For the Love of Pets

Whether you’re a “dog” or “cat” person—or even a horse, bird or other pet enthusiast—you know how that furry, feathered or even scaly critter can steal your heart. For many of us, our pets are family. In this issue of Cleveland County Lifestyle, we share stories of pampered pooches competing for best of breed, of working dogs that are helping…

Wheeler Ferris Wheel Now Turning

More than 1,000 visitors attended the Grand Opening festivities for the Wheeler Ferris Wheel on the Wheeler Riverfront Plaza in Oklahoma City July 4-5. It's now open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and 
Saturdays. Single-ride tickets are $6, day passes are $10.

Around Town

Despite a difficult economic climate, Allied Arts’ 2016 fundraising campaign, which closed on June 30, raised more than $2.98 million for central Oklahoma’s arts community.This brings the total raised by Allied Arts to more than $60 million for the local arts community in its 45-year history.

Good Dog!

With the increasing visibility of therapy dogs in the news and on social media, many people are wondering if–and how–their pets could qualify for that role. One of the specialty classes offered by Canine Sports Academy is a Therapy Dog Skills Class.

From Military Intelligence to Art Center Director

What does a duck, a four-star general, a sculptor and a former college professor have in common? They all reside within the world of Firehouse Arts Center Executive Director Douglas Shaw Elder. Elder, who joined the Firehouse Arts Center in 2007, came to Norman in a long, circuitous way reminiscent of his mixed-media sculptures that line his office walls.

An Unexpected Journey

It’s been said that life is all about the journey, not the destination. I was a working higher education professional with a degree in English and journalism, but in 1989, my life was forever changed when my sister, Karen, brought home her first little white “dustmop” Maltese she named Madison.

Coaches Address Women Leaders

OU Women's Basketball Head Coach Sherri Coale and Women's Gymnastics Coach K.J. Kindler spoke at the Norman 
Chamber of Commerce's Women's Leadership luncheon in July at the Railhouse. The purpose of the group is to gather local female leaders together to learn, grow and thrive as business persons in Norman.

Get Your Design On at the Oklahoma Designer Show House

Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just love to keep up with the latest trends in interior design, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the second annual Oklahoma Designer Show House, scheduled for Sept. 9-11 and 16-18 in Edmond.

Golf Tourney Benefits OU Scholarship Program

Funds raised from the 19th Annual Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Scholarship Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Oklahoma City/Norman Chapter of the OU Black Alumni Society, will fund nine $2,000 scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. The event was held July 16 at the Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City,

Family Favorite Returns This Month

The honk of the horns, the luster of chrome, the sight of smiling faces and the tremendous trucks. It’s a morning that brings families out for a close-up look at some of the community’s biggest, most helpful and sometimes loudest vehicles.

Meet “Molly”

Family feedback on the first of three planned memory care neighborhoods at Legend at Rivendell has been overwhelmingly positive, said Residence Director Heather Xoquic. One family member recently rated them on caring.com with five of five stars, saying: …The staff is very nice, very caring, and take really good care of him. They seem to serve very good food. They…

For the Love of Dogs

Former University of Oklahoma head football coach Barry Switzer and his wife, Becky, like many people, love dogs. Like countless others in this country and around the world, they consider their four-legged, furry housemates family.

Moore Chamber Reports Growth

From roads and bridges to housing and new businesses large and small, Moore is thriving, Chamber of Commerce members were told during the recent State of the City. Chamber members also took part in the Before Hours event at Allegiance Credit Union and Republic Bank and Trust's recent ribbon-cutting.

Pets Are Family

Throughout this, the "Our Pets" issue, we show how pets play a significant role in our lives.They aren’t just like family, they ARE family. They take care of us when we face a physical and/or emotional disability, serve as solders in war zones, perform a valuable role in search and rescue missions, teach us valuable lessons in patience and compassion,…

The Meatball House

The creativity doesn’t stop with the food. Meatball House also takes creative license with drink recipes, as well as the nom de cocktails. With names like Gettin’ Lucky in Kentucky, The Breeze Between Your Knees and the South in Your Mouth, the drink promises to get you sauced in a different way.

When Your Pet’s in Pain

No pet owner likes to see their furry friend in pain. Unfortunately, our pets don’t have nearly as many treatment options as their human counterparts, and finding the cause of that pain can be a frustrating and expensive process. Dr. Kreg Griffith D.C., a Norman chiropractor with a soft spot for animals, saw this problem and decided to do something…

3 Simple Steps to Living Wealthy

Financial success. Freedom to live the life you always wanted. Time to spend with family and friends. Living life on your terms. Do these things sound too good to be true? They are attainable, with the right strategy and execution.