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OKG Newsletter

Topic: neighborhood

Not just a grocery store

Solve problems over supper at Midway, Norman’s neighborhood gathering spot.

Food and Drink Features

Carol Cole-Frowe
When is a grocery store not a grocery store? When it’s part Mayberry diner, political center of Norman, classic-car gearhead clubhouse, mecca for emerging musicians, as well as a fine place to get a hearty bowl of homemade chili or soup and a wholesome sandwich.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Zoning out

OKC officials abruptly back off a controversial rezoning request for a historic neighborhood near the OU Health Sciences Center.


Jerry Bohnen
After nearly a year of efforts by Oklahoma City to rezone the historic John F. Kennedy residential neighborhood for the expansion of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, city officials are withdrawing their rezoning request.
Monday, February 11, 2013

Chosen ONEs

Eight metro organizations nominated as state’s top nonprofit.


Rachael Cervenka
Nonprofits across the state strive to better lives, one Oklahoman at a time. Some of them will be recognized and rewarded for their efforts at next month’s Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Nettled neighbors

A planned substance-abuse rehab center on N.W. First Street stirs up controversy.


Tim Farley
A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center will soon be built on the western outskirts of downtown Oklahoma City, but some residents and business owner remain leery about the project.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Zoning out

Oklahoma City Council rejects a rezoning request by Chesapeake after neighbors voice complaints.


Tim Farley
Banding together, residents from the Douglas Edgemere neighborhood struck a blow against corporate giant Chesapeake Energy.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Festa it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

There’s no “I” in Festa. But that’s OK, because you’ll be guzzling too much local food and beer to notice. The kid-friendly Mesta Festa is an annual endof-summer celebration to raise funds for the Mesta Park Neighborhood Association. Festivities take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Perle Mesta Park, 1900 N. Shartel Ave. Visit


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

’Live and well

After enduring decades of urban plight, the historic Plaza District is once again a hub for local arts and entertainment.


Zach Hale
Plaza District Festival
Noon-10 p.m. Saturday
Plaza District
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Identity crisis

The John F. Kennedy district near downtown Oklahoma City works to lift itself out of a past filled with crime and dilapidation.


Tim Farley
One historically black Oklahoma City community is transforming its neighborhood, which has been troubled with high levels of crime and dilapidated housing for decades.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013