Valentine’s Day Gifts

This Valentine’s Day, surprise your sweetheart with a gift from the heart. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or something sparkly, traditional or non-traditional, these three Cleveland County merchants offer some great gift ideas. Your valentine is sure to appreciate the thought and care that went into your purchase.

What’s in Your Gym Bag?

Kyle Dake, or "Coach Kyle" as Orangetheory Fitness Moore participants call him, takes keeping healthy and physically fit seriously, though he's not afraid to interject some fun into the process. Coach Kyle, whose Instagram handle is @thekyledake, practices what he preaches as an Orangetheory Fitness Moore coach, a National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer, and a FASTer Way to Fat Loss…

Holiday Reflections

 Name: Name: The Hon. Breea Clark  Title: Norman Mayor (elected 2019)  Recollection:

There Is No Bad Whiskey…

Famed detective novelist Raymond Chandler once said: “There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.”

Change an Entire Space

1. Beekman Small Table Lamp by Kate Spade New York, $669, available via

Gift Locally

Shaneé Newville is the creator of these lovely and fanciful works of art. Want to learn more? Visit Le Café Boutique, her coffee-themed shop located at Showplace Market, 2001 S. Broadway (off 19th Street) in Moore or check out her Facebook page for announcements on pop-ups, give-aways, specials and upcoming shows. Shaneé's work also will be on display at An Affair of the…

Kitchen Gadgets

In Cleveland County, professional chefs as well as serious home cooks know where to go for high-quality bakeware/cookware, cutlery and electrics (such as mixers and blenders), as well as a wide assortment of food-preparation tools: The International Pantry. But did you know the International Pantry also carries an assortment of fun and whimsical (yet useful) gadgets for the kitchen?

5 things I love

 Article Jerri Culpepper  Laura Kate Mancino, 10, launched her stage experience in the summer of 2017 with the production of Willy Wonka, Jr., in the role of Grandma Georgina, then was cast as Nana the dog in the 2018 production of Peter Pan, Jr., both performed at the Sooner Theatre. And in June, Laura Kate played the role of Junie B Jones,…

Patio Penache

 Article Jerri Culpepper | Photography Ryan Lassiter at Defining Image  In the summer, gatherings with family and friends are just that much more fun when they're held outdoors. Here, we shine the light on three favorite outdoor restaurant hangouts, each with very different vibes.  Each of these venues offers its own unique ambiance, not to mention a very different menu and drink…

Harrison and his dad

 Article Jerri Culpepper  2018 Salomon Assassin Pro (snowboard)  Salomon Store, $549.95

Katelynn & her mom

 Photography TinyMite's Photography  Sushi (especially their Adair roll)  Full Moon Sushi, $15.50

Hardy & 

When selecting plants for your garden or other landscaping areas, it’s important to consider a number of factors. Picking native plants ensures you get species that will thrive in your area, while getting drought-tolerant plants can help both your pocketbook and the planet (not to mention your time).