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hankful: it’s a word that gets tossed around a lot this time of year as November arrives and 2017 begins to draw to a close. And although it typically marks the winding down of the year, November is also a season of beginnings. This month begins the season of giving and the season of receiving. It begins the season of family gatherings and time spent with friends. It’s the month of Thanksgiving Day parades, Black Friday shopping, mom’s traditional holiday dinners and naps on the couch when you’ve had too much turkey ... or casserole ... or pie … But, perhaps most importantly, it’s the beginning of a season of reflection and gratefulness.

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While we’re incredibly thankful for all of the food (who isn’t thankful for the person who came up with pie?), wine and family time November brings—here at Tulsa Lifestyle, we’re truly thankful for you. When we fill this magazine each month with local restaurants, locally-owned businesses and inspiring members of the Tulsa community, it’s because we’re thankful for everything the place we call home has to offer, and for you—the readers and members of this community—who continue to inspire us to make every issue of this publication special. Thank you for taking the time to join us as we strive to connect you with your community through meaningful words and beautiful photographs. And to you, our readers, may you find gratitude in the little things, and may the list of what you’re thankful for go on forever.

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Healthy Lifestyle

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Food & Wine

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

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Living La Dolce Vita in Central Italy

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30 YEARS OF SAVING OUR FRIENDS

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Make History with the Wedding of Your Dreams

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN Award Winners pictured L-R: Pam Tiernan with Mark Tiernan DMD & Associates P.C. – Small Healthcare Award Winner   |   Kim Mayberry – Individual Caregiver Award Winner   |   Page Cole, Visiting Angels – Large Healthcare Company Award Winner  |  Michele Denton & Laura Lovett, Children’s Medical Charities Association – Small Business Award Winner  |  Phillip Villarreal, Church on the Move – Church Award Winner   |   Greg Simmons, Simmons Homes – Large Business Award Winner

TOYLAND BALL 2018 Save the Date! Toyland Ball will be held on January 20th, 2018 from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Cox Business Center. This black tie gala benefits

CONGRATULATIONS! 2017 TOP TULSA PHILANTHROPISTS ANNOUNCED Outstanding philanthropic leaders were announced by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Eastern Oklahoma Chapter. National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Chair Michelle Reagor

The Parent Child Center. Event chairs, Carey and Brett Baker, are leading an enthusiastic volunteer committee to plan and host the event. Honorary chairs, Mayor GT and Susan Bynum are lending their advice and prestige. Go to ParentChildCenter.org for more info.

ARDUINI’S ITALIAN MARKET – DELIZIOSO!

said, “It is a privilege to reveal the names of those who we will

Check out the new Arduini’s Italian Market in The Farm Shopping

honor for making our community a better place to live, work, and

Center, located at 51st and Sheridan! They’re right next door to Ted’s

play.” Honorees will be recognized on Friday, November 3, 2017,

Pipe Shoppe, Ltd. It’s Tulsa’s very own authentic Italian market, owned

during AFP’s NPD Conference and Awards Luncheon at Hard Rock

and operated by Judy Trout. The food is as authentic as the woman

Tulsa Convention Center. For details on this year’s honorees visit

who runs it. Judy offers everything from artichoke and spinach dips,

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specialty sauces, pesto, olives, cheeses, deli meats, pastas, raviolis,

Award Winners pictured L-R. Photo: Steven Michael Hall Photography

lasagna, jams, juices, marinated artichokes, veggies, garlic, ready-to-

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Tina Parkhill | Outstanding

eat meals, and specialty desserts.

Philanthropist: Bank of Oklahoma | Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Lori A. Long, CFRE | Community Impact: Thomas K. McKeon, Ed.D. | Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Philanthropy: Oklahomans for Equality | Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Taylor King

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 OKLAHOMA CARING AWARD WINNERS

THE HAMLET RETURNS TO SOUTH TULSA Back by popular demand, The Hamlet, Oklahoma’s Original Honey Kissed Ham, returns to South Tulsa. Spiral cut hams and the holidays simply go hand-in-hand. It’s been a holiday tradition for the Tulsa community since the mid-80’s. “The Hamlet is back. Only better! We’re excited to invite Tulsa to our newly revamped,

Oklahoma Caring Awards honor individual caregivers, businesses,

dine-in cafe. We’re serving some of our old favorites and introduc-

and churches that have gone above and beyond to care for their

ing new ones as well. We think followers will be pleasantly sur-

loved ones, clients, employees, and community. “In times of crisis,

prised,” says restaurateur, Gordon Pendergraft. The Hamlet will

Oklahomans have always been known for their spirit of caring for

continue to provide spiral-cut, honey kissed ham and smoked

their communities, neighbors, and strangers,” says Toni Moore,

turkey by the order, all year long. You will also be able to dine-in

President & CEO of Hospitality House. “Hospitality House is excited

and enjoy a full lunch menu including sandwiches, wraps, salads

to recognize those in our state who exemplify this genuine standard

and delectable sides—all in a farmhouse chic atmosphere. The

of caring." A full list of the top three finalists and award winners can

patio features a large fireplace and heated atmosphere for fall

be found on HHTulsa.org/okcaringawards.

afternoon dining. HamletHams.com

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EL RANCHO GRANDE MEXICAN RESTAURANT ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF NEW UPSTAIRS CANTINA El Rancho Grande is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new upstairs Cantina with bar, outdoor patio, and private meeting room. TACOS & TEQUILA

The Tacos & Tequila bar boasts its own Mexican street food menu, including street tacos and enchiladas, Mexican shrimp cocktail, chicharrones, and a special weekly torta (Mexican sandwich). The bar has an impressive collection of (50) Tequilas and Mezcales, new signature drinks such as a Pina Colada, Paloma, Bloody Maria, and a spicy Jalapeno Loco, and a collection of exciting new margaritas. PRIVATE PARTY ROOM

The private party room named the Tequila Room is a festive place for holiday parties, birthdays, rehearsal dinners, as well as corporate parties and charity events. It seats 40 guests for lunch or dinner or 50 guests for mix & mingle events. ABOUT EL RANCHO GRANDE

A local favorite, El Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant originally began in 1950 on Boulder between 6th and 7th and has been in

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its current location on Historic Route 66 since 1953. Known for its authentic recipes, generations of Tulsans keep coming back for "Tulsa's Best" cheese enchiladas and margaritas. Other specialties include Chile Colorado, tamales, and the Night Hawk combo, named one of the Five Greatest Mexican Meals in the U.S. in Gustavo Arellano’s book, “Taco USA.” From the historic neon sign that still adorns the entrance, to the long-time staff still serving its loyal regulars, owners and brothers

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every moment is a gift. Michelle was surprised to learn the small lump in her breast was cancerous and required a full mastectomy. Because of her diagnosis, she required another 20 weeks of chemotherapy treatment after her cancer spread to her lymph nodes. With the help of her Hillcrest team, she was able to keep a positive attitude. “Sometimes you just have to smile and make the best of it. There’s a good reason it’s called ‘the present’ - because life itself is a present.” Cancer-free today, Michelle now volunteers at Hillcrest, sharing her remarkable story and encouraging others. To learn more about Michelle’s life-changing experience with Hillcrest Medical Center, visit Hillcrest.com.

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INSIDE OUT CHIROPRACTIC

THE LATEST IN RESEARCH-BASED CHIROPRACTIC CARE ARTICLE MEGAN MIERS PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS HUMPHREY

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ulsans looking to stay or get back on the road to good health have a new tool to help them achieve their goals. Inside Out Chiropractic, which opened June 26 at The Vineyard on Memorial, 7891 E. 108th St., offers

practice members the latest in research-based chiropractic care in a caring, family-friendly environment. Inside Out, which is operated by Dr. Jacob Duvall and practice manager KyLeigh Duvall, welcomes members of all ages, from infants to senior citizens. Many people associate chiropractic care with lots of cracking, popping and twisting, but at Inside Out, Dr. Duvall specializes in a unique chiropractic method known as Torque Release Technique, or TRT, which involves a gentler approach. TRT uses a specially designed, FDA-approved adjustment instrument known as the Integrator, to correct subluxations (spinal misalignments) and regulate the function of the underlying nervous system, leading to improved health. “Removing subluxations allows the body to heal faster,� Dr. Duvall explained.

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While the Dr. Duvall often sees practice members with common issues such as headaches, backaches or neck pain, those aren’t the only health concerns that can be addressed through chiropractic care. Both lifelong athletes, the Duvalls say chiropractic care can benefit those involved in sports, as well as those just starting out on a path toward a healthier lifestyle. Even such varied health concerns as anxiety or digestive issues can benefit from chiropractic methods. “We focus on nerve interference – when your nervous system is at 100 percent, you achieve optimal health,” Kyleigh Duvall said. Inside Out Chiropractic also offers pregnancy-related and pediatric chiropractic care to its members. Dr. Duvall has undergone additional training to provide specialized care for pediatric practice members and is certified in the Webster technique, a prenatal chiropractic method certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). First-time visitors to Inside-Out Chiropractic are greeted in a comfortable, open reception area that includes a convenient, card-swipe check-in system; research literature that explains the benefits of chiropractic care and how it can improve health; and a testimonial wall featuring the stories of practice members whose health concerns were addressed and corrected through the TRT chiropractic method. Practice members are then given a tour of the facility, during which

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they will learn about the specific chiropractic methods used by Dr. Duvall. Following the tour, practice members will go over their health history, discuss specific concerns and undergo an in-depth chiropractic evaluation and a neurological assessment. The neurological assessment is conducted with the help of NASA Space Foundation-certified equipment, which performs a scan of the spinal column from the base of the skull to the base of the back. If necessary, practice members may undergo a diagnostic x-ray of the spinal column at Inside Out’s on-site, digital postural x-ray suite, eliminating the need for a trip to a separate imaging center. Once the evaluation process and diagnostic procedures are complete, practice members will sit down with Dr. Duvall to go over their principal doctor’s report and discuss the findings of the neurological assessment and x-rays. Together with Dr. Duvall, practice members will formulate a plan for addressing and correcting their specific health needs. Rather than a one-size-fits-all corrective approach, each plan is tailored to that specific practice member and his or her health needs. “We want our practice members to feel like they’re making an informed decision about their health,” KyLeigh Duvall says of the individual-centered approach. In addition to providing the latest in neurologically-based chiropractic care, the Duvalls also participate in community outreach events, screening events and speaking engagements at local busi-

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nesses, schools and houses of worship, educating the public on better health practices and the benefits of chiropractic care.

“We want to be a beacon of hope for the community,” KyLeigh Duvall said. For more information on Inside Out Chiropractic, visit GoIOChiro.com, e-mail info@goiochiro.com or call 918.984.1564.

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Open House ARTICLE THE INTERIOR DESIGNERS OF LUXE FURNITURE & DESIGN

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he difference between an average room and an extraordinary room is all in the details! Accessorizing is what gives personality

and soul to a home’s interior decor, yet it seems to be one of the most daunting tasks for some of our clients. People tend to have an easier time making the big decisions in interior design, such as choosing the major furniture pieces and color scheme, but they struggle selecting the little things like lamps, art, and accessories to pull it all together. Interior styling really puts the finishing touches on a room as the accessories become the pops of color, texture, and shape that reflect you and tie together your entire design. Here are our top tips when it comes to accessorizing your home. LAYERING AND GROUPING

Clusters of objects balance one another as well as add visual interest and variety. Try to follow the “Rule of Three” by grouping three objects of varying height, scale, and textures, but don’t feel like

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Accessorizing REINFORCE THE COLOR SCHEME

The trend of neutrals and grays is not going anywhere, but one of the easiest ways to add color is by using accessories in a similar hue. Accent pillows, a coffee table tray, or a large piece of wall art may be all you need to inject the right dose of color into your room to give it a finished look. Accessories make all the difference in this contemporary design by Luxe designer Audrey Lackner. She used various prints and textures for the accent pillows and wall art to add

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Don’t be afraid to go big, but also don’t feel like you need to fill every blank space. Less is more with larger pieces. Too many small accessories can clutter the space and not give the eye anywhere to rest. Use some larger accessories or art pieces to create a focal point and higher impact. Luxe designer Kristin Yannaccone creates focal points and fills the blank spaces with statement art pieces. She recommends starting with a neutral palette and layering in pieces that add

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Create harmony by selecting accessories that help define the room’s design style. Whether traditional, transitional, vintage, contemporary, or modern farmhouse, choosing the right finishing touches can make the personality of the room shine. In this large-scale transitional living room, Luxe designer Michelle Harrison developed an inviting Modern Farmhouse feel with the use of sculptural, natural materials scaled to fit the space.

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Faux or not, florals and other greenery make an amazing statement in any space and help add some life to the room. Try layering them with other accessories rather than just standing alone for even more visual interest. Accessories are the jewels that make your house sparkle, and they should not be overlooked or treated as an afterthought. At Luxe, we fully believe in the power of interior styling. Our designers are very experienced in selecting and arranging just the right accessories to make the personality of your home really shine. Schedule a complimentary interior styling house call today!

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ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NANCY C. HERMANN

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hat traveler could resist falling in love with spectacular scenery, outrageously delicious food

and warm-hearted people? Venice, Florence and Rome are must-sees for any first-timer to Italy, but there is so much more. Equidistant from Florence and Rome is an extraordinary assortment of historic and enchanting hill towns in Italy’s “green heart” — Umbria. Occupying 3,260 square miles, with little more than a million people, Umbria is the only completely landlocked province of Italy. This earthquake-prone mountainous terrain cups several river valleys, and is home to the country’s largest inland lake. Throughout Umbria, Italy’s dramatic history is on full display. The hallowed city of Assisi, and Gubbio, a mother lode of Umbrian history, can occupy a tourist for days. Spoleto, Trevi and Spello, which rose to prominence along Rome’s Via Flaminia trade route, are flush with character. There is Deruta, famous for ceramics, Montefalco,

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The Umbrian Jazz Festival takes place in Perugia every July.


celebrated for its wine, Orvieto with its grand cathedral and, with an eagle's view of the valley, the glorious Todi. Providing layer upon layer of historic richness, Umbria’s picturesque capital city, Perugia, retains traces of the prehistoric era, the settlement of Etruscans, the occupation of Romans, and a prevalent medieval aura. I first visited Perugia in 2016 and was taken then with the town’s dusky-dark history — its web of ancient streets built with paving stones that have survived a brutal past. Perugia has been razed by the Ostrogoths, the Romans, and even by a Pope. There is something mystical and ephemeral about Perugia that asks for deeper understanding. The sense that you can never know it completely makes time spent there even more compelling. The Umbrian Jazz Festival has been staged in Perugia since 1973. It is the city’s largest annual event, along with the Eurochocolate Festival, held in October. With jazz and Perugina chocolate beckoning, my husband and I rented an apartment last summer in the university section of the city. Owned by a professor and her civil engineer husband, who had renovated the residence, the apartment was originally a 13th-century convent

A view from of Perugia from our balcony on a stormy day.

for Benedictine nuns. Our living room balcony afforded a view of Perugia that stretched for miles to the valley below, while our kitchen window framed San Francesco delle Donne church, which has history dating back to 1212. We soon discovered that the church had been transformed in the early 1920s into a fascinating textile museum and workshop that we

Gubbio has some of the best-preserved medieval houses in Europe.

later toured with its third- and fourth-generation owners. Our daily walk into town for 10 days of jazz took us across the Via Appia, an aqueduct completed in 1280. Another path led through Perugia’s massive walls via the 3rd Century BC Etruscan Arch, also known as the Arch of Augustus. The labyrinth of streets that bend around the Centro Storico (historic center) are lined with ancient houses, barrel-vaulted restaurants and specialty shops. The sights and smells of this ancient city were heady and foreign to us, a reminder that even though jazz is a familiar American experience, we were far from home. Perugia was a hellish place in the Dark Ages. The Via dei Priori near the main Piazza IV Novembre was said to have run with blood. That narrow street was where I found my favorite Perugia restaurant, Osteria a Priori. Incorporating an extensive wine bar of more than 200 bottles of local wine, along with upstairs and outside dining, the osteria serves Lake Trasimeno is Italy's largest inland lake.

locally sourced food — everything homemade. Tagliatelle with a ragu of chianina beef (an Italian breed of cattle) was spectacular. And if you’re in Umbria, be sure to try a dish that highlights local black truffles. For the best view while dining in Perugia, go for dinner or an apertivo at Ristorante del Sole. You can even see the lights of Assisi from your table. Perugia was the home to several popes throughout history. Four were elected there. The people of Perugia, however, weren’t always fans of the Holy See. They fought the tax on salt that was imposed by Paul III, and were severely punished. To this day, the region still makes its bread without salt. CONTINUED >

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The Coronation of the Virgin by Filippo Lippi (1467) in Spoleto's duomo.

Food and wine are a bargain in Italy. The key to great meals is fresh, locally sourced ingredients, cooked simply and thoughtfully to allow ingredients to shine. A porcini mushroom pasta soars with flavor, and Italy’s creamy gelato and tiramisu should be enshrined. Another desert option is slightly sweet biscotti dipped in Sangrantino di Montefalco wine. Umbria’s capital city is well connected by rail and a decent bus line. We visited 16 different towns, each with its own fascinating story. Much is known about 2nd Century BC Umbrian life and values due to the discovery of the Eugubine Tablets, which are displayed in Gubbio’s Palazzo dei Consoli. Built aside Mount Ingino, Gubbio is a site for Roman ruins and well-preserved medieval houses. We wandered into a house that appeared to be a museum, but found no one. A hand-made sign invited us to take a look. The building contained three floors filled with authentic torture devices from the Middle Ages! The Palazzo Ducale with its archeological underground

A fresh farro grain salad was the perfect lunch meal on a hot day.

is another must-see stop in this beautiful mountain town. A day trip to Lake Trasimeno is a welcome break from trekking up hill-town steps. Hannibal defeated the Romans on its shores in 217 BC. The fortress of Castiglione del Lago was nearly impenetrable in its day. You can get a great view of it from the ferry on your way to Isole Maggiore, where St. Francis once stayed. Assisi retains a feeling of serenity even when it’s overrun with tourists. The Basilica of San Franscesco, where the frescoes of Giotto and the tomb of St. Francis are located, is worth the trip alone, and I also enjoyed visiting Santa Chiara. There are many good restaurants in Assisi, but I’ve returned to the family-owned Trattoria Pallotta, where everything tastes like it came out of my Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Spoleto is famous for its annual music festival, and although we missed the event, we stumbled upon an outdoor opera dinner party staged down the center of four or five contiguous blocks. There is much to see in Spoleto, including the ten-arch, 755foot Roman bridge, a breathtaking duomo and a 1st-century AD Roman theatre. It was 105 degrees when we visited, but among 22

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Trevi is known as the "oil capital" of Umbria due to its superb olive oil.


our best meals in Italy were our lunch plates of summer-fresh panzanella and farro grain salad, prepared and served by the kindly owner who had guided our dining choices. In the shadow of Mount Subasio is the well-manicured town of Spello. Flowers spill onto walkways from the porches of pinkstone houses, and much Roman history is intact here, including Spello’s gateways. Surprisingly, as with Trevi, tourists by the hordes have not discovered it yet. Known

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Montefalco was a challenge to visit without a car. We traveled by train to the rail hub Foligno and then took a bus up the vineyard-covered mountains to Montefalco. Similar to the towns of Todi and Orvieto, Montefalco’s perch over surrounding valleys offers spectacular views. Don’t pass up a tour of the Museo Comunale complex and its exquisite art. The popular restaurant Coccorone was closed, but we enjoyed a lovely meal and Montefalco wine at

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Oro Rosso, where the fourth-generation owner, Antonia, and her young son treated us like family. Other cities to explore if you are interested in wine are Orvieto, for its white Classico, and Torgiano, home to Rubesco Riserva. The wine and olive oil museums in Torgiano are excellent. If you are traveling by car, combine a trip to Torgiano with a stop in Deruta. Shop for ceramics in Deruta’s historic square

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or along the main road, and visit Deruta’s ceramics museum and ancient kiln. My advice to would-be travelers is to learn a little of the language and travel light. Whether you visit Umbria for jazz, history, chocolate, or a great dish — ceramic or otherwise — make time to gain a feel for the region. In your unhurried moments, take in the subtle and warm ambience of Umbria. It

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Dr. Troy McNamara of Animal Emergency Center examines a new patient.

Animal Emergency Center 30 YEARS OF SAVING OUR FRIENDS

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Staff members at the Animal Emergency Center care for one of their patients.

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THE BEGINNINGS OF A GREAT IDEA

In 1987 a group of 20 local veterinarians decided it was time to create a place where worried pet

t’s late and you are preparing for

owners could go for help when such emergencies occur. On Thanksgiving weekend of 1987, the

bed. Then you realize that your

Animal Emergency Center (AEC) opened for business.

best friend, who is always at your feet

In the beginning, AEC started with an 1100 square foot building in a strip mall on 41st Street.

while you go through your nightly

That location went through two expansions over the years due to its increasing growth. As success

bedtime ritual, is missing. You call out

continued, a specially designed ER/Trauma facility was constructed in 2011. The AEC is located at

your friend’s name but only silence

41st Street and HWY 169. This month marks the 30th anniversary that the hospital has aided with

returns. A slight curiosity quickly

injured and ill pets in Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

turns into concern as you know this is not normal. Walking through the house, your voice takes on a tone of

A PURPOSE IN LIFE

Dr. Troy McNamara has served as Medical Director since 1997. He is a 1996 graduate of Oklahoma

urgency as each room you check is

State University College of Veterinary Medicine. It would not take him long to realize that his dream

quiet and void of your friend.

of being a small town mixed animal practitioner would soon be replaced by a new and exciting

Most of us pet owners have been there. It’s late in the evening and after

dream…trauma medicine. Interestingly enough, it would be his own desire to save a personal pet that would lead him to the Animal Emergency Center in Tulsa the following year.

a frantic search, we finally hear the

“I had a cat named Helen that was attacked and needed overnight care. I took her to the AEC and

whimpering and subtle moans of pain

while there, I watched them work on animals for about a half hour and said ‘holy cow this is excit-

coming from our furry friend who has

ing.’“ Since then, it has posed a new and different challenge on a daily basis. “It’s not the same old thing

been struck by a car, wounded by a

every day. I was drawn to it, if you will, the adrenaline rush and the variety of cases,” McNamara said.

bullet or tangled up in a vicious fight. Our hearts skip a beat as we know the animal is suffering but have no

WHAT WE DO

The Animal Emergency Center operates 24/7/365 and treats emergency and trauma patients as

idea how serious the injuries. We don’t

well as acutely sick and injured animals; they do not perform routine veterinary services such as

know how to help them or even if our

spays, neuters, and vaccines, Dr. McNamara explained. He said that the clinic’s primary focus is on

friend is going to live. Helpless and

injuries such as gunshot wounds, ingestion of poisons, dog and cat fight wounds and animals run

worried, we begin rapidly scanning the

over with cars. However, the staff does not consider these to be the only emergencies. There are

internet for anyone who can help.

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ANIMAL EMERGENCY CENTER (CON TI N U ED)

also minor ones such as loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea or something else in which the pet owner feels it may be too

Dr. McNamara and his wife Sheri have 45 years of combined experience in treating and caring for animals.

urgent to wait until a visit with their regular vet can be scheduled. “I don’t want to give the wrong impression though. If the animal is sick or injured in any manner that is concerning to the pet’s owner we will treat it; that’s what we’re there for,” McNamara said. The hospital serves pet owners from as far as Kansas, NW Arkansas, and SE Oklahoma. They have also helped numerous pets that have been on cross-country road trips. In fact, on more than one occasion, the AEC has treated pets owned by touring music celebrities performing concerts in Tulsa, McNamara said.

A PASSION FOR COMPASSION

To listen to Dr. McNamara speak about the hospital and its staff,

one can gather that the entire operation encompasses compassion and a sincere love for animals. It’s not just a business where finances overshadow everything else. As a pet owner, I can attest to this level of commitment to care. Having seen them in action with a seriously wounded pet a few years ago, I must say that I felt that they knew and appreciated that my pet was part of my family. In fact, the average of staff members who have been at the hospital is over ten years with several of the staff closing in on 20 years. “These people have dedicated their careers, not only to veterinarian medicine but specifically to emergency care. It’s phenomenal the amount of combined experience of my staff.” McNamara said.

THE HEART OF A DOG

Any dog owner knows, there is no other love like that of a

dog for its master. It’s a giving and unselfish love unlike anything else on the planet. In many ways, one can equate that love to the commitment of giving to the community that the clinic offers in so many ways. The owners and staff believe that helping in other areas of animal care is also an important part of being in a community. One of the organizations the hospital works with is Animal Aid of Tulsa. This relationship began with the hospital’s inception and continues 30 years later.

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The new patient seems to know that Dr. Troy McNamara of Animal Emergency Center is there to help him.


Another organization that the AEC works closely with is Oklahoma Alliance for Animals who work with sick and injured homeless animals. McNamara explained that when people find an injured animal and bring it to the hospital, Oklahoma Alliance for Animals frequently steps up to take custody of the animal, pay the bills and helps get it adopted. The hospital provides the care to those animals on a reduced fee basis in its efforts to help the organization save more animals. In addition, the hospital stepped up during the Creek County wildfires and housed 16 animals at no charge to the owners. “We didn’t charge them a penny for housing or medical care. We also had two animals that we did prolonged burn therapy on and then adopted those animals out to employees. We look at situations where animals are injured due to fires, tornadoes and other tragedies as life-altering crisis to the pet owners and the last thing these people need is to worry about how they are going to pay the bill. This is another way we can give back, not so much to the community but to those going through hardships,” McNamara explained. He added that they also give professional discounts to approved rescue organizations and that military and other working dogs are treated at a discount.

THE SUPPORT CONTINUES

The AEC sponsors, if not title sponsors,

several rescue events every year including WoofStock – Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, Fur Ball – Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, Pits in Paradise - Amore Pit Bull Rescue, and Run Walk Wag – Rescued’n

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AS THE OLD SAYING GOES… How Time Flies!

F

all has arrived and once again the holidays

Most of these wines are made at small facilities

are on the horizon with entertaining for

with fairly limited production. Sometimes it’s an

business and family to be planned. As a

imported wine that originates in a region where

sommelier, it’s this time of year more than any

the wine is a traditional specialty with a rich his-

other that I’m asked to recommend wines to pair

tory, but not well known here in the states. Often

with dinners, parties and for gift giving.

these are wines you may never have heard of

There are always the tried and true choices,

and perhaps have ridiculously unpronounceable

those wines that are sure bets and well known to all.

names. (Getariako Txakolina comes to mind…

You know the names…Kendall Jackson,

great to drink, difficult to say. ) Other times the

Robert Mondavi, Honig, Caymus, Meiomi,

wine comes from an independent winery with an

Moet & Chandon and many, many others. I

owner or winemaker that is passionate about

like these wines, I trust the quality and I rec-

promoting an unusual grape variety or blend

ommend them often. They’re like that favorite

and taking an approach to explore something

novel that you love to go back and re-read

untried. These are wines made to fascinate

from time to time. It’s a familiar story that

and intrigue the drinker, crafted by someone

gives consistent pleasure.

that is not making wine simply for mass con-

In my profession I have the opportunity to

sumption and the status quo.

taste a variety of wines, usually twenty five or

Such vintners are challenging convention and

thirty a week, in the quest to find which ones we

tradition, taking risks and trusting that they will

will offer to our customers. I find most are good,

find the adventurous buyer that will roll the dice

some are not and a few are exceptional.

and choose their wine.

1. every so often, along comes something unex-

For me, they’re the hidden jewels that keep

pected. It might be a new wine, a different grape

my enthusiasm and interest engaged in con-

varietal, an unconventional blend of grapes or a

stantly exploring wine. It’s like traveling to

region I haven’t previously encountered with dif-

undiscovered places and making new friends

ferent flavor profiles, exotic aromas, new textures

with exotic accents simply by popping a cork

or a refreshing variation on a familiar style of wine.

and raising your glass. Here are a few of my

It takes me by surprise and gives me a totally new experience or perspective.

favorites I’ve found along the way. Enjoy the journey!

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HOW TIME FLIES (CON TI N U ED)

The eight featured wines are just some of the many wines made to fascinate and intrigue the drinker. For sommelier James Andrews, they’re the hidden jewels that keep his enthusiasm and interest engaged in constantly exploring wine.

FIELD RECORDINGS FRANC-CABERNET FRANC PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA Andrew Jones, the winemaker, started as a nursery fieldsman by trade. Over time he’s cultivated (pun intended) relationships with vineyard owners that have provided access to many exceptional vineyards. It’s a relationship that has resulted in Jones producing some of my favorite new wines. FRANC is an unconventional Cabernet Franc with floral aromas, ripe cherry and a bit of smokiness in the nose. Rich black cherry and blueberry notes, elegant tannins and an underlying minerality create a complex palate. It’s my go-to when paired with smoked meats or BBQ.

LANG & REED WINE COMPANY-CHENIN BLANC TALMAGE BENCH VINEYARD-MENDOCINO, CALIFORNIA

DESCENDIENTES DE J.PALACIOS-PETALOSMENCIA AND ALICANTE BOUSCHET BLEND BIERZO, SPAIN Alvaro Palacios comes from an influential family of Spanish producers in Rioja, but broke with tradition to go his own way and make the wines his passion dictates. He is recognized as leading a revolution in the Spanish wine industry. Petalos is made from 60 year-old vines and farmed biodynamically. It’s an intense wine with complexity and depth that expresses red plum, black cherry, licorice, smoke and spice flavors.

TEUTONIC WINE COMPANYFOILED CUCUMBER GEWÜRZTRAMINER WASSON VINEYARD-WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON This winery, founded by Barnaby and Olga Tuttle, was a leap

John Skupny, the owner/winemaker is an old friend of mine from my

of faith. In 2005 they planted 2000 vines on fallow farmland that

Kansas City days before I relocated to Tulsa. He moved to California

belonged to a friend. Despite the prevailing wine culture that

to pursue his passion for wine in general and two grape varietals in

focuses on a French Burgundian approach in Oregon wine country,

particular…Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc.

they wanted to create wines in the German/Alsatian tradition. The

He works in partnership with his son, Reed, who is the principal

total production of all their wines is only 6000 cases. The Foiled

winemaker for white wines. His Chenin Blanc is rich and com-

Cucumber is 100% Gewurtztraminer in a Germanic style, which

plex with the characteristic honeysuckle and honeycomb aromas,

expresses clean acidity, light body and lush honeydew melon and

loaded with balanced citrus, apple and peach flavors that finish

nuanced spice flavors. (If you’re a fan of the movie “This is Spinal

with a perfect proportion of acidity.

Tap”, you will get the foiled cucumber reference.)

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GROUNDWORK-COUNOISE RANCHO ARROYO GRANDE VINEYARD-ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA Owner/Winemaker Curt Schalchlin is a man that balances between old world wine tradition and modern innovation. His two wineries-San Liege and Groundwork reflect his commitment to introducing drinkers to his interpretation of French Rhone Valley grape varietals in blended wines from San Liege and single varietal wines from Groundwork. Counoise is traditionally used as a secondary blending grape, but in

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Curt’s hands becomes a star among my favorite light bodied reds. It’s delicious, lush cherry and tart rhubarb flavors are balanced with firm acid, but

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soft textured tannins. Throw a chill on this one and enjoy alone or with food.

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HILLERSDEN-SPARKLING SAUVIGNON BLANC

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MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND This winery is a small family operation focused exclusively on single varietal, estate grown and made wines. The operation sits high in the hills above the Upper Wairau Valley. This sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is only the second of its kind I have

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and citrus flavors of the Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a refreshing variation on traditional sparklers and perfect for the holidays!

QUADY-ESSENSIA ORANGE MUSCAT MADERA, CALIFORNIA Andrew Quady and his wife Laurel are another example of a single focus and passion resulting in a successful specialty winery. Since 1975 Quady only makes sweet dessert wines based on the Muscat grape. Essencia is made from the rare Orange Muscat grape

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varietal, known in Italy as Moscato Fior d’Arancio. Rich, intense honeyed pear, orange peel and candied-pecan flavors are dessert sweet, but balanced by an appropriate degree of acidity.

FOLK MACHINE-VALDIGUIE LOLONIS FAMILY VINEYARD-REDWOOD VALLEY, CALIFORNIA Kenny Likitprakong, owner of Hobo Wine Co. and Folk Machine is a gambler. He found a small parcel of an obscure grape variety call Valdiguie that had been neglected and overgrown for years. He gained access to it and decided to see what would happen if he nurtured the vines like the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, all for a grape that almost no one

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Romantic ARTICLE DEBRA LAIZURE

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reate your own timeless memories by hosting a romantic wedding celebration at the Tulsa Garden Center Mansion in Woodward Park. The historical beauty of the mansion will enchant

your guests with opulent interiors, first class service, and beautiful rolling hills of meticulously manicured grounds. It’s the perfect setting for the couple wanting a sophisticated, traditional wedding experience. Located at 24th and Peoria, the magnificent Italian style villa was designed in 1919 by Tulsa architect, Noble

Matt and Holly enjoy a kiss on the west veranda. Photo credit: http://bcreativetulsa.com

B. Fleming, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located on original Creek Indian lands formerly owned by Ms. Helen Woodward, the mansion was built by David R. Travis and also housed one of the first synagogues in Tulsa.

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In 1923, J. Arthur Hull purchased the home, enhanc-

With ornate ceilings, chandeliers, marble and hardwood floors, the mansion re-

ing to the estate’s grandeur by installing a Lord &

quires little garnish to make your wedding dreams come true. It includes several

Burnham conservatory, creating a sunken garden

spaces for rehearsal dinners and weddings of any size as well as dinner parties,

with fountain, and adding many of the mansion’s art

reunions, corporate meetings, and charity events.

deco-styled architecture. The Snedden family then purchased the property in 1934 where they lived until

· FOYER: The original stained-glass skylight adorns the ceiling over the marble/

1950 when Mrs. Snedden passed away.

terrazzo staircase and second floor landing, providing a warm welcome into the

Shortly after, in 1954, the Tulsa Garden Center took

Mansion. The black and white checkerboard marble floor and high ceilings with

up residence and since then has been providing horti-

chandeliers create an elegant, timeless setting. When used in conjunction with the

cultural and environmental educational programming

Dining Room and South Room the area is suitable for small receptions or cocktail

in Woodward Park, as well as hosting innumerable

parties prior to a seated dinner in the auditorium.

non-profit events and social events each year. Above all, the mansion is an architectural jewel and joyfully remembered as a family home.

· SOUTH ROOM & ALCOVE: Ornate ceilings, original wood floors, chandeliers, fire-

places, Palladian style windows, and rounded Alcove area retain the ambiance of the

“Family is at the heart of the mansion,” says executive

original mansion. This iconic room can accommodate up to 80 people seated for a

director, Laura Chalus. “Whether you arrive for a photo

dinner, 100-130 seated for the ceremony, or 100-130 for a standing cocktail reception.

shoot, or to participate in a landscape workshop, to join like-minded friends at a Sierra Club meeting, or simply to

· GOLD ROOM: The richly paneled walls, original wood floors, book shelves, and

reenergize your faith by strolling through 45 acres of serene

marble fireplace front are beautifully maintained and create a perfect atmosphere

parklands, each individual who visits us enriches our fami-

to highlight the gold-leaf and carved plaster ceiling. This small room, originally the

ly’s tapestry with their own unique and colorful threads.”

mansions’ library, can accommodate 12-16 people.

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· DINING ROOM: A light, open room with a period fireplace mantle, beau-

tiful mirrors, chandelier, and original wood floors. It is perfect for buffet and beverage set up, bar area, or small seated tables for 12-16 people. · VERANDA: The Veranda runs the outside length of the mansion area

on the west side of the mansion and gives a spectacular view of the west lawn, flower beds and fountain. Outside ceremonies are held in this location for 150-300 people. · AUDITORIUM: The largest space is the 2,800 square foot Auditorium.

Although it is not original to the 1919 mansion, it is a very open and flexible space which can be completely transformed for any type of event set up. The room can accommodate approximately 250 people at tables for a reception with space remaining for a band or DJ and dancing. Event Director, Cristen Burdell says, “The on-site Bridal Parlor allows you to oversee the day’s preparations in a tranquil, spacious setting, while you and your party get pampered. Spending those critical hours prior to the event getting ready at your venue is such a luxury; you are put at such ease knowing that all of the details of the

Built in 1919, the Tulsa Garden Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

day are being taken care of and everything (including you) is where it needs to be for the event. We also offer a unique space for the Groomsmen to get ready in our lower level Library, making the transition from ‘getting ready’ to ‘aisle ready’ a breeze. “

Garden Parties For those who prefer a more open-air event, the mansion’s West Veranda features of sweeping views and stylish elegance. Other garden party options include the Linnaeus Teaching Garden, the Tulsa Rose Garden, and the Woodward Park arboretum which all offer gorgeous venues for smaller weddings and events.

Timeless Grandeur A wedding at the Tulsa Garden Center is a unique event creating cherished memories for a lifetime. “It’s a special place,” says Burdell. “It’s truly timeless. Decorations, hairstyles, dresses... those will inevitably change… but the elegance and the character of the Mansion are undying. We have incredible photos from weddings that took place over 70 years ago, when the Mansion was privately owned, and they’re just as stunning as the photos of the weddings we host today. The Mansion is truly a Tulsa keepsake that transcends generations.”

Anna and Matthew celebrate their spring wedding under the Italian Villa's majestic arches. Photo credit: Mallory Hall Photography

Start planning your event today. For wedding and event information, call 918.576.5153 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

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Lifestyle Calendar

November NOVEMBER 2ND, 5:30 P.M.

NOVEMBER 6TH & 7TH, 3-6 P.M.

TULSA GIRLS ART SCHOOL HOSTS

CREATE WORLD-CLASS SILHOUETTES WITH CLAY RICE

“WONDERLAND: THROUGH A CHILD’S EYE”

TULSA TOY DEPOT

THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM AT THE MAYO HOTEL

World famous Silhouette Artist Clay Rice is stopping by Tulsa Toy

The Tulsa Girls Art School (TGAS) will host its annual fundraising event

Depot for a second year of wonderful silhouette art of your child.

which includes shopping for original art produced by the schools ad-

Sessions are 5 minutes on Monday & Tuesday, November 6th &

vanced students, a jewelry pull, a chance to win a master-crafted piece

7th from 3 to 6 p.m. Call the Tulsa Toy Depot at 918-938-0555 or

of jewelry, dinner and much more. Artful party attire or theme-inspired

stop by the store to sign up for sessions. TulsaToyDepot.com

dress is encouraged. Entertainment by Tulsa Opera’s professional Young Opera Singers. facebook.com/TulsaGirlsArtSchool

NOVEMBER 2ND, 6-9 P.M.

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sure to schedule a picture with Santa within a winter wonderland.

Chris Mantle, local artist

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popular for his unique Buffalo paintings, is pre-

NOVEMBER 10TH

senting new pieces on

FDJ JEAN FITTING

Nov. 2nd from 6-9 p.m.

JULES BOUTIQUE

at University Club. Ex-

Stop by Jules Boutique at 121st and Sheridan and get fitted for

perience the energy of his latest work and social opportunity to en-

jeans! FDJ Jeans will be there to help you find the jeans that look

gage with art and the Tulsa community. University Club has recently

great for you. Visit facebook.com/JulesTulsa for more informa-

been through a multi-million dollar renovation crowning this the 1st

tion or call 918.884.3520.

event since renovation. UniversityClubTulsa.com

NOVEMBER 3RD

NOV. 10TH-DEC. 31ST KRINGLE'S CHRISTMAS LAND

2017 FUR BALL: TAILS FROM THE CABARET

PROMENADE MALL

SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB

Kringle’s Christmas Land is preparing for an all new, one-of-a-kind RIDE

Join Oklahoma Alliance for Animals for a special evening with NYC

through experience this holiday season at Tulsa’s Promenade Mall. Open-

MAC award winners, KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler for the 12th annual

ing Nov. 10th and running through Dec. 31st. The family-friendly event

Fur Ball Gala, “Tails from the Cabaret.”  The Fur Ball has become Okla-

gives people of all ages a ride-through tour of Christmas with a voice-nar-

homa’s favorite gala, benefitting animals. Besides a special cabaret

rated story featuring hundreds of vintage, life-sized animated displays. For

show, the event will also include wines, dinner, music, raffles, live and

tickets and hours visit KringlesChristmasLand.com.

silent auctions, and always, a bit of intrigue. AnimalAllianceOK.org

NOVEMBER 5TH, 1-3 P.M.

NOVEMBER 13TH, 10:30 A.M. 2017 TENTH ANNUAL OLD BAGS LUNCHEON

2ND ANNUAL FALLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

SOUTHERN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB

ESPERANCE BAKERY

Old Bags Luncheon is a morning of mimosas, shopping, and

Stop by Esperance Bakery's Open House for a Holiday Sampling of

spending time with girlfriends. There will be Mystery Bags, high-

special orders that can be ordered for the upcoming Holiday Season.

end luxury handbags you can win in the raffle, and more bags,

Try some favorites like Baklava and Panatone while enjoying a cup of

baubles and bubbles! Proceeds from all sales benefit the programs

hot chocolate or fresh roasted coffee. To find out more about the open

at Crosstown Learning Center, a nationally accredited, three-star

house visit facebook.com/esperancejenks.

licensed early childhood education center in Kendall Whittier Neighborhood in Tulsa. CharityAuction.bid/crosstown2017  CONTINUED >

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GRADES 6-12 Come see what we are all about . . .

OPEN HOUSE November 5th | 1-3 pm ENTRANCE EXAM:

November 11th | 9-11:30 am Register online under Admissions.

A Catholic College Preparatory School 2520 South Yorktown Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma

918.746.2604 www.casciahall.com admissions@casciahall.com

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Storm-Proof Stone Coated Steel & Impact Resistant Asphalt Shingles Insurance Discounts Available View before and after videos on website

STONE COATED STEEL ROOFS AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF STYLE AND COLORS

• Lifetime 2.5” Hail Penetration Warranty • 120 MPH Wind Warranty • Locally Owned & Operated

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Unique, Handmade Tiles . Porcelains . Glass & Metal Tiles

Slate

. Onyx . Marble

. Travertine

Wood Porcelains . Reclaimed Barn Woods

Gemstones

. Mosaics

Ledger Stones

Residential Commercial Interior Exterior

Limestone

Granite

Visit our showroom to see our tile and stone selections. We look forward to assisting in creating your next project!

Ceramics

Family Owned and Operated

410 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120 | 918.592.1234

Shop Local!

Jules carries Unique Fashions ranging from sizes XS-3X, Gifts, Jewelry, Accessories, Shoes, Art by local artists, LipSense, and the latest tween craze of Yummy Gummy products.

Shop Jules Boutiques and other merchants at Crestwood Crossing located on the NW corner of 121st & Sheridan!

Beat the Rush

The holidays are right around the corner. Pick up gifts or gift certificates at Jules!

6333-B East 120th Court, Tulsa 918.884.3520

online!

JulesBoutiquedt.com

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NOVEMBER 14TH, 11 A.M.-5 P.M. AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE THE FARM SHOPPING CENTER The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked in front of B. Sew Inn along Sheridan Road on Tuesday, November 14th from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Donating blood is a wonderful way to help support your community. For only a few minutes out of your day, you can save up to 3 lives! Drop by or schedule an appointment at 918-622-3860.

NOVEMBER 18TH, 8 A.M.-9:30 P.M. LAUGHING MATTER IMPROV PH COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE The Autumn/Thanksgiving Show Laughing Matter is a live comedy show using suggestions from the audience to create a fun evening for everyone. The shows are PG-rated, in a “Whose Line is It Anyway?” style. Admission is $8.00 ($4.00 for children under 12). We accept cash or debit/credit card (VISA or MasterCard only)

There goes Betty again, showing off her fun side. Assisted living and memory care with A Whole Lotta Heart. Please call 918.212.8948 now to schedule your complimentary lunch and tour.

NOW OPEN! STOP BY TODAY.

facebook.com/laughingmatterimprov

EVERY EVENING BEGINNING NOVEMBER 22ND RHEMA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS EXTRAVAGANZA RHEMA BIBLE CHURCH

10802 East 81st Street • Tulsa 918.212.8948 • LindenSeniorLiving.com

More than two million lights will decorate the campus from Thanksgiving Eve through New Year's Day. The glittering lights will shine from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. each night. The display is expected to draw more than 200,000 visitors from Oklahoma and surrounding states. Admission is free. RhemaBibleChurch.com

OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY ​ THROUGH NEW YEAR’S EVE ​6PM-10PM CASTLE CHRISTMAS THE CASTLE OF MUSKOGEE Drive through Castleton Village, go on a hayride, ride the ponies, visit with Father Christmas and have your photo taken, or do some shopping. Visit the Cafe for a light supper, snack, or hot chocolate and treats. Sit and enjoy while holiday movies for the whole family play. Most activities are free (except as noted) but donations are

HANDMADE CROISSANTS WITH A FOCUS ON LOCAL , ORGANIC INGREDIENTS Hours: Thursday & Friday 6:30am – 2pm 610 W Main St, Jenks

Saturday & Sunday 8am - 12pm EsperanceBakery.com

appreciated! OKCastle.com

DECEMBER 2ND, 8-3 P.M. “CAROLS & CRUMPETS” AN HERBAL CRAFT FAIR TULSA GARDEN CENTER Find that unique handcrafted gift at Carols and Crumpets, presented by The Tulsa Herb Society (THS).  You will find a myriad of food products, home decorations, and craft items. THS will also  serve a delicious lunch in the Snowflake Café; no reservations needed. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Tulsa Garden Center and the Linnaeus Teaching Garden. For more information call 918.496.8019 or like the Tulsa Herb Society on Facebook.

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Parting Thoughts ARTICLE LOUANN BUHLINGER

H O L IDAY HO ME TOUR 35TH ANNUAL CASCIA CHRISTMAS WALK DECEMBER 3RD

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s the bright and sparkling sunny days of summer transition into the cool and colorful days of fall, I look forward to get-

ting ready for the holidays. One of stops is the annual Cascia

See four warm and happy homes decorated for Christmas at the Cascia Christmas Walk, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Christmas Walk - a tour of four homes in Midtown Tulsa decorated for the holidays by local florists and designers. This is the 35th anniversary of the Cascia Christmas Walk which has grown to host more than 1,000 attendees and offer a Christmas Boutique, a Bistro, student performers and an art

See the holiday decorations of four midtown Tulsa homes at this year's Cascia Christmas Walk, December 3.

exhibition. This year’s boutique will include 60 vendors selling special and unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, food and décor. I see it as a wonderful way to start the season and spend time with friends and family.  This year’s event will be held Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The event raises money for a variety of needs at Cascia Hall Preparatory School including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming and student financial aid. Homes on the tour are located throughout Midtown and even though the event is called a “walk,” shuttle service will deliver you to the front door of each home. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 each at CasciaHall.com or in the school office, or at the door for $20 at the school’s 25th Street and Utica Avenue entrance. Homes on the Cascia Christmas Walk include: • 3828 South Wheeling Avenue, styled by Chambers Floral • 2929 South Utica Avenue, styled by Toni’s Flowers & Gifts • 2744 South Victor Avenue, styled by J Littrell, LLC • 4401 South Zunis Avenue, styled by The French Bouquet

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