Foundation's grants go to diverse programs.
Monday was the highlight of the year for members of the Billings Community Foundation.
The board awarded $9,500 in grants to programs that bring reading, music, family time and social services to people across the Greater Yellowstone Valley.
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ROC's Nagel to moonlight as 'Flying Dutchman'
While in California for a short break from his duties as general director of Rimrock Opera in Billings, Douglas Nagel was asked at the last minute to join the cast in the title role of West Bay Opera's production of Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman."
Bass-baritone Nagel, who recently sang with the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, has had an international opera career. He has sung numerous roles at WBO as well as directing the company's most recent "Cosi fan tutte" production.
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