Nick Meyer


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Eau Claire's 141st Birthday Bash

Tue. Mar. 12th, 2013

The Local Store and Volume One threw a daylong birthday bash on Saturday, March 9 to celebrate Eau Claire turning 141. The celebration startedwith some EC Bingo. At noon there was a screening ...

Tue. Mar. 12th, 2013

About the Pillow Fight...

Nick Meyer, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Our stewardship of the annual April Fools’ Day celebration draws to a close, but can the ‘will of the people’ keep the five minutes of feathery fury alive?

Tue. Mar. 12th, 2013

Get Serious About Pizza

Dustin Hahn, photos by Nick Meyer

Foster Cheese Haus offers artisan pizza making class

Wed. Feb. 27th, 2013

Note from the Editor | Feb. 28, 2013

Nick Meyer

At V1, this past year has been one where everything needed to get figured out all over again. It’s like when you move into a new house or apartment – you have to determine which closets and drawers will hold what and how it all flows, etc. Or when...

Thu. Feb. 14th, 2013

Working Together

Thom Fountain, photos by Nick Meyer

sharing space and making connections in Eau Claire's first coworking facility

Wed. Feb. 13th, 2013

Where Ideas Take Hold

Nick Meyer, illustrated by Kaitlyn Bryan

we all have a role to play in developing the Chippewa Valley’s ‘yes culture’

Mon. Feb. 11th, 2013

Note from the Editor | Feb. 14, 2013

Nick Meyer

Last week Volume One held it’s first Contributor Hangout/Meeting in quite sometime. About 25 writers, photographers, and V1 staff of all ages gathered in the Volume One Gallery to chow some pizza and imbibe some beer, all the while talking about ...

Wed. Jan. 30th, 2013

Note from the Editor | Jan. 31, 2013

Nick Meyer

The frigid air. The deep freeze. The cold. It has cometh. Your fingers and toes are frozen, your breath is a frosty cloud, and your tongue may very well be stuck to a metal pole as you read this. But we can’t let frostbite and windburn define us ...

Wed. Jan. 16th, 2013

Erik & Anna

Tuesday Wustrack, photos by Nick Meyer

new exhibit from Menomonie artist duo

Wed. Jan. 16th, 2013

Note from the Editor | Jan. 17, 2013

Nick Meyer

We recently started a new thing at the Volume One office for 2013. It’s called TED Talk Tuesdays. The first Tuesday of the month, late in the day, our staff gathers in the V1 Gallery to have a beer and watch a “TED Talk” or a similarly interesting...

Two Lives in Art Show

Mon. Jan. 14th, 2013

Two Lives in Art: Anna Kaiser & Erik Christenson is hanging in the Volume One Gallery through February 28. Engaged Menomonie artiats Kaiser and Christenson exhibit some of their best works. The show opened on Friday, January 11.

Thu. Jan. 3rd, 2013

Note from the Editor | Dec. 27, 2012

Nick Meyer

Now that our first holiday season in the new Local Store is nearly complete, we want to thank everyone who came to shop or to one of the many events we held throughout November and December. We had some really great days and nights filled with ...

Phil Cook @The Volume One Gallery

Mon. Dec. 17th, 2012

Phil Cook is one-third of Megafaun and all of Phil Cook and His Feat – a blend of folky instrumentation and the literal tapping of feet. On Saturday, Dec. 15, Phil filled the Volume One Gallery for an installment of the Jingle Jams Concert Series.

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Dec. 13, 2012

Nick Meyer

You’ll notice in the opening letter for this issue that we’ve added a new voice to the staff of Volume One. As of this week, we’re excited to welcome Tom Giffey to our staff of editors. While he’s new to our pages, there are a number of ways ...

QuinnElizabeth @The Volume One Gallery

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2012

On Saturday, December 8, QuinnElizabeth brought their bright, explosive vocals, colorful lyrics, bursting djembe beats to The Volume One Gallery for an installment of Volume One's Jingle Jams holiday concert series.

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2012

New Upscale Eatery Moving Forward

Nick Meyer

We told you in early November about the local group of entrepreneurs looking to open a small, chef-driven, farm-to-table, community-supported restaurant in Eau Claire. After their first meeting for potential backers was held in the ...

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Nov. 29, 2012

Nick Meyer, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The staff at Volume One and The Local Store wanted to give a huge thanks to the hundreds of you who came out to support the store not only on Small Business Saturday (November 24th) but the whole “Black Friday” weekend in general. We were busy all...

Thu. Nov. 15th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Nov. 15, 2012

Nick Meyer

Whether you’re ready for it or not, it’s with this issue we officially declare it the Holiday Season in the Chippewa Valley. Tucked inside the latest issue you should have found our annual Holiday Handbook packed with info on ways ...

Wed. Oct. 31st, 2012

Note from the Editor | Nov. 1, 2012

Nick Meyer

It’s cool to watch little sub-scenes of the local cultural landscape develop. Not all of them last – like the most recent (and short) rise and fall of cut-n-paste zines in the early 2000s (certainly caving to the ease of blogging), or the poetry ...

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2012

Opening Shot | Oct. 18, 2012

photos by Nick Meyer

The “big tunnel” under the State Street hill is just one of the wonders you’ll witness while walking along the gravely road that is Putnam Trail.

Mon. Oct. 15th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Oct. 18, 2012

Nick Meyer

It is with a heavy (fake-blood-covered) heart that I report Volume One will not be hosting our famed “Tunnel of Terror” during this year’s downtown trick or treating event (Wednesday, Oct 31 from 3-5pm). The obvious reason for this is that we’re ...

Gallery of Poems (10-5-12)

Mon. Oct. 8th, 2012

On October 5, the Volume One Gallery hosted its first ever poetry performance – "Gallery of Poems: An Evening of Neural Rewiring ." The lineup included Kinzy Janssen, Alan Jenkins, Noel Kroeplin, and Jason Splichal ...

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2012

Note from the Editor | Oct. 4, 2012

Nick Meyer

Every year this thing seems to get bigger – more categories, more votes, and more fun. It’s the results of the Volume One Best of the Valley Reader Poll! You’ll notice this issue looks a little different than usual. That’s because we’ve ditched ...

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2012

Time to Rethink the Water

Nick Meyer, illustrated by Josh Smeltzer

waking up to the recreational, cultural, and economic value of our waterways

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2012

Rethinking Our Rivers: An Introduction

Nick Meyer, Trevor Kupfer, Thom Fountain, Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Nick Meyer, Jessica Vollmer

a city once defined by its rivers is finally ready to reclaim the waterways and reinvent its identity

High Speed River Ride thru Downtown Eau Claire

Tue. Sep. 18th, 2012

Take a short trip down the Eau Claire River from the Boyd Park bridge right through downtown to Phoenix Park in just three minutes (10x speed!). Local music by DeYarmond Edison.

Tue. Sep. 18th, 2012

Meander into Some Art

Betty Nikia, photos by Nick Meyer

annual autumn art tour starts in Chippewa Falls

Mon. Sep. 17th, 2012

Opening Shot | Sept. 20, 2012

photos by Nick Meyer

On the Eau Claire River between Dewey and Barstow Streets. That’s the Dewey Street bridge with Banbury Place in the distance.

Mon. Sep. 17th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Sept. 20, 2012

Nick Meyer

Some of you may recall our “Reinventing Our Streets” issue from back in May of 2010. With our community in the midst of planning two major street redesigns at the time – the now completed Hastings Way and the upcoming Barstow/Eau Claire streets ...

High-Speed Parade Infiltration in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Mon. Sep. 17th, 2012

The Volume One Action Force Squad: Parade Infiltration Division makes their way (at 10x speed) through the International Fall Festival's "Parade of Nations" in downtown Eau Claire on Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Laarks @The Cabin (9-7-12)

Mon. Sep. 10th, 2012

On Friday, Sept. 7, UW-Eau Claire's all-new Davies Student Center needed to break in The Cabin's (also all new) stage , so they called up Eau Claire rockers Laarks.

Steve Katrosits @The Volume One Gallery

Mon. Sep. 10th, 2012

Friday evening, Sept. 7, saw the opening reception for The Volume One Gallery's latest art exhibition – featuring new work from longtime Eau Claire artist Steve Katrosits. Live music was provided by the deft hands of Peter Hable & Larry Lompa.

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Sept. 6, 2012

Nick Meyer

We just set up a pretty swank little coffee/tea station in our kitchen at the V1 office. I’ve never been a coffee drinker myself. I think I tried it once when I was twelve and never had the desire to try it again. But now that we’ve put in this ...

2012 State Horseshoe Tournament

Tue. Sep. 4th, 2012

Taking place at Carson Park on Labor Day weekend (September 2-3), the Eau Claire Horseshoe Club hosted the 2012 State Horseshoe Tournament. The event was set to attract 162 contestants from around the state, and even more people. It is a qualifying tournament for the World Championships

Wed. Aug. 22nd, 2012

Note from the Editor | Aug. 23, 2012

Nick Meyer

This past weekend must have been an eight-year-old boy’s dream. With both Big Rigs and Barnstormers making their way around Eau Claire at the same time, the excitement of flashy paint jobs and big engines was a little contagious to even an ...

Sounds Like Summer (Aug. 16, 2012)

Sat. Aug. 18th, 2012

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series continued to march across the summer of 2012 with an acoustic set from No Loving Place and the Dead Dogs showing up with a small marching band. Nancy Dawn Olson (not shown) handled the pre-show.

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Aug. 9, 2012

Nick Meyer

So as it is in many places across the country, it’s construction season in Eau Claire. I likely don’t have to tell you this – there’s a significant chance one of your routes to and from home has some sort of detour going on right now. It’s as much...

The Local Store Grand Opening/Open House

Tue. Jul. 31st, 2012

Saturday, July 28 saw the Grand Opening of Volume One's all-new Local Store – with more than triple the square footage, a new art gallery, and more. Guests were able to tour the entire Volume One World Headquarters. We had live music from ...

Tue. Jul. 10th, 2012

Note from the Editor | July 12, 2012

Nick Meyer

OK, here it is. My final mention of Volume One’s big move, new gallery, store re-opening, and all that. You’ve been patient while following our progress, and this issue can officially mark the end of me going on and on about where we’re at on it ...

Wed. Jun. 27th, 2012

Note from the Editor | June 28, 2012

Nick Meyer, photos by Nick Meyer

I’d like to recommend to you an often over-looked entertainment option as you plan your evenings and weekends going forward: The Art Reception. Even if you’re not “into art,” stick with me for a minute. Let me start with this: free food. Yes, art ...

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2012

Note from the Editor | June 14, 2012

Nick Meyer

Settling into a new space – whether it’s your apartment, home, or office – can be both an exciting and exhausting task. And both are true in the case of the V1 staff moving into our new spot at 205 N. Dewey. We’re all moved in now, but ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. May. 22nd, 2012

Volume One is leaving. And arriving.

Nick Meyer, photos by Nick Meyer

The countdown is on here at Volume One. The boxes are packed, our desks are emptied, and our minds have started to wander as we get ready to leave the office we've known for almost seven years. In just a week our staff moves into 205 N. Dewey Street.

Tue. May. 15th, 2012

Visions of the Future

Thom Fountain, Nick Meyer

DECI and the South Barstow BID unveil a long-range plan for downtown Eau Claire

Tue. May. 15th, 2012

10 Years of Progress

Thom Fountain, Nick Meyer

results of 2001’s downtown action agenda

Tue. May. 15th, 2012

Something is Happening

Nick Meyer

Eau Claire seems to be on the cusp of a whole new era of growth

Tue. May. 15th, 2012

Note from the Editor | May 17, 2012

Nick Meyer

"I just wanted to make a couple of announcements related to Volume One’s many summer events. You’ll see in this issue we’re announcing the sizable line-up for the 7th season of the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series. With the weather so nice for ... "

Wed. May. 2nd, 2012

Note from the Editor | May 3, 2012

Nick Meyer

"I love the springtime burst of energy this town seems to have each year – downtown in particular. It seems if you get even a mildly nice day, people pour onto the sidewalks and trails – whether they’re on bikes, boards, blades, or simply on ... "