• Ever wanted to stay in a hotel that has some history?

    Matt Patterson | Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Historic Hotels of America has launched a new website in time for planning summer travel. Follow your American Dreams and choose from a variety of different vacation ideas, including family getaways, road trips, national parks and lands, culinary destinations, urban adventures, and more. With over 260 historic hotels across the United States from Puerto Rico […]

  • Warr Acres restaurant has a message for a dumpster diver

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    P.B. Jams in Warr Acres has a note posted on its entrance that has the citizens of the Internet reaching for tissues: Saw this outside of P.B. Jams today. #thatswhatlovelookslike A photo posted by Greg King (@gregking8081) on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:43am PDT Owner Ashley Jiron noticed some trash bags behind her eatery had […]

  • Faith Notes: New faces, new places Monday, April 13, 2015

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Look for updates and information on new hires, position changes and other transitions within the faith community-at-large here on the Religion & Values blog. #NewFacesNewPlaces — Phillips Theological Seminary recently hired journalist Kurt Gwartney to coordinate the Tulsa seminary’s communications with students, alums, trustees and the public. Phillips is Gwartney’s alma mater. In a news […]

  • CHK Central Boathouse opens on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Adrienne Nobles and Georgia Fiering talk about CHK Central Boathouse on Parties Extra! [brightcove]10101346122651651[/brightcove]

  • Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center's spring dinner

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

      Christian Keesee welcomes guests at the Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center’s spring dinner. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace). Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center’s spring dinner was held at the Mercedes-Benz showroom.   Cocktails were served across the street in the two- story gallery (fashioned out of four shipping containers) at NW 11th and Broadway. The organization’s new […]

  • Faith Notes: Weekend April 11-12

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    This weekend is chock full of faith-themed events. There’s still time to make plans to check out the following activities happening Saturday, April 11 through Sunday, April 12:   Saturday, April 11: The Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center will host a free health fair from noon […]

  • Faith Notes: Friday, April 10, 2015

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    From now on, we hope to post events and activities at local churches and houses of worship here on the Religion & Values blog. Also look for information on faith-themed activities in Saturday’s Life section. Here is a faith-themed event happening tonight in the Oklahoma City metro area. Tonight, April 10: The Rev. Rita N. […]

  • See 'Four Blood Moons' -- on the big screen today

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    An encore presentation of the faith-themed film “Four Blood Moons” is being shown around the country today at select theaters, including two in the Oklahoma City metro area. The film is showing at 4:30, 7:30 and 10:20 p.m. at  Cinemark Tinseltown, 6001 N Martin Luther King and at 7:30 p.m. at Quail Springs AMC Theater, […]

  • 3 things Russell Westbrook can teach us

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Russell Westbrook recently gave a car he won to a deserving Oklahoma City woman. And his selflessness is the embodiment of the Oklahoma Standard.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Nominations, please!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Got an etiquette question? Email Helen at hwallace@oklahoman.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: Yesterday in a meeting (of a social group whose membership exceeds 100), the majority of the single slate of officers presented to be voted on were on the nominating committee. […]

  • 5 secret Sonic Drive-In menu items you should know about

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Did you know Sonic has a secret menu?

  • Parties Extra! Video!---Youth Services for Oklahoma County---"Reach For The Stars" Gala

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Debbie Forshee, Emily Lang, Paige Dillard and Valerie Oakley on the set for Parties Extra! (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).   [brightcove]4149315459001[/brightcove] Debbie Forshee and Valerie Oakley talk about the Youth Services for Oklahoma County’s  “Reach For The Stars Gala” on Parties Extra!

  • Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Christians are observing Good Friday, which commemorates the day Jesus died on the cross. This observance collides with the Jewish holiday of Passover, which begins at sundown. Passover commemorates the story of the Hebrews’ exodus from slavery in Egypt as told in the Book of Exodus. In many Jewish homes and synagogues, the Passover Seder […]

  • Need a National Park fix? It's hard to beat RMNP

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

      A list of the most visited national parks in the United States reveals something most Oklahomans already know — Rocky Mountain National Park is a pretty cool place to visit and fairly accessible from Oklahoma by car, unlike more faraway parks like Yellowstone, Glacier or Yosemite. RMNP saw about 3.4 million visitors in 2014, […]

  • 5 interesting Oklahoma places you need to check out

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Oklahoma is full of interesting things: unique state symbols, obscure facts and some beautiful yet creepy abandoned places around the state. But it doesn’t stop there! Here are just 5 of the many interesting Oklahoma places you should check out.

  • Retirement and travel not just a dream for one couple

    Matt Patterson | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

      One of the most under appreciated comedies of the 1980s is Lost in America starring Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty. It’s about a upwardly mobile  couple who grow tired of the rat Los Angeles rat race. They liquidate all of their assets and “drop out of society”. Brooks and Haggerty set out traveling the country by motor […]

  • Cuba, the next frontier of American tourism

    Matt Patterson | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The Associated Press has a piece about how those interested in visting Cuba are getting to the Caribbean Island in hopes of beating the hordes of American tourists who will no doubt precipitate the development of low brow places like Senor Frogs, or worse, a Margaritaville. It’s still technically illegal for US residents to travel to […]

  • Boy Scout Dinner in Oklahoma City featured lots of flowers and Boy Scout knots

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Daffodils and tulips with a fishing pole. ( Photo by Kristopher Cox.)   There were 50 different bouquets of flowers on the 50 tables for The Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America dinner at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum recently. Bebe MacKellar was in charge of decorations and Genea Vallion  and Kevin […]

  • Haunted House news adds to what stands to be a landmark year for local dining

    Dave Cathey | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    When rock god Jack White’s guacamole fetish isn’t the biggest food story in the local food scene’s first few months, you know you’re in for the ride of your life. Chef Jonathon Stranger has purchased a farm that will become one of the state’s premiere dining and entertainment venues in Carlton’s Landing. On top of […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Molly Shi Boren and Tripp Hall---OU, end of school activities, Arbor Day

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Molly Shi Boren and Tripp Hall