Winter’s Arrival

“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.”

Anamika Mishra

The winter solstice brought the official beginning of winter, and with it a layer of fresh snow. Although the more conventional winter holidays have come and gone, there remains much to celebrate in Salmon.

Each weekend there will be hockey games and tournaments at the rink, so if you find yourself around for a game, make sure to check out all the other winter festivities in town!

Lost Trail will be open for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, so get up and enjoy the snow (over 100” as of writing!). Finish the day by joining The Shady Nook for National Cheese Lover’s Day with a special wine and tasting menu.

The Purple Easel Gallery is offering the perfect activity for cold winter days with the upcoming Paint N’ Sip on January 31. Make sure to register  and BYOB! If you can’t make it to the workshop, swing by and pick up some handmade pieces for a unique Valentine’s Day gift.

The Purple Easel Gallery

There is no shortage of February festivities. First, the Super Bowl is Sunday, February 2. Rather than cook, order a barbecue platter from the Pork Peddler large enough to feed your crowd! No matter which team wins, your guests will cheer for the pulled pork and homemade sauces. Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year. Sweetwater Hollow will be hosting a sushi night to celebrate, contact them to make reservations.

There are plenty of happenings, but sometimes we just need to take time to rest. Fortunately, January 25 is the Lunar New Year and marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebration. Commemorating the coming spring, superstition says that during this time it is bad luck to sweep. If you cannot take the time out to celebrate any of the other holidays, at least welcome the year of the Rat by taking a week off of cleaning the house!

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