No Shortage of 
Summer Entertainment

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.

Around Town

The Norman Community Foundation recently awarded grants to the Norman Arts Council and the National Weather Museum and Science Center and scholarships to two local students.

Music to the Ears

“Keep it simple.” This saying could aptly be given to the board 
 of Jazz in June, whose recipe for a successful festival starts with ingredients of simplicity: provide free concerts in established venues, and the jazz enthusiasts and the curious will come.

Street Lines: Europe Delivers Big in a Small Package

To offer a car under $40,000 among the prestigious Audi brand demonstrates their recognition to satisfy a growing market of economical customers who still demand high quality for what they can afford.

An Era to Remember

She was afraid a period in Cleveland County history that played a major role in the creation of Norman as it is now was being forgotten. Most of the physical evidence had already been torn down and built over; the people who had lived through the era were passing on; and many of the memories had been reduced to catch…

A Unique Partnership

Partnership can be a beautiful thing, especially when two worthy groups come together to work on a solution to a valuable cause. Nonprofits have many amazing assets, but partnering with university students can open up infinite opportunities. In 2014, volunteers with the Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity teamed up with faculty in the Division of Construction Science in the University…

Full Steam Ahead

The Pioneer Library System’s Summer Reading Program returns in June and July, with a lot more than just books–although the library has a lot of those, too, with more than 700,000 items in its collection.

Moore’s New Central Park

It’s a great time to live in Moore! The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated Central Park–featuring state-of-the-art recreation and aquatics centers as well as a host of other amenities for young and old–held its public grand opening ceremonies on April 16. (At press time, work was still ongoing at the Aquatics Center.)

Forging History

Even if you’ve never set foot inside The Crucible, odds are that you’ve gazed upon some of their handiwork. The artists at the Norman-based art foundry cast the bronze Centennial Land Run Monument, the work of Oklahoma artist Paul Moore, in Bricktown near downtown Oklahoma City, featuring 45 statues of the earliest Oklahomans. Or perhaps you’ve noticed the Pastoral Dreamer…

Orr Family Farm Celebrates Founder’s Birthday

Dr. Glenn Orr, owner and founder of the popular Orr Family Farm in Oklahoma City, celebrated his 84th birthday in April. 
The family-friendly get-away, which opened in 2003, is located at 14400 S. Western Ave.

Are You Financially Fit?

Many of us often think about our physical fitness, but do we consider what it means to be financially fit? If you haven’t, you are certainly not alone. However, personal financial fitness is essential to our overall well-being. It should rise to the top of our daily thoughts.

Christian Brothers Automotive

Nobody is happy when their vehicle breaks down or unexpectedly requires repair, and for many (especially) women, the thought of dealing with mechanics is fraught with anxiety. At Christian Brothers Automotive–two locations offer residents in Norman and Oklahoma City added convenience–a tremendous effort is made to ease their customers’ trepidation and, indeed, make the experience as pleasurable as possible.

Josh Lee Lecture Series at OU

The Right Honorable Henry McLeish, former First Minister of Scotland and a member of Her Majesty’s most historic group of advisers, the Privy Council, discussed what Great Britain and Europe think of our presidential race and the U.S. political system during OU's Josh Lee Lecture Series April 22.

Fun in the Sun

For many men (many women too), summer’s more than just a time to get away from the office. It’s a time to address year-long dreams of adventure and thrills: mountain climbing, hiking and camping, scuba and sky diving, and such.


Changing Gender Roles

I grew up in a female-dominated family, though my father never seemed to mind sharing his time at home with a wife and three daughters. If fact, I know he treasured his family time and, as far as I know, he never regretted not having a son.

Honoring Our Vietnam Vets

The Malcolm Hunter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foreign War Post 8706 and American Legion Post 184 of Moore recognized the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with an observance April 23 at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. Maj. Gen. Myles Deering and Sen. Anthony Sykes presented certificates of appreciation to over 125 veterans.

Designer’s Market Spring Line Show 2016

Over 130 designers and decorators participated in Designer's Market's Eighth Annual Spring Line Show, held April 7. The event, themed Interior Design Matters, is held to educate and inspire members of the interior design community about up-and-coming trends in the industry. Participants also enjoyed fun show activities.