• Oklahoma stained glass windows receive day in the sun

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    A local magazine’s latest edition features the beautiful stained glass windows that add another dimension to the artistry found in buildings around the state. M.J. Alexander’s piece called “Reflections on Oklahoma’s Stained Glass Windows” in Slice magazine includes pictures and information on the stained glass windows to be found in places like Raley Chapel at […]

  • Sister Rosemary to be featured Sunday in 'Women of the Bible' TV special

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, the Ugandan nun with Oklahoma ties, will be featured in actress Roma Downey’s “Women of The Bible” special  Sunday, Dec. 7 on the Lifetime cable channel. The Lifetime network said the special “provides a fresh look at the sacred text from the perspective of its heroines. Revealing little known insights about some of the most impactful women in biblical history. The special will weave biblical stories with commentary from some of today’s most impactful leading ladies and scholars from the faith community.” Nyirumbe will join a stellar line up that includes leaders in the faith community such as Kay Warren, Joyce Meyer, Victoria Osteen, and Christine

  • Parties Extra! Video---All about the Bachelors Club Christmas Ball and the debutantes

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    [brightcove]3926017439001[/brightcove] Bentley Williams, Bachelors Club President, and Judy Lehmbeck, Bachelors Club Event Coordinator, talk about the Bachelors Club Ball on Parties Extra!

  • Full-strength bar at Roughtail to open today

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    If you’ve stopped by Roughtail Brewing Co. recently for growler fills or to grab a pint of low-point beer, you may have noticed some renovations and improvements in the tap room at the front of the brewery. The end-goal of those improvements is expected to be realized today as final permitting has been granted for […]

  • Kona Brewing announces Oklahoma distribution

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    News came down from the Big Island today that Kona Brewing Co. is expanding its distribution network into the final nine states that don’t receive its beer — and that includes Oklahoma. Here’s a press release sent out this morning from Kona: Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, December 5, 2014 — The “Liquid Aloha” experience is going […]

  • 7 OU football memes Sooner fans love to share

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Sooner football fans are a passionate bunch. Through thick and thin, they stand by the University of Oklahoma football program no matter what. But this season I’ve noticed something come up more and more on social media, especially during games: OU football memes. Here are seven Internet memes that Sooner fans love to share. No. […]

  • Roughtail, Anthem plan new beers

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Keep yours eyes open when you frequent your local liquor store this month for new beers coming down the chute from Roughtail Brewing Co. and Anthem Brewing Co. From Roughtail, we have a coffee version of the Rock Tsar Russian Imperial Stout: From Roughtail’s Blaine Stansel: “Coffee Tsar is our Rock Tsar recipe we did […]

  • 5 Oklahoma counties where it's easiest to live, and 5 where it's hardest to live

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Earlier this year The New York times put together an interactive map that takes a look at the hardest U.S. counties to live in. The data used to rank (out of 3,135) the counties consisted of: median household income, the percentage of residents with a college education (bachelor’s degree), the unemployment rate, the disability rate, […]

  • Parties Extra!---20-40-60 Etiquette---What goes ON the table?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

     To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net. YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!        By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Recently I had lunch with a co-worker. She put her purse, sunglasses, keys, iPad and cellphone on the table by her plate. It took up most of the room on […]

  • Anthem plans four times the fun

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    If you’re a big fan of Anthem Brewing Co., you need to clear your schedule on Tuesday night. Anthem is teaming up with McNellie’s, Hudson’s Public House, TapWerks and Skinny Slim’s for a four-bar, four-beer pub crawl beginning at 6 p.m. The crawl will feature a different Anthem beer and a different glass at each […]

  • Bachelors Club members choose debutantes for the Dec. 22nd Bachelors Club Christmas Ball

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Twenty-eight young women were selected as debutantes for the 69th annual Bachelors Club Christmas Ball set for Dec. 22 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. The black-tie event begins at 8 p.m. and each debutante will be escorted by a Bachelors Club member. Debutantes are Maguire Grace Amundsen, Amanda Blumenthal, Anna Elise Brooks, […]

  • Black Mesa encourages pints for charity

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    If you’re looking to escape the house this weekend and grab a pint or two, you could do worse than heading out to one of the four McNellie’s pubs. That’s because McNellie’s has teamed up with Black Mesa Brewing Co. starting today to help raise money for charity. For more details, check this press release […]

  • 10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with family and friends and, yes, enjoying some delicious food. But it’s also a time to be thankful for what we have in this life. The following 10 stories are happy and heartfelt, and represent the best that we as people have to offer — and be thankful […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Turkey! Ugh!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I don’t care for turkey, and I have a relative who annually reminds everyone in the family that I don’t like it. It’s becoming tiresome. Should I just endure this yearly annoyance? CALLIE’S ANSWER: Maybe tell that relative you do […]

  • Options for dining out limited on Thanksgiving

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    When Chevy Chase obediently pierced the skin of a fake turkey, releasing a hellish plume of smoke for “Christmas Vacation” he couldn’t have known the gag would come to represent a turning point in his career.  He needed a backup plan for his specific style of humor, er a good backup plan — one that […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Christmas lights, parties, ice scupltures---Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    [brightcove]3904037791001[/brightcove] Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene talk about upcoming holiday parties and innovative lighting.

  • 10 famous Oklahomans, then and now

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Ah, the Hollywood Sign. It has long since been a symbol of “making it.” You know, picking yourself up by your bootstraps and getting things done how only you can.

  • POLL: What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    I’m curious: What do Oklahomans like to eat on Thanksgiving? What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Take the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments. It’s listed in alphabetical order, broken up by food type. Cheers! What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

  • I didn't take my car to raise

    By Peggy Gandy | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    As the turkey gobbles sound more frantic and the Christmas music begins to crank up, my worry list  grows…gravy lumps, overcooked turkey, burned out Christmas lights - important stuff. Nowhere on my list is my car mentioned. Unless it won’t start, then it gets my attention and moves right up to the top. Which leads me iinto explaining about my car’s separation anxiety. (I once left it in a parking lot for two days before I found it and it’s never trusted me since.) It’s  true. If I walk very far from my car or leave it parked in a mall lot so it can’t see me, the horn starts blowing incessantly.

  • Magi-themed postal stamp for the holidays

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The U.S. Postal Service has issued a Christmas Magi Limited Edition Forever stamps.  The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the St. John’s Church in Washington, DC.   The stamp celebrates the biblical story of three visitors from the east who came bearing gifts for Jesus. The stamp art depicts the Magi […]