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Features

Extra Innings

with a history dating back to 1908, the Chippewa River Baseball League has been central to summer for generations of amateur ballplayers and fans

It is hard to fathom that something that has been around for over a century and has had more than 12,000 participants can remain unknown to so many people in the Chippewa Valley. Thus is the story of ...

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Editor's Notes

Summer Music Returns

Yes, it’s that time of year: the return of the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park! We at Volume One are truly proud of how our community has rallied ...

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Opening Letters

Syttende Why?

the Valley’s strong Scandinavian heritage makes Norway’s Syttende Mai holiday worth celebrating

You are reading this magazine. Therefore, since you are likely a Chippewa Valley resident, you know someone who is Norwegian. Along with Packer fandom and Friday fish fries ...

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The Rear End

Bygone Derby Days

my racing days are long over, but their lessons linger

I achieved one of the few truly great victories in my life back when I was but a foolish youngster, mesmerized by the high speed, high risk, highly splinter-ridden world of Pinewood Derby Car Racing ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | May 18, 2016

“The ‘Camouflage Installation’ revolves around the idea of context. I started with a series of paintings that are reminiscent of mushrooms or geodes, and installed them in a variety of ...

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | May 18, 2016

TALL PAUL: NOW WITH EXTRA TALLNESS. A new, improved fiberglass statue of a certain legendary lumberjack was unveiled May 7 outside the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum in Carson Park.

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Athletic Aesthetic

Are We Ready for the D-League?

Eau Claire would be a good home for a Bucks minor league franchise

To the non-sports fan, getting the opportunity to play in something like “The D-League” sounds akin to The Simpsons episode featuring an educational film on meat production ...

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Music

Can You Hear It? It Sounds Like Summer

we're ready for more sunny, summery local tunes in Phoenix Park

Wow, 11 years is a long time. 11 summers ago, the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series was born in the heart of Phoenix Park. What started as a fun way to celebrate our beautiful park and hard-working local musicians ...

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Great Guitar, Great Cause

local musicians give 1977 Gordy Bischoff guitar a go

Interested in checking out some good tunes for a good cause? Join local musicians Sundae + Mr. Goessl, Billy Krause, Evan Middlesworth, Jim Pullman, Greg Gilbertson, and ...

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Stage

Artistic Melting Pot

Memorial's Migrations project blends theater, music, visual art, and more

Since the dawn of history, humans have been in a constant state of migration. From its original home in Africa, the species has spread worldwide, and homo sapiens ...

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Words
Visual Art

In the Market for Local Art

Menomonie artists will show off their stuff in Wilson Park

The Menomonie Farmers Market will be growing more than just flowers and produce this year. In addition to the vendors selling your favorite fruits and veggies, the Wilson Park ...

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Bold Brushwork

Mayhew-Hamm's colorful creations at the Janet Carson

One area artist has found her canvas calling and is ready to share her creations with the community. The newest exhibit in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center ...

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Business

Fearless Like a Falcon

former debate coach starts public speaking business

Want to do a TED talk and wondering where to start? Having first-time speaker jitters or experiencing stage fright after years of performing? Prepping for your first high school ...

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Local Look

Whither Woo's?

museum forms committee to find permanent home for beloved pagoda

Two years ago this month, one of the Chippewa Valley’s most beloved – and quirkiest – landmarks was saved from demolition with the help of the Chippewa Valley Museum ...

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Feathers Will Fly

Great Wisconsin Birdathon participants race to count as many species as they can

The Chippewa Valley is home to some of the most diverse bird habitats in the entire state of Wisconsin. From the gigantic floodplain forests of the Tiffany Wildlife Area to the expansive oak savannas ...

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Free Clinic Moving Downtown

The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, which provides basic health care to those who can’t otherwise afford it, will move to a new home on the second floor of the Syverson Lutheran Home ...

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Council Picks Bus Hub Sites

The Eau Claire City Council has picked five downtown sites as possible locations for a future bus transit hub. The sites are a city-owned parking lot at Gray and Farwell streets ...

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Kid Culture

Plug Into UW-Stout Camps

summer STEM, design programs offered for kids

Are your kids interested in a camp that includes science, technology, and design as well as traditional summer fun like swimming and sleepovers? If so, UW-Stout ...

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Recreation

Release the Hounds!

humane association ready for 30th doggie fun run

Want to hit the trail with your canine companion? On Saturday, May 21, the Eau Claire County Humane Association will kick off its 30th Annual Fido and Friends Fun Run/Walk at Carson Park ...

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Extra Innings

with a history dating back to 1908, the Chippewa River Baseball League has been central to summer for generations of amateur ballplayers and fans

It is hard to fathom that something that has been around for over a century and has had more than 12,000 participants can remain unknown to so many people in the Chippewa Valley. Thus is the story of ...

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Special Sections

Capturing History at Home

building on one of the last open lots in Eau Claire's Third Ward, company honors the neighborhood's historical style

A beautiful new home created with the inspiration of paying homage to the past has been built in Eau Claire’s historic Third Ward neighborhood and will be featured ...

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Ethics and the Soil

how we treat gardens, yards, and fields impacts life - from microorganisms to human beings

It seems odd to connect ethics with soil. I doubt that bacteria, fungi, and nematodes spend much time debating the ethics of eating each other. Mostly they just react to what’s around ...

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Coming Up Green

Down to Earth's expansion mirrors housing market growth, national trends

Like a healthy perennial, Down to Earth Garden Center has blossomed to life this spring bigger and better. The garden center on Eau Claire’s south side has just completed ...

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Other Stuff

Swords and Rewards

locals' fantasy board game gets majorly kickstarted

The game is called Ravingspire: Assault on the Tower of Madness. The stats: A deck-building, rotating-dungeon board game of swords, sorcery and madness ...

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