There’s nothing like a bringing home a new bundle of furry joy. Picking out a cat or dog to adopt is an exciting decision and one that should be taken seriously. A few years ago, my (not entirely sober) friend brought home a kitten from ...
Pets. They're always looking at you, biting you, or eating your unmentionables. But how can you tell what they're up to? This list of body sign language will help you get a grip on where your pet is at on an emotional level.
Not sure which pooch is the prime pick for your family? There’s lots to consider before adding a furry member to your household. Every family is different and so is every breed. Here’s a short list of five popular dog breeds for families.
How do you make cheese sexy? Simple. Add juicy beef, a photo shoot, a sultry narrative, and bam! You've got the Cheese & Burger Society, and they've created an awesome interactive website dedicated to Wisconsin cheese. On burgers across the country.
Menomonie, Wis. is a much different town than it was in 1986 when I was born – and way different than in 1953, when my dad was born. Let’s take a few minutes to think back to when Billy Ray was the most popular Cyrus. Some things that are missing ...
According to the 2010 Census, 13,630 same-sex partnerships reside in Wisconsin - an increase from 8,232 in the 2000 Census. The number of households with same-sex couples is increasing nationally, as well.
The LGBT Community Center, although no longer a physical building, has created a questionnaire to evaluate the LGBT and ally communities’ satisfaction levels with current programs, activities, and services available.
Those who like to travel on two, un-motorized wheels may be tired of bicycles taking a back seat to cars in the world of transportation. Well, the cyclist’s equivalent to a gas station has arrived to Minneapolis … in the form of a vending machine.
If artist Jesus Landin-Torrez has his way, businesses in downtown Eau Claire could soon be seeing signs. Awesome ones. Offering to hand-paint small signs, Landin-Torrez won’t accept traditional currency, so bring your bartering skills to the table.
Brace yourselves, ladies – one of the biggest wedding expos in the area is coming back to Eau Claire. On September 25, the Impressions Bridal Affair will host its seventh annual bridal fair and women’s expo event. If you plan on walking down ...
Now you can finally combine your love of physical exertion, music, and socializing at this year’s Freak 5K in Chippewa Falls (August 27). The 20+ obstacles placed throughout the race will be sure to keep things interesting for both the runners ...
Butterfly lovers, your wait is over. Beaver Creek Reserve’s Butterfly House opened as of July 5 for the season. Available to the public since 2000, the Butterfly House holds multiple species of butterflies native to Wisconsin ...
As of today, now the call of nature at Phoenix Park won’t be quite so unwelcome. The park's snazzy new public restrooms, located next to the Farmers Market pavilion, are up and running as of this morning.
Enabling Gardens, a recent vegetative community effort, officially opened on June 11. The garden was made a reality thanks to Phoenix Community Garden, the Best Buddies program, and the Eau Claire Area Master Gardeners. This is no ordinary garden.
Union Corners, the 15-acre construction graveyard in Madison, has been an eyesore since 2007. What better to do with ugly, wasted space than gather around a few hundred local people with music, dancing, hula hooping, grilling out and mural painting?
The Chippewa Valley Roller Girls’ first season may be over, but the team is excitedly gearing up for the next one beginning in this fall.
Chances are you may have cheered on the girls flying up and down the track at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports
Allison Schrader, photos by Contributed , Andrea Paulseth
Enabling Gardens, a recent vegetative community effort, officially opened on June 11. The garden was made a reality thanks to the help of the people of Phoenix Community Garden, the Best Buddies program, and the Eau Claire Area Master Gardeners.
Allison Schrader, photos by Mike O'Brien, Kimberly Youngberg
Chances are you may have cheered the girls on flying up and down the track at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center. For those of you haven’t yet experienced the magic that is roller derby, you’re missing out. Right now, recruitment is a top priority.
Good news for all you cultured guys out there – apparently, men who enjoy cultural activities like going to the museum, a concert or play, or participating in clubs or volunteer work are healthier and happier than men who don’t. A study says ...
Do musicians have better brains? According to a new study, measurements of musicians’ brains have found “well-coordinated frontal lobes” – the part of our brains used for very high-function activities.
Humming along since 2002, Volume One is a magazine, an
event & video production company, & a retail store based in Eau Claire, WI.
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