The Lone Peak High School National Honor Society held their first meeting for the launch of the LPHS “Thanksgiving in a Bag” fall food drive for the Big Sky Community Food Bank on Oct. 21. They had a working lunch in Dr. Kate Eisele’s classroom, so with lunch trays and laptops they hatched their plan.
Miniature poodles and therapy dogs trained to an elite level, Shadow and his sister Cuddles have been reporting to the library on Monday afternoons for the past few weeks in an attempt to find some children to read with them.
In preparation for the cooler temperatures and seasonal workers, The Big Sky Community Food Bank has just received its first delivery of crock pots from Ace Hardware.
Big Sky Futbol Club continues to gain traction, with increased enrollment and the probability of becoming a Big Sky School District high school sanctioned team in about two to three years, when BSSD is likely to hit Class B status, board president Peter Manka said.
A recent study by the Alliance for Board Diversity found that women and minorities are slowly making traction in boardrooms. After serving on the Morning Star board for 4 years, Sarah Blechta’s friend mentioned that she would be a good fit for Resort Tax. She had not thought of joining it before that conversation – but ran and won.
Nicole Miller stays busy – and not just because she has three kids and works for Big Sky School District.
She spent Monday night decorating the hallways of Lone Peak High School with other moms for Homecoming week, is a regular at the scorekeeping table for volleyball games and is on the list to help with football games.
There is nothing Lee Griffiths does that is not well thought-out. His move to Big Sky years ago was quite researched and intentional. He knew he wanted to escape the rat race of the East Coast and settle in a ski community out west, so he spent an entire season visiting many resort areas.
Across Montana folks are loading up their “go bags” and heading to the airport. They are deploying to California to assist with cleanup efforts after the wildfires, and to Alaska to help after the earthquake.
I asked Sarah “Sippi” Sipe to sit down with me, delay the comfort of her home and cuddles with her cat –Tom Newberry – and to share stories of her abundant volunteer work. We spoke at end of day in the conference room of her accounting office when most people were gone – the faintest tapping of keys on one lonely computer could be heard.
It kills Big Sky Community Food Bank Operations Manager Sarah Gaither to throw away food. After all, the items she receives are donated with the hope each will go to good use for hungry Big Sky residents.