Patti Hart

NFLA annual food drive results

The annual NFLA food drive was started again this summer during the NFLA’s August business meeting. Throughout the late summer and early fall, food was donated by members of the North Fork community and collected at the Community Hall. At the beginning of October, Tom Edwards gathered these donations and delivered them to the Columbia Falls Food bank. The 2013… Read more →

Hunting season is here

Hunting season is here

Hunting season is already underway for bow, moose, and bear hunters, and rifle season for deer and elk opens on Oct. 25th running through Dec. 1. That means there will soon be a lot of hunters on the North Fork, including local residents, folks from around the state, and out of state hunters. We recommend contacting the North Fork Patrol for advice on the best ways to mark… Read more →

Flathead Forest Friday Focus: Weeds

Everyone Invited for a Breakfast Chat on Friday, September, 20th KALISPELL, MONT. – Nearly 30 species of invasive plants, or weeds, can be found on the Flathead National Forest. Each year forest employees strategize when and where to put its resources in the fight against these invaders. The tools used to kill the weeds are constantly changing as botanists consider… Read more →

Good turnout for astronomy night

Good turnout for astronomy night

About 30 people came to the Kinsolvings for the first astronomy night of the year.  Our presenter and guide to the stars, Mike Hawkaluk, came early and set up two large telescopes so that we could take a peak at the setting sun.  We were actually able to see several sun spots on the sun’s surface.  Once the sun went down,… Read more →

NFLA auction dinner was well received

NFLA auction dinner was well received

One of the items on offer at the NFLA auction earlier this month was a wine dinner for 6 with all the trimmings.  Chef Morgan Hart’s goal for this year’s auction dinner was to source ingredients locally to the greatest extent possible. This effort included not only taking advantage of the trout pond and gardens at HartsCore but also accepting… Read more →

Line dancing at the hall

Come join Debo Powers and all your North Fork neighbors at Sondreson Community Hall next Friday, August 30th, for an NFLA-sponsored line dancing event. Beginners are encouraged to attend because Debo will show us how it’s done.  The fun begins at 8PM.  And don’t forget to check the NFLA calendar for all the latest North Fork events.

Square dance was old-fashion fun

Square dance was old-fashion fun

Last night friends and neighbors gathered at the Sondreson Community Hall to celebrate a North Fork tradition, an old-fashioned square dance. And this one was the best ever. With just enough people to make up two squares, everyone had a chance to dance all night long. Folks were prepared for each move thanks to Debo Powers who had spent time… Read more →

NFLA Garden Tour

NFLA Garden Tour

On Monday, August 5, the NFLA held its second annual North Fork Garden Tour.  Over thirty people attended the tour which visited five gardens.  These gardens were different from the seven gardens that were featured on the tour last year.  North Fork gardeners must contend with a short growing season and frost that can occur on any night of the… Read more →

Knapweed pull

On August 15, the North Fork Weed Wranglers will be pulling weeds on some of our neighbors property. We will be focusing on helping those neighbors who are disabled or physically unable to do this work themselves. If you would like some help, please contact Debo Powers at debopowers@gmail.com. We also welcome anyone who would like to help pull weeds…. Read more →

NFLA election results

Last evening friends and neighbors of the North Fork met for the August business meeting and annual elections. Here is the new Board of Directors: Karen McDonough was elected for her first term as President. Donna Harrison was elected for her first term as Vice President. Debo Powers will step into the role as Past-president. Bonny Ogle was reappointed as… Read more →