The Stars Grow Brighter

you’ll see things changing if you bother to look up

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus

The stars grow brighter. Standing here in Wisconsin on this half of the planet, the part we (for no good reason) call the top, the stars are getting easier to see. But it’s just beginning ...

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Selves

UWEC student finds women of all ages are dissatisfied with their appearance. They shouldn’t be.

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Katie Paulich

‘It looks like you’re filming a porno in here,” remarked my friend Hailey when I brought her to the lab.“It’s not a porno, oh my God,” I replied, utterly scandalized. “It’s for research.”

Glowing Terms

Girls On The Run hosts glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Rayna DeJongh

Girls on the Run has offered young women in the Chippewa Valley empowerment through physical activity and youth development groups for more than 12 years now.

Invitation by Owl

get your Harry Potter on at Hogwarts After Dark

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold

Bewitching brews and Muggle food will be available for purchase from an enchanted food truck. Dressing up as your favorite Harry Potter character is encouraged. A photo ID with proof of age, such as a driver’s ...

Restaurant Week Events

more to do during Restaurant Week than just go out to eat

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018

Official events of 2018 Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week.

The Marigold Café

Elk Mound sisters dole out choice paninis and authentic gelato

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

The Marigold Café may be a local food truck, but it certainly offers a global taste. Run by retired Elk Mound sisters Susan Miller and Joy Falch, the “definitely girly truck” combines Italian cuisine with a floral aesthetic...

Run Into This Sandbar

bar and grill offers fun, food, drink – and paddles

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The SandBar & Grill outside Chippewa Falls has generated all kinds of buzz as it has grown into a hot spot on the Lake Wissota scene, becoming known for quality food and drinks as well as a great time ...

Wisconsin Film Fest Wants Your Flick

Madison-based festival is now accepting statewide submissions

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  by Rayna DeJongh

Share your Midwestern creativity and become a part of the largest university-produced film festival in the nation!

Pragda Spanish Film Festival Returns

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Amanda Foxcroft

Get ready for some fascinating, enlightening and downright funny films at the Pragda Spanish Film Festival in Menomonie. This is the third year UW-Stout has collaborated with Pragda, an independent Spanish film distribution company, to present the Festival ...

New Home, Fun Home

CVTG first to tread Jamf stage with Fun Home

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Picking a familiar show may have been an easy win at the box office for the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, according to director Keith Lorasch, but the theatrical group’s selection committee had something else in mind for its debut performance at the Pablo Center at the Confluence.

Taking the Long Way

local author recounts globe-trotting trip in Leaving Detroit

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Tori Johnson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The story of adventure told in Leaving Detroit is all the inspiration you need to pack up a bag, and begin a journey of your own. Local author Louise Barfknecht recounts her remarkable decision to travel from Detroit to Italy ...

The Stuff of Life

Taylor tackles Poetry Sex Love Music Booze & Death

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Cassandra Kyser, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As a professor emeritus of English and former poet laureate of the City of Eau Claire, Bruce Taylor is no stranger to the Chippewa Valley’s literary scene.

‘Too Easy’

Mr. Pizzy and Mistah connect on infectious collab album Game Changers

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two of the Chippewa Valley’s finest and most prolific hip hop artists are aiming high and ready to change the game ...

City Again Seeks Plans for Block 7, Liner Site

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority is once again accepting proposals from developers for two pieces of downtown property: The so-called Block 7 at the corner of North Barstow and Wisconsin streets and the lot in front of the city parking ramp on North Barstow.

Vision on the River

Pablo Center concourse named in honor of the late Dan Clumpner

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Following the opening of the Pablo Center at the Confluence on Sept. 22, the best view of the actual confluence where the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers meet will arguably be from the landing between the second and third floors of the arts center’s massive lobby.

Reflecting on Renewal

Schatz looks back on role in economic, downtown development

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

From the closing of Uniroyal to the development of Phoenix Park to the blossoming of the Pablo Center at the Confluence, Mike Schatz has been near the center of nearly every major event that has impacted Eau Claire’s economy over the past three decades.

Fathers, Sons, and Storms

defying rain, lightning, and familial fear to get the perfect photograph

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Justin Patchin, photos by Justin Patchin

‘I think it would be a good idea if you got out of the water,” Dad implored as lightning brightened the dark sky above me. “Just a few more minutes,” I responded, as if this conversation had occurred 30 years earlier and