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Petaling Along for 52 Years

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Of the 150,000 visitors to Muskogee during April, some just drive through Honor Heights Park to take in the view of millions of blooming flowers. However, the annual Azalea Festival offers more than just its namesake blossom – it’s a monthlong, communitywide celebration with events, music, food and vendors. “It’s a great time...

A 100-Year-Old Name

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Much has changed in our world in the last 125 years – and higher education has not been immune. When the University of Tulsa was founded as Henry Kendall College just before the turn of the 20th century, the school looked entirely  different than it does today, except for one element: dedication to students.

Henna, suds, balloons and jokes

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Immerse yourself in exotic culture at India Fest on Aug. 24 at Tulsa’s Expo Square. The event touts authentic food, clothing, henna tattoos, art, music and performances. The same day at Tulsa’s Cox Convention Center, Wild Brew, one of Oklahoma’s premier beer festivals, benefits the Sutton Avian Research Center; ticket holders can enjoy suds and grub from top-notch beer...

Fun For Everyone

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Wet and wild fun is planned Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at OKC’s Riversport Rapids, with whitewater rafting, yard games, rides on the Big Water Bull and food from the Big Water Grill. Sundays are the perfect opportunity to head to Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown OKC for the Twilight Concert Series starting Aug. 4 with Red Dirt music from Wight...

From Knights to Marathons

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The Medieval Fair of Norman is one of Oklahoma’s largest weekend events. Family friendly since 1977, the April 5-7 fair brims with exhibits, arts, crafts, food, games and seven stages with entertainers. The free event is at Reaves Park. Visit medievalfair.org for details. The OKC Memorial Marathon celebrates life with more than 25,000 runners and walkers gathering April 29 to...

A New Year’s Powwow

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The 18th annual New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow kicks off at the Muskogee Civic Center at 1 p.m. with traditional Native American ground dancing until 5 p.m., followed by gourd dancing, singing, games, raffles and contests – until the countdown just before midnight to welcome in the new year. This alcohol-free, Native American-focused event showcases traditional music, drums, costumes and...

A Fine Shade of Green

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Peggs native and Locust Grove High School graduate Mason Fine, a junior at the University of North Texas, has become one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in Mean Green history. Fine’s strong play has been a big reason why UNT, in its third year with Muskogee native Seth Littrell as head coach, has played in consecutive bowl games. In September,...