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Habitat For Humanity Leads 24-Hour Home Build


In an effort to redevelop the Kendall Whittier neighborhood, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity and local community partners, including the Home Builders Association (HBA) Charitable Foundation and Silvercrest Homes, held “Open the Door in 24,” a 24-hour complete home build event starting the morning of Aug. 18.

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Fall Brings Fun Events, Colorful Memories

Out & About in Greater Tulsa By EMILY RAMSEY

Usually, I love summer, ever eager for its arrival and despondent upon its departure. Yet, this summer, with its relentless humidity, no one is more surprised than myself to be dreaming of the crisp fall mornings soon to arrive.

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Billy’s On the Square a Downtown Tulsa Tradition


Familiarity breeds content.

Few things in downtown Tulsa are as familiar as Billy’s On the Square.

Even fewer things breed the contentment of savoring Billy’s signature Theta burger.

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Jenks Teacher Receives Presidential Award

In an announcement from the White House on Aug. 22, Jenks Public Schools teacher Moriah Widener was announced as a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Fifth Street Completed, Central Library Set to Reopen

Construction at the corner of Fifth Street and Denver Avenue is soon to be fully completed.

In August, the project to extend Fifth Street from Denver Avenue to Elwood Avenue was completed. Construction began in October of last year.

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Homegrown Sustainability: Creating a Zero Waste Music Festival


Witnessing the live music aftermath of trash piles inspired my first article on recycling in 2007, and I haven’t seen it improve in that near-decade. So, when a festival came along that my sister helped co-lead, Mulberry River Society (MRS), in volunteer recycling efforts, not even her involvement could persuade me to believe that a zero waste festival could be possible. But with a cynical, yet hopeful, heart the First Annual Homegrown Music Festival brought back my faith that all things are possible.

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Rosa Parks Reduces Energy

The expansion of Rosa Parks Elementary School, which recently added 12 classrooms, a nurse’s office, and a public clinic to the building, has achieved a 71.2 percent reduction over standard energy performance. The significant reduction in energy use has enabled the expansion to qualify as an Architecture 2030-compliant project, which calls for a 70 percent reduction in fossil fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy consumption over the regional or national standard.

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