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Safety Matters in Tulsa’s Workplaces, Roadways

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT, JR.

In 2012, the City of Tulsa’s safety and injury issues were first identified in an independent report, showing that the City of Tulsa’s worker’s compensation costs totaled $27 million, and incident rates were twice as high as similar-sized cities.

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Using Less Stuff Saves Trash, Time and Money

Trash Talk By BETH TURNER

It’s a scary time for me and my fellow education workmates here in Oklahoma, and nothing like a budget crisis to get me thinking about not just who to elect next but also, how to tighten my own budget’s belt.

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Eclectic, Fresh Dishes on Display at Rusty Crane

Local Dining by BLAKE AUSTYN

When Lee Brennan opened his restaurant Rusty Crane, 109 N. Detroit Ave., in the Brady Arts District in October 2012, it could be said that, at that moment, two of his dreams were being accomplished.

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Exciting Growth on the Horizon in Tulsa

Out & About in Greater Tulsa By EMILY RAMSEY

Sometimes, when I find myself trying to rush, in vain, through the crowds during the First Friday Art Crawl or waiting for a table at a downtown restaurant or searching for a parking spot less than a few blocks away from Cain’s Ballroom, my momentary feelings of frustration could easily give way to wishes that Tulsa wasn’t growing at its current rate.

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Owasso Graduate Pursues Design Ambition

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Tulsa Tech’s Interior Design program teaches students how to use design and drafting skills to create unique residential and commercial spaces. Students integrate various design elements, furnishings and building materials to complete custom projects, as they build their individual portfolios and prepare to continue their education.

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PAC’s Annual SummerStage Up Close and Personal

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

SummerStage, the PAC’s annual theatre festival, lights up June in our Williams, Doenges, LaFortune and Norman Theatres, where an intimate experience, close to the action, is guaranteed. Enjoy 17 different events and a choice of 40 performances during SummerStage 2016, but that’s not all. Chapman Music Hall is slated for three big shows.

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Program Helps Companies Ensure Quality

News from Tulsa Tech by DR. STEVE TIGER

Tulsa-based manufacturer the Carlson Company recently celebrated receiving its quality management certification, ISO 9001:2008. The organization earned the certification with the help of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, Tulsa Tech’s Business and Industry Services, and other local resources. The ISO certification provides the company an opportunity to ensure its quality management standards, see a larger market for their work, and be added to many preferred vendor lists.

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Passage of Vision Tulsa a Huge Positive

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT, JR.

I want to express my deepest thanks to the citizens of Tulsa for acting in a spirit of innovation and enterprise by voting for Vision Tulsa. Tulsans have shown their support for some truly remarkable projects that will help preserve the safety of our community, improve our streets and implement game-changing economic development projects.

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Temple Israel: Mid-Century Modern at Finest

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

Gently nestled into the sloping hillside of 22nd Street in Tulsa is an example of mid-century modern architecture at its finest.

With an exterior palate of subtle shades of gray, Temple Israel, 2004 E. 22nd Pl., is a feast for the eyes. Built by Manhattan Construction in 1955, the building was designed by architect Percival Goodman who was known for his cutting-edge buildings. Goodman designed more than 50 synagogues during his distinguished career. The Temple was the third building for this Reform congregation.

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‘Jersey Boys’ Highlights May at the Tulsa PAC

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

“Jersey Boys” is back at the Tulsa PAC! This is a much-anticipated return, so, let’s begin at the end of May and work backwards through a big month of shows.

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Honoring Our Vietnam Veterans and Their Families

By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

In Washington, D.C., there are numerous memorials, museums and monuments to American history. Most of these locations are grand examples of Classical and Neoclassical architecture, featuring high ceilings, tall columns and marble statues. However, there’s a different kind of memorial in our nation’s capital.

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The Rooftop Offers Casual, Outdoor Dining

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

The Rooftop, 214 S. Main St., opened in Broken Arrow’s Rose District in 2014 as the second restaurant for Jason Scarpa on Main Street. He first opened Main Street Tavern, 200 S. Main St., in 2011 and took ownership of In the Raw Broken Arrow, 216 S. Main St., in 2015. Scarpa plans to open a Main Street Tavern location in Claremore in the early part of this year.

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Outdoor Spring Cleaning and Earth Day Celebrations

Trash Talk By BETH TURNER

Early spring, just as the weather starts to warm before the bugs and the leaves burst onto the scene, is a great time to clean up nature.

Pickin’ Up Trash
More than 120 Turkey Mountain enthusiasts came to a February cleanup hosted by Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition. According to TUWC Media Liaison Laurie Biby, volunteers picked up trash, shored up trails, seeded grass and more.

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Honey Bees: Invaluable to the Ecosystem

Out & About in Greater Tulsa By EMILY RAMSEY

Donning a heavy beekeeper suit, I could not help but wonder why beekeeping tends to incite so much passion in its supporters and hobbyists.

Yet, as I continued in my research, spoke to more beekeepers and learned about not only the value of bees to the ecosystem but also the many roles that bees play in their own society, my attitude went from dismay to awe.

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Owasso Student Sews the Seeds of Success

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Tulsa Tech’s business management/entrepreneurship program teaches students how to create powerful marketing and management plans. Students develop sales presentations and product demonstrations for a competitive marketplace and also have an opportunity to network with many of our community’s local business innovators at facilities such as 36 Degrees North, Tulsa’s newest basecamp for entrepreneurs.

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