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04-09-2007, 12:21 PM
Just stumbled across this website today. helps people quickly find what’s new to see and do in 70 locations across North America ... and beyond.

New restaurants to dine in, new hotels to relax in... new day spas to be pampered by and new museums to be fascinated by.

New performances and trends to observe, new neighborhoods and artists to explore.

In vibrant, sophisticated metropolises like New York, San Francisco, Austin and Vancouver, as well as more out-of-the-way resort areas like Monterey/Carmel, Santa Fe/Taos, and the Berkshires.

Every month, we unveil six new things in each of the 70 locations we cover.

It’s an ideal resource for the business manager needing to know where to entertain a client. Or, concierges and other travel advisors seeking innovative options to recommend.

Vacationers love it as a means of identifying new places to shop, eat and play once they get to their destinations. And expatriates find it useful as a way of keeping up with what’s new back home.

And when we mean new, we mean NEW.

Most of the 420 items our subscribers have access to every month either will have opened, or will be opening, within six weeks of when they read about them.

Where else can one find such current info... about so many locations... in such a simple, fun-to-read format?

The cost? FREE.

I was please to see that Oklahoma City and Tulsa were included in their list.

04-09-2007, 02:30 PM
That's pretty cool.

04-09-2007, 03:07 PM
That is really cool.. I never even heard about this:

Most people have family trees...and many people have shoe trees. Now, Oklahoma City's Omniplex has just unveiled its GadgetTrees ( to delight kids of all ages.

The museum's new feature uses the concepts attached to simple machines to challenge everyone's imagination and creativity. Serving as the core for the interactive playarea is a Shumard Oak from Chandler, Oklahoma -- the largest oak tree west of the Mississippi.

Situated within the oak are two tree houses abundant with ladders, pulleys, incline planes and a two-story spiral slide, the largest of its kind in the United States. The exhibit also encourages visitors to stroll through the Forest of Knowledge, to learn about the state's forests and how they affect the lives of Oklahomans. Omniplex unveiled its Gadget Trees Mar. 7. 2100 NE 52nd. 405.602.6664.

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04-09-2007, 03:11 PM
Doesn't seem to be working...

04-09-2007, 03:14 PM
Sounds like a great additon to the Omniplex.

But did I read that right that we had the largest Oak tree west of the Mississippi and we CUT IT DOWN???

04-09-2007, 03:25 PM
Sorry about the links. I guess you have to subscribe to get to them (its free though). Just go here for a sample: Six New Things Search (

Yeah Karried, that was the first I'd heard about the gadgetrees too.

04-11-2007, 11:22 AM
It's interesting that OKC and Tulsa get seperate listings while they have combined ones like Omaha/Lincoln, Albuquerque/Santa Fe/Taos, etc.

04-11-2007, 11:26 AM
Sounds like a great additon to the Omniplex.

But did I read that right that we had the largest Oak tree west of the Mississippi and we CUT IT DOWN???

And you're surprised?...don't you live around Edmond?

04-11-2007, 11:43 AM
Well it's one thing to cut down trees, but to cut down a record-holding tree is a RIDICULOUS TRAGEDY.

04-11-2007, 12:01 PM
Well it's one thing to cut down trees, but to cut down a record-holding tree is a RIDICULOUS TRAGEDY.

I agree it would be...if it had been cut down.

CHANDLER — The great tree once hailed as the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi shaded generations of children’s play, family gatherings and school memories.
On Thursday, the landmark of Gail Walters’ grandparents’ homestead stood no more. Wednesday’s storms blew it down, taking with it the emotions of those who enjoyed its company through the years.
“It was very sad,” Walters said. “We’ll just have to have someone cut it up for firewood.”
In 1963, the scarlet oak was declared by the Oklahoma chapter of the Society of American Foresters as the largest known tree of its kind west of the Mississippi, Walters said. In 1977, it stood 60 feet tall, with an average crown, or width of branches, of 92 feet. Its trunk was 14 feet, 4 inches around. By 2002, broken limbs had reduced its height to 52 feet, and it was considered the second-largest in Oklahoma.
Walters is not sure when the oak began its life, but the tree rose on land Walters’ grandparents homesteaded in the 1891 Land Run on Sac and Fox land. It stood next to a log cabin where her mother was born.
“I have pictures where my mother had played under it when she was a child,” Walters said. “We had picnics under it.”
After it gained a measure of fame because of the foresters’ recognition, “people came out to see it,” Walters said. “They took pictures of it.”
One local schoolteacher took leaves from the tree to Washington and left them at the Vietnam Memorial in memory of Walters’ uncle, who died in that war. High school students posed for senior photos under the tree’s massive canopy.
Walters said that when her late mother, Lavonne Martie Brown, gave Walters’ daughter Monica Glisson two acres that included the tree, the gift came with a condition. “As long as I’m alive, don’t ever cut down that tree,” Walters recalled her mother said.
“She loved that tree.”
Gail Walters looks at an oak tree that, for as long as anyone can remember, had been standing on land near Chandler that her grandparents homesteaded. The tree, once called the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi River, was blown over in Wednesday’s storms. BY EMILY SCHWARZE, THE OKLAHOMAN

04-11-2007, 12:15 PM
Ok, that's acceptable. ;)

Must have been some HIGH winds to knock that tree down.

04-11-2007, 02:02 PM
Nice bit of research CuatrodeMayo! Did you have the date of that article?

I'm glad to hear it wasn't cut down. It's a shame it fell, but at least it's being put to good use.

04-11-2007, 02:52 PM

04-11-2007, 02:58 PM
Nice to see someone had the foresight to keep it.

05-01-2007, 09:39 AM

1. Museum of Art offers Twin Bill of
top modern art from its collections

2. Bicycle Alley, Schlegel's, bring new
wheels to city's famed Automobile Alley

3. Better vistas, nicer amenities to grace
Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory

4. Norman museum places on view
top images by early photographers

5. Museum of Art screens newest
David Lynch film, "Inland Empire"

6. New hours, entertainment lure us
to go up on the (OKCMOA) roof

Six New Things: OKC (

06-01-2007, 08:03 AM
New update:

06-01-2007, 11:18 AM
I've subscribed to this, I've been pretty unimpressed.

06-01-2007, 02:25 PM
Probably because we already know about this stuff because we're on this message board. :)

06-01-2007, 02:28 PM
You are probably right!

04-09-2008, 04:30 PM
this site no longer exists. I thought it was fun, but I hadn't looked at it in a while.

04-09-2008, 06:03 PM
Parked by GoDaddy?

04-09-2008, 09:15 PM
like I said, it's gone

04-10-2008, 07:44 AM
Parked by GoDaddy?

GoDaddy is just one of the largest, if not the largest domain selling/hosting company. It means the domain (web site name) is still owned, but it's "parked", meaning owned but there is no website currently.