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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Mon. Mar. 9th, 2020

International Poetry Readers Sought

Barbara Arnold

Calling all bards, poets, readers and lovers of poetry! The 14th Annual International Poetry Reading at UW-Eau Claire is seeking readers. The event will be 7-9pm Tuesday, April 21, in the Dakota Ballroom ...

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2020

Sounds and Emotions

Barbara Arnold

Home Within provides international insight

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020

Resolved to Read

Barbara Arnold

Stuck in a reading rut? Dig yourself out and start the New Year by signing up for “Reading Challenge 2020” at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in ...

Fri. Dec. 27th, 2019

ArtsWest 41 Seeks Submissions from Wisconsin Artists

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Calling all Sconnie artists! It’s time to enter Wisconsin ArtsWest 41, the annual juried art show held at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The show is open to all working artists and students age 18 and older ...

Fri. Dec. 13th, 2019

Artists Sought for ‘Fabulous Florals’ Exhibit at Pablo

Barbara Arnold

What better time of the year to be calling for visual artists and floral designers to participate in next spring’s annual Pablo Center’s group exhibit “Fabulous Florals & Fine Art” than when another cold ...

Tue. Dec. 3rd, 2019

Travel on Two Wheels

Barbara Arnold

Eau Claire author chronicles life as a motorcycle lover

Thu. Nov. 21st, 2019

Chamber Orchestra Focuses on Mozart and Holst

Barbara Arnold

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will perform “Saturday Evening,” the second concert of its 2019-20 season, at 7:30pm Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Jamf Theatre at ...

Fri. Nov. 8th, 2019

Picking the Perfect Tree

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Wondering how to pick the perfect Christmas tree without having a Clark Griswold experience in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? First things first, according to John Stuve, a certified arborist and ...

Tue. Nov. 5th, 2019

New Shawtown Neighborhood Association Hosts First Meeting

Barbara Arnold

The Shawtown Neighborhood Association is singing the theme song to the classic TV show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The first official neighborhood meeting since formation in summer 2019 will be on Thursday, Nov. 14 ...

Wed. Oct. 30th, 2019

Artists Come Home

Barbara Arnold

annual juried show draws more than 200 works by regional artists

Fri. Sep. 20th, 2019

Classical Music Is on the Way With Chamber Orchestra’s New Season

Barbara Arnold

"A confluence of ideas, textures, themes, rhythms, and expressions” is the focus of the 2019-20 six-concert season of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, according to Dr. Frank A. Watkins, the ensemble’s music director. “We are ...

Thu. Sep. 5th, 2019

Book It to the Chippewa Valley Book Festival

Barbara Arnold

The 20th annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival (Oct. 21-27) is wooing book lovers with just six words: “Twenty events. Seven days. One festival.” There are so many authors, so many books ...

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2019

Putting the Fun in Fundraiser

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Festival in the Pines offers activities for everyone

Thu. Jul. 25th, 2019

Art Bonanza in Arcadia

Barbara Arnold

Ashley for the Arts brings three days of fun and charity

Wed. Jul. 10th, 2019

10 Top Tips for Job Hunters

Barbara Arnold

Regardless of the unemployment rate, finding the right job can be a challenge. Volume One reached out to these Chippewa Valley experts and organizations to help compile this job hunters’ guide. Keep in mind ...

Mon. Jul. 1st, 2019

Toy Dinosaurs Help 5-Year-Old Deal With Death

Barbara Arnold

Five-year-old Kessler Burdt, a kindergartner at Altoona Elementary School, is wild about dinosaurs. So much so that upon meeting him with his new Mohawk haircut for summer, one could almost see him ...

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

Neighborly Efforts Underway in Shawtown

Barbara Arnold

An association for residents of the Shawtown neighborhood on Eau Claire’s southwest side is in its formative stages. An initial planning meeting on June 18 drew 30 residents, from infants to octogenarians, to Newell Park. The next ...

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019

Blooming Beauties

Barbara Arnold

garden tour invites you to explore beautiful plantings

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019

Step Into the Garden

Barbara Arnold

Stepping Stones hosts annual Menomonie garden tour

Tue. Jun. 18th, 2019

Meeting Women’s Needs

Barbara Arnold

Hope Gospel Mission aims to add facilities for homeless women, children

Mon. May. 20th, 2019

A New Hope

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Hope Gospel Mission opens new men’s shelter, doubling size to serve homeless population

Fri. May. 17th, 2019

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library: Turning New Pages

Barbara Arnold

‘Where’d the DVDs go?” asked the 70-something gentleman resembling Burl Ives and dressed in bib overalls. He had just ridden up the elevator at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire ...

Thu. May. 2nd, 2019

The Key to a Great Season

Barbara Arnold

World-renowned jazz and classical pianist John Jensen will tickle the ivories at the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s final concert of the 2018-19 season at 7:30pm Saturday, May 4, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence ...

Thu. Apr. 18th, 2019

THEN & NOW: Pablo Center hosts works of Eau Claire founding artists

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Long before Eau Claire was viewed as an artistic haven, when this spot on the river was considered a blue-collar town, 22 artists from the Chippewa Valley still put forth their creative efforts, resulting ...

Fri. Apr. 5th, 2019

Spring Culture

Barbara Arnold

Heyde Center hosts art of all kinds in annual show

Thu. Mar. 7th, 2019

Ager Ages Well

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

weekend of events to celebrate 150th birthday of famed writer and cultural advocate Waldemar Ager

Thu. Mar. 7th, 2019

$1 Billion, You Say?

Barbara Arnold

common tax mistakes leaves $1 billion on the table each year

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2019

Retrospective Redux

Barbara Arnold

artist, a Chippewa Falls native, looks back on vibrant works

Wed. Jan. 23rd, 2019

Educational Events Mark Ager’s 150th

Barbara Arnold

Two February presentations at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will discuss immigrant identity as part of the 150th birthday of Waldemar Ager. A Norwegian immigrant, Ager moved from Chicago ...

Fri. Dec. 28th, 2018

New Park Could Go to the Dogs – and the Boats

Barbara Arnold

By 2020, Eau Claire may gain a third boat launch on the Chippewa River and a third dog park – this one with access to water. City officials presented and explained the proposal at a community meeting ...

Thu. Dec. 27th, 2018

Drilling Down

Barbara Arnold

western Wisconsin firm finds success with specialty ice fishing products

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