Bargain Dinette

This “counter-height” dinette set has been on sale at Smith’s (in the Marketplace) for a few weeks, and if you’re in the market (ha!), now’s the time: the price has been dropped from $299 down to $159.

Cute Dinette

Clint Eastwood on The Daily Show

I don’t watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. That probably paints me as tragically unhip, but it’s a one-trick show, and the trick isn’t funny. It’s just lame.

But I’m watching the show tonight (or recording it to watch later) because Clint Eastwood will be the guest.

Everyday IGA Grand Opening

You all know that the new downtown grocery store Everyday IGA had a “soft” opening a couple of weeks ago, but Aaron & GF Girl have some fun news: a more “formal” grand opening party will be held on Saturday, October 4th!
And remember: it was YOUR action that helped to get this store built – take pride in it!


October just might be my favorite month. The weather begins to turn…the crispness in the air…the leaves changing colors…the distinct possibility of snow…Halloween whimsy begins to stir…the darkness begins to come earlier…holiday cheer starts to enter people’s minds and attitudes…so Happy October, everyone!

Which reminds me…it’s also time to celebrate BLOGTOBER! Continue reading

Retro: Sip-n-Dip

This is awesome: there’s a thread in the Tiki Central Forums about our world-famous Sip-n-Dip, and there’s some great pictures. The thread was started in February 2003 with this question:

Has anyone every actually been to the Sip n’ Dip, in Great Falls, Montana? I was tipped off to this Tiki Bar about 5 years ago, and listed it on the Tiki Bar Review pages. I have done some research in the past few years, and cannot even find and address or phone number for it, let alone any further indiciation as to the level of Tiki present. Has anyone out there actually seen it with their own eyes???

And then came testimonies – and lots of pictures, many of them supplied by Sweet Tiki Daddy of Swankola. Many of the pictures are things that we Great Falls folks have seen (or could see anytime we visit), but this picture of the exterior of the O’Haire Motor Inn – from the cover of tourism magazine years ago – is a view that I have never seen, and it’s awesome:

Sip & Dip at the O'Haire Motor Inn in Great Falls, Montana!

Hooray for the Sip-n-Dip! And kudos to the crew at Tiki Central Forums for keeping the legend alive!

More Sip-n-Dip articles here!

Happy Birthday, Great Falls!

Great Falls turns 124! Well, I guess it depends on how we’re counting. It was on September 30, 1884 that our founding father, Paris Gibson, filed the town site plat to create Great Falls. Officially, we weren’t formally incorporated until 1888…but to my way of thinking, that’s not a problem: Great Falls simply gets to celebrate two birthdays! So today, on the occasion of Great Falls’ 124th birthday, best wishes to everyone who makes this such a wonderful place to live, and to all who have gone before in creating our fair community!

And thankfully, with our wind, I don’t think the city of Great Falls will have any trouble blowing out all 124 candles! Gee…I wonder what Great Falls wants for her birthday? A southern arterial? A coal plant? East-end development? Heh.

But seriously…how about if we all just pick up at least one piece of trash, or return one grocery cart from the parking lot at the store, or hold the door open for someone today? You know – let’s make Great Falls’ birthday a neighborly thing!

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