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Yes to de-stress

Oui candles are more than wax; they are handcrafted works of art.


Features

Liz Blood
Angela Hodgkinson’s home smells like vanilla, cedarwood, rose and packing peanuts. Her candle business, Oui, is small enough to be contained in a oneroom studio, though she sells to highend retailers in eleven cities across the US, including New York City, Austin, Los Angeles and Seattle.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

’Tend to their business

What’s the proper mixture to be among the best bartenders in Oklahoma City? Six super ones spill their secrets.


Food and Drink Features

Liz Blood
From the north side of the city to the Paseo and down into Deep Deuce, Oklahoma City teems with bartenders who love do to their jobs well. Most emphasize the importance of teamwork — there is no “I” in “bar” — and whether they’re focused on creating craft cocktails or speed-slinging drinks, six of the city’s best share their styles, stories and favorite drinks. 
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Buddy system

The Oklahoma City Barons partner up with Special Olympics athletes to encourage community support.


Features

Liz Blood
“They really care, and they’re not doing it because they have to,” said Chase’s dad, Chad Buell. As a result of the team’s generosity, the Buells became season ticket holders. Buddies events throughout the year include bowling nights and other sporting events.The Oklahoma City Barons hockey team, now entering its fourth playing season, has emerged as a leader in community-building and generosity with its Barons Buddies program.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Big lessons, little packages

Touchtone Youth Project brings together underserved local youth with willing area mentors to help both reach new heights together.


Sports

Liz Blood
Housed in the grain silos just south of Bricktown is Rocktown Climbing Gym, a one-stop-shop for sport climbing.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Class act

Millwood students get schooled on healthy living.


News

Liz Blood
In an effort to improve the health of its students, the Millwood Public School District has adopted an innovative policy encouraging better nutrition and increased physical activity.
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Reel jobs

Proponents of the state’s film rebate program hope to keep the incentive from fading to black.


News

Liz Blood
Supporters of Oklahoma’s film rebate program say the failure of state legislators to extend it this year could be a lethal blow to the film industry unless it’s remedied during next legislative session.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Marrow minded

A local, pop-up bone marrow drive makes saving lives as easy as a few swipes.


Features

Liz Blood
H&8th Night Market
7-11 p.m. Friday
N. Hudson Avenue and N.W. Eighth Street
h8thokc.com
633-1703
free
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Western world

Amid an ever-changing metro, Stockyards City proudly protects OKC's pioneer traditions.


Features

Liz Blood
“Renaissance period” is a term often applied to Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

‘Land’ ho!

Look, up in the sky! It’s local artist Rick Sinnett, working on ‘This Land,’ a mural adorning the outside of Rocktown Climbing Gym.


Visual Arts

Liz Blood

Drive Interstate 40 just south of Bricktown, and you might see artist Rick Sinnett. He’s the one swinging from a rope anchored to the top of Rocktown Climbing Gym, wrangling a 5-gallon bucket of paint as he works on his latest mural, This Land.

 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
 
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