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Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019

DUMB CHEESE QUESTIONS

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cheesemaker Steve Bechel gives smart answers to our dumb questions

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019

Music Quick Hits | August 2019

V1 Staff, photos by Taylor Smith

Ahead of the Aug. 23 release of their next album, titled Die Happy, Eau Claire’s own Them Coulee Boys have released a brand new single and accompanying music video for the song “Midnight Manifestos.” The video finds the Boys on scene at Whispering Pines Campground ...

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019

CVTC Lauches Alumni-Owned Business Directory

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If you are one of the more than 200,000 Chippewa Valley Technical College grads out there and you want to help your fellow alumni, there’s a new website you should check out. The CVTC Alumni ...

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019

UW-Eau Claire Hires New Dean of Students

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After a national search, UW-Eau Claire has hired a new dean of students with nearly two decades of experience at several academic institutions. LaRue Pierce, who started the job Aug. 5, comes ...

Fri. Aug. 9th, 2019

Mayo Tops Regional Hospital Rankings

V1 Staff, photos by Mayo Clinic Health System

Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire was ranked the No. 4 best hospital in Wisconsin and the best regional hospital in northwestern Wisconsin in the latest edition of the Best Hospitals ...

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019

Dhimiters Gets Saucy at Food Truck Friday

V1 Staff, photos by Adam Smith

Dhimiters gyros began with a trip Vangjel Kapbardhi took to Germany. Kapbardhi stopped at the kabab stands to grab a donër — which is essentially the same as a gyro, he said. Once home, Kapbardhi recreated the donër and, thus, Dhimiters gyros was born. In addition ...

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019

Music Quick Hits | July 2019

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Local favorite Eau Claire noise rock outfit Gash recently dropped two new tunes on a split EP with Milwaukee band Divine Crush. The split, which is called Split, features two new songs from each band ...

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019

Garden Club Grants Help Valley Bloom

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The Eau Claire Garden Club has awarded $2,450 in grants to local garden organizations to help make the Chippewa Valley a verdant place. The annual grant program helps organizations ...

Wed. Jul. 10th, 2019

Jobs by the Numbers 2019

V1 Staff, photos by Colab

If you’re like us, the blizzard of numbers that come in news reports about the economy can be bewildering. In particular, unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted, and constantly fluctuate. In the past few years, fortunately, these ...

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2019

Ready to Make a Splash? Here’s What to Know About the Valley’s Public Pools

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

SUMMER’S NOT OVER YET, AND NEITHER IS outdoor swimming SEASON. So don’t worry, you can still get plenty of use out of the public pool season pass. Be sure to check out the events, discount days, dog swims, and other happenings that go on at your local public pool.

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2019

Two Dates Remain to Jam With Kids Music at Phoenix Park

V1 Staff, photos by Rachel Worthing

Are you and your family ready to wiggle, laugh, and sing in one of the Valley’s most beautiful spots? For two more Saturday mornings this summer – during the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market and the Artist Market of Eau Claire – Chippewa Valley Family is again hosting ...

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2019

Is It Safe to Swim? Health Department Keeps an Eye on Water Safety

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department monitors seven local beaches for bacteria and harmful algae blooms throughout the summer, ending Labor Day weekend. Beaches include Riverview Park ...

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2019

Open Your Eyes to How Much Sleep Your Kids Need

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The end of the school year and the arrival of summer vacation often mean a change in sleep schedules. HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s accredited sleep disorders center has tips to keep the kids fully rested during ...

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Local Harvest Schedule

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Get your food when it was meant to be gotten! Make sure you’re buying your stuff in season! Don’t know when that is? Here’s a handy chart that should last you through the summer.

Thu. Jun. 13th, 2019

4 New Summer Music Series in the Chippewa Valley

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Vallians can enjoy free outdoor music six of seven days a week with the addition of FOUR new summer music concert series. From university talent to country crooners, there’s a little something for everyone ...

Fri. May. 31st, 2019

UW-Stout Students Flex Muscle in Fitness Center Vote

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UW-Stout students have approved a $22.5 million project that would use student fees to add extra recreational space to the university’s Sports and Recreation Complex. In an April advisory referendum ...

Fri. May. 31st, 2019

6 Ways to Stay Safe & Make a Splash!

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As your family takes to the water – whether its boating, floating, swimming, or what have you – make sure to keep these five safety tips in mind.

Wed. May. 29th, 2019

6 Can’t-Miss One-Off Shows

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Music fest shouldn't get all the glory. Check out some greatm, single show musical events.

Thu. May. 23rd, 2019

Taking Care of Teeth: Cedar Orthodontics

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Cedar Orthodontics goes above and beyond to provide comfortable care to their patients. The recommended age for a child’s first orthodontic exam is age seven, however, they provide braces and Invisalign treatments to patients of all ages.

Thu. May. 23rd, 2019

Taking Care of Teeth: Regis Court Dental Associates

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At Regis Court Dental Associates, their four dentists have decades of combined experience in all aspects of the field and a whole horde of multi-generational families that keep coming back year after year. That should tell you something.

Thu. May. 23rd, 2019

Taking Care of Teeth: Kristo Orthodontics

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For 60 years, Kristo Orthodontics has been creating smiles – literally and figuratively – across the Chippewa Valley. While the technology of straightening teeth and correcting bites has changed dramatically over the course of six decades, the goals of Kristo Orthodontics haven’t ...

Thu. May. 23rd, 2019

Taking Care of Teeth: Menomonie Street Dental

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Walking into the lobby of Menomonie Street Dental, one would never know that they were in the midst of a grand transformation. Business proceeds as usual at the dental practice while just down the hall, out of earshot ...

Fri. May. 17th, 2019

Three Hotels Will Add 300 Rooms to City

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Eau Claire could gain 300 new hotel rooms over the next few years if three planned projects reach fruition. Two of the new hotels are slated to be built on the site of the recently closed Clarion Hotel and Green Mill Restaurant ...

Thu. May. 16th, 2019

17 Can’t-Miss Chippewa Falls Events

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In Chippewa Falls, the calendar is filled to the brim with annual events, celebrations, and more! Here’s a compilation of 17 can’t-miss happenings over the next 12 months, including a 150th-birthday bash ...

Thu. May. 9th, 2019

The Badger State Could Do Better for Its Babies

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Wisconsin can do better ensuring its babies have a good start in life: According to a newly released report, Wisconsin trails most other states in ...

Thu. May. 9th, 2019

Kids Concert Series Back for Another Spin Around the Park

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For three Saturday mornings this summer – during the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market and the Artist Market of Eau Claire – Chippewa Valley Family will again host FREE live music on the Phoenix Park labyrinth in downtown Eau Claire.

Thu. May. 9th, 2019

Know a Cool Kid Under 10? Let Us Know!

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Chippewa Valley Family is looking for passionate youngsters to include in the special “10 Under 10” feature in our July/August issue.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. May. 6th, 2019

It’s great! It’s big! It’s the Hullabaloo!

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Great Big Hullabaloo will be a dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun on Saturday, June 1, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire. Expect an interactive whirlwind day of ...