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Opening Letters

Resolved to Unplug

in a Wi-Fi world, some Chippewa Vallians are taking steps to get away from the screen

By the time this issue of Volume One is published, we’ll be 24 days into 2018. Forty-one percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, according to the website Statistic Brain. Some of you are ...

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The Rear End

Why the Hell Would I Drive to Chippewa?

maybe it’s time you explored the rest of the Valley

The other day I was trying to figure out what you call someone from Chippewa Falls. I settled on “Chippewa Fallsian.” Sure, it sounds like a rebel assassin from Star Wars, but I think it works. We’ve been ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | Jan. 24, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Daniella Painter

"‘2050’ was inspired by an article on pollution levels in the ocean. One researcher estimates that by 2050 there will be just as much garbage in the sea as there are fish. ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | Jan. 24, 2018

THAT TRAIL IS GETTING PRETTY (FAT) TIRED. On Thursday, January 18, Winter After Hours (in its new location at Pinehurst Park) featured a fat tire bike race hosted by EC Enduro ...

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Athletic Aesthetic

Averse to a Curse?

the Vikings’ improbable Divisional playoff victory could signal the end of their long history of misfortune – or not

What happened in a football stadium 90 minutes west of here on the evening of Jan. 14 brought a most-vexing sports question to the fore: Can a team be cursed?If you have read more than a handful ...

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Music

Music Quick Hits | January 2018

Milwaukee-via-Eau Claire band Field Report dropped a sunny new single called “Never Look Back” last week and announced a brand new record called Summertime Songs releasing on March 23. The new ...

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Stage

From Altar to Stage

actor returns to EC to direct fundraiser performance

Pat O’Brien was at the Camaraderie – a Water Street bar that has since burned down – with some UW-Eau Claire theater students after a performance of The Time of Your Life when the group discovered ...

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Words
Visual Art

She Has Talent in Store

9-year-old brings her unique artwork to market

At 9 years old, Presleigh Olson-Buehler is already an accomplished artist and entrepreneur. She recently started selling her artwork at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, and so far, she is the youngest artist to do so ...

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Local Look

Asking the Wedding Experts

talking to local photographers, florists, and more about all the crazy weddings they’ve attended

“I saw a bride’s wedding dress nearly get pooped on by her bare-bottomed toddler. I didn’t know the child was about to poop and ended up with a picture of the moment.”

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Starting Something New

Seeking the perfect wedding location? Here are some of the Valley’s newest venues.

The Chippewa Valley has no shortage of venues for your special day, from scenic parks where you can begin your married life surrounded by natural beauty to hotel ballrooms where you can wine and dine like stars ...

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The Making of a Dress Designer

catching up with Linyage to talk heirlooms, brides, and trends

Lindsay Ulness grew up in Eau Claire and loved drawing since she could remember. In fifth grade her class sewed teddy bears and she fell in love. She asked for a sewing machine for her 12th birthday and started creating ...

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Wedding Shots: Love Rains Down

The rain didn’t stop the lovely Britt and Devaen Randall from enjoying their special day – isn’t rain good luck on your wedding day? The bridal party wore classic black and the ladies carried beautiful red roses from Avalon Floral ...

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Food / Drink
Kid Culture

She Has Talent in Store

9-year-old brings her unique artwork to market

At 9 years old, Presleigh Olson-Buehler is already an accomplished artist and entrepreneur. She recently started selling her artwork at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, and so far, she is the youngest artist to do so ...

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The Valley's Favorite Sledding Slopes

3 hills where you can make priceless winter memories

Picture this: The sun is shining, there’s a crisp blanket of snow on the ground, and you’ve got the day off with the kids. What, are you just going to sit indoors, eyes glued to the TV, twiddling your thumbs ...

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Recreation

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