Nick Meyer


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Wed. Apr. 18th, 2012

Note from the Editor | April 19, 2012

Nick Meyer

"Well we had a great couple of weeks, and we want to thank the many people and organizations that reached out to congratulate us on our 10-year anniversary, special issue, and upcoming move. The warm fuzzies were abundant for our staff as we ... "

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Mar. 22, 2012

Nick Meyer

"If this keeps up it will be 85 degrees and sunny for our annual April Fools’ Day Pillow Fight on Sunday, April 1. The first day of April is an iffy time to hold an outdoor event – even if it only lasts all of about 15 minutes. We’ve seen snow ..."

Mon. Mar. 5th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Mar. 8, 2012

Nick Meyer

We were excited last week to hear the name of The Local Store announced at the annual Downtown Eau Claire Awards Banquet as the 2011 Retailer of the Year. Organized by Downtown Eau Claire, Inc (DECI) and held each year at Houligans, the event ...

Mon. Feb. 20th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Feb. 23, 2012

Nick Meyer

There’s a lot going on at the Volume One office these days, so I’m gonna talk shop a little bit here. The most immediate things are some positive changes to our team. After working our way through nearly 110 applications, we just finished up the ...

Wed. Feb. 8th, 2012

Connecting Galloway to Phoenix Park

Trevor Kupfer, Nick Meyer

By the time you read this, Eau Claire’s Redevelopment Authority will have met with leaders at Royal Credit Union to discuss the next major opportunity for Phoenix Park. RCU’s cooperation could mean the extension of Galloway Street by two blocks ...

Mon. Jan. 23rd, 2012

Note from the Editor | Jan. 26, 2012

Nick Meyer

We don’t have TV at our house. But before you groan and roll your eyes like I’m pretending I’m better than you for not watching television or something, let me explain. We don’t have a TV – the actual traditional box that shows you the pictures...

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2012

Note from the Editor | Jan. 12, 2012

Nick Meyer

Well I think it’s safe to say this has been kind of a lame winter so far. While I enjoy NOT shoveling and slipping and scraping as much as the next guy, I’m of the general opinion that if we’re going to have winter we might as well have snow and ...

Wed. Dec. 21st, 2011

Note from the Editor | Dec. 22, 2011

Nick Meyer

OK so I guess I’ll spill the beans for all you baby fans out there. On December 3rd my wife and I had our first child, Edwin Einar Meyer, and as you might imagine we’re big fans of the little guy. His middle name, pronounced “Eye-ner” was my ...

Tue. Dec. 6th, 2011

Note from the Editor | Dec. 8, 2011

Nick Meyer

I got the snow blower out of storage this week. Tonight (Nov. 30) I’ll see if I can get it started – then I’ll feel “ready.” Hopefully our season won’t kick off the way it did last year, but either way, it’s coming.

Tue. Nov. 22nd, 2011

Note from the Editor | Nov. 24, 2011

Nick Meyer

Even if you didn’t know Kris personally, you very well might have known his work. Kris was one of the creators of what I still consider to be one of the coolest art projects in Eau Claire in recent years – Bringing Art to Light.

Wed. Nov. 9th, 2011

Note from the Editor | Nov. 10, 2011

Nick Meyer

There are a couple of things you may notice about this issue of Volume One. One you can’t miss: it’s a big ol’ holiday catalog for the Local Store (Volume One’s retail shop that just turned one year old!).

Mon. Oct. 24th, 2011

Note from the Editor | Oct. 27, 2011

Nick Meyer

Right now the Volume One staff is trying to decide if we can pull off another “Tunnel of Terror” outside our office during this year’s Downtown Trick or Treating event on Friday, October 28. This is where our entire staff spends most of the day...

Mon. Oct. 10th, 2011

Note from the Editor | Oct. 13, 2011

Nick Meyer

For some reason this fall in particular I’ve been especially struck by the beauty of my neighborhood. I live on the Eastside Hill with my wife and dog.

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Oct. 5th, 2011

Written in Stone: Madison paves a sidewalk with poetry

Mike Paulus, Nick Meyer

Here’s a great concept from Madison, a little-known berg in southern Wisconsin that Men’s Health magazine recently named “the most educated city in America.” At least one Madtown community is putting poetry right on their sidewalks ...

Wed. Sep. 28th, 2011

Note from the Editor | Sept. 29, 2011

Nick Meyer

So here it is: 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 much of the usual content in favor of immortalizing the top three vote getters...

Tiffany Bottoms Wetland Train Ride, Sept. 2011

Wed. Sep. 14th, 2011

On a sunny September Saturday, nearly 70 people joined with the members of the Chippewa Valley Motor Car Association to enjoy a day-long, open-air antique train trek into the Tiffany Bottoms Wetlands, sponsored by Beaver Creek Reserve. The trip ...

Tue. Sep. 13th, 2011

Note from the Editor | Sept. 15, 2011

Nick Meyer

Is it possible to experience a place in its entirety? Every park, event, restaurant, store, church, and street? Of course that depends on how much time you have and how big of a circle you draw.

Mon. Aug. 29th, 2011

Note from the Editor | Sep. 1, 2011

Nick Meyer

I just hung a plant right in my field of vision from where I sit at my desk. It was previously hanging in the front window of our office, but the word was that it was getting too MUCH sun there.

Mon. Aug. 15th, 2011

Note from the Editor | Aug 18, 2011

Nick Meyer

It rained at Chalkfest. For the third year in a row, right at the climax of the entire event – an event where the only known nemesis is excessive moisture

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Aug. 7th, 2011

After the Rain: Notes on Chalkfest 2011

Nick Meyer

This year we had a beautiful day, a record number of artists, and more spectators than ever. Then, with less than two hours to go until the conclusion, the sky opened up - hard. Luckily, we called in the judges and the photographer ...

Mon. Aug. 1st, 2011

Note from the Editor | Aug. 4, 2011

Nick Meyer

The August Battle is upon us. The battle to squeeze in what remains on our summer to-do list. The battle to make sure we don’t miss-spend a single weekend.

Tue. Jul. 5th, 2011

Note from the Editor | July 7, 2011

Nick Meyer

One of my favorite things is re-discovering a local business or recreation spot. But unfortunately, in order to re-discover something, you have to sort of lose or forget it in-between.

Thu. Jun. 23rd, 2011

Harness the Impulse

Nick Meyer, illustrated by Garrett Brunker

the symbiotic relationship between an individual and the community

Thu. Jun. 23rd, 2011

Note from the Editor | June 23, 2011

Nick Meyer

Let’s talk about the weather. People love it. And they hate it. It’s probably the number one trending topic of life from now until the end of time. Most of us can just go with the flow – one day is sunny, the next is rainy. Big deal, right?

Thu. Jun. 9th, 2011

Note from the Editor | June 9, 2011

Nick Meyer

Here’s something I’m a big fan of – Eau Claire is seeing a small upswing in cart-based cuisine. Bigger communities around the country have huge populations of restaurants that are based exclusively around a mobile unit of some kind.

Thu. May. 12th, 2011

Note from the Editor | May 12, 2011

Nick Meyer

As it starts heating up in May, so does our to-do list. All at the same time we pull together the Rock-n-Roll Kickball Classic plans, the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series plans (while keeping in mind the Cinema Series and Chalkfest plans hot on...

Thu. Apr. 28th, 2011

Note from the Editor | April 28th, 2011

Nick Meyer

Whew, now that that’s over (winter), it’s time to get out and about in town, eh?! Hit the streets, hit the trails, and hit the shovel (hard) as you stash it away for good this season.

Thu. Apr. 14th, 2011

Note from the Editor | April 14, 2011

Nick Meyer

The people who regularly distribute the magazine are often the “face” of Volume One in the community, and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better to fill that role.Both Norman and Willow were always jovial and proud to be a part of our community...

Thu. Mar. 31st, 2011

Note from the Editor | Mar. 31, 2011

Nick Meyer

What we need now is to “think spring.” To help you do this, Volume One and Leinenkugels have just kicked off registration for this year’s Chippewa Valley Rock-n-Roll Kickball Classic!

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Mar. 4th, 2011

Creativity Under Attack

Mike Paulus, Nick Meyer

Wisconsin's budget repair bill lowers the state's contribution to the Wis. Arts Board by 73% and demotes it from a self-contained “agency” to a “program” to be placed within the Department of Tourism. This is one of the bill’s deepest cuts.

Thu. Feb. 17th, 2011

Note from the Editor | Feb. 17, 2011

Nick Meyer

I continue to be amazed at the Menomonie fashion scene. I know that might sound ridiculous. To put the words “fashion” and “scene” together in reference to any of the communities in our coverage area is probably amusing to anyone in the know.

Thu. Feb. 3rd, 2011

Note from the Editor | Feb. 3, 2011

Nick Meyer

Like many of you, I have Packer Fever. In general I’m a fairly casual sports fan. I tend to really only care when things actually count.

Thu. Jan. 6th, 2011

Note from the Editor | Jan. 6, 2011

Nick Meyer

For the last several years, when it gets to be the end of December and a new year is coming, everything about Volume One – the mental weight of all our projects, events, ideas, successes, and failures – starts to compound substantially in my head.

Thu. Dec. 2nd, 2010

When Creativity Attacks

Nick Meyer, photos by Nick Meyer

future success around the world will be built on imaginative minds

Thu. Nov. 18th, 2010

Note from the Editor | Nov. 18, 2010

Nick Meyer

A lot has been changing at Volume One over the last several weeks. As we’ve mentioned, we re-arranged our office quite a bit to make room for a retail space called The Local Store.

Thu. Nov. 4th, 2010

Hastings Way Design Chosen, Now on to Barstow

Trevor Kupfer, Nick Meyer

A mere matter of days after SEH Engineering announced the preferred alternative for the Hastings Way project, the city council officially kicked off the Barstow Street reconstruction by awarding a $100,000 design contract to Ayres Associates.

Thu. Nov. 4th, 2010

New: The Local Store

Nick Meyer, photos by Nick Meyer

Volume One unveils a new retail space – The Local Store

Thu. Oct. 21st, 2010


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