Traveling and Celebrating Our Independence

Are you enjoying your summer so far? Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Oklahoma summers–unless I have a large body of water (swimming pool, creek, lake or at least a wading pool!)–close by in which to douse myself from time to time.

Fathers, Daughters Forge New Memories

New memories were forged at the Butterfly Kisses Father-Daughter Dance, held April 10 at the Devon Boathouse. 
Sponsored by 2016 Miss Moore-Norman Alana Hughes, about $1,100 was raised for Children's Miracle Network and the 
Food for Kids Backpack Program. Alana, 19, is headed to the Miss Oklahoma competition in June.

Around Town

Horticulturist Tracey Payton Miller invites gardening enthusiasts to attend free classes being offered this summer through fall at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St., in Norman. Each begins at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour.

Sightseeing Sooners

The atmosphere in the ballroom of Oklahoma Memorial Union on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus May 20 was charged with electricity–the kind generated when many people gather together prior to a major announcement, such as the Academy Awards.

Independence Day, Oklahoma Style

A multitude of events are planned across central Oklahoma this Independence Day. Following are a sampling of opportunities to help you plan a day trip (or longer) to attend a spectacular event that will get you and your family away from the television and exploring a new community. So put on some sunscreen (don't forget the bug spray!), select an…

Meals on Wheels of Norman

In 2015, Meals on Wheels of Norman delivered 66,242 meals to 675 frail of health and home-bound citizens. A total of 17,050 hours were donated by dedicated volunteers.

May Big Month for Moore Ribbon-Cuttings

May was a busy month for ribbon-cuttings in Moore. In addition to those featured below, ribbon-cuttings were held on the 4th for Minnick Materials, 6665 N. Interstate Drive, and on the 10th for Mallard Construction, 3601 S. I-35.

Magazine Launch Party a Success

Publisher Jimmy Darden welcomed almost 100 business people, readers and magazine staff to the Cleveland County Lifestyle launch party May 3 at Oliveto Italian Bistro in Moore. Prizes were donated by Republic Bank, Huntington Fine Jewelers, 
Backwoods, Christian Brothers Automotive, Ritzy Gypsy and Frontier State Bank.

Magic, Food and Hula Hoops

Summer Reading is in full swing around the Pioneer Library System’s 11 hometown libraries throughout Cleveland County and the entire PLS service area. And thanks to the support of the many donors and sponsors of the library’s events, that has included a variety of programs for all ages.

Tesla Model 3

In 2006, Elon Musk published a blog post outlining his long-term vision for Tesla. At the time, Tesla was still two years away from delivering the first Roadster, the company’s first product. The strategy of Tesla is to enter at the high end of the market, where customers are prepared to pay a premium,” Musk said. “Then, we’ll drive down…

Art Collector Leads Tour

James T. Bialac, who gifted his massive collection of Native American art to OU, visited the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art May 12 to give a public gallery talk and lead a walking tour of a recent installation, James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection: Recent Acquisitions.

Nurture Day Spa

In a society that encourages people to do it all (and to stay connected on social media while doing it), it’s easy to get lost in the stress of a fast-paced life. Many people go days, months, or even longer without taking a break to focus on themselves.

Freestyle Restructures as Ad Agency

Members of the Greater Oklahoma City, South Oklahoma City, Moore and Norman chambers celebrated a special ribbon-cutting for a local advertising agency. Freestyle Creative recently restructured from a film production company to a full-service advertising agency.

Leaving a Loving Legacy

Today, two-thirds of women identify themselves as the primary decision-maker in their home. Many of these women are also the breadwinner, earning 62% of the household income.1 If you find yourself among this growing group of women, you play a vital role in managing your family’s finances–from overseeing the household budget, to paying the mortgage, to determining where to invest…

Mary Eddy’s Kitchen and Lounge

How often do you begin and end your stay at a restaurant with the thought, “WhHow often do you begin and end your stay at a restaurant with the thought, “What more could I ask for?” Well, I could ask for nothing more than what was provided at Mary Eddy’s Kitchen & Lounge–all the way down to the chairs, made…