What Does Your Dream Home Look Like?

If you were to design your own dream house, what would it look like? What features would you include? Would it look similar to others in your community, or something entirely different? In this, our Design Issue, we feature two houses that are quite differently stylistically.

Team Catalyst Racket Club Updates

The Team Catalyst Racket Club had a busy spring season. Here are some updates on their activities with the U.S. Tennis Association. To learn more about this private club based at Hidden Hills Country Club, contact Tony Daniels, Catalyst Racket Club CEO, at 429.0325.

Congrats to Orangetheory Fitness Inductees

The "100 classes taken club" continues to grow at Orangetheory Fitness Moore! Congratulations to the newest inductees! 
For more information on the club and the fitness center, call 703.5259.

Hidden Trails Member-Guest Golf Tourney

Hidden Trails Golf & Country Club, a private club in south Oklahoma City, hosted its third annual Member-Guest Golf Tournament 
July 27 through 30. For more information, visit hiddentrailsokc.com/golf/

September 2017 Around Town

Promising young vocalists are being sought to take part in a vocal competition, which doubles as a fundraiser to benefit the educational Programs of the Sooner Theatre and The Studio of The Sooner Theatre of Norman. The Voice of The Heartland vocal competition, created in 2015, is open to three age groups: ages 7 to 12, 13 to 17, and…


It’s no surprise when two lovers of the outdoors set a vision for their new home, the outcome is an elegant, airy abode in which nature takes center stage. The newly constructed H-shaped house located near the University of Oklahoma campus brings the outdoors in by playing up natural lighting with tons of windows and lush landscaping showcased just outside…

Find Your Inspiration

Interior designers as well as others looking for design inspiration won’t want to miss the third annual Oklahoma Designer Show House, scheduled from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 through 17. This year’s show house is located at 13300 Hickory Hills Road in Arcadia, Oklahoma.

The House That Wu Built

Stunning. Breathtaking. Luxurious. All words that perfectly capture a gorgeous home showcasing a picturesque location created with the touch of a gifted architect and an accomplished builder. Located at 2700 SW 130th Court in the exclusive Rivendell community, this five-bedroom French Country-inspired residence features a stamped circle driveway, three full bathrooms, two half-baths, a gourmet kitchen, mirrored fitness room, home…

Full Circle Adult Day Care Center

Full Circle Adult Day Center fills a much-needed role in our community, offering the elderly and adults with disabilities a range of mental, physical and social health services while providing assistance to their families, which allows them in turn to take care of themselves and remain full members of society. I spoke with Patricia Ingram, executive director of Full Circle,…

Universal Design

Dave Boeck has a deep and personal understanding of the needs of those requiring special accommodations. Following four surgeries to address knee, back and rotator cuff injuries, Boeck had the “opportunity to discover” the many challenges facing those with mobility issues: at the time, he lived in a two-story house in which all the bedrooms and bathrooms were located on…

From So-So to Wowzer!

Not in love with your home and environs, but don't want to move? We asked a home remodeling professional, an expert on creating beautiful, fun and functional fun outdoors spaces, and an interior designer for their top-six creative “fixes.”

The Blindside

Fall is rapidly approaching, take a minute and step outside, smell the air, soak up the sunshine and smile because everyone’s favorite time of year has arrived. I have an unrivaled passion for football season—my wife hates it, but over the years has come to expect six months of football games, be it attending or on TV, and six months…

Thinking Outside the Box

What does the term mean to you? In conducting research for my Parting Thoughts column in this, our Design Issue, I searched for famous quotes by designers of all sorts, including graphic artists, interior designers and architects.

Getting Prepared

Hot temperatures and long days may not have you thinking ahead to fall; however, as a pet owner, fall provides an opportunity for you and your pet to spend quality time enjoying the cooler temperatures. Walking in the neighborhood, exploring parks, even taking road trips to your favorite areas all provide opportunities for you and your pet to enjoy the…

Simply Delicious

Nosh:A Yiddish word meaning to eat food enthusiastically. And that's just what Nosh's customers do, whether they choose to dine in at the cozy restaurant located in Moore; select to take their favorite dishes home via the popular "take-and-bake" option; or order up their selections to be catered at a special occasion or business event. Among Nosh's signature homemade-style meals…

Toot, toot!

It’s a morning of smiles, family time and, of course, the sights and sounds of big trucks, as the Pioneer Library System Foundation and numerous community partners present the 13th edition of Touch A Truck, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St., in Norman.

Moore ‘State of the City’

The Moore State of the City provided a unique opportunity to hear from Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis and new city manager Brooks Mitchell. During the general membership luncheon, they shared their thoughts on the local social and economic climate along with their vision for growth and the future of Moore.