A Path to Winter Happiness

Wintermission EC wants to adjust our attitudes about the coming season

Tue. Dec. 3rd, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

If you’ll forgive the pun, a newly designated Winter Recreation Path – which will be given high plowing priority when it snows – is just the tip of the iceberg for ...

Dreaming About Art [and] Science

UWEC collaboration explores the dream that unlocked the periodic table

Tue. Dec. 3rd, 2019  |  by Julie Poquette

‘You never know where your dreams might take you” may ring true for some, but Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev saw a clear path forward after awakening from ...

Travel on Two Wheels

Eau Claire author chronicles life as a motorcycle lover

Tue. Dec. 3rd, 2019  |  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 ...

On Record for Youth

studio owner aims to create mentorship program for kids

Mon. Dec. 2nd, 2019  |  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 ...

On the Cover | Nov. 27, 2019

learn more about the current issue's cover art from Gail Schellinger

Mon. Dec. 2nd, 2019

“In the age of too many selfies, old photographs are even more interesting. ‘Dreamsicle Sisters’ is part of my Unfamiliar Family Portraits series. Sadly, the old photographs I find at estate sales have no sentimental value to anyone in the family they are part of anymore ..."

Opening Shot | Nov. 27, 2019

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  photos by Michael Bartsch

IT’S A ZOO IN THERE. The 3rd Annual UWEC GeekCon took place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center. GEEKcon is “a celebration of talents, hobbies, and passions, including everything from legos to essential oils, music to video games, and comic books to knitting.”

Long Way Round

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  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 ...

Right Before Dark

sitting in the trees and listening

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Shannon Sorenson

Right before dark, things calm down. Out in the woods. All day long out there, you get used to it. The small but explosive chatter of animals smaller than your fist. The clattering of tree branches ...

Trolling for Whimsey

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

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  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 ...

It’s Sol-Fa Season

a holly jolly chat with Tonic Sol-Fa

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  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 ...

Slicing Into the Eau Claire Market

Casey’s may be the place for gas, but customers come back for the pizza

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There is something brand-new coming to the west side of Eau Claire: What was once the site of Tailgates Sports Bar on the corner of Clairemont Avenue and Cameron Street will soon be ...

Speak Easy, Menomonie

The Gin Mill offers tasty cocktails and everyman brews

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  Danielle Zinsli, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There’s a new speakeasy in Menomonie. But it’s OK – you don’t have to keep it a secret. The Gin Mill, (228 Main St.), a new bar with a hidden ...

The Valley's Favorite Cocktails

Volume One readers' picks for the best craft cocktails in the region

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

According to voters in the 2019 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll, these craft cocktail conquerors make happy hour a whole lot happier ...

Red Letter Roundup

Red Letter Grant selects Fall winners

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

On Nov. 6, the Red Letter Grant announced the winners of its Fall 2019 grants. The program awarded four women-owned start-ups with grants of $2,000, which came with additional advertising packages from Volume One Magazine and ...

Getting to the Pint

networking group brings women together with beer

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wisconsinites are known for their love of beer – especially craft beer. This fact is embodied by Chippewa Valley Girls Pint Out, an organization that is geared toward women who enjoy craft beer or ...

Run for the Right Reasons

Girls on the Run gets kids moving & growing

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  by Tori Johnson

Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley has been positively impacting young girls and women through exercise and community since 2006. Between February and May, girls in third through eighth grades practice ...

Speaking up Against the Stigma

Sarah Ferber shares her experience to reform the justice system

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  Briana Novacek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sarah Ferber is the associate director of Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing, a recovered drug addict and a formerly incarcerated person. Her passion and ...

Led by the Best

women bring experience, skill to Northwestern Bank leadership

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019

When Krista Mayer applied to work at Northwestern Bank last year, she quickly discovered that she would be one of a crew of high-powered females driving Northwestern Bank ...

A Voice in Music

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

Wed. Nov. 27th, 2019  |  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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