April 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Welcome to our Spring issue of Cleveland County Lifestyle. We’ve pulled together an interesting, if eclectic, mix of features and columns this month for your reading pleasure. Are you a golfer? If so, you’ll want to read about a country club and golf course in south Oklahoma City that’s been called one of the area’s best-kept secrets, though that’s not…

Moore Ribbon-cuttings and Membership Meeting

The members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce welcomed to the community Chelino's Mexican Restaurant, along with several other businesses. Additionally, members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce attended the first General Membership of 2017 at the Station at Central Park.

Moore Chamber Bowling Tournament

Members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce came together on a February evening for some fun and friendly competition. The atmosphere was light, but the stakes were high, with only one team claiming the golden pins.

April 2017 Around Town

Norman resident Sharon Bourbeau and her 2-year-old client Maltese dog, BIS GCH CH Valletta’s Somewhere Over The Reignbow, AKA “Reignbow,” recently returned from New York City, where they participated in what many consider to be the Super Bowl of dog shows–the Westminster Kennel Club show.

The Norman Philharmonic

It is a universal truth that music is the universal language. It is the soother of spirits and heated rhetoric, it inspires and unites—and for the Norman Philharmonic it bonds different styles of performing arts and music genres together for unforgettable performances.

Norman Daddy-Daughter Dance

Feb. 4 was a special day for the many delighted daughters and their daddies who attended the Norman Parks and Recreation Department's 2017 Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Embassy Suites. The event was launched in 2000 at a rec center and today attracts some 1,000 dads and daughters.

Cleveland County Lifestyle Celebration and ACS Fundraiser

Over $3,500 was raised through donations and a silent auction benefiting the Oklahoma chapter of the American Cancer Society at Cleveland County Lifestyle's 13th-Issue Celebration and ACS Fundraiser Feb. 21 at Royal Bavaria Restaurant. Many of the magazine's advertisers donated goods and services. Music was provided by Heartbreak Rodeo.

The Wines of Spring

Let me start by thanking Cleveland County Lifestyle and its publisher, Jimmy Darden, for the opportunity to share some of my experience with you. As a man in his late 40s, let me admit right up front that I spent most of my adult life as a non-wine drinker. For years, I drank what I thought men were supposed to…

It’s Spring Cleaning Time!

Spring. A time of renewed hope and energy. A time when the great outdoors start to look inviting again after many months of cold temperatures, early sunsets and cloudy days. A bike ride may be just what you need to get out and enjoy the first signs of spring. Or perhaps cleaning your flower pots and shovels puts you in…

Hidden Trails Country Club

Since Lloyd and Carie White took over the helm at Hidden Trails Golf and Country Club two years ago, the club has gotten a much-needed face lift, the grounds are looking the best they’ve looked in years (just ask the members), and the business’ future is brighter than ever.

Mestizos Come Home!

Robert Con “R.C.” Davis-Undiano, whose father was a native of Mexico, his mother from Oklahoma, has long been aware of the racial stereotypes and misconceptions about Mexican Americans and Latinos held by many Americans. And while race-based fallacies and assumptions disturbed him, he didn’t consider these issues to rise to a level of urgent importance.

From Fairs to Workshops

Think old-fashioned county fair. You know, the wholesome, old-fashioned events featuring booths laden with homemade jams and jellies, handmade Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, and hand-crafted rocking chairs. The type of fair, often held in a large barn or open pasture, where the entertainment was simple but fun, and included entertainment ranging from petting zoos and beanbag tosses to quilting…

The 8 Financial Practices

If you are like me, your summer travel planning has already begun. One important piece to vacation planning that is often overlooked is the financial preparedness component. Below is a checklist of eight financial “To-Do’s” to keep both your vacation spending in check and your money safe during your summer travels. Eight Best Financial Practices to Prepare For Vacation

When Spring

This oft-recited poem by E.E. Cummings remains one of my favorites (along with Robert Frost’s “Birches”). Like Cummings’ poems, spring is full of sudden stops and starts and unexpected turns—one day warm and sunny, sending bushes and trees alike into full and glorious bud, then sending along a sudden killing freeze as if to say “tut, tut, not your turn…

Stepping Up to the Barre

Let’s start out with a confession. For the past couple of years, my idea of working out has been doing a 20-minute yoga video in my living room a few times a week, tops. If life got busy, as it so often does, that was the first thing to get cut.

Dream Attained

Who doesn’t dream of getting off after a long day of work and escaping to a tropical paradise? Of getting home, kicking off their shoes, and going straight into vacation mode? Moore resident Anita Horn certainly did, but it wasn’t until she reached out to Outdoor Escapes—an Oklahoma outdoor design and building company—that she learned just how attainable that dream…