Business Profiles & Highlights

Q&A with Local Business Owner: Northwind Shirt Co.

Q&A with Local Business Owner: Northwind Shirt Co.

Pippi Robben is the owner of Northwind Shirt Company, a local gift shop and screen printing business on Central Avenue in Whitefish. What does your business offer? We have an assortment of Whitefish, Montana, Glacier National Park and Big Mountain T-shirts designed by different local…

Inhale // Exhale

Inhale // Exhale

Curative Yoga Bigfork combines balance and breath to better your mind, body, and spirit. By Katie Cantrell. Photograph by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. I used to take a yoga class from a woman who had biceps like a Marvel comic hero. She seemed…

Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine

Uptown Hearth is baking the world a better place from a shared community shop in Columbia Falls. By Jane Ellen Sexton. Photograph by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. You know those little gems that you find in the world? Those places that you just…

Doing It Her Way

Doing It Her Way

Badass Babe’s Jenn Mayrand handmakes one-of-a-kind statement jewelry pieces from spent ammunition in her shed in Creston. By Linda Jaquette. Photograph by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. Jenn Mayrand was born in a small town in northern Illinois to a math teacher mother and…

The School House Rocks

The School House Rocks

For 20 years, The Museum at Central School has brought the community together over the shared history of the Flathead Valley. By Gil Jordan. Photograph provided by The Museum at Central School. 124 years ago, the fledgling town of Kalispell was little more than a…

We Need to Talk About Your Flair

We Need to Talk About Your Flair

How a love for funky finds and Office Space inspired downtown Kalispell’s wittiest gift shop. By Mary Jo Gardner. Photograph by Archer Messenger. According to the dictionary; flair: 1. a special or instinctive aptitude or ability for doing something well, talent, gift, instinct, natural ability…

Against the Grain

Against the Grain

Lower Valley Woodworking grew a part-time passion project into a busy custom woodworking shop focused on quality craftsmanship and customer communication. By Terry Meyers. Photograph by Archer Messenger. Between the slough and the antique store at the north edge of Somers, you’ll find Jim Ask’s…

Find Your Lanes

Find Your Lanes

Pick’s Bowling Center in Bigfork centers on family, community, and a love of bowling. By Allison Batch. Photograph by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. Lou Pickavance is a bowler. “I am absolutely a bowling addict. I love it! It’s been a great way to…