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Saturday Event Picks (October 22)

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Hey did you know there’s something going on today? There is! Check out the full calendar for Saturday or peruse a few selected picks right here.

Sunday Event Picks (October 16)

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Wake up and have some breakfast, watch a movie, attend a concert ... yep, life is good when you check out the Sunday events on our events calendar. Picks are below ...

Saturday Event Picks (October 15)

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It’s Weekendtober! The time of year/week where everyone just adds –tober to the end of the all their words, like Wisctoberfest at the Firehouse or Stashtoberfest at The Waterfront Bar & Grill ...

Shortcuts | Oct. 13, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Both the arts and education took hits at the state level this year, and creativity is more important than ever to our economic and cultural livelihood.

Sunday Event Picks (October 9)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a constant stream of in-your-face events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (October 8)

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If waking up at the crack of dawn to start the drinking festivities doesn't sound as good to you as it once did, here are a boat load of other things to do other than party like its homecoming.

Private Collection Book Sale in Menomonie

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"Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Ostenso have a personal story worthy of a novel. In addition to their large family, they had a large library that is being offered for sale at Bookends on Main starting October 12, 3:00–7:00pm. The sale will run through"

Sunday Event Picks (October 2)

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If your Sunday is looking a little dull, follow these simple steps to an enriching, local experience. We hope.

Saturday Event Picks (October 1)

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If your Saturday is looking a little dull, follow these simple steps to an enriching, local experience. We hope.

2011 Best of the Chippewa Valley: The Results!

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The 2011 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll results are in. Can you believe this is already the fifth year of the poll? We can’t. And for some reason that number took us aback. Five years … already?

Sunday Event Picks (Sept. 25)

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We've got a nice, relaxing set of events on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (Sept. 24)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a constant stream of in-your-face events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Suds & Slices

books about Wisconsin beer and cheese in The Local Store

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This is a story of farmers, milk cows, dairy barns, green pastures, and the cheese makers who work their magic and turn milk into cheese.

The Clodhopper Speaks

a Q&A with writer/performer Michael Perry on his all-new double-disc album of live comedy

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With the release of Michael Perry's third comedy album and an upcoming new memoir, we decided to give him a call, and he graciously took time away from a book deadline to answer some burning questions.

Showing Off the Arts

Wisconsin Arts Board to spend weekend in Eau Claire

V1 Staff, photos by Marisa Wojcik

Leaders in Madison have caught wind of what’s been happening with arts and creativity in the Chippewa Valley in recent years, and they’re coming to investigate for themselves. On Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, the members of the Board ...

Shortcuts | Sept. 15, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, located at 421 Graham Ave., Eau Claire, is in need of a new home. The clinic has been occupying this location as a donation from Valleybrook Church, but a different location has to be acquired.

Sunday Event Picks (Sept. 11)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a constant stream of in-your-face events occurring on Sunday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Saturday Event Picks (Sept. 10)

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From early in the morning and into the night – a constant stream of in-your-face events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do.

Take a Hike: Great Local Hiking Spots

see the leaves, feel the sun, suck some of the crisp autumn air

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See the leaves, feel the sun, suck some of the crisp Autumn air on some of the area's best hiking trails ...

Shortcuts | Sep. 1, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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What started as a contest on Danny Bonaduce’s talk show ended up as a way for Eau Claire company RealityWorks to get their name out there ...

Shortcuts | Aug. 18, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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The City of Eau Claire and Eau Claire County have made good efforts to get public input on budget concerns, opinions, and new ideas. Unfortunately, public meetings tend to go unattended and surveys are hard to find.

Questioning the Locals | Brent D. Skinner

get to know your neighbors!

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There’s a weird art exhibition going on at Menomonie Public Library in August, and it in particular caught our eye because of the artist behind it. By day Brent is a straight-arrow attorney, and by night he’s an humorous and edgy artist.

Sunday Event Picks (August 14)

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Music is what it's all about this Sunday. Music and nature. Grab the family and some friends and check out the free live music of Jerry Way at Irvine Park. Or head to Music on the Mall featuring ...

Saturday Event Picks (August 13)

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Lots of outdoor activities this weekend such as Pure Water Days, which is a family-friendly festival. Or if you are in the mood for some thrifty shopping check out the Uptown Consignments' Sales Extravaganza. And lots of music.

Chalkfest 2011: The Winners

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Well, despite Mother Nature’s Watery Fury raining down upon us for the third year in a row, Chalkfest 2011 (Aug. 6) made for a fantastic Saturday. Find out who one the competitions and check out all the artwork ...

Sunday Event Picks (August 7)

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More outdoor events for your summer thrills. A huge swap meet for car enthusiasts, chainsaw sculpture competitions for the artistic, and ice cream socials for the rest of you! Off you go, event it up!

Saturday Event Picks (August 6)

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This Saturday a must attend event is our Chalkfest at Wilson Park, which coincides with Summerfest in downtown Eau Claire. It's gonna be a great weekend for outdoorsy action.

Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll 2011 now open!

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Our big, giant, massive, Valley-wide reader poll is now up and firing on all cylinders. It covers everything from local restaurants to local media to news issues to arts and entertainment and everything in between. Quick! Go vote your face off! Now!

Saturday: Chalkfest 2011

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Everything you need to know about this year's explosion of chalk art and good times is but a simple click away. Saturday, Aug. 4, Wilson Park in downtown Eau Claire, all dang day.

Shortcuts | Aug. 4, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Remember that cougar that came through the Chippewa Valley two winters ago? Well, it was found all the way in Connecticut. What’s even more, it travelled about 1,600 miles, from the South Dakota Black Hills, through the Twin Cities area ...

Sunday Event Picks (July 31)

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Fore! Tee off at the first annual Red Zone Scramble at the Lake Hallie Golf Course. Sunday is Funday with karaoke at Whiskey's Bar and Grill, or test your noggin out at Bottle & Barrel's Trivia night.

Saturday Event Picks (July 30)

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Get your fill of corn dogs and funnel cakes at the Eau Claire County Fair, and if that isn't enough to satisfy your carnival needs, head to Menomonie for the Dunn County Fair ...

On the Cover | July 21, 2011

learn about this issue's cover art by John Qualheim

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Hashbrown Heaven is the first in a series of illustrations based on John’s admiration for 1950s - 60s roadside commercial signage. Referencing photos he has taken during his travels ...

Sunday Events (July 24)

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What with Country Jam going on this weekend, you'd probably be surprised to know that there are more indoor event! Good thing too, what with this lovely humid rain.

TONIGHT! Green Fair in Phoenix Park

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Tonight’s Sounds Like Summer concert in Phoenix Park is also the stage for our annual Green Fair – a great chance to connect with some of the individuals at the forefront of local sustainable practices.

Saturday Events (July 23)

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The weather looks humid and rainy again, but that won't stop people from attending the Country Jam. This year's Country Jam will showcase Martina McBride, Blake Shelton, and the Zac Brown Band.

Limited supply of Bon Iver shirts at Local Store

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Holy cow. The Local Store just got a limited supply of these 3 different Bon Iver shirt designs that are currently unavailable anywhere else in the world. Bon Iver set the tour price at $25 a piece, printed right here in EC at Ambient Vision Inks...

30 Greenest Vehicles

according to JD Power & Associates

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Of course, this list is only about personal vehicles, and doesn’t include the most environmentally friendly transportation options.

TIPS: Green Buying Power

tips from GreenAmerica.org and GreenerChoices.org

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The world’s first synthetic fiber made from liquefied wood pulp. Turning wood into rayon is wasteful and dirty due to the fact that a lot of water and chemicals are needed in order to extract usable fibers from the wood.

Local Businesses Trying To Be Green

a few area businesses doing something to be more environmentally conscious

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As summer heats up and the daily temperature climbs toward 90 degrees, cooling off in the water sounds better and better.

Weird Recyclables – A How-to Guide

where to go for stuff other than bottles, cans, and paper products

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Where to go for stuff other than bottles, cans, and paper products.

Shortcuts | July 21, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Some of us dream of working with NASA when we got older – the same way some dream of being firemen or princesses – but eventually those dreams fade.

Opening Shot | July 21, 2011

V1 Staff, photos by Anthony David

Every week after the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in Phoenix Park, the High Octane Fire Troop takes the labyrinth to entertain the crowd at dusk.

Sunday Event Picks (July 17)

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Saturday seems to have brought outdoor activities but Sunday is all about art and music.