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Archive for: September, 2012

Darla Shelden of The City Sentinel to be honored at September 29 Sierra Club gala


By Stacy Martin Contributing Editor   Darla Shelden, a veteran journalist who writes regularly for The City Sentinel, will be honored for her reporting at the Inaugural Sierra Club Gala at Oklahoma City’s Remington Park, on Saturday, September 29.   Shelden will receive the Oklahoma Chapter’s Conservation Journalism Award for 2012.   Patrick B. McGuigan, […]

Sooner State Democrats are True Blue, in a Red State

At the Democratic National Convention: John A. Perez, speaker of the California Assembly, with Tom Guild of Oklahoma. Guild is the Democratic nominee in Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District. Photo by LaDonna Hunt

  By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor   Democrats in Oklahoma may outnumber Republicans, but the Sooner State has not supported the party’s nominee since 1964.   Nonetheless, a lively contingent of 50 delegates at the Democratic National Convention this week in Charlotte, N.C., were proud of what they say is a progressive party platform, […]

Democrats are exhilarated and dedicated to the re-election of President Obama

Oklahomans on DNC jumbotron. Photo by Jason Madrid

Oklahomans on DNC jumbotron. Photo by Jason Madrid   By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   The Neilson Company reported that the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. reached 26.2 million viewers, with First Lady Michelle Obama as the featured speaker, nearly 4 million more than the first night of Republican National […]

Historic compact ends legal fight between tribe, state of Oklahoma

Creek Chief George Tiger speaks at the ceremony marking the first tobacco compact of his and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin's respective tenures. Behind Chief Tiger is Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to his right is Gov. Fallin. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Historic compact ends legal fight between tribe, state of Oklahoma By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Ending years of tension in state-tribal relations, the state of Oklahoma and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation signed an historic tobacco compact. Tensions peaked with litigation that began in 2009, after a state investigation identified tribal smoke shops selling cigarettes […]

Tipsy Artist makes learning to paint divine with a little wine

Tiffany Bohrer “The Tipsy Artist” and Alain Buthion, co-owner and chef of La Baguette Bistro and Bellini’s Ristorante & Grill invite the public to join them in September to the Wine & Paint Party hosted by Tipsy Artists. Photo by Darla Shelden

    By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   Tiffany Bohrer, known as “The Tipsy Artist,” is creating a new bevy of local talent at venues like Bellini’s Ristorante & Grill in Oklahoma City. Each month a Tipsy Artist evening takes place under the canopy at Bellini’s where guests can ‘Dine with Wine and Plein Air […]

2012 Fairy Ball on Paseo – September 15

Dancers from StarDanceSwan beckon observers to weave their own movements to the lovely sounds of musician Steve McLinn at the 2011 “Fairy Ball on Paseo.”  This year’s ball is Saturday, September 15. Photo Provided

Staff Report   The Fairy Ball on Paseo once again beckons fanciful characters to the Paseo Arts District. A favorite evening for children of all ages, the Fairy Ball inspires imagination and wonder. Past Fairy Balls have been held in midsummer, but the heat waves of the last two years have spun this event to […]

Metro area Democrats meet in North Carolina to re-elect Barack Obama

State Senator Connie Johnson, delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, is in North Carolina to re-elect President Barak Obama. Photo provided.

    By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer     Four Oklahoma City metro area Democrats are among those attending the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnson is one of those delegates. Recollections of her first convention are still fresh in her mind.   “The 2008 convention in Denver […]

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