Greater Tulsa Reporter
An interesting building occupies the property at 1381 Riverside Dr. in Tulsa. It’s interesting in the way it nestles into the hillside as if it always belonged there. It’s interesting because its front is dominated by a large 14-foot-diameter circular glass window. And finally, it’s interesting because it is slightly run down in the way of old buildings with long deferred maintenance. Originally called Riverside Studio, this building is the Spotlight Theatre.Read More
The annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference is the largest and most diverse showcase of skill training in the nation. More than 6,000 students, including many Tulsa Tech students, competed in hands-on skills and leadership events during this year’s national conference in Leesburg, Virginia. Dante Williams, a culinary student at Tulsa Tech, was elected national president of the college/post-secondary division of SkillsUSA during the conference by fellow student national officers.Read More
There is something about our city’s creative energy and sense of community that is palpable and makes me proud to be a Tulsan.
Tulsa Fashion Week, which just finished its inaugural event, is one recent example (see page 31). The growth of Tulsa’s creative communities is inspiring to watch.Read More
At the City of Tulsa, we place safety and health at the forefront of everything we do. Our organization’s safety culture transformation efforts are making a difference in employees’ lives and helping them be safer at work and home.Read More
In January, Michael V’s Restaurant, 8222 E. 103rd St., will celebrate 10 years in business.
Owners, husband and wife team, Michael and Carol Minden opened the restaurant in 2006 with decades of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More