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Downtown magic The Chef’s Table at the Tavern in the Tulsa Arts District


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34 Legends: Don Ross Journalist, state legislator and civil rights leader BY GAIL BANZET-ELLIS

36 Luminaries of leadership Six named to Tulsa Hall of Fame. BY JAMIE RICHERT JONES

38 Long flight A look back at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology’s 90 years BY JOHN TRANCHINA

A boy’s life The Tulsa Boys’ Home has given more than 13,000 Oklahoma boys a place of refuge over the past 100 years.

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Three ways to spend a friends’ night out. Cherokee potter Mel Cornshucker throws clay. Nonni’s Foods bakes 1 million cookies a day. Alt-rock band Wilderado returns home.







Volunteers Sherri Davis and Lindsey Beeghly walk the grounds of the Tulsa Boys’ Home, which celebrates 100 years in October.

Downtown magic The Chef’s Table at the Tavern in the Tulsa Arts District


ON THE COVER The Chef’s Table at the Tavern, 201 N. Main St., looks out over East M.B. Brady Street. Reservations for the unique dining experience can be made any day of the week.



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I’ve had so many “only in downtown Tulsa” moments.

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One night, my partner and I were walking from

Perhaps these sorts of coincidences and meet-

the Tulsa Arts District to the Blue Dome District.

ings are simply a result of how small this city is,

from a parked party bus — and I’m a little miffed,

thing a little magical about the square of town em-

Suddenly, we hear someone screeching his name because honestly I’m used to being the one recog-

nized when we’re out and about downtown. But here comes a whole gaggle of girls in bachelorette

sashes spilling out of the bus toward us, led by none other than my partner’s senior prom date.

but I choose to believe instead that there’s somebraced by the inner dispersal loop.

Much like running into old classmates, being

downtown reminds you that while the past has its charms, the future is far brighter.

Back in 2014, I was given the chance to cho-

Yes, just when you thought you were an adult,

reograph a dance piece in the downtown tunnels,

shows up (granted his hometown is only an hour

tunnels left over from the 1930s, once used by cau-

a bus full of your partner’s high school classmates away, but still), and suddenly you feel like an awkward teenager again. But I played it cool, because

I’m cooler now than I was at 16, and told him to

an experience I won’t soon forget. These strange tious oil barons to go from tower to tower, were filled with dance and music, movement and life.

the art deco wonders around you, also take a mo-

a call time, since I was a performer — saying this

filled with life after 5 p.m., and shows no signs

all as casually, but audibly as possible, to give the

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hop on the bus and catch up with his friends for a

while. I would go ahead to the venue, since I had


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to a ravenous horde of bachelorettes.

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impression that I was possibly some sort of Tulsa celebrity.

But this is not a story about how I lost my man

helps you discover a little bit of your own downtown magic. TP

After the show, we went with the other per-

side the bar, smoking and laughing it up as we approach? Um, only all of the dudes from high

school band I used to hang out with, all back in


town for a wedding. There’s something so surreal

about hanging out in a bar with folks you haven’t seen or even thought about since you were all legally children. 8

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You’re invited to the 2018 ARTworks Gallery Opening featuring photographer Bob Sober. The Holland Hall ARTworks program supports the school’s core belief that an appreciation for


and experiences in the arts are essential. Each year during ARTworks, an acclaimed, professional

Tuesday, October 23 5:00–8:00 pm

artist is invited to exhibit on campus and spend a week as the artist-in-residence at Holland Hall. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the 2018 ARTworks artist, Bob Sober. Bob is a Tulsa native who grew up exploring the natural world. He now uses macro-photography and large-scale printing to explore the hidden beauty of insects. Bob says, “My attitude is that the insect is the artwork. My role is to create a human scale image that may allow the viewer to see the patterns, textures, colors, and details that have always been present, but too small to appreciate.”

Holland Hall 5666 East 81st Street Tulsa, OK 74137 The Walter Arts Center Holliman Gallery $25/person. Open to the public, 21 and older.

More information and tickets available at www.hollandhall.org/artworks.


C A L E N D A R + C A U S E S + C U LT U R E

Patrick McNicholas created this photo composition with a historical image featuring employees of the former Bader Supply Co., which is now home to the bar Valkyrie at 13 E. M.B. Brady St.



ike many Tulsans, videographer Patrick McNicholas frequently walks downtown and wonders what it must have looked like 100 years ago. Using his skills in photography and photo editing, he is satisfying that curiosity. In May, McNicholas began finding historical images of downtown through various sources, including the online archives of the Beryl Ford Collection and the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, and researching and photographing the modern-day sites of the old photos. He edits the photos into a composite that is half historical, half modern. Sometimes he creates a 5-second time-lapse video showing the “before and

after” effect of decades of development. McNicholas says he would love to showcase the images in an art show someday, but for now the project is just a fun hobby. “I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of bending time,” he says. “I’m just curious about what something looked like before, and how far we’ve come.” TP Patrick McNicholas’ project is called “Time-Travel Tulsa.” See p. 16 for another image. More of his work can be seen on Instagram: @tulsapast





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Experience the final week of the Tulsa State Fair’s rides, midway, exhibits, food booths, rodeo and live entertainment at Expo Square.


Cain’s Ballroom presents indie folk/ rock band Lord Huron, plus Cut Worms.

Gilcrease Museum presents “T.C.Cannon: At the Edge of America,” showcasing one of the most influential Native American artists of the 20th century.


See Tulsa Ballet’s kid-friendly matinee production of “Peter and the Wolf” in its Brookside Studio K venue.


A plethora of works by local and area artists awaits at Utica Square’s annual Art in the Square.

The Basecamp Camping Festival at Turkey Mountain is a gathering of family, food, friends, fire and fantastic music.


Tulsa Golden Hurricane football takes on South Florida at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium.

Sneak a peek inside some of Tulsa’s oldest homes on the Maple Ridge Home and Garden Tour in the Maple Ridge Neighborhood.

Paradise Cove Theater at River Spirit Casino Resort presents Bob Dylan and His Band.



Broken Arrow Community Playhouse opens its season with the comedy, “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?”

Visit the fictional village of Castleton this month during Castle of Muskogee’s annual Halloween Festival.

Tulsa Tough presents Beta Tough, a new grassroots cycling “test”event, at John Zink Ranch in Osage County.


Tulsa Latin jazz band La Gozadera entertains at the Tulsa PAC’s free noontime Brown Bag It concert.


Brady Theater welcomes multiGrammy Award winner Emmy Lou Harris.

Utica Square’s Fashion in the Square rewards lucky shoppers with great prizes.

Legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac returns to the BOK Center.




The Little Black Dress Event at the Glenpool Conference Center encourages and celebrates women.


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Country artist/songwriter Aaron Lewis hits the Joint at Hard Rock Casino and Resort.


More than 70 breweries serve up their best lagers and ales at the Harvest Beer Festival in downtown Tulsa.

See the works of 150 artisans representing 50 tribes at Cherokee Art Market at the Sequoyah Convention Center inside Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa.


Enjoy food, live music, a bakery and temple tours at Temple Israel’s Shalom Fest.

Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry’s annual Conference for Readers and Writers hosts events at the University of Tulsa, the Tulsa Garden Center, and the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum.

Signature Symphony’s Pops 2 season opener, “Star Wars and Beyond, the Music of John Williams,” concludes with a costume contest at the TCC VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education.


The U.S. National Arabian and HalfArabian Championship Horse Show returns to Expo Square.


Take the kids to trick-or-treat safely at the Farm Shopping Center from 5:30-7 p.m.



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PLAN A FRIENDS’ NIGHT OUT Don’t get stuck in a rut for group activities. Whether you are in the mood to laugh, be daring or settle in and use your wits, three downtown experiences offer something for everyone.


It’s a board gamer’s paradise. Located in the historic Archer Building, Shuffles Board Game Cafe has walls of more than 700 games with cozy booths, gaming tables and a bar. Patrons can choose their game and order made-from-scratch food, milkshakes, coffee and alcoholic beverages. “I wanted to bring everything you need for great board gaming under one roof,” owner Eric Fransen says. For those overwhelmed by the sheer number of game choices, Fransen recommends Patchwork, a quilting simulator game for two players, and Ticket to Ride, a train route building game. Staff are available to help with rules and game recommendations. Play ranges from free (certain days/times) to $5 per hour, per person. See website for hours and pricing.

Angry Axe Dig out your best flannel shirt to try a new trend: urban axe throwing. Angry Axe opened in the Pearl District in December 2017, providing a safe, fun environment to give this new hobby a whirl. “People can be transported from their world to the lumberjack world,” says owner Chance Hawkins. Participants rent a lane and take turns throwing at a target. For more advanced fun, patrons can play Connect Four, Battleship and other games. “This is a great thing to try with friends because most people haven’t done it before,” Hawkins says. Pricing is $20 per person for one hour, or $35 per person for two hours. Axe throwers must be 12 years or older to participate. Advance reservations must be made online or by phone. 7 N. PEORIA AVE. | 918-917-9015 ANGRYAXE.COM

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From the Philtower to Hurts Donuts to the BOK Center, Let’s Go Urban Scavenger Hunts can create a downtown adventure just for you. Tulsa landmarks and out-of-the-way places are included in different challenges, which might involve solving clues, following GPS directions or answering trivia about Tulsa or pop culture. “It’s a great chance to get out and get to know the city in a different way,” says Let’s Go founder Stephanee Kockelman. “It brings people together.” Each group downloads an app to participate in challenges and submits funny pictures and videos to earn points. TP Pricing options start at $20 for two people on one team. Other options are available for larger parties and corporate events. 918-859-7403 | LETSGOANDHUNT.COM

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PARKING GARAGE UNDERWAY As downtown grows, so do parking concerns in the minds of many Tulsans. In response to downtown development, Price Family Properties is constructing a $12.8 million parking complex that will add 500 downtown parking spots at East Fourth and South Main streets. “To bring tenants to buildings, we need to provide convenient parking. As downtown continues to grow residentially and commercially, a parking garage is what we needed,” says Jackie Price Johannsen, president of Price Family Properties, which owns and manages more than 2.2 million square feet of office space in the central business district. Like some of the company’s other properties, the structure — which is attached to First Place Tower — will have lighting that can change colors at night. The parking garage also will include 3,000 square feet of retail space on its ground floor. It is expected to be completed this fall.

Guthrie Green is home to one of several downtown bike stations at which Tulsans can rent bikes.

This Machine rolls out bike sharing Headquartered at 1020 S. Rockford Ave., the bike-share program This Machine Tulsa is a public-private partnership that began development in 2014. At press time, 100 bikes at 15 stations had been added in downtown Tulsa and along Route 66. Phase 2 of This Machine’s service will expand the network into the Pearl District, Kendall Whittier, SOBO District, Cherry Street and Brookside, and to Gathering Place, according to Daniel Sperle, This Machine executive director. A day pass for bike rental is $2 for 30 minutes, and an extra dollar is charged for every 15 minutes. Three-day, monthly and yearly passes also are available. Tulsa Bike Share is a partner of Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Chapman Family Trust, the City of Tulsa and the Indian Nation Council of Governments. This Machine ultimately looks to serve as a last-mile connection for transit, Sperle explains. “Buses often aren’t going to connect you to your ultimate destination,” he says. “They can’t drop you off right at your doorstep or a block from home.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT FACEBOOK.COM/TULSABIKESHARE.

Voices of Oklahoma “I think I have some of Mother’s traits in my thought processes and in my private life. I have more of Dad’s characteristics. I denied that until I was in my doctoral program and in a clinical pastoral education course. I was forced to share my story. And the guy kept pushing me about Dad, and I kind of lost it, and then apologized. He said, ‘Don’t apologize. If you’ve got an anger and some push, boy, you can be a preacher.’” — The Rev. James Buskirk, retired senior minister at First United Methodist Church. He also was founding dean of the School of Theology at Oral Roberts University. “Voices of Oklahoma” is an oral history project supported by the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at the University of Tulsa. John Erling founded the project in 2009. Visit voicesofoklahoma.com. 16

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The former Gates Hardware, constructed in the 1930s at 325 E. Brady St., meets the modern-day Elgin Park sports brewery in the historic building. This composite is part of Patrick McNicholas’ Instagram series “Time-Travel Tulsa.” See p. 11 for more details.

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Mel Cornshucker works at his pottery wheel in his studio in the Tulsa Arts District.


Local artist’s pottery featured in Native American art show. BY JOSEPH PRICE


fter four decades of experience, local Cherokee potter Mel Cornshucker knows his craft. “I’ve been throwing pots since 1975,” he says. “So after 43 years, I know what I want out of the clay.” Cornshucker is well known for his Native designs that feature animals like the buffalo, cougar, bear and the most common one: the dragonfly. He has featured dragonflies on his pottery since 1979. However, Cornshucker’s expertise and accomplishments are in part due to chance. He initially wanted to become a lawyer, but took a different path while pursuing his bachelor’s degree. “In college, I needed to take a studio art course, so I signed up for pottery,” he says. “Then I found a job as a potter in Silver Dollar City.” Shortly after Cornshucker married his wife, Michelle, in 1979, she also developed an interest in the craft and became a potter herself. For the past 22 years, both have created and displayed their pottery and flatware — plates, trays and tiles — from Cornshucker Pottery at Brady Artists Studio, 23 E. M.B. Brady St., in the Tulsa Arts District. “Many people don’t understand that there’s 18

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a big difference between pottery and ceramics,” Cornshucker says. “Pottery is thrown and made by hand, and the clay I use is heated to 2,400 degrees. Ceramics are poured into a mold and heated to approximately 1,500 degrees. That makes a world of difference.” TP

SEE THE ARTIST’S WORK Mel Cornshucker’s pottery has been featured in art shows, galleries and museums across the country. This month, his pieces can be seen among 150 Native American artists at the Cherokee Art Market, one of the largest Native art shows in Oklahoma. Fifty tribes will be represented. OCT. 13-14 Cherokee Art Market 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sequoyah Convention Center, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa. $5, adults; free, children 12 and under. cherokeeartmarket.com

“‘The Voice’ opened a lot of doors. It was an incredible opportunity, but after it’s done, it’s done,” says Tulsa native Whitney Fenimore of her experience competing on Season 13 of the NBC TV show in fall 2017. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter relocated to Phoenix to pursue an alt-country music career after her stints with “Team Adam (Levine)” and “Team Miley (Cyrus)” came to an end. In May, she released her EP, “Battle Within.” A string of summer dates opening for country artist Lori McKenna followed. These days, Fenimore is commuting to Los Angeles, assembling a team to help her reach the next level and showcasing her talents for audiences and the industry. It’s a long way from the corner of south Tulsa where she was born and raised. “I was literally born in the CityPlex Towers at 81st and Lewis. It used to be a hospital,” Fenimore says. “I feel like my life was in that 3-mile radius. I went to Victory for junior high and high school, then I hopped across the street to Oral Roberts University, and then I left.” Raised in a conservative Christian home, Fenimore’s faith still informs her life and her work, although her perspective has shifted. “I’m definitely more open-minded than how I was raised,” she says. “I’ve had so many friends that believe differently than I do that challenged my beliefs. They’re amazing, beautiful people. I think that has expanded the way I believe.” — JULIE WENGER WATSON









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Formerly LA-based musicians now make music from their hometown. BY TIM LANDES


arlier this year, Tulsa natives Maxim Rainer and Justin Kila, both of alternative rock band Wilderado, were in the Los Angeles limelight and had just released their third EP, “Favors,” when they decided T-Town was beckoning. “There’s no place like home, as lame as it sounds,” says drummer Kila, who graduated from Mannford High School. “It’s great to be back here where our family lives. That was a big part of the decision to move back. The other thing is, it makes it easier for Maxim and I to get together and write and jam.” Kila and lead vocalist Rainer met in high school, but the two never hung out until both moved to LA to form Wilderado with bandmates Colton Dearing and Tyler Wimpee. (Dearing and Wimpee remain in LA and travel to Tulsa to rehearse.)

Last year was huge for the band as it topped 15 million Spotify plays and supported tours with Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, Band of Horses, Judah and the Lion and more. Wilderado’s songs were featured in numerous shows and in the recent Charlize Theron film “Tully.” After a decade away from Tulsa, Rainer says he and his wife were ready to live closer to family, plus it allows the band an opportunity to travel shorter distances to tour. “I love it here,” says Rainer, a graduate of Metro Christian Academy. “There are a lot of cool, talented young people who are doing creative things in Tulsa. I am inspired by that. “Tulsa has a legendary music history, and now there are exciting things happening. We wanted to be a part of that.” TP

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NAME: Carolyn Sickles KNOWN AS: Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s first executive director. She is tasked with oversight of its growing artist residency program funded by the George Kaiser Family Foundation to attract and retain ambitious working artists to Tulsa. Sickles recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York, where she conceived and implemented innovative contemporary arts projects in New York City and South Florida.

PIECE: “Route 66 Rising,” to be installed this fall at the Avery Traffic Circle of East Admiral Place and South Mingo Road. It’s the original 1926-32 alignment of Route 66 and the former site of a filling station and inn owned by Cyrus Avery, the “Father of Route 66.”

What are your plans for Tulsa Artist Fellowship? GKFF has identified artists as being critical to a thriving city. This investment addresses the most pressing challenges in artistic communities today, which include financial stability and durational housing. I want to be a part of an urban environment where diverse creative voices are mobilizing audiences with the transformative power of art. I feel confident that Tulsa will become globally recognized for its ambitious dedication to attracting and retaining working artists.

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE ICON: Albuquerque artist Eric Garcia, left, designed the 70-by-30-foot spherical sculpture, underwritten by $655,000 in Vision 2025 funds, to capture and celebrate the spirit and vibrancy of Tulsa and the Mother Road. “‘Route 66 Rising’ highlights Tulsa’s perspective that Route 66 is not a closed highway, but rather a living and relevant experience rising from the hearts of people from many cultures, nationally and internationally, and across age groups,” says Dennis Whitaker of the City of Tulsa Planning Department. “We’re excited about this,” says Ken Busby, executive director and CEO of the Route 66 Alliance. “We’re creating a centerpiece for aficionados of Route 66 and an icon for our city that we believe will positively impact cultural tourism.” — JULIE WENGER WATSON

How do you plan to work with and grow the program? There is something really critical going on in the arts in Tulsa. … This commitment to supporting artists is going to deeply impact both regionally and nationally. Our local community will have the immense privilege of observing artworks that are in progress. The way artists’ ideas are received and responded to right here in Tulsa will then shape projects presented on a national platform. — JUDY LANGDON






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ittsburgh transplant Brian Kurtz has jumped into his new role as executive director of Tulsa’s Downtown Coordinating Council with two feet — by testing what it’s like to live and work downtown. But he’s not experimenting alone. He and his wife, Becky, have three daughers, including 6-month-old twins. “We’re renting an apartment in downtown,” Kurtz says. “We figured, there’s no better way to find out what it’s like to live there.” Overseen by the City of Tulsa, the DCC is an advisory board of downtown property owners, city officials and business owners who provide support and advice for improving, maintaining and marketing downtown Tulsa. Areas of focus include commerce, arts, entertainment and education. Kurtz previously served as the director of economic development for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, a nonprofit Business Improvement District that works with the public and private sectors to make downtown Pittsburgh a


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vibrant place for businesses, workers, residents and visitors. While there, he worked to improve business retention and attraction efforts, place-making and public realm activation — fancy terms for creating a community around a place. And that’s just what Kurtz hopes to do in Tulsa, building on the success of downtown development. At the top of his priority list is finding ways to recreate downtown’s sea of parking lots and make downtown more walkable. But how will a Northeasterner convince Tulsans to get around on foot? “The challenge is to make sure the walk is interesting and active,” Kurtz says. He points to opportunities like adding public art; transparent ground floors, including ground-floor retail; and trees to increase the shade canopy along the street. In essence, Kurtz’ mission is to give Tulsa reasons to come downtown. “It’s going to be an exciting adventure,” he says. TP

NOV. 2 The Promise of Hope Event: Building CommUNITY 6-10 p.m. Mike Fretz Event Center, 11545 E. 43rd St. $75. Benefits Operation Hope Prison Ministry. Presented by Asbury United Methodist Foundation, Ruth Nelson, and the Lou and Connie Miller Charitable Foundation. Call 918-599-0663. ohpm.org



When Amber Young was released from prison in February, Operation Hope Prison Ministry provided essentials — clothing, a bus pass, job listings and a backpack with toiletries — but Young says the most important thing she received was “a sense of community.” “Somebody cared that I got a good job,” says Young, who is now an administrative assistant intern with OHPM. “Somebody cared that I had good-looking clothes to get a good job. Somebody cared that I had a bus pass to get to job interviews. Community, that’s what I felt.” OHPM began in 1995 as a project of an Asbury United Methodist Church Sunday school class and became a 501(c)3 in 1996. In 2017, the organization served 2,024 people impacted by incarceration. In addition to providing basic needs, mentoring and scholarships to ex-offenders, OHPM has programs to serve children affected by incarceration. It also offers programs like Pathway to Community, which prepares inmates for a successful transition out of prison. Executive Director Cheri Buschmann says the greatest challenge is finding employers who are willing to hire people with felonies, and she hopes people can “meet them (ex-offenders) where they’re at and not where they’ve been.” Buschmann says she loves seeing people realize their potential and say, “I’m not just a possibility, I’m a contribution.” — BRIA BOLTON MOORE

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Emily, Richie, Campbell and Conley Bolusky. This Halloween night you’ll find their home equipped with piles of costumes, a tent for clothes-changing and helpers ready to match costumes with kiddos.

COSTUME PARTY One family ensures every child has a Halloween costume. BY JORDAN COX


ne night per year, a costume and the magical words “trick-or-treat” grant all kids the same rights and privileges. For many, though, a Halloween costume is a luxury, which is the very inequity that Emily and Richie Bolusky, along with their daughters, Conley and Campbell, are seeking to reconcile through their Myriam Poppins Costume Closet. The project began in 2015 with a spontaneous act of generosity. Then-9-year-old Conley saw an un-costumed trick-or-treater and rushed to give away one of her own costumes. Conley’s gesture inspired a full-blown costume closet, championed by the Boluskys’

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friends and family, and operated from the driveway of their North Maple Ridge home. In 2017 alone, the closet distributed more than 175 costumes to children without them on Halloween night. “The people that come don’t expect anything,” Emily Bolusky says. “They’re taken aback at someone offering them something.” There is no greater champion of the Bolusky outreach than Myriam Rix. Th is family friend, known for “making everything perfect,” is lovingly referred to as Myriam Poppins, a nod to the character Mary Poppins. Although Rix moved from Tulsa in 2017, she remains the namesake of the costume closet. “She’s the force,” Bolusky says. “We have to keep it going for her.” And keep it going, they shall. The Boluskys are seeking some local partnerships and hope that 2018 will see even more costumes donated and distributed. TP

In 2015, 10 months after a clear mammogram, Denise Johnson noticed her right nipple inverting. “There was no pain, nothing,” she says, but the visual change convinced her to see her doctor. During an ultrasound, Johnson learned she had tumors below her nipple and under her arm. “The doctor kept saying, ‘Not good, not good,’” Johnson recalls. “Tears were streaming down my face, and I said, ‘Lord, you have to take over my emotions right now.’” Next, Johnson says she went into “warrior mode.” She had a bilateral mastectomy and lumpectomy to remove the Stage 3 cancer, followed by four months of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation. Today Johnson is cancer free and volunteers her time helping others going through cancer treatment. She regularly hands out goody bags and blankets to patients at Oklahoma Cancer Institute. “I tell them, ‘I’ve been in your chair,’” Johnson says. This month, the American Cancer Society will honor Johnson as a “Portrait of Hope” ambassador at its Tulsa Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. She credits the ACS for its programs and resources that help cancer patients like her. And Johnson is happy to pay it forward. She says, “Those of us who have been through cancer — our job is to let those going through it now know about the resources and the help they can get.” — MORGAN PHILLIPS

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HOW IT’S MADE Nonni’s Limone Biscotti make their way through massive ovens at the Tulsa facility.

COOKIE COMPANY A Tulsa facility bakes biscotti right under our noses. BY MORGAN PHILLIPS SLAM DUNK Nonni’s Foods at 3920 E. Pine St. manufactures biscotti, a crunchy Italian cookie popular for dunking in tea or coffee. The Tulsa facility bakes eight standard flavors and a few seasonal flavors, as well as a more snackable version of biscotti called THINaddictives. The products are shipped all over the world and are available locally at Reasor’s and other major grocery chains.

RUSTIC ROOTS Nonni is the Italian word for grandmother, and refers to the company’s origins more than 100 years ago in Lucca, Italy. Today the Illinois-based company has four baking facilities: in Tulsa; Ferndale, New York; Glendale, Arizona; and Montreal. The Tulsa facility has operated for 22 years. “We produce Nonni’s Biscotti and THINaddictives on a grand scale while instilling the values of an intimate, artisan bakery,” says Tulsa Plant Manager Bryan Welch. CRUNCH TIME The Tulsa facility bakes 24 hours a day, five to seven days per week, turning out 40,000 cookies per hour — that’s nearly 1 million cookies per day. Cookies are baked twice in 110-foot-long ovens to give them the necessary crunch. SUGAR AND SPICE On an annual basis, the Tulsa facility uses 4 million pounds each of flour and sugar, and 500,000 pounds of almonds. From dough to box, Welch estimates production time for each cookie at approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes.

SCIENCE OF CHOCOLATE Several varieties of biscotti are dipped or drizzled with real chocolate after they’ve been baked and cooled. Tempering chocolate is a key step to ensure a proper texture and sheen. It takes about 7 minutes to cool chocolate properly, Welch says. cookies fresh from the oven, but some of Nonni’s 115 Tulsa employees say they’ve become immune. “The longer you work here, the more you get used to the alluring freshly baked aroma,” says Operations Supervisor Mark Swim. TP 26

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A Starry Night New Tulsa-based nonprofit the Attic Conversations Yoga Foundation presented its inaugural fundraiser, “A Starry Night: Turning Scars into Stars,” on Aug. 2 at the Pearl District Building, 1209 E. Third St. Attic Conversations provides yoga programs to individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives as a result of poverty, neglect, abuse addiction and/or exposure to violence. A Starry Night raised $21,000 to continue the foundation’s current programming and expand services, including development of a 2019 summer yoga and mindfulness camp for under-resourced adolescent girls and purchasing student materials, including mats and props, as well as sweatpants for female clients who are incarcerated.




1. Musical guests included Stephanie Oliver and Paul Benjaman, pictured. 2. Chef Barry Jarvis provided a farm-to-table meal. Beer, wine and dessert were provided by Vintage Wine Bar, Prairie Brew Pub, Marshall Brewing Co. and Rose Rock Microcreamery. 3. In addition to food, patrons enjoyed a silent auction and art. 4. Jarvis, center, and team prepared the meal. 5. Founder Sarah Rachel Thomas, Event Chairwoman Sarah Doll, Dana Morris, Melissa Smith, Ana Berry, Kendra Guthrie, Mandy Eubanks, Gina Anzaldua, Megan Spears and Rachel Calvert




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The Tulsa Zoo marked its 90th anniversary June 15 at WALTZ on the Wild Side. The event featured samples of signature dishes from more than 40 Tulsa restaurants inside the Lost Kingdom exhibit complex. Guests danced to live music from Professor D till midnight inside the climate-controlled H.A. Chapman Event Lodge. Standing for “We All Love the Tulsa Zoo,” WALTZ on the Wild Side supports the zoo’s 20-year master plan, Building Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, which launched in 2012. It has helped fund exhibits such as the Helmerich Sea Lion Cove, the Mary K. Chapman Rhino Reserve and the Lost Kingdom. The 2018 event raised more than $200,000.


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Dionysian Nights Living Arts of Tulsa transported more than 200 patrons to ancient Greece for Dionysian Nights on Aug. 11 at Living Arts. The gala channeled Dionysus, Greek god of the grape harvest, wine and theater. Appropriately, Portico Dance Theatre performed a dance piece among the guests, trailing sheer fabric to evoke the sense of flowing wine. Luis-Eduardo also created a solo dance for the occasion. Tony B and Phetote performed poetry, and DJ Vashonda played dance tunes throughout the night. Featured artists were Tim Brown and Alexander Tamahn. Brown created a deconstructed Maypole-inspired installation for the space; Tamahn painted Living Arts’ existing pillars to look like Grecian marble. Food was provided by Laffa, Lotus Sandwich Eatery and Bar, and Red Thistle Catering Co.



1. The Greek-inspired event was a celebratory summer fundraiser for Living Arts. 2. Colorful streamers centered the room. Other decor included flowers by Southwood Landscape and Garden Center. 3. Patron Laura Eccles, center, gets into character. 4. Guests donned Greco-Roman-themed attire.


Wild Brew Wild Brew celebrated its 20th year Aug. 25 at the Cox Business Center with beers from artisan brewers in Tulsa and across the U.S., as well as cuisine from local restaurants. Patrons chose from hundreds of beers and had the unique opportunity to chat with brewers one-on-one. Music from Midlife Crisis Band kept the party hopping, along with silent auction packages featuring autographed sports memorabilia, custom brewery tours, trips and more. The annual craft beer festival raises funds for the George K. Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, best known for its work with bald eagles. A decade ago, the species was on the endangered list; now, bald eagles are a regular part of our Oklahoma skyline. 1. Artist Josh Stout did a live painting session during the event and donated the completed artwork for the silent auction. 2. The Tulsa-based Homma Camp Co. set up a stylish tent for patrons. 3. Patrons Marion Gooding, Sarah Gooding and Desiree Knott 4. Honorary Committee Chairs Karen and Tom Gilbert and Wild Brew Committee CoChairs Stephanie Miller and Coleman Miller

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Power couple Kelly Hathcoat, Scott Robin and Jordan Didier Lanning, members of the Tulsa Area United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society, attended the Adulting 101 presentation on July 21 at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. Aimed at young leaders in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the Emerging Leaders Society offers networking and professional development, as well as volunteer and philanthropy opportunities. Visit tauw.org for more information.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma hosted its annual vision event, Cigar-B-Que, in August at BurnCo. The event highlighted the organization’s work with potential volunteers and raised awareness of BBBS. At the event, Big Brother Kevin Burr and Little Brother Kelvon Carter shared their match story. Pictured are Kevin Burr with Barracuda Staffing; Kelvon Carter; Chad Morrison, sponsor and owner of Cheerz Pub; Elly Carroll of Cheerz Pub; Molly Jarvis, BBBS board chairwoman with Cherokee Nation Businesses; and Big Brother Heath Bringham with D&L Tools. Visit bbbsok.org to learn more.

Carnivale co-chairs Robert Babcock, Bill Major, Caron Lawhorn and Shawn Lawhorn gathered at Legacy Plaza in early August with supporters to reveal the 2019 event’s much-anticipated theme, “Rio.” This was the first time Carnivale hosted a theme reveal party. The “best party in town,” as Carnivale is often called, will be March 30 at the Cox Business Center. All Carnivale proceeds benefit Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s housing and services. Learn more at bestpartyintown.org. 32

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MICHELLE AND CLARK WIENS TO BE HONORED AT UPCOMING OCCJ GALA With a shared vision for arts, culture and social justice, Michelle and Clark Wiens have left a mark on their city. That mark includes the creation of the Circle Cinema and involvement in myriad arts organizations. Their commitment and the theater’s mission will be recognized at the upcoming Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice’s 60th annual awards dinner. OCCJ President and CEO Moises Echeverria says the couple exemplifies the organization’s mission of respect, understanding and community involvement. “Rooted in a foundation of mutual respect, our program challenges biases and preconceived notions all of us have developed throughout our lives,” Echieverria says. “Similarly, Circle Cinema brings diverse Tulsans together through the medium of film to expand community consciousness. Their intentional curation of films not only entertains, but challenges us to explore our understanding of the world, and in the process, expands our own humanity to those who are different than us.” Michelle’s involvement with the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa (now ahha Tulsa) began when she was 15 with a role in the Tulsa Children’s Theatre summer production. A few years later, she worked with Andy and Amy Trumpeter of Blackbird Puppet Theater, its artists-in-residence, presenting traditional and avant-garde puppet shows and studying the art of puppet making. As an adult, she spearheaded Harwelden’s outdoor renovations. Michelle has interviewed Holocaust survivors for the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation and has helped the Jewish Federation of Tulsa and the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Holocaust education and events. She made the films for the museum’s Holocaust exhibit. “Art is something that I enjoy so much and that continues to enhance my life in so many ways,” Michelle says. “Art becomes a way of life. It is an experience I wish for every child.” Both Michelle and Clark have been devoted to Circle Cinema’s neighbor, Tulsa Girls Art School. Over the years, the theater has welcomed TGAS artists for special films and events, as well as hosting TGAS exhibits. Clark co-founded Circle Cinema in 2001 with George Kravis. “We hope the honor being bestowed on the Circle is in light of our success in bringing community consciousness through film,” Clark says. “We can always do better and we shall.” Clark, who was a founder of Cedar Creek Lumber Co., is a filmmaker, OCCJ board member, co-founder of Sapulpa Arts and has been involved with Starlight Concerts for 30 years. Nov. 10 60TH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER 6 p.m., reception; 7 p.m., dinner and program. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. $300, tickets; $3,000-$25,000, sponsorships. Benefits Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. occjok.org

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WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY? WHY? I attended grade school in Vinita. I was born in Tulsa, but after my parents divorced, my grandma invited us to live with her in Vinita. I am convinced my time there framed my views on race and white people. There was no playground equipment at our school while the yard at the white school, in the middle of the black community, had everything. On evenings and weekends, we played on the white schoolyard, and when police passed they would chase us off. One time they loaded us in squad cars with the red lights blinking and a siren screaming. The cops took us home and reported the crimes to our folks. My grandma told us “to leave white folks’ stuff alone.” Afterward, we took turns watching for the cops. I went to George Washington Carver Middle School and Booker T. Washington High School (in Tulsa). I studied journalism for my bachelor’s degree and for my master’s degree at the University of Central Oklahoma (formerly Central State University). WHAT WAS ONE OF YOUR MOST DEFINING MOMENTS IN LIFE? While in Air Force basic training, our troop was evenly split between blacks and whites. Most of the blacks were from the North and West, and most of the whites were, like me, from the South. Both groups liked me, and they elected me barrack’s chief. I was in charge when the training instructor was gone, and he told me to have the troop name the flight. The North and West group came up with a name honoring the Yankees, and the Southern boys’ name honored the Confederacy. The vote was tied, so I had to decide the winner. In high school, Civil War history was my favorite subject, but what I didn’t know was that the Oklahoma history books favored the South. I stood and loudly sided with the Southern group and felt good that whites applauded my vote. That night, the USO sponsored a dance and before the band started, my best buddy asked me outside. For the next 15 minutes, he gave me two black eyes, a broken nose and busted lip. I was taught the Northern version of the Civil War and was now convinced that Robert E. Lee should have been hung. After learning what had happened, the training instructor changed the name of the group to something we could all agree on. It united the airmen and our troop won most of the competitions on base. Incidentally, that guy who asked me outside was best man at my wedding, and we still talk after nearly 60 years. WHAT AGE DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW AND WHY? I’m 77. I feel even older than I am — and that’s old. I’ve had several health reversals, and everything hurts. HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? I think they would say I have a sense of humor and that I speak forthrightly. I was deeply committed to civil rights and will challenge wrong. My ex-wife,

a wonderful woman, is my best friend, and she thinks I’m irritating. WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I love to cook, have written two books and appeared on “60 Minutes,” the “Today” show and many other talk shows. Time Magazine (quoted late syndicated columnist Art Buchwald who) called me one of the best humorists in the nation, and Art was a friend and among my best fans. AS A STATE LEGISLATOR, YOU HELPED INTRODUCE A BILL TO CREATE THE OKLAHOMA COMMISSION TO STUDY THE TULSA RACE MASSACRE OF 1921. HOW DID YOU FIRST LEARN ABOUT THE MASSACRE, AND WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO DO THE RESEARCH ON IT? I was a sophomore in high school and enrolled in the yearbook class. The teacher was W.D. Williams, a great friend of mine, who said a yearbook is not the history of a school but the history of the community. He went on to say there was a race riot in 1921 that killed as many as 300 and burnt down the town. I literally called him a liar. He showed me all of these photos from albums he owned. I had never heard about the riot, and ever since then I’ve had an interest in it. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR OTHER HOBBIES? I don’t fit any black stereotypes. I can’t sing, dance or play basketball. If it wasn’t for my skin color, I could be white. Other than studying and writing about history, my hobbies are limited. Thirty years ago, I bought a set of golf clubs and took lessons. I found it boring, and the clubs are now collecting dust in my garage. IF YOU COULD WITNESS ANY EVENT OF THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? The Middle Passage: the pain and agony of hundreds of slaves cramped in the hull of a ship in the heat and cold. Throwing oneself overboard was a better option than living, and only the strong survived. As a descendant of those survivors, I feel I’m more empowered than those who came on the Mayflower. The indignities blacks face today should remind us that hope is a sustaining force. WHAT WAS A “WORST TIME” AND HOW DID YOU PULL THROUGH IT? It was the death of one of my sons, Curtis, from diabetes. He was a senior at Oklahoma State University, scheduled to graduate in two months. He was handicapped and was an inspiring and incredible child. While I love all my children, Curtis was special. He had planned to attend University of California, Los Angeles for his master’s degree. I was attending law school at the University of Tulsa. When he died, it affected me so much I never returned to TU. I’ve never gotten over his death. I discussed it with a physician friend who told me that even after all these years, I am still grieving. WHAT CONCERNS YOU TODAY? Donald John Trump. I was a part of the Civil Rights Movement and

witnessed the change it brought. I was one of Lyndon B. Johnson’s affirmative action successes — the first black baker at Wonder Bread in Oklahoma, the second black in management of a daily metropolitan newspaper (Gary Post-Tribune in Gary, Indiana) and a couple of other firsts. In the ’60s, I was convinced that a colorblind society was possible. I was even more hopeful with the election of President (Barack) Obama. With Trump, I fear my grandchildren will face more hardships than I can imagine. WHO ARE SOME OTHER PERSONS YOU REVERE OR WHO HAVE INFLUENCED YOU? There are many: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Marian Wright Edelman, Sen. Robert Kennedy, Gov. Henry Bellmon, Tulsa Mayor Robert J. LaFortune, Norma Eagleton and, more recently, John McCain. HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS? To have an idea or vision and recruit others to assist you in making it happen — then turn it loose and develop other projects and repeat the same. Let history decide who gets the credit. WHAT IS A FAVORITE TULSA MEMORY? The Civil Rights Movement of the city, when a significant number of blacks and whites felt compelled to do something about racial inequity. After all these years, I still remember many of their names and look upon them with great fondness. DESCRIBE A PERFECT WEEKEND IN TULSA OR ELSEWHERE. A weekend in New York, Paris, Denver, London and anywhere in Italy or Greece doing what tourists do — restaurants, museums, historical landmarks and just watching people. WHAT PLACE IN TULSA DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Greenwood Avenue and the Black Wall Street of America that I knew as a teenager. Black businesses lined the mile-long avenue with hundreds of people parading up and down. Men and women working for rich white folks had Thursdays off, and they dressed in their best to shop the businesses. The smell of barbecue pushed through the air, and restaurants competed for the best soul food in town. WHAT HAVE BEEN THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGES YOU’VE EXPERIENCED IN TULSA? DO WE STILL HAVE WORK TO DO? I have traveled all over the world, and Denver is about the only other place I would live besides Tulsa. It feels good to see black professionals and others climbing the ladder of success. The Greenwood Cultural Center, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Black Wall Street Memorial and John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park were all developed by blacks. I love Tulsa. I’m comfortable here. It’s a great place to raise a family, and it’s easy to get around. Is it racist? Yeah, but show me a place that isn’t.TP TulsaPeople.com



Historical Society and Museum will recognize

its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees at a black-tie dinner and induction ceremony. Since the inaugural event in 1987, 195 Tulsans have received this honor. “Tulsa Hall of Fame members are selected based on their exemplary dedication to their professional, civic and philanthropic endeavors,” says THSM Executive Director Michelle Place. “They are visionaries who have spent so much of their lives working for others. These inductees have made Tulsa a better community for all of us.”


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Steve Bradshaw

Bradshaw is president and CEO of BOK Financial, which has more than 5,200 employees and banking centers in eight states. Raised in Bartlesville, Bradshaw has called Tulsa home since 1984. In that time, he has been devoted to a multitude of community causes. Bradshaw is the current chairman of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, and a former chairman of its convention and visitor’s bureau, Visit Tulsa. He is a past board member of the Tulsa Community Foundation, Metropolitan Urban League, YMCA Tulsa, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, and is a trustee of the University of Tulsa. In 2016, he and his wife, Marla, co-chaired the annual citywide Tulsa Area United Way campaign. “Tulsa has many fine attributes as a very livable city, but the most unique aspect to me is the incredible philanthropic community that encompasses this city,” Bradshaw says. “It’s the first thing I talk about when I describe Tulsa to people considering a move to our city.”

Ken Lackey

With a career that includes government, education and industry, Lackey has an impressive résumé. In 1995, Lackey was appointed Oklahoma secretary of health and human services by Gov. Frank Keating, who later named Lackey the first executive director of the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs. Two years later, Keating appointed him as his chief of staff and top advisor. In 1999, Lackey left Keating’s administration and became president of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. In 2001, Lackey joined NORDAM, a locally owned, global aerospace manufacturing firm with 2,500 employees across three continents. Currently, he is the chairman of the board and the former CEO and president of the Tulsa-based company. Lackey is a member of the Tulsa Mayor’s Office of Performance Strategy and Innovation, and a director of the Tulsa Community College Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Lackey is nostalgic about his induction into the Tulsa Hall of Fame. “I certainly appreciate the recognition, but more importantly it was a chance to reflect on the people I met along the way,” Lackey says. “Tulsa is unique because of the number of people committed to its success.”



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Chet Cadieux

A native Tulsan, Cadieux is the chairman and CEO of QuikTrip Corp. After graduating from the University of Tulsa in 1989, Cadieux began his career with QuikTrip working the graveyard shift and rose through the ranks as store manager, real estate manager and vice president of sales. In 2002, Cadieux took over as president/CEO when his father and company founder, Chester Cadieux, retired. Under Chet’s leadership, QuikTrip has expanded to more than $10 billion in annual sales, 21,802 employees and 780 stores in 11 states. From 20032017, it was included on Fortune’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work for in America.” Cadieux’s honors include being named a University of Tulsa Distinguished Alumni, being inducted into the Convenience Store News Hall of Fame and recognition as one of the Top 100 Highest Rated CEOs by Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards. He currently serves on the board of directors for Bank of Oklahoma N.A., the University of Tulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation. He has served as chairman for the River Parks Authority Board, Tulsa Regional Chamber and the Tulsa Area United Way. Despite his achievements, Cadieux remains humble when it comes to his nomination. “I don’t really consider it to be anything that I’ve done,” he says. “It’s all of our amazing employees who have carried on my dad’s legacy. “From the store teams, to the people in the warehouses, maintenance shops or the offices, those are the guys and gals who get it done every day. And I know good and well that they are the ones who are really being honored. I know with certainty that Dad is watching and that he is so proud of all of them.”

Nancy McDonald

Since the day she moved to Tulsa in 1966, McDonald has been making an impact on the community. At that time, segregation had not ended in Tulsa schools despite the Supreme Court ruling over a decade before. McDonald was instrumental in helping to integrate local schools, starting with Burroughs Little School in 1971. Carver Middle School followed in 1973. She also introduced the magnet school concept to Tulsa, and worked to integrate Booker T. Washington High School. She assisted Principal H.J. Green in recruiting the best teachers from other high schools, revised the school’s curriculum and recruited students from all over Tulsa. To this day, Booker T. has a waiting list of students wanting to attend. In the 1980s, McDonald was one of five people invited to participate in the White House Symposium on Education and Corporate Engagement. Today, we know it as Partners in Education. When her daughter, Morva, came out as a lesbian in 1987, McDonald organized the Tulsa chapter of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). She served as the national PFLAG president from 1996-1998. She helped pass legislation to prevent discrimination and protect gay students against bullying. She also has served on boards of the Community Service Council, Tulsa Community College Foundation and Tulsa CARES. At Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, she served on the board more than 15 years, including five years as president as the organization experienced the 1977 tragedy. “To know that in some way, the work that I have done in Tulsa has made a difference to individuals, families and organizations is very rewarding,” McDonald says. “That, in itself, is adequate recognition.”

Guy and Phyllis Logsdon

Both native Oklahomans, Guy and Phyllis moved to Tulsa in 1967 with their four daughters. Guy became the library director at the University of Tulsa. He was the nation’s youngest library director of a major university and authored numerous books, including “The University of Tulsa: A History, 1882-1972.” He later earned a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. While raising a family, Phyllis graduated with a doctoral degree from TU, taught at Patrick Henry Elementary and Holland Hall, and co-authored the teachers’ guide “Positively Kindergarten.” With a mutual love of music, the couple performed together for decades. Both sang while Guy played guitar. Combining humor, folk music and lore, they appeared all over the state. They worked tirelessly to get Woody Guthrie’s work recognized, and their legacy is evident at the ongoing Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, which Guy founded three decades ago, and the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa. Regarded as a Woody Guthrie scholar, Guy wrote the liner notes for the Woody Guthrie Smithsonian Folkways compilation CDs, was a script consultant for the 1976 biopic “Bound for Glory” and co-authored a book with Guthrie’s younger sister. Always a team, Guy and Phyllis celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary shortly before his death in February 2018. “This is a wonderful honor, and I know Guy would be proud,” Phyllis says. TP Oct. 1 32ND ANNUAL TULSA HALL OF FAME INDUCTION Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st St. Call Maggie Jewell at 918-712-9484 for more information and sponsorship inquiries. tulsahistory.org. TulsaPeople.com


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William G. Skelly, a successful oilman who provides oil for airplanes, decides to start his own aircraft-manufacturing firm and founds the Spartan Aircraft Co.


With World War II breaking out in Europe, and possibly anticipating the United States’ eventual involvement, Spartan begins training U.S. Army Air Corps pilots and technicians. Over the course of the war, Spartan trains about 14,000 U.S. AAC aviation cadets.

Through a series of oil company transactions, ownership of Spartan transfers from Skelly to J. Paul Getty, who later earns the distinction of being the world’s richest man.


Before the U.S. enters the war, Spartan begins training British Royal Air Force pilots.


Getty shuts down the Spartan trailer manufacturing factory and sells the company, leaving just the Spartan school in operation.


Getty sells the Spartan school to Automation Industries.


Skelly starts the Spartan School of Aeronautics, located across East Apache Street from the Tulsa International Airport, initially to promote sales of his aircraft and train pilots on their use.


Late 1930s The Spartan “Dawn Patrol” becomes famous in the area for its early morning, low-altitude formation flying that catches the attention of Tulsa residents. It also popularizes the famous Spartan logo with the black cat and No. 13, symbolizing the philosophy, “In aviation, there’s no room for luck and superstition, it’s about knowledge and skill.”

After the war ends, Getty reverses prior plans to continue making new commercial airplanes, shutting down the aircraft manufacturing business completely, instead focusing on building mobile home trailers to help house the returning veterans. The school continues to admit new aeronautical students.


With World War II raging, Spartan expands its operations to include aeronautical engineering, mechanics, meteorology and communications. Spartan establishes Oklahoma branches in Miami, Muskogee and Ponca City to handle the demand of training pilots, mechanics and technicians for both the U.S. and British militaries.

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Late October marks the 90th anniversary of the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, and the school is making a big deal of the milestone. Public festivities will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 20, at the south campus, located at the Richard L. Jones Airport, 8605 S. Elwood Ave. “We’re going to do what we call a ‘Dawn Patrol’ that morning to fly a bunch of airplanes in all at one time,” says Damon Bowling, Spartan’s dean

of campus operations. “Alumni and the public will be invited to see what Spartan is doing today. We’re looking forward to a day of celebration.” There also will be some restored Spartan Executive airplanes, the 1930s-era luxury airplanes the Spartan aircraft company built for wealthy, high-powered executives of the time, as well as the Spartan C3, a bi-plane from the same timeframe.


While the specifics have changed over the years, the quality of the instruction has remained at a high standard as the college has diversified its educational options. More than 600 students are enrolled at the Technology Campus near the Tulsa International Airport, which offers certificates and degrees in aviation maintenance technology, aviation electronics technology, nondestructive testing, quality control, as well as a Bachelor of Science in aviation technology management. The Flight Campus, located at Richard L. Jones Airport in southwest Tulsa, offers diploma and associate programs in aviation flight, the path to becoming a professional pilot, and currently has 228 students.


Spartan adds another LA-area campus in Riverside at the Flabob Airport.


Spartan is sold again, this time to the National Education Corp., joining a conglomerate of about 50 schools across the U.S. Soon afterward, the school begins its non-destructive testing program and then its avionics (aviation electronics) program to keep up with advancing technologies. “Probably the biggest program change we’ve seen is with avionics over the years,” says Damon Bowling, Spartan’s dean of campus operations. “The other one that has really grown for us is non-destructive testing,” which uses X-ray and ultrasound to find hairline fractures, cracks and other flaws in aircraft parts — methods that do not damage other components.


Other industries adopt the testing approach and look for employees with the hands-on skills to do the testing, growing Spartan’s program.



Harcourt Brace buys the National Education Corp. and becomes Spartan’s new owner.

Spartan acquires the former Crimson Technical College in the Los Angeles area, which has been the other main provider of aviation maintenance training in the United States over the previous 75 years. CTC is renamed and brought under the growing Spartan umbrella.


Spartan is awarded a five-year contract to train U.S. Coast Guard technicians in aviation maintenance.


Spartan Education Group purchases the school from Spartan Aviation Industries.


Spartan Aviation Industries is formed by Spartan’s management team that purchases the school from Harcourt Brace.


The first of several different contracts is signed by Spartan to train Chinese airline pilots.


Spartan School of Aeronautics changes its name to Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology to better reflect the level of educational degree options available and the expanding array of technology fields offered.


Spartan signs a contract with the U.S. Air Force for a train-the-trainer program geared toward ending U.S. involvement in Iraq. The trainers then go to Iraq and pass on their knowledge to the Iraqis, so the U.S. can leave.


The Spartan expansion continues, acquiring the former Redstone College in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, Colorado, and adding it to the Spartan family. The new facility specializes in aviation maintenance as well as HVAC heating/air conditioner skills-based training. Spartan also launches its new partially online program, the first one approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, that allows students to focus on the theory-heavy, classroom-type work first remotely, and then come to Tulsa to get hands-on training. “It allows students to do online studies for aviation maintenance technician, and then finish up with just being in Tulsa in a classroom, six hours a day, five days a week for only six months,” Bowling says. “(2018) is our first year to receive graduates from the program, but they’re doing very well. It’s going to be exciting to see that program change and grow.” TP



I first learned about Tulsa Boys Home when I was 16 years old. I saw the highway sign with the arrow as I drove from my home in Tulsa to Hissom Memorial Center to visit Spencer, my six-year-old brother who was born with Down Syndrome. Each time I passed that sign, I wondered about the boys living at Tulsa Boys Home. Many years later after starting a commercial cleaning business, I received a call from Gregg Conway, the Executive Director of TBH. He inquired about our company’s services and I inquired about the Tulsa Boys Home. The more I learned about the Home, the more I wanted our company to be supportive of its wonderful mission and incredible work. We are so blessed to have partnered with the Tulsa Boys Home for over 18 years by providing their janitorial services. Truly, Tulsa Boys Home has made a life-changing difference for so many boys over the past 100 years. Their dedication to the boys deserves our praise and support. I am so proud to salute Gregg Conway, his team, boys present and past, and the 100 year history of the Tulsa Boys Home.

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The Tulsa Boys’ Home has given more than 13,000 Oklahoma boys a place of refuge over the past 100 years.

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“If you can do this work with 64 boys really well, that’s plenty to say grace over.” Six lodges house 64 boys. The 160-acre campus includes sports facilities, a school and meeting space.


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Forty boys, placed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, live in four lodges. Conway says these are boys who have been mentally, physically or sexually abused and/or neglected. On average they spend 14 months at TBH. Twenty-four boys are split among two drug and alcohol treatment lodges. Conway says there are 13- to 18-year-old boys receiving treatment for addictions to opioids, heroin and methamphetamine. In all lodges, each boy has his own bedroom, restroom and shower. There’s a gym with a basketball court, exercise equipment, a weight room, outdoor tennis courts and a pool. Nearby is the on-campus school, where boys attend classes, and a training center with meeting space. The campus also operates an equine therapy program where TBH partners with the Exceller Fund to house, feed and work with retired race horses. Conway says working with the horses, in turn, helps residents build important relationship skills, break down defense barriers and promotes positive changes in thinking and behavior. The boys ride the horses in the pasture or inside the Sherman E. Smith Arena, which was added in 2007 as part of a $2.5 million capital campaign to establish the TBH Equine Program. Operating TBH costs a considerable amount of money. “We have a $6 million operating budget this year,” Conway says. “It’s like a Fortune 500 company. This isn’t chump change we’re talking about, so it needs to be run with maximum operational efficiency as well as effectiveness. We want the best and the brightest here.” Overseeing the 24/7 operation is a staff of 85 employees who go through extensive in-house training.

In 1921, the Tulsa Boys’ Home relocated to this facility at 215 E. Eighth St. from its original location at 710 S. Boston Ave.

This photo from 1937 shows the various activities offered at Tulsa Boys’ Home.

Over the past century, Tulsa Boys’ Home has helped more than 13,000 Oklahoma boys.



he Tulsa Boys’ Home has made tremendous strides in helping young boys throughout its first 100 years of operation. What started as an orphanage for five boys in a two-story house in downtown Tulsa has evolved into a nationally accredited treatment facility that is among the best of its kind in the nation. When Gregg Conway became TBH’s executive director in 1997, he inherited a nearly 20-year-old property in need of vital upgrades. Within months he began the undertaking to launch a fundraising campaign that would overhaul TBH and make it what it is today: a 160-acre property in the Sand Springs countryside that feels more like a private school campus than a treatment center for 64 boys ranging from 11-17 years old. “I looked at what was originally there when we were bidding on the project,” remembers TBH board member Brock Eubanks, who oversaw completion of campus renovations for Manhattan Construction in 2005. “There were buildings flooding. Everything was out of date. Now, “It’s the best in the state,” Eubanks says. “There’s not another place like it.” The TBH transformation began as a $500,000 proposal to the Reynolds Foundation in 1997 that evolved over four years into a $11.6 million grant. That, along with another $7 million from local foundations, corporations and individuals transformed TBH into a state-of-the-art residential treatment facility, Conway says. The mission of TBH is to provide the highest-quality residential care for boys needing placement outside their home, for the purpose of developing well-adjusted, responsible adults and strengthening the family.


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by the numbers The Tulsa Boys’ Home opened Aug. 28, 1918, with 5 boys. Boys have come from all 77 Oklahoma counties over the past century. TBH alumni total more than 13,000. Average age of a boy entering TBH: 14 6 teachers instruct at TBH’s on-campus school. 12 campus buildings are spread over 160 acres. Average number of horses in service in the equine program: 24

Gregg Conway has worked for Tulsa Boys’ Home for 21 years, making him the second-longest tenured executive director behind Milton “Pop” Singleton, who held the position for 32 years.


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of the fact they’ve established funding for years to come. “We have a $1 million endowment, and in our pipeline are $12.5 million in commitments for estate gifts in individual wills and trusts,” Rhoades says. TBH currently has a campaign underway to seek out individuals who could put TBH in their will and estate plan. “The reason that’s so important,” Rhoades says, “is that 66 percent of our revenue comes from the State of Oklahoma, and those funds are becoming less reliable. We haven’t seen an increase in 10 years.” On Oct. 14, TBH will host a Centennial Homecoming Celebration to commemorate its first 100 years. As part of the milestone, TBH has created a 100th anniversary book that shares the incredible story of the organization. It will be available on the TBH website and at Magic City Books by mid-October. As TBH prepares for its next century, supporters continue to look for new opportunities so the volunteers and staff can maintain its mission — helping Oklahoma boys. “If you can do this work with 64 boys really well, that’s plenty to say grace over,” Conway says. TP

RISE UP Earlier this year, Good Morning America shared the heartwarming story of TBH alumnus Dakota Hemphill, who met his adoptive mom during a two-year stay at the treatment facility. When Hemphill arrived at TBH in 2013, he discovered for the first time in his life he had structure and people who believed in him. “If you let the staff do their job, ultimately you’ll overcome a lot and learn how to handle life,” says Hemphill, whose story is also featured in TBH’s 100th anniversary book. “I had been through so much, my emotions were dry. I liked to fight and argue. That’s no longer a problem because I let them help me.” Lesley Hemphill met Dakota five years ago when she volunteered through Life.Church as a mentor. Due to only a decade age difference, it made for a lengthy adoption case that they eventually won. An ABC News story aired Mother’s Day weekend and became a viral hit online. “I didn’t realize how many people had been impacted by it until I saw it on Facebook and saw all the views and read the comments,” says the 19-year-old, who will soon graduate from Union High School and enter the U.S. Marines Corp. “That just made me smile.”


There are counselors, teachers, cooks, facilities staff and administrators. There also are about 400 volunteers a year who assist the employees in various ways. “We truly have an amazing, compassionate staff, and that’s what makes the dream work,” Conway says. “For those who work directly with the boys, it’s kind of like missionary work. The pay is terrible, although we have outstanding benefits that outshine the competition. I kiss the ground they walk on every day. I really do.” TBH receives a substantial amount of funding from the state, but it also relies on numerous fundraising events throughout the year. Among them are the Run for the Roses, the Frank R. Rhoades Golf Classic, the evolving Burn Co. Cigar event, the Junior Women’s Association’s “Buttercup Bash” and the Women’s Association Spring Luncheon. The long-running golf event has generated $2.2 million for the operating budget since Frank Rhoades took over managing it in 1993, a year before he joined the board. While the fundraising is an accomplishment, Rhoades says he is more proud


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On the 100th Anniversary of Tulsa Boys Home, I proudly honor my late grandfather, Sam E. Avey, who served as president of TBH, and my mother, Pat Avey King, for her continued commitment to The Home. Tulsa Boys Home is a treasure and deserves recognition for a century of good works in rebuilding young lives.


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Helping the helpers Lindsey Beeghly

Beeghly knew nothing about the Tulsa Boys’ Home seven years ago when she took a call from a sorority sister asking if she would be interested in helping out by doing activities with the boys. Beeghly soon joined the Junior Women’s Association, which was formed 80 years ago to contribute to the boys’ mental and physical well-being. In addition to sponsoring fundraising events for TBH, the Junior Women’s Association visits monthly to spend time with the boys and offer activities and outings. It also organizes holiday parties and handpicks Christmas gifts for the boys. Fast-forward a few years when Beeghly began her three-year tenure as the president of the Junior Women’s Association. Her role as the organization’s leader earned her a seat at the TBH board table. During this time, she began volunteering for the twice-monthly Hope Tours, which showcase the TBH mission to visitors. When she completed her presidency this past May, the TBH board invited Beeghly to join as a full member. “It has been very life-changing for me,” she says. “I grew up in a tough environment, so I found giving back is therapeutic. “In my heart I’ve always had a place for disadvantaged youth. It doesn’t surprise me that’s where my heart went.” Two years ago, her husband died. “I found that spending time there helped me to identify with the boys because they, too, had experienced loss. I learned to slow down and feel.”


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Sherri Davis

In 2013, Life.Church officials selected TBH as a local mission partner, which meant volunteers were needed. Davis was among the first attendees to sign up, and she continues to work with TBH today. “These boys are so courageous,” Davis says. “Until they arrived at the boys’ home, nobody told them they can make a difference. They don’t know the gifts they have in them. Just to play a tiny role to encourage or inspire them means a lot.” Seven Life.Church campuses across the Tulsa metro area have generated nearly 300 TBH volunteers over the past five years, according to Davis. Davis serves as a campus mentor, spending time with the boys doing various activities. She takes a group of boys to weekly youth group on Wednesdays. Each month she and other Life.Church volunteers host a themed fun night in the lodges, which allows the boys to dress up and have fun as a group. “The boys just want our presence and to know they’re valued,” Davis says. “The opportunities to engage are endless. All you need to do is use your gifts and share it with them.”

Brock Eubanks

For the past four years, Eubanks has served on the board of directors, but his relationship with TBH goes back to the 2004 campus renovation. At the time, Eubanks worked for Manhattan Construction. He helped the company land the TBH capital project, but did not get assigned to oversee it. That changed

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More than 400 volunteers devote their time to the Tulsa Boys’ Home each year. In 2017, volunteers donated approximately 1,200 hours and provided services such as tutoring, mentorship and campus beautification. Some spend time making holidays and other annual events more special for the boys. The following are just some of those dedicated volunteers.

when construction fell behind schedule. “I took over the project with about a third of the work remaining,” says Eubanks, who now serves as Arrowhead Builders vice president of operations. “I came in and helped revive it and then oversaw its completion. “After that I stayed in touch and then later had an opportunity to work with them again through Leadership Tulsa.” As part of the LT program, Eubanks was required to join a board. He was approved as a temporary member of the TBH Board of Directors as an LT intern. As his time was nearing its end, the board invited Eubanks to join its membership. “I now have a greater understanding of the healing and benefits of the program than I did when when we were building it,” Eubanks says. “Nothing can replace a two-parent home, but this is a very good attempt at that. It’s a place for healing.”

Ellen Martucci

Six years ago Martucci saw a commercial about TBH, which left her with a lot of questions, so she went on a tour. “It flipped a switch inside of me,” she says. “I’m a Holland Hall mom with three sons. I came from a doctor father and stay-at-home mom. I graduated from law school. “When I met the children, I recognized they were hungry for love and attention. It pulls at your heart, especially if you’re a parent who does everything for their kids.” Five years ago, Martucci began volunteering once a week as a tutor. She sat in a classroom with the boys and assisted with their homework. Two years ago her

sons started joining her. Word-of-mouth spread amongst their classmates and now carloads of Holland Hall students make the trek to assist as tutors. “There are currently eight to 10 Holland Hall students who work with the boys one-on-one,” Martucci says. “The students want to be there. They keep coming back to help. In car rides, I’ve heard them talk about how lucky they are to have the lives they do. How grateful they are. That’s not something you typically hear from teenage boys. It’s such a rewarding experience for everyone.”

Frank Rhoades

Rhoades has been a TBH board member since 1993, but he has had a lifelong relationship with TBH because of his grandfather, Sam Rhoades Sr., a lifetime board member until his death in 2001. The defining moment for Frank came in 1958 when as an 8-year-old he joined Sam, who was the TBH board president at the time, and his mentor, philanthropist John Mabee, on a visit to the Tulsa Boys’ Home. Upon their arrival, Mabee and Frank walked over to a baseball field, sat in the bleachers and watched the boys play the game. After a while, Frank says he asked the philanthropist why he wanted to watch “orphan boys play ball.” “He told me he had been an orphan and that it would have been nice for him to have a place like the Tulsa Boys’ Home when he was a kid,” Frank recalls. “That really stuck with me. Here was the richest man in Tulsa saying he would have lived there as a boy. I’ll never forget that moment. It continues to motivate me today.”


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Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups, bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. In Tulsa, GEW is an opportunity to get your business on track, connect with other business owners and learn more about the city’s abundant entrepreneurial resources.

MONDAY: BEGINNERS TRACK For entrepreneurs at the very beginning stages of starting a business. If you have a great idea, but need help getting it off the ground, this is the track for you. WORKSHOPS: Let’s Solve a Problem • Navigating New Business Paperwork • Entrepreneur Resource Fair Creating a Business Model • Funding Your Business

TUESDAY: HIGH-GROWTH TRACK For high-growth startup founders with solid business concepts who want to scale quickly. If you’re raising investor money and working to exponentially grow your customer base, this is the track for you. WORKSHOPS: Understanding Term Sheets • Leveraging Federal Grants • Hiring Tech Talent • Ask the Experts Building a Sales Process • The Future of Entrepreneurship with Robert Smith, Host of Planet Money

WEDNESDAY: ESTABLISHED BUSINESS TRACK For established Tulsa businesses. If your business is up, running and doing well, but you’d like to push it to the next level, this is the track for you. WORKSHOPS: Navigating City Hall • Building an Exceptional Team • Leveling Up • Going Global B2B Networking: Find the Gems in Your Own Backyard • Tulsa Startup Series Demo Day

THURSDAY: FOOD BUSINESS TRACK For current and future food business owners. If you are working on a new restaurant concept, food truck or packaged item, this track is for you. WORKSHOPS: Food Truck 101 • How to Start a Packaged Food Business • Kitchen 66 Demo Lunch Speed Dating for Farmers and Local Chefs • Marketing and Branding a Food Business


Experience downtown with these insider tips and tricks for navigating the districts. BY STAFF Downtown Tulsa is bustling. There’s something to do every night of the week, and the downtown districts are buzzing with activity and oozing their own distinct flavors. As the editors of TulsaPeople, we’re here to help you navigate our seven districts — from how to get there, to where to shop, to the inside info on the best discounts or nightlife. This isn’t an all-encompassing guide, but rather some of our favorite places, dishes and sights in downtown.


GETTING AROUND BY PUBLIC TRANSIT The Tulsa Downtown Trolley is a free transportation service that provides travel within various downtown districts. The trolley operates an established route 6 p.m.midnight, Friday and Saturday. Designated stops are located in the Tulsa Arts, Deco and Blue Dome districts, as well as near the BOK Center. During hours of operation, the trolley can be tracked in real time on its Facebook page. For more information, visit trolleymap.com.

BY BICYCLE Downtown is home to some of the city’s newest protected bike lanes, which make bicycling downtown safer and easier. Tulsa’s newest bicycle program is This Machine, which provides pay-as-you-go bicycle rental throughout the city center. See more about this project on p. 16. And, if you are in need of a cold one while cycling, don’t forget T-Town’s very own Tulsa Bike Bar. Customized routes take up to 16 riders to various bar stops in downtown. The pub crawl on wheels provides a safe, yet fun way to tour downtown’s lively districts.

BY CAR Tulsans are known for their preferred mode of transportation: the automobile. In July, the City of Tulsa implemented a modern — and functional — parking meter system. ParkMobile allows drivers to pay-by-plate via mobile app. It’s simple, efficient and doesn’t have us digging for spare quarters, dimes and nickels when we really want to be out exploring our fair city. If you’re sans smartphone, you can still pay by coin or card, or by calling 877-727-5715. The new system was first installed in the Tulsa Arts District, but the Mayor’s Office plans to remove outdated meters everywhere downtown within the year. TulsaPeople.com


Fast food and cheap eats live in Deco District. Among others, this year Burger King and Taco Bueno opened at 324 S. Main St. in the Palace Building; they are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday. From 5 p.m. to close on Thursdays, it’s half-price ramen night at Roppongi. And, it has vegan options. 601 S. Boston Ave. Treat’s Convenience Store is an easy way to score a pop or snack for that afternoon craving. The shop also carries made-in-Oklahoma food supplies and gifts. 404 S. Main St. of Tulsa, the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, or the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture.

The epicenter of Tulsa’s art deco architecture is a hive of activity during the workday, and it holds a trove of history and secrets within its historic structures.

If you’ve never had reason to step inside one of these famous buildings, at least take in the lobbies of the Mid-Continent Tower, Philcade and Philtower buildings to immerse yourself in a past era. The Tulsa Centennial Walk is a 2.5-mile circuit through downtown that allows walkers to encounter the location of many historic events and buildings. It starts at Chapman Centennial Green. 605 S. Main St. Yes, downtown Tulsa is home to several underground tunnels that provide climatecontrolled comfort for those walking between several historic buildings. Take a self-guided tour or register for one of the many guided tours available through Tours

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Another interesting, air-conditioned stroll is via the skywalk from the Hyatt Regency to the Williams and BOK Tower complex, where you’re bound to see several groups taking a walking break during the workday. You don’t need a password to get into downtown’s newest “speakeasy,” Boston Title and Abstract. But, you will need to make a reservation via opentable.com. 522 S. Boston Ave., Suite B100. Access from East Sixth Street between South Main Street and Boston Avenue. During Mayfest, the fountain at the center of East Fifth and South Main streets is a child’s summertime dream. It’s the one time of year where one can safely splash through the streets of Tulsa, which are closed to traffic. Your presentation is due at 5 p.m. That online business card company misspelled your name. You need posters made for the upcoming event you’re chairing. Have no fear, the folks at QuikPrint are here for fast, easy and last-minute printing. 402 S. Main St.

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M C N E L L I E S G R O U P. C O M Fassler Hall • Dust Bowl • Dilly Diner • El Guapo’s McNellie’s • Yokozuna • Elgin Park • The Tavern

When attending a game at ONEOK Field, home of the Tulsa Drillers and Tulsa Roughnecks FC, don’t leave home without beach towels. You can use them to sit on the lawn and/or for kids to dry off after playing in the splash pad. Weekend gametime parking is easy; OSU-Tulsa provides it free of charge. ONEOK Field: 201 N. Elgin Ave. OSU-Tulsa: 700 N. Greenwood Ave.

The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park provides a much-needed green space and place of reflection. It’s open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., daily. This fall, the park began hosting First Friday Arts in the Park. From 6-9 p.m., visitors can watch live performances, see local art and dine from various food trucks on site. 321 N. Detroit Ave.

Greenwood Anchored by Greenwood Avenue, the district is home to multiple historic sites commemorating Tulsa’s tragic past — the 1921 Race Massacre destroyed much of the original area — as well as celebrating its future in the northeast corner of the city center. Greenwood is one of downtown’s largest districts in size, as it extends north to East Pine Street.

You can’t go wrong with a helping of fried chicken from Wanda J’s Next Generation Restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the small eatery fills up fast during the meal rush. 111 N. Greenwood Ave.


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Four nights a week, Lefty’s on Greenwood hosts live music, making it a favorite nighttime destination. Sports fans also gather to watch games from its 11 TVs and partake in its drink and dinner specials. 10 N. Greenwood Ave., Suite A Other noteworthy district sites include the B.S. Roberts Park and the Tulsa campuses for Langston University and Oklahoma State University. Throughout the district, pedestrians can view bronze sidewalk placards commemorating historic Greenwood businesses. The Greenwood Cultural Center, which honors the past, present and future of Tulsa’s celebrated Black Wall Street, is a beacon for history buffs. When planning a visit, make arrangements to tour the Mabel B. Little Heritage House, which depicts life in the thriving 1920s neighborhood. 322 N. Greenwood Ave.



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Six of downtown’s earliest churches, many with gorgeous architectural detail, call this district home. Today, they are just part of the reason to be in the area.

’Tis the season to get spooky. Each year the Radix building adorns its exterior for the Halloween season. Pedestrians and motorists beware: Ghosts have been known to float along the roofline, and a giant spider has been seen crawling up the brick. 1120 S. Boston Ave. Foolish Things is a comfy spot for coffee meetings and telecommuting, and its chocolate chip cookies are hard to beat. Tables are common areas, so prepare to get comfy with a stranger. On your way out, be sure to bus your own table by setting your used cups and flatware on the concrete bar. Tulsa Community College students receive a 10 percent discount; Tulsa-area teachers receive 15 percent off. 1001 S. Main St.

This summer, Magnolias Cafe opened on the first floor of the Sun Building. The Creole/Cajun restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, with daily lunch specials. Wednesday always features a buffet; Thursday is a loaded potato bar. 907 S. Detroit Ave.

Motorists should exercise extra caution in one of downtown’s more walkable districts. Be on the look-out for TCC students and lunchtime walkers and joggers. Every Monday, the McKeon Center for Creativity at Tulsa Community College puts together an “I Can’t” Workshop, where attendees have the opportunity to learn a new skill, such as screen printing, dance or building a robot. The free program starts at noon and continues through Nov. 12. See the complete schedule at tulsacc.edu/centerforcreativity. 910 S. Boston Ave.


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Tulsa Arts Booming development in the retail, restaurant, art and hotel sectors near Guthrie Green has made this district a hub of activity. The district’s monthly First Friday Art Crawl has become a must for every Tulsan’s calendar.

Mainline hosts karaoke night beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturdays. The people-watching is prime, because this is where Tulsa’s musical theater set spends its free nights (or after shows, sometimes still in stage makeup). You’ll hear some amazing voices on show tunes, so it’s like a little trip to Broadway featuring local talent. The host, Ron Hammond, is an expert at making new folks feel welcome and comfortable, but if you want to perform, get there early. Sometimes by 11 p.m. the wait to sing is over an hour long. 111 N. Main St. ahha Tulsa has changed its name and structure so that the organization and its building are more synonymous. Although entry is no longer free, the fee ($10.95, adults; $6.95, youth; free, members and kids under 2) gets you access to all three levels: THE GALLERY, THE EXPERIENCE and THE STUDIO. THE STUDIO is open to the public and has art supplies and creative prompts at all times, plus special, more structured programming on certain days. THE GALLERY and STUDIO are free to access on First Friday, but THE EXPERIENCE — a fully immersive, multi-sensory art adventure/installation — is not. And honestly, you wouldn’t want to be in there with throngs of First Friday folks. Here’s a pro tip: Brush up on some basic American Sign Language, because artist JP Morrison Lans has included a few secret messages. 101 E. Archer St.

Made has saved our bacon for last-minute gifts more than we’d like to admit. Plus, the shop has special gallery space that features rotating artists each month. 219 E. Archer St. Indulgence in all things fun can sometimes mean a hankering for late-night eats. Local food truck TNT Wangs has a solid reputation for post-bar/concert food. A gold Fender Stratocaster custom made for Bob Wills’ guitarist Eldon Shamblin encouraged the upcoming OKPOP’s gold color palette. Officials report groundbreaking this fall at 422 N. Main St. Duet is one of the newest restaurants and music venues in downtown. It features an eclectic menu loaded with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, all set in a modern dining room aesthetic. 108 N. Detroit Ave.

Spinster Records is a vinyl shop that boasts new and vintage records, along with audio hardware and music-related goods. Live performances are a late-night norm, and an upstairs room provides a secret musical retreat. 11 E. M.B. Brady St.

Visit after dark to see artist Chris Wollard’s interactive sculptures come to life. Located along East Archer Street between North Main Street and North Boulder Avenue, the arch-shaped pieces are lined with LED lights that illuminate at night.


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Get to Valkyrie early if you care about sitting down, and don’t be shy about sitting at the big booths with groups of strangers. If you’re with friends or on a double date, play this special game: A page on the menu provides different descriptor words, so if you don’t know what to order, you can pick what sounds appealing, like “bubbly” and “fruity” or “dark” and “classic.” The expert bartenders then select a drink for you that fits the profile. It becomes a game when you try to pick three words that describe you, and then decide if the boozy version of your personality is accurate. If you’re not afraid of cooties, everyone tries each other’s concoctions and discusses the accuracy of the match. 13 E. M.B. Brady St.

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East Village

With a healthy mix of residential and commercial properties, along with retail, venue and food options, East Village is like a big-city neighborhood on the eastern edge of downtown.

First Street Flea, a curated downtown flea market on the second Sunday of the month, is hard to get to, but super worth it, for the murals alone. If you’re approaching from westbound I-244, exit on First Street and be prepared to slow down quickly. There always seems to be construction. Otherwise, take East Third Street westbound from South Peoria Avenue, turn right on Lansing Avenue, and then left on First, watching for speeding cars from I-244. The entrance actually does not face First; it’s on the other side of the building, along with plenty of parking. 856 E. Admiral Blvd. East Village Bohemian Pizzeria has recently expanded, but its patio is still one of the best in town. If you haven’t tried it for lunch, do so immediately. Its lunch special is hard to beat — a lunch-sized pizza or calzone, with salad, for only $10. Trust us, you’ll need a take-home box. 818 E. Third St. The northern terminus of the Midland Valley Trail is in the East Village, making the district easily accessible to the city’s walking and cycling traffic. Liggett Studio’s public exhibitions, classes and studio space offer an artistic presence. In October, the studio will host a two-day bookbinding workshop. 314 S. Kenosha Ave. The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center completed the Lynn Riggs Theater in November 2017, and since then, the black box venue has played host to several productions. A new cabaret series, Third Thursdays in the Rainbow Room, runs through November, and resumes in 2019. On Oct. 18, audiences can enjoy the stylings of Rebecca Ungerman in “Oy, Gestalt!” 621 E. Fourth St. 60

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Experience the breathtaking 1962 work, “War Requiem,” led by Guest Conductor James Bagwell. This large-scale masterpiece combines the Latin Requiem Mass with the wartime poetry of British writer Wilfred Owen to offer a moving prayer for peace that sounds entirely as relevant today as it did when it premiered in Westminster Abbey.

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Blue Dome Named after the early Tulsa Gulf gas station topped with its now iconic blue dome roof, this district is chock full of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues.

A Monday lunchtime break helps get the week started right. At Fassler Hall, it’s half-price sausage day. What beats a discounted lunch that also includes free duck fat fries from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays? Nothing. 304 S. Elgin Ave. Many drive through the Blue Dome to get to a performance at the nearby Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St. If you make your approach on South Detroit Avenue, there is often street parking outside the orbit of the expensive paid lots. Whatever you do, don’t park in the lot surrounding the Blue Dome itself. It’s private, and illegally parked cars are frequently ticketed.

Since 1956, Arnie’s has been serving up drinks for regulars at this neighborhood dive bar. Drink specials abound. There’s free food for customers on Fridays. It’s also one of Tulsa’s last refuges for smokers. 318 E. Second St.



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One of the best deals downtown remains McNellie’s burger night from 5-11 p.m. on Wednesdays. The place fills up and stays full, so be prepared for a bit of a wait. But, have no fear, there’s still more than 330 beers to choose from while you wait. 409 E. First St. Nashville Hot Chicken seems to be the new foodie craze. In the Boxyard, Open Container has made the spicy fried chicken dish an anchor to its new food menu. In sandwich form, it comes with pickles and slaw ($10). It’s also a flavor option for Open Container’s wings ($9). 502 E. Third St., #39


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A master plan for this new district, which surrounds the BOK Center and the Cox Business Center, is being developed to build on its reputation for stellar local and national events by adding attractive public spaces and more commercial development.

Cellar Dweller is a good spot to wait out post-event traffic or end the night on a relaxed note. The beer is cheap and the bar menu is straightforward, but the grungy speakeasy ambience can’t be beat. 417 W. Seventh St. If you’re attending an event at the Cox Business Center, bring cash — or plan a stop by the ATM at East 15th Street and South Denver Avenue QuikTrip — so you can tip the valet. West of I244, Third Street becomes Charles Page Boulevard, which has a number of interesting studios and businesses and charming neighborhoods just beyond the IDL. Central Library offers free parking for library guests for the first three hours; after that it’s $2 an hour. Enter the parking garage from South Denver Avenue and drive west, between the courthouse and the library. This area used to be closed to traffic, but it’s now a main entry point. Bring in your ticket from the parking garage and have it stamped by library staff in the lobby near the first-floor elevators to avoid payment upon exit. The Sushi Place is a quiet little spot for great rolls and sashimi, but it often flies under the radar. A house favorite is the 918 Crunch Roll with shrimp tempura, crab, avocado, and a sweet and spicy sauce. Follow the restaurant on Facebook for updates on happy hour specials. 115 W. Third St., Suite 100. TP


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1 36 Degrees North, 36 E. Cameron St. • 918-884-3550 • 36degreesnorth.co 2 100 Boulder Condominiums, 100 S. Boulder Ave. • 918-814-8502 • 100boulder.com 3 Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, 1324 S. Main • 918-587-8200 • ambassadortulsa.com Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, 1400 S. Boston Ave. 4 • 918-551-3500 • bcbsok.com 5 Cyntergy, 2nd Floor, 810 S. Cincinnati Ave. • 918-877-6000 • cyntergy.com 6 Dilly Diner, 402 E. 2nd St. • 918-814-3317 • dillydiner.com 7 Downtown Tulsa Eyecare, 9 E. 4th St., #105 • 918-935-3500 • downtowntulsaeyecare.com 8 Dust Bowl, 211 S. Elgin Ave. • 918-991-5648 • dustbowllounge.com 9 El Guapo’s, 332 E. 1st St. • 918-406-9317 • elguaposcantina.com 10 Elgin Park, 325 E. M.B. Brady St. • 918-630-2290

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11 Fassler Hall, 304 S. Elgin St. • 918-521-4111 • fasslerhall.com 12 HAVEN Design, 815 E. 3rd St., #A • 918-798-1642 • haven-design.com



13 Hotel Indigo, 121 S. Elgin Ave. • 918-779-4445


• hotelindigo.com/tulsadwtnok 14 Ida Red Soda Fountain, 208 N. Main St. • 918-398-6700 • idaredgeneralstore.com 15 Jim Blankenship Quality Collision & Repair, 1216 S. Detroit Ave. • 918-587-4356 • jimblankenshiptulsa.com 16 Juniper, 324 E. 3rd St. • 918-794-1090 • junipertulsa.com


17 Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar, 111 N. Main St.

• 918-728-3147 • laffatulsa.com 18 Mazzio’s Italian Eatery, 421 E. 11th St., Ste. B • 918-664-4444 • mazzios.com McNellie’s Downtown, 409 E. 1st St. • 918-519-3572 19 • mcnellies.com S PEORIA AVE

20 MixCo, W. 3rd St. & S. Denver Ave. • 918-932-8571 • mixcotulsa.com 21 New Era Fine Fermentations, 321 S. Frankfort Ave., next to the Boxyard

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22 Oklahoma Joe’s, 25 W. 5th St. • 918-960-2017 • okjoes.com E 11TH ST

23 Oklahoma State University Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood Ave. • 918-594-8000 HIST


• tulsa.okstate.edu 24 PRHYME: Downtown Steakhouse, 111 N. Main St. • 918-794-7700 • prhymetulsa.com 25 PSO, 212 E. 6th St. • 918-599-2052 • psoklahoma.com

26 Sette Italian Brick Oven, 114 N. Boston Ave. • 918-392-7877 • settetulsa.com 27 The Tavern, 201 N. Main St. • 918-949-9801 • taverntulsa.com 28 Tavolo, 427 S. Boston Ave. • 918-949-4498 • tavolotulsa.com 29 Urban Nutrition, 427 S. Boston Ave., #116 • 918-261-3271

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30 Vintage Wine Bar, 324 E. 1st St. • 918-764-9255 • winebartulsa.com 31 Yokozuna, 309 E. 2nd St. • 918-706-7608 • yokozunasushi.com TulsaPeople.com



in midtown with a house, yard and all the related headaches, Harold Zuckerman decided it was time for a change. The attorney scoured the downtown area for a place with a balcony and outdoor space. “I walked in and knew this was the one,” Zuckerman says of his 1,000-square-foot apartment in the 100 Boulder complex. The second-story balcony provides a view of many downtown landmarks, and gives his cat, BK, a place to get fresh air throughout the day. Modern appliances and a Galley sink make for a kitchen that blends into the living and eating area. In the bedroom, a Murphy bed allows for additional space if guests are over, along with plenty of storage, closet and utility space, including a fullsize washer and dryer. Neighbors, some of whom own their unit, are of varying ages and often mingle in the shared common space. 100 Boulder offers residents a lease-purchase opportunity, in which 50 percent of their annual rent can be applied to an agreed-upon purchase price at the time of lease. Zuckerman, who has lived in downtown for about a year, walks less than a block to his office and frequents the activities in the Tulsa Arts District. Although the need for a nearby grocery store isn’t lost on this downtown dweller, he shops at the Goods Bodega for small food and pantry items.

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tiquing since she was 10 years old. The passion was inspired by her grandparents, who took her to flea markets, estate sales and antique malls. Her years of collecting are on display in her 612-square-foot apartment in the Vandever Lofts building. “I wanted something industrial,” Powell says of the space she has lived in for two years. “The concrete floors and tall windows make it great.” Plenty of sunlight beams in through the north- and west-facing windows, perfect for her collection of plants. Her fifth-floor apartment also gives her a bird’s eye view of East Fifth Street and the neighboring Art Deco architecture. Powell works in midtown, but the rest of her life is centered downtown, where she feeds her music addiction with a show a week. “It’s become a lot easier as I can just walk to shows,” she says. The nightlife extends beyond just music. “There’s something every night of the week,” she says, adding that bingo and trivia at nearby bars and restaurants are a favorite activity. Art walks in the Tulsa Arts District and ballgames at ONEOK Field are all within walking distance. The ad agency art director spends time in her apartment as a hobbyist printmaker and playing with her two cats, Harriet and Oscar. TP

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FIRST THINGS FIRST: PICK THE DATE. When you have the date in mind, seek out the caterer and venue for your event. The best advice from both Megan Sherrill with Ludger’s Catering and Kelly Jo Rickman with Post Oak Lodge is to “book now.” Vendors book on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you set up your catering service and/ or venue, the better.

Some venues offer their own buffets and bars and can offer additional services or recommend resources on their vendors list. Venues like Post Oak Lodge work with you to figure out which services fit your budget, according to Rickman. With a venue, make sure you are there in advance to oversee the set-up. Bring your own decorations if you have a particular theme in mind.

MAKE THE GUEST LIST. Once you assemble the guest list, get those invitations on their way. Email, text or Facebook invites are all great ways to reach out. If you want to make it a little more personal, you can send invitations in the mail. However, following up with guests via text or email after mailing invitations is always a good idea. Include a map image in addition to providing the address to help the guest locate your party. Ask for RSVPs at least two weeks in advance.

TIPS FOR THE HOME HOSTESS. If you’re hosting the party at your home, preparations can be daunting. Start the process up to three weeks in advance. You will need enough open space in your living room and dining area for your guests to gather comfortably. Rearrange furniture or remove some for the time being, and store it in the garage or another room. You also will need enough dishes and cutlery for all of your guests. If you are hiring a caterer, check with them to see what they provide. Clearing plenty of space in the refrigerator is a must. Catering services should give you reheating instructions for the food they provide. If you are cooking, start several days in advance with dishes that can be reheated easily and stored in the refrigerator. Cooking the day of the event should be reserved for a dish that can’t keep well. The day of the event, have a closet cleared out to hang up coats for people as they arrive. Drinks should be ready in pitchers. Have an ice bucket and glasses set up by the drinks. If you have mocktails or punch, clearly label alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Lastly, enjoy yourself. Your No. 1 job as a host is to make a memory for your guests, but don’t forget to be a part of that memory yourself.

DO YOUR RESEARCH. For a catering service, select one that can fulfill the needs of your guests. Ask for any allergies or diet restrictions when the guest RSVPs. Gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly meals are in demand right now, according to Sherrill. Providing non-alcoholic drinks like “mocktails” or punch is important for those who don’t drink. Communicating your guests’ dietary needs with the caterer helps them best serve your party. Make sure you know exactly what your venue and caterer provide and what you will need to prepare yourself. Some customize their services to your budget and needs, and others have a fixed price and service. Look around and find what best suits you and your guests.




Holiday Party Catering & Venue Guide When planning an event — large or small — there are so many details to coordinate. From finding a place with the right amount of space to choosing from catering options and amenities, the to-do list can be overwhelming. Use this guide to wedding, event and conference venues around Tulsa as a resource.












624 South Boston Avenue (918) 779-6333 624catering.com Event rental contact: Heather Dusenberry Capacity: 200 Reception, 125 Seated

415 South Boston Avenue (918) 508-7400 marriott.com/tultd Event rental contact: Robin Monnot Capacity: 35

4145 East 21st Street (918) 744-1113 ext-2090 exposquare.com Event rental contact: Sarah Thompson Capacity: Multiple facilities available

7501 East Kenosha Street, Broken Arrow (918) 357-4413 forestridge.com Event rental contact: McKenzie Miller Capacity: 125 seated, up to 200 standing

307 East Brady Street (918) 585-1234 livingarts.org Event rental contact: Chris Henson Capacity: 260


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2636 East 11th Street (918) 744-5500 EventsAtCampbell.com Event rental contact: Diane Morrison Capacity: 225

100 Civic Center (918) 894-4350 coxcentertulsa.com Event rental contact: CBC_SALES@smgtulsa.com Capacity: 4,300 (15,000 total facility capacity)

1429 Terrace Drive (918) 744-6997 thegasthouse.com Event rental contact: Sara Gonzales Capacity: 220

12205 South Yukon Avenue, Glenpool, OK 74033 Phone: (918) 209-4632 Fax: (918) 209-4626 glenpoolconferencecenter.com Event rental contact: Lea Ann Reed, lreed@cityofglenpool.com Capacity: flexible, up to 500

8330 Riverside Parkway (918) 995-8777 margaritavilletulsa.com Event rental contact: Amy Sue Haggard Capacity: 735 Reception, 509 Seated



3450 South 137th West Avenue, Sand Springs (918) 494-6000 meadowlakeranch.com Event rental contact: Ashley Smith, Manager Capacity: Up to 250. Choice of Indoor & Outdoor Venues.


11545 East 43rd Street (918) 663-5820 mikefretzeventcenter.com Event rental contact: Kara Doctor Capacity: 256









951 W 36th Street North (918) 947-5071 osagecasino.com Event rental contact: Kaitlin Richards Capacity: 8,000 sq. ft.

6175 East 61st Street (918) 200-3929 okjoes.com/pagerhall Event rental contact: Kori Kaiser Capacity: 125

30510 East 63rd Street, Broken Arrow (918) 691-9646 emeraldfallsevents.com Event rental contact: lisa@emeraldfallsevents.com Capacity: 200

5323 West 31st Street North (918) 430-3299 postoaklodge.com Event rental contact: Kelly Jo Kickman Capacity: 50-500

8330 Riverside Pkwy (918) 299-8518 riverspirittulsa.com Event rental contact: sales@riverspirittulsa.com Capacity: 1,500

3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive (918) 289-0330 tulsabotanic.org Event rental contact: Maggie Regan Capacity: Call for information.

308 South Lansing Avenue (918) 329-0224 studio308tulsa.com Event rental contact: Paddy Harwell; info@studio308tulsa.com Capacity: 100 seated, 200 reception

115 East Fifth Street (918) 582-5722 tulsaclub.com Event rental contact: events@tulsaclub.com Capacity: up to 300 reception style


624 KITCHEN & CATERING 624 S. Boston Ave. (918) 779-6333 624catering.com Catering Capacity: We can cater any size party. Additional information: Offering on-site and off-site catering options for your holiday needs.

COSMO CAFÉ 3334 S. Peoria Ave. (918) 933-4848 cosmo-cafe.com Catering Capacity: 250 Additional information: All of our delicious sandwiches and salads, plus fruit trays, veggie trays, hummus trays and desserts delivered right to your party, meeting or whatever – 7 days a week! TulsaPeople.com




315 S. Main St., Broken Arrow (918) 381-8947 thegirlcancookschool.com Catering Capacity: 12-100 Additional information: Smaller, intimate events, dinners/cocktail parties. Specialty interactive cooking parties in our Rose District studio or in your home.

LUDGERS CATERING 1628 S. Main St. (918) 744-9988 ludgerscatering.com Catering Capacity: 20-2,000 Additional information: Drop off to full service catering, plus service staff, bars and bartenders.

OKLAHOMA JOE’S Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Downtown & South Tulsa (918) 200-3929 okjoes.com Catering Capacity: 10 to 10,000 Additional Information: 300+ BBQ championships. Custom menus including whole hogs, liquor service and BBQ fountain. Private dining space available for 125 people.


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MAZZIO’S 37 Tulsa Area Locations 1-800-629-9467 mazzios.com Catering Capacity: 5 to 5,000 Additional information: Catering prices starting at $5.50 per person.

PANERA BREAD Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso catering.panerabread.com Catering Capacity: Every Group, every size, every meal Additional information: Use code “TBIHOLIDAY” for $20 off $100 catering order. Code is valid for online orders only. Offer expires 12/31/18.


VITTER’S CATERING 8720 E. 21st St., Ste. 201 (918) 978-9044 vitterscatering.com Catering Capacity: 20-1,200 people Additional information: Vitter’s Catering provides full service catering or drop-off services. We have catering and liquor licenses, full staffing and no limitations on cuisine.

111 N. Main St. (918) 428-3147 laffatulsa.com Catering Capacity: 250 Additional information: Unique and delicious food catered for events of any style and budget. We will work with you to make your event a perfect reflection of you.

INVITED Now opened for bookings. to our beautiful venue; Perfect events. perfect for for all all events. www.emeraldfallsevents.com 30510 E. 63R D ST.,

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TOP: Bowsers dog bed, $170; Lulubelles plush ball, $12.99; Up Country collar, $22.50, all from Dog Dish. Hello 3am clutch, $38; black and gold sunglasses, $22; Mittoshop ruffle sleeve shirt, $42; all from Gray Sparrow Boutique. French toast, chocolate chip, Caribbean coconut, molten lava and pecan pie gourmet cookies, $2.29 each, from Cookiedoodle. BOTTOM: Sitka core heavyweight hoody, $149, from the Gadget Co. Diamond cuff bracelet, $48,750, from Moody’s Jewelry. New Balance kids’ shoes, $47, from Kicks for Kids. Adeline table lamp, $503, from Leslie Elliot Interiors.

CHECK EVERYONE OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST WITH THE HELP OF MORE THAN 200 PARTICIPATING CARE CARD MERCHANTS. Purchase a Care Card for $60 and save up to 20 percent (10 percent on food, antiques and furniture) at more than 200 local vendors Oct. 26-Nov. 4. Proceeds from Care Card benefit the programs of Family and Children’s Services. Care Cards may be purchased at most participating merchants or online at carecardok.com.



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Revved Fitness 1128 N. Ninth St., Broken Arrow 918-957-1557 *

Slate Organic Airbrush Tanning 3638 S. Peoria Ave. 918-992 - 5192 $

Southern Agriculture 1034 E. Lansing St., Broken Arrow 918-251-0267 $

Sole and Body Massage 3509 S. Peoria Ave., Suite 200 918-900-2211 $

Southern Agriculture 1746 S. Elm Place, Broken Arrow 918-258-8080 $

SR Hughes 3410 S. Peoria Ave., Suite 100 918-742-5515 $

Brookside/Peoria Avenue

Stash Apparel and Gifts 3734 S. Peoria Ave. $ 918-933-6893

Ascent 3514 S. Peoria Ave. 918-557-3747 $ Black Optical 3524 S. Peoria Ave., Suite D 918-794-8000 $ City Veterinary Hospital 3550 S. Peoria Ave. 918-747-1641 $ The Haley Boutique 3515 S. Peoria Ave. 918-280-0177 $


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15th Street and Sheridan Road Visions Tile and Stone Inc. 6801 E. 14th St. 918-592-1234 $


Twisted Soul Sisters 13160 S. Memorial Drive, Bixby 918-943-3246 $


Beau and Arrow 502 E. Third St., #11 918-900-2218 Modern Mess 502 E. Third St., Unit 4 918-900-2219


The Sweet Boutique 502 E. Third St. 918-900-2238

Broken Arrow

Black and Pink Dance Supplies 4662 W. Houston St., Broken Arrow 918-258-5705 $ J. Spencer 870 E. Hillside Drive, Broken Arrow 918-872-9517 $ Johnson Floor and Home 6551 S. Garnett Road, Broken Arrow 918-254-9200 $ Moody’s Jewelry 2013 W. Kenosha Ave., Broken Arrow 918-251-3340 $

Ida Red General Store 3336 S. Peoria Ave. 918-949-6950 $ Jara Herron Salon and Medical Spa 3410 S. Peoria Ave., Suite 300 918-742-3223 $ Lambrusco’z 1344 E. 41st St. 918-496-1246 $ LOOK Eyecare and Eyewear 3746 S. Peoria Ave. 918-992 5337 $

Susan Sadler Fine Jewelry Design 1423 E. 41st St. 918-743-1048 $ Tom’s Bicycles 6861 S. Peoria Ave. 918-481-1818 $ Utica Square Skin Care 1325 E. 35th St. $ 918-712-3223 Utopia Boutique 4817 S. Peoria Ave., Suite C 918-712-7355 $

Cherry Street/ 15th Street Area Blink Optical 1826 E. 15th St., Suite B 918-576-6600 $ Chelsea Gallery 1639 E. 15th St. 918-582-5601 $ Cohlmia’s 1502 S. Cincinnati Place 918-582-5572 $

Mecca Coffee Co. 1330 E. 41st St. 918-749-3509 $

Fifteenth and Home 1512 E. 15th St. 918-794-0071 $

Pure Barre 3807 S. Peoria Ave., Suite M 918-933-6006 $

The Gadget Co. 104 E. 15th St. 918-749-9963 $

Revved Fitness 3409 S. Peoria Ave. 918-794-3500 *

Hasty-Bake Tulsa Grill Store 1313 S. Lewis Ave. 918-665-8220 $

Ribbons on Peoria 3525 S. Peoria Ave. 918-743-7599 $

The Lingerie Boutique on Cherry Street 1602 E. 15th St. 918-900-1077 * $

Shoppe Sasha 1307 E. 35th Place 918-574-2588 $

Luxe Nail Bar 1302 E. 15th St. 918-938-6027 $



Modern Cottage 1325 E. 15th St., Suite 106 918-933-5488 * $

Ihloff Salon and Day Spa 100 E. Second St. 918-587-2566

The Nest on Cherry Street 1515 E. 15th St. 918-530-5580 $

Juniper Restaurant 324 E. Third St. 918-794-1090 $

Q Clothier l Rye 51 1343 E. 15th St. 972-365-2891 * $

Made: Modern Handmade 219 E. Archer St. 918-665-1478 $

Spexton Fine Jewelry 1609 E. 15th St. 918-699-0030 $

McNellie’s Downtown 409 E. First St. 918-382-7468

T.A. Lorton 1325 E. 15th St. 918-743-1600 $

Posh Style 1701 S. Boston Ave. 918-992-6901 $

Tom’s Bicycles 1506 E. 15th St. 918-481-1818 $

Prhyme 111 N. Main St. 918-794-7700 $


The Tavern 201 N. Main St. 918-949-9801

The Cozy Cottage 514 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore 918-283-2232 $

Downtown Area Abelina’s Boutique 502 E. Third St., #6 918-900-2207 $

Colors of Etnika 10 E. Archer St., Suite 1-101 918-698-0082 Decopolis 502 S. Boston Ave. 918-382-7388 $ Dilly Diner 402 E. Second St. 918-938-6382 Dust Bowl 211 S. Elgin Ave. 918-430-3901

Tavolo Italian Bistro 427 S. Boston Ave. 918-949-4498 $ Threads on Boston 1709 S. Boston Ave. 918-861-4994 * $

Ed Beshara’s Fine Clothing 3539 S. Harvard Ave. 918-743-6416 $

The Top Drawer 3303 E. 32nd Place 918-747-8226 $


Cookiedoodle 377 E. Main St., Jenks 918-528-6766 $

Elder Paint and Wallpaper 3633 S. Harvard Ave. 918-744-5136

Liv a Little Boutique and Gifts 201 E. Main St., Jenks 918-729-0867 $

Empire Optical 3238 E. 21st St. 918-744-8005 $

MINT Boutique 116 E. Main St., Suite B, Jenks 918-299-2770 $

The Inviting Place 3525 S. Harvard Ave. 918-488-0525 $

Kendall Whittier Area

Premier Popcorn 3215 S. Harvard Ave. 918-779-4333 $ Mary Murray’s Flowers 3333 E. 31st St. 918-986-1300 Michael Brothers Hair 1148 S. Harvard Ave. 918-584-9400

Ziegler Art and Frame 6 N. Lewis Ave. 918-584-2217 $

King’s Landing

Stash Apparel and Gifts 9918 Riverside Parkway 918-518-6808 $

Memorial Corridor Boot Barn 3220 S. Memorial Drive 918-664-6481 $

C and J School Uniforms Inc. 4984 S. Memorial Drive 918-610-7470 $

Okcookiemomster 3324 E. 31st St., Suite J 918-551-6888 $


Southern Agriculture 3146 S. Mingo Road 918-663-6770 $

Pierpont’s Bath and Kitchen 1914 S. Harvard Ave. 918-747-2284 * $

LokAL Apparel lokalapparel.com *

The Farm

Southern Agriculture 2610 S. Harvard Ave. 918-747-6872 $

Yokozuna Downtown 309 E. Second St. 918-508-7676

East Tulsa

Black Sheep 5219 S. Sheridan Road 918-561-6079 $ B-Sew Inn 5235 S. Sheridan Road 918-664-4480 $

Elgin Park 325 E. M.B. Brady St. 918-986-9910

Get Stitchin 6562 E. 51st St. 918-481-1055 $

Fassler Hall 304 S. Elgin Ave. 918-576-7898

Gray Sparrow Boutique 5111 S. Sheridan Road 918-551-7351 *

Ida Red General Store 208-A N. Main St. 918-949-6950 $

Stitches of Tulsa LLC 5217 S. Sheridan Road 918-747-8838 $

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Ann Arthur Outerwear 3023 S. Harvard Ave., Suite J 918-742-3331 $

Moody’s Jewelry 1137 S. Harvard Ave. 918-834-3371 $

El Guapo’s Downtown 332 E. First St. 918-382-RITA


Harvard Corridor

Summer Snow Gifts and Decor 4111 S. Harvard Ave. 918-794-5505 $

LivyLu Online shoplivylu.com

Peace, Love and Cookies peaceloveandcookiestulsa.com 918-519-5131


Johnson Floor and Home 9000 N. Garnett Road, Owasso 918-272-3003 $

Sweet Tooth Candy and Gift Co. 3541 S. Harvard Ave. 918-712-8785 $

Southern Agriculture 9255 N. Owasso Expressway, Owasso 918-274-3770 $

Ted and Debbie’s Flower and Garden 3901 S. Harvard Ave. $ 918-745-0011

Surceé Gifts and Home 9455 N. Owasso Expressway, Suite CB, Owasso 918-272-4005 $

Toni’s Flowers and Gifts 3549 S. Harvard Ave. 918-742-9027 $

Pearl District

Adorn 317 S. Trenton Ave., Suite B 918-629-7793 * $

Family and Children’s Services Thrift Store 724 S. Utica Ave. 918-340-5040 Garden Deva Sculpture Co. 1326 E. Third St. 918-592-3382 Jenkins and Co. 1335 E. 11th St., Suite E 918-794-7844 $ LivyLu 1316 E. Sixth St. 918-261-4221 Midtown Home 2426 S. Troost Ave. 918-939-9981 * $ The Nest @ The Mother Road Market 1124 S. Lewis Ave. * $ Timber and Beam 1348 E. 11th St. 918-599-0338 $

The Plaza Black and Pink Dance Supplies 8130 S. Lewis Ave., Suite F 918-258-5705 $ Nielsens 8138-A S. Lewis Ave. 918-298-9700 $ Travers Mahan 8146 S. Lewis Ave. 918-296-4100 $

Promenade/ 41st Street Area

Johnson Floor and Home 3940 S. Sheridan Road 918-664-9200 $

Renaissance on Memorial Balance Pilates of Tulsa 8373 S. Memorial Drive 918-894-5876 $

Ihloff Salon and Day Spa 8343 S. Memorial Drive 918-587-2566 J. Spencer 8303 S. Memorial Drive 918-250-5587 $ Peek a Boo Baby 8283 S. Memorial Drive 918-298-0070

Sheridan Corridor/ The Farm The Uniform Shoppe Inc. 6044 S. Sheridan Road 918-494-7682 $ Moody’s Jewelry 5045 S. Sheridan Road 918-665-7464 $ The Silver Needle 6068 S. Sheridan Road 918-493-1136 $

Shops at Seville Canterbury Lane Gifts 10021 S. Yale Ave., #107 918-299-0022 $

Donna’s Fashions 10051 S. Yale Ave., Suite 105 918-299-6565 $

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Island Nation 9168 S. Yale Ave., Suite 140 918-289-0360 $

Vincent Anthony Jewelers 10038 S. Sheridan Road 918-291-9700 $

Jara Herron Salon and Medical Spa 9168 S. Yale Ave. 918-982-2362 $

Yokozuna on Yale 9146 S. Yale Ave., Suite 100 918-619-6271

Jules Boutique 6333-B E. 120th St., Suite B 918-884-3520 $

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Learning Express Toys 7891 E. 108th St. S., Suite X-8 918-970-6999 $ Leslie Elliott Interiors 8931 S. Yale Ave., Suite K 918-622-6562 $ LOKL Nutrition 8038 S. Yale Ave. 918-869-0361 * $

Moody’s Jewelry 7015 S. Lewis Ave. 918-749-4644 $

McNellie’s South City 7031 S. Zurich Ave. 918-933-5250

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Moody’s Jewelry 10031 E. 71st St. 918-461-8777 $

J. Cole Shoes 9930 Riverside Parkway 918-392-3388 $

Luxe Furniture and Design 9922 Riverside Parkway 918-459-8950 $

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Nothing Bundt Cakes 7890 E. 106th Place S., Building V, Suite 10 918-970-4747 $ On a Whim 9146 S. Yale Ave. 918-619-9992 $

Abelina’s Boutique 11083 S. Memorial Drive 918-398-8175 $

Pardon My French 9168 S. Yale Ave., Suite 160 918-728-7250 $

Boot Barn 10127 E. 71st St. 918-252-7917 $

Pure Barre 8921 S. Yale Ave., Suite C 918-494-4977 $

Compliments 8931 S. Yale Ave., Suite J 918-298-8172 $

Reading Glasses To Go 7123 S. Yale Ave. 918-492-2722 $

The Cook’s Nook 9146 S. Yale Ave., Suite 110 918-933-6767 $

Revved Fitness 10143 S. Delaware Ave. 918-701-3762 *

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El Guapo’s Harvard 8161 S. Harvard Ave. 918-728-RITA

Southern Agriculture 6501 E. 71st St. 918-488-1993 $

Expressly Gifts 10032 S. Sheridan Road, Suite H2A 918-664-3320 *

Johnson Floor and Home 7841 S. Olympia Ave. 918-561-6777 $ Southern Agriculture 7836 S. Olympia Ave. 918-794-7387 $

Utica Square Area Boxworks 1956 Utica Square 918-749-3475 $

Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels 1700 Utica Square 918-749-1700 $ Cariloha 1760 Utica Square 918-340-5446 $ Coach 1846 Utica Square 918-742-7533 Dog Dish 1778 Utica Square 918-624-2600 $ The Dolphin Fine Linens 1960 Utica Square 918-743-6634 $ Gearhead Outfitters 1948 Utica Square 918-878-9966 * $ Hicks Brunson Eyewear 2020 Utica Square 918-743-6478 $ Ihloff Salon and Day Spa 1876 Utica Square 918-587-2566 J. Spencer 1722 Utica Square 918-749-2919 $ Kendra Scott 1842 Utica Square 918-770-8303 $ L’Occitane 1844 Utica Square 918-742-4431 $



The Lolly Garden 2046 Utica Square 918-742-6300 $

Stems 1702 Utica Square 918-742-1410 $

Madewell 1928 Utica Square 918-743-6217

Visions Unique Eye and Sun Wear 2139 E. 21st St. 918-254-1611 $

Margo’s Gift Shop 2058 Utica Square 918-747-8780 $

West Elm 1926 Utica Square 918-749-0820 $

Marmi Shoes 1718 Utica Square 918-742-5500 $

Williams-Sonoma 2016 Utica Square 918-742-5252 $

Moody’s Jewelry 1812 Utica Square 918-747-5599

Walnut Creek Area

Muse Intimates 1876 Utica Square 918-392-3430 $ New Balance Tulsa 2030 Utica Square 918-744-8334 $ Pavilion 1826 Utica Square 918-743-8601 $ Pendleton Woolen Mills 1828 Utica Square 918-742-1723 $ Pottery Barn 1864 Utica Square 918-743-1512 $ Pottery Barn Kids 1876 Utica Square 918-743-1700 $ Restoration Hardware 1740 Utica Square 918-745-0928 SALT Yoga at Utica Square 1708 Utica Square 918-392-7888 $ The Snow Goose 1814 Utica Square 918-749-6043 $

Kathleen’s Kids 8212 S. Harvard Ave. 918-742-2697 $

Kicks for Kids Shoes 8191 S. Harvard Ave. 918-493-6465 $

Woodland Hills Mall Area Amber Marie and Co. 7021 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 155A 918-940-7878 $ Coach 7021 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 180 918-307-0155 MetroShoe Warehouse 8802 E. 71st St. 918-938-6389 $ Moody’s Jewelry 8140 E. 68th St. 918-252-1696 $ Sun and Ski Sports 6808 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 200 918-254-0673 $ Visions Unique Eye and Sun Wear 6837 S. Memorial Drive 918-254-1611 $

Yale Corridor/ KingsPointe Village Hollyberry and Co. 5970 S. Yale Ave. 918-794-7889 $

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop 5960 S. Yale Ave. 918-477-7408 $


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Duane MenNe with Abersons, Scarlet Henley, development director of Oklahoma Project Woman, and Steve Aberson, owner of Abersons, work on details for the upcoming Pink Ribbon event, which supports OPW.

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ocal models will work the catwalk in the high-fashion styles of Stella McCartney at this month’s annual Pink Ribbon event benefiting Oklahoma Project Woman. For several years, OPW has partnered with Abersons, the upscale Center 1 Shopping Center boutique, to coordinate the fashion show. For owner Steve Aberson, supporting this cause was obvious. “It affects our customer,” Aberson says. Each year Aberson and his team pitch a designer to OPW. This year, it was McCartney, an ardent supporter of breast cancer causes, whose eponymous fashion line made waves with this year’s royal wedding. McCartney designed Meghan Markle’s after-party dress, along with the attire of several ceremony guests. “(McCartney) lost her mother to breast cancer, and their team is extremely supportive of our mission,” says Scarlet Henley, OPW development director.


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Aberson and his team worked with the fashion house to create a collection especially for Tulsa. Select pieces will be on display for a ticketed pre-event cocktail party Oct. 27 at Abersons. The entire collection will hit the runway Nov. 1 at Southern Hills Country Club. Patrons will see identical designs from the 2018 royal wedding, along with the designer’s spring 2019 collection. This year marks the 20th for OPW, a statewide organization that provides breast health care, including routine screenings, to the uninsured. Early detection via screenings is key to fighting breast cancer, the most common cancer found in American women except for skin cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Henley adds, “Pink Ribbon allows us to spread our mission and, as our largest fundraiser, makes a huge impact in helping fund free breast health care for more than 5,000 uninsured and financially struggling Oklahomans.” TP

Oct. 27 — ABERSONS EVENING TOGETHER 6-9 p.m. Abersons, 3509 S. Peoria Ave. Live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while previewing Stella McCartney collection. $150. Nov. 1 — PINK RIBBON TULSA 6 p.m., cocktails; 7 p.m., dinner and live auction; 7:30 p.m., runway show. Complimentary valet parking available. Sponsorships available. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use fur or leather in her designs. Pink Ribbon organizers decided to let that influence this year’s vegetarian menus. Both events benefit Oklahoma Project Woman. Visit pinkribbontulsa.org for more information.

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ootball season is here, and many will trek toward the state’s center to Norman, the home of the University of Oklahoma Sooners. While you’re there, don’t miss out on other nearby interests. Norman is not only home to the Sooners, but also the home of several celebrities, such as the late James Garner. The actor, most known for his roles in TV shows “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files,” is immortalized in bronze near the railroad tracks on East Main Street. Downtown Norman is full of local businesses with shopping, entertainment and dining options. The Diner, with a conspicuous orange sign on the north side of Main Street is run by the Amspacher family that has served Norman through various eateries for over a century. Even the Food Network has stopped by to enjoy a meal here. It’s a great place to get breakfast or lunch. Fifteen minutes south on Highway 77, the town of Noble is home to the Timberlake Rose Rock Museum. Joe and Nancy Stine had been creating artwork with the Oklahoma state rock for nearly a decade before opening the museum in 1986. The converted house on the south side of town also serves as a gallery showcasing many forms of art that utilize the Barite Rose Rock as a centerpiece. The museum’s name comes from Joe Stine’s family history and Cherokee lineage. The rose rock itself also has a place in Cherokee lore, which makes this a great stop for lovers of Oklahoma history, as well as geology. A bit further south, the roots of Pauls Valley date back to Indian Territory. The downtown streets are still brick, and the old train depot recalls the days of early statehood. A storefront on South Chickasaw Street is the home of the Toy and Action Figure Museum and Oklahoma Cartoonists Hall of Fame. The museum is packed with more than 13,000 action figures dating to the 1950s. The Cartoonist Hall of Fame has work ranging from political cartoons to “Dick Tracy” drawings from Pawnee native Chester Gould. It would be a disservice leaving Pauls Valley without making one more stop at Field’s Pies. After all, pecan pie is part of the official state meal, and this operation has been making them since the 1920s. In the past century, the company has grown to make about 20,000 pies a day for distribution throughout the southwest. TP





Branching out THE GREAT PUMPKIN RESCUE In November, don’t throw away that old jack-o-lantern when you can recycle it with the M.e.t. and Full Sun Composting. Visit metrecycle.com or fullsuncomposting.com for details.



imply stated, if you want to give your plants the best chance of thriving in the landscape by next spring, plant them in the fall. There are several good reasons for this timeframe. First, this season offers the maximum amount of time for new trees and plants to settle in before the heat and stress of next summer. Second, above ground, the cooler air is kinder to plant foliage and reduces the chances of an energy-zapping chain reaction throughout the rest of the plant. And, beneath the surface, soil temperatures are still adequately warm, which provides an excellent environment to stimulate and foster new root growth. So, collectively, it’s the cooler air and warm soil temperatures of autumn that make for the best combination for establishment. And, let’s face it; nobody wants to be doing this in the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter. Finally, in the fall, many plants and trees are entering a period of dormancy. Without the need to allocate plant resources to developing foliage and fruits, plants can now shift their energy into root system development and the storing of nutrients and resources for the cool months ahead. TP Thank you to Tulsa County Master Gardeners for their expertise in this subject matter. Allen Robinson has been a Master Gardener since 2010.

TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL PLANTING What’s really fun is to let your kids and/or grandkids in on the act. Consider how rewarding it would be if they actually got to pick out a tree or shrub — with some level of parental guidance — help plant it, nurture it along and watch it grow into a mature landscape specimen. Can you think of a more rewarding experience to share with your offspring? PLANTING: Dig the planting hole two to three times the diameter of the tree’s root ball and no deeper than the root ball itself. This may seem like a lot of extra work, but it is 90

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an essential step to helping the plant’s root system adapt to its new surroundings. FILLING: The best backfill around a new tree or shrub is the native soil itself to allow the tree to adapt more quickly and easily. If you wish to add soil amendments such as compost, add no more than 50 percent of the backfill volume. FERTILIZING: Ideally, young trees and shrubs should be lightly fertilized several times from March through July rather than at the time of fall planting. This encourages active growth during the warmer months.

WATERING: Young plantings should be watered with an equivalent of 1 inch or more per week. More might be necessary in extremely hot, dry and/or windy weather. MULCHING: Maintain a 4- to 6-foot, grass-free circle around young trees and shrubs. Each year thereafter, apply 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch, such as leaf mold, compost, pine bark, grass clippings or straw. Do not mound mulch upwards around the tree trunk as this invites diseases into the trunk system. STAKING: To keep young trees upright, stake only as needed using softer materials around the trunk and limbs to avoid damage. After about a year, remove the stake(s) and let the tree develop its own structural strength.






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Saint Francis Glenpool Now Open

Seth Lewandowski, Jordan “Jordo” Evans and Cole Johnson

Grime to shine The Saint Francis Glenpool healthplex features:

• Level IV trauma center and freestanding emergency room, open 24/7 and staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians; • full-service lab, X-ray, CT, ultrasound, bone density scanning and 3D mammography services; • outpatient physical rehabilitation, speech and occupational therapy services; and • a new Warren Clinic Glenpool physician office location with internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN services.

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he expectation for garages is that they are cluttered, packed with boxes of keepsakes, old lawn mowers and strands of half-burned-out holiday lights. Having an organized garage, although desirable, can seem unattainable. Jordan “Jordo” Evans realized garage cleaning wasn’t so daunting one summer during college. He revitalized his parents’ garage in less than three hours, then extended the service to family friends. Four years later, he co-founded Periwinkle, a garage cleaning business with two of his best friends. Now Evans’ methods combined with Cole Johnson’s and Seth Lewandowski’s efficient strategies are changing the garage norm and helping customers across Tulsa get the garages they want. Periwinkle began transforming garages in May 2017. As the holidays near with their impending lights to install and gifts to store, the guys at Periwinkle offer some expert tips that they follow to transform garages in less than four hours. Start with clearing, taking everything out of the garage and simultaneously organizing by hauling out related items together in plastic tubs. Clearing can be the longest stage, which Periwinkle describes as “climbing the mountain,” since it involves deciding what to keep. For easy decision making, Periwinkle advises donating duplicates and those half-empty cans of paint. Once the garage is empty, Periwinkle cleans, removing everything off the walls and ceiling, sweeping it out and power washing. No hazardous chemicals are required for this step, and most of the cleaning supplies Periwinkle uses can be found at the supermarket. With a clean, empty garage, it’s easy to imagine its organizational potential. For easy organization, Periwinkle installs pre-made shelves. At the bare minimum, they recommend keeping items off the ground to deter rodents and insects, and storing items in clear, plastic tubs for easy locating and as an alternative to critter-attracting cardboard boxes. And for those brooms and rakes piled in the corner, buy wall tracks. The hardest part of revamping your garage can be facing the space that hasn’t been cleaned in years. To get over that hump, Periwinkle recommends playing some music, starting with one section, and making a goal to fill one trash bag with unwanted items. After the big purge, an organized garage is easier to maintain, removing the stress that once emanated from the clutter. TP

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Dr. Rola Eid


One surgeon’s personal journey to restoring the feminine form BY JANE ZEMEL


ight-year-old Rola Eid was an eyewitness to the effects of breast cancer. She watched her mother’s reverse metamorphosis — from social butterfly to a cocoon of sadness — after her mastectomy in the early 1980s. “Thirty years ago, there were no support groups. No pink ribbons,” Eid says. As a teenager, Eid figured out her mother’s unhappiness was linked to her breast deformity, so she researched breast reconstruction — an option not previously discussed — and took her mother to a plastic and reconstructive specialist. She learned about the transformative and restorative properties of breast reconstruction surgery. And she got her mother back. “I had wanted to be a doctor from an early age — my earliest memories,” says now Dr. Rola Eid, who today is a plastic surgeon and the medical director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa. “After my mother underwent breast reconstruction, I witnessed firsthand the restorative and transformative power of plastic surgery and, from that time forward, my course was set.”


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Today 95 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are living. And, thanks to new technologies, they don’t have to live with breast deformities. “Breasts are not an incidental feature, but an integral part of being a woman,” Eid says. Her role as a surgeon, she explains, is to keep hope alive. To empower women with options. Breast reconstruction dates to the 1800s with an attempt to transplant a lipoma (fatty tissue) to a mastectomy site, but recent decades have brought significant improvements. Eid highlights three main advancements: fat grafting, biologics and implants. Implants, used for decades for women wanting larger breasts, also have been a traditional means of reconstruction. “Implants today are safer and hold up better,” she says, explaining they’re made of a more cohesive gel than the silicone breast implants used since the late 1960s. Although breast shapes can be surgically replicated, they lack nipples. Until recently, one solution was to tattoo the appropriate area with a brown pigment. Eid, however, now uses fat tissue to create a three-dimensional nipple. She men-

tions, almost as an aside, that fat cells contain more stem cells than bone marrow — although science is not yet ready to “grow” new breasts. Next, she artfully tattoos the areola, with variations in hues, to fully restore the feminine form. Although surgically rebuilt breasts and nipples won’t have sensation, they can look and feel real. Eid encourages patients to ask about the nipple-sparing mastectomy. When doctors remove a breast, they can surgically save the nipple for the reconstructed breast; in effect, applying a cosmetic aesthetic technique to reconstructive surgery. “The cancer cells are removed,” she says. “It’s a safe operation for the right person.” Patients also can take advantage of oncoplastic surgery, where tumor removal meets plastic surgery. It’s breast loss and replacement, done seamlessly. Instead of a series of surgeries, this is a one-step process, with breast surgeons and reconstructive surgeons sharing the operating room. For patients, that means one recovery period, all on an outpatient basis. For patients who decide against implants, there are other encouraging options. By designing the mastectomy incision to be as subtle as possible and tattooing nipples later, Eid can leave patients with the appearance of a more natural flat chest instead of a disfiguring cross-chest scar. This procedure can work for men, too, whose breast surgery can result in a concave chest. Eid’s résumé includes undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degrees from Oklahoma universities. The Oklahoma City native completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Oklahoma State University Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident and chief fellow. Her advanced training in plastic surgery, breast reconstruction and microsurgery comes from prestigious medical centers outside Oklahoma, including Mayo Clinic. In 2008, she trained at CTCA-Tulsa, and joined the staff in 2013. “I like the ethos, the personalized approach,” she says. Patients provide Eid with encouraging feedback. One woman, wearing a silk gown, says she caught her reflection in a mirror and cried with joy at her silhouette. Another patient thinks her body looks better after cancer than before. The good news for current and former breast cancer patients is it’s never too late to have reconstructive surgery. “As long as someone is healthy enough to withstand surgery, there’s no age limit, no time limit,” Eid says. She has operated on women 80 and older. One patient who came in 17 years after her mastectomy told Eid, “I wish I’d known at the time” how much better she would feel about herself after breast reconstruction. The doctor’s best advice for any patient newly diagnosed with breast cancer is, “Keep your appointment with the reconstructive surgeon. “That’s where you get your options,” she emphasizes. And options are empowering. As for Eid’s mother? She’s a social butterfly again. “She calls all the time and sends me photos of shoes,” says her proud daughter. TP




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INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT I receive alimony income from a 2015 divorce settlement. Under the new tax rules, do I need to include alimony on my tax return? The 2017 tax legislation provides that alimony and separate maintenance payments are no longer included in the recipient’s income. This provision is effective after December 31, 2018. It would apply to your situation only if your divorce agreement is subsequently modified specifically stating the new tax treatment. Otherwise, your alimony is still considered to be compensation and should be included in taxable income each year.

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Tulsa Physician Directory* for Plastic Reconstructive, Cosmetic and Dermatological Procedures * Active members of the Tulsa County Medical Society and Tulsa Osteopathic Medical Society COSMETIC SURGERY Paul A. Berry, M.D. 6465 S. Yale Ave., Suite 101 918-502-7175 TCMS Angelo Cuzalina, M.D., D.D.S. 7322 E. 91st St. | 918-392-7900 TCMS DERMATOLOGY Jeff Alexander, M.D. 6565 S. Yale Ave., Suite 503 918-494-8333 TCMS Lynn A. Anderson, M.D. 1725 E. 19th St., Suite 702 918-728-3100 TCMS John R. Ashley, M.D. 6565 S. Yale Ave., Suite 1200 918-502-3376 TCMS Mary M. Christian, M.D. 9306 S. Toledo Court, Suite 100 918-494-0400 TCMS Sandra H. Clark, M.D. 2738 E. 51st St., Suite 290 918-494-1363 TCMS G. Pete Dosser, M.D. 6465 S. Yale Ave., Suite 522 918-492-8301 TCMS

M. Melissa Morgan, M.D. 1621 S. Eucalyptus Ave., Suite 202 Broken Arrow | 918-459-7546 TCMS Kristen R. Rice, M.D. 3915 E. 51st St. | 918-749-5714 TCMS Donald R. Seidel, M.D. P.O. Box 52588 | 918-749-2261 TCMS Igor Shendik, M.D. 4142 S. Mingo Road | 918-744-2553 TCMS Miranda E. Smith, M.D. 3915 E. 51st St. | 918-749-5714 TCMS Ashwini K. Vaidya, M.D. P.O. Box 52588 | 918-749-2261 TCMS Edward H. Yob, D.O. 800 W. Boise Circle, Suite 400, Broken Arrow 918-307-0215 TCMS & TOMS PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Paul A. Berry, M.D. 6465 S. Yale Ave., Suite 101 918-502-7175 TCMS Paul R. Callegari, M.D. 6585 S. Yale Ave., Suite 1050 918-494-8200 TCMS

Ashley D. Gable, M.D. 2738 E. 51st St., Suite 290 918-712-5571 TCMS

E. Bradley Garber Jr., M.D. 1784 S. Utica Ave. | 918-745-2117 TCMS

Henry D. Haskell, M.D. 4142 S. Mingo Road | 918-744-2553 TCMS

Mark L. Mathers, D.O. 1844 E. 15th St. | 918-749-7177 TCMS

Christina G. Kendrick, M.D. P.O. Box 52588 | 918-749-2261 TCMS

Arch S. Miller III, M.D. 6585 S. Yale Ave., Suite 315 918-492-2282 TCMS

Emily L. Kollmann, D.O. P.O. Box 52588 | 918-749-2261 TCMS Erica E. Kumar, M.D. 1923 S. Utica Ave. | 918-744-2553 TCMS Mark D. Lehman, M.D. P.O. Box 52588 | 918-749-2261 TCMS Kelli A. Lovelace, M.D. P.O. Box 52588 | 918-749-2261 TCMS David B. Minor, M.D. 1516 S. Yorktown Place | 918-712-8888 TCMS George W. Monks, M.D. P.O. Box 52588 | 918-749-2261 TCMS DENOTES ADVERTISER

Stephen M. Paulsen, M.D. 6585 S. Yale Ave., Suite 1020 918-481-2900 TCMS Greg E. Ratliff, M.D. 2107 E. 15th St. | 918-712-0888 TCMS PLASTIC SURGERY Laurie Duckett, D.O. 802 S. Jackson Ave., Suite 505 918-584-5817 TOMS Joey Manduano, D.O. 2219 E. 21st St. | 918-749-5522 TOMS Mark L. Mathers, D.O. 1844 E. 15th St. | 918-749-7177 TOMS


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A National Women's Party demonstration in front of the White House in 1918. The banner protests President Woodrow Wilson’s failure to support women’s suffrage.



uestion: How many statues of women in Oklahoma can you name? Besides the Pioneer Woman in Ponca City. I can think of two: the historian Angie Debo in Stillwater and the social reformer Kate Barnard at the state Capitol. Oh yes, and the 13 ½-foot-tall bronze of a Native woman by Allan C. Houser that stands outside the Capitol. But it is not a likeness of one specific woman; it represents the everlasting strength of Native Americans. So, only three statues of women in the state. Oh no, I can hear some of you say, is this going to be another shrill screed by a feminist demanding equal rights? Yes. And no. More of a weary lament because it has gone on so long. The #MeToo movement pumped a burst of unimagined energy into the feminist crusade. The news of the day reminds us of two historic events: the success of the suffragists campaign 98 years ago and the failure of the Equal Rights Amendment 36 years ago. One step forward, one step nowhere. My question about statues of Oklahoma women is my climbing aboard — my back hurts too much these days to jump aboard — the politically incorrect bandwagon. The New York Times reports that New York City is trying to redress gender inequality in public statues. Currently, New York can count a bronze of Gertrude Stein in Bryant Park, a sculpture of Eleanor Roosevelt in Riverside Park and a statue of a horseback Joan of Arc on the Upper West Side. To right this


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wrong, the city is considering erecting statues of Shirley Chisholm, Dorothy Day, Beverly Sills and others. I’m starting a list of possible Oklahoma women worthy of a statue. It is a long list.

In the meantime, I’m reading “The Woman’s Hour” by Elaine Weiss, a thrilling account of the political battle to win the final state vote necessary to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. It was the culmination of a seven-decades crusade by suffragists and equally fierce opposition of the Antis, the women (and men) who opposed enfranchisement. The showdown took place in Nashville in August 1920, and who knew it was so dramatic? The American family, white supremacy and Southern traditions were at stake. All the hot buttons of American history popped up: race, class, money, states’ rights and democracy. It was good for me to learn about some of the earnest, eloquent — and to my thinking, misguided — Antis and their fervent belief that suffrage would bring moral collapse. Why, if women had a say in government, they might influence labor reform and child labor laws. Short-haired women and long-haired men were the kind of moral degenerates who would bring about America’s downfall. Who knew an Oklahoma suffragette died for

the cause? Miss Aloysius Larch-Miller was recovering from the Spanish flu and, despite her doctor’s instructions to stay in bed, she delivered an impassioned speech at a ratification rally, went home and died two days later on Feb. 2, 1920. The state flag was flown at half-mast and Larch-Miller was honored as a “martyr to woman suffrage.” The Oklahoma legislature voted to ratify the amendment Feb. 28, 1920. Which brings us to the ERA. Remember that from the 1970s? The proposed amendment says: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.” Remember Phyllis Schlafly, who brought it down with her Mom and apple pie campaign? It will take the support of 38 states to approve the amendment. In June, Illinois became the 37th. Oklahoma could cast the deciding vote for victory. I asked an expert on the Oklahoma Legislature what he thought the chances are for that. When he quit laughing, he said, “Slim.” So here’s where we are. Women voters outnumber male voters in national elections. In 2016, 73 million women cast votes in the presidential election. And yet. The political climate makes me jumpy, and I worry that if the 18th Amendment (prohibiting liquor manufacture and sales) can be repealed, can the 19th? Can women lose the right to vote? For now, we have it. November elections are coming our way. To the polls, sisters! TP

NEWS FROM ADVERTISERS Chef Wolfgang Puck and Pitmaster Joe Davidson

’Cue expansion OKLAHOMA JOE’S GROWS TO A NATIONAL AUDIENCE WHILE DEEPENING ITS ROOTS IN TULSA. Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ and Catering has been a staple to the world of barbecued meats for more than 30 years. This fall, the Tulsa-based restaurant will celebrate the opening of its first two franchises in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Omaha, Nebraska. Pitmaster Joe Davidson is a living legend in the global ’cue community with more than 300 barbecue titles to his name. Davidson, CEO and co-founder of Oklahoma Joe’s, is the only pitmaster to ever win the Grand Champion Overall triple-crown of barbecue competitions: the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ, the World Pork Barbequlossal and the American Royal World Series of Barbecue. He’s also the only pitmaster to win Best BBQ Sauce on the Planet three times, along with multiple accolades for his beans, spices and rubs. Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ at One Daytona, located across the street from the famous International Speedway, marks the first franchise location for the restaurant brand. “Mouthwatering barbecue can be found on every corner of Oklahoma,” Davidson says. “We’re thrilled to be able to grow our restaurant beyond our home state and humbled by the opportunity to bring our world-class Oklahoma barbecue to central Florida.” The Daytona store will open this fall followed quickly by a second franchise in Omaha.

Within the Tulsa metro, the local barbecue joint also is growing. Oklahoma Joe’s will open in the new Mother Road Market opening later this year, for a total of five stores in the metro. As Tulsa’s first food hall, Mother Road Market gives food entrepreneurs the opportunity to use the small shop model to pilot test their latest concepts without the financial investment of opening a full-scale restaurant. “Tulsa is our home, and we’re honored to be a part of this new venture,” Davidson says. “We understand how difficult it is to be a master of your culinary craft while also starting a new business.” Oklahoma Joe’s has partnered with Walmart and Reasor’s to make its “Best Sauce on the Planet” available to the masses. In the coming year, its “Best Beans on the Planet,” as well as its spices and rubs, also will be available at retailers. Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ has been voted “Tastiest Ribs in America” by USA Today, proclaimed “the best barbecue I’ve ever eaten” by world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck, named “One of 13 places to eat before you die” by American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain in Men’s Health magazine, and featured in Gourmet magazine. For more, visit okjoes.com.

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FRENCH FARM HOUSE ON SOUTH GRAND LAKE Beautiful designed 4 BR, 3.5 BA custom home offers 4,425 s.f., 1.1 acres with 485 ft of shoreline situated on a point overlooking Grand at its finest, exquisite taste in finishes including reclaimed wood throughout, all custom light fixtures, old-time plaster walls, and more. $1,700,000

THE VISTA GRAND Watch the eagles soar along this beautiful bluff located in the Coves on Bird Island where the views are absolutely beyond amazing overlooking Grand Lake at its finest! This custom and completely furnished lake home offers 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, formal living and dining, , large great room open to kitchen, and more! $1,590,000

ONE ACRE MIDTOWN 4303 S Lewis Ave - One Level Contemporary on one acre in Mid-town! Study, Formal Dining, Game/Media Room, Mud-room and Prep-kitchen. Great room opens to chef’s kitchen & nook. Master with spa bath. 3 additional En-suite bedrooms. Hardwoods. Oversized 3 Car. Under Construction, hurry to pick remaining finishes! $1,500,000

6845 E 181st Street S - Bixby Newer gated estate with exquisite details thru-out. Located on 5 acres with outdoor living. Fireplace, pool, spa, waterfall, sport court, pond & shop. Chef’s Kitchen, fab master, study, mud room, Safe room, 1st floor Theater. 2 bed down/3 up with gameroom & study niche. Additional land available. $1,199,000

THE CLOISTERS 2010 E. 46th Street - Stacked Stone Contemporary home located in a private cul-de-sac. 1st floor master bedroom w/lux bath. Formals plus den open to gourmet kitchen. Inlaw suite w/private bath. 2 more bedrooms w/bath on north side. Deck overlooks pool/ spa. 3 car garage. $995,000 BALMORAL 2527 E 66th Place - Balmoral is a gated subdivision near Southern Hills Country Club. Only 22 homes in this exclusive addition! This home is a one owner featuring an open floor plan with master bedroom, and 2nd bedroom on the first floor. A 3rd bedroom w/ kitchenette is upstairs. There are 3 bathrooms and 2 living areas. $525,000


FAIRWAY ESTATES III 2921 E 56th Place, Tulsa Newly remodeled in Fairway Estates. Fabulous backyard with covered patio and pool. Master suite down. Great kitchen opens to family room. Formal dining. 2 gamerooms upstairs. 3 car garage. $750,000

LEGENDS 9322 E 110th Street, Bixby Beautiful 5 bedroom home in Legends. Formal dining, spiral staircase wrought iron, large kitchen opens to family rm. 2 bds down. 3 car garage. $499,000


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9726 S Urbana Avenue, Tulsa - Located in Hunter’s Pointe, Entertainer’s Dream! 3 large living spaces, elevator, New kitchen and bathrooms, pool with outdoor living plus kitchen, theatre room. Gorgeous and Contemporary. $1,275,000

56826 S. 560 Road, Rose - Almost 80 acres available with an incredible ranch + home, barn, shop, NEW pool. Pipe fence + automatic gate and barbed wire surround the property. Livestock pens, automatic waterer and horse pens. Close to HW 412. Gorgeous property! $875,000

1417 S Carson Ave - You can see A Gathering Place from the Street! 3 bed 2 bath 2 car. Perfectly updated Craftsman home with finished out basement & room for entertainment in the front and backyard! Master en suite bath. New garage. Everything is Updated! Call for more information.


4004 S Utica Avenue, Tulsa - UPDATED KITCHEN!” Take a look online! One level ranch style home located in the heart of Midtown! 3 large scale bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms. Gorgeous pool and large lot! Complete remodel and expansion with granite, quartz, gorgeous hardwoods and plantation shutters. $699,000

51st Street, Wagoner - 40 acres near 51st & 305th St. Adams Creek runs through the property, half is currently being used for farming. Current Appraisal on file. $120,000

1324 S Birmingham Ave - Darling cottage in the heart of Midtown. 3 bed 1 bath 2 car with so many original features PLUS updated kitchen & new paint throughout. Backyard is perfect for relaxing in a hot tub & on the patio. Call for more information.

918.629.4656 2712 E 33rd Street Superb quality home custom built in ‘02 with large scale rooms, hand plastered walls, vaulted ceilings. Located on a cul-de-sac. Master, kitchen and family room open onto elevated balcony overlooking pool. Game room opens onto covered living area. $1,250,000.

2445 S Cincinnati Avenue 1 owner custom built by Tony Jordan, Prof. landscaped corner lot, Master suite down + study down, formal dining, huge island kitchen & eating area opens to great room, game up + 3 bedrooms & bonus room, generator, Walking distance to Gathering Place. $775,000.

2515 S Delaware Place Single Story New Contemporary full brick design, 10’ to 14’ ceiling heights, Anderson wood clad windows & doors, study, formal dining, island kitchen, butler pantry w/beverage center & ice, game room w/wet bar, marble 2621 S Trenton Avenue & quartz counters,Jenn-Air Exquisite Dilbeck, English cottage on dbl. lot. 3-BR, 3-Bath home w/updated, island kitchen & vaulted appliances. $1,295,000. master suite. Guest house offers friends & family place to stay w/4th BR, bath, LR, kitchenette. Outdoor living, salt-water pool, pergola & sports court. Call Kelsey Veldstra at 918-810-4528. $699,000. TulsaPeople.com


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1640 E 31st Street Great Midtown location, Jack Arnold design; 3 bed, 3.5 baths; bonus room could be 4th bedroom. Open living, dining, kitchen with vaulted ceiling & contemporary fireplace; game room up. 4 car garage with extra storage. Large patio with water feature. $730,000

2130 E 47th Street House sits on lovely .41 acres in Bolewood Glen; 4 bed, 2.5 baths; first floor Master; 3 living areas including upstairs game room; Backyard covered patio with pool, spa and mature trees; floored attic could be additional room. $549,000

2814 E. 31st Street Contemporary Bainbridge Design Custom home. Floor-to-ceiling windows centered around pool, spa, covered patio w/outdoor kitchen & guest house. Multiple living areas. Five bedrooms w/first floor master. High ceilings throughout, wood floors & 3 fireplaces. Private culde-sac, gated. Perfect for entertaining. $1,199,000

212 E 21st Street Beautiful home in desirable Maple Ridge, close to Gathering Place and city trails; Gorgeous new kitchen opens to dining and living; separate TV/ Family room with FP; Great backyard with pool and patio; Circle Drive. $499,000

2631 E 14th Street Updated house in desirable Renaissance Heights. 2 living areas, 3+ bed & updated kitchen and baths. Just built 2 car garage with storage and inviting pool and patio out back. Great entertaining home! $359,000

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Stunning 1 level in gated Waterstone. Custom built 1 owner built by BMI Construction. Granite & Stainless Steel kitchen with large island, hardwoods, beautiful moldings & trim. 3 fireplace’s, 2 in & 1 out. Newer pool & outdoor kitchen area, hot tub. 3 bedrooms plus study & safe room. Jenks Schools. Must See!

Former Parade of Homes Model. Backs to wooded area. 4 bedrooms or 3 bedrooms with office. 4th Bedroom or game room up with full bath. Hardwoods, granite, huge kitchen with galley sink, stainless steel appliances & breakfast bar. Rob key custom front door. Gated neighborhood with area pool. Bixby Schools

Stunning one level home with 3 bedrooms plus study. 2 or 3 living rooms. Very open floor plan. In ground diving pool. Vaulted ceiling. Gorgeous landscaping. Beautiful large master suite. 2 car rear entry garage. Large living room with vaulted ceiling. Sprinkler system.


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Amazing 1-story house located in desirable Midtown on just over an acre of land. 4 different living areas both formal and informal. Chefs kitchen plus a prep kitchen is a unique setup for cooking. The master suite has his/her baths and double closets. 3 additional bedrooms. Beautifully landscaped yard with sports court and plenty of yard. Call for more details.

Amazing property located in gated Guierwoods This is a free standing house located all on one level w/lots of natural light + a private yard. Large formal living room w/stone fp. Family room looks into the kitchen which is spacious w/a center island. Master suite w/large walkin closet, his/her bathroom areas + private spa room. Possible mother-in law suite w/private entrance has large living area, bedroom & bath. 3 car garage. Call for your private showing.

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Has been completely updated with attention to detail in every room. Formal living and dining room with cast stone fireplace. Kitchen with custom cabinetry and lots of storage. Master suite is located on the first floor with large walk-in closet and bath. Upstairs you will find office landing and 2 bedrooms each having walk-in closets and baths. Front and back courtyards with fresh landscaping.

1-Story house located on corner lot with mature trees. Formals. Kitchen opens to familyroom with fireplace. Pretty Hardwood Floors. Spacious master suite with sitting area and full bath. Perfect house for your personal touches. Could also be dream lot to build on.

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710 West 108th street $1,090,000 Grand Entry Hall, handsome Office with outside access, stunning Kitchen opens to Great Room with coffered ceiling. Media Room down, granite Butler’s Bar. Master Suite with fireplace and Sitting Area. Large Game Room up. Pool & Cabana with full Kitchen, Living & Half Bath. 5 BR, 5.5 BA, 3 Living, 3-Car Garage. Jenks Schools.

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6825 E 105th Street Custom home w/exquisite craftsmanship & woodwork. Remodeled w/new wood & travertine floors. New granite, center island & SS appl in Chef’s kitchen. Breathtaking great room w/floor to ceiling windows. Master suite w/spa-like bath. Park-like yard w/pool. 4 car garage! $779,000 L! S! DE OU O E G M RE OR TE &G E L D TE MP GA CO

5310 E. 79th St Beautiful custom built home in gated Holland Lakes. Incredible kitchen opens to living area & vaulted breakfast nook. Spacious master + 2 beds down. Gorgeous view of waterfall/creek. 4 car garage with extra parking. Walk to Holland Hall. PRISTINE! $724,000

3939 S. Troost Ave Gorgeous single level updated home! Dream kitchen w/ high end appl, marble counters, lg island & Jay Rambo cabinets. 2 living-perfect for entertaining. Master w/ beautiful en suite bath. Spacious office/3rd living. Walk to Gathering Place & Brookside! $450,000 TulsaPeople.com


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A dozen chefs, a dozen dishes, dozens of ways to feed Tulsa’s hungry. Ben Alexander, The Tavern Joel Bein, Oklahoma Rub Food Truck

Jeff Marlow, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Gene Leiterman, OSUIT School of Culinary Arts

Michael Minden, Michael V’s Restaurant

Shannon Smith, Beads and Basil Kirk Swaby, The Gathering Place

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vocado toast has been the rage on menus across the nation. Tulsa’s Topeca does its own take of the trend with its savory toast selections. A thick slice of sourdough serves as the foundation. Diners can choose between an avocado or goat cheese base; then, for an additional avor boost, top it with roasted cherry tomatoes and basil (pictured) or prosciutto and olive tapenade. Sweet options like Nutella and sliced bananas also are available. ($6 base, two slices; $4, single slice; toppings are additional.) TP 507 S. BOSTON AVE. | 918-592-9090 TOPECACOFFEE.COM TulsaPeople.com



Lone Wolf’s Kung Pao Pork banh mi

Tavolo’s Italian Benedict


Four downtown dishes worth a try BY NATALIE MIKLES


any of us tend to be creatures of habit when it comes to our favorite restaurants. We eat at the same half-dozen spots. Some of us even order the same things each time we’re there. We’ve chosen four things you might have missed at four popular downtown restaurants. These are slam-dunk dishes. Pick one for your next night out, and you won’t be sorry. It might even convince you to head off your beaten culinary path more often.

MixCo’s fried Brussels sprouts


The Tavern Burger


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When Lone Wolf came on the scene, it was just what Tulsa needed. With one bite of kimchi fries, people raved about something they didn’t know they had been missing. And those who had been making a drive for a good banh mi, could now stay put. But which banh mi to try? In our opinion, you can’t go wrong with the Kung Pao Pork ($8.50). Like all Lone Wolf banh mis, it starts with a baguette, layered with English cucumber, jalapeño, pickled daikon and carrot slaw, and cilantro. Then comes the sweet and spicy ground pork with notes of basil and lime. Top it with Thai chili aioli, and ask for a sprinkle of Korean chili peanuts. We love this sandwich, but if you’re wanting something to eat with a fork rather than something to sink your teeth into, try the Pao Rice Bowl ($8.50). It gives you all the same flavors, but on top of fried rice rather than stuffed into a baguette. Another way to add some pao is to add it over your kimchi fries. You won’t regret it. 203 E. ARCHER ST., 918-728-7778 | 3136 E. 11TH ST., 918-861-4232


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The Italian Benedict ($9) is a blip on a menu full of flashy food calling your name. You could choose the Bolognese, the gnocchi, the parmigiana, which are all delicious. But then you’d be missing out on what might be the best sandwich in Tulsa. Crisp pancetta, creamy pesto and a fried egg come together for the perfect combination on sourdough bread. The Italian Benedict doesn’t stop there. It also includes salami, tomato, mozzarella and arugula. You have your choice of a Caesar or warm potato salad to go with it. Please, for all that is good in this world, choose the potato salad. The Benedict is only on the lunch menu. So if you find yourself at Tavolo for dinner and want something similar, try the Uovo Fritto — a fried egg on romaine hearts with pancetta, parmesan, croutons, fried capers and a pesto Caesar dressing ($10). While you’re at it, have the grilled pork chop ($34) with apple tomato garlic compote — a perfect fall dish. 427 S. BOSTON AVE. | 918-949-4498

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It’s easy to get distracted at the Tavern. Maybe you came for the famed Tavern Burger, but the fish and chips or roasted chicken with polenta fries called your name. Or it’s entirely possible to never make it past the bar snacks, which include bacon popcorn, gourmet deviled eggs, marinated olives, house-made pickles and charred octopus aguachile. A round of snacks and drinks is enough to make most people very happy. But if you haven’t tasted it, give the Tavern Burger ($15) a try. This is a rich burger with a thick patty, stilton cheese, mushroom cognac cream sauce and a homemade sweet challah bun. The frites served with it are the wispy, super-thin type that are so addictive. Try dipping them in a little of your mushroom sauce, if you have a little extra on your plate. If you’re looking for a deal, come after 9 p.m. every day of the week when the Tavern Burger is always half price. 201 N. MAIN ST. | 918-949-9801


You’ve had drinks at MixCo, but have you been for dinner? MixCo added a full menu a couple of years ago. And while they call it pub fare, this is not an afterthought to beer and mixed drinks. You’ll want to work your way through the menu of deliciousness, like the fish and chips with malt vinegar pickles or the green chili braised chicken tacos. But whatever you do, add an order of the Fried Brussels Sprouts ($10) to whatever you’re drinking or eating. Chef Justin Thompson calls them “crispy fried little nuggets of nutrients.” And those little nuggets are dressed with blue cheese and bacon and a tangy apple cider aioli. This is just what you want to snack on with a beer during happy hour or late at night with a MixCo cocktail. And if you’re having a real splurge day, MixCo’s Pound of Fries ($9) is something to behold. First, pick your seasoning: rosemary bay, roasted garlic herb, chili lime, truffle oil or parmesan and herb. Next, pick your sauce: scallion aioli, harissa ketchup, green goddess or caramelized onion bacon aioli. And finally, eat some of the best fries of your life with no regret. WEST THIRD STREET AND SOUTH DENVER AVENUE | 918-932-8571 TP TulsaPeople.com




Some nights you don’t want the fun to end. After a concert at the BOK Center, Cain’s Ballroom or Brady Theater, where do you go to eat? Here are some of our favorites. — NATALIE MIKLES (PRICES: $: LESS THAN $10 $$: $10-$15 $$$: $16-$25 $$$$: OVER $25)


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McNellie’s has become a Tulsa classic. It’s a favorite place to go any time of day, including late nights. McNellie’s Downtown is open until 11 p.m. Sundays through Tuesdays, until 1 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Pulled pork nachos or garlic parmesan fries are great for sharing. If you’re ravenous, try the patty melt or steak and fries with gorgonzola butter.

The buzz about Nola’s hasn’t died down since it opened earlier this year. Nola’s is open until 2 a.m. every night, and is just a few miles from downtown, making it a great spot to meet for drinks or dinner after a show. The menu here is big, but you can’t go wrong with any of the Cajun flavors. So choose a favorite — maybe the shrimp and cheese grits or red beans and rice. Save room for Nola’s bread pudding with spiced rum sauce or the classic bananas Foster.

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Andolini’s Sliced

Tally’s Good Food Cafe

Open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, Andolini’s Sliced is a fun place to stop for pizza by the slice. Fried artichokes or a charcuterie and cheese plate are great for sharing when you’re with a big group. Don’t miss the gelato, which comes in flavors like cannoli, lemon biscotti and orange chocolate.

Maybe you’re looking for more diner-style late-night food. Tally’s on Route 66 fits that bill. This is the place to go for classics like bacon cheeseburgers and chicken fried steak. Many people come for late-night breakfasts of shortstacks, omelets, waffles, and biscuits and gravy. Tally’s is open until 11 p.m.

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Trenchers 2602 S. Harvard Ave. | 918-949-3788 | facebook.com/trenchersdeli

Jason’s Deli 8321 E. 61st St., 918-252-9999 | 1330 E. 15th St., 918-599-7777 | jasonsdeli.com

McAlister’s Deli 4951 E. 21st St., 918-392-3373 | 8102-B S. Lewis Ave., 918-392-3354 | 8955 S. Memorial Drive, Suite B; 918-392-0770 | mcalistersdeli.com

Bill and Ruth’s Multiple locations

Lambrusco’z 1344 E. 41st St. | 918-496-1246 | lambruscoz.com


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Deli/ Sandwiches The winners from TulsaPeople’s annual A-List Readers’ Choice Awards serve some of Tulsa’s favorite sandwiches.


intage Wine Bar has been a goto spot for wine lovers, whether oenophiles or novices. Its mission has always been to be “approachable,” and owner Matt Sanders says this has not changed despite Vintage’s new space at 324 E. First St. “I wanted the new Vintage to look like something from Tulsa, not something that you see in New York or Chicago,” Sanders says. The firm that designed the wine bar spent time exploring the city to shape a “Tulsa Deco” influence. Walls stacked with selections of wines, bottles and glasses and a floor-to-ceiling, glass-encased wine tower highlight the open space — but the drama is balanced by delicate light fixtures, minimalist lines and sunlight pouring onto every surface. The menu features a few thoughtfully curated beers and classic cocktails. The wine list is robust, but not overwhelming, as Vintage sources its bottles from smaller wineries. For the autumn months, selections will warm up, going from softer pinots to spicier, smokier reds. Sanders is particularly fond of wines produced with the Gamay grape, such as Beaujolais. “Most are under $100 per bottle,” he says. “It’s approachable, plus they’re fun and delicious.” Bottle prices at Vintage range from $25-$2,500, and Vintage will be pouring something new each week by the glass. — ANGELA EVANS



The Knapp family heard about Legacy Tulsa through a Legacy Partner organization that helps serve their son, Luke, who has muscular dystrophy. They attended a parent meeting that shared the importance of putting together a will and estate plan. “We learned it’s crucial to have this paperwork in order and worded in a specific way in case you pass away so your child can continue to receive state benefits without having to use inheritance money first,” said Laura Knapp.

We can’t express how special it was to give to the organization who has impacted our family. Knowing that we can use our resources to someday benefit kids like our son Luke is an honor. The Knapp family now has peace knowing that they have everything in place so that Luke and their daughter Olivia will be provided for no matter what the future may hold!


LEGACYTULSA.ORG Legacy Tulsa is designed to inspire people like you to make a charitable gift that helps care for you, your family and the organizations you passionately support.

W H AT’S COOK ING? The buzz on Tulsa’s tastiest products, restaurants and events BY NATALIE MIKLES

SHALOMFEST RETUR NS FOR 25TH YEAR From noon-4 p.m. on Oct. 14, Temple Israel, 2004 E. 22nd Place, will host ShalomFest, a celebration of Jewish food, culture and art. Food options include traditional kosher-style deli sandwiches like pastrami on rye and chicken shawarma, as well as falafel, hummus, pita bread, Israeli salad and cabbage rolls. Dessert is not to be missed, as there will be walnut and chocolate chip rugelachs (crescent-shaped cookies), hamantaschen (pastries with sweet filling) and mandelbrot (almond bread eaten as a cookie). At this year’s outdoor music tent, entertainment will include Rebecca Ungerman and the Tulsa Klezmer Band, along with choirs from Temple Israel and Mizel Jewish Community Day School, Cantor Laurie Weinstein and soloist Jenny Labow, and the popular Tulsa Accordion Band. Locals will sell books and crafts like homemade jewelry, pottery and art. For kids, there will be an inflatable bounce house, along with arts and crafts activities and face painting. Inside the Temple will be opportunities for tours, model ceremonies, an Israel room and holiday exhibits. Admission is free; food and some kid’s activities have fees. Visit templetulsa.com for more details. — KIRSTEN DOMINGUEZ

BACON LOVERS UNITE BaconPalooza is a chance to taste bacon dishes of all kinds while supporting Clark Youth Theatre. Tulsa chefs will provide tastings of their bacon treats from noon-4 p.m., Oct. 14, at Henthorne Park, 4825 S. Quaker Ave. Live music and fun for kids will be part of this family-friendly outdoor event. Tickets are limited and are $25 for a dozen bacon-laden food samples or $50 for samples from all 40 vendors. Purchase tickets at clarkyouth theatre.com. Funds support Clark Youth Theatre, which has provided theater education and performance opportunities to Tulsa children since 1978. 110

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Here’s what you want to cook right now: a sheet pan of roasted vegetables. Roasting vegetables like butternut squash and broccoli or root vegetables like parsnips, beets and onions is a perfect fall cooking task. Though you can hardly call it a chore when the result is crisp edges and caramelized flavor, plus loads of nutrition. Throw them on a salad dressed with an herb vinaigrette or toss them with penne and goat cheese for a quick dinner. Do remember when roasting, you don’t want to squeeze all those veggies onto the sheet pan. If you don’t give them some elbow room, you’ll end up with a soggy, sad dinner. Use two sheet pans if you have more vegetables than space. Give them a toss in some olive oil, salt and pepper and whatever other flavors you want to impart, whether it be a little honey, lemon, rosemary or a spice blend. The Cherry Street Farmers’ Market season ends Oct. 20, so now is the time to head to East 15th Street on Saturday mornings to find beautiful colors of fall vegetables and herbs from local farmers.

To save time, you can buy precut butternut squash at the grocery store for this recipe.

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH CINNAMON AND MAPLE Serves 6 3 pounds butternut squash (typically 1 large squash or 2 small) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 tablespoons maple syrup ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment or foil. Wash and peel squash. Slice squash vertically down the center, and remove seeds. Slice squash halves into half-inch slices. In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, butter, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and cayenne. Toss together with sliced butternut squash. Arrange slices on pans, leaving space between them. Bake 45 minutes or until squash is cooked through. Remove pans from oven, and turn oven to broil. Take turns putting each sheet under the broiler, just for a minute or two to caramelize. Watch carefully, as it will quickly go from caramelized to burned.

Q& A


aurannae is a new modern bakery in Broken Arrow’s Rose District. We checked in with owner Kim Washburn to find out more about her killer cinnamon rolls and her family of five children.

TELL US ABOUT LAURANNAE. About six years ago, my sister-in-law, Jessica, and myself started this little cupcake company where my mother was our primary customer. We named the business Laurannae, which is a cross between our middle names, Laura + Rannae, and just assumed people would know how to pronounce it — we were wrong. (It’s pronounced Laura-nay.) A few years into the business we bought a small vintage-style trailer, which is now (our) cupcake caravan. Jessica eventually stepped away from the company, realizing her heart was leading her on a new adventure in the entrepreneurial world, which left me with some decisions to make. We had expanded into cakes at this point and had just tapped into the wedding industry, so the company was really at a point where it could explode or we could walk away. After a long conversation with my husband, we decided to keep Laurannae alive and look into a brick-and-mortar in order to produce more cakes and create an environment to meet with our brides and clients. We eventually decided to offer espresso and expanded our menu to turn it into a boutique bakery. YOU HAVE SOME INTERESTING COMBINATIONS OF CAKE FLAVORS, LIKE HONEYCOMB AND STRAWBERRY AND SPICED CAKE WITH PEACHES. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THOSE? We definitely do not want to be a normal cake shop with the normal, everyday cake flavors. I didn’t want to offer “traditional and gourmet” options, I just wanted everything gourmet. Offering unique combinations of flavors that pair well with each other that people might not have ever tried before was really how we came up with our menu.

WHAT IS YOUR SINGLE FAVORITE ITEM ON YOUR MENU? I’d say our scones. Those things are dangerous. They are just a hint of sweet, so you could eat a dozen before realizing what it is you’ve just done. For coffee, I love Fair Fellow cold brew with lavender and a splash of cream; it’s just yummy. HOW HAS BALANCING WORK AND HOME LIFE BEEN SINCE OPENING? We have made the bakery about the family. You will see our girls working the counter or doing dishes. You’ll see the boys run in to sweep the floors just long enough for a few dollars in payment then run straight for the chocolate shop Nouveau – Atelier de Chocolat, Rocket Fizz or STG Gelateria. It has actually been amazing getting the kids involved and teaching them about entrepreneurship and responsibilities. Our church, Church on the Move, recently launched a campus in the district, meeting at the BA PAC, so we really live, work, play and worship all within a few blocks. It really is a dream come true. WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT THE BAKERY, WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO COOK AT HOME? I’ve been very blessed with a husband who helps with cooking and two daughters who are old enough to help with meals. We basically end up firing up the grill at the end of the day and pairing whatever we grill with lots of grilled veggies, salads or pasta. I’m not going to lie though, there have been plenty of nights we’ve eaten cinnamon rolls or pizza. Balance. DO YOU HAVE A MOST MEMORABLE MEAL? My favorite meals are the ones my kids actually eat. I really enjoy cooking as a family and trying new recipes with them. WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR FRIDGE AT HOME? We do lots of easy grab-and-go things. We are pretty good at keeping boiled eggs, items for quick salads, fruits and cheese. But let’s be honest; with five kids, things don’t just hang around in the fridge for very long. It’s a struggle to keep the fridge stocked at all times. TP TulsaPeople.com



A capacity crowd watched the University of Tulsa host Arkansas at Skelly Field on Nov. 27, 1947. The Golden Hurrican lost to the Razorbacks 23-13.

FIELD OF DREAMS H eading down East 11th Street near South Harvard Avenue during a University of Tulsa football game, you are likely to hear cheering crowds from H.A Chapman Stadium. Designed by Smith and Senter Architects, the iconic field was originally named for early day oilman/philanthropist William G. Skelly and hosted its fi rst game on Oct. 4, 1930. When it was fi rst built, at a cost of $275,000 — paid for by Skelly and with private donations and trades — the stadium stands could hold 14,500. After various renovations and additions over its nearly 90 years, the stadium now seats up to 30,000 and is the smallest in Conference USA, in which TU plays. However, the stadium was


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temporarily expanded for the 1987 season to seat 47,350 on Sept. 26, 1987, when TU played the Oklahoma Sooners. (The Sooners beat the Golden Hurricane 65-0.) Th is was done by narrowing the space of the bench seating between numbered seats and adding temporary bleachers to the corners of the end zones. After the 1987 season, seating capacity was reduced to 40,235. In 2004, some of the stadium bleachers were removed for the press box and premium donor box suites, reducing capacity to its existing size. The stadium received its current moniker from H.A. Chapman, the primary benefactor to its $18 million renovation in 2007. TU also honored the stadium’s original donor, naming the playing area Skelly Field. TP



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