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Tulsa’s ONEOK Field a Community Gathering Place

Out & About in Greater Tulsa By EMILY RAMSEY

Despite the rain—sometimes coming in sheets—I was happy to see the crowds come out in full force for opening night of the Tulsa Drillers on April 13.

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When Community Partners Together, Everyone Wins

Trash Talk By BETH TURNER

A new composting pilot program at McAuliffe Elementary in the Union School District is reducing trash waste, feeding local animals and empowering students as leaders. It’s all thanks to a partnership with local powerhouse Katie Plohocky.

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Former Student Returns to Tulsa Tech

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in Greater Tulsa Reporter’s September 2016 newspapers but has been updated to reflect the recent accomplishments of Tulsa Tech alumna Kneisha Jones.

For over 50 years, the state’s oldest and largest CareerTech institution has provided quality technical education to thousands of high school and adult students. Each day, Tulsa Tech helps students make their own path and begin their individual journey toward a successful career.

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Rockers Rule May Lineup of Shows

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

Looking over the roster of acts coming up at venues across our area, I am marveling at the staying power of some musicians. It’s a miracle that Alice Cooper and Brian Wilson survived the ‘60s and 1970s, and now here they are, playing within a week of each other at the Brady!

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Ol’Vine Brings Quality Food, Wine to Brookside

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Ol’Vine, 3523 S. Peoria Ave., opened in February in the former space of Sonoma Bistro and Wine Bar in Brookside.

While the new owners created a menu largely reminiscent of Sonoma’s offerings, there are still a number of new dishes to be discovered as well as a heightened food quality, noted our server Samuel, when our party dined their recently.

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Tulsa Creating a National Model for Community Policing

From Tulsa's Mayor by G. T. Bynum

Public safety is one of the most vital roles of any municipal government and is one that ensures quality of life for our citizens.

With the overwhelming passage of Vision Tulsa, permanent public safety dollars will be directed to hire 160 additional police officers in our community with a continued focus on building connections across the city between our officers and citizens.

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Tulsa’s Original City Hall Still Iconic in Downtown

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

Anyone who thinks that Tulsa hasn’t grown over the years has only to look at our present City Hall located at Second Street and Cincinnati Avenue and then at the Tulsa Municipal Building, our World War I vintage City Hall at 124 E. 4th St.

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Students Benefit from Reading Partners Initiative

From the Mayor by G.T. BYNUM

The spirit of high expectations in our community continues gaining momentum as we work toward making Tulsa a premier place in Oklahoma to receive an education.

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Spring is Here, Come Out and Play

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

After a hard day, and especially after a rough week or an exasperating time wrangling tasks and managing challenges, I am tempted, like you might be, to get comfy, read, or escape to “On Demand” television. Yet, I’m always glad when I’ve made an effort to attend a good play or dance performance, view art, groove to live music or take in a great film. And if someone can make me laugh, I am all about that.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House Sets the Bar High in Quality

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Ruth’s Chris Steak House opened in January at River Spirit Casino Resort, 8330 Riverside Pkwy.

The restaurant sets its elegant ambiance right from its entrance, which features large stately doors off the hotel and casino corridor that lead to the hostess desk and an expansive bar and lounge. In addition, the restaurant’s dining room sits behind the lounge and juts out west toward the Arkansas River, offering views of both the resort pool, to open in the spring, and the river. The dining room also offers private rooms for events.

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Welcoming Spring, Appreciating the Little Things

Out & About in Greater Tulsa By EMILY RAMSEY

Every so often, especially the older I get, I make a point to stop and drink in the little pleasures of daily life.

I was talking with a friend the other day about the sad truth that, regardless of what we have or where we live, we all adapt and get comfortable. And, oftentimes, stop noticing what is around us.

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Tulsa Tech Helps to Break Cycle of Incarceration

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Recently, Tulsa Tech provided training to students from the Tulsa Reentry One-Stop, whose mission is breaking the cycle of incarceration by assisting men and women returning to the workplace and the community. This effort includes providing development of career pathways in high-demand occupations, services that enable participants to advance toward employment, and support services that help facilitate successful reintegration into society.

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Spring Cleaning: A Great Time to Brush Up on Recycling Know-How

Trash Talk By BETH TURNER

Spring signals a time to dust off our winter homes, and clear out the clutter. For some recyclers, this is difficult, faced with needing to discard items that have no recycling plan in place. Residents of Tulsa County can indulge in ensuring their cast away items benefit our community through better reuse and recycling programming.

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Eastern Europe and America’s Energy Challenge

Energy Watch By MARK A. STANBERRY

In the late 1990s, I was asked to assist the country of Bulgaria in its oil and gas development. Leading the effort was Dr. Boyko Nitzov, a Bulgarian, who was then working at the University of Oklahoma, along with Dr. Dennis O’Brien, then the university’s director for the Institute for Energy, Economics and Policy at Sarkey’s Energy Center.

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Beacon Building Remains with Ownership Changes

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

When I was in grade school, I received a weekly allowance of 75 cents. I supplemented this princely sum by washing the neighbors’ cars and other odd jobs. On a good month, I pulled in $6. In the 1950s, this was big money.

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