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.
Patrons Give Thanks for Upcoming Anaconda Beer-Pong Tourney
While many are prepping for Thanksgiving dinner and other family festivities this week, some local patrons are preparing themselves for an extended weekend of partying, not to mention the one and only Thanksgiving Beer-Pong Tournament at Anaconda's Club Moderne this Wednesday!! Okay, so tourney goers also plan to eat a bunch of food and give thanks on Thanksgiving, but instead, with a belly full of beer from the night before. That is, of course, if they don't fare well at the beer pong tourney. Now, even if you've never played beer pong before, you are most likely familiar with the trendy contest that has been around for decades.
Non-Stop Flights Away from the Cold that Won’t Entirely Break the Bank
If you live in Montana, right about now, you're trying every attempt to stay warm, make sure your car starts, and prevent the pipes in your house from freezing. In a matter of weeks, the weather took a major turn, and the temperatures plummeted. While many are doing their best to endure winter conditions, others have a plan in mind to quickly escape the cold. We're not talking months at a time, but just a week-long or weekend trip to clear their minds of snow-covered walkways and crazed wind chill factors. A quick jaunt by plane to one or all of these "warmer" places in the nation could do the trick:
Anaconda VINTAGE Christmas Market is Coming Soon
Once you've completed your Black Friday journey, take time the following day to enjoy a day of shopping in an entirely different way. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 26th, Anaconda's First Annual Vintage Christmas Market will take place in the former JC Penney's building at 113 East Park Street in downtown Anaconda. The event, hosted by Blacksmith Coffee Co., will feature creative and unique gift ideas, including vintage home and holiday decor, outerwear, furniture, and more. It's a great feeling when you can find one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday. Plus, a trip to Anaconda's First Annual Vintage Christmas Market the day AFTER Black Friday is a nice break from the norm.
Getting Creative When You Don’t Have Cat/Griz Tickets
You'd have to be living under a big rock in Montana NOT to know the Brawl of the Wild is this Saturday in Bozeman! The thing about it, though, is that some Bocat/Griz Fans are more prepared and organized than others. Hence, the ones ahead of the game purchased their tickets weeks ago for the game, had their tailgate festivities planned out, and booked hotel reservations way in advance. Serious gamegoers even know exactly what "team logo" layers of clothing they plan to wear to match weather conditions. Then there are the "winging it" Bobcat/Griz fans. The ones that procrastinate purchasing tickets for whatever reason and then end up with NONE. Yet, because they love a good Bobcat/Griz football matchup and want to be part of the festivities, they make every attempt to be there in the flesh even though it would have been easier to maintain some level of organization by purchasing tickets and a hotel room in the first place. Or so I've been told. Lol!
Black Friday or Cyber Monday; Which One Suits You Best?
The countdown is on to Black Friday and Cyber Monday! So, which holiday shopping experience do you prefer? For several years now, Cyber Monday has been a popular staple as it allows the luxury of shopping online from the comfort of your home or anywhere by laptop, PC, or phone. On the other hand, there are still some die-hard shoppers out there that like the hustle and bustle of browsing on foot! Many love the idea of going store to store for great deals on Black Friday! Then, of course, some like to do a little of both. It all comes down to technique, no matter what the case may be. To participate in Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping, consumers need to know precisely how much they plan to spend and have a list or a general idea of what they want to purchase. There's no sense defeating the purpose of Black Friday or Cyber Monday if your outing online or on foot turns into chaos and leaves you strapped for cash for the remainder of the holiday season.
Thanksgiving Traditions & Recipes; Like It or Not
When it comes to Thanksgiving, you know right out the gate what your favorite foods were growing up and the ones that grace your "table of giving" today. Almost everyone from a young age remembers that aunt, uncle, cousin, friend or grandparent that made a special Thanksgiving entre or dessert just the way you like it. That being said, you couldn't imagine it being served any other way, or could you?
Winter Bazaar in Butte November 19th & 20th is a Holiday Problem Solver
Time to twist your arm to get some serious shopping done! Okay, so some people absolutely love shopping during the holiday season, and others, well, not so much. But, no matter what side of the fence you're on, one particular annual event has made it easy for family and friends to come together for a fun shopping experience. With over 90 vendors to choose from, the Annual Winter Bazaar and Tradeshow in Butte on November 19th and 20th is a keeper!
Thanksgiving Dinner in Anaconda; Bringing Unity to the Community
Organizations such as the Anaconda Community Foundation have made it possible for everyone to enjoy the season of giving the way it was intended. On Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 2022, a nondenominational Anaconda Community Thanksgiving dinner and gathering will take place at Holy Family's Hunthausen Center (217 W. Pennsylvania in Anaconda). ACF members and volunteers will serve a traditional feast of turkey, ham, and more from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For those who are homebound or cannot travel, delivery will be made available at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. To request meal delivery, call RInki at (406) 563-5582 or Sandi at (406) 559-0919. To volunteer for this year's ACF Community Thanksgiving Dinner, contact Paula at (406) 560-6792 or Melissa at (406) 529-9304. To donate, visit anacondacommunityfoundation.org.
Anaconda’s Braxton Hill & Fellow Griz Ready to Take on the Eagles, Days after their Snow Day Blowout Against Calpoly
The start of last Saturday's Montana Griz Football game against Calpoly mirrored the definition, "THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM," in TWO WAYS. First, although cooler temperatures and a sense of winter were already in the air the night of November 5th's game, the wind was oddly calm. Then, just like that, in true Montana style, giant snowflakes dominated the field by the 2nd quarter at Washington Grizzly Stadium, leaving fans confident that Calpoly was about to take a beating. Undoubtedly, the showdown Calpoly endured had everything to do with "Griz Nation" skill. Seemingly though, the winter wonderland that prevailed during the game added nicely to their throwdown. By the time all was said and done, the Griz walked away with a 57 to 0 victory over Calpoly.
Butte WINTER Farmers’ Market Here to Stay
The Butte Winter Farmer's Market has been a huge success, so luckily, organizers are happy to bring it back beginning this Saturday, November 12th! Of course, it all takes place "indoors" in the Butte Plaza Mall as beautiful crops, and meticulous handmade crafts would turn into pure icicles otherwise. With the winter weather sometimes stifling people from getting from point A to point B, the "indoor" Butte Winter Farmer's Market gives people a chance to come together in a comfortable and accessible environment.