• Game of Thrones tours: All roads point to Winterfell

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Ireland is one of the most popular overseas destinations for Americans with an estimated 900,000 visiting the Emerald Isle every year. Dublin, the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Penisulua are some of the more popular locations. But you can channel your inner Stark or Baratheon by taking one of several Game of Thrones themed tours that leave […]

  • The Tripadvisor 25 most loved desitinations list is out

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

      Tripadvisor has become a go-to site for folks looking for information about hotels, destinations and everything in between for awhile now. Each year they put together their top 25 destinations list. As with all of these lists individual tastes may vary. For example, Marrakech is No. 1 and London is No. 6. But ask […]

  • Faith Notes: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Here are several faith-themed events happening in the metro area Monday, April 20, and later in the week:   Tuesday, April 21 The Edmond Baha’i Faith community is celebrating the Festival of Ridvan, the holiest period of the Baha’I calendar. The festival commemorates the Baha’i  founder Baha’u’llah’s 1863 declaration as God’s messenger for today. At […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---How can we get along?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!     By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I am a happily married woman and enjoy having lunch or coffee with a male friend. He, too, is married and in a good marriage. We chat about nothing exciting, but enjoy each other’s company.   Occasionally events […]

  • Oklahoma City remembers: Episcopal Bishop

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    The Rt. Rev. Ed Konieczny, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, recently offered the following words and prayers to members of the Episcopal Diocese to mark the 20th anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack at […]

  • Oklahoma City remembers: Archbishop Paul S. Coakley offers prayer for 20th anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    On this day, the 20th anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing, the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley (pictured), archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, offers a special prayer. Coakley offered a prayer at the Remembrance Ceremony still under way now at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and […]

  • Marco Bicego, jewelry designer, and Coleman Clark, BC Clark Jewelers---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    [brightcove]4179967538001[/brightcove] Marco Bicego and Coleman Clark talk about Marco’s jewelry on Parties Extra!

  • Story & music to stir the soul: Defiant Requiem -- Verdi at Terezin

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    A triumphant story of people who found a way to be light in the midst of darkness was told in musical form during Canterbury Choral Society’s recent performance of “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin” at the Civic Center Music Hall. I was invited to attend the event by Edie Roodman, executive director of the Jewish […]

  • New faces, new places: First Baptist-OKC names new pastor

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City has named a new senior pastor. The Rev. Kent Berghuis (pictured) will be the new pastor of the historic church at 1201 N Robinson, Baptist New Global reported this week. Baptist News Global reported that Berghuis currently serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lansdale, Pa. First […]

  • Faith Notes: Weekend, April 18-19, 2015

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Here are several metro area faith-themed events and activities planned for the weekend: Saturday, April 18 OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host author Darlene Shortridge at the group’s next meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mardel, 3300 S Boulevard in Edmond. Topic will be “The Road to Self-Publishing.” For more information, go to http://okcchristianfictionwriters.com. […]

  • Announcement Party---OKCFEST set for June 26-27

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

      Fred Hall, Mick Cornett, Karen Hall, Lucas Hoge, Thomas Becker and Rob Crissinger. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace) OKCFEST officials held a VIP event at Vast to announce the lineup of the stars who will be in Oklahoma City June 26-27 for an outdoor music festival.  Fred Hall, founder of OKCFEST, introduced Lucas Hoge […]

  • More everything! When airline food makes news

    Matt Patterson | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    One of my favorite Seinfeld episodes is when Jerry finds himself in first class on a long flight. It lays bare the difference between economy and first class in a funny, yet painfully true way. And that was in the late 1990s.  Let’s just say things haven’t improved much since then. “More everything!,” Jerry said when […]

  • Fun stuff do in Oklahoma for Memorial Day weekend

    Matt Patterson | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Many people go to the lake on Memorial Day weekend. Some stay in town, content to grill in their backyards and have family and friends over. TravelOK has put together a list of things to do in Oklahoma if you’re not into any of that. While trips within our home state might not seem like […]

  • Islamic mosque in Stillwater also the target of vandals, Muslim leaders say

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    An Islamic mosque in Edmond wasn’t the only Muslim house of worship targeted by vandals on Sunday, April 12. Several windows were shot out Sunday at a mosque near the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, an Oklahoma City Muslim leader said Thursday. Adam Soltani, executive director of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council […]

  • Faith Notes: Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Here are several  faith-themed events happening today in the Oklahoma City metro area and beyond: — The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with the Ambassadors Concert Choir will present “My Story, My Song: Caregiver Stories and Inspiring Songs that Provide Hope, Encouragement, Faith and Peace” at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N […]

  • 5 Oklahoma urban legends you should know about

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Oklahoma creeps me out sometimes, ya know? I guess that can be said about anywhere, especially those that are rich with mysterious histories and urban legends.

  • Faith Notes: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Here are several faith-themed events happening today in the Oklahoma City metro area: —  Terry Campbell of Falls City, Neb., will perform in concert at 7 p.m. at Del City First Church of the Nazarene, 4701 SE 26. The event is free. A love offering will be received. For more information, call 677-2330.   — […]

  • CBMC Metro Prayer Breakfast: Gov. Fallin looks back 20 years

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Gov. Mary Fallin said she could recall with clarity how good she felt after leaving the CBMC Metro Prayer Breakfast 20 years ago. The popular downtown Oklahoma City event had drawn numerous people from throughout the city and metro area to pray together and to hear the faith testimony of a Christian keynote speaker. Tuesday, […]

  • Faith Notes: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Here are several faith-themed events and presentations happening in the Oklahoma City metro area today:   Mark Christian (pictured) will speak at 7 p.m. in the Scholar’s Room at Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman. Christian’s topic will be “Islam & Christianity: A Former Muslim’s Perspective. For more […]

  • P.J. O'Rourke will be speaker at Literary Voices---Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

      [brightcove]4170904125001[/brightcove] Catherine Armitage and Kim Terry talk about Literary Voices and P.J. O’Rourke on Parties Extra!