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. Oct. 21st, 2016

Uke Can't Handle It

Barbara Arnold

a new EP and show from Bischoff’s new project

Thu. Oct. 20th, 2016

Wellfest Speaker Series Addresses Hot Topics

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

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?

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

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

Barbara Arnold

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 ...

Thu. Mar. 3rd, 2016

Melina Alexakis runs with the big dogs

Barbara Arnold

Melina Alexakis, an Eau Claire native and fifth-grader at Putnam Heights Elementary School, is anything but your average 10 year old. While many kids her age love animals – I mean, who doesn’t love a puppy? – Melina took it to another level by starting her own pet-related business. “Melina created everything about the business ...

Fri. Feb. 26th, 2016

Another Dynamic Success

Barbara Arnold

new firm flexes its muscles in fitness equipment industry

Thu. Feb. 25th, 2016

Going for Baroque

Barbara Arnold

chamber orchestra, guest conductor take on 18th-century Italian works

Wed. Jan. 27th, 2016

On the Way to Wellness

Barbara Arnold

feed your mind, body, and mouth at the third annual wellfest

Thu. Jan. 14th, 2016

Orchestra Has a Tale for Your Family

Barbara Arnold

Want to introduce the whole family to the wonderful world of classical music? In the Chippewa Valley, there’s no better way than the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s annual “ECCO Tells the Tale” concert ...

Thu. Jan. 14th, 2016

Swing for the Fences

Barbara Arnold

Jeffers Park needs donors to step into batter’s box

Thu. Dec. 10th, 2015

Get Your Holiday Parade On

Barbara Arnold, photos by Nick Meyer

The Valley’s got some stellar wintery parades for you

Wed. Nov. 25th, 2015

A Fast and Funny Life

Barbara Arnold

daughter, granddaughter memorialize ‘Mrs. B’ in print

Wed. Nov. 25th, 2015

Chamber Music + Ballet = Brilliant Idea

Barbara Arnold

Over 40 dancers were selected from an open audition to perform with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra at 5:30pm on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Florian Gardens. Entitled Tres Brillant II: An Evening of Ballet and Chamber Music, this will be the dancers’ first experience working with a live orchestra ...

Tue. Nov. 10th, 2015

Finding a Real Space

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

vintage furnishing retailer Spaced Out Furnishings opens storefront

Tue. Oct. 27th, 2015

Ode to the Gemini

Barbara Arnold, photos by Serena Wagner

it’s easy to be nostalgic about our legendary drive-in theater’s unbeatable atmosphere

Thu. Oct. 15th, 2015

Get Your Zombie On

Barbara Arnold

you know you wanna party at the Masonic Temple

Thu. Oct. 15th, 2015

Ski Sprites' Downtown Frights

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

annual haunted house sponsored by the Eau Claire Ski Sprites moves downtown

Wed. Sep. 16th, 2015

They've Got It Covered

Barbara Arnold

new authors’ group forms to foster literary success

Wed. Sep. 16th, 2015

Chamber Orchestra Begins Season with Beethoven

Barbara Arnold

“ ‘Just’ Beethoven” will kick off the 18th season of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra with Music Director and Conductor Ivar Lunde Jr. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave. Gary Schwartzhoff will conduct The Master Singers on the Fantasy for Piano ...

Thu. Sep. 3rd, 2015

Cranberries Revealed

Barbara Arnold, photos by Wayne Martin

tart berry, a top Wisconsin product, celebrated in lavish photo book

Thu. Sep. 3rd, 2015

For the Love of Fournier's

Barbara Arnold, photos by Chippewa Valley Museum

for one night, relive the magic of the class EC dance hall

Thu. Aug. 20th, 2015

His Fish Could Be Your Fish

Barbara Arnold, photos by Mary Mihajlov

Bullfrog Fish Farm owner hopes to sell business