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Local Lombardis

Sure, Vince may always be No. 1 in Packer Country, but a number of legendary, Hall of Fame-level coaches have walked the sidelines in the Chippewa Valley.

Cuba on the Big Screen

Eau Claire library to host Cuban Film Festival

Cuba. So close yet so far away. For a glimpse into Cuba, attend the Cuban Film Festival, which includes two upcoming screenings at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library at 7p.m. Mondays, Sept. 16 and 23 ...

Look Out for the Blazin' Blugold

Wait a second: The fastest man in college football plays for UW-Eau Claire?

Even if you’re a big fan of college football, you probably haven’t heard of the fastest man in the game. That’s a shame, because he doesn’t suit up for some far-away BCS title contender. In fact, he plays right here in the Chippewa Valley.

The Other Side

taking a look from the perspective of a purple and gold fan

Volume One columnist Luc Anthony is a Vikings fan. Yeah, one of those. But what better way to keep a friendly rivalry alive than to get a glimpse at the other face of the coin? We asked a true-life Vikings fan a couple of questions about the ...

A Piece of History

THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THE PACKERS. Sure, they’re the only publicly owned sports franchise and sure they’ve got one of the best quarterbacks in the game right now, but beyond that the Packers have a strong sense of history. Since the ...

Cheese On the Mind

What’s more iconic to Wisconsin football than the Cheesehead?

The one thing that we all have in common here in Wisconsin is pride. Whether that’s cheering on the Green Bay Packers or heading on over to Leinenkugel’s for a brewery tour, we Sconnies tend to stick ...

How to Be a Tailgate Hero

pregame parking lot parties are a must for experiencing the thrill of live football

Not much is better than being in the stands for a football game. The crowd roaring and the players giving it their all combine to create a certain energy you don’t get many other places. Because of this it’s important to be in the ...

Keeping the Bees

as honey bees struggle to survive around the world, a local group is working to make beekeeping easier in Eau Claire

When Josh Miller had to move his bee colonies out to his friend’s house in the country, it wasn’t his first choice of action. His honeybees had become unusually active and Miller, a hobby beekeeper for the past five years, was inclined to remove ...

How Not to Wear a Scarf

if there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s unnecessary neckwear

Are you, dear reader, a wearer of scarves? I’m not talking to you practical Wisconsinites out there who wrap up your neck against Old Man Winter’s bitter teeth. And I’m not talking to all you belly dancers out there with your shear swathes ...

These Colors Do Run

Eau Claire’s Carson Park to host popular ColorDash 5K

A unique racing concept with a fun twist has finally made its way to the Chippewa Valley. After several successful events across the country, the ColorDash 5K will take place Sept. 29 in Eau Claire’s Carson Park. What makes the ColorDash ...

Local Darlings

three bands with local ties descend on House Of Rock

Local favorite indie-rockers Adelyn Rose are having a pretty great fall so far. They’re recently off an East Coast tour and were announced as the opener for one of Volcano Choir’s Eau Claire shows, but luckily you can get a chance to see them ...

Supper at Johnny's

throwback supper club opens on Eau Claire’s south side

The city of Eau Claire has a couple of high-end dining options, but with a population of about 67,000, a couple might not be enough.

Celebrate Eau Claire to Bring Good Times, Laughter Too

To quote the immortal wisdom of Kool and the Gang, “Let’s all celebrate and have a good time!” The occasion is Celebrate Eau Claire 2013, a festival slated for South Barstow Street from 1-5pm Saturday, Sept. 21. Like the annual September ...

Helping with Hunger

documentary aimed at highlighting food insecurity

At any given time, there are thousands of hungry people in the Chippewa Valley – and they’re not people who forgot to pack a lunch. An estimated 1 in 8 Eau Claire County residents experience food hardship, and 1 in 5 children in the county face ...

Raise Your Paws Up

Canine lovers, meet art lovers. Actually, you’ve probably already met since there seems to be vast overlap between the love of our four-pawed pals and a love of all things artistic. Tangled Up In Hue is combining those passions once again in the ...

Together Now

Heyde gathers works from top Chippewa Valley talent

“A Gathering” is a major exhibit of local artists currently showing at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. Fifteen area artists of the highest caliber have gathered their work into a large show of some of the best visual art ...

The Way Back Home

novel explores post-Iraq trauma, middle age

It’s not always easy for someone who has been through a traumatic experience overseas to come back and assimilate back into a culture that they have been away from.

Double B Plus

Double B’s songs have a certain bounce to them. The Menomonie rapper has a throwback style reminiscent to late ‘90s hip-hop, laying down narrative lyrics over live instrumental beats. These classic elements have gained Double B – or Brady Benn ...

Not So Fast!

Landmark Commission vote could slow push for Confluence center

The proposed Confluence Project hit a detour Sept. 3 when the Eau Claire Landmarks Commission voted to pursue a historic designation for one of the buildings that would be torn down to make way for the multiuse arts facility, a move it took only ...

Opening Shot | Sept. 12, 2013

ALL THAT PRE-KICKBALL YOGA TRAINING FINALLY COMES IN HANDY. Sept. 6 and 7 saw the return of the Chippewa Valley Rock-n-Roll Kickball Classic on Altoona’s Cinder City Park. Sixteen teams started the two-day kickball battle/live music party, but ...

On the Cover | Sept. 12, 2013

learn about this issue's cover art by Katie Jelich

“This piece was inspired by the local wildlife. When I moved to Eau Claire, one of the things I noticed was the large amount of squirrels the city has. For such small animals, they have a lot of personality. The way they fight and chase each ..."

Note from the Editor | Sept. 12, 2013

We recently held the draft for our first-ever Volume One office fantasy football league. I’ll just get it out there right away that I took Aaron Rodgers in the first round. They say you’re supposed to get running backs first, but I wanted at ...

Darkness and Light

trio shows classical music’s contemporary colors

In a university setting where classical tradition is firmly cemented into the curriculum, three music professors are helping contemporary art music gain more exposure. As the Chiaroscuro Trio, UW-Eau Claire faculty members (and spouses) Elizabeth ...


library art committee tries to attract new talent by exposing itself

The title of the latest art exhibit at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – “We’ll Show You Ours” – is an attention-grabbing bit of double-entendre. The works on display are attention-grabbing as well: The show, which opened Sept. 8 and ...

Buy Just Local

Just Local Food now letting customers become owners

As its name indicates, Just Local Food Cooperative has always been a co-op. Effective this month, however, it’s gotten even co-op-ier.

In September: Ode to Tomatoes

In September, the order of business / will always begin with tomatoes / the passionate fruit ...