Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Abby Norton


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At the Table and on the Walls

Pablo exhibit features work by female artists from the Chippewa Valley

Abby Norton

The Pablo Center at the Confluence is currently hosting “A Seat at the Table,” an exhibit composed of art created by women in the Chippewa Valley. Featured artists include Lori Chilefone, CJ Connor, Christina Loew ...

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby Looking for a New Home

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 ...

Salt Collective: The Beauty of Giving

unique jewelry maker takes home Red Letter Grant

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 ...

Go, Fight, Uwin

three colleges work to keep grads in western Wisconsin

Abby Norton

Three western Wisconsin universities are teaming up to help their students’ job prospects as well as the region’s economy.

Five Years of Gatsby

UW-Eau Claire Gatsby’s Gala takes guests to the ’20s

Abby Norton

Gatsby’s Gala is returning to UW-Eau Claire to provide folks with an authentic 1920s party experience, courtesy of Eau Claire Jazz Inc. The fifth annual gala promises a musical and visual experience ...

Red Coal BBQ Burns Hot at New Location

Eau Claire barbecue spot moves to Mall Drive

Abby Norton, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Red Coal BBQ is praised around the community for dishing up hot (and dangerously addictive) Midwest-inspired meats. Now, they’ll tempt even more customers at their new location. On Oct. 12 ...

An Opportunity for Every Animal

Eau Claire County Humane Association welcomes new executive director

Abby Norton

The Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA) shook paws with its new executive director, Shelley Janke, in June. Janke served for seven years as the executive director of Memorial Medical Hospital in Neillsville. Notably, this position was fur-free; however, that’s not to say ...

Making Menomonie Laugh

Last Comic finalist Erin Jackson headlines the Mabel

Abby Norton

Once known for performances at local universities and comedy clubs on the East Coast, Erin Jackson has quite a made a name for herself at comedy clubs and theaters all over the U.S. ...

Opening the Center

The Center marks fifth anniversary with open house

Abby Norton

As construction season ends and winter approaches, you may find yourself stuck in something of a personal rut. Maybe your back-to-college excitement has worn off or the seemingly endless stream of overcast ...

Around the World in a Single Theater

Eau Claire World Film Festival returns for second year

Abby Norton

The Eau Claire World Film Festival is back for its second year and is once again vowing to take viewers “Around the World in a Weekend.” Taking place on Oct. 19 and 20 at Micon Downtown Cinema, 315 S. Barstow St., this year’s festival will feature shorts such as Ice Dwellers, where ...

Chippewa Valley Concert Band Celebrates 25th Season

Abby Norton

As holiday season nears, you may find yourself with Thanksgiving or even Christmas on the brain. If you’re looking for something to daydream about other than Mom’s cooking or tacky (endearing?) decorations, perhaps music is what you’re missing. Members of the Chippewa Valley Concert Band ...