Recent Ribbon-cuttings in Norman

Three dental practices, Dental Edge of Norman, Mask Dental Studio, and Orthodontic Specialists of Oklahoma, recently 
celebrated their openings with ribbon-cuttings, along with the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic and Pure Barre Norman.

Defining Modern

In this issue, you will read about modern trends in upscale homes, as well as tips from an interior designer on ways to incorporate modern features into a room without the need to start from scratch or entirely moving away from the traditional look long favored in Oklahoma.

South OKC Chamber Banquet

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Board of Directors were installed and outstanding individuals in the community honored for their work in 2016 at the chamber’s 2017 Annual Banquet, presented by AT&T, and held Jan. 12 at the Cox Convention Center. See accompanying story in Around Town.

Orangetheory Fitness Moore Grand Opening

Orangetheory Fitness Moore recently celebrated its grand opening. The company was recognized as the 60th Fastest 
Growing Private Company in 2016 according to Inc. magazine and now has 596 total open studios worldwide. 
The Moore studio represents the second studio in Oklahoma.

Moore Chamber Hits Year Running

Moore Chamber of Commerce members hit the ground running in 2017 with a Business After Hours gathering 
at Country Leisure Manufacturing, a Business Before Hours gathering at Verizon Wireless and a ribbon-cutting 
for Providence Learning Center.

Firehouse Art Center’s 35th Annual Chocolate Festival

For 35 years, local restaurants and businesses have supported the Firehouse Art Center by donating samples of their best chocolate-inspired treats for the annual Chocolate Festival. Each year, thousands of attendees purchase tickets to choose samples from these vendors, and participate in free art activities taking place during the event.

March 2017 Around Town

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Dinosaurs, firefighters and military artifacts, too! The Oklahoma City Orchestra League’s 2017 Symphony Show House, at 4808 Rose Rock Drive, will open its doors May 6 and remain open for tours through May 21.

Oklahoma State Society’s 2017 Inaugural Ball

Several area residents attended Oklahoma State Society’s Inaugural Ball honoring the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, Jan. 19 at the Hotel Monaco in Washington, D.C. The society’s goals include promoting the state's interests and providing a social network to Oklahomans living in D.C.

Bowling for Fun

South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce members and guests enjoyed networking, team-building and a little friendly competition at the chamber's Fourth Annual Bowling Tournament, held Jan. 31 at HeyDay Entertainment in Norman.

Think You Don’t Need a Realtor?

Shopping for homes online through virtual tours and 3-D modeling programs is becoming increasingly popular, and is definitely the wave of the future. It’s a great way to “prescreen” your potential new home, especially if your current digs are too far away to make shopping in person practical at first. In fact, about 96 percent of potential home-buyers go online…

‘The Big Read’

For the past decade, the Pioneer Library System has made its PLS Big Read and NEA Big Read a springtime tradition. The 11th edition of the event is bringing literature into the 11 communities served by the library system.

Modern Art

Since the creation of the museum in 1936, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus has been committed to collecting works by modern and contemporary artists. Mark White, the Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director, notes that the first major acquisition of modern art at the Norman museum occurred in 1948 with the purchase…

The ‘Over the Hill Gang’

If you are ever in Norman, Oklahoma, your bucket list might go something like this: visit the University of Oklahoma campus, spend some time at the National Weather Museum or have lunch at the award-winning Sooner Legends BBQ. For those who enjoy history, a trip north on old route 66 will put you in Arcadia, the site of the internationally…

La Baguette West

For many, the mere mention of the words “La Baguette” immediately evokes images of the delectable desserts that have long made the restaurant a local favorite. From fresh fruit tarts and cream pies, to trifles, cupcakes and signature fancy cakes, La Baguette’s desserts are featured in dozens of restaurants and hotels stretching from Kansas City to Dallas and beyond.

Something Old, Something New

How to mix traditional style with modern? As an interior designer, this is a question I am asked often. Today, modern décor is very popular. Many people want a modern update but do not want to give up all of their old traditional pieces. Decorating a room with different furniture styles is fashionable and fresh—but for many, it can also…

The American Cancer Society

An estimated 18,710 Oklahomans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2017, of whom 8,200 are expected to die. These numbers are staggering, pretty much guaranteeing everyone will be directly affected by someone facing cancer in their life.

Remodel Done Right

When looking for a company for any remodeling project, big or small, Valor Systems' owners, Rayson and Ashley Sanchez, recommend that home buyers obtain more than one quote and call for references. When calling for references, questions should include: “Did the remodeling company really listen and perform the work as requested and in a timely manner?” “Did they stay within…