Carol Marino: Good News

Contest heats up for homeowner

June 10, 2017 at 7:40 pm

Kristin Hollemans is breathing easier, thanks to a brand new furnace from Aire Serv heating and air conditioning in Kalispell. Aire Serv co-owners Mark and Julie Beede held an “Oldest Furnace” contest during the Flathead Home and Garden Sho...

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Volunteers preserve Glacier Park’s legacy

May 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While Memorial Day is, first and foremost, a day to honor those who gave their lives in defense of our country, Americans also have traditionally spent the long holiday weekend reconnecting with family and friends at campouts, backyard barb...

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A mirthful Mother’s Day

May 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm

Today being Mother’s Day, I did a bit of Googling to see what the internet could offer to honor moms and add some humor to our day.First, I researched unique gift-giving ideas. Even though my own amazing, lovely mother, who celebrated her 9...

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Walks on the wild side

April 29, 2017 at 5:22 pm

From scintillating citizen science to leisurely wildflower walks, nonprofit organizations are providing a plethora of guided spring and summer outdoor opportunities for the public — no need to wait for an excuse to leave your chores for ano...

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Help make a mountain of food

April 15, 2017 at 5:27 pm

There’s more than one way to build a mountain of food and those who want to help the Flathead Food Bank have plenty of opportunities.The pantry has a one-day blitz planned for Saturday, May 20. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. shoppers can donate to t...

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Caregivers leave lasting gifts

April 01, 2017 at 8:27 pm

There are caregivers of all kinds among us — here are a few recent stories of their good work.David McFadyean wrote the Inter Lake to share his experience with the staff at Heritage Place who had cared for his mother the last several years....

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A birthday surprise

March 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

An exuberant bunch of first-graders joined forces recently to wish their teacher a happy birthday.This wouldn’t be particularly surprising behavior … except that they were all in their 60s and the birthday they were celebrating was their te...

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Scouts great at getting out and about

March 04, 2017 at 7:16 pm

Boy Scout Troop 1903 in Lakeside has big plans for 2017 that will make Boy Scouts of America shine in its 107th year since its founding in Feb. 8, 1910.Troop member Jake Wilke emailed the Inter Lake recently to describe some of the highligh...

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Love is all you need

February 11, 2017 at 7:53 pm

“Love letters” can take many forms — handwritten, scented and postmarked. A small note tucked into a bouquet. An emoji-laced text message. A heart traced in the steam on the bathroom mirror.Linda Butler was inspired to write her own kind of...

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‘A gift for Dave’: Linda Butler’s letter to her stepfather

February 11, 2017 at 3:00 am

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written by Linda Butler to express her appreciation for her stepfather, Dave Maurer, of Somers. The letter is the topic of Carol Marino’s “Good News” column in the Sunday, Feb. 12, Daily Inter Lake. ...

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