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Saturday Event Picks (July 16)

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Despite the yuck-tastical weather we are supposed to have this weekend, there are plenty of outdoor events to go around. (And plenty of indoor too!)

UPDATED: Urban chicken fight resumes!

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In May of 2010, the Eau Claire City Council voted against allowing the keeping of chickens within the community. And now members of Eau Claire Leaders for Urban Chicken Keeping (also known as ECLUCK) have decided to changed their tactics a bit.

Sunday Event Picks (July 10)

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Couldn't attend all the fairs from yesterday? Well lucky you that most of those are two day festivals! Or you could do either do some legit biking at the Sixth Annual Chippewa Valley Firecracker.

Saturday Event Picks (July 9)

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Want to race donkeys? Play some Kubb? Catch catfish like a boss? Oh, yeah you do. This Saturday has even more outdoor events to wrap your head around. Fairs are trendy this weekend...

Volume One's Reader Appreciation Grill Out!

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We’ll just come out and say it. We love you guys and we want to give you a hot dog. Or a brat. It’s your choice. This Friday, Volume One will host a Reader Appreciation Grill Out. Details ...

Shortcuts | July 7, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Want to see some real winners? After 10 appearances and three second-place finishes, the North High School varsity baseball team finally took first place at the Division I State Tournament on June 16

Opening Shot | July 7, 2011

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The rigging at the State Theatre (ropes, wires, pulleys, pipes, and weights above the stage) is being replaced. The huge project (it costs about $120,000) has been on their “to do list” for quite a while as the current system was donated in 1986

4th of July Events

V1 Staff, photos by Frank H. Robinson

Just a quick roundup of the Chippewa Valley's major Fourth of July events. Get your patriotism on, yo.

Sunday Event Picks (July 3)

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It's almost independence day! This Sunday is full of bike races, music, and car shows like the Bean & Bacon Days. Many of these events will be running on Monday too, so if you can't get to them all in one day, fret not. You can still rock out this ho

Saturday Event Picks (July 2)

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This Saturday we have fireworks- bluegrass- liberty and justice for all! Well, at the very least we have ten bluegrass bands from all over Chippewa getting together and jamming out. Or ...

Sunday Event Picks (June 26)

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Sunday has music, music and more music. Go out and see The Pumps, or perhaps check out the Sue Orfield Band and 'Live and Kicking. If you're not in the mood for music stop by The American Red Cross ...

Saturday Event Picks (June 25)

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What will you do this Saturday? You could enjoy some flowers followed by fireworks. Maybe you should take part in a charity run. You could even take a look a some sweet hot rods and killer bikes. The world is your oyster!

Interview: Talking with Justin Vernon

prior to a new Bon Iver LP and tour, Justin Vernon answers locals' questions

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There are many amazing writers, photographers, and critics who’ve created work to cover Justin Vernon and the Bon Iver phenomenon over the last few years. It’s especially active right now, as just this week the second full-length release ...

Shortcuts | June 23, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Mable Tainter theatre gets a new executive director – Meet Amy Reise. Originally from Eagan, Minn., she graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in theater. She was ...

Help Us Interview Justin Vernon

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In a few weeks we’ll be sitting down with Justin Vernon for a little talk – on the record. But this time, we want to “crowdsource” the interview with you – meaning 100% of our questions will come from...

Shortcuts | May 26, 2011

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LE Phillips Memorial Public Library is in talks to get 50 iPads to help expand access to the books and resources already available ...

Sunday Events (May 15)

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This Sunday, you can explore Wisconsin's Gangster Past at the Heritage Museum, learn how to kayak at Half Moon Lake, or engage in a little goofy golf at the Barley Club. But that's not all! Click on in for even more Sunday goodness.

Saturday Events (May 14)

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Holy big bands, Batman! This Saturday features Memorial High School's Evening of Jazz and Menomonie High School's Spring Swing, Keith Karns Big Band at the Grand, and the Chippewa Valley Symphony's last concert of the season. And there's more!

On the Cover | May 12, 2011

learn about this issue's cover art by Mark W. Anderson

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“Urban Development was inspired by numerous trips to New York City, where observations were made and recorded through photography and sketches of graffiti that appeared on subways, buses , train stations, and anything else that could be vandalized."

Volume One's Fresh Factoids

things we learned while making the mag

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Augusta’s town motto is, “a window to a place seemingly unchanged by time.”

Shortcuts | May 12, 2011

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Summer is almost here (finally) and it’s time to go camping. To celebrate National Great Outdoors Month in June, GoCampingAmerica.com will post e-coupons starting May 15 to allow customers a 20 percent discount on participating campgrounds...

Sunday Events (May 8)

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You'd better be reading this because you want to take your mom out somewhere nice, bub. Otherwise we're gonna have words.

Saturday Events (May 7)

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With Wisconsin still not sure whether or not it's actually going to do the whole Spring thing this year, it's hard to plan your weekend. Thankfully, we've got a list of events both indoors and out that you can attend on a moment's notice!

Sunday Events (May 1)

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There's some classy music headed your way today, with the Conrad Johns band providing numbers that you can dance to, world-class pianist Eugene Alcalay playing some great classical pieces, and the Oxford hosting a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra.

Saturday Events (April 30)

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This Saturday is Sports Saturday! Today the UWEC Women's Rugby team hosts the annual Ironwoman Tournament, the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls bring their season to a close, and the Eau Claire Crush host their opening preseason game.

Shortcuts | Apr. 28, 2011

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In August of last year, Molly Otis Scheer (a local musician linked to Mike Perry and the Long Beds and Molly and the Haymakers) filed a lawsuit against the City of Hayward. The city had put an ordinance into effect that prohibited ...

Questioning the Locals | Mike Richardson

get to know your neighbors

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Bartenders come up at the V1 office every so often, and while Menas (Joynt) and Dez (House of Rock) are frequent talking points, so was this really cool dude at Houligan’s that no one really knew.

Sunday Events (April 24)

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We don't have a lot of events to tell you about today, what with it being Easter and all. What we do have is this awesomeand totally real picture of the Easter Bunny and the normal V1 list of Sunday events

Saturday Events, April 23 (Post-Earth Pre-Easter Day)

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Stuck in the limbo-zone between Earth Day and Easter, this Saturday's got events that'll either pump you up for tomorrow's appearance of your Easter basket or give you one last chance to say "Thank You" to Mother Earth for letting us live on her.

New Bon Iver: June 21

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Whoa! Jagjaguwar officially announced June 21 for the new Bon Iver album release along with a track list and an essay on the album by – get this – Michael Perry. As far as we can tell, it's called "Bon Iver, Bon Iver". Read the PR and you'll see

Saturday Events (April 16)

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This Saturday's one of those days that really has something to offer everyone in the Chippewa Valley. Looking for family events? Expanded horizons? Good music? Well, boy howdy, are you in luck.

Sunday Events (April 17)

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This Sunday, art lovers should be sure to check out the photography-watercolor combo of Painting Through the Lens at Beaver Creek Reserve, and symphony lovers should look to attend the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony's Spring Concert.

Shortcuts | Apr. 14, 2011

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The evening is a way for victims and their supporters to tell their stories, offer encouragement, and mostly to put a stop to sexual violence. The event is free to the public and will feature live music, open mic, food, and several guest speakers.

Sunday Events (April 10)

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Sunday heralds the end of festivals, as both the Eau Claire Jazz Festival and the Eau Claire Progressive Film Festival wrap up today. So be sure to catch a flick or head to a concert, because ...

Saturday Events (April 9)

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Saturday sees the return of quite a few annual events, including UW-Stout's ever awe-inspiring Fashion Without Fabric show, the Eau Claire Y's Father-Daughter Dance, the Eau Claire Jazz ...

Sunday Event Picks (April 3)

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If contemplative movies are your thing, this Sunday's your lucky day, because the Eau Claire Progressive Film Festival is serving up four films throughout the day.

Saturday Event Picks (April 2)

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The day after April Fool's Day offers a bunch of events that are no joke, like the rescheduled Our Gray Wake + Matthew Keig + John Alley concert and the large slate of films from the Eau Claire Progressive Film Festival.

Shortcuts | Mar. 31, 2011

condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on

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Five South Middle School students and six Roosevelt School fifth graders recently won a statewide competition that will send them to a worldwide competition at the University of Maryland.

Questioning the Locals | Statue of Adin Randall

get to know your neighbors!

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Although providing an outlet for generations of college hijinks may seem to be his primary legacy, the original, non-bronze man’s philanthropic contributions to a budding 19th century Eau Claire helped make the city what it is today.

Once again: Girl Scout Cookies at The Local Store

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It is happening again. Next Thursday, from 5-7pm on April 7, our Local Store will play host to … a cute little Girl Scout selling delicious Girl Scout Cookies. We’re also going to offer a 20% discount on any one item cookie buyers.

eBay buys GSI Commerce: What’s it mean for Eau Claire?

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Anyone out there work at GSI Commerce in Eau Claire? Well, GSI just done got itself bought by an internet startup called “eBay” for about $2.4 billion. Give or take. If the demand on GSI call centers declines, that may affect local workers.

Everyone Loves a Pillow Fight

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It's almost time for another citywide pillow fight. In less than two weeks, you can get together with the rest of the Chippewa Valley and swat each other in the face – for fun! This is the sixth year we've done this, and it gets bigger every time ...

Sunday Events (March 20)

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It's the first day of Spring, no matter what Mother Nature says. So tell her you're sick of all this winter stuff by getting out of the house and checking out one of these fine Sunday events.