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.
More Halloween Events in Butte. These Ones are for the KIDS
In this article, Thriftway Super Stops is happy to bring you information about kid-friendly Halloween events in Butte planned throughout this week and into the weekend. Highlighted below are events that are family oriented and a good guide to follow. So, here we go! Kid-friendly Halloween events in Butte include:
Tickets Available ONLINE for ‘Addams Family’ Musical in Butte
The excitement of LIVE theater at the Orphan Girl Children's Theatre in Butte begins this week, so don't miss out on getting your tickets to 'Addams Family young@part the musical' now! Instead, head to ORPHANGIRL.ORG, and right there, you can select the day you would like to attend this wacky and fun performance by some incredibly talented local students. The show runs October 27th, 28th & November 3rd, 4th, & 5th at 6 p.m. and October 29th, 30th, and November 6th at 1 p.m. When you visit ORPHANGIRL.ORG, you'll see that tickets range from $15 to $20. The performance runs 80 minutes in length with a 15-minute intermission. 'Addams Family young@part' is the perfect anecdote this Halloween season and a great way to support local youth in the community.
Door-to-Door Halloween Treats…THEN & NOW
Halloween is fast approaching, and trick-or-treaters have been excited about it for weeks! Near and far, kids will scope out businesses and special events on Halloween for delicious treats, while many will keep to the tradition of going door-to-door. Trick or treating, or "mummin" as remembered by many locals growing up, dates back to 16th century Scotland and Ireland. Over the years, it was considered "guising" because children would go house to house disguised in costume seeking food or money. In North America, the art of "guising" became popular in 1911 and eventually earned the name trick or treating. From a pagan ritual to a light-hearted festive party described in Roger's Tricking Halloween, the concept of acquiring goodies on this special night and then devouring the sweet treats for days has remained the same over the years. However, the main difference is that many of the HALLOWEEN TREATS that are popular now didn't exist years ago, and vice versa. If you grew up in the early 70s, common treats to make their way to your Halloween bag were popcorn balls, Cracker Jacks, Ring Pops that you could wear as jewelry, Bottle Caps (the root beer ones were the best), Pop Rocks that crackled and popped in your mouth, Necco Wafers, Zotz, and those d*mn candy wax lips and teeth that I admittingly chewed like a stick of gum moments after displaying them on my face. Occasionally, we would come across "that one neighbor" who thought it would be cool to pitch a can of soda on top of our beloved candy or throw in a caramel apple wrapped in wax paper. I even received a can of green beans in my Halloween bag one year. Looking back, it was certainly more of a trick than a treat for a youngster. Who knows what that was about? The bean giver must have been in a mood or did it for shock value. At that age, you didn't question the treat; you just made sure to continue to the next house and hope for the best.
More Local Ghastly Events brought to you by Thriftway…Creepshow, Witches Ball & Welcome to the Jungle
Here it is! Just in time for Halloween, another selection of terrifying and ghoulishly fun events to check out this week in the surrounding area! These local ghastly parties & haunted tours have something for everyone...well, almost everyone! Be selective as events listed are not for children 12 years of age or younger! For the rest of us, time to buck up and prepare to get scared out of our wits. If you're more about costume contests and partying the night away, then so be it! CUTLER BROTHERS CREEP SHOW, WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE at the BUTTE DEPOT, THE WITCHES BALL at the FINLEN HOTEL.
Local Ghastly Parties & Haunted Houses Listed Here through Halloween
throughout the next few days on our posts, are key places to go for haunted houses and Halloween parties in the Butte community and beyond! Now, a reminder that some events listed are family-friendly and some are not, so, please choose wisely. Okay, the countdown is on, so here we go! For today, here are three spots to have some Halloween fun and a scary good time.
Butte Elks Lodge will host ‘Shop with a Cop’ Breakfast on Sunday
The Butte Elks Lodge is at it again, and that's a good thing! Coming up on Sunday, October 23rd you can enjoy some morning grub and all for a great cause! Throughout the year, the Butte Elks Lodge 240 has helped support the 'Shop With a Cop' program, and this Sunday is no different. So grab your friends and family for a chance to enjoy a pancake breakfast which also includes bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee and juice. Cost is only $8 per person or $25 for a family of four. Again, that's this Sunday at the Butte Elks Lodge 240, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to support a program that has helped so many children in the community.
‘Addams Family’ Musical Underway at Orphan Girl Children’s Theatre
this musical perfect for the Halloween season applauds the quirky and wacky scenarios that most families face from time to time. This best-selling Broadway musical tells the story of the princess of darkness herself, Wednesday Addams who falls head over heels for an intelligent and sweet youngster from a very defined and respectable family. Although Gomez is aware of Wednesday's love for this squeaky-clean mortal, Wednesday's mother, Morticia, is not. As the plot thickens, things begin to unravel for the whole family during a fateful dinner one evening for Wednesday's "normal" love interest.
Simulators, Food & Drinks Now Available Year-Round at “Newly Remodeled” Old Works Golf Course
What was supposed to be a casual, quick outing for breakfast at the Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda recently turned into a breathtaking mini tour of their newly remodeled patio, bar, lounge, and Trackman indoor simulators! From talking to Karen Wooldridge Heim of the Old Works gorgeous pro shop over the summer, I knew that plans to remodel portions of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course were in the mix. In fact, this past weekend, they officially opened their doors for breakfast in their refurbished lounge. Pancakes, breakfast burritos, eggs, bacon, sausage, and more are now available on the menu every Saturday and Sunday year-round from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also, appetizers and drinks are prepared and served by a super staff and will be available throughout the year during "simulator" hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekly.
Butte Shriners Barrika Patrol Halloween Party Cancelled
IN THE TIME THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST POSTED, THE BURIKKA PATROL HALLOWEEN FAMILY PARTY HAS BEEN CANCELED. LEAVING THIS POST UP FOR NOW TO LET EVERYONE KNOW OF THE CANCELLATION.
Butte’s Hillcrest Harvest Bazaar is Back
Fall is definitely in the air. With that comes plenty of autumn festivals, sporting events, family gatherings, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and traditional outings such as the Hillcrest Harvest Bazaar. This event has been a Butte tradition for years, and is set to take place, Saturday, October 22nd at the Butte Plaza Mall. Originated 46 years ago, the Hillcrest Harvest Bazaar is a fundraiser for the Hillcrest School Association. Similar to recent years, the Bazaar is set to display for purchase, incredible arts and crafts created by a wide range of participants. Per organizers, the event would not be possible without the help of so many local volunteers who care about the future of Hillcrest Elementary School, plus the children and parents of the community.