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V. 6, ISSUE 3 March 2014

Publishers/Editorial/ Photography Chris Hultner Sherri Hultner For Commercial Photography Call Chris Hultner @ 405.315.6405 chrish@edmondactive.com

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Around Edmond

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Readers Choice Awards

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Edmond Events

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Around Edmond

Welcome to back to Around Edmond where, if you are new to Edmond, we talk about recent and upcoming events, local happenings and more! We conducted our first ever reader balloting and polls to find out who are our reader’s favorite local businesses. This issue is dedicated to all 27 categories and we hope the results will help you navigate local business from our readers perspective. While I am completely aware that everyone shops at Target, Walmart, the mall and other national retailers and franchises, what we like to represent in our marketing and talk about are the businesses our local residents and neighbors own. In doing this for the last 5 years, we’ve seen the positive impact that occurs in bringing you what is new and currently available from local retailers, businesses and service providers has had on the people who own the businesses and their families, whether in print, online or through social media. We don’t take any credit for the winners of this years EA Readers Choice Polls, and the results are strictly the opinion of our readers! With the Edmond Arts Festival wrapping up for 2014, we now have the Liberty Festival to look forward to the first week of July. Until then, keep your eye out on EdmondActive.com as we are renovating the website and find the perfect events calendar for the

upcoming summer and early fall events. We will also be featuring some upcoming Dead Center Film Festival participants from the area and providing coverage of the event online during the first week of June. This year’s films look terrific! And, I’d like to congratulate all of the Edmond seniors, both high school and college, as they are to start graduating around the middle of May. I hope that all of you reach your goals and more in the upcoming months and that you succeed in everything you do! Again, we hope you’ll utilize this issue and visit all of the winners and the honoree’s as they are a true reflection of our reader’s favorite places. Take a moment to stroll through their businesses and we know you’ll find you will be surprised at the comparable prices, the enjoyable atmosphere’s and friendly owners and employees that will remember you everytime you visit. This is the difference between shopping corporate and shopping locally, and it’s what makes me a fan of shopping locally. Have a great month, and don’t forget to follow us at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @EdmondActive! ~ Sherri

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Favorite Edmond Area Health Club/Gym Mitch Park YMCA 1 Gold’s Gym 2 Results 3 And our reader’s have chosen a brand new facility as their favorite Edmond area Health Club or Gym! Congratulations to the YMCA, this facility is outstanding!

Favorite Edmond Area Spa Cottonwood 1 Bella Strada 2 Spring Creek 3 Our reader’s chose Cottonwood as their favorite go to spot for relaxtion, hair cuts, mani/pedi’s & more! This spa has a really great atmosphere and is worthy of our reader’s praise! Congrats to Bella Strada & Spring Creek Spa for making it in as reader honoree’s out of 15 spas & day spas nominated!

Favorite Edmond Area Bed & Breakfast Arcadian Inn 1 2 Hearts Inn 2 Aaron’s Gate 3 Edmond reader’s chose the Arcadian Inn Bed & Breakfast hands down as their favorite Bed & Breakfast to unwind, celebrate and relax with their better halves. We love the service and overall welcoming feel when visiting and obviously so does everyone in Edmond! Congrats to the Hall Family, this reader selection and distinction is well deserved!

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Favorite Edmond Pizza Upper Crust 1 Othello’s 2 Italian Jim’s 3 Upper Crust Pizza is hands down our reader’s favorite this year and wins the distinction of being Edmond’s Readers Choice for Edmond’s Favorite Pizza! Congrats to all the nominees!

Favorite Edmond Area New Furniture Store Emory Anne Interiors 1 Edmond Furniture Gallery 2 IO Metro 3 Our reader’s have chosen Emory Anne’s as their favorite Edmond area store to purchase new furniture. This selection is well earned as Anne McCarthy travels the world to find unique pieces that range from high fashion to very affordable. As well, their design services and store layout along with gift & decor selections make this choice very well deserved!

Favorite Edmond Area Steakhouse Boulevard Steakhouse 1 Signature Grill 2 Lottenville’s 3 The majority of Edmond readers has chosen Boulevard as its favorite place to head out to enjoy a steak! There isn’t a bad choice on this list of nominees and we hope you’re able to try all 3!

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Favorite Edmond Area Hospital OU Medical Center Edmond 1 Mercy 2 Integris 3

We are really proud that you all chose OU Medical Center Edmond as your favorite hospital in and around Edmond with all of the fantastic changes that have occured over the last 4 years, it makes this reader’s choice very sweet! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Event Edmond Arts Festival 1 Libertyfest 2 Edmond Jazz & Blues Festival 3 Christmas Parade 4 Trick or Treat on the Street 5 Pumpkin Palooza 6 We were a bit surprised at Edmond readers choices here, especially with the Christmas parade and the thousands it attracts each year! Congrats to Deba for winning this years EA Readers Choice for favorite event with the Edmond Arts Festival! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Park

Mitch Park 1 Hafer Park 2 Pelican Bay Water Park 3 This category came as no surprise with the new YMCA opening and all of the events that happen at Mitch Park throughout the year! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

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Favorite Edmond Wineshop Edmond Wine Shop 2nd Street Wine Cork and Bottle

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With the level of customer service that Edmond Wine Shop offers every day, this category’s winner doesn’t surprise us! Congrats to each for making it on to this poll, with almost 20 competitors, this is an honor to know your customers love your business model!

Favorite Breakfast Spot In Edmond

Cafe Evoke 1 Around The Corner 2 Katie’s Country Kitchen 3 Our reader’s really voted heavily for this category and Cafe Evoke took the top honor! We have visited each of these restaraunts and we thrilled for all 3 to be voted onto this list. Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Bank

Citizen’s Bank of Edmond 1 First Fidelity Bank 2 Coppermark Bank 3 We are thrilled to see our readers nominate and vote for this 113 year old locally operated bank as their favorite Edmond based bank! Their personal touch and customer service had a lot to do with how people feel about their favorite banking choice! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

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Favorite Edmond Area Entertainment Spot Paint Your Art Out Bella Forte Glass Studio Pole Position Raceway Arctic Edge Ice Arena

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We are not surprised by Paint Your Art Out’s popularity with our readers in this category as the go to spot in Edmond for fun with friends & family! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Area Events Baker Eileen’s Cookies 1 Cupcakes To Go Go 2 Mishelle Handy Cakes 3 And the sweetest events baker goes to ... Eileen’s Cookies! (We think all 3 reader nominations were pretty sweet!) Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Area Florist Madeline’s Florist 1 Foster’s Flowers 2 Kickingbird Flowers 3 Edmond readers favorite florist is hands down Madeline’s Florist on Broadway! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

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Favorite Edmond Area Catering Lottinville’s Millie’s Table Catering & More Lotsa Noodles

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This category has 3 of our readers favorite catering options and Lottinville’s came away with most of your votes this year! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Area Gift Shop Serendipity Market 1 Emory Anne Interiors 2 Chirps & Cheers 3 The Paper Lion 4 Sterlings 5 Edmond has some pretty fantastic gift shops and these are the top 5 that were nominated by you. This category is for overall gift giving and was a literal tie coming into the end of voting. We can say that we really like all of these shops and all were worthy competitors this year. Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Area Burger Joint The Garage 1 Flattire Burgers 2 Bricktown Brewery 3 This poll went down to the wire and Edmond reader’s have made their choice where they love to order up their favorite burgers! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

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Favorite Edmond Area Men’s Clothing Shop McCalls 1 Allton’s 2 Mark’s 3 Edmond’s choice for fine menswear is hands down McCall’s! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Area Sweet Shop Eileen’s Cookies 1 Cupcakes To Go Go 2 Sweet Peace 3 If you are out and in need of anything sweet, these 3 shops should be on your go to list! Edmond reader’s chose Eileen’s but with a very close 2nd and 3rd with Cupcakes to Go Go and Sweet Peace!!! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Area Sandwhich Shop Which Wich 1 Jimmy John’s 2 Java Dave’s 3 Edmond’s choice of sandwich shops has been selected and the winner is Which Wich! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

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Favorite Edmond Area Pasta Restaurant Othello’s 1 Italian Jim’s 2 Lotsa Noodles 3 Our reader’s love their Pasta and this was a close poll! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Area Vendor/ Consignment Store 2 Doors Down 1 Serendipity Market 2 Broadway Antiques 3 After only 2 years in business, 2 Doors Down Furniture Consignment has wowed Edmond area shoppers and is their favorite Vendor/Consignment store! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Area Coffee Shop Cafe Evoke 1 Roma’s 2 All Aboutcha 3 Edmond is very specific about their favorite coffee houses and this poll shows Evoke as their favorite hands down! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

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Favorite Edmond Area Martial Arts Studio Pride Martial Arts 1 Poos TKD 2 Grandmaster Hans Martial Arts 3 If you are a martial arts enthusiast, you should know that this was a hotly contested poll and came right down to the wire! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Area Hair Salon Bella Strada 1 Bombshell Beauty Bar 2 Trichology 3 Alright girls! Here are Edmond Active’s readers choices for their favorite area hair salon! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

Favorite Edmond Area Dance/ Gymnastics Studio Twist and Shout 1 Oklahoma Gold 2 Studio J 3 With so many dancer’s in Edmond, this was another hotly contested poll! Congratulations to Twist and Shout Traiuning Center! Congratulations to all the honorees on this list as nominated by Edmond Active’s readers!

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Events Calendar

June 2014 May 30 - Jun 2 OK ASA/USA National Qualifier Girls Youth Softball Tournament Bickham & Edmond 66 3-4 1889 Summer Camp First School House 5-8 Endeavor Games UCO 5 Concerts in the Park Series Hafer Park Jun 5 - Jul 5 FORE - Looking Back at Golf in Edmond Edmond Historical Society & Museum 7-8 2014 Kickingbird Senior Championship Kickingbird Golf Club 7 Kids All-American Fishing Derby Spring Creek Park at Lake Arcadia 7 Edmond Farmers Market Festival Market Place 10-11 1889 Summer Camp First School House 12-15 Summerstock presents Mitchell Hall Theater 12 Dive-In Movie Night Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 12 Concerts in the Park Series Hafer Park 13-14 ABBI-PBR American Heritage Futurity & Derby Lazy E Arena 14 Edmond Farmers Market Festival Market Place 19-22 Summerstock presents Mitchell Hall Theater 19 Concerts in the Park Series Hafer Park 19-21 The Wedding Singer Mitch Park Amphitheater 20-22 Charmayne James Barrel Racing Clinic Lazy E Arena 21 Golf Family Fun Night Kickingbird Golf Club 21 Downtown Edmond Historic Tours Downtown Edmond 21 Edmond Farmers Market Festival Market Place 26 LibertyFest Concert in the Park Outside UCO Mitchell Hall Theatre 26 Dive-In Movie Night Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 26 Concerts in the Park Hafer Park 26-28 The Wedding Singer Mitch Park Amphitheater 27 Cardboard Boat Regatta Arcadia Lake - Edmond Park, Edmond 28 LibertyFest Scholarship Pageant Edmond Memorial High School 28-29 LibertyFest Rodeo Carl Benne Arena 28 LibertyFest Car Show Hafer Park 28-29 LibertyFest KiteFest West side of Mitch Park - enter off SantaFe 28 Edmond Farmers Market Festival Market Place 29 LibertyFest Road Rally Earl’s Rib Palace - 2121 S. Broadway 29 LibertyFest A Taste of Edmond Festival Market Place

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Events Calendar

July 2014 Jun 5 - Jul 5 FORE - Looking Back at Golf in Edmond Edmond Historical Society & Museum 3 Concerts in the Park Series Hafer Park 4 LibertyFest ParkFest UCO 4 LibertyFest Fireworks UCO Campus 4 LibertyFest Parade Downtown Edmond 4-6 USTRC Oklahoma Classic Team Roping Lazy E 5 Edmond Farmers Market Festival Market Place 7-13 2014 U.S. Senior Open Oak Tree National 10 Dive-In Movie Night Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 10 Concerts in the Park Series Hafer Park 12 Edmond Farmers Market Festival Market Place 17 Concerts in the Park Series Hafer Park 19 Golf Family Fun Night Kickingbird Golf Club 19-20 12th Annual Kickingbird Classic Kickingbird Golf Club 19 Downtown Edmond Historic Tours Downtown Edmond 19 Edmond Farmers Market Festival Market Place 24 Dive-In Movie Night Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 24 Concerts in the Park Series Hafer Park 24-26 Children of Eden Mitch Park Amphitheater 25-26 Edmond Quilt Festival Gaylord University Center 26 Krazy Daze Downtown Edmond 26 Edmond Farmers Market Festival Market Place 26 Celebrating the National Day of the American Cowboy National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 27 Hispanic Rodeo Featuring Laberinto Band Lazy E Arena 31 Concerts in the Park Series - City Moon Hafer Park Jul 31 - Aug 2 Children of Eden Mitch Park Amphitheater

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We specialize in wooden letters from 6” to 4 feet tall, wooden words, growth charts and crosses. We also offer a full line of Greek products for sororities and fraternities. We love custom orders and our motto is “ We don’t do ugly”. We can be found at Cabin Fever in Kingfisher, And The Funky a Trunk West in Yukon or online at WagsCreations.com! Phone # is 405-206-4325 Email: Susan@ wagscreations.com

Emory Anne Interiors is one of the trendiest stores in Edmond, with a fantastic selection of new high end to affordable pieces for your entire home, very unique home accessories, full line of Company C, Lenny & Eva and Waxing Poetic Jewelry, Thibaut fine fabrics, wallpaper and custom furniture. Emory Anne’s also offers fabric by the yard and design services in store. Be sure to stop by to visit this store which should be a go to staple when redecorating on any budget. You can find Emory Anne Interiors at 15020 Bristol Blvd, on 33rd between Kelly and Santa Fe Open M-F 10 am to 6 pm and Sat. 10-5 pm. Be sure to follow at Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and visit online at www.Emoryanneinteriors.com! Holiday Open House is Nov. 7 from 4-8 pm! If you have any questions, you can call the store at 405-753-4466.

Paint Your Art Out is Edmond’s MOST fun date, girls night out or party destination. Visit www.Paintyourartout.net to see their latest calendar & register or stop in or call 405-5135333 to register for the holiday sessions just added!! With artist lead sessions, absolutey anyone can be an artist! Visit them online for their current calendar of paintings. Located at 10 S. Broadway right in the heart of Downtown Edmond! Also find them at Facebook & Twitter at PaintYourArtOut!

Book reservations now for your special day, whether a Spring Wedding or special occassion at ArcadianInn.com and reserve your room, as they book quickly at this time of year. The Arcadian Inn Bed and Breakfast is located at 1st and University, across from UCO. To book a reservation, visit www. ArcadianInn.com or call 405-348-6347.

MILLIES TABLE CATERING & More Millies is the place to go for catering for your wedding or special event! Millie’s also has new brunch items in their Meals to Go freezer! Give Millie’s a call at 330-9156 or visit her website for more information! Located at 1333 W. Danforth Rd in Edmond! For more information, visit her website at www.MilliesTable.com

We offer affordable & stylish accents, restyled furniture, fun jewelry, unique decor & gifts and we have an Etsy like atmosphere! Stop in now to see all of the latest spring decor & fashions for you and your home. Find Serendipity Market at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest! Our Location: 917 E Danforth Rd, Edmond (Across from Ted’s Cafe Escondido) and you can call us at 405-340-8869

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2 Doors Down Furniture Consignment takes select gently used brand name quality furniture and accessories. If you’re looking to make a change in your home this store is the place to check first as their stock is unique, trendy, and affordable, but you have to check in often as their inventory changes daily. Be sure to stop in to 2 Doors Down, located at 15020 Bristol Park Blvd Ste 400, off 33rd Street, between Kelly & Santa Fe, and take a look around, great owners and great pieces! You can also find them at Facebook at 2-Doors-Down and by calling them at 405254-5175 if you see something you’d like to place on hold!

Looking for something new to try under $20 for graduation parties or wedding receptions? The employees at Edmond Wine Shop are ready to help with the most knowledgable staff in the metro, with their Employee Picks! Be sure to follow them at Twitter & Facebook @EdmondWineShop! Located on 15th & Boulevard and open Mon– Sat. till 9 pm! You can also call in any order at 405-3413122. Café

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Enjoy the Redneck Rendezvous Package in the country at any one of the 5 cozy Honeymoon cottages at Aaron’s Gate Country Cottages, in Guthrie, just a few minutes north of Edmond. Located on a beautiful wooded 10 acre property, you can relax with the outdoor jacuzzi’s or just relax indoors in front of the fireplace and wake up to a beautiful candlelit breakfast. Visit online at www.Aaronsgate. com to discover the different packages and to reserve your room, or call 405-282-0613.

Stop by Sweet Peace to find some of the most unique gifts in Edmond! Patty offers Candy Bouquets that can be custom ordered or you can stop in to the store to see the large selection of pre made bouquets. Corporate orders accepted and delivery is free in Edmond! Peacefrogs items are 50% off !!! NEW HOURS! Sweet Peace is located on the SW Corner of Santa Fe & 15th, across Santa Fe from Crest Grocery Store, and is open Tues - Friday 12 am to 5 pm and Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Follow Sweet Peace at Facebook & Twitter!

coffee house offers affordable & delicious assortment of beers, wines, small plate meals, brunch and lunch items & desserts, and of course coffee drinks. Cafe Evoke is a proud business customer of Citizen’s Bank of Edmond and we here at Edmond Active hope they are around for years to come.

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