Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Travel on Two Wheels

Eau Claire author chronicles life as a motorcycle lover

Barbara Arnold

There was a time I hitched rides on my friend Marv’s motorcycles, which have been and forever will be Harley-Davidsons. Sometime along the way, I read Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

On Record for Youth

studio owner aims to create mentorship program for kids

Parker Reed, photos by Kyle Lehman

Collaboration is key for an Eau Claire recording studio owner who is calling community members into action to benefit area youth. Kyle Culver owns Sprinter Studios, a recording studio nestled in downtown Eau Claire with aspirations aimed at ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Long Way Round

John Hildebrand

All rivers are connected. The Nile, Euphrates, Amazon, Danube, Yangtze, Amazon, that little millstream lazying through town—they all flow to the same deep blue sea. And there’s some comfort in knowing ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

Trolling for Whimsey

Altoona’s River Prairie to get interactive sculptures of mythical monsters

Tom Giffey

As early as next spring, visitors may stumble across a trio of trolls in Altoona’s River Prairie Park. These won’t be adorable, brightly colored cartoon trolls or their fuzzy-headed doll counterparts, nor the ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

It’s Sol-Fa Season

a holly jolly chat with Tonic Sol-Fa

V1 Staff

When Tonic Sol-fa comes to town – which is getting close to a yearly thing now – you know there’s some holiday magic in the air. The Minneapolis-based vocal group always make it point to ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

A Voice in Music

seeing the Eau Claire music scene through Jerrika Mighelle's eyes

Maddy Mortimer, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Luong Huynh

“Eau Claire was home base,” local musician Jerrika Mighelle said. “Part of the reason I still live in Eau Claire is because of the support for music.” She started playing ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

The Write Women

Carroll & Venit are key to the Valley writing community

Rae Poynter, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild has played a key role in connecting the many dedicated and talented writers who call this area home. Two of these writers are ...

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Issue #397 Nov. 13, 2019

Breaking It in

Kurt Fischer's new album a soothing piano exploration

Nathan Hopp, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two years after his debut album, Soundscapes, Kurt Fischer of Eau Claire is releasing a new collection of recordings dedicated to his love for ...

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Issue #397 Nov. 13, 2019

Forging a City

second volume of Eau Claire history explores 20th-century industrial era

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Over the past few years, the Confluence Project has spurred the construction of the Pablo Center and Haymarket Landing, helping add to the 21st ...

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