Party in the Pines

Festival in the Pines adds more fun, fundraisers

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The 36th annual Festival in the Pines will take place in Carson Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26. The festival is back for another year of food, and fun, including craft booths featuring unique handmade items. New this year will be ...

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Airfest & Autorama showcases air and land speedsters

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018  |  Julia van Allen, photos by Timothy Mather

Fly high on Aug. 4 at the Sixth Annual Menomonie Airfest and Autorama. This event is a full day of planes and cars that will entertain kids and adults alike. This year’s excitement will feature a two-hour acrobatic airplane show ...

Extended-Stay Hotel Planned Next to Mall

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

A new extended-stay hotel has been planned for the south side of Eau Claire. The Eau Claire Plan Commission recently approved plans to build a new Home2 Suites by Hilton at 4109 Oakwood Hills Parkway ...

New Bike Trail Spans I-94 in Menomonie

Thu. Aug. 2nd, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The City of Menomonie has added to its growing bicycle and pedestrian trail system by paving a new trail segment that crosses Interstate 94, linking the north and south sides of town. In recent weeks the city completed blacktopping ...

Grant Will Help Illuminate Hollywood Sign

Thu. Jul. 26th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Valleybrook Church wants to bring a bit of old-fashioned Hollywood razzle-dazzle to downtown Eau Claire with an energy-efficient upgrade it its historic sign and marquee, an effort that will be aided by a $2,000 grant ...

On the Cover | July 25, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from James Jeske

Thu. Jul. 26th, 2018

“In this piece, I wanted to convey a humorous theme to a Chippewa Valley event. Although I have only floated down the Chippewa River once, I have ..."

Opening Shot | July 25, 2018

Thu. Jul. 26th, 2018  |  photos by Glen Mercer

WINGING IT. On July 14, the “Eau Claire Gardens in Bloom” tour showcased nine area gardens including monarch butterfly and native plant gardens, woodland fantasy gardens, professionally landscaped gardens, and more. (Presented by the Eau Claire Garden Club)

Pro Tips: Resign to Consign

consignment sales can help you pass on antiques

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Finding a new home for your long-cherished antiques and vintage goods can be difficult, even if you’ve been cherishing them from upstairs for years while they gather dust in your basement ...

5 Driveable Thriftables

treat yourself to a unique antiquing adventure at these five shops

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2018  |  Taylor Reisdorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Here’s a list of five notable spots in or within driving distance of the Chippewa Valley that are perfect for those on a hunt to find quality and unique antiques and vintage items.

Hair Naked

revealing tales of fantastic follicles

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Mackenzie Kavanagh

y earliest hair-related memories (besides seeing my Dad with his shirt off) involve my mom shuffling me off to her salon in Eau Claire. She’d have one of the ladies cut my hair as I entertained the entire shop with my unbearably ...

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