Eaux Claires 2016 Releases Day-To-Day Schedules

Tue. Aug. 2nd, 2016

by V1 Staff

Today, from Eaux Claires 2016 organizers: "We're happy to announce our 2016 Friday schedule! You can also find an interactive schedule within the Eaux Claires Mobile App available in the iOS and Android store(s)."

New Downtown Parking Ramp Opens Early

Tue. Aug. 2nd, 2016

by V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Opening in time to serve this summer's Farmers Market shoppers and attendees of the Sounds like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park, Eau Claire's new downtown parking ramp on North Barstow Street is set to open ...

Chalkfest 2016: Winners Gallery

photos by Andrea Paulseth

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For the second year, Volume One partnered with UW-Eau Claire to present Chalkfest at its new home on UWEC's beautiful campus mall ... This photo gallery shows the winner and honorable mention for each category ...

Chalkfest 2016: The Big Day

photos by Andrea Paulseth

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For the second year, Volume One partnered with UW-Eau Claire to present Chalkfest at its new home on UWEC's beautiful campus mall – on Saturday, July 30 – with over 150 local and regional artists ...

Chalkfest 2016: Tour All the Entries!

photos by Andrea Paulseth

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For the second year, Volume One partnered with UW-Eau Claire to present Chalkfest at its new home on UWEC's beautiful campus mall – on Saturday, July 30 – with over 150 local and regional artists. This photo gallery shows all of the artists' entries from 2016.

Star Tribune Travel Section Profiles Eau Claire

Fri. Jul. 29th, 2016

by Mike Paulus

This Sunday (July 31) the Star Tribune’s travel section will feature a front page spread on one of the Midwest’s day trip hotspots: Eau Claire. ‘Tis true. Hot on the heels of the city’s profile in Time Magazine ...

UPDATED (8/3): Tubing Prohibited in Eau Claire Until Water Testing Complete

Thu. Jul. 28th, 2016

by Mike Paulus

On Thursday at a special press conference in Phoenix Park, city officials addressed a sewage leak in the Eau Claire River, near the confluence. On Wednesday the leak had prompted the city to prohibit tubing and other water recreation on much of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers within the city limits.

Swat in Hell

Thu. Jul. 28th, 2016

by Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

something really bugs me about summer in Wisconsin

I have hairy forearms. You wouldn’t stare at them if you were seated next to me at a restaurant or anything, but close inspection, you’d discover I maintain a robust, masculine forest or arm follicles. The same is true for my legs. So if I’m sporting a T-shirt-n-shorts combo ...

Summer Night

Thu. Jul. 28th, 2016

by John Hildebrand

The sun has gone down and with it the heat. At the other end of the farm, the moon has yet to rise, though enough light remains to see dark rows of raspberry bushes and a pale field road climbing into a darker forest ...

Embracing Teamwork in Music

Thu. Jul. 28th, 2016

by Ed Hudgins

Nobody’s good at everything. So why do we expect musicians to be?

I am thankful we are all wired differently, that we all come to the table with a variety of skills, abilities, and experiences. This makes life much richer, don’t you think? Diversity, when embraced and celebrated ...

A Rail of a Tale

Thu. Jul. 28th, 2016

by Tom Giffey

Swampers kick of Pure Water Days with musical revue

Last year, Chippewa Falls’ favorite – and possibly only – “swampgrass” band presented an original show dedicated to the mighty, Valley-carving Chippewa River. This year, the Swampers will use their instrumental (including violin, banjo, guitar, and even kazoo) and vocal (they promise “4 ½-part harmony”) talents to explore another historic means of transportation ...

Foam-Tipped Fury

Thu. Jul. 28th, 2016

by Sammy Gibbons

new Nerf gun arena hosts grand-opening battle

Ready your (harmless) weapons! The grand opening event of Eau Claire’s newest battlefront, Darts On Demand, is coming up on Aug. 6. Nerf wars will begin every half hour during the noon-to-4pm celebration, and anyone ages eight and older is welcome to battle for glory ...

Black Dog Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce Inside the City

Thu. Jul. 28th, 2016

by Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Farmlands sprawl for miles just past the outskirts of Eau Claire. However, to find fresh produce, city folk can travel to a place much closer to their own backyards. Two Eau Claire farmers, Chad Rykal and Brett Berg, own Black Dog Urban Farm ...

Friday Nights in Eagle River

Thu. Jul. 28th, 2016

by Katy Macek

football, love, and betrayal collide in local writer’s romance novel

The bright stadium lights illuminate the crisp, fall Friday night. The high school’s star quarterback launches the ball downfield, where it lands magnetically into his wide receiver’s hands ...

Method Writing

Thu. Jul. 28th, 2016

by Hailey Novak

area writer’s thrillers come from real life experiences

When I first dialed Alexi Venice, she sounded strong and sure of herself, much like her fictitious character Pepper McCallen. “There’s no doubt that Pepper was my alter ego in the first book,” Venice tells me.

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