Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart

Put a Wintery Spin on These Summery Games

It’s easy to find yourself battling cabin fever after the solstice, when the days grow longer but somehow also colder. But frigid air is not a prison sentence, nor should it be seen that ...

Learning to Ski With the Flying Eagles Ski Club

The Flying Eagles Ski Club held its annual "Learn to Ski" event at Mt. Washington Nordic Ski Complex – for kids of all ages – on Wednesday, Jan 1. Families were able to check out their ski jumping program and learn a little about downhill or cross country skiing.

Night-Time Snowy Shenanigans

More snow means more fun at Volume One’s Winter After Hours event series. Join us each Thursday Jan. 2-Feb. 27 between 6 and 8pm at Pinehurst Park ...

5 Tips for a Healthier, Happier Winter

Wintermission Eau Claire effort encourages residents to make the most of the season

Winter means different things to people from different places. When I was teaching communication and public speaking in Virginia, we closed the university because of ...

Happy “Noon” Year!

Children’s Museum hosts bash for early bedtimes

Ringing in the new year with a lot of singing, shouting, and fireworks at midnight just isn’t a good fit for everyone. Some of us like to get to ...

Oh Night Divine: La Crosse’s 4 Million Lights

From living-room evergreens to the scores of shimmering trees at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, twinkling lights are everywhere in the Chippewa Valley during the holidays. But if you’re traveling the state ...

Containing Your Green Thumb

Container gardening is a great way for kids to learn to grow plants

My daughter wants to plant snapdragons and shell peas again. Do you have to have space in your yard to garden with your kids? Absolutely not! If you have a place that gets at least 6 hours of sun a day where you can put a pot or two, you can garden and enjoy the literal fruits (or flowers) of your labors.

6 Ways to Stay Safe & Make a Splash!

Summer is water weather, make sure you plan ahead

As your family takes to the water – whether its boating, floating, swimming, or what have you – make sure to keep these five safety tips in mind.

How to Ensure Kid & Canine Cooperation

safety tips for parents and dog-owners alike

Just as the summer brings out families in search of fresh air, it brings out dog parents desperate to get the zoomies out of their pent-up pups.

A Plus for the Park

Boyd Park revitalization begins with brush removal

A vision to revitalize Eau Claire’s Boyd Park is becoming clearer thanks to local volunteer and fundraising efforts. Workers from Xcel Energy and Zielie’s Tree Service spent a Friday in late April ...

Springfest 2019 Offers Entertainment for All Ages

The Chippewa Falls Rotary Foundation presents Springfest, a weekend filled with activities, music, and events for the whole family. Throughout the weekend local bands and musicians ...

5 Can’t-Miss Wisconsin Spring Fests

In Wisconsin, spring festival season begins as soon as the ground thaws and the first bits of green begin peeking out of the ground. Whether you’re interested in rare mushrooms or maple syrup ...

Prepare Your Child (and Yourself) for Camp

For parents, the most heart-racing, adrenalin pumping moments happen when you let go and watch your child try something on his or her own. The moment the training wheels come off ...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Camp

Camp has become a staple of the summer season. Each year, millions of children, youth, and adults head to the hills, lakes, valleys, and parks to participate in the time-honored tradition of camp ...

Is Your Kid Ready for Camp? Find Out.

It’s getting to be that time of year again: Gone are the days of negative degree weather, and slowly but surely, the temperature is creeping higher and higher. Warmer temperatures, combined ...

Make Some Time to Climb

Chippewa Valley climbing walls are fun for the whole family – regardless of experience level

With three options in the Chippewa Valley for climbing and bouldering, there’s are opportunities for every skill level.

10 Signs of Spring in Wiscosnin

These are the first plants and animals you can spot in Wisconsin this spring

Start a scavenger hunt for these plants and animals to help the kids learn how to be aware of their natural environment.

Planting a Seed to Grow a Green Thumb

The depths of winter are a good time to teach kids about starting plants

Starting seeds with kids can be anything from a simple day’s project of getting beans to sprout little green threads to creating an attractive splash of flowers in a porch pot to carefully laying a foundation for a vegetable plot designed to feed the world.

Make the Most of Summer with Prime Times

Want to know the schedule for swimming lessons at Fairfax Pool? Is your kid interested in making Art in the Park, shooting a bow and arrow, or trying a hand at kubb or karate?

Night time is the right time for Winter After Hours

Pinehurst offers 60 acres of cheap, chilly winter fun where you can sled, ice skate, cross-country ski and snowshoe on groomed and lit trails, and much more. No snowshoes or skates? No problem! Ice skate and snowshoe rentals will be available, and safety equipment will be free to use.

Giving Young Athletes the Gift of Independence

putting your parental trust in coaches

One of the greatest – and most difficult – gifts a parent can give a child will be independence. Woven within that gift will be the element of trust...

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

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.