The City Sentinel
Archive for: February, 2013

Valentine’s Day marks National Condom Week celebrating prevention and responsibility


Staff Report Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma will be celebrating the effectiveness of latex condoms during National Condom Week, Feb. 12 – 19. People can stop by their closest PPCO health centers during the week of Valentine’s Day to enter a “guess the number of condoms in the jar” contest and to pick up free […]

Public education, humane care and socialization key to dog bite prevention


  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer   According to the Center for Disease Control, education is key to reducing dog biting incidents. Each year 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs, and one-in-five dog bites results in injuries that require medical attention.   A report by the National Canine Research Council (NCRC) on dog bite-related […]

Oklahoma Humanities Council honors recipients for keeping culture alive

Richard A. Grounds, Director, Euchee Language Project, will receive the Humanities in Education Award during the 2013 Oklahoma Humanities Award Dinner on March 28.  Photo provided

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Keeping Oklahomans culturally involved, the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) has announced their 2013 awardees. Recipients will be honored at the Oklahoma Humanities Awards dinner, on Thursday, March 28. The reception opens at 5:30 p.m. with the awards presentation dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih […]

Six Oklahoma Schools Receive $400,000 in Reward School Grants


Staff Report   Six Oklahoma schools were awarded Reward School grants totaling $400,000 by the State Board of Education last week as part of the State Department of Education’s Raise the Grade Together initiative.   “These schools are among the best performing schools in the state,” said State Superintendent Janet Barresi. “To qualify for the […]

“Defending the Caveman” – CityRep’s Oklahoma premiere of long-runing Broadway Hit

City Rep John Venable

  Staff Report   Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre continues their Eleventh Season with Rob Becker’s “Defending the Caveman.” Co-sponsors for this season’s third production are The American Theatre Wing and BancFirst.   “Caveman” holds the record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history. It is also now a worldwide rock-solid “tour de force” […]

Celebrity Attractions bringing first time Broadway show to Oklahoma City this month


  Staff Report   For the first time, Celebrity Attractions brings its final production to Oklahoma City’s Civic Center Music Hall Feb. 12-17 with “100 Years of Broadway,” musical revenue of Broadway’s most popular shows. There will be eight performances.   This widely acclaimed musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast […]

Affair of the Heart comes to Fair Park this week – just in time for Valentine’s Day


    Staff Report   Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and memories of the Christmas crunch New Year’s frenzy are fading. In the normal course of events hereabouts, it is time for another installment of “An Affair of the Heart” at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.   On Feb. 8, 9 and […]

Gas Fireplaces: a few things you should know


  By Todd Feehan and Jack Werner   The gas starter in my fireplace is not working or is not working properly. What’s the fix? The fix is probably going to involve calling a plumber, but let’s check some things first.   We are going to assume that you have a gas pipe in your […]

Three Oklahoma City School Board elections slated for February 12


  By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   This year’s school elections for Oklahoma City feature a total of three races, including two board seats and the district-wide Chairman’s post.   In all, the six candidates who filed across the three races make this one of the highest years for participation in decades. The most […]

I Loved the 70’s, but not that much…

By Scott Nachatilo I recently met a new property management customer at a house he had just closed on. It was a nice 3-bed brick home in a good neighborhood. The only problem with the property is that it was dated. It hadn’t been remodeled since the 1970s. So the question is, how far does […]

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