If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher

With the celebration of local men in June and all of our adventures and fun in July, this summer has already been quite an eventful one. We had so much fun, it’s hard to believe it’s almost time to end. But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school…

Mrs. Ronneburg’s Cinnamon Rolls

The heavenly smell of baking cinnamon rolls makes a house feel like a home. When my friend Nancy Ronneburg shared this quick and easy cinnamon roll recipe with me, I was delighted. When other aspects of my house make me want to run and hide, in under 45 minutes, I can have a delicious treat for my family and a…

Bottega Brunch

Bottega Clothing held the fourth annual Bottega Brunch benefiting Relay for Life of Yellowstone County.

August 2017 Around Town

The Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday mornings in downtown Billings. It features fresh fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, baked goods and a variety of meats, too. If you're looking for a beautiful selection of fresh flowers, the Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market is for you. Or, just stop by to check it out…

Influential Teachers

The philosopher Plutarch once said, "The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.” The spark for this fire comes from a select group of leaders: teachers. In Billings, the area's youth have access to especially excellent instructors. Here are a few of these super educators who help light the fire of knowledge and are…

Local Music Venues

As the summer winds down, it’s prime season for listening to great music, especially in Billings. Locally, there are several options for those searching for that perfect pitch in an ideal setting. Whether you’re into big names at packed arenas or your favorite group at a cozy site, Billings has plenty of high-quality venues to kick back and take in…

Back-to-School Fashion

While summer winds down, it's time to gear up for back-to-school time. Instead of starting from scratch, find versatile pieces that can be easily paired with items already in your child's closet. Make sure to invest in great shoes. As all parents know, if it isn't comfortable, kids won't wear it! From pre-K to preteen, we have assembled some stylish…

Lunch Box SOS

Ready to expand your child's lunches beyond the standard PB&J? We have some simple, tasty alternatives to sandwich-centered lunch boxes. These items are easy to have on hand, yet offer variety for schooltime meals. Healthy, balanced and quick—a recipe every parent can follow.