Holiday Handbook 2014
Issue #267 November 13, 2014

Opening Shot | Nov. 13, 2014

RUFF WEATHER. Even the cold, snowy weather on Monday, November 10 couldn’t dampen the spirits of Phoenix Park’s beloved canine statue, who still told passersby to “Have a Great Dane!”

Issue #266 October 30, 2014

Carve It Out

spotlighting local pride via the humble jack-o-lantern

Opening Shot | Oct. 30, 2014

GUITAR HERO. On Friday, Oct. 24, living guitar legend Buddy Guy visited the State Theatre. Guy’s body of work has had a fundamental impact on multiple generations of blues and rock ’n’ roll guitarists.

Issue #265 October 16, 2014

Opening Shot | Oct. 16, 2014

TRICK-OR-TRICKED-OUT. Brent Knutson and his family take Halloween pretty seriously. With the entire place (and yard) decked out in the spookiest stuff, kids flock to it on Halloween. He said last year they had more than 500 kids stop by ...

Issue #264 October 2, 2014
Issue #263 September 18, 2014

Neighborly Maintenance

wherein V1’s community-minded leader, despite his best intentions, frequently fails at the neighbor game

Opening Shot | Sept. 18, 2014

KEEPING UP THE CURB. A man waters his front yard plantings as a young girl scoots by near Manz Elementary on Eau Claire’s south side. Something as simple as keeping your yard looking nice and tidy goes a long way toward making a neighborhood ...

Football Fever 2014

Big Expectations

annual survey of Valley sports media finds optimism for Packers, Badgers, and beyond

Issue #262 September 4, 2014

Opening Shot | Sept. 4, 2014

A LENGTHY DINNER. Roughly 120 people (only about half of them are shown here) gathered for dinner on the Grand Avenue Footbridge over the Chippewa River on Wednesday, Aug. 27. It was the first ever Grand Evening on the Bridge, a fundraiser ...

Issue #261 August 21, 2014

Opening Shot | August 21, 2014

Featuring over 700 cars (such as the sweet truck above), the 2014 Indianhead Swap Meet & Car Show was August 3 at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Issue #260 August 7, 2014

Opening Shot | August 7, 2014

CHALKING UP ANOTHER YEAR. Nearly 150 artists and thousands of connoisseurs of concrete art descended on Wilson Park in downtown Eau Claire on Saturday, Aug. 2, for Volume One’s annual Chalkfest.

Issue #259 July 24, 2014

Why Art?

arts funding is crucial to the future of Wisconsin

Opening Shot | July 24, 2014

HANKY SELFIE. Eau Claire Express fans at a recent game in Carson Park (left to right): Andrea Phan, Sarah Morgan, Danielle Schweiss, Anne Brennan, and JJ Smieja. Photo by Janelle Krause.

Issue #258 July 10, 2014

Thirty for Thirty

the time my mom got hit by a pitch – and other memories of three decades in the major league stands

Opening Shot | July 10, 2014

YEE-HAW, Señor Kitty. Just some of the fans seen at Country Fest 2014 out near Cadott. See more photos from June 26 & 29 with headliners Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line ...

Issue #257 June 26, 2014
Issue #256 June 12, 2014

Side Walking

when putting one foot in front of the other just isn’t enough

Peaks and Valleys

curator’s mountain-sized mistake helps artist re-evaluate her own work

Opening Shot | June 12, 2014

CURRENT STANDINGS. Just a little stand-up paddleboarding on the water of Braun’s Bay in Eau Claire’s Carson Park – an activity filled with (surface) tension.

Issue #255 May 29, 2014

Chew On This

excitement over chain eateries: not the end of the world

Opening Shot | May 29, 2014

THE PAGODA HAS LEFT THE BUILDING. On May 22, crews detached and removed the iconic pagoda from the former Woo’s Pagoda restaurant on Hastings Way. It now belongs to the Chippewa Valley Museum.

Issue #254 May 15, 2014

Multiplication Problem

when it comes to high school sports, urban vs. rural may matter more than public vs. private

Blugold Bashers

Community should embrace students, not chase them away from voting booth

Opening Shot | May 15, 2014

STONE COLD INSTALLATION. Sculpture Tour Eau Claire installed its fourth round of sculptures downtown on May 6 and 7. This hefty beauty can be seen on the corner of Madison and North Barstow Streets.

Issue #253 May 1, 2014

Bucky the Bridesmaid

Badgers’ football, basketball success welcomed, but championships remain elusive

Opening Shot | May 1, 2014

ON WITH THE BOW! No Brand Con 2014, the Chippewa Valley’s premiere event for Anime, cosplay (above), tabletop and video gaming, and general geekery ran April 25–27 at The Plaza Hotel & Suites.

Issue #252 April 17, 2014

Opening Shot | April 17, 2014

POP STAR. UW-Stout student Bryce Smith pops a glitter-filled balloon on the catwalk during UW-Stout’s annual Fashion Without Fabric show April 12. Smith and fellow student Taylor Jacobs created the outfit ...

Issue #251 April 3, 2014

Working for Women

national conference fosters ideas for aiding Valley women on economic edge

Opening Shot | April 3, 2014

FROM THE TOP. Milwaukee’s Vic & Gab performed at UW-Eau Claire’s The Cabin on Saturday, March 29. Vic & Gab was named one of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bands To Watch in 2014.

Issue #250 March 20, 2014

Cool Running

EC teen among Flying Eagles with sky-high ski-jump dreams

Opening Shot | March 20, 2014

On March 6, Tiit Raid (above) and Peter Phippen played “Shading” at UWEC’s Foster Gallery – a visual/auditory piece by Australian artist Catherine Schieve. The piece combines hieroglyphics as musical score and art – various forms of music ...

Neighborly Debate

after the April 1 election, our commitment to this community will remain

Issue #249 March 6, 2014

Opening Shot | March 6, 2014

SHROUDED IN DANCE MYSTERY. On Sunday, February 23 friends and students of dance artist Barry Lynn celebrated his 100th birthday with a dance concert at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls.

Issue #248 Feb. 20, 2014

Utility Player

former TV-13 anchor has done it all in sports journalism

Opening Shot | Feb. 20, 2014

AMIRIGHT? The latest installment of Volume One’s grown-up storytelling series – Let’s Be Honest – happened at The Local Store on Feb. 13, with four featured yarn-spinners and an open mic.

Issue #247 Feb. 6, 2014

Enough With This Crap, Let's Move Ourselves Forward

The Confluence Project brings economic growth that supports new and existing jobs, increases City and County revenues, revitalizes downtown, enhances tourism, invests in our arts and culture, and advances educational opportunity. So let’s drop ...

Opening Shot | Feb. 6, 2014

At the US National Snow Carving Competition in Lake Geneva, Wis. (Jan 29-Feb. 1), local artists Steve Bateman and Jason Anhorn teamed up with Wauwatosa’s David Andrews to take home First Place ... again.

Issue #246 Jan. 23, 2014

Opening Shot | Jan. 23, 2014

WISCONSIN ESKIMO. V1 photographer Tim Mather caught this shot of his son Heinz out on the ice of Lake Menomin in Menomonie while ice skating earlier this winter.

Issue #245 Jan. 9, 2014

Opening Shot | Jan. 9, 2014

I SURE HOPE THE SAFETY’S ON! Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s production of Steel Magnolias runs Jan. 9-12 and 16-19 at the Grand Theatre.

Issue #244 Dec. 19, 2013

Just Say No to 'Yes or No'

the current petition for a Confluence Project referendum undermines the function of representative government and presents a fundamental, adverse change in how the City may handle future projects

Opening Shot | Dec. 19, 2013

S. CAREY DEBUTS A NEW MUSICAL INVENTION, THE DRUMPIANO. Sean Carey and Jeremy Boettcher of S. Carey played at the Volume One Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 14, as part of the Jingle Jams series.

Issue #243 Dec. 5, 2013

Opening Shot | Dec. 5, 2013

A group of friends enjoy open skating at Hobbs Ice Center on a recent Wednesday afternoon. Open skating is available for adults and children nearly every Sunday and Wednesday through the end of March. Call 715-839-5040 for details.

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