Community Partners Instill Eco Learning at McLain
After hearing a few Tulsans, “talking trash,” about McLain Magnet Junior Senior High School, I looked in to some of the goings on at this struggling school. What I found was some incredible eco happenings, and the need to help turn this trash talk into treasured understanding of how many are working towards teaching kids life learning, sustainable living and career skill sets.
Urban Chicken Trends: The New Backyard Pet?
We love our dogs and cats. They’re members of the family. My own two dogs rule our property as queen and king of the domicile. But there’s a new pet popping up in backyards across America…the chicken.
Spring Events for the Family Beckon in St. Louis
Spring is right around the corner. And what better way to celebrate than to take a trip to the home of the world champion St. Louis Cardinals? The team was awarded their 11th World Series trophy in 2011. Follow in the Redbirds’ winning ways and score some fun during a visit to the Gateway City this spring. There’s plenty to see and do and it’s only a short drive away.
Tulsa Tech Offers SpaceTEC Certification
Tulsa Tech is one of just a few distinguished learning institutions in the nation to offer the SpaceTEC Aerospace Technician certification for students who are interested in working in aerospace-related careers and the U.S. space industry.
Spring Inspires Eco-Activities
It’s always amazing to see how much nature’s welcome of spring inspires us to launch into our own year of activities and refocus. Of course, my focus is all things recycling, and with so much happening around town, eco-learning and living opportunities abound.
Tulsa Chamber, Partners Announce Legislative Priorities
Early in 2012, we can see many areas of the economy picking up again. Tulsa’s unemployment level is going down. We have more businesses interested in relocating to the region, and our downtown shows unlimited promise, with as many as six cranes peppering the skyline. But while we could be content with this momentum, we must continue to work aggressively to ensure Tulsa can and will reach its full potential. And as with any great city, that work will never be finished.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Creativity This Year
So I am deviating a bit from my usual travel column. Since Valentine’s Day is in the middle of the week and with most everyone in a budget-conscious mode, I thought I would explore some out-of-the-box and inexpensive ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
New Year’s Eco Resolutions: My New ‘R’ in the Mix – ‘Refuse’
Whoever said that on Jan. 1 we would all somehow magically become excellent at working out and organizing our homes was seriously out of touch with reality. I think I’ve gained weight, gotten messier and I feel more unorganized than ever. So, I choose to focus on attainable resolutions, which is now possible through all the free time created by admitting I will not be going to the gym.
Brides Get a Bite Out of the Big Apple
I recently had the pleasure of visiting New York City on a fashion business trip. New York is one of the great fashion capitals of the world, and it was a great learning experience.
Local Recyclers Receive Recognition as Eco Heroes
Recyclers know that we tend to go unnoticed or ignored as we push and pull our homes, businesses and events towards the green revolution. We tirelessly toil away amid trash cans and recycling bins because we love it and have a crazy passion to see stuff follow the three R’s instead of winding up in a landfill. It could even be said that after a while, we become white noise when we “help” you learn how better to incorporate green practices into our daily lives.
Tulsa Tech’s Accounting Benefits Local Business
When Mayra Lancaster dreamed of creating a small tax service and accounting business 20 years ago, she really had no idea what the future might hold for her, or her newly created company. As a young, Hispanic woman without a formal education, who spoke English as a second language, and who had never owned or managed a business, it was fair to say that the figures on the spreadsheet were not exactly in her favor.
Christmas Tree Farms Provide Family Day Trip Destinations
Fewer things get me more excited than putting up our Christmas tree. Even though purchasing a fake one that can be assembled in an hour, won’t die or make you sneeze may be much simpler and less stress, but it just doesn’t do it for me (although my husband would disagree – but hey, this isn’t about him).
Eureka Springs Boasts Haunted Hotel
Whether you are a skeptic or a believer in the spirit world – Eureka Springs is the place to go for Halloween. With its charming Victorian ambiance nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs is home to America’s Most Haunted Hotel, the 1886 Crescent Hotel.
Talking About Tulsa’s Trash Plans
Bill budgeting, garage sales, coupon clipping, carpooling…during these toughening times we all have ways in which we’re looking to save some cash and create more efficiency with what we have. Lucky for us, the city of Tulsa is doing the same thing with our trash. Tulsa officials went too many decades with no changes made, and are now required by law to re-bid our curbside trash contracts. At the same time, a budget overflow that’s been subsidizing our bills will soon run out.
Tulsa Tech Students Construct Memorial Wall
Ten years ago on Sept. 11, over 3,000 children lost a parent, many individuals lost a partner, and others lost a brother or sister. During the last decade, thousands of first responders to the 911 tragedy have also suffered from exposure to harmful smoke and gasses which were present at ground zero following these terrorist attacks. This year marks the tenth anniversary of this terrible assault on our country and Americans are remembering when our great nation came to a stop on that morning in September.
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