The Puppet Masters

As we’re jumping into summer, CVTG will be bringing us a new, interesting show to accompany the season. Opening May 30 the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild will be putting on the Tony award winning musical, Avenue Q. The show has also been noted ...

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Stage

Record Rodeo Rounds 'Em Up

he Record Rodeo is coming to town! The series of classes at the Eau Claire Music School is open to any children ages 2 to 5 who enjoy music, stories, and physical activity.

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Kid Culture

A Lively Library

Libraries pretty much rock, and I remember falling in love with them at a young age. Growing up in Elk Mound, we had to come all the way to Eau Claire for a library trip, so we made each library visit last as long as we could. Even now, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library sticks with me every time I open a book and experience its rich...

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Kid Culture

Logs Will Roll

Paul Bunyan, sawmills, and rivers are as much a part of the Chippewa Valley as cheddar is a part of cheese curds. Now, thanks to the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA in Chippewa Falls, area families can reconnect with their inner lumberjacks and...

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Kid Culture

Tiny Hiney: On Writing a Story

Tiny Hiney is written by Eva Paulus, the six-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Volume One columnist Mike Paulus (who writes The Rear End). For this installment, Eva agreed to be interviewed about her story writing process.

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Kid Culture

Fitting Together

Few toys have survived through decades and generations like LEGOs. These resilient little plastic blocks have made it over a hundred years through world wars and various economic revolutions (and probably millions of angry outbursts after finding...

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Kid Culture

Music, Movement, & Español

Anita Wahl – or as she is called by her fans, Miss Anita – teaches music and movement alongside the Spanish language to kids ages 1 through 12. A native of Waunakee and a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in international relations, Wahl has ...

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Kid Culture

The ARTmobile needs gas money!

A less expensive (and less explosive) rendition of the BATmobile is once again on its way to Eau Claire. The ARTmobile is a mobile art classroom that was created in 2012. This artsy car moves around to different locations in Eau Claire ...

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Music helps kids become smarter adults, says science

Playing music is healthy for you! What some may have believed to be a musical myth, may actually have some evidence behind it. According to NewScientist Life magazine, not to mention some handy MRI scans, children who are involved in music at ...

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Steak and Fake Lobster

Poor man’s lobster. It’s more than a great name for a funk band. Poor man’s lobster is what my mom usually ordered when dad took the whole family out to eat on a Friday night, back in the day. This is a seafood dish that usually comes with its ...

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The Rear End

See What Grows

Vanessa Moessner left her job as a high school biology teacher a few years ago when she and her husband started a family. Eventually, however, the mother of three young children (who range in age from seven months to five years) got the itch to ...

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Kid Culture

Eau Claire's First Winter Parade: A quick recap

The were floats, there were goats, and there were even a couple of Grinches, and that was a recipe for success for the inaugural Clearwater Winter Parade and Family Fun Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event, sponsored by the city of ...

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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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