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Joe Gilbert is not a pilot, but he’s flown planes all over the country. When Joe was a child, his father taught him how to fly a Ringmaster, a stunt control-line model airplane, as it was something Joe’s father enjoyed doing. Today, Joe is a model plane hobbyist with over 40 model plans in his collection 𑁋 

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How to Have the Perfect Picnic at Keystone Lake

How to Have the Perfect Picnic at Keystone Lake

How to Have the Perfect Picnic at Keystone Lake  There’s plenty to do at Keystone Lake in Sand Springs, Oklahoma like fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, hiking, but one of our favorite lakeside activities is having a picnic.  Dining al fresco was popularized in...

What’s Next at The Canyons

What’s Next at The Canyons

A Peek at the Renovations at The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge Many businesses have been closed for a majority of spring due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge have another reason for their temporary closure: they’re undergoing major renovations...

Printable Art

Printable Art

There are plenty of activity ideas floating around the Internet for children to do while they’re sheltering in place at home, but not everyone has a Pinterest-worthy craft closet stashed with fancy ribbons, modge podge, and stacks of construction paper. To make things...

How to Have the Perfect Picnic at Keystone Lake

How to Have the Perfect Picnic at Keystone Lake  There’s plenty to do at Keystone Lake in Sand Springs, Oklahoma like fishing, swimming, boating,...

What’s Next at The Canyons

A Peek at the Renovations at The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge Many businesses have been closed for a majority of spring due to the COVID-19 outbreak,...

Printable Art

There are plenty of activity ideas floating around the Internet for children to do while they’re sheltering in place at home, but not everyone has a...

See Art From Your Car

Right Now, You Don’t Have to Go in the Museum to See the Art The Page Memorial Library is home not to stacks of books, but to the Sand Springs...

A Chat with Dr. Gomez: Maintain Wellness at Home

A Chat with Dr. Gomez: How to Maintain Wellness While Working From Home Earlier this spring during the COVID-19 outbreak, employees across the...

The Fore-1-1 on the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge

The Fore-1-1 on the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge One of the top-rated golf courses in the region, the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge is currently closed...

The Importance of Connecting

The Importance of Connecting   Genesis 2:18 - Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just...

A Tucked-Away Gem: High-Fence Farm in Sand Springs

A Tucked-Away Gem: High-Fence Farm in Sand Springs [Editor's Note: Current vegetable and floral offerings available as of Friday, May 1st, 2020.] A...

Five Must-Take Dinners to Grill at Shell Lake

Five Must-Make Dinners to Grill at Shell Lake Shell Lake, located just six miles outside of Sand Springs, is a City-owned lake offering fishing, a...

Meet AC & the MoonDogs

AC and the Moondogs Alan Copeland is an insurance agent in Sand Springs, but he moonlights as a lead guitarist for his family band, AC and the...

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People: Charles Page

People: Charles Page

People: Charles Page When Charles Page was 11 years old, he lost his dad, prompting him to leave school and pursue work that could support his mother and siblings. He worked on a freight wagon, and then he helped his mother cook meals for Wisconsin Central Railway...

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People: Abbie Wilson

People: Abbie Wilson

People: Abbie Wilson Abbie Wilson is a born-and-raised fifth-generation Sandite. After graduating from Charles Page High School in 2000, Abbie earned a degree in Early Childhood Education at Northeastern State University. Now, she teaches Kindergarten at Harry T....

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People: Joe Gilbert

People: Joe Gilbert

People: Joe Gilbert Joe Gilbert is not a pilot, but he’s flown planes all over the country. When Joe was a child, his father taught him how to fly a Ringmaster, a stunt control-line model airplane, as it was something Joe’s father enjoyed doing. Today, Joe is a model...

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People: Charles Page

People: Charles Page When Charles Page was 11 years old, he lost his dad, prompting him to leave school and pursue work that could support his...

People: Abbie Wilson

People: Abbie Wilson Abbie Wilson is a born-and-raised fifth-generation Sandite. After graduating from Charles Page High School in 2000, Abbie...

People: Joe Gilbert

People: Joe Gilbert Joe Gilbert is not a pilot, but he’s flown planes all over the country. When Joe was a child, his father taught him how to fly a...

Letter to the Seniors of 2020

To the Class of 2020: This isn’t the senior year you imagined, but you won’t ever forget it. With spring break plans dashed and coursework moved to...

Arts

Printable Art

Printable Art

There are plenty of activity ideas floating around the Internet for children to do while they’re sheltering in place at home, but not everyone has a Pinterest-worthy craft closet stashed with fancy ribbons, modge podge, and stacks of construction paper. To make things...

read more
See Art From Your Car

See Art From Your Car

Right Now, You Don’t Have to Go in the Museum to See the Art The Page Memorial Library is home not to stacks of books, but to the Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum. The museum itself, which features permanent and temporary collections like Unseen India:...

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Meet AC & the MoonDogs

Meet AC & the MoonDogs

AC and the Moondogs Alan Copeland is an insurance agent in Sand Springs, but he moonlights as a lead guitarist for his family band, AC and the MoonDogs. During the day, Alan helps Sandites purchase coverage for various auto, home, and life insurance policies. When the...

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Printable Art

There are plenty of activity ideas floating around the Internet for children to do while they’re sheltering in place at home, but not everyone has a...

See Art From Your Car

Right Now, You Don’t Have to Go in the Museum to See the Art The Page Memorial Library is home not to stacks of books, but to the Sand Springs...

Meet AC & the MoonDogs

AC and the Moondogs Alan Copeland is an insurance agent in Sand Springs, but he moonlights as a lead guitarist for his family band, AC and the...

Wellness

A Chat with Dr. Gomez: Maintain Wellness at Home

A Chat with Dr. Gomez: Maintain Wellness at Home

A Chat with Dr. Gomez: How to Maintain Wellness While Working From Home Earlier this spring during the COVID-19 outbreak, employees across the country were sent home to work remotely to help slow the spread of the virus. The first couple days may have been exciting as...

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The Importance of Connecting

The Importance of Connecting

The Importance of Connecting   Genesis 2:18 - Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him." If this quarantine has taught us anything, it is that we, as human beings, are not meant to be alone....

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Health in Quarantine

Health in Quarantine

How to Maintain Your Health While at Home There are plenty of hilarious memes out there about overeating and streaming hours of television and TikTok during the quarantine, and while it’s okay to indulge in a homemade chocolate chip cookie or a couple episodes of the...

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A Chat with Dr. Gomez: Maintain Wellness at Home

A Chat with Dr. Gomez: How to Maintain Wellness While Working From Home Earlier this spring during the COVID-19 outbreak, employees across the...

The Importance of Connecting

The Importance of Connecting   Genesis 2:18 - Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just...

Health in Quarantine

How to Maintain Your Health While at Home There are plenty of hilarious memes out there about overeating and streaming hours of television and...

Recreation

How to Have the Perfect Picnic at Keystone Lake

How to Have the Perfect Picnic at Keystone Lake

How to Have the Perfect Picnic at Keystone Lake  There’s plenty to do at Keystone Lake in Sand Springs, Oklahoma like fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, hiking, but one of our favorite lakeside activities is having a picnic.  Dining al fresco was popularized in...

read more
What’s Next at The Canyons

What’s Next at The Canyons

A Peek at the Renovations at The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge Many businesses have been closed for a majority of spring due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge have another reason for their temporary closure: they’re undergoing major renovations...

read more
Five Must-Take Dinners to Grill at Shell Lake

Five Must-Take Dinners to Grill at Shell Lake

Five Must-Make Dinners to Grill at Shell Lake Shell Lake, located just six miles outside of Sand Springs, is a City-owned lake offering fishing, a boat ramp, picnic areas, and 𑁋 most importantly in the summertime 𑁋 outdoor grills. Pack up your family and head to Shell...

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How to Have the Perfect Picnic at Keystone Lake

How to Have the Perfect Picnic at Keystone Lake  There’s plenty to do at Keystone Lake in Sand Springs, Oklahoma like fishing, swimming, boating,...

What’s Next at The Canyons

A Peek at the Renovations at The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge Many businesses have been closed for a majority of spring due to the COVID-19 outbreak,...

Five Must-Take Dinners to Grill at Shell Lake

Five Must-Make Dinners to Grill at Shell Lake Shell Lake, located just six miles outside of Sand Springs, is a City-owned lake offering fishing, a...

Lifestyle

In Town Road Trip

In Town Road Trip

In Town Road Trip Around this time every year, Sandites eagerly begin making summertime plans for the parks and lake: picnics, volleyball, hiking, wakeboarding, jet-skiing, tubing, fishing, camping. Life is a little different right now, but there’s still plenty of fun...

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Quarantine Anomalies

Quarantine Anomalies

Quarantine Anomalies As 2020 began, many of us were seeking a slower change of pace. Our calendars were packed with swim lessons, soccer practice, piano recitals, networking events, and birthday parties, and it seemed like there was never any time to curl up with a...

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Time Capsule

Time Capsule

My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule Most of us are snapping pictures and recording short video clips to capture how we spent our days during the COVID-19 mandated shelter-in-place order. And while you may occasionally flick through your camera roll to remember these times,...

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In Town Road Trip

In Town Road Trip Around this time every year, Sandites eagerly begin making summertime plans for the parks and lake: picnics, volleyball, hiking,...

Quarantine Anomalies

Quarantine Anomalies As 2020 began, many of us were seeking a slower change of pace. Our calendars were packed with swim lessons, soccer practice,...

Time Capsule

My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule Most of us are snapping pictures and recording short video clips to capture how we spent our days during the COVID-19...

Places

The Fore-1-1 on the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge

The Fore-1-1 on the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge

The Fore-1-1 on the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge One of the top-rated golf courses in the region, the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge is currently closed for a multi-million dollar renovation but scheduled to reopen by August 2020. Whether you’re a member or a first-timer,...

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A Tucked-Away Gem: High-Fence Farm in Sand Springs

A Tucked-Away Gem: High-Fence Farm in Sand Springs

A Tucked-Away Gem: High-Fence Farm in Sand Springs [Editor's Note: Current vegetable and floral offerings available as of Friday, May 1st, 2020.] A few years ago, High-Fence Farm, formerly known as Hatcher’s Farm & Greenhouse, featured a small apple orchard and a...

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The Fore-1-1 on the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge

The Fore-1-1 on the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge One of the top-rated golf courses in the region, the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge is currently closed...

A Tucked-Away Gem: High-Fence Farm in Sand Springs

A Tucked-Away Gem: High-Fence Farm in Sand Springs [Editor's Note: Current vegetable and floral offerings available as of Friday, May 1st, 2020.] A...

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