Wisconsin Vacation Bucket List: 13 Spots Around the State

from Harleys to LEGOs to Bucky Badgers, 2018 offers plenty of travel surprises

Fri. Apr. 6th, 2018  |  Travel Wisconsin

The list of new attractions, major anniversaries, and travel trends in Wisconsin for 2018 lives up to the state’s penchant for fun in the most original, quirky, classy, and carefree ways ...

Hiking Beyond the Valley

grab your boots and bug spray, then hit the road to find these fabulous hiking spots

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Rob Reid, photos by Rob Reid

Last year, I wrote an article for Volume One titled 25 Hiking Trails in the Chippewa Valley, which you can read online at volumeone.org/hiking. For hiking enthusiasts willing to drive a bit outside of the area ...

It’s a Yard Knock Life

as spring arrives, frozen shame begins to thaw

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster

Huzzah. Spring is all but here. The snow will soon be gone. And like most of you, I long for warmer weather. I can’t wait to slip on my very masculine sandals, and the prospect of busting ...

For Brewers, the Future May Be Now

the Brew Crew’s rebuilding process is proceeding faster than anticipated

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

In sports, sometimes you have to bottom-out to top-off, though such a process does not guarantee that you will get back to the top. Lately, some teams in Major League Baseball have realized that their current ...

Baseball Springs Eternal

season’s arrival a reminder of the sport’s history, and Eau Claire’s place in it

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Timothy Dolan

As I shoveled the ice off my driveway on a recent Sunday, I was listening to the Brewers and Indians spring training game taking place in hot Arizona. It reminded me that so often baseball ushers in ...

Don’t Forget Ta Keep ’Er Movin’

Manitowoc Minute star Berens returns to the Valley

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony, photos by Luong Huynh

Over the past few months, your social media feed may have been populated by what looks like a local news brief set in eastern Wisconsin. If you took the bait and clicked “play” you discovered the satiric genius ...

Will the Fake Paul Ryan Please Stand Up?

comedian to host town hall in EC as Paul Ryan

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Julia van Allen

On Friday April 13 join Clear Water Comedy for a town hall assembly like none other. Internationally touring comedian Chris Fairbanks uses his quick wit and quirky improvisations to parody a town hall ...

Going Green for Earth Week

EC organizations host a world of Earth Week events

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Emilee Wentland

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Eau Claire is hosting events throughout the week to promote sustainability and encourage community members to go green all year. U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin ...

Farm-Fresh Food Truck on the Road

former Informalist chef has plans for Locavore mobile kitchen

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Local chef Amy Huo, formerly of The Informalist, is rolling into the food truck scene this summer to celebrate Chippewa Valley farmers and foragers with The Locavore Mobile Kitchen. Huo said she plans to develop ...

Local Anime Con Steps Back in Time

annual con has something for every “nerd” culture lover

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Bring an old polaroid camera and film for the treasure hunt and win a gold coin – technically a dollar coin – at the third annual Chippewa Valley Anime Con. The event, organized by Thomas Jannusch, takes ...

Music Quick Hits | April 2018

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

Get set for some for some larger-than-life musical performances coming our way this spring. In the last couple weeks, a handful of notable concert announcements have made their way across the collective V1 desk ...