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Winter is upon us and our gardens don’t need us. It is the worst kind of withdrawal for a gardener.

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In December, most of the necessary garden chores have been done or it is almost too late to do them. Since November has brought us some unusually low temperatures, most gardeners have already decided which of their potted plants to bring in and overwinter for next year. 

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When should I move my cannas? The best time for separating or removing depends on your winter temperature. In Northern Oklahoma, some may not make it through the winter. If this is so where you live, dig them after the tops have died down. Remove the whole clump, separating if needed, and st…

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I’m not a thrill seeker. Far from it, I’m generally a wuss. I don’t succumb to peer pressure – but sometimes professional pressure wins out. Twenty-eighteen has been a banner year for getting me out of my comfort zone. 

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More than 150 guests filled the balcony lobby on Oct. 18, to celebrate the official launch of the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation's 20th performing arts series.

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GUTHRIE — The City of Guthrie has produced a promotionalmusic video in collaboration with Oklahoma singer/songwriter Maggie McClure for her original song “Coming Home.” The video features a variety of segments highlighting the quality of life Guthrie offers to current and future residents, a…

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ARCADIA — Singer-songwriter Nellie Clay will provide “Morning Music” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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For the past 14 years, the Edmond Fine Arts Institute has commissioned Andy Boatman of Blue Sage Studios to design and create commemorative glass ornaments for holiday decorating and giving.  This year the skilled artisan has designed a shimmering alabaster and sky-blue hand-blown, beautiful…

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Now’s the time for Oklahomans with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2019.

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The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Theatre Arts will bring William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of power and corruption to the stage with four performances of “Macbeth” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 in Mitchell Hall Theatre on Central’s campus.

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Unless you live in a tiny house, chances are you collect something. It could be stamps, art, ceramic cats – almost anything. Margaret Woodbury Strong lived in a really big house – and she collected everything! By the time she was in her 60s, she had collected over 27,000 dolls plus more than…

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Menopause occurs when a woman’s reproductive cycle is over and she can no longer produce offspring. For many women, menopause occurs around age 50.

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As part of the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma’s (ACM@UCO) ongoing Metro Music Series, singer-songwriter Molly Burch will headline a show, with opener Seph(ra), at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Bricktown.

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The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma’s (ACM@UCO) High Noon Showcase continues throughout October with free downtown performances by singer-songwriter Jason Scott, Oct. 3, DJ Trever Lindley, Oct. 15, and indie piano-rock act Johnny Manchild, Oct. 22.

ARCADIA — “The Regular Joes,” an original four-piece rock and roll band, will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Arcadia Round Barn. The concert will be outdoors if weather permits.

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What do you get when a country boy with a passion for cooking and a girl from Japan with a head for business meet and want to create not only a life, but also a business together? You get Tamashii Ramen House! 

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Several weeks ago, while my children and I were enjoying the last week of summer vacation, we watched The Parent Trap. No, not the original movie. The Lindsey Lohan one. And all of a sudden, my eight-year-old daughter became captivated by a new sport: fencing.

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I’ve been reading lately, seasonally appropriate diversions on summertime lawn and garden subjects, about obsessive compulsive lawn owners checking individual blades of grass many times a day. Some are even creeping out in the nighttime temperatures, looking with flashlights to see if their …

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“Unbelievable!” was the word I heard at least three times in the first 15 minutes from visitors to Tulsa’s brand-new, about-to-open Gathering Place. This 66-acre, $450,000,000 park is a gift to Tulsa from its greatest benefactor, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, with participation by at …

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Mary Bond is this week’s Edmond Beautiful Yard of the Week winner. She moved to the Cedar Ridge neighborhood in 1983 with her late husband Marion. Her home at 1317 Cedar View is four blocks south of Bryant and 15th Street, on the west side of Bryant.

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Individuals and organizations raise money throughout the year for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This is second in a series of Alzheimer’s stories and how the disease affects individuals, caregivers, those who help, and those who do research. Oklahoma City’s Alzheimer’s Walk 2018 is Oct. …

During a stroll through your favorite discount store, you’ve probably seen the large boxes displaying pictures of happy swimmers. For a few hundred dollars, an above-ground pool promises your family hours of fun.

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Julie and Harry Traylor are this week’s “Yard of the Week” winners. Their home is at 2601 Bent Trail in Edmond’s Trails North neighborhood. 

Living history is one of the greatest tools the Oklahoma Historical Society has for sharing the history of Oklahoma with people of all ages. Whether it is a Will Rogers impersonator or a historian dressed like a cowboy driving cattle up the Chisholm Trail, living history grabs a visitor’s at…

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Shawntel Black on July 14 won the title 2018 National American Miss Oklahoma Princess Queen in Wichita, Kan. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Shawntel also won the Talent Competition in the Oklahoma Princess age division and was also voted Miss Spirit for promoting friendship and sportsmanship, a…

Metro-area business Nurturing Bonds is sponsoring a Global Big Latch On event from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Edmond Birthing Center, 14901 N Kelley Ave #102. The local event is called “Babies Are Born to Breastfeed: 3rd Annual World Breastfeeding Week Event.” 

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