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Free Money For Your Business

dispelling the myth that there is such a thing

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We asked more than a dozen local entrepreneurial experts and officials what questions are most commonly asked of them. All but one of them said almost the exact same thing, word for word: “Where can I get grants to start my business?” ...

Menomonie mulls backyard chickens

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Last year, Eau Claire's backyard battle to raise chickens within city limits came to an end with the city council rejecting the movement. Now the movement has sprung up again. This time in Menomonie. “It’s the practice of getting back to basics ...”

Shortcuts | Feb. 23, 2012

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

V1 Staff, photos by Bill Hoepner

Even though it hasn’t been very cold this winter, UW-Eau Claire junior Julie Lilla has still been hot on the ice as part of a nationally recognized curling team. Lilla is a member of the Minnesota ...

Saturday Event Picks (February 18)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Sunday Event Picks (February 12)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (February 11)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday – fashion shows to farewell rock concerts to frozen bike races. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

State Theatre expands into singing telegram biz?

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This Valentine’s Day, you can express some love for that oh-so-special someone and the arts all at the very same time. The State Theatre has partnered with Avalon Floral and Obsession Chocolates to offer their “Sweet Notes” singing telegram service.

Shortcuts | Feb. 9, 2012

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Eau Claire’s City Council President Kerry Kincaid reflected on the past year and the upcoming projects and challenges for the city recently in a public address, bringing back a tradition from a over a decade ago. Her State of the City theme was...

Sunday Event Picks (February 5)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (February 4)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Photographia Feminia Exhibition: A Cool Back Story

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Just a fun back story to an art exhibition running at Tangled Up in Hue right now ... "One time I stumbled upon an interesting giant hole in a redwood tree that I figured could fit myself into. Knowing I would regret it if I passed up ..."

Sunday Event Pick (January 29)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (January 28)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Chiseled for Cheap

10 winter fitness activities through Eau Claire parks & rec

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Hockey: No teams necessary for this co-ed free-for-all 8:45-10:15pm every Wednesday at Hobbs Ice Center through March 28. This is for ages 18 and older costs $6 a session and you can slap shot 654 calories away in the first hour. Snowshoeing: ...

Shortcuts | Jan. 26, 2012

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Few jewelry collections have held public fascination like that of the late Elizabeth Taylor; nearly each piece has its own established myth. Following Taylor’s death in March 2011, Christie’s of New York ...

The Creamery to become ... an assisted living facility?

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Downsville is home to a new assisted living facility. Owned and operated by sisters Dawn and Melissa Shoeder, the “Welcome Home Assisted Living” facility was purchased from the former Creamery Restaurant & Inn owners earlier this year ...

Sunday Event Pick (January 22)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (January 21)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Today: The Internet Protests SOPA and PIPA (Say What?)

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We depart from our regularly scheduled local and state news to join the rest of the forward thinking Internet in raising awareness about two dangerous bills set before Congress: the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

Sunday Event Pick (January 8)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (January 7)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

New Years Eve Event Picks (Dec. 31)

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It's New Years Eve! From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring today. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Your favorite local shows from 2011

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What was the best show you saw in the Chippewa Valley in 2011? The "show" can be a concert, an art exhibit, a theater performance, a loud political debate in a gas station, whatever – one of each, if you want. Touring or local, public or private ...

Holiday Event Picks (Dec. 24-25)

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There's isn't a ho-ho-whole lot going on this weekend, what with the looming arrival of some sort of major US holiday, but there are a few items of note, especially for those who enjoy a good cardio blast, barns, community meals, and rocking ...

Volume One Exclusive: Irie Sol releases special single

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One local band isn’t afraid to get political during one of the most tumultuous political periods in Wisconsin’s history – Eau Claire’s Irie Sol is speaking their mind by cutting a brand new single. Because six members of the band either worked ...

Shortcuts | Dec. 22, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Eau Claire is the “Neighborhood with the Most Holiday Spirit” according to MaxPoint Interactive Interest Index. MaxPoint claims that we process more love for Christmas than any other “neighborhood” in the whole ding-dang U. S. of A.

Questioning the Locals | Eugene Keppers

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Favorite part about your job? Letting the little ones across, my little kids. I like Halloween, Valentines Day, and Christmas a lot. I’ll bring a bag of candy bars and give them to the little guys, and they enjoy that.

Saturday Event Picks (December 17)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Bon Iver news, photos, videos, etc.

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Looking for more Bon Iver? Check out a round up of Volume One's recent Bon Iver coverage from interviews with Justin Vernon to photos and videos and more.

LIMITED: The Local Store has Bon Iver gig posters

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If you’re looking for an amazing gift for the Bon Iver fan in your family/circle of friends/Friday night Dungeons and Dragons club, The Local Store just got a petite supply of official show posters from the band’s hometown duo of Zorn Arena shows.

How to Be a Good Neighbor

tips from the City of Eau Claire’s neighborhood maintenance brochure

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All buildings must be maintained in a state of good repair (painted at regular intervals, clean and sanitary, etc.).

The Renter Stereotype

know why it exists and what you can do to reverse it

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In general, just have a sense of respect for (your) house and neighborhood.

Renters Insurance

what you need to know (and why you should probably get it)

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It covers your personal property in circumstances like theft, fires, natural disasters, and more. Obviously there’s exceptions and exclusions, but, in general, your stuff is covered when the crap hits the fan.

The Best Defense

what to do before you move in, and while you live someplace

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Read your lease carefully. Understand everything and ask questions. Leases can be changed if your landlord is open to it, so if you find something unreasonable, alter it, cross it out, or make additions to it.

Shortcuts | Dec. 8, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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If you read our economic feature last month (titled Dodging the Down Economy) and still aren’t convinced the Valley has skirted a lot of the national woes, recently released data from Eau Claire County says the business are seeing an increase...

Sunday Event Picks (December 4)

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Today goes to the holiday concerts! Get into the spirit of the holidays by listening to its music performed live or check out other selected picks below.

Saturday Event Picks (December 3)

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If you are still not convinced that Christmas is only 22 days away, then let today be the day you become a believer. With all of the in-your-face holiday events happening all over the Chippewa Valley, there's no way you can ignore it ...

Sunday Event Picks (November 27)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (November 26)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a lots of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

The V1 Deal Card is back!

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Yep, back by popular demand, it’s the 2011/2012 V1 Card. You may know it better by its official name: Volume One’s Colossal Cost-Cutting Coupon Card of Nonstop Deal Power. What sort of deals?

A Buy Local Gift Guide (2011)

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Here’s an idea: why not pepper this year’s “gifts to buy” list with a number of fine items crafted right here in the good ol’ Chippewa Valley? It’s fun, thoughtful, and it helps contribute to the place you call home. And with the following guide, it’