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Archive for: September, 2017

52nd annual Oklahoma Czech Festival will offer food, music, dancing and family fun

The 52nd annual Czech Festival experience will feature Czech culture including food, music, dancing, traditional costumes and imported merchandise.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter YUKON, OK – The 52nd annual Czech Festival, Oklahoma’s largest free festival, will be held on Saturday, October 7 in the heart of downtown Yukon. Festival goers will experience Czech culture including food, music, dancing, traditional costumes and imported merchandise. The Czech Building, 25 N. 5th Street, will open at […]

Sen. David Holt garners FOP endorsement in Oklahoma City’s mayoral race

The Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge 123) on Tuesday (September 20) announced its support of David Holt to be Oklahoma City’s next Mayor. Photo Provided

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge 123) on Tuesday (September 19) announced support of David Holt to become Oklahoma City’s next Mayor. The endorsement comes two weeks after all mayoral candidates appeared in a public forum to discuss public safety issues. The FOP announced the endorsement was the result of […]

Painted Sky opens highly anticipated second season with Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’

Painted Sky Opera, a troupe based in the state capital and the first professional opera company in Oklahoma, launches its second season with Giacomo Puccini’s acclaimed “Tosca."  Photo provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan Oklahoma City – Painted Sky Opera, a troupe based in the state capital and the first professional opera company in Oklahoma, launches its second season with Giacomo Puccini’s acclaimed “Tosca.” The  powerful tale has enthralled audiences around the world for 110 years. With performances on October 6 (8 p.m.), October 7 (8 […]

Pioneer Library Service to host Touch A Truck annual family event on Sept. 30

A youngster looks at one of the police and rescue vehicles at the 2016 Touch A Truck event. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter NORMAN, OK – On Saturday, September 30, the Pioneer Library System (PLS) Foundation along with other community partners will present the 13th edition of Touch A Truck. The family friendly event will provide the sights, sounds and feel of big trucks from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cleveland […]

Commentary: Scott Biggs and the ‘four-corners’ stalling tactic on criminal justice reform

Rep. Scott Biggs. File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Once upon a time in Oklahoma, elected representatives of the people enacted  the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), a package of laws designed to shift some criminal justice provisions from unnecessarily punitive strictures toward proven methods that have led to lower costs, less crime and more compassionate responses to the […]

Capitol Report for September 16: McGuigan reflects on sheriff’s race and city propositions, latest upbeat report on state government ‘gross tax receipts

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provide.

In this week’s segment of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan applauded the election P.D. Taylor, who becomes the first Republican to serve as Oklahoma County sheriff. McGuigan believes Taylor deserves a couple of years to bring further broad reforms in governance and policies at the county jail – but a couple of years may also […]

Puggerfest revisits the 60s & 70s at Stars & Stripes Park on Oct 7

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, October 7, Puggerfest 2017 will take us back to the 60s and 70s at Lake Hefner’s Stars & Stripes Park. 7398 N. Portland, in Oklahoma City.  Lasting from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. it will be the hippest furry happening of the year. A […]

Brightmusic Season begins with “Song and Dance” on September 26

On Tuesday, September 26, the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present “Song and Dance,” promising a lively evening of works by American composers George Gershwin and Oklahoma City’s Edward Knight, and compositions of Argentinian Astor Piazzolla and Hungarian Ernst von Dohnanyi..  Photo provided.

Staff Report Oklahoma City – On Tuesday, September 26, the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present “Song and Dance,” promising a lively evening of works by American composers George Gershwin and Oklahoma City’s Edward Knight, and compositions of Argentinian Astor Piazzolla and Hungarian Ernst von Dohnanyi. The program will include the quintessentially American “Porgy and Bess […]

Positive Tomorrows receives $20,000 Opportunities Children iFund Grant to support pre-k students

Top row from left: Positive Tomorrows Board President Todd Lechtenberger, OCCF Executive Director Nancy Anthony, Positive Tomorrows President Susan Agel, and Positive Tomorrows Pre-K Teacher Shelby Duce smile with Pre-K students in their new classroom.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Positive Tomorrows has received a $20,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and its Opportunities for Children iFund grant program. This grant will support extracurricular programming for Positive Tomorrows’ pre-k classroom. Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only private, tuition-free elementary school specifically serving homeless children […]

Homeless Alliance to host annual “Sooner Stand Down” serving over 200 low income and homeless Veterans

The Sooner Stand Down, providing services, care and supplies to over 200 low income and homeless veterans, will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Homeless Alliance’s WestTown Homeless Resource Campus,1724 N.W. 4th Street, in Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – On Friday, September 15, more than 200 low income and homeless veterans will receive services, care and supplies at the annual “Sooner Stand Down.”  The event will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Homeless Alliance’s WestTown Homeless Resource Campus in Oklahoma City, […]

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