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Savvy Senior: A Social Security extra for older parents

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I’ve been told that my two children, ages 14 and 16, may be eligible for Social Security when I file for my...

 
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Pyrex and Pink Daisies: Midcentury cookware is fab again

If you want to freshen up your kitchen, look no further than Grandma’s old casserole dishes.Vintage kitchenware is back in...

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Liz Weston: Worry about the right thing with estate taxes

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but death taxes are only a remote possibility for most people. The vast...

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Shared Hope: Amid gloom, little reminders of life spring forth

When I grow up, I want to write like my teacher, Carolyn Wall. She has made me a better writer, and often I enlist her help in...

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Oklahoma Proven: Gardening selections revealed for 2021

STILLWATER — While some people seem to be born with green thumbs, others need a little support to bring their gardening skills...

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Marni Jameson: Eight ways to show your house you care

Let’s give it up for our houses. Over the past year, they have really been there for us. Like a good partner, they’ve provided...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 27, 2021

• TPI Construction, 8800 S Drexel Ave., apartment, erect, $1,028,000. • Direct Supply, 6312 N Portland Ave., nursing home,...

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How to prepare your home for any emergency

While no one wants to dwell on worst-case scenarios, the past year has in many ways illustrated that there are no certainties...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Bible lesson: John 17:3-4

"I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do." — John 17:4 When Jesus prayed aloud to His Father, His...

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What to do in, and for, your poor house now that Oklahoma's winter storms have passed

If you think your house and the things in it made it unscathed through last week's snowstorms and record-breaking cold, maybe...

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Where would you live if you could, now that working from home is more than a remote possibility?

It's a growing trend. Remote Tulsa, for one, is offering selected members $10,000 toward the purchase of a home "to attract...

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Working remotely? Some cities, states will pay you to move in

As the coronavirus pandemic spurs a migration of skilled workers out of expensive metro areas, a growing number of cities and...

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6 reasons to see the eye-catching exhibit 'Moving Vision' at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Don't be fooled: The artworks in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's new exhibit "Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the...

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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio meet with Osage Nation leaders about 'Killers of the Flower Moon' and 5 more Oklahoma film and TV headlines

Plus, Tom Hanks' drama 'News of the World' will be honored at Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy Museum, and Trisha...

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Julius Jones' supporters deliver petition signatures to Oklahoma pardon and parole board urging commutation

Supporters of death row inmate Julius Jones marched to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board on Thursday, delivering boxes...

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Week Ahead: Momentum show, “Burst of Energy”, nature photography, Kierston White and Adam Carolla

KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING NORMAN — The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s annual Momentum show kicks off at 10 a.m. Wednesday at...

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Baking part of recipe for diversion program for moms re-enter workforce

Sugar, flour and chocolate morsels came out of the pantry and multiple mixers were plugged into electrical outlets. Numerous...

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Nonprofit notes: Helping homeless women, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, flu vaccinations and blood donations

Fundraiser to help homeless women Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will host a Facebook Live event March...

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The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Rev. Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19...

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Food Dude: Help me wing it around the 405 diningscape

Based on my early 2021 dining impressions, it's time to wing it. For the Szechuan wings from Private Kitchen, 1117 NW 25 St.,...

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States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages,...

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Achievers: Harding Charter Prep senior receives newspaper award

Harding Charter Preparatory High School senior Katie Hillemeyer recently was awarded the Best of School Newspapers Online award...

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Need ideas for Fish Fridays during Lent? Here's a healthy option

The Lenten season is upon us, and that means observers are eating fish on Fridays. If you’re a fan of church fish fries, you’re...

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Achievers: Deer Creek High School student receives scholarship

Minke Compton, a senior at Deer Creek High School, has been awarded the Wildcat Scholarship from Culver-Stockton College in...

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Cherokee students entering college this fall can apply for this scholarship

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club will offer 10 scholarships to graduating seniors for the 2021-22 school year. The club will...

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UCO scholarship honors crash victim Marissa Murrow

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation and the College of Education and Professional Studies have created the...

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Achievers: Patriot award presented to Oklahoma businessman

Eric Magley, vice president at BankOnIT, recently received the Service Member Patriot Award in recognition of his support of a...

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Achievers: Rose State College professors recognized

Rose State College professors Chuang Shao and Steven Fowler were announced as one of two winners of the Oklahoma Association of...

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Do enchiladas and homemade tortillas sound good right now?

ARCADIA — Sylvia Papitos admits she is a bit homesick for her restaurant patrons, but she’s loving her new pandemic-induced...

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Apply by March 5 if you want to attend an OKC Public Schools application school

Students wanting to apply to attend an Oklahoma City Public Schools application school have until March 5 to submit required...

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Do you have questions about the Norman transit study?

NORMAN — The city of Norman is inviting the public to weigh in on designs and route options that have been developed during the...

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Adopt a pet: OKC Animal Shelter extends half-price dog and puppy adoptions through Feb. 27

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Snap back at the cold with soul-warming carne adovada

During last week's downright Biblical cold snap, I turned to my cast-iron skillet for security and the opportunity to run the...

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Ditch those winter blues with trip to OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has ended its seasonal winter schedule early and is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with The Oklahoman

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Achievers: OU cancer center researcher named to national organization

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Rajagopal Ramesh, OU Health...

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Apply now if you want to attend the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

The deadline to apply to attend the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is drawing near for the 2021-22 academic year....

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By enjoying a virtual concert, you can help out Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Janice Francis-Smith will present a virtual concert at 8 p.m. Thursday as a benefit...

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Learn the basics of backyard composting

A free “Backyard Composting” workshop will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday at Precure Nursery, 8125 W Reno. Oklahoma County...

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Savvy Senior: Do I need to sign up for Medicare if I’m still working?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance...

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Retired Air Force physician leaves $2.2M to OMRF

Dr. Wesley Robert “Bob” Mote was soft-spoken and private. A U.S. Air Force physician for 39 years, Mote still lived in the...

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Pastor vows OKC church will move forward after building sustains water damage

Members of a northeast Oklahoma City church met at another house of worship Sunday after their church building sustained...

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Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded

Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this...

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Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly

LONDON (AP) — Children in England will return to class and people will be able to meet a friend outside for coffee in two...

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7 must-see highlights in central Oklahoma museums that you can see anytime

It's Museums Advocacy Day, the annual time frame that the American Alliance of Museums sets aside for showing support for...

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Spotting the Oklahoma stars as Disney+ starts streaming 'The Muppet Show' and 4 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines

The makers of the upcoming movie "American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story" issued over the weekend a casting call for extras...

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Nature & You: Do ice-covered ponds pose a threat for snapping turtles?

Death and taxes. There's no escaping either of these. But, then again, maybe a small dose of whimsy and imagination would...

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Discover Oklahoma: Stafford museum is a space for exploration

Often, I have written of my love of aviation. Growing up in McAlester, I was an aviation/NASA geek. So, it comes to no surprise...

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Don't introduce name confusion into conversations

QUESTION: Have we lost the ability to introduce people properly? I think we should use both first and last names in the...

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The Archivist: George Washington's birthday observed with story of chief being appointed as captain of militia

Today, Feb. 22, we celebrate the 289th birthday of President George Washington. To honor the first president of the United...

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Allied Arts: Spread the Hope

After seeing the staggering effect the pandemic has had on Oklahoma’s cultural community, Allied Arts recently put out a call...

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California's 'King of Cool' grew up in OKC. Now his work is back in his hometown

"Ed Ruscha: OKLA," the second major exhibition in Oklahoma Contemporary’s new $30 million home, is believed to be the first...

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Testing shows Oklahoma City water is safe following winter storm

Oklahoma City's water supply was shown to be safe based on testing from 55 sites in areas affected by water service...

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Boy Scouts celebrate the first group of female Eagle Scouts

Growing up in Minneapolis, Isabella Tunney followed the progress of her older brother with admiration and occasional envy as he...

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Here's how you can support homeless women and children

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will host a Facebook Live event instead of the organization's annual...

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Do Black Americans attend church and pray more often?

NEW YORK — Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most attend churches that...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $86 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Marni Jameson: New HVAC system trips heated discussion

I would like the record to show: I was against replacing our heating and air conditioning system. For once, my husband wanted...

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Jasco Products gets a $3.8-million remodel, and more Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

• Burns & McDonnell Inc., 10 E Memorial Road, warehouse, remodel, $3,776,757. • Smith & Pickel Construction, 4820...

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So, the pandemic has you looking to improve your home. How do you pay for it?

Brandon Segal was set to make a substantial addition to his historic house in a Philadelphia suburb, but he wasn’t sure how to...

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OKC-area Garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Feb. 20, 2021

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Trends in the greening of housing

WASHINGTON — Energy efficiency is a primary driver in homebuyer preferences, according to research from the National...

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COVID-19 reverses key home design trends

WASHINGTON— After declining for four years, a number of key trends — including the average size of the home and the number of...

Life

Bible lesson: John 16:23-33

"I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have...

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Shared Hope: Be grateful for the small things amid tough times

“Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, Wild geese that fly with the moon...

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You can take part in a virtual mental health discussion

The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma will host a virtual discussion about mental health in the coming days. A "Discussion Panel...

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Mize: Lumber, steel and other building costs are up; this is how inflation starts

It's not just lumber prices that are skyrocketing and homebuilders who are taking the hit (and passing it along to homebuyers):...

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New church has 'some of the best seats in town'

A relatively new church plans to hold weekly worship services in an Oklahoma City movie theater. Freedom Worship, led by the...

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Technology connects disabled Jehovah's Witness to his faith community

NOBLE — Steve Bruton's parents always made sure that he was an integral part of their faith community despite the health...

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Three things about your house you may learn the hard way during Snowmageddon 2021

Oklahomans, your house probably wasn't cut out for this once-in-a-lifetime* cold, snowy weather. (*Let us pray.) Here are three...

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Ready for a custom house? You might not be able to buy one

Homebuilders are turning away customers — for custom-built homes at least — because of uncertainty surrounding soaring lumber...

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Subfreezing stretch is harsh reminder that winter isn't done

We have just survived a brutal stretch of serious winter weather. It has been hard not only on we humans, but also on all our...

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The Jones Assembly launching Music First patio concert series, plus 4 more Oklahoma music notes featuring Samantha Crain, Branjae, Kylie Morgan and Mothica

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain has released an illuminating new song called "Bloomsday," complete with a music video...

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Due to extremely cold weather, OKC Zoo extends closure

The OKC Zoo was initially scheduled to be closed through Wednesday due to the extreme winter weather, but zoo's leadership has...

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6 reasons to see the Oscar contender 'Minari,' which was made in Oklahoma

One of my favorite films of 2020, writer-director Lee Isaac Chung’s beautifully bittersweet family drama "Minari" is opening in...

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Black art and resilience celebrated in downtown OKC with 'Still Here' exhibit

About a dozen Black artists are featured in the new interdisciplinary art exhibition "Still Here: The Cosmology of Black...

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See a virtual screening for a Native music documentary narrated by Wes Studi and 4 more Oklahoma movie headlines

Also, Oklahoma's largest film festival, deadCenter, is extending its submission deadline.

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Officials: US rescinds Trump move to enforce UN sanctions on Iran, eases travel restrictions on Iranian diplomats at UN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: US rescinds Trump move to enforce UN sanctions on Iran, eases travel restrictions on Iranian...

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Russell Westbrook's Tulsa Race Massacre documentary to air on The History Channel

“Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre” (working title) will take an in-depth, sobering look at the events of a century ago and...

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Nonprofit notes: Diversity initiatives, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, Senior Engagement Program volunteers, Wings award, Blood...

Dialogue Institute to introduce new diversity leaders The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma is hosting a free virtual program from...

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Ash Wednesday crowds not deterred by snow, freezing temperatures in Oklahoma City

Ash Wednesday was more than a bit different as the pandemic and a winter storm brought some modifications to the Christian...

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OKC Philharmonic postpones weekend concerts due to winter weather

The extreme winter weather this week created multiple challenges for the orchestra, including the closures of many COVID...

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Jesse Plemons cast in Oklahoma movie 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

“Killers of the Flower Moon” chronicles the mysterious murders of Osage Nation citizens in 1920s Oklahoma, after the oil boom...

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Drew Barrymore and Ayesha Curry show love for Curbside Flowers and 5 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines with Vince Gill, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood,...

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill was among the country music stars - along with Maren Morris, Ryan...

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Oklahoma vocal professor Florence Birdwell, who taught Tony winners Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara, dies

In 2015, Birdwell achieved the rare feat of having two of her former students nominated for Tony Awards in the same category in...

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Oklahoma film fans remember 'OETA Movie Club' host B.J. Wexler

Wexler died Feb. 10 at the age of 83, and the hearts of movie fans across the state broke.

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From suplexes to salsa: GLOW founder finds his way to Oklahoma, and Maria Rae's

Mary Buthman built her salsa business over three decades, growing Maria Rae's from a small operation in her kitchen to...

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'Bloody Sunday' civil rights activist is focus of Oklahoma Christian University event

A civil rights activist who marched on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on "Bloody Sunday" will be the featured guest for Oklahoma...

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Are you a kid or teen with a great business idea?

NORMAN — Want to be a young entrepreneur? As the Norman Farm Market prepares for its 31st season opening on April 3, a program...

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Achievers: Friends of the Mansion adds to board of directors

The Friends of the Mansion group has announced the addition of Samonia Byford to its board of directors. Friends of the Mansion...

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Do you have hearing or speech communication needs?

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf’s Equipment Distribution Program is offering telephone and assistive equipment to eligible...

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Norman focusing on Black History Month with proclamation, web page

NORMAN — To commemorate Black History Month, the city of Norman has established a Black History Month page on the city website...

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Friends of the Guthrie Public Library cancels annual book sale

GUTHRIE — The annual used book sale of the Friends of the Guthrie Public Library has been canceled this year due to the ongoing...

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Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with The Oklahoman

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Achievers: University of Central Oklahoma professor selected for committee

LaDonna Atkins, professor in the Department of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Central Oklahoma, was recently...

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If you are a Canadian County Democrat, precinct officer elections will be held virtually

Registered Democrats may participate in the Canadian County Democrats’ first-ever virtual precinct officer elections at 7 p.m....

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Oklahomans participate in Gov. Kevin Stitt's virtual prayer event

"United in Prayer," Governor Kevin Stitt's virtual prayer event on Tuesday, was a video montage of Oklahomans in various cities...

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The Chronicles of Oklahoma journals joining the digital age with Inasmuch Foundation grant

Friends of the Oklahoma History Center has received a $35,000 grant from the Inasmuch Foundation to fund a project to digitize...

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This fashion show highlighted the abilities of Down syndrome models

A fashion show benefiting the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma recently was held in connection with Edmond North...

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This Feb. 18 virtual concert with Buffalo Rogers will benefit Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Buffalo Rogers will warm up the winter night on Thursday with a virtual concert to...

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Adopt a pet: OKC Animal Shelter offers half-price dog and puppy adoptions through Feb. 20

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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The Latest: India finds new cases of a coronavirus variant

NEW DELHI — Health officials in India say cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa and Brazil have been...

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Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Music blared from the courtyard of a French Quarter restaurant on Mardi Gras morning but nobody was there to...

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Nature & You: Here's some snowflake fun

Let me be honest. What you need is an electron microscope. Now, let me be practical. You and I just don't have enough...

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Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable

As panicked Americans cleared supermarkets of toilet paper and food last spring, grocery employees gained recognition as among...

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UPDATED: Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne describes expanding OKC Space Bubble Concerts: 'looks like something out of a futuristic movie'

With the full March 11-14 run sold out, the Lips announced this week two additional Space Bubble Concerts for March 19-20 at...

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Makers of Oscar hopeful 'Minari' 'ever grateful' to make the movie in Oklahoma

The Oscar buzz for "Minari" continues to build ahead of next month's nominations announcement for the April 25 Academy Awards.

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Savvy Senior: How to choose a hospice care program

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Where can I turn to find a good Medicare covered hospice provider? My husband’s mother has a terminal...

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OMRF experts answer your COVID-19 variant questions

Variants of COVID-19 from Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom are circulating in the U.S. With vaccinations up and case...

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Olympic boxing qualification events canceled, postponed

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A global boxing qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics has been canceled and a European...

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Okay, you’re vaccinated — now what?

Adam’s Journal Here’s a question from a reader: My husband and I, along with many of our senior friends, are completing our...

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Prostate procedure puts golfer back on course

It's hard to play golf when you have to keep an eye out for a bathroom and deal with lower back pain.

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'Snow-pacalypse' put Valentine's Day on ice; 405 diningscape responds with Valentine's Week

The love between restaurateurs and Valentine's Day was all set to take the next step when Jack Frost blew into town to show off...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 7, 2020

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $38 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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OKC archdiocese: No crosses on the forehead for Ash Wednesday due to the COVID-19 concerns

During a solemn Ash Wednesday ritual, local Catholic priests rub ashes on the foreheads of the faithful to create a sign of the...

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Looking for tips on gratuities

QUESTION: Have you been tipping more generously during the pandemic? If so, how much do you consider necessary for service? If...

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Nature & You: Provide unfrozen drinking water for your wild songbirds

Many a homeowner’s backyard has a bird bath balancing on top of a pedestal. During this season of freezing temperatures,...

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Discover Oklahoma: Get your kicks on Route 66, and fill your passport along the way

Route 66 has always had a charm, some might even say a mystique, surrounding it. I remember reading once that by the time it...

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Vascular surgeon answers 10 key questions about peripheral artery disease

Dr. Jim Melton, co-founder of the CardioVascular Health Clinic in Oklahoma City provided key questions to ask in evaluating the...

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Art notes: Momentum Exhibition, “The Spaces Between,” Arts Integration Awards, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, and pianist Daniel Kelly and vocalist Nicole Zuraitis

Momentum annual exhibition features 56 artists The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition will feature three spotlight artists and 53...

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14 Valentine's Day movies to stream

Between the winter weather forecast and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, there might never be a better Valentine's Day than...

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Stephen Salewon is on 'Cloud Nine' in time for Valentine's Day and more Oklahoma music notes with Kyle Reid, Casii Stephan and Parker Millsap

Tulsa-based singer-songwriter Casii Stephan showcases her prettily soulful voice on the bright new ballad, “Here Comes The Light."

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OKC Ballet gets sparks flying for Valentine's Day weekend with romantic, revolutionary classic 'The Firebird'

"The Firebird at Home," a video-on demand option with unlimited viewing from today through Feb. 28, is available for $34.

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Salvation Army is offering shelter for women and children

The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma will be offering winter shelter for women, including women with children, as the state...

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Human festivities scrapped, Rio's Carnival goes to the dogs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival festivities may have been canceled, but nobody told the dogs.Pet lovers from...

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5 things every Oklahoman should buy before the winter storm hits

Oklahoma is about to get blasted by a heck of a winter storm, so it's best to be as prepared as possible before the snowflakes...

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Who bought what and where in Oklahoma County: property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 13, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $35 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Need help sticking with your resolutions? There's a Bible App for that

For individuals who made New Year's resolutions and took strides to deepen their relationship with God, the YouVersion Bible...

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Looking for an Oklahoma gardening event?

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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In pandemic, more people choose to die at home

MISSION, Kan. — Mortuary owner Brian Simmons has been making more trips to homes to pick up bodies to be cremated and embalmed...

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Oklahoma City building permits for Feb. 13, 2021

• Bradford Place Lp, 613 Davis Ave., clubhouse, erect, $21,310,002. • Bradford Place Lp, 613 Davis Ave., apartment, erect,...

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Marni Jameson: Survey looks at love in the time of COVID-19

How’s your love life during these stay-at-home times? Not to get personal, but it is Valentine’s Day, and, besides, getting...

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Shared Hope: God is at heart of couple's love story

I serve on the Salt and Light Leadership Training Board with Chris Brewster. His voice is always one of a strong leader with a...

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How to collect soil; there will be a test

If you have never done soil sampling, or if it has been several years, now is the perfect time to take a sample. Soil testing...

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40 Days for Life kickoff rally is set

NORMAN — Sue Thayer, former Planned Parenthood manager and current 40 Days for Life director of outreach, will be guest speaker...

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St. Paul's Cathedral came up with a creative way to help parishioners observe Ash Wednesday, Lent in spite of COVID

With in-person services suspended in many local churches, religious leaders have found creative ways to observe Ash Wednesday...

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Bible lesson for Feb. 13

"When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak...

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Rent is going up, and apartment sales are strong in OKC

Renters struggled in 2020, but in the Oklahoma City area they mostly kept their rent paid up, and it shows in the apartment...

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Prominent Oklahoma pastor's legacy: 'Few stood taller among Native American Baptists'

Bill Barnett, a prominent Oklahoma Baptists pastor and Native American ministry leader, died on Feb. 5 of COVID-19. He was 87....

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Flambe plant shines with 2021 Pantone color choices of the year

Some headlines call it "Pandemic Gray," but you will see it opens the door to one of the toughest, persevering and...

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Mize: OKC apartment renters, don't expect much improvement anytime soon

Renters, any improvements planned for your apartment complex before the coronavirus could be on hold until well after the virus...

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A virtual Midwest City Daddy Daughter Date Night event will be held Feb. 20

MIDWEST CITY — The City of Midwest City has created a virtual Daddy Daughter Date Night event as a safe activity for girls and...

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Pantone’s New York Fashion Week fall color palette

Fall fashion colors are about personal expression and evoking calm, joy and hope.

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How to drive safely in snow and ice. Hint: Steer into the skid

Even the slightest bit of ice on the roads can make for treacherous driving conditions. It's always best to avoid the roads in...

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Register now if you want to participate in Oklahoma governor's virtual prayer event

Oklahomans may register for Gov. Kevin Stitt's virtual prayer event set for 8 a.m. Tuesday. The free event is designed to unite...

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14 romantic movies to stream for Valentine's Day

Between the winter weather forecast and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, there might never be a better Valentine's Day than...

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OKC's long-awaited First Americans Museum opening soon, with support from NEA grant

Two Tulsa-based organizations - Chamber Music Tulsa and the Philbrook Museum of Art - are receiving NEA grants to fund projects...

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'Minari' and 'Body Brokers' coming soon to theaters and more Oklahoma movie and TV news

Plus, Native American actor Lily Gladstone, known for her roles in Kelly Reichardt’s acclaimed independent films "First Cow"...

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Watch live: Gov. Kevin Stitt, officials talk next steps for COVID vaccine distribution in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and state officials will hold a live press conference at 11 a.m. to discuss the next steps for...

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COVID vaccine update: New locations set to provide shots, including Walmart

Need your first dose of the vaccine? Here's how to get it. The only people eligible now are Oklahoma residents in Phases 1 and...

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The Latest: Jump in cases worries S. Korea as holiday starts

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 504 new coronavirus cases for the latest 24-hour period. It is the highest daily...

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Germany to extend virus lockdown until March 7, with earlier reprieve possible for schools, hairdressers

BERLIN (AP) — Germany to extend virus lockdown until March 7, with earlier reprieve possible for schools, hairdressers.

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Stay in the know with a digital subscription to The Oklahoman

Do you know how many bills state lawmakers filed this year? More than 3,000 — from pandemic-related to Medicaid expansion, on...

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It's time to register for UCO's virtual Multicultural Education Institute

EDMOND — The 37th annual Multicultural Education Institute (MEI) will be hosted virtually March 5-6 by the University of...

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Read this if you live in Edmond and have debris to remove

EDMOND — The collection of tree debris from the October 2020 ice storm has concluded in the city of Edmond. The contractor...

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Mustang school district hosts vaccination clinic for educators, staff

Mustang Public Schools recently partnered with Passport Health-Oklahoma and other Canadian County public schools to offer a...

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You can get your 'Move' on in Norman

NORMAN — Your fitness watch isn't the only one telling you to stand up and move. Norman Mayor Breea Clark recently announced...

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Achievers: Yukon superintendent recognized for completing certification program

Yukon Superintendent W. Jason Simeroth was among nearly 20 superintendents from across the country recognized recently for...

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Achievers: Tecumseh student receives 2021 Horatio Alger National Scholarship

Skyra Wade, a Tecumseh High School student from Shawnee, was one of 106 students from across the country named as a recipient...

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Cold snap remedy served in a bowl

Cold-snap? Never fear, the Made in Oklahoma Coalition is here with some one-pot wonders ideal for warming the family from the...

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Caution still called for, but hope showing on the 405 diningscape

Local restaurants and bars are making moves that reflect the vapor trail of hope left by the launch of vaccinations in the...

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Norman singer-songwriter to present virtual concert Feb. 11 for Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Norman singer-songwriter Gregg Standridge will present a virtual concert to benefit the Arcadia Round Barn from 8 to...

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Have you been married 50 years or more? Share a photo

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Adopt a pet: Someone who will adore you

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Taking the ACT? Cherokee Nation Foundation planning ACT Boot Camp for Native American students

The Cherokee Nation Foundation will offer a free virtual ACT Boot Camp for Native American students on March 27. “We were...

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Achievers: Scholarships awarded to OU College of Dentistry students

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation recently announced its Delta Dental Scholarship Fund recipients at the University of...

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Millennial Money: Get tough money tasks off your to-do list

Nothing sparks procrastination quite like a to-do list of financial tasks. Sometimes the only thing scarier than making a...

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Savvy Senior: How to choose a medical alert system

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I am interested in getting my mom, who lives alone, a medical alert system with a wearable pendant button...

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Don’t let COVID-19 break your heart this Valentine’s Day

For something that symbolizes love, the heart has a number of enemies. The latest is COVID-19. According to the American Heart...

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OMRF seeks healthy volunteers for anti-aging study

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is recruiting healthy volunteers to study whether a diabetes drug can slow aging. OMRF...

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Christian pastor in OKC uses story of blind, Jewish philanthropist to teach perseverance amid pandemic

What connected a Christian pastor in Oklahoma City with a Jewish philanthropist and author in Washington, D.C., whom he'd never...

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Tulsa Race Massacre history recounted in PBS documentaries airing tonight and premiering in spring

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre this year, PBS has announced the upcoming premiere of a new...

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See Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's new Super Bowl commercial and 6 more entertainment headlines featuring Christian Kane, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood,...

Oklahoma actor Christian Kane's latest action series "Almost Paradise" is streaming for free on IMDb TV, Amazon’s free...

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Trunk shows this week at Balliets

Jewelry, totes and organizing essentials, and eyewear special events planned.

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Liz Weston: What gig workers need to know about taxes

If you became a gig worker during the pandemic, beware: Your taxes just got more complicated.Gig work — Uber driving, Instacart...

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65 years after launching Montgomery's Bus Boycott, Black women still fight for a seat at the table

It was Dec. 1, 1955. Rosa Parks had been arrested for her defiance of Montgomery’s segregated bus seating law, and Jo Ann...

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Nature & You: How do lovebirds find each other?

Dating apps are all the rage on today's version of the internet. These computer tools facilitate the opportunities for people...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: How to handle a toast with good cheer

QUESTION: Does tradition dictate how a person accepts a toast in his honor? Are there rules about what I should do with my...

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Stargazing: A Titan effort of exploration near Saturn

The Great Lakes combined cover more surface area than any other body of fresh water on Earth. Saturn’s largest moon is Titan,...

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Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has new look

The Regional Food Bank has revealed a new logo, the first new logo for the nonprofit in nearly 30 years.

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Essie's new Valentine's Day nail polish collection

Six new nail polish shades that shimmer and shine

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8 types of Valentine's Day getaways to take around Oklahoma

If another night of Netflix and chill holds no appeal, Oklahoma has miles of romantic road trips, scenic views and memorable...

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OKC Broadway working to reschedule touring musicals idled by COVID pandemic

All Broadway shows have been canceled through at least May 30 due to the pandemic. Along with the New York theaters and shows,...

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8 types of Valentine's Day road trips to take around Oklahoma

Love isn't always easy, and love in the time of COVID-19 can be especially challenging. It's almost Valentine's Day, and many...

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Art notes: 'Art and Nature in Health and Wellness,' 'Spring Awakening,' Festival of the Arts, Quartz Mountain, Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Duncan Little...

Museum program integrates art, nature, wellness SHAWNEE — The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art presents “Art and Nature in Health and...

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TSET: 20 Years of Making a Difference

In 2000, Oklahomans voted to support an ambitious initiative to improve the health of the state’s residents, lessen the toll of...

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Yukon library to offer seniors help with vaccine scheduling

YUKON — Senior citizens who are having trouble registering for the Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination...

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Christopher Plummer dies - 5 favorite moments from his long acting career

The talented and debonair Canadian actor spent more than half a century in the entertainment business but remained arguably...

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Mayors David Holt, Breea Clark join national initiative to battle anti-Semitism

Two Oklahoma mayors recently joined an initiative aimed at combating a rise of anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence across the...

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Looking for an Oklahoma City gardening event?

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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Still working at home? Return to a sense of normalcy while routines stay disrupted

With the roll-out of the vaccine taking place slowly, it may be awhile longer before life returns completely to normal....

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Moesel: Give flowers or plants to say 'I love you'

The calendar has rolled to February, and our garden activities expand dramatically. First thing is to remember Valentine’s Day...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Feb. 6, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $44 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Bible lesson for Feb. 6, 2021

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come...

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Marni Jameson: HGTV’s 'Good Bones' star promotes inclusivity in new kids’ book

I’ve always said I do not see a line between where home life stops, and home design begins. It’s all a blur to me. Mina...

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Even tree seeds need time to chill out

How exciting to think of a full-size tree locked up within each seed still clinging to the branches of sugar maples, hornbeams,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 6, 2021

• JHBR Architecture, 1703 NW 150, school, add-on, $2,800,000. • Crabtree Homes LLC, 13533 Ashlyn Lane, residence, erect,...

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8 tips for a successful home renovation

Thinking of remodeling your home? Follow these eight remodeling tips to help minimize hassles during a renovation: Create a...

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Biden revives plan to put Harriet Tubman, a Black woman of faith, on the $20 bill

The Biden administration has revived a plan to put Harriet Tubman on the U.S. $20 bill after Donald Trump's Treasury secretary...

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Celebrating a love that improves with age

January is one of my least favorite months — the coldest month in Oklahoma and the one with the least sunshine. Out of 31 days,...

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Cristo Rey celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Despite spending limited time in their school building, students at a local Catholic school found ways to celebrate National...

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Grandma is moving in sooner than expected as demand increases for homes for the generations.

THE VILLAGE — The coronavirus hasn't just kept people at home and spurred many to buy a new home — it's bringing Grandma to the...

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Night to Shine prom event will be virtual this year

Night to Shine, the faith-based prom event for people with special needs, will be virtual this year due to the ongoing...

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Record home sales defy exclamation

EDMOND — Wow, oooh, ahh, yeah and (choose your own exclamation), or, as Brian Preston put it, "What a year" it was for home...

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Learn about OKC home repair programs during virtual town hall

Grants and loans offered by the city of Oklahoma City to homeowners and residents interested in owning a home will be explained...

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Mothica's 'forever fifteen' marks somber anniversary, and 5 more Oklahoma music notes, featuring John Calvin Abney, the late Jimmy LaFave, Wood Willow, Shawn...

It's Bandcamp Friday, and prolific Oklahoma musician John Calvin Abney has released exclusively on Bandcamp an intriguing...

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HBO docuseries to explore Woody Allen, Mia Farrow fallout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A documentary series examining Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's doomed relationship and its fallout, including...

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Oklahoma to get $8.9 million in settlement with consulting firm to fight opioid crisis

Oklahoma will get $8.9 million to fight the opioid epidemic from a settlement with the global consulting firm McKinsey &...

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Oklahoma City Ballet lighting up the stage with revolutionary ballet 'The Firebird'

OKC Ballet is performing Valentine's Day weekend at the Civic Center, where the COVID-19 protocols include required face masks,...

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WeekAhead: Paseo Arts District’s Friday Friday gallery walk, SWOSU Jazz Festival, 3rd Act Theatre Company, 'Through the Kaleidoscope' and 'Earwig and the...

BUT FIRST Stroll the Paseo Arts District’s Friday Friday gallery walk, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Paseo, between NW 27 and...

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deadCenter adds Indigenous film award, former Oklahoman receives posthumous Golden Globe nomination and more film and TV news

As part of its Black History Month programming, the Metropolitan Library System is presenting a Facebook Live conversation with...

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Rewatch: OKC church, health agency partner for virtual Spanish-language COVID seminar

A south Oklahoma City church is partnering with a local health agency to offer a virtual COVID-19 vaccine seminar geared for...

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Immigrants in sanctuary in churches hope Biden offers relief

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — For over three years, Maria Macario has been too afraid to leave the white steepled First Parish church...

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OKC film fans can see an Oscar front-runner in a surprising place this weekend

Trailblazing writer-director Chloé Zhao's delicately understated road movie "Nomadland" opens Friday in Oklahoma City in a...

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Former flight attendant lands 7-figure deal for 2 novels

NEW YORK (AP) — A onetime flight attendant who conjured fictional nightmares during breaks on cross country red-eyes has a...

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COVID continues to change Oklahoma's 2021 event calendar

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum announced today that it is postponing its 60th anniversary Western Heritage...

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These 5 Oklahoma companies need employees

Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma will host a career fair from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Goodwill Job Connection...

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Nonprofit notes: Heart of the City charitable giving campaign, The Right Horse Initiative, Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma Mother of...

City employees pledge $520K to local charities City of Oklahoma City employees pledged to donate $520,069 through the 2020...

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Ahead of Super Bowl halftime performance, The Weeknd shifts tour dates, including Oklahoma concert, as COVID pandemic continues

The Weeknd's "The After Hours Tour" was originally slated to start in 2020, but now it won't start until early 2022.

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Is it time to replace your hairbrush?

Don't let your hairbrush become a breeding ground for bacteria

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How to keep your student loan payment at $0

President Biden announced on Jan. 20 that most federal student loan payments would be suspended interest-free through September...

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Local Muslims said they were glad to see President Joe Biden reverse the so-called Muslim travel ban

Maher Eltarhoni envisioned getting married with his mother and father standing nearby. The metro area structural engineer and...

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Cleveland County field-to-fork program benefits inmates, community

An agricultural program adjacent to the Cleveland County Detention Center will bring an opportunity for fresh produce and...

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OKC Submarine Veterans meeting set for Feb. 6

The Oklahoma City Submarine Veterans group will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion, 5000 SE 24 in Del City. This...

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Arcadia Farmers Market General Store can fill a Valentine’s Day gift basket

ARCADIA — Love is in the air at the Arcadia Farmers Market General Store, where you can fill your own Valentine’s Day gift...

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What would your DNA reveal?

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education Genealogy group will host a presentation on “The Wonders of DNA” at 10 a.m. Feb. 17...

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Oklahoma Historical Society to celebrate The Chronicles of Oklahoma centennial

In January 2021, the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) will celebrate the centennial of one of its cornerstone programs: The...

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Achievers: Independence Charter Middle School adds new Governance Board member

Independence Charter Middle School has added Tony Franklin, president and owner of Liaison Tech Operations, as a new Governance...

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Do you have suggestions for the Edmond Veterans Memorial design?

EDMOND — Edmond residents are being asked to complete a survey, providing comments and suggestions for the creation of the...

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One last Swap Shop from Melba Lovelace

LESSONS FROM OUR FAVORITE TEACHERS DEAR MELBA: As you know, we remember favorite school teachers and how they impacted our view...

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Melba Lovelace gone at 90, but leaves behind one last 'Swap Shop'

Of all the sad news I've had to share lately— and there's been an absurd amount — the passing of local legend of the 405...

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Your 50th wedding anniversary is worth celebrating with The Oklahoman's readers

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Online shopping surge delivers record revenue for UPS

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in online shopping helped UPS post record revenue during the last three months of 2020, the company...

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Another OKC event has been postponed for 2021 due to COVID

A longstanding Memorial Day weekend tradition, the 2021 Paseo Arts Festival was originally scheduled for May 29-31. The 2021...

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Harding Charter Preparatory High School hosting Prospective Parent Night

Harding Charter Preparatory High School will host a Prospective Parent Night at 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 1301 NE 101. The...

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Achievers: Harding Charter Prep awards scholarships to three grads

Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School graduates were recently awarded $5,000 each as recipients of Clyde Riggs Life is...

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Adopt a pet: She wants to be your valentine

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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What parents should know about COVID-19 vaccines and children

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the emergency use of two COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. The...

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Body Work: Is it time to double up on masks?

Adam’s Journal I’ve noticed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris wearing two masks on recent occasions. Dr....

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COVID keeps shifting Oklahoma event plans - here's the latest on Heard on Hurd and Chocolate Decadence

The rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, though, isn't going to be able to save all the Oklahoma events we know and love.

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Oklahoma Shakespeare using COVID pandemic intermission to renovate Paseo Arts District space

The venerable arts organization has announced plans for a spring grand opening - possibly on Shakespeare's April 23 birthday -...

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Remembering Cloris Leachman, kicking with 'Cobra Kai' and more Oklahoma entertainment headlines featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Miranda Lambert and Kelly Lang

Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth donned a Glinda-esque white suit to pay homage to our country's history-making new Vice...

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas launches hair care line

Target lands another celebrity created beauty brand

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UK online fashion retailer buys Topshop, three other brands

LONDON (AP) — Online fashion seller Asos says it has bought Topshop, which once boasted designs by Kate Moss and Beyonce, along...

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Liz Weston: How to prioritize debt payments in the pandemic

A singular crisis has led to extraordinary relief options for borrowers. Interest and payments have been paused on federal...

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Savvy Senior: How much do you have to make to file income taxes?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees in 2020? My income dropped way down when I was...

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Travel advisers guardedly optimistic about travel’s comeback in 2021

With no concrete end in sight to the pandemic, travel advisers are nonetheless optimistic, albeit guardedly, about the...

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Nature & You: Forest floor source of rainy day creation of leaf rubbing artwork

Oklahoma's weather is predictable, notwithstanding humorist Will Rogers' witty quip about waiting around five minutes for a...

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There is an art to opening a Champagne bottle

QUESTION: Is there an art to opening a bottle of wine or Champagne in front of party guests without having the cork hit the...

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With COVID-19 pandemic lingering, OKC theaters continue to adapt their storytelling options

How Lyric Theatre, Carpenter Square Theatre and 3rd Act Theatre Company are continuing to pivot through the pandemic.

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Art notes: School of Dance choreographers, 'Black Resilience,' Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, 3rd Act Theatre Company, Paseo Arts District’s First Friday...

Lawton Philharmonic presents radio, television events LAWTON — The Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra will present two events this...

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Lawmakers push mental health days for kids amid pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When she was growing up, Sophie Corroon struggled to get through a ballet class or soccer tryout without...

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Marni Jameson: Take your lighting fixtures from builder grade to custom

Homes are like so many aspects of life. If you choose to not see what you don’t want to see, it’s easier, and often, less...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 30, 2021

• JMA Architects LLC, 2320 NW 10, business, erect, $3,400,000. • Bockus Payne Architecture, 7301 W Reno Ave., school, remodel,...

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Bible lesson for Jan. 30

"If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen...

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OKC metro Realtors give thousands to state housing foundation

MLSOK Inc., a subsidiary of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, has donated $42,250 to the Oklahoma Housing...

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Laughlin: Want to be a shear genius? Here are some landscape pruning tips

Most of your landscape pruning chores, with a few exceptions, should be done from now until early in March. You may have chosen...

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Oklahoma Association of Realtors names officers, directors

The Oklahoma Association of Realtors announces 2021 officers and directors. “The Oklahoma real estate industry is fortunate to...

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Shared Hope: 'Understanding human frailty is key to loving one another'

In the last year, so many people have suffered from this pandemic. However, there’s one group that seems especially hard hit —...

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Check out The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 30, 2021, a luxuty condo in Midtown Oklahoma City

The Listing of the Week is a luxury condo at 701 Hudson in Midtown. The 1,700-square-foot, ground-floor home at 701 N Hudson...

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How to make your home a sanctuary even if COVID-19 arrives on your doorstep

Winter has brought with it a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, and while the rollout of preventive vaccines has begun, the...

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OKC agent spotlighted in Top Agent Magazine

Britta Thrift, a real estate agent with Engel & Völkers Oklahoma City, 1138 N Robinson Ave., and a specialist in historic...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 30, 2021

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $72 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma Baptists name new chief financial officer

Oklahoma Baptists have named Leslie Osborn as the faith organization's next chief financial officer. Osborn will officially...

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Jewish historian to discuss antisemitism in free online lecture series

A prominent Jewish historian is set to give three virtual presentations for Oklahoma City University’s annual Neustadt Lectures...

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Health Department launches text message reminders about second vaccine dose

Some residents of southern Oklahoma may already have received text messages encouraging them to schedule their second vaccine...

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Church that survived 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre recieves boon from Episcopalians

A historic Tulsa church's efforts to feed the hungry during the pandemic inspired Episcopalians across the state and in other...

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Despite being virtual, "Rose Day" hopes to make a difference

'Rose Day," a series of activities aimed at promoting and supporting anti-abortion legislation in Oklahoma, will be virtual...

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The Gate Church mourns death of senior pastor Tony Miller

The Rev. John Anthony "Tony" Miller, senior pastor of The Gate Church in Oklahoma City, died on Jan. 19. He was 63. "Tony...

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Remodel and Landscape Show set for this weekend at OKC Fairgrounds

The Oklahoma City Spring Remodel & Landscape Show will be Friday-Sunday at the OKC Fairgrounds. With the coronavirus...

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OKC homebuilders will bring ideas back 'from' the International Builders Show, as usual, even though it's online this year, which is not

Homebuilders aren't going on their usual middle-of-winter excursion to the International Builders Show, but they'll still be...

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Oklahoma City garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Jan. 30, 2021

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please...

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The country is close to running out of houses

Imagine zero houses for sale. You have to imagine it. The market will not allow the housing inventory to fall to zero. Before...

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Oklahoma artist Paul Ruscha sets the table for dubious tribute to President Trump - check out the art installation 'Dinner for Donald'

On view through March 7, the exhibit "OK/LA" features an eclectic array of paintings, photographs, books and more by Mason...

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6 Oklahoma friends went to L.A. to pursue their artistic dreams. They all made it big - now their work is back together in their home state

Cheeky humor, personal obsessions and intimate portraits abound in the exhibition "OK/LA," an eclectic showcase of works by...

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Questlove uncovers 'Black Woodstock' in his hit Sundance doc

NEW YORK (AP) — Questlove responded with incredulous disbelief when he was first told about the footage.A landmark 1969 Harlem...

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OKC theater to show silent movies by Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd for 'Silent Nights'

It's a rare chance to see these truly classic films on the big screen with theater-quality sound, and film fans may find that...