Volume One Staff

Lauren Fisher

Associate Editor

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Holiday Cheer at the Theater

community theater productions can help your family make holiday memories

Lauren Fisher

Community, cheer, holiday magic, and family – what more could we ask for as the weather turns cold and Christmas approaches? Local theater troupes are preparing to deliver on ...

Geek out With the Best

UW-Eau Claire hosts third annual Geekcon

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lydia Ishmael

Anyone who loves to geek out about their favorite things will have a home at this year’s UWEC GEEKcon, a celebration of people’s passion for ...

Free Lending Library at Artisan Forge Allows You to Try Out Art

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new program to cultivate a community of art buyers in Eau Claire comes at a reasonable price: free. At Artisan Forge, 1106 Mondovi Road, sculptor and gallery curator Bilhenry Walker has organized ...

Passionate Pursuit

skate shop owner's podcast explores how people do what they love to do

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The sincerity with which Christopher Johnson said his podcast is going to change the world wasn’t at all inconsistent with the fact that when he said it, he had a Chihuahua stuffed up his ...

Paper Snowflakes: It’s a Fun, Easy Holiday Craft

Lauren Fisher

Cutting paper snowflakes is actual holiday magic. Anyone with a pair of scissors and the courage to experiment can turn a sheet of humble printer paper into a work of winter art. It’s a quick and simple craft for kids and ...

Wisco Winter-Friendly Dogs

breeds that beat the winter weather and some that don’t

Lauren Fisher

Wisconsin is known for below-freezing temperatures, snowstorms, and icy conditions throughout winter. Some dogs are all over it, while others need ...

Co-Working With Kids in the Chippewa Valley

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In the modern workforce, most people who parent infants or young children and work outside the home must effectively split their wage with a caretaker. That might be a ...

Venture On: New bike/adventure shop opens on North Farwell

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Following the closure of Eau Claire Bike and Sport on Water Street over the summer, Nic Barry, who had been a manager and repairperson there, wasn’t sure what was next for him. He spent a while ...

Fest With the Best

Lazy Monk celebrates Oktoberfest with week-long party

Lauren Fisher, photos by Taylor Smith

An entire week of Oktoberfest shenanigans awaits at the end of September at Lazy Monk Brewing in Eau Claire. The Porter Brothers kick off ...

Stitching for the Stars

Menomonie tailor gives celebrity service to locals, stars alike

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Erin Hogan-Braker was calm as could be, snacking on a slice of chocolate chip banana bread and sipping coffee at Acoustic Cafe in Menomonie. Her phone, on the other hand, was ...

Planting a Community

a bird’s eye view of a local community garden & the people that make it grow

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lauren Fisher, Joel Pearish

Gardening in a porch pot can be satisfying and yield an acceptable harvest, but there’s nothing like sinking your hands into the earth itself, sowing seeds, and watching green things ...

Larsons Donate $1 Million to the Pablo Center

Lauren Fisher

Chippewa Valley philanthropists Richard and Marcia Larson recently made a capital campaign contribution of $1 million to support the Pablo Center at the Confluence’s ongoing programming. “It’s been ...

CVTC Nets $1.7 Million in Science Grants

Lauren Fisher, photos by CVTC

Chippewa Valley Technical College was recently awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation, which when combined with an April award total almost $1.7 million. These ...

Short Stuff

Eau Claire natives host original short film program

Lauren Fisher

An awkward, thoughtful second date. A look at love at first sight. An escape. An obsession. A robbery. An imagined night out with friends … On Sept. 5 and 6, four filmmakers from ...