The Big Sky School District #72 PTO Pie Auction virtually kicks off May 1. The annual event is a beloved community tradition and helps raise thousands of dollars annually for hands-on learning opportunities partnered with outdoor education for kindergarten through 12th grade students.
The Southwest Montana COVID-19 Response Fund has seen an influx in funding thanks to a $50,000 challenge grant from the Mericos Family Foundation as well as a $25,000 challenge grant from AMB West Philanthropies. These contributions have paved the way for a $225,000 goal and second round of appropriations.
History is sprinkled with individuals who single-handedly generate change; those who observe the status quo and say: “No. That is not good enough.”
The domino effect created by such people can alter entire communities and even the world.
Thankfulness has long been proven to help create a sense of wellbeing. A burgeoning area of research, impacts of positive psychology continue to be studied, but according to an article from Harvard Medical School “expressing thanks may be one of the simplest ways to feel better.”
Local dentist Peter Schmieding was sitting in the airport preparing to fly to his ailing father’s bedside when flames began spreading toward his home. The devastating lightningsparked Bridger Foothills Fire had started. Life suddenly became chaos, and his wife and daughters were mobilized – tasked with gathering belongings and pets.
Thanks to a partnership with Albertsons/Safeway and Hormel Foods the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) Gallatin Valley Food Bank received a donation of 500 hams on March 10. The hams will be distributed to customers as part of the organization’s emergency food box service, according to a press release.
Taxes are often regarded as one of the less desirable certainties of life. Some folks are eying paperwork with trepidation – and with tax day only around a month away.
The responsibilities of parents almost seem unimaginable. It is one of the most important jobs in the world and as is often pointed out, there is no instruction manual. For parents, advice, instincts and things learned in their own upbringing can make the path to good parenting seem like a maze.
Two years ago Ashley and Zach Favor had an idea – they could turn worry into information. The Facebook group Gallatin Canyon Road Conditions was created. As they pack and prepare to move away, they can take pride in knowing they left this area better than how they found it.
Those trusted with the community’s children want to make sure they are being as effective as possible in meeting program needs.