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New upscale eatery in the works?

A group of experienced local individuals – restauranteurs and retailers – are ready to make a serious play in the local restaurant scene, with plans for a small “chef-driven, farm-to-table” fine dining restaurant right here in the Chippewa Valley ...

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Land swappin' with the YMCA

The new YMCA that has been proposed and on the horizon for the last few years moved a little closer to reality on Oct. 24 when Eau Claire’s Waterways and Parks Commission suggested a land swap between the YMCA and the city where the Menomonie ...

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Renter’s Cheat Sheets!

Here are some helpful tips for the serious renter from Volume One, Rental Resources, and the Tenant Resource Center. Cut them out. Laminate them. Place them in silver, heirloom frames and pass them on to the next generation.

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Renters Insurance

It covers your personal property in circumstances like theft, fires, natural disasters, and more. Obviously there’s exceptions and exclusions, but, in general, your stuff is covered when the crap hits the fan.

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EXPERT ADVICE

We know your sister’s boyfriend’s bandmate will tell you everything you need to know about renting a place for the first time, but in case he misses something we went straight to the source.

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Eau Claire's getting a winter parade?

The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department announced a new winter parade in Eau Claire that’s set for Dec. 15 of this year. The aptly named Clearwater Winter Parade and Family Fun Celebration is meant to promote community and family activities...

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Found Footage Festival Pranks Wisconsin

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are returning to Eau Claire and you know what that means: The Found Footage festival is back. As in the past, Pickett and Prueher are teaming up with Volume One to put on two rollicking shows at Downtown Cinema on ...

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Confluence Project wants to hear from you!

Hey, the organizers of the Confluence Project are seeking your input. Yeah - you! They're looking to "gauge the level of audience participation a new venue in Eau Claire might realize." So they've set up an online survey to do said gauging ...

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Amy Goodman's in town Friday

Community radio stations WHYS 96.3 and WIEC 102.7 are hosting Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan on their nationwide speaking tour to mark the 16th anniversary of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour and to launch their new book ...

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On the Cover | Sept. 20, 2012

This issue's cover was designed in house at Volume One for our special "Rethinking Our Rivers" themed issue. This is only the second themed issue in Volume One's 10-year history.

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Listen: Bon Iver remix contest results

As you may have heard, Bon Iver recently ran a contest where fans could remix any of the tracks from Bon Iver, Bon Iver and win up to $10,000 ($1,000 per song), as well as a featured spot on an exclusive Spotify release. You can listen to the ...

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Mapping Your Napping

With all those late-night cramming sessions and the inevitable Scantron nightmares that follow, not to mention the fourth floor versus third floor Halo tournaments, students need to catch up on sleep during those lulls between classes. But try ...

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Know Yo' Dean

When you’re having some troubles at school or at home, who ya’ gonna call? The best option would probably be your Dean of Students. These friendly faces are the liasion between the students and the institution, so it’s beneficial to get to know ...

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Everyday Etiquette

You’re moving into a room smaller than your closet at home – and you have to share it with someone you’ve never met. Welcome to college! Whether it’s a dorm room, an apartment or a house, sharing spaces can be tough – even if you really think ...

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Year Five for Farm City Day

The fifth annual Farm City Day in the Chippewa Valley is just around the corner. The festival gives local residents a chance to interact with and create communication between themselves and the agricultural residents of the farming ...

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Shortcuts | August 23, 2012

After a long process of hiring, Eau Claire’s City Council has appointed Russ Van Gompel as the city manager. He should start his position on Nov. 5. Brian Amundson – who’s been the interim manager since Mike Huggins left last year – will continue ...

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Sunday Event Picks (August 12)

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

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Saturday Event Picks (August 11)

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

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Some Cheesy Facts

There’s a constant battle between Wisconsin and California about dairy production. Let’s look to the numbers.

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July 25: Confluence Project Public Discussion

It’s been a while since we’ve heard too much new news about the Confluence Project, but developers haven't been sitting idly by. And on Wednesday, Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. will be hosting an Idea Lounge discussion about the project, originally ...

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Shortcuts | June 28, 2012

Lake Hallie chiropractors Kevin Schultz and Drew Kaminski will travel to London this summer for the 2012 Summer Olympics to work with United States contestants participating in Greco-Roman style wrestling. Schultz and Kaminski will give athletes ...

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Shortcuts | June 14, 2012

West Carson Park Drive and Rod & Gun Park are now reopened. After the windstorm on May 24 a lot of debris remained to be cleaned. The city plans to have all the remaining hanging branches and fallen trees cleared out in time for weekend picnics ...

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According to Plans

Eau Claire is currently experiencing a "planning boom," and with each new plan, the schematic of a bold and exciting city takes shape.

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Saturday Event Picks (May 26)

From early in the morning and into the night – lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

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Calmer Waters

Visit Bayfield, a quaint community on the shores of Lake Superior that offers both adventure and relaxation. Take a kayak trip out to water-sculpted caves or hang back on shore and enjoy an afternoon of exploring museums, orchards, and berry ...

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Tuesday: “New community arts center” announcement

An important press release was, well, released to local media today regarding a press conference set for next Tuesday (5/15) at noon at the RCU Corporate Center. Issued via email by Clear Vision Eau Claire, the PR tells us to expect a big, huge ...

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Short Drive Shows (Now-May 22)

Check out this list of big upcoming entertainment options just outside our area. These totally drive-to-able events maybe just thing to scratch your mini-road trip itch. Or, if you just need to get out of town for the day ...

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Shortcuts | May 3, 2012

Congratulations, Menomonie, you’re one of the best small towns in America. According to Smithsonian Magazine’s article, “The 20 Best Small Towns in America,” Menomonie ranks number 15. Smithsonian teamed up with Esri, a geographic information ...

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