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Cover Story: A hot air balloon event rises above average festival fare

Cover Story: A hot air balloon event rises above average festival fare

“This is a beautiful place for us to fly with great hotel accommodations and great meals, and the propane is all set up for them,” he said.

Pride flags are held from the crowd during the 30th Anniversary OKC Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Cara Johnson).

Photos: OKC Pride Week events celebrate community, family and inclusiveness

“We’re out here to support everybody,” Oklahoma Atheists member Elyssa Mann said. “So many members of the LGBTQ community are atheists. We’re here to let people know that we exist.”

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McLoud devours legacy as Blackberry Capital of the World during annual festival

McLoud Blackberry Festival honors the town’s history with a good, old-fashioned community affair, including a parade, pageant and, of course, general admiration of the dark, tart and juicy edible aggregate fruit.

(Photo by Garett Fisbeck / Design by Anna Shilling / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: OKC Restaurant Week runs June 9-18 at almost 30 participating venues

“We decided we wanted to structure a giving program to give back to the city,” said recruitment specialist Lauren Kerby.

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Oklahoma City Restaurant Week, happening June 9-18, also benefits Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma started its Food for Kids Backpack Program in 2003 after learning about an Oklahoma City elementary school student who fainted while waiting in line on a Monday for lunch. The student had nothing to eat over the weekend. In the 14 years since it began, the program has grown to

The next Raindrop Turkish House Community Ramadan Dinner is June 13. (Raindrop Turkish House / provided)

Serving peace: Raindrop Foundation hosts Ramadan dinner to promote understanding and harmony

“Most people may not know that, besides fasting, Ramadan is a month of sharing and generosity. It is our obligation,” Akkus said.

(Megan Nance / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Historic Guthrie and its offbeat art and architecture renaissance

“It’s a good environment for the whole family. It’s a good place for a date night. It’s nice just to relax, get away and enjoy the beauty of art in whatever form or fashion it appeals to you,” Traci Shelton said.

Susan Hogan (Garett Fisbeck)

Plaza District honors Jonathan Fowler, Susan Hogan for dedication and contributions

“In the beginning, we didn’t call it 16th Street because 20 years ago, no one wanted to go south of 63rd Street,” Hogan said. “We just talked about the Plaza District. … A lot of things have changed.”

(Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: AGRARIAN BUFFET: Foraging grows beyond noshing nuts and berries to the creation of truly hyperlocal recipes and menus

Much like real estate, food sourcing in Oklahoma is largely focused on location, location, location. Restaurants build seasonal menus and source ingredients from local growers. Consumers are encouraged to shop and dine at locally owned venues. The art of foraging, or wildcrafting as some call it, has become more popular in recent years and is

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