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Archive for: August, 2017

Remembering Kent Potter, March 28, 1954 – August 9, 2017

Nichols Hills real estate agent and friend to many, Kent Potter will be remembered as a “wonderful man and kind soul.” Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – His obituary reads: Kenton “Kent” Nelson Potter was born March 28, 1954 in Oklahoma City the son of Jerald Allen and Ezell Glynn (Nelson) Potter. He died on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Oklahoma City at the age of 63. As the news of the […]

September brings OKC Zoo’s 8th Annual Art Gone Wild Exhibit and Monarch Madness 5K Run

Wild Salmon Crested Cockatoo uses his bill to create a painting for the Art Gone Wild exhibit.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The eighth annual OKC Zoo Art Gone Wild exhibit will open Friday, September 1 at the Myriad Botanical Garden at 301 West Reno, in Oklahoma City.  The exhibit, showcasing the new masterpieces created by some of the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s talented animal […]

Plaza Mayor to host Fiestas Patrias OKC on Sept 17

The 2017 Fiestas Patrias OKC, an event celebrating Mexico's Independence Day, will take place on Sunday, September 1 in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY OK –The 2017 Fiestas Patrias OKC, an event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day, will take place on Sunday, September 17, from 1 – 10 p.m. at Plaza Mayor, 7000 Crossroads Boulevard in Oklahoma City. The event is presented by Scissortail Community Development Corporation. One of the largest Hispanic […]

Starting it right: Paseo First Friday is September 1 – Photofest continues all month

The Paseo Arts Association’s Annual Photofest will continue at the Paseo Art Space  through Sept. 30.  Photo provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for September will take place on Friday, Sep. 1, from 6-10 p.m. The Paseo Arts Association’s Annual Photofest will continue at the Paseo Art Space (3022 Paseo) through Sept. 30. This juried exhibition showcases all types of photography-based artwork, including traditional […]

Oklahoma’s Curbside Chronicle street paper receives global recognition

Founders of The Curbside Chronicle, Ranya and Whitney O’Connor received awards recognizing Oklahoma’s only street paper at the International Network of Street Papers (INSP) Conference in Manchester, England.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – This week, Oklahoma’s only street paper, The Curbside Chronicle, received global recognition for its work at the International Network of Street Papers (INSP) Conference in Manchester, England. The Curbside Chronicle, a magazine sold by people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, won in […]

Capitol Report for August 26: Immigration laws should safeguard children, Two Republican women in Labor Commissioner’s race

alex and pat

  On the weekly Capitol Report segment for News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, analyst Patrick B. McGuigan applauded an effort to provide regulatory relief to some 800,000 people who arrived in the United States as the children of undocumented immigrants. He encouraged Congress to support a program along the lines of Deferred Action […]

1219 Creative art gallery to feature work by artists experiencing homelessness

“Lost in the Storm” by Emma, an artist in the Fresh Start program, will be on display during the 1219 Creative art gallery exhibit on Sept. 1, 5 and 6. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – As part of the “Fresh stART” program, an art exhibit featuring artists who are or have experienced homelessness will be on display on September 1, 5 and 6 at the new 1219 Creative art gallery in Oklahoma City. An opening reception for the free exhibit at […]

OKC’s Sally’s List Annual Luncheon to host Sen. Barbara Boxer in November

Former U.S. Senator Senator Barbara Boxer will be keynote speaker at the 2017 Sally’s List Annual Luncheon on Friday, November 3 in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2017 Sally’s List Annual Luncheon will feature former United States Senator for California Barbara Boxer as keynote speaker on Friday, November 3. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the National Cowboy Hall and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd […]

OKC Day of Peace celebration set for Capitol grounds on Sept. 21

The International Day of Peace will be recognized on Thursday, September 21 when the United Nations Association of Oklahoma City (UNA-OKC) will host an event at the Oklahoma State Capitol.  UNA-OKC Facebook Photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The United Nations Association of Oklahoma City (UNA-OKC) will host an event to recognize the International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21. at the Oklahoma State Capitol South Steps from 6 – 8 p.m. Event organizers invite the public to “make an impact on […]

Two women enter race for Republican nomination as Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor

Cathy Costello, Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Cathy Costello, widow of Mark Costello – who served as Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor from 2011-2015 – has entered the race to fill the position in the 2018 election. Havng entered the race on August 2, Costello will face state Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, who formally announced her widely […]

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