Ready to Stroll?

Wouldja believe that we’re only a few days away from the annual Christmas Stroll (aka Downtown Stroll or Holiday Stroll)? If you’ve been here for at least a few years, you know how fun The Stroll is; if you’re new to Great Falls, this is one of the “must see” events. Basically, it’s a huge street party in downtown Great Falls. Here’s what happens: downtown is blocked off along Central Avenue, from the Civic Center…


Holiday Cheer

First, happy post-Thanksgiving to everyone – hope you had a great holiday and enjoyed the day. But now that “Turkey Day” is over, it’s time to get serious about Christmas: the seasonal music has begun playing on local radio stations, many stores will be open early on Friday, and the Christmas rush has kicked off on many TV stations. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has compiled a monster list of all the TV Christmas specials and movies,…


First Snow Of…?

Take a look at these two pictures from today’s Tribune (click the larger one to see it full-size): Notice anything wrong? Yep – both captions state that it was the first snow of the year…but according to my calendar, the first snow of 2007 occurred way back on January 6th. That would make this week’s snowfall the…what…maybe the 14th or 23rd snow of the year? I’m sure they meant that it was the first snow…


All iPod

Greetings to folks who are visiting courtesy of the Great Falls Tribune “Fusion” article about MP3 players! Stacy Byrne did a neat job reporting on the popularity of the tiny players, and my love of all things iPod. It’s true: I succumbed to the Apple mystique a couple of years ago, and my appreciation for the iPod (in several forms: Shuffle, Nano, Touch) has only grown since then. Last month, Janna won an iPod Shuffle…


Trails, Tales, and Journeys

Good news – another Great Falls blogger! Our newest member is J. Michael Brown who writes “Trails, Tales, and Journeys.” His most recent entry deals with his arrival in Great Falls several years ago, and his “weather shock” making the transition from Guam to Montana: It was about 90 degrees when we left Guam. San Francisco’s temperature was about 45 degrees. I was freezing from the climate change….(as) we were watching the Weather Channel, they…


Thank You

Nifty way to send a quick “thank you” to military personnel – a brief text-message! Trust me – it may not seem like much, but every little bit of support that troops receive is very much appreciated. UPDATE: hmmm…looks like the links in the graphic don’t work too well – not sure if it’s a Firefox thing or not…but here’s the bottom line: you can send a text message to “the troops” by sending a…


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