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Smoke

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Smoke Woodfire Grill continues to draw those who want to linger over locally sourced, American cuisine on Tulsa’s Cherry Street and Owasso’s Main Street. Every serving of beef, pork, lamb, fish and poultry is prepared over an open flame or slow smoked, such as the scallops served with grilled corn, summer squash succotash, corn broth and...

Storytelling in Miniature

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Using beads, basswood and polymer clay, Owasso native Mat Smith transforms materials into magical creatures or Lilliputian buildings with realistic touches, such as burned wicks on tiny candles or sharp blades on a pint-sized ax. From the foil stamp embossed on spines of leather-bound books to colorful liquor bottles made of beads, Smith doesn’t miss a detail as he patiently...

The Bounce-Back Kid

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Tulsa native Brian Flynn, in his sixth season pitching in major league baseball and fourth with the Kansas City Royals, has earned a reputation of perseverance, especially when it comes to overcoming injuries. The 29-year-old Owasso High School graduate bounced back most recently from a strained left ulnar collateral ligament, which landed him on the injured list to start this...

Simply Unshakable

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When     Malik “Shake” Milton left Southern Methodist University for the NBA after his junior year, the Owasso High School graduate knew exactly what to expect. Selected in the second round of last year’s NBA Draft by Dallas, Milton, 22, was quickly traded to Philadelphia on draft night. Before the season, he signed a two-way contract, meaning he would play most of...

Back to Aartvark

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It was the coveted purse of a newborn fowl that first drew Keith Whitfield to the art world.  “Only in Oklahoma,” says Whitfield, who owns and operates Aartvark Graphic Design in Owasso with his wife, Dana. “I’ve been drawing since I can remember. I won a drawing contest in first grade – the prize was a live baby chick.”  As a...

A Graceful Balancing Act

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His tale is mesmerizing … idyllic. “I grew up in Manitou Springs, Colorado, right by Pikes Peak, but my best memories are summers at my grandparents’ Rhode Island farm. Me and my brother would spend the days tending the vegetable garden, picking the berries that grew all over. We’d eat half what we picked, and my grandma made the rest...

Looking to Bounce Back

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There’s simply no way to avoid it – 2018 was tough for the Baltimore Orioles, the team for which Owasso High School-ex Dylan Bundy has pitched the last three seasons. The O’s lost a franchise-record 115 games, traded most of their best players and fired manager Buck Showalter at season’s end. Bundy, 26, started a career-best 31 games but lost 16,...

Out on a Limb

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Few images seem more festive this time of year than a family meandering through a field full of tall pines, with cups of hot chocolate or cider in their hands, breathing in the crisp air and looking for the perfect tree for their living room. It doesn’t take much imagination to picture each of the trees festooned with garlands, twinkling...