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Fri. Jan. 13th, 2017

2017 Looking Ahead

V1 Staff, graphic designer by Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

What's in store for the Chippewa Valley this year?

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2017

Appleton Woman Is New State Poet Laureate

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Wisconsin has a new No. 1 wordsmith: The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission has selected Karla Huston of Appleton as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2017-18. Huston has penned eight chapbooks of poetry ...

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2017

Celebrate King Day With Service and Song

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day can – and should – be more than just a day that post offices and banks are closed. In the Chippewa Valley, there will be several ways you can honor King’s legacy and help the community ...

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2017

Know a Tip-Top Biz? Nominate It for Paragon Award

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Do you know of a local business that’s risen to the top of the class – one that’s a model for others because of its growth, innovation, and job-creation prowess? If so, you’ve got a potential Paragon Award winner ...

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

Menomonie Market Raising Funds for Food Pantry

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Christmas may have just passed, but it’s not too late to help Menomonie Market Food Co-op deliver a special holiday gift to the needy. In partnership with United National Foods, the co-op’s primary food distributor, Menomonie Market is holding ...

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

Larson Companies Wins Employment Award

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An Eau Claire-based company that operates hotels and restaurants has received a statewide award for its efforts to hire workers who have overcome employment barriers. Larson Companies ...

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

City of Eau Claire Eyes Land for New Fire Station

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The City of Eau Claire is moving toward buying land on the city’s eastern edge to build a new fire station. The City Council voted 9-1 on Dec. 13 to proceed with what’s known as “friendly condemnation” to purchase the property at the corner of Birch Street ...

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

UWEC Campus Trees to Make Way for Project

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If you’re a tree-hugging type who frequents the UW-Eau Claire campus, we’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news: Now through Jan. 20, the university plans to cut down about 70 trees ...

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

Live Local Music on Dec. 31: When & Where

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This New Year’s Eve, perhaps more than any other, the Chippewa Valley is going to light up with live music at tons of local venues. Instead of staying in your house, overeating, and passing out at 11pm, perhaps you can find your way out into the community ...

Thu. Dec. 15th, 2016

City Plans Meeting on Indoor Public Market

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Creating a viable indoor public market in Eau Claire – somewhere that local food businesses could sell their wares year-round – will take effort from a lot of sectors, including city government ...

Thu. Dec. 15th, 2016

Blue Angels Jetting to Valley in 2018

V1 Staff, photos by Carolyn Tiry

If you love high-flying, jaw-dropping, sound-barrier-breaking aerial performances, we’ve got good news and bad news ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Dec. 13th, 2016

Eau Claire Releases Tour Videos

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Following several months of planning and filming, you can now view a series of community 'tour videos' focusing on Eau Claire. According to the city, these videos aim to display Eau Claire's unique attributes ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Dec. 13th, 2016

Now Hiring: Graphic Designer

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Volume One, the Chippewa Valley’s growing media, retail, and event company (and 2016 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award winner) is seeking dynamic graphic design ...

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2016

Involved in a Local Charity? Apply for a Grant Here

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Are you involved in a local nonprofit organization looking for funding? If your answer is “yes,” then you should consider applying for a grant through the Eau Claire Community Foundation ...

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2016

UWEC Panel Will Explore University's Economic Impact

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If you have any doubt that having a university campus is critical to our economy, then you should attend an upcoming panel discussion titled “Economic Development and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire” ...

Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2016

Excavation Begins on Confluence Center

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One month after the ceremonial gold-painted shovels hit the dirt, the real digging has begun on the future site of the Confluence Performing Arts Center in downtown Eau Claire ...

Mon. Nov. 21st, 2016

Adjusting to Valley Life and Loving It

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Jessica may have left the Chippewa Valley region for most of her adult life, but the experiences, lessons, and culture never left her...

Fri. Nov. 18th, 2016

4 New Year Traditions From Around the World

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Every country and culture rings in the New Year a little differently. Here is a quick cultural lessons on how to celebrate diversity while counting down to 2017...

Thu. Nov. 17th, 2016

Statewide Writing Contests Looking for Your Words

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If you’ve got a short story or poem that you’re particularly proud of, Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine may have some cash, prizes, and even space in its pages for you. The Madison-based publication ...

Thu. Nov. 17th, 2016

Xcel Digs in on Solar Garden

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Work has begun to turn an abandoned Eau Claire landfill into a solar energy garden. Officials from Xcel Energy, the City of Eau Claire, and Pristine Sun, a California-based solar developer, broke ground ...

Wed. Nov. 16th, 2016

Breaking Down the Old Fashioned

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

it’s one of the greatest cocktails in the world, and no one does it like we do in Wisconsin

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Nov. 16th, 2016

Now Hiring: Bookkeeper/Office Manager

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Volume One, the Chippewa Valley’s rapidly growing media, retail, and event company (and 2016 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award winner) is seeking an Office Manager / Bookkeeper for a new full-time position on our business team ...

Mon. Nov. 14th, 2016

Family Team STEAM Challenge: Candy Chuckin’!

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Because we here at Chippewa Valley Family are so interested in getting families thinking and playing together, we decided to put your family’s STEAM skills to the test ...

Mon. Nov. 14th, 2016

Slide Into Winter Break 2016!

V1 Staff, photos by Kelsey Smith

The holidays are approaching, which means the kiddos are going to be filled with holiday cheer and delight (or – if you are surrounded by teens – waning enthusiasm)...

Wed. Nov. 9th, 2016

Four Generations of Hunting Camaraderie

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For most families throughout the great state of Wisconsin, hunting is not necessarily a family affair. Typically, the men leave for the blinds before dawn and return at dusk to a home cooked meal laid out on the dinner ...

Thu. Nov. 3rd, 2016

Eau Claire Chamber Launches Entrepreneur Conference

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Entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels are invited to the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever Entrepreneurs’ Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The conference, sponsored by Chippewa Valley Technical College ...

Thu. Oct. 20th, 2016

Ice Cream Parlor Wins Jump-Start Biz Contest

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Here’s a hot scoop: A plan for an old-time ice cream parlor has won the 12th annual Just-Start Downtown Eau Claire Business Competition. Blayne Midthun’s idea to open Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor ...

Fri. Sep. 23rd, 2016

How the Valley Became Music to His Ears

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Dixie transplant Ed Hudgins has put down roots in Eau Claire, a place where his family and his “pastor’s heart” have flourished.

Fri. Sep. 23rd, 2016

Answering Your Kids' Most Colorful Fall Questions

V1 Staff, photos by Michael Lundebrek

Most of us vaguely remember hearing the word “photosynthesis” at some point in school. But for those who played hooky that day, let’s take a quick refresher course, so we can understand what’s really ...

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

UWECCelebrates Entrepreneurs

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For the second year, UW-Eau Claire’s College of Business is setting aside a week to celebrate and educate entrepreneurs in the Chippewa Valley and beyond. Entrepreneur Week runs Monday, Oct. 10, through Sunday, Oct. 16, and will feature panel discussions with entrepreneurs ...

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

YMCA Tennis Center Gets Final City Council Ok

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Time to start working on that backhand: The Eau Claire City Council has given the final OK to construction of a new Eau Claire YMCA tennis complex. The Menard Family Tennis Center will be funded ...

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

UWEC Ranks High on U.S. News College List

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UW-Eau Claire has another reason to celebrate this fall (other than its centennial, of course): For the 22nd year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UWEC as one of the best public regional universities ...

Mon. Sep. 19th, 2016

Apple, Bacon & Cheddar Pizza

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You can infuse your family’s pizza night with a little autumn flavor with this great recipe we found on ...

Mon. Sep. 19th, 2016

Meet Some Seasonal Spirits at the Ghosts of Dunn County

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Looking for some locally themed Halloween chills? The place to be this spooky season is the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie for the third annual Ghosts of Dunn County Event ...

Mon. Sep. 19th, 2016

Local Trick-or-Treat Dates & Times (2016)

V1 Staff, photos by Randy Lee

If you’re a candy-loving kid, it’s never too early to plot your trick-or-treating route for Halloween night – or Halloween afternoon, as the case may be. In downtown Eau Claire, the bonanza of treats from generous ...

Fri. Sep. 16th, 2016

Podcast Preps Parents to Keep Kids Safe Online

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Most of us spend a big share of our time online these days, and children are no exception. And as easy as it is to let your kids veg out in front of a screen – they’re using that iPad for homework, right?

Fri. Sep. 9th, 2016

7 Tips for Health & Safety This School Year

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The beginning of the school year is an exciting time. It’s also a nerve-racking one. Homework, practices, new friends, new germs – it’s a lot to handle. HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals offer these words of advice to help your family have a healthy and safe start to the school year.