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Fri. Jan. 24th, 2020

Women’s Business Center Gets $15k Grant

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The Western Wisconsin Women’s Business Center has received a $15,000 grant to help female business owners and entrepreneurs in the Chippewa Valley. The funds come via the CLA Foundation, an arm of ...

Fri. Jan. 24th, 2020

Pablo Joins Program for Families in Need

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A program that allows families facing economic needs to receive discounted memberships to the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has been extended to the Pablo Center at the Confluence as well. Families in the museum’s “Play-For-All” program – which is open to families with ...

Fri. Jan. 24th, 2020

Weld Unopposed for New Presidential Term

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Terry Weld will run unopposed for re-election to a three-year term as Eau Claire City Council president. Weld, who was elected to the position last April, was the only candidate to file the necessary paperwork to get his name on the April 7 ballot ...

Thu. Jan. 23rd, 2020

Have the Best Night

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

a celebratory night of food, art, entertainment, and more

Thu. Jan. 23rd, 2020

Beyond the Soul

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Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing to perform at The Plus

Fri. Jan. 10th, 2020

Solar Panels Slated for High School Roofs

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Something new will soon join the oversized fiberglass mascots on the roofs of Eau Claire’s Memorial and North high schools: 720 solar panels. The Eau Claire school board voted in December to accept the ...

Fri. Jan. 10th, 2020

Un-Decorate Responsibly!

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Not a big fan of letting this year’s Christmas tree rot in the backyard? We don’t blame you. Do you cringe every time you ...

Fri. Jan. 10th, 2020

Family STEAM Challenge: Melting Snowmen

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Do you have leftover packing peanuts from all of those holiday gifts ordered? Do you want to melt a snowman? Playing out in the snow is so ...

Fri. Jan. 10th, 2020

Put a Wintery Spin on These Summery Games

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It’s easy to find yourself battling cabin fever after the solstice, when the days grow longer but somehow also colder. But frigid air is not a prison sentence, nor should it be seen that ...

Fri. Dec. 27th, 2019

Celebrations Commence for New Grads

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Graduates gathered in Zorn Arena on Dec. 21 were assured that their UW-Eau Claire education has prepared them well for the future – and advised to make giving ...

Fri. Dec. 27th, 2019

Rokus Picked as Eau Claire’s New Police Chief

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A two-decade veteran of the Eau Claire Police Department has been chosen as the force’s latest chief. Matt Rokus – who joined the ECPD in 1997 and has served as ...

Tue. Dec. 17th, 2019

Local Music Quick Hits | December 2019

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Chris Kroeze’s big year continues. The guy from Barron who made it deep into the final rounds of NBC’s The Voice is back with a new Christmas-y tune to celebrate the season. “A Hallelujah Christmas” was originally ...

Tue. Dec. 17th, 2019

Jonah Will Use $75k Grant to Address Housing Barriers

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An Eau Claire faith-based organization that works on issues such as poverty and the environment has been awarded a $75,000 grant to address barriers to housing. The grant, which will be received over an 18-month ...

Tue. Dec. 17th, 2019

Solar Panels Will Add Zing to Horseradish Growing Operation

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Huntsinger Farms, the world’s largest grower and processor of horseradish and the parent company of Silver Spring Foods, announced Dec. 5 it has won a $28,903 Focus on Energy grant to subsidize a new solar power installation on ...

Fri. Dec. 13th, 2019

Not Just for the Holidays

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Florida organizer rejects new holiday volunteers, encourages year-round service

Wed. Dec. 11th, 2019

Deer Me! 2020 Wisco Deer Season by the Numbers

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Preliminary totals from the Department of Natural Resources indicate that the recently completed 2019 gun deer season was a bust for lots of hunters. While nearly as many hunters bought hunting ...

Tue. Dec. 10th, 2019

DIVERSITY BRIEFS | December 2019

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The UW System gave the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People to UW-Stout Professor Markie L.C. Twist and UW-Eau Claire's Dr. Silviana Amethyst ...

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

By the Numbers: Local Schools

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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recently released 2018-19 report cards for public school districts. Districts’ rankings in areas such as ...

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

Give a Kid in Need the Gift of Reading for the Holidays

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Every holiday season, the Give a Kid a Book Program offers the gift of reading by distributing more than 4,000 new books to children in the Chippewa Valley. Now in its 25th year, this program of the ...

Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

City and Xcel Set Carbon-Free Goals

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The City of Eau Claire and Xcel Energy signed an ambitious “Energy Future Collaboration” agreement earlier this month, jointly pledging to produce – and use – more clean energy. The memorandum of understanding is ...

Hilarious Holly Jolly Holiday Special 2019

Tue. Nov. 26th, 2019

It's the Hilarious Holly Jolly Holiday Special from Volume One & The Local Store! You'll see Santa Claus answering your questions, magical surprises, local fun, and special guests like Gabriel the dog! Happy Holidays from us and ours to you and yours!

Mon. Nov. 25th, 2019

Holiday Can't Miss: Chris Kroeze

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The prodigal son returns. Come celebrate the holidays in home town style! After three sold out shows in March and overwhelming demand ...

Mon. Nov. 25th, 2019

Holiday Can't Miss: Irvine Park Christmas Village

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A long-standing Chippewa Valley Christmas Tradition, the Christmas Village in Chippewa Falls’ Irvine Park is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes built out of over 60,000 ...

Sun. Nov. 24th, 2019

Holiday Can't Miss: 12th Annual Turkey Trot

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Festival Foods Turkey Trot is the perfect guilt-free solution for eating your weight in mashed potatoes. The Festival Foods Turkey Trot allows participants ...

Thu. Nov. 21st, 2019

The Last Last Waltz?

V1 Staff, photos by Branden Nall

This year’s rendition of The Last Waltz presented by The Rhythm Posse is scheduled to be, well, the last. Join them at “Stage Fright” from ...

Tue. Nov. 19th, 2019

Treasure Trove of Hope

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Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center funds community support programs

Tue. Nov. 19th, 2019

One of a Kind Designs

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Robert Giede Design offers custom and ready-made treasures

Tue. Nov. 19th, 2019

The Perfect Environment

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May’s Floral is Eau Claire’s destination greenhouse

Fri. Nov. 15th, 2019

[Photos] Local Store Holiday Expansion

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The Local Store has expanded our pantry and foodstuff selection this year to include items like giftworthy sausage, cheese, jams/sauces, pretzels/snacks, candy and MORE!

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 ...