Volume One Staff

Lauren Fisher

Associate Editor

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A Local Urban Community

downtown apartment dwellers form group to get to know their neighbors

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For the Phoenix Park Urbanites, there are no officers, no bylaws, no structure, really. And if there was, it just wouldn’t be right, says Deb Marshall, the founding member. This social group of people ...

Learn More About CSAs at Menomonie Co-Op Event

Lauren Fisher

With each spring comes the opportunity to sign on for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share, and this Menomonie event is here to help you find just the right match. Hit up the Menomonie Market Food Co-op ...

Ted’s Pizza to Celebrate 50 Years With Makeover

Lauren Fisher

Downtown Menomonie’s Ted’s Pizza (306 Main St. East), is gearing up to celebrate a half-century in business with a grand interior and exterior renovation. On Jan. 13, the second generation-owned pizza ...

Ready-To-Eat Meal Firm Partners With CVTC

Lauren Fisher

Eau Claire residents can grab a healthy, ready-to-go lunch while supporting local postsecondary students courtesy of a partnership between Midwest Meals and Chippewa Valley Technical College ...

Donut Sam’s Will Bring House-Made Donuts to Downtown Menomonie

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Menomonie residents are about to have their donut fix sated by a new downtown shop: Donut Sam’s (521 Second St. East). Inspired by their youngest son, 12-year-old Sam, Michael and Tanya Husby are planning...

Barbecue Basics: Ryan Jean-Baptiste is here to help

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ryan Jean-Baptiste has been serving up life-saving barbecue in the Chippewa Valley for the past 5 years as the owner of Life Support BBQ – also known as the Hambulance Mobile Food Truck ...

CVTC Chef Receives Educator Award

Lauren Fisher

Chef Kevin Brown, a co-creator of Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Culinary Management Program, was named 2019 Educator of the Year by the ...

The Cold Can’t Hold Us Back

Altoona’s Frosty Fun Series draws community outside

Lauren Fisher

Altoona’s Frosty Fun series of winter events is underway, inviting locals to don their warmest coats and make the most of the opportunities winter offers. In partnership with the ...

Survival Story

Minneapolis-based Eau Claire grad explores Hmong experience on film

Lauren Fisher

From a cinematic perspective, Minneapolis-based filmmaker Bryan Vue found that Gran Torino, the 2008 Clint Eastwood and Bee Vang film in which ...

Artists Invited to Muralize Downtown

Lauren Fisher

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire invites artists of all ages and experience levels to submit designs to the first ColorBlock Mural project, which will create a new kind of art gallery in Eau Claire opening in ...

Roble Is Back on the Menu but Delivery Only

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Roble, which closed not long after being chosen Best New Restaurant in the 2018 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll, is back. Operating out of the ...

Wanna Design the New Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Logo?

Lauren Fisher

It might not yet be spring, but the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce is looking ahead to autumn and all its beer-tasting, brat-savoring, nail-hammering excitement. The organizers of Chippewa ...

5 Things You Must Tell Your Wedding Guests

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The basics are easy: who, what, where, when, and WHY. But don’t forget to make sure your guests are prepared to celebrate with you by making sure all their questions are answered ...