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Thu. Aug. 9th, 2018

Jump-Start Competition Could Launch Your Business Idea

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If you’ve got an entrepreneurial dream, it’s time to get it off the ground with the help of the 14th Annual Jump-Start Downtown Business Competition sponsored by Downtown Eau Claire Inc. This business ...

Tue. Jul. 17th, 2018

Your Assignment: Fill a Backpack

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As a new school year approaches, parents, children, and community members are being invited to help children in need prepare for the next school year. The Eau Claire Area School District has launched the Adopt-a-Backpack program ...

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018

Jobs by the Numbers (2018)

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It’s easy to get snow blindness from the blizzard of employment numbers you hear on the news. Unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted when new data comes in, and they constantly ...

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018

The Man Who Makes Money Talk

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award-winning financial guru Kevin McKinley speaks up about saving, spending – and smartphones

Thu. Jun. 28th, 2018

VOTE NOW!

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GO VOTE! Check out our all-new reader poll — Family Favorites. Add your own poll options and vote on your family’s favorite activities, programs, events, and places – the stuff you love most about the Chippewa Valley. We want to know what you think!

Mon. Jun. 25th, 2018

Local Harvest Schedule

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Get your food when it was meant to be gotten! Make sure you’re buying your stuff in season! Don’t know when that is? Here’s a handy chart that should last you through the summer.

Fri. Jun. 22nd, 2018

Kid History: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Warmer weather means the return of baseball to the Chippewa Valley’s playgrounds, parks, and stadiums, most notably 82-year-old Carson Park, which is now home to the Eau  Claire Express ...

Tue. Jun. 19th, 2018

VIDEO! Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: Kids Concert Series

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Presented by Chippewa Valley Family and Prevea Health, the Saturday Morning Hullabaloo is a kids concert series held monthly through the summer in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Learn more and see the schedule at www.ChippewaValleyFamily.org/hullabaloo

Retail Resurgence: New shops in downtown Eau Claire opening fast, Summer Shop Hop offers $1,000 prize

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

Downtown Eau Claire retail is growing faster than ever. So Volume One and Visit Eau Claire have partnered with 14 downtown stores for the Downtown Summer Shop Hop, offering you a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree (now - Aug. 31). It's easy! See how it works: VolumeOne.org/downtownshops

Fri. Jun. 1st, 2018

Golden Apples Honor Outstanding Educators

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A group of Eau Claire educators who go above and beyond to help their students achieve were honored at the Third Annual Golden Apple Awards in April ...

Fri. Jun. 1st, 2018

Halmstad Donation Will Light up New Bridge

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The soon-to-be built pedestrian bridge that will span the Eau Claire River in downtown Eau Claire will be illuminated with the same high-tech lighting as the nearby Phoenix Park bridge thanks ...

Fri. Jun. 1st, 2018

Your Assignment: Fill Backpacks for Kids in Need

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As this school year winds down, parents, children, and community members are being invited to help children in need prepare for the next school year. The Eau Claire Area School District has launched ...

Fri. Jun. 1st, 2018

City Council Cooks up New Food Truck Rules

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

What’s that delicious smell? It’s the aroma of reduced regulation. In an effort to encourage more mobile dining options, the Eau Claire City Council has amended the city’s food truck ordinances ...

Fri. May. 25th, 2018

School’s Out for the Summer: Remember These Dates

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It may seem like winter just melted away, but 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 ...

Fri. May. 25th, 2018

Wisconsin’s New Child Tax Credit & How You Can Claim It

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A recently approved child tax rebate will put a little more money in Wisconsin parents’ pockets over the next few months. Between May 15 and July 2, parents will be able to visit childtaxrebate.wi.gov to file a claim for their children ...

Mon. May. 21st, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend Offers Music, Cars, and (Of Course) a Parade

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Memorial Rocks is a three-day celebration of rock music at Every Buddy’s Bar in Chippewa Falls. The weekend features bands such as ThunderLungs, Dissonant Mind, and The Losers. Doors open at 8pm every night. Must be 21+ to enter ...

Wed. May. 16th, 2018

Council Trims Fares for Low-Income Transit Riders

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The Eau Claire City Council has voted to reduce Eau Claire Transit fares for low-income passengers starting this summer. Late last year, the council increased a single-trip cash bus fare from $1.50 to $1.75 ...

Wed. May. 16th, 2018

Temporary City Hall Move OK’d

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If you’ve driven down Farwell Street anytime over the past year you’ve likely noticed extensive exterior renovations going on at City Hall, 203 S. Farwell St. This summer, those renovations will turn inward ...

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018

The Place for Waste

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here’s your guide to spring clean up disposal

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018

Natural Vibes

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don’t go chasin’ waterfalls – bring one to your own backyard

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2018

Music Quick Hits | April 2018

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Announced last week, get ready for a new full length record from Chippewa Valley native Phil Cook. On June 1, Cook plans to kick off summer with People Are My Drug, a record about ...

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Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018

Prex Claires 2018 Lineup Unleashed

V1 Staff, photos by Luong Huynh

Today Blugold Radio released plans for 2018's 'Prex Claires' festivities, set for Thursday, July 5, revving things up for the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival on July 6-7. Last year saw the first installment of Prex Claires, inviting music lovers – both local and from out-of-town – into downtown Eau Claire.

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018

5 Numbers: Are We Too Cool for the Pool?

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Attendance dipped at the Fairfax Park Municipal Swimming Pool last summer, according to a report presented to the Eau Claire City Council in mid-March. The report blamed the decline on ...

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018

Eau Claire Visitors Drive Record Room Tax Total

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Judging by the amount of room taxes collected, Eau Claire is a more popular destination than ever for tourists and other visitors. For the first time, room tax collections exceeded $2 million in ...

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2018

Family STEAM Challenge: Sprout House

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The sun is shining more, the temperatures are starting to rise and the puddles are starting to form. That means things are starting to grow! Let’s jump start the season by doing some easy growing INSIDE ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

When Should Children Have Their First Dental Visit?

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Before the rest of the information, it is important that you keep your teeth clean starting in pregnancy. Decay is passed from the main caregiver to the child. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

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 ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

Essay Contest Asks Teens What Diversity Means to Them

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An essay contest about equity, diversity, and inclusion will award cash prizes to Chippewa Valley high school students. The Mahmoud S. Taman Foundation recently announced its 2018 essay contest for students in ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

Eggs-Actly What You Need to Welcome Easter

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The leftover Valentine’s candy may still be on the store shelves, but it’s never too early to plot your strategy for searching out Easter eggs. The Ninth Annual Chippewa Valley Easter Egg Hunt will be ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

Chamber Program Seeks Young Leaders

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Do you know a high school sophomore who would seize an opportunity to develop his or her leadership skills to help the community? Youth Leadership Eau Claire, a program of the Eau Claire Area Chamber ...

Tue. Mar. 6th, 2018

Music Quick Hits | March 2018

V1 Staff, photos by Lee Butterworth

English folk trio The Staves recently dropped a digital-only EP of six songs recorded at local studio Pine Hollow as they kick off a tour of Australia and New Zealand. The collection is simply called Pine Hollow and consists ...