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Remains of Art Deco Building Show Original Glory

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

A current trend in upscale grocery stores is the inclusion of as many ancillary “one stop” retail functions as possible; thus, stores that include a pharmacy, florist facility, gift shop, dining area and video rental section in addition to groceries are becoming common. In Tulsa, this concept is not new; it was first tried in 1929 at The Market, also known as The Farmers’ Market and Warehouse Market.

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Great Things are Happening in Broken Arrow

Greater Tulsa Economic Report By WES SMITHWICK

No longer a sleepy little bedroom community, Broken Arrow’s population now exceeds more than 108,000 people.

To put that into perspective, that’s five times the size of Jenks, four times the size of Bixby, and more than three times the size of Owasso. When you add the collective populations of Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa and Owasso, only then can you match that of Broken Arrow. Yet, even with such growth over the past several decades, Broken Arrow retains a small town feel and offers excellent public education opportunities as well as numerous housing options and a terrific quality of life.

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Instructor Elected to National Organization Board

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Today, 200,000 members in more than 5,500 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including parenting, family relationships, environment, nutrition and career exploration.

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Communing with Nature on Turkey Mountain

Out & About in Greater Tulsa By EMILY RAMSEY

I will never be proud of the way I react to a spider.
I was in a restaurant recently, and a small bug, which I swear was a baby cockroach, crawled down the wall, a few inches from my seat.

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Gilcrease Restaurant Offers Southwestern Flair

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Gilcrease Museum is known for its collection of Native American art and artifacts. But beyond that, an additional attraction to be found is at the museum’s restaurant, sitting above the beautiful rolling green Osage Hills.

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Viewers’ Advice, Teacher Tips and Public Programs for Eco Readers

Trash Talk By BETH TURNER

As summer ends, I think about the fun adventures had and a list of projects never started, realizing that it’s when I’m on more of a schedule that I actually get things done. Well, a few weeks after the rhythm of the fall/school year settles in. Thanks to some local offerings, now is a great time to pair that realization with scheduling in time to take recycling a step further into sustainability.

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Recent Master’s Graduates Join Tulsa’s Team

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

The City of Tulsa is partnering with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for a Graduate Fellowship Program that places recent master’s degree graduates from around the country with municipalities to help with research and policy initiatives.

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September Shows Launch Packed PAC Season

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

Most recently, my husband and I were having dinner with a former classmate of his, who was visiting Tulsa as a recruiter to fill top-level jobs in the field of medicine. He didn’t know I worked at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center but began to describe the types of amenities that his relocating clientele desire in a city. Performing and visual arts were near the top of the list.

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In the World of Recycling, Times Are Always A-Changin’

Trash Talk By BETH TURNER

As summer peaks, the school year peeks ahead. So, as we prepare ourselves for the busy, back-to-school schedule, here are a few statistics, events and reminders as we all work towards a cleaner, healthier Oklahoma.

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Kenzie Ralston Learns to Make Music Her Career

Out & About in Greater Tulsa by EMILY RAMSEY

Being a full-time musician, supporting yourself solely on your craft, your art, can’t be easy, I’ve often thought. I wonder how musicians do it.

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St. Francis Xavier Church Features Mission Style

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

Just before noon several years ago, as I approached the building site for one of my residential projects, my ears rang with upbeat Hispanic music. When I got to the site, the framing crew had a boom box connected to a construction generator along with a grill rapidly cooking an assortment of tasty tamales. The superintendent for this project was bilingual by necessity. Without a doubt, hardworking Hispanics have found a growing niche in Tulsa’s construction industry.

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Tulsa’s Union Depot Remains Art Deco Jewel

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

For many years, a large watercolor painting hung in a small conference room in my office. Painted by an architect, the painting’s subject was a pair of entrance doors with an arched transom. The glass in the rusted red doors and transom was shattered, conveying a mood of neglect and abandonment. This public building’s as-built use ended after 36 years. It stood empty for 13 years and then was successfully restored and repurposed. The building is Tulsa’s Union Depot Train Station.

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Students Create Quality Dishes at Foundations

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Foundations Restaurant at Platt College, 3801 S. Sheridan Rd., is using its student-run kitchen to prepare culinary students for real-world restaurants, and the public gets to reap the rewards.

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Updated Zoning Code Needed for the Future

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

Tulsa has come quite a ways since the ‘70s. Our city is more sophisticated and complex than it was 45 years ago and along with that comes new challenges.

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Environmental Roundup: Eco-Happenings Across the State

Trash Talk By BETH TURNER

What a proud feeing to be surrounded by so many go-getter, no-excuses powerhouses that make our community a thriving, vibrant, healthy place to live, work and play. What better time to do just that than summertime?! Our state has a lot going on. Here are just a few of those activities and organizations providing outlets for all of us who desire to live with less trash.

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