Articles in this Issue

The Rear End

Block and Awe

you can’t just sit back and hope your neighborhood stays neighborly

Looking back, I wish there’d been more stickball. And gangs of 11-year-old kids defending their turf. And little newsie caps. Lots of those ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | May 1, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Marie Meuleners

“A Burst of Color” 2012 is a watercolor and ink portrayal of a poppy with simple, limited brushstrokes. This image was one of three that were purchased by Strathmore ...

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | May 1, 2019

PHONING IT IN. Musician, singer, songwriter, arranger, and clinician Grace Kelly was one of Jazz Fest 2019’s headliner acts (along with New York Voices), playing shows on both April 26 and 27 in the RCU Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, as well as leading clinics for student musicians ...

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The Key to a Great Season

World-renowned jazz and classical pianist John Jensen will tickle the ivories at the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s final concert of the 2018-19 season at 7:30pm Saturday, May 4, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence ...

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Witch Way to Go?

musician chooses new instrument, genres on EP

One man just took a musical risk and released a new record in a new genre played on a new instrument. Tim Frederick, aka Witch Hunter General, is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter with ties to Eau Claire. He recently released ...

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A Confluence of Musicians

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra to perform Orff work alongside new choir

The opening movement of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana sets the scene for dramatic moments across film and tv history, from the 1981 film Excalibur to episodes of American Horror Story ...

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Visual Art

Get Out and Paint

Pablo’s Go Paint! is a week of artistic exploration

Summer is a spectacular season of fun. It is a time when the beaches are packed with swimmers, action movies are released in theaters, children go off to find adventure ...

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Galaudet Gallery Seeks Submissions

Eau Claire’s Galaudet Gallery, 618 S. Farwell St., has released a call for submissions for its internationally juried summer exhibit, “Sense of Place: THERE.” It is the second year of a four-year art series ...

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Local Lit

A Saltier Collection

Salt Collective opens new gallery space

Salt Collective began at a coffee table when metalsmithing jewelry maker Andrea White had to figure out what to do with 19 antler sheds her father had gifted her. The end result was her first antler ring ...

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Creative Economy Week 2019

annual celebration includes panel on crowdfunding for business

Eau Claire was one of the first communities in Wisconsin to get on board three years ago for the state’s inaugural Creative Economy Week. The brainchild of Arts Wisconsin, a statewide arts advocacy ...

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Local Look

Finding a Place to Fit Inn

downtown Eau Claire hotel caters to men exiting correctional system

Zack Forden, almost 26 years old, is planning on taking courses in horticulture and animal husbandry at the Chippewa Valley Technical College next semester. Someday, he’d like to own his own farm ...

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Voyaging to the Past in Chippewa Falls

annual The Past Passed Here event brings 18th-century fur trade era to life

No DeLorean time machine is required to witness The Past Passed Here, an 18th-century experience brought to life by the Chippewa County Historical Society in downtown Chippewa Falls ...

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Festival on the River

River Prairie Festival brings on second annual bash

This year, the River Prairie Festival – a community event that celebrates everything there is to love about Altoona and the Chippewa Valley – will be held over Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 11 ...

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A Plus for the Park

Boyd Park revitalization begins with brush removal

A vision to revitalize Eau Claire’s Boyd Park is becoming clearer thanks to local volunteer and fundraising efforts. Workers from Xcel Energy and Zielie’s Tree Service spent a Friday in late April ...

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Look Ma, No Driver!

Eau Claire subject of study about feasibility of driverless buses

Will self-driving buses be part of Eau Claire’s transportation future? An ongoing UW-Madison research project is examining just that question, and asking Eau Claire city for their help ...

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Oh Mai, What a Day

local Norwegians plan holiday celebration with noted author

Spring is finally here! The snow has melted, the grass is green, and Chippewa Valley residents with Norwegian roots are gearing up for the annual Syttende Mai celebration. Syttende Mai (pronounced “Suh den duh My”) ...

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Food / Drink

Wine Ice Cream? Why Not?

V1 editor experiments with alcoholic ice cream

With comments ranging from “I can’t taste the wine in this at all,” to “I won’t eat this, because it tastes like wine,” this recipe is a great conversation starter for family gatherings.

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Raising a Glass to Art

pairing local wines with local artists

There are many words that I’d use to describe myself, but up until last week, sommelier wasn’t one of them. As a humble high school teacher ...

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Local Landmark May Become Tavern

Eau Claire is a city home to many historic buildings and landmarks, including the Carson Park Baseball Stadium, the Chippewa Valley Museum, the Barnes Block, and many beautiful Victorian-era homes ...

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Rosy’s Texas Outpost

making super-good super tacos for 20 years

Featuring tacos, super tacos, burritos, super burritos, chips and cheese, taco salad, and fiesta chips, you won’t walk away hungry from Rosy’s Texas Outpost this year at their first Food Truck Friday ...

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Get’Cha Head in the Game

UW-Stout designers to display games for public

After spending weeks upon weeks creating and perfecting their games, more than 60 groups of UW-Stout game design students will showcase ...

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Other Stuff

Containing Your Green Thumb

container gardening is fun & a great way to get kids to start growing plants

Summer is on its way! I am so ready, and so are my kids. We’ve started planning their garden plots for this year. My daughter wants to plant snapdragons and shell peas again. Do you have to have space ...

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Bye-Bye, Bluegrass!

three low-maintenance alternatives to the traditional lawn

Mowing got you down? Or are you looking to add a little diversity to your yard? There are a number of plants that make for excellent alternatives to your traditional grass lawn. You might have to sacrifice ...

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Take the Legacy Home

local business offer pop-up shopping

Sweet Legacy Vintage, a bridal and event venue decor rental business in Eau Claire, is expanding and preparing to launch its newest project: The Legacy Market. Owner Tammy Hurt and her daughters ...

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Lawns Done Simple

local starts first all-organic lawn care company

After completing a degree in Horticulture and undergoing a three-month class – complete with a final exam – to qualify to treat lawns with traditional chemical fertilizers, it amazes Anthony Nied ...

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Cooking Up a Good Time

restaurant experience inspires card game

Dave Schneider has spent his entire career in the restaurant business, so it was only natural when he decided to create a card game that it would involve a culinary theme. It occurred to him that he ...

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