Picking the Ideal Tree

seasonal trimming tips you needle to know

Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wondering how to pick the perfect Christmas tree without having a Clark Griswold experience in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? ...

Curling Club Hosts Learn-To-Curl Sessions

Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018  |  Rayna DeJongh

Get swept off your feet with the spirit of curling and join the Eau Claire Curling Club as they host Learn-to-Curl sessions at 1pm each Saturday Dec. 1-15 at 5530 Fairview Drive. Anyone is welcome, and no prior experience ...

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby Looking for a New Home

Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018  |  Abby Norton

Next year, the Chippewa Valley Roller Derby will celebrate 10 years of work and play. But in order to do so, they’ll need to find a new space. Heather Brockel, or “Lizzy” as she goes by when she puts her skates on ...

No Holiday Cheer? Improvise!

“Eat This!” show combines storytelling, improv to create holiday hilarity

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018  |  Catey Leonardson

The holiday season invites all sorts of memories into our minds: the good, the bad, and the awkward. Local storytellers and improv performers will poke fun at this tumultuous yet festive time of year on Thursday, Nov. 29 ...

New NOTA Drops at Shift

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018  |  Rayna DeJongh, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The UW-Eau Claire student publication None of the Above (NOTA) will host bi-annual book release party at SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar on Dec. 14 at 7:30pm, with live music from local musician ...

A Pine Hollow Homecoming

Bri Murphy and Ben Shaw team up for in-studio show

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018  |  Bonni Knight

There’s something special about coming home. On Dec. 14, two musicians who both sprouted their musical roots in Eau Claire are returning to perform at the very studio where they recorded their most recent albums. Bri Murphy graduated ...

Salt Collective: The Beauty of Giving

unique jewelry maker takes home Red Letter Grant

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018  |  Abby Norton, photos by Andrea Paulseth

‘Salt, in small amounts, is essential for human life. We think jewelry is a lot like salt,” reads the website of Salt Collective, a local jewelry boutique Andrea White opened in February. White attended ...

North DECA's Diamond Hunt

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018  |  Breana Good

Eau Claire North High School’s DECA Club is sponsoring an all-ages “diamond” scavenger hunt throughout downtown Eau Claire that will take place Dec. 4-12. DECA student officers and Jim Maier, head of North’s Marketing & DECA, began planning in July ...

Public Library Seeks Input on Expansion Plans

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is seeking public input on a proposed renovation and expansion project. Preliminary plans for the library, which was built in 1976, include adding a third story ...

Kansas Man Will Lead EC Economic Development

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The City of Eau Claire has hired an economic development professional from Kansas as its new economic development manager. Aaron J. White will start with the city on Monday, Dec. 10, replacing Mike Schatz ...

Giving (And Receiving) the Gift of Music

an overflowing calendar and a profusion of tickets makes this fan thankful for the Valley’s scene

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018  |  Bonni Knight

‘Tis the season to think of music! But I’m not talking about the fa-la-la-la-la stuff (although, I love that, too). I’m talking about the get-up-off-your-couch and go catch the live music scene. The other morning ...

Opening Shot | Nov. 28, 2018

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018  |  photos by Andrea Paulseth

SCREEN TIME. Volume One brought True North: Real Wisconsin Stories Unfolding Live On Stage to the Pablo Center for two sold-out shows on Nov. 16 and 17. The unique show – which blended live storytelling, original live music, a wide variety of multimedia produced by local artists – was Volume One’s first stage production.

On the Cover | Nov. 28, 2018

learn more about this week's cover art from Beth Peck

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018

“This illustration is from The Thanksgiving Visitor written by Truman Capote. I think this is a terrific story. Beautifully written and crafted. There is an emotional twist to the story which resonates with me. It is a little painful, and very human, and feel true to the human experience ..."

Holiday Triple Play

December offers three chances for Christmas spirit on stage

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Get the holiday hype up by attending some community theater productions of Christmas classics and new holiday favorites. The Menomonie Theater Guild, Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, and Eau Claire Children’s Theatre are each producing wintry plays for families and children to enjoy ...