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On a steamy Saturday night, July 22, 1933, two married couples played bridge in the screened-in sunroom of a mansion near downtown. It was after 11:30 p.m., the game starting to wind down, when two armed men — one toting a submachine gun — burst in through the unlatched screen door. One of the women

Open house

BY: Shannon Cornman In those days, the city had about 25 Sikhs and fewer than 10 families. In May, the brand-new house of worship, called a gurdwara, opened its doors at 4525 N.W. 16th. About 300 people attended its grand opening, but Sabi Singh, Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma president, estimates the metro is now home

Water, water everywhere

TapIt helps fulfill multiple objectives, according to Angela Jones, director of health and wellness initiatives at YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. “TapIt is a good way to give people greater access to water, which ultimately encourages people to drink more water. And from an environmental standpoint, this will reduce reliance on plastic bottles,” Jones said.

Precious gems

Promoting women’s global entrepreneurial and social success, the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) is hosting the fourth annual Jewel Fashion Show at Liberté clothing boutique on Classen Curve. Tuesday’s event spotlights students in IEEW’s Peace Through Business Program, as well as the latest fashions from metro boutiques and shops. A lifelong acolyte for

Hour of scour

It’s true and also the most common compliment visitors make. Nowhere is that friendliness stronger than in the hundreds of small towns that dot the state. One doesn’t have to venture far outside the metro to find these places, and many of them are worth visiting for much more than a kind word and sunny

Coming attractions

Photo: Mark Hancock One such business was the legendary Winchester Drive In Theatre, 6930 S. Western, made all the more poignant by it being one of the few operating drive-in movie theaters left in the country. Instead of shutting its doors, however, longtime owner and operator Lindy Shanbour chose to rebuild. “I opened this drive-in

Booking it

The seniors — some of them retired teachers, grandparents and great-grandparents — were especially concerned about the students of Plaza Towers and Briarwood, the two elementary schools demolished by that EF5 twister. So the 175 residents of Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, Texas, did something about it. On July 1, two administrators from the facility

Birthday bash

Red, White & Boom!8:30 p.m. WednesdayOklahoma State Fair Park Entertainment Plaza3001 General Pershing Blvd.okcphilharmonic.org842-5387free Led by conductor Joel Levine, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic will perform eight American anthems to honor Oklahoma’s heroes with special guest and Broadway veteran Kristy Cates. The concert concludes with a fireworks show. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or

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