Boutique features whimsical to traditional decor
Walking through the door of a small shop tucked in the corner of a shopping center on North May, one finds a boutique featuring furniture with French and Italian accents as well as gifts and decorating items.
Tara Starr, the owner of Starr Home, opened her boutique a year ago in November fulfilling a dream she had even as a small child.
Seasonal decor can be spotted throughout the store interspersed among the other decorating items. A salute to wine country and everything that has anything to do with wine from fur bottle collars to napkins and platters for cheese accompaniments is apparent upon first entering the store.
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Fellowship applications available for Colonial Williamsburg event
Applications are now available for Oklahoma fifth-grade teachers interested in receiving a fellowship to attend the 2014 Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute June 9-15 in the restored capital city of 18th-century Virginia.
The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence coordinates the selection of Oklahoma teachers to participate in the renowned teacher institute. Applications are available on the foundation’s website at www.ofe.org. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 3.
Each fellowship recipient will receive an all-expense paid trip to Williamsburg, Va., as well as a $300 stipend for classroom materials. While at Colonial Williamsburg — the world’s largest living history museum — Oklahoma teachers will have the opportunity to meet character interpreters of 18th-century people and be immersed in early American history through hands-on activities and reenactments of historic events.
Local FOP seeks Shop With a Cop donations
Local youngsters will have less money for shopping with a cop, a program with short- and long-term benefits for the community, unless generous citizens come to their aid.
For the past two decades, the HOPE Center of Edmond has given Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 136 the names of eligible children ages 4-14. Each year a few weeks before Christmas, the children get to buy gifts; on Sunday they will Shop With a Cop at the Target on East Second Street.
Edmond Police Detective Jimmy Gwartney said the program is designed to create a positive experience for children, but the blessings go back to the police force as well.
About 30-60 cops get to shop with the shoppers, who often put the needs of other family members above their own, Gwartney said.
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Democratic lieutenant governor hopeful Cathy Cummings removed a basket of fried chicken from popping grease in the deli department at Buy For Less. Her hands, cracked and blistered from a long night spent washing dishes and a chilling bicycle ride to work, transferred the hot chicken into a silver pan, polished and ready for the display case.
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Oklahoma entrepreneurs will compete for $10,000 in prizes in the one-night pitch competition before a live audience at the Avenue on Congress in Austin, Texas. Winners will be selected by a panel of angel investors, with the top pitch earning a $5,000 grand prize, along with two other $2,500 prizes.
OCU TEDx Conference to explore resiliency
Oklahoma leaders will share stories of resiliency at Oklahoma City University’s TEDx conference Dec. 5.
YWCA of Oklahoma City CEO Janet Peery, attorney Susan Carns Curtiss and Tulsa businesswoman Christy VanCleave will discuss growth through circumstance, helping women get back on their feet and overcoming circumstances through education during the conference. Video TED talks from California also will be streaming. The event will be from 12:15-4:30 p.m. at OC
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