OKC Orchestra League Symphony Show House

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The 9,943-square-foot Symphony Show House, located in the OKC Adventure District, has seven bedrooms and full baths and a cabana with indoor pool. The show house helps fund the OKC Orchestra' League's music education program and music competitions, and supports the OKC Philharmonic.

What’s Your Idea 
of Adventure?

What’s your idea of adventure? Are water sports your thing? Perhaps you like to sail or water ski or scuba dive? Or perhaps you share with many other Oklahomans a deep love for fishing, always hoping to catch that elusive big fish? Or maybe your tastes run more toward hiking or camping?

Moore Business After Hours

Fort Thunder Harley Davidson hosted its first Business After Hours May 25 for the members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce. The event coincided with Fort Thunder Bike Night, themed Blues & BBQ. Bike Nights are hosted every Thursday (weather permitting). For more details about these events, visit FortThunderHarleyDavidson.com.

Le Tour de Vin

The 15th annual Le Tour de Vin, Norman Rotary Clubs' signature fundraiser, was held June 1-3, and included a painting-and-wine event, a "Wine and Dine" and the main event featuring food samples from local restaurants, wine booths, and music. This year's event benefits The Studio of The Sooner Theatre.

Excellence in Education Banquet Honorees

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce held its 2017 Excellence in Education Banquet April 18 at Moore Norman Technology Center-South Penn Campus. It was presented by Cox Communications, Frontier State Bank and SONIC, America’s Drive-In. Outstanding educators and students were honored for their work in the 2016-2017 school year.

July 2017 Around Town

Legend Senior Living, which operates nine senior living communities in Oklahoma, recently received a top industry honor for innovative programming in senior living. Argentum, a national trade association for senior living companies, presented Legend with the Best of the Best Award for its PARO seal program in memory care. This is the fifth such award Legend has received.

Town & Gown Arts Connection

The Firehouse Art Center and the University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts celebrated the end of the academic year and the recent 
installation of student sculptures in Lions Park with a reception at the Firehouse on May 9. See related story in Around Town.

Kick the Dust Up

Orangetheory Fitness recently held "Kick the Dust Up" Country Western Day and their Moore and South OKC Chamber ribbon-cuttings. The studio recognized Denise Singley for being the first studio member to complete 100 workouts! Join in on all the fun and schedule your free workout by calling 703.5259.

Bethesda Inc.

Among the most challenging issues facing society today are those that involve sexual abuse, especially in children. Unfortunately, because the topic is considered taboo, cases all too often go unreported. And even when a victim or other witness does come forward seeking intervention and help, most communities are ill-prepared to address the situation.

Say Father-and-Son Skydivers

The above quote is by 41-year-old Norman resident Loren Coburn, describing his thoughts as he exits a plane from a height of 10,000 to 14,000 feet above the ground. Coburn got started in the extreme sport of skydiving four years ago when his son, also named Loren, at age 15 shared his desire to skydive.

CARING AND SERVICE

In Moore, a local business is proving that you can give back to the community both in and out of the office. Norman native Kelly Pensoneau launched Lincoln Lending, a local mortgage bank, in the spring of 2014 after several years working in the industry. However, prior to becoming a success in the mortgage world, he spent 10 years working…

Splish, Splash!

How great would it be to have a cool, sparkling pool right in your own backyard, ready for you and your family to jump into right after work or school? What a fun way to beat Oklahoma’s harsh summer heat, while making family memories to last a lifetime! While many people love the idea, many put that pool purchase on…

SUMMER READING PROGRAM…

Through the support of community partners and sponsors, a wide range of program presenters, dedicated librarians and, perhaps most of all, the library cardholders and program attendees throughout its three-county area, the Pioneer Library System’s Summer Reading Program welcomes the biggest crowds of the year to its hometown libraries.

Stepping Up to the Barre

I have never seen as many strong, inspiring women gathered in one place than I have in the Norman Pure Barre. Think that you don’t fit that description? Neither did I! That’s what makes Pure Barre so special. The workout isn’t about turning you into a strong woman (or man!), it’s about showing you that you already are.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO 
TRAVEL FAR FOR

“Find the explorer in you” at the Oklahoma City Zoo. In addition to lions and tigers and bears (oh, my!), attractions include the Great Ape Escape, Aquaticus and Explorikeet Adventure. The zoo, featuring some 1,800 animals, is located on 120 beautiful acres and is Oklahoma's No. 1 attraction and the third most family-friendly zoo in the country.

5 Keys of Investing

Ah, investing. I like to think of investing money as putting your money to work for you so you don't have to work as hard. An added benefit is that investment income is generally taxed at a lower rate than earned income. This means that the money you earn from a normal job is taxed higher than money earned from…

The Wines of Summer

This time of year makes me think of one of my all-time favorite musical groups, The Cars, and a giant hit from them, “Magic”. Sing it with me now: “Summer, it turns me upside down. Summer, summer, summer … it’s like a merry-go-round.”

MANY MAKING PILGRIMMAGE TO PAWHUSKA


Since the Oct. 31, 2016, opening of the Pioneer Woman Mercantile: bakery, deli restaurant and general store, 900,000 people from 50 states and 20 countries have found their way to the tiny town of Pawhuska. The crowds are coming for Ree Drummond's delicious food and downhome atmosphere, and they don't mind waiting to get in the door. Her fans feel…