Carol Marino: Good News

Face to face with Facebook

November 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

Social media fans may have a bone to pick with me after reading this column about their daily penchant to peruse online posts.For the record, I’ve chosen, since that method of communication was invented, not to partake.I realize Facebook, T...

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Chop wood, carry water

October 28, 2019 at 3:47 pm

The small ivory figurine that stands on a windowsill in my living room was given to me by a friend way back in high school, which makes our relationship — with both my girlfriend and the figurine — older than the one with my husband.The fig...

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You say Marano? … I still say Marino

October 13, 2019 at 3:00 am

My brother-in-law John rented an apartment in September in the town of Giulianova near Pescara on the Adriatic coast of central Italy — the vicinity of his family’s paternal grandparents’ birthplace.While there, he and my husband Jim’s sist...

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Don’t spare the spare keys

September 29, 2019 at 3:00 am

Technology has given us magnetic keys, key cards, keyless entry remotes, smart keys, and chip keys — also called transponder keys or, in more common vernacular, fobs. It used to be if you got locked out of your car you’d just run a hanger d...

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An unofficial end to summer

September 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

Last weekend was all about synchronicity for me. Though it wasn’t what I would have preferred to do, my activities seemed to fall into perfect order with the planet’s inclination.I’d returned after Labor Day with a cold after a trip visitin...

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A mad dash for Hatches

September 02, 2019 at 3:51 pm

The past couple of years, around mid-August, Hatch chili peppers have found their way into the produce departments at local groceries. It’s a short window for this particular variety of hot pepper that’s gained popularity with local folks w...

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‘Angering the gods’ is risky business

August 17, 2019 at 6:14 pm

One rightfully could call this year’s spring and summer weather in the Flathead fickle. While local long-timers know June is considered “the rainy month,” this year glorious dry June weekends jump-started our warm-weather recreating.July, h...

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A battle of wills — Manpower vs. horsepower

July 28, 2019 at 3:00 am

The goal was simple enough. Get the old fishing boat sitting behind the garage, fire up the old boat motor and head to Smith Lake. My husband Jim would tool around fishing for the pike and perch Smith Lake is well-known for, and I’d paddle ...

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Jackson, even in June, is worth visiting

July 14, 2019 at 3:00 am

Grapple was collecting on the hood of our pickup as we rolled into Wisdom, Montana, on our way to Jackson Hot Springs for a long weekend.Capricious storm clouds pummeled the Bitterroot Mountain Range rising above the Big Hole Valley and ski...

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Lakers help preserve Flathead’s pristine waters

June 30, 2019 at 3:00 am

For more than 60 years the Flathead Lakers organization has advocated for clean water and a healthy ecosystem for Flathead Lake and the Flathead Valley watershed.Recently, the Lakers partnered with the Flathead Land Trust to raise money sup...

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