Carol Marino: Good News

Mom’s kitchen was ‘Little Italy’ with lots of love

March 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

About 10 years ago, my husband’s family began compiling a cookbook to honor and forever preserve my Italian mother-in-law’s cooking legacy.My husband Jim’s grandparents were all born in the Abruzzo region of Italy on the coast of the Adriat...

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Collaborative effort will preserve Conrad Mansion grounds

February 24, 2019 at 3:00 am

For nearly 125 years the east side of Kalispell has been anchored by the impressive Conrad Mansion, surrounded by 3 acres of meticulous landscaping and a handsome dry stone fence.The mansion has been an architectural and historic timepiece ...

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Payback time for love letter from long ago

February 10, 2019 at 7:37 am

Back in the day, if a couple living in different towns wanted to communicate with one another it was either by long-distance telephone or letters. Long distance was quite expensive back then and mostly reserved for emergencies or big news.I...

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Treehouse Collective raises money for shelter

January 27, 2019 at 2:55 pm

Tucked into the Emporium on First Avenue East in Kalispell is a growing group of entrepreneurs known as The Treehouse Collective.Among the 10 artists is hip-hop musician 21-year-old Josh Edwards. Edwards, originally from Nashville, came wit...

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Surviving my ‘Survivor’ addiction

January 13, 2019 at 3:00 am

As a means of ridding my closet of skeletons in the New Year, I’ve decided to disclose my addiction to the reality show “Survivor.”I’m not sure how things got to this point, but I haven’t missed a season in 18 years, let alone neglected to ...

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Ranch provides loving home for animals in need

December 30, 2018 at 9:51 am

All Mosta Ranch Montana is a nonprofit livestock rescue adoption and educational center in Marion whose mission is to provide a sustainable quality of life for abused, displaced, neglected or unwanted farm animals.The ranch runs on a tight ...

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Trip to Mexico starts with comedy of errors

December 16, 2018 at 3:00 am

We landed Thanksgiving Day in Cancun for our daughter’s destination wedding and, after shuffling through customs, headed to baggage claim.I stood to the side next to our carry-ons while my husband and son retrieved our two checked bags — mi...

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Kudos given to courteous plow truck driver

November 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

While Joani Young was walking on the Rails to Trails path west of town Nov. 7 she had what she called a heartwarming experience regarding a Montana Department of Transportation plow truck driver. As she and her little dog were crossing Whal...

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A Marino service project; well, sort of

November 11, 2018 at 3:00 am

Posters went up around the Daily Inter Lake’s offices the week before Halloween announcing a Halloween-themed employee potluck and encouraging staff to bring a soup, side dish or dessert for a chance to win prizes.What could I put together ...

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Rising from the ashes after a flubbed flat fix

October 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

I can safely say that I’m a better bike rider than a bike mechanic. But my limited skills were put to the test recently on a ride I’d planned after work one evening on the Rails to Trails bike path. Everything, from closing out my workday t...

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