August 2017 Around Town

Rub elbows with chef and author Mindy Segal and have a s'more, or two or three. Thursday, August 10—National S'mores Day—kicks off a weeklong celebration of all things chocolate, graham cracker, marshmallow and more at The Resort at Paws Up. In traditional glamping style, participants will honor the ooey-gooey deliciousness of this famous campfire treat alongside Mindy Segal, who will…

July 2017 Around Town

Author Gary Ferguson will be presenting, reading, and signing his new book Land on Fire at Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave., on Saturday, July 1 at 3 p.m. Ever wonder about how we can get along better with fire and harness its healing power without unleashing unchecked destruction? Gary explores the research to answer this question and in…

June 2017 Around Town

MovieMaker magazine thinks big of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. It was selected as one of the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” for the second time in four years. The list, created annually to help guide filmmakers contemplating their festival strategy, spotlights the benefits of screening at festivals outside the mainstream festival circuit. Great work, BSDFF!

May 2017 Around Town

Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main, showcases the skills and sensibilities of contemporary artists and creates an energetic forum for discussing art and its vitality in the world today, and the community is invited to stop by the gallery for its second annual Ceramics Invitational, a show of all ceramics that features more than 50 jaw-dropping functional and sculptural clay artworks…

April 2017 Around Town

Missoula’s oldest footrace is back for its 45th year! The 2017 Riverbank Run will be held Saturday, April 29. With four race options (1 Mile, 5K, 10K, or the Trifecta) to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Join our community as we wind through historic downtown Missoula and the beautiful University of Montana campus. All races begin at Higgins and…

March 2017 Around Town

With spring right around the corner maybe it's time for some spring cleaning or redecorating. Maybe it's time to declutter and dress up your walls. The most innovative and user-friendly wall decor system ever created, Vänt wall panels are the leading trend in fine living. They're versatile and available in different sizes and styles to suit any need. Browse dozens…

February 2017 Around Town

The color most associated with energy, passion, and action—red—sits at the heart of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign, and this year's event promises even more of all three. Go red with the women (and the men) who are dedicated to the fight against heart disease in women at the annual Missoula "Go Red for Women" luncheon…

January 2017 Around Town

Elouise Cobell, the namesake of UM’s Elouise Cobell Land and Culture Institute located at the Payne Family Native American Center, was named one of 21 recipients of the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor that is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to…

December 2016 Around Town

The hors d'oeuvres—Swedish fish and Goldfish crackers—at the launch party for artist and author Jayne Piazza's book Fish Line Rhymes were as clever as the rhymes found within the pages of her darling book. The book, a re-imagining of our favorite nursery rhymes, features her off-the-hook musings on all things fishy like the one about “Little Blues Boy, Come Tuna…

November 2016 Around Town

The hors d’oeuvres at the launch for artist and author Jayne Piazza’s book Fish Line Rhymes—Swedish fish and goldfish—were as clever as the rhymes found in the pages of her darling book. The book features her off-the-hook musings on all things fishy like the one about “Little Blues Boy, Come Tuna Guitar” and their accompanying illustrations, the result of “bleaching,”…

October 2016 Around Town

After seeing a surge in customers looking to experience the tasty health benefits of bison, Bitterroot Bison Co. has come up with new ways to offer their grass-fed, humane-certified and all-natural meat to the public by offering catering services. They have been traveling to events throughout Idaho, Montana, and Washington serving up delicious bison—burgers, tacos, chili, and much more. The…

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Be the best by hanging out with the best. Team Red, White and Blue is a veteran group that seeks to enrich the lives of U.S. veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team RWB Missoula, our local chapter, meets for weekly hikes and other activities. For a schedule of upcoming events, visit Team RWB…

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Traverse the pristine trails at The Resort at Paws Up with your love pup(s) for the eighth annual Canine Classic, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Western Montana, on Sunday, September 25. This event is a run/hike for people and their canine companions, and participants can choose from a chip-timed half marathon or five-mile course, or take in the…

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Summer is a great time to head over to the Resort at Paws Up for its Wilderness Workshops, of which there are plenty this summer. During the weeks of July 10-16 and August 7-13, learn about the old ways of the great outdoors from an honest-to-goodness mountain man, Gary Steele. At his self-built camp, guests will get hands-on instruction in…

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At the heart of our spectacular city is the Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast, 823 39th St. We’ve long known of its charming luxurious accommodations, delicious breakfasts, and warm hospitality. And it’s been getting some attention, even from an international luxury travel blog. First, the website OnlyInYourState.com listed the Gibson Mansion as one of 10 bed and breakfasts in Montana…

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Emilie LeBel, assistant professor of composition at the University of Montana's School of Music, became the first woman to win the Land’s End Ensemble’s Composer Competition. She won with her piece “Oranda,” and will receive a $1,500 commissioning prize after composing a new piece for a piano trio that will be premiered next season by the Land’s End Ensemble.

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Ty Robinson, a Missoula resident since 1935, was honored by the Montana Council, Boy Scouts of America with Montana's first Distinguished Centenarian Eagle Scout award during the recent Mullan Trail District Investment in Character and Leadership Breakfast in Missoula. This year marks the 106th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America, and the 100-year-old Robinson joked that he and Scouting…

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Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA), a nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing through public education and advocacy, will be having its fifth annual national Rendezvous on April 1-3 in downtown Missoula at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 200 S. Pattee. The event, which attracts backcountry sportsmen and -women from across the country, features…

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Josh Gilligan, son of Jim and Julie Gilligan of Missoula, was trying to play it cool when his soon-to-be fiancée Rachel Bradford, daughter of Bob and Karee Bradford of Billings, scanned his pockets for a certain size box last October. They were at Canyon Ferry Lake on their way to a familiar bench overlooking the shore, the sweet spot where…

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Open auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged will be held Sunday, January 24 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged is a madcap production that condenses the great works of the English-speaking world's greatest playwright into irreverent and hilarious micro-performances at breakneck speed. The show…

December 2015 Around Town

At Missoula Valley Lifestyle, our goal is to share the best that our community has to offer as well as news about our neighbors. Do you have wedding or engagement news to share? Do you know an outstanding educator or student we should spotlight? Is there a great new restaurant in town that everyone needs to know about? Please let…

November 2015 Around Town

In a neighborhood known for its green pastures and rural feel, the addition to Target Range of the deli “The Trough” is fitting right in. The Trough, which adjoins The Olde Dairy (previously Dale’s Dairy), offers sandwiches, soups and salads, a coffee bar with locally made baked goods, smoothies and Big Dipper ice cream. According to owners Carter and Susan…

October 2015 Around Town

At Missoula Valley Lifestyle our goal is to share the best that our community has to offer as well as news about our neighbors. Do you have wedding or engagement news to share? Do you know an outstanding educator or student we should spotlight? Is there a great new restaurant in town that everyone needs to know about? Please let…

September 2015 Around Town

The University of Montana celebrates homecoming with a week of festive activities Sept. 20-26 for alumni, friends, students and community members. Events include the kick-off celebration at Southgate Mall; the "Hello Walk," a long-standing tradition in which students and alumni are invited to grab a brush to paint a greeting in any language they wish outside Turner Hall; campus decorating…

August 2015 Around Town

The team at Missoula Valley Lifestyle looks forward to sharing the good news of our neighbors each and every month. If you have an engagement or wedding to announce, please send standard announcement text and two or three high-resolution photos to DAntonetti@LifesytlePubs.com so we can include it in our Wedding Bells section. There is no charge for this service and…

July 2015 Around Town

Grateful Nation Montana's fifth annual Freedom Run/Walk in Bigfork will kickstart Independence Day festivities before a town parade. The event honors and celebrates our nation's military heroes and their families for the sacrifice they make for our freedom. It's a fun event for all ages. On July 4, families and friends will gather at Brookies Cookies (191 Mill St.) for…

June 2015 Around Town

Western Montana car clubs are joining together in a fundraising effort for Camp Mak-A-Dream. They’ve restored a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda and are selling 1,000 raffle tickets at $50 each. Net proceeds from the tickets all go to Camp Mak-A-Dream. The winner of the car will be drawn at the Showin’ Off for Camp Mak-A-Dream Car Show on Sunday, July 19, at Fort Missoula. It’s all part…