Downtown Drama

seeing Harrison Ford in downtown Eau Claire

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

In the year 1990, I broke the law. Kind of. Well, maybe I broke the law. Actually, maybe I didn’t break the law. OK, after some quick research I’ve realized that in 1990, I didn’t actually break any kind of law ...

Blowing the Whistle on the Referee Shortage

public focus, cooling of fans’ anger may help boost ranks of sports officials

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Luc Anthony

The 2018-19 prep athletic season is behind us. Summer vacation is underway. Returning student athletes are either pondering which sports to play or training to improve their craft. Coaches are putting ...

Step Into the Garden

Stepping Stones hosts annual Menomonie garden tour

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

Creating a bonsai tree will be demonstrated in one of six gardens featured in the 18th annual Stepping Stones Garden Tour in Menomonie on Saturday ...

Fire up Your Floaties!

legendary FATFAR river float slated for June 23

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Tube lovers, unite! FATFAR – the Frenchtown Annual Tube Float and Regatta – takes participants on an easy cruise down the Chippewa River starting around noon on Sunday, June 23 ...

Served With Groove

Basil Wyndthorp’s set to rock at Food Truck Friday

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Adam Smith

Basil Wyndthorp’s – or the Spring Valley-based “little adventurous food truck that could” – will hit up Food Truck Friday this year with their pulled pork Mac-N-Cheese on a bun, the Cuban, and their newest ...

Following Her Bakery Dreams

Gracie Girl baking business will launch this summer

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Haley Wright

Gracie Hauser, a 19 year-old from Thorp, is following her dream, taking her passion for baking healthy items to the next level by launching an online bakery that ships nationwide and a brick-and-mortar store ...

Pulling No Punches

Eau Claire filmmaker delves into absurdist, comedic work

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Kyle Lehman

“Basically, two girls rob a gas station … poorly.” That’s Eau Claire filmmaker Tim Schwagel’s synopsis of Punch Me, his biggest little film to date, starring Reanna Madson and Lauren May, with supporting ...

Kick off Your Sunday Shoes

Footloose steps onto the Pablo Center stage

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Amanda Luft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Bust out your dancing shoes and hold onto your hats because you have the chance to experience a delightful extravaganza the likes of which have not been seen in this area since Paul Bunyan created Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes ...

Like Fish to Water

Chippewa Falls native teaches stars’ kids to swim, pens book

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Parker Reed

From swimming in Chippewa Valley pools to teaching some of Hollywood’s celebrity children, an area native is celebrating the release of her new book, which aims to empower America’s future ...

Cultivating Community Through CBD

Wonders of Nature opens in Banbury Place

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Nealy Corcoran, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wonders of Nature is a newly opened Eau Claire retail shop that provides affordable, high-quality CBD/hemp products sourced from family-owned organic farms. When you step inside the shop ...

Grant Can Help Enhance Your Business (And Downtown)

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

If you are the proprietor of a downtown Eau Claire business with a plan to do something new that will make your business – and the neighborhood – better, listen up: The semiannual deadline is fast approaching ...

From Now on It’s ‘Dr. Menard’

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Eau Claire’s John Menard is many things: home-improvement chain founder, richest man in Wisconsin, auto racing aficionado. Over the last weekend of May, he added another title to the list – doctor – thanks to an honorary ...

Meeting Women’s Needs

Hope Gospel Mission aims to add facilities for homeless women, children

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

If all the stars align this summer, Hope Gospel Mission will be the first organization in the Chippewa Valley to have an overnight shelter for women and children. Two Hope Renewal Centers for Women with Children ...

On the Cover | June 12, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Patricia Mayhew Hamm

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019

"This painting was done as a demo for a class that I was teaching. It is painted on Yupo, which is not paper but plastic (polypropylene). Class demonstrations rarely turn out this well, but this one did, and I was extremely happy with it ..."

Music Quick Hits | June 2019

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

Even though it’s well-established that there won’t be a traditional version of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival this summer, the Oxbeaux street concert that preceded the last two fests will return for a blockbuster third concert, now with an extra day. On August 9 and 10 ...

Opening Shot | June 12, 2019

Thu. Jun. 13th, 2019  |  photos by Adam Smith

RUFF SUMMER SO FAR. Volume One’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series draws music lovers of all kinds to Phoenix Park each Thursday evening all summer. Girl Band kicked off the 2019 series on June 6. Upcoming headliners include Cait McGarvey, the John Buxton Experience, and Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers.