Value News Articles–2017

Our Readers Express Their Thankfulness

By: Mary Bransford | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2018

Our Readers Express Their Thankfulness.

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Fresh Fruit Fanatics

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2017

Need a last minute gift? The Tulsa Edible Arrangements locations have ready-made fruit arrangements for those “oops, I forgot” moments, as well as chocolate-dipped fruit and fresh fruit salads. And, not to be left out, Owasso serves fresh-fruit smoothies.

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Straight Shooting With Customers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2017

“Our store pushes gun safety,” says Danny, “and we will be offering an NRA Home Protection Course shortly after the first of the year.”

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Treat Your Trees

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: December 2017

The old saying goes that you can always find someone to do the job for less, but you’re wise doing business with someone who does the job right the first time, every time.

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Don't Choose a Health Coverage Plan, Build it!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: December 2017

“Please don’t let others tell you what you need. Tell me what you’re looking for and what will work for you. I’ll listen and write your policy to fill that need. As your needs grow, we can add to your original plan.”

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Growing Green Thumbs

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: December 2017

Looking for a unique Christmas gift this year? MGARC has great horticultural gifts, and advice is ripe for the picking too!

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Grabbing Christmas Cash in Claremore

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2017

On December 16, at 11 a.m. sharp, at Will Rogers Downs, the jolly old elf himself will spin the giant hopper and draw the winning tickets for the following cash prizes: two $1,000 cash prizes; a $2,500 cash prize and the grand prize of $10,000!

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Bold Southwest Flavors

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2017

Santa Fe Cattle Co. in Broken Arrow is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of serving the freshest hand-cut steaks, not to mention great tasting barbecue and loads of other Southwest favorites, including fajitas, enchiladas and tacos.

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Ho Ho Holiday Gift Baskets at Swan Dairy

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2017

Swan Dairy Farms is a fourth generation dairy farm that has been in operation since 1923 and it’s only one of two dairy farms in Oklahoma that sells Grade A raw milk and Grade A raw milk products, such as cheese, cheese curds and even Amelia’s Creamery yogurt made from Swan’s cream. Many are unaware of the health benefits associated with unpasteurized dairy products.

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Fostering Hope For Kids

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2017

Foster parents from all walks of life have answered the call and experienced some of the most difficult, yet rewarding, challenges in their lives.

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A Castle Christmas 2017

By: Sarah Gile | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2017

Take a leisurely drive through the Castleton Village, which is filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays.

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Upgrade Your Life

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2017

Changing your saving habits may require changing your spending habits, but the payoff – not worrying about paying your bills, taking a trip you’ve been dreaming of and retiring on your terms – is worth it.

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Holistic Healing

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2017

“When someone walks into Innergistic, my biggest desire is that they feel love,” Salyer said. “The essence of God and the essence of us is love. We foster an environment of love, truth, and respect, and you can feel that the minute you walk in the door. Innergistic means self-love is the greatest good. We believe that and want to make it possible for everyone.”

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Antioxidant Alkaline Water

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2017

Ionized hydrogen rich water in its natural state flows over rocks and water. During the 1970’s, a Japanese scientist found a way to mimic this water ionization by inventing a machine using platinum covered titanium plates that circulates the water and enriches its ionization, alkalinity and purity; similar to the natural waters you would find in places such as Lourdes, France and Nordenau, Germany.

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The 7th Annual 12 Days of Christmas

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2017

This holiday season; find a moment in the hustle and bustle of taking care of others to take care of yourself. “It’s our desire that everyone who walks into BA Med Spa leaves feeling better about themselves than when they came in.”

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Happy Holiday Happenings

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2017

Get ready for beautiful lights, hot cocoa and crafts of all kinds. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, so don’t forget your coat and head out to as many of these great events as you can.

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Making Sense of Dollars

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2017

Whether a young family is looking to grow or a couple finds themselves post-retirement, it is important to have and understand a financial plan in order to attain financial goals.

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Lifelong Learning Online Through ORU

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: December 2017

Dr. Gary says, “We live in a time of accelerating change and there is no better place to be than ORU. Our faculty perpetually commits to the Whole Person Education, which means discovering your true purpose and carrying it out to the uttermost bounds. To be effective, you need excellent preparation—spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially—preparing to change the world for the better.”

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Honey Baked for 60 Years

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: December 2017

To celebrate their 60th anniversary this year, The Honey Baked Ham Co. announced a culinary partnership with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. You’ll recognize him as a renowned restaurateur, cookbook author, celebrity Iron Chef, longtime favorite judge on Food Network’s Chopped and host of Cooks vs Cons and Emmy nominated, The Kitchen.

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Christmas Shows

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2017

If you’re looking for a some soul-filling Christmas love, several churches in Tulsa offer performances to set your heart soaring this season.

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Thanksgiving Dinner For All At Duffy's Restaurant

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2017

Each Thanksgiving day Eddie pays back the community of Broken Arrow by offering a Free Thanksgiving For All Event from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. “This is my way of saying thank you to all who have supported me in business,” he says. Any and everyone is invited and no one has to pay. Although many patrons and their families become a part of the day by volunteering to work and/or making donations, it really is free to those who come to eat.

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Safenet Services Festival of Trees

By: Alexandra Seifried | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2017

The Festival of Trees Auction & Gala is scheduled for Friday, December 1st at 6pm at the Claremore Conference Center. All proceeds from this premier holiday event will benefit Safenet Services, Inc.

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Christmas is Coming

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2017

Christmas, as it might have been celebrated at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Will’s childhood, will be recreated in the third annual Will’s Country Christmas.

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A Change in Atmosphere For Seniors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2017

Living life better and on your terms is why over 30,000 retirees call Holiday “home.”

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Feeling Better in Your Own Skin

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2017

Inspired by her experience and personally understanding the correlation between a person’s complexion and her self-esteem, McGinnis trained as an Aesthetician, and now pays if forward to her clients.

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The Legacy Continues

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2017

The Jim Glover Auto Family has proudly opened Jim Glover Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat in Owasso providing sales and service to Metro Tulsa.

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Driveways Done Right

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2017

Kalan Paul and LCI Concrete specialize in the replacement of concrete driveways that have, for one reason or another, a case of the “uglies”.

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Relive the Past & Inspire the Future

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

The purpose of each activity is clear: “…to promote and preserve our Cherokee history and culture and to focus on higher education for Cherokee students,” explains Ollie Starr, IWPC Event Coordinator. Annual events include, among others: the Old Fashioned Picnic each May at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah; an annual Tea and Wild Onion Feast as well as weekly art classes offered at the Boys and Girls Club of Chelsea.

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Pamper Your Pup

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Pets | Issue: October 2017

At Kelly’s Dazzle Dog Grooming Spa, your pets aren’t just guests, they’re family. From the moment you walk in the door, you and your furry friend can feel at home. Most importantly, you and your dog will build a personal relationship their groomer. For owner Kelly McKinney, the groomer-dog relationship is of utmost importance.

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Kwench Your Thirst

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2017

At Kwenchers, you can support local Oklahoma breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Hower believes in Oklahoma small business – a fact made evident as soon as you walk into his store.

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Kids Eat Free

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2017

Our favorite places in town where kids eat free!

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35 Years Strong

By: Aeron Traylor | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2017

Dr. Russell Cox, owner of Cox Chiropractic, grew up working on his parent’s ranch just a few miles north of Owasso in Talala, Ok. Originally, he planned to go into Orthopedic medicine, but he was injured in an accident on the ranch when he was 17. He tried several methods of recovery, but the only thing that helped was Chiropractic care. Once he knew how much it helps people, he fell in love with it and decided to be a Chiropractor instead of going into Orthopedic medicine.

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A Co-op of Quality, Caring Roof Construction

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2017

D Roofing is a part of a network of roofers— like a ‘family outside of immediate family".

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Effortless Kitchen Updates

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2017

Have you been putting off a kitchen update because it will take too much time and energy? It won’t – if you call Tracy Booth, owner of Gleam Guard.

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How to Outsmart Identity Thieves

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2017

Every two seconds there is a new victim of identity fraud.*

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No More Dangerous & Dirty Gutter Cleaning

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2017

This year, consider taking extra measures to protect your home from the outside in. Rain-Flow Seamless Guttering provides the technology and services for even the most specific guttering needs.

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Linde Oktoberfest Returns to Tulsa

By: Dana Pugh | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2017

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa brings the best of Bavarian culture back to Tulsa October 19-22 at River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.

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Halloween Fun For All

By: Dana Pugh | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2017

The festival is better than ever this year, with new haunts ranging from tame to terrifying.

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Arts & Crafts for the Holidays

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: October 2017

Christmas is a comin’ and the shows are getting close!

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ESA's 2017 Craft Show

By: Justin Owen | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2017

The event will consist of 11 demos led by OHCE members and select non-members with particular and valuable skillsets. A master gardener is slated to lead a segment with information on decorating your home for the holidays and using your imagination to revive old things you’ve kept into a new use.

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Uncorking the Cure

By: Brent Patterson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: October 2017

Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted more than $100 million to connect approximately one million people affected by MS to the connections, information and resources they need. We are united in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever.

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Honey Baked For the Holidays

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2017

That sweet, crunchy glaze on both the ham and turkey breasts can only be found at Honey Baked Ham.

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Old Fashioned Values Meet Modern Convenience

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2017

It is in these little details— the commitment to old-fashioned customer service— that it becomes obvious why Owasso Drug is quickly becoming Owasso’s hometown pharmacy. “We treat every customer like family,” states Flanary.

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Leading Ladies Announced

By: Jessica Jackson | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

The result are in – seven local women are considered Leading Ladies.

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Halloween is Spooktacular

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

A Night at the Museum Returns for Halloween!

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Will Rogers Birthday Bash

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

The Claremore Museum of History and Gazebo Park will set the scene for the Will Rogers’ Birthday Bash at the end of the Nov. 4 parade through Claremore down Will Rogers Blvd.

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Making Gifts With Love

By: Justin Owen | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2017

The event will consist of 11 demos led by OHCE members and select non-members with particular and valuable skillsets. A master gardener is slated to lead a segment with information on decorating your home for the holidays and using your imagination to revive old things you’ve kept into a new use.

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Marcus Dupree: What is He Doing Now?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2017

The Mission of Marcus Dupree MVP College Recruiting & Consulting is to make sure that all high school student athletes who want to play the sport they love at the collegiate level are able to do so at a school of their choosing. “We get to know our student athletes and their families on a personal level,” added Dupree. “We develop a comprehensive, step-by-step recruiting game plan for each student athlete in order to achieve his/her ultimate goals. We are NCAA and NAIA compliant.”

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Your Financial Footprint Leaves a Trace

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2017

Lenders use your FICO® Score as one tool to gauge the risk of lending you money. A high FICO Score may qualify you for better interest rates. I asked Lender Jake Dwyer, AVP at RCB Bank, what is the easiest way to maintain a good financial footprint?

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Empower, Enlighten, Engage, Enrich!

By: Ami Bucher | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2017

Throughout the month, the Center has planned special activities for their members to celebrate National Senior Center Month including a free document shredding day, vision screenings, and Medicare 101 and veteran benefit seminars.

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The Healing Power of Touch

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2017

Ashiatsu is an ancient technique that uses foot pressure to deliver a deep tissue massage, pain-free.

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Senior Insurance Explained

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2017

Jason and Ginger sincerely want to educate you about your insurance options when you reach age 65.

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Leading Ladies Expo Promises Shopping, Awards and a Good Time

By: Dana Pugh | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2017

The Claremore Chamber of Commerce and Claremore Main Street have designed the event to provide products, services and information women need and want to make their lives more efficient, more productive and happier. Regardless of their age or circumstances, women will find something valuable there. It is not only a great way to discover new and exciting things available locally, it is also a wonderful opportunity to network with other area women.

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Protection That Lasts

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2017

So how is PermaSeal different from other products? Instead of simply applying a top coat to concrete or wood, it uses a silicone and acid permeant which pushes any and all moisture out of the core of the concrete or wood before sealing it from within.

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Inaugural Gala Benefits Connected Kids

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2017

The Gala will be held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame on October 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $100, and there are still a few table sponsorships left at $1000. Catered dinner, drinks, and wine service will be included.

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Chalk It Up! An Art Festival

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2017

The festival, which is by all accounts growing significantly every year, provides an opportunity for many local artists to share their passion and vision with the community.

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A Student Talent Showcase

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2017

Clary Runway is the premier fundraising event for the organization. Last year, Community Higher Ed gave nearly $500,000 away to deserving students. Without these scholarships, many students wouldn’t have the opportunity to go to school and transform their lives.

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Leading the South Pointe Team

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2017

Cliff Koger became Service Manager of South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram this past July, and he looks forward to greeting you when you bring your vehicle in for service or maintenance.

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What Are You Thankful For?

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2017

Three winners will be chosen to be featured in our November issue, with prizes from Edible Arrangements and the Pink House in Claremore.

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A Great Party. An Even Greater Cause.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2017

The popularity of Wine, Eats & Easels has grown each year and so has the number of people attending. The event was moved to the Rose District Pavilion & Plaza on Main, and to the Museum Broken Arrow located next door, in 2008. The Museum serves as the official V.I.P. location for high-level sponsors. Multiple Sponsorship Levels are available to individuals and businesses.

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Effortless Kitchen Updates

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2017

This breakthrough technology restores lasting beauty to cabinets and other interior woodwork without dust, mess or toxic fumes.

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Building Confidence With Chris

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2017

Chris Velez, Owner of Martial Arts Academy in Tulsa and Owasso, says, “Rebuilding confidence is crucial and it starts the moment a child shows up in class. Everyone here knows what it is like to have to overcome those feelings which leads to a very safe, unintimidating, encouraging environment that allows a student to just try.”

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Rogers County Fair: An Oklahoman Artisan's Haven

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2017

Rogers County Fair has become a haven for artisans and makers, with categories for competition including every imaginable category from home economics to agriculture to art. Pot holders, wood crafts, and oil paintings are all among the countless creative expressions to be seen during the fair.

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Fall Festivals & Fairs

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2017

Fall is almost upon us, and before we know it, it will be time to trade in ice cold lemonade for pumpkin spice lattes. But don’t mourn the end of summer-- there’s plenty of fall festival fun to be had in northeast Oklahoma before the weather starts to cool.

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Entertainment Heats Up in Claremore

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2017

In perfect harmony, the distinctive sounds of bluegrass music and the spicy tastes of chili are sure to delight, as Claremore hosts the 38th Annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival on the grounds of the Claremore Expo Center on September 7, 8 & 9th.

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Effortless Kitchen Updates

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2017

Gleam Guard refinishing does wonders on just about any wood surface – paneling, molding, doors and frames. Each job comes with a five-year guarantee that includes one free touchup service within five years of your project’s completion if it’s needed. They work on any color finish you might have and will match the existing color to make your cabinets look just like new, bringing your dream kitchen back to life again.

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The Good Samaritan Ministry: Seeking Partners in Growth

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2017

As great as the need that exists, so, too, is the need for support. Perhaps the greatest need of all is that of monetary donations. In May, GSM kicked off its Partners in Growth Campaign to raise at least $100,000 for the expansion and renovation of their facility.

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Floored by the Possibilities

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2017

Grigsby’s has been the name synonymous with carpet and tile in northeastern Oklahoma for nearly 60 years. They cater to residential and commercial clientele and have an outstanding, knowledgeable staff eager to assist you with the latest floor covering styles and trends in design for your home or office space.

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Sushi Crash Course

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2017

If you’re a sushi novice, I’ve put together a few little tips for expanding your sushi horizons.

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4 Essential Homebuying Tips

By: Kenneth Wohl | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2017

A home that fits your needs today may not later if you decide to have kids or change careers. Know your personal and family goals and shop with them in mind. Choose a home to grow in and one that will sell when it’s time to move.

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Put on Your Dancing Shoes and Head for the “Hop”!

By: Steve Blahut | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2017

Rogers County Youth Services (RCYS) is excited to announce their annual fundraiser for 2017. Grab your poodle skirt and hair grease and come enjoy a retro night all about the 50s.

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Sickle Cell 5K

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2017

The 4th Annual 5k Sickle Cell Walk, Run or Jog 2017 is September 9 at 1414 North Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa. Proceeds are used for educational outreach and other program support. Visit www.bit.ly/sicklecell5k2017 and receive an early registration discount.

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"He's Always Enjoyed Fixing Things"

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2017

Torchwood Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Electrical is co-owned by Eric and Christy Danels. The company has provided products and services to metro Tulsa homes and businesses since 2008.

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Visit Oklahoma's Wineries and Vineyards

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2017

From reds to whites, dry to sweet, enjoy a variety of flavors and unique experiences at any of these excellent destinations right here in Oklahoma. Supporting local artisans never tasted so good!

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Back to Class in 2017

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2017

For many kids, teens, and tweens, one of the best parts about the return to school is that exciting feel of strutting around in a new pair of kicks, flashing a cool new backpack. However, for families struggling to make ends meet, the end of summer can be just another reminder of the hardships they face. Between school supply lists and the sudden realization that a child’s pants are two inches too short, many families could use an extra hand with getting everyone ready and confident for that first week back to school.

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Serious Secrets About Investing

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2017

Give any of our experts a call today to set up a time to talk about your financial future. They will have expert advice for your investment profile that will set you up for success!

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The Tasting in Woodward Park

By: Deb Kirkpatrick | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2017

For over 20 years, the Tulsa Garden Center hosted An Evening of Wine & Roses, a much-beloved event which truly embodied elegance in the garden. For 2017, this historic event has been transformed into an updated and gorgeous experience which continues the tradition of matching upscale wines with delectable hors d’oeuvres, all while enjoying some of the most beautiful gardens in Tulsa.

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Equipping You For a Fitness Lifestyle

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2017

From athletic training—increased agility, strength, speed—to drastic weight loss and improved energy, there is story after story of life-changing transformation among COR619 clients.

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49th Annual Brumley Gospel Sing Strikes a Winning Combination

By: Carol Matza | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2017

The 49th Annual Brumley Gospel Sing comes to Tulsa August 2-5 at the Mabee Center located at 7777 S. Lewis Ave. Tickets start at $25 and are available online at brumleymusic.com, mabeecenter.com or by calling 1(800) 678-1353.

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Local Eats - White River Fish Market

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2017

This destination is all about the food experience. If you consider yourself a foodie or epicure, the best way to experience White River might just be to order several meals and dig in family style. Just don’t forget to order onion rings and possibly write a sonnet about how amazing they are later on.

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A Trusted Relationship Keeps Getting Better

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2017

Whether you’re a Ford Service/Parts department, an independent repair center, a collision center or an individual who likes to work on cars, come to the United Ford Parts Distribution Center the next time you need parts for any make car or truck. Chances are they can help you with your parts while saving you some money.

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Remembering V-J Day

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2017

Everyone is invited to join in the 72nd Anniversary Celebration of V-J Day on Saturday, August 12, on the lawn of the Military History Center, 112 N. Main Street, Broken Arrow. The ceremony will kick off at 1:30 p.m. The museum will open its doors at 10 a.m., however, and admission is free on that day.

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Keeping Your Trees and Lawn Healthy, Safe and Beautiful

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: July 2017

Family owned and operated since 2011, S&W Tree Specialists of Tulsa provides services to all of northeastern Oklahoma including Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Coweta, Owasso, Claremore, Jenks, Bixby, Bartlesville, Wagoner, Muskogee, Glen Pool, Skiatook, the Grand Lake Area and neighboring towns.

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The Quality Sign Machine

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2017

Next time you’re cruising south of Kenosha on Aspen Avenue in Broken Arrow, look for Quality Signs & Banners and The Quality Sign Machine. You’re invited to stop in anytime and take photos of your kids with the bus and the Scooby-Doo Gang. When you need signage, always think Quality!

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Born To Make

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2017

Attention DIYers, creatives, lifehackers, craftistas, Doc Emmett Browns and Tim “The Tool Man” Taylors--put down that Dremel and step away from the glue gun for this very important PSA. The amazing team over at the Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa have teamed up with Make: (a zine for makers) to offer Tulsans the chance to participate in what they call “the Greatest Show and Tell in Oklahoma”: Tulsa Mini Maker Faire

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Home Improvements With a Recognized Expert

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2017

Energy Tech has the experience, the professionals and the determination to ensure your satisfaction when you’re building or remodeling. They provide their services to homeowners and contractors throughout Green Country including Grand Lake, Lake Eufaula, Lake Tenkiller and Fort Gibson Lake. Call soon to make an appointment for your free, on-site estimate.

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250,000 Satisfied Customers and Still Counting!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2017

Rain Guard of Tulsa, Inc. is known for their consistent highest-quality workmanship, products and for the quality of their people. “We’re full-time guttering,” says David, “the brick and mortar of our trade.”

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A Shopping Destination in Claremore

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2017

Everywhere the earthiness of The District’s Oklahoma roots is evident, replete with artisanship and style. “We love to find new made-in-Oklahoma products,” Bohannan explained, citing Main Street’s reputation as a shopping destination. “It’s nice to be able to offer something that’s made right here.”

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Ultimate Self-Care at Vim 360

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2017

With a practice centered in mindfulness and body positivity, Vim 360 is a life-affirming way to augment a basic healthy lifestyle or even the management of painful ongoing conditions.

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A Special Goodbye for Your Family Pet

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Pets | Issue: July 2017

According to Angel Askins, every pet deserves dignity upon its passing. For this reason, the facility offers a place for special goodbyes. There are two viewing rooms as well as a chapel if a memorial service is desired. “Every dog or cat [pet] has a story,” explains Askins, and Angel’s Pet Funeral Home & Crematory is helping pet owners tell it.

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Big Bunco Benefit

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2017

The 10th annual Bunco tournament hosted by Gamma Pi ESA will be held on August 12, 2017.

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4 Ways to Save for Unexpected Expenses of Homeownership

By: Kyle Head | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2017

As a homeowner, it is reasonable to assume you will have, from time to time, repair expenses. When your fridge stops working, your roof springs a leak or you need to rebuild your privacy fence, how do you budget for these costs?

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Making a Difference at AVB Bank

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Consumer News | Issue: July 2017

AVB Bank is a community pillar with exemplary employee dedication to serving the community and generous donations to worthy local causes.

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Will & Wiley: Flying into Oologah

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: July 2017

Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In Saturday, August 12, 2017 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Gates open at 7:30 a.m.) Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch 9501 E. 380 Rd., Oologah, OK

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Put Your Best Face Forward

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2017

Kybella joins an extensive menu of options at Skin Ambitions Medical Spa, a list which includes Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero, Balance, PRP Skin Rejuvenation, PRP Hair Restoration, Mesotherapy, Biolift with Mesotherapy,Laser Hair Removal, IPLs, spider vein removal, permanent makeup as well as a variety of facial and skin care services and an array of skin care products.

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Inspiring Seniors to be Healthy & Happy

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2017

Along with Carol Carter, Detective Debbie Crisp of the Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Service Unit has been involved with the organization of this event since it began four years ago, and her heart is always turned toward providing a safe and secure environment for seniors.

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Goodwill Does Good to Tulsa for 90 Years

By: Chris Beach | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2017

This year, Goodwill celebrated its 90th anniversary at its annual awards luncheon while honoring three special people who personify what this trusted friend to our community does to help those we love.

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Cream Rises to the Top

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2017

Just a short distance from Tulsa, up the Will Rogers Turnpike in Claremore, lies a treasure trove of health and history. Swan Bros. Dairy, Inc., established in 1923, continues to produce high quality, all natural milk and dairy products.

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Tulsa’s Hidden Gems

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2017

Join the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society for their annual Gem and Mineral Show at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds on July 8 and 9. The show serves as the organization’s largest fundraiser, supporting educational and enrichment programs for the community.

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Celebrating the Red, White & Blue

By: Dana Pugh | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2017

The skies are set to ignite this Fourth of July! Gather your family and friends for a night full of fireworks, fun, and food. Enjoy a patriotic evening and celebrate the things that have made America the wonderful country that it is.

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Fishing, Food and Fun

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2017

Dean Kinzer, known as Mr. Dean by most of his patrons, is the Owner of Winganon Cafe & Bait. The store is located in the Winganon Community just east of the Winganon Bridge on Lake Oologah. I can honestly say that Dean is one of the nicest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. But, how can you not like a man who loves fishing and Barbeque?

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Car Care You Can Trust

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2017

Tim Miller has owned Owasso Auto Care for five years. “I attribute our current success because of my 25 years of experience as a construction business owner,” said Tim. “I’ve found that people want three things in a business…security, honesty and trustworthiness. Combine these with kindness and you’ve got a winning combination for success.

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Ask the Money Maven: Waterstone Wealth Management

By: Melanie Hasty-Grant | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2017

This year is a big milestone for me and my husband: we both turn fifty. There’s something about the decade birthdays—fifty in particular— that make us look at life more closely. Reflecting on the past fifty years and choosing the direction for the second half of my life has been a helpful exercise.

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Generation Income Strategies

By: Linda Rainwater | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2017

How do I know if I’m ready to retire?

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A Visionary in Eye Care

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: June 2017

Though her last name has changed to Dr. Abby Hogle Fowler (formerly Dr. Abby Hogle Overstreet), her commitment to excellence in eye care has not. Abby Hogle Fowler, O.D. is the owner and founder of Advanced Vision Center, 860 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd. in Claremore, in operation since 2008.

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Let Freedom Ring

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2017

In honor of Independence Day, American Heritage Bank presents the 21st annual fireworks show in Sapulpa on Tuesday, July 4.

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It's Back! 7th Annual Christmas in July

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2017

As you plan your family’s busy summer schedules, BA Med Spa wants to remind you to make some time to give yourself the gift of self-confidence. This year’s special features their most loved products and services, which are heavily discounted for a limited time. Book your services for any time during the month of July to receive the special pricing. The special also includes unlimited pre-purchasing of your treatments, so you can stock up for as long as you need to at discounted rates.

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A Community Celebration

By: Dana Pugh | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2017

The third annual Bixby Freedom Celebration will be held on June 30, 2017 at The Bridge Church’s undeveloped property at 121st & Memorial. Sponsored by The Bridge Church along with many area businesses, the event celebrates the Fourth of July with a fireworks display and a festival atmosphere.

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Cookie Cutter or Unique?

By: Chris Beach | Category: Professional Services | Issue: June 2017

Jack Selby says to everyone: “Have the talk. Get together around a cup of coffee and say, ‘Hey mom and dad, what do you want to have at your funeral? How do you want your life celebrated? What do you want said? How do you want to be remembered?

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Big Fireworks, Big Fun

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2017

If you’re planning your own Fourth of July celebration this year, the Castle of Muskogee has the fireworks to get your party started with a bang! Family founded, locally operated and community oriented, the Castle Fireworks is the perfect place to design your own patriotic tribute to our country.

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Quality Vehicles, Exciting New Savings

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2017

There’s excitement in the air at Green Country Mitsubishi in Bixby.

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Bigger Selection, Exciting Upgrades

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2017

Owasso Liquor & Wine has been serving Owasso’s retail liquor needs since 1991. With their constantly changing inventory and an incredibly friendly and helpful staff, shopping at Owasso Liquor & Wine is an experience like no other. The store is 10,000 square feet chock full of beer, liquor and wine products that range from everyday favorites to something entirely new and unique.

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Judy Knows Something About Saving Seniors

By: Chris Beach | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2017

Just ask 67-year-old Judy whether or not one person in one company can make a difference. Her agent, Amy Davis, made that difference for her and now Ms. Judy is passing it on making a difference in many seniors’ lives each week.

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Six Money Tips Teens Need to Know Before They Leave Home

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2017

Is your child leaving the nest? Do they fully understand the daily financial issues that will soon become their reality? It’s never too early to start the conversation. Here are six money tips to teach your children before they leave home.

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Eliminate Plumbing Frustrations

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2017

Tulsa area residents have trusted the Robertson name for plumbing needs for nearly 40 years. Previously located on South Mingo Road, Robertson Plumbing Supply moved to their new location at 6116 East Admiral Place two years ago where they currently serve all of Tulsa plus Broken Arrow, Owasso and Sand Springs.

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Isn't It Time to Become an RV Owner?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2017

Craig Goldrich is a dreamer with an uncanny knowledge of the RV industry. He also possesses the ability to recognize a great opportunity for action when he sees it. “With the positive trend in the RV industry, it’s going to be exciting to see where we are over the next several years,” says Goldrich. We’ve already received calls from potential customers who will be engaged with laying the Keystone Pipeline recently authorized by President Trump.

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Longtime Tulsa PAC Director John E Scott to Retire

By: Nancy Bizjack | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2017

After 28 years of running the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Director John E. Scott has announced he will retire at the end of June.

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Built On Quality

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Professional Services | Issue: June 2017

The season of spring-cleaning is fast approaching and people everywhere rejoice. Finally, you can start fresh by de-cluttering your space as the temperatures rise again. In the midst of home renovations and summer break, don’t forget the best place to start: outside. Flowers will bloom and grass will get greener, but what better place to start than with what greets you every morning and afternoon: the driveway.

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Fresh Subs, Community Values

By: Dana Pugh | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2017

Jersey Mikes is known for their legendary sandwiches, always sliced and grilled when you order so they’re as fresh as you can get. Delicious “Mike’s Way” with onions, lettuce tomatoes, red wine vinegar and a special blend of oil and spices, or made just how you like it on authentic Jersey bread, they are the only chain in the country that serves Certified Angus Beef deli meat. Jersey Mike's has much more to offer than their unbelievably tasty and fresh food.

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Raising the Roof in Industry

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2017

With stiff competition in the field, their business philosophy was simple: provide a top-notch experience to the customer through quality workmanship, superior products and, above all else, integrity.

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Striking a Chord

By: Casey Thompson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2017

Muskogee’s newest festival, G Fest , returns in in its second to Hatbox Field on June 15-17, 2017, for three nights of music, camping and entertainment.

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Kick Up Your Confidence

By: Chris Beach | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2017

When it comes to finding an optometrist, not all practices are created equal. Recognized throughout the state of Oklahoma as a leader in vision health care, Primary Eye Care Associates has been serving Owasso and the surrounding community for 50 years, spanning generations of families.

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Discount in Price, Not Quality

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2017

The definition of discount is, “offering goods for sale at a reduced price.” Discounted pricing is sometimes associated with lower quality. Not in this case.

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Good Health is in the Gut

By: Dr. Leslie Masters | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2017

The GI tract has never been my favorite topic to talk about, yet when it comes to wellness and the body functioning at its very best the GI tract is where every patient MUST start. This goes for everyone even when there is no doubt that your main health issues and concerns seem unrelated.

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Faire for the Ages

By: Staff Reports | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2017

The Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival is back and this year the Castle of Muskogee is stepping in to 1569 Elizabethan England to celebrate with the Royal Court of Castleton.

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Putting RCB Bank on the Map

By: Seana Warren | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2017

It’s hard to believe that a successful bank with 41 locations in two states, and over $2.5 billion in assets came from such humble beginnings.

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Boots and BBQ

By: Seana Warren | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2017

If you live in the South, chances are you’re serious about your barbeque. The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) means business, too.

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A Car Buyer's Mistake

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2017

Buying a car is a major purchase. Budgets are tight. It’s tempting to accept financing based on the lowest monthly payment, but don’t. Here’s why.

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Keep Kids Cool on a Budget

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2017

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. Before you know it, you’ll be getting everyone together for Memorial Day and planning the annual Fourth of July barbecue. But what about those days in between?

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Fostering Hope

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2017

For Kelly Evans, fostering children wasn’t just a choice – it was a calling.

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Color It Yours

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2017

Finding the right company to service your home can be about as tedious as watching paint dry. From prepping the surface to choosing a color, many factors go into choosing the right painting service.

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A Stroke Above the Rest

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2017

At Flying Tee, you’re more than a guest… You’re a friend from the second you come in the door. From the moment you enter, you’ll be dazzled by the views of the river, and drenched in delicious aromas coming from the kitchen.

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Service is King

By: Chris Beach | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2017

Tulsa New Holland’s new service manager, Tosh Shrum, has spent his life around lawn and agriculture equipment and the people who use them.

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Family Matters

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2017

It’s no secret that life never stops moving forward. No matter how hard we may try, there’s no way to stop your kids, or your family from growing, all you can do is put in the work and hope for the best.

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Keeping Owasso Clear for 50 Years

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2017

When it comes to finding an optometrist, not all practices are created equal. Recognized throughout the state of Oklahoma as a leader in vision health care, Primary Eye Care Associates has been serving Owasso and the surrounding community for 50 years, spanning generations of families.

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Making Renovations Easy

By: Bryon Turcotte | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2017

The showroom at USA Granite and Cabinetry is a welcoming environment of warm lighting, quality kitchen design examples, elegant collaborations of cabinetry and granite countertops, and a wide range of hardware samples that would make any homeowner crave a new renovation adventure.

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Tee Off for a Cause

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2017

Do you ever see a need in your community but don’t know the best way to serve it? In the United States, the sexual exploitation of children is a growing epidemic.

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Free Your Mind

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2017

Did you know that approximately 40 million adults between the ages 18 to 54 struggle with anxiety? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, that’s about 18.1 percent.

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Made in the U.S.A.

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2017

There’s a sense of pride that comes from buying a locally made product. According to Consumer Reports, about 8 in 10 Americans have said that they prefer to buy products made in the United States.

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Buck On In to Claremore

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2017

The Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo returns May 26-28 celebrating their 71st annual rodeo. The rodeo earned the top spot at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association annual banquet held in Las Vegas, NV last December.

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Discount In Price, Not Quality

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2017

The definition of discount is, “offering goods for sale at a reduced price.” Discounted pricing is sometimes associated with lower quality.

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Building with Pride

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2017

Whether you need a storage building, pole barn, loafing shed, or other portable building, Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns can meet your needs. In business since 1998 at the same location, the company has earned an excellent reputation.

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Made in the U.S.A.

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2017

There’s a sense of pride that comes from buying a locally made product. According to Consumer Reports, about 8 in 10 Americans have said that they prefer to buy products made in the United States. Why should your health coverage be any different? USHEALTH Advisors offers health coverage with unique policy advantages and few conditions.

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Bringing Broadway Back to Broken Arrow

By: Seana Warren | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2017

In 2012, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth came home to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for a special concert.

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Shift Retirement Savings Into Gear Without A 401(k)

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2017

If you don’t have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, you are not alone. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly half of Americans don’t participate in any type of retirement plan at work. No worries. There are ways to save for retirement outside the office. Consider these.

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Rock Your Prayer

By: Seana Warren | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2017

Members of The Rock Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma are taking prayer to another level.

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Surviving and Thriving

By: Staff Reports | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2017

The 13th annual Celebrating the Art of Healing cancer survivor symposium, titled “Survivorship and Beyond,” will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a new location, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa, 10109 E. 79th St. This free event is open to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

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Spring Home & Outdoor Living Expo

By: Frank Sawyer | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2017

Tulsa’s newest home and garden show is coming back for another year. The Spring Home & Outdoor Living Expo is set for a three-day weekend opening at noon on Friday, April 21, 2017 in the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square.

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A Little Patch of Heaven

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2017

Do you dream of making your own strawberry jam with berries you picked yourself? This April, pack up the family and head to Huldy’s Farm, a family owned and operated berry farm in Inola, about 30 minutes east of Tulsa.

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On a Roll

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2017

“This is the best day of my life!” a child says to his parents, beaming with a handful of tickets. He’s just come out of Andy B’s expansive arcade, on his way to check out the go-karts.

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In Good Taste

By: Seana Warren | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2017

They say every city has its own energy, a collective vibe made up of blending things like history, culture, architecture, music and food.

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Jackie Cooper Imports Expands

By: Tracey Norvell | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2017

Tulsa community and business leaders joined Jackie Cooper Imports of Tulsa executive management, staff and Infiniti USA representatives at 88th & South Memorial for the groundbreaking of the company’s third Tulsa location. The eight-acre site is the future location of a stand-alone Jackie Cooper Infiniti retail and service facility. Estimated construction cost is $10 million.

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April Showers Bring Fruit Flowers

By: Chris Beach | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2017

When Tom Staab first heard about Edible Arrangements, he was excited to see such a unique, high quality new way for people to send expressions of love for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, Easter, Christmas, and what he calls “just because”.

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Brick by Brick

By: Seana Warren | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2017

The boutique recently moved across Main Street to their newly renovated digs in the historic downtown district of Claremore, Oklahoma and the results are stunning. Owner Cari Bohanan designed the space for hip juniors and stylish ladies looking for the latest in fashion, but left a piece of history in the store.

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Back to Nature

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2017

It seems the biggest challenge for parents nowadays is mitigating how much “screen time” children indulge in. Video games mimic physical activities and sports.

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No More Dangerous & Dirty Guttter Cleaning

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2017

The seasons have changed and brought back that strong Oklahoma wind, blowing more miscellaneous items into your gutters.

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Shine A Light

By: Chris Beach | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2017

The thought of even one little boy or girl in Tulsa being traumatized by a horrific act of child abuse is painful enough. But the fact that the numbers are rapidly increasing each year – 2500 children in our community this past year alone – is absolutely heart breaking.

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Spring at the Tulsa Garden Center

By: Mike Blake | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2017

Spring is a great time of year to take up new hobbies. With the nicer weather and flowers blooming, gardening is a seasonal favorite, especially in Tulsa. Whether you’re an experienced gardener looking for some new tricks or starting completely new in this refreshing pastime, be sure to check out these different events happening in April at the Tulsa Garden Center.

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Cinco Made Simple

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2017

Do you find yourself dreaming of fresh guacamole? Or maybe just the thought of mixing up a homemade margarita makes you giddy. Whatever your favorite dish, Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebrating and great food!

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Fun, Free and Informative

By: Ami Bucher | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2017

The 27th Annual Senior Resource & Health Fair is set for Friday, April 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Central Park Community Center, 1500 South Main in Broken Arrow.

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Hillhouse Promoted to Loan Operations Officer

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2017

VB Bank proudly announced the promotion of Renee Hillhouse to Loan Operations Officer. Hillhouse manages and oversees AVB’s loan servicing and credit departments, providing all loan documentation, payments, advances and maintenance.

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Good Health is in the Gut

By: Dr. Leslie Masters | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2017

The GI tract has never been my favorite topic to talk about, yet when it comes to wellness and the body functioning at its very best the GI tract is where every patient MUST start.

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Lending a Hand for 90 Years

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2017

What do you see when you look through your closet? The suit you haven’t worn in years? Five nearly identical white blouses? The shoes you promise you’ll wear someday?

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Keep Your Head in the Game

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2017

Spring ushers in warmer temperatures, beautiful blooms and extended daylight hours, so it’s no surprise that the season for more outdoor is also the season for broken bones. Increased physical activity leads to increased likelihood of bone fractures and breaks

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Renu Your Brain...Renu Your Life!

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2017

When Dr. Barry and Cyndie Gardner opened RenuYou Neurofeedback Center in Tulsa in 2007, they envisioned a “life changing” place where individuals could get healing from PTSD, anxiety, depression and learning/processing disorders, without relying upon medication and its unpredictable side effects. Now celebrating ten years of operation, they’ve seen their dreams come to pass in the lives of their patients.

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Discount in Price, Not Quality

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2017

The definition of discount is, “offering goods for sale at a reduced price.” Discounted pricing is sometimes associated with lower quality. Not in this case. Discount Garage Door carries an all-inclusive better product with measurable differences.

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Tulsa's Newest Italian Sensation

By: Seana Warren | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2017

Picture the island of Ischia, Italy. Yes, it is truly as breathtaking as it sounds. Neighbors, friends and family gather around the brick oven if the backyard and talk about their day for hours. This is a daily ritual in Ischia, and thanks to Your Pie, authentic brick oven meals can be part of your daily wind-down, too.

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Build a Better Home and Garden

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2017

Spring is in bloom. It’s time to load the kids in the backseat and head to the Claremore Home & Garden Show. The annual show is produced by Visit Claremore and Rogers County Builders Association, Roger’s County greatest recourse for the home building and remodeling industry for 46 years.

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Be Aware: Fraudsters in Full Force this Tax Season

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2017

You receive an email from what appears to be the IRS, warning you that your tax return is unable to be processed due to errors. In order to avoid a tax penalty or possible legal action, you are instructed to provide some information immediately – click the link to get started.

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Forever Young

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Real Estate | Issue: March 2017

In today’s day and age, it’s all about perspective. The staff and seniors of Tapestry at Woodland Hills live by their positive outlook on life, so much so that it has earned them recognition among their competitors.

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Get Decked Out

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2017

As spring makes its long-anticipated arrival, the days get longer and life heads back outside. As you daydream about warm days spent in the backyard, and parties under the stars, what does it look like?

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The Name Says It All

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2017

Dun-Rite Roofing was established in 1992 as a small business providing roofing services for mostly “new construction” home builders.

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The Eyes Have Had It

By: Seana Warren | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2017

March is National Save Your Vision Month. This year, the American Optometric Association is promoting awareness around digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams from an optometrist.

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Benny's and Brunch

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2017

Residing in the heart of downtown Broken Arrow, Toast is the perfect place for brunch dates or a gathering of friends over breakfast tacos and mimosas. Servers greet you like an old friend while upholding professional service.

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Free Your Mind

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2017

Did you know that approximately 40 million adults between the ages 18 to 54 struggle with anxiety? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, that’s about 18.1 percent.

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What's Lurking in Your Water?

By: Seana Warren | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2017

You can’t turn on the television news without hearing about contaminates in water systems across the country. Stories like the one out of Flint, Michigan have made all Americans more aware of the deadly dangers of impure and unclean drinking water.

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Once You Go Mac, You Never Go Back

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Computers, Multimedia | Issue: March 2017

MegaWatts owner Doug Watts lives up to his motto, “Once you go Mac, you never go back.” In high school, he was one of only two students chosen to work on the school’s first computer, an Apple II.

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It's Swarming Up

By: Seana Warren | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2017

The groundhog was wrong – at least for the Oklahoma area. While parts of the north and west have been ravaged by snow and dangerous rains, it’s been quite nice in the Sooner state.

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Remodel the Right Way

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2017

Brothers Glenn and Curtis Simms, owners of Re-Bath of Tulsa , know that if you’re going to take the time to do a bathroom remodel, you want it done right.

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Centsible Giving

By: Seana Warren | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2017

The downtown Claremore retail landscape has a new resident with old ties to the community.

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Suit Up

By: Ernie Osborn | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2017

Calling all superheroes and sidekicks. You’re needed to come help save the day and spread some smiles.

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A Room Full of Possibilities

By: Ernie Osborn | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2017

There was a time when the garage was thought of as a storage room attached to the house. In most cases it caught the unsightly, unseen and sometimes unwanted mess. The days of the clutter catching, grease monkey catch-all are going the way of the dinosaur.

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Let the Games Begin

By: Peggy McGehee | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2017

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 21st, Donkey Basketball is returning to Claremore. Come to the Frank Mobra Gymnasium at Claremore High School at 7:00pm to see last year’s teams - the Claremore Police Department, Claremore Fire Department, Claremore High School Faculty and Rogers State University Athletic Staff fight for the title of “Donkey Basketball Champions of Claremore”.

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Love on the Rocks: The Big Meat Run Hits Disney

By: Claire Carter | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2017

It has been called one of the largest events in the state of Oklahoma. The beautiful part about it is that it all happened by accident.

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Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2017

In a world of escalating utility prices, homeowners seek to reduce their costs and waste whenever possible. In the Tulsa area, look no further than Community Builders, Inc. to help your home run more efficiently.

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Protecting What Matters

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2017

Moving from Las Vegas to Tulsa was quite the change for Outdoor Creations owner and CEO Jake Nicks. But now, he can’t imagine serving customers anywhere else.

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No-Stress Savings Plan

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2017

You want to save more money. The truth is you can save more money. The struggle is you want things now. Waiting is hard. Saving money requires discipline.

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Moving On Up

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Real Estate | Issue: February 2017

Prairie Rose of Tulsa believes home is more than just a place to rest your head. They strive to provide residents with a rich, loving community for a full life after retirement.

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40 Years of Performing Arts

By: Adam Foreman | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2017

The Tulsa Performing Arts Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special gala performance on Sunday, March 12, at 7 p.m.

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Gifts for Any Occasion

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2017

With all the love that surrounds this time of year, it’s no wonder why people are in a giving mood. But a slew of holidays, birthdays and anniversaries can exhaust even the most creative of minds. Canterbury Lane in Tulsa offers a unique variety of gifts for all reasons and seasons.

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A Night She'll Never Forget

By: Carolyn Swopes | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2017

Put on your dancing shoes and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Me & My Guy Dance, formerly known as the Daddy Daughter Dance.

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Built on Quality

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2017

The season of spring-cleaning is fast approaching and people everywhere rejoice. Finally, you can start fresh by de-cluttering your space as the temperatures rise again.

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“Thrift-y” Spring Cleaning Tips

By: Seana Warren | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2017

Winter’s almost over. It’s time to end your annual hibernation underneath piles of laundry and clean out those closets, drawers and garages. You can do it!

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Keep Your Head in the Game

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2017

Spring ushers in warmer temperatures, beautiful blooms and extended daylight hours, so it’s no surprise that the season for more outdoor is also the season for broken bones. Increased physical activity leads to increased likelihood of bone fractures and breaks.

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A Permanent Place for Portable Possession

By: Seana Warren | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2017

Attention all outdoor fanatics – winter is almost over! It’s time once again to put an end to our annual hibernation and grow something green.

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Color Commentary

By: Seana Warren | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2017

Do you ever get a wild hair and decide it’s time for a new look? You get online or grab a hairstyle magazine and sort through photos at warp speed. Finally, you find the one. The right cut – the right color. It should even compliment your face shape. Now what do you do?

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Spring Break Staycation

By: Jillian Moore | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2017

Spring break isn’t just beaches, parties and overindulgences. It’s a time to take adventures and learn new things. The best part? You don’t even have to travel to the coast to do it. Oklahoma has a few hidden gems of its own and Spring Break is the perfect time to go discover them.

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Being Number One

By: Seana Warren | Category: Real Estate | Issue: February 2017

Flip through a magazine or television and radio commercials and you’ll hear company after company tout their number one status. But, number one in what – total sales volume, most transactions, most employees?

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The Function, Responsibility and Performance of the Tulsa County Assessor's Office

By: Dora E. Finlayson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2017

Many people are unaware of the fact that county assessors in Oklahoma are regulated by the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC).

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Outwhey the Rest

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2017

Do you dream of a spring break-ready body? Spring and summer will be here before you know it, and the best time to start building muscle and losing fat is during the winter.

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Are You an Aspiring Writer or Photographer?

By: Seana Warren | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2017

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a journalist, writer or blogger? We have. In fact, we have turned our passion into Northeast Oklahoma’s leading consumer news magazine.

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Broken Arrow's Impact Award

By: April Sailsbury | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2017

The Broken Arrow Chamber Successful Women’s Community Impact Award, presented by Woods and Associates, was established to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women in Broken Arrow. The winners for the most recent calendar year were announced on December 1, 2016.

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Bridal Round Up: Everything You Need for Your DIY Wedding

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2017

When planning a wedding, tradition says to have something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new.

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Discount in Price, Not Quality

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2017

The definition of discount is, “offering goods for sale at a reduced price.” Discounted pricing is sometimes associated with lower quality.

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Sowell Named AVB Bank Executive Vice President

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2017

AVB Bank announced the promotion of Kelli Sowell to Executive Vice President and her addition to the Bank’s Executive Management Team. She serves as AVB’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

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Tile Time with Tony

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2017

The advent of Pinterest and HGTV has turned many of us into home design lovers. But anyone who has taken the initiative to turn that reclaimed barn door or total kitchen renovation into a reality knows that the implementation isn’t always as dreamy as it looks on cable.

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Going Places

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Real Estate | Issue: January 2017

Silver Arrow Estates in Broken Arrow has resolved to be more than just an Independent Living Community. From activities to amenities, the staff goes above and beyond to provide the finest quality for their residents, The Holiday Touch.

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Discount in Price, Not Quality

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2017

The definition of discount is, “offering goods for sale at a reduced price.” Discounted pricing is sometimes associated with lower quality.  Not in this case.  Discount Garage Door carries an all-inclusive better product with measurable differences.  

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Get Financially Fit in 2017

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2017

This is the year you’re going to take charge of your money. No more rationalizing overspending. No more excuses why you can’t put money into savings. No more regrets.

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Twelve Years Strong

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2017

Fit For Her in Owasso is coming up on 12 years of business in March, and it’s no surprise why. Ladies are always greeted with a hello and a smile.

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Three Beauty Treatments to Fight Winter Dryness

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2017

The bells have rung and the new year has come. Winter has made its welcome as temperatures continue to drop, drying out everything in its path from the grass in the yard to our skin and hair.

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In the Pink

By: Seana Warren | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2017

It’s that time again when cupid comes calling – Valentine’s Day. Do you know where you are going to take your special someone? Now you can take them to The Pink House for lunch or dinner.

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Where the Grass is Greener

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2017

In the season of holidays and starting fresh, Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa is thankful for just that: another year of doing what they love in the community they adore.

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All in the Family

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2017

The office of Carletti Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has been in operation in the city of Sapulpa for over 50 years. A native of Oklahoma, the late Dr. John Carletti, D.D.S., made a huge commitment to service when he moved to the city to grow his dental practice.

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Lasting Full-Fillment

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2017

The team at BA Med Spa in Broken Arrow’s wants their clients to feel healthy, confident and beautiful. The weight loss center continues to implement this motto into the products and services they offer.

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Just of Touch of Sun

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2017

Touch of Sun Tanning Salon has loyal support from its customers. The business has received awards not only for their salon in Owasso, but at their Sand Springs facility as well.

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Fabulously Green

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2017

Nothing says new year like a new look. With its earth sustainable practices, Salon Pure in Owasso offers a unique salon experience for customers.

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2017

For all its connectivity, our modern world can be awfully lonely. A stop by any trendy coffee shop can be low-key Orwellian, with nearly as many black screens as lattes.

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Love Your Lawn Sooner than Later

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: January 2017

A thick, lush, head-turning landscape in the summer starts in winter. So much of caring for a lawn comes down to knowing what needs to be done and when to do it.

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A Date with Oklahoma Music Royalty

By: Carol Matza | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to rub shoulders with some of the most notable names in music? Well, grab your valentine and put on your best suit for this date night to remember.

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Musical Chair-ity

By: Melynda Stone | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2017

Put on your Mardi Gras beads and celebrate “Fat Tuesday” at the 4th Annual Volunteers for Youth “Chair-ity” Auction. The event is slated for February 18th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Moore Farms Rustic Weddings & Event Barns.

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