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The Reads:

Green Country Scene

October 2018

The Ride Stuff

The custom saddlemaking has mostly gone the way of gunfights at high noon. But a small cadre of saddlers still ply their trade despite dwindling demand and competition from mass-produced saddles.

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Jennifer Zehnder
September 2018

Wanna Bee Startin’ Somethin’

Green Country is abuzz with bees. With a demand for local honey, getting hive-minded has local families finding new revenue streams and welcome distractions to already busy lives.

Article
Jennifer Zehnder
July 2018

Full Circle

From its silent era success in the ‘20s, to being shuttered before being reopened in 2004, the Circle Cinema is back to promoting community consciousness with a modern art-house look and feel.

Article
John Tranchina
June 2018

Reunion and Communion

Immerse yourself in the sacred tribal history, songs, art, sport and culture of the Muscogee Nation during its annual festival in Okmulgee.

Article
Blayklee Buchanan
June 2018

Cush Side of Camping

Camping isn’t always ideal for everyone. But if you decide to “rough it” this summer, maybe try to make it more relaxing (i.e., more like home) by glamping.

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Gina Conroy
May 2018

Royal Merriment

Get swept up in the peace, prosperity and fantasy of 1569 England over six weeks during the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival in Muskogee.

Article
Donna Leahey
April 2018

It’s a Spring Thing

At Muskogee’s Azalea Festival, learn the fine art of flower power during this yearly extravaganza complete with food vendors, cultural performances and exotic demonstrations.

Article
Gina Conroy
April 2018

Community Matters

The past, present and future all come together for American Indian culture at the 46th Annual Symposium that draws speakers and artists from all over the United States.

Article
Lindsay Morris
March 2018

The Big Bet

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has gone all in to make sure the World Series of Poker's 46-event, 13-day tournament is a memory maker and possible moneymaker for spectators and players.

Article
Rob Harmon
February 2018

Take Me to the River

While winter trout typically aren't as jumpy as they are in the summer, it’s a great time of year to work on your technique for hitting the water in warmer months with more confidence.

Article
John Tranchina
January 2018

Silly Billies

Goats as pets is a growing trend. People get them for a lot of reasons like milk, entertainment, companionship, or keeping some of the weeds trimmed. But they are also a lot of work.

Article
Donna Leahey
December 2017

Dashing to the Show

Whether totally tacky or spectacularly beautiful, light displays are a true sign of the holiday season. The entire family is sure to enjoy an evening viewing these lavish spectacles.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
November 2017

Christmas Presence

Catering to those looking to spend time with Santa, view light displays and absorb all the wonders of the holiday season, The Castle Christmas will knock your stockings off.

Article
Lindsay Morris
November 2017

Pounding Pavement

With family and friends coming to town for the holidays and the temps becoming more bearable, it’s time to stretch your legs as there’s no better way to shop in Green Country than on foot.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
October 2017

On the Fright Track

From fun to scary, there is something for every age and loads for families to do for hours, making the Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee a must-visit at this spook-tastic time of year.

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Monica Craddock
September 2017

The Fairest of Them All

Green Country’s massive outdoor gathering, better known as the Tulsa State Fair, continues to be a hot ticket thanks to old traditions, new ideas and plenty of deep-fried somethings.

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Gina Conroy
August 2017

Up in Arms

There’s a criminally good time to be had at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum with showpieces ranging from a 1350 A.D. Chinese cannon to a tank, samurai swords and pistols of famous outlaws.

Article
Rob Harmon
July 2017

When Nature Calls

Camping is one of the easiest escapes into nature. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home.

Article
Donna Leahey
June 2017

Sounds of Success

The OK Mozart Music Festival takes innovative steps to grow Oklahoma artists from grade school through college and beyond to become professional musicians.

Article
Hannah Gray Gordon
May 2017

Milking the Moment

LOMAH dairy products are exploding in popularity not only based on their taste but also because of Stanley and Donna Johnson’s 100 percent ethical, sustainable, and transparent production practices.

Article
Tiffany Duncan
May 2017

Fantasy Land

While all that glitters may not be gold, a visit to Castleton Village during the Renaissance Festival is guaranteed to bring to life all the culture, food, and tomfoolery of 16th century England.

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Gina Conroy
May 2017

Let’s Get Rocked

With headliners Def Leppard, Soundgarden and The Offspring, Rocklahoma again promises heavy doses of nostalgia-drenched rock, party atmosphere, and the perfect soundtrack for friendship rekindling.

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Hannah Gray Gordon
May 2017

Jukebox Heroes

Preserving and promoting the Sooner State sound, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame honors legendary experiences, venues and performers.

Article
Rachel Wright
April 2017

Beauty in Bloom

Drawing record crowds, the Azalea Festival not only highlights the beauty of nature in spring but also plays host to a parade, a variety of food vendors, carriage rides through the blooms and more.

Article
Hannah Gray Gordon
March 2017

Center of Attention

The heritage of the Cherokee is crucial to the history of Oklahoma. And a visit to the Cherokee Heritage Center helps educate visitors to a harsh time period for the tribe and honor those who endured.

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Hannah Gray Gordon
February 2017

Living Simple

Spurning many modern conveniences, the Chouteau Amish, with their strict beliefs, traditional dress and giving nature, are living and enjoying life side by side with modern Oklahomans.

Article
Hannah Gray Gordon
January 2017

Land of the Lost

The 40,000 acres of protected land at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is a unique and awe-inspiring place featuring self-guided hiking trails, bison and an abundant and diverse variety of birds.

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Hannah Gray Gordon
December 2016

Green Country: A to Z

There’s so much to do in northeastern Oklahoma that sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to start. One needs an approach, some organization, and a method that’s as easy as the alphabet.

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Michele Chiappetta
December 2016

Small-Town Heaven

At Carlton Landing near Lake Eufaula, you can hike, bike, fish or stroll your way to urbanism bliss in this glamorous hamlet that mimics the lifestyle and resort feel of getaway Florida spots.

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Michele Chiappetta