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How to grow fresh spring greens in central Oklahoma

Whether you are a novice gardener or have been growing things for years, growing your own greens in the spring is easy,...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week of March 16, 2019

The Listing of the Week is an equestrian estate of 85 acres just off the new turnpike near Harrah. The main home, 7,466 square...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 16, 2019

Lingo Construction: 1225 N Broadway Ave., shell building, shell, $2,000,000. Jim Cooley Construction LLC: 100 S E.K. Gaylord...

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Home and garden notes for March 16

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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What happens when your style is all of the above?

I am a sucker for quizzes. What career should you actually have? (Writer. Phew!) What city should you live in? (Paris. I know.)...

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Big home show supports tiny houses in Oklahoma

People attending the Oklahoma City Home + Outdoor Living Show will have an opportunity to turn tiny houses into tiny homes for...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Buying a home just got easier for many in the gig economy

WASHINGTON — If you're one of the millions of Americans who are self-employed or earn money on the side through freelance,...

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Winter housing market days are numbered in OKC

Homebuilding and sales started 2019 almost like "Groundhog Day" 59 days in a row — the 1993 Bill Murray flick, not Feb. 2. Not...

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Senate OKs homebuyer accounts The state Senate has approved a bill to create a tax-deductible homebuyer saving account. Senate...

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Analog and then some: the allure of the fountain pen

In an age of screens and keyboarding, when kids hardly learn cursive anymore, fountain pens — along with their old-timey...

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RIGHT AT HOME: Solutions and help for small-space living

Setting up home in a small apartment poses all sorts of challenges.First, there's the floorplan: With small rooms come issues...

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Keeping cool: Sleeping plants fend off cold the best

Each warm spell makes the next cold spell feel that much more frigid to me and — more importantly — to my trees and shrubs....

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Buying wine glasses? Follow these 7 tips

If the last time you went out to buy wine glasses, you came home with a five-alarm headache and a bag of plastic tumblers, you,...

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Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s 18th Women Build Underway

About 40 women, including honorary Chairman Elizabeth Wilson and more than a dozen Oklahoma City Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 9, 2019

MA+ Architecture: 1701 S Czech Hall Road, school, add-on, $11,100,000. Oncue Marketing: 17801 N Western Ave., retail sales,...

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Barry Stone, Buyers demand new carpet from sellers

DEAR BARRY: When we sold our home, we disclosed every defect we could think of, as required by law. Now, the buyers are...

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Paul Bianchina, Some tips for a great paint finish on kitchen cabinets

If you’d like an upgraded look in your kitchen but replacing all the cabinets isn’t in the budget, you might want to consider...

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Ways to boost your home’s curb appeal

When it comes to your home, you only get one chance to make a great first impression, and that takes place before anyone ever...

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Winter reality sets in again, and again, for lawns and gardens in central Oklahoma

It is that season of the year where every time we think spring is about ready to take charge, we get a strong dose of winter...

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Home and garden notes for March 9

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Zillow sued over hacked listing of California mansion

WASHINGTON — What may be the first-ever hijacking of an active real-estate listing online — a palatial mansion overlooking the...

City council delays vote on First Christian Church designation

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Representatives of First Christian Church promised Tuesday they have no plans to tear down the architectural landmark and do not have any pending deals with buyers that could lead to demolition in the immediate future. Those promises by church...

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The Alden

The house plan for March 9, 2019, is The Alden

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Algerians stage largest protest yet against Bouteflika

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of the Algerian capital in their third, and...

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Mariners can't wait to see reaction for Ichiro in Japan

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jerry Dipoto never met Ichiro Suzuki in person until the day he was reintroduced as a member of the...

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The Latest: US journalist reported freed in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the detention of a U.S. journalist by Venezuela security forces (all times local):9:05...

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Witnesses: US journalist in Venezuela missing

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Witnesses and colleagues say a U.S. journalist working in Venezuela has gone missing after security...

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Keeping kids' rooms calm, colorful and (relatively) tidy

Spring cleaning season is here, and some of us got a head start by taking Marie Kondo's message to heart: You'll be happier if...

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Butterflies abound in mountainous Mexican winter habitat

CERRO PELÓN MONARCH BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY, Mexico (AP) — As the group made its way up the rugged mountain path toward the...

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Images show landscape of crushed homes and sorrow in Alabama

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — A tornado that splintered homes, killed 23 people and injured 90 more in Alabama was the deadliest to...

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What says 'modern' now in decor? Some trends for Spring 2019

As the weather improves and our winter hibernation ends, the urge to refresh and renew a room or two often follows.It may be as...

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From closets to cooktops, tech aims to bring efficiency home

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Closets that freshen clothes, cooktops that won't let pots boil over, faucets told to dispense just enough...

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Lavender: all-purpose 'Swiss army knife' of fragrant herbs

Lavender is a species with a Mediterranean ancestry, but it has been hybridized to such an extent than it can survive Toronto...

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Hermes dreams of stars in Paris; Elie Saab channels '70s

PARIS (AP) — Hermes dreamt of the stars but failed to light a spark, while Elie Saab let its hair down and channeled the...

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More Americans are paying mortgages on time

WASHINGTON — It's a real estate and social barometer that doesn't get a lot of publicity, but it's important: More Americans...

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Early struggles fuel home loan officer's passion

It came into focus for LaNell Long one morning about two years ago during an early morning treadmill session — she was thinking...

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Our deep dependence on stuff is only human, archeologist says

If you feel guilty about holding onto excess stuff, relax. You’re only human. Apparently, our dependent relationship with...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

DBA Architects: 7900 Mid America Blvd., rehabilitation center, erect, $10,000,000. Proctor Contractors LLC: 1300 SE 82,...

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House plan: The Vercelli

The house plan for March 2, 2019.

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Here are are spring pruning tips for Central Oklahoma

As we begin to get some warmer weather, it is natural to want to get outside to work in the yard and enjoy the warm spring...

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OKC Symphony Show House is Sunbeam site

The former Sunbeam Family Services property at 620 NW 21, renovated into apartments by Marva Ellard's MidTown Builders, will be...

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Appliance on the fritz? How to find the file on that

Product manuals for appliances and other major household devices are a little bit like martini glasses. You never use them, but...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

Projects receive Citations of Merit The Oklahoma Historical Society’s State Historic Preservation Office recently awarded...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 2, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $40 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Bianchina: When water invades your home

The water that flows through the pipes in our homes is something we pretty much take for granted. That is, as long as it...

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Philadelphia Flower Show has '60s vibe with 'Flower Power'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — From a floral recreation of Woodstock to an exploration of the optical effects of psychedelia, the 2019...

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As Brexit looms, UK 'preppers' stock up and hunker down

LONDON (AP) — For almost as long as Britain and the European Union have been wrangling over Brexit, Melvin Burton has been...

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Chloe shows floral, ethnic motifs and bids Lagerfeld adieu

PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail were the Paris Fashion Week recipe when Chloe showcased its...

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You can freeze that? Tips for freezing all kinds of foods

Do you think of your freezer as an extension of your pantry? You should.Yes, we know the freezer is a marvelous holding pen for...

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Warm and casual Southwest style is hot in decor

A desert storm is brewing in the design world. Renewed interest in earthy color palettes, rich textures, tribal patterns and...

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Pruning tips to keep flowering shrubs blossoming for years

Deciduous shrubs — those that lose their leaves each winter — are always sending up new stems at or near ground level. This...

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'Fixer Upper' couple buys historic castle in Texas

WACO, Texas (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines' latest home project is quite the fixer-upper.The Texas couple made famous by HGTV's...

Continental vs. American style of eating: Which is better?

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QUESTION: What is the Continental Style of eating? Is eating Continental Style acceptable in Oklahoma? Is the American style better? CALLIE’S ANSWER: There isn’t “one is better” than the other really. As long as you’re doing them the correct...

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Herbs offer surprising medicinal properties

Studies have shown that cinnamon can lower fasting blood sugars by 10 to 29 percent in diabetic patients. Sage can improve...

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The Latest: Another smaller twister confirmed in Mississippi

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on severe weekend weather in the South (all times local):4 p.m.The National Weather service...

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Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Feb. 23, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a waterfront home made for outdoor living in the Lone Oak Cove addition in the Deer Creek public...

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Oklahoma Gardening School, 'Growing Beautiful, Successful and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens'

Oklahoma Gardening School at Myriad Botanical Gardens, the annual horticultural symposium for home gardeners and professional...

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Moesel: Spring is creeping up

Spring slowly inches closer with longer days, brighter sun and more warm days, and our gardening opportunities expand every...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Who provides the more accurate home valuation, Zillow or Redfin?

WASHINGTON — When you type in a home's street address to obtain an online valuation from the two biggest players in the field —...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 23, 2019

KRG Belle Isle LLC: 1731 Belle Isle Blvd., remodel, $1,500,000. JROK Construction LLC: 2801 Watermark Blvd., automotive...

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Home and garden notes for Feb. 23

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity sets annual Women Build

Honorary Women Build Chairman Elizabeth Wilson and other volunteers will frame a house at 11132 SW 37 for Central Oklahoma...

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Living history, Carl Carbin helped blaze a trail for black Realtors in Oklahoma City

Black and white existed in almost separate spheres when Carl B. Carbin entered the real estate business, all-white...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 23, 2019

St. Jude Dream Home groundbreaking to be Monday ARCADIA — Cadence Homes and sponsors and supporters of St. Jude Children's...

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Marni Jameson, You can go home again, and maybe you should

The trees in the yard had grown so big, while the slide in the playground looked so small. The walk to the elementary school...

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Realty firm starts apartment expense survey for metro Oklahoma City

Price Edwards & Co. debuted a new annual report Friday to help apartment investors, operators and others judge property...

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Manhattan luxury condo owners vote to strip Trump's name

NEW YORK (AP) — Big, brassy letters spelling "Trump" will be ripped off another New York City apartment tower, the last of six...

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Remains found at home are woman who disappeared in 1964

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say bones found a year ago in a Pittsburgh backyard have been identified as a woman who lived at...

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Historic Founders Tower condos go on the auction block in Oklahoma City

Founders Tower is having a clearance sale: All condos must go. That's 29 luxury residential condos, some unoccupied, some under...

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Google's Nest hub has a microphone it forgot to mention

Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest...

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Good design in everyday products is focus of MoMA exhibit

NEW YORK (AP) — From early Tupperware containers to Chemex coffee makers to sleek midcentury modern furniture, a new show at...

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Compostable 'bioplastics' make inroads with consumers

Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastics — especially single-use items like bags, straws and picnic...

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Some favorite garden vegetables attract pollinators, too

Planting clumps of bright, successively blooming flowers is a popular method for attracting foraging pollinators like bees and...

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Barry Stone, New roof affects forced-air system

DEAR BARRY: Last year we replaced our tar-and-gravel roof with asphalt shingles, and the strangest thing happened after that....

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Home and garden notes for Feb. 16

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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'Okahoma Proven': New selections kick off 20th anniversary of landscape program

It is not always easy to decide what plants to use in your garden and landscape, especially if you have limited space, but the...

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Kenneth Harney, Should seniors take the rap for the gap in homeownership by millennials?

WASHINGTON — Are senior homeowners preventing millennials from buying houses? Could the decisions of millions of older owners...

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Marni Jameson, Common tea towel deserves more respect

Castles and cutlery. Foxes and flowers. Soldiers and sayings: Many hands make light work. Royal fetes and pastoral pets. All...

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Early spring lawn care tips for Central Oklahoma

Because we are at the beginning of the early spring lawn care season, we are receiving a lot of questions at the Extension...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a lavish luxury home previously featured on the Street of Dreams, in Edmond's Black Oak at Iron...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

This year's Symphony Show House selected The former Sunbeam Family Services property at 616 NW 21, renovated into apartments by...

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One local economy supports several realty sectors, Oklahoma City firm points out

The real estate business doesn't happen in a vacuum, and its property sectors don't operate in silos — except for actual silos,...

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Twister-struck mobile home park turning into The Curve in Moore

MOORE — A nearly 50-year-old mobile home park wiped out by the May 20, 2013, tornado, in one of Moore's poorest neighborhoods,...

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Famous Los leads Home Team in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Comedian Famous Los scored 22 points and was selected the MVP in the Home Team's 82-80 victory over the...

Mysterious federal response in Lawton sparked by fears a chemical warfare agent had been made

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LAWTON — The massive federal response to a Lawton apartment in late January and early February was triggered by fears a man with a bomb-related conviction in his past had manufactured a chemical warfare agent that causes immediate extreme pain on...

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Egypt official: Home-made bomb explodes near mosque, 3 hurt

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian security official says a home-made bomb has exploded near a mosque in Cairo's district of Giza,...

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Ikea woos India's rising consumer class, tapping new markets

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of...

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Highlights from the NY NOW homes show

NEW YORK (AP) — On Manhattan's West Side early this month, buyers and designers of home and lifestyles products were happy to...

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RIGHT AT HOME: What will kitchens of the future look like?

Today's home kitchen doesn't look anything like it did a century ago. But for the most part, it doesn't look a lot different...

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Are your seeds saved in old packets worth sowing? Test them

Depending on where you store them and what types of seeds they contain, your old, dog-eared seed packets may or may not be...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 17-23

Feb. 17: Actor Hal Holbrook is 94. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 85. Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 84....

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Education-business center would feature Monticello replica

SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — A co-founder of the Friendly's restaurant chain and his wife are hoping to turn a replica of Thomas...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb.9, 2019

Casey’s Marketing Co.: 13001 W Reno Ave., retail sales, erect, $2,300,000. Kimley Horn: 500 SW Grand Blvd., parking, install,...

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Dandelions, daffodils, hyacinths defy cold fronts

Working in the yard last weekend, I saw my first dandelions in bloom and noticed the daffodils and hyacinths already had popped...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 9, 2019

Distribution center finds new tenants A new storage warehouse-distribution center owned by an affiliate of Hobby Lobby is fully...

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Home and garden notes for Feb. 9

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House ramped up security by erecting guard stations in hallways, banning public...

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ASK A DESIGNER: Options abound in flooring today

A stunning sofa or a beautiful wall color might catch your eye when you enter someone's home. But flooring is the key to any...

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Make your Valentines shine with colored foil

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Have you taken a shine to someone? Tell them how you feel with a handmade Valentine's Day card decorated...

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When managing birdfeeders, think bird health and safety

Feeding birds in winter is one of the nation's most popular wildlife-watching activities, yet many ornithologists say it's...

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Nordics win top spots in prestigious French cooking contest

HELSINKI (AP) — Nordic nations have swept the top four prizes at the world's most prestigious culinary competition in France,...

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When choosing dog bed, a ask your pet

Columnist Marni Jarmeson shares guidelines to help pet owners pick dog beds that look good, too.

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Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny

Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny,

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Spa heater affects flames on kitchen stove

Spa heater affects flames on kitchen stove.

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The Oklahoman's house plan for Feb. 2, 2019

The Oklahoman's house plan for Feb. 2, 2019.

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Feb. 2, 2019.

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Education, professionalism, advocacy, 2019 president outlines ties that bind Realtors

Becky Karpe, 40, takes over leadership of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors 10 years after her mother, Judy...

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Home and garden notes for Feb. 2

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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Some garden tasks to be on top of in February

Some garden tasks to be on top of in February

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Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny

Your FICO score is not your mortgage destiny.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Feb. 2, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Feb. 2, 2019.

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Investor demand still overwhelming city apartment supply, broker says

Multifamily investment market is still up, up and away, according to broker Mike Buhl and Commercial Realty Resources Co.'s...

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Seasoned home seller's lesson tempers good news for first-time buyers

Good news from LendingTree and a realty reality check hit my desk at the same time this week.

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Where's my robot lawn mower? Roomba-maker now has an answer

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Robot vacuums have now been around long enough that you might watch one bump around a living room and...

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OKC, Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance offer discounted rain barrels

The city of Oklahoma City and the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance are offering discounted rain barrels.

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Garden could benefit from 'Bingo for Roses' fundraising event

The Oklahoma Rose Society will host a 'Bingo for Roses' fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Will Rogers Garden Center,...

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Consider a taco bar for Super Bowl entertaining; some tips

Every year, I host a Super Bowl viewing party, and though our numbers fluctuate, suffice it to say the crowd is always ready to...

The OK Photo Issue

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Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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Houston QB Watson surprises mom with home renovation

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson's mother spent years encouraging him to chase his dreams.Now that Watson has achieved one of his...

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RIGHT AT HOME: Kitchen islands evolve to meet today's needs

Prep surface. Gathering spot. Storage solution. The kitchen island is one of those home elements that seems to have known its...

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'Brew' up your own potting mix

My gardening season begins on my garage floor. Here I mix potting soil that will nourish this season's seedlings and replace...

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Oklahoma City offering free mulch through Feb. 3

The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department is offering free mulch, which was made from recycled Christmas trees.

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New space for Benham, Morrison, Ackerman McQueen, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019

New space for Benham, Morrison, Ackerman McQueen, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019.

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Moesel: List of things we can do outside soon will start growing

Moesel: List of things we can do outside soon will start growing.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 26, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 26, 2019.

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Kenneth R. Harney, Housing market shows signs of hope

Kenneth R. Harney: Housing market shows signs of hope.

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The Oklahoman's house plan for Jan. 26, 2019, the Laurelwood

The Oklahoman's house plan for Jan. 26, 2019: the Laurelwood.

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Uncle Sam's rent checks are in the mail

The General Services Administration pays the rent for government agencies, including the FBI and Immigration & Customs...

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Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019.

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Barry Stone, Attic access violates garage firewall

Barry Stone: Attic access violates garage firewall.

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Marni Jameson: It’s never too soon to expose kids to good style and quality

Marni Jameson: It’s never too soon to expose kids to good style and quality.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 26, 2019.

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Builders name Oklahoma Housing Hall of Famers

Oklahoma State Home Builders Association inducts seven honorees into the Oklahoma Housing Hall of Fame.

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'The milkman model': Big brand names try reusable containers

A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products....

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4 tips on teaching emotional, social skills through craft

Teaching kids social and emotional skills is getting renewed attention, and arts and crafts are a good way to do that, at home...

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The Latest: Zimbabwe troops assaulting people in capital

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's deadly unrest (all times local):7:45 p.m.Witnesses say Zimbabwean soldiers are...

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Lagerfeld does not appear at Chanel show due to being tired

PARIS (AP) — Chanel's octogenarian designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has looked increasingly frail in recent seasons, did not come...

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Woodpecker damage? Try scare tactics, redirection

Woodpeckers, flickers and sapsuckers may be fun for birders to watch but they can be troublesome — pecking holes in dwellings,...

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German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 19, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 19, 2019.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019.

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Marni Jameson, Inspiration should spark a room’s design

Marni Jameson: A little bird told me: Inspiration should spark a room’s design

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Dealing with ice storm damage

Dealing with ice storm damage.

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019.

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The home sale behind you is larger than it appears

In 2017, home sales in Oklahoma came to $25.2 billion-with-a-B, or 13.4 percent of the gross state product, according to the...

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Late Lindsay couple's favorite charities to benefit from land, minerals auction

Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. will conduct the auction Jan. 31, including a 237-acre bottom land farm in Garvin County...

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Oklahoma County property transactions for Jan. 19. 2019

Oklahoma County property transactions for Jan. 19. 2019.

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Barry Stone, How to choose a home inspector

Barry Stone: How to choose a home inspector.

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Home and garden notes for Jan. 19

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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Kenneth R. Harney, Your DIY project didn't turn out quite right? You've got company

Kenneth R. Harney: Your DIY project didn't turn out quite right? You've got company.

Oklahoma attorney general seeks receiver for OETA Foundation

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The state attorney general is asking an Oklahoma County judge to appoint a receiver to take control at the OETA Foundation. OETA joined in the request Friday, saying its very future as the state's public television source is at stake. The...

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Consumer Electronic Show leaves homes to their own devices

Dan Reeves of Landmark Fine Homes come back from Las Vegas loaded with ideas for his next concept home in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Shutdown stalls National Register nominations, tax credit project review

Work in Washington stopped immediately when the National Park Service shut down with other government agencies nearly a month...

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Court stays eviction of Connecticut herbalist's widower

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An appeals court has temporarily stopped the eviction of the widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier...

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Florists to duke it out in Philly at Interflora World Cup

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This year's theme at the Philadelphia Flower Show might be "Flower Power" but not all events at the annual...

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Removing junk is their treasure

Founded by Jerry Flanagan, a retired U.A. Army veteran known as JDog in the service, the franchise company is specifically...

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Apps let everyone help track health of insect populations

More challenging than birdwatching and not nearly as popular, insect-watching — noting and sharing exactly what one sees and...

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RIGHT AT HOME: Serious decor with a fun, playful edge

Dorothy Draper once said of her decorating projects, "I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk."The...

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Poppies are tougher than they look and can be sown early

With seeds as fine as dust and flower petals as delicate as fairy shawls, it might seem that poppies are too fragile to have...

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Rodd Moesel, Houseplants help reduce cabin fever

Rodd Moesel: Houseplants help reduce cabin fever.

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Homes For Our Troops is building a house for a disabled vet in Newcastle

Homes For Our Troops has built 270 specially adapted homes across the country since it was founded in 2004. The program is...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 12, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 12, 2019.

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Security systems could steal the show

Alert 360, ADT Security, CTZ Enterprises LLC-Vivint Home Security, and Security Options are home security companies scheduled...

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Surely economic anxiety, uncertainty will follow me all the days, all the days of my life

Anxiety and uncertainty — always in the economic outlook for anyone with any sense — are still in the headlines for 2019 and 2020.

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Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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Kenneth R. Harney, Federal shutdown creating mortgage victims

Kenneth R. Harney: Federal shutdown creating mortgage victims.

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Marni Jameson, Advice for finding a contractor applies to finding a mate, too

Marni Jameson: Advice for finding a contractor applies to finding a mate, too

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Barry Stone, Anatomy of a French drain

Barry Stone: Anatomy of a French drain.

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019

Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 12, 2019.

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US aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown

The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying...

News

ASK A DESIGNER: Small touches create a great master bathroom

It's easy to design a gorgeous master bathroom if you have a huge budget. But with the right choices, says interior designer...

Business

Making your own home-cleaning products? Some pro tips

To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make...

Business

Espalier pruning has artistic and practical benefits

Espalier design is an ancient pruning practice that fashions fruit trees, vines or flowering shrubs into artistic,...

Business

Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

NEW YORK (AP) — One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you change...

Business

Group is out to restore, respect NE 23

The aim is to preserve the rich African American history of Oklahoma City's NE 23 and rekindle its vibrant cultural and...

Business

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019.

Business

7 financial habits you should leave in 2018

An expert shares seven financial habits you should leave behind in the New Year.

Business

Paul Bianchina, Weatherstrip doors for energy savings

Paul Bianchina: Weatherstrip doors for energy savings.

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 5, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 5, 2019.

Business

Marni Jameson, Cost of the unknown helps cure a spender bender

Marni Jameson: Cost of the unknown helps cure a spender bender.

Business

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019.

Delegate shares reasons for backing Traditional Plan

Life2 days ago

Editor's note: Delegates at the United Methodist Church's Feb. 23-26 General Conference in St. Louis voted in favor of retaining the denomination's ban on same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy. Delegates approved what was...

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Tours de floors, Second half of 2018 filled with sites to behold

Housing — and friends and related businesses of house and home — simmered to the end of 2018 in Oklahoma City.

Business

Buyers uncertain about exterior siding

Columnist answers questions about home inspections and more.

Business

Home gardening workshop is coming soon

Julia Laughlin: Home gardening workshop is coming soon.

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Jan. 5, 2019.

Health

Famed Connecticut herbalist's widower ordered off farm

COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — Since the death of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons, her Connecticut farm that once drew visitors...

News

RIGHT AT HOME: Black walls make a quiet comeback

There was a time when black walls were mostly the purview of goth teens and indie movie theaters. But the color has been...

News

Now's a good time to savor the subtle beauty of trees' barks

Autumn's fiery-colored leaves have fallen, so now let's look for more subtle beauty in trees and shrubs. Like a developing...

News

Kintsugi: Broken pottery becomes more beautiful, precious

If you search online for "kintsugi," most of what you'll find in English is self-help advice that uses this Japanese craft as a...

Business

New law in Turkmenistan cracks down sharply on alcohol sales

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — A law sharply limiting the sale of alcohol has gone into effect in the former Soviet republic of...

Business

How not to manage your money better in 2019

A financial expert offers ways to manage money better in the New Year.

Business

Marni Jameson: A look back at 2018: Lessons learned, Part 2

Marni Jameson: A look back at 2018: Lessons learned, Part 2

Business

Home shows, tours deck the housing year

Let's review the first half of the year before 2018 gets away. Next week, we'll hold back 2019 just long enough for a glimpse...

Business

Paul Bianchina, Programmable thermostats greatly simplify furnace control

Paul Bianchina: Programmable thermostats greatly simplify furnace control.

Business

Barry Stone, Homeowner worried about asbestos floor tiles

Barry Stone: Homeowner worried about asbestos floor tiles

Business

Shopping for sheets? These bedding experts have you covered

Shopping for sheets? These bedding experts have you covered.

Business

A Habitat home for the holidays

Diane and Gary Rumsey, a retired geologist, donated $90,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to underwrite the full...

Business

Rodd Moesel, Look back before going ahead in the garden

Rodd Moesel: Look back before going ahead in the garden.

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 29, 2018.

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 29, 2018.

Business

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 29, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 29, 2018.

News

KITCHEN SMARTS: 6 supermarket shortcuts that save time later

If you've had one of those days, and you find yourself glancing at the clock only to discover that it's already 5 p.m. (What!?)...

Business

'Shop local' movement drives sales of American-made yarn

It began when Debbie McDermott allowed her daughter Jamie to raise two sheep for a 4-H project. Eventually, her 165-year-old...

News

At botanical garden in Mexico, natural species blossom again

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico (AP) — Imagine a botanical garden, and acres of carefully designed, highly manicured, delicately...

News

Tradition of open-air pig slaughter abides on Spanish island

MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Beneath wintry gray skies on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, families, friends and neighbors...

Life

Nature & You: This Christmas, give the gift of life

Here's how to make your garden more bug-friendly. Invite more plant-munching caterpillars to your garden!

News

Melania Trump's red topiary trees a hit at Christmas parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump's cranberry topiary trees may have left some of her critics seeing red, but they turned out to...

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 22, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 22, 2018.

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018.

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018.

Business

The mysterious mistletoe

The mysterious mistletoe

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Realtors are on the RISE OKC

RISE OKC — for Realtors Inspirational Social Experience — is the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors' version of the...

Business

Marni Jameson, A Look Back at 2018: Lessons Learned, Part 1

Marni Jameson: A Look Back at 2018: Lessons Learned, Part 1

Business

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

Business

Carless doesn't mean idled in downtown Oklahoma City

City bike and pedestrian planner John Tankard has lived it.

Wiggle Out Loud school initiative challenges students to be active

Health6 days ago

Students at Edwards Elementary School were the first to participate in the Wiggle Out Loud Schools Program, a new physical activity challenge led by The Children's Hospital Volunteers charity and funded by a grant from Kohl's Cares. "I'm glad...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 22, 2018.

Business

Versailles to close Saturday as precaution against protests

PARIS (AP) — France is bracing for a sixth straight Saturday of protests during which the palace of Versailles just outside...

News

Roadside weed decorated for Christmas sprouts holiday cheer

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A few weeks ago it was just another overgrown street corner weed. Now it's decked out with Christmas lights...

News

RIGHT AT HOME: Scene-setting home fragrance names

The home-fragrance market has long been dominated by relatively simple iterations of popular aromas: vanilla, cinnamon,...

News

Turn trendy tassels into inexpensive DIY earrings

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fringe is in fashion and tassels are trendy, and they're not just on pillows and clothing. Handmade...

News

Christmas trees and their decorations have evolved

In the story of St. Boniface, a Thunder Oak decorated with lit candles and gilded apples was glowing in the dark forest one...

News

Man who demolished landmark house ordered to build replica

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who illegally demolished a San Francisco house designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra was...

Business

State, metro-area Realtors install officers, present awards

Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors, Edmond Board of Realtors, and Oklahoma Association of Realtors install leadership...

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 15, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 15, 2018

Business

Paul Bianchina, Ice damming Part 2, snow removal and heat tape

Paul Bianchina: Ice damming Part 2 — snow removal and heat tape.

Business

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

Business

In pursuit of the perfect throw pillow

You think choosing throw pillows is easy? Think again, says columnist Marni Jameson.

Business

Is Oklahoma City housing in one extreme or the other, or neither?

Nationally, housing is "broken," according to one expert and "exciting," according to another. Which is it in Oklahoma City?

Business

It's not too late to deck the halls

Christmas is only 10 days away, but celebrations often extend into January.

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 15, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 15, 2018.

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 15, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 15, 2018.

Business

How much can you afford to pay for a new home?

Kenneth R. Harney: How much can you afford to pay for a new home?

News

National Park Service buys MLK Jr's birth home

ATLANTA (AP) — The National Park Service has bought the home in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King Jr. was born in...

Business

The Latest: Airbnb bashes New Orleans' proposed restrictions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to ban short-term rentals of non-owner-occupied houses in New Orleans (all times...

Business

Hung without care? Some say tunnel decor is an eyesore

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Holland Tunnel between New Jersey and New York City may be in for a makeover after critics called...

Health

First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's...

Business

Options abound for getting around downtown

This is not your father's downtown Oklahoma City. Scooters and streetcars and buses, oh my!

Health

Metaphorical Washington 'swamp' overrun by actual vermin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin.But their target...

Business

Expand your homebuying options with a fixer-upper mortgage

It's the lament of first-time homebuyers in just about every housing market: There aren't enough entry-level homes available...

Business

Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media

TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits,...

News

Kirk Douglas honored in NY birthplace with historic marker

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Public officials and relatives of Kirk Douglas have unveiled a new historic marker in his upstate New...

News

Holiday entertaining in small spaces is an art

For those in small homes, holiday entertaining can feel daunting, or even impossible. But with a little planning, that needn't...

Business

Family portraits by artists stand out as different, lasting

Jewelette McDaniel always felt guilty about not sending photos often enough to her mother-in-law. So last Christmas, she...

News

Courtyard gardens: a kind of paradise behind faded walls

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico (AP) — Step off the dusty cobblestone streets and peek behind nondescript, weather-worn, faded,...

Business

Classen-Ten Penn Realtor wins Good Neighbor Award

Jessica Thompson, Loxwood Realty, was honored by the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma for her work to revive the...

Business

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

Business

How to care for your Christmas poinsettia

How to care for your Christmas poinsettia

Business

Historic tax credits work as intended

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program really is a strategic investment that works.

On the brink of everything

Life6 days ago

Grace, gravity and getting old is the theme of the book “On the Brink of Everything” by Parker Palmer. Palmer is founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal and the author of 10 books. In this latest book, he shares his thoughts as he enters...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 8, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 8, 2018.

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018.

Business

Barry Stone, What’s the big deal about home inspections?

Barry Stone: What’s the big deal about home inspections?

Business

Downing Wellhead lease, Commerce Bank move, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018

Downing Wellhead lease, Commerce Bank move, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018.

Business

Paul Bianchina, Ice damming, part 1, insulation and ventilation

Paul Bianchina: Ice damming, part 1, insulation and ventilation

Business

OKC homebuilder grows with market despite giving up Sundays

Authentic Custom Homes' growth helped push construction up 4.9 percent through November in the Oklahoma City area compared with...

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 8, 2018.

Business

Marni Jameson: Readers bristle at Christmas tree 'mistakes'

Marni Jameson: Readers bristle at Christmas tree 'mistakes'

Business

Kenneth R. Harney, House tax bill contains early holiday gifts for homeowners.

Kenneth R. Harney: House tax bill contains early holiday gifts for homeowners.

Life

Expert offers tips on elegant, inventive holiday decor

Author, tastemaker and entertaining expert Carolyne Roehm joined staff writer Jura Koncius last week on our Home Front online...

Business

Historic and distinctive, Guthrie home tour advances with time

Guthrie's Historic Home Tour will feature a mix of homes, churches and public buildings, including one downtown apartment.

News

ASK A DESIGNER: Comfort is on trend for decor in 2019

What trends will dominate home decorating in 2019?When we asked interior designers about the colors, fabrics and styles likely...

Business

For comfort and energy savings, address those drafty windows

There are plenty of reasons to fix or replace windows, but wintry temperatures push many homeowners to get the job done.Besides...

News

Laura Bush: Tour of White House Christmas decor was 'sweet'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former first lady Laura Bush said her tour of the White House Christmas decorations Tuesday made for a "sweet...

News

For 'weedless gardening' next spring, begin now

I take a four-pronged approach to keeping my vegetable and flower gardens free of weed problems, and suggest you try it.First,...

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Tourists drawn to where Lee Harvey Oswald lived in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Busloads of visitors still flock to Dallas homes where Lee Harvey Oswald lived before President John F. Kennedy...

Business

Posh urban 701 Hudson rises in Midtown in more ways than one

701 Hudson rises in Oklahoma City's Midtown in more ways than one.

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 1, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Dec. 1, 2018.

Business

Higher home loan limit could boost sales

Next year, the maximum conforming loan limit for single-family properties in Oklahoma and most of the country will be $484,350,...

Business

The Oklahoman's house plan for Dec. 1, 2018

The Oklahoman's house plan for Dec. 1, 2018.

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 1, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Dec. 1, 2018.

Business

Marni Jameson, A living room makeover with a purpose

Marni Jameson: A living room makeover with a purpose.

Business

Mantels and Trees Tour will help Miller sparkle as 2018 Neighborhood of the Year

Mantels and Trees Tour will help Miller sparkle as 2018 Neighborhood of the Year.

Business

How to care for Christmas trees, poinsettias

Rodd Moesel offers tips for caring for your holiday trees and plants this season.

Business

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Dec. 1, 2018

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Dec. 1, 2018.

Business

Kenneth R. Harney, Push to cut back on home appraisals sparks controversy

Kenneth R. Harney: Push to cut back on home appraisals sparks controversy.

Business

Fools and their home equity are soon parted

A survey by Bankrate.com shows the reasons homeowners would consider drawing down their home equity. Some of it is not pretty.

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 1, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Dec. 1, 2018.

Business

Guthrie Historic Homes Tour set for Dec. 8

Guthrie Historic Homes Tour set for Dec. 8.

Business

Paul Bianchina, Spray foam has pros and cons for the crawl space

Paul Bianchina: Spray foam has pros and cons for the crawl space.

Business

AP PHOTOS: Czech glassblowers keep Christmas tradition alive

PONIKLA, Czech Republic (AP) — A small family business in a mountainous village in northern Czech Republic says it's the last...

Life

Mastering your thermostat could save you a bundle

Want to trim your heating costs this winter? Learning how to effectively use your house's thermostat can help you slash those...

News

2 Minneapolis cops on leave after 'despicable' holiday decor

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers were placed on paid leave Friday after their apparent involvement in...

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 'Momentum' moves into reborn Womb complex

News3 days ago

Over the years, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s “Momentum” has spread over four Plaza District galleries, sprawled across the second floor of the downtown Goodwill Industries and taken off from the Downtown Airpark. After shining up the...

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News

Correction: Aretha Franklin-Detroit Mansion story

DETROIT (AP) — In a story Nov. 27 about the purchase of the late singer Aretha Franklin's mansion, The Associated Press...

Crime

Police: 4 shot in basement were victims of found-drug scheme

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four people found shot to death in a basement last week were victims of a scheme-gone-awry to sell a small...

Business

Cavalli to grow design unit with luxury project in Bahrain

MILAN (AP) — The Roberto Cavalli fashion house is looking for future growth in the home decor and furniture sector, with a new...

News

RIGHT AT HOME: Deer and reindeer motifs for the holidays

Booths at this year's gift and decor trade fairs featured lots of deer and reindeer motifs — some specifically for the holidays...

Business

Porous paving options catch on, one driveway at a time

One driveway at a time, many green-minded homeowners and communities are opting for permeable paving options instead of...

Business

Hailing the future taxi: Drone-car mashup model takes flight

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A scale model of a flying drone-car drove and hovered across an Amsterdam exhibition hall Tuesday, providing a...

News

Traditional fence or borderline hedge? Each has advantages

Consider a hedge if you're in need of a fence. When managed properly, hedges cost less, outlast wooden fences, are more...

Business

The Latest: Coliseum decked out in Christmas decor for Trump

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in Mississippi (all times local):8:50 p.m.Christmas has come to...

News

White House pastry chefs make National Mall in gingerbread

WASHINGTON (AP) — The traditional White House gingerbread house isn't exactly a house this year. It's a massive, sugary replica...

News

AP PHOTOS: White House holiday theme is 'American treasures'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2018 White House holiday decor features a theme of "American Treasures."Decorations include a tree...

Business

Tennessee House elects 1st African-American minority leader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House Democrats have elected the chamber's first African-American minority leader.Democrats...

Business

Poland drops case against reporter wh006F filmed neo-Nazis

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish national prosecutors said Sunday that they are dropping a criminal investigation into a reporter...

Business

Marni Jameson, What to do with those old papers

Marni Jameson: What to do with those old papers.

Business

Historic preservation workshops, more real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Nov. 24, 2018

Historic preservation workshops, more real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Nov. 24, 2018.

Business

Paul Bianchina, Wainscoting offers a classic way to enhance a room

Paul Bianchina: Wainscoting offers a classic way to enhance a room.

Business

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC 's garden community

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden community.

Business

Mobile homes a place to park capital?

Even with demand on the rise for affordable housing, there's a shortage of manufactured housing additions because they're...

Business

Here are some holiday gift ideas for gardeners

Here are some holiday gift ideas for gardeners

Business

Individual home loans not part of proposed appraisal change

The proposal to raise the threshold of transactions requiring a property appraisal to $400,000 was developed jointly by the...

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 24, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Nov. 24, 2018.

Business

Kenneth R. Harney, Caribbean real-estate dream turns into $100 million nightmare for retirees

Kenneth R. Harney: Caribbean real-estate dream turns into $100 million nightmare for retirees.

Business

Barry Stone, Buyer worried about radon gas in home

Barry Stone: Buyer worried about radon gas in home.

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 24, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 24, 2018.

Business

May innovation grow from the ashes of Paradise

Last Monday was World Toilet Day, and you can be forgiven if, considering the clouds of travesty in the news, you missed it or...

Business

Mesta Park Holiday Home Tour is set for Dec. 1-2

Mesta Park Holiday Home Tour is set for Dec. 1-2.

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 24, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 24, 2018.

Sports

Scolari nears redemption at home with 2nd Brazilian title

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four years ago, then-Gremio coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was humiliated by his once-loving Palmeiras fans during...

News

Anne Frank House renovated to tell story to new generation

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The museum built around a secret annex in a canal-side house where Anne Frank hid from Nazis during World War...

Business

Utilities encourage energy savings with smart thermostats

NEW YORK (AP) — As temperatures drop and winter looms, homeowners and property managers are sweeping chimneys, insulating pipes...

News

Joanna Gaines tells how to make a house a home in new book

NEW YORK (AP) — Joanna Gaines, known for her cozy-yet-cool designs including open-concept floor plans, farmhouse sinks and...

News

RIGHT AT HOME: Holiday decor offers sweet sugarplum hues

Amid a seasonal sea of red and green or silver and blue, there's a sweet, alternative palette in holiday decor.Think of fresh...

News

Maples run the gamut from lovable to not

Some maples are to love (sugar maples) and others not (Norway maples, because they're an invasive species). But there's more to...

Business

White House to restore Acosta's pass, with a warning

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday abruptly dropped its effort to bar CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White...

Shawnee’s Mabee-Gerrer Museum celebrating centennial in 2019

News4 days ago

SHAWNEE — Oklahoma’s oldest art museum is celebrating its 100th birthday with the first in a series of special exhibitions and festivities. Founded in 1919, Shawnee’s Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is starting its centennial celebration with the...

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Crime

Police: 4 people found 'executed' in home's basement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men and two women were found shot and killed in a basement of a house being renovated on Monday.Police...

News

Trump, first lady accept official White House Christmas tree

WASHINGTON (AP) — As strains of "O Christmas Tree" wafted through the cool air, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania...

News

The Latest: White House to fully restore CNN reporter's pass

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House press and CNN reporter Jim Acosta (all times local):4:10 p.m.The Trump...

News

Sensual fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists have found a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene of the Roman god...

Business

Top 7 tree-decorating mistakes and their fixes

Marni Jameson: Top 7 tree-decorating mistakes and their fixes.

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 17, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 17, 2018.

Business

Rodd Moesel, Freezes close books on annuals

Rodd Moesel: Freezes close books on annuals.

Business

Sears store memories store well

Iconic chain's bankruptcy sparks tales told from Temple to Tulsa.

Business

Barry Stone, Drip flashing can prevent dryrot

Barry Stone: Drip flashing can prevent dryrot.

Business

Raising the (wet) bar

Entertaining at home is hot, and that requires cold drinks and cool vibes.

Business

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's gardening community

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's gardening community.

Business

Kenneth R. Harney, Cooling trend could bode well for homebuyers

Kenneth R. Harney: Cooling trend could bode well for homebuyers.

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 17, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 17, 2018.

Business

Paul Bianchina, The bright side of LED lightbulbs

Paul Bianchina: the bright side of LED lightbulbs.