Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Katie Robertson


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So Very Dairy

Breakfast in the Valley marks 20 years of hearty helpings

Katie Robertson

If you’re an early bird who loves a good breakfast, then you’re in luck! The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 20th annual Breakfast in the Valley on Friday ...

Speedy Local Pizza Dude Keeps His Eye on the Pie

Katie Robertson

Most people who have worked for a restaurant would tell you that lunch and dinner rushes can get a little chaotic. But for Nick Kotecki, a staggering stack of orders poses no problem ...

Great Guitar, Great Cause

local musicians give 1977 Gordy Bischoff guitar a go

Katie Robertson

Interested in checking out some good tunes for a good cause? Join local musicians Sundae + Mr. Goessl, Billy Krause, Evan Middlesworth, Jim Pullman, Greg Gilbertson, and ...

Dig Into Local Community Gardens

whatever your age or experience level, you can join the local food movement

Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Andrew Werthmann and the other community gardeners of Eau Claire certainly aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Having grown up on an organic dairy farm, Werthmann knew when he came to UW-Eau Claire in 2001 that he wanted to become a part of the food-growing process. With an eye on that goal, he co-founded the Eau Claire Community Gardens back in 2010 ...

New-Wave Weaving

Eau Claire artist goes 3D with woven creations

Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

About a year ago, Heidi Haubrich saw some samples of 3D woven art online and decided that she had to try making some herself. As a long-time lover of crafts and do-it-yourself projects ...

It's Official: Sammy's Pizza Is in the Hall of Fame

Katie Robertson, photos by Thresa Zvolena

For decades, Sammy’s Pizza has been a living legend in Eau Claire and across the Midwest; now, it’s literally a member of the Pizza Hall of Fame ...

Two Times the Treats

ice cream tricycle proprietor opens gyro joint

Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

With the weather starting to warm up, it’s time to begin thinking about tasty summer treats. Vangjel Kapbardhi’s ice cream business, Treats, will be out on the road ...

Let's Keep This Short

new local film fest features short flicks from near and far

Katie Robertson

The Downtown Budget Cinema will be hosting the Chippewa Valley Film Festival, which will feature top-notch short films ...

Passion Towards Fashion

UW-Stout show spotlights togs made without fabric

Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The place to be on April 16 is UW-Stout’s annual Fashion Without Fabric show. Students enrolled in UW-Stout’s School of Art and Design will debut their eclectic ...

Wakanda Whooper

whooping cranes find the spotlight in local writer’s new children’s book

Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sandia Kosmo has always been a writer. Even in high school, she wrote articles for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and several of her family members have become writers and editors, too ...

Landing on the River

new Haymarket Landing caters to students with cool downtown digs

Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Looking for a change of scenery from on-campus dorm life? Make yourself at home in Haymarket Landing, the new, privately built UW-Eau Claire housing option that will be open for residents starting this fall. While this building will be similar to the on-campus Chancellors Hall – including apartment-style units ...

A New Cafe From Awesome Thorp Cheesemakers

Katie Robertson

From time to time, we all need a cozy café where we can get a good bite to eat and sip on some warm beverages, especially with these Wisconsin winters. Holland’s Family Cheese – run by Marieke and Rolf Penterman who make award-winning, authentic Dutch cheeses – has just added on to their business ...

Prolific Thrillers

Alexi Venice cranked out three installments of her series in under a year

Katie Robertson

Like most writers, local author Alexi Venice loves books. She typically reads 20-30 books each year, perusing action/adventure books alongside novels from the romance genre. In her reading experience, she noticed that there seemed to be a gap between the writings of male and female authors. On the male end of the spectrum ...

A Variety of Talent

homemade steampunk comic is the result of tons of work

Katie Robertson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For the last three years, Chris Spiegel of Chippewa Falls has worked to make his passion for art and comics into something tangible: A comic book series ...