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Opening Letters

Hitting Preconceptions out of the Park

Beep Baseball World Series in Eau Claire highlighted athleticism of the visually impaired

Frank, my wife’s nephew, entered this world under emergency circumstances, and as a result, he is legally blind. Until I dated my wife, I had never known a visually-impaired person, so I treated Frank with kid gloves ...

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The Rear End
Cover Art

On the Cover | Aug. 22, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from Lori Chilefone

“When I’m not working you can find me around town playing ukulele with the sweetest people on Earth, walking Frida The Wild, running with scissors, painting, illustrating, hand lettering, offering henna and jagua ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | Aug. 22, 2018

A CASE OF THE BASS. Area musician Jill Heinke Moen played with Shane Leonard on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Pine Hollow recording studio outside of Eau Claire. Leonard and company opened the night for Milwaukee band Buffalo Gospel.

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

how NOT to behave when you’re out vintage shopping

As the world spins on its axis and every day brings fresh indignities to our news cycle, timeless and well-made vintage items persist as a reminder of a bygone era to which many seem to want to return, except this time with a good wireless connection.

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Evolving Darkness

alt-metal band Evernoir hones in on tone for new album

Finding the right words was never a challenge for Evernoir’s lead vocalist, Venerate Miercy. Songwriting was a therapeutic exercise during periods of her life when she suffered emotional, and sometimes ...

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Graham’s Story

songwriter found music came easy, lyrics were harder on debut album

Everyone has a tale to tell, and local musician Graham Barnes’ debut album How the Story Goes has functioned as his personal storytelling outlet. Released in late June, the album is a ...

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Charlie Parr @Owen Park

Midwestern blues legend returns to Eau Claire

The Tuesday Night Blues summer concert series, which takes place weekly in Owen Park, will close its 2018 season August 28 with a performance by Duluth folk legend Charlie Parr.

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Stepping on the Stage

New Mabel Tainter director is already in love

After eight weeks on the job, Jeff McSweeney is still in awe of his new workplace. Considering that workplace is the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie – a historically designated, internationally recognized gem – the feeling might not change anytime soon ...

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Twig No. 4 Now Available

The fourth edition of Twig, Eau Claire’s local poetry magazine, is now available for purchase on Etsy. This edition of the publication features works by 18 Midwestern poets ...

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Local Lit: Off the Page

Local author, former city poet laureate, and professor emeritus Bruce Taylor is moving his spoken word series from the Janet Carson Gallery to the Volume One Gallery starting Sept. 10.

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Visual Art

Play a Different Way

Denise Presnell art show offers abstractions of nature

Works by Denise Presnell, a Wisconsin painter, printmaker, and pastel artist, will be on display at the Volume One Gallery throughout September and October ...

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Local Look

What Makes an Educator Exceptional?

teachers who stand out are the ones who humanize their students

Other than Teacher Appreciation Week, there isn’t a time when parents – and maybe even the community at large – appreciate teachers more than the week kids return to school. Facebook is filled with pictures ...

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Super Study Spots

find the serenity you need to blast through your schoolwork with these academic alcoves

Cramming. Hitting the books. Putting your nose to the grindstone. Whatever you call studying, it’s something every college student is familiar with. Whether you treat it like a part-time job or try learning everything ...

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Underground Exploration

UWEC students uncover history on summer research trip

For a team of UW-Eau Claire students this summer, ground-breaking research meant literal ground-breaking – or at least ground-penetrating – in a quest to uncover mysteries thousands of miles ...

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That Campus Life

there’s tons of cool stuff you can do at our local colleges–­even if you’re not a student

UW-Eau Claire offers an incredible range of opportunities to experience great music nearly every weekend. The occasional big name will roll through campus and play a show at Zorn Arena ...

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Food / Drink

Menomonie's One-Stop Shop Co-op

after nearly five decades, Menomonie Market Food Co-op's community mindset is stronger than ever

Sarah Godsave hasn’t been shopping at the Menomonie Market Food Co-op for long, but that doesn’t mean the co-op hasn’t impacted her life.

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Basil Wyndthorp’s Food Truck

a Cubano with a kick and all the right flavors

If you’re looking for a food truck that offers kickin’ flavors and radiates some serious rock ’n’ roll vibes, Basil Wyndthorp’s is for you ...

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Kid Culture

Fulton's Workshop: Where Technology and History Meet

"I live for today. I dream for tomorrow, and I learn from yesterday." – Fulton Holtby

Innovation is the essence of the Holtby Exhibit at the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie. This new exhibit mixes the art of technology with history, communicating that anything is possible ...

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