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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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

Thu. Nov. 2nd, 2017

A Suite Show From Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra

Barbara Arnold

“Suites for your Sweet!” is the theme of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s second concert of its 2017-18 season. The concert will be Saturday, Nov. 4, at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave., starting at 7:30pm ...

Wed. Oct. 18th, 2017

4 Steps to Start Downsizing

Barbara Arnold

how to find what’s truly valuable and important in your life - and how to get rid of the rest

Thu. Oct. 5th, 2017

Rolling out a Pétanque Scene

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

French game now has permanent home in Eau Claire’s Wilson Park

Fri. Sep. 22nd, 2017

Walking in the Past

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

take a gander at historic homes, churches in annual tour

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

Party & Learn with the United Way

Barbara Arnold

Brainstorm Board, Fill Up Your Toolbox, and the Pick-a-Pop Game are just three of the dozens of activities for kids and adults alike at the fourth annual Community Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11am to 5pm in the main pavilion of Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls.

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

A New Swing at Paul's Tall Tales

Barbara Arnold

Expertly written by Peterson and exquisitely illustrated by Dacia Sjolund, a UW-Stout student and Minnesota illustrator and animator, the hardcover picture book provides extraordinary storytelling for all ages.

Fri. Sep. 8th, 2017

Gallery Seeks Artists, Florists for Fab Show

Barbara Arnold

Calling all visual artists and florists who want to bloom at the upcoming Fabulous Florals and Fine Art exhibit at the Janet Carson Gallery. The exhibit, which will run Jan. 17-21, pairs visual art with floral interpretations ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Sep. 4th, 2017

Downtown Victorian OK'd as Overnight Rental

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A green Victorian home on the bike trail in downtown Eau Claire will become a bed and breakfast thanks to zoning approval from the city Plan Commission. Located at 107 Elizabeth St., the 5,264-square-foot multi-family home has three apartments ...

Thu. Aug. 24th, 2017

Tales of Timber

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

museum directors recount logging history in photos

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017

Larger Than Life

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new Bunyan book collects the giant’s many tall tales

Wed. Jul. 12th, 2017

A Blue-Ribbon Time

Barbara Arnold

Eau Claire County Fair offers old-fashioned fun

Thu. Jun. 29th, 2017

Big Day for Families

Barbara Arnold

first-ever Family Day in Downtown Eau Claire brings the fun

Tue. Jun. 13th, 2017

Rock, Run, & Roll

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Charity Classic levels up with food trucks and live music

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017

Big Beard Bash

Barbara Arnold

Bunyan Camp rolls out the barrel for facial hair soiree

Wed. May. 17th, 2017

A Dam Fine History

Barbara Arnold

Lake Wissota and the dam that created it turn 100 this year

Tue. May. 9th, 2017

Don't Pass by the Past

Barbara Arnold

travel in time to the fur trade era in Chippewa Falls

Thu. Apr. 20th, 2017

Choice Sounds

Barbara Arnold

EC Chamber Orchestra wraps up season with Haydn, Bach

Fri. Apr. 7th, 2017

Transatlantic Brew

Barbara Arnold

for big anniversary, Leinie’s goes back to its German roots

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Visiting From Nearby

Barbara Arnold

widely-known local artists open show at 200 Main Gallery

Fri. Mar. 10th, 2017

Chamber Orchestra Honors Haases

Barbara Arnold

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will pay tribute to UW-Eau Claire’s first chancellor, Leonard Haas, and his wife, Dorellen, at its “An Evening of Grace” concert at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 11 ...