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Annual OKC and Norman “Polar Plunge” planned to benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma

On Saturday, February 16, brave individuals will plunge into freezing water in Oklahoma City and Norman for the annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Oklahoma. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, February 16, brave and hearty individuals will plunge into freezing water at White Water Bay for the annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Oklahoma. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Polar Plunge begins at 10:00 a.m. Individuals will also take the plunge […]

Oklahoma Gardening School will offer “Growing Beautiful, Successful and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens”

The Oklahoma Gardening School symposium will take place on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Devon Auditorium.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   Oklahoma City, OK — Hosted by Myriad Botanical Gardens, the Oklahoma Gardening School, is the state’s premier annual horticultural symposium.  The event is designed for home gardeners and professional horticulturists, garden designers and landscape architects. The 2019 symposium will take place on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. […]

To set the record straight

February 7, 2019 To set the record straight: The City Sentinel website, on Monday, January 28, 2019, posted a letter I submitted. The letter was adapted from a January 26 post of mine in response to comments by a syndicated columnist.  In the first paragraph, I quoted Bill Moyers as a premise for my remarks. […]

TODAY: Oklahoma City Council elections in Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8

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Staff Report (Updated Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019) Early voting began Thursday and continued on Friday (February 8) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Oklahoma Ciyt Council election. Regular voting is Tuesday (February 12) the races in Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8. The nonpartisan election and potential runoff will decide who represents those […]

Arts & Entertainment Briefs – City Rep, Painted Sky, Brightmusic

Oklahoma native Jaleesa Beavers returns from NYC to the CityRep stage to help lead the cast of HAIR.
Performances continue tonight (Thursday) for this co-production with the University of Central Oklahoma, hosting the show’s run at the historic Mitchell Hall Theater. Photo: Mutz Photography, from Don Jordan’s Facebook page.

  Patrick B. McGuigan CityRep — “Hair,” then a party, and then rehearsals for “Curious Incident” Oklahoma City’s Equity theatre troupe, CityRep, continues to advance in another season of excellence. There’s a lot going on, so take time to read all this sketch: The season closer will be, in the Freede Little Theatre at Civic […]

Professor Anita Hill to speak at Oklahoma History Center Feb. 22

Professor Anita Hill will be the special guest speaker at the The Dr. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Center for Social Justice and Racial Healing gala on February 22.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Dr. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Center for Social Justice and Racial Healing at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will host a special event on Friday, February 22 featuring special guest Professor Anita Hill. The event will be held at 6 p.m. […]

In memory yet green: Ronald Reagan at 109

During President Ronald Reagan’s second term as president, a young journalist gave the chief executive a copy of his new book. White House Photo.

Patrick B. McGuigan   In memory yet green, my mind lingers on the time I had a couple of minutes of one-on-one “face time” with Ronald Reagan. I had interviewed President Reagan in the Oval Office with a group of journalists. When we finished our half-hour, I seized the opportunity to give him a copy […]

In Ward 5, Re-elect David Greenwell

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The City Sentinel Endorsement David Greenwell has always lived in South Oklahoma City. After graduating from Capitol Hill High School, he earned bachelor and MBS degrees. He is a certified public accountant, hinting at his instinctive tendency to watch out for taxpayers’ money. Greenwell is asking for a third term as Ward 5’s City Council […]

In Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 race: For Suzanne Broadbent

Suzanne Broadbent has announced her candidacy for the Ward 2 seat on the Oklahoma City Council. Photo Provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement Suzanne Broadbent’s interest in serving on the Oklahoma City Council flows naturally from her work as a lawyer and a neighborhood advocate. Ward 2 has an essential existing role in the vibrancy, dynamism and diversity of a great city with the opportunity become better. The role of Ward 2 will expand […]

In Ward 6 Oklahoma City Council race: Elect Nathaniel Harding

Nathanial Harding.  Photo provided.

The City Sentinel Endorsement After years working on the MAPS3 advisory board and becoming knowledgeable on issues (including streetcars), Nathaniel Harding is seeking the Ward 6 City Council seat in the election slated for February 12. Education is the top issue he hears about while door-knocking: “We have to look at how our city can […]

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