5 Numbers: Eau Claire’s Dollar Value

Mon. May. 11th, 2015

by Tom Giffey

1. $4.5 Billion: That’s the value of all the property – residential, commercial, manufacturing, and personal – in the city of Eau Claire, according to a new report by City Assessor Al Andreo. That’s a $68 million increase from the previous year, which is good ...

Fri. May. 8th, 2015

Shows in Houses in Eau Claire (April, 2015)

A great montage of house shows in Eau Claire during April of 2015, shot and edited by Jesse Johnson., who says, "April was full of good house shows. Mike Noyce's performance at Lake House was a highlight delight."

State Budget Committee Deals Confluence a $15 Million Setback

Thu. May. 7th, 2015

by Tom Giffey

If backers of the proposed Confluence Project in downtown Eau Claire want $15 million in state funding, it likely won’t come in the next state budget. On Thursday afternoon the state Legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 along party lines to remove $15 million ...

VOTE NOW: You Decide Our Next Local Legends Tee

Thu. May. 7th, 2015

by Local Store Shopkeep

Get ready, because we're launching another Local Legends tee this summer and once again, YOU get to choose the design! This new collection of contenders includes the top vote-getters that didn't make last year's cut, plus additional suggestions from members of our community ...

In Nosh News: Partners Pull Plug on Taste of the Valley

Thu. May. 7th, 2015

by Tom Giffey

Put away your bibs and jumbo packs of wet-wipes: The Taste of the Valley – the Phoenix Park-based food-a-palooza – is no more. Over the years, the annual event has featured dozens of local food vendors ...

5 Curious Roadside Attractions Full of Wisconsin Character

Wed. May. 6th, 2015

by James Johonnott

Summer is soon upon us and that means one thing for me: road trip season. It's time to get out there and see some of our state's local sights – and character. What do a Tesla-inspired sculpture, taxidermy dioramas, trolls, a viking ...

How Much Money Does Eau Claire Tourism Generate?

Mon. May. 4th, 2015

by Tom Giffey

In 2014, tourists generated total business sales of $346 million in Eau Claire County and accounted for an estimated 4,055 jobs, according to figures compiled for the Tourism Department by research firm Tourism Economics.

Family Roots

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

by Tom Giffey

Autumn Harvest Winery changing hands, but will stay in the family

Ten years after creating a winery to complement their family’s well-known orchard, a Chippewa Falls couple are selling both businesses. However, Autumn Harvest Winery and John McIlquham Orchard will stay in family hands ...

Full Court (Wine) Press

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

by Tom Giffey

Wisco winery tops Final Four face-off

The Wisconsin Badgers may have lost a heartbreaker to Duke in the Final Four, but a Badger State winemaker had better luck in a hoops-themed competition judged by the staff of Wine Spectator magazine. In early April, the magazine selected wineries located near the colleges playing in the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four ...

The 5 Wisco Wine Regions

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

by Tom Giffey

tasting your way across the Dairyland

If you think the only good wine comes from Napa or some other name-brand locale, think again. Right here in Wisconsin winemakers are creating a wide variety of world-class bottles. The Winemaker’s Association of Wisconsin breaks the state up into five distinct regions of awesomeness, each with its own styles and specialties. Time to go tasting ...

8 Quirky Wisconsin Museums

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

by V1 Staff

Whether it’s mustard, accordions, or angels, Wisconsinites have a unique way of taking a hobby and turning it into an exhibit hall. Our state is home to an eclectic mix of museums that go beyond the ordinary and are the product of a passionate person with a vision: a vision so ...

Aller-Geez!

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

by Mike Paulus, illustrated by Janae Breunig

springtime in Wisconsin is punching me in the face

Clear, aqueous snot suddenly gushed from my nose like a Wisconsin Dells water slide. My tear ducts sizzled with dryness. The skin around my eyes felt all puffy and weird. I stood there, frozen in my Sketchers.

Look to the Stars

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

by James Johonnott

space lovers celebrate Astronomy Day

The stars will align for astronomy fanatics and hobbyists of the Chippewa Valley on May 2. The annual Astronomy Day for the Chippewa Valley is an event that appeals to people of all ages who have ever had a fascination with the night sky, space travel, rocketry, and other related subjects ...

Time to Koza Up

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

by Ally Kann

singer-songwriter returns to UWEC for Cabin gigs

Chris Koza’s music is a graceful blend of rock, pop, and Americana with a definite Midwestern flare, despite his Portland roots. Last November the singer-songwriter opened for Ingrid Michaelson at UW-Eau Claire’s Zorn Arena, but this time he’ll be playing his own shows in The Cabin inside Davies Center ...

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