Lauren Fisher

Editorial - Associate Editor

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Tue. Mar. 5th, 2019

Xcel Dam Lights up Chippewa Falls

Lauren Fisher

Chippewa Falls is hoppin’ this week with a new look and a reason to check out local shops. Look out to the Chippewa Falls hydro dam from Riverfront Park as the sun sets to watch a new LED display burst ...

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2019

Cookin’ Up Equity: A Benefit for Women in Culinary Management

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Locavore Mobile Kitchen chef Amy Huo will host a fundraising event Friday, March 1 at Forage to benefit a scholarship for women pursuing careers in culinary management through CVTC. Huo has partnered with the CVTC Foundation to create the scholarship as a way to support women ...

Thu. Feb. 21st, 2019

Spotting for Start-Ups

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Menomonie business owner offers insight into Chamber benefits

Thu. Feb. 21st, 2019

27 Years, 80 Acres

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local photographer practices mindfulness from behind the lens

Tue. Jan. 29th, 2019

Teaching Kindness

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

At the Northwest Reading Clinic, Ruth Harris has brought 50 years of life-changing gifts to the Chippewa Valley.

Thu. Jan. 24th, 2019

Tips From a Tailor

Lauren Fisher

decades of wisdom for wedding parties

Thu. Jan. 24th, 2019

Divine Consignment

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

bridal consignment shop expands local offerings

Thu. Jan. 24th, 2019

Big Day Reflections

Lauren Fisher, photos by Randy Lee

Chippewa Valley locals offer insight in planning a great wedding

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

UWEC Prof Honored on State ‘Black Power’ List

Lauren Fisher

Local historian, community servant, and UW-Eau Claire professor Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton was recently recognized as one of Wisconsin’s most influential black leaders by Madison 365, a publication ...

Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019

Tapped Potential: Brewing Projekt to open spacious riverside taproom

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It won’t be long before the din of drinking and socializing joins with the cacophony of canning machines in the new Brewing Projekt Taproom on 1807 N Oxford Ave. Scheduled to open in mid-February, the modern, airy taproom ...

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Lake Wissota Lights Up for Glittering Outdoor Evening

Lauren Fisher

What’s more romantic than snowy trails lit by the golden light of flickering candles? Nothing, that’s what. So if you’ve been jonesing to get outside with your significant other, now’s your chance ...

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Boat and RV Expo Features More Than Ever in New Location

Lauren Fisher, photos by Kelsey Smith

The 20th annual Boat and RV Expo will take place at the Chippewa Valley Expo Center, featuring the area’s largest display of recreational vehicles the weekend ...

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Silver Mine Celebrates 50 Years of High-Flying Ski Action

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The 133rd Silver Mine Invitational ski competition marks a special milestone for the popular winter event. The Silver Mine complex is celebrating its 50th anniversary of hosting the event – the organization has dubbed the theme of this year’s competition ...

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Teachin’ Truckin’

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

January food truck workshop on the way

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Meant to Be: Adoptive parents never stop learning

Lauren Fisher

After more than a year of applications, meetings, trainings, and failed prospective matches, they still didn’t know when their time would come, how old their child would be, whether it would be a boy or a girl, or where they would meet it.

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Expansion on pointe

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Diamond School of Dance broke ground recently on a new dance instruction facility scheduled to open next August.

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019

Menomonie Brewery Renovates, Opens in Old Train Depot

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

More beer is on the horizon for Menomonites with the grand opening of Brewery Nønic scheduled for Jan. 19. This craft beverage project is located at 621 4th St W, formerly the Menomonie railroad depot ...

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019

"Nobody Cares What You Think" – A Craft Talk From Our Very Own

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Mike Paulus knows that nobody cares what he thinks. It’s one of the most notable lessons he’s learned during his years (and years) of column writing for Volume One. He’s going to share this insight, as well as many others ...

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019

Exercising the Senses

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new Menomonie gym designed for kids with special needs

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

Waffles for a Cause

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Falls nurse opens coffee and waffle shop to fight homelessness

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

Chasing Colors: Aurora borealis inspires photographic hunt

Lauren Fisher, photos by Tim Abraham

Perhaps losing the feeling in your fingertips for the sake of snowshoeing or skiing isn’t a fair trade, but would you risk frostbite for a perfect picture of the quintessential mid-winter sighting ...

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

Third Annual Light Up Eau Claire Brings Fun Downtown

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downtown Eau Claire will become a hub of New Year’s Eve excitement Dec. 31 during the Light Up Eau Claire event. Now in its third year, the celebration features live music at multiple downtown venues ...

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Mudd Meets Midwest

Lauren Fisher

Puddle of Mudd to perform at The Metro

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Wintry Fun in Dunn

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Winterdaze presents ‘Up North Christmas, Eh?’

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018

City Council Approves Hens, Reduces Cannabis Fines, Welcomes Caretakers

Lauren Fisher

The Nov. 26 and 27 Eau Claire City Council Meetings totaled more than seven hours, and resulted in the passage of a balanced budget and three notable city ordinance changes. Community members weighed in on the creation of an ordinance allowing for the keeping of poultry ...

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018

A Heart for Family, Community

Lauren Fisher, video by Joel Pearish

Councilman Michael Xiong gives back to the city that welcomed him 34 years ago

Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018

More Than Just a Drink

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lauren Fisher

Menomonie bar manager knows cocktails are about experience

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018

Holiday Triple Play

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

December offers three chances for Christmas spirit on stage

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2018

Flowers Done Green

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

local flower shop keeps it unexpected & seasonal