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how to win friends and influence pretzel nuggets

You know what I just love? Being all friendly like. I love running into friends and neighbors and chatting it up. I love catching up and reconnecting and staying in touch and sharing precious ...

Ready, Aim, Fore!

forays into golf, trap shooting push writer’s boundaries

There are certain activities in life that we would just as soon never do. Some are required – taking out the garbage, doing paperwork – and some are optional, but lead to frustration or indifference or distaste ...

Butterfly Enthusiasts, Unite

Beaver Creek Butterfly Count welcomes nature lovers

Butterfly lovers young and old are invited to experience nature and wander among butterflies as they flutter through their natural environment at the annual Beaver Creek Reserve Butterfly Count ...

New Eatery Brings Indian Cuisine Back to Valley

Eau Claire is full of foodies and plenty of eclectic, locally owned restaurants to satisfy many – but not all – of them: The city is lacking when it comes to Indian cuisine. Until recently ...

Holy Donuts: Sweet Food Truck Joins Food Truck Friday

Amery native Myron Marko transformed a passion for donuts into a trailer-turned-donut shop called Holy Donuts. Marko, a lifelong donut lover, saw the joy donuts bring and took it upon himself to spread ...

Let Us Eat Cake

thoughts on the "no lineup lineup" at Eaux Claires IV

In a recent interview with Volume One, Justin Vernon addressed the controversy surrounding his festival’s experimental decision not to release the names of the bands that would be playing until the festival ...

Stop in for a Spell

pagan store will connect locals with nature, each other

Tucked under a shingled awning on East Grand Avenue is a cozy storefront where the floors are being redone, the walls are being painted purple, and wares from cauldrons to tarot cards are being arranged ...

Regents OK New UWEC Visitor Center Design

The UW System Board of Regents has authorized UW-Eau Claire to take next steps on a new construction project and approved a new name for UW-Barron County that is set to take effect July 1 when the two-year college ...

Bremer Grant Will Aid Community Foundation

Donors and grant requesters to the Eau Claire Community Foundation will be able to navigate the system more easily thanks to an $18,746 technology grant from the Otto Bremer Trust. The grant will enable the foundation ...

On the Cover | June 27, 2018

learn more about V1's cover art from Lori Chilefone

“I enjoy working in many artistic mediums, especially collage, gouache, oils, liquid light projections, henna, and ukulele ..."

Opening Shot | June 27, 2018

YOGA PARTY. On Wednesday, June 20, Latitude 44 Yoga Studio hosted the biggest yoga party of the year in Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park to celebrate the 3rd Annual International Day of Yoga.

U.S. National Kubb Championship Returns!

Kubb is a Swedish baton-throwing lawn game that can be played by pretty much anyone, and it just so happens that the largest kubb championship outside of Europe is held right here in Eau Claire, aka the "Kubb Capital of North America" since 2011 ...

UW-Stout Alum Andy Ducett & His Eaux Claires Art Installations

Buying a ticket to the upcoming Eaux Claires is a leap of faith, given the secrecy. The fest website professes, “. . . it’s about the collection of art and artists reacting with the collection of you. . . . You: willing to walk into a mix of art and sound. . . . ”

5 Hot Examples of Summer Fun

We’re all now officially headlong into that famous Wisconsin summer. It’s time to savor the many opportunities that pop up in our community this time of year, and as always, let Volume One be your guide to all there is to see, hear, do, and taste ...

Addressing Climate Change

one relationship at a time, citizens’ climate lobby focuses on bipartisan approach to reducing carbon emissions

This is a story about a group that is betting the farm on relationships: the relationships between constituents and their elected representatives in Congress, and the relationships among citizens in a democracy ...

How Can I Recycle That?

one woman’s mission: recycling items – old boots, a broken microwave, plastic bags – that would otherwise end up in a landfill

During this year’s spring cleaning, I hauled out all the things that I haven’t disposed of because I felt guilty about tossing them in the garbage: a microwave that caught on fire, old winter boots, a mountain ...

4 Helpful CSA Hacks

overcoming common challenges your weekly box of local produce presents

Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs, are spreading through the Chippewa Valley and bringing an abundance of delicious and healthy foods straight from farm to table ...

5 Ways to Be a Farmers Market Pro

Chef Amy Huo’s Tips for a Successful Trip to the Market

Who doesn’t love the farmers market in the height of summer? Fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits harvested (much of the time) that very morning and friendly producers and farmers proud to talk ...

A State Fair Farewell

CVTG stages its last production at historic State Theatre

The final Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild performance at the State Theatre – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair – will debut June 28 and run through July 1. There are more than 50 people working on this production ...

Fest With the Best of ’Em

Northwoods Blues Festival, Rock Fest, and Eaux Claires are on deck. Are you ready?

Rock n’ roll fans from around the world will gather Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14 for some head-banging, crowd-surfing, beer-drinking kind of fun at Rock Fest ...