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Mon. Jun. 19th, 2017

June 21: Parfaits with a Princess (and Alice in Dairyland!)

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On June 21 The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire will host a special event called Parfaits with a Princess from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Crystal Siemers-Peterman, the 70th Alice in Dairyland, will join kids.

Thu. Jun. 15th, 2017

Grant Will Help Clean up Event Center Site

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A university-affiliated foundation will receive a $400,000 federal grant to help clean up the future site of an event and recreation complex on Menomonie Street. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced May 31 ...

Wed. Jun. 14th, 2017

You're a Grand New Flag

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the votes have been counted. Now it’s time to salute the People’s Flag of Eau Claire

Wed. Jun. 14th, 2017

University System Approves New UWEC Dorm

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The UW System Board of Regents has given a thumbs up to UW-Eau Claire to build a new $35 million dorm on upper campus. The six-story residence hall, which has been designed to hold 432 students ...

Wed. Jun. 14th, 2017

EC Attorney Will Lead Board of Regents

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An Eau Claire attorney has become the first president of the UW System Board of Regents from the Chippewa Valley and the board’s youngest-ever president-elect. The 18 members of the Board of Regents ...

Wed. Jun. 14th, 2017

Minor Gets Major Job Leading EC Chamber

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Eau Claire’s top business group has a new top leader. David Minor has been hired as president and CEO of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, the group announced May 30 ...

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017

RDA Outlining Block 7 Vision

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The Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority is developing its own vision for one of the last vacant pieces of property in the North Barstow Street neighborhood. At its May 17 meeting, the RDA voted to hire SDS Architects ...

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017

Businesses, Citizens Given City Green Awards

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Several Eau Claire businesses, students, and civic leaders will receive Sustainable Eau Claire Awards from the city’s Sustainability Advisory Committee on June 5. It’s the second time the committee has handed out awards ...

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017

Discover Wisconsin Features Chippewa Falls

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An upcoming episode of the travel TV series Discover Wisconsin will feature Chippewa Falls in a starring role. The episode, titled “Chippewa Falls – Pure Fun For Everyone,” will premiere on the weekend ...

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017

Campus Footbridge Closed for Summer

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Pedestrians and bicyclists have lost one of Eau Claire’s most scenic shortcuts, at least until the end of August. The Chippewa River footbridge – which links the two sections of lower campus ...

Wed. May. 31st, 2017

5 Huge Local Festivals Bring the Heat With Musical Greats

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Bluegrass, for being a somewhat niche genre, has a passionate, open, and fun-loving audience all over the globe. So it’s no surprise that the Blue Ox Music Festival, now in its third year, is quickly gaining fiery support in the area and reverberating across the country as one of the best ...

Wed. May. 31st, 2017

2 Can't Miss Big Local Shows

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Earlier this month, it was announced that The House of Rock, the long-running rock club staple of the Eau Claire music scene, will be shutting its doors for good. The venerable Water Street venue has long been home to Decadent Cabaret ...

Wed. May. 31st, 2017

5 Top-Notch Music Festivals Within Driving Range

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This will be the 50th year of Milwaukee’s Summerfest, billed as the “World’s Largest Music Festival”. An incredible lineup of top-notch headliners featuring performances by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon ...

Fri. May. 26th, 2017

May 27-29: Weekend Events in the Chippewa Valley

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Don't miss out on all of the action taking place this weekend in the Chippewa Valley, Saturday, May 27 - Monday, May 29. See our full events calendar for more!

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Thu. May. 25th, 2017

Fairfax Pool Opens for Season on May 27

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Dive into summer as Fairfax Pool opens for the season Saturday, May 27. The outdoor pool will be open from 2 to 6pm May 27, Saturday and May 28, Sunday, and then from noon to 6pm Monday, May 29, before resuming its regular season schedule.

Tue. May. 23rd, 2017

The Big To-Do: May/June 2017 Installment

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Looking for some family-focused fun in May and June? Check out our 5 family event picks. We receive a number of event submissions on a daily basis and you can find the most current happenings ...

Thu. May. 18th, 2017

UWEC Student Picked for Board of Regents

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A two-year veteran of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate will now be representing university students statewide. Ryan Ring, a sophomore ...

Wed. May. 17th, 2017

Eau Claire Receives 2nd Playful City USA Honor

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National non-profit KaBOOM! is honoring the City of Eau Claire with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the 2nd time. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country ...

Tue. May. 16th, 2017

Sliding into Home: A Sports Family with a Busy Schedule

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Joel, a father of four, youth baseball and softball coach, and small business owner, has been an active member of the Chippewa Valley his entire life. He attended the Chippewa Area Catholic Schools in grade school and graduated from Chi-Hi (Chippewa Falls Senior High School) in 1994.

Tue. May. 16th, 2017

5 Local Grilling Sidekicks

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1. Sconnie Foods squeezable sauerkraut – Accessibility has never been one of sauerkraut’s advantages, until now. The locally made handheld condiment is a must when you’re out and about and need some kraut.

Fri. May. 12th, 2017

Local Cap and Gown Recycling Program

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Do you have a cap and gown from graduation in the back of your closet or in a box somewhere? Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association (“ECAHMAA”) is working to establish a Cap and Gown Recycling Program ...

Thu. May. 11th, 2017

Family Team STEAM Challenge: Starting Seeds

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Your family will be good to GROW with this month’s Family STEAM Challenge! This activity invites families to inquire, predict, observe, and record the way in which a seed becomes a plant ...

Wed. May. 10th, 2017

Learn the Signs of Stroke to Save a Life

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A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or severely reduced. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. The acronym F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke ...

Wed. May. 10th, 2017

In Wisconsin, Summertime Is Tick Time

V1 Staff, design by Janae Breunig

Not to bring down the mood, but with warmer temperatures and the humidity Wisconsin is so famous for, other living beings of the eight-legged kind will also be out and about. Here are a few things to remember about tick season ...

Wed. May. 10th, 2017

School's out, Baby! Here's When Summer Starts

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The long-awaited summer vacation is about to begin, so parents mark your calendars and start planning those trips, bucket lists, and beach days. And kids can look forward to time outdoors in the sun, not in the classroom.

Tue. May. 9th, 2017

Chippewa River Distillery Rakes in Some Cool Awards

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Last week, the owners of Chippewa River Distillery in Chippewa Falls won a Wisconsin Main Street award for “best adaptive reuse project” for their renovated building at 402 River St. ...

Mon. May. 8th, 2017

Music Quick Hits | May 2017

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Eau Claire native and lo-fi experimental pop artist Pat Keen has been getting some pretty heavy hitting press as we await the release of his debut LP Albatross on June 2 via Ramp Local. Impose Magazine premiered ...

Thu. May. 4th, 2017

Jump-Start Contest Seeks Eager Downtown Entrepreneurs

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you’ve got an entrepreneurial dream, it’s time to get it off the ground with the help of the 13th Annual Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition sponsored by Downtown Eau Claire Inc. ...

Thu. May. 4th, 2017

Chamber Small Biz Awards Go to Kristo, C&M Properties

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A well-known orthodontic business and an up-and-coming homebuilding firm were honored recently as Small Businesses of the Year by the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce. Kristo Orthodontics ...

Thu. May. 4th, 2017

Jamf's Halmstad Receives Statewide Tech Council Honor

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An Eau Claire software entrepreneur has won a statewide award for entrepreneurial innovation. Zach Halmstad – a UW-Eau Claire grad and founder of Jamf (formerly JAMF Software) will receive ...

Thu. Apr. 20th, 2017

Symposium Explores Poetry Translation

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How does one translate a poem? In an effort to find out, the Department of Languages at the UW-Eau Claire will host a symposium, Mission Impossible? Poetry Translation, from Monday, May 1, through Thursday, May 4 ...

Thu. Apr. 20th, 2017

Combined March for Science, Climate Slated

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Chippewa Vallians can mark Earth Day – that’s Saturday, April 22, this year – with a March for Science and Climate. The local event is combination of two international marches: the March for Science ...

Thu. Apr. 20th, 2017

EC Team Picked for TV Adventure Show

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A pair of economic development professionals have been chosen to represent Eau Claire in the TV travel adventure series Fireball Run, which will begin its 11th season next fall in Eau Claire ...

Thu. Apr. 20th, 2017

It's Sign-Up Time for Senior Americans Day

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Registration is now open for Senior Americans Day, the annual gathering of the 55-plus crowd at UW-Eau Claire that shows that age ain’t nothing but a number. Presented by UWEC Continuing Education and UW-Extension ...

Mon. Apr. 10th, 2017

5 Great Easter Events in the Chippewa Valley

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Easter is coming up fast! If you're looking for some family fun on Saturday (April 15), check out five great options from our full events calendar ...

Thu. Mar. 30th, 2017

Local Robotics Teams to Converge on Children’s Museum April 1

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This April Fools’ Day (4-1-17), kids can try their hand at driving a real, life-sized robot during a special program hosted by the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire. Two local high school robotics teams ...

Fri. Mar. 24th, 2017

Family Team STEAM Challenge: Paratroopers

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The gravity of this month’s Family STEAM Team Challenge is of utmost importance! This challenge invites families to inquire, predict, observe, test, and record the effects gravity has on different toy paratroopers ...