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Archive | March, 2013


Birdwatching at Freezout Lake

Freezout Lake (almost looks like it is spelled wrong but that’s correct!) between Fairfield (4 miles) and Choteau (7 miles) is the site of two major birding “events” – spring and fall snowgoose migrations. Tundra swans also are part of the two migrations. Freezout Lake straddles US Hwy 89 and the lake is really a series of […]

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Made In Montana Marketplace Held In Great Falls

I look forward to the end of March each year when many Montana entrepreneurs head to Great Falls for the Made In Montana Marketplace. First of all, I am so impressed with the talent living in Montana! I saw everything from food – teas, jerky, cereal, spices, gluten free products…to CDs from local musicians, everything […]

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Great Falls Wood Sculptor Tom Dean

Tom Dean, whose business is called Milo Creek Carvings, is a completely self-taught wood carver/sculptor residing in Great Falls, MT. I had a chance to visit with him at the C. M. Russell Museum during the recent sale and auction to benefit the museum. He uses exotic woods – I wouldn’t have even tried to guess […]

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Powwow Season Began Last Weekend in Great Falls

The University of Great Falls held a traditional powwow last weekend on campus. It was their 32nd annual powwow and it was free to attend. A traditional powwow doesn’t pay out competitive prize money but it offers dance specials. I stopped by to watch two things – the Tiny Tot dancers and a ceremony commemorating […]

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Art Museum Celebrates Birthday

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls held a fun and unique celebration last Friday – a birthday party for Dr. Seuss! All ages were welcome. Upright rectangular boxes were covered with white paper, then characters from Dr. Seuss books were drawn on them (someone’s a good artist!). Kids of all ages could […]

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First Friday Art Walk in Great Falls

The First Friday Art Walks in Great Falls, Montana have been a great success. Even on a wintry Friday evening people flock to visit with local artists and see their work. The artwalks are free – artists open their studios and galleries on a Friday night and many serve refreshments to visitors. Several featured locations are […]

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It’s Almost Art Week in Great Falls

Let’s talk about Great Falls, Montana’s version of March madness which is otherwise known as Art Week. It all began with a celebration of Charlie Russell’s birthday which falls around the third weekend in March. An auction, art sale and birthday party were planned and it grew, and grew and grew! Festivities this year kick off Wednesday, March […]

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