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Metro students and professionals joined a local resident to give back to his native country through Smile Colombia Foundation


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Smile Colombia's main goal is to support education by creating a productive environment for learning, including parenting seminars, after-school activities and health initiatives.
 
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Oklahoma City native Maya Sloan returns to release debut novel 'High Before Homeroom'


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Maya Sloan7 p.m. TuesdayBarnes & Noble6100 N. May843-9300Doug Schaffer, the teenage protagonist in Maya Sloan's "High Before Homeroom" isn't exactly fond of his home state."Somewhere else, on the ...
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010

A new survey of Oklahoma City residents found that nearly 70 percent support urban chickens


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Sara Braden left the May 18 Oklahoma City Council meeting pleased. More than pleased, even, "on cloud nine."Nearly a year after Braden launched a petition to change zoning codes to allow urban chicken...
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Surrounded by New Mexico mountains, Taos blends art, history and nature for a great trip


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Jenny Coon Peterson
New Mexico calls itself the Land of Enchantment.Driving due west through the endless, scrubby flatlands of western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle, the name seems apt. Crossing into New Mexico, the m...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

A local woman becomes the first Oklahoman awarded Rotary International's Peace Fellowship


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Jenny Coon Peterson
At just 15, Bryn Cain moved from her Edgemere Park home to Australia for a year. She's been traveling, studying and working abroad ever since. Now 25, Bryn is back in Australia to work on a master's d...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Preservation Oklahoma calls attention to sites across the state in need of a little TLC


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Jenny Coon Peterson
In 1951, celebrated architect Bruce Goff, with the help of a volunteer labor force, completed Hopewell Baptist Church in Edmond. The church, like many of Goff's structures, was imaginative and unique,...
 
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Amuse yourself while bettering your body at laughter yoga, which has spread to Oklahoma


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Jenny Coon Peterson
There's the giggle. The shrieking cackle. The belly laugh. So many ways to laugh, and Tyler Slater wants to hear them all.Laugh factoryChuckle clubChecking out Laugh Out Loud Oklahoma, a laughter yoga...
 
Thursday, March 25, 2010

First-time candidates seek incumbents' seats on Oklahoma City Public Schools' Board of Education


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Jenny Coon Peterson
A pair of school board seats is up for grabs in an election scheduled for next week. The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education is comprised of seven members plus the board chairperson.Distri...
 
Thursday, February 4, 2010

OU students take studying on road for summer, semester or year of education abroad


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Like many students at the University of Oklahoma, Shannon English started the fall semester of 2006 with a full course load: linguistics, history, international relations and a foreign language....
 
Thursday, October 8, 2009

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was illegal for it to dwell within city limits


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Jenny Coon Peterson
When Haley Luna bought a house in Jefferson Park, she decided to also make a home for a dozen chickens. But, she soon got into a flap with the city, and Luna's little flock was forced out to the...
 
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Explore the wilder parts of the metro Oklahoma City area


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Want to get away from it all? There's no need to drive for hours or hop on a plane to commune with the great outdoors. Nature is closer than you might think. The metro is a sprawling giant, ...
 
Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cardio drills, strength exercises, jogging in formation


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Jenny Coon Peterson
When my editor asked if I wanted to write a "funny, first-person" account of a fitness boot camp, I thought it sounded like a great idea. In theory. OPERATION BOOT CAMP ...
 
Thursday, September 17, 2009

Program revitalizes two side-by-side neighborhoods


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Jenny Coon Peterson
The house in the 300 block of N.W. 26th is a bungalow, just like the others in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. It's painted a bright, sky blue with crisp, white trim and has a porch swing hangi...
 
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Head few hours east to Arkansas' Eureka Springs for shopping, kayaking


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Eureka Springs is a bit of a dichotomy. Nestled deep in the Ozarks of northern Arkansas " a quaint scene to rival any hamlet the Disney imagineers could create " the town is a thriving artis...
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009

OKC attorney, activist undergoes gender reassignment transformation


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Brittany Novotny was born and raised a boy, but from the time she was little, knew she was different. The 29 year old is transgendered, or someone whose internal gender identity doesn't match th...
 
Thursday, June 25, 2009
 
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