Volume One Staff

Lauren Fisher

Associate Editor

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Spooky Scenes: Second Midwest Weirdfest Screens Horror Gems

Lauren Fisher

Micon Downtown Cinema is screening 50 “fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird” films March 9-11 for the second MidWest WeirdFest film festival. Festival director Dean Bertram describes the event as “A broad, if shadow-filled, tent, for all cinematic creations weird and wonderful.”

Tips for Tenants: How to choose what landlord is right for you

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Nestled somewhere among hundreds of factors renters consider when searching for a place to live is a very important consideration. Nothing can make or break a rental experience quite like the person ...

For the Love of Order

hearing scheduled for “Public Good Order” amendments

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Eau Claire City Council will hold a public hearing March 12 7-9pm at the Council Chamber at 203 S. Farwell St. to discuss amendments to the city’s “Public Good Order” ordinance ...

Artisanal Style: Janelle Buesser makes her mark on salon business

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For Janelle Buesser, Artisan Forge Studios – which provides space for dozens of artists and other small businesses – was a perfect fit. It’s edgy, artistic, “badass,” and it has great parking, so her customers don’t have to trudge through mountains ...

Laundry List: Where can you get your duds freshened and more

Lauren Fisher, photos by Joel Pearish

City living comes with all sorts of sweet perks. You’re close to the action. An evening at the bar doesn’t require a designated driver when you can walk home. But when your building doesn’t have a washer and dryer ...

School of Thought

mental health organization offers mindfulness training

Lauren Fisher

Brenda Scheurer, director of the Mental Health Matters Coalition, was moved when she read that more than one in four Chippewa County middle and high school students had felt so sad or hopeless ...

Empty Bowls, Full Bellies

Feed My People Food Bank hosts fundraiser meal

Lauren Fisher

For the peckish, charitable, and art-loving residents of the Chippewa Valley, Feed My People Food Bank is hosting its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser March 1 at the Florian Gardens ...

Eau Claire Poet Garland Named Wisconsin Academy Fellow

Lauren Fisher

Max Garland, Eau Claire resident, poet, musician, and teacher, will be presented with a Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Fellows Award April 4. Garland will be honored alongside other outstanding Wisconsinites ...

New Yorker Will Lead Artistic Programming at Confluence

Tom Giffey, photos by Lauren Fisher

A woman who most recently served as senior director of an arts center at Columbia University in New York City has been hired as the director of artistic programming for the Confluence Arts Center ...

Stages of Summer: Former director documents UWEC summer theater

by Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Summer theater in Eau Claire was born in 1965, the child of former UW-Eau Claire President Leonard Haas and a troupe of dedicated performers. Over the years, the theater was called the Patio ...

From Altar to Stage

actor returns to EC to direct fundraiser performance

Lauren Fisher

Pat O’Brien was at the Camaraderie – a Water Street bar that has since burned down – with some UW-Eau Claire theater students after a performance of The Time of Your Life when the group discovered ...