Volume One Staff

Andrea Paulseth

Staff Photographer

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HANG IN THERE: 22 Tips to Help You Survive the Summer

CVF Family Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Trying to survive the pandemic summer with the whole family? Here are some suggestions from Chippewa Valley Family staff members and contributors to help you survive and ...

Eau Claire City Council Eases Path for Sidewalk Café Seating

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire restaurants can more quickly and easily create outdoor seating areas thanks to an ordinance change recently approved by the Eau Claire City Council. On June 23, the City Council unanimously ...

Children’s Theatre Set to Seize the Day With ‘Newsies’

ECCT will perform movie-turned-musical outdoors at fairgrounds

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

‘The World Will Know” that the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre is slated to stage the hit Disney movie-turned-Broadway musical Newsies — by Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein — at 7:30pm from July 22-24 at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds ...

Checking in With Chippewa Valley Retailers

shoppers can support local businesses, but with a face mask and a purpose

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“Although coronavirus has been challenging in all aspects of life, it is particularly challenging to small business owners,” said Erin Klaus, co-owner of Tangled Up in Hue ...

Amid Pandemic, Shelters Ensure Every Dog Has Its Day

humane societies see ups and downs in adoption numbers throughout pandemic

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Across the country, animal shelters have had to get creative about adoption procedures. From creating appointment slot times, implementing curbside adoption, or offering foster options, animal shelters are finding new ways to ...

Opening Shot | July 8, 2020

photos by Andrea Paulseth

BONUS CUTENESS. We happened to have some extra cute dog photos from Andrea Paulseth’s shoot at the Eau Claire Humane Association ... this is Tulip.

Get Out and Explore Wisconsin With These Great Guides

with the pandemic cooping us inside and the temptation of warmer weather, now is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’re looking for some “less traveled by” locations to socially distance while hiking, camping, and exploring neat outdoor getaways during these – ahem – unprecedented times, we have just the thing for you! . . .

Pablo Center, Celebrities Join in Seeking Federal Help for Venues

big-name artists part of push for legislation

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Pablo Center at the Confluence is at the forefront of a nationwide effort to protect independent entertainment venues from the worst economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Pablo Center Executive Director Jason Jon Anderson ...

Larry Heagle is Neither Sane Nor Sorry

Chippewa Valley humorist chronicles years of laughs in memoir

Briana Novacek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Downsville native Larry Heagle recently released his memoir, "Not Really Sane, Not Really Sorry: Tales of an Itinerant Performer." As the back cover proclaims, Heagle journeyed through life ...

Avoid Beach Day Bummers

algae blooms, bacteria can spoil the fun

Eau Claire City-County Health Department, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Summer is right around the corner, and that means so is beach-going season! Be sure you know where to find up-to-date beach closing information before the season officially kicks off. E-notifications are one of the ways ...

National Ice Cream Month? Let’s All Scream

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There’s only one way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month this July: Pick up a scoop of ice cream from your favorite local ice cream parlor! If you’re heading ...

Editor’s Note: Making It Easier to Take It Easy

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ah, summertime and the living is … complicated. Granted, even before the coronavirus, summertime living wasn’t exactly easy. More than half ...

WHY IS THAT? Squeaky Cheese Curds

the science behind Wisconsin’s famous snack

Katie Venit, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There’s nothing like picking up a fresh, warm bag of cheese curds at the farmers market and getting that first squeaky bite. That squeak comes from a special way that long protein molecules in fresh ...

25 Ways to Connect with Nature

cool things to do in the great outdoors in the Chippewa Valley this summer

Brianne Markin, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Volume One Receives Facebook Journalism Project Grant

grants provide $10.3 million to support more than 144 local newsrooms nationwide

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Facebook announced recently that more than 144 U.S. news organizations, including Volume One, will receive a total of $10.3 million in grants through the COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program. The grants are ...

Pages from the Past: A Look at Some of the Valley’s Oldest Books

archivists show off vintage books and encourage historical preservation

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Perhaps the oldest “books” in the Chippewa Valley are a set of cuneiform tablets, which could be dated back to about 3,400 BCE, though not much is ...

Collector Finds Something That’s Just Her Type

local typewriter collection caps about 100

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Click. Clack. Oh snap! Karman Briggs has an extensive typewriter collection, comprising just about 100 typewriters – including typewriters with keyboards of various languages (German, Spanish, French and English), an assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes ...

E.C. Chamber of Commerce: Please Wear Your Face Masks

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In a public letter to supporters Tuesday, the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce asked businesses and community members to follow federal, state, and local guidelines about wearing face masks and social distancing to slow the spread ...