An Evening With Ed Harris

The Women's Resource Center raised over $40,000 during its fundraising event, which included a movie screening and "Q&A with Ed Harris" on Nov. 4 and "An Evening with Ed Harris" dinner event Nov. 5. WRC is a United Way agency in Norman established in 1975.

Casino Employees Donate to Food Drive

Riverwind Casino employees brought their competitive spirits and generous hearts for Gov. Mary Fallin’s seventh annual Feeding Oklahoma Drive in October, benefiting the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Employees donated more than 14,260 pounds of food this year, enough to provide meals to hundreds of Oklahomans struggling with hunger.

What Were Your 
New Year’s Resolutions?

Did you make any resolutions for the New Year? Improving one’s health and fitness are at the top of many people’s lists, and in this issue of Cleveland County Lifestyle, we address the various ways our neighbors and friends are tackling those resolutions. In one story, you’ll find out what various community leaders are planning in 2017 to boost their…

Scenes From Our Holiday Photo Shoot

Sometimes, as they say, "it takes a village." That certainly held true for Cleveland County Lifestyle's first major photo shoot, 
"Celebrating the Holidays in Style," held at the Montford Inn in Norman. It was such a fun and collaborative effort, we wanted to share more behind-the-scenes photos with our readers. PHOTOGRAPHY Crimsy Photography and Tim Blunck

January 2017 Around Town

The Firehouse Art Center’s Chocolate Festival, the center’s biggest community event and the premiere food festival in the region for chocolate-inspired goods, will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Marriott Conference Center and Hotel, 2801 State Highway 9 East, in Norman. Tickets may be purchased online at

Goodbye, ‘Blah’

It’s that time of year again. We’ve looked back on the past 12 months and made our New Year’s resolutions, promising ourselves to make this year our best one yet. Now it’s time to get started. Beginning an exercise routine, or choosing a healthier lifestyle in general, is a resolution that gets made year after year (and often by the…

Civic, Business and Other Leaders Asked:

About 45 percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions every year, and losing weight and getting fit leads those lists more often than not. Eating healthier also ranks near the top. We asked leaders in business, law enforcement, education, nonprofit and other areas across the county (our advertisers, too) to share their health and fitness goals with our readers. Their…

Maid OK

Was maintaining a cleaner, healthier and more organized home one of your New Year’s resolutions, but now you’re finding the realities of work, ferrying the kids to soccer practice, and other daily chores and activities are making the fulfillment of that resolution almost impossible?

Rarchar Tortorello

Rarchar S. Tortorello laughs when he says that he could write a book about his life, but a quick conversation reveals just how true that statement is. Tortorello spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force (from 1987 to 2007), taking him on adventures in the United States and abroad. Since his retirement from the military, Tortorello has settled in…

Exercising Mind & Body

Always known as a good place for exercising brain muscles, the hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System are expanding to help their communities with their physical well-being. That takes shape in free classes on topics and for activities, including Tai Chi, Zumba, Pilates and exercises for those suffering with arthritis, as well as activities for nearly all age groups.

A Taste of Italy

A new gem has been set in the heart of Norman’s historic Campus Corner, and it’s likely to shine on for years to come.

Deduct That?

Every day, stay-at-home moms and dads, entrepreneurs or people looking to earn an additional income stream join a direct sales or multi-level marketing company. Companies such as Mary Kay, Rodan+Fields, Arbonne, Scentsy, DoTerra, Young Living, LulaRoe, Herbalife, Isagenix, etc., are constantly growing with eager entrepreneurs. Everyone aspires to live the American dream–own your own business, live prosperously and reach the…

Taking It to the Next Step

Imagine being a latch-key kid who, upon arriving home from school, is responsible for preparing an afternoon snack for your younger siblings, or for starting dinner for your parents who work until 8 p.m. Picture being a single mother who never had the opportunity to learn safe food handling practices from her mother, or what spices make a dish taste…