Referred to as "Sully" throughout my youth, I contemplated using it as an "on-air" name. Needless to say this never happened, but it's still fun to mention and there's still time! As a graduate of the University of Montana, I first ventured my way onto the air waves as a television reporter. Not long after, I dove into the radio industry. I enjoy media as a career and the potential it has to inform and support the community. Other than consume comfort food nightly, I do have some hobbies. I'm a huge fan of forensic documentaries, chick flicks and mobster movies (I don't understand the combination, either) Plus, I love concerts! Rock, country, jazz, classical, reggae, alternative, electronic, R&B, hip-hop, rap, folk...pick the genre and I'm there! I especially love outdoor concerts and another great love I have of the outdoors, involves long walks with my incredible dog and the occasional human. For many years now, I have tested the waters as a performer in live, local theatre, and whether it be studio artwork, ballet, jazz or modern dance, I'm a big supporter of the arts. As for sports and no matter the level, I'm a huge fan of basketball, track & field and baseball. Any or all of the above, of course, is only important and possible with the bond of family and friends. Here's to those special bonds for everyone.
With Temps Dropping 30+ Degrees Time to Bring Our Furry Friends Indoors
If your dog, cat, or any other pets you possess are accustomed to being outdoors year-round, then it's time to put a kibosh on those plans this weekend and bring them indoors! As of today, Friday, January 27th, a winter storm warning remains in effect, with temperatures expected to plunge from 33 to 4 degrees by this evening. By tomorrow, wind chill values will hit -15, and temperatures will drop to -24 by Saturday night. Even though no new snow is expected Sunday or Monday, temperatures on both days will be very harsh for humans and pets alike, so refrain from enduring any extensive outdoor activities during that timeframe.
How Many Pancakes Can You Eat in Support of the Orphan Girl Children’s Theatre?
With everything that theatre programs offer, it's no wonder the Butte Elks Lodge is on board to support the Orphan Girl Children's Theatre next month with a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. Of course, none of this is possible without the community's support, so thank you in advance to those who plan to attend. So, here's what to expect during the fundraiser on February 5th. From 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Butte Elks Lodge (206 W Galena) will serve pancakes, with everything from eggs, bacon, and sausage, to juice and coffee. The cost is only $10 a plate, and children five and under eat for free. Proceeds will help to pay tuition fees for aspiring young actors and actresses. So, to all supporters, take a well-deserved bow! Bravo!
A 1970s Kid’s Longing for Clackers, Pong, Battleship & Other Retro Gems
As a product of the 1970s, there's still a longing to reminisce about toys from a decade that offered a limited selection of electronics. Not to mention nothing that resembles the technology we have today. With the exception of retro toys such as Simon, Speak & Spell, Pong, Atari 2600, Baby Alive, Easy Bake Oven, and Mattel's Electronic Football, most that held a child's undivided attention that did not require an electrical outlet or batteries 50 years ago were Rubik's Cube, Pet Rocks, Weebles, Clackers, Big Wheel, Connect Four, Uno, Barbie, G.I. Joe, Nerf Football, possibly Hungry Hungry Hippo and more. As for Cabbage Patch Dolls, they were manufactured in mass consumption in 1982 by Xavier Roberts. So, unless you were able to purchase an original prototype created by Martha Nelson Thomas in 1976, we'll save discussion of that trendy doll for an article about toys from the 1980s. So, what toys did you embrace growing up in the 1970s?
Anaconda First Responders Host FIRST BALL for a Great Cause
On endless occasions, the Anaconda Fire Department has come to the community's rescue. Now it's time to show gratitude for their services by supporting their upcoming and first-ever Firefighters Ball! The event set for Saturday, February 25th, at the Anaconda Elks Lodge (#239) is an effort to support their benevolent fund...
Programs for Both Kids and Adults Continue this Year at Butte’s Clark Chateau
January is a good time to devise a yearly game plan of creative activities for the family. But not only for your children or grandchildren but for yourself. Take the Clark Chateau, for instance. Currently, a Young Creators Youth Art Program is available for school-age children (1st through 6th grade). As for their adult programs, the Clark Chateau is continuing with their ukelele jam sessions every month. So, if you've strummed a ukelele once or twice in your lifetime, you may be a good candidate for jamming out at the Clark Chateau. (see below)
The Mother Lode Theatre is Front and Center this Winter
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you shouldn't do the things you enjoy. This past weekend, many took in the excitement of Snoflinga. Now, if you're not entirely on board with activities that involve physically touching snow, then take in some events that won't leave your toes cold and requires wearing a parka. This article; highly suggests a trip to the Mother Lode Theatre in Butte. To wrap up the month of January, here are two incredible LIVE performances to choose from at reasonable prices. If you're not up to driving to the theatre this winter, schedule an Uber or have a friend or family member drive you there! Here's what's on tap at the Mother Lode Theatre this month:
Big Thumbs Up to Grandmas Everywhere Today Even if You’re Not from Poland
Today is National Grandma's Day! Well, technically, in Poland, but I'm in a mood, so let's spread the love to the United States today! Yes, time to pay tribute to the person you could often run to when your parents gave you a hard time! You could do no wrong in grandma's eyes, and she was probably right! However, some grandmas out there could (and continue to be) stricter than parents. You know the type; disciplinarians who practiced tough love and would put you to work with a list of chores when you came to visit. There's even the case of grandmas who raised their grandchildren, which is more common than not. For others, it's possible they didn't see their grandmas as often growing up but still have fond memories of them either through birthday cards or phone calls. Thankfully with today's technology, kids and adults alike can also Facetime with their grandmothers. Whatever the case may be for you, and if you're feeling the love today, give your grandma a call, shoot her a text, or give her a shout-out on social media.
Pasties or Pork Chop Sandwiches; Which Comfort Food in Southwest Montana Suits You Best?
Comfort foods are delicious treats we crave and reward ourselves with regularly. Even if we're overly happy or sad, comfort foods can rescue or reward us for brief moments at a time. As humans, WE DEMAND OUR COMFORT FOODS! Okay, maybe "demand" is over the top, but yeah, we want to consume good food for all sorts of convincing reasons. So, let's cut to the chase; if you had to choose one of two Montana traditional comfort foods, which would be your go-to? Pork Chop Sandwiches or Pasties? (See below) Montana Traditions, Pork Chop Sandwiches, Pasties, Gravy Ketchup, Comfort Foods, Montana, Butte, Anaconda, Wind's Pasties, Joe's Pasties, June's Pasties, Truzzolinos,
Crosby & Beck; Birds (Byrds) of a Feather Rock Together
As information developed yesterday surrounding the passing of legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby, the world stood still in remembering his life's work as a musician and outspoken activist. The news came only nine days after learning about the loss of master rock/rhythm and blues guitarist Jeff Beck. Two incredible musicians from the same era who inadvertently crossed paths in their early careers, and here's how. Before their solo careers and prior to forming The Jeff Beck Group or CSN & CSNY, Crosby and Beck gained fame in the 1960s as members of two separate and very distinct groups whose band names bared similarities. In 1964, David Crosby became the singer-songwriter and rhythm guitarist for the American folk-band The Byrds. Not long after, in 1965, Jeff Beck joined the British rock band The Yardbirds. Their style and sound had many differences, but their goal was the same; to create meaningful and unique music for the masses or to challenge their creativity.
Foods You Probably Shouldn’t Order on a First Date
what food NOT to order on a first date really comes down to good common sense. So, get ready to swipe right on that app and bon appetit.