Fall Wreath

My gal spent some time at My Viola this evening making a Fall Wreath – beautiful! And have I mentioned lately that My Viola is THE coolest floral store that I’ve ever been in?

BONUS: if you’re a Facebook fan of My Viola, you can get a free flower (or airplant!) if you’re one of the first five people to mention her Friday Facebook special!

Photo Walk!

Curtis sent me a reminder for all of you shutter-bugs out there!

Scott Kelby’s Amazing Worldwide Photowalk is Coming BACK to Great Falls!
This event, literally one of Hundreds, if not Thousands, held around the World is coming to Great Falls, /\/\onTana on Saturday, October 1st, 2011!
Led by Cherry Pie Lane’s own Robyn Mehmke, an outstanding time is sure to be had by all!
Get inspired, get motivated, have FUN!!!
Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your camera!

More info at Daily Life!

Special Olympics Montana

I had the honor of being asked to give a presentation at the Fall Leadership Conference of Special Olympics Montana over the weekend on the subject of “Writing For The Web.” Good stuff – people from every corner of Montana – my group included participants from Billings, Bozeman, and even Ryegate! It was heartening to see that SOMT is already utilizing social media and helping get the word out about what they do and shine a spotlight on their athletes.

I also sat in on a large session where there were several presentations about the recent Special Olympics World Games held in Greece. Among the speakers were members of SOMT who traveled to Greece for the event, including one of the coaches, one of the athletes, one of the volunteers, a Law Enforcement Torch Run member, and more.

The entire event was pretty amazing – demonstrated pretty clearly that Special Olympics brings out the best in everyone: the athletes, the families, the staff, the communities.

Great Falls Commute

It was referenced a few years ago, but back in the news this week: Great Falls has the shortest average commute time of any metro (well…) area in the nation.

But you know…it’s not just the time involved. I noted back then, when I lived in the Fox Farm neighborhood and drove to work at Malmstrom AFB every day, that I didn’t take 10th Avenue South – heck no! – instead I drove along River Drive. Took a few minutes longer – usually clocked in at about 23 minutes, plus or minus a minute or two – but you really, really can’t beat the view of that commute. Here’s a few pix of that drive.