All-native landscaping wins award
ARDMORE — Landscaping of the new Lake Murray Lodge used 100 percent native plants, the first time for an Oklahoma state park. It landed Connie Scothorn, principal of CLS & Associates in Oklahoma City, a design award from the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The design included installation of 273 trees and more than 8,300 flowering shrubs, forbs and grasses on the 8-acre site. One area, designated “Butterfly Garden,” features 12 species in highest demand by native butterflies.
All of the plants are low maintenance, requiring no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Irrigation will be discontinued for most plants after one year, although trees will be irrigated for up to 3 years for better establishment.
Seminar set for independent seniors
“FYI: For Your Independence,” a seminar for seniors presenting information on reverse mortgages, legal aid and advance directives, will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at Oklahoma City County Health Department Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, 2600 NE 63.
Admission is free. A continental breakfast and light refreshments will be provided. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m.
Sponsors are Trinity Presbyterian Church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, New Covenant Baptist Church, the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI), and the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing.
For more information, leave a message at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 427-6863, or email agingseminar@ gmail.com.
Private development forum scheduled
Ward 7 Oklahoma City Councilman Lee E. Cooper Jr. will present a forum for developers, builders, contractors and residents to meet with city Development Services staff and learn more about the private development process, at 6 p.m. Monday at Metro Tech Springlake Campus, 1900 Springlake Drive.
Additional information is available at the development center at 297-3835.
Advanced Aesthetics to get larger site
Advanced Aesthetics, a nonsurgical, medical spa providing elected procedures, has signed a 10-year lease for a new, larger location, 7,058 square feet, at Memorial Springs Medical Building, 13100 N Western Ave.
Susan Davis Jordan and Kelsey Gilbert with CBRE represented the landlord, S&B Land LLC. Chris Anderson with Grant Group represented Advanced Aesthetics, started by Dr. Michael Elder more than 20 years ago.
ZFI chief named president of society board
Chris Rickman, executive vice president and chief operating officer at ZFI Engineering Co., 8411 S Walker, has been named president of the board of directors of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, architecture-engineering-construction marketing and business development association.
Rickman began at ZFI in 1990 as a CAD technician. His duties now include coordinating all marketing and business development, managing operations, and overseeing IT.
Lake Murray Lodge, Ardmore.