Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Tim Mather

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A Friend of Anne Frank

multimedia show features appearance by survivor

Mike Seitz, photos by Tim Mather

Anne Frank is one of the most recognize-able victims of the Holocaust, and her diary is one of the most well known pieces of literature produced as a result of World War II. And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank is an ...

Fractured Fairy Tales

Menomonie troupe presents Into the Woods

Mike Seitz, photos by Tim Mather

Fairy tales almost always end the same way: Prince Charming saves the day, defeating whatever stereotypical villain came along to ruin everybody’s life, and they all live happily ever after. What they never do, however, is show what happens after ...

A New Deal

Raw Deal reboots with menu, decor changes

Laura Lash, photos by Tim Mather

The anthropology of a community space: embraced subtleties and their thoughtfulness can go unnoticed when you are the incredibly comfortable person, slinking into a plush chair with a hot cup of joe. One year ago, the Raw Deal family began ...

Roll Out the Barrel

Menomonie wine bar fills nightlife niche

Lisa de Felice, photos by Tim Mather

If you’re looking for something new to do in the Menomonie area, check out the Barrel Room, 320 Main St. E. The Barrel Room isn’t just your run-of-the-mill cocktail lounge: It’s a cozy and inviting wine bar, perfect for unwinding after a ...

Youth Theater Born Again

Menomonie stage group forges ahead independently

Lisa de Felice, photos by Tim Mather

Blaine Halverson has a passion for helping kids express their artistic abilities, and he’s done a great job doing so through the founding of the Red Cedar Youth Stage. Also known as ReCYS (pronounced “ree-sis”), the Red Cedar Youth Stage is ...

On the Make

exploring Menomonie’s new ‘maker space’

Hope Greene, photos by Tim Mather

Maker spaces are popping open all over the world and there’s now one blossoming in our own backyard, The Hundredth Monkey Maker Space in Menomonie.

Wonka vs. Wonka

Menomonie, EC groups offer dueling productions of children’s classic

Briana Bryant, photos by Tim Mather, Andrea Paulseth

Two theatrical groups in the Chippewa Valley are performing the same play at the same time: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. They will both be performing the same version, one that was written in 2004. This version includes many of the beloved songs ...

In the Kitchen

Menomonie eatery Norske Kitchen & Kro cooks up ‘regional comfort food’

Emily Albrent, photos by Tim Mather

If you want a little more comfort food in your life, head on over to Menomonie for some true Wisconsin grub. Stephen Weber, owner of the recently opened restaurant Norske Kitchen & Kro has made Menomonie the place to be if you want to get ...

Opening Shot | Nov. 21, 2013

photos by Tim Mather

REACHIN’ FOR THE ROCK. On Saturday, November 16, the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts hosted “Power Balladz: The Ultimate ‘80s Sing-Along” – a loving tribute to the heyday of the hair band.

Power Balladz: The Ultimate '80s Sing-Along

photos by Tim Mather

On Saturday, November 16, the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts hosted "Power Balladz: The Ultimate '80s Sing-Along" – a loving tribute to the heyday of the hair band.

Passing Down the Past

Menomonie authors’ new book encourages passing down family stories

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Tim Mather

At 9pm on a Sunday, Dick Edwards received a call from his grandson in Iowa. He had a report due the next morning and one request for his grandpa: “Tell me about your life.” ...

Think Inside the Box

Menomonie street feature improves bike safety

Briana Bryant, photos by Tim Mather

Apparently, Eau Claire might have to play a game of catch-up if it wants to be on the same pedal-powered playing field as Menomonie. The city of Menomonie recently created “bike boxes” ...

Chalkfest 2013: The Day

Tim Mather

Volume One's Chalkfest 2013 was in downtown Eau Claire's Wilson Park on Saturday, August 3, with well over a hundred local and regional artists chalking up the park's various sidewalks. The artists worked all day long as thousands of onlookers ...

Chalkfest 2013: Winners Gallery

Tim Mather

Volume One's Chalkfest 2013 was in downtown Eau Claire's Wilson Park on Saturday, August 3, with well over a hundred local and regional artists chalking up the park's various sidewalks. The artists worked all day long as thousands of onlookers ...

Chalkfest 2013 MEGA Set: All that art

Tim Mather

Volume One's Chalkfest 2013 was in downtown Eau Claire's Wilson Park on Saturday, August 3, with well over a hundred local and regional artists chalking up the park's various sidewalks. The artists worked all day long as thousands of onlookers ...

Note from the Editor | July 4, 2013

Nick Meyer, photos by Tim Mather

The Thursday night Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park is off to a smashing start this year. In fact, we estimate it’s quite possible we exceeded 2,000 people in attendance for the first time ever on June 27. It was crazy ...

Eating Well

Menomonie café mixes breakfast with community

Brett Bachman, photos by Tim Mather

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity ...