Autumn Time for 
Tailgates and Road Trips

Shorter days and cooler temperatures. Trees and bushes covered in a riot of multi-hued leaves. These are just a few of the heralds of autumn. In Sooner Country, the arrival of autumn also means University of Oklahoma football and, for some, the long-awaited tailgate party. On home football gamedays, Sooner Village and other venues across campus hum with activity as…

Church Hill Estate Celebrate National Night Out

Residents of Moore's Church Hill Estates turned out for National Night Out, a community-police awareness-raising event held in neighborhoods across the country that's held the first Tuesday of August. The annual community-building event promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Golf Champs!

Congratulations to the winners of the Club Championship, which took place Aug. 19 and 20 at Hidden Trails Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City. To learn more about the club, visit hiddentrailsokc.com, email info@hiddentrailsokc.com or call 685.7751.

Purse-onality Fundraiser

$38,000 was raised during Full Circle Adult Day Center’s Purse-onality fundraiser Aug. 26 at Sooner Legends in Norman. By exceeding a $30,000 matching grant, the organization raised a grand total of $68,000, which will help fund scholarships and go toward the financing of its new home near I35 and Flood.

October 2017 Around Town

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and throughout the month, the Women’s Resource Center will be engaging the community at local events, raising awareness about the perils of domestic violence on individuals, families and the community. The Women’s Resource Center in Norman provides emergency shelter, advocacy, court advocacy, safety planning, forensic exams, Domestic Violence Education Group, counseling, prevention education and…

In Sooner Country

Ahh … Autumn! Time for pumpkin-carving, corn mazes and hay rides, and fall foliage tours! For many in Sooner Country, this season also marks another perennial fall fav: tailgating. For more than a decade, the Brasel family has enthusiastically hosted tailgate parties in a big way prior to each home football game.

The Assistance League of Norman

It’s that time of year again; holiday happenings are all around. But before you book up your holiday season, plan on attending a couple events that are sure to offer a good time while also benefiting your community. I recently spoke with Stephanie Clinton, president-elect of the Assistance League Norman, about the nonprofit, which was founded in 1974 and is…

ABLE Comedy Night

$12,500 was raised during ABLE’s first-ever Comedy Night fundraiser, held Aug. 25 at the Hall at the Railhouse in Norman. The mission of ABLE Community-Based Services is to “assist adults with developmental disabilities live quality lives.” Funds raised from the event will go toward building an adult activity center.

Autumn!

The days are shorter and cooler, like Peter Dinklage. But seriously, though, do we really have to wait until 2019 for Game of Thrones' final season? C’mon man! The amount of alcohol I’ll consume between Season 7 and Season 8 is going to require one heckuva recap episode to get me back up-to-speed. By the way, I’m not including it…

Excellence Irrigation

One client who recently purchased a new home that backs onto a lake in northwest Oklahoma City called on Excellence Irrigation to take on a major project. He writes, “Excellence Irrigation was responsible for the complete design and installation of all landscaping, including the sprinkler system; outdoor LED landscape lighting; landscape fountain at the front entry; a large round patio…

Comic Connection

One of the ways the Pioneer Library System is serving its communities is through direct outreach to school students. One such example is at the Noble Public Library, which is partnering with Noble High School on a pair of book discussion clubs for students. The groups will meet before school, with the Noble High School Book Club meeting at 8…

Life.Church’s Switch Initiative

Cedric Hardimon wanted to be an NBA player. Now, he ministetrs to athletes and students as the youth pastor at Life.Church Norman and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. “MY MOTHER AND I FOUND SUPPORT THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH, AND CREATING THAT FOR SOMEONE ELSE IS WHAT I LIVE FOR AS A YOUTH PASTOR.” His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 27:1:…

Do You Like Ghost Stories?

Do you believe in ghosts and spirits and other things that go bump in the night? Even the most diehard skeptics nevertheless enjoy a scary story from time to time, especially this time of year, as Halloween approaches and dry leaves propelled by chilly autumn winds make thin scraping sounds like skeletal fingers scampering across the ground seeking reunion with…

Stepping Up to the Barre

A great, successful workout is one that you can never truly master. It constantly switches things up, and your body never gets the chance to plateau because there’s always a new challenge around the corner. That’s why the dynamic workouts at Pure Barre are so great at giving real results. The instructors always keep you on your toes, and they…

Royal Bavaria’s Andy Gmeiner

One of the best-known specialties of Viennese cuisine, Wiener Schnitzel is a very thin breaded and pan-fried cutlet traditionally made with veal. The Wiener Schnitzel is one of the national dishes of Austria. A popular variation is made with pork instead of veal, in part because pork is cheaper than veal.

Crystal Bridges Adventure

Where can you go to experience glorious fall foliage, enjoy first-rate cuisine, explore architectural treasures by Frank Lloyd Wright, Moshe Safdie and Buckminster Fuller, and view hundreds of masterpieces by American artists from over the past 500 years? It’s all available in one remarkable package: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.