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Whoo-hoo! Summer is here, at last! For many of us, this is a time to carve out some “me” or family downtime, depending on one’s current circumstances.

In this–the “Men’s Issue”–we take a look at some high-end “boys’ toys”–specifically, off-road vehicles and speed boats–the acquisition of which would definitely ramp up the summer fun. Of course, these high-dollar purchases don’t appeal only to men; more and more women are pursuing traditionally male-oriented sports, and many forms of water sports appeal to the whole family.

Also in this issue, you’ll read about a unique business in Norman that has been featured on The History Channel. The Crucible has forged a successful business that helps envision, create and install bronze sculptures for the private sector, governments and municipalities across the nation.

It’s June, and jazz aficionados across Oklahoma and beyond know that this means the return of the popular Jazz in June festival in Norman. Now in its 33rd year, the jazz festival continues to offer an outstanding lineup of bands performing everything from blues to bebop–all for free (though contributions are welcome!). Look inside for a behind-the-scenes peek at this delightful Norman tradition.

Looking for something new to do this summer that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and is close by? Inside, you will read about the newly opened Central Park in Moore. In addition to the recreational and aquatics centers, this park features a multi-use trail, handicap-accessible playground, a farm market and Friday food trucks.

Also in this issue, you’ll read about a newly released book on Norman’s Navy years, a Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity-University of Oklahoma College of Architecture team effort to build a compressed earth block house story for a local family, and a summer reading (and more) program targeting people of all ages. Of course, those are just some of the highlights from this issue.

Please stay tuned. Whether you’re planning a staycation or a vacation in-state, out of state or even out of the country, this summer or beyond, you won’t want to miss our next issue, which carries a travel theme.

However you spend it, at home or away, on the water or on land, we at Cleveland County Lifestyle wish all our readers—men and women, boys and girls–a safe, fun-filled summer.