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Community gardens grow in popularity around metro


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Gardening may be the oldest revolution, but urban community gardening is finally arriving on the scene in Oklahoma. Locals involved in the urban garden movement say the growing popularity is...
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Environmental initiative brings together state agencies, private organizations


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Jenny Coon Peterson
A new Web site page through the Oklahoma chapter of The Nature Conservancy is linking environmental education opportunities throughout the state. The Conservation Education Initiative connects s...
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wilson Elementary transitions from struggling inner-city to accomplished arts school


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Jenny Coon Peterson
On a recent Tuesday, a small crowd gathered to mark the groundbreaking of MAPS for Kids construction at Wilson Elementary, 2215 N. Walker. It was the culmination of years of work to turn the sch...
 
Thursday, March 5, 2009

Trio runs for open Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education seat


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Jenny Coon Peterson
An election is scheduled for Feb. 10 to fill three positions on the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education.  Board chairman and District 1 and 2 are the open, four-year positions. ...
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kirk Humphreys faces Angela Monson for OKCPS chairman


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Two candidates will face each other in a Feb. 10 election to determine the next chair of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education. KIRK HUMPHREYS ...
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Getting, keeping soft and supple skin, even in the skin-drying months of winter


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Skin: It's out largest organ, comes in all colors, is popular with psychopaths the world over and needs help in winter. Cold temperatures and driving winds mix with moisture-sapping home heating to ...
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009

OKC-area hypnotists provide treadmill alternative


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Karen Massey has a lot of "war stories" when it comes to dieting. As the community nutrition coordinator with Integris Health, Massey has seen it all. There was the guy that went overboard with walkin...
 
Thursday, January 8, 2009

AmeriCorps workers start tutoring curriculum in Norman


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Julia Hicks and Chloe Kliewer sat around the table at the Community After School Program's Norman office stuffing small goody bags full of toys for the many children that attend the after school progr...
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bucking national trends, local organizations witness OKC youth volunteerism rise


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Jenny Coon Peterson
It isn't really all that surprising anymore to read that Oklahoma City has bucked a national trend, but here's a new one to add to the list: volunteering. YOUNG AND ACTIVE IN OKCCREATIVITY AND VIBRA...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Oklahoma City Public Schools aims to address urban dropout trend


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Abigail Sweeney is determined to graduate. The 15-year-old freshman at U.S. Grant High School wants to stay in school, even though she said her school has a big problem with kids dropping out, even fr...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Historic sit-ins by Luper, students commemorated at history center


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Jenny Coon Peterson
On Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1958, Meyer Korenblit was reading the paper and watching television when he learned about the peaceful protest by 13 black youths at Katz Drug Store. The following Saturday, Kore...
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meadowbrook Acres aims to preserve quirky, eclectic neighborhood


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Driving north on Western Avenue, it's all too easy for your eyes to slide straight from the Sonic on the corner of N.W. 56th to Grand Boulevard, missing the miniscule neighborhood nestled directly in ...
 
Thursday, August 7, 2008

Oklahoma boasts 11 different 'ecoregions'


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Oklahoma boasts 11 different "ecoregions" " more per square mile than any other state. Make it your mission this summer to explore what Oklahoma has to offer. Three to visit include Tahlequah, Bartles...
 
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Eastern Oklahoma resort marries luxury travel with green living


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Responsible travel bears in mind the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of travel, striving to minimize the footprint a traveler leaves. The Canebrake in eastern Oklahoma does respo...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring perfect time to head south to Wichita Moutains Wildlife Refuge


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Jenny Coon Peterson
Chris Ozolins wasn't entirely sure he wanted to talk about the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Since first finding it for himself in January 1993, the Oklahoma City resident has regarded the almost...
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008
 
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