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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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 ...

Thu. Feb. 23rd, 2017

Forging New Things

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

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

Wed. Dec. 28th, 2016

Twice-Told Tales

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

Michael Rambo video shows off outdoor instruments at Beaver Creek Reserve

Thu. Nov. 3rd, 2016

Chamber Orchestra Gets Bach to Basics

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

a new EP and show from Bischoff’s new project