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short fiction from Barstow & Grand

Lucy had just fallen asleep when her ears picked up the unmistakable din of her husband and Rick caterwauling up the drive. Despite the late hour, the two belted out the Willie and Waylon tune, "I Can Get Off on You," her husband singing Waylon's baritone, and Rick taking Willie's tenor ...

Dark Fields

when we used to shine a beam into the night

We used to see 40 of them, sometimes more, out in the fields under the deep, starless sky. My shoulder aching, my fingers freezing, I leaned out the truck window and held the spotlight as high as I could. Every year ...

Tonight at Dad's

My seven siblings and I meet at our parent’s house to prep a photo board for Mom’s funeral tomorrow ...

Feminine Melodies

Menomonie Singers to feature compositions by women

“Woman up” with powerful pieces by female composers presented by the Menomonie Singers on Nov. 19 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Enjoy the music ...

Furlong Gallery Features Two Print Exhibits

Looking for some Wisconsin culture? Through Dec. 16, UW-Stout is presenting two printmaking exhibits at the Furlong Gallery. This can’t-miss artistic event is a two-for-one, showcasing prints from both local ...

Ink & Paper Print Sale Spotlights Local Art

Sick of Urban Outfitters’ meaningless wall prints of cheesy quotes and unoriginal palm tree patterns? Want art that screams Wisconsin and creativity and will make you look like a professional curator?

UWEC and CVTC Make Path to Nursing Easier

UW-Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley Technical College have expanded their efforts to ease the financial and procedural burdens of attaining a bachelor of science degree in nursing, the schools announced ...

Grants Available for Downtown EC Businesses

you are the proprietor of a downtown Eau Claire business with a plan to do something new, have we got a deal for you: Downtown Eau Claire Inc. recently launched its new Downtown Enhancement Grant ...

City Seeks Public Input on Creative Economy

Eau Claire residents are being invited to provide feedback that will influence community decision-making as part of the Chippewa Valley Future Regions project. The just-launched project is focused on sustaining and expanding ...

Visit EC Wins Award for New Year's Shindig

Light Up Eau Claire – the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration – hasn’t even been held for the second time and it has already won a statewide award. Earlier this month, Visit Eau Claire received ...

Climate Survey Ready for Residents' Hot Takes

The City of Eau Claire is looking for your help on improving the environment in our community – and our world. Residents are being invited to take an online survey about reducing greenhouse gas emissions ...

Mayo Plans to Close Downtown Drugstore

Mayo Clinic Health System announced Nov. 6 that it plans to close its drugstore at the corner of Madison and North Barstow streets in downtown Eau Claire and will consolidate it with the pharmacy ...

Carson Causeway Will Reopen Friday, Nov. 17

Fishers, kayakers, and motorists alike will again be able to use the Carson Park Causeway starting Friday, Nov. 17. The construction, which began in July, is expected to be finished by that date ...

On the Cover | Nov. 15, 2017

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Leah Fargo

“My paintings are a manner of exploring ideas and interpreting them through a language which is unique to the process of painting. Most recently I have become interested in abstraction and discovering ways in which paint application alone can function as an idea ..."

Opening Shot | Nov. 15, 2017

WHAT A DIP. On Friday, Nov. 10, Eau Claire Jazz Inc. (in partnership with UW-Eau Claire) presented the Fourth Annual Gatsby’s Gala on campus in the Davies Center.

Stage Fright 8 to Be the First Show at the Metro

The Rhythm Posse presents the eighth year running of Stage Fright 8: a tribute to The Last Waltz. The Waltz was a remarkable concert in musical history, marking The Band’s farewell show on Thanksgiving Day ...

Facing Down Monsters

Eau Claire native explores his own experiences in fictionalized murder tale

Monsters in the Hallway, released Oct. 27, is based on events from author Jim Kosmo’s childhood in Eau Claire in the 1950s and ’60s. The predominant storylines of his book open windows into his life ...

Orphan's Final Curtain

ECCT to perform Annie for last time at State Theatre

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is bringing the family classic Annie to the State Theatre for the last time on that historic stage. “It’s a feel-good musical with a positive message and has all the elements ...

A Synthy New Aero Flynn Single

It’s been two years since we last heard recordings from Aero Flynn, the Minneapolis-based band made up Eau Clairians Josh Scott, Ben Lester, Dave Power, and more. After the release of 2015’s self-titled record ...

Brand New Brand Book

Menomonie marketing guru wants to grab your attention in 8 seconds or less

"You don’t have time to blow it." The first sentence in international branding expert David Brier’s newly published hard copy and e-book, Brand Intervention: 33 Steps to Transform the Brand You Have into the Brand You Need, is prophetic.

Zoom Away Satisfied

Family-owned Chilson Automotive is an industry rarity, right here in our backyard

Clarity of Purpose

Williams Diamond Center takes a personal approach to customers’ jewelry needs

Since its inception, Williams Diamond Center has specialized in fine jewelry, catering to customers who want cutting-edge trends as well as classics. In recent years, the store has added a focus on custom jewelry, thanks to in-house designer Teva Dekel, who works with customers to create personalized treasures.

A Light Touch

Bed, Bath, & Drapery puts a spotlight on making your home beautiful

For Larry Kleist, the goal has always been to offer something you can’t find anywhere else in Eau Claire. Sure, you can find blinds, curtains, and other such items around town, but at Bed, Bath & Drapery, Kleist endeavors to carry high-quality products no one else is selling.

Quintessential Shopping

Foreign 5 is one-of-a-kind special occasion store

Foreign 5 has an array of women’s clothing and a seasonal gifts section. With racks featuring everything from carefully matched, earth-tone ensembles to blingy Green Bay gear, the fashion-forward will feel right at home. The gift department offers puzzles, magnets, and plenty of wall hangings with inspirational quotes.

Furnishing Fixture

Economy Furniture opens new location in its 75th year in business

Economy Furniture has been giving Chippewa Valley residents the opportunity to shop with their senses for 67 years from their current Chippewa Falls location and 75 years in total. Buster Pregent opened it under the name Pregent’s Furniture on Spring Street in Chippewa Falls in 1942.