Colorful shirts were everywhere at the fifth annual American Legion 7th District Oratorical Contest. Ophir Middle School and Lone Peak High School social studies teacher Tony Coppola stood before attendees and discussed how Dick Allgood was the reason he and fellow teacher Jeremy Harder became involved with the Sons of the American Legion.
Rotary Club of Big Sky and All Saints Big Sky, the Lutheran- Episcopal Church joined together to bring back an old Big Sky tradition: the International Employee Dinner.
Around 200 college age young adults are employed in Big Sky thanks to the J-1 Visa and bolster the workforce during peak season.
Science is not reserved only for those with post doctorates. From researching the night sky to investigating insects in Yellowstone National Park, there is plenty of room for citizen scientists of any age.
Free income tax filing assistance is being offered at the Big Sky Food Bank on Feb. 13 and March 12 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Ophir Middle School and Lone Peak High School (LPHS) Social Studies teacher Tony Coppola is often seen harnessing the flames of a massive grill outside of LPHS home games. The burgers he masterfully grills help 8th grade students earn their way to Washington D.C. He describes how the fundraising works and why the effort is so important.
Dust off the old clarinet, get a new reed for the saxophone sitting in the corner of the closet, or find the old trumpet in the attic – and start practicing for next basketball season. Tim Sullivan, Big Sky School District music teacher is inviting community participation in the only pep band to exist at Lone Peak High School in recent memory.
Beams from flashlights illuminated the darkness as snow blew and the temperature fell to negative six degrees. Boy Scouts worked their way out to three season tents in an effort to earn frost points for their camping merit badges.
Rotary Club of Big Sky Rotarians Jo Lieburg, Tim Kent, Blair Mohn, Woody Burt, Laura Seyfang and Big Sky Community Food Bank director Sarah Gaither helped teach the 8th grade class about service, according to Rotary President Laura Seyfang. The week-long effort allowed for the kids to hear from a past Peace Corps member who worked in Tanzania.
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign was launched by a single man with a singular idea – to feed 1,000 of San Francisco’s poorest residents a free Christmas dinner on Christmas Day, according to the Salvation Army.
Big Sky came together, residents donated their talents and $5,100 was raised for the Clendenin family for “sweet baby Violet’s” fight against Cerebral Palsy. It all took place during a single night of fun at Blend Big Sky and The Rocks Tasting Room.