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Student Recognized for ‘Breaking Traditions’

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Each year the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recognizes students who have chosen to study specific programs based on interests and abilities, rather than traditional gender roles, with the aptly named “Breaking Traditions Award.” Nominees for the award contribute by creating more awareness of and support for all non-traditional students and programs.

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Elote Continues to Reflect Libby Billings’ Ideals

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

When individuals witness the enthusiastic, seemingly endless energy that is Libby Billings, they usually aren’t surprised to discover that in addition to running successful businesses, she continues to breed new ones.

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Green Efforts Net Hardware for Local Leaders

Trash Talk By BETH TURNER

Gilcrease Museum provided the perfect backdrop for highlighting the amazing works of The Me.t.’s 2016 Recycling Awards recipients. Friends and colleagues gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day by awarding local recycling champions, many of which pulled off feats of artistic proportions.

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Premier Climbing Gym to be National Draw

Out & About in Greater Tulsa By EMILY RAMSEY

I can’t remember when I experienced rock climbing. I have narrowed it down to around my senior year in high school, but the reasons as to why I tried it in the first place, I can’t recall. Maybe I was simply looking for something new to try. Maybe it was fitness related. Or possibly a friend suggested it.

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Atlas Life Building Filled with Detail

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

When is an office building not an office building? When it has been converted into a 119- room boutique hotel in 2010. So it is for the Atlas Life Building, now the home of a Courtyard Marriott Hotel at 415 S. Boston Ave.

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Repurposed Central High School Maintains Beauty

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

One of the best examples of repurposing a Tulsa building is the corporate office building of Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), originally Tulsa’s Central High School. The building occupies a full city block between 6th and 7th streets and Detroit and Cincinnati avenues.

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Students Find Alternative Path to Success

News from Tulsa Tech by DR. STEVE TIGER

At Tulsa Tech, we encourage each student to “make your own path” and discover the unique journey that will lead to success. For some students, that path leads to Tulsa Tech’s Career Academy, a unique program that helps students reconnect with their educational goals.

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Seeing Tulsa From a Bicycle Perspective

Out & About in Greater Tulsa by EMILY RAMSEY

Ever since I moved into downtown Tulsa four years ago, I have wanted to buy a bicycle. But I have held back from making a purchase, continually questioning myself and whether I would really, consistently ride it.

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Elgin Park: A Beer-and-Sports-Lover’s Paradise

Local Dining by BLAKE AUSTYN

There aren’t many things that fit together as perfectly as baseball and hot dogs and peanut butter and jelly, except sports and beer. Or pizza and beer. Either way, Elgin Park Brewery, 325 E. M.B. Brady St., capitalizes on both.

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Discarded Material Brings New Life to Tulsa Development

Trash Talk By BETH TURNER

In our search for success, we often try to think outside the box. Local business partners Elliot Nelson and Casey Stowe of Nelson+Stowe Development have a new downtown venture with the actual box in mind. “I saw something similar to this in London, UK, and thought it was so cool, I had to bring the idea back to Tulsa,” said Stowe.

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A Bounty of Holiday Shows and Stars Aplenty

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

The holidays are here. Again. While we begin to scour our attics or holiday closets for perky pumpkin decorations, cornucopias and wrapping paper, we realize and come to respect the passing of time.

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Soul City Highlights Food, Music, Art

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Soul City, 1621 E. 11th St., has created a music oasis along 11th Street near Utica Avenue, its eclectic, colorful building sitting among a number of other commercial ventures, some of them historic Tulsa staples like El Rancho Grande and Ike’s Chili along with many recent additions.

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Arkansas River Development Looms Large

Out & About in Greater Tulsa By EMILY RAMSEY

I spent a portion of my Labor Day morning walking the Arkansas River banks, basking in the breeze off the water, admiring the downtown views and enjoying the cheers of spectators and the cries of children with their families during the second annual Great Raft Race.

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KPMG Report Helps Promote Efficiencies in Tulsa

Commentary by DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

The internal organizational culture at the City of Tulsa isn’t the same since the consulting firm, KPMG, first published 1,100 recommendations for cost savings and efficiencies back in 2010.

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Ballet, Opera and Symphony All Slated for October

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

After nearly 24 years, I am retiring from my marketing job at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. My youngest son was in second grade when I started work at the PAC, and now he is almost 32. When I think of time passing in that way, it does feel like I’ve walked the hallowed halls of the PAC for quite a stretch.

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