A goal is a dream with a deadline.

2016! In a personal finance class in college way back in the 70s, the teacher gave us the assignment of writing down our goals and where we would like to be in 10 years and 20 years along with the plan on how to achieve those goals. I made my goals, wrote down the plan and kept it visible like…

Uncorking the Cure

Uncorking the Cure for MS raised $142,000 and celebrated contributions to the National MS Society including Brent Laughlin’s $32,000 fundraiser, Climbing Kilimanjaro for Nancy, and Team Lawn Chair, for Oklahoma Bike MS, raising $500,000 over the past 20 years. Entertainment included Cindy Cain, Janet Rutland and the Red Hot Pokers.

SoCo Toys & Turkey 5K

The inaugural SoCo Toys & Turkey 5k took place on Nov. 14 and brought in a total $4,500 for Mercy Mission II and The Christmas Shoppe in Glenpool. The Brian Frere Home Team was a contributing sponsor.

Around Town

Tulsa Town Hall welcomes David Boren to the Tulsa PAC January 15 at 10:30 a.m. David L. Boren has served as president of the University of Oklahoma for more than 20 years. Before that, as an U.S. Senator (1979-1994), he chaired the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and he currently co-chairs the nonpartisan President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. At Yale, Boren…

Deco District Delight

Justin Thompson Restaurant Group recently opened a new Italian caffe and market attached to Tavolo Italian Bistro in downtown Tulsa at 5th and Boston. A wonderful espresso bar offers a variety of cold and hot drinks available to grab and go or enjoy over a newspaper or magazine at the beautiful wood bar or cozy tables facing Boston. While enjoying…

New Year’s Resolutions

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First Mortgage Company

First Mortgage Company is the largest independent FHA and VA lender in Oklahoma. They provide almost every loan under the sun, from conventional, FHA, VA, rural development, state/Tulsa county bond loans (first time homebuyer), one time close construction, jumbo, rehab/remodel, and Native American loans (HUD 184). Manager Kerrick Draper has been in the mortgage and finance industry for more than…

Dr. Raj M. Patel

The dentist. Oh, that lovely dreaded yet necessary appointment you are obligated to attend every six months. The only way I can get my 5 year-old to go to the dentist and not cower in fear is if I tell her it’s time to get your “teeth glittered.” Glitter always wins; remember that. Luckily for me, on this day, my…

New Year, New Home

The holidays are over and the decorations are neatly packed away for another year. It's time to write out New Year's resolutions and plan for the year ahead. What's on your to-do list for 2016? For many, it's making the decision to buy or sell a house. If selling, the market preparation list can get long pretty fast. Make repairs,…

Remodeled Tulsa Tour Gives Back In A Big Way

The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa presented Lindsey House, a transitional living center, with a check for $67,000 to assist in the purchase and installation of 124 new windows. This is the second installment of a $100,000 pledge to help rehabilitate this building and improve its energy efficiency. Lindsey House is located in a 1920s vintage apartment building in…

Parent Child Center of Tulsa Toyland Ball 2016

Toyland Ball guests will be transported to Paris this year with Toyland Ball’s theme, “Le Ballon Rouge.” Toyland Ball is the signature event of The Parent Child Center. Longtime volunteer and board member, Jennifer Legler, will be given the Guardian Angel award honoring her for the difference she has made in The Parent Child Center’s mission to prevent child abuse…