Many studies agree that social interaction is important for maintaining quality of life for seniors, some noting it can prevent illness by boosting the immune system. It is almost common knowledge, as is the idea that art can be used to bring people together and has since we learned how to share crayons in kindergarten.
The boys of the Ruby Valley Boys knew each other while going to college at Montana State University (MSU). They played at the Eagles in Bozeman together, appreciating that venue for its sizable dance floor. “It’s a whole lot easier playing when people are dancing,” Jim Anderson said.
Lynn Foreman, president of Ennis Senior Center’s Board of Directors, did not want to see the Holiday Bazaar fade away after the Madison Valley Woman’s Club stopped hosting two years ago after decades of sponsorship.
Virginia City’s very own playwright Allyson Adams has always been bold. Afterall, she was the mayor who arranged for 400 goats to come to the town to clean-up noxious weeds in lieu of using chemicals long before such a move was fashionable. The story hit international news.
PONY—Tom Elpel has written books about everything from foraging for mushrooms to masonry and the U.S. economy. But his latest project strays some from his usual outdoor education endeavors: a wildlife-based board game designed to teach young players about the interconnected nature of animals, people and the earth.
ENNIS — In his years as a wildlife and nature photographer, Tim Irwin has encountered grizzly bears, black bears, rattlesnakes and all manner of dangerous critters. His specialty as a photographer is deer—particularly whitetails and mule deer.
VIRGINIA CITY—The Elling House Arts and Humanities Center was nearly filled on Saturday, January 19 for the first of four Chautauquas, an annual series the center hosts that allows local artists to perform readings, music, poetry and other hobbies to a local audience.
ENNIS – Artist and Gallery 287 owner Cathy Toot has been familiar with the nationwide “Empty Bowls” fundraiser series for quite a while, and with a selection of local potters’ work on display in her gallery, thought it was time that she brought the movement to Ennis.
VIRGINIA CITY—Two members of nationally-known baroque ensemble I-90 Collective will be bringing their expertise and their instruments to the Elling House Arts & Humanities Center on Saturday, November 10 in a concert the likes of which hasn’t been often heard since the 1700s.
ENNIS—Main Street Mingle looked a little different this month on Friday, August 24: for the first time ever, it included a fashion show that allowed visitors to see some of the newest looks at Plain Jane’s.