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Dog Day in December holiday fundraiser set for Midtown Mutts Dog Park

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City fur babies are invited to enjoy a pet-friendly Dog Day in December holiday party fundraiser on Saturday, December 1. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Midtown Mutts Dog Park, 407 W. Park Place, located north of 10th Street, […]

Suzanne Broadbent seeks Ward 2 seat on Oklahoma City Council

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

Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor   OKLAHOMA CITY – Suzanne Broadbent, a community activist and professional woman experienced in public policy issues at the city and state level, recently announced her intention to seek the Ward 2 city council post. In an interview with The City Sentinel, Broadbent said her motivation is “filtered through the lens […]

Paseo Arts Awards draws record crowd to praise four honorees and support the arts

The 2018 award winners at the Paseo Arts Awards dinner, from left: Robbie Kienzle, Maestro Joel Levine, Kris Kanaly and Kelsey Karper. Photos by Carl Shortt.

Staff Report The 12th Annual Paseo Arts Awards Dinner had a record attendance of almost 300 people at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Four deserving people were honored for contributions to the arts. Kris Kanaly received Artist of the Year, and Kelsey Karper received the Michi Susan Award. Robbie Kienzle received the Creative Placemaking Award and […]

OCU presents annual Christmas favorite ‘Home for the Holidays’

OCU’s American Spirit Dance Company will present its annual “Home for the Holidays” show Dec. 6-9 directed by Jo Rowan.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance Company will present its annual “Home for the Holidays” show December 6-9 in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center at N.W. 24th Street and Blackwelder Avenue. The Broadway styled, Christmas extravagance will take place under the direction of Jo Rowan, chairman […]

72nd annual Red Andrews Dinner offers Christmas cheer to those in need

The annual Red Andrews Christmas Dinner will provide warm meals and toys for those in need and children can have their photo taken with Santa.  Red Andrews Christmas Dinner website photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 72nd annual Red Andrews Christmas Dinner will be held on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Event Hall of the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, in downtown Oklahoma City. Each year, members of the Red Andrews […]

Harlem Globetrotters set five new Guinness World Records titles ahead of appearance in OKC

For the first time ever, the Harlem Globetrotters saw its first Guinness Book of World records set by a female player Torch George, who won for “the most basketball under the leg tumbles” in one minute with 32. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-  The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their new 2019 Fan Powered World Tour to Oklahoma City on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. The Globetrotters will give their fans a chance to get closer than ever to the action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. At each Globetrotters game, there will be over […]

AAA opens state’s first Car Care Center in northwest Oklahoma City

AAA’s new Car Care Insurance & Travel Center has opened at 6163 N. May Avenue in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – AAA has opened the state’s first Car Care Insurance and Travel Center at 6163 N. May Avenue in Oklahoma City. The 10,800-square-foot facility offers car repair and service as well as traditional AAA membership, travel and insurance services. The retail store at 39th and Portland has closed with […]

Trial begins Monday (November 19) in ACLU challenge to Oklahoma City panhandling ordinance

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma begin trial in federal court (the Western District of Oklahoma) on November 19 at 10 a.m. The legal action seeks to overturn an Oklahoma City municipal ordinance that bans panhandling and other forms speech from […]

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamations, 1789 and 1795

Portrait of George Washington (1732-1799), by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828). At least five versions of this heroic-styled portrait exist.

Staff Report Note: President George Washington issued his first Thanksgiving Proclamation at the request of the U.S. Congress. He issued the second after a time of domestic tension (The Whiskey Rebellion) and foreign challenges, including an embargo on maritime trade. The First Proclamation, issued from New York City in October 1789 Whereas it is the […]

Heather Coyle and Natalie Mai get benched (in the best sense) in 2019

Natalie Mai (left) and Heather Coyle both ran successful campaigns leading to their wins as Oklahoma County District Judges on Nov. 6.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On November 6, as election results rolled in throughout the evening it was evident that women were winning across the country. In Oklahoma, two notable candidates endorsed by The City Sentinel were Heather Coyle and Natalie Mai – each successful in their campaigns to become Oklahoma County […]

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