• New makeup line coming to Ulta

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles will debut her new mistake-free makeup collection at Ulta.

  • Sweetheart Ball---American Heart Association---Terri Bailey and Debbie Hite

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    [brightcove]4712083243001[/brightcove] Terri Bailey and Debbie Hite tell Parties Extra! viewers about the Heart Ball and the American Heart Association. Helen Ford Wallace, Terri Bailey, Debbie Hite.

  • Twelve Oaks to close; property for sale

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    As feared, Oklahoma's flagging economy has claimed another long-standing restaurant. Twelve Oaks restaurant, located east of Interstate 35 between Edmond and Guthrie, will close on February 15, according to co-owner Gregg Janes. Janes and his wife Lisa inherited the restaurant from his wife's father Bill Horn, who opened the restaurant in 1994. An accomplished hair stylist, Horn also spent 25 years as head waiter at The Haunted House Restaurant for Art and Marian Thibault. In 1990, he overheard two deacons from First Baptist Church in Guthrie discussing what to do with a Victorian House on property the church had recently purchased to convert into a parking lot. Four years later, that house was moved to a hilly

  • NATURE & YOU: Wasp nests are boon, not bane

    Neil Garrison | Updated: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    It's winter. You need not worry about problems from wasp stings. Now is the time to collect abandoned paper wasp nests -- for use in an arts and crafts project.

  • Rescue Rundown: OK Humane receives large grant

    David Morris | Updated: Wed, Jan 20, 2016

    Fewer animals might be facing euthanasia thanks to a large grant from the WaterShed Animal Fund to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. OK Humane announced the special grant of $329,000 designed to create new programs and improve existing programs. OK Humane and the WaterShed Animal Fund estimate the percent of animals leaving the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare shelter alive will increase from 74 percent to 80 percent. Abby Wolfe explained more about the grant during her weekly Rescue Rundown appearance in The Oklahoman's video studio. She said the grant would allow OK Humane to go back into their Relocation program. "Essentially, relocation saves lives by delivering dogs to other states because our shelters

  • OK Bridal Show set for Sunday; win free passes

    David Morris | Updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2016

    [brightcove]4711840815001[/brightcove] Potential brides and grooms will want to attend the Oklahoma Bridal Show, this Sunday, from noon to 5 pm, at the Cox Convention Center. This show features over 180 vendors, many offering discounts. The first 500 brides to attend Sunday’s event will receive swag: a special bride bag. Taylor Ketchum, representing the Oklahoma Bridal Show, outlined the numerous opportunities the event will provide. Perhaps you’re not sure about flowers. They have florists for that, and a floral runway show at 2:30 pm. Maybe you need a dress? There will be fashion shows at 12:45, 1:30, 3:15 and 4 pm to see the latest styles. If you’re not sure about food, enjoy

  • The green bike: A daughter keeps pedaling

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2016

    Sometimes all you need is one memory. In today’s paper, enterprise reporter Juliana Keeping writes a personal column about her mother’s purchase of a green bike at a garage sale in the mid-1990s. She recalls watching her mother ride the bike around their small Michigan town with a smile on her face. And even though that lasted only a moment, it’s a memory she keeps coming back to throughout her mother’s cancer diagnosis and her son’s struggle with cystic fibrosis. My husband and I moved from Chicago to my hometown — into my parents' basement — that July. Three months after her diagnosis, we found out I was pregnant with our daughter.

  • Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center---ArtNow---Teresa Rose Crook, Anthony McDermid, Lori Brooks---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    [brightcove]4710532499001[/brightcove] Teresa Rose Crook, Anthony McDermid and Lori Brooks talk about ArtNow and the Contemporary Arts Center on Parties Extra! Helen Ford Wallace, Teresa Rose Crook, Anthony McDermid. (Photo by Lori Brooks).

  • Memorable quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

    Darla Slipke | Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here are 14 memorable quotes from the iconic civil rights leader whose legacy and words continue to inspire people: In the photo above, taken April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his last public appearance at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tenn. The next day, King was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee. [Associated Press photo] Quote from: Letter from Birmingham, Alabama jail, April 16, 1963. [Associated Press photo] Quote from: Strength to Love, 1963. In the photo above, Dr. Martin Luther King talks during a news

  • Talking openly about race relations can make for a better OKC, group says

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    Dinner conversations can often range from daily recaps to upcoming school assignments and even weekend plans. But, what if they also included discussions on race and race relations with other community members? [brightcove]4706927532001[/brightcove] In today's paper, religion editor Carla Hinton writes about DinnerTableOKC, an initiative to bring people of different cultures and races together for a meal and peaceful dialogue aimed at racial reconciliation. The program's founders, Taylor Doe and husband-and-wife Rodney and Cresha Redus, said participants are growing more aware of how their views about race were shaped and how this affects their everyday lives.

  • The Oklahoman and NewsOK have the debates and primaries covered

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jan 15, 2016

    There was debate on Thursday, and NewsOK cleared it all up.  In my house, there was some debate about what channel the GOP debate was on. It was 8 p.m. The debate was supposed to be starting, but where? NewsOK.com helped settle that issue. The preview that reporter Adam Kemp put together made it clear that the event was on Fox Business Channel. Actually, anyone who read the preview for the debate on NewsOK before they left work Thursday afternoon already knew what to look out for. Adam had posted the list of five things to know. Then NewsOK posted an informational graphic that made it easy to know more about the six candidates in the debate. During the debate, NewsOK.

  • Bill Hickman talks about the Warren Spahn Award Gala and Dallas Keuchel on Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Jan 15, 2016

    [brightcove]4703904190001[/brightcove] Bill Hickman, Chairman of the Warren Spahn Awards Gala, tells us about the best left-handed pitcher in baseball! Mike Sherman, Emily Lang, Bill Hickman. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

  • Get it: Jennifer Lopez’s drugstore makeup look

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    Jennifer Lopez wore L’Oreal makeup to the Golden Globes – and she looked stunning.

  • Family Talk: Take 2 - Columnist returns to write about building strong families

    Jim Priest | Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    From 1996 to 2006, Jim Priest wrote a newspaper column about family issues. A decade after hanging up his pen, he's back.

  • Family Talk: Unteaching racism begins at home

    Jim Priest | Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    Unteaching racism can be done. But learning to accept others begins at home.

  • NATURE & YOU: Winter 'tis the season for butterflies

    Neil Garrison | Updated: Thu, Jan 14, 2016

    The mere mention of butterflies in the same sentence with the winter season would seem to be the ultimate example of an oxymoron. Central Oklahoma, however, does have butterflies that actually hibernate and go flying around on sunny mid-winter days.

  • Rescue Rundown: Fostering animals and why it's important

    David Morris | Updated: Wed, Jan 13, 2016

    [brightcove]4702127937001[/brightcove] Imagine being a cat lover and willing to offer your home to a needy feline, but then willing to give the cat back for the chance at a permanent home. There's a foster program just like that with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. Amy Bender is a foster parent for kittens and cats, only she takes on the very hardest cases: cats with medical or other challenges. Bender joined Abby Wolfe on this week's Rescue Rundown to discuss fostering and why it's important.  Says Wolfe, "Fostering is a process a person takes to help save lives. A foster home takes an animal into their home for usually a 2-3 week period of time.

  • Get it: Cate Blanchett's flawless skin

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jan 12, 2016

    Actress Cate Blanchett’s skin looked flawless during the Golden Globes Award show. Learn her secret.

  • Target launches new nail care line

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jan 12, 2016

    Target’s new nail care line boasts a long-wearing, at-home manicure.

  • Should I look through the house? 20-40-60 Etiquette

    Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Jan 7, 2016

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! QUESTION: I went to visit one of my aunts and she welcomed me at the door and wanted to show me her house. Is it good manners to offer to show your house to someone who didn't ask to see it? It was not a new house. I have also been to a couple of parties where guests toured the home of the people who were hosts. That seemed to me to be a huge breach of etiquette. Is there a rule about house tours? By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace CALLIE'S ANSWER: Each person is different; some people are very proud to show off their home. Some like to give tours or let people see it for themselves. I wouldn't think too much about it.