Precision Course

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Mike Seitz, photos by Frank H. Robinson

chippewa valley sports car club's autocross puts enthusiasts behind the wheel

What we drive is often just a means of transportation, giving us a way to get from point A to point B. For members of the Chippewa Valley Sports Car Club, a car is something that becomes a lot of your personality, explains Steven Andringa. Steven ...

In the Fast Lane

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Tom Giffey

restaurateur’s new business blasts off with high-performance parts for cutting-edge motorcycle

Last year, while western Wisconsin restaurateur Henry Chan was waiting for delivery of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat he’d ordered, he saw an ad for another machine that seemed to have blasted out of a big-screen comic book ...

Big Orange Crane

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Mike Paulus, illustrated by Joe Maurer

welcoming downtown EC’s tall, but temporary guest

Driving on Main Street into downtown Eau Claire, you can see it. Up ahead, the Big Orange Crane stands tall and proud at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers. When it first arrived a few months back, it was a delightful surprise, ...

Global Guffaws

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Tom Giffey

Harlem Globetrotters here to slam-dunk your funny bone

This has been quite a year for Wisconsin hoops fans, with the Badgers earning their second Final Four berth in as many years. But what are we to do in the very near future when March Madness suddenly gives way to April Withdrawal? ...

An Icy Stage

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Katy Macek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

annual figure skating show goes theatrical

The Eau Claire Figure Skating Club invites everyone to “Come Sail Away” with its 36th Annual Ice Show April 10-12 in Hobbs Ice Center. This year’s theme is sure to warm up the audience, even in the icy arena. Nancy Girst has been coaching ...

Fleet Female Feet

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Barbara Arnold

Girls on the Run fosters confidence, athleticism

If you’ve ever trained for a 5K race, you know the “high” you get when you cross that finish line. Pre-teen girls like Madeline and Eva are learning about that power of running along with valuable life skills and more by committing to training ...

Berg's Moves

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Laura Lash, photos by Nick Meyer

chef’s classes focus on cooking with local ingredients

A forage is a “a wide search over an area in order to obtain something, especially food or provisions.” Eau Claire’s own Forage, located in Banbury Place, is home to the teachings of Chef Nathan Berg. This Spring you can experience the ‘Space ...

A Little Goodnight Music

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Katy Macek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

cozy up with musical take on classic picture book

Watch a popular piece of children’s literature come to life in a new and inventive way in Eau Claire Children’s Theatre’s production of Goodnight Moon, a beloved kids’-book-turned-musical. Wayne Marek, director of ECCT and many of the company’s ...

A Year with Frog and Toad

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Eric Christenson

The classic kids books Frog & Toad by Arnold Lobel are about two friends who are very different from one another, but they make it work. And now it has it’s own musical adaptation for the stage coming to Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in ...

Glassworks Head Out On Tour Which Includes Huge Phoenix Improv Festival

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Eric Christenson

The Glassworks improv boys are known to tour relentlessly, bringing their absurdist brand of off-the-cuff chuckles to theatres and spaces all over the nation. The crew – which consists of Mack Hastings, Elliot Heinz, and Alex Raney – is heading ...

Coming to You Live

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Tom Giffey, photos by Nick Meyer

liveART brings artists’ studios to theater stage

If you’ve never experienced it, the easiest way to describe the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center’s liveART event is an on-stage art tour or art crawl – without the touring or crawling parts. Now in its fifth incarnation (it was last held two years ...

You Can Take It to the Bank

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

gift from former boss inspires locally themed historic tale

The gift of two books from an admired boss took Rebecca Oatman on a two-year journey to research and write her latest book that weaves history and fiction into a novel about six generations of a family in the Chippewa Valley. The books were ...

Familial Verses

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Barbara Arnold, illustrated by Andrea Paulseth

Garland’s poetry discussion series explores family life

The latest poetry discussion series hosted by Wisconsin poet laureate emeritus (and UW-Eau Claire English professor) Max Garland draws its inspiration from an insightful line penned by a legendary Russian novelist. ...

All That Jazz

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Alex Tronson

Eau Claire to burst with jazz during annual fest

Alright everybody, it’s almost time to get those fedoras and vests looking spiffy for a night out on the town. The 48th annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival is gearing up for a springtime weekend of concerts, competitions, and more, all taking place ...

The Wordly D. Janakey

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Eric Christenson, photos by Eric Christenson

transplant remembers hard times with roving folk songs

Sometimes a folk singer’s strongest attribute is the places they’ve been and D. Janakey (the pen name of singer David Janecke) has already lived all over the world. Born in Kenosha, Janecke and his family moved to Bolivia when he was only seven ...

Starring Aero Flynn

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Eric Christenson

with Josh Scott’s Amateur Love days behind him, he moves on with Aero Flynn

The way some people in Eau Claire talk about them, it’s clear that Amateur Love have a sacred spot of the music scene’s history. A dozen years ago, the four-piece band would routinely pack the Stone’s Throw or the House of Rock with fiercest ...

Love Note to the Eau Claire River

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Jan Carroll

You’d have little song but for these interruptions, / little music if not for what you run up against / below the surface. Little character without such debris.

Towers Renovation Funds Move Forward

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by V1 Staff

Funding for a long-awaited upgrade of one of UW-Eau Claire’s nearly 50-year-old dorms has moved a step closer to reality. On March 24, the Wisconsin State Building Commission approved a recommendation from the UW System to spend $33 million to ...

Note from the Editor | April 1, 2015

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

by Nick Meyer

It’s baby season here at Volume One. In just the past two weeks, second babies were born to both my family and the family of one of our managing editors, Tom Giffey. His is a girl, and mine is a boy. In several more weeks, our staff photographer ...

On the Cover | April 1, 2015

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

this issue's cover art is by Andrea Avery and Patsy Vork

“This work is part of collaborative series of paintings between two artists who lived in the small town of Chetek and shared a love for nature and the Scandinavian style of painting called rosemaling. The artists have known one another since ..."

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