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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.

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My expertise is I.T. What’s yours?

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plus Expressive home décor, distinctive gifts, culinary items and unique jewelry. New items arriving daily. Free gift wrapping always available. And at Grand Junction, we have everything your mother wants.

Bringing you over 20 years of experience in business computer sales and support, phone systems, and software issues.

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828 Great Northern Blvd Helena // 442-6210 grandjunctionmercantile.com

39 Neill Ave // Helena // 513-1052 // urgentcare-plus.com Across from Starbucks Downtown

Helena // 465-5925 greenupit.com

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COFFEE Spring is here! Get your bike tuned up for the season and don’t forget to check out our large selection of road and mountain bikes.

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801 N Last Chance Gulch Helena // 442-4644 bigskybikes.com

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Grill & Saloon #1 Jackson Creek Rd // Montana City 449-8890 // montanacitygrill.com


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may special: free assembly! We are a full service salon providing perms, updos, low lights, highlights, cuts and styling. We also offer manicures, pedicures, eyelash extensions, as well as facial waxing. Call today for an appointment.

3150 N Montana Ave #C // Helena // 449-5100 // dinnersdoneright.com

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2230 N Sanders St // Helena // 439.3661 // hauteheadz.biz

A fun and affordable way to prepare dinner. Just assemble, freeze, thaw, cook and enjoy. Treat mom this Mother’s Day with a gift certificate from Dinners Done Right!

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Select from 450 frame styles & 300 + fabric and leather options (or use your own) all made in the USA.

We Do Hitches!

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We carry several styles of hitches for any vehicle from ball hitches to trailer hitches. Get yours today!

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CONCEPTS THE AUTO ENHANCEMENT PROFESSIONALS 828 Great Northern Blvd, Ste 102 // Helena // 442-0422 // boxwoods.net

3424 Centennial St Helena // 457-0700 autoconceptshelena.com

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Nothing beats spring like family bike rides!

Specializing in low-voltage voice, data and fiber optic network cabling, as well as troubleshooting and repair of business phone systems. Call Dave Burda today.

Helena // 465-6158

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One Promise. One Warranty.

42 North Last Chance Gulch Helena // 442-1470 ParrotChocolate.com

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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Why should buying flooring be complicated? We make it simple so that you can get back to the important things in life – like having a relaxing evening all to yourself.

1401 Cedar St // Helena 442-0404 pierceflooring.com


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uto Concepts has been locally owned and operated in Helena for ten years. Owners Todd and Sheri Sullivan are very proud of how their business has evolved. Their state-of-the-art, 10,000-square-foot facility located at 3242 Centennial Drive off Highway 12 East of town is large enough to service and work on large vehicles like tractors, boats and semis. As far as what they can do for you ... you name it. Auto Concepts can create and apply custom graphics, magnetic signs, realtor signs, and banners. In fact, their specialty is in custom graphics. The staff devotes a tremendous amount of time illustrating, designing and printing graphics in-house for custom applications. They can also install specialty items like cruise control, remote starts, alarms, window tinting, electronics, custom exhaust, toolboxes, seat covers, car stereos, running boards, lift kits, toppers, winches, window tinting, bug guards, grill guards and spray-on bed liners. Then there are the auto detailing services and paint chip repair options and much more! Todd has been customizing vehicles for over 20 years and has won many national awards for his work. He has designed fleet graphics for Chuck Norris’s son’s NASCAR trucks, as well as custom graphics for Lund International.

CONCEPTS THE AUTOCentennial ENHANCEMENT 3424 St PROFESSIONALS // 457-0700 autoconceptshelena.com

At Auto Concepts, they understand that your vehicle says a lot about you. Todd and Sheri and their crew have the skills, training and expertise to add style and flair to your vehicle. Auto Concepts’ passion is custom graphics. They are committed to making the very best graphics and decals that stand out from the crowd and will work with you from concept to completion. Auto detailing is a service that is always popular in Helena. Washing and buffing your vehicles is especially important this time of year with all the harsh chemicals put on the roads in the winter months. Auto Concepts also treats vehicle interiors to avoid sun bleaching and fading for those summer months. There is no vehicle that they cannot service or customize. Feel free to bring in your motorcycle, horse trailer, plane or recreational vehicle. Auto Concepts has the expertise to get the job done professionally and to the highest standards. Come out and see the large showroom, experience personalized service, expert local consultation, quick turnarounds and fair pricing at Auto Concepts today.


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rocky Mountain credit union

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Rocky Mountain Credit Union has some good news for you. It can be summed up in three words: CUT, YOUR, DEBT.

Helenans are eager to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. With sunny skies and longer days on the horizon, there is no better time to play outside! At Capital Sports & Western, we are freshly stocked for summer activities.

Local online shopping has arrived in Helena! KMTX has launched the new shopping feature, the Helena Marketplace, at www.kmtxradio.com. The site combines the convenience of online shopping with the desire to buy locally. Shoppers save at least 30 percent.

Cut your debt

They understand times remain tight for many of us. What if they could reduce your car or truck payments? Plus, with the cost of gas rising, we all could use a little breathing room in our budgets. The people at Rocky Mountain are dedicated to helping you find that breathing room. Bring them your truck, boat, or RV loan from another financial institution and they’ll reduce your rate by 3% or more*. They have lots of options, too. Maybe it’s refinancing your home or transferring some high-interest balances from your credit cards to their low-interest VISA. Rocky Mountain will search for ways to reduce your payments so you can ultimately cut your debit. How is this possible? In the middle of our current economic situation, Rocky Mountain has experienced growth: growth in their members, growth in their deposits, and growth in their loans. They are healthy and strong. More and more people are coming to Rocky Mountain Credit Union to discover this strength. And they have helped these new members save hundreds of dollars over the life of their loans. Go see them, log on at www.rmcu.net, or give them a call at 449-2680. They’ll be your strength and will help you CUT YOUR DEBT today. *No rate lower than 3.50%APR. Based on credit approval. Equal housing lender.

Montana in May

If your adventure begins on our local trails system, we can outfit you with the right gear, whether on foot or bike. We have a variety of trail shoes and light hikers to keep your feet happy on the mountain. Our bike selection is in full force with mountain and road bikes from Raleigh and Diamondback. To be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way, check out our new activewear that will be sure to keep you comfortable. If water is more your forte, check out the new colors and models of kayaks that just arrived. We are fully stocked in rafts and river accessories – just in time to plan those Smith River trips! With creek fishing opening this month, be sure your tackle box is stocked ahead of time. We also have a great supply of Gulp! in stock for walleys that will start hitting this month. For those who need “the little things” we’ve got you covered. Socks, maps, hydration packs, water bottles, flash lights, knives, bear spray ... it can all be found at Capital Sports. No matter how you enjoy the great outdoors, it is time to get outside! Stop in and visit your local sporting goods store, and let us help you plan your next adventure!

Helena Marketplace: Shop local online Here’s how it works – visit www.kmtxradio.com, click the Helena Marketplace button and start shopping! The web site is easy to navigate – shop by category or business name. Over 30 businesses (with more added every week) offer discounted gift certificates, products, and services. The businesses are quite varied: automotive services, children’s clothing, dining, entertainment, hotels, home interiors, jewelry, massage, opticians and more. See full descriptions and photos, or see the real thing at the local business, then save at least 30 percent on the Helena Marketplace. No need to shop out of town – the Helena Marketplace is the perfect destination for bargains, shopping via computer, and buying locally. The win-win is now the win-win-win. Consumers win with savings. Businesses win with an online shopping outlet. KMTX wins by uniting consumers and businesses with advertising and commerce. Learn how the Helena Marketplace can work for your business at 442-0400. Shop and save online, locally, at www.kmtxradio.com, The Helena Marketplace.

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What makes a good toy? If you were to evaluate toys as tools that children use to learn with in the same way, you’d choose your own work tools. These are some of the qualities to look for: Is it safe? Like a well-made tool, a good toy will have no sharp edges, will be durable and well finished. Toys for children under the age of three should not have small parts that may come loose and should be sturdy enough to last over time. Is it age appropriate? A child’s developmental stage will determine the types of toys that will enhance learning Does it engage? A good toy is “open ended” - that is, it will invite the child to imagine, explore, and create - not just watch it run. Does it expand the child? A good toy benefits by introducing and reinforcing age specific skills. A great toy goes beyond that to grow with the child, moving from one developmental stage to the next. Does it add variety? Children need many different types of play experiences to become well rounded individuals. Puzzles, blocks, toys that encourage gross motor skills, science experiments, dress up, doll houses, role play, art supplies, books ... all should be part of a good toy selection. Your local specialty toy stores have carefully-chosen toys to promote healthy play, and staff that is willing and able to help you pick out the next fun and fantastic playthings for the little ones in your life!


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WATCH FOR YOUR COPY of the YC Magazine!

here’s how: We will distribute a magazine to every child in each of our elementary schools in the Helena School District Visit our website to read electronically: www.youthconnectionscoalition.org Pick up a copy at any school in the Helena School District Get a copy at any of the following partners:

Lewis & Clark Library Taco Del Sol Placer Motors Dr. Ballweber Queen City Ballet

Jackson Orthodontics Great Northern Carousel The Parrot Confectionery Pipsqueak Second Chance Boutique Valley Bank, All Locations

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upcoming events May 1: Kite Festival Ryan Park, 12-4pm, Child Care Partnerships for details, 443-6186

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May 6: Banff Film Festival Helena Middle School, The Base Camp for details, 443-5360 May 6: Helena Symphony, Madame Butterfly Helena Civic Center, 7:30pm, helenasymphony.org May 6: Vigilante DaY Helena School District, K-8 releases 11am, HS - no school May 6: Helena Symphony, Madame Butterfly Helena Civic Center, 7:30pm, helenasymphony.org May 7: Walk MS in Montana State Capitol Building, Registration 9am, walkMSnorthwest.org May 7: 18th Annual Mother’s Day Pots & Plants Sale Archie Bray, Archie Bray for info, 447-3100 May 7: International Migratory Bird Day Helena Regulating Reservoir, 6:30am & 9am-2pm, 449-5225 ext 213

Bridal Event April 26th–30th up to 30% off storewide

May 13-16: SAVE Plastic’s Recycling Drive 1100 N Last Chance Gulch, 449-6008 for details, May 14 & 15: Rhapsody on Broadway St Paul’s Methodist Church, 7pm, helenachambersingers.org May 14: Algeria Shriner’s Shrimpfest Helena Civic Center Ballroom, 5-10pm, 447-8832 for details May 14: Don’t Fence me in Trail Run Pioneer Heritage Park, 6:30am-10pm, 442-0490 or pricklypearlt.org May 18: Alive At Five Downtown Helena, 5-9pm, 447-1535 for details May 20: Spring Art Walk Downtown Helena, 5:30-9pm, 447-1535 for details May 21: Lewis & Clark County History Fair Downtown Walking Mall, 447-8357 for details May 25: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Fundraiser Carroll College, 227-6961 for details May 28: Queen City Car Show Helena Indian Alliance Sheridan Hall, 8am-4:30pm, 458-5524 or 439-7590

601 Euclid Ave // Helena // 449-5657 // imaginedesignsmt.com

May 30: No school all grades Helena School District

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MURRY’S TAKEOUT

Spring Quinoa Salad Recipe from Murry Considered by the Incas as the “Mother of all Grains”, quinoa (“keen-wah”) is a complete protein that is gluten-free and easy to digest. Quinoa comes in red and brown varieties and has a nutty taste. When preparing quinoa, it is important to wash it several times if it’s not pre-washed. Quinoa can take the place of rice, couscous, or be mixed into a salad. Dressing 3 T. Olive Oil 3 T. Fresh Lemon Juice 2 T. Garlic, minced 1 t. Ground Fennel Seeds 1 t. Dried Oregano ¼ t. Sea Salt ¼ t. Fresh Ground Pepper

Rinse the quinoa under running water. Heat med-high saucepan and add quinoa to toast for 3-4 min or until the quinoa turns golden. Add water, cover, and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for 15 min. Place the next seven ingredients into a large bowl and toss. Whisk the dressing together, set aside. Once the quinoa is cooked, fluff with a fork and add to large bowl and drizzle the dressing over the salad, toss lightly to mix and chill it for a 1-hour.

May 21 and 22 and Helena Middle School. Reserve your tickets for the enchanting evening by calling today.

Cinderella Fall 2009 Classes begin August 31st Register Now

Queen City Ballet PO Box 1254 Helena, MT 59624 406-444-5004

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Open House August 22nd 10:30am - 2:00pm Fun Activities for New and Returning Students Great Time To Register for Fall

Greek Quinoa Salad 1 C. Raw Quinoa 2 C. Water 3 Celery Stalks, diced 2 Tomatoes, diced 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced ½ of a Red Onion, finely chopped 12 Kalamata Olives, pitted and sliced lengthwise ¼ C. Fresh Parsley, chopped 1 C. Feta Cheese, crumbled

Parent & Me Creative Dance Pre-Ballet Ballet Pointe Repertory Jazz Lyrical Tap Jr. Hip Hop Adult Ballet Adult Stretch Corelates

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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.

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

You have no idea how bad you need it. Comprehensive technology solutions, user-friendly explanations, and customer service that is beyond compare. Call Duane Johnson today.

duane@allways-onit.com // 285-1628 // 949-1628 // allways-onit.com


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Specialty Fabric Embroidery Workshop Learn techniques for embroidery on specialty fabrics like sheers, silk, velvet, leather/suede and more. Learn stabilizers, needles and safe hooping techniques. Class Dates: Fri/May 6 (5-9pm) & Sat/May 7 (10am-6pm) Class Fee: $66 Instructor: Dawn Schneider Take a BERNINA Test Drive Create a decorative pillow on a BERNINA serger. Class Date: Thursday May 5 10, 2 or 6 Class Fee: FREE Kit Fee: $10

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Sensational Serging Get to know your serger simply and easily by this great  SIMPLY 31 May 27-May 31 NAILS 13 yaM-72 yaM mWe’re orf dmoving esolC to a Closed from May 27-May Closed from Closed from May 27-May 31 kid’s blanket using minkee and cottons with purchase. Closed from May 27 - May 31 location a stamp beautiful new    each  PARKING LOT fabrics. A great gift for any season. just ahop, skip and ajump away!     Opening June 1, 2011 in our new location: Class Date: May 9 1:30-4pm or 5:30-8pm Bring this stamped card to our Skip. Jump! card Bring this Hop.     to 25%  welcome into you our current   LAST CHANCE GULCH Class Fee: $15 Required Book: Simple  Stop location twice save aswe  Stop into our current location twice new location WEST Serger Sewing by Julie Johnson $19.95 (see home. to our new  between back fordetails) now and   May 26 to receive   now and May 26  between to receive a stamp with WARREN STREET  Instructor: Ileen Kockler with purchase. you will receive a stamp a    each  and 25% discount 124 E. LYNDALE  each purchase. BringBring this this stamped card totoour stamped card our             on your entire purchase. new location The Foot Book NEW LOCATION and you will receive a   STREET WARREN  and you will receive a 25% discount Create a fun fabric (some apply)  25%  exclusions  RODNEY STREET discount on your entire  purchase.   on your entire purchase. book while learning (some exclusions apply) Owned and operated by women who sew (some apply)  exclusions  RODNEY STREET  Our new location is just a about lots of different 124E.Lyndale   REAL CAPITAL  a is just a Our 406-443-5724 NEW LOCATION Our new location is  just  FOOD BERNINA presser feet. SPORTS  STORE    Hop.  Skip. www.thesewingpalacebernina.com   Class continues monthly Jump!   U HAUL away   through the year. NATIONAL AVENUE STORE at 124 E. Lyndale.  124 EE. Lyndale. away  away  NATIONAL AVENUE Class Date: Monday, May 23 6-9pm atat124 Lyndale.  CURRENT Class Fee: $49.50 for three months or LOCATION STAMP 1 STAMP 2 PRO BUILD $20 per month Kit Required Store Hours: CURRENT  Monday–Friday 10:00–6:00   Instructor: Charlene Mayala   LOCATION STAMP 1 STAMP 2   WEST

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Sat/May 21 (10-5) & Sun/May 22 (10-4) At the Helena Civic Center, Downtown Helena. Over 30 0 q u i l t s , v e n d o r s , d e monstrations, and merchant mall.

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U HAUL STORE

NORTH

REAL FOOD STORE

NORTH

CAPITAL SPORTS

LYNDALE (Highway 12)

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LYNDALE (Highway 12)

MEMORIAL PARK

124 E. LYNDALE

MEMORIAL PARK

SIMPLY NAILS

PARKING LOT

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443-5724 1103 Helena Ave www.thesewingpalacebernina.com Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 10-5 Sun 12-4

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