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Thrills! Chills! Spills!

Shoot the Silver Bullet at Frontier City11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Roadfrontiercity.com 478-2140 Race along nearly 2,000 feet of steel track at speeds reaching 48 mph on the Silver Bullet. Oklahoma’s highest roller coaster takes you 83 feet up, only to send you into a heart-pounding, 80-foot drop down. Your hair will stand on end

Seeking C-Town

Alex Van Halen’s drums In the late 1990s and early 2000s, funny man and Cleveland native Drew Carey opened his eponymous television sitcom running through the streets of his hometown as he and his co-stars sang along to the tune “Cleveland Rocks.” Visit there and you might realize he was onto something. The city boasts

Get on the bus

Saturday’s Beautification Station 2013 is a chance to sit back and take a leisurely cruise through nine of Oklahoma City’s oldest and best-loved neighborhoods. “We have some beautiful neighborhoods we will be visiting,” said Jennifer Meckling, Neighborhood Alliance programs coordinator. “The tour will give attendees a chance to hear from residents in these areas about

‘Great’ looks

Jenn ScottBy: Mark Hancock Directed by Moulin Rouge’s Baz Luhrmann, the brand-new film version of the literary classic has an all-star cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher. Its soundtrack boasts Jay- Z, Beyonce, Florence + the Machine and The xx. I have to say, I think Fitzgerald would be quite

Lovely bones

Or, rather, he sees a life that should be celebrated. The retail arm of Oklahoma City’s celebrated Museum of Osteology (the only skeleton museum in the nation, natch), Skulls Unlimited has tapped a new market: preserving the family pet by cleaning and posing its skeleton. Sound morbid? Villemarette believes it’s actually a touching tribute. “The

Freshly brewed community

By: Mark Hancock Much of that revitalization can be credited to the voices of determined residents. Jennifer Hudgens and Dr. Eric Mix, managers of Beans & Leaves Community Coffee at 4015 N. Pennsylvania, have made it their personal mission to see the area around N.W. 39th and Pennsylvania transformed as well. They hope to help

Read instrument

She founded the Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition, which helps adults and children alike improve their reading skills. Its participants vary wildly in age. “I had a 69-year-old grandma call me last week, looking for help on statistics,” Surbeck said. She said the coalition’s purpose is getting people aid they need through their database of

Golfing for good

Toby Keith will celebrate the 10th annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic tournament this weekend. Proceeds go toward construction of OK Kid’s Korral, a cost-free home for pediatric cancer patients and their families. In 2003, Scott Webb, one of Keith’s original band members, lost his 2-year-old daughter to cancer. Keith, after seeing the toll

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