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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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Sigma Chi Tulsa Celebrates Milestone

In July, 300 Sigma Chi Fraternity alumni from across the country gathered for the 100 Years of Brotherhood anniversary celebration, the Tulsa alumni association’s celebration of 100 years of uninterrupted weekly meetings. “Our association is the only one of 150 alumni groups nationally to celebrate 100 years of uninterrupted weekly meetings,” says Aaron Massey, president of Sigma Chi Tulsa Alumni Association.

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Natural Grocery Boom Continues

By EMILY RAMSEY

Even with the recent closing of GreenAcres Market just two years after opening in Jenks, the natural and organic grocery store movement continues to grow locally, begging the question of how many natural grocery stores can Greater Tulsa sustain.

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Castle of Muskogee Offers New Fireworks

The Castle of Muskogee, Oklahoma’s 37,000-square-foot Fireworks Retail Showroom, has added 42 fireworks to its selection for 4th of July celebrations.

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Owasso Farmers Market Enters Tenth Year

By ANNE BOYD

In 2005, a group of friends decided to create a market for the area to enjoy. They set up tables, filled baskets with fresh foods, and greeted everyone who came by.
Since then, the market has grown to be an important part of the community. Families can pick out healthy ingredients that the vendors proudly display.

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AWC Newsmakers Luncheon to Honor Distinguished Writer, Three Local Leaders

Janet Pearson, a reporter turned editorial writer who covered major beats and issues for the Tulsa World for almost four decades, has won the Saidie Award, the highest honor of the Tulsa Chapter of the Association for Women in Communication (AWC). The organization will recognize Pearson and three other women who shape or write about the news at AWC’s Newsmaker Luncheon, Wednesday, May 7, at Southern Hills Country Club.

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Blair Mansion Demolished

Below is a letter from Daniel Buford, owner of Tulsa’s Blair Mansion, regarding his decision to deconstruct the Midtown home.

To My Fellow Tulsans,
It has been my great pleasure to reside in the Blair Mansion at 2800 S. Boston Ave. in the great city of Tulsa. The property on which the house resides will soon become part of A Gathering Place for Tulsa, a planned 66.5-acre park along Riverside Drive. As many of you know, the house was never part of the park design. Recognizing that, I took responsibility for the future of the home.

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Tulsa Bar Association Announces Law Day Events

By EMILY RAMSEY

Tulsa lawyers want to see students embrace what the United States stands for—democracy, the rule of law and freedom.

That is why each year, the Tulsa County Bar Foundation, in conjunction with Tulsa County Bar Association (TCBA), makes a special effort to spread the word about Law Day, held on May 1.

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