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Editor's Notes

5 Hot Examples of Summer Fun

We’re all now officially headlong into that famous Wisconsin summer. It’s time to savor the many opportunities that pop up in our community this time of year, and as always, let Volume One be your guide to all there is to see, hear, do, and taste ...

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The Rear End

Cart to Cart

how to win friends and influence pretzel nuggets

You know what I just love? Being all friendly like. I love running into friends and neighbors and chatting it up. I love catching up and reconnecting and staying in touch and sharing precious ...

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Cover Art

On the Cover | June 27, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from Lori Chilefone

“I enjoy working in many artistic mediums, especially collage, gouache, oils, liquid light projections, henna, and ukulele ..."

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Opening Shots

Opening Shot | June 27, 2018

YOGA PARTY. On Wednesday, June 20, Latitude 44 Yoga Studio hosted the biggest yoga party of the year in Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park to celebrate the 3rd Annual International Day of Yoga.

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Thinkpieces

Let Us Eat Cake

thoughts on the "no lineup lineup" at Eaux Claires IV

In a recent interview with Volume One, Justin Vernon addressed the controversy surrounding his festival’s experimental decision not to release the names of the bands that would be playing until the festival ...

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Athletic Aesthetic

Ready, Aim, Fore!

forays into golf, trap shooting push writer’s boundaries

There are certain activities in life that we would just as soon never do. Some are required – taking out the garbage, doing paperwork – and some are optional, but lead to frustration or indifference or distaste ...

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Music

Fest With the Best of ’Em

Northwoods Blues Festival, Rock Fest, and Eaux Claires are on deck. Are you ready?

Rock n’ roll fans from around the world will gather Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14 for some head-banging, crowd-surfing, beer-drinking kind of fun at Rock Fest ...

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Stage

A State Fair Farewell

CVTG stages its last production at historic State Theatre

The final Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild performance at the State Theatre – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair – will debut June 28 and run through July 1. There are more than 50 people working on this production ...

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Business

Stop in for a Spell

pagan store will connect locals with nature, each other

Tucked under a shingled awning on East Grand Avenue is a cozy storefront where the floors are being redone, the walls are being painted purple, and wares from cauldrons to tarot cards are being arranged ...

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Local Look

How Can I Recycle That?

one woman’s mission: recycling items – old boots, a broken microwave, plastic bags – that would otherwise end up in a landfill

During this year’s spring cleaning, I hauled out all the things that I haven’t disposed of because I felt guilty about tossing them in the garbage: a microwave that caught on fire, old winter boots, a mountain ...

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Addressing Climate Change

one relationship at a time, citizens’ climate lobby focuses on bipartisan approach to reducing carbon emissions

This is a story about a group that is betting the farm on relationships: the relationships between constituents and their elected representatives in Congress, and the relationships among citizens in a democracy ...

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Butterfly Enthusiasts, Unite

Beaver Creek Butterfly Count welcomes nature lovers

Butterfly lovers young and old are invited to experience nature and wander among butterflies as they flutter through their natural environment at the annual Beaver Creek Reserve Butterfly Count ...

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Food / Drink

5 Ways to Be a Farmers Market Pro

Chef Amy Huo’s Tips for a Successful Trip to the Market

Who doesn’t love the farmers market in the height of summer? Fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits harvested (much of the time) that very morning and friendly producers and farmers proud to talk ...

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4 Helpful CSA Hacks

overcoming common challenges your weekly box of local produce presents

Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs, are spreading through the Chippewa Valley and bringing an abundance of delicious and healthy foods straight from farm to table ...

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Recreation

U.S. National Kubb Championship Returns!

Kubb is a Swedish baton-throwing lawn game that can be played by pretty much anyone, and it just so happens that the largest kubb championship outside of Europe is held right here in Eau Claire, aka the "Kubb Capital of North America" since 2011 ...

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