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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.

Wed. Sep. 7th, 2016

Jump-Start Contest Contenders Announced

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Four finalists have been named in the annual Downtown Eau Claire Inc. Jump-Start Downtown Business Plan Competition, which awards up to $5,000 in start-up capital and other prizes to businesses ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Aug. 30th, 2016

Eau Claire Wants YOUR Opinion

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The City of Eau Claire is asking us to participate in The National Citizen Survey, designed to provide a baseline of how our local government is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the Eau Claire, and to make comparisons with other cities.

Thu. Aug. 25th, 2016

Group Health Steps up for National Wellness Award

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On their way to winning a nationwide wellness competition, the employees of Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire walked around the world – twice. Earlier this summer, Group Health’s employees were named the champions of the “On the Move” company ...

Wed. Aug. 24th, 2016

Tennis, Anyone? City Council Says 'Game On'

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The Eau Claire City Council has unanimously approved the Eau Claire YMCA’s plan to build a tennis center near the entrance to Carson Park. The city sold the property, near the intersection of Menomonie Street and Carson Park Drive, to the YMCA in 2008 as a site for a future new YMCA building ...

Wed. Aug. 24th, 2016

Happy Hundredth, Blugolds!

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UW-Eau Claire is celebrating its centennial this fall, and you’re invited

Wed. Aug. 10th, 2016

State Buys Xcel Land for Natural Area

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Nearly 1,000 acres along the lower Chippewa River will be preserved for future generations after being purchased by the state Department of Natural Resources from Xcel Energy. Xcel’s predecessor, Northern States Power ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Aug. 9th, 2016

GO NUTS: Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll 2016!

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Our big, giant, massive, Valley-wide Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll is now up and firing on all cylinders. It covers everything from local restaurants to local media to news issues to arts-n-entertainment and everything in between including fried chicken.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Aug. 2nd, 2016

New Downtown Parking Ramp Opens Early

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Opening in time to serve this summer's Farmers Market shoppers and attendees of the Sounds like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park, Eau Claire's new downtown parking ramp on North Barstow Street is set to open ...

Wed. Jul. 27th, 2016

Women's Giving Circle Seeks Young Philanthropists

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The Women’s Giving Circle of Eau Claire wants to expand its circle to include more young people interested in improving their community. To do so, the Women’s Giving Circle has announced ...