Lauren Fisher

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Tue. Jan. 22nd, 2019

Tapped Potential: Brewing Projekt to open spacious riverside taproom

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It won’t be long before the din of drinking and socializing joins with the cacophony of canning machines in the new Brewing Projekt Taproom on 1807 N Oxford Ave. Scheduled to open Jan. 24, the modern, airy taproom ...

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Lake Wissota Lights Up for Glittering Outdoor Evening

Lauren Fisher

What’s more romantic than snowy trails lit by the golden light of flickering candles? Nothing, that’s what. So if you’ve been jonesing to get outside with your significant other, now’s your chance ...

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Boat and RV Expo Features More Than Ever in New Location

Lauren Fisher, photos by Kelsey Smith

The 20th annual Boat and RV Expo will take place at the Chippewa Valley Expo Center, featuring the area’s largest display of recreational vehicles the weekend ...

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Silver Mine Celebrates 50 Years of High-Flying Ski Action

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The 133rd Silver Mine Invitational ski competition marks a special milestone for the popular winter event. The Silver Mine complex is celebrating its 50th anniversary of hosting the event – the organization has dubbed the theme of this year’s competition ...

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Teachin’ Truckin’

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

January food truck workshop on the way

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Meant to be: adoptive parents never stop learning

Lauren Fisher

After more than a year of applications, meetings, trainings, and failed prospective matches, they still didn’t know when their time would come, how old their child would be, whether it would be a boy or a girl, or where they would meet it.

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Expansion on pointe

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Diamond School of Dance broke ground recently on a new dance instruction facility scheduled to open next August.

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019

Menomonie Brewery Renovates, Opens in Old Train Depot

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

More beer is on the horizon for Menomonites with the grand opening of Brewery Nønic scheduled for Jan. 19. This craft beverage project is located at 621 4th St W, formerly the Menomonie railroad depot ...

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019

"Nobody Cares What You Think" – A Craft Talk From Our Very Own

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Mike Paulus knows that nobody cares what he thinks. It’s one of the most notable lessons he’s learned during his years (and years) of column writing for Volume One. He’s going to share this insight, as well as many others ...

Wed. Jan. 9th, 2019

Exercising the Senses

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new Menomonie gym designed for kids with special needs

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

Waffles for a Cause

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Falls nurse opens coffee and waffle shop to fight homelessness

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

Chasing Colors: Aurora borealis inspires photographic hunt

Lauren Fisher, photos by Tim Abraham

Perhaps losing the feeling in your fingertips for the sake of snowshoeing or skiing isn’t a fair trade, but would you risk frostbite for a perfect picture of the quintessential mid-winter sighting ...

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

Third Annual Light Up Eau Claire Brings Fun Downtown

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downtown Eau Claire will become a hub of New Year’s Eve excitement Dec. 31 during the Light Up Eau Claire event. Now in its third year, the celebration features live music at multiple downtown venues ...

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Mudd Meets Midwest

Lauren Fisher

Puddle of Mudd to perform at The Metro

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Wintry Fun in Dunn

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Winterdaze presents ‘Up North Christmas, Eh?’

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018

City Council Approves Hens, Reduces Cannabis Fines, Welcomes Caretakers

Lauren Fisher

The Nov. 26 and 27 Eau Claire City Council Meetings totaled more than seven hours, and resulted in the passage of a balanced budget and three notable city ordinance changes. Community members weighed in on the creation of an ordinance allowing for the keeping of poultry ...

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018

A Heart for Family, Community

Lauren Fisher, video by Joel Pearish

Councilman Michael Xiong gives back to the city that welcomed him 34 years ago

Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018

More Than Just a Drink

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lauren Fisher

Menomonie bar manager knows cocktails are about experience

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018

Holiday Triple Play

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

December offers three chances for Christmas spirit on stage

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2018

Flowers Done Green

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

local flower shop keeps it unexpected & seasonal

Thu. Nov. 15th, 2018

Expansion on Pointe

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Diamond School of Dance broke ground Nov. 6 on a new dance instruction facility scheduled to open next August. The new digs will house four dance studios with room to expand to seven over time.

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018

Shop Local for the Win

Lauren Fisher

Chippewa Falls Main Street organization promotes local shopping with sweepstakes

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018

Menomonie Spot Sobers Up, Reopens as 18+ Club

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

After a four-month closure beginning in the spring, Rehab (631 Broadway St. S), formerly a bar in downtown Menomonie, reopened at the beginning of October as an 18-plus club.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Nov. 13th, 2018

Pablo Properties Purchases Racy's, The Nucleus

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A pet-welcoming, art-sporting Water St. breakfast, brunch, and coffee hotspot has new ownership as of Tuesday this week. Pablo Properties purchased Racy D’Lene’s Coffee Lounge and The Nucleus Cafe at 404 Riverside Ave. and 405 Water Street on Nov. 12 ...

Thu. Nov. 8th, 2018

A Familiar Feeling

Lauren Fisher

Jaywalking screening features local director, actors, settings

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018

Gallery Get-Together

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

CF gallery hosts grand re-opening after renovation

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018

Prevea’s Big Plans

Lauren Fisher

healthcare group plans new office in Altoona’s River Prairie

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

Festival Foods Has a Safe Kennels for Dogs

Lauren Fisher

There are few topics of discussion “hotter” than of dogs being left in cars – and few that are so likely to result in property damage. With that, and the safety of our furry friends, in mind, two Festival Foods locations ...

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

Meant to Be: Adoptive parents never stop learning

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When many people imagine preparing to bring a baby home, they envision nine months of room painting, nesting, baby showers, and supply runs that will almost certainly culminate in welcoming ...

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

To Post or Not to Post

Lauren Fisher

local parents share their approach to baby social media

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

Holiday triple play

Lauren Fisher

The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is bringing A Little House Christmas to the Oxford Theatre. Running Dec. 7 and 15 at 7:30pm and Dec. 8, 15, and 16 at 1:30pm

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2018

Flakes on fleek

Lauren Fisher

Paper snowflakes are just one category of a papercraft called Kirigami. A variant of Origami, which involves folding paper into shapes without using cutting, Kirigami combines the acts of folding and cutting to create radial shapes and patterns ...

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2018

A Helper with a Happy Heart

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

retired psychologist advocates for inclusivity and humane society

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2018

Not on My Watch

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

woman founded & staffed organization fights human trafficking

Thu. Oct. 4th, 2018

A Samhain Celebration

Lauren Fisher, photos by Taylor Smith

pumpkin-carving, mask-making, and honoring the dead