Heat Wave!! I am actually listening to that old song by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas as I write this article on Tuesday evening (could it be hotter?). What a great cruising song! Cruising is my favorite way to spend a heat wave here in the Black Hills. See, I am originally from Iowa, and … Continue reading Enjoy a Mini Break!
Good Morning! My family has friends in Africa that we’re pretty close to. One day my mom was talking to one of them and trying to describe our seasonal changes. Being near the equator the guy could NOT fathom that there’s a WHOLE season where we can’t do ANYTHING of significance outside. We can’t farm, … Continue reading A World With Limited Time
Good Morning! (Yes…. I realize that I got confused last week and sent the email in the PM instead of AM…. that’s the problem when I try and schedule them!) Yesterday I drove to Pierre to present a quick update to the South Dakota Tourism Department about what’s going on in Lead. It was awesome … Continue reading Captains of Industry
Happy Thursday Friends! Remember when I talked about my word of the year ….. way back in January? Several of you wrote back to tell me the words you chose. Now that we’re more than halfway done with 2021 (crazy!) how is your word coming along? Have you still been using it? Or did you … Continue reading Half Started? Or Half Over?
Happy Golden Days! The 4th of July is the height of summer – the crest of a long awaited peak! And this 4th of July is shaping up to be an amazing one! (Which would be really nice since in my 2.5 years as Chamber director I still have yet to host a regular, great … Continue reading Fireworks are go on 7/4!!
Good Morning All! This is All School Reunion weekend here in town and it’s exciting to see that love for Lead runs deep in your veins! (Sadly, I was busy graduating from high school in Guam in 2001, but I would have much rather have been here!) Rumor has it that there will be a … Continue reading Welcome Home, Alumni!
Good Morning! Remember that June a few years ago that was cold, rainy and dreary? We all felt like we’d been jipped out of part of our year! So when this week has been over 100F I try not to complain, and take advantage of our most fleeting season. After all, it’s already ⅙ over … Continue reading Summer Fun!
Good Morning! I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving this week. It may be a strange thing to be thinking about as temperatures push 90, but bear with me! Have you ever hosted Thanksgiving dinner? Have you ever been to a big family holiday dinner? It’s chaotic and crowded and loud and generally nuts! People disagree, argue, … Continue reading Feeling Thankful
This letter is crazy late! Which probably only two of you will notice – thanks for noticing! The reason it’s late it partly because wow, a holiday week really messes with your head! How is it Thursday! But also because we’ve had company and so we’ve been doing extra things that also make today feel … Continue reading Better Late Than Never
Happy Thursday! This week I’ve been thinking about how everyone who moves to Lead says how great our community vibe is! This is a great complement and I would agree that people are very friendly and welcoming! There’s lots going on and we’re eager to have you join us! I’ve visited and lived in big … Continue reading Small Towns Are Friendlier