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Wisconsin Manufacturing Company To Build Campus In Tulsa

TULSA, Oklahoma –

A Wisconsin-based manufacturer of air movement, control and conditioning equipment announced Tuesday that it will build a new campus in Tulsa that will be operational by summer 2018. 

Greenheck Group plans to break ground later this year, and the company said they initially plan to hire about 75 employees during the first year of operations but plan to significantly grow its Tulsa-area presence in the coming years, the company said in a news release. 

The company said it plans to be operational at its first two facilities in Tulsa by next year, and the northeast Tulsa campus will include manufacturing operations and distribution for Greenheck Group’s Accurex brand of commercial kitchen ventilation systems and its Greenheck Tempered Air Products (TAP) line. 

Greenheck Group CEO Jim McIntyre said Tulsa is the ideal location for the company’s new campus. 

“The central location, the robust and growing business sector, and ready access to a smart, talented workforce were all key factors in our decision,” McIntyre  said. 

Tulsa Regional Chamber President Mike Neal said the chamber is thrilled that Greenheck Group sees potential for future growth in the Tulsa region. 
“Greenheck is an exemplary corporate citizen, and their commitment to their employees – evidenced by extremely low turnover rates – is unparalleled. We look forward to continue helping Greenheck Group establish itself in the Tulsa community,” Neal said. 

The Tulsa Regional Chamber began working with the Greenheck Group in February, helping the company coordinate a site visit to northeast Oklahoma. 

Chamber staff worked with the company for several months as their primary point of contact for finalizing project details, including real estate and site selection, workforce needs, engineering, and infrastructure, Greenheck Group said. 

Greenheck Group’s ventilation products are used in hospitals, office buildings, hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, schools, industrial plants and other commercial buildings. 

Its product portfolio includes architectural louvers and sunshades, specialized air-handling systems, heating and cooling coils, kitchen ventilation systems, and many related accessories and services.

To view job opportunities with Greenheck Group, visit their website

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SHERIFF’S BEAT: Man suspected in kidnapping

A Cherokee County sheriff’s deputy arrested a Tahlequah resident Aug. 13 after he held another man at gunpoint for nearly an hour.

Jeremiah Dewayne Mollie, 27, Tahlequah, was arrested by Deputy Aaron Johnson after a report of suspicious activity involving a firearm. Johnson was advised that a man had showed up at the property earlier that morning, pointing a firearm at the owner. On the way to the residence, deputies saw a man matching the description of the suspect. Since he appeared to be under the influence, deputies detained him. According to the property owner, Mollie came back to his house and held the owner at gunpoint for nearly an hour until the suspect calmed down and put the gun away. Mollie was charged with public intoxication, kidnapping, larceny of a motor vehicle and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

James Owens reported on Aug. 10 someone had stolen a silver ring with a gold crucifix from his bedroom.

Deputy Andrew Dreadfulwater arrested Carl Wesley Whittmore, 58, Tahlequah, on Aug. 14 for domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and cultivating three marijuana plants.

Harrel Phillip Brooner reported on Aug. 2 someone had stolen a leather couch, three tackle boxes, 12 to 15 iron skillets, a small dump trailer and nearly 40 fishing poles from his State Highway 10 residence.

On Aug. 10, Patricia A. Davis told deputies someone had stolen a wheelchair ramp from her Peggs home.

While conducting a traffic stop on Aug. 6, Deputy Bradley Baker arrested Cuco Wagnon, 35, Park Hill, for driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle without a license and child endangerment.

Deputies took a theft report Aug. 8 from Reggie Arterberry, who said a thief had stolen several miscellaneous tools and lawn equipment from his South Welling Road residence.

Kevin Daniel Khoury told deputies on Aug. 9 someone had stolen a 2015 Hyundai Sonata from his residence. The vehicle was found abandoned on Aug. 13.

Mitchell Kelley told deputies on Aug. 9 a miscreant was threatening him and his family.

Emmanuel T. Deckard reported someone had threatened him on Aug. 10.

Dancy James reported on Aug. 10 an intruder had broken into his vehicle while he was fishing and had stolen his wallet.

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Macy’s Expands Crux Line

Macy’s is adding nine new products to its Crux line, which is an exclusive partnership with Sensio. The new products – coffee grinder, 5-cup coffeemaker, 6-quart programmable slow cooker, 2.2-pound touchscreen air convection fryer, 20-cup fuzzy logic rice cooker, sous vide cooker, panini grill, 3-cup mini chopper and 6-quart extra deep electric skillet – will be available in stores in October.

To help launch the new products and bring attention to the Crux line, Sensio and Macy’s also are introducing the Copperstyle Your Kitchen sweepstakes. The line of small kitchen electrics combine stainless steel appliances with copperline accents and Macy’s offers a variety of “copperstyle” accessories to complement the line.

The sweepstakes coincides with the relaunch of the Cruxkitchen.com website, and the contest will have a dedicated landing page. The new site also features digital lookbook with images, videos, recipes and links to Macy’s website to buy the products.

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A little slice of Vegas in Antioch

Step into The Vegas Cafe and it’s like a little piece of Sin City in Antioch. It may not be open round the clock like Las Vegas itself, but with its themed breakfast dishes, colorful murals and twinkling lights, diners can get a taste of Glitter Gulch.

The Chiappetta family scaled back the 24-hour restaurant to an 11 p.m. closing time after Illinois 2008 smoking ban, and a complete remodel two years ago brought a focus on breakfast and a few lunch items and a 3:30 p.m. closing time.

“It was called Las Vegas because we were always open, so we changed the name to The Vegas Cafe reflect what we were doing here,” said Helen Chiappetta, whose parents and uncle originally opened the Antioch staple in 1972 as a Greek diner.

The menu lists items like The Vegas Omelette, The Hangover All-American Breakfast, Mini Vegas All-American Breakfast, The Vegas Skillet, The Venetian Chicken Sandwich, Cactus Jack Wrap and The Elvis Presley, with enough gooey peanut butter and honey for the King himself. And a rotating menu of homemade soups that Chiappetta is especially proud of, she said.

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Tour of Remodeled Homes to include stops in Buckhead, Dunwoody, Roswell

NARI Atlanta, the local chapter of the National Association for the Remodeling Industry, will present its eighth annual Tour of Remodeled Homes Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Four private homes transformed by NARI Atlanta members throughout Atlanta’s northern suburbs (Buckhead, Dunwoody and Roswell) will be open to the public, with the remodeling teams on hand to discuss each project and answer questions. The tour is self-guided and will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour, and are available at www.atlantaremodelingtour.com.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStore in metro Atlanta, which accepts donations of used furniture, home improvement items, appliances and surplus building supplies for resale at a deep discount to the public. Funds generated support the work of partnering Habitat affiliates throughout the city’s suburban counties.

“I am delighted to welcome Habitat ReStore as this year’s nonprofit partner for the NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes,” NARI Atlanta Executive Director Jesse Morado said in a news release. “Their metro Atlanta Habitat affiliates bring together skilled remodelers, home builders, volunteers and donors to create high-quality, low-cost homes for working families throughout 12 suburban counties, and the ReStores help fund this important work. NARI Atlanta is proud to support this organization with the proceeds from our annual Tour of Remodeled Homes.”

Tour homes include the following:

Distinctive Remodeling Solutions (home in Buckhead): Built in 1956 and with numerous additions and renovations in the following years, this home has been transformed from tired to refreshed. The dated floor plan and disconnected updates were flawlessly brought together for the specific requirements of the current owners. New features include a private entrance to the master suite, which includes an office, bedroom and updated master bath. Unfinished attic space was transformed into a teenager’s retreat. A new mudroom entry and expanded laundry area are located off the fully renovated kitchen, while the sunny family room boasts a custom entertainment center, wet bar and direct access to new outdoor living space.

Harbour Towne Construction Inc. (home in Dunwoody): The home had a large, unfinished basement that was ideal for transformation into a multi-functional space. The owners wanted to use the area to entertain family and friends, so Harbour Towne created a home theater with a raised seating platform and acoustic panels; a full-service wet bar with a copper sink, refrigerator, dishwasher, wine chiller and microwave; a fully outfitted exercise room and a guest suite with a bedroom, walk-in closet and a bathroom.

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Master Home Remodelers (home in Roswell): The owner of this home is a professional interior designer who wanted her kitchen to boast timeless, classical design. The renovated kitchen now features Linen color painted, furniture-quality beaded inset cabinetry, Calcutta Gold marble countertops with a marble backsplash, a three-inch thick mitered island countertop, fully integrated appliances with matching panels and state-of-the-art-interior accessories. The stately wood hood over the range top, along with brass side sconces create a unique focal point. This kitchen mixes chrome and brass fixtures, varying countertop heights, dark stained wood floors and light painted walls to create a perfect balance of symmetry, textures and color.

Oneida Builders (home in Dunwoody): This kitchen renovation focuses on mindful design that functions efficiently for the homeowners. Oneida Builders and Mast Cabinetry collaborated to blend visual texture with clean, modern simplicity. The blacksplash was inspired by Italian mosaics and is a custom radiant blend of glass tile. The space features a unique, U-shaped island, a custom heat-resistant wall cabinet to house a TV above the cook top, a relaxing coffee bar and a full bar with a baby grand piano. To create a more open feel to the kitchen/entertaining area, a large fixed-glass window was installed overlooking a beautiful new deck.

Bonus location: Dove Studio Kitchen Bath, 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 740, Roswell. Dove Studio will open its doors to tour ticket holders the day of the tour and will offer indoor and outdoor cooking demonstrations and food tastings every half-hour during the day.

Information and tickets: www.atlantaremodelingtour.com

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Hialeah Park throws fourth anniversary party

Hialeah Park owner John Brunetti Sr. visualized his 200-acre property as a gathering place — not just a place to play slots — and that shows in the scheduling of the casino’s fourth anniversary party.

The celebration runs from Aug. 24-27, and includes Gente de Zona and Tito Puente Jr.

Lucy Grau is up first, with a free show at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24. Another free show is Aug. 25, with Danny Daniel and Amaury Gutierrez booked for the Paddock Garden at 9 p.m. Foot trucks and DJ El Russo will be on hand at 7 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets, but food, beverages and coolers are not permitted.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for Gente De Zona, a Cuban reggaetón group that was part of three Grammy awards after their collaboration with Enrique Iglesias on his 2014 release “Bailando.” The show begins at 9 p.m. Aug. 26. Tickets are available at 1234ticket.com and are $25 for general admission, and much more for VIP.

Jose Fajardo Jr. plays another free show at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27, with Puente listed as his special guest at the Fountain Terrace performance. A classic car show runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and DJ Larry Lopez hosts a dance party after Fajardo and Puente perform.

Brunetti bought the track in 1977 and closed it in 2001, saying there was too much horse racing competition. Hialeah Park was not one of the casinos state voters had in mind when the state and Miami-Dade County approved casinos. It took a legislative approval and challenges all the way up to the Florida Supreme Court for Hialeah to open.

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Event for Hallandale PAL

WQAM 560 AM radio hosts Joe Rose and Zach Krantz are among the players at the seventh annual Thomas A. Magill Texas Hold-em Tournament on Aug. 26 at the Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino.

The event is in honor of former Police Chief Thomas A. Magill, who died suddenly in 2010. The Hallandale Beach Police Athletic League and the casino worked together to establish a scholarship fund in his name, and proceeds also help pay for sports equipment, uniforms and officials.

Entry is $100, and includes a buffet in the casino’s French Quarter restaurant. (Dining-only is $25.) Players can also rebuy and add chips. First place pays $3,000, second is $2,000 and third is $1,000.

Registration begins at 5 p.m., with the buffet open until 7:15 p.m. The tournament begins at 7:30 p.m.

For more information or to buy-In ahead of time visit hallandalebeachpal.com or call 954-457-1466.

Conine poker

The sixth annual Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic raised almost $145,000 through tournament entries and rebuys, live and silent auctions and sponsorships. The poker tournament, Aug. 7 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino, drew 267 entrants.

Aron Dermer of Aventura won the event, earning an entry into the main event of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (worth $5,250) and $5,000 ($1,000 of which he donated back to the Conine Clubhouse, a part of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital).

Long-time NHL Florida Panthers broadcaster Randy Moller, an avid poker player, finished sixth, earning $850 and an entry into the Seminole Hard Rock’s Big 4 tournament, worth $1,100.

Coming up

▪ Carlos Oliva and Los Sobrinos del Juez give a free performance at 9 p.m. Saturday at Magic City Casino. The group is known for a fusion of Cuban music, Salsa, Afro beats, Samba, Jazz and Rock. Hits include “Dime Si Te Gusto” and “Pelotero La Bola.”

▪ Gulfstream Park has slot tournaments at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays, with the winner receiving $2,500 in free slot play. Entry requires 10 slot points and the top 26 players in each session will win a prize.

▪ Mardi Gras Casino has “Johnny on the Spot” from 9 a.m.- to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Patrons can receive $15 in bonus slot play for every 30 points earned.

▪ The Isle Casino gives away Betty Crocker gifts such as toasters, blenders and mixers to slot players who earn 500 points from 3-9 p.m. on Mondays in August.

▪ The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Hollywood has “Gift Card Pick’em” on Sunday. Slot players who earn 10 comp dollars before 3 p.m. can win $30 to $1,000 in gift cards or free play, to be picked up in the ballrooms from 1-4 p.m. Gift card brands include Total Wine More, Bed Bath Beyond and Publix.

▪ Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has a “KitchenAid Win A Kitchen” giveaway from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Patrons can earn points from now through Saturday for a KitchenAid appliance package (refrigerator, range and dishwasher) or up to $1,000 in free play. Eight people will win every hour.

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Creamy Tomato Italian Parmesan Chicken

If you can buy already-thin chicken breast cutlets for this recipe, all the better. At any rate, it’s hard to beat tender chicken simmered in a rich and creamy red sauce, flavored with Parmesan and Italian herbs.

Creamy Tomato Italian Parmesan Chicken

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound thin-sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Italian herb seasoning to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Prep: 10 minutes. Start to finish: 35 minutes.

First, set a large pot of salted water on the stove to boil for the spaghetti. When it’s at a boil, add spaghetti and cook according to package directions.

Meanwhile, season chicken with salt, pepper and Italian herb seasoning. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook half the chicken pieces 3 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining chicken. Remove chicken from skillet. (To save time, you can cook chicken in two skillets at once.)

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomato sauce, cream, grated Parmesan cheese and more Italian herb blend, to taste; bring to a simmer.

Return chicken to skillet and cook until heated through. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve over spaghetti.

Serve with: Green salad and crusty bread

Recipe and photo source: McCormick.com, attributed to Alyssa Rivers of The Recipe Critic

Buy-on-the-fly grocery list

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound thin-sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 small carton whipping cream
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salad greens
  • Crusty bread

Staples

  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian herb seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • Fresh garlic
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