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Bixby Bicycles Reopens Shop With Support of Community

By EMILY RAMSEY

When Bixby Bicycles, 8315 E. 111th St., reopened on Aug. 18 after the store was vandalized by arsonists a month earlier, it wasn’t just a victory for owner Buster Brown. It was a victory for the community as a whole, he believes.

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New Village App Partners With Social Service Groups

A community consciousness is vital to a company’s success, even one just launching. This is a story of a new social media app doing social good.

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Second Annual Sickle Cell 5K Coming to Tulsa

As a part of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, Oklahoma nonprofit Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease (SFSCD) will host the second annual Sickle Cell 5K for a Cure and Community Awareness Bazaar on Sept. 5 in the historic Greenwood District at Langston University. The public is invited to participate in raising funds and awareness surrounding the most common genetic blood disorder in the world; affecting an estimated 1,500 Oklahomans living with the disease and another 40,000 who carry the gene and their families.

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OKPOP Museum Will Hold Broad Appeal

By EMILY RAMSEY

After a wild ride in the state House of Representatives in May, the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP) passed on a second voting attempt 51-40.
Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, has spent close to 30 years championing this type of project in Tulsa. Recently, Jeff Moore, who has been with the Oklahoma Historical Society since 1995, was named the director of the OKPOP Museum.

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Dan Rooney Grateful to Country, Owasso

By EMILY RAMSEY

With the 4th of July holiday upon us, Major Dan Rooney, founder of Folds of Honor based in Owasso, sat down with the Greater Tulsa Reporter to discuss the foundation’s current activities and the organization’s impact since it began in 2007, with the mission of providing scholarships and assistance to spouses and children of those killed or wounded in active duty.

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Broken Arrow Antique Radio Club to Hold ‘Sizzler’

John Anderson, vice president of the Broken Arrow Antique Radio Club, announces the club’s annual event, The Summer Sizzler, will be held at the Asbury United Methodist Church Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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Owasso Gathering Draws Regional Interest

By EMILY RAMSEY

Word continues to spread as the Owasso Gathering on Main continues, with its third season kicking off in April. The event is held on the first Thursday of each month.
While the event’s inaugural season, in 2013, was only three months long, beginning in August and running through October, the Gathering has since expanded its length, running April through October

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AWC Sets Newsmakers Awards Luncheon

The Association for Women in Communications Tulsa Chapter will recognize the AWC Newsmakers of the Year and the organization’s Saidie Lifetime Achievement Award winner at a special luncheon May 6, 11:30 a.m., at Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st. Each year, AWC selects a group of outstanding Oklahoma women who made news while advancing opportunities for women and working to improve their local communities and state. The Saidie Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates an accomplished professional in the journalism and communications field. The AWC membership has selected the following award winners.

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Local Farmers Markets to Open

By EMILY RAMSEY

The Cherry Street Farmers’ Market begins its 18th season on April 4 with new and returning vendors and a name change.

The market’s new name is Tulsa Farmers’ Market, which allows the market to encompass more than just Cherry Street, says Market Administrator Penni Shelton; this includes on Brookside, where the winter market (open November-March) and the Wednesday summer market (open May-October) operate in the Whole Foods Market parking lot, 1401 E. 41st St.

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Child Abuse Network Announces Fundraiser

On March 29, Child Abuse Network will hold its second annual CAN Superhero Challenge at 2 p.m.

The annual family-friendly event will be held at Postoak Lodge and Retreat, 5323 W. 31st St. N. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero.

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B.A. Fire Welcomes New Chief

Broken Arrow’s new Fire Chief Jeremy Moore was welcomed by the Broken Arrow Fire Department on Jan. 9 during a change of command ceremony, held at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 701 S. Main St.

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Five Civilized Tribes Hold Quarterly Meeting

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation hosted several Native American tribes for a quarterly meeting of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Jan. 8-9 at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center with a record attendance of 529 attendees.
The Inter-Tribal Council formed as a result of various meetings held in 1949 between various leaders and representatives of the Five Civilized Tribes. It will celebrate 65 years in February.

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Coworking in the Pearl District

By EMILY RAMSEY

Creativity has long been in the heart of Christine Sharp-Crowe, co-founder and co-owner of Indie Emporium craft show and Made: The Indie Emporium Shop.

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Local Groups Remember 9/11

On Sept. 11, the Wealaka Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its annual Patriot Day at Washington Irving Park. The John Plumb Chapter of Colonial Dames also provided support for the event and purchased a contemplation bench, which has been placed on the lawn west of the 9-11 Memorial in Washington Irving Park.

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Unique Balloons at Gatesway Festival

A flying beaver and baby bee will be special guests at this year’s Gatesway Balloon Festival, to be held Sept. 19-20 at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs in Claremore.

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