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Helena // 465-6158

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COFFEE DINNER HOURS MON THRU SAT – 5 TO CL Lunches daily starting at 11AM SUNDAY ONLY Breakfast: 8–1PM Lunch: 11AM–2PM Dinner: 2PM–9PM

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Save money on auto, home and business insurance. As your Independent Insurance Agency, we will shop a large variety of America’s top insurance companies for you. This means the right coverage at the lowest possible price by a Montana agency that is built on customer service, second to none. We are committed to finding the best insurance coverage at the lowest rate for you! Call or go online for a free quote.

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ierce was founded in Billings, Montana, in 1924. You can now find eight Pierce Flooring locations statewide in Missoula, Billings,

Great Falls, Bozeman and, most recently, here in Helena. All stores have great selections on commercial and residential tile, hardwood, carpet, and laminate flooring. Because of their multiple locations, Pierce is now the 35th largest flooring retailer in the United States. The company’s missions are simple: “To offer opportunities and value as the collective goal of the company” and “To provide a happy experience and treat people well.” These missions are evident when you talk to the employees at any of their statewide locations. Seth Bredding, store manager of the Helena location, was brought on over a year ago. Bredding is a Montana native, born in Shawmut. He has an extensive background in sales and marketing, as well as construction. He sees the Pierce way of doing business as something really special. Not only does he see that Pierce gives directly back to

efforts in the flooring industry.” In fact, Pierce Flooring is proud to

the community in many ways, but he also feels like part of a family.

announce that they recently received the Eco Star Award for their

“The no one works for us, they work with us attitude really shows in all

carpet recycling program. They are the only one in this region to

that the company does,” says Bredding.

receive this award.

The large selection of products at Pierce Flooring ranges from

The Pierce family of businesses statewide is not limited to the

some exclusive items, including eco-timber, Arizona Tile and Chelsea

flooring stores. Pierce Flooring is also affiliated with Pierce RV,

Plank Flooring, as well as green alternative options like bamboo

Pierce Homes, Pierce Leasing and Pierce Financial. By expanding

flooring and marmoleum. Alternative options and green products are

into several industries, they have created hundreds of jobs across

ever-expanding at Pierce. Bredding says, “As a company we are very

Montana and continue to be a prosperous member of the Helena

interested in providing alternative products and increase recycling




why be local? As small business owners, we understand how hard it is to stand out in a crowd. This publication was created with the idea that there is power in numbers. If we work together as small, local businesses, we can all afford a high-quality, alternative advertising option that is both created and distributed by local businesses. Be Local/Shop Local is all about promoting and supporting locally-owned, independent businesses. It’s about making your hard-earned money go further, fueling the local economy, and helping to preserve the unique character of our community. Make a difference. Shop local. Cover & Pg. 5 Feature Photos by Lisa Kunkel Photography

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Extended hours April 25-May 5 Mon–Sat 6am to midnight and Sun 8am to midnight. Enjoy delectable soup and sandwiches from Murray’s restaurant during this time. Free internet.

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3091 N Sanders, Ste E // Helena // 204-0150 // Across from Lowe’s, near Batteries Plus

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The Pierce Promise is offered exclusively by Pierce Flooring and Design. This warranty is designed exclusively for our customers to eliminate the confusion surrounding the various manufactures warranties and to help our customers shop with confidence in knowing their purchase with Pierce will be covered. We have a proven track record as a leader in business in Montana for over 80 years. That longevity is based on the way we have treated our customers historically. We are proud to continue that tradition.

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upcoming classes Innovative Piecing Take your pick from three great Grizzly Gulch patterns for this fun class with Ann. Lucky Seven, One for the Money or Twofer patterns. Class Date: Sat/April 2 10-4 Class Fee: $33 Required Pattern: Lucky Seven, One for the Money or Twofer Pick One Pattern (Costs vary) Instructor: Ann Lauer Stitch Lounge Join this fun class

as we create a great raingear garment from new Vinyl Fabrics. Class Dates: Sun/April 3 1-4pm Class Fee: $18 Required Pattern: Kwik Sew #3828 $12.49 Instructor: Julie Dess

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Hot Ribbon Applique A new

technique to finish raw edge appliqué projects. Gives your project a sense of dimension and depth. Class Date: Fri/ April 8 5-9pm Class Fee: $22 Required Pattern: Golden Sunflower by Lennie Honcoop $10 Instructor: Charlene Mayala

Marbling Get your old clothes on and spend the day having fun! All supplies are covered in your kit fee. You will squirt and swirl, then drape and dip making one of a kind fabric pieces. Class Date: Sat/April 9 10-4 Class Fee: $33 Instructor: Carol Hahlbohm Tidy Tote Pin cushion and trash bag

combination to place by your sewing machine. It’s great to take to retreats and for home. Class Date: Sun/April 10 1-4pm Class Fee: $18 Requited Pattern: Tidy Tote $16.50 Instructor: Mina Erickson

Sensational Serging Get to know your serger simply and easily by making some sensational serger projects. Class Dates: Mon/April 11 5:30-8 Class Fee: $15 Required Book: Simple Serger Sewing $19.95 Instructor: Ileen Kockler

Melly & Me Kaleidoscope Projects Inspiring projects to bring

color to those you love. Pick from a variety of dolls or animals for this fun day of sewing. Class Date: Sun/April 17 12-4 Required Book: Kaleidoscope by Melanie Hurlston $33.00 Class Fee: $22 Instructor: Deborah Fosket

Summer Flowers Wall Quilt & Pillow This pillow and wall-

hanging duo are perfect for injecting a cool summer mood into your décor anytime! Class Date: Tues/April 19 & Fri/April 22 5-9pm

Class Fee: $44 Required Book: House Party by Sue Hunt $24.99 Instructor: Charlene Mayala

The “Foot Book” Create this fabulous fabric book to showcase stitched techniques using various BERNINA presser feet and accessories. Class Dates: Mondays - April 25, May 23 6-9pm

Class Fee: $ 49.50 Instructors: Ruth Hughes and Charlene Mayala

Radiant Star Quiltsmart interfacing grid make this beautiful star a fast, easy and accurate method of piecing, 19”, 38” or 58” star. Class Dates: Wed/April 20 & May 18 5-9pm Class Fee: $44 Required Pattern: Quiltsmart Lone Star $9.95 (grid in 3 sizes) Instructor: Julie Dess Needle Felting Art Quilt Step out of your box and create! Create your own art quilt using a wide variety of fabrics, fibers and embellishments using needle felting techniques. Class Date: Sat/April 23 10-4 Class Fee: $33 Instructor: Carol Halhbohm Wacky Wonky Quilt Learn to sew outside the box! These improvisational Gee’s Bend style quilts are just a whack and sew project with no pattern. We will make a table runner or smaller sized quilt using two colors but several fabrics in each color. Class Dates: Sat/April 30 10-4 (1/2 hr lunch break) Class Fee: $33 Instructor: Carolee Pollock

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