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ON THE COVER: Roosevelt resident Cara Miller’s images have been featured as Oklahoma Today’s Photo of the Week online, and her photo of Sandy was the perfect image to draw readers into our winter portfolio (“The Big Chill,” page 78).
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Okie Date Night
What’s your idea of a romantic evening? With a Route 66 road trip in western Oklahoma, a Price Tower stay in Bartlesville, an outdoor outing in Medicine Park, and urban adventures in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, we’ve come up with five itineraries to help you level up your dating game.
By Nathan Gunter and Rebecca Sterkel
Some Assembly Required
Newly opened in Oklahoma City’s up-and-coming Film Row district, the Jones Assembly brings local and national acts to the stage, craft coctails to the table, and a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef to the kitchen at this entertainment triple threat.
By Karlie Tipton
Photography by Lori Duckworth
The Lady of the House
Intrigue, romance, tragedy: The story of E.W. and Lydie Marland has all the plot elements of an epic novel. Today, the Ponca City mansion the former governor and his wife once called home is not only one of the most beautiful landmarks in the state but also one of the most fascinating.
By Preston Jones
A Ghost in Oklahoma
Although John Berryman left Oklahoma at age eleven, his native state helped shape the poet he would become. Former State Poet Laureate Benjamin Myers attempts to trace the Sooner State origin of the enigmatic Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dream Songs.
By Benjamin Myers
Illustrations by Heidi Mann
The Big Chill
’Tis the season for icy wind busts, freezing rain, and early-morning drifts of fresh snow. Mother Nature’s dramatic winter weather leaves Oklahomans with no shortage of scenic photo opportunities.
Sharpen your skills at Bad Axe Throwing in Oklahoma City; get all aboard at Rebel Hill Guest Ranch in Antlers; Megan Mullally and other Okies are here with new releases; enamel pins bring color to wardrobes; Enid satisfies anyone with an appetite for a good time; kids get down with exhibits new and old at Science Museum Oklahoma; and SHIFT at Current Studio immerses visitors.
Lynn Wojcik gets gold at the World Police and Fire Games; wolf-dogs find forever homes throughout the state; Lake Wister State Park offers beautiful views from the comfort of well-equipped cabins; filmmakers bring I Can Only Imagine to the screen; poet Howard F. Stein reflects on a winter storm; Oklahoma arts contributions give the state’s economy a healthy boost.
Toast is enjoying a gourmet renaissance at places like Cirque Coffee in Tulsa; burgers and baked goods feed a loyal following at Geronimo’s Bakery in Oklahoma City; national food holidays provide an excuse to indulge; and in our new food column, Greg Elwell dishes on how to make the perfect onion burger with Johnnie’s Grill in El Reno.