Let’s talk about the weather. People love it. And they hate it. It’s probably the number one trending topic of life from now until the end of time. Most of us can just go with the flow – one day is sunny, the next is rainy. Big deal, right?
prior to a new Bon Iver LP and tour, Justin Vernon answers locals' questions
There are many amazing writers, photographers, and critics who’ve created work to cover Justin Vernon and the Bon Iver phenomenon over the last few years. It’s especially active right now, as just this week the second full-length release ...
As the owner of two cats, I experienced firsthand the angst that some cat owners feel when trying to decide whether declawing them is the right thing to do: How painful is it? When should you do it? And most importantly, is it really akin to
UWEC Jazz asked to record a legend’s unreleased material
If replication is the greatest compliment that can be paid to an artist, then what do you call being asked to record a legend’s unreleased material? That’s exactly what has went down for UWEC’s Jazz ...
big-time jazz guitarist Pete McCann has local roots
Eau Claire-born Pete McCann has made quite a name for himself. As part of the New York jazz scene for the past 20 years, McCann has released four albums (Extra Mile 2009, Most Folks 2007, You Remind Me of Someone 2000, The Other Side of Ellington
Outrageously ambitious local musician Brian Bethke has released (what feels like) an album practically every year during his tenure in Eau Claire, plays a regional show weekly, and runs his own radio station Underdog Radio. He even won a contest and
Sitting in Phoenix Park after Al Julson and Larry Past just finished a set, I reluctantly admit to the duo that I have no idea how to describe them. “It’s hard to pinpoint your sound. I can hear a twinge of 90s pop rock in there, some 70s singer-song
Upstart local author Amelia Kimball, who just graduated from Bloomer High School and is an incoming freshman at UW-Eau Claire, used to write for herself, but now she hopes to reach others. Kimball started writing to pass the time while she waited for
the symbiotic relationship between an individual and the community
As you’ve likely noticed if you’ve been down Barstow Street in the last couple of weeks, the sidewalks are now populated with a charming variety of figurative and abstract sculptures, from a giant reclining turtle and a great dane trying to shake you
community groups come together to make "no questions" homeless shelter in EC
“There isn’t any ‘ground’ to break, but there’s lots of work to be done.” This statement was the theme for the “wall” breaking ceremony held on June 10 to celebrate the start of construction on Eau Claire’s first "no questions" homeless shelter...
You might know Barb from seeing her walking around town or shopping for clothes, but there’s very good odds she’s known you for years – and you don’t even know it! It sounds creepy, but it’s just that Barb was a long-time nurse at Sacred Heart who
For the next two years, Eau Claire’s literary scene will have a pair of seasoned eyes looking over it. Bruce Taylor, UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of English, was named the new poet laureate by the city council recently. This Brigadier of Books
When Tracy Chipman was teaching preschool in Eugene, Oregon in 1995, she – as I’d imagine most preschool teachers do – told her class stories. “Obviously I read books to them, but there were some really powerful experiences that occurred when I’d be
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.
Menomonie Mayor Randy Knaack is so tired of all the scum in his fair city, he’s literally built a machine to rid Lake Menomin of its stinky problem. If you’ve ever visited the lake, or even glimpsed at the surface for more than 10 seconds
Having a pet in the lobby of a business is a fairly popular thing in the Chippewa Valley. These domesticated patrons serve as unofficial mascots who greet visitors (especially kids), and – let’s face it – who doesn’t like to greet an animal from time
a taste of the unique pet businesses in the valley
Most of us try to eat as healthy as we can, but what about our pets? Do we make sure that they are eating healthy food as well? Woof Naturals Dog Bakery is a store where all-natural dog treats are fresh baked for your dogs
training experts provide tips on everything from housebreaking to hunting
Your pet won’t obey “come” if they weren’t taught what it means. It will also not obey if “come” always means something negative. Build desired behaviors (commands such as “come”) by using positive reinforcement such as rewards and praise.
huge celebration of country music, lawn chairs returns
The 25th anniversary of the Country Fest is upon us! Since 1987, this music festival has been held every year in Cadott, a small town a mere 30 minutes outside of Eau Claire. Every year over 100,000 fans enjoy outdoor music, great food, camping
Recently, a man named Wang Xiao Kang, a resident of Shanghai, startled his co-workers by walking into the office dressed for action. Was he wearing his very best, most expensive power suit? Oh, yes. Yes he was.
even though many Americans find it lame, I’m completely into pro soccer
A virus has been spreading across America in the past couple of years. This is a virus that has long infected most of the globe, especially areas like Europe and South America. A virus that showed symptoms of infection on our country in the late 1970
The Raw Deal in Menomonie is starting a new Coffee Club. This club is still an infant, but members intend to meet once a month to discuss coffee-related subjects like home roasting, expert roasting, and
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
When Kristen Berger’s infant son began enthusiastically dirtying his bibs during meals, an idea sparked. “I would get so disappointed when he would stain a nice bib,” she says. “ I realized how silly it was of me to be frustrated at staining
Do you want your kids outside, involved, and meeting new people this summer? Have no fear, Eau Claire Parks and Recreation is here. The annual ECPR summer playground program began June 13. Playground leaders will direct games, arts and crafts, and
national project taps local photographers to help families of ill children
Some of us wake every morning to the smile of a child, the heartbeat and center of our world. We take pictures, imagining a day years down the road when we can look back and remember that moment as they gazed into the camera with a look that will
Humming along since 2002, Volume One is a magazine, an
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