Visit Eau Claire Launches New Branding, Logo

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Visit Eau Claire, the area’s tourism promotion agency, has unveiled a colorful new logo and brand identity that it says “captures the personality of the city known for its independent spirit, creative culture, penchant for originality ...

5 Big Numbers: Eau Claire’s New Arts Center

Tue. Sep. 18th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The total floorspace inside the Pablo Center at the Confluence, which officially opens Sept. 22. That includes two theaters, two art galleries, a dance studio, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, a recording studio, offices ...

Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week »

Thu. Sep. 13th, 2018

For ten days in September (21th - 30th, 2018), dozens of local restaurants will take part in an exciting new culinary tradition that gives you access to special menus, offerings, great deals, and invites you to attend a handful of unique food-themed events that raise money for community causes.

Winter Storage for Garden Vegetables

creative ways to keep your harvest fresh for months

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Kathleen Plunkett-Black

One of the joys of summer is walking through the garden in late afternoon and planning the evening meal around whichever produce is ready to pick. With September’s shorter daylight and cooling temperatures ...

You Can Pickle That?

adventures beyond the cucumber

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

We’ve enjoyed another bounteous summer, but as the chill settles in and fall brings farmers market season to a close, it’s time to consider ways to get the most out of the remaining fall produce. Pickling is a centuries-old technique for preserving foods that involves submerging foods in vinegar ...

Raise a Glass at Oktoberfest

2018 Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is right around the corner

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Broc Seigneurie

Time to dust off that lederhosen! The 2018 Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is right around the corner. This year’s celebration is packed with exciting activities centered on traditional German music, food, and ...

7 Wild Plants to Put on Your Table This Fall

our wild guide to seasonal foraging

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Jim Schwiebert’s coworkers put up their guard when he approaches, lest he offer them a taste of something he scrounged up from his yard, on a trail, or from the garden behind their offices at Beaver Creek Reserve ...

FEATURE: Digging Up the Valley

unearthing local history, one outhouse at a time

Fri. Sep. 7th, 2018  |  Cassandra Kyser, photos by Timothy Mather

Mark Youngblood stood in a hole almost as deep as he is tall. His blue eyes, which sparkled with excitement, were just visible above the ground level. “Can you get me a screwdriver?” Youngblood shouted up to his friend ...

Opening Shot | Sept. 5, 2018

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  photos by Branden Nall

WHO’S THE PHOTOGRAPHER NOW, BUDDY? Decking and overlook reconstruction of the Grand Avenue footbridge in downtown Eau Claire was finished just in time for the annual Grand Evening on the Bridge dinner on Aug. 22. The event raises funds for Downtown Eau Claire Inc. ...

On the Cover | Sept. 5, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from Cari Raynae

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018

“‘The Little Red Hen’ is a fun piece of art utilizing several techniques. For the first layer I dragged several colors of acrylic paint across the canvas. I outlined the hen in white before adding a layer ..."

Playing La Cucaracha

piano keys and grade school are hard to navigate

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

One time in grade school I was on the playground attempting to play basketball with my buddies when a younger kid named Benny walked up to me and said, “So, Mr. Paulus. I hear you play the piano.”

2018 Football Preview: Going the Distance?

Packers can be contenders as long as Rodgers stays healthy

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

One summer ago, while on the radio previewing the 2017 Green Bay Packers season, I recall saying that if Aaron Rodgers ever were to get injured, any upgrades to the rest of the team would not matter for a Super Bowl run.

Gus the Great

Chippewa Falls native who revolutionized football is focus of new biography

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  Luc Anthony

The modern game of football is centered on the forward pass. Today, quarterbacks and wide receivers attain yardage and reception statistics that, a half-century ago, would have been considered nearly inhuman; those numbers are now expected today in order to help your team to a championship.

Chippewa Valley Book Fest Q&A: Molly Patterson

Eau Claire novelist among authors featured in Chippewa Valley Book Festival

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2018  |  photos by Andrea Paulseth

Among the highlights of the annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival is hearing from regional writers whose talents have attracted national attention. This year, that group includes Molly Patterson, a UW-Eau Claire professor and Pushcart Prize winner ...