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.
Remember These Top 20 Songs from Your Prom 40 Years Ago?
Once you determined your date for the prom, you most likely wore a full-length blue or magenta taffeta dress or a peach tuxedo with a white ruffled shirt to match. And your hairdo? Big with plenty of hairspray intact or a simple comb through. Hey, it's 1983, remember? One thing is for sure, even if memories of prom night 40 years ago are somewhat of a blur, the MUSIC played by a local band or on a PA system that evening most likely stood out. Do the songs below remind you of your prom in 83' or around that timeline? Whether you danced the night away to them or not, these are the hits that bring back memories in one way or another.
Open House this Thursday in Butte is a True Gem
The story behind the Harmon Collection featured at Montana Tech's Mineral Museum this Thursday can best be told by the man behind the collection himself, Tom Harmon. In his book, The River Runs North, Harmon tells the story of his fascination for Montana moss agate from when he was a young boy. The River Runs North is available as a paperback on Amazon and can be viewed HERE. So, treat yourself to a beautiful collection of Montana moss agates and the Mineral Museum's entire mineral collection on the Montana Tech Campus this Thursday. Admission is free, with a cash bar and light snacks available!
Facts About Martin Luther King Jr. You May Not Know
Today, in honoring and remembering Martin Luther King Jr., the most prominent leader of the civil rights movement, I'm embracing some interesting facts I never realized about the man behind "The Dream", and perhaps maybe you didn't either. Of course, we know how he motivated millions with his prolific speeches and nonviolent resistance to Jim Crow Laws and discriminatory acts against African-Americans, but also how, at the height of the civil rights movement in 1968, his life was senselessly cut short by assassination. Martin Luther King Jr's message of peace and prosperity lives on today in anyone who understands and supports what his mission represented.
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
Hats, Pets & Home are Top on the Observation List Today
If you're having a low-key afternoon and still trying to decide what to do for the rest of the day, don't forget there are many events in the surrounding area taking place, including the Charley Worley Speed Skating Marathon in Butte and Winterfest in Anaconda. As for getting creative outside of organized events already in place, incorporate National Observations into your day!
Road Construction Set for Moulton Road in Butte
Butte Silver-Bow County has announced an upcoming road construction project that is expected to cause traffic delays on Moulton Road and the surrounding area. The project begins on Tuesday, January 17th, and involves a water system upgrade and relocation. Drivers in the area should expect delays between 9 am and 4 pm for about three weeks. Although road construction can put a wrench in your daily route or routine, it's inevitable and should be taken seriously. Like any road construction site, it's important to be alert and cautious while traveling on foot or in your vehicle. Even if you're a good driver and practice safe driving regularly, it's always good to review the basics when traveling along a road construction site or areas of similar nature.
Friday’s Mega Millions is Big, but what about the Payout?
Time to talk payout! So say you were the winner of Friday's $1.35 billion jackpot. Nice job! Two payout options would be made available to you. One option involves an annuity paid over a 29-year period. The second and more common choice is a lump sum cash option, which would cut your jackpot earnings in half! Ouch! The tax man cometh in a big way on that dollar amount! But then again, you'd still be sitting pretty as the halfway mark is $707.9 million. Most people wouldn't flinch at that amount, and I'm one of them.
Butte Elks Lodge Calendar of Events is Jam Packed this Month
The Calendar of Events at the Butte Elks Lodge 240 is looking great this month! In fact, if you can swing it, Trivia Night starts this evening at 6:30pm! No worries, though, if you can't get there in time, as they'll be back in action with Trivia Night again on January 25th! The line-up of events at the Butte Elks Lodge this month is exceptional. See for yourself: Tomorrow night (January 12th) enjoy SINGO at 6:30 pm. It's very much like Bingo but involves singing. So, if you're all about busting out a tune, then SINGO is for you. You can also challenge yourself to a game of SINGO on January 26th. Same time, same Elks Lodge!! Plus every Friday night this month, there's no shortage of LIVE music at the Butte Elks Lodge. Friday night, January 13th, the Restless Pines will take to the stage. This talented trio has performed across the state and even in an underground mine shaft! Their sound incorporates a violin and a guitar so you know you're in for a treat.
Top Songs that Rocked Every Home Stereo & Car in Montana 50 years Ago
Do you know where you were 50 years ago, in January of 1973? Maybe you were in the middle of your sophomore year in a Montana high school or a third grader who couldn't wait for that snowball fight every day at recess. Or perhaps you were a giddy young couple planning a Spring wedding or expecting a child. OR, just maybe, you weren't even born yet! Whether you lived through 1973 or not, you may recall a few songs from that era, OR you were RIGHT THERE, front and center, singing every lyric to every song played on your turntable, radio, portable record player, or 8-track player.
Top EXTREME Animals of the World that can be Found in Montana
Montana is home to an astounding array of wildlife. Along with the breathtaking landscape Montana offers, nature's creatures draw so many to the state throughout the year. Horses, deer, eagles, grizzlies, mountain lions, wolves, and more make up so much of the open range of Big Sky Country. Then there is the existence of animals in Montana that might not necessarily come to mind in the big picture, but are considered TOP EXTREME ANIMALS in the world. Not all animals on this list are predators, but instead ones that have been declared EXTREME due to their unusual or bizarre instincts and abilities in a study conducted by Popular Mechanics. The list is below.