What Will I Do?

Wed. Feb. 12th, 2020  |  David Mell

What will I do when you leave me, // when the candle I read by’s put out?

A McCurdy Good Time

touring cabaret singer returns for Valentine’s show

Fri. Feb. 7th, 2020  |  V1 Staff

Pat McCurdy is a touring cabaret singer/songwriter from Milwaukee. His shows usually consist of just him and his guitar and include improvised interaction with ...

Green Thumbs & Better Homes

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

Fri. Feb. 7th, 2020  |  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 ...

The Dark Side of Winter

how loving winter means accepting the gritty parts

Fri. Feb. 7th, 2020  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Shannon Sorenson

Let’s get one thing straight, Chuck. I like winter. I like winter a lot. And I think all you Wisconsinites out there who complain about the snow and the cold and the ...

Best Of 2020: Behind the Scenes

Wed. Feb. 5th, 2020  |  V1 Staff

This fun, behind-the-scenes look at the results of 2020’s Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll dives into trends, upsets, and dominations found within the 150,000+ votes cast by the community ...

See the Results ➜

Wed. Feb. 5th, 2020

You voted and here are the results of our Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll 2020 ➜

Best of the Chippewa Valley: 2020 Hall of Fame

undefeated 13-year winners and all 5+ year winners

Wed. Feb. 5th, 2020  |  Tom Giffey

Year in and year out, Chippewa Valley voters rank these winners as the cream of the crop in our poll. Here are the people, places, and things that have won their categories FIVE or more straight years!

Ambient Inks + Bon Iver + Sustainable Merch

Wed. Feb. 5th, 2020  |  Eric Christenson

A cool new mini-documentary hit the inter-webs this week from Bon Iver and their Eau Claire-based merch partner Ambient Inks. The video details some of the ways Ambient is making a dedicated push to create merch ethically and sustainably, starting with their line for Bon Iver’s latest record i,i ...

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