Get Away for Great Romance!


On its face, a day focused on celebrating love and those you love sounds like a good thing. Except….February 14 is close to the holidays and all the ‘gift giving’ pressures that comes in that merry season. For many, buying the perfect gift or planning the perfect night just means an ever-increasing level of anxiety. For some, it challenges a relationship like no other event. What to do? What to buy?

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Ice Cream Marriage Aims To Restore Our Faith In Love

In a time when it seems break-ups are abound, first Jen and Brad then Nick and Jessica and possibly Britney and Kevin, the passionate ice cream aficionados at Cold Stone Creamery want to bring a little love back to Valentine’s Day. In an effort to show the world that happy partnerships can still be made, stores across the country will be combining ice cream flavors and cakes to prove there is such a thing as the perfect match.
Visitors to the Cold Stone Creamery web site, are being asked to match up the two flavors they’d most like to see married. For each vote cast, web visitors will be entered to win a romantic Hawaiian getaway for two (contest winner will be notified on March 1). For contest rules and details, visit A marriage ceremony between the two most compatible flavors may be viewed on Feb. 14 also via the company’s web site.

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Light Opera Oklahoma Announces Auditions

Light Opera Oklahoma (LOOK) will hold auditions for the 2006 season at the following times and places:

*Kansas City – Feb. 3, 4 to 7 p.m. at UMKC, School of Music

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Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio: The Place to Join the Dance Craze


Frank Felitch was well into a career as a restaurateur when his brother Nick put a challenge to him that added rhythm to his step.

“Help me in my business for two weeks,” Nick said, “If you don’t like it, I’ll leave Austin and come home to Ohio and join you in the restaurant business.”

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Book Features Nora’s Quilts Owner’s Lifetime Collection

By D. J. Morrow Ingram

Stepping into Nora’s Quilts is like stepping into a kaleidoscope. Colors, prints and patterns abound in the fabric selections and quilts on display. But the glow comes from Nora Cope herself.
Cope, who is preparing for a book signing of her just released book, “Nora, A Lifetime Collection of Quilts,” has been a quilter for many years. She began quilting while running an art store in Houston and eventually quilting became her art.

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Oilers Announce Schools Day

It will be “Oily to rise” for the Tulsa Oilers for their game with the Youngstown SteelHounds on Tuesday February 7th.
The Oilers have announced that game will be Tulsa Public Schools day and the game with Youngstown will start at 10:30 a.m.

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South Central Golf Expo Set for Feb. 3-5

Champions Tour winner Ron Streck and Champions Tour rookie and winner of multiple PGA Tour events David Edwards will be among the guest speakers at the fourth annual South Central Golf Expo presented by Hidden Oaks, Jenks’ newest exclusive gated community. The expo is Feb. 3-5 at the John Q. Hammons Arena at Union High School’s Multipurpose Activity Center, 66th & Mingo in Tulsa.

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Tulsa Boat Sport and Travel Show Celebrating Milestone Anniversary

The 2006 Tulsa Boat Sport and Travel Show is celebrating 50 years in January, according to event organizers.

Presented by Mercury MerCruiser, the show will be held at Expo Center on the Tulsa Fairgrounds, Jan. 30 through Feb. 5.
“We are going all out this year to celebrate our 50th anniversary,” said Phil Keeter, president of the show. “Visitors will enjoy better quality exhibits and seminars, more promotions, incredible value and the most fun of any show yet.”
Among a variety of promotions offered to visitors is the opportunity to sign up to win an 18-foot Sea Ray Sport Boat and trailer valued at $20,000, courtesy of Sea Ray, Port Arrowhead and Mercury MerCruiser.

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Tulsa’s Forrest Gump to run with Special Olympic Athletes

Tulsa’s Forrest Gump (Steve Kime) will run with Special Olympic athletes in a on-block exhibition run at the 24th annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K on March 11. The race has a history of being one of the top 5K races in Oklahoma. Last years race had over 1,000 runners. This race has a tradition of kicking off the racing season for runners in Oklahoma.

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Knitting: Not Just for Grannies and British Nannies!


Editor’s Note: The writer is a resident of London, England, and is a sometimes visitor to Tulsa, a city she enjoys very much, and where she has found time to do some of her knitting.

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Tulsa’s Art & Music Scene Growing


Now that the holiday parties, shopping, carol singing and gift giving is behind us, we look to the coming warmer months with promise of entertainment, fun and cultural enrichment for all of us to enjoy. From the Brookside and Brady districts, to Cherry Street and downtown Tulsa, the Inside Scoop will offer you a real cool mixture of music and special places to visit and relish.
Let’s take a look at the scene on Cherry Street or 15th Street, as it is commonly known. One of Tulsa’s most popular restaurants, Camarelli’s, features savory Italian cuisine and sumptuous music to boot. On every other Thursday, Camarelli’s features two outstanding musical acts—Ruby’s Begonia (blue grass and a little bit of everything else thrown in) and the wildly popular and Tulsa Spot Award Winner, Susan Herndon, strumming her guitar and singing popular hits of the day. For those of you who want to enjoy a nice Sunday dinner (try the Seafood Ala Vodka or the Chicken Tequila), stop by Camarelli’s and enjoy the versatile guitar and mandolin stylings of Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher. You can never go wrong with this wonderful restaurant and the music is always a lovely complement to your dining experience.
If you are looking for another type of musical experience, take a ride over to Boston’s on 18th and not only enjoy American cuisine (burgers, fries), but check out the full calendar of music each week: Mondays, Midwest Kings; Tuesdays, Open Mic; Wednesdays, Tom Skinner Project; Thursdays, Phil; Fridays, Larry Arnet; and on Saturday kick back and enjoy Rewake. Music begins around 9 p.m. each night – for more info, call 583-9520.

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Man in Pain Walks Across U.S.

Dennis Kinch, 50, knows about chronic pain. He suffers from two progressive diseases that affect his spine and joints. The diseases eventually may prevent him from walking.

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Customer Service Sets Linda’s Flowers Apart from the Norm


In an age where you can buy flowers at the supermarket or online, why go to a florist? Lou Johnson, owner of Linda’s Flowers, 41st Street and Garnett Road, can sum it up in two words: customer service.

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Zoo Splash!

The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Tulsa, is making a “Splash” with an exciting, new event this spring. The zoo proudly announces Sea Lion Splash, a fundraising event benefiting the zoo’s Growing Wild! Capital Campaign. The proceeds from this event will go towards the renovation of the zoo’s California Sea Lion Exhibit. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Rotary Club’s Community Fund.

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