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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Wed. Jul. 10th, 2019

10 Top Tips for Job Hunters

Barbara Arnold

Regardless of the unemployment rate, finding the right job can be a challenge. Volume One reached out to these Chippewa Valley experts and organizations to help compile this job hunters’ guide. Keep in mind ...

Mon. Jul. 1st, 2019

Toy Dinosaurs Help 5-Year-Old Deal With Death

Barbara Arnold

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 ...

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Neighborly Efforts Underway in Shawtown

Barbara Arnold

An association for residents of the Shawtown neighborhood on Eau Claire’s southwest side is in its formative stages. An initial planning meeting on June 18 drew 30 residents, from infants to octogenarians, to Newell Park. The next ...

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019

Blooming Beauties

Barbara Arnold

garden tour invites you to explore beautiful plantings

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019

Step Into the Garden

Barbara Arnold

Stepping Stones hosts annual Menomonie garden tour

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019

Meeting Women’s Needs

Barbara Arnold

Hope Gospel Mission aims to add facilities for homeless women, children

Mon. May. 20th, 2019

A New Hope

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Hope Gospel Mission opens new men’s shelter, doubling size to serve homeless population

Fri. May. 17th, 2019

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library: Turning New Pages

Barbara Arnold

‘Where’d the DVDs go?” asked the 70-something gentleman resembling Burl Ives and dressed in bib overalls. He had just ridden up the elevator at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire ...

Thu. May. 2nd, 2019

The Key to a Great Season

Barbara Arnold

World-renowned jazz and classical pianist John Jensen will tickle the ivories at the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s final concert of the 2018-19 season at 7:30pm Saturday, May 4, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence ...

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019

THEN & NOW: Pablo Center hosts works of Eau Claire founding artists

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Long before Eau Claire was viewed as an artistic haven, when this spot on the river was considered a blue-collar town, 22 artists from the Chippewa Valley still put forth their creative efforts, resulting ...

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019

Spring Culture

Barbara Arnold

Heyde Center hosts art of all kinds in annual show

Thu. Mar. 7th, 2019

Ager Ages Well

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

weekend of events to celebrate 150th birthday of famed writer and cultural advocate Waldemar Ager

Thu. Mar. 7th, 2019

$1 Billion, You Say?

Barbara Arnold

common tax mistakes leaves $1 billion on the table each year

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2019

Retrospective Redux

Barbara Arnold

artist, a Chippewa Falls native, looks back on vibrant works

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Educational Events Mark Ager’s 150th

Barbara Arnold

Two February presentations at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will discuss immigrant identity as part of the 150th birthday of Waldemar Ager. A Norwegian immigrant, Ager moved from Chicago ...

Fri. Dec. 28th, 2018

New Park Could Go to the Dogs – and the Boats

Barbara Arnold

By 2020, Eau Claire may gain a third boat launch on the Chippewa River and a third dog park – this one with access to water. City officials presented and explained the proposal at a community meeting ...

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

Drilling Down

Barbara Arnold

western Wisconsin firm finds success with specialty ice fishing products

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018

Library Seeks Entries for Artswest40

Barbara Arnold

Chippewa Valley artists have no excuse not to submit their creations to ArtsWest, the annual juried art show sponsored by the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library: In celebration of the show’s 40th year ...

Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018

Picking the Ideal Tree

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

seasonal trimming tips you needle to know

Thu. Nov. 29th, 2018

EC Florist Brings Glitter to Gov’s Residence

Barbara Arnold

When Sandy O’Connell, owner of Avalon Floral on Water Street in Eau Claire, received a phone call from the office of the first lady of Wisconsin, Tonette Walker, she didn’t believe it ...

Wed. Nov. 28th, 2018

Free Clinic Finds a Home

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Joel Pearish

charitable medical provider poised to move into permanent space

Fri. Nov. 2nd, 2018

Orchestra Explores ‘Baroque Treasures’

Barbara Arnold

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will present “Baroque Treasures” focusing on works by Johann Sebastian Bach at 7:30pm Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Jamf Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence ...

Tue. Oct. 16th, 2018

Working to End Alzheimer’s

Barbara Arnold

Eau Claire ophthalmologist Dr. Tom Dow will open center to treat dementia risk

Tue. Oct. 2nd, 2018

Latin Americanists Convene at UW-Eau Claire

Barbara Arnold

Latin America, which makes up 13 percent of the earth’s surface, covers 7.4 million square miles from Baja California to Tierra de Fuego. On Oct. 12-13, approximately 60 Latin American scholars from the U.S. with origins ...

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2018

Invitation by Owl

Barbara Arnold

get your Harry Potter on at Hogwarts After Dark

Thu. Aug. 23rd, 2018

Chamber Orchestra Announces Season Lineup

Barbara Arnold

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra opens its 22nd season with “A New Era,” its first-ever performance in the Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 pm.

Wed. Jul. 11th, 2018

Inaugural Garden Tour Features Nine Eau Claire-Area Sites

Barbara Arnold

“Gardens in Bloom” is the first-ever major garden tour in Eau Claire, featuring nine lovingly planted gardens. Presented by the 125-plus volunteer members of the Eau Claire Garden Club, the tour ...

Mon. Jul. 2nd, 2018

Bremer Grant Will Aid Community Foundation

Barbara Arnold

Donors and grant requesters to the Eau Claire Community Foundation will be able to navigate the system more easily thanks to an $18,746 technology grant from the Otto Bremer Trust. The grant will enable the foundation ...

Fri. Jun. 1st, 2018

Eau Claire Community Foundation Gives More Than Ever

Barbara Arnold

A total of $181,931 in grants to local organizations is the new all-time record of giving that the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) reached in 2018. The Foundation will distribute grant checks to the 44 organizations ...

Fri. May. 4th, 2018

Life and Death Reflections

Barbara Arnold, photos by Barbara Arnold

Eau Claire undertaker’s daughter pens memoir

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018

Panel to Explore Eau Claire Arts Revolution

Barbara Arnold

How did Eau Claire became the cool arts, music, and cultural capital it is today? Where is it heading as it serves as a role model for other cities seeking to verve up? These will be topics of conversation at ...

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018

10 Maintenance Musts

Barbara Arnold

keep your clunker chugging with this car-care advice

Tue. Feb. 27th, 2018

Keeping It Kosher

Barbara Arnold

Forty Eau Claire synagogue members are sharing their family recipes – more than 500 from different locations and heritages ...

Fri. Jan. 26th, 2018

Party Time With Peter and the Wolf

Barbara Arnold

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” and Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Two” at the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s annual free concert for family and friends. Music director ...

Wed. Jan. 24th, 2018

Resolved to Unplug

Barbara Arnold

in a Wi-Fi world, some Chippewa Vallians are taking steps to get away from the screen

Fri. Dec. 29th, 2017

Casa Vallarta is Third Eatery for Local Restaurateurs

Barbara Arnold

At the intersection of Hastings Way and Seymour Road in Eau Claire, a nondescript building is taking on a new persona with Frida Kahlo blue and tropical lime green paint. Having opened as The Chicken Hut ...

Wed. Dec. 13th, 2017

Blugold Grad Releases Album of Holiday Showtunes

Barbara Arnold

For a contemporary take on today’s holidaze, WISH, the Anderson & Petty Holiday Album is worth a listen, whether you’re baking Christmas cookies or throwing a party. Barry Anderson, a Blugold ...

Tue. Nov. 28th, 2017

Ready for Anything

Barbara Arnold, photos by Luong Huynh

Altoona-based Red Cross specialist finds fulfillment responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters

Wed. Nov. 15th, 2017

Brand New Brand Book

Barbara Arnold

Menomonie marketing guru wants to grab your attention in 8 seconds or less