Tulsa Values - December 2019 Posts

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Will’s Country Christmas Celebrates the Season, Harkens Back to Simpler Times

December 03, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

Will’s Country Christmas is an annual holiday celebration which harkens back to simpler times, giving the young and the young at heart alike the chance to see how the Rogers family might have celebrated the festive Christmas season. This family-friendly event will be held Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Birthplace Ranch in Oologah and will include the Wild West Hayride, Wild West reenactors, the Tri-State Gunfighters, who will be staging a “Christmas-themed” shootout. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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The Most De-LIGHT-ful Time of Year

December 02, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

The weather outside may be frightful, but the lights and decorations are so delightful! Luckily you can enjoy the scenic views from the comfort and warmth of your own vehicle at several locations this year, some with light shows set to music you can tune into on the car radio. Featured locations this year include Preston Woods, Forest Park South and Maple Ridge. Find more information at ValueNews.com.

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The Christmas Queen

December 02, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

Christmas time can be used as an opportunity to decorate the whole house, throw a huge party, spread kindness and generosity, spend quality time with people and make delicious food. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, remembers her mother as the "Christmas Queen" for fully embracing the spirit of Christmas and making a difference in as many lives as she could year after year. Shannon also shares her recipe for Muesli, inspired by her family's tradition of eating oatmeal on Christmas morning. You can find the full story in this month's Beads and Basil column at ValueNews.com.

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Small Business Summit Honors Local Businesses

December 02, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

The Tulsa Small Business Connection’s mission is to educate, empower and expand small business in northeast Oklahoma, accomplished through year-round events and resources for small business owners and their employees. On October 24, the Tulsa Regional Chamber held their sixth annual Tulsa Small Business Summit to recognize seven individuals and organizations for the impact they make in their industries and communities. Tulsa Regional Chamber president and CEO Mike Neal stresses the importance of small businesses to the local economy, creating two out of every three jobs. Read the list of award recipients and find more details at ValueNews.com.

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Simple Retirement Savings: Avoid Four Mistakes

December 02, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

Saving money for retirement is extremely important and there are four common mistakes people make when it comes to this process. Kelly Hutchinson from RCB Bank explains how to prevent sabotaging your future self from having financial stability and freedom in your retirement years in this month's Financially Fit column. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Post-Repair Inspections Offered in Owasso at Pruitt’s Auto Collision

December 02, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

Some auto collision shops return vehicles to customers still with hidden damages or without fully repairing everything, leaving the driver with a feeling that something isn't quite right or putting them and their passengers at a safety risk. Pruitt's Auto Collision in Owasso now offers free "Post-Repair Inspections" to assess the quality of work that was done by other shops and determine if the job is really completed to pre-accident condition. From there, owner Randy Pruitt and his highly-trained team are able to make sure the job is completed thoroughly and their work is backed with a lifetime guarantee. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Personalize Your Fitness Routine

December 02, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

When starting a new fitness routine, many people over-complicate the process or set the bar too high, eventually leading to getting burnt out. Fueled Supplements vice president Josh Morin explains how to personalize your fitness program to incorporate the lifestyle and activities you enjoy with a goal-oriented step-by-step plan while evaluating your results and making adjustments along the way to help you commit to a solution that achieves the results you're looking for. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Lights On!

December 02, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

Holiday light displays are a big tradition across Northeast Oklahoma and seasonal activities such as ice skating, train rides and visits with Santa are a great way to create lasting memories. Featured events and locations this year include the Rhema Lights Extravaganza, Philbrook Festival, Lights On at Utica Square, Arvest Winterfest and the Gathering Place. You can find dates and other details at ValueNews.com.

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Kwenchers - Your Holiday Libation Destination

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

From eggnog to Gluehwein, Christmas beers and holiday ciders, and an incredible selection of wines, the experts at Kwenchers are able to assist in pairing the right drink for any occasion or choosing a thoughtful gift. Manager, Levi Woolski shares his recommendations for which beverages go along with different entrees and even shares recipes for different holiday cocktails in this month's article at ValueNews.com.

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Get Twisted This Christmas!

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

There is a sparkle that comes with the spirit of holiday shopping, and Twisted Soul Sisters boutique offers sassy and stylish selections for the fashion-savvy, customizable jewelry and unique, high-quality gifts for all ages! Owner Kelly Corey has the shop stocked with brands like Dear John denim and Free People clothing, along with OU and OSU merchandise. Gift wrapping and gift cards are also available to save time and make gift shopping even easier. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Feeling Your Best - Naturally

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

Full Body Light Therapy, or Photobiomodulation, is a revolutionary therapy studied by NASA and approved by the FDA that uses red and near-infrared light to promote healthy cellular function to ultimately provide faster healing, pain management, inflammatory management, improved mobility, reduced swelling, injury prevention and more. John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited, who has been treating patients with this method, says patients find the experience very relaxing and energizing, and that the therapy is completely safe with no harmful side effects. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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What is a "Give-Back" Burger?

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

From the family-friendly atmosphere to the award-winning made-fresh-daily cuisine, Treys Bar and Grill located in the Vineyard Shopping Center and 108th and Memorial has built a positive reputation with the community. The historic-Tulsa-themed interior and large covered patio are customer favorites, and their monthly "give-back" burger raises money and awareness for local charities. They even provide catering for events and special occasions. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Create a Holiday Tradition at the Castle

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

The Castle of Muskogee has many holiday activities for the whole family, including the free nightly drive-through holiday lights display around Castleton Village, and Fridays through Sundays they will have an old-fashioned hayride, the festive Castle Train, pony and camel rides, plus indoor crafts, shops, food, entertainment and more. Saint Nicholas will be in attendance to listen to wish lists and take photos. Read more details at ValueNews.com.

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Cakes, Pies, and Cookies Just Like Grandma Used to Make

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

Front Porch Bakery and Smoke House recently expanded the business, with a new facility that more than doubles the space of the previous building. Their menu features homemade cookies, cakes, pies, and more are made fresh daily, with a large selection of smoked meats prepared in the on-site smokehouse. They also offer gluten-free baked goods and a selection of fresh fruit jams, butters and spreads. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Broken Arrow Wine Walk to be Held December 5

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

The fourth annual Broken Arrow Wine Walk is a special event featuring nine wine stops and five food stops along BA's beautiful downtown Rose District. Tickets are only $35 for an evening of sampling a variety of red and white wines along with small bites across the participating restaurants and shops. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 and ends around 9 p.m. Find more details at ValueNews.com.

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Bells Will Be Ringing in Rogers County

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

This holiday season, the ringing of a small bell resonates the sound of hope for thousands who are hungry and homeless. The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign goes from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and their fundraising goals are higher than ever this year. The volunteers collecting donations in front of stores believe in the generosity of the community and are giving their time to raise money for locals in need. Read the full story at ValueNews.com.

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Be Weather-Ready This Winter

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

The extreme weather changes this time of year can wreak havoc on the internal components of vehicles and it's important to have a professional inspect your ride for safety as road conditions become more dangerous. South Pointe Chevrolet's service department offers a 32-point safety inspection and has the tools and expertise to "winterize" your vehicle and make sure your tires, battery and other essentials are ready to take on the season. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Advantage Roofing & Construction

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

Oklahoma weather can be extremely damaging to roofs, decks, fences, and more. After working in the construction industry for over a decade, Scot Willis started the company Advantage Roofing & Construction in 2017 to work on projects including roofing, fencing, decks, siding and various repair projects for residential homes and commercial buildings. Scot prioritizes building a reputation of high-integrity for the business and its employees, from using quality materials to making sure customers are satisfied throughout the entire process. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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A Light in the Dark

December 01, 2019 - Posted by Values Media Services

The Demand Project is a local nonprofit organization that works to prevent sex-trafficking, prosecute offenders, and rescue and restore the lives of the victims. Co-Founder and CEO, Kristin Weis, is one of nine individuals nationally who have been appointed to work with The White House as a member of the Public-Private Partnerships Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking. This opportunity will allow Kristin to work with lawmakers to get to the root of the demand side of human trafficking, and shine a light on the issues that enable the consumers as well as the traffickers and dealers themselves. Learn more about Kristin and the Demand Project at ValueNews.com.

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