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Homespun Holiday

DIY stitched clay ornaments Crafter Ashley Michel is no stranger to making her own holiday ornaments. In fact, each year she chooses a new way to make an entire line that she will sell at craft fairs or in private sales. Each one has its own flair and this year’s creations are no exception. To…

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Diane Fossen built a life around music

When Diane Fossen first heard the violin as a child, she knew she wanted to play one. To her, the sound was like singing, clear and sweet. The first time she played, she knew it was what she wanted to do her whole life, and when she began teaching violin as a teenager, she found…

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Helping Cancer Patients & Families

P.E.A.K.S. means People Everywhere are Kind and Sharing This group lends its hands and hearts to help cancer patients that are struggling financially while they are in treament.  They raise and donate about $70,000 annually to patients in cancer treatment at St Vincent Hospital, Billings Clinic, Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center and St Vincent’s Frontier Cancer…

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Tastings: Fermented & Flavorful

Grab a Growler (or two) of these dark brews In the heart of downtown Billings, six breweries spend their days concocting and fermenting flavorful brews. With Oktoberfest upon us, the Tastings Team paid a visit to savor the flavors from four different microbrews right here in the Magic City. Starting at The Garage at Yellowstone…

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Autumn’s Favorite Fruit

Ripe flavors to savor with apples Open my refrigerator any day, any season of the year and you will find a bowl of apples: Pink Lady, Jazz, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith or Fuji. I Love Apples! Once I figured out you do not store apples in a fruit bowl on the counter like my grandparents did,…

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Fresh & Modern Renovation

Kitchen gets a high impact redesign This home feature is brought to you by Freyenhagen Construction – let Freyenhagen Construction put the pieces together for you! Marilyn and Bill Simmons, owners of Master Lube, enjoy their centrally-located home. They adore their neighborhood. “It’s secluded, yet, in the heart of everything, close to the library and hospitals,”…

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Stephanie von Friedeburg: Helping the World’s Technology Tick

Stephanie von Friedeburg has voyaged worldwide. She lived in India and Russia during times of unrest with the sounds of gunfire and tanks moving through the streets. It was a time when residents were urged to stay in their homes and not venture outside. Technology prompted those travels.  Stephanie von Friedeburg is probably responsible for…

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Sheri Nicholson Rises Through the Ranks

“There’s no backing down” Sheri Nicholson’s rise through the ranks in the banking industry defies the odds.  This petite, soft-spoken go-getter started as a secretary before claiming the top spot. President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Beartooth Bank on Billings’ west end since January 2013, she’s reached the peak of a four-decade career. Today,…

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A Mother’s Journey

The Passion Behind Landon’s Legacy Landon Smith was a young man full of life and his strong arms were always willing to give family, friends, and even strangers a great big hug. Anyone who spent time with him, shared a few laughs thanks to his sarcastic wit, which he used whenever and wherever possible. This…

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Old Tire Gets a Stylish Facelift

When you think of a stylish ottoman perfect for all types of weather, an old tire usually doesn’t come to mind. But in my search for one last outdoor project for the year, I found something so versatile that it can be used inside or out and uses that one thing that many of us…

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Kim Prill: Mom, Community Leader & Volunteer Extraordinaire

“Sit how you sit” is a quote Kim Prill lives by. Taught to her by her great grandmother Caroline Rosaria Okragly, the four words carry Prill’s belief that “You need to be comfortable in your own skin.” If you look at Kim’s strength to nurture her children and to share a volunteer spirit aimed at…

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New Weapons in the Fight against Depression

The Struggle to Survive Dark, overwhelming and heavy doesn’t even begin to describe the depths of despair that seemed to shackle 45-year-old Gretchen Ulrickson for stretches at a time. She would spend days in bed, unable to crawl out to face the world. Depression would settle in and its choke hold on her mood brought…

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