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Ben there, done that

Light is a tiny fragment of the electromagnetic spectrum we can observe with our eyes. We are surrounded by it every waking moment, and yet, most of us don’t give it a second thought. Overlooked as it may be, light is one of the most impactful aspects of our environment with wide-ranging effects on our health, mood and sleep.  I am fascinated by light. As a photographer and videographer, my work is extremely reliant on knowing how to work with various light environments. I’ve also spent several years doing stage lighting and design. This has all come together to give me a real appreciation of the role lighting plays in our everyday lives. Full disclosure: I own multiple ...

Slices of Life

I have much to be thankful for. I am a strong advocate and overall supporter of thankfulness. When the kids were younger we even had a gratitude wall in our kitchen where we listed the many things we had to be grateful for – things we call blessings. I believe thankfulness should be a part of each day....

Questioning national spirituality

Editor, I have been reading through the books of the prophets in the Old Testament. I can’t help but ask myself a question. Is our nation today as spiritually bankrupt as Israel was then? Habakkuk 1:4 and 3:2 says “... the law is slacked, and judgment (justice) doth never go forth: for the ...

Thanks PPP for a great show

Editor, Bravo and kudos to the Port Polson Players for presenting an uplifting, timeless play, “The Beggars’ Bounty,” to our community. With the darkest days of the year approaching, this heartfelt musical comedy offered respite and a message filled with light and hope. The talented a...

Slices of Life

The end came quickly, as it often does for the best of beings. Our cat was old. We knew that. He’d been with us for 19 years and his bright light was growing dimmer. His candle was flickering. We all saw it and knew his truly majestic life was coming to an inevitable end. But it’s never easy &nda...

View from the Library

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter. Is there a better time to snuggle up under a cozy blanket with a cup of hot chocolate (with whip cream of course) and settle into a good book? We love the idea of hygge and have a great book display to go with it. If you’re not familiar, hygge is a Danish...

Resolution supports water compact

Editor, A resolution in support of the CSKT-Montana Water Compact originated in July at the Lake County Conservation District with full support of the members. It then advanced to the Area 5 October meeting. After receiving approval at the area meeting, it advanced to the state-wide meeting in Kalispell. ...

Vote no on tax increases

Editor,  School District 23 voters are being asked to approve over $61 million in school improvements to be repaid over 25 years. This ballot has been delivered to you in the last week or so.  Additionally, Lake County voters will be asked in January 2020 to approve $50 million for county law...

Slices of Life

My husband thinks our cat is dying. Or is close to death or is succumbing to old age. I don’t disagree. The cat in question is 19 years old. He’s lived a good life, an extremely good and long life.  He still goes outside every day, albeit for shorter jaunts than in his younger years. He s...

Support Polson School District bond

Editor,  Strong public schools are the cornerstone of a successful community. Whether or not you work for the school or have a child in the district, our entire community is better when the quality of education is improved across the board. Improvements that will be made from the passage of both Pols...

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