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New & Expanding

OKLAHOMA COUNTY State Farm leased 78,181 square feet of office space in REHCO Ford at 14220 N. Broadway Ave. Derek James with Price Edwards & Co. handled the transaction. Fresh Food Wholesale Inc. leased a 37,442-square-foot building at 3501 N. Santa Fe Ave. Brett Price with Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort represented the landlord and

On the Scene

Russell Claus Celebration and Going Away Party 1 Judy Hatfield, Russell Claus, Meg Salyer 2 Cynthia Reid, Cathy O’Connor, Terry Taylor 3 Diana Wall, Barbara Denny, Sharon Astrin, Lindsey Pever, Kurt Foreman Opening Reception for Myriad Botanical Gardens Fine Art Series featuring Benjamin Harjo Jr. 4 Barbara and Benjamin Harjo Jr. 5 Charles Kennedye and

Appointment Book

PERFORMANCE Mozart & Mahler March 1 Norman-native Yolanda Kondonassis returns to Oklahoma to perform Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp accompanied by flutist Marina Piccinini. For Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Kondonassis will be joined by the full orchestra led by Joel Levine. The performance is at Civic Center Music Hall in the Thelma E. Gaylord

Day in the Life

2:55 a.m.: My day starts early. My 14-year-old husky, who has equilibrium issues and arthritis, informs me that it’s time to go out. He waits for nobody. He runs this house. 3:10 a.m.: I question if my wife knows I was up. She sleeps peacefully, or so I assume. Maybe she was playing “sound asleep”

ProFile: Joe Pierce, principal of John W. Rex Elementary School

But now, the first principal of Oklahoma City’s Downtown charter school hopes that he’s leading up to something truly amazing. John W. Rex Elementary School is under construction at 500 W. Sheridan Ave. and will eventually house as many as 500 students, though only prekindergarten, kindergarten and first and second grades will be offered when

Fittest Execs: Male Over 45 winner, JP Potter

  Potter got into what he describes as a “running craze” a few decades ago, which led him to compete in 5Ks and marathons. From there, he graduated to strength training and lifting heavy weights at lower repetitions. These days, he focuses on more functional fitness that includes an overall workout rather than on one

Oklahoma companies add more CNG filling station options

Photo: Shannon Cornman Minton says OnCue is also in talks with other retailers to form CNG partnerships, giving Oklahomans even more access to CNG stations. “When we first started talking about this, the plan was to build 7-10 CNG stations every year for the remainder of this decade,” Minton says. “Now, we’re saying 10-12, so