The City Sentinel
Archive for: July, 2012

Kids learn life skills at Lake Arcadia outdoor workshop

To help families learn how to better enjoy the outdoor adventures of camping, kayaking and cooking, 4-H recently held a “Let’s Take the Kids Camping” workshop at Lake Arcadia.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer To help families learn how to better enjoy the outdoor adventures of camping, kayaking and cooking, 4-H recently held a “Let’s Take the Kids Camping” workshop at Lake Arcadia. Around 30 participants ages 9 to 19 attended the single-day event. “The best way to teach young people the skills they […]

Skeleton museum offers cool summer entertainment and education

The skeleton of an F1 camel, a hybrid that is produced from breeding a dromedary and a bactrian camel, was added to the museum this summer. The skeleton stands 7 feet tall at its highest point. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Museum of Osteology located at 10301 S. Sunnylane Road, is a unique, one of a kind educational experience in Oklahoma City. Sharing the same building with Skulls Unlimited, the 7000 square ft. museum focuses on the form and function of the skeletal system, with hundreds of skulls and skeletons […]

Local attorneys turn their focus to estate planning for same sex couples

When veteran attorneys Sally Gilbert (left) and Tracy Pierce Nester learned same-sex couples and attorneys hey consulted were at a loss about estate planning, they decided to focus part of their law practice on educating them about their options. Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Estate planning is one of the most important steps any person can take to make sure that their final property and health care wishes are honored, and that loved ones are provided for after their passing. It is important for all couples to have an estate plan, but it is […]

Free symposium offers public tour of metro green roofs

Built in 1951 to complete a prairie-style architectural aesthetic that also reduced summer temperatures, the Winnie Mae Home in Oklahoma City has evolved today into a ‘garden style’ sub-canopy green roof structure. Built on a slope, over the garage, it will inspire all do-it yourself homeowners. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Hosted by the City of Oklahoma City, the public is invited to attend a free Green Roof Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at the Cox Convention Center, Ballroom C. The symposium’s goal is to increase understanding of how vegetative roof systems, or “green roofs,” […]

36 Hours: ObamaCare in Oklahoma

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Forget “48 Hours.” The first 36 hours after last week’s announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act – much more widely known as “ObamaCare” — created a tsunami of commentary, conflicting analysis and controversy about what it all means. Governor Mary Fallin, a strong […]

Fireworks illegal in Oklahoma City

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staff report With Independence Day nearing, City officials want to remind residents that it is illegal to purchase, possess, manufacture or use fireworks in the Oklahoma City limits without a permit. Sparklers, snakes and bottle rockets are included in the ban. “People are surprised to learn their childhood favorite, sparklers and snakes, are not allowed […]

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