Volume One Staff

Lauren Fisher

Associate Editor

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Singing a New Song

brand new local choir preps their first concert

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new community choir has recently started up in Eau Claire, offering yet another great opportunity for people to raise their voices in a musical ensemble. Kate Larson, an Altoona native who recently returned ...

You Could Be One of the Kids From Wisconsin!

Lauren Fisher

How many Chippewa Valley performers will represent the region on this year’s Kids From Wisconsin cast? Time (and auditions) will tell. The touring troupe is ...

New New BBQ: Smokin’ Joe’s brings on the brisket in Menomonie

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

April and Tony Nander moved to Menomonie from Alabama in 2017 with their two children – and the first thing they did was throw a housewarming barbecue. Even after the food was eaten and the guests returned home ...

Super Fit, Super Quick

QuickHIT Fitness offers high-tech workouts in 20 minutes

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new workout program in Eau Claire is advertising weight loss and muscle development in six weeks by taking on workouts that are only 20 minutes a day. QuickHIT Fitness Lab ...

Lighting the Way

wellness spa offers sensory floating pod, alternative therapy

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Kari Jo Green has some ideas for T-shirts – one that says “Get Salty,” and another that says “Go Float Yourself” – to promote her new business, The Luminary (714 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire). Her husband teases ...

Night-Time Snowy Shenanigans

Lauren Fisher

More snow means more fun at Volume One’s Winter After Hours event series. Join us each Thursday Jan. 2-Feb. 27 between 6 and 8pm at Pinehurst Park ...

King of Pop at the Pablo

Michael Jackson Experience is “Thriller” performance

Lauren Fisher

A cast of Broadway and Las Vegas dancers and musicians team up with Michael Jackson tribute artists to recreate the thrilling works of ...

Happy “Noon” Year!

Children’s Museum hosts bash for early bedtimes

Lauren Fisher

Ringing in the new year with a lot of singing, shouting, and fireworks at midnight just isn’t a good fit for everyone. Some of us like to get to ...

A Murder Is Announced

Theatre Guild stages Agetha Christie murder mystery

Lauren Fisher

“A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30pm. Friends accept this, the only intimation.” That’s the text of ...

Dhimiters Goodies Hit Woodmans Shelves

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Check out aisle 25 at Woodmans (2855 Woodman Drive, Altoona) for your noshing needs, as that’s where you can find a tidy selection of meats and sauces from none other than Dhimiters, the gyro joint and mobile food truck based in Oakwood Mall. The locally owned ...

Holly Jolly Hollywood Winter

annual WinterDaze parade will light up Menomonie

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Downtown Menomonie will light up Thursday, Dec. 12, for its 16th annual WinterDaze event. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present and ready to meet their adoring young fans starting at 4pm in the ...

Local Business, Global Impact

Lasker Jewelers produces documentary film on African diamond sourcing

Lauren Fisher

On Friday, Nov. 8, Lasker Jewelers debuted a nearly half-hour documentary film detailing local owner Nicole Lasker and her sister Liz Falkner Lasker’s recent trip to ...

Celebrate the New '20s With a Spin on Some 1920s Cocktails

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley is getting ready to toast in 2020; it’s time to prepare for the occasion by practicing a modern spin on some classic cocktails. You might have seen Zac Zubal pouring beers at the Thirsty Badger or ...

Red Letter Roundup

Red Letter Grant selects Fall winners

Lauren Fisher

On Nov. 6, the Red Letter Grant announced the winners of its Fall 2019 grants. The program awarded four women-owned start-ups with grants of $2,000, which came with additional advertising packages from Volume One Magazine and ...