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The Weekend Guide from Billings365

The weekend calls for rain, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to get out of the house for!  These events are perfect for an indoor kind of weekend. BIG the Musical It’s the last weekend that “BIG the Musical” is being performed at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Friday and Saturday night catch…

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Sing it, shake it, move it, groove it

Putting creative movement in the classroom We’re all familiar with the so-called three R’s of learning: reading, ‘riting (writing) and ‘rithmetic (arithmetic). But if you ask some early childhood educators, singing a tune and allowing kids to express themselves to the beat of the music truly complements the trusted foundation of learning. Call it a…

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Better With Breakfast

Ways to start every day with a healthy beginning Life is better with breakfast. “’Breakfast’ comes from ‘break the fast,’” according to Dr. Virginia Mermel, a Certified Nutrition Specialist. As a Montana Team Nutrition School Wellness Coach, Mermel believes “Regardless of age, all people function better if they refuel in the morning.” She says “Breakfast…

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Look What We Found!

Turning vintage dish towels into charming throw pillows As a “junker,” one thing I’ve learned is that estate sales can be literal treasure hunts where beautiful vintage gems can be found. The competition can be fierce, but if you look at some of the items in a different light, you can find a diamond in…

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What’s for Dinner? Cedar Plank Salmon Tacos!

Grill this up tonight with some mango salsa! -Recipe from Albertsons Cedar planked salmon is a grilling favorite, but we’re putting a twist on it by making them into these delicious tacos! Enjoy these grilling tips from Annessa Chumbley for Cedar Plank Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa.   Ingredients 2 Cedar Planks, soaked in water…

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Learning From Home

One family proves that educating at home = success From the quiet, lush, still-wide-open prairie of rural Ballantine, 25 miles east of Billings, there lives a modern-day family who could easily be the mirror image of one living 100 years ago. Their faith and values are traditional. They take care of their neighbors without hesitation,…

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Bringing Home the Spirit!

Billings gym puts competitive cheer on the Magic City map In an unassuming gym situated off Grand Avenue, you can hear the base thumping and shouts from coaches and kids as you walk up. “One and two and three and four….” can be heard with a military-like cadence. Walk inside and you’ll see kids as…

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The Educational Fast Track

Why 2- or 3-year degrees might be a wave of the educational future There’s an educational trend that has been brewing across the nation and it is one that is very alive here in the Yellowstone Valley. It’s one that gives students a deep focus in their field of study. On the average, the cost…

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Caring for Parents With Dementia

Billlings’ Woman Writes Book to Share Her Journey With Others Vicki Tapia remembers the day in 2003 that set her on a path as her parents’ caregiver. It was long before she would delve into research on dementia and journal every finding. It was more than a decade before she’d use her notes to pen…

Who is Billings Best Dressed?

See the women who captured the titles! You know you’ve seen that girl around town — the one who always looks like a million bucks and rarely has a hair out of place or an accessory that isn’t a perfect match. For all of 2014, Yellowstone Valley Woman has asked you to share some of…

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Jolene Rieck is Building a Vision

Bringing beautiful outdoor spaces to life Chances are, when you’re walking down the sidewalk, parking in the shade of a tree, or resting on a park bench while your children play, you don’t give a second thought to the outdoor space around you. That’s okay, Jolene Rieck would rather you never notice, just simply enjoy…

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The Weekend Guide from Billings365

Ugh…how is it August already?  Back to school is coming up quick! This weekend, be sure to take in some of these quintessential summer events and soak up every minute of fun you can! MontanaFair MontanaFair kicks off this Friday night for Sneak a Peek night. Gates open at 4pm and rides will begin running at…

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What’s for Dinner: Grilled Pizza Anyone?

Fire up the grill for a new twist on a family favorite! It’s that time of year when the weather is so incredibly perfect for grilling, but we (at least my family) are all sick of the standard grilling fare like burgers, hot dogs, and bratwurst. This recipe is one of my favorites, and is…

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Designing Smart

This feature is brought to you by  Mattress Land USA/ Furniture Land USA, a locally owned family business dedicated to getting to you to a better tomorrow with a good night! Decking out small spaces with style Is that small space in your home keeping you from entertaining like a rock star? No need to…

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Back to School (Health) Check List

One school nurse sounds off on getting your kids ready The fall wardrobe is in. The pencils are sharpened and your kids are waiting with anticipation to see who their teacher will be. The back to school shopping lists might be crossed off, but are your children mentally and physically ready to be launched into…

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Girl Scouts Looking for Leaders!

Do you have time to be a positive role model? Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is in need of volunteers and troop leaders in Billings! Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming covers over 245,000 square miles, 79 counties and in our council area there are over 128,000 girls that need a positive role model…

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