What a busy two weeks it’s been! Mother’s Day has come and gone, graduations and the end of school has many of you on vacation or in the middle of starting the summer with home improvement projects!
I have a new issue being distributed now, with a new issue out within the next two weeks! We talked to a couple of Edmond educators about their reasons for walking out in April and it’s worth a read to really get a feel for what our teacher’s are experiencing.
It should be a no brainer that these extremely educated individuals should be making more than they are, but that we should be applying more funds to our students and to the classrooms. No one should be teaching from a 10 year or older textbook and no student should be learning sitting atop a countertop because there aren’t enough desks, tables or chairs. The gains the educator’s achieved are now at risk because of State Question 799. Take a look at this article by Non Doc below to find out why:
City of Edmond issues a traffic alert for Monday June 4!
Interested in the Labor Commisioner’s Race this year? Don’t miss this debate June 6th being held at Tower Theater! More here:
Sunnyside Diner rumored to be opening a 2nd location at 2nd & Broadway
Heard on Hurd May Event
Saturday, May 19th, saw the return of Heard on Hurd and what a terrific turnout! The weather guru’s had a 90% chance of rain starting at 7 pm and as the event gods had it, the weather held off until about 9:30 or so.
The Old Bulldog Band started the fun, with Ray Hibbard, Chairman of the Board of Citizen’s Bank of Edmond and publisher of Life and Leisure joined in on the fun!
Up next was David Broyles aka Dr. Pants! He is always so energetic with his fun music style, and he attracted the very cutest tiny mosh pit! Hoping to see this band return to Edmond again soon, always very fun.
Lincka finished up the night with a rousing and soulful group of sets, and the crowd loved it! And, Lincka also treated the little fans to a meet and greet, so cute!
The next event happens on Saturday June 16th, from 6-10 pm in Downtown Edmond. Don’t miss it!
Edmond Chamber News
YOUTH LEADERSHIP EDMOND CLASS XVII GRADUATES
EDMOND, OK – This year, the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce hosted 45 graduates in the Youth Leadership Edmond program. The program was presented by Francis Tuttle.
This year’s graduation was held on April 19, 2018 and was presented by the University of Central Oklahoma. Class speakers were Maddie Rops from Memorial and Shabeeba Kasem from Edmond North; both were voted to speak by their peers. Youth Leadership Edmond (YLE), under the direction of Amanda Bowen, works to motivate and equip high school juniors with leadership skills through activities and interaction with local leaders and helps students further their knowledge of the Edmond community YLE graduates are area high school juniors who reside within Edmond city limits and/or the Edmond Public School district and attend Edmond Public Schools, private schools, or are home schooled. All students have a 3.0 GPA or higher and were selected for the program through an application and interview process.
Graduating Class XVII includes the following people:
From Edmond North High School:
Max Bouvette, Kaylee Christensen, Cassidy Condray, Maya Ferrell, Grace Griggs, Shabeeba Kasem, Emily Kennedy, Aubrey Klearman, Jaydon Lam, Gabrielle Lee, Maddie Medina, Taelyn Moran, William Shorow, Alysha Siddiqi, Savannah Steele, Madison Williams.
From Edmond Santa Fe High School:
Ish Bhanot, Bettie Bunn, Shay Burke, Katie Burkhead, Kiana Cyrus, Jaden Dimick, Akash Guruswamy, Emilia Kelly, Christine Nguyen, Evan Oldham, Mike Pope, Alyssa Regier, Sworup Thapa, Sydney Varner, Nathan Whitehead, Courtney Wilkinson, Michael Yu.
From Edmond Memorial High School:
Bryson Bowlan, Georgia Burnstein, Annie Entz, Michael Li, Dru Pearson, Maddie Rops, Taylor Scott, Jordan Visina, Anna White, Logan Willis, Zeke Young
Shop Edmond News
Paper Arts at 632 W Edmond Rd has released their June class and event calendar!
Limited space available for this Calligraphy class at Paper Arts, led by a nationally acclaimed calligraphy artist! More here:
EmoryAnne Interiors has just a couple of spaces left for its floral arranging class Thursday June 7, click to register at AlicesTable.com/host/profile/paige-mcalister:
I’d like to welcome Risa, owner of Oops I Arted Art Studio this summer as one of our Shop Edmond Advertisers! She and her studio are so positive and full of amazingly positive energy, I can’t describe to you! Call or text Risa at 405-476-9211 with Oops, I Arted to reserve your space for art classes, corporate team building & parties with a whimsical twist or visit OopsIarted.com for more information! Their space is amazing 15200 Traditions Blvd. Building A – between Santa Fe & Western!
John Enterline of Edmond Wine Shop is teaching a Craft Beer Class at The Barrel Room Monday June 4, 2018, and they have only a couple of spaces left! More information on the event here:
I hope all of you had a great weekend and I’ll see you around Edmond!