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Andrea Paulseth

Staff Photographer

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Monstrous Musical

stage musical adaption of cult film brings campy vibes and original songs

Hailey Novak, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Monster of Phantom Lake, a musical adapted from the original film of the same name, directed by Christopher Mihm in 2006, is set to be performed at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie July 21-24 ...

Bringing It up to Speed

EC Micon to add bar area, make aesthetic upgrades

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Micon Cinemas is gearing up to do some major renovations to its seven-screen theater complex on Mall Drive after the Eau Claire Plan Commission approved ...

Three Decades at the Wheel

potter Caradori focuses on quality, not fame

Justine Childs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

‘Where can you buy something for $3 that someone made?” David Caradori asks incredulously. “It’s good business sense to have something for everyone.”

Sneak Peek: Inside Haymarket Landing

photos by Andrea Paulseth

Check out a quick tour of the new Haymarket Landing building – at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers in downtown Eau Claire ...

Coming in for a Landing

new Haymarket apartments near completion, while retail space awaits tenants

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downtown Eau Claire’s newest address – which features an exclusive riverside location and breathtaking views – is just a few weeks away from being filled with nearly 400 tenants. The six-story mixed-use Haymarket Landing building at the corner ...

Radio Waves & Local Faves

Blugold Radio gives indie rock a voice in the Valley

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In the middle of a cornfield near the intersection of county highways 64 and 40 just north of Bloomer sits a small hut. Inside, there are air conditioners, transmitter boxes, and a whole bunch of radio wizardry this writer couldn’t even begin to explain ...

U.S. National Kubb Championship 2016 (Sunday Finals)

photos by Andrea Paulseth

The final rounds of the 2016 U.S. National Kubb Championship took place on Sunday, July 10 at the Eau Claire Soccer Park. The annual two-day tournament celebrated its 10th anniversary, and boasted 128 teams from across the nation ...

How a Tiny Microchip Can Save Your Pet's Life

microchipping a pet is quick, easy, and invaluable if Rover runs away

Sarah Hewitt, photos by Andrea Paulseth

At the Eau Claire County Humane Association, we microchip and register every single cat and dog that gets adopted. We also scan every single stray cat and dog that comes in with a microchip scanner ...

Helping Those With Disabilities reach for a better life

Emily Kuhn, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The first thing I noticed about Jesse was his smile. It was friendly, outgoing, and sincere, and it was offered to me – along with his hand to shake and an enthusiastic, “Hi! I’m Jesse!” ...

Making The Community Friendlier for those with dementia

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Do you know someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia? Purple angel logos are popping up on the doors of Chippewa Valley businesses and organizations that are joining ...

Take a Swing at America's Pastime

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Back in the good ol' days(whenever those actually were) summer and baseball were inseparable, especially in all-American places like the Chippewa Valley. Around here ...

For Kids and Adults summer should be playtime

photos by Andrea Paulseth

What if we considered summer an excuse to play? What if, instead of bogging our schedules down with endless commitments and needless obligations, we just took a cue ...

Cool off at the Irvine Park Splash Pad

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There’s something about the act of splashing that opens up a particular part of the child’s brain – the part that stores total insanity. You may have seen this happen at home in the bath where, if not quickly checked ...

Eau Claire Fourth of July Celebration

photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire's Fourth of July Celebration included many festive offerings such as sporting events, music, fireworks, Carson Park's Paul Bunyan Camp and an Old-Fashioned Family Fourth of July at the Chippewa Valley Museum.

Dairy Diary

one woman's self-guided tour through some of the region's best dairy breakfasts in all their cheesy glory

by Katie Vagnino, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Dunn County Extension

Let me begin with a confession: I’m kind of obsessed with breakfast food. When McDonald’s announced plans to offer its breakfast menu all day, I was delighted. Breakfast, with its perfect balance ...

Vow of Tastiness

newly opened Monk's Bar & Grill offers meaty menu, sporty fun

Anne Sandell, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Monkey fries, carnivore tots, and monkburgers, oh my! Monk’s Bar and Grill is bringing terrifyingly tasty dishes to the Eau Claire area that are sure to please families and sports fanatics ...

Late Night Cheese Fix

Water St. shop whipping up cheesy, greasy delicacies

Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The newest restaurant on Water Street serves as a beacon of hope for those bar-hoppers crawling down the avenue in search of the perfect midnight snack ...

Big Dreams for Tiny Houses

new nonprofit builds little homes for the homeless

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On a hot and muggy Friday night and Saturday in June, 15 or so volunteers – who ranged in age from 10 to 70-something and came from all walks of life and faiths – gathered with hammers ...

Book Pedalers: Public library hits the trail with BookBike

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire’s public librarians are ready to break a sweat to bring books to unexpected places. Their tool is a brand-new BookBike, a pedal-powered branch library that you’ll begin seeing this summer ...