Dying Like Keats

Mon. May. 13th, 2019  |  Richard Kirkwood

Like Keats, I am dying. / I am seeking the real / taste of the dark fall / melon before it closes- - / squeezing me / with its musk life ...

It’s great! It’s big! It’s the Hullabaloo!

Massive, all-new kids event to launch June 1 at the Pablo Center

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Great Big Hullabaloo will be a dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun on Saturday, June 1, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire. Expect an interactive whirlwind day of ...

Block and Awe

you can’t just sit back and hope your neighborhood stays neighborly

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

Looking back, I wish there’d been more stickball. And gangs of 11-year-old kids defending their turf. And little newsie caps. Lots of those ...

‘I Want to Teach for the Money and the Fame’

aspiring teacher says it’s time to challenge stereotypes about educators

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  Arielle Sturm

I want to be a teacher for the money and the fame. Or least that’s what I have been telling people when they ask me what I am going to school for ...

Cooking Up a Good Time

restaurant experience inspires card game

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  Diana Peterson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Dave Schneider has spent his entire career in the restaurant business, so it was only natural when he decided to create a card game that it would involve a culinary theme. It occurred to him that he ...

Rosy’s Texas Outpost

making super-good super tacos for 20 years

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

Featuring tacos, super tacos, burritos, super burritos, chips and cheese, taco salad, and fiesta chips, you won’t walk away hungry from Rosy’s Texas Outpost this year at their first Food Truck Friday ...

Follow the Trail to Hand-Crafted Beverages

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  Nealy Corcoran

Each year, multiple breweries, wineries, and distilleries come together for the Craft Beverage Trail tour of the Chippewa Valley. The Trail Guide leads residents and visitors alike to experience beverages ...

Local Landmark May Become Tavern

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  Nathan Hopp

Eau Claire is a city home to many historic buildings and landmarks, including the Carson Park Baseball Stadium, the Chippewa Valley Museum, the Barnes Block, and many beautiful Victorian-era homes ...

Galaudet Gallery Seeks Submissions

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

Eau Claire’s Galaudet Gallery, 618 S. Farwell St., has released a call for submissions for its internationally juried summer exhibit, “Sense of Place: THERE.” It is the second year of a four-year art series ...

Oh Mai, What a Day

local Norwegians plan holiday celebration with noted author

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  Caitlin Boyle

Spring is finally here! The snow has melted, the grass is green, and Chippewa Valley residents with Norwegian roots are gearing up for the annual Syttende Mai celebration. Syttende Mai (pronounced “Suh den duh My”) ...

A Confluence of Musicians

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra to perform Orff work alongside new choir

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  Lea Kopke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The opening movement of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana sets the scene for dramatic moments across film and tv history, from the 1981 film Excalibur to episodes of American Horror Story ...

Witch Way to Go?

musician chooses new instrument, genres on EP

Mon. May. 6th, 2019  |  Parker Reed, photos by Andrea Paulseth

One man just took a musical risk and released a new record in a new genre played on a new instrument. Tim Frederick, aka Witch Hunter General, is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter with ties to Eau Claire. He recently released ...