February 2020 Around Town

deadCenter Film Festival Executive Director Passes on Reins After 10 years leading the organization, Lance McDaniel will step down as Executive Director of deadCenter Film at the conclusion of the 20th annual deadCenter Film Festival in June 2020. The festival will be held in downtown Oklahoma City from June 11-14, 2020. “Running deadCenter has been … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

New Statewide EV Charging Station Network To Be Built The future of electric vehicles (EVs) looks promising in Oklahoma. New innovative features, longer drive times between charges and easier access to charging stations, have all been positive for the industry. Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) is playing an active role in the EV market in … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

OKC Forms Love Your OKC Coalition Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and Campaign Co-Chair Percy Kirk today announced the formation of the “Love Your OKC Coalition.” The Coalition will campaign in support of the upcoming MAPS 4 initiative to be voted on Tuesday, Dec. 10. “MAPS 4 unleashes the power of MAPS into our neighborhoods … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

New Law Gives Life-Saving Information on Breast Cancer Screenings On Nov. 1, a new law takes effect to help Oklahoma women be better informed about a condition that can make breast cancer difficult to detect. A ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 443, known as Nancy’s Law, was recently held at the state capitol. The legislation is named … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

B.C. Clark to Open New Location at Classen Curve B.C. Clark, Oklahoma’s oldest and most prominent jeweler, will open Oklahoma’s largest and most prestigious jewelry store at Classen Curve in 2020. The company’s current Penn Square Mall location will relocate to the new location at Classen Curve in summer 2020. “Classen Curve has become Oklahoma … Continued

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