Fun facts: Irish-American Heritage Month
March 02, 2013
Turns out, March is Irish-American Heritage Month, which makes sense because St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Let’s celebrate with fun facts from the U.S. Census! And beer.
34.5 million: Number of U.S. residents who claimed Irish ancestry in 2011. This number was more than seven times the... Read More
Fun Facts: Women’s History Month
March 01, 2013
It’s Women’s History Month! Let’s celebrate with some fun facts from the U.S. Census:
158.3 million: The number of females in the United States in 2011. The number of males was 153.3 million. At 65 and older, there were 13.3 percent more women than men in 2011.
57.7: Percentage of females 16 and older who... Read More
Bill would keep state funds from … anti-gun people?
February 28, 2013
Umm … what?
This is a news release that came from the state House of Representatives yesterday:
Taxpayer money would be barred from funding public relations campaigns against guns and gun rights if House Bill 2020 becomes law.
The measure, authored by state Rep. Sean Roberts (R-Hominy), would ensure public... Read More
Skip Kelly hosts public safety forum
February 20, 2013
City Councilman Skip Kelly is hosting a community forum Thursday night to discuss violence in Oklahoma City, especially the northeast part of town. Here’s information:
Concern about an increase in criminal activity in Oklahoma City has prompted Ward 7 Councilman Skip Kelly to host community meeting on public... Read More
Fun Facts: Presidents Day!
February 18, 2013
It’s Presidents Day! That means that today, some of us will have a work holiday, and the rest of us will be jealous. Regardless, let’s celebrate with this fun info from the Census. It turns out that people love to name towns and such after presidents, according to Census data.
Fun Facts: Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2013
OK, so maybe this isn’t everybody’s favorite holiday. (Seriously, is it anybody’s favorite holiday?) Regardless, let’s celebrate with info from the U.S. Census:
1,155: Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2010, employing 35,074 people. California led... Read More
Call for artists: Myriad Gardens children’s garden sculpture
February 12, 2013
If you haven’t been into the children’s garden downtown at the Myriad Gardens, you need to go. It’s an absolute delight. So, take all the children you know there. Only children you know. Otherwise, it’s kidnapping.
If you’re an artist, now’s the time be a part of this fantastic park. Here’s... Read More
Tips for driving in the snow
February 12, 2013
EMSA has released some tips for driving in the snow, just in case things get dicey today:
Driving safely on icy roads
Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.Brake gently to avoid skidding.... Read More