Volume One Staff

Tom Giffey

Managing Editor

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Menomonie Gives Thrillist Some ‘Weird News’ Thrills

online magazine dubs city ‘the Twilight Zone’ of oddball occurrences

Tom Giffey, photos by David Tank

The city of Menomonie has just caught the eye of a online travel and entertainment magazine, and not because of its award-winning university, its picturesque downtown arts center, or the fact its waterpark shares a name with the fictional African home of the Black Panther ...

The Pablo Center’s Third-Season Lineup is Here to Inspire Audiences

Tom Giffey

The Pablo Center at the Confluence is offering three words of inspiration for its upcoming third season: “Dream. Create. Inspire.” After having to cancel the latter part of its second season earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the downtown Eau Claire arts center plans to come roaring ...

Panda Express Eyes London Road for Eau Claire Eatery

New Associated Bank also slated for south side

Tom Giffey

The largest Asian-themed fast-food chain in the United States may soon open a location on Eau Claire’s south side. Panda Express – which has more than ...

Eau Claire County Eases COVID-19 Crowd Restrictions

Tom Giffey

A new public health order from the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, which will e effective at the stroke of midnight, will allow indoor public gatherings of up to ...

Send Your Kids on a Trip Through Time

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Chippewa Valley Museum is still holding its annual “Time Travelers” summer enrichment classes for kindergarten through sixth-grade students. These virtual ...

Artists and Admirers Can Both Chalk It Up

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Since its inception 12 years ago, Chalkfest has been a celebration of creativity spread across concrete canvases. For this year’s event, co-presented ...

County, City of Eau Claire Extend COVID-19 Orders

county rules now allow outdoor gatherings of up to 20 people

Tom Giffey

A day after the number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in Eau Claire County exceeded 100 for the first time, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department extended an order intended to slow the spread of ...

Public-Private Task Force Charts Way for Chippewa Valley Post-Quarantine

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As the Chippewa Valley – and the rest of Wisconsin – emerges from two months of “Safer at Home” quarantine, we’re all struggling to navigate a world that suddenly seems unfamiliar. Should we wear masks everywhere? Is it safe to go to out? If we do, is ...

Latest Eau Claire County COVID-19 Rules Aimed at One-on-One Services

Tom Giffey

Acknowledging that some businesses simply can’t operate without getting up close and personal, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department release a new COVID-19 prevention order on Monday, May 18, that includes guidelines for one-on-one ...