Charming Collections

Chippewa Falls antique store offers vast vintage selection

Wed. Jul. 10th, 2019  |  Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Located in the heart of historic downtown Chippewa Falls, Collective Charm, 16 W. Columbia St., is a delightful antique store that proudly serves the creative collectors and curious shoppers of west-central Wisconsin ...

5 Great Antique Shops Hixton

tiny Wisco village is great destination for antique lovers

Wed. Jul. 10th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Tom Giffey

Every small town needs a claim to fame – something to hang its identity on and to lure visitors to exit from the highway. For Hixton, that claim is being the Antiquing Capital of Wisconsin ...

Thrift a Piece of History

local labels are fun finds in thrift stores

Tue. Jul. 9th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Chippewa County Historical Society

The Chippewa Valley was a hub for manufacturing, farming, packaging, and many other forms of creation during the 1800s and early 1900s. That history is preserved in museums, books, and architecture, but ...

Romeo and Juliet at Lake Wissota State Park July 13

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2019  |  Kensie Kiesow

Summit Players Theatre will return for a fifth season of sharing Shakespeare with children and adults alike, but this time, they’re acting out their first tragedy: Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the Summer, Summit Players Theatre will be performing Romeo and Juliet across ...

New Park on Glen Loch Officially Opens

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

The newest recreational area in Chippewa Falls, Erickson Park, will officially open June 27 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5pm. The 15-acre park offers 400 feet of frontage on the southeast side of Glen Loch, across from the popular Irvine Park. While the land ...

Jump-Start Could Launch Your Great Idea

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

If you’ve got an entrepreneurial dream, it’s time to get it off the ground with the help of the 15th Annual Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition sponsored by Downtown Eau Claire Inc. This business plan competition ...

Neighborly Efforts Underway in Shawtown

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

An association for residents of the Shawtown neighborhood on Eau Claire’s southwest side is in its formative stages. An initial planning meeting on June 18 drew 30 residents, from infants to octogenarians, to Newell Park. The next ...

Pablo Center Adds Director of Development

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

The Pablo Center at the Confluence recently announced the creation of a new position: director of development. Monica Frederick will serve in that role for the arts center, heading ongoing ...

On the Cover | June 26, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Joe Maurer

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

“This painting was made on pages of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. I found the book in very poor condition so I decided to give it new life. Whitman was my first exposure to poetry ..."

Opening Shot | June 26, 2019

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  photos by Branden Nall

LIGHT IT UP. Eaux Claires Music Festival favorite Francis and the Lights came to downtown Eau Claire’s Pablo Center at the Confluence on Saturday night, June 15 for a special show called Microphone and a Spotlight, which sold out the Pablo’s RCU Theater ...

Keeping It Local

Menomonie Market Food Co-op awards grant to local farms for projects

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

The Menomonie Market Food Co-op recently awarded $3,000 to local farmers as a part of its Fund Our Foodshed grant. The grant offers small farms the opportunity to expand aspects of their businesses in ways they otherwise ...

Get Ready for Farm Technology Days

Eau Claire’s Huntsinger Farms will host huge statewide AG event next Summer

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

For those of us who live in cities – even here in the Chippewa Valley, where the natural world remains close at hand – it’s easy to forget the vital importance of agriculture. While the population of Eau Claire County is largely urban, agriculture remains big business ...

Seeds of Goodwill

UWEC library volunteers are having a good thyme in the garden

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Steph Mickelson

On a small patch of land next to the Forest Street Community Gardens, you’ll find the McIntyre Library Community Garden. “I was looking for a community service project that fit my interests and hobbies, gardening is one,” said Roxanne Backowski, who started ...

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