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Ghosts From the Past

check out these eerie old images of Chippewa Valley kids celebrating the spooky season

Sure, you won’t find a Transformer or Pokemon in the bunch, but many of the Halloween costumes in these photos from the early- and mid-20th century look surprisingly ...

The Darkest Holiday

Halloween is the best and that’s that

Pale dead weeds flank the wrought iron gate. Dark, dirty windows gape at you from the rickety walls. The roof has many angles and lots of little places to hide. The house stands three stories ...

What I Learned From My Father

learned from my father how to love / the work, to not settle for paper mill / button-pusher to earn retirement pay ...

Write Off the Page

Chippewa Valley Book Festival makes reading a social affair with 20 author events

Reading is typically a solitary act. True, a reader can commune with the mind of a writer via the printed page, but it’s a one-way process. So for readers, meeting authors – hearing directly ...

Altoona Mayor Called Champion of the Arts

Altoona Mayor Brendan Pratt will receive a statewide award for arts advocacy later this month. Pratt, who was elected mayor in 2016, will be honored with an Arts in the Community Award by Arts Wisconsin ...

Finding the Unexpected When the Fireplace Fails

brick by brick, a homeowner learns rebuilding is more than a ton of work – eight tons in fact

I wasn’t there when the deluge of water began gushing through the haphazardly-patched hole in the roof, but the expletive in the text message I received from my wife during a thunderstorm suggested trouble at home ...

Opening Shot | Oct. 16, 2019

To create this image of downtown Eau Claire, Volume One contributor James Bartelt modified his camera to shoot infrared, visible light, and ultraviolet. The colors you see come from using an infrared bandpass filter.

A Spirited Evening: Broom & Crow hosts halloween seance

They say on the night of Halloween, all ghosts wander the world above in to revisit their pasts. Kim Del Valle Walker is a local medium, spiritual guide, and tarot card reader. On Halloween ...

Spooky. Beer. Fun.

Brewing Projekt hosts Halloween bash

The Brewing Projekt partners with Converge Radio to throw an exciting grown-up Halloween bash. This event features live music from Annie Mack and the Black-Eyed Snakes, as well as a ...

City Returns to Old Winter Parking Rules

The City of Eau Claire’s winter parking rules have gone back to the future. For the past five years, alternate-side parking has only been in effect when the city’s ...

Little Frights in the Big Woods

bizarre tales of spirits tossing axes in the 1870s

In the 1870s, bizarre tales of spirits tossing axes and tearing bibles drew attention to a western wisconsin farm. Was it all the work of a troublesome poltergeist?

Bolton Refuge House Gala Raises Money for Survivors

If you need plans for Saturday, Nov. 9, guess what? The Bolton Refuge House Fall Gala is back! Tanya Potter, volunteer coordinator at Bolton – the domestic and sexual violence service provider for the Chippewa Valley ...

On the Cover | Oct. 16, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Emily Lau

“While attending UW-Eau Claire, I wanted my artwork to be an instant read. One look and everything is clear. The wish to have the viewers understand is still important, but I have discovered that I love ..."

Catching a Drift

new programming gets locals on the Pablo stage

What do homegrown acts The Ben Shaw Band, LASKA, and Pit Wagon have in common? In terms of musical genres, not much. After all, one brings a gritty, yet folksy, Americana, another features ...

A Bon Hiver for Eaux Claires

Ani DiFranco and more converge for winter version of Eaux Claires Nov. 21-24

The organizers of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival have announced the full details and lineup for Eaux Claires Hiver, a special winter extension of the fest happening at the Pablo Center ...

Music Quick Hits | October 16, 2019

The Nunnery is the solo project of Sarah Elstran, a former local that now makes a unique brand of atmospheric looping folk a cappella from out of the Twin Cities. That special vibe is on full display ...