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Volume One's Weekly Email Newsletter

    Good Wednesday to you!

    Things are getting chilly around this chunk of Wisconsin, and that means events and happenings start to, ahem, heat up. Get it? Cold ... hot ... yeah.

    Anyway! There're enough art tours out there to choke a horse, so if you like art (and driving around an autumn-hued Wisconsin), you are in luck, my friends. Although, nowadays, you might want take the scooter out to all those studios and save some gas.

   Hey! Here's something you might have missed – the Community Pool. It's a communal blog that anyone (that means you) can post on to talk about anything you want. You can talk about events, opinions, everything. And the newest post will always show up on's homepage.

    Right on.

– Volume One

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Downtown Canyon

The Jail: What Happens Now

Chuck's Good Luck

The Other Side of Autumn

VIDEO: Blugold Marching Band, Vatican City

Sponsored Eatery
Noodles & Company

Eau Claire  -  Quick and casual, Noodles offers a variety of dishes based on different kinds of, well, noodles. The selection ranges from classic Wisconsin Mac & Cheese to Japanese Pan Noodles and Penne Rosa pasta. Fun fact: Noodles serves beer and wine! Outdoor seating available, with both vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Acoustic Café, Menomonie

Menomonie  -  A top notch hoagie shop (everything from corned beef to hummus) that bakes its own bread from scratch, the Menomonie Acoustic Café features weekly live music and a local  artist display that changes monthly. The trademark high-back booths make it a great place to grab lunch, hold a casual meeting, or just hang out. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, local brews on tap, and open until 9pm. Come in on your birthday for a free 1/3 hoagie and small coffee/tea/lemonade.

Raw Deal

Menomonie  -  A local oasis for the raw food movement, Raw Deal doesn't cook any of its food. The menu, which changes daily, blends organic produce to create entrées near-identical in taste to heat-prepped cuisine. Made with locally grown veggies, you'll find items like creamy green enchiladas, stuffed portobello mushrooms, and savory cabbage rolls. Specialty beer – including some they brew in small batches on the premises – and wines are also on the menu. The shop also features a bakery with raw cheesecakes and pies and full-service coffee bar. Check out the organic fruit smoothies and the key lime bars and local art and music. Very vegetarian friendly.