11 Wintery Wisconsin Festivals (Perfect for a Day Trip)

Thu. Feb. 1st, 2018

Rachel Witthoft

If you’re looking for ways to get out of the house in the coming weeks, take a peek at some upcoming winter celebrations listed below. Most of these festivals are a reasonable distance from Eau Claire ...

UWEC Cabaret 2018: American Legends

photos by Branden Nall

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UWEC's Cabaret has been staged annually since 1978 and supports ongoing scholarships for music students. The event featured UW-Eau Claire's Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, Women's Concert Chorale ...

Rock Fest Reveals 2018 Lineup

Tue. Jan. 30th, 2018

Eric Christenson

It’s an extremely huge year for Rock Fest, one of the Valley’s craziest music festivals that celebrates that most powerful of musical genres and the culture of fans that make it great ...

New Yorker Will Lead Artistic Programming at Confluence

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Tom Giffey, photos by Lauren Fisher

A woman who most recently served as senior director of an arts center at Columbia University in New York City has been hired as the director of artistic programming for the Confluence Arts Center ...

Why the Hell Would I Drive to Chippewa?

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster

The other day I was trying to figure out what you call someone from Chippewa Falls. I settled on “Chippewa Fallsian.” Sure, it sounds like a rebel assassin from Star Wars, but I think it works. We’ve been ...

5 Interesting Numbers About Local Permits?

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

V1 Staff

Construction is booming in the City of Eau Claire, at least judging by the volume of permits issued by the city’s Inspection Services Division in 2017. The value of permits issued exceeded the all-time record ...

Construction Starts for New UWEC Dorm

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018

V1 Staff

Preparatory work has begun on the first new dorm built on the UW-Eau Claire campus in nearly 20 years. During the week of Jan. 15, fences were installed around the project’s staging area on what ...

Foundation Sponsors Diversity Essay Contest for Teens

Thu. Jan. 25th, 2018

V1 Staff

An essay contest about equity, diversity, and inclusion will award cash prizes to Chippewa Valley high school students. The Mahmoud S. Taman Foundation recently announced its 2018 essay contest for ...

Informalist Chef Featured on Wisconsin Foodie

Tue. Jan. 23rd, 2018

Natalie Rosenkranz

Wisconsin Public TV’s Wisconsin Foodie is featuring Eau Claire eatery The Informalist – and in particular, Chef Amy Ann Huo – in a new episode. Huo talked about working with local ingredients ...

Light Moves: Incandescence is next step in local dance evolution

Tue. Jan. 23rd, 2018

Emily Kinzel, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Much like Eau Claire’s musical culture, the city’s dance culture is ever-growing. Emily Emerson, founder of Eau Claire Dance Festival, plans to light up the winter months with Incandescence ...

A New History: Local museums explore participatory model

Tue. Jan. 23rd, 2018

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When 24 UW-Eau Claire students gathered for their first “Museums in America” class last fall, they became part of a growing movement in the field of public history. Dr. Dan Ott, their instructor ...

LOCAL BABIES: The Year of Jack (and Jackson and Jaxson)

Tue. Jan. 23rd, 2018

Tom Giffey

If you don’t know Jack, you will soon enough. “Jack” and several of its variations – Jackson and Jaxson – were among the most popular baby names in the Chippewa Valley during the just-completed year, according to area hospitals ...

Beaver Creek Reserve's 2018 Frosty Frolic

photos by Andrea Paulseth

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On Saturday, January 20, Beaver Creek Reserve hosted their "Frosty Frolic" event featuring fun winter family activities. Activities included snowshoeing, cross country skiing, mini-sessions on a variety of topics, kids crafts, hot chocolate, s’mores and dog sledding.