Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart

Time for a Hullabaloo!

the Valley’s coolest kids event is back for another day of family-centric fun

The Great Big Hullabaloo will return with another dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun on Saturday, May 30, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire. Expect an ...

Young Role Model Speaks up for Inclusion

Five years ago, during a difficult time in his life, Brady Wilder found a welcoming home away from home at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley. Now the 14-year-old is poised to represent the local ...

Have No Fear, Spring Break Is Nearly Here!

It’s hard to believe, but spring break is right around the corner. Public school districts in the Chippewa Valley offer varying dates for spring break, so take a ...

Solar Panels Slated for High School Roofs

Something new will soon join the oversized fiberglass mascots on the roofs of Eau Claire’s Memorial and North high schools: 720 solar panels. The Eau Claire school board voted in December to accept the ...

Un-Decorate Responsibly!

Not a big fan of letting this year’s Christmas tree rot in the backyard? We don’t blame you. Do you cringe every time you ...

How to Stay Safe When Wisconsin Winter Storms Strike

Winter is in full motion! With it comes winter storms and freezing temperatures, which create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from ...

Close-Knit Care

Oakleaf Clinic-Southside Medical lets patients know their providers

From newborn babies to the grown-ups who care for them, Rachel Pierce, family nurse practitioner for Oakleaf Clinics ...

Health at Every Stage

Prevea pediatrician offers top tips for a healthy childhood

You might have seen the slick new building rising in Altoona’s River Prairie, all glass panels and modern brick. This is the new Prevea Altoona Medical Office Building, (3119 Woodman Drive) where families will ...

Picking the Perfect Tree

trimming tips you really need-le to know

Wondering how to pick the perfect Christmas tree without having a Clark Griswold experience in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? First things first, according to John Stuve, a certified arborist and ...

6 Ways to Find the Holiday Spirit

twinkling lights, and more can’t-miss fun

This time of year, when the winds start howling and snowflakes start to drift ever-so-gently to the ground, it’s perfect for getting together with family, friends, and ...

Kid History: a Glimpse of Christmas Past

If it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in your house, it may look a lot like this photo, which was taken in 1903: an evergreen tree decked out ...

Museum Takes Step Toward New Location

The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has taken the first step toward building a newer, bigger home for juvenile joy on North Barstow Street in Eau Claire. If everything goes as planned, the new museum could ...

Raise Kids to Be Future Philanthropists

As the leaves change color, the morning air becomes crisper, and darkness descends upon the day earlier, light can be shined upon others through the act of philanthropy. And, anyone can engage in ...

Momentum Builds to Upgrade Boyd Park

A vision to revitalize Eau Claire’s Boyd Park is becoming clearer thanks to local volunteer and fundraising efforts. This spring, workers from Xcel Energy and Zielie’s Tree Service cleared excess vegetation from the bank of the Eau Claire River on the park’s north side, opening up access to what was ...

Mondovi District Gets Grant to Help Create Charter School for 6th-12th Graders

With the help of a newly issued state grant, a group of Chippewa Valley parents are working with the Mondovi School District to open an innovative new school for sixth- through 12th-graders in the fall of 2020. The Anthony Acres Charter School will be housed in a former elementary school ...

Toy Dinosaurs Help 5-Year-Old Deal With Death

Five-year-old Kessler Burdt, a kindergartner at Altoona Elementary School, is wild about dinosaurs. So much so that upon meeting him with his new Mohawk haircut for summer, one could almost see him ...

The Great Big Hullabaloo (2019)

The first-ever Great Big Hullabaloo sprawled across a huge chunk of The Pablo Center at the Confluence on Saturday, June 1 ...

Working in Tandem to Support Youth

faith-based mentorship program expands kids’ horizons

Together, Ashley and Jonny Stoll were active volunteers for The Lighthouse, a youth center in downtown Eau Claire, and Ashley’s passion for outreach and youth rekindled.

Track to the Future

donations let Altoona School District to revamp athletic complex

Up to 2,000 spectators will be able to cheer on these athletes from new bleachers while enjoying a new entrance and ticketing area, new concessions facilities, and new restrooms. All of this will be part of Altoona High School’s new sports complex, where ...

Know a Cool Kid Under 10? Let Us Know!

10 Under 10 nominations are now open

Chippewa Valley Family is looking for passionate youngsters to include in the special “10 Under 10” feature in our July/August issue.

It’s Great, It’s Big, It’s the Hullabaloo!

massive, all-new kids event to launch June 1 at the Pablo Center

The Great Big Hullabaloo will be a dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun on Saturday, June 1, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire. Expect an interactive whirlwind day of ...

What is the The Great Big Hullabaloo?

Presented by Chippewa Valley Family, Associated Bank, and Volume One, “The Great Big Hullabaloo” will be a dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun. Expect an interactive whirlwind of music, art, science, technology, theater, dance, and performances ...

Campaign Aims to Reduce Child Poverty

Chippewa Valley group part of statewide effort to cut poverty in half in 10 years

The share of Wisconsin children living in poverty rose 20 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to a report issued last summer by the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison.

Affordable Child Care for Parents in College

Federal grant will help Blugolds raising young kids

Life is about to get a little less stressful for Britney Rud, a UW-Eau Claire senior who is pursuing her education degree while also raising her young son, William.

Forming a New Family

Eau Claire’s new Children’s Museum will share space with Family Resource Center, 4K school

The museum announced on Tuesday, Feb. 19, that its new building – which is planned for the Block 7 redevelopment site on North Barstow Street in downtown Eau Claire – will house a pre-kindergarten school in partnership with the Eau Claire Area School District as well as a new home for the Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County.

Spring Break: Take a Breather

Below are the scheduled dates for spring break in various Chippewa Valley school districts.

Classic Picture Books Brought to Life

Generations of kids (and their adults) have enjoyed the colorful creations of author and illustrator Eric Carle. From The Very Hungry Caterpillar ...

A New Home for the Children’s Museum?

Plans for redeveloped block include museum, plaza, and more

The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire could have a brand-new downtown Eau Claire home by 2020 if plans by a private developer continue to move forward.

Bank helps pay off school lunch balances

Just before Christmas, Security Financial Bank, which has branches in five western Wisconsin communities, donated $2,000 each to the Eau Claire, Bloomer, Durand, and River Falls school districts to pay off negative balances in students’ school lunch accounts.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.