Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Nathan Hopp


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Breaking It in

Kurt Fischer's new album a soothing piano exploration

Nathan Hopp, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two years after his debut album, Soundscapes, Kurt Fischer of Eau Claire is releasing a new collection of recordings dedicated to his love for ...

The Stones Throw: A True Local Haunt

Nathan Hopp, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wisconsin is home to a number of purportedly paranormal locations that have caught the attention of ghost hunters, from the Devil’s Punchbowl in Menomonie to “beastly” Bray Road in Elkhorn ...

For Whom the Belfry Tolls

former church housing gift shop to be demolished

Nathan Hopp, photos by Tom Giffey

At the busy intersection of North Farwell and East Madison streets in downtown Eau Claire stands a lonely former church that will soon be demolished. This is the shared location of the Belfry House of Gifts ...

Musical Chemistry

professor’s love ot music culminates in debut album

Nathan Hopp

On April 22, Dr. Jim Phillips released the debut album of his latest passion project. Titled Jim Phillips Project, Phase I, this unique collection of original songs is separated into nine different tracks ...

Local Landmark May Become Tavern

Nathan Hopp

Eau Claire is a city home to many historic buildings and landmarks, including the Carson Park Baseball Stadium, the Chippewa Valley Museum, the Barnes Block, and many beautiful Victorian-era homes ...

Get Out and Paint

Pablo’s Go Paint! is a week of artistic exploration

Nathan Hopp

Summer is a spectacular season of fun. It is a time when the beaches are packed with swimmers, action movies are released in theaters, children go off to find adventure ...

Voyaging to the Past in Chippewa Falls

annual The Past Passed Here event brings 18th-century fur trade era to life

Nathan Hopp

No DeLorean time machine is required to witness The Past Passed Here, an 18th-century experience brought to life by the Chippewa County Historical Society in downtown Chippewa Falls ...

Friends Indeed

preservation a priority for newly formed Friends of Putnam Park

Nathan Hopp, photos by UW-Eau Claire News

In 1909, lumber baron and local philanthropist Henry Cleveland Putnam donated a 230-acre parcel of land to the City of Eau Claire, hoping the low-lying stretch would be preserved as a botanical laboratory ...

Improvisation and Inner Peace

Phippen and friends’ album an exercise in tranquility

Nathan Hopp, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Grammy-nominated flutist Peter Phippen has released a collaboration with Ivar Lunde Jr. and Tiit Raid, each one providing soul-enrapturing music on Phippen’s newest album, Seven. It is a stunning ...