Barbara Arnold

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Barbara Arnold, a writer in Eau Claire, is a “cool aunt” who will take care of your kids for a date night and deliver them back on a sugar high. She has served as a coach and mentor to hundreds of young people.

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Fri. Jul. 8th, 2016

Stepping Up to Connect Students and Seniors

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Children and teachers matched with senior citizens are benefiting from a community partnership program called the Senior Tax Exchange Program (STEP) in the Altoona school district ...

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

Big Dreams for Tiny Houses

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new nonprofit builds little homes for the homeless

Wed. Jun. 15th, 2016

The Rest Is History

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

flip through Eau Claire's historic structures in new book

Thu. Jun. 2nd, 2016

Watkins Given Chamber Orchestra Baton

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When the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra opens its 19th season late this year, Frank A. Watkins, assistant professor of choral music education at UW-Eau Claire ...

Fri. May. 20th, 2016

Fearless Like a Falcon

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

former debate coach starts public speaking business

Thu. May. 5th, 2016

Grandma Shares 13 Fantastic Tales

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When Jean and Tom Hebert’s grandchildren came for a visit, they got to build a huge nest of blankets, quilts, and pillows on the floor at the foot of their grandparents’ bed. And then the real fun would begin: They would grab the three-ring notebook full of stories Grandma Jean created for each grandchild based on their personalities and imagination ...

Wed. Apr. 20th, 2016

Jr. Police Academy to Link Teens, Cops

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You’re driving. A police officer stops you and asks to see your driver’s license. Why? What goes on in the forensics science lab? How is a crime scene investigated?

Thu. Mar. 24th, 2016

Fundraiser in the Bag

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Purses with Purpose benefits EC Children’s Theatre

Tue. Mar. 8th, 2016

Locals Can Buy Into Solar Electricity Project

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When I returned to Eau Claire, I looked into getting my electricity from the sun. Unfortunately, I couldn’t. I had too many shade trees, and I couldn’t afford the initial investment of solar panel installation ...

Thu. Mar. 3rd, 2016

Melina Alexakis runs with the big dogs

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Melina Alexakis, an Eau Claire native and fifth-grader at Putnam Heights Elementary School, is anything but your average 10 year old. While many kids her age love animals – I mean, who doesn’t love a puppy? – Melina took it to another level by starting her own pet-related business. “Melina created everything about the business ...

Fri. Feb. 26th, 2016

Another Dynamic Success

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new firm flexes its muscles in fitness equipment industry

Thu. Feb. 25th, 2016

Going for Baroque

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chamber orchestra, guest conductor take on 18th-century Italian works

Wed. Jan. 27th, 2016

On the Way to Wellness

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feed your mind, body, and mouth at the third annual wellfest

Thu. Jan. 14th, 2016

Orchestra Has a Tale for Your Family

Barbara Arnold

Want to introduce the whole family to the wonderful world of classical music? In the Chippewa Valley, there’s no better way than the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s annual “ECCO Tells the Tale” concert ...

Thu. Jan. 14th, 2016

Swing for the Fences

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Jeffers Park needs donors to step into batter’s box

Thu. Dec. 10th, 2015

Get Your Holiday Parade On

Barbara Arnold, photos by Nick Meyer

The Valley’s got some stellar wintery parades for you

Wed. Nov. 25th, 2015

A Fast and Funny Life

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daughter, granddaughter memorialize ‘Mrs. B’ in print

Wed. Nov. 25th, 2015

Chamber Music + Ballet = Brilliant Idea

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Over 40 dancers were selected from an open audition to perform with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra at 5:30pm on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Florian Gardens. Entitled Tres Brillant II: An Evening of Ballet and Chamber Music, this will be the dancers’ first experience working with a live orchestra ...

Tue. Nov. 10th, 2015

Finding a Real Space

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

vintage furnishing retailer Spaced Out Furnishings opens storefront

Tue. Oct. 27th, 2015

Ode to the Gemini

Barbara Arnold, photos by Serena Wagner

it’s easy to be nostalgic about our legendary drive-in theater’s unbeatable atmosphere

Thu. Oct. 15th, 2015

Get Your Zombie On

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you know you wanna party at the Masonic Temple

Thu. Oct. 15th, 2015

Ski Sprites' Downtown Frights

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

annual haunted house sponsored by the Eau Claire Ski Sprites moves downtown

Wed. Sep. 16th, 2015

They've Got It Covered

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new authors’ group forms to foster literary success

Wed. Sep. 16th, 2015

Chamber Orchestra Begins Season with Beethoven

Barbara Arnold

“ ‘Just’ Beethoven” will kick off the 18th season of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra with Music Director and Conductor Ivar Lunde Jr. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave. Gary Schwartzhoff will conduct The Master Singers on the Fantasy for Piano ...

Thu. Sep. 3rd, 2015

Cranberries Revealed

Barbara Arnold, photos by Wayne Martin

tart berry, a top Wisconsin product, celebrated in lavish photo book

Thu. Sep. 3rd, 2015

For the Love of Fournier's

Barbara Arnold, photos by Chippewa Valley Museum

for one night, relive the magic of the class EC dance hall

Thu. Aug. 20th, 2015

His Fish Could Be Your Fish

Barbara Arnold, photos by Mary Mihajlov

Bullfrog Fish Farm owner hopes to sell business

Wed. Aug. 19th, 2015

Passing On the Music

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new owners excited to take helm at EC Music School

Thu. Aug. 6th, 2015

Getting off the Ground

Barbara Arnold, photos by Kelsey Smith

new consignment furniture, decor business grows fast

Thu. Aug. 6th, 2015

Special Things for Your Space

Barbara Arnold, photos by Kelsey Smith

Spaced Out Furnishing specializes in classically niche design styles

Fri. Jul. 24th, 2015

Curbside Compost: Garbage into Gold

Barbara Arnold, photos by Kelsey Smith

new Eau Claire business will turn your kitchen waste into compost – and take out the trash, too

Thu. Jul. 23rd, 2015

An Exhibit of Art, Healing

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Galaudet Gallery’s new exhibit “My Medicine Art Show: Part Two” celebrates art as healing power featuring Native American Oscar Howe’s artistic medicine and Vicki Milewski’s rejuvenating art. “Self-discovery as health is what this exhibit explores,” explains Vicki, who co-owns the downtown ...

Tue. Jul. 7th, 2015

Hearing Our History

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from the Joynt to Fournier's, our ears are ringing with the memories of these classic local venues

Wed. Jun. 24th, 2015

Doggone Better

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the canine components of Mayo’s Paws Force help stressed patients, family members, and caregivers

Wed. Jun. 24th, 2015

Guest Conductors to Lead Chamber Orchestra

Barbara Arnold

Drumroll please! The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra has selected three guest baton-wielders for its 2015-16 concert season as long-time conductor and music director Ivar Lunde Jr. transitions into retirement. Lunde will continue as musical director for the coming season. He will conduct half of ECCO’s opening concert “Just Beethoven” on ...

Thu. Jun. 11th, 2015

World Class Lifters

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire has some impressive female powerlifters, including a 17-year-old junior at North High

Wed. Jun. 10th, 2015

A Gift of Art for the Formerly Homeless

Barbara Arnold, photos by Megan Johnson

The Sojourner House, a homeless shelter owned and operated by Catholic Charities, and the Eau Claire Regional Art Center (ECRAC), have formed a unique partnership that is bringing art from ECRAC’s “Wine & Whimsy” and “Coffee & Canvas” workshops to newly housed individuals ...

Thu. May. 14th, 2015

The Artistic Harvest

by Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

family farm history inspires mixed-media work

Mon. Apr. 13th, 2015

Swan Song (of Sorts) for Chamber Conductor

Barbara Arnold

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, led by conductor and music director Ivar Lunde, will wrap up its final concert of the 2014-15 season with “Two B’s and Two H’s” on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave ...

Mon. Apr. 13th, 2015

Financial Fitness

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Junior Achievement has helped Chippewa Valley kids gain money smarts for 25 years

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

Fleet Female Feet

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Girls on the Run fosters confidence, athleticism