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Sam Harris: Where Are They Now?

Sam Harris: Where Are They Now?

Harris has had, and continues to have an illustrious career filled with Broadway performances, film appearances, television co-creations, musical supervisions, and two published books all while being supported by his husband and son.

Sherry Durkee: Back to School

We have a fantastic community who deeply values our city, our schools, each other, and our children. Welcome back to school #Sandites!

Sam Harris: Where Are They Now?

Harris has had, and continues to have an illustrious career filled with Broadway performances, film appearances, television co-creations, musical supervisions, and two published books all while being supported by his husband and son.

The Change of Seasons

Over the course of the last three years we have gone through quite the change of seasons. Dive into the process to get into a better position.

Sand Springs Landscape Photo Contest

Capture our beautiful town of Sand Springs and share it with the world by entering the We are Sand Springs: Sand Springs Landscape Photos Contest.

Indian Nation Football Youth League

Support Sand Springs Indian Nation Football Youth League by visiting one of their upcoming games! Find more info right here!

Hiking in Sand Springs

Let this list guide you through the ebbs and flows of the Sandite hiking life!

Fishing in Sand Springs

The great outdoors in Sand Springs, Oklahoma calls fishermen from around the state to cast their line into our waters!

Downtown Sand Springs Highlight

Explore quaint downtown Sand Springs this Fall by visiting several of our very popular small businesses!

CPHS Football Schedule

The Charles Page Varsity football team faced adversity like never before in 2020. We knew little of how the shortened season filled with uncertainty and cancellations would affect our student athletes.

Rediscover Prattville, Oklahoma

With each new business and organization moving in it stacks one more building block underneath the name Prattville bringing excitement and promise.

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Sam Harris: Where Are They Now?

Sam Harris: Where Are They Now?

Harris has had, and continues to have an illustrious career filled with Broadway performances, film appearances, television co-creations, musical supervisions, and two published books all while being supported by his husband and son.

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The Pistols Big W!

The Pistols Big W!

The Pistols began in 2017 as a small Sand Springs league ball team, and they found that they had quite the talented group!

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Sam Harris: Where Are They Now?

Harris has had, and continues to have an illustrious career filled with Broadway performances, film appearances, television co-creations, musical supervisions, and two published books all while being supported by his husband and son.

The Pistols Big W!

The Pistols began in 2017 as a small Sand Springs league ball team, and they found that they had quite the talented group!

Where are They Now? Celia Jane Thompson

Thompson said she fell in love with Sand Springs because of the people, the ”friendliness, the people are just great”!

Sand Springs Teacher of the Year: Dustin Morrow

Sand Springs teacher of the year, Dustin Morrow, is a way-maker in the education realm! His favorite thing about teaching is relationships.

Glenn Buntin: Where are they Now?

Have you ever seen Elvis Presley in person? Well Glenn Buntin has, in fact he seen him in person 15 times! Buntin was born 1952 and raised right here in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

Lonetta Sprague: Where are They Now?

A dedicated special education teacher, administrator, assistant special education director, and later appointed the title of superintendent of the Sand Springs School District, Lonetta has a passion for the Sandite community.

Artists in the Spotlight

Sand Springs is bursting at the seams with talented artists. You can find some of them while strolling along the sidewalk in downtown Sand Springs.

Where are They Now? – Ward and Linda Sherril

Turns out they only lived a few houses away from each other! “Actually my sister encouraged me to call her and ask her out on a date,” Ward remembered. That was back in 1965 and the Sherrills have been together ever since.

Senior in the Spotlight: Sara Nance

Sara is creative at heart. While artistically talented and involved in advanced art classes her true passion lies in playing the snare drum.

City of Sand Springs: Letter by City Manager Mike Carter

I started my career in Sand Springs with an interview for police applicants. Daniel Bradley asked me why I wanted to be a Sand Springs Police Officer and I said, “I want to make a difference here”.

Arts

Sam Harris: Where Are They Now?

Sam Harris: Where Are They Now?

Harris has had, and continues to have an illustrious career filled with Broadway performances, film appearances, television co-creations, musical supervisions, and two published books all while being supported by his husband and son.

read more

Sam Harris: Where Are They Now?

Harris has had, and continues to have an illustrious career filled with Broadway performances, film appearances, television co-creations, musical supervisions, and two published books all while being supported by his husband and son.

Sand Springs Landscape Photo Contest

Capture our beautiful town of Sand Springs and share it with the world by entering the We are Sand Springs: Sand Springs Landscape Photos Contest.

Kids Activities for Summer Fun!

Make your summer fun by keeping the kids active during summer vacation with arts and crafts that will inspire and keep their minds growing!

Artists in the Spotlight

Sand Springs is bursting at the seams with talented artists. You can find some of them while strolling along the sidewalk in downtown Sand Springs.

Activate Your Creativity

Whether you are bored out
of your mind, need something
new to try or are running out
of ideas, take a fresh look at
your household items and try
to think of new ways to use
them for fun activities and
crafts.

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

The Change of Seasons

The Change of Seasons

Over the course of the last three years we have gone through quite the change of seasons. Dive into the process to get into a better position.

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Home Safety in the Summer

Home Safety in the Summer

So to get the 411 on how to keep your home safe in the summer, we talked with Sand Springs Chief of Police, John Mars, on ways to have peace of mind while you’re on the road.

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How to Beat the Summer Slide

How to Beat the Summer Slide

The summer slide is a common term referring to the learning loss,” said Durkee, “resulting in the gap of time in the summer when students are not attending school.”

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The Change of Seasons

Over the course of the last three years we have gone through quite the change of seasons. Dive into the process to get into a better position.

Home Safety in the Summer

So to get the 411 on how to keep your home safe in the summer, we talked with Sand Springs Chief of Police, John Mars, on ways to have peace of mind while you’re on the road.

How to Beat the Summer Slide

The summer slide is a common term referring to the learning loss,” said Durkee, “resulting in the gap of time in the summer when students are not attending school.”

Summer Safety in Sand Springs

Summer Safety in Sand Springs As the hot sun brings warmth to the earth and school is let out for summer vacation, it’s important to freshen up on...

Kids Activities for Summer Fun!

Make your summer fun by keeping the kids active during summer vacation with arts and crafts that will inspire and keep their minds growing!

8 Tips for a Successful Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to bring new life into the often hectic seasons of spring and summer.

Self Care in Quarantine

The CDC defines quarantine as “the separation and restriction of movement of people who have potentially been exposed to a contagious disease to ascertain if they become unwell, so reducing the risk of them infecting others

Happy and Healthy

Amidst the clouds of Covid- 19 it can seem difficult to embrace the mantra of “happy and healthy”. But with these few tips, you can be sure to prepare your body for whatever comes its way!

Anti-New Year’s Resolutions

At the end of every December there is a panicked rush of thought process. This thought train is attempting to solve something,

Sand Springs Small Animal Hospital

The colder temperatures are officially setting in, especially during the night hours. Our pets do not need to be left outside for long hours

Recreation

Indian Nation Football Youth League

Support Sand Springs Indian Nation Football Youth League by visiting one of their upcoming games! Find more info right here!

Hiking in Sand Springs

Let this list guide you through the ebbs and flows of the Sandite hiking life!

Fishing in Sand Springs

The great outdoors in Sand Springs, Oklahoma calls fishermen from around the state to cast their line into our waters!

Summer at Keystone Ancient Forest

Sand Springs is located between glittering skyscrapers and a centuries-old forest, but many Sandites may not even know about Keystone Ancient Forest 𑁋 or that it’s only nine miles from town.

Bucket List: A Summer in Sand Springs

We’re sharing 22 bucket list items to do around town, from getting sno-cones to volunteering to hanging out on the water.

BMX Racing in Sand Springs

Sand Springs BMX, a place where kids can, build confidence, promote creativity and imagination, learn responsibility and get moving!

New Greens, New Clubhouse, New Members

Sand Springs is home to The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge, a stunning and recently renovated golf course.

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

CPHS Football Schedule

CPHS Football Schedule

The Charles Page Varsity football team faced adversity like never before in 2020. We knew little of how the shortened season filled with uncertainty and cancellations would affect our student athletes.

read more
Serve & Volunteer: Sand Springs Animal Welfare

Serve & Volunteer: Sand Springs Animal Welfare

Sand Springs Animal Welfare is Looking for Volunteers!  Take time to serve and volunteer this year at the local Sand Springs Animal Welfare facility! Whether you have an hour, or a whole day, the staff welcomes all to help out with their adorable animals!  The Sand...

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Sherry Durkee: Back to School

We have a fantastic community who deeply values our city, our schools, each other, and our children. Welcome back to school #Sandites!

CPHS Football Schedule

The Charles Page Varsity football team faced adversity like never before in 2020. We knew little of how the shortened season filled with uncertainty and cancellations would affect our student athletes.

Serve & Volunteer: Sand Springs Animal Welfare

Sand Springs Animal Welfare is Looking for Volunteers!  Take time to serve and volunteer this year at the local Sand Springs Animal Welfare...

Sand Springs Public School Calendar

Get ready for a fun school year at Sand Springs Public Schools! They are gearing up for in-classroom learning and a year full of adventure!

Best Places to Have a Date on Keystone Lake

Whether you prefer quiet mornings or adrenaline-packed afternoons, there’s something for everyone to enjoy: biking, boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and watching wildlife 𑁋 plus plenty of places to eat and snooze!

Food Trucks around Sand Springs

Food trucks are the hot topic these days serving up all kinds of goodies from sauce-dripping BBQ to ice cold sno-cones that will fill you up! Check out some of these summer treats and food trucks that frequent the Sand Springs area.

Four Ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Summer Birthday

Four Ways to Celebrate Your Child's Summer Birthday After a year of cancelled birthday parties and limited attendance at special occasions, it’s a...

How to Throw a Memorable Backyard Barbecue

There’s nothing like the smell of honeysuckle, the crackling sizzle from the grill, and the ambient chatter of your close friends filling the backyard that signals the start of summertime.

What’s in Your Car?

Anyone else feel like they live out of their car during the summer months? Let’s take this opportunity to play a fun little game, shall we?

Reading List to Spice up your Summer

Let the summer reading adventures begin! Grab one of these highly recommended books to spark up you, or your kids summer!

Places

Downtown Sand Springs Highlight

Explore quaint downtown Sand Springs this Fall by visiting several of our very popular small businesses!

Rediscover Prattville, Oklahoma

With each new business and organization moving in it stacks one more building block underneath the name Prattville bringing excitement and promise.

Lake Life in Sand Springs Oklahoma

When you’re searching for adventures like hiking, boating, and good eats the compass will guide you to lake life in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

7 Ways to Cool Off in Sand Springs!

During the hot summer months, it can seem impossible to cool off from the heat waves that travel across the asphalt

Staycation in Sand Springs Oklahoma

Meadow Lake Ranch is a weekend getaway paradise for two, a breathtaking wedding venue, and an exciting dude ranch fit for a staycation!

Fall Foliage

As the seasons change Oklahoma is a
forerunner in stunning fall foliage. Travelers miles away pack up their vehicles and make the journey to see the vibrant colors and smell the fresh autumn breeze.

Charles Page High School Freshman Academy & STEM Center

The Freshman Academy & STEM Center is a 58,000
SF addition to Charles Page High School in Sand
Springs, providing much needed facilities,

Cast a Line (and Your Cares)

Life still happens in the middle of a global pandemic: cars still get flat tires, spouses still have disagreements, groceries still burst out of the flimsy plastic bag and spill all over the pavement.

When you’ve had a bad day and you need space to unwind, it helps to have an activity to do that can boost your mood. For hobbyist fishers, there are several fresh-water lakes, rivers, and

Americana Appetite: Sand Springs Dishes

Americana Appetite: Sand Springs Dishes Every summer, Americans celebrate their freedom and independence with family picnics, neighborhood parades,...

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...

Let’s Have Some Fun!

 

WeR1 is a group in Sand Springs with opportunities to connect with new people and share your passion. This group exists to encourage connection, growth, and local excitement.

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