Interfaith trailblazer reflects on 60-plus years in Tulsa.
As they days draw closer to Dec. 25, there are countless activities, events, gifts to buy and chores to wrap up. As we count down the days, here are some ideas for how to revel in all that is the holiday season in Tulsa.
A massive new building has been constructed across the street from Cain’s Ballroom that will someday be full of visitors learning about the many contributions to popular culture by numerous Oklahomans.
In the early 1980s, Tulsans might have thought they were witnessing a minor holiday miracle when they saw Donna Reed step out of the classic Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” and take up residence here. It wasn’t a mirage. The Hollywood movie star, known for her fragile beauty and her …
Tulsa has become a coffee city where, yes, the quality is certainly important, but the vibe and mission of the coffee shop are just as vital. Tulsans care about the beans and the roasting process, but we also have premier people who own the shops and help to cultivate a unique experience aro…
Lynn Schusterman and Stacy Schusterman were honored Oct. 13 in New York City alongside Dolly Parton with the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, an award that recognizes innovative philanthropists making the world smarter, cleaner, healthier and more equitable for all.
Tulsa Day Center staff rehouse one client or family per day, on average, making sure they are set up with bigger items like a bed and furniture, as well as smaller household items of comfort and utility.
Trauma patients in Tulsa have long had an ally in Kathy Bell.
Nothing feels more festive than dressing up in your winter best to see a performance or a show. You take your coat off in the warm auditorium, drape it over the chair and sink deeply into the soft cushions as you scan the shiny pages of the program.
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Baked with love: With decadent flavors and a dash of nostalgia, OK Cookie Momster serves Tulsa sweets
For Libby Morley, co-owner and founder of OK Cookie Momster, the joy of baking — especially during the holidays — is steeped in the comfort of memory. She grew up making Christmas cookies with her grandmother, Boofie, whose original recipe now lives on in the shop’s signature sugar cookie.
It’s a Friday morning in late October when Bryan Crowe stops by neighborhood coffee shop Sona Coffee, 306 E. First St., on his way to his office at the BOK Center.
Beyond high school: Young adults with severe multiple disabilities continue education at The Joy Learning Academy
Graduation calls for fanfare, celebrating a student’s transition from adolescence to adulthood. But after Mia Nelson graduated from Jenks High School in 2018, she was left wondering what was next.
It’s no secret Oklahoma winters can be harsh. Tulsa organizations hosting coat drives or accepting donations to ensure those in need of supplies and proper winter clothing may receive the help they need are listed below. Visit websites for more details on location pick-up and drop-off times.
As a tech enthusiast, Aaron Sloan, owner of Tulsa’s Engine Room Boxing Gym, 316 E. 11th St., has been following the growth of virtual reality in the fitness and gaming industries for years.
An 8-year-old fiddling phenom at the time of her October 2011 cover appearance, Keaton Cunningham is now 19 and in her sophomore year at Oklahoma State University, where she’s known as the “Pi Phi That Can Sing.”
If you spend any time with Red Dirt musicians, you’ll eventually hear the name Tom Skinner.
For the inspiration behind her debut children’s book “ABC What Do You See? Rolling Along Route 66,” Annette LaFortune Murray cites her fascination with Cyrus Avery, the father of Route 66; weekend trips to Grand Lake by way of the Mother Road; and her love of children’s literature.
In the middle of grief, a small mistake-turned-miracle brought hope to the Hight family.
Local quilter Devida “Dee” Bushrod was born and raised on the south coast of England in a place called Hampshire.
For 35 years, artist Bobbie Whaling has designed and shared a Tulsa-themed Christmas ornament with the local community.
Oklahoma Project Woman held its 2022 Pink Ribbon fundraising event Oct. 10 at OKPOP Museum. The nearly 200 guests in attendance enjoyed a cocktail reception, dinner catered by Justin Thompson and champagne and dessert on the terrace. Emceed by KJRH anchor Karen Larsen, the evening’s activiti…
Approximately 800 guests attended the annual Tulsa Flight Night gala Sept. 15 at Tulsa Technology Center’s Riverside campus, raising an estimated $730,000 to directly benefit Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs statewid…
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was written by Broken Arrow native Ralph Blane, right, and Hugh Martin for the 1944 movie “Meet Me in St. Louis” and sung by Judy Garland. Her recording of the song was popular with American troops in World War II. It has been recorded by artists from…
It seems to come out as our annual holiday traditions recur and reinvent themselves.
In early 2019, Troy and Michelle Caudle popped at the chance to buy Tom Phillips’ shop, Premier Popcorn. Fast forward to today and the two entrepreneurs, along with their daughter, Barbie Smith, the current store manager, have made the business wholly their own.
Get a glimpse of a real German Christmas market at Christkindlmarkt, the German-American Society of Tulsa’s annual event held Dec. 2-4 at 2301 E. 15th St. It’s a fun time walking through the Gothic-style building filled with Christmas trees, twinkle lights and booths of interesting items mad…
Being without a roof overhead isn’t the only hardship for those experiencing homelessness. What about showering? Laundry? Getting a haircut? Privacy? Camaraderie? Safety?
If you want a meal in a country club setting without the membership costs, there’s Rocking “R” Ranch House at Forest Ridge, 7501 E. Kenosha St. in Broken Arrow. It is one of few clubs with a restaurant open to the public.
Cranberries and the winter holidays — is there a more quintessential combination? There are countless ways to prepare this little berry, including as a salsa, a preferred method of Tulsa Health Department’s WIC Supervisor Leslie Pelton, a registered dietitian.
Living proof: Patient’s weight loss provides opportunity for life-saving transplant as part of Bridge Program
Every event has a first. For the Bridge Program at Ascension St. John, which combines weight loss and kidney transplant, Dorothy Haynes was the inaugural patient to successfully complete both components.
December is a month full of ways to celebrate the holidays. Tulsa has plenty of activities, but if you want a Christmas experience with a bit of small-town Oklahoma charm, you don’t have to drive very far.
Poinsettias have been a holiday decorating staple for generations. At Southwood Landscape and Garden Center, shoppers can find dozens of hues — from Christmas Spirit Red and Robyn Pink to Jack Frost White and Enduring Marble — and some bearing glitter or artificial color for an extra dose of…
When Rosemary Daugherty leads a painting class, she is always striving to make art more accessible and less intimidating to her students.
It’s easy to think of the practice of cardiology as responding to the most serious of medical emergencies: heart attacks and strokes.
Kady Dover, Bartender/server at Red Light Chicken, 332 E. First St.
Mental health and stress management are key elements to maintaining overall wellness. In fact, stress can impact other parts of our health, especially our physical health, says Lucinda Morte, mental health assistance center clinical coordinator for Mental Health Association Oklahoma.
Who knew that one of the best health practices can start before you even step out of bed? Stretching post wake-up is a favorite message of Karen Thomas, a yoga instructor with Saint Francis Health Zone since 2000. Not only can stretching increase flexibility, improve your attitude, enhance b…
Green curry fans will like kao pad green curry from My Thai Kitchen. Snow peas, green beans, peas and basil enhance the gorgeous green of this dish. The green curry sauce is mellow with just the right amount of spice. My Thai also has a yellow curry fried rice, combining two favorite dishes …
It’s been a productive couple years for Alexis Onyango as she continues growing as a musician with her band, Lex.
For the past nine years, TulsaPeople has presented a list of giving ideas to support our local nonprofit community during the holiday season. We hope you will review the 2022 list and help our community once again. Thank you!
After all the bows are tied, parties attended and cards delivered, Christmas morning awaits. It’s the day many families have long waited for. But with the high anticipation and joy of the day can also come exhaustion from a month of preparations.
Along with a fresh new look, Calaveras Mexican Grill has added new dishes to its menu since reopening its storefront in September.
Tulsa Opera’s newest artistic director, Aaron Beck, may not be a Tulsa native (he’s from Joplin), but by his passion for this city and its historied opera company, you couldn’t guess that. Of his 17 years in T-town, Beck has spent 12 with Tulsa Opera, and this new position reflects his devot…
Since Ryan Humphrey was named a McDonald’s High School All-American at Booker T. Washington High School in 1997, basketball has taken him around the world, including stops at Oklahoma and Notre Dame. His 12-year professional playing career took him to the NBA, back to Tulsa and abroad.
Mentorship and community are a big part of Nicole Finley’s story as an artist, and the Tulsa native opened her first gallery this year with a vision to bolster fellow artists in her hometown.
The holidays are here and that means a plethora of social gatherings centered around — you guessed it — food. So how does one avoid overindulging this time of year?