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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Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017

Larger Than Life

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new Bunyan book collects the giant’s many tall tales

Thu. Jul. 27th, 2017

A Look at the Lake

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photo-filled book marks Lake Wissota centennial

Wed. Jul. 12th, 2017

A Blue-Ribbon Time

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Eau Claire County Fair offers old-fashioned fun

Thu. Jun. 29th, 2017

Big Day for Families

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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

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Bunyan Camp rolls out the barrel for facial hair soiree

Wed. May. 17th, 2017

A Dam Fine History

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

Tue. May. 9th, 2017

Don't Pass by the Past

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travel in time to the fur trade era in Chippewa Falls

Thu. Apr. 20th, 2017

Choice Sounds

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EC Chamber Orchestra wraps up season with Haydn, Bach

Fri. Apr. 7th, 2017

Transatlantic Brew

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

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Visiting From Nearby

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widely-known local artists open show at 200 Main Gallery

Fri. Mar. 10th, 2017

Chamber Orchestra Honors Haases

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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 ...

Thu. Feb. 23rd, 2017

Forging New Things

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Artisan Forge open house offers peek at artists, expansion

Mon. Jan. 30th, 2017

The Full Moon: CVTG to stage Moon Over Buffalo

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Looking for some deep belly and gut-busting laughs in the midst of winter in the frozen tundra? Then head over to The Grand Theatre for Moon Over Buffalo, a situation comedy ...

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2017

Classics and Kids

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orchestra’s family show features reading, ‘petting zoo’

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

Twice-Told Tales

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father turns cat-themed bedtime stories into book

Wed. Dec. 14th, 2016

Charcoal Creations

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

ex-Marine discovers she has a talent for drawing

Wed. Nov. 30th, 2016

Nature’s Symphony

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Michael Rambo video shows off outdoor instruments at Beaver Creek Reserve

Thu. Nov. 3rd, 2016

Chamber Orchestra Gets Bach to Basics

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The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will be going for baroque in its second concert of the season at 7:30 pm Saturday, Nov. 5, at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave. Performed under the baton ...

Wed. Nov. 2nd, 2016

They're Alive ... Almost

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

simulation lab gives UWEC students lifelike nursing practice

Fri. Oct. 21st, 2016

Uke Can't Handle It

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a new EP and show from Bischoff’s new project

Thu. Oct. 20th, 2016

Wellfest Speaker Series Addresses Hot Topics

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Childhood obesity, food as medicine, and community mental health are the hot topics to be featured in the new Hot Topic Speaker Series sponsored ...

Wed. Oct. 19th, 2016

Creating a Dementia Friendly Community

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

individuals, businesses, and groups are working together to ensure everyone is safe and welcome

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

Valley Youth Chorus Is Seeking Your Voice

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Calling all fourth, fifth, and sixth graders who want to sing or love to sing: The newly formed Chippewa Valley Youth Chorus wants your voice – no audition required! Members in this mixed-voice ensemble ...

Wed. Sep. 21st, 2016

Check Out This Gear From Blugold Marching Bands Past

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Imagine you are the Brittaney McCarthy, co-head manager of the Blugold Marching Band at UW-Eau Claire. It’s two or three days before marching band registration day when 350 Blugold Marching Band members ...

Fri. Sep. 9th, 2016

Elementary Film Fests Spread Love of Movie-Making

Barbara Arnold

In recent months, two area schools – Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School (CVMCS), part of the Eau Claire Area School District, and Oaklawn Elementary School in Menomonie – have been bitten by the filmmaking bug. Students at both schools have been producing creative short films and showcasing them at their very own film festivals.

Wed. Sep. 7th, 2016

Keyboard Wiz Hobert to Jam With Syrian Virtuoso

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Chippewa Valley music lovers of all kinds: Are you ready for an Arabic classical tradition meeting American jazz and roots? Then come listen to the duo Oudyano who will be jamming on the piano ,,,

Fri. Aug. 26th, 2016

How Grape Is This?

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wine, art, and fun mix at Arc of Dunn County fundraiser

Wed. Aug. 10th, 2016

Arcadia Hearts the Arts

Barbara Arnold, photos by Luong Huynh

Ashley for the Arts returns with top name talent

Tue. Aug. 9th, 2016

Learning to Strum Along

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

fundraising efforts to bring more ukuleles to Flynn Elementary music class

Wed. Jul. 13th, 2016

Tackling Workforce Challenges

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agencies, economists, and educators weigh in on filling the growing holes in the Chippewa Valley’s workforce

Fri. Jul. 8th, 2016

Making The Community Friendlier for those with dementia

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Do you know someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia? Purple angel logos are popping up on the doors of Chippewa Valley businesses and organizations that are joining ...

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

Barbara Arnold

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 ...