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'Ready, Set, Read!' at the Library This Summer

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is ready to kick off its summer library program, which runs from June 1 through Aug. 15 and allows children aged birth-18 to enjoy reading and being read to for prizes ...

The Taste of Learning

CVTC culinary program plans regular lunch service next spring

The Culinary Management Program at Chippewa Valley Technical College will spend the next two semesters preparing students for the ultimate test of knowledge and skill. In the spring of 2020 ...

Get Out, Get Some Fresh Art

Tour the countryside, tour the art of Wisconsin

Begin your summer by participating in the 21st annual Fresh Art Tour, a self-guided road trip that takes you through the home studios and galleries of the Chippewa Valley and Lake Pepin area ...

Wheelbarrows

remembering how I used to roll

Yes, I have read the famous poem about the red wheelbarrow. And the rain water. And the chickens. And how so much depends upon ...

Not Literally – Figuratively

library summer art show begins June 10

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library isn’t taking things too literally with its upcoming summer art show, “Figuratively Speaking,” which runs from June 10 until Aug. 28. “While we expect some artists will find inspiration ...

‘Who We Are’ Project Offers Community a Voice

A local storytelling project, “Who We Are,” seeks to share personal experiences with adversity and injustice. As a part of this project, Rachel Carter, intern minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation ...

Bill Would Launch Creative Economy Grant Program

A bipartisan bill pending in the state Legislature would set aside half a million dollars for grants to encourage Wisconsin’s creative economy. The bill would create a program – to be administered ...

UW-Stout Students Flex Muscle in Fitness Center Vote

UW-Stout students have approved a $22.5 million project that would use student fees to add extra recreational space to the university’s Sports and Recreation Complex. In an April advisory referendum ...

Opening Shot | May 29, 2019

DARING GREATLY. On Saturday, May 18, the long-anticipated opening of The Brewing Projekt’s new brewery and taproom, 1807 Oxford Ave., was celebrated with food trucks, special beer releases, and live music from headliner 4onthefloor. It was also the brewery’s fourth anniversary ...

Note from the Editor | May 29, 2018

This is it you guys. It’s here. Summer. It’s time for that annual 12-week-long Wisconsin tradition of jamming every possible outdoor activity into every waking moment of your life out of fear ...

On the Cover | May 29, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Lindsay Rockwell and Bayeté Ross

Lindsay Rockwell is an Eau Claire native whose passion for art and photography started as a young child. Her interest in capturing life’s moments and familiarity ...

Timeless Sounds

quartet of music veterans partner on original album

A new group of veteran Chippewa Valley musicians is writing, recording, and covering music that will have listeners thinking of the past and thankful to hear it in the present ...

If a Man Had a Boat

My father believed if a man had a boat, / given the length of the river, and the brevity / of life, and given the milk route he rose / to run each morning with the moon ...

Eau Claire's New Fight Against Homelessness

Homelessness is an ever-growing problem in Eau Claire. A broad coalition is working to change that by setting a 100-day goal to find housing for chronically homeless individuals.

Eighteen months ago, Kathleen Kinnee finally felt like her life had reached a happy place, or at least a happier place than she had known for some time ...

Memories Made in the North

‘Up North’ is as much a state of being as it is a part of our state

If you created a word cloud based around the Northwoods, it would be full of tangible nouns – water, forest, sky, campfire, cabin. It would also be peppered with less concrete vocabulary as well ...

6 Can’t-Miss One-Off Shows

Music fest shouldn't get all the glory. Check out some greatm, single show musical events.

A Half-Decade in the Pines: Blue Ox Keeps Rolling

Having a music festival in the northwoods of Wisconsin in the middle of June can be a shake of the dice when it comes to the weather. In an ideal situation you’ve got sunlight beaming through the pine ...

Pump It Up for Bike Week

seven days of sweet pedaling await bicycle enthusiasts

June 4 is the kick-off day for Chippewa Valley Bike Week festivities. Get a head-start on the day with free coffee from Soul Brewed Coffee, waffles from SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar, and fruit and pastries ...

Peaceful Hands, Open Hearts

kids prepare multidisciplinary art performance

After 10 weeks of hard work, elementary students from throughout the Eau Claire Area School District will display their art, poetry, singing, and dancing at the third installment of the Hands of Peace Youth Art Performance ...

Inconspicuous Sketches

sneaky artist publishes book of Eau Claire drawings

Nishant Jain is a professional spy. Well, maybe not a real spy, but he is a pretty good urban sketch artist, which requires some spy-like skills. From literary festivals in India to concerts in Chicago ...

Pop Go the Eighties

UW-Stout prof’s book explores intersection of music, movies in a totally rad decade

Michael Heagle, a professor in the Entertainment Design Program at UW-Stout, lives for movies and music. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and found Michael Weldon’s book ...