On This Day

Wed. Aug. 31st, 2016

by Jeannie Roberts

this first day of autumn // I'll remember the bristle // of woolly bears strolling // toward clover moving ...

Eau Claire Wants YOUR Opinion

Tue. Aug. 30th, 2016

by V1 Staff

The City of Eau Claire is asking us to participate in The National Citizen Survey, designed to provide a baseline of how our local government is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the Eau Claire, and to make comparisons with other cities.

Population: 485 at Big Top Chautauqua

photos by Luong Huynh

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Author Michael Perry and guests presented a stage adaptation of Perry’s sometimes comic, sometimes heartbreaking bestselling memoir Population: 485 at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 28. Featuring a host of local actors ...

LISTEN: Bon Iver drops another new track from 22, A Million

Mon. Aug. 29th, 2016

by Eric Christenson

The new Bon Iver record, 22, A Million, comes out in almost exactly one month, but last night the band dropped another new single: A rollicking, melancholy track called 33 “GOD” – with all of its orchestral flourishes ...

Where FM Means Fine Music

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

by Katie Vagnino, photos by Andrea Paulseth

a look inside humble, independent Chippewa Falls radio station WCFW, its eclectic programming, and the spirit behind it all

I’ll never forget the moment I first stumbled upon the oddball frequency – I had just moved to Eau Claire and was in my car scanning through local stations when I landed on a Rosemary Clooney ballad ...


Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

by Max Garland

312A has a broken arm though sometimes / it’s her leg. Bed 312B has lost her Kleenex / and given name. The loss leaks out ...

Lake Hallie Lives

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

by Sammy Gibbons

new documentary features local stories and voices

Lake Hallie. That blip on the map, the sidewalk crack between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. To many, an unknown place that is often forgotten. To the long-time residents of the village ...

How Grape Is This?

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

by Barbara Arnold

wine, art, and fun mix at Arc of Dunn County fundraiser

Wine. Art. A worthy cause. These three will be present at the second annual Corks & Canvas fundraiser for The Arc of Dunn County – but will you be? Last year’s event surpassed organizers’ expectations with 250 people attending and raising $5,000. Due to increased demand ...

Not So Secret Show

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

by Sammy Gibbons

cozy show planned for Michael Perry and The Long Beds

The nights of September, evenings of rich late-summer, early-fall weather, are meant to be spent listening to the crooning of local artists. Pine Hollow Studios offers cozy, intimate musical experiences perfect for these times, at shows for audiences ...

Panel Flip-Flops, Green-Lights Pub in Historic Menomonie St. Building

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

by Tom Giffey

A historic landmark in Eau Claire may become a “gastro pub” after a city panel changed its mind and approved the plan. On Aug. 15, the city Plan Commission voted to allow a tavern in the century-old brick structure known as the Kaiser Building, 1004 Menomonie St. In July, the same ...

New Restaurant Roblé Will Have Southwestern Zing

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

by Sammy Gibbons

A new Eau Claire eatery plans to opens its doors in a space that has seen its share of new doors opening. The Letnes family, owners of Milwaukee Burger Co. and Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Grill, will premiere ...

Cool Treats Coming Downtown

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

by Eric Christenson

hoping to open by mid-April, a new ice cream parlor is gearing up its space on Galloway Street

Utilizing the bones of the old Smith Insurance Agency building at 503 Galloway St. – smack dab on the bustling corner of Galloway and Farwell – a new ice cream shop called ...

Veggin' Out at UW-Stout

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

by Jerry Poling

student compost helps campus garden grow

Student workers at UW-Stout’s campus garden – aptly named UW-Sprout – make sure sustainability and natural are more than just buzzwords ...

Floating Yogis Find Balance

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

by Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new business teaches yoga atop paddleboards

Practicing yoga involves an unbelievable amount of balance. But imagine taking that to the extreme, standing in a one-legged tree pose on a wobbly board, fighting the forces of gravity that are attempting ...

Let's Be Honest: Your Best Story

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At Let's Be Honest – V1's grownup storytelling series – some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. For each installment, multiple storytellers ...

Examining Ager

Thu. Aug. 25th, 2016

by Doug Pearson

new film tells the story of famed Norwegian immigrant writer

Ask people almost anywhere in Eau Claire if they know where the Waldemar Ager Museum is and you are likely to get a blank look. Even though many people pass the house twice daily on West Madison Street ...

Get Ready for Another Another Independent International Film Fest

Thu. Aug. 25th, 2016

by Sammy Gibbons

Attention all movie-lovers! Get that popcorn poppin’ because Another Independent International Film Festival is returning to Eau Claire Sept. 8-10. The event is put on by Chippewa Valley Community Television (CVCTV), and all proceeds will go to that organization ...

All Together: Confluence of Art Biennial Brings out the Region's Best

Thu. Aug. 25th, 2016

by Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

One way of defining “confluence,” according to the dictionary, is “a body of water formed by the flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like.” In this case, the body of water is an art exhibit, which is formed by the output flowing from regional artists’ creative minds ...

Roberts on a Romp

Thu. Aug. 25th, 2016

by Darrion Behrendt, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Valley poet employs humor, lyricism

Jeannie E. Roberts, author of Beyond Bulrush, is back with a new full-length poetry collection titled Romp and Ceremony. In her last book, Roberts entranced readers with visions of the Midwestern landscape and its beauty. While Romp and Ceremony is full ...

Defining Mortality

Thu. Aug. 25th, 2016

by Katy Macek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new poetry book takes readers on an emotional journey to happiness

At a reading series in Massachusetts several years ago, UW-Eau Claire professor Jon Loomis hosted several high-profile readers ...