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On the Cover | Nov. 30, 2016

learn more about V1's cover art from Susan Phelps Pearson

“I take photos as the basis for my paintings, selecting the ones I use for their unique properties. When I paint, I want to evoke the feeling I had when I looked at the scene – the scents ..."

Shopping Local Sees a Boost

You don’t need me to tell you the holiday season is already in full tilt around the Chippewa Valley. Lights are up in our downtowns and parks, store shelves are stacked to the brim with gifts, and holiday events are filling social calendars ...

Opening Shot | Nov. 30, 2016

HOT TO TROT. Costumed fun was on the menu at the annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot on Nov. 24 in Eau Claire. The run benefits the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

Future Hub of Activity

Local Lounge gets city approval for big event space

Ground hasn’t yet been broken for the project, but The Hub is already gaining buzz. The Hub will be the new 5,000-square-foot event space alongside the Local Lounge, the new eatery on Clairemont Avenue ...

Involved in a Local Charity? Apply for a Grant Here

Are you involved in a local nonprofit organization looking for funding? If your answer is “yes,” then you should consider applying for a grant through the Eau Claire Community Foundation ...

UWEC Panel Will Explore University's Economic Impact

If you have any doubt that having a university campus is critical to our economy, then you should attend an upcoming panel discussion titled “Economic Development and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire” ...

Menomonie Winter Market to Offer Food, Art

As parkas replace jackets and frost begins to tint our windshields, farmers markets are shoved to the back of our brains. Fresh food, tasty sweet treats, and handmade goods are a thing of the past, waiting to reemerge ...

Excavation Begins on Confluence Center

One month after the ceremonial gold-painted shovels hit the dirt, the real digging has begun on the future site of the Confluence Performing Arts Center in downtown Eau Claire ...

Dive Into Timmy Chopper's Captivating EDM EP Obliti

Tim Chopper is not your average small town guy. He began deejaying and producing music under the moniker Timmy Chopper in Mondovi. Chopper has since relocated to Eau Claire, and his music has evolved with his move ...

Mystery Solved

Eau Claire author’s research may have had role in arrest of Wetterling killer

When he self-published his book about the infamous Jacob Wetterling abduction early last year, Eau Claire author Robert Dudley had no way of knowing that the next 18 months would bring resolution ...

Travis Dewitz Wins Major Photography Award

Considering he hails from Altoona, a town whose history (and high school mascot) is inextricably intertwined with the North American railway, it seems fitting that Travis Dewitz recently ...

Forging Outward

Artisan Forge Studios on verge of big expansion

Barely a year after it opened, Artisan Forge Studios – a collaborative artistic and industrial facility with more than 20 tenants – is already poised for major expansion ...

Like Out of Nowhere

remember when we forgot the feel of snow?

First it’s the dry, white flakes wisping around the sidewalk, icy crumbs gathering in the cracks. The sky is cold and colorless, but the snow, the first of the year, turns a boring afternoon in late autumn into something to talk about ...

Beyond Winning and Losing

young athletes’ dedication and skill doesn’t always show up in the standings

What is the feeling when you do your job, and you are unable to achieve the end result … repeatedly? Perhaps you do a fine job, one recognized by your superiors – and yet you have little or nothing to show?

Swingin' at the Hangar

1940s-style dance party raises funs for veterans

Step back in time to the 1940s for a night to support veterans! Put on your best zoot suit and get ready to get down to the “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” at the 1940s-style Hawthorne Hanger Dance ...

Sounds of the Season

Gokey, Grant bringing Christmas joy to Zorn

One of Wisconsin’s prime musical exports of the past decade will be joining a fellow top name in Christian music on stage in Eau Claire as Milwaukee’s Danny Gokey teams with Natalie Grant ...

15 Years, 500 Works of Art

retired UW-Stout professor fills gallery with drawings

Imagine yourself standing in a room filled with over 300 paintings, prints, and drawings. Now, imagine that just one artist created all of the artwork in that room. 80-year-old Charlie Wimmer is that artist ...

Artsy Address

three women collaborate on new art gallery, 200 Main

At the corner of Graham Avenue and Main Street you will find 200 Main Gallery & Studios. It’s a seemingly nondescript building with tall, thin windows and stucco siding, but if you take a step inside ...

From Austin to Eau Claire

seeking new climate, Texan takes recording studio north

Earlier this year in July, when the Texas summer was whipping up a full-on heat assault, audio engineer Justin Green and his family had enough. After living most of their lives in Austin, they figured it was time to head north – for good ...

Blugold Brains, Blugold Beans

UWEC entrepreneurial students bring new coffee brand to EC

Last fall, a simple suggestion sparked an initiative to create a UW-Eau Claire brand of coffee. In the span of a single year, that idea has evolved into a thriving young company called Blugold Roast ...

Nature’s Symphony

Michael Rambo video shows off outdoor instruments at Beaver Creek Reserve

Nature is taking on a new sound at Beaver Creek Reserve outside Fall Creek. In a new, on-location music video, with a sharp clap of his hands and the magic of editing, local musician Michael Rambo ...