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For a change of pace, read the wisdom of a respected pool specialist and businessman

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Staff Report   Editor’s Note: September hints a transition from summer to fall, but weeks of swimming fun remain for many Oklahomans. For a change of pace, here are insights (in question/answer format) from Howard Fleming, a widely respected businessman who has specialized in keeping Oklahoma pools safe. What is a pH level, and what […]

OKC Zoo’s Art Gone Wild exhibit open Aug 22 – Sept 16 at Myriad Gardens to benefit wildlife conservation

Art Gone Wild, a collection of paintings created by animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo will take place at Myriad Botanical Gardens from Aug. 22 through Sept. 16.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Art Gone Wild, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s wildest animal art show, is returning for 2019.  After taking a break in 2018, the OKC Zoo has announced that the Art Gone Wild exhibit will take place downtown at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, […]

Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission approves nearly $142 million airport construction program

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has announced more than $142 million in airport infrastructure projects are scheduled for fiscal years 2020-2024 as part of their Airport Construction Program (ACP).  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – During the August declaration of Aviation and Aerospace awareness month, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) has announced more than $142 million in airport infrastructure projects are scheduled for fiscal years 2020-2024 as part of their Airport Construction Program (ACP). OAC oversees the development of a […]

Oklahoma Democratic Party elects Kalyn Free as new National Committeewoman

Kalyn Free has been elected to serve as the Democratic National Committeewoman (DNC) for the Oklahoma Democratic Party Central Committee. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Democratic Party (ODP) has announced that Tulsa resident Kalyn Free has been elected to serve as the Democratic National Committeewoman (DNC) for the ODP Central Committee. Free will fill the seat of former Committeewoman, Betty McElderry, who passed away suddenly in July. McElderry […]

Ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau to speak at OCU

Ocean conservationist, explorer, documentary filmmaker, and shark expert Fabien Cousteau will be the featured speaker for the OCU Lemon Distinguished Speaker series on Sept. 24.  Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University will host a guest presentation by ocean conservationist, explorer, documentary filmmaker, and shark expert Fabien Cousteau at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. His presentation, themed “One Ocean, One People,” will be held in the Petree Recital Hall inside the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts […]

Oklahoma Humane Society to host Ellie’s Birthday Bash to promote pet adoption

The Oklahoma Humane Society will host a special birthday party event honoring the first birthday for Ellie, the four legged mascot for Elliott Roofing Company, featuring all of OK Humane’s adoptable animals.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Humane Society is partnering with Elliott Roofing to celebrate Ellie, the Oklahoma City roofing company’s four legged mascot’s first birthday. On Wednesday, August 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join Ellie at the Oklahoma Humane Society Adoption Center, 7500 N. Western, […]

Oklahoma County Free Fair set for Aug 22-24

The Oklahoma County Free Fair on Aug. 22 -24, features a variety of contests including an ice cream sundae making contest and a kiddy tractor pull.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma County residents of all ages are invited to compete in the 105th annual Oklahoma County Free Fair.  The Free Fair will be held at the Oklahoma State Fair Park, Thursday through Saturday, August 22 -24, 2019 with its competitions, special activities and Horse Show. […]

ZOObrew fundraiser returns for a night of animals and ales at the OKC Zoo

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The eleventh annual ZOObrew fundraiser returns to the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 N.E. 50th, on Friday, September 27, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Presented by Byron’s Liquor Warehouse, the 21-and-over beer tasting event offers zoogoers the chance to sample over 200 ales, lagers, stouts, porters, and […]

City Rescue Mission of Hope Celebration to feature “Thousands of Stories” with Joe Castillo

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Thursday, September 19, supporters and clients of the City Rescue Mission will enjoy an evening of dinner, entertainment by esteemed artist and storyteller Joe Castillo, and moving testimonies from the organization’s Bridge to Life clients. The 20th annual Mission of Hope Celebration, themed ‘Thousands […]

Baseball Legend Cal Ripken Jr. to launch opening of 33 OKCPS STEM Centers

On Tuesday, August 27, author, philanthropist, and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. will join community leaders at Mark Twain Elementary School to celebrate the grand opening of thirty-three Ripken STEM Centers in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS).  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Tuesday, August 27, author, philanthropist, and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. will join community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of thirty-three Ripken STEM Centers in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). From 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. there will be an assembly […]

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