Restaurant Week - Eat Local, Win a Trip to Las Vegas

Fill your Passport at 10 restaurants in 60 days to qualify for big prizes

Wed. Sep. 11th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

How do you enter to win? Simply stop in to eat at any of the nearly 50 participating restaurants during Restaurant Week (listed in the back of this guide) and pick up your passport, which you can only get during Restaurant Week.

Restaurant Week - Celebrating & Building Our Restaurant Scene

You can be a part of the return of Restaurant Week, featuring nearly 50 restaurants, Sept. 20-29

Wed. Sep. 11th, 2019  |  Nick Meyer

Nearly 50 visionary restaurants in Eau Claire, Menomonie, and Chippewa Falls have signed on for the third year of Restaurant Week, offering special menus and deals with the hopes that you’ll come out to support their endeavors and celebrate their hard-working staffs.

FEATURE: Finishing Strong in the Race for Home

Ambitious local effort to help the chronically homeless finds some success

Wed. Sep. 11th, 2019  |  Julian Emerson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A 100 day effort dubbed the Eau Claire Sprint - began in April and ended July 31. The approach focused on identifying which homeless residents are most in need of housing, how to work more effectively with landlords ...

Take Your Seats

What does high school really teach us?

Fri. Sep. 6th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Shannon Sorenson

Everyone reading this loved high school, right? High school was one long pizza party, correct? None of you were awkward or stressed out or plagued by a string of social embarrassments broken up by occasional cannon blasts ...

Walking Hopefully

Sharing Hope Walk raises funds for suicide prevention

Fri. Sep. 6th, 2019  |  Samantha Kobs

Looking for an awesome cause with a local focus? Get involved with this year’s second annual Sharing Hope Walk to Prevent Suicide. The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Chippewa Valley ...

Petting Pups & Pounding Pints

Fur-kin Fest to raise money for humane society

Fri. Sep. 6th, 2019  |  Kensie Kiesow

What is a “Fur-kin,” you may very well ask? Well, “fur kin” are our furry companions such as dogs and cats, but a “firkin” is a small keg where cask ale is fermented. At the Fur-kin Fest in Menomonie ...

One for All and All for One

Downtown Menomonie hosts community cookout

Fri. Sep. 6th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

Food has the power to bring people together. When it comes to the the Great Community Cookout in Menomonie, this couldn’t be more true. The cookout, now in its 14th year, will be 4-8pm on Thursday, Sept. 12, behind the Visitors Center in Menomonie ...

Packing for the Playoffs?

prediction puts Green Bay in post-season after two-year drought

Fri. Sep. 6th, 2019  |  Luc Anthony

One of the usual presumptions in the annual Athletic Aesthetic Chippewa Valley Sports Media Football Poll is a playoff appearance for the Green Bay Packers....

BOOK FEST Q&A: LEIF ENGER

award-winner Minnesota novelist among highlights of upcoming literary fest

Fri. Sep. 6th, 2019  |  V1 Staff, photos by Robin Enger

Among the highlights of the annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival is hearing from regional writers whose talents have attracted national attention. This year, public radio reporter-turned-novelist ...

Young Writers: Submit Your Words!

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival – always an autumn highlight chock full of awesome events for readers and writers alike – is happening this year Oct. 21-27 at venues all over the Valley. One of the fest’s many ...

Music Quick Hits | Sept. 2019

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

Local electronic musician Xavly, a.k.a. Austin Steinke, has made a proper collection of dreary and powerful beats and collaborated ...

Growing a Community

Chippewa Chamber launches workforce attraction website

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019  |  Emily Kuhn

Three months after launching a landing page that boasts the many benefits of living in Chippewa Falls, the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its digital marketing ...

Pedal Your Way over to the City Bike Survey

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

The City of Eau Claire wants to level up its ranking as a Bicycle Friendly Community, and you can help. The city recently submitted an application to the League of American Bicyclists ...

Larsons Donate $1 Million to the Pablo Center

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Chippewa Valley philanthropists Richard and Marcia Larson recently made a capital campaign contribution of $1 million to support the Pablo Center at the Confluence’s ongoing programming. “It’s been ...

5 Wisconsin Politicians Who Left the Job Early

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Duffy, a Republican congressman from Wausau whose district includes parts of the Chippewa Valley, announced in August that he would resign effective Sept. 23. He and his wife, TV commentator Rachel Campos-Duffy ...

On the Cover | Sept. 4, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Rosalie Mattair

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019

“The reason I create art is to tell a story through visual images. It may be a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end – or simply an image that conveys a certain mood and hints at a story that could possibly exist under its surface ..."

Witness the Fitness

third annual expo will promote fit lifestyles

Wed. Sep. 4th, 2019  |  Justine Childs

The small yet mighty powerhouse behind the Sept. 21 FITNESS EXPO Eau Claire is Kim Larsen, a native of central Wisconsin. Working out has always been a part of Kim’s lifestyle, ...

Snap Judgement

Eau Claire’s Kyle Stelter helps elite long snappers — from high school to the NFL — master the game

Wed. Sep. 4th, 2019  |  Luc Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The long snapper may be the most underrated position in football. An errant snap to the side can throw off a field goal attempt or a punt, giving the opposing team a sudden advantage. Essentially, the long snapper is a quarterback who throws backwards ...

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