Referred to as "Sully" throughout my youth, I contemplated using it as an "on-air" name. Needless to say this never happened, but it's still fun to mention and there's still time! As a graduate of the University of Montana, I first ventured my way onto the air waves as a television reporter. Not long after, I dove into the radio industry. I enjoy media as a career and the potential it has to inform and support the community. Other than consume comfort food nightly, I do have some hobbies. I'm a huge fan of forensic documentaries, chick flicks and mobster movies (I don't understand the combination, either) Plus, I love concerts! Rock, country, jazz, classical, reggae, alternative, electronic, R&B, hip-hop, rap, folk...pick the genre and I'm there! I especially love outdoor concerts and another great love I have of the outdoors, involves long walks with my incredible dog and the occasional human. For many years now, I have tested the waters as a performer in live, local theatre, and whether it be studio artwork, ballet, jazz or modern dance, I'm a big supporter of the arts. As for sports and no matter the level, I'm a huge fan of basketball, track & field and baseball. Any or all of the above, of course, is only important and possible with the bond of family and friends. Here's to those special bonds for everyone.
Butte’s Chinese New Year Parade is Coming
Described as the shortest, loudest, and coldest parade in Montana, the annual Chinese New Year Parade is set to make its mark in Butte on Saturday, January 28th! The Mai Wah Society has been hosting this event for many years and is excited to continue the tradition with the Year of the Rabbit as the focus. The parade route begins at 3 pm in front of the Butte-Silverbow Courthouse (155 W. Granite) and will head east on Granite. The Butte High History Club has their work cut out for them as they will once again serve as dragon dancers during the Chinese New Year Parade in Uptown Butte. This is a hands-on event, so bystanders are encouraged to follow the dragon throughout the parade. If you'd rather sit back and observe the parade, that is highly encouraged, too. The Mai Wah Society (17 W. Mercury) will also host a reception following the parade. Chinese New Year Parade, Mai Wah Society, Butte, Festivities, Year of the Rabbit, Dragon, Speaking Engagement , Chinese New Year Parade
See what the #1 New Year’s Resolution is in Montana
As far as New Year's resolutions go, many follow suit along the lines of losing weight or saving money. However, some new ones have been added to the spectrum. Many of those are included in a recent study conducted by the job search website Zippia. Using Google Trends, researchers determined the most popular resolutions per state. The study found weight training to be the most popular resolution in Montana! Indeed, Crossfit and different levels of weight training at the gym and at home have seen an influx over the years! Way to go, Big Sky Country!
FREE Ice Skating & Rentals this Month at the Butte Community Ice Center
If you're a fan of winter and all the activities and festivities that go along with it, then you'll love what organizers in Butte-Silver Bow County have planned for the community over the holiday break! Happening December 21st through the 23rd and then again December 26th through the 30th, the Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation Department and the Butte Amateur Hockey Association are making it possible for family and friends to enjoy FREE skating and skate rentals at the Butte Community Ice Center (1700 Wall Street). All ages are welcome to get in on the action! Hours of operation for the FREE eight-day skating excursion are 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Local ‘Daughters of the American Revolution’ Celebrate 125 Years
Next Wednesday will mark the 125th Anniversary of the Butte-Silver Bow Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), an organization dedicated to promoting history education and patriotism in the community. DAR began in Washington, D.C., in 1890, with the Butte-Silver Bow Chapter hosting its first inaugural meeting on December 21, 1897. Their efforts were tireless and not unnoticed as they worked to improve traditions within the surrounding area. Over the years, they have been instrumental in partaking in Flag Day and Independence Day festivities. They have also helped many organizations, such as the Girl and Boy Scouts of America, The Salvation Army, and our local veterans. The local Daughters of the American Revolution have also helped support high school students with the DAR Good Citizen program and college-bound applicants with a University of Montana-Western DAR Scholarship.
Top ‘Yellowstone Series’ Inspired Holiday Gifts – Part I
Fans of the series Yellowstone are most likely up-to-date on every episode and, by now, are thoroughly engaged in Season 5. My brush with the series came last August when I was cast as an extra in a bar scene for the opening episode that aired November 13th. Well, the word cast is a bit much since the only thing that distinguished my "extra" status that day was how the backside of my jean jacket made it to the screen for literally one second. No, I didn't get to meet Rip, nor did I get a scolding from Beth, but the experience was fun nonetheless! At this point, the next best thing to being on set or watching the series from the comfort of home would be the fun merchandise you can shop for in-store and online that is "Yellowstone" inspired! Talk about great gift ideas for almost everyone on your holiday list! Here are some top picks for the Dutton enthusiasts in your life!
Two Butte Traditions Underway in Early December
There are numerous traditional events that proudly take place in Butte and the surrounding area, and to the delight of many, two of them are about to happen early next month! First up, it's Butte Central's Christmas Party on December 3rd. December 6th, it's a chance to honor Butte's history and those who paved the way with a celebration of National Miner's Day in conjunction with the World Museum of Mining. This event happens at the Butte Elks Lodge
Patrons Give Thanks for Upcoming Anaconda Beer-Pong Tourney
While many are prepping for Thanksgiving dinner and other family festivities this week, some local patrons are preparing themselves for an extended weekend of partying, not to mention the one and only Thanksgiving Beer-Pong Tournament at Anaconda's Club Moderne this Wednesday!! Okay, so tourney goers also plan to eat a bunch of food and give thanks on Thanksgiving, but instead, with a belly full of beer from the night before. That is, of course, if they don't fare well at the beer pong tourney. Now, even if you've never played beer pong before, you are most likely familiar with the trendy contest that has been around for decades.
Anaconda VINTAGE Christmas Market is Coming Soon
Once you've completed your Black Friday journey, take time the following day to enjoy a day of shopping in an entirely different way. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 26th, Anaconda's First Annual Vintage Christmas Market will take place in the former JC Penney's building at 113 East Park Street in downtown Anaconda. The event, hosted by Blacksmith Coffee Co., will feature creative and unique gift ideas, including vintage home and holiday decor, outerwear, furniture, and more. It's a great feeling when you can find one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday. Plus, a trip to Anaconda's First Annual Vintage Christmas Market the day AFTER Black Friday is a nice break from the norm.
VETERANS Honored at Butte Elks Lodge this Weekend
Here's a class act way to honor our veterans this week! This Saturday, November 12th, a Veterans' celebration dinner, and dance will take place at the Elks Lodge in Butte. Please show your support for the men and women who have fought for our country, and continue to do so with this honorable gathering. The Marine Corps Reserve will also be on site for their TOYS FOR TOTS Butte Campaign fundraiser. Here's the breakdown: A No-Host Cocktail Hour will begin at 5 p.m., a Flag Ceremony at 6 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by LIVE music at 8 p.m. by JST Us. There is still time to make reservations for this community event, again coming up this Saturday. For complete details, make sure to call (406) 490-2864.
Final Episode on Paranormal Activity in Butte to air October 9th
Natives of the comnunity are either skeptical about the topic of paranormal activity or are on board with discoveries that have been made and brought to light in Ghosts of Devil's Perch filmed in Butte. More so, Butte Silver Bow County Sheriff Ed Lester and CEO JP Gallagher have come together in a host of interviews for the televised program to speak out about their own accounts in dealing with the public's reports of paranormal activity in the former mining town of Butte, a place rich in history with hardships dating back to the copper mining industry.