Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Caitlin Boyle


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RESTAURANTS REBORN: Local Eateries Get Refreshed Look

two local restaurants glow-up, even amid a pandemic

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two well-known restaurants in the Chippewa Valley now have new identities after changes in ownership; but despite their name changes, these two establishments still provide welcoming atmospheres with delectable food and drinks ...

Try the Red Mixer’s Signature Concoctions

Caitlin Boyle

Hidden away in the Fairfax Park area of Eau Claire is The Red Mixer, a new hot spot where people can chill in a laid-back atmosphere and sip delicious, original cocktails ...

Inspired by Quarantine, EC Native Creates Docuseries

‘Out of the Woods’ seeks to spread positivity and hope

Caitlin Boyle

With the COVID-19 pandemic still seemingly dominating the world, one Wisconsin native hopes her new docuseries, Out of the Woods, will help people find positivity during these uncertain times ...

Chippewa Valley Restaurants Step Up to Help Residents in Need

Loopy's delivers free meals to elderly, sick in the community

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As Chippewa Valley eateries try to survive during Wisconsin’s now-extended stay-at-home order, a number of them have decided to help the community despite being shut down for several weeks ...

Take on The Summit

wellness conference encourages connectedness and curiosity

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Next month, the Chippewa Valley will host a two-day wellness summit that will challenge peoples’ minds, bodies, and souls to reach for something more ...

Singing, Dancing on the Fly

Eau Claire Improv Festival features on-the-spot musical

Caitlin Boyle

On Jan. 18, The Metro in downtown Eau Claire will welcome people who like to laugh, socialize, and have a good time for the 7th Annual Eau Claire Improv Festival. But what sets this year’s festival ...

Slicing Into the Eau Claire Market

Casey’s may be the place for gas, but customers come back for the pizza

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There is something brand-new coming to the west side of Eau Claire: What was once the site of Tailgates Sports Bar on the corner of Clairemont Avenue and Cameron Street will soon be ...

Getting to the Pint

networking group brings women together with beer

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wisconsinites are known for their love of beer – especially craft beer. This fact is embodied by Chippewa Valley Girls Pint Out, an organization that is geared toward women who enjoy craft beer or ...

Sun in All Seasons

Altoona infrared sauna open for business

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When life gets hectic, many people need to take a break to recharge and de-stress. The mission of a new business in Altoona is to help those people navigate through ...

Brace Your Pet

Valley businesses provide prosthetics to keep critters on their feet

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’re a pet owner, your pet is your world. And when that world is shaken by an injury to your pet, you want to get them the best care possible to heal. Two businesses in ...

Check Out the Glass-O-Lanterns

Glass Orchard offers hand-blown glass pumpkins for the season

Caitlin Boyle

October is officially here, which means it’s time to head on out to the pumpkin patch and stock up for the upcoming holiday season. The Glass Orchard in Eau Claire is gearing up for its third annual pumpkin sale, but the pumpkins ...

Sweet Comfort

Waffle Shack on Water St. aims to cure cravings at all hours

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For many, waffles are a morning staple – a delicious way to start the day with family or friends. One local man enjoys ‘em so much he made waffles the focus of his new ...

Diamond Dreams Fulfilled

Diamond School of Dance begins 20th year with new, expanded facility

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Alicia Knopps had a big dream when she was 14 years old. She had a love for dance and she wanted to share her passion with others by opening her own dance studio in her parents’ basement. Nineteen years later ...

Ten Years of Play

Red Cedar Youth Stage celebrates with original musical

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“For these kids, it’s NOT just a stage!” That is the motto for the Red Cedar Youth Stage company in Menomonie. For the past 10 years, the company has offered area young people a chance to tap into their artistic ...

Carson Park’s Mini Railroad Plans Track Extension

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley Railroad has been a highlight in Carson Park since 1977. The one-quarter size railroad takes passengers through the woods and along Half Moon Lake on a half-mile loop. Thousands of people ...

Well-Placed for Well-Being

yoga studio owner branches out with new fitness business

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Alexandra Mae

Later this month, something brand-new is opening in the Haymarket Plaza that will target peoples’ well-being, both physically and mentally. The Well, 40 S. Barstow St., is a fitness center that will offer classes ...

Pop Go the Eighties

UW-Stout prof’s book explores intersection of music, movies in a totally rad decade

Caitlin Boyle

Michael Heagle, a professor in the Entertainment Design Program at UW-Stout, lives for movies and music. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and found Michael Weldon’s book ...

Oh Mai, What a Day

local Norwegians plan holiday celebration with noted author

Caitlin Boyle

Spring is finally here! The snow has melted, the grass is green, and Chippewa Valley residents with Norwegian roots are gearing up for the annual Syttende Mai celebration. Syttende Mai (pronounced “Suh den duh My”) ...