Happy May!

Happy May! This month, Americans celebrate a plethora of holidays and special events, including May Day, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day, as well as high school and college convocations and commencements. This also is a busy month here at home, with events ranging from the Rose Rock Music Festival to the May Fair. Check out our calendar…

Having Fun Getting Fit

Orangetheory Fitness Moore held its first-ever Dri-Tri March 25. Studio members of all ages and fitness levels rowed 2000 meters, performed 300 repetitions of body weight exercises and ran 3.1 miles in a timed event. Members gave everything they had, and all 24 of them finished!

May 2017 Around Town

Scott Martin, an OU alumnus with strong ties to Cleveland County, has been named as the new president and CEO of the Norman Chamber of Commerce. He will begin full time in that position on June 1. Martin earned his bachelor's degree in political science from OU in 1995. While at OU, he served as student body president and was…

Bon Voyage!

Have you ever heard the phrase “the world is your oyster”? Well, now’s the perfect time to make plans to travel, to see the world, to expand your horizons! Sometimes taking a trip and having a change of scenery can do wonders for our health, our mood and our outlook on life in general. Having fun and enjoying life and…

OU Sets Guinness World Records Titles

OU set two Guinness World Records™ titles, which were featured March 27 on NBC’s TODAY as part of Rokerthon 3: Storming Into The Madness. The live national broadcast with Al Roker took place at the Gaylord Family–Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Arts! Arts! Arts!

The 26th Annual Arts! Arts! Arts! fundraising gala was held March 5 at the National Weather Center. Over 200 guests enjoyed delectable food, libations and live student entertainment at the event, which carried the theme, “Celebrating the Seasons of Change."

There’s Only One Word for This Veteran’s Life Path

Mark Braley has spent his entire life protecting and serving others–as a member of the U.S. armed forces, an officer for the Norman Police Department, and now as the new veterans’ services coordinator for the Cleveland County Health Department. Plus, he’s gotten to blow up a lot of things along the way! Originally from Ardmore, Braley graduated from Ardmore High…

Standing in Support

Amazing things happen every day at your local library. Toddlers and their parents read together for the first time. Adults learn language and job skills that help them support their families. Seniors stay mentally and socially active, adding years to their lives by participating in book discussion groups and engaging in workshop activities.

Le Tour de Vin

Reservations for Le Tour de Vin can only be obtained through their website at letourdevin.com. Reservations can be made for any of the individual events, or more than one event combined to create a discount. Visit their website for a choice of reservation options.

Saying Goodbye

On March 18, Linda Irie, Cleveland County Lifestyle photographer and co-owner of Crimsy Photography, was on a mission: to purchase a lamb for upcoming Easter photos. She never made it; Linda, along with two of her beloved grandchildren, were killed in a tragic accident on the Turner Turnpike.

Next-Generation Gifting Considerations

Giving financial gifts to children or grandchildren can help reduce your estate taxes. However, if you’re concerned about wasteful spending by the recipients, there are several options that allow you to exercise some control over how this money is used.

El Toro Chino Latin + Asian Kitchen

Fresh, made-from-scratch meals. A relaxed, casual and fun atmosphere that’s ideal for families, date night or just about any other occasion. A friendly and attentive wait staff. These are just some of the draws of one of Norman’s newest restaurants: El Toro Chino Latin + Asian Kitchen.

For a Vacation You Won’t Soon Forget…

Looking to book a cruise to an exotic destination this summer or beyond? What if said destination also allowed you to step back in time, sans H.G. Wells’ time travel machine, to a far simpler time, where you can still catch a ride in a 1950s-era taxi and enjoy the finest entertainment at the famed Tropicana?