• Honey Springs getting a visitor center

    Matt Patterson | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

      Construction of the long anticipated visitor center at Honey Springs Battlefield is underway, Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) announced. “It has been a complicated process to get the project off the ground,” said Blackburn. “The center is a multimillion dollar development partnership between four federal agencies, a state agency, […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Email answer?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, May 11, 2015

    (Have an opinion or a question? Email Helen at hwallace@oklahoman.com) YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!     By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Does every email deserve an answer? Several times I have sent an email and thought the recipient would reply with an answer or comment, but they did not. […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Oklahoma Project Woman---Breast Cancer Shoot Out

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, May 9, 2015

    [brightcove]4225693536001[/brightcove] Margaux Lippoldt, Community Development Manager of Oklahoma Project Woman, talks about the second annual Breast Cancer Shoot Out fundraiser on Parties Extra!

  • Beware of "Code Green": Lessons from "Avengers-Age of Ultron"

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, May 9, 2015

    I believe it was Kermit the Frog who once said “It’s not easy being green.” The easy going Muppet was talking about himself but his words could easily have been attributed to another creature who has made his way to back to the big screen in the last week or so. I’m talking about the […]

  • Baptists are providing aid in tornado-ravaged areas

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers continued serving communities affected by the May 6 storms on Friday, May 8. To date, more than 80 volunteers have served more than 2,500 meals, in addition to other work that includes debris clean-up, Baptist leaders said. Wes Johnson, a volunteer leader with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s disaster […]

  • 10 of the most memorable movie moms ever

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Whether they’re great or pisspoor at parenting, here are 10 of the most memorable movie moms ever.

  • When AirBnb goes horribly wrong

    Matt Patterson | Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    I’ve used AirBnb once on a trip to Paris with my wife last year and overall it was a good experience. Yeah, it was a little weird arriving in a strange city and knowing you’re going to have to navigate your way to an apartment that you know little about. In the end we had […]

  • Judy Hatfield entertains downtown at the Carnegie Centre

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Judy Hatfield, Lana Lopez. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).  Judy Hatfield invited friends to her Carnegie Centre loft for an art show honoring Lana Lopez. She displayed Lopez’s artwork on the 4th floor stage venue and then invited guests in her home for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Hatfield plans to have an art showing each […]

  • Slow boat to Cuba: Ferry service to begin (eventually)

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

      Lost in the news this week is one huge development for Cuban Americans living in south Florida, but also down the road, for travelers who want to visit the previously verbotten land. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that four companies have been granted ferry licenses to run service between south Florida and Havana. […]

  • Kyle Dillingham's CD release events are today, Thursday, May 7

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City musician Kyle Dillingham is hosting two events today,  May 7, celebrating the release of his latest CD “Broken Beyond Repair.” An Enid event is going on right now at Five80 Coffeehouse at 122 E. Randolph. Dillingham will be there until 1 p.m. with the broken violins he used to make music for his […]

  • Faith Notes: National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Thursday, May 7, is National Day of Prayer and there are related activities planned throughout the metro area and the state. Here are a few of the event in the metro:  Edmond Day Spring Fellowship will offer Prayer for the Nation, 24 hours of prayer ending with a prayer service from 7 to 8 p.m. […]

  • Concert alert: Big Daddy Weave coming to OKC

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Contemporary Christian recording artists Big Daddy Weave (pictured), Jason Gray, Citizen Way and Lauren Daigle will perform in concert 7 p.m. May 16 at Northwest Baptist Church, 3030 NW 23.  The House FM 88.5 Radio is bringing the  “Beautiful Offerings” concert tour to the metro. Doors open at 6  p.m. Big Daddy Weave’s most recent […]

  • Parties Extra! 20-40-60 Etiquette---I need the cash!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    (Editor’s note: To ask the 20-40-60 team a question, email Helen  hwallace@oklahoman.com)   YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: I am 59 and graduating in May. My friends want to give me a party. I really don’t want a bunch of gifts I won’t use, […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Cynthia Reid, Tammy Fate and Lillie-Beth Brinkman---Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    [brightcove]4216104614001[/brightcove] Cynthia Reid, Tammy Fate and Lillie-Beth Brinkman talk about the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce on Parties Extra!

  • The royal baby and tourism

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

      So the Duchess of Cambridge finally gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend, an announcement heralded not just in Britain, where the royal family remains popular, but also here in the United States, where they are also popular. So it’s no suprirse an email from the London Pass arrived in my inbox […]

  • 2015 Panhellenic Alumnae Women of the Year Luncheon held in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

     Karen Renfroe, Whitney Moss, Terry Ann Johnston, Katy Woodard, Janie Axton, Linda Rodgers, Cindy Reilley, Samara Terrill, Sarah Musler, Virginia Ann “Ginann” Manchester, Lisa J. Wasemiller M.D., Kathleen Stevenson, Hilda Lewis, Kacey Luster, Sunshine Myers, Elizabeth Windes, Winter Kozac. (Photos provided). The Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic Association celebrated the 80th year anniversary at a […]

  • Faith Notes: Weekend, May 2-3

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    The weekend has begun! Check out these faith-themed activities and events in the metro and beyond: Saturday, May 2 — A community wide “Spring Fling” event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. at Stonegate Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 17101 N Western in Edmond. The event will include free food and drinks, face painting, children’s bounce […]

  • Faith Notes: Friday, May 1 -- St. Joseph Old Cathedral to celebrate 125th anniversary

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    A special Mass will be held to commemorate the 125th anniversary of St. Joseph Old Cathedral at 6 p.m. today, Friday, May 1, at the church, 307 NW 4. The Rev. M. Price Oswalt, the church’s pastor, said the Mass on this feast day of St. Joseph the Worker will be celebrated by the Most. […]

  • Shawnee Frontline Church partners with DHS for the Finding Forever Families 5K Run

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    SHAWNEE — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services Pottawatomie county office is partnering with Shawnee Frontline Church to host a Finding Forever Families 5K Run on May 9. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Shawnee YMCA, 700 W Saratoga. Registration beings at 8:30 a.m. The run was developed to […]

  • Concert alert: Lecrae will be in town Friday, May 1

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Grammy Award-winning Christian recording artist Lecrae will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Cox Convention Center, 301 W Reno. Special guests for Lecrae’s Anomaly tour include Andy Mineo and DJ Promote. The concert is named after Lecrae’s  seventh studio album. He has been to Oklahoma City previously, most notably as […]