Putting an End to Homework Hassles

Battle back against procrastination this school year If you’re a parent of school-aged kids, just mention the phrase, “Have you done your homework yet?” and you’re bound to get a healthy mix of huffing and eye rolling intermixed with excuses as to why it’s just not a good time to hit the books. With the…

Tart & Sweet

Serving up the old school flavors of rhubarb Rhubarb – the oft forgotten treasure that allows us to dig deep into that family recipe box with recipes penned out longhand by grandmas and great grandmas. Despite its moniker as “pie fruit”, rhubarb is actually a vegetable. And, it’s one that’s rich in all things good…

406 Rocks!

Billings woman creates a treasure hunt of happiness With a pensive look on her face, Mary Hughes is ready to rock. She’s got the full rainbow of acrylic paints at her fingertips along with close to a dozen brushes, just itching to create the next palm-sized work of art. With each stroke of paint, Mary…

Designing a Lifeline for Families

The expanding Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Montana Early in her pregnancy, Amanda Hodge and husband Josh of Volborg, Montana knew something wasn’t quite right with the baby growing inside. Doctors diagnosed Amanda with placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD), causing abnormal growth of the placenta. The condition meant Amanda and Josh’s baby had a 50% chance of…

100 Strong

A women-centric philanthropic powerhouse for the Yellowstone Valley There’s little doubt that Julie Seedhouse and Haley Vannatta are the “roll up your sleeves” kind of gals. If there’s a need in the community, many times you’ll see one of them behind the scenes trying to move and shake people to make a difference. While both…

Chillin’ With Tobin

This Teen Needs a Forever Family To say 13-year-old Tobin is laid back would be an understatement. Those who know this fun-loving and introspective kid call him an “indoorsman,” one who loves techie things and gets lost in stories ripped from the pages of Marvel Comics. Recently, Tobin went to the new movie, Spiderman: The…

Rising Above

Community driven teen is now Duke University bound Robert Keenum, the guidance counselor at Billings Central Catholic High School, has written hundreds of recommendation letters for students during his career. With each letter, he strives to detail his students’ accomplishments, feature their strengths, and capture their personalities in hopes of swaying college admissions boards. Despite…

Cover Story: A Warrior in the Trenches

Former Foster Care Child now serves as a Child Protective Services Worker helping mend families On a scorching hot mid-week evening, the dappled light casts its glow through the branches of the cottonwood trees that tower over Billings’ South Park. A young mom sits in a camp chair watching her two spirited toddlers run around…

The Tasting Team Savors Sushi

Art for the Palate and the Senses Sushi is visual art for the palate. The Japanese dish, anchored with vinegar-flavored rice and garnished with raw fish or vegetables showcases just how far the Montana culinary scene has evolved. Seasoned rice is spread onto toasted nori seaweed and then rolled with fish in its core or…

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