• Operation Clean Community helps Edmond tidy up

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Edmond is cleaner today after Operation Clean Community.

  • Oklahoma agriculture department, OSU honor agriculturists

    By Melissa Pearson, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    The honors were bestowed this month at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and at the Oklahoma Capitol.

  • 3 renovation projects to make a home more energy-efficient

    Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Whether the motivation is saving the environment or their pocketbook, more people are looking for ways to make their home more energy efficient and economical. Here are three renovation projects that impact energy efficiency.

  • 'REvolution' is theme of Berkshire Hathaway convention in Las Vegas

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Agents from the Oklahoma City area were among 3,500 agents and guests of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties offices attending the recent HSF Affiliates LLC-hosted annual sales convention in Las Vegas. Gino Blefari, HSF Affiliates CEO, said the energy was high at the event. “The dynamic setting, stand-out performers, insightful speakers and world-class affiliates in attendance made this year’s sales convention one of the best yet,” he said. This year’s theme — “REvolution” — was meant to describe the way Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices said it “exploded on the real estate industry landscape with a world-renowned name, deep value proposition and new perspective on the business.

  • Oklahoma City code workshop planned

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Code Enforcement 101 will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Civic Center Music Hall Meinders Hall of Mirrors

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Senior health fair will offer nutrition, exercise information in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    The Woodson Senior Acttivity Center in Oklahoma City will host a health fair Thursday.

  • High end are homes holding firm in Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Konrad Keesee, longtime broker of luxury homes, has witnessed more than a half-century of steady demand for the top-of-the-market homes his company often lists in the Oklahoma City metro area.

  • Orchid Society plans show and sale in Oklahoma City

    By Henry Dolive, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Oklahoma Orchid Society’s Mother’s Day orchid show and sale is set for May 9-10 in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City residents must obtain garage sale permit

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Permits are $7 and are available online by logging on to www.okc.gov, calling 297-2606 or by visiting Oklahoma City’s licensing office at 420 W Main St.

  • The House Detective: A chip off the old tub

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    DEAR BARRY: I purchased my house about a year ago. At the time, the bathtub seemed to be OK, but now it is apparent that it was painted to cover rust. I found plumbing problems under the sinks, but none of these issues was reported by my home inspector. What can I do about this? — Dawn DEAR DAWN: The parties who are potentially liable are the sellers and your home inspector. Sellers are required to disclose all known defects. However, the sellers in your case may not have thought the painted tub was a defect. It might have seemed to them that this was a former defect, having been repaired with paint. Unfortunately, paint is not a permanent repair for the damaged finish on a bathtub. In most cases, chipping or peeling

  • OKC Beautiful's Gardening Tip of the Month: Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree

    By Carla Sharpe | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Arbor Day, a national tree-planting holiday, is Friday. The Arbor Day Foundation serves our nation to “inspire people to plant nurture and celebrate trees.” You can join in the fun celebrating Arbor Day this year and plant a tree — or maybe two! You can find out more about Arbor Day and the Arbor Day Foundation at www.arborday.org. Being a tree enthusiast, Loretta Aaron loved Arbor Day. Here are her thoughts about this wonderful holiday: Arbor Day is a day set aside to plant trees in most of the United States. When you plant a tree, you plant not only for your enjoyment, but for generations to come. Large-specimen trees increase the value of your property by 20 percent. Trees conserve energy.

  • Ray Ridlen: Is blossom end rot a calcium or water problem?

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    It is getting close to the time that we begin to see tomato plants for sale in garden centers and farm and feed stores. Gardeners and farmers are anxious for planting time to arrive but are also wondering what problems they might encounter this year. For many, one of these is blossom end rot — BER. For most people who have dealt with BER the first thing that comes to mind is “calcium deficiency.” While this is true, it is somewhat misleading because BER may occur in soils that are low in calcium as well as in soils with adequate calcium. So, while soil calcium can be an issue, it is often not a causal factor. With BER the deficiency is in a specific part of the plant, the fruits, and not in the overall plant.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, April 18.

  • RE/MAX honors Norma Cokeley with Diamond Award

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Cokeley earned more than $1 million in commissions in the past year

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Pillow talk part two: Picking the perfect sheets

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Missy Tannen, founder of Boll & Branch, blames chemicals and mass production for why customers can’t find sheets like they used to love.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Credit unions offer great mortgage deals

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Not all credit unions offer attractive loan deals, but many do. To check out credit union membership possibilities in your area, go to www.culookup.com.

  • Purple is in for property descriptions

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Real Estate Editor Richard Mize writes about property descriptions.

  • First Serve program taking its next leap in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The organization First Serve will expand its tennis camps to up to 150 kids this summer.

  • Martin Nature Park to host Earth Fest

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.