Chromebooks, iPads and Smart Boards, Oh My!

Thanks to a $20,000 donation from Royal Credit Union and some community grants, the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley has two new classrooms along with new technology to help its members study and learn in its after-school ...

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Kid Culture

Googling Eau Claire: We've Gone 3D!

Google works in mysterious ways. Have you ever used Google Maps and thought that it could be improved with the—sometimes creepy—ability to fly around the world and spy on anything? With Google Earth you can do just that. We here at Volume One ...

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The Natural Approach

When Amanda and Tim Gunderson were preparing for the arrival of their first child four years ago, they became interested in an approach to natural childbirth known as the Bradley Method. No one taught it locally, however, so the couple ...

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Kid Culture

Birthing Options: A Rundown

Childbirth isn’t a one-size-fits-all experience. Today, parents-to-be are increasingly able to personalize it to fit there needs and desires. Here in the Chippewa Valley, there are a growing range of options ...

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Recreation

Winter at Camp Manitou

If your kids like Camp Manitou’s swamp hike over the summer, they’ll love its Winter Camp over Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend Saturday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 16. Now in its fourth year, the camp offers outdoor activities...

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Kid Culture

Telling Tales with Tunes

“Five Fairy Tales,” Opus 127, composed by Ivar Lunde, music director and conductor of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, will make its world premiere at the orchestra’s annual free family concert, “ECCO Tells the Tale,” on Saturday, Jan. 24 ...

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Music

Make Sure the Little Ones Like to Move It, Move It

Come shake the sillies out at the Wellness ROCKS Music and Movement class from 9:30-10am on Fridays, Jan. 9 through March 13, at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road. Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar and geared ...

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Kid Culture

Learning to Fly

For more than a century, Eau Claire has been a hotbed for devotees of the thrill-seeking Nordic sport of ski jumping – and for most of that time, the Flying Eagles Ski Club has been there to help young jumpers earn their wings. The dedicated ...

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Kid Culture

Art Where They're At

The weather outside may be frightful, but it certainly won’t stop children from finding ways to get the creative juices flowing and learning about art. The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council hopes to do just that by encouraging children ...

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Visual Art

Local Kids: What Does Santa Do All Day?

Over the years we’ve asked Chippewa Valley third-graders to ponder the season’s greatest questions, including “What does Santa do all day?” Here are some of the most creative peeks that young writers have given us ...

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Kid Culture

Longfellow Kids Set Course for Adventure

Longfellow Elementary School teachers Sarah Duerre and Carrie Gee, along with Holly Larson and UW-Eau Claire, have created Adventure Kids, an outdoor learning experience for their school’s 60 fifth graders. Additional leadership comes ...

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Kid Culture

A Play of Their Own

University and community theater groups in the Chippewa Valley have brought to life many wonderful productions over the years, bringing the region well-deserved acclaim as an exciting place to get involved in the theater. At the moment ...

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Stage

Symphony Seeks Posters Designed by Students

What do you see when you listen to music? If you’re a student in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Chippewa Valley, you can share you vision and help promote the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra! K-12 students ...

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Visual Art

Tiny Hiney: “My Perfect Library”

Tiny Hiney is written by Eva Paulus, the seven-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Volume One columnist Mike Paulus (who writes The Rear End). For this installment, Eva wrote about libraries.

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Kid Culture

Singing Together

Pretty much everybody loves to sing, but how we demonstrate that love changes with age. When we’re kids, we’re liable to belt out our favorite tunes any old time – appropriate or not. As adults, we generally get more reticent, reserving ...

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Kid Culture

Park-tacular Playgrounds

Just as monkeys need bananas and something to climb on, human children need, well, bananas and something to climb on. Here are just five of the many great playground spots in and around Eau Claire. Use this guide as a treasure map that you can foll

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Kid Culture

Getting Artsy At the Y

Realizing that they already had quite a plethora of sports programs, the Y decided to add more arts programs this year.

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Kid Culture

Totally to Dye For

It’s time to get creative in a whole new, colorful way. Started last October, Fun Dye Factory is bringing an accessible way to tie dye to downtown Eau Claire, and according to the staff, they’re doing so well that they’re ...

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Kid Culture

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School is inside an old building (the former Lincoln Elementary on Cameron Street), with few areas of interest for students on school grounds. As a result of this, parent and teacher volunteers came together ...

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