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. May. 16th, 2014

A Youthful Tribute

Barbara Arnold

symphony concert features Perry, honors veterans

Thu. May. 1st, 2014

Voyageur Visions

Barbara Arnold

CF living history event brings back fur trading days

Wed. Apr. 16th, 2014

A River Adventure for Kids

Barbara Arnold

Calling all Indiana Jones enthusiasts and Dora the Explorers ages 8 to 16 for the annual Chippewa River Adventure Camp on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30am to 4pm at Round Hill near Durand. “I love the outdoors,” says Sam Worple ...

Fri. Apr. 4th, 2014

City Poet Laureate Hosts Lit Events

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

City of Eau Claire Poet Laureate Bruce Taylor, now in his second term, is hosting ongoing events for poets and writers, readers, and listeners. Writers Read occurs at 7pm the second Tuesday of each month ...

Thu. Mar. 20th, 2014

The Cuddle Season

Barbara Arnold, photos by Nick Meyer

Govin’s Farm to host annual lamb and chick extravaganza

Wed. Mar. 5th, 2014

Not Taken for Granted

Barbara Arnold, photos by Marisa Wojcik

tourism agency gives groups their due via grant program

Thu. Jan. 9th, 2014

Elephant Noises

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chamber orchestra gig features Babar, instrument petting zoo

Wed. Dec. 18th, 2013

Pull Up a Pint at New Eau Claire Ale House

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you are looking for a place for a holiday get-together, a reunion with friends, or a family neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name, get yourself to the Eau Claire Ale House at the corner of Clairemont and Menomonie on Eau Claire’s ...

Thu. Dec. 5th, 2013

Effort Offers Photo Portraits to Those in Need

Barbara Arnold

Know a senior citizen, military family, veteran, or child who has never had a portrait taken? Go to the L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St., in Eau Claire on Saturday, Dec. 7, when Help-Portrait Eau Claire will shoot smiles ...

Wed. Nov. 20th, 2013

Written on the Water

Barbara Arnold

poet’s debut collection has elemental inspirations

Tue. Nov. 5th, 2013

This Ain't Your Grandma's Silver Service

Barbara Arnold

Kevin O’Dwyer, international silver artist, has been described as an “alchemist” when transforming silver into objects of art and fashion ...

Thu. Oct. 31st, 2013

Gather Around the TV for Around the Farm Table

Barbara Arnold

Combine my favorite things: Growing, cooking and eating local food. Downhome, guitar-picking music. All things Wisconsin. There you have Around the Farm Table. The new four-part series premieres on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30pm on Wisconsin ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Oct. 4th, 2013

Xcel Grant Powers Theater for Kids

Barbara Arnold

Blizzards. Fires. Grasshopper invasions. Just days in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wisconsin pioneer girl, who was born in a log cabin near Lake Pepin in 1867. The famed Little House on the Prairie author grew up here (as well as in ...

Wed. Aug. 14th, 2013

Dates, Laughs set for Return of the Eau Claire Improv Fest

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Back for more laughs amid the holidaze shopping frenzy and dysfunctional family gatherings will be the second annual Eau Claire Improv Fest from Thursday, Dec. 12, through Saturday ...

Wed. Jul. 31st, 2013

Mexico on London

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new London Road eatery serves up authentic fare

Wed. Jul. 17th, 2013

Easier to Be Green

Barbara Arnold, photos by Nick Meyer

Sustainable Future Fest offers an earthy education

Tue. Jul. 2nd, 2013

The Lads Go Live

Barbara Arnold

Eau Claire’s own traditional Irish music entertainment franchise,The Shillelagh Lads, has released its first CD, “Live!” Recorded live at Houligans Steak and Seafood Pub in Eau Claire, where the Lads are its official house band, the CD instantly ...

Wed. Jun. 19th, 2013

Send Your Kids on a Trip Through Time

Barbara Arnold

Future History Detectives can hone their craft this summer by taking part in one of two six-week classes for kids at the Chippewa Valley Museum. “Time Travelers,” a program for children ages 6 to 12 ...

Wed. Jun. 12th, 2013

Get Your Garden On

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wondering what’s going on at the Forest Street Community Gardens? Head down to the river bank north of Phoenix Park and the Downtown Farmers Market for ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jun. 3rd, 2013

UWEC offers summer cinema under the stars

Barbara Arnold

If you are a fan of the Gemini Drive-in Movie Theater or were an aficionado of Volume One’s dearly departed Back Alley Summer Cinema Series, you’ll want to catch the free flicks and popcorn at the new Outdoor Summer Films series ...

Thu. May. 23rd, 2013

Going for Gold

Barbara Arnold

There’s gold in them thar hills” – and rivers and streams. Learn how to pan for gold at the Prospecting for Gold class Saturday, June 1, from 9:30 to 11:30am at the Wise Nature Center of the Beaver Creek Reserve near Fall Creek. Mike Wiersma ...

Wed. Apr. 10th, 2013

Eating at the Farm

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new airport restaurant goes for Dairyland vibe

Wed. Apr. 10th, 2013

Tied to the Code

Barbara Arnold, photos by Josh Smeltzer

from kindergartners to college students, learning computer programming can boost creativity

Tue. Mar. 26th, 2013

Eau Claire Want Cookie Dough Factory! Om Nom Nom Nom!

Barbara Arnold

Calling all Cookie Monsters! Clubs Choice Fundraising ­– whose goodies and gifts are sold by schools and other nonprofit groups as fundraisers – is opening a cookie dough factory in a 13,000 square-foot building leased from Huntsinger Farms south of Eau Claire on Highway 37.