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window screen's metal mesh. And at day's end, the soness of Grandma's voice sharing a favorite bedtime story, "ree Billy Goats Gruff." en, waking up to the sweet symphony of birds –happy tweets, whistles and melodies all in unison, singing outside my window, summoning the start to a new day. I was fortunate to have a happy, positive childhood and when nostalgia sets in, I don't lament the loss of "the good ole days, I embrace it as a life-affirming force that helps me create wonderful, happy and brighter "nostalgic-to-be" moments today. In this issue, the team at Signature MT has put together a stack of stories sure to put a smile on your face and really, who can't smile at the delicious layout prepared by Signature's Culinary Specialist, Chandee Bomgardner. She takes pizza and flatbread to a new level of fun, but not before ironing out the subtle nuances between the two cuisines. We venture over to White Sulphur Springs where twin sisters, Cassie and Amber Coburn have introduced a fresh social vibe to their tourist friendly community. Together, the two are geing customers to open their palates and their pocketbooks to unique cuisine and flavorful spirits. Signature writer, Alexis Bonogofsky introduces us to Kate Clya, a 28-year-old rancher apprentice, two words not commonly heard together. Find out how this new program is making strides in Montana and helping make apprenticeships a welcomed addition to the state's ranching and farming operations. We wade Montana's Blue-Ribbon trout waters with seven-time world champion spey fishing expert, Whitney Gould as she shares some tricks of her trade. We get a sneak peek into the University of Providence's latest addition, a state-of-the-art facility that not only benefits its students but offers the community a high-end venue for hosting large scale events. We visit Cascade and explore the honeymoon coage of renowned Western artist Charlie Russell and wife Nancy, where the two exchanged wedding vows back in 1896. is is just a taste of what awaits in this issue. As you enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of summer, be sure to take Signature MT along for the ride. Enjoy the read. SUBSCRIPTIONS If you are moving, renewing, have a question, or wish to have your name le off our mail advertisers' list, please enclose your name and mailing address with your correspondence for faster service. Please allow 8 weeks for a change of address. A new subscriber's first issue will be mailed within 8 weeks of order receipt. Our standard subscription rate is $35 per year. Address all correspondence pertaining to your subscription to: WINSTON PUBLISHING P.O. 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Leray EDITOR • Hayley Lenington-Leray CREATIVE DIRECTOR • Ted Stuff GRAPHIC DESIGNER • Samantha Louthan SALES/MARKETING • Jack May COPY EDITOR • Katherine Niemi SiG MT 10 FROM THE EDITOR Hayley Lenington-Leray SiG MT S MT S I G N A T U R E M O N T A N A M A G A Z I N E Mark Baune Gene Betz Heather Bode Denise Czuprynski Holly Matkin Dawn Milligan Tamara Podry Ellie Stone Suzanne Waring CONTRIBUTING WRITERS CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Really Montana Photography Bill Stuff Eric Visocan Jim Wells Steve Wolff Sara Young Any reproduction of all or part of Signature MT without the express wrien permission of the publisher is prohibited. Summer is such a beautiful season and one I long for during the bone-chilling throes of winter. e sounds, smells, sunlight and water are different for all of us, but when the seasonal clock strikes summer, some of my fondest childhood memories send me into a bit of nostalgic, sensory overload. e potent potpourri of coconut-laced sunscreen, smoky campfires, freshly harvested wheat fields and chlorine-laden pool water. e delicious mixture of ice-cold Mountain Dew, juicy watermelon, plump tomatoes, blistery blackened hotdogs and Auntie B's taco salad. Vacations with Grandma and my cousins at the cabin, nestled deep in the Smith River canyon, where Castle Rock reaches to the sky. Running up and down the riverbank as the slip-slap of flip flops echoed in our ears. e gentle lapping of the river cuing and curving its way through the canyon, the high-pitched chirps of crickets and the pit-pat of tiny moth wings flapping against the

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