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Happy campers

A chance to enjoy Mother Nature is closer than you might think.


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Heide Brandes
The sun was just rising over the stone peaks of the Wichita Mountains when Elena Farrar heard a commotion in her campsite. A loud commotion.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crouching pose, Hidden Dragon

The downtown area sports several new spots to achieve Zen.


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While The Mat’s Edge draws an over-35 crowd seeking more of a journey than an intense practice, Hidden Dragon Yoga is faster-paced.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Spice world

The metro offers a tasty selection of shops specializing in spices.


Food and Drink Features

Heide Brandes
The bottle of sweet-smoked Spanish paprika lures shoppers with its blood-red color, but it’s the heady scent of wood smoke that seals the deal.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Trap ease

Blending modern dance with high-flying circus fun, Perpetual Motion offers a new way to stay in shape.


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Heide Brandes
The trapeze has thrilled the souls of adventurers worldwide, and the act itself is an art form unlike any other.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pounding the pavement

For the 12th year, thousands race to commemorate resilience and loss.


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Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
6:30 A.M. Sunday
Downtown OKC
okcmarathon.com
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mock mixes, authentic fun

Ring in the new year hangover-free.


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Heide Brandes

One New Year’s Eve, Patrick Allmond and a dozen celebrators rented a van to party-hop all over Oklahoma City.

 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Some like it hard

As fall blows in, so does the crisp apple taste of hard cider.


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Heide Brandes
As the trees turn colors and the air takes on the clean nip of coming winter, the sunny ales and fruity wines of summer do not seem to have the same comforting place by the fire as a traditional cider.
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Urban jungle

Just because we live in a city doesn’t mean critters won’t set up house in your home.


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Heide Brandes
In June, Ash Hall discovered a couple of juvenile delinquents breaking into his north Oklahoma City garage.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In the mood

The weather’s cooling down. Now is the time to chill.


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Heide Brandes
Want to relax and calm down? Try picking up a soda.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Float on

In fall and winter, rivers become the coolest places to be.


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Bill Scruggs has set up adventurers with kayaks and canoes on Arkansas’ Buffalo River for 20 years, “every day but Christmas.”
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A wild ride

The sand dunes at Little Sahara State Park create a mythical playground for off-road enthusiasts.


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Legends say the towering sand dunes of the Sahara Desert in northern Africa were created by the chaotic consequence of a foolish joyride.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Drink thyme

Herbs bring out the soul of summer cocktails.


Food and Drink Features

Heide Brandes
At the Cheever’s Cafe bar, Ariana Khalilian pulled out the plastic squeeze container containing a mixture of simple syrup and the pulverized essence of cilantro.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Limitless movement

A dance class teaches technique to blind students of all ages.


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Heide Brandes
In Tanya Chianese’s youth ballet class, students listen more than watch. She describes movements using imagery, using words instead of steps to show her class where a foot is placed, how high a chin is lifted or how low a plié should be.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dragon riders

To the beat of a big drum, rowers are propelling traditional dragon boats down the Oklahoma River.


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Heide Brandes
The legend began in China more than 2,000 years ago.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hard-core hydration

We’ve got the skinny on what to drink and when to drink it when working out this summer.


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Heide Brandes

Summertime is the perfect season for exercising outdoors, but it also means paying particular attention to hydration and choosing the right drinks for the job.

 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
 
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