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Ravalli County Museum

Apple Days October 2 Stevensville, Sept. 11

Honey Fest Cover Photo by Patrick Chaplin, Blacksmith Brewery Balloon Fest, 2010, Stevensville, Montana Save the date, July 8-9, 2011

First Fridays

Photo Contest September 1-4

Ravalli County Fair Mikesell’s Jewelry

Ugly Jewelry Contest Bring yours in to win!

50% Off at Montana Old West Gallery!


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The Bitterroot Valley’s Gathering Place The Ravalli County Fair Grounds and First Interstate Center The 2010 Ravalli County Fair is just around the corner in western Montana’s Beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Our local fair is well known and loved for its family atmosphere and its cultural and historical ties to rural Montana life. We feature a wide variety of entertainment, exhibits, carnival rides, community food vendors, children’s activities, business and artist booths, rodeo, music and more – truly something for everyone. There’s lots happening on the Fairgrounds all year round – reserve a date for a charitable fundraiser, trade show, horse or dog event, wedding, family reunion, festival, concert or more – contact us at rcfairgrounds@gmail or 406-363-3411.

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From m River to Ridge d © is publish published bl hedd by b Tour Montana©/Gift Montana© and is copyrighted © by SP2M Marketing - all rights reserved. SEPTEMBER 1-4, HAMILTON, MONTANA Ravalli County Fairgrounds 100 Old Corvallis Road Hamilton, MT 59840

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Entertainment Wednesday DOUBLE BILL Music Night The Polyjusters

The Polyjesters a wonderful blend of witty lyrics, wry sense of humor

and old-timey bluegrass with a topping of jazz swing!

Chance McKinney & CrossWire hometown boy and Country Music Television’s Music City Madness Winner

Thursday night Chance McKinney

First Interstate Bank BULL-A-RAMA

Friday & Saturday night

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Ground Entertainment

FREDDIE PREZ – featuring Guitar Hero, Hannah Montana Lip Sync, Karaoke for Seniors,

Dizzy Hips

Spongebob Gameshow, Cash Scramble & more

LET’S PRETEND –The Cutest Show on Earth – Interactive theatre turning kids into ‘star performers’

DIZZY HIPS – Extreme Hula Hooping – World Record Entertainment COWGIRL TRICKS - $XQLTXHIXQÀOOHG9DXGHYLOOHVW\OH:HVWHUQ&RPHG\$FW complete with Trick Roping, Whip Cracking, Music and Lots of Surprises!

BOHENEK CORE BALANCE HORSEMANSHIP GRANDMA’S FARM & THE CONNER TROLLEY Let ’s Pretend

SEPTEMBER 1-4, HAMILTON, MONTANA

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The Brew Fest was a big success!

We certainly hope you made it to the 16th annual Bitterroot Brew Fest. The street was packed. The bands played on, andd Blacksmith Brewery of Stevensville won the Brewers Choice award and Bertrams Brewery of Salmon, Idaho won the Peoples Choice and Chicks Choice award. Around 1600 people fi lled the streets of Hamilton to sample more than 50 beers. Plan now to attend Daly Days on Friday (July 22, 2011) and Saturday and cap off your shopping with beer tasting at the 17th Annual Bitterroot Brew Fest July J y 23, 2011.

Don’t miss this one! Aug. 27-29.

If you haven’t ever joined in the fun of one of the many Bitterroot Valley events, get out your calendar and start planning for a good time. August 27th is the First Ever/ Annual Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival. The beautiful, historic Daly Mansion, will host this 3 day celebration of the Scottish Irish heritage. Marcus Daly himself would be proud to attend. It is only $15 for the whole weekend fi lled with music, dancing, competitions, artisans, crafters, and 20 plus clans from the across the U.S. and Canada. This is a perfect time to tour the Daly the mansion and experience the history of Montana’s Scottish and Irish culture. For more details go online to www.bitterrootscottishirishfestival.org.

Sweetest Festival in Montana! September 11 in Stevensville. Montana’s first permanent settlement, check out the 2nd annual Northwest Honey Fest. This is definitely one for the whole family. From festival fun to St. Mary’s Mission, to Stevensville’s own craft brewery, and quaint Main Street shops, you should book a room at the Historic Stevensville Hotel and make a weekend of it. For more Honey Fest info go to www.northwesthoneyfest.com.

Only On O nly with the gracious support of the business community are these events available for all of us to enjoy. From River to Ridge© magazine, Bitterroot Valley organizations and the Chamber of Commerce, thank C these sponsors of the 2010 Brew Fest and much more. Albertsons Bear Creek Timberwrights Big Sky Eye Care Brothers Mortuary Clagett Construction Exit Realty Fresh 104.5 Radio GlaxoSmithKline La Femme Looking Glass Montana Brewers Association MR Asphalt Ravalli Republic Seismic Signs Summit Beverage US Bank VW Ice Zip Beverage Zip Local

And everyone who attended!

Caffé Firenze (fE-’rent-sA) In Florence - A destination unlike any other… Business of the Year 2009 ~ Bitterroot Valley Chamber The best of the Bitterroot offering a warm and inviting old-world Italian atmosphere, seven days a week - Cafe Firenze offers hearty breakfasts, aromatic coffee, and espresso drinks, pastas, sandwiches, house-made soups, Italian inspired dinners and a fantastic assortment of wines, beer and spirits. Also, count on Caffè Firenze Catering to ensure a successful and worry-free event. Patti and John Stevens, founders, owners, and hosts of Caffè Firenze, are proud to welcome you to a memorable Italian dining experience, right here in the Bitterroot Valley.

281 Rodeo Drive Florence, MT 59833 406-273-2923 w w w.caffefirenze.com Open every day of the week for Breakfast & Lunch, Tuesday thru Sunday for Dinner Closed for dinner on Mondays ys

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Custom Catering Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Take-out & drive-thru

Wine Tasting Wi Parties Espresso, Beer, Wine & Spirits


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t h e b r o o k s Featuring the Elegance of Christmas All Year Long

Step back in time to the grandeur of the

Brooks. Located in Corvallis at the corner of Willow Creek road and the Eastside Highway is a beautiful Queen Anne style home known as the Brooks Hotel. This 1894 hotel now houses a delightful year-round Christmas store. Each elaborately decorated tree and room follows a popular theme: Nutcracker, Pomegranate and Currant, Pets, Sports, and Home for Christmas. The Montana

Lifestyle room themes include Cowboy, Wilderness, Cabin and Fishing, and Big Sky Lodge. And you must tour the great collectible rooms: Mark Robers, December Diamonds, Baldwin, Mary Englebright, Marjorlein Bastin, Possible Dream Santas, Olde World Collectible Ornament, Willow Tree Angels, Nativities and Big sky Carvers. Visit the Brooks, Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 406-961-6895, in Corvallis, MT. 5


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River Rising Bakery Bakery, Deli Espresso, A popular local deli, River Rising offers gourmet sandwiches, fresh baked goods and tasty espresso. Gourmet grilled and cold deli sandwiches, soups & salads, even wireless internet. The art of Portrait and Landscape artist: Leslie Drake-Robinson, of Hamilton, is currently featured at the River Rising as part of the Artists Along the Bitterroot Tour.

M-F 6:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 8 am - 4 pm, Sun 8 am - 2 pm 337 W. Main St. • Hamilton, • 406.363.4552

Big Sky Candy Handmade Chocolates and Gourmet Goodies, made right here in Hamilton, Montana. The aroma of melting chocolate, bubbling caramel and cinnamon glazed almonds awaits you. Come visit Big Sky Candy in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, in Hamilton. They take great pride in offering the very finest hand-made candies, each one made from the center out, including their own creamy caramels and toffee. Try the decadent handmade chocolates, toffees, fudges, brittles, bear claws, turtles, truffles, cinnamon glazed almonds and much more. They even have a large selection of sugar free candies. See you at Big Sky Candy, the sweetest spot in Hamilton. M-F 9-5, Sat 9-4

319 W. Main Hamilton • 406.363.0580 www.bigskycandy.com

The Red Door & Hamilton Party Rentals Voted “BEST UNIQUE GIFTS” The Red Door offers something for everyone from home decor to women’s accessories to custom silk floral arranging and more. A new addition to The Red Door is HAMILTON PARTY RENTALS, ready to assist you with all of your party needs. Come in to The Red Door, the friendly staff takes pleasure in helping you with your home decor needs and more. On the corner of Third and Main, downtown Hamilton.

M-F 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm, 301 W. Main St. • Hamilton, MT 406.363.4552 • www.reddoor@bitterroot.com www.hamiltonpartyrentals.net 6

Me & Mom Me and Mom is a very special al children’s store. You and the kids ds will find fun things for every age. Kid’s clothing in sizes from newborns too 4, hats, even original Montana grandd kid tee eee shirts are just a start. Toys abound, from rattles to classic wooden ones. Raise theirr IQ with one of the many games and science c ce kits for kids up to age 12. Me and Mom has a as something for your kid, grand kid, or thee kid in you. The shopping really does start here, on the third block of main.

305 Main St., Hamilton, MT 406-363-3605

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You Could Win $700 in Jewelry!

The 2nd Annual

“UGLY” Jewelry Contest is Bigger and More Ugly than ever! Free Jewelry Cleaner with every entry. Bring in your “treasures” between September 14th & 22nd. All entries will be displayed in the store for the People’s Choice voting, September 23 - October 9th. Winners receive Mikesell’s Gift Certificates.

“UGLY” Jewelry Categories and Prizes

14k &18k Gold and Genuine Stone Jewelry 1st Place: $150 • 2nd Place: $100 • 3rd Place: $75

Sterling Silver Jewelry: 1st Place: $100 • 2nd Place: $75 • 3rd Place: $50

Costume Jewelry 1st Place: $75 • 2nd Place: $50 • 3rd Place: $25 One entry per person per category please. One Vote per Person. Winning Gift Certificates must be redeemed by December 24th, 2010. Ensembles count as one entry. No purchase necessary.

The Highest Quality Jewelry at the Best Price. Custom Design and Resetting. Repair and Restoration.

201 W. W Main St. St Hamilton, Hamilton MT 59840 406-363-6236 406 363 6236 www.mikesellsfinejewelry.com

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W e’re going back in time . . . The future is going to look more like the past. Next time you stroll by and hopefully through, the Ravalli County Museum, look up. As you see in the historic photo on the web site the original cupola is somewhat different than the current. And we all know how important historical accuracy is. So over the next month, you will see a construction crew removing, refurbishing, and reinstalling the cupola. The Grand opening of the Senior Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame was a big success. If you didn’t get a chance to come down for the BBQ and tour the exhibit, this is a great time. You can hear those spurs a jingle jangling, as you check out the commemorative saddles, trophies, historic western wear and gear, and saddles. The collection spans over 50 years of famous Rodeo champions and will become a permanent exhibit. Saturday, October 2nd, one day only, rain (or snow) or shine, Macintosh Apple Days takes place for the 31st consecutive time. Not only will you see our world famous apple butter being made, be able to purchase the best apple pies in history, shop local artists, play games, dance to live music, and of course tour the Museum, but you will help ensure future improvements to the Ravalli County Museum, as this is our largest fund raiser of the year. Our mission is to preserve the cultural heritage of the Bitterroot Valley for you and your kids and your grand kids. We hope to see you at the museum. Come by and make some history! Sincerely, Tamar Stanley and the Staff and Volunteers.

The Statement You’re Looking For The Bitterroot’s Best Interior Design Store, Home Décor & Accessories, Furnishings Store for Two Years Running It is an unique experience when you walk in to Madison Creek Furnishings. Each area is decorated as if it were someone’s home. Owners, Tim Shonkwiler and Chad Nixon, are passionate about hand selecting all of their products. They focus on finding furniture and décor made in the U.S.A, and work with many local artisans and manufacturers. At Madison Creek the sales team always has a smile on their face and is happy to help you with any of your design requirements. Interior Design services are also available. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. You will find many great gift ideas, gourmet food items and Madison Creek is your local Thymes Bath & Body retailer. Don’t just take our word for it, head over to Madison Creek Furnishings and see for yourself, you’ll be glad you did.

406-777-2824 3961 US Hwy 93, Stevensville, Montana

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Now Open - National Senior Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, permanent exhibit. New exhibits every 90 days. Every Saturday a.m. Farmer’s Market, outside the Museum through October 2. October 2nd - 31st Annual Macintosh Apple Days October 16th - Fine Art Wildlife Glass Exhibition by Kathleen Sheard, 6 p.m.


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Made in the “Root”! Root ! 175 S. S 2nd d B • Hamilton, Hamil ilt lton Montana

2nd Street Market is a great place to shop when you are downtown in Hamilton. Just a block off of main on, you guessed it, 2nd St., you will find some of the best of unique — Montanamade, hand-made, made-in-the-Root by Bitterrooters — art, gifts and collectibles. The talent, creativity, and imagination you will find as you search for the best of Montana originalityy is always amazing. Jewelry by several Montana jewelers, uniquee refurbished furniture, home-made soaps and body lotions … are just the beginning. Mike’s Griz Wear, a new fall line of Griz Stadium Jackets, Tees and Tanks, Scarves and Sweats. sold only at 2nd Street Market, except on game day, you will find Mike and his Griz Wear on the north end of Foot Bridge north of the Stadium. Exquisite handcrafted jewelry by several Montana Jewelers. Salt Lamps — natural air purifier, $25 to $100

See you at every Griz Game! North end of the Foot Bridge. Open in Hamilton, Monday - Saturday. 9


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First Fridays Photo Contest Your Photo on the Cover! One Photo will be chosen for the cover of the November edition of From River to Ridge.

Each First Friday, at Picturesque in Hamilton, art lovers, photographers and shoppers vote on their favorite photo of the month, from that months entries. From River to Ridge magazine and Picturesque have added a new twist. One of the photos entered for the October 1, First Friday’s Event will also be used on the cover of From River to Ridge’s November issue The chosen photographer will be also have his or her biography and other works published in a cover artists feature article. Assuming if they don’t mind. Please submit your entries at Picturesque, 170 S. 2nd St. Hamilton, Mt. for the October - First Friday Contest. Participating From River to Ridge advertisers will assist in choosing the next cover photo from the entries. The chosen photographer will be contacted by the 11th of October to obtain biographical information. (Of course there is not an entry fee.) Thank you and good luck. Eric Elander, Publisher elander@montana.com 406-360-3321

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Cover photo by Patrick Chaplin. Tour Montana’s

Enjoy the Beautiful Bitterroot Valley

Artists Along the Bitterroot–Studio Tour Centerfold Poster & Map, pages 23-26

Darby Logger Days pages 11 & 14

Bitterroot Brewfest in Hamilton page 41

Chief Victor Days page 10

Summerfest in Stevensville page 28

Cover Art by Nelson Kenter

Cover Art and original photo work by Nelson Kenter. www.kenterphoto.com


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Our Community Our Arts In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous,

Shawn Colvin

stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warmhearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. In the twenty years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released eight albums, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, and created a remarkable cannon of work. Tickets $37.50 all seats - on sale now.

Mary Black

For the last quarter-century, singer has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. She has shared stages, television shows and recording studios with some of the most revered performers of her time. She has also played a frontline role in bringing Irish music, past and present, to an increasingly appreciative and ever-growing global audience. . A legendary voice in Irish music, the San Francisco Chronicle has described Mary Black as “one of the best interpretative singers around.” Tickets $37.50 all seats - on sale October 8th at noon. With more than fifty years of history and prestige behind it, the

Alvin Ailey

American Dance Theater

is a national treasure that grew from the now-fabled performance which took place at the 92nd Street Young Men’s Hebrew Association in New York, March 1958. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African- American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. Begun in 1974, Ailey’s junior touring company, Ailey II, is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Tickets $27.50, $32.50 - on sale December 3rd at noon.

Hot Club of San Francisco

The acclaimed and the popular French vocalist Isabelle Fontaine have created Meet Me in Paris, a charming concert invoking an unforgettable Parisian experience. Love songs and driving gypsy jazz are a combination made famous during the 20’s and 30’s in Paris by the legendary Hot Club de France, Django Reinhardt, and Stephane Grappelli. Following the First World War, the city became a gathering place for artists from around the world and The Hot Club’s unique sound of gypsy jazz reflects this inter-wartime collection of cultures. Ms. Fontaine’s mix of sweet and sultry songs adds a touch of beauty and authenticity that echoes the historic Ville-Lumière, “the city of light”. Tickets $22.50, $27.50 - on sale January 7th at noon.

About the most important question a young bluegrass band faces right out of the gate is whether they can play.

The Infamous Stringdusters

wasted no time in providing their answer—an emphatic “yes”—winning IBMA Album, Song and Emerging Artist of the Year the very same year they released their debut album, Fork In the Road. With the much-anticipated release of a new album on Sugar Hill, Things That Fly, The Infamous Stringdusters are at the forefront of a new movement in bluegrass music. They wield an expansive repertoire touching on masters from Jimmy Martin to John Hartford, but their strength lies in their original compositions. Dedication to arrangements sets them apart and extended improvisation makes every performance completely unique. The live Stringdusters experience is antiformulaic, groove friendly, and mind- expanding - not your granddaddy’s bluegrass. Unless your granddaddy was Jerry Garcia. Tickets $22.50, $27.50 - on sale February 4th at noon.

Ravi Coltrane

A major force in jazz today, is a critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated saxophonist, band leader, and composer. Since 1991, Mr. Coltrane has worked as a sideman with many jazz and pop luminaries, including Elvin Jones, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, m Branford Branfo Marsalis, Kenny Baron and Steve Coleman, for whom he appears on several albums. Additionally, he has recorded noteworthy albums for himself and others, overseen important jazz reissues, and founded the pr prominent independent record label, RKM. Joined on tour by three fixtures on the jazz scene - bassist/ composer Drew Gress, drum sensation E.J. Strickland, and pianist/composer/arranger Luis Perdomo—this compo is one rare musical evening not to be missed. Tickets $27.50, $32.50 - on sale March 4th at noon.

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127 West Main, Hamilton, Montana 59840

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Coming Soon in 2010:

Farmer’s Markets:

Florence, Stevensville and Hamilton: Saturdays Darby: Tuesday Afternoons

First Friday’s: Downtown Stevensville and Hamilton Lapin’s Garden Concert Series: Throughout the Summer, Sula

2011 Major Events January 29 Feb. 12-13 May 30 June 10-11 3-5 10-13 18-19 July 8-9 14-16 16-24 23-25 23-24 22-24 30 August 5-6 Sept.10

Winter Fest, Darby Affair of the Heart - Art Quilt Show, Hamilton Memorial Day Parade, Corvallis Chief Victor Days, Victor Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour Montana Professional Artists Show & Sale Western Heritage Days, Stevensville Summer Balloon Fest, Stevensville Elite Bull Connection/Logger Days, Darby Strawberry Fest, Darby Hardtimes Blue Grass Festival. S. of Hamilton Daly Days and Brew Fest, Hamilton 12th annual Townsend Ranch CMSA Shoot, Darby Renaissance Fair, Hamilton Creamery Picnic, Stevensville Honey Fest, Stevensville

Skalkaho Steak House

August: 28 Lapin’s Garden features Keegan Smith and the Fam, Sula 28 Big Hole Valley Cow Pasture Open Golf Tournament, Wisdom 27-29 Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival at the Daly Mansion, Hamilton, 28 Lapin’s Garden features the Drum Brothers, Sula 28 5th Annual 2010 Bitterroot Classic Triathlon Hamilton September 1-4 Ravalli County Fair at Ravalli County Fairgrounds, Hamilton 4 Lapin’s Garden features Bonepony, Sula 11 Northwest HoneyFest at the Lewis & Clark Park, Stevensville 11 Rumble in the Root, Charity Poker Run from Lolo to Conner 18 Wine Fest, Friends of the Library, Darby 18 Extreme Cowboy Challenge, Darby 19 Salish Pilgrimage, St. Mary’s Mission 23 USFS interpretive Moon Walk - Blodgett Creek Campground, Hamilton 24 Founders Day - Reenactment, Stevensville October 1-3 Scarecrow Festival, Stevensville 2 Demo Derby, Fair Grounds, Bitterroot Harvest Festival, Hamilton 2 McIntosh Apple Day, Hamilton 16 Ravilli County Museum Kathleen Sheard Exhibition Opening 16 Extreme Cowboy Challenge, Hamilton 23 USFS Interpretive Moon Walk - Ghosts of the 1910 Fire 30 Halloween Parade in downtown Hamilton November 5-7 Holly Jolly Craft Show at the Daly Mansion, Hamilton 26 .Christmas Tree Lighting December 3 Nativity Display, St. Mary’s Mission, Stevensville 3-4 Montana Country Christmas, Stevensville 4 Christmas Bazaar Clubhouse Holiday Bazaar, Darby

guests spend enjoying fine dining and drinks on the outside patio while viewing Montana’s wildlife, elk, bighorn sheep, deer and even humming birds. You will be hard pressed to find a better restaurant, with a more natural entertainment or more beautiful scenery than here, just 10 miles southeast of Hamilton.

The Skalkaho Steak House is a labor of love for the Roses. Most of the crew are family members. They have a stake in providing an enjoyable experience and a exceptionally satisfying meal. You will feel the friendly atmosphere the minute you walk in the door.

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fter many years in the outfitting business treating hunters to fabulous meals, opening the Skalkaho Steak House was a natural and soon known as the best steak house in the valley. Steak is not their sole forte, however, their seafood will spark memories of fine dining at the coast. Choose steak and lobster, steak and crab, fresh prime rib, or a seafood platter for two that is unequaled, stacked with lobster, crab, deep fried shrimp, calamari, scallops and shrimp scampi.

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New ou may be surprised to find such delectable fare on a little highway into the Sapphire mountains but it is the hospitality that makes a great meal superb. Sandy, John and the family invite you to enjoy dinner at their place. From River to Ridge© the Skalkaho Steak House will become one of your favorite dining spots, in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. 12 12

10 miles SE of Hamilton East on the Skalkaho Rd. to the 7 mile marker Open Mon - Sat 4-9 Sun 2-7 406.363.3522 www.skalkahosteakhouse.com


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Bitterroot Performing Arts Council www.bARTc.org 406-363-7946 Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce www.bvchamber.com 406-363-2400 The Daly Mansion dalymansion.org 406-363-6004 Ravalli County Museum www.brvhsmuseum.org 406-363-3338 Stevensville Main Street Association www.mainstreetstevensville.com 406-777-3773 South Valley Civic Group www.mountainspiritinn.com 406-821-3405 St. Mary’s Mission www.saintmarysmission.org 406-777-5734

Mountain Spirit Inn The Difference Is Caring The Mountain Spirit Inn in Darby, Montana, is a clean, comfortable motel situated in a prime location, at the southern end of the spectacular Bitterroot Valley. It provides convenient access to nearly every outdoor activity at any season. The inn is a great place for families, four wheelers, hikers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, fishers, hunters, nature lovers, photographers, and skiers to put up their feet before or after a hard day’s play and be revitalized by the pristine scenery. A family-owned motel in downtown Darby, the Inn’s comfort and style will provide you with a pleasing stay. The remodeled apartment-sized guest rooms are unique, all have satellite TV, complimentary internet access, and nine are equipped with kitchenettes.

Make the Mountain Spirit Inn your home away from home for your next great adventure! www.mountainspiritinn.com 406.821.3405 • Toll Free 800.820.2554 308 South Main Street (Hwy 93) in Darby 13


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50% OFF - Antique and Collectible Sale 16,000 16 000 square ffeett h houses a h huge selection l tii off collectibles in the Bitterroot Valley. Bring in your coupon and get 50% off your next purchase Art, metal work, stoves, furniture, home décor, fine collectibles, and an Old West Candy Store to boot! . 600 varieties of candy guaranteed to satisfy the sweet tooth in young and old alike. So, whether you pop in for a moment or stay for a few hours, you’re going to find something you’ll love. . . be it a sweet treat or an antique treasure, you don’t want to miss the Old West Gallery and Candy Store in Darby, Montana!

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River to Ridge presents

Glenn Gilmore “Whenever we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ‘See, this is what our father did for us.’ ” John Ruskin

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lenn Gilmore achieves a balance in his metalwork that brings together elements unusual in such a demanding medium. His lines are bold and clean yet you will find delicate details. “Architectural Blacksmith” is Glenn’s description of himself, his trade and his love. Function and form, purpose and beauty, describe his art. When you purchase or commission Glenn’s work, be it fireplace doors, gates, railings, hardware, furniture, you receive a work of art that will last forever, serve a purpose and perfectly compliment and add to the beauty of your space. An eye for detail, a love of forging, and a desire for perfection, all combined with purpose . . . bring results that truly are one of a kind.

Creating Artistic Ironwork Since 1974. For more exquisite photos of Glenn’s work, awards, and philosophy please visit his web site. www. gilmoremetal.com P.O. Box 961 Hamilton, MT 59840

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