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Archive for: November, 2016

OKC’s Downtown in December offers holiday activities for the entire family

Downtown in December is produced in part by Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. with support from Devon Energy, the Downtown Business Improvement District, as well as other corporate sponsors and partners. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Downtown in December 2016 is hosting a series of holiday events and attractions, which are now in full swing in the heart of Oklahoma City. The winter events include outdoor ice skating, a tree lighting festival, afternoon visits with Santa Claus, a holiday run, snow tubing, free water taxi […]

Cristo Rey Catholic High School schedules open House December 10

Renee Porter, president Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School.  Photo provided.

Staff Report Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School will be holding an open house event on Saturday, December 10 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. for potential students and parents interested in learning more about the school and visiting the facility. The Cristo Rey OKC facility is located at 900 N. Portland on the OSU-OKC […]

Sonja Martinez Christmas AIDS Benefit set to support Oklahoma City’s Winds House

The 25th annual Sonja Martinez Christmas AIDS Benefit featured performers (from left) John Beebe, Roxie Hart, Bebe Adams, Ms. Martinez, Matthew Heath-Fitzgerald and Alison Scott.  Photo by Dee Goodwin

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter . Oklahoma City performance artist Sonja Martinez will host her 26th Annual Christmas AIDS Benefit on Monday, December 5, at The COPA, 2200 N.W. 39 Expressway. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.  All proceeds, including tips, will go to support The Winds House in […]

December 1-18 – CityRep’s presentation of ‘A Tuna Christmas’ returns by popular demand


Staff Report Oklahoma City —  As part of CityRep’s 15th Anniversary celebration, Oklahoma’s award winning professional theatre is bringing back the side-splitting comedy, “A Tuna Christmas,” the biggest hit and the most requested show in its history. CityRep Artistic Director Donald Jordan and CityRep co-founder Jonathan Beck Reed are back in this Tony award nominated […]

Governor Mary Fallin promises to sustain renewed momentum for criminal justice reform

Governor May Fallin.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – In wake of the November election, Governor Mary Fallin said that Oklahoma voters have made it clear they want the state to redirect how it deals with drug addiction and the criminal justice system. In all, 58.2 percent of voters on November 8 supported for State Question 780, which would […]

The Turning Point: Oklahoma voters restore the basis for long-sought criminal justice reforms

Kris Steele

Kris Steele The turning point Oklahoma’s criminal justice system has sought for so long is finally within reach. In an election season of unprecedented divisiveness, unity emerged in Oklahoma when an incredibly diverse coalition joined together and secured passage of a better path for our overburdened criminal justice system. The political spectrum’s right and left, […]

Oklahoma state Rep. George Young in delegation to Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio

State Rep. George Young.  Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma state Representative George Young, D-Oklahoma City, joined a delegation of legislators from five Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) member states at The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS) in San Antonio, Texas, November 14-15. Participants in the delegation had the opportunity to learn about the innovative strategies CHCS is using to help San […]

‘Magnificent Forgers’ and entertainer Grant Adams Highlight Dec. 2 Paseo First Friday

Grant Adams. Photo provided.

Staff Report The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for December will take place on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. Featured this month in the Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo) through Dec. 26 is “The Magnificent Forgers,” a group show by artists Nancy Park, Sam Echols, Verna Fuller and Belle Dickerson. […]

Capitol Report for November 26: Sandy Garrett honored as ‘door-opener’ … and JFK’s gratitude for ‘uncovenanted mercies’

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and The City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan on Capitol Report.

On this week’s edition of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan applauded the ASTEC Fund, which supports the ASTEC Charter Schools in Oklahoma City, for presenting a “door-opener” award to former Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Sandy Garrett. Although a Democrat, Garrett’s mentor in statewide education leadership was Republican Gov. Henry Bellmon. At the gala held […]

JFK Community Service Award honoree: Kari Watkins joins Cornett, Turpen, David and Rhonda Walters

Kari Watkins, Executive Director at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Oklahoma State Society Photograph.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Kari Watkins, executive director at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, will be honored next month as a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Community Service Award. Josef McGuigan, president of the Board of Directors for the Santa Fe Family Life Center (SFFLC), told Watkins the designation “recognizes […]

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