New-Wave Weaving

Tue. May. 3rd, 2016

by Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire artist goes 3D with woven creations

About a year ago, Heidi Haubrich saw some samples of 3D woven art online and decided that she had to try making some herself. As a long-time lover of crafts and do-it-yourself projects ...

Historical Thrills

Tue. May. 3rd, 2016

by Gigi Roelant, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire author delves into WWII with new spy novel

Veteran thriller author Gary Johnston has taken a daring dive into a new genre with his latest book, Pedigree. The genre shift has been a long time coming ...

Terraform Travelers

Tue. May. 3rd, 2016

by Eric Christenson

hardcore band finds its strength in touring country

For all their togetherness, their blistering energy, and their high-octane hardcore tunes, Terraform is made up of members who rarely live in the same place. With two members in Memphis ...

United Through Music

Tue. May. 3rd, 2016

by Amelia Kimball

UW-Stout choral and jazz students receive grant for music trip to China

UW-Stout hopes to start a new music tradition, beginning with an upcoming 10-day trip to China ...

Vicarious Roller Grrrl

Tue. May. 3rd, 2016

by Laura Lash, photos by Luong Huynh

roller derby is an exercise in empowerment – for fans as well as competitors

As we enter the sports center, the matchup has already begun. The Chippewa Valley Roller Girls are hosting the Keweenaw Roller Girls from ...

Now Hiring: Editorial & Development Manager

Tue. May. 3rd, 2016

by V1 Staff

Volume One is seeking an editorial and development manager for a new position on our talented team. This role focuses largely on leading our partner publication, Chippewa Valley Family - a magazine, website, and stand-alone brand featuring family-oriented stories, resources, events, and news. Chippewa Valley Family was launched in the summer of 2015. Learn more!

Phoenix Park Bridge Project Aims to Add Lights and Color

Tue. May. 3rd, 2016

by Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new project from the combined brainpower of Downtown Eau Claire Inc., UW-Eau Claire, and the Eau Claire Noon Rotary Club would put dynamic, programmable lights on the Phoenix Park bridge this year. At a windy press gathering in in front of the historic bridge, which has been there since 1903, the groups shed some light (wink) on the $250,000 to $300,000 project.

Shaun Johnson Big Band Ready for You to 'Experience' Rescheduled Gig (May 3)

Mon. May. 2nd, 2016

by Tom Giffey

If you were disappointed when the Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience’s gig at the State Theatre was canceled last month – or if you’re simply a lover of a contemporary spin on that swingin’ Big Band sound – then perk up your ears! The Emmy-winning singer-songwriter ...

Eau Claire Marathon 2016

photos by Kelsey Smith

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The eighth annual Eau Claire Marathon had over 3,800 runners racing through town on Sunday, May 1, beginning and ending in Carson Park. Fifty-five charities benefited from this year’s race ...

A Big Home for Little Critters

Mon. May. 2nd, 2016

by Tom Giffey

By the end of the month, the Irvine Park Zoo’s smaller animals – and the people who visit them – will have new digs.

The Great Hair Ball 2016

photos by Andrea Paulseth

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On Thursday, April 28 The Great Hair Ball took place at The Lismore in downtown Eau Claire. At this one-of-a-kind hair show and competition, you were the judge. Stylists showcased ...

11 Sconnie Fun Facts for Your Next Trivia Night

Fri. Apr. 29th, 2016

by Ty Randerson

How much do you know about Wisconsin? Living here is one thing, but our great state has some pretty cool trivia. How many of these cool Wisconsin facts did you already know?

Eau Claire Jazz Fest: 52nd Street 2016

photos by Kelsey Smith

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On Friday, April 22, Barstow Street in Downtown Eau Claire kicked off the '52nd Street' event, part of the 50th Annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival. It multiple downtown venues offering music and performances right on the street.

50th Annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival

photos by Kelsey Smith

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The Eau Claire Jazz Festival is a two-day music festival featuring student competitions for middle school, high school, and college vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as jazz events for the entire community to enjoy.

Winter Beach Party at The Complexx

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Wednesday, April 20 was the last Winter Beach Party of the season at the Complexx at Wagner's Lanes. Parents and children were invited to join the fun inside the heated dome with beach toys, a sprinkler, water station, and snack.

Family-Friendly Ideas for Summer Break

Thu. Apr. 21st, 2016

by Travel Wisconsin

Summer is coming soon, but it will all be over before you know it. Don’t let your kids waste a moment indoors, plugged into their electronics, when you can be out having fun together ...

5 Easy Wisconsin Day Trips

Thu. Apr. 21st, 2016

by V1 Staff

take a drive to see our state’s beauty

It’s pretty easy to love the Chippewa Valley. But as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Sometimes you need to take a day off and go see ...