April May 2021 Issue

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Photo of David Mirisch (left) and Lorne Greene of "Bonanza"
David Mirisch: Nonoprofits’ Favorite Publicist - David Mirisch of Superior, Mont., 86, has been a publicist and producer of nonprofit fundraising events for more than 50 years.
Photo of a senior woman getting a COVID vaccine shot
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Vaccines Offer Ray of Hope After Long Year - COVID vaccines provide a ray of hope, but how to obtain the shots in the state of Montana may seem confusing.
Illustration of senior man and woman in a dating app popping out of mobile device and forming a heart with their hands.
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Looking for Love? There’s a Dating App for That! - Some people meet the love of their life through happenstance or mutual acquaintances. For the rest of us, there’s a dating app.
Cropped image of the book cover for Sneakinest Man that Ever Was by Jim Harmon
Book Review: The “Sneakin’est” Man that Ever Was by Jim Harmon - The Treasure State’s past comes alive in "The Sneakin'est Man that Ever Was." Montanans and history buffs will surely enjoy this book.
Illustration of green-leafed tree—Logo for MT Gerontology Society
Montana Gerontology Society
MT Gerontology Society Conference: April 12th & 13th in Missoula - The Montana Gerontology Society is hosting a virtual conference April 12 and 13 at the Holiday Inn Downtown, in Missoula.
Close-cropped photo of garlic tomato quiche
Photo by Steve Heikkila
History of Quiche: French? German? It’s Complicated - Custard is good. Pie is good. Custard pie? Custard pie is quiche, and quiche is really good. Here's what to know about the history of quiche.
Photo of Judy Ericksen holding flowers
Photo by Suzanne Waring
Judy Ericksen: Volunteer Extraordinaire - Judy Ericksen, 78, of Great Falls, Mont., has clocked many volunteer hours and has made a significant impact on her community.
Photo of May calendar indicating extended tax filing deadline
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2021 Tax Season: MT QuickFile Catching On - By SANJAY TALWANI, Public Information Officer, MT Dept. of Revenue It’s tax season again. And while no one’s excited to file their tax returns, the Montana Department of Revenue now has an online app for people with simple taxes that’s making electronic filing easier than ever—and getting folks their refunds faster than if they were… Read More »2021 Tax Season: MT QuickFile Catching On
Photo of two chantrelle mushrooms growing in the woods.
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Fabulous Fungi: Spring Treasure and Autumn Gold - By HOLLY ENDERSBY You don’t need a reason to walk in the woods, but going on a treasure hunt sure adds fun to the outing. In spring, as the snow melts, days grow longer, and the sun warms the earth, fruiting bodies of fungi begin to appear. When nighttime temperatures stay in the 50-degree range,… Read More »Fabulous Fungi: Spring Treasure and Autumn Gold
Outside portrait of Louise Ogemahgeshig Fischer
Photo by Nann Parrett
Gift Giver: Traditional Healer/Artist Louise Ogemahgeshig Fischer - By CARRIE SCOZZARO “Generosity is a value in Anishinaabe beliefs,” said Elizabeth Louise Fischer, 70, of York, Mont. Her family name, Ogemahgeshig, means “Chief of all Light in the Sky,” which seems appropriate for a person whose entire existence seems to revolve around shining some light of hope and healing onto others. She is an… Read More »Gift Giver: Traditional Healer/Artist Louise Ogemahgeshig Fischer
Jazz musician MJ Williams posing with trombone
Photo courtesy MJ Williams
Celebrate April’s Jazz Month with Two Area Innovators - JAM is the acronym for April’s Jazz Appreciation Month, and MJ Williams of Helena shows JAMming is key to understanding jazz.
Bob Hunt, Publisher of Montana Senior News/Idaho Senior Independent
Letter from the Publisher: The Silver Tsunami is Coming - After a year of isolation, our readers are planning their big escape into the world! Businesses are bracing for a silver tsunami.