Mill Creek Carpet & Tile Unveils Revolutionary Carpet Fiber
Mill Creek Carpet and Tile has introduced Mohawk’s SmartStrand carpet fiber made with DuPont Sorona Polymer. This new carpet fiber boasts the durability of nylon carpet fiber, “built in” permanent stain resistance, and an ever popular soft touch. The new carpet fiber is very versatile, and samples include almost every type of carpet from standard textures to friezes and berber flecks.
Pig Kissing at Inverness Village
Kent McRae, executive director at Inverness Village, pauses before planting a kiss on Festis, a 135 lb. pot bellied pig at a special reception held at the Life Care retirement community. The fun was all for a good cause as more than $1,000 was raised to support Inverness Village wellness director Jana Headrick’s Oct. 31 run in the Dublin, Ireland Marathon. Proceeds raised for the run support programs and research of the Arthritis Foundation. Residents and others attending the event cast their votes for various Inverness Village staff with their donations. Headrick is halfway toward her $4,500 goal. Those interested in helping can send a tax-deductible check, payable to the Arthritis Foundation to: Jana Headrick, Inverness Village, 3800 W. 71st St., Tulsa 74132.
Elite Repeat an Extraordinary Resale Shop
A person steps through the doorway of this south-side store and quickly realizes this is no ordinary resale shop.
Elite Repeat, a fund-raising project of the Rotary Club of Tulsa, promotes upscale resale and features names like Saks, Miss Jackson’s, Ann Taylor and Talbots. A myriad of gently used household items and men’s clothing and shoes are also on display, each with a price tag that reflects a tremendous discount.
Panera Bread Sets Record 4th Annual ‘Knead 2 Read’
Panera Bread’s 2005 effort to encourage and celebrate literacy in Oklahoma brought in a record 12,252 children’s books in one day, nearly twice the 6,657 collected in 2004. The largest donor was Elliot Elementary School. Second-grade teacher Debby Simpson for the second year led a school-wide effort to support “Knead 2 Read.”
August Horticulture Tips from OSU Extension Sevice
The Tulsa County OSU Extension Service offers the following horticulture tips for August compliments of the O.S.U. Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. For more information contact the OSU Extension Master Gardeners at 746-3701.
‘West of Broadway’ Circles the Globe
Guests at a recent soiree benefiting Council Oak Men’s Choral were promised an experience “West of Broadway,” featuring a preview of the off-Broadway smash musical hit, “Listen to My Heart: The Songs of David Friedman.”
ID Theft a Rapidly Growing Crime
A couple weeks ago, a friend of the author of this article from Oklahoma and an owner of a successful international business, Linda Mayers (name changed), became a victim of identification theft. A criminal from the Eastern part of the United States had stolen information about her business address and account printed checks and wrote a $2,000 check on her name. When the check cleared Linda’s account, it was a shock for her and her husband-business partner. The Mayers called their bank, but response to their complaint was slow. They reported the ID theft to police. The bank account was closed for about a week, and the business incurred losses.
Zoo Waltz a Wild Success
The event’s success and popularity was due in large part to the committed community volunteers that made up the committee. This year’s committee chair person was Shelley Denny, Controller for Home Health Care of Oklahoma, and her husband Dr. Raymond Denny.
Vision 2025 Construction Progressing
As the two-year anniversary on the passage of the historic Vision 2025 tax package approaches, Tulsa County residents are beginning to see clear signs of progress.
Utica Square Concert Series is Popular
Summer’s 5th Night, Tulsa’s favorite free outdoor concert series, is underway every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. through August 25 at Utica Square. Summer’s 5th Night serves up everything from jazz to rock to country.
Castle Blends Unique History with Awesome Fireworks
The Castle of Muskogee is gearing up for its annual fireworks sale, which attracts more than 100,000 customers from the Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri areas. The Castle’s 50,000 square-foot, air conditioned Fireworks Showroom boasts the largest selection of fireworks in middle-America and has available some of the largest “Heavy Weight” fireworks in the country. The Castle is only a short 45-minute drive from Tulsa and will be open June 15 through July 5 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Wild Animals Lost in Tulsa Find Asylum
Several wild animals recently were brought to Forest Trails Animal Hospital, located at the intersection of 101st Street and Sheridan Road in Tulsa, including six baby birds, three little rabbits, a small opossum and a young owl.
Tulsa-Based Doll and Toy Museum a Treasure
The Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys has a new arrival: several dolls came from Bangkok, and two 1950s dolls were donated by an Oklahoma resident.
Flourishes by Brenda Walter Offers Design Talent
Flourishes by Brenda Walter is an interior design company located on Cherry Street that has brought a fresh twist to the decoration of homes and offices throughout greater Tulsa.
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