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Fri. Mar. 17th, 2017

Help Your Kids Say 'Bonjour' to Language Learning

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It’s a scientific fact that there’s no better time to learn a new language than when your brain is young. UW-Eau Claire is helping Chippewa Valley kids get a head start on being bilingual ...

Fri. Mar. 17th, 2017

Special Times for Special Kids at the Children's Museum

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The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has launched a series of Special Kids Day events during which the museum will make extra efforts to accommodate kids with special needs ...

Fri. Mar. 17th, 2017

Travel to Prehistoric Times With One-Of-A-Kind Stage Show

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Millions of years ago, triceratops and tyrannosaurs roamed the Outback. Plesiosaurs ruled the coastline, and giant insects swarmed through the sky. Today, the only remnants of the countless creatures that shared ...

Fri. Mar. 17th, 2017

Have No Fear! Spring Break Is Nearly Here!

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It's hard to believe, but spring break is right around the corner. Public school districts in the Chippewa Valley offer varying dates for spring break, so take a look at the list below and get these dates on the calendar ...

Fri. Mar. 17th, 2017

Miracle League Wants All Kids to Make It Around the Bases

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The camaraderie of team sports is often out of reach for children with physical or intellectual disabilities, but it shouldn’t be. The Miracle League of the Chippewa Valley was created to ensure that all kids ...

Fri. Mar. 17th, 2017

Colorful Easter Eggs With a Ukrainian Twist

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Have you and your family reached the creative limits of what you can do with store-bought egg-coloring kits? Are you looking for a new challenge ...

Fri. Mar. 10th, 2017

UW-Stout Students Plan Solar Panel Project on Campus Building

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By this fall, UW-Stout plans to install 36 solar panels atop Price Commons as a first step toward the goal of powering the campus entirely with renewable energy. The Stout Student Association, the university’s student ...

Fri. Mar. 10th, 2017

Ashley Furniture Gives $25k to Confluence Project

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A western Wisconsin furniture company has pitched in $25,000 for the Confluence performing arts center. Arcadia-based Ashley Furniture announced the donation toward the public-private arts center in late February. Ground was broken ...

Thu. Mar. 9th, 2017

The Oxbow, Haymarket Win Downtownys

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

You like the Oxbow – you really like it! That’s the takeaway from the Ninth Annual Downtown Eau Claire Awards – a.k.a. the Downtownys ...

Thu. Mar. 9th, 2017

Doll & Pet Parade Has New Date, Route

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Eau Claire’s Doll and Pet parade, a tradition now in its 70th year, is moving in 2017 in more ways than one. It’s also got a new sponsor: The Clear Water Kiwanis Club will be overseeing the parade ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Mar. 9th, 2017

Citywide April Fools Day Pillow Fight Returns w/ Big Prizes

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 Volume One will revive its citywide April Fools’ Day Pillow Fight in downtown Eau Claire, Wis. The huge community pillowfight used to be an annual tradition, held each April 1 from 2006 through 2012 until the squishy brawl went on indefinite hiatus ...

Thu. Feb. 9th, 2017

Your Art Could Be Turned Into an Award

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If you’re a visual artist, the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center is interested in your work – and not for an exhibit this time. ECRAC has put out a call to regional artists to create awards for its annual Jubilee ...

Thu. Feb. 9th, 2017

Eau Claire Is Pretty Cheap (in a Good Way)

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au Claire doesn’t just seem like an inexpensive place to live – it actually is inexpensive, at least according to the number crunchers at the Council for Community and Economic Research. Since 1968, the council has calculated the cost ...

Thu. Feb. 9th, 2017

Bus Riders' Input Sought on Expanded Altoona Routes

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There’s more and more going on in the city of Altoona, and there soon may be more ways to get around that Chippewa Valley community. Eau Claire Transit and the City of Altoona are looking for public ...

Thu. Feb. 9th, 2017

New Scholarship Dedicated to LBGTQ Youth

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new leadership and scholarship program is the first of its kind for LGBTQ youth in Wisconsin, its sponsoring organization says. The Luginbill Children’s Foundation has announced the creation ...

Wed. Feb. 8th, 2017

UWEC Student Will Curl at World Championships

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Eau Claire’s strong tradition of world-class curling excellence has continued this winter. UW-Eau Claire sophomore and Eau Claire Curling Club member will represent the United States later this month at

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

Finding Cool Species at Beaver Creek

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The Citizen Science Centers recently completed its 2016 Biotic Inventory. Volunteers and a host of nature experts gathered at Beaver Creek Reserve to comb the terrain ...

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

Take a Day Off! Here's When Local Kids Are off School

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It is hard to believe the holidays are over and the much-needed long breaks associated with the first semester are done and over with. But don’t fret! There are a few breaks built ...

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

Get Farm Fresh Food Even During the Winter!

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You don’t have to wait for the spring and summer months to swing back around to enjoy great local produce and products – the Eau Claire and Menomonie Winter Farmers Markets can satisfy your need to buy local without the wait ...

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

You Can Help Take Down the Irvine Park Lights

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As the holiday season draws to an end, the lights and displays at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls must be turned off and packed up. The disassembling of the Christmas Village starts ...

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

Hometown Hockey Dad

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A fun-loving father on and off the ice, Altoona native Jesse Hays talks about being handy – and lending a hand to those in need.

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

Managing Your Screen Time

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In October, the American Academy of Pediatrics took a look at the amount of screen time kids were getting and made new recommendations on how parents could become media mentors instead of media villains ...

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

Is the Blue Light Keeping You up at Night?

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Do you have a tired, lethargic, or moody teen? Silly question, right? But for real, a study published in November suggests mood swings and constant fatigue might be caused by blue light exposure during ...

WATCH: Cannery District Redevelopment Concept Flyover

Tue. Jan. 31st, 2017

The Cannery District – Eau Claire’s next big redevelopment area, running along the west bank of the Chippewa River from Madison Street to the High Bridge – is inspiring some big ideas ...

Mon. Jan. 30th, 2017

Citywide Reading Program Examines Eviction

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Read any good books lately? If you’ve resolved to make 2017 the year that you can answer that question with a resounding “yes,” then be sure to check out the upcoming ...

Mon. Jan. 30th, 2017

Want to Start a Biz? Get With the Program

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If you’ve been bit by the business bug, but aren’t sure how to get your venture off the ground, a good place to start is the Entrepreneurial Training Program. The 10-week course is offered ...

Mon. Jan. 30th, 2017

Action City Receives Paragon Business Award

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Action City – an Eau Claire family fun complex featuring arcade games, go-karts, a climbing wall, laser tag, and now a huge trampoline park and ninja warrior course – has been named winner ...

Thu. Jan. 26th, 2017

Family Team STEAM Challenge: Marble Run

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The Family STEAM Challenge is all about experimenting with the ordinary to make the extraordinary! CVF challenges your family to think and play together all in the name of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (that’s where the STEAM comes in).

Wed. Jan. 25th, 2017

Braid a Rug Instead of Cutting One

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Want to learn a skill dating back to Colonial timeS while making something to cover your cold, hard floors this winter? Then head on over to the Chippewa Valley Museum with your favorite Rugrat to learn about the art of wool rug braiding ...

Wed. Jan. 25th, 2017

White Winter Wedding

V1 Staff, photos by Leslie Duffy

summer isn't the only season to tie the knot: Winter can provide a stunning setting for your big day

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 ...