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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mabel Tainter Theater Introduces Regular Comedy Shows

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts’ upcoming season is laugh-worthy, thanks to the addition of a regular comedy series that will run September through November and February through April ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fifth Annual Yellowstone Art Trail Features Hands-On Fun

The Yellowstone Art Trail is back for its fifth year Sept. 8-9. This year, the tour features 27 artists at nine locations around Cadott, Boyd, Chippewa Falls, and the eastern portion of Lake Wissota.

Chamber Orchestra Announces Season Lineup

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra opens its 22nd season with “A New Era,” its first-ever performance in the Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 pm.

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 ...

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 ..."

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.

12 Unmissable Annual Menomonie Events

save the date for these big community happenings

As cities go, Menomonie may be relatively small, but it boasts an annual calendar filled with big events for residents and visitors alike.

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.

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 ...

You Can Tour the Historic Mabel Tainter Theater

If you’ve never visited the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie – or even if you have – you owe it to yourself to take a tour the building, a Romanesque Revival masterpiece right here in the Chippewa Valley.

Unique Uni: UW-Stout's stand-out programs

UW-Stout is one of few polytechnic universities in the country to offer such a range of specialized programs. Students from across the country flock to Menomonie to learn about these fields ...

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 ...

The Gentle Guest Plans New Album Unholy Mess

Eau Claire band The Gentle Guest – who used to actively slay the local scene with their firebrand style of country punk – has been relatively quiet for a couple years. Frontman Eric Rykal has been focusing ...