Food Truck Friday Fast Approaching

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019

Lauren Fisher

Got a hankering for some street food? Us, too! Volume One’s Food Truck Friday, presented in partnership with Silver Spring, will launch its second season May 3 on the Great Lawn in front ...

Frantic, Phonetic Fun

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019

Tom Giffey

Scrabble doesn’t have to be a quiet, deliberate game played on a coffee table or a smartphone app: At Literacy Chippewa Valley’s annual Scrabble Bee, it’s a fast-paced, team-oriented – and above all, fun – game ...

Cracking the (Area) Code

Thu. Apr. 4th, 2019

Nicole Withers, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new dining option is opening where the Local Lounge and Varsity Club used to be on Eau Claire’s west side, and unlike its predecessor, it’s not going to be a sports bar. The soon-to-open 715 Supper Club ...

Downtown Crowns

Thu. Apr. 4th, 2019

V1 Staff

More than 1,000 votes were cast by members of the community to determine the victors in five categories of the Downtowny Awards, ranging from Best Business to Best Renovation. The awards ...

A More Neighborly Way

Thu. Apr. 4th, 2019

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Pa Thao, a longtime resident of the Pinehurst neighborhood on Eau Claire’s northeast side, noticed last summer that people were more likely to know their neighbors’ dogs’ names than the names ...

Traveling Museum Exhibit Explores History, Impact of Prohibition

Thu. Apr. 4th, 2019

Tom Giffey

You’ll soon be able to lift a glass – literally – to toast a museum exhibit telling the story of the Prohibition Era in the United States. The traveling exhibit, “Spirited: Prohibition in America,” will be on display ...

Pathways to Art

Tue. Apr. 2nd, 2019

Marie Anthony

One set off to be a nurse; one was a sociology professor; and one found art to be the truest expression of her life. Whether art became a part of their lives at first breath or whether it found them later ...

Willing to Collaborate

Tue. Apr. 2nd, 2019

Parker Reed, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire is growing into becoming one of the cultural centers of the region, but collaboration is key to the area’s success, two new business owners say ...

Step Into Matt’s House

Tue. Apr. 2nd, 2019

Eric Christenson

The title of a new locally-produced podcast – Matt’s House – sort of implies that it takes place at a house where a guy named Matt lives. I mean, the guy’s name is Matt Hasenmueller, but there’s actually no house to speak of ...

Air Play @The Pablo Center

photos by Branden Nall

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Staged in the RCU Theater at the Pablo Center at the Confluence on Wednesday, March 27, Air Play is a modern spectacle aiming to bring to life the very air we breathe ...

Torch Sisters: La Caverne

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On Friday, March 22 Eau Claire's own performance group the Torch Sisters staged their first original show, La Caverne, in Pablo Center at the Confluence's Jamf Theater. The show was a blend of aerial artistry, flow arts, and burlesque ...

Rachel Hanson and Greg Gilbertson @Forage

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The Listen series invites attendees to eat, drink and socialize at Forage in Eau Claire's Banbury Place and then adjourn to a cozy listening area for live music. March 21's installment featured Rachel Hanson (of The Last Revel) and Chippewa Falls singer-songwriter Greg Gilbertson.

Throwing Stones Worldwide

Fri. Mar. 22nd, 2019

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Local curler and five-time world championship competitor Geoff Goodland will make his way to Stavanger, Norway, in April to compete in the 2019 World Senior Championships. After a season of sweeping with Mike Fraboni ...

'Around the Corner with John McGivern' to Feature Eau Claire

Fri. Mar. 22nd, 2019

Lauren Fisher

Eau Claire will snag another slot on public television later this spring in the eight season of Around the Corner with John McGivern. But for those who can’t wait to see our city’s history and personality on the television ...