Barbara Arnold


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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Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

You Can Take It to the Bank

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

gift from former boss inspires locally themed historic tale

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

Familial Verses

Barbara Arnold, illustrated by Andrea Paulseth

Garland’s poetry discussion series explores family life

Tue. Mar. 17th, 2015

It's The Big One

Barbara Arnold

Wisconsin Sport Show showcases outdoor know-how

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Mindful on Campus

Barbara Arnold

counseling at UWEC includes meditation workshops and sessions

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Gettin' Scrappy

Barbara Arnold

scrapbookers, stampers stampede to annual expo

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Classical Passion

Barbara Arnold

EC Chamber Orchestra explores Grieg, Sibelius

Tue. Feb. 17th, 2015

Chromebooks, iPads and Smart Boards, Oh My!

Barbara Arnold

Thanks to a $20,000 donation from Royal Credit Union and some community grants, the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley has two new classrooms along with new technology to help its members study and learn in its after-school ...

Tue. Feb. 3rd, 2015

Read, Write, Love

Barbara Arnold

17 romance writers plan V-Day gathering

Thu. Jan. 8th, 2015

Make Sure the Little Ones Like to Move It, Move It

Barbara Arnold

Come shake the sillies out at the Wellness ROCKS Music and Movement class from 9:30-10am on Fridays, Jan. 9 through March 13, at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road. Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar and geared ...

Wed. Jan. 7th, 2015

Drinking in the Laughs

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

CVTG comedy takes nostalgic look at 1950s

Tue. Dec. 23rd, 2014

Learning to Fly

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

from the Great Depression to the 21st Century, the Flying Eagles Ski Club has been launching dreams for Chippewa Valley kids

Thu. Dec. 11th, 2014

Anna Covers Elsa

Barbara Arnold

Chi-Hi grad to perform Frozen hits with symphony

Tue. Nov. 25th, 2014

Beads of Brousseau

Barbara Arnold

Twin Cities beadwork artist endures life’s trials with art

Thu. Nov. 13th, 2014

Words Out of War

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

EC writer uses knowledge of Mideast to pen thriller

Fri. Oct. 31st, 2014

International Fabrics

Barbara Arnold

annual campus culture fair celebrates the world’s cloth

Fri. Oct. 17th, 2014

Symphony Seeks Posters Designed by Students

Barbara Arnold

What do you see when you listen to music? If you’re a student in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Chippewa Valley, you can share you vision and help promote the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra! K-12 students ...

Wed. Sep. 17th, 2014

Meandering through Fall Colors and Art Spaces

Barbara Arnold

What’s not to like about the leaves changing colors on trees combined with visiting colors of a different sort at art galleries and studios? The gallery owners and studio artists of Northwest Wisconsin are hosting their 5th annual ...

Wed. Sep. 17th, 2014

Confluence of Sound

Barbara Arnold

chamber orchestra starts season with profusion of soloists

Wed. Sep. 17th, 2014

Use Your Imagination

Barbara Arnold

REiMAGINE breaths new life into vintage objects

Thu. Sep. 4th, 2014

Opening a New Chapter

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

community collaboration brings library to Elk Mound

Tue. Aug. 19th, 2014

Rooftop Sounds

Barbara Arnold

rooftop concert will raise funds for public school music

Tue. Aug. 5th, 2014

Sacred Heart Hospital Celebrates 125th with Submitted Art

Barbara Arnold

Calling all creative peeps. Sacred Heart Hospital is having an art contest for the hospital’s 125th anniversary. The theme: Faith, Hope, Light, and Joy, based on the Prayer of St. Francis, the hospital’s founding order.

Tue. Jul. 22nd, 2014

Grilling and Greening

Barbara Arnold

new Community TV shows highlight meat, gardening

Tue. Jul. 8th, 2014

Setting the Tone

Barbara Arnold

World Flute Society gathering returns to Eau Claire

Tue. Jun. 24th, 2014

The Rail Thing

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Carson Park’s mini-train an intergenerational treat

Tue. Jun. 10th, 2014

Wine with a Side of Batik

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

What do a rooster, a Holstein cow, and elephants have in common? They are just some of the subjects of 16 batiks done by Chippewa Falls artist Sandra Churness on display through June 30 at From the Vine Wine Room, 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire ...

Tue. May. 27th, 2014

Stay Safe Out There

Barbara Arnold

Mayo-sponsored kids’ camp focused on safety

Fri. May. 16th, 2014

A Youthful Tribute

Barbara Arnold

symphony concert features Perry, honors veterans

Thu. May. 1st, 2014

Voyageur Visions

Barbara Arnold

CF living history event brings back fur trading days

Wed. Apr. 16th, 2014

A River Adventure for Kids

Barbara Arnold

Calling all Indiana Jones enthusiasts and Dora the Explorers ages 8 to 16 for the annual Chippewa River Adventure Camp on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30am to 4pm at Round Hill near Durand. “I love the outdoors,” says Sam Worple ...

Fri. Apr. 4th, 2014

City Poet Laureate Hosts Lit Events

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

City of Eau Claire Poet Laureate Bruce Taylor, now in his second term, is hosting ongoing events for poets and writers, readers, and listeners. Writers Read occurs at 7pm the second Tuesday of each month ...

Thu. Mar. 20th, 2014

The Cuddle Season

Barbara Arnold, photos by Nick Meyer

Govin’s Farm to host annual lamb and chick extravaganza

Wed. Mar. 5th, 2014

Not Taken for Granted

Barbara Arnold, photos by Marisa Wojcik

tourism agency gives groups their due via grant program

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2014

Elephant Noises

Barbara Arnold

chamber orchestra gig features Babar, instrument petting zoo

Wed. Dec. 18th, 2013

Pull Up a Pint at New Eau Claire Ale House

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you are looking for a place for a holiday get-together, a reunion with friends, or a family neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name, get yourself to the Eau Claire Ale House at the corner of Clairemont and Menomonie on Eau Claire’s ...

Thu. Dec. 5th, 2013

Effort Offers Photo Portraits to Those in Need

Barbara Arnold

Know a senior citizen, military family, veteran, or child who has never had a portrait taken? Go to the L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St., in Eau Claire on Saturday, Dec. 7, when Help-Portrait Eau Claire will shoot smiles ...

Wed. Nov. 20th, 2013

Written on the Water

Barbara Arnold

poet’s debut collection has elemental inspirations

Tue. Nov. 5th, 2013

This Ain't Your Grandma's Silver Service

Barbara Arnold

Kevin O’Dwyer, international silver artist, has been described as an “alchemist” when transforming silver into objects of art and fashion ...

Thu. Oct. 31st, 2013

Gather Around the TV for Around the Farm Table

Barbara Arnold

Combine my favorite things: Growing, cooking and eating local food. Downhome, guitar-picking music. All things Wisconsin. There you have Around the Farm Table. The new four-part series premieres on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30pm on Wisconsin ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Oct. 4th, 2013

Xcel Grant Powers Theater for Kids

Barbara Arnold

Blizzards. Fires. Grasshopper invasions. Just days in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wisconsin pioneer girl, who was born in a log cabin near Lake Pepin in 1867. The famed Little House on the Prairie author grew up here (as well as in ...

Wed. Aug. 14th, 2013

Dates, Laughs set for Return of the Eau Claire Improv Fest

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Back for more laughs amid the holidaze shopping frenzy and dysfunctional family gatherings will be the second annual Eau Claire Improv Fest from Thursday, Dec. 12, through Saturday ...