September 2019 Around Town

OKC Zoo Promotes ‘Plastic-Free’ Challenge The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden fought against the single-use plastic habit as part of a global “Plastic-Free July” challenge. Plastic items like grocery bags, straws and coffee cups are creating huge ecological harm, especially in oceans and other aquatic habitats. This includes streams, rivers and lakes in Oklahoma where … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Oklahoma’s Bioscience Sector Shines in Philadelphia Scientists, educators, business leaders and economic development directors from across Oklahoma took the best of the state’s bioscience to Philadelphia for the 2019 BIO International Convention in June. As one of the state’s major powerhouse industries, bioscience is a driving economic factor for Oklahoma. The delegation promoted the advances … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Thousands of Volunteers Needed to Pack Food for Hungry Kids Nearly 2,000 volunteers are needed to help assemble snacks and fresh meals for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program. Through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program, any child 18 and under can receive nutritious meals and snacks at more … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Mabrey Bank Expands to OKC After serving Oklahomans for nearly 100 years, Mabrey Bank is expanding its presence to include a brand-new location in Oklahoma City. The family-owned and operated bank recently broke ground on a 10,250-square-foot facility located just west of the intersection of MacArthur and Memorial. It is projected to open in late 2019. Mabrey Bank has … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

OKC Zoo Welcomes Two New Rhinos to Sanctuary Asia Exhibit The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is happy to announce the arrival of two Indian rhinos to its Sanctuary Asia habitat. The duo, Arun and Shanti, arrived from the Fort Worth Zoo as that facility prepares for extensive renovations to its Asian species habitat. Their … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

OKC Zoo Joins Kung Fu Panda to Combat Wildlife Trade The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is joining WildAid, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and AZA’s program, the Wildlife Trafficking Alliance in a campaign featuring DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda’s Master Po Ping to educate children and families about the illegal wildlife trade. The OKC Zoo … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Off the Wall: 100 Years of Sculpture Opens at OKCMOA Through May 12, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art will host a new look at sculpture. Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture features more than 20 works of sculpture from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The exhibition highlights the “unconventional” in … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

City Council Primary Elections Set for Feb. 12 Thirteen candidates will compete for the Oklahoma City Council seats in the Feb. 12 primary election. The councilmen in Wards 5 and 8 filed for re-election, but Ward 2 garnered five candidates for the seat held by Ed Shadid, who retires this year. Those filing for Ward 2 … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

OKC Chamber Unveils Health Care Plans for Small Businesses The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s association health plan is designed to give small businesses in Oklahoma more choices in health care coverage. “Greater Choice Oklahoma will offer an alternative for small businesses to purchase health insurance with the buying power and flexibility of a large business,” said … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Big Cedar Lodge Opens Luxury Campsite on Table Rock Lake Big Cedar Lodge is now taking reservations for cottages, shepherd’s huts and luxury glamping tents opening in May 2019.  Located adjacent to the Bass Pro Shops Long Creek Marina on the shores of sparkling Table Rock Lake in Missouri’s Ozark mountains, Camp Long Creek, the … Continued