. Their tool is a brand-new BookBike, a pedal-powered branch library that you’ll begin seeing this summer ...

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