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Oklahoma City’s Curbside Chronicle wins Google Challenge

John, a Curbside Chronicle vendor, sells papers in front of Leadership Square in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Curbside Chronicle is the winner of the popular vote in the Impact Challenge. Funds received by the organization total $100,000. granted $50,000 to four organizations, including The Curbside Chronicle, plus the bonus $50,000 for winning a popular vote among the people of Oklahoma City. […]

Inspections a major cause of deals busting? Studies say no


by Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections A National Association of Realtors survey revealed, “only 64 percent of purchase contracts settled on time, 29% experienced delays and 7% fell apart.” Of the 7% that do not close, what gets in the way?   •    39% Financing issues •    16% Appraisal disagreements •    11% Title and deed […]

OKC Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign features Oklahoma artists including Wayne Coyne


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY –  The 2017 Wrap Up Homelessness Campaign is now underway giving Oklahoma City residents the opportunity to help those who are transitioning through homelessness. The Curbside Chronicle has partnered with local artists to design holiday wrapping paper for sale to the public. Individuals selling this festive wrapping […]

COMMENTARY: Living Without Fear


By Jenifer Cortes Gray   I once was an undocumented immigrant. My family brought me here when I was four. I had no choice and lived for 20 years in the shadows.  Growing up I did not realize I was any different than anyone else. I was a Girl Scout, went to church, and in […]

McClintock Saloon blends the old and new west with a French connection

Michel Buthion (left) and Lindsey Ocker are the new proprietors of McClintock Saloon & Chop House in Oklahoma City’s Stockyard City.  McClintock Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – When you walk into McClintock you have the feeling you have just entered the Long Branch Saloon. That is if you are old enough to remember the Gunsmoke television series. A classic 50 foot long hand-crafted oak and brass bar, complete with a large painting […]

Your Property A to Z – Historic Homes

Jack Werner, Photo provided.

by Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections has significant experience inspecting historic homes.  You might like to know what to look for and what not to accept. Let’s start with some ”phrases” that should at least make you pay more attention: •    Collapsing basement wall – “All the houses in the area have […]

Why is civic involvement important?


By Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections In my opinion every business owner should be an active member of their local chamber of commerce, a civic organization, such as Rotary, and their professional association. Three reasons that you should be involved in civic organizations: •   It makes a better stronger community. Let me ask […]

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma celebrates 50 years, Financial Literacy Month in April

Everett, a student at Norman’s Wilson Elementary, demonstrates his increased understanding of free enterprise. Photos Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY– Junior Achievement (JA) is worth its weight in gold, advocates of the group say. That’s what you’ll hear when you talk with participants and volunteers, both past and present. This year marks 50 years for JA of Oklahoma, and the OKC Region of JA is celebrating big during Financial Literacy Month […]

Pioneer Library System’s Executive Director announces retirement

Retiring after 10 years as Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System in January, Anne Masters stands in front of Norman Public Library West which houses the administrative offices for the library system. Photo by Shevaun Williams

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Anne Masters, the Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System since 2007, has announced her retirement, effective in January 2017. A reception open to the members of the PLS community will be held in her honor on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, at Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center […]

Annual PAMBE Ghana Global Market offers fair trade goods for holiday shoppers

Open through December 24, the 9th annual PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City provides an exceptional shopping opportunity for unusual holiday gifts, including a wide selection of folk art from around the world.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 9th annual PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market, a seasonal fair trade shop, is now open from 12 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays through December 24. On Thursdays it will remain open until 7 p.m. The market is held at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City and provides an […]

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