Issue #404 Feb. 19, 2020

An Illiminating Upgrade

Eau Claire Ski Striders fund new trail lights at Tower Ridge

Olivia Kroner

This winter, members of the Eau Claire community are seeing cross-country skiing in a whole new light – literally. Thanks to $32,000 raised in donations by the Eau Claire Ski Striders, and a matching grant from ...

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Issue #404 Feb. 19, 2020

The Stage Is Set

Evan Middlesworth talks vision as he starts programming the Pablo

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

After a national search with over 45 applicants, the Pablo Center at the Confluence found its new director of artistic programming right here at home. Evan Middlesworth now takes on ...

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Issue #404 Feb. 19, 2020

Time for a Hullabaloo!

the Valley’s coolest kids event is back for another day of family-centric fun

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Great Big Hullabaloo will return with another dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun on Saturday, May 30, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire. Expect an ...

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Issue #404 Feb. 19, 2020

Historic and Homey

Durand Brewing Co. offers classic taps, relaxed setting

Danielle Zinsli

Walking into Durand Brewing Company feels a lot like walking into your neighbor’s garage. Except this joint has more than just Busch Light. When people inevitably seek it out, they have plenty of ...

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Issue #403 Feb. 5, 2020

Green Thumbs & Better Homes

Home & Garden Show will stoke your fix-it-up dreams

V1 Staff

If it’s time to spruce up your yard, plant the seeds, and start a home project, then the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association is here to help. Back for its 42nd year, the annual Home & Garden Show features more than ...

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