Scouting for Scones

Tastings Team savors deliciously crumbly delights The scone conjures images of romance and good manners. A teacup held at the cup’s handle with an extended pinkie presents an air of refinement and exquisite taste. The scone has always been one of the mainstays served for British high tea. The American versions that our Tastings Team…

Gooey Goodness

Brownies take a twist with sweet new flavors Here’s to you, Mrs. Palmer! Just in case you didn’t know it, Bertha Potter Palmer, a wealthy Chicago socialite had a desire for something different for lunch box fare. Thanks to her and an unknown pastry chef at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, we have an…

Tied Up In Knots

The macrame plant hanger comeback! Love it or hate it the décor of the 1970s is sneaking its way back into our homes. Design trends these days includes neutral wood tones and plants in all shapes and sizes. Don’t forget macramé. This knotty craft is also making a comeback. Instead of shunning this 70s vibe,…

A League of Extraordinary Women

On and Off the Greens What is it that excites people to chase a little white ball over hills, through trees, and across water only to land in a pile of sand? Do you wonder how this equates with fun? Have you been asked to join a golf league when you don’t know a driver…

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The Wonder of Motherhood

Q & A with ‘Valley’ Moms about the challenges and rewards Being a mom is a wonderful and rewarding job. It is also one of the most challenging jobs any woman can undertake. Balancing work and home life can be daunting. That’s why we asked five incredible moms for some tips on how they manage…

Pampering Mom!

6 Gifts to shower her with thanks this Mother’s Day Mom. She’s that special lady in your life who gave you life. When it comes to honoring her on Mother’s Day, nothing says pampering more than beautiful scents, a day off from the daily duties, or buying a little something that feeds a passion in…

The Ultimate Bedroom

How to Sink into Slumber Whether your heart beats for a truly romantic boudoir or you simply desire a space to kick off the shoes at the end of the day, your personal space should provide comfortable, quality sleep. Your overall health depends on it. Since you spend more than one-third of your life between…

Swing for a Cause!

Tee up and lend a hand to community charities Every year, our area’s nine golf courses donate their greens to dozens of charity golf tournaments. Love the game and like the thought of helping out charitable organizations in the process? Take a swing at one of these events that mix golf and fundraising all for…

Establishing Body Balance, Ending Pain

Tiffani Hein brings Rolfing therapy to Billings Four years ago, Jesse Hein’s doctor suggested that he consider the possibility of using a wheelchair. His arthritis was so severe he was already using a cane. At age 29, his prognosis was bleak. Jesse’s injuries date back to 2003 when he was a rescue swimmer in the…

A Passion for Books & People

Kelsie Rubich takes reading on the road for our seniors For the past 2-and-a-half years, Billings has been lucky enough to host Kelsie Rubich’s passion for libraries and people. She just so happens to be the Seniors Librarian at the Billings Public Library. A Washington native, Kelsie’s work has touched the lives of all ages…

The Heart Gallery: Steven

This artistic & athletic kid needs a family of his own “Steven has a passion for family, especially his siblings,” says Diana Tolstedt, a foster/adoption recruiter with Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. That is why this 13-year-old boy refuses to give up, holding out hope that an adoptive family will be found. “He is a very sensitive young…

Figure It Out!

Community Members Target the Child Welfare Crisis On a brisk Thursday evening, colorful quiet took over the offices of First Montana Title in downtown Billings. Business leaders from all types of industries, along with social workers, college students and concerned community members gathered around artist canvases and donned painter’s smocks with one focus, to take…

On the Ride of Her Life

Billings woman breaks barriers in TrailNet’s Tour De Fleur Looking at 53-year-old Dawn Summers, you see the sunshine in her personality and her passion for life. She has a great job and is happily married to the love of her life, Guy. She is a mom to three adult kids and proud grandma to three….

Is Golf Good For Your Health?

The benefits to your mind & body If you like to soak up the sun for a round of golf every now and then, doctors say you’re doing a lot more than just enjoying the sport and socializing with fellow lovers of the game. There is a whole host of health benefits every time you…

Battling Drug Addiction in the Tiniest of Patients

Dr. Alison Rentz helps change the culture of care in the NICU When Neonatologist Dr. Alison Rentz makes her rounds at Saint Vincent Healthcare, she’s checking up on some the city’s most fragile residents. Her patients’ tiny heads don hats in shades of soft pink or baby blue. Tubes can be seen delivering nourishment as…

Fishing for Success

Angela Echo Hawk mixes opportunities to hone her creative business spirit Angela Echo-Hawk is a connector. Whether she’s connecting people with wild Alaskan salmon caught by her husband or selling gently used clothing and furnishings through her family’s consignment business, Angela exudes an entrepreneurial spirit. “If you want to start a business, I have a…

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