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Paddlefishing the Yellowstone River Intake

Erin Hatzell

Paddlefishing- An Age Old Tradition

Calling all anglers!! Have you had the thrill of hooking and battling a giant paddlefish off the banks of the Yellowstone River? If the answer is no, then you're missing out! Anglers from across the country flock to places like Glendive, Montana year-after-year for a chance to reel in a monster paddlefish. What is a paddlefish, you may ask? They are ancient species of very cartilaginous fish with smooth skin, an elongated, flat, paddle-shaped rostrum (nose), small eyes, and a large, toothless (except when very young) mouth. They are closely related to sturgeons, and while most species are extinct, Montana is home to one of the few remaining self-sustaining populations. Paddlefish caught in Montana have been recorded weighing up to 150 pounds!

Gone Fishing

Cast your rod, and your luck at catching one these prehistoric looking fish on Montana's Yellowstone River at Intake, an irrigation dam 16 miles east of Glendive. Intake is appealing to the paddlefish, because of the dam’s fast, rough water, which stills the fish during its upstream migration to spawn in the spring. The season opens May 15 and closes June 30, or when the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks determines the 1,000 fish quota is reached. MFWP is estimating that this will be a short harvest season, maybe 8-10 days if anglers are lucky. Several factors play into determining the length of the season: the amount of run off from the mountains, the flow of the river and the results from neighboring North Dakota's season, which lasted only four days. Anglers tend to come early in the season since there is a quota, and the harvest days are more heavily populated than catch and release days. Of course catching a paddlefish is never a guarantee, but that doesn’t stop anglers from coming back each year. As my dad always says, “you can’t catch a fish if you’re pole isn’t in the water.”

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Topics: Paddlefish caviar, Glendive Chamber of Commerce, paddlefishing, Montana outdoor activities

Calling All Wine Lovers!

Amanda Brabec

Does the sound of a popping cork make you giddy? Is one of your favorite pastimes indulging in artistic culinary creations? If you answered yes, then Nantucket Food & Wine Festival is the event for you. For the past 21 years, the Nantucket Food & Wine Festival has become one of the nation's most highly anticipated and coveted culinary events.

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Topics: CULINARY, wine, nantucket

Delight Your Taste Buds At Porta Del Sol Gastronomic Festival

Katya Ruiz

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Topics: Mayaguez, food fest, gastronomy,Puerto Rico, visit Puerto Rico, visist Mayaguez

Your Ultimate Guide to the Boston Marathon

Amanda Brabec

Whether you're a runner or cheering them along from the sidelines, Marathon Monday is hands down one of the most exciting and vibrant days in Boston. If you're visiting for the weekend or you're a local, make sure to enjoy the many special events, dinner deals, and activities happening throughout the city, not just on Monday, but during the entire weekend.

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Topics: Cape Air, Boston, boston marathon, Visit Boston, Run Boston, Northeast

Bounce to Billings for the NAIA Division 1 Women's National Basketball Championship!

Erin Hatzell

March Madness in The Magic City:

It's time to get your game face on! Get to Billings, Mon. for the 37th annual NAIA Division 1 Women's Basketball National Championship March 15-21. The city of Billings and Rocky Mountain College were selected to play official hosts for the 2017 and 2018 tournaments. All games will be played in the Rimrock Auto Arena at Metra Park. For more information on the venue and to get your game tickets, visit the Metra Park website today.

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Topics: Cape Air, Visit Billings, Rocky Mountain College, metra park rimrock auto arena, Billings, NAIA Women's Basketball Championship, Montana State University-Northern

Sangria Lovers, Rejoice.

Katya Ruiz

If you are a Sangria lover, make your way to San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 4th. The Puerto Rico Convention Center will host the 10th edition of Sangria Fest. This festival celebrates the best of sangrias, wines and tapas. Sangria Fest holds a Guinness World Record for the largest sangria tasting event in the world.

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Topics: sju

Food & Love in Rockland, Maine

Amanda Carlo

It's often said that the way to one's heart is through their stomach.

While anatomically impossible, who doesn't feel more loving after a satisfying meal and a full belly? If you're near midcoast Maine or want to make a quick trip from Boston to make a culinary statement for Valentine's Day, we have a handful of restaurants that are sure to win the heart of someone special. 

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Topics: rockland, Valentine's Day, date night, Boston

The Courtyard at Surfsong Resort Tortola, Fine Dining At Its Best.

Katya Ruiz

Would you like to experience fine dining in the intimate setting of a boutique resort?  If so, you have to visit Surfsong Resort in Tortola. Surfsong has now opened The Courtyard Dining Experience for the public to enjoy.

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Topics: Tortola, fine dining in Tortola, travel to tortola, BVI

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Amanda Carlo

The holidays are over...

And the long days of winter are among us. If you're needing something to break up the freezing temperatures and snow storms, you have to check out the 120th Winter Carnival from February 3rd - 12th in Saranac Lake, NY.

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern U.S. Since 1897, it has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, performances, two parades and three sets of spectacular fireworks.

Over the years, the Winter Carnival has retained the warmth, charm and camaraderie of a community celebration. The Carnival – organized by an all-volunteer group called the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee – is a community-driven festival made possible by the efforts of many volunteers and sponsors, including Cape Air! The centerpiece of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the Ice Palace, built by volunteers on the shore of Lake Flower's Pontiac Bay at the state boat launch.

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Topics: saranac lake, winter carnival, SLK, adirondacks

Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois Welcomes You

Erin Hatzell

 Unveiling a new facility, and a new name!

Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois, formerly Williamson County Regional Airport, celebrated its grand opening on November 11, 2016 in Marion, Illinois. It was only fitting that the airport opened its doors to the public during its dedication ceremony on Veteran’s Day. The newly coined Capt. Robert W. Duncan Terminal is named after Capt. Duncan who served in the U.S. Navy during War II and the Korean War. Capt. Duncan also served as chairman of the Williamson County Airport Authority from 1980-2001. The name change was a well kept surprise to the general public, which is a symbol of thanks and gratitude to our American heroes past and present.

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