Tag Archives: life

Nursing know-how

Tim Mander Photo Provided A few years before he hit 60, he was a computer-illiterate middle-school dropout who had worked construction for most of his civilian life.  He had few options when reentering the workforce after his military service and construction jobs. While some might think that, at his age, he would be well-suited for

Cultural preservation

The Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum will host part of a series of preservation workshops through June. Photo Provided The Cherokee Nation brings the conversation to the forefront by hosting a series of classes designed to educate and teach the proper way to protect and preserve historical artifacts like firearms, photos, documents and gravestones, as

Hear the music

Civic Center Music Hall Photo Provided The Civic Center Complex, which sits on the west side of downtown, is home to City Hall, Civic Center Music Hall, the Oklahoma County Courthouse and OKC’s police station. All four buildings were constructed in the 1930s through a voter-approved municipal bond and a matching grant from the U.S.

Green is good

Brian DeShazo and Chris Buerger Photo by Mark Hancock “There is no way that on a busy Friday night, a bartender is going to be putting their glass in the right containers,” Buerger said. They created Project Green Plate (PGP), an initiative to support and empower local restaurants to go green. Green initiatives have recently

MOB mentality

An MOB service project. Provided OKC Beautiful is a longstanding charitable organization dedicated to improving the image and appearance of Oklahoma City, and MOB reflects the nonprofit’s overall mission. Brittany Earnest, marketing and events manager at OKC Beautiful, said MOB brings together young like-minded professionals for a variety of activities focused on Oklahoma City. “The

Back to church

Bobby Griffith Photo by Mark Hancock After sitting vacant for years and undergoing a renovation that added a swimming pool in a failed effort in the past decade to turn it into a health club, it sold late last year to City Presbyterian Church (known as City Pres), a downtown congregation founded in 2011. On

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