• Video: Parties Extra!--- Cindi Shelby and RMeyers---Jewelry and Fall Fashion

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

      Cindi Shelby from RMeyers talks about jewelry and also gives us a first peek at fall fashions on Parties Extra!  

  • Breakfast was a slice of heaven ... with a little religion on the side

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    I’ve been savoring my Honey Berry Jam (pictured) from St. Gregory’s Abbey for a few weeks and thought I would have some of the jam on my toast for breakfast this morning. The  jam, a blend of fresh blackberries and sweet honey, has made my toast a slice of heaven today. And to think that I found the jam after seeing a […]

  • New Catholic priests are coming to a parish near you ...

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    The five men ordained to the priesthood today in Oklahoma City (see story in Saturday’s Oklahoman) will soon begin serving their parish assignments in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Here’s a look at where they will begin their priestly ministries: The Rev. Christopher Brashears will serve as associate pastor at Christ the King Catholic Church […]

  • Can't get enough blackberries ...

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    In 2000, I was editor of The Oklahoman’s Community (Metro) section and I had a column that I frequently used to share some tidbits of community news. On one of my adventures for a column, I ended up at a farm where blackberries were grown. It called to mind an anecdote my grandmother had told me […]

  • H&8th expands to 10th Street; subsequently goes bananas

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Another month, another record-setting attendance mark shattered and another expansion for the H&8th Night Market. For tonight’s June edition of the monthly street party, organizers have stretched the boundary up 10th Street and expanded the number of food trucks to 43. Event manager Brian Bergman revealed the May party drew 25,000 visitors, outpacing April by […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Don't talk to my husband!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Recently I was at a cocktail party with my husband. I thought that one woman there was overly aggressive in talking to my spouse. Should I politely talk to her about it, or should I discuss it with my husband? […]

  • OMG: President Obama did something horrible yesterday

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Love him or hate him, we can all agree President Barack Obama broke a serious, serious rule, as captured in this photograph: Pres Obama orders his burrito bowl at a Chipotle today before lunch w participants in the working families summit. pic.twitter.com/eVXgeYlYDe — petesouza (@petesouza) June 24, 2014 Do you see? DO YOU SEE?! Obama […]

  • VIDEO: Judy Lehmbeck and party and wedding trends

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

        Event Planner Judy Lehmbeck talks about parties and weddings on Parties Extra!

  • Concert alert

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    There are a bunch of  Christian concerts in the next few months, starting with Sidewalk Prophets (pictured) on Monday, June 23 at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Here’s a list of several concerts: Monday, June 23, Sidewalk Prophets, 7 p.m. at Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland. Tickets: $10. Information: www.crossingsokc.org. This event is part of the Church of […]

  • What this guy's little sister did will melt your heart

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    (And how ’bout that headline, yeah?!)

  • Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes talk about Party Galaxy and July 4th on Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

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  • LifeChurch.tv's new Britton & Broadway campus opening in July

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Just drove past the site where LifeChurch.tv’s newest metro campus is being constructed and noticed a sign on the building that says it will open in July. I can’t help seeing the new church take shape since it is literally right across the Broadway Extension from The Oklahoman’s offices near the corner of Britton Road […]

  • Women of Faith conference headed to OKC in August

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    There’s a certain point in the summer or fall when people working or visting downtown Oklahoma City start to see huge crowds of women making their way to the Cox Convention Center. The large crowds of women, often wearing colorful T-shirts, converge on downtown for the Women of Faith conference. The popular conference ministry is […]

  • Kimchee, Kimchi or Gimchi is really tasty and easier to make than you think

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Here’s how the national dish of Korea, kimchee (or kimchi or gimchi) came to be made in my home kitchen. Months ago in planning 2014’s “Open Flame” events, I included a couple of homages to international grilling. Because of the increasing importance of Asian cultures on Oklahoma and its developing cuisine, I made “Oke-Asian” the […]

  • UPDATED: By George, you can now eat prime beef with a view

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Strolling around the perimeter of The George Prime Steakhouse last Wednesday even a Bacon & Onion tart in one hand and a Cucumber Collins in the other couldn’t help me from being a little awestruck by the view. Maybe it’s because part of the view included what promises to be a major stride forward in […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---You smell terrible!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.   YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Calllie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I was on a trip to Australia and took the bus to one of the points of interest. One woman who sat next to me reeked of offensive body odor. What […]

  • Vacation Bible school listing for the coming week ... and beyond

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    The weekly Vacation Bible school did not get in the print edition of Saturday’s (June 14) paper so I’m sharing it via the blog with the hope that those wondering which churches are offering the traditional summer Bible school events will see it. Vacation Bible schools Bible school events are scheduled as follows. Activities are free unless […]

  • Anthem, Prairie set for Sierra Nevada festival in Denver

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    Representatives from Oklahoma City’s Anthem Brewing Co. and Tulsa’s Prairie Artisan Ales will be in Denver in July to pour beer at Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America. Nearly 700 brewers from across the country have signed up to take part in one of the seven regional events in the tour, according to Sierra Nevada. […]

  • Date set for ZooBrew VI

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Mark your calendar for one of my favorite beer events, the annual ZooBrew beer tasting as the Oklahoma City Zoo. This year’s event, ZooBrew VI, will be Friday, Sept. 26, at the zoo. Tickets are set to go on sale in August at www.zoofriends.org. Last year, tickets for ZooFriends members were $30, while general admission […]

  • WATCH: The best anti-texting-and-driving PSA ever?

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    New and veteran drivers alike are constantly reminded to not text and drive, whether it’s by family members, billboards or other public service announcements. This PSA from Volkswagen has to be one of the most effective PSAs yet: Let’s be real here: Nearly everyone and their mom texts while driving, but that doesn’t make it […]