Last week a pair of city business leaders approached the Belgrade City Council regarding future community events. And they should be congratulated for doing so.

Garden columnist Nancy Riebe is a surrogate relative for me. She is calming and easy to talk with about a wide variety of topics. She’s quick with a smile and encouragement.

Usually impact fee debates are a contentious row where outlandish sentiments are thrown around by supporters and non-supporters alike, but Monday night was different at the Belgrade City Council.

There are still events in the Galllatin Valley that harken back to the “Old Days” people like to talk about so often. The Manhattan Potato Festival is one of those functions.