Articles in this Issue

Opening Letters

Sandpipers in the Gallery

art appreciation can require changing your perspective – literally and figuratively

‘I like to look at a piece far away, I like to look at it close up, and the last thing I look at after a piece has grabbed me is the title,” said Amy, as we pendulate in front of a painting like two sandpipers in the ...

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The Rear End

It's Coming in the Air

when everything is about the change

The forest smells different today. It smells like it’s dying. Because it’s beginning to die. The grass is dried out and it’s giving up, turning yellow, fading away. Right now it’s warm under the sun, but tonight the stars and clouds will creep across the sky, pushing a chill across the cornfields ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | Sept. 20, 2017

learn more about V1's cover art from Janice Morris

“This piece, ‘Proud’ used a layering of textures and colors using watercolor on yupo. I began with a lot of color and texture moving through the piece. Gauche was used to define ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | Sept. 20, 2017

The first-ever Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week (which runs through Sept. 24) kicked off Sept. 14 with the First Taste Culinary Crawl – an event sprawling across the top floor of Banbury Place’s Building 13. Ten of Restaurant Week’s nearly 40 eateries offered special menu samples to attendees who could roam the halls and shops.

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Music

Not Just Any Pop Duo

DeKam & Johnson create relatable tunes with a twist

Noah DeKam and Logan Johnson get your body moving to their funky beats, vocal harmonies, and instrumental vibe. With inspiration from John Mayer’s latest album, these two provide a new look at pop music ...

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Viva Wisconsin, Part Deux

Violent Femmes relive memorable 1998 tour with Eau Claire show

Eau Claire, get ready to rock with Sconnie pride as the legendary Violent Femmes set their sights on the State Theatre Oct. 25 as part of their five-city Viva Wisconsin 2017 tour ...

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Hearing Our Heritage

UWEC oral history project records musical memories

My coffee hadn’t yet hit my bloodstream. I wasn’t fully prepared for such a fountain of energy at 8 on a Monday morning, but Dr. Daniel Ott’s enthusiasm was more of a boost than even Starbucks provides ...

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Stage

The Write Life

married playwrights Jim and Jane Jeffries stage new script based on novel

What’s the secret to a happy, successful marriage? Eau Claire playwrights Jim and Jane Jeffries know, but they’re not telling – at least not quite yet. To learn the answer – or at least one of the answers – you’ll have to see the married duo’s latest theatrical creation ...

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Hard-Earned Laughs

the great Sean Patton returns to Eau Claire for more

One of the funniest working comedians in the country is returning to Eau Claire for yet another night of world-class storytelling and gut-busting jokes. Since he toured through the city in 2015, Sean Patton liked what he found ...

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All About Eau Claire

actress will create impromptu, one-woman local show

Comedy is taking over UW-Eau Claire as actress, author, and storyteller Lauren Weedman crosses our city limits. As part of the university’s annual Artists Series, Schofield Hall welcomes Weedman ...

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Visual Art

The Furlong & Short of It

fall exhibits planned at UW-Stout’s campus gallery

UW-Stout provides the community with an array of opportunities and experiences, from guest speakers to theatrical productions. This fall, UW-Stout’s Furlong Art Gallery has a full schedule of exhibits featuring ...

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Cinema

All the World's a Screen

UWEC will show three top international films

Each semester, in the Woodland Theatre inside UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center, a select few international films are screened within the roster of films chosen by the International Film Society ...

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Local Lit
Business

Red's Offering Business Workshops

Whether you’re just starting out as an entrepreneur or already have some business savvy, furthering knowledge is never a bad thing. Red’s Mercantile (224 N. Dewey St.), a well-known supporter of entrepreneurs ...

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Local Look

Getting Their Kicks Together

camaraderie is crucial for the UWEC Dance Team

Dance is more than wearing identical costumes and cyclically counting to eight. The UW-Eau Claire Dance Team is a group of 18 hardworking athletes with a knack for pirouetting, popping, and locking ...

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Walking in the Past

take a gander at historic homes, churches in annual tour

The Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation is hosting its annual walking tour of homes and churches in Eau Claire on Saturday, Sept. 23 ...

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Hiking for Home

walk benefits homeless families in the Chippewa Valley

The annual HIKE for the Homeless Walk to Benefit Beacon House/Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley will hit the trail from Phoenix Park at 9am on Saturday, Sept. 30 ...

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Food / Drink

A New District

downtown Eau Claire pub features tasty menu, mega drinks

As we age, our ability to adapt to changes around us gets worse. Or we become apprehensive or perhaps completely cynical. But let me tell you, there’s a change coming your way that you won’t need to get up in arms about – a new place to fill your belly in downtown Eau Claire ...

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The Right Bites

couple’s hand-made cheesecake delights eaters across Midwest

‘I’m up to my elbows in cheesecake batter,” George tells me, and a smile stretches across my face. Something about spending a Monday morning covered in cheesecake batter sounds absolutely glorious. For George Weimer, it’s how he spends a lot of his mornings at Dairyland Bakery in Menomonie ...

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Real Food, Real Friends

Elk Mound bistro entices, with pizza, sweets, drinks

As a young and exhausted teacher, there are very few things that can convince me to stay up late on a school night. But pumpkin swirl cheesecake and good conversation will do the trick, both of which were delightfully ...

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Kid Culture

Who Will Be My Friend?

that’s the question asked (and answered) in a retired teacher’s colorful tale

The Chippewa Valley’s youngest readers have a new book to enjoy at story time. Colfax author Jeanne Styczinski has published her third book, Who Will Be My Friend?

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Orange, Black, & Teal

specially painted pumpkins make Halloween less scary for kids with food allergies

Halloween can be a scary time for the millions of families across the country managing food allergies. Food allergies are a potentially life-threatening conditions and are a growing public health issue ...

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8 Tips for School-Year Meal Planning

prep early in the week to help your family eat healthier and more efficiently

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. As a working mom, I could not agree with that statement more. Since the birth of our daughter just over a year ago I have been meal planning my butt off and I ...

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Farewell to Swing Sets

childhood gear carries memories of days gone by

Frida Kahlo once said “Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” I would like to claim that I was enjoying a mindful moment of reflection ...

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Recreation

Hike of a Lifetime

71-year-old EC man will be among oldest to complete Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Mountains, at 1.2 billion years old, are one of the oldest ranges on the planet. Stretching along the eastern United States, these ancient hills and mountains are home to a unique footpath ...

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