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2015 Independence Day Fun Guide

Ready to celebrate the 4th of July? Our list of fireworks displays, festivals, parades and other celebrations will help your family enjoy this 4th of July!

5 Events for Teens in OKC in July

Your teens and tweens are out for the summer and looking for fun ways to fill their time. July brings plenty of events and activities to thrill them, but we've rounded up our top five events for teens happening in the Oklahoma City area this month.

Top 10 Free Things to Do in July

Celebrate the height of summer in OKC with these 10 free events.

5 Events for Toddlers in OKC in July

July is prime time to get your toddlers out for some summer fun. Preschoolers love any opportunity to explore something new and Oklahoma City is packed with experiences perfect for little ones.

50 Things to Do This Summer under $5

Summer is a glorious season when kids are out of school and families get to spend lots of extra time together. As many parents know too well, entertaining little ones can get expensive. We've got you covered with this list of 50 exciting summer ideas all under $5.

Reader Picks: Best Snow Cones in OKC

Snow cones, shaved ice, snow balls or snocones. Whatever you call these tasty treats, they're certainly a summer staple. Oklahoma City is full of huts and stands that serve these sweet treats to hot customers throughout the summer months, but we've asked our readers to share their absolute favorite places to pick up these icy snacks. Dozens of Facebook fans threw in their picks for top snow cone stand and we rounded up the top recommendations for you.
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6 Perfect Stops in Sulphur & Davis

Sulphur, Oklahoma was incorporated in the late 19th century, but its rich history extends centuries beyond that. Perched on the edge of one of the nation’s oldest National Parks, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur was once called “the land of rippling waters.” This town is historically rich, beautifully endowed by nature and any one of these stops can create a perfect day trip for the whole family.
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Special Needs Day Care Celebrates 30 Years

When Pam Newby’s daughter was approaching preschool age, she did what most moms of toddlers do and sought out great preschools in the metro area. In fact, a good preschool meant even more to Pam as her young daughter had battled leukemia and gotten a bit behind developmentally.

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Angels Foster Family Network: Changing the state of foster care in Oklahoma

Stephanie Moffitt is an Edmond school teacher and a single foster mom. Her dream of one day adopting a child began when she was a little girl, so for her, the decision to foster children was an easy one.

Practice Safe Digging this Season

In honor of National Safe Digging Month, we’re sharing some safe digging tips with our readers. Oklahoma residents are asked to call 811 before starting a digging project to prevent injuries, property damage and outages. Digging even a shallow hole can damage lines. In fact, an underground utility line is damaged every six minutes because someone decided to dig before dialing 811. The call and the line locating service are provided for free to Oklahoma residents.

Tackling Special Needs through Peer Integration Program

For parents of children with special needs, the future often feels uncertain. Easter Seals Oklahoma is marked by the powerful symbol of the lily, a sign of hope and new beginnings, and the organization offers just that to children and adults with disabilities, and to the family members who love them.

New OCU Program Aims to Certify More Teachers

Most adults look back on their elementary school years as a time of wide-eyed exuberance. From story time and crafts to science experiments and sing-a-longs, most moments were joy- and wonder-filled, with little realization that foundational learning was occurring, too.

Integris Doctor Answers Your Questions

From the moment a woman becomes pregnant, it's likely a flood of questions will come to mind. Whether it's curiosity about pregnancy symptoms or concern about a procedure or practice during delivery, women have plenty of reason to seek advice. Today, answers can be found with just a few keystrokes online or through apps. But there's nothing like the advice of a trusted physician. Edmond obstetrician Robert Schiermeyer was kind enough to answer some questions from our readers. Read his answers below and scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more about Dr. Schiermeyer.


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Staring Your Own Homeschool Co-Op

Staring Your Own Homeschool Co-Op

Whether you've been homeschooling for 10 minutes or 10 years, you've probably thought about joining a co-op of some sort.


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Enjoying Life with Dorian

What Will You Leave?

Do you ever wonder what people will remember about you after you are gone?


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What to do and where to go in the OKC metro
CurioCity at Science Museum Oklahoma: plan your visit

CurioCity at Science Museum Oklahoma: plan your visit

Get four tips for a memorable visit to Oklahoma City's largest science-themed activity center! Exhibitions like these encourage kids to think beyond what's expected, already known, seen, done. I'm hoping they spark ideas, interests and fields we couldn't even imagine possible.


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