Helping Individuals to get Jobs in WesTen

The workforce program at Reaching Our City (ROC) is making great strides helping individuals with sustainable employment and mentoring in WesTen.  There are: 18 youth participants (16-24) 11 adults 3 participants in the process of enrollment 1 participant with a transitional job/work experience 1 participant at Oklahoma School of Welding 5 participants are currently working…

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Third Saturdays in WesTen

The WesTen District, with Northwest 10th Street as their main corridor, introduces Third Saturdays in WesTen with a MadPotter Open House, Council Grove Historically Local Tour at Castle Falls, and a Marking Tree Open House. MadPotter Studio with Matt Murray hosts a monthly open house 11AM-5PM at 4602 Northwest 10th which is open to all…

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Another “Only in Your State” in WesTen

According to “Only in Your State“, there is an Enchanting Castle In Oklahoma City that is also a restaurant and you need to visit it. The webpage continues saying–If you’re looking to dine in an enchanting castle, head to Oklahoma City to Castle Falls. The restaurant is located in an authentic castle modeled after a…

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Only in Your State, Donuts & WesTen

Calling all donut lovers! A fellow donut lover has assembled one of the sweetest road trips ever for the ultimate sugar rush. You can travel for over 170 miles hitting some of the best donut shops in the state. All of the details are at the Only in Your State posting here. Take The Oklahoma…

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Bringing Wood Back from the Dead

As a Chickasaw citizen, master refinisher, and artist, Richard Thomas has focused his work on weapons and sculpture as well as conservation and preservation of the original wood finishes. In some ways, he brings wood back from the dead. As a WesTen business for over 37 years, he continues his work on all styles of…

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Tree Planting Celebration

WesTen is celebrating the planting of 18 new trees–in Meadowbrook and Harlow Parks.  Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and Hilldale students joined the celebration with the Harlow Park history, Dr. Seuss, and information on the tree canopy.  Shout out THANKS to OCCF, Urban Lawn & Landscape, and Smith Farm & Garden.

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We All Need Hope

OSU-OKC has brought two relatively new bright spots to the WesTen District with the launch of the Center for Social Innovation and the program’s senior director, Ariel Beasley. The Center’s signature program is Growing Hope which guides participants through an intensive, 16-week schedule utilizing a hope-based curriculum that helps identify life goals, career pathways, and…

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Neighbors helping Neighbors

Homelessness and homeless camps are a complicated social issue and Oklahoma City is fortunate to have great service providers for this population.  In the WesTen District there have been challenges with homeless camps that are illegally situated and causing significant negative issues for surrounding homes and businesses. In a such recent scenario, one business got…

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Investing in Our Community

Did you know that OKC Ward 3 has been the home of the two longest consecutively serving OKC Council Members?  Jack Cornett’s day job was running the family meat packing plant, but he made it his business to work for the people after he was elected in 1977. Staying in office until 2001 to become a County…

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Left speechless..

Have you ever received a gift that left you speechless?  Castle Falls Restaurant & Venue’s proprietor Amy Rollins posted this in their social media.  Let’s remember to be grateful for the blessings and always look for a way to leave someone speechless with an extraordinary gift.

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