• 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 […]

  • Terlingua, Texas: Visit before reality TV screws it up

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    I always enjoy the blank stares I get, even from some Texans, when I bring up Terlingua, Texas. Me: Hey, have you ever been to Terlingua? Other person: What’s Terlingua? Terlingua is a community near the border of Mexico and Big Bend National Park that has become well known to those looking for an off […]

  • Nepal quake also a blow to landmarks, tourism

    Matt Patterson | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

      The earthquake in Nepal killed thousands and left the country reeling and entering a period of recovery that will likely take years. And there may be fewer tourism dollars during that time. The quake destroyed several famous sites, including the Dharahara tower in Kathmandu. About 800,000 people visit Nepal every year for the sole purpose […]

  • Go Red For Women---Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    [brightcove]4199948392001[/brightcove] Calley Herth and Shelly Jordan talk about the Go Red For Women Luncheon on Parties Extra!

  • Confession vigil opposing death penalty set for Tuesday, April 28

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Restoring Justice Oklahoma will hold it’s second annual Pubic Confession event at 8 p.m.  Tuesday, April 28, at the Jesus Wept statue adjacent to St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral, 307 NW 4 and the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum at NW 5 and Harvey in Oklahoma City. The Rev. Zachary Gleason, the organization’s co-organizer and […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Still no thank you

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION : My daughter and I gave a wedding shower for a family member in November 2014. It was a Christmas shower theme with the house decorated. We served numerous food and pastry items. We planned this for months. We received […]

  • CHK/Central Boathouse opens with a dinner concert

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

     Donors and supporters of the University of Central Oklahoma River Project were at a dinner concert on April 15 for an advance opening of the CHK/Central Boathouse “Where art meets the river” on the Oklahoma River. Chairmen were Jane and David Thompson, and Kathy and Ed Martin. The community grand opening events were held April […]

  • Faith Notes: Weekend April 25-26

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Saturday, April 25 — The Central Saints Chorus of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present Rob Gardner’s “Lamb of God” — a musical retelling of the final days of the life of Jesus Christ, his atonement, death and resurrection — at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, […]

  • Worst to best: Every Marvel Studios movie ranked

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    We're taking a look at the best and worst the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to offer.

  • In case you missed it: the Earth Walk

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    About this time yesterday, a small crowd of people gathered at the Oklahoma United Methodist headquarters for “A Walk for Earth.” Participants gathered for music and remarks before they set out on the short walk through the campus of Oklahoma City University. The walk was held in conjunction with Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22. Local […]

  • Faith Notes: Concert alert

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Contemporary Christian recording artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli (pictured), Brandon Heath and Danny Gokey will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland. The concert is billed as “The Bible Tour” because it is designed to bring the Bible to life through live performances of songs […]

  • 5 life lessons movies taught me: The Karate Kid

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Movies hold a very special place in my heart. Not only as a form of entertainment, but as an unrivaled art form that has taught me a number of life lessons. This week’s movie is “The Karate Kid,” the 1984 classic starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, make one of cinema’s great duos. Akin to Luke Skywalker and Yoda, LaRusso is a young guy struggling with enemies in unfamiliar surroundings and Miyagi is the wise, patient teacher helping Daniel-san find his place. What transpires is a memorable coming-of-age tale that conveys some of life’s greatest — and hardest — lessons. Here are 5 life lessons “The Karate Kid” taught me.

  • Oklahomans on Top 100 Christian leaders list: A businessman, a recording artist and a scholar

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Several Oklahomans are included in a list of top Christian leaders in America. Newsmax’s 2015 Top 100 List is a list of Christians whose influence is felt around the nation. ” Christianity’s challenges in today’s world of instantaneous information transmission and new brands of sin are not what they were a century ago, nor are they […]

  • Faith Notes: April 22, 2015 -- Walk for the Earth

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Wednesday, April 22 A walk in conjunction with Earth Day is planned at Oklahoma City University. A Walk for Earth is set for 6:45 p.m. beginning at the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference headquarters, 1501 NW 24. Organizers said the event for all ages will be little more than a mile around and through the Oklahoma […]

  • Pepe's Mexican Restaurant namesake passes away

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Julian “Pepe” Gonzalez died on April 19, leaving behind a legacy that included 60 years in the restaurant business as a member of Oklahoma City’s first family of Mexican food. Gonzalez owned Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant on April 23, 1982, then Laredo’s in 1986. Pepe’s has been in operation ever since; Laredo’s closed in 2005 after […]

  • Research is part of the travel experience

    Matt Patterson | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    For me, one of the best parts about travel is researching different places I’d like to visit. Travel is often expensive, so it’s good to know as much about a place before you decide to get out the credit card and book the airfare. Rick Steves is one of the best. His website is loaded with […]