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Fri. Nov. 8th, 2019

6 Ways to Find the Holiday Spirit

V1 Staff, photos by Taylor Smith

This time of year, when the winds start howling and snowflakes start to drift ever-so-gently to the ground, it’s perfect for getting together with family, friends, and ...

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

School’s out Day Camp at the Children’s Museum

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The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire is now offering a fun solution for kids in grades kindergarten through second grade on days off from school on Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 26 (right before Thanksgiving). School’s Out Day Camp will ...

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

The Kids Need a Break: School Vacation Dates

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The holidays are approaching, which means the kiddos are going to be filled with holiday cheer and delight (or – if you are surrounded by ...

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Learn to Plan for Your Kids’ College Costs

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Planning for college can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire presents “Planning for College: A Financial Strategies Workshop” on ...

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Family STEAM Challenge: Salty Snow

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Don’t be SALTY about the turning seasons! Turn some salt into a beautiful work of art, all while learning about some cool ...

Wed. Oct. 30th, 2019

Public Input Sought on Superintendent Search

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The Eau Claire school district is starting a search for a new superintendent, and it wants members of the community to play a role in the process. As part of ...

Wed. Oct. 30th, 2019

North Side Site Rezoned for 500+ Apartments

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The Eau Claire City Council has rezoned a 108-acre parcel on Eau Claire’s northwest side, clearing the way for a Wausau-area firm to develop more than 570 apartment ...

Wed. Oct. 30th, 2019

State Grant Will Boost Blue Ox Music Festival

V1 Staff, photos by Scott Kunkel

Eau Claire’s own Blue Ox Musical Festival will get a marketing boost next summer thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Visit Eau Claire ...

Mon. Oct. 28th, 2019

10 Chippewa Valley Haunts

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paranormal investigator Chad Lewis shares some of the Chippewa Valley’s most chilling legends

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019

National Landmarks Status Sought for Two Eau Claire Bridges

V1 Staff, photos by Janae Breunig

Two historic former railroad bridges in Eau Claire may soon be designated as national landmarks. The Eau Claire Landmarks Commission recently voted to support placing the Chicago ...

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019

Altoona Mayor Called Champion of the Arts

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Altoona Mayor Brendan Pratt will receive a statewide award for arts advocacy later this month. Pratt, who was elected mayor in 2016, will be honored with an Arts in the Community Award by Arts Wisconsin ...

Wed. Oct. 16th, 2019

City Returns to Old Winter Parking Rules

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The City of Eau Claire’s winter parking rules have gone back to the future. For the past five years, alternate-side parking has only been in effect when the city’s ...

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019

Online Medicare Plan Finder Gets Upgrade

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For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a modernized and redesigned Medicare Plan Finder at www.medicare.gov/plan-compare ...

Thu. Oct. 3rd, 2019

5 Best Autumn Leaf Colors (Ranked)

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“I am come to autumn / when all the leaves are gold,” wrote British poet G.K. Chesterton. He was talking about aging, and if ...

Fri. Sep. 27th, 2019

Big City Guy Learns About Small-Town Friendliness

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Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Wesley Escondo moved to the Chippewa Valley in 2012 to become CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin. When asked if he made the right choice ...

Fri. Sep. 27th, 2019

Family STEAM Challenge: Socks 'N' Seeds

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It’s never too late in the year to grow something! Let’s break some rules and see how what nature can grow without ...

Fri. Sep. 27th, 2019

Disposing of Drugs Safely Can Save Lives

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When was the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet? If you can’t remember the last time you did this ...

Fri. Sep. 27th, 2019

6 Ways to Manage Your Child’s Online Reputation

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While Joan Jett may not have given a damn about her reputation, your kids probably should. With college admissions officers and employers routinely scouring online ...

Fri. Sep. 27th, 2019

Kiwanians Donate $100k for Local Youth Programs

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The Kiwanis Club of Eau Claire, a local branch of the worldwide service organization that focuses on improving the lives of children and their communities ...

Thu. Sep. 26th, 2019

Autumn Treat: Apple Pie Taquitos

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Are you looking for something new to make this autumn? Something that isn’t the same old apple pie, cake, or bars? Well, prepare to be inspired ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Sep. 24th, 2019

New Mural in Downtown Eau Claire!

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Check out the back of Skin Prints (403 S Farwell St.) in downtown Eau Claire for another great mural project. This one – visible from Main Street – was created this week by Eric Schultz (of Skin Prints) and artist SaltRock (from southern Wisconsin) ...

Fri. Sep. 20th, 2019

River Prairie Wins Statewide Economic Development Award

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Altoona’s River Prairie – which includes an event center, commercial and residential properties, and park amenities – has won a statewide economic development award. The River Prairie project was honored in ...

Fri. Sep. 13th, 2019

Fashion Focus

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

fashion-forward individuals talk about their unique style

Wed. Sep. 11th, 2019

Restaurant Week - Chippewa Valley Essential Drink Checklist

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The Chippewa Valley is becoming increasingly known for its breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Be sure to plan a stop during Restaurant Week to check out the following picks for the perfect cocktail, beer, or glass of wine ...

Fri. Sep. 6th, 2019

BOOK FEST Q&A: LEIF ENGER

V1 Staff, photos by Robin Enger

award-winner Minnesota novelist among highlights of upcoming literary fest

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019

Young Writers: Submit Your Words!

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The Chippewa Valley Book Festival – always an autumn highlight chock full of awesome events for readers and writers alike – is happening this year Oct. 21-27 at venues all over the Valley. One of the fest’s many ...

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019

Music Quick Hits | Sept. 2019

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Local electronic musician Xavly, a.k.a. Austin Steinke, has made a proper collection of dreary and powerful beats and collaborated ...