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From hiking in Europe to boating down the Mississippi River, several Tulsans have turned their passion for adventure into memorable experiences. Along the way, they connected with nature, met interesting people and learned the world isn’t quite as scary as it’s made out to be. 

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April 21-23This weekend only! Tulsa’s Spring Home and Outdoor Living Expo offers tiny home tours, prize drawings, home renovation ideas and much more at River Spirit Expo.

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Oklahoma has one of the most severe shortages of doctors anywhere in the nation, and the numbers will make you queasy.  

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April 1-June 30 — Bowl for Kids’ Sake Various times. Andy B’s, 8711 S. Lewis Ave. Free bowling; $1,000-$10,000, sponsorships. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma. Contact Marie Quinten, marie.quinten@bbbsok.org or 918-728-7940. www.bfkstulsa.org 

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1) Katie Eller, center, founded Lemon-aid, which sold lemonade to raise $350,000 over seven years for the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. The project utilized more than 10,000 youth volunteers, including her siblings Anna Smith and Ben Eller (pictured). In February, Eller received the Day…

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Jeff Van Hanken is back among the pages of TulsaPeople after concluding his monthly column of more than 12 years in June 2013. Since then he has stayed busy training the next generation of filmmakers at the University of Tulsa, many of whom are working in the industry in Austin, Texas; Los A…

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The heavy metal community in Tulsa is a small, close-knit group, according to the members of Reigns, a local trio of musicians involved in the scene. But even within that microcosm, the dark, emotive music Reigns produces stands apart from that of its peers. 

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With a quick five-minute drive from downtown, outdoor enthusiasts can immerse themselves in one of Tulsa’s best-kept secrets, Oxley Nature Center. 

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David "Prentice" Shew did not know what to expect nearly three years ago, when his youngest daughter asked him to attend a Global Gardens bonfire. She was introduced to the group at her middle school, one of four sites where the nonprofit offers programming for students. 

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Blessed with his mother’s singing ability and his father’s dancing prowess, Chuck Cissel was a child who never missed a chance to perform.

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Although not a Tulsa native, President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma Ted Haynes connects with the heart of the city. Haynes grew up in Roscoe, Texas — a town of about 1,300 people, where everyone knew everyone. So when Haynes moved to Tulsa years later, he was instantly attracted to …

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One Sunday morning, a homeless man in a hoodie sat crouched outside First Baptist Church. The congregants walked by swiftly, in a hurry to make it to the service and get on with their Sunday routines. Only two people stopped to speak to him. During the service, the homeless man walked throug…

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Most professional teams in any sport relish the concept of featuring homegrown talent. In this regard, the Tulsa Roughnecks have scored.

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Samantha Extance’s table is covered in a dizzying display of tiny metal gears, buttons, snaps, lockets, typewriter letters and more. 

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The buzz of heavy machinery is constant at American Environmental Landfill in Sand Springs. But listen closely, and you’ll hear a different buzz.

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Best Doctors, Inc. is transforming and improving health care by bringing together the best medical minds in the world to help identify the right diagnosis and treatment. The company’s innovative, peer-to-peer consultation service offers a new way for physicians to collaborate with other phys…

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Nestled in the rugged Ozark Mountains on 800 acres, Big Cedar Lodge has become a favorite for family vacations, corporate retreats and quick weekend getaways. 

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Are you envious of those happy wafts of laughter that keep floating across your neighbor’s fence — proof of yet another ideal outdoor get-together? 

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Gardeners who haven’t planted "Honorine Jobert" will want to consider this heirloom Anemone, which is beneficial to bees and provides superb cut flowers.

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Somewhat like my hearing, my eco-friendliness is quite selective. Actually, eco-friendliness isn’t even the best word. More like eco-tolerance.

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If you’re in search of sweets, Tulsa is the place. We have never been at a loss for great places for cookies, cakes and pies. But in recent months, we’ve hit the jackpot.

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When the conference call runs late or it’s a night of back-to-back piano and soccer practice, there’s takeout. Practically every restaurant offers takeout now, but some foods are better eaten in. Here’s a list of our favorite spots for takeout.

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As April blossoms, it’s time to put a little spring back in your step and your wines. Swap the Port and Cab for some Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink lighter; feel lighter.

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The Mediterranean Salad at Taziki’s Mediterranean Café is freshness to the max. Greens are loaded with grilled chicken — one of seven proteins to choose from — garbanzo beans, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, sliced red onions, roasted pecans and feta cheese. A tangy, homemade balsamic vinaigr…