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A grateful community

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.”

PHOTO COURTESY BEN JACOBSEN @benjacobsen

Hope beyond the flames

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.

Hams as cure for hunger

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.

Tax time

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.

Decades of attachment research forms the backbone of a free parenting class offered by Thrive. PHOTO COURTESY OF THRIVE

A healthy approach to parenting

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.

Big Sky Ski Education Foundation offers competitive Alpine, Freeride and Nordic skiing programs to kids. PHOTO COURTESY OF BSSEF

Ski Ball goes virtual

Big Sky Ski Education Foundation (BSSEF) is hosting its Annual Ski Ball fundraiser on Feb. 14 – the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The Ski Ball is going virtual, but the organization has creatively come up with ways for attendees to be engaged while socially distanced.

2014 Keep Montana Green Art Contest winner Madison Bauer’s artwork - "Don't be mean, keep it green!" PHOTO COURTESY OF KEEP MONTANA GREEN

Keep Montana Green

At the end of World War II, Montanans looked to the vast wilderness of the Treasure State and felt the urge to protect it. The nonprofit Keep Montana Green has focused on preventing humancaused wildfires with a big push toward education for the last 75 years.

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