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Caring for Fido and Felix

The Pandemic Pet Boom Pet adoptions have skyrocketed during the pandemic, as work-from-home measures are keeping Oklahomans indoors and looking for ways to stay occupied and motivated. That boom is a good thing – but owners should be aware of possible issues and complications of a pandemic adoption.  Hank Johnson, board member and treasurer for the Humane Society of Tulsa, explains...

Redefining Youth

Jack Freese Attorney – Freese & March Tulsa attorney Jack Freese looks for the good in everyone. Stories about the seminal moments of his life are told with dry wit and a touch of drama. And gratitude is his middle name. “While we meet a lot of people who are angry, upset or out of sorts, the practice of law has brought...

Autumn Colors Road Trip

The season of changing colors is upon us again, and now is the perfect time to take in the sights. With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full swing, a road trip around the states to take in the beautiful views of nature – plenty far away from anyone else – is an excellent way to get out of that...

Fun on the Farm

Fall family fun is not canceled this year. With some new safety measures, Oklahoma’s favorite pumpkin farms are open to the public. Tulsa’s Pumpkin Town Farms is taking extra precautions this season to ensure all guests feel safe and welcome, says co-owner Brigette Basse.  “We are requiring our employees to wear masks and highly encouraging guests to wear masks as well,”...

A One-Stop Shop

Earlier in her life, Eakly native Lori Flansburg was a chef at a prestigious restaurant. Although she was reaching professional goals, she felt unsettled. This led her to accept the executive director spot for the not-yet-opened nonprofit Weatherford Food and Resource Center in April 2016.  To prepare for the job, she dove into Custer County’s statistics and came across a...

Navigating Relationships 

By Amanda Kirzner and Nina Bronson When you become a parent, something changes inside you. Sometimes the change is instantaneous, while other times, it takes a bit to feel that overwhelming love for this little person you just met. This little person, in turn, worships you and relies on you for everything.  Your hope in life is to raise a healthy,...

Cowboy Country

While COVID-19 remains a significant health threat, the travel industry is nevertheless showing a pulse – and Stillwater should be high on anyone’s list of weekend or day-trip destinations in Oklahoma. The Payne County seat of just over 45,000 is brimming with activity, says Cristy Morrison, longtime president and CEO of Visit Stillwater, the city’s official tourism promoter. She says...

Nature’s Sugar

Lori Beth McDonald thinks honeybees are fascinating. She loves the taste of honey, is sold on its dietary benefits and enjoys creating food and skincare products from her 40 hives. It’s a win all around for the owner of Tulsa’s Okie Bee Farms, who started her business after she was laid off from an IT job.  Honey, McDonald says, is...

Bridging Two Worlds

Believe it or not, Molly Murphy Adams was a science major in college. Now, she’s a Tulsa Artist Fellow.  The Montana-born artist was accepted to the 2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, established by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Murphy Adams, a descendant of the Oglala Lakota tribe, found her identity as an artist through her heritage and love of contemporary art.  “My...

Hook, Line and Sinker

Oklahomans are flocking to the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds to try their luck at catching fish. Sport fishing is enjoying a surge of popularity this year, says Skylar St. Yves, information and education specialist and fishing coordinator for the State Department of Wildlife Conservation. Oklahoma has great fishing spots throughout the state, he says, which include huge reservoirs...