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Staying in Touch

In the wake of canceled flights, postponed events and a bevy of other broken plans, Thanksgiving shouldn’t be a time to be alone or away from loved ones. It’s clear many vulnerable members of society – those at an advanced age or those who are immunocompromised – won’t be able to hop on flights or welcome large groups into their...

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,”...

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,...

How to Prevent Your Future In-Laws from Becoming the Out-Laws

By Nina Bronson and Amanda Kirzner After years of putting yourself out there in the seemingly endless battlefield of hook-ups, online chats and blind dates, you finally found a keeper. This person is everything you dreamed of, and the nightmares you endured just a short time ago seem to be distant memories. Or are they? Love has always been the...

Fit for Family

Photography by Nathan Harmon  Tim Yardy describes this new midtown Tulsa project as a residence designed and built especially for functional living. The elegant and stylish home is perfect for the multi-faceted lifestyles of the owners and their children. Owners Leonard and Jennie McCullough chose Yardy and Bill Benton of the Tulsa design and build firm Astoria Properties DBA The Maison...

A Family Affair

Mosey down to Main Street in Stroud for the annual Stroud Art Walk. Enjoy local artists’ work, a children’s play area, arts and crafts and other family-friendly events on June 13.  Transport yourself to paradise at the Gathering Place’s Caribbean Vibes festival on June 26-27. The event offers music, dancing, food and carnival games. Visit gatheringplace.org for more information.  Celebrate Independence...

Oklahoma Standard, Global Impact

Zeeco is a cutting edge company with a storied history.  This year is the company’s 40th anniversary in its current iteration, although CEO Darton Zink says the principal business – combustion technology – has been in the family for 90 years. The family’s original business, the John Zink Company, was founded by Darton Zink’s grandfather in 1929. Zink’s father, Jack, served...

Building Traditions

Whether you celebrate with your extended family or just a small group of friends, Thanksgiving stands alone as a holiday where people of all beliefs and backgrounds can come together to break bread and be thankful. Traditions abound, and you and your family – whether by blood or by choice – can start making them now. There are...

Fifty Years of Family

Picture it, 50 years ago. Tulsa was the oil capital of the world, and in the working-class neighborhoods that ringed the city, people knew that – with sweat, faith and American ingenuity – anything was possible. American astronauts flew to the moon, after all. In one such neighborhood, near East 61st Street and Riverside Drive, as the lunar module Eagle...