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Get back to work your two! | photo by Suzanne Daniel

Sondreson Hall Cleanup 2018

On a gloriously sunny day last Saturday, a smaller than usual crowd showed up for the annual Hall Clean-up at Sondreson Hall.  The North Fork Dancers (those who participated in the winter dance classes) made up most of the group.  Much was accomplished and everyone had a good time.  Firewood was chopped and stacked; the fence was repaired; the outhouses,… Read more →

Fun-filled Hall Clean-up Day 2017

Spring cleaning is lots of fun when it is accomplished in a community. Nineteen North Forkers gathered on Saturday, May 27, for the annual Hall Clean-up.  Wood was split and hauled into the Hall for both wood stoves.  Rafters were dusted and windows were washed.  The kitchen was cleaned and re-organized.  The floor was vacuumed.  The outhouses were scrubbed and… Read more →

North Fork Weed Wranglers with their sacks of weeds

Knapweed Under Attack!

The knapweed at Sondreson Meadow was under attack on Thursday by the North Fork Weed Wranglers, a committee of the North Fork Landowners Association. The weed pull was organized by Donna Harrison, committee chair. Kat Pine, the Education/Compliance Officer from the Flathead County Weed Department joined the group under cloudy skies to add her expertise to the search and eradication… Read more →

Margaret & Suzanne cleaned the outhouses

Hall Cleanup Draws a Crowd

On Saturday, a large number of North Fork landowners participated in the annual Hall Cleanup Day at the Sondreson Community Hall in the North Fork.  Equipped with gloves, tools, and cleaning supplies, landowners washed windows, tables, counter tops, floors, outhouses and everything else they could get their hands on.  In addition, wood was chopped and stacked, rafters were dusted, yard… Read more →

Sondreson Hall has New Bookcase

Thanks to Kevin and Emily O’Bryan, North Fork landowners, who donated a bookcase for the Community Hall. Kevin built the beautiful wooden bookcase in Ohio (where he was building cabinets and shelves for their North Fork cabin) and transported it here. The bookcase will display books on the flora and fauna of the Northern Rockies which were donated by North… Read more →

The “Creeks of the North Fork” float

“Creeks” Donate to Sondreson Hall Fund

The “Creeks of the North Fork” float won first place in the Polebridge 4th of July Parade this year. The first place prize, donated by the Merc and the Saloon, was $100 to spend at the Merc or Saloon and $100 to be donated to whatever non-profit organization the group chose.   “Creeks of the North Fork” spent their prize money on… Read more →

Pie & Ice Cream Social and Square Dance a Big Success

Saturday night at the Hall was a fun time for North Forkers.   The Hall was filled with the voices of people visiting and enjoying each other’s company.  Not only was the counter filled with wonderful pies and homemade ice cream, but most people stayed afterwards to square dance or watch from the sidelines.  Many families came with their children.  Young… Read more →

Noxious weed postcard

Yellow Hawkweed is in Bloom on the North Fork

All over the North Fork, along driveways and in yards, Yellow Hawkweed has started to bloom. To the unaware, it looks like a beautiful flower, but it is actually a very noxious weed…..one of the worst weed problems in the North Fork. It spreads insidiously through its prolific seeds which can be carried afar on the wind, vehicles, boots, and… Read more →

Chives near my greenhouse

North Fork Gardeners Share Secrets

On Tuesday morning, a group of North Fork gardeners met at the Community Hall to swap tips about gardening in our short growing season. To add to the fun, Valerie Petti displayed and sold seedlings that she had grown to help pay for college. In the lively discussion that followed the seedling sale on the front porch, gardeners shared ideas… Read more →

2015 Sondreson Hall Cleanup Day

2015 Sondreson Hall Cleanup Day

On Saturday, about 20 members of the NFLA showed up to help with the annual Hall Cleanup Day. It was a pleasurable neighborhood experience—a combination of chatting and light work—cleaning, dusting, sweeping, organizing, trimming bushes, washing windows, and splitting kindling for the wood stoves.   Everyone had a good time and there were enough people to complete all of the tasks… Read more →