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Making Merry: Newton Hills Honey

Making Merry: Newton Hills Honey

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Josh Montgomery has had honey on his mind since he was just a kid. At 14, he was recruited by a neighbor in his tiny hometown of Fairview to do the “dirty …

A Gift You Won’t Find Under the Tree

A Gift You Won’t Find Under the Tree

By Tracy Kirby Image by Crista Ballard Photography It’s here. You can feel it, smell it in the air. The Christmas gift buying and receiving frenzy has begun. Actually, it probably began sometime back in September according to Hobby Lobby’s …

Making Merry: Black Hills Woodworks

Making Merry: Black Hills Woodworks

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Black Hills Woodworks owner Adam Horton was never interested in shop class, which makes his new venture as surprising to him as anyone. But after 8 years in the Navy, and some …

Making Merry: Oh Geez! Design

Making Merry: Oh Geez! Design

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photograpy The Black Hills are Becky Tomac’s muse. The deep green forests, towering peaks, and vast scenic canyons help the Sturgis-based graphic designer and owner of Oh Geez! Design clear her head and …

A Sonic Summit

A Sonic Summit

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Sidney Bazemore believes we’re all born with music. He also hates to be pigeonholed. This might explain the structure of Man on a Mountain Productions. The company, which started as a tiny …

Taste of Sarcasm: The Sled Haus

Taste of Sarcasm: The Sled Haus

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography The Sled Haus has been on my radar for several months, and I finally got there on the day that the season’s first snowflakes drifted from the sky. The Lead eatery’s façade …

At Home with Robb and Mary Schlimgen

At Home with Robb and Mary Schlimgen

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography The moment Sioux Falls natives Robb and Mary Schlimgen laid eyes on the 1930s Cape Cod in the iconic McKennan Park neighborhood, they knew it was for them. “We put an offer …

605 Outdoor Wonders: Pactola Lake

605 Outdoor Wonders: Pactola Lake

By Anna Stritecky Some of South Dakota’s most beautiful destinations are the most simple spots that the state has to offer. Next on our journey throughout South Dakota is Pactola Lake, right outside of Hill City. Although Pactola is just a …

Dining In and Out: CRAVE American Kitchen and Sushi Bar

Dining In and Out: CRAVE American Kitchen and Sushi Bar

One young foodie explores the local restaurant scene, bringing quality cuisine into your kitchen, sans doggie bag. By Kaylyn Deiter Dining Out If you crave an urban vibe, gorgeous outdoor views and great food to boot for your next dining …