A Fix-It-and-Forget-It Feast

What’s the easiest way to skip the Thanksgiving cooking headaches? Try putting your slow cooker into high gear. Today’s slow cookers offer a vast improvement over grandma’s Crock-Pot chili. There are now stream-lined, programmable versions in an array of sizes at most major retailers for less than $40, offering versatile, oven-safe stoneware inserts that are visually appealing enough to put…

An Apple A Day

For a complete list of places to purchase Montana Cider Works products, visit MontanaCider.com or call 406.360.5078. “That’s the ‘Apple Master 2000,’” Ryal Schallenberger says, pointing to a flatbed trailer crowned with a giant homemade basket of sorts. Timbers, netting, tarps and plywood angle up from the trailer bed that’s parked beneath a twisted old apple tree. A bright yellow…

A motive for hope.

A friend recently wrote to me, “It seems unreal,” referring to the announcement that peace in her country—Colombia—would, after more than 50 years, finally be a reality. “So many generations, including my own, were born and raised in a country with an armed conflict…and we don’t know how to live in a country without war but the fact that we…

Athleta Grand Opening

The women's athletic clothing line celebrated its new Southgate Mall store with sips and treats by UM Catering. Shoppers can get their fit on with performance gear for yoga, swimming, running, fitness and more. Photos J. Willis Photography

STARS AND STRIPES

I bought my first home with the love of my life a few months ago. It’s a place that only existed in my mind up until this year, where our horses would graze and where our dog would pace the fence line with his nose to the ground. It’s now home for all of us and I’m thankful for that.…

We Will Never Forget

Our community gathered at Rose Park to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. Photography Pamela Dunn-Parrish

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…

The Impossible Is Possible

In late July, a group of us from Zootown Church in Missoula went to help out and to see all of what God is doing in Santa Cecilia. We were merely putting our hands and hearts to work toward what God had already established. Our church partnered with an organization called OASIS, a daycare ministry that helps not only with…

The Great Vacation Debate
TO FLY OR TO DRIVE

If the approaching holidays have you seeing dollar signs and cringing to avoid the stress the season brings, you may be relieved to know there is one simple step to help bypass many of the common holiday headaches: Traveling by vehicle costs less, is more convenient and is not as stressful as flying.