Dust clouds form from the hooves of two warhorses thundering across the jousting field. Across the way, a falcon wheels in the sky, spotting prey for his master. Meanwhile, King Henry watches from a tall stone tower, pleased with the bustling marketplace below. It isn’t the year 1539, and it isn’t planet Camelot IV in the Avalonian system. It’s the modern-day Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, held at the Castle of Muskogee every summer for nearly 20 years.
Every merchant and performer has a story to tell, from Sir Robert Vinterhawk of Birds of Prey to the painter Lady Anne, who creates lush portraits of the castle’s guests. The Tribal Circus performs gravity-defying feats without the aid of strings or wizardry, and the mysterious masked man of Cast in Bronze enraptures his audience with the sanctified tones of carillon bells. For adrenaline-pumping thrills, the human chess game —where life-size pieces engage in full battle—is second only to the raucous jousting tourney. Guests can further immerse themselves in a lost era with a spin around the maypole or by dressing up for the daily costume contest.
At Girl Friday Errand Service, dependable assistants ease customers' burdens and free their schedules by tackling a range of time-consuming chores. Fleet-footed couriers check off chores such as running to the bank, shopping for groceries, dropping off packages, or washing the car. Since all of Girl Friday's runners are local to the Broken Arrow/Tulsa area, they shave precious minutes from their schedule with a detailed knowledge of which streets serve as shortcuts and which veer off into parallel dimensions.
Dry Clean Super Center accommodates cleaning and laundering needs for a wide raiment range. On-the-go guests can grace clean pants, sweaters, blouses, and most other items with the same tender care they're too busy providing to others to give to themselves. Rely on a dry-cleaned and freshly pressed suit instead of typo-riddled resumés or ill-timed knock-knock jokes to stand out during upcoming job interviews ($10; price may vary by item). Women may get their best Sunday dress clean enough to showcase at dinner parties, theater outings, and the remaining six days of the week (up to $20).
If dust and grime attempted to hide, choosing a spot in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, or anywhere within a 20-mile radius would be a poor decision. That’s because the professionals from A Perfect Clean have those areas on lockdown. They utilize years of experience to keep residential and commercial spaces sparkling, and even put together different packages to suit every client’s needs.
At Sign-On, we understand the importance of your business and we’re here to fulfill any needs that may arise for your business. From logo design to printing to building or promotional signage, Sign-on can fulfill any printing or signage need that you may have.
The Petersens bend light to their will and draw emotions from families, children, and graduates to capture memorable portraits. Subjects travel to the Petersens' campus for one- to two-hour portrait sessions held inside their indoor studio or outside in a two-acre garden replete with blossoming flowers, benches, and a pond stocked with tiny Loch Ness monsters. Indoor portraits are captured between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and outdoor shots are taken at the beginning and end of the day, when the light is most compelling. Indoors or out, the photographers manipulate light and shadows to create mood and emotion. The Petersens also understand corneas to be much more than just the windshields of the brain, and focus on subjects' eyes to coax expression and spirit. Throughout the sessions, subjects strike an array of poses sitting on wrought-iron benches, standing in front of neutral backdrops, and engaging in polite conversation with tulips.
For more than 30 years, Bob Heath has been honing his window-cleaning techniques, eventually deciding to open his own business specializing in residential windows. Employing window-cleaning tricks picked up over the years, Heath fights grime and streaks with skillful swipes that free panes from water spots and suction-cup Garfields.