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.
Reminisce at the Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel in Stodden Park
As children, my sister and I had ants in our pants, so although we loved hanging out at Muzz and Stan's to see how the adults did it, we couldn't wait to get to the Columbia Gardens! It was beyond the best! The awesome rides, the carnival-style food, the beautiful flowers displayed, hence Columbia "Gardens" (yes, this kid remembered the floral landscape). That's how magical it was and how it is something most of us will never forget.
Copperhead Homecoming in Pictures; What’s Your Favorite Homecoming Memory?
Next, the almighty Copperhead school assembly and downtown parade took place Friday with traditional entries on tap to include Anaconda High Royalty, class floats, and pillaring firetrucks with Copperhead athletes on top. Loyal fans and alum lined the streets for blocks to pay tribute to the Heads. Then, in true homecoming style, the Copperheads football team took to the field Friday night with royalty and the Anaconda High marching band performing during the half. The boys played hard but were defeated by Big Fork. Nonetheless, the support, energy, and spirit of true Copperhead fans were evident from the week-long Homecoming festivities. As with any admiration for an alma mater, this is a feeling that can never be taken away from anyone, no matter the circumstance or outcome. So tell us some of your favorite memories of your alma mater's Homecoming. See more amazing photos from Homecoming below!
National Coffee Day is All the Buzz
Today is National Coffee Day, so let the caffeine buzz begin! Whether you like yours hot, cold...with cream, milk, sugar, sweetener, honey, or black, coffee is ingrained in our everyday lives. We are creatures of habit. From the time we awake in the morning, coffee is a go-to beverage of choice. Sure, many prefer tea, decaf coffee (we forgive you), or even Mountain Dew in the morning, but today we honor coffee for its robust drink, and again, because it has its special day! The All Japan Coffee Association established this day devoted to such an aromatic bean in 1983 and in the United States by 2005.
Participants Embark on a Local Murder Mystery
The faint at heart need not apply when solving a real-life murder mystery. However, when it's all in good, harmless fun and part of a theatrical stage production, then, by all means, attendees are highly encouraged to participate. That is exactly what can be expected during the production of Pat Cook's 'You Have the Right to Remain Dead' performed at the Copper Village Museum and Arts Center in Anaconda, September 29th through October 9th. The production is under the direction of Sue Konicek of Anaconda's Open Theatre Project.
Taylor Hawkins Fans in Montana Seek Closure with Tribute Concerts
Then all joking aside, and just like that, within months, on March 25th, everything tragically changed. The dynamics of what was once the Foo Fighters came to a halt as news of the passing of 50-year-old drummer Taylor Hawkins, stunned and saddened the music world. Foo Fighters were set to perform in Bogota, Columbia, where Hawkins succumbed to a drug-related cardiovascular collapse. From that moment on, the grieving process began for bandmates, family members, friends, and countless fans. Things would never be the same for the band, as Foo Fighters' concerts were instantly canceled across the globe, including their scheduled stop at Big Sky. It was adamantly the scenario. Foo Fighters would not be making a trip to Montana, and even if they did, it wouldn't be the same without Taylor!
Mayonnaise: Friend or Foe?
Come on; mayonnaise is a stigma! You're either ostracized for liking it or worshiped for making the most fantastic salad and other recipes with it. For over two decades, up until about 2019, I boycotted mayonnaise like the plague. Initially, it stemmed from food poisoning "I think" I got from a macaroni salad left out too long at a birthday party (the perishable egg theory is accurate). From then on, it was me against mayonnaise! Unless it was used in a particular baked goodie, I happened to master in the mid-90s that family and friends raved about over the years. (I'll say it made the dessert in question very moist...no secrets revealed...yet).
Montana’s Link to La La Land: Featured…Carroll O’Connor
Fans of the Hollywood scene, featured this time around on Montana's Link to La La Land is Carroll O'Connor who is best known for his roles as Archie Bunker on the sitcom All In the Family and the television version of The Heat of the Night as Chief William "Bill" Gillespie. O'Connor wasn't born or raised in Montana, but as illustrated in the online version of the New York Times, after a bout as a merchant marine, he made his way to the Treasure State in the late 1940's as a college student in Missoula
Paying Tribute at Butte’s Rock the Pit
Music enthusiasts, there are many reasons to rock out! The upcoming event, "Rock the Pit", is by far one of the most important reasons to do just that! As provided by All Events and The Butte Elks Lodge, "Rock the Pit", October 8th at the Butte Elks Lodge, is a benefit dedicated to the memory of Perry Schelin, a local resident and musician who passed away in January after succumbing to brain cancer.
Breakfast & Bingo for a Good Cause in Butte
So, for an outing at the Butte Elks Lodge, September 25th, bring your appetite, a great attitude, and eye glasses if needed to read your bingo cards. I know I can't see a thing without mine! A big thanks to the Butte Elks Lodge 240, as over the years, they have been very instrumental in hosting such events to support the community.
Montana Tech’s Career Fair = Success
Its a chance for organizations to help Montana Tech students choose a career path and to give insight on the many opportunities available in a given field. Even if students are in a core curriculum program and are well on their way to knowing their intent and future plans, Montana Tech's Career Fair can help fine tune the choices made by students of all academic levels.