Weather Permitting: Come and Play!

If you’ve ever seen a Christmas card in your life you know that nothing on Earth is more picturesque than a child ice skating as snow lightly falls around their head. And I know every time you’ve seen those lovely illustrations and photos you’ve ...

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Recreation

Bring in the Clowns!

"Not too long ago I had to stop in a small town to ask for directions to an event. The only public place open was a bar, so I walked in wearing my full clown getup to seek out some help ..."

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Kid Culture

Schooled on Kubb

Kubb has been tossed around the Chippewa Valley for a good few years now and it’s only getting more popular each year. Not only are adults enjoying knocking wooden blocks over but kids are getting in on the trend ...

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Kid Culture

Kids Are So Dramatic

The lights dim, the curtains part, and the show begins. The actors are engaging, the sets and costumes are just right, and the play is a show-stopper. After the last curtain call, the theater goes dark and everyone heads home, satisfied on an ...

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Kid Culture

The Sound of Words

Not many authors can say they learned the art of storytelling from a biology professor, but that’s how it worked for UWEC English professor Jack Bushnell. The biology professor who introduced Bushnell to the rhythm of words happened to be his father.

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Words

An A+ Educator

Johanna Peterson, an art teacher at Eau Claire’s Northstar Middle School, recently won Art Educator Of The Year from the Wisconsin Art Educators Association. She chatted with Volume One’s Lindsey Quinnies about teaching...

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Visual Art

DaVinci's Workshop

Walking the concrete hallways of Banbury Place, you would never expect your next turn to be so colorful, creative and full of laughter. Colorful paintings scatter the walls, unique art pieces sit on shelves, and children busily sort through the ...

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Visual Art

Parading Around in the Snow

For the first time ever, Eau Claire will be hosting a parade to usher in the Holiday season. The theme for the inaugural Clearwater Winter Parade is “A Flurry of Activities.” The event will take place on Dec. 15, with the parade starting at 5pm...

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Local Look

Eau Claire's getting a winter parade?

The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department announced a new winter parade in Eau Claire that’s set for Dec. 15 of this year. The aptly named Clearwater Winter Parade and Family Fun Celebration is meant to promote community and family activities...

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Area Schools Make the Grade in State Testing

Wondering how your alma mater is doing, or the school your kids attend? The Preliminary School Report Cards from the Department of Public Instruction have been released. The reports focus on priority areas such as reading achievement, math and ...

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Local Look

Haunting the Hollow

Halloween Hollow, a spooky entertainment event for both young people and families, has crept its way into the Chippewa Valley in hopes of becoming a standard part of our city’s annual Halloween entertainment. Halloween Hollow features several ...

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Fall Color Coming Early to Wisconsin

Good news, leaf fans. Eau Claire County is currently amongst the most autumn-esque counties in all of Wisconsin – with an estimated Go Look at the Awesome Trees Cuz It Only Gets Browner from Here Time (our phrase, not theirs) around the third week...

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Across the Spectrum

Twenty libraries throughout the region are taking advantage of a grant that will help address the needs of local children who fall along the autism spectrum. Leah Langby, Library Development and Youth Services Coordinator for the Indianhead ...

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Kid Culture

Bullying Awareness Event

One Tree Martial Arts of Eau Claire will be hosting an event Friday August 17 from 6:30 to 8:30pm, to raise awareness about bullying. Law Enforcement Officials, Teachers, Counselors and other professionals will be speaking about bullying ...

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Kid Culture

Chill on the Hill

Picking back up on July 10 (after a week-long hiatus), the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association will again be offering Chill on the Hill, a free series for children held every Tuesday at the Heyde Center for the Arts. The program hosts ...

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Kid Culture

On Board with the Bicycle Bus

The Dutch have done it again! First I heard about the Repair Café concept in Amsterdam, and now I hear the Netherlands has come up with another innovative way to go green – and this time it's the children who get to participate.

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Children's Museum Moving Up

The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire is looking at expanding to the second floor of its downtown location, adding nearly 4,500 square feet to the current space on Barstow. The extra space will be used for rotating exhibits on ...

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Kid Culture

Chugging Along

Chippewa Valley Railroad Association President Dave Peterson thinks of Carson Park as a big backyard. “It’s great to come to the park and see people riding the train,” Peterson said. “There are few events now where grandparents can take ...

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Kid Culture

The Olympics of Creativity

A high-energy creative-problem solving competition, an extracurricular opportunity for imaginative students to flourish, a cardboard-and-duct tape extravaganza – however you describe it, Odyssey of the Mind (or OM, for those in the know) is the ...

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Kid Culture

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