Volume One Staff

James Johonnott

Resource & Listings Editor

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5 Can't Miss Holiday Stage Shows

get festive with holiday productions coming our way

James Johonnott

The holiday season is full of classic stories on screen, page, and stage. The theatre scene of the Chippewa Valley offers a ton of great opportunities to share these holiday stories ...

5 Holiday Concerts to Get You in the Spirit

a musical winter wonderland right here in the Valley

James Johonnott

We’ve all heard the classic holiday tunes on the radio or in stores this season. But nothing quite beats listing to your favorite classic carols done live by local performers ...

Stealing the Stage

UWEC alum returns to produce original comedy in Eau Claire

James Johonnott, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Playwright, director, and UW-Eau Claire alum Logan Toftness is bringing her original comedy work back for a new run on the Eau Claire stage. Thieves and Bad, Bad Lies tells the madcap ...

Roll Into These Local Skateparks

James Johonnott

Looking for a new place to shred? With skate parks in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie, there are plenty of great, safe places to hang out, practice your moves, and meet some fellow skaters.

25-Cent Flicks Offer Summery Savings

James Johonnott

Looking to cool off during the dog-days of summer? Just scoop between the couch cushions and find a handful of quarters, then head to Micon Cinemas in Eau Claire or Chippewa Falls for 25-cent movies this summer.

Back in Session: School Start Times for Fall

James Johonnott

We know, it's STILL summer. But just in case you are ambitious and want to mentally prepare yourselves. Here are the start dates for local schools in the Chippewa Valley!

Everyone Out! Here's When Local Pools Close

James Johonnott

Summer's not over yet, and neither is the public pool season. You can still get plenty of use out of the public pool season pass. Be sure to check out the events, discount days, dog swims, and other happenings that go on at your local public pool.

7 Kid-Friendly Spots You Can Eat at With No Worries

grown-ups and kids can eat and have fun – how ‘bout that?

James Johonnott

If dirty looks could kill, many parents would never have made it out of certain dining experiences, especially in establishments where Happy Meals aren’t on the menu ...

6 Chippewa Valley Farmers Markets

James Johonnott

From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who actually grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Grab your shopping lists and canvas carrying bags ...

3 Chippewa Valley Swimming Pools

James Johonnott

You don’t have to go far this summer to cool off. Outdoor pools make for a great way to socialize, exercise, and of course have some wet fun!

Raising Visibility

UWEC students’ immersive theater presentation highlights homelessness

James Johonnott, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Homelessness isn’t a glamorous subject to create art about, but that isn’t deterring UW-Eau Claire professor Arthur Grothe or the students involved with the UWEC production of Invisible Truth ...

Life's a Cabaret

UWEC’s theatrical extravaganza thinks outside the box

James Johonnott, photos by Anna Mateffy

UW-Eau Claire’s annual celebration of song and dance is returning for its 39th year. “Cabaret: Unboxed” will feature UW-Eau Claire’s Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, Women’s Concert Chorale ...

Who Do You Believe?

with Doubt, CVTG tackles tough questions

James Johonnott, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The subject matter of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s newest production, Doubt: A Parable, stands out as unusually intense for a community theater production in the Chippewa Valley ...

'Nun' of Your Business

the goofy nuns from Nunsense stage a holiday musical

James Johonnott

The nuns are back for a Christmas-themed extravaganza! The fourth in Dan Goggin’s series of Nunsense musicals, “Nuncrackers” sees the nuns taping a TV special for their local cable access station ...

Staging the Holidays: Local theater groups bring Christmas to life

James Johonnott, photos by Andrea Paulseth

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and the holiday season ahead, the urge to get out of the house for an evening will be greater than ever. If you’re looking for a night out at the theater or an afternoon show for the kids ...

Kid-Friendly Holiday Plays Take the Stage

James Johonnott

Let’s face it – with the holiday season on the doorstep, there’s only so much time indoors you and your kids can take. But just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a night out. Check out one of the many holiday plays put on by local talent...

How Much Money Makes a Wisconsinite Happy?

James Johonnott

In a 2010 Princeton study, Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton found that, on average, annual income beyond $75,000 doesn't have a major impact on a person's happiness ...

Fall Into Freshness

explore western Wisconsin byways on the Fresh Art Tour

James Johonnott

Scheduled to coincide with peak leaf color, the Fresh Art Tour winds around the bluffs and valleys that make up Pepin and Pierce counties in western Wisconsin. Sixteen artists’ studios ...