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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 ...

Who Is Living in Apartment 205 Now?

Do they know about the propane tank / under the counter? Will they be grateful / that we filled it before we left for home? ...

‘I Want to Teach for the Money and the Fame’

aspiring teacher says it’s time to challenge stereotypes about educators

I want to be a teacher for the money and the fame. Or least that’s what I have been telling people when they ask me what I am going to school for ...

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 ...

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 ...

Follow the Trail to Hand-Crafted Beverages

Each year, multiple breweries, wineries, and distilleries come together for the Craft Beverage Trail tour of the Chippewa Valley. The Trail Guide leads residents and visitors alike to experience beverages ...

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 ...

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 ...

Milwaukee Artist Tops Artswest

The winner of the Best of Show prize at the 40th annual ArtsWest exhibition isn’t from western ...

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”) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Female Entrepreneurs Will Flock at Conference

The 16th Annual Women’s Business Conference will be held at UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Student Center from 8am-5pm Thursday, May 16. The conference is expected to attract more than 500 business ...

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 ...

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 ...

5 Ways Eau Claire Is (And Isn’t) Developing

Nearly half of all residential development in Eau Claire last year occurred on the west side, according to a new report from the city’s Department of Community Development ...

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 ...

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 ...

Annual Valley Cat Race Takes off From River Prairie

The annual Valleycat bicycle-based scavenger hunt kicks off its 13th year on Saturday, May 11. Starting at River Prairie Park in Altoona, racers will make their way all over the greater Eau Claire ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Guns, Bikes, & Women: Historic Home Offers Unique Tour

Firearms, females, and two-wheelers will be among the topics covered this spring during a new – and distinctive – tour of a historic home in downtown Eau Claire. UW-Eau Claire students enrolled ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

3 Key Things to Look for When Picking out New Furniture

Want something that will last? Follow these tips!

Furniture can be a daunting consideration, especially upholstered furniture. It’s one part of your home you will most likely have for a long time. It’s also going to be a fairly expensive purchase ...

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 ...

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 ...