• Running Oklahoma: Steps you take in search of a better you define you as a runner

    Matthew Wilcoxen | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Running has become a large part of the culture of Oklahoma and especially Oklahoma City largely due to the Oklahoma City Memorial marathon which is the primary fund raiser for the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

  • Drybar hair products and tools launching at Ulta

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    Drybar is bringing its extensive line of hair styling products and tools to Ulta stores.

  • Heartworm disease preventable; owners don't always make prevention a priority

    Julie Bank | Updated: Mon, Apr 18, 2016

    A vaccination, microchip and heartworm testing clinic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. April 30 at the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter, 2811 SE 29 St.

  • 'Peake Conditions: Food forecast for postseason includes wienernadoes

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Apr 15, 2016

    It’s playoff time, Oklahoma City, and just as the Thunder is ramping up for a championship run so is the kitchen crew at Chesapeake Arena. Joe Guthrie’s Levy Restaurants gang, led by chef Ryan Craig, will feature some special hot dogs and cocktails for the postseason starting with the F-5 Dog. Because hot dog quality starts with the frank, Team Chesapeake approached Oklahoma City’s most celebrated wiener-makers, Schwab and Co., to customize one. Craig and company skewer that dog then use a knife to spiral-cut it before dropping it into a fryer. The result is a crisp frank that’s less likely to burst and ends up better suited to wear a generous helping of cheese sauce.

  • Outstanding Seniors: A Rose at Primrose

    Keith Dobbs | Updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    Flora McKee has the whole flowery theme going on in her life. She sports a first name of Flora, lives at Primrose Retirement Community of Shawnee, and is as sweet as a gardenia. She also has earned a fragrant title – the oldest resident at the retirement community. At almost 99, McKee says it’s genetic.  “To tell you the truth, it has to be in my genes.  My mother lived to 98, grandparents into their 90s. “We were farmers. I grew up hoeing the cotton and corn. I milked the cows.” The retired homemaker reminisces about working in the garden and growing all the family’s own food.  “I was grown before I ever ate at a fast-food place.

  • Designer Johnathan Kayne teams with NStyle Country

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Apr 13, 2016

    Fashion designer Johnathan Kayne Gillaspie, a popular designer when he lived and worked in Norman, has joined NStyle Country as a correspondent.

  • Outstanding Seniors: Beggs native a creative cook and saleswoman

    Keith Dobbs | Updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    Known for her Hungarian goulash, Delores Fox doesn’t have a special recipe.  “It’s just how the ingredients go together,” she said. “I use chili powder, hamburger meat, tomatoes and usually elbow macaroni.  “The kids just love it!” The almost 80-year-old has many years of practice on her goulash for her four kids, 12 grandkids and 11 great-grandkids.  “I don’t have a favorite. I love ‘em all.” In addition to goulash, Fox is known for her pies and cakes.  “Pumpkin, pecan, chocolate.  I just love sweets,” Fox said.

  • Whether it's caring for animals or donating your time elsewhere, you can make a difference

    Julie Bank | Updated: Wed, Apr 13, 2016

    I often get asked how I got started working in animal welfare.  I was a senior in college with no clue what I was going to do with the rest of my life after graduation.  I was working in retail in Manhattan when a mobile pet adoption unit parked in front of my store hoping people would come and take a look.  On my break, I went to visit the cute pups. The driver, Paul, who I later learned was formerly of the U.S. Merchant Marines, approached me gruffly, asking if I was going to adopt. I told him I was just looking. He rolled his eyes at me and turned his back mumbling under his breath.  Almost getting into a quintessential New York argument with the much older driver, my sassy-self got in his face.

  • Saucee Sicilian joins Wednesday's downtown Lunchrox

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Apr 12, 2016

    Give your lunchbox the day off Wednesday and enjoy The Oklahoman's Lunchrox listening party, featuring pizza and meatballs from the Saucee Sicilian food truck, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free lunchtime listening party will include music DJ'd by Oklahoman entertainment writer and local music documentarian Nathan Poppe. Nathan will spin music inspired by the upcoming Norman Music Festival and Oklahoma City's Festival of the Arts. Tables and chairs will be available and there is no fee to attend. Among the city's most popular food trucks, Saucee Sicilian offers Neapolitan-style pizza and homemade meatballs and sauce. Check their full menu here. Speaking of the Festival of the Arts, I'll be hosting a

  • Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds celebrates 25 years

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds fragrance celebrates 25 years with the launch of new White Diamonds Night.

  • Nature & You: Embark on a woodland 'treasure quest'

    Neil Garrison | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Tiny insects called bark beetles chew some odd-shaped tunnels just underneath the bark of dead trees. The tunnels look somewhat like spy code words or ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics -- if, that is, you allow yourself to launch into the world of imagination and childlike wonder.

  • Shane Jewell and Maggie Clayton---Oklahoma City Ballet and the Ballet Ball---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    [brightcove]4827270526001[/brightcove] Maggie Clayton, Ballet Ball Co-Chairman, and Shane Jewell, Ballet Oklahoma Executive Director,  talk about the Ballet Ball and the Oklahoma City Ballet on Parties Extra!

  • Plan now so your family (including pets) can be safe

    Julie Bank | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Having a disaster plan in advance will help you, your family - including your pets - stay safe and sane during a disaster.

  • Noonday trunk show Saturday at Milo & Lily Boutique

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Handmade jewelry created from unusual materials will be showcased at a Noonday trunk show Saturday at Milo & Lily Boutique.