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Wisconsin Vacation Bucket List: 13 Spots Around the State

from Harleys to LEGOs to Bucky Badgers, 2018 offers plenty of travel surprises

The list of new attractions, major anniversaries, and travel trends in Wisconsin for 2018 lives up to the state’s penchant for fun in the most original, quirky, classy, and carefree ways ...

Hiking Beyond the Valley

grab your boots and bug spray, then hit the road to find these fabulous hiking spots

Last year, I wrote an article for Volume One titled 25 Hiking Trails in the Chippewa Valley, which you can read online at volumeone.org/hiking. For hiking enthusiasts willing to drive a bit outside of the area ...

It’s a Yard Knock Life

as spring arrives, frozen shame begins to thaw

Huzzah. Spring is all but here. The snow will soon be gone. And like most of you, I long for warmer weather. I can’t wait to slip on my very masculine sandals, and the prospect of busting ...

For Brewers, the Future May Be Now

the Brew Crew’s rebuilding process is proceeding faster than anticipated

In sports, sometimes you have to bottom-out to top-off, though such a process does not guarantee that you will get back to the top. Lately, some teams in Major League Baseball have realized that their current ...

Baseball Springs Eternal

season’s arrival a reminder of the sport’s history, and Eau Claire’s place in it

As I shoveled the ice off my driveway on a recent Sunday, I was listening to the Brewers and Indians spring training game taking place in hot Arizona. It reminded me that so often baseball ushers in ...

Don’t Forget Ta Keep ’Er Movin’

Manitowoc Minute star Berens returns to the Valley

Over the past few months, your social media feed may have been populated by what looks like a local news brief set in eastern Wisconsin. If you took the bait and clicked “play” you discovered the satiric genius ...

Will the Fake Paul Ryan Please Stand Up?

comedian to host town hall in EC as Paul Ryan

On Friday April 13 join Clear Water Comedy for a town hall assembly like none other. Internationally touring comedian Chris Fairbanks uses his quick wit and quirky improvisations to parody a town hall ...

Going Green for Earth Week

EC organizations host a world of Earth Week events

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Eau Claire is hosting events throughout the week to promote sustainability and encourage community members to go green all year. U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin ...

Brewing up a Good Time With the Midwest’s Best

The fourth annual Midwest Craft Brewers Conference, hosted by UW-Stout, will be held April 12-13 at Wilson Park in Menomonie – but this year, there’s a twist. For the first time since the original conference ...

Five Guys Burgers & Fries Set to Launch EC Location

Five Guys, the nationally renowned burger chain, is coming to the Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire in mid-April. The burger joint will offer a large variety of burgers, fries, soda, and hot dogs, sandwiches including ...

Farm-Fresh Food Truck on the Road

former Informalist chef has plans for Locavore mobile kitchen

Local chef Amy Huo, formerly of The Informalist, is rolling into the food truck scene this summer to celebrate Chippewa Valley farmers and foragers with The Locavore Mobile Kitchen. Huo said she plans to develop ...

Local Anime Con Steps Back in Time

annual con has something for every “nerd” culture lover

Bring an old polaroid camera and film for the treasure hunt and win a gold coin – technically a dollar coin – at the third annual Chippewa Valley Anime Con. The event, organized by Thomas Jannusch, takes ...

No Cuts: Expect bawdy fun at the Big Uncut Flick Episode 2

The Big Uncut Flick Episode 2: Murder On the Gay White Way, which opens April 11 at the Grand Theatre, is equal parts homage and parody of show business in the 1950s. The play depicts a husband-and-wife ...

Both Twig and Barstow & Grand Now Accepting Submissions

Twig, an independently published, Eau Claire-based art zine collective is now accepting poetry submissions for the fourth edition. Poets residing in the Midwest – Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa ...

Writer’s Guild Announces Summer Retreat Line-Up

Whether you’re an aspiring writer or a published author, a writer’s retreat this summer is just the thing to help you hone your craft and take your skills to the next level. Between June and August, the ...

Acclaimed Poet Leila Chatti to Read Prolific Work in EC

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will host Leila Chatti, author and poet, on Thursday, April 12 at 6pm. At the gathering, Chatti will share selected pieces of her most recent writing. Born in California, Chatti ...

Music Quick Hits | April 2018

Get set for some for some larger-than-life musical performances coming our way this spring. In the last couple weeks, a handful of notable concert announcements have made their way across the collective V1 desk ...

The Sound Is Global, the Venue Is Metro

hip-hop legend Wyclef Jean brings Caribbean pulse to Eau Claire

We interrupt the steady drip of local music Eau Claire’s been listening to on repeat and present you with a mighty disruption: Wyclef Jean. Eau Claire, known for its great affection for all things local is ...

Eau Claire Celebrates Haiti

authentic meal, coffee sales, Wyclef show raise awareness of the island

On January 11, Donald Trump made an unkind remark about Haiti. It was one day after the eighth anniversary of an earthquake that wreaked unimaginable devastation on that country’s capital ...

UW-Stout Game Design Program Ranks in Top 25

For the sixth straight year, the game design and development programs at UW-Stout have been ranked in the top 25 in the country. Princeton Review, an educational services company known for its annual ...

Miss United States Wisconsin Comes to Valley

Self-confidence, determination, resilience, compassion, hard work, good health, and education are the qualities that will be crowned in the Miss United States Wisconsin Pageant, scheduled for April 20-21 ...

Women’s Giving Circle Opens 2018 Grant Applications

The Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, is accepting applications for its 2018 grant program until July 1. The Women’s Giving Circle will award grants of up to ...

Family-Friendly Triple Play

Children’s Museum, Chippewa Valley Museum, and Beaver Creek team up with shared membership

A new collaboration among three Chippewa Valley destinations – The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, Beaver Creek Reserve, and The Chippewa Valley Museum – will make it easier and more cost effective ...

Opening Shot | April 4, 2018

WINDOWS TO THE FUTURE. The floor-to-(almost)-ceiling windows in the main art gallery of the Pablo Center at the Confluence overlook the Chippewa River. The gallery is just one of the many airy spaces to be found within the new art center, which is slated to open September 22.

On the Cover | April 4, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Jan Killian

“I love color and alcohol ink is color! I am having so much fun working with this fluid medium which is unpredictable and exciting. My painting style continues to grow as I create techniques for painting with ink and combining it with other mediums ..."

Six Savory Wisco Wine & Cheese Pairings

“Eau Claire Wine Guy” William Bernier suggests these combinations of Wisconsin-made cheeses and wines from the award-winning Wollersheim Winery of Prairie du Sac ...

The Finest on the Vine

the top three local wineries from our 2018 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll

Whether you’re a wine expert or more of a novice, each of these winemakers are sure to have something you’ll be interested in. These wineries were voted the Best of the Chippewa Valley in Volume One’s 2018 ...

Panel to Explore Eau Claire Arts Revolution

How did Eau Claire became the cool arts, music, and cultural capital it is today? Where is it heading as it serves as a role model for other cities seeking to verve up? These will be topics of conversation at ...

Making a Big Racket

new Menard Tennis Center will help sport grow, Eau Claire YMCA says

Menard isn’t familiar to you, he should be: He’s the founder of the Eau Claire-based home improvement store chain that bears his name, a business that has made him Wisconsin’s wealthiest man. And while he’s well known for ...

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