Resolved to be positive.

This time of year, the days seem so long; they are. The sun barely has a chance to rub the sleep from his eyes before he must ready for bed, yet we never hear a complaint. Efforts to fight off the blues—taking vitamin D and getting outside—sometimes don’t feel like enough. I haven’t seen the sun rise during my sunrise…

Radius Gallery Holiday Show

Radius Gallery opened its second annual holiday show with wine, sweet treats and more than 200 petite paintings, pastels, photographs and mixed media works from 76 artists, most of whom call Montana home. Photography Pamela Dunn-Parrish

Around Town

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…

Women’s Voices for the Earth

“You can't shop your way out of the problem—even with a healthy, fit lifestyle, we're still exposed to toxins every day. We have to change the system in order to have full control of our health.” Erin Switalski started working for WVE in 2005 and has been its executive director since 2009. “We need to counter the insanity of making…

Growing Older, 
But Not Up

Jim Cosgrove, aka Mr. Stinky Feet, and his wife make their home in Johnson County, Kansas, with their two beautiful daughters. For details about where your family can be entertained by Jim, visit JimCosgrove.com. My New Year’s resolution is to act more like a 5 year old. I got the idea from my daughters. They laugh a lot. They sing…

Casting Lines

Amy Ratto Parks is the assistant director of composition at the University of Montana and an award-winning poet. She holds an MFA in poetry, MA in literature, and an EdD in Education. She’s the co-owner of Missoulian Angler Fly Shop and a certified yoga teacher.

Stephanie Frostad

Stephanie Frostad’s voice is graceful and delicate. The lines—whether drawn with pencil or brush—in her work are, too. Yet, there is no mistaking the strong point of view from which she approaches each piece. What brought you to Missoula? I came to Missoula for graduate school in 1992. Although it was not my intention to remain in Missoula, it ended…

Heart-Warming, 
Homemade Winter Dishes

Sometimes a quick, home-cooked meal is just a hop, skip and a jump away...in your pantry. Or should we say "can-try"? With a well-stocked pantry full of ingredients like canned tomatoes, kidney beans and pumpkin, preparing a nutritious, creative meal that you and your family will love is easy. Cans seal in foods’ nutrition, freshness and flavor, and they are…

Street Lines: 
A Look Into the Future

It has been a great 2015 in the automobile world and luckily for motorists, cars like the 2016 Mazda CX-3 will maintain the momentum regarding advancements in technology, power, style, gas mileage, and practicality, to name a few. Simply put, it’s a win.