The Fire Ball: Apoqlypse

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The Fire Ball is UW-Eau Claire's annual drag ball extravaganza featuring local and national drag performers. All proceeds fund student social justice advocacy efforts through ...

River Prairie Pizza Joint Explores CBD

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2019

Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Za51, the pizzeria at River Prairie, will be one of the first restaurants in the Chippewa Valley to offer CBD-infused beverages alongside their menu items ...

Retrospective Redux

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2019

Barbara Arnold

Got cabin fever? Tiring of the monochromatic landscape? Then head over to Mark W. Anderson’s “A ReRETROSPECTIVE” Art Show at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The gallery offers ...

Author Mike Perry Seeks Father-Daughter Tales

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019

Cassandra Kyser, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Michael Perry is working on a new book about the relationship between fathers and daughters, and he wants to hear from you. “Fathers, if you could share one bit of advice with your daughters ...

Music Quick Hits | February 2019

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019

Eric Christenson

One of the world’s finest bluegrass bands is coming to Eau Claire for a special one-night-only show at The Metro on March 6. We Banjo 3 is a foursome of prolific and exciting musicians set to whisk the night away with fantastic tunes and a good cause. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar ...

Cast Your Vote on the Best of Downtown Eau Claire

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019

V1 Staff

Do you have opinions about the best businesses, events, and new developments in downtown Eau Claire? Make your voice heard by voting in the 11th Annual Downtown Eau Claire Awards ...

Scale Back Fundraising Effort, Library Told

Mon. Feb. 25th, 2019

Tom Giffey

A project to expand and remodel the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire should aim to raise $7 million from private donors instead of the $11.5 million originally proposed, a consulting firm ...

Filled With Love

Fri. Feb. 22nd, 2019

Barbara Lyon, photos by Barbara Lyon

One glance at Sarah Bennett’s footgear shows where she’s been and what she’s been doing. Her comfortable black sneakers are “decorated” with splashes of the pale gray clay she used to create ...

Ranked at the Top

Thu. Feb. 21st, 2019

UWEC Integrated Marketing and Communications

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium program among the top nine programs in the nation in its Best Online MBA Programs rankings ...

Building Community Brick by Brick and Board by Board

Thu. Feb. 21st, 2019

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

You’re forgiven if you didn’t realize that Market & Johnson’s headquarters is on Galloway Street in Eau Claire. After all, those of us who live in the Chippewa Valley are used to seeing their name everywhere ...

Slow to Start?

Thu. Feb. 21st, 2019

V1 Staff

We have some good news and some bad news about Wisconsin’s national rankings for entrepreneurial activity. The good news is that – unlike the previous three years – Wisconsin didn’t place dead last among the states ...

Center of Community

Thu. Feb. 21st, 2019

Tom Giffey

Everyone needs a place like The Center. I certainly did on a recent Thursday afternoon. I was rushing around after a late lunch, trying to check items off my to-do list. I had just dashed home to let the dog out, and he was relatively ...

Four Decadent Decades: Decadent Cabaret turns 40

Wed. Feb. 20th, 2019

Measha Vieth, photos by Lee Butterworth

It’s time to dig out your fishnets, because Decadent Cabaret is taking the stage for its 40th year! This is a festival unlike any other in the Chippewa Valley, as it brings together people of various ages ...

Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards - 2019 Honorees

Tue. Feb. 19th, 2019

Recognizing high-level community achievers who are making a significant local impact in one of a broad spectrum of areas including the arts, entrepreneurship, social action, government, education, philanthropy, health, business and more.