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'Great' looks


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Jenn Scott
When F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby in 1925, I wonder if he could have imagined the lasting impact his novel would have.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Get on the bus

The Beautification Station is a chance to check out nine charming and historic OKC neighborhoods.


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Mark Beutler
Beautification Station
9 a.m.-noon Saturday
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
222 N.W. 15th
nacok.org
528-6322
$5

 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mums for Mum


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Jenn Scott
Consider this your friendly neighborhood reminder about Mother’s Day. Spoiler alert: It’s Sunday.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Puppy love

A metro company is dogged about making organic doggie biscuits.


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Rachael Cervenka
A local business is striving to alter the way dog owners view their canine’s health by introducing organic doggie treats that are as nutritious as they are tasty.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Read instrument


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Alyssa Grimley
Five years ago, retired schoolteacher Mary Surbeck saw the need to further literacy.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Golfing for good


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Alyssa Grimley
Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic Dinner & Silent Auction
6 p.m. Friday
Riverwind Casino
1544 West State Highway 9, Norman
tobykeithfoundation.org
217-8629
$250-$2,500

 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sustainable learning

The SixTwelve project aims to turn community into a renewable resource.


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Louis Fowler
The large, dilapidated structure at N.W. 29th and N. Lee, in the heart of the Paseo, was only days away from demolition when it was rescued by Amy Young and James Varnum. In 2010, the pair bought the property, an eight-plex apartment in its former life, with the idea of turning it into a center of community living. Hence, they became the brains behind Project SixTwelve  — a nonprofit named for the street address, 612 N.W. 29th, natch.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

From runway to OK!


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Jenn Scott
On the heels of the 2013 Oklahoma Fashion Week, it seems like the perfect time to consider the general state of style in the metro.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sensible sex ed

An innovative sex education course is aimed at curbing teen pregnancy.


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Rachel Curtis
An anonymous inquiry at the start of Kathy Harms’ two-week sex education course read: “I thought vulva made cars.” It came as no surprise to the teen pregnancy prevention educator, who regularly encounters sexual myths in Oklahoma City’s seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms. She’s met teens who think inserting a red skittle into the vagina after intercourse will prevent pregnancy and others who say swallowing semen can actually cause pregnancy — because babies grow in the stomach.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

KKNG of kings

The transformation of KKNG to religious radio is just the latest gain for the Oklahoma Catholic Broadcasting Network.


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Jerry Bohnen
Larry Sousa had wanted to work in radio news since he was a child. Things didn’t work out that way for the 71-year-old — until now. Decades later, the Norman resident and devout Catholic isn’t just working in radio, but Catholic radio: Oklahoma City’s KKNG 97.3 FM.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Love and marriage


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Jenn Scott
I know a lot about weddings.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

TEEM player

A former state leader trades in politics for hands-on work battling poverty.


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Alyssa Grimley
It’s not every day that someone goes from Oklahoma legislative leader to the nonprofit world. But that’s exactly what former state House Speaker Kris Steele has done.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Let it ride

A volunteer program coming to the metro will mean newfound mobility for elderly and vision-impaired people.


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Tim Farley
Sandy Webster hasn’t driven to the grocery store, beauty shop or her favorite restaurant in 11 years.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Conserve verve


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Alyssa Grimley
Earth Fest at Martin Park
1-4 p.m. Saturday
Martin Park
500 W. Memorial
okc.gov/sustain/earthmonth.html
Free

 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Litter be gone


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Rachael Cervenka
Litterbugs, beware!
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 
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