Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Brendon Paucek

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Blue Ox Running Opens up With Sharp Community Mindset, Superior Gear

Brendon Paucek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It doesn’t take a very long walk or jog along the lovely Chippewa River State Trail to conclude there’s a lot of traffic – the good kind of traffic. Runners, walkers, bikers, and the like explore the cityscape ...

Blue Ox Running Ready for the Retail Race

Brendon Paucek

Eau Claire should having you jumping for joy. Blue Ox Running, to be located at 417 S. Barstow St., will be a running specialty store owned and operated by Adam and Alicia Condit, two lifelong runners ...

Winter Fest and Games Returns to Frozen Lake Altoona

Brendon Paucek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Put on your snowshoes and rev up your snowmobiles: The third annual Winter Fest and Games presented by CCF Bank is coming up! From Jan. 27-29 Lake Altoona will be the coolest spot around with a flurry ...

Rebuilding Pinehurst

local nonprofit, volunteers turning vision into reality

Brendon Paucek, photos by Kelsey Smith

The former ski hill at Pinehurst Park has steadily evolved into a fresh and exciting new recreation area. Led by local nonprofit OutdoorMore Inc., Pinehurst Park is on its way to becoming not only ...

BACK ON THE ICE: Winter Fest and Games returns for more icy excitement

Brendon Paucek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Put on your snowshoes and rev up your snowmobiles: The third annual Winter Fest and Games presented by CCF Bank is coming up! From Jan. 27-29 Lake Altoona will be the coolest spot around with a flurry of events and festivities for winter enthusiasts ...

Food Truck Fast Lane

one-day UWEC course gives you the basics of operating a food truck business

Brendon Paucek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Food trucks are authentic, delicious, and they’re starting to add to Eau Claire’s local identity and quality of life, which are all great reasons why the Chippewa Valley needs some more of their flavor ...

A Look to the Horizon

a man of the land’s book is full of Dunn County sunsets

Brendon Paucek

Bruce Siebold is no stranger to Mother Nature. He grew up on a 160-acre dairy farm in northwestern Wisconsin and came to appreciate and understand the land and its beautiful, subtle details ...

Caffeinate EC: A Guide to Unique Offerings From Chippewa Valley Cafés

Brendon Paucek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire’s many coffee houses are not one in the same. Each one has some creative minds behind the counter experimenting, testing, and drawing inspiration from all kinds of places to create some fantastic drinks for your next ...

Yankee Pride

an old name in a new place, Yankee Jack’s Public House caters to many tastes

Brendon Paucek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The newest chapter of Eau Claire’s culinary revolution opened its doors Nov. 1. Yankee Jack’s Public House, owned and managed by Jack Schulte, has located to a freshly renovated venue ...

Real Photos, Faux Stories

Fauxtography exhibit blends the real with the imaginary

Brendon Paucek

Fauxtography, an exhibit co-curated by Greg Kochen, Jyl Kelley, and B.J. Hollars, features historical photos combined with contemporary vignettes written by Hollars, a UW-Eau Claire English professor ...

Little Mermaid Swims Again

Children’s Theatre stages fishy encore production

Brendon Paucek

It seems Ariel just couldn’t get enough of the Chippewa Valley! Once again, Ariel’s underwater world will rise from the sea (or Chippewa River) and become a part of your world ...

Writers Guild to Launch Local Literary Journal

Brendon Paucek

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild wants you, your creative talent, and your ideas for a new literary journal they have in the works. They’re looking for ideas for just about everything pertaining ...

Beauty in Growth

new author’s first novel helped her heart heal

Brendon Paucek

‘Everyone has a garden ... Even if it’s that piece of soul that nurtures dreams.” Like a garden, can the soul grow? With a bit of love, support, and guidance, Jennifer Schulz-Johnston thinks so. In fact, she’s dedicated her life to it from an early age.

Let the Party Roar: Gatsby’s Gala Returns

campus event has 1920s vibes, black ties, and good times

Brendon Paucek

Calling all cool cats! Polish your dancing shoes because next Friday, Eau Claire Jazz, Inc. in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire presents the third annual Gatsby’s Gala ...