Season’s Greetings

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I hope you’re taking time out to enjoy this special time of year. Perhaps you’re dreading those trips to the mall, where you’ll battle for space with other stressed-out shoppers, all still searching for the ideal gifts for those on their shopping list. (Tip: peruse our first-ever Holiday Shopping Guide…

Mix on Main

Turnout was robust for the third annual Mix On Main, held Oct. 21 in Norman. Hosted by The Main District, the event features local 
businesses promoting the continued renaissance of one of Norman’s premier corridors. The event includes live music, food trucks, 
beer/wine gardens and outdoor family fun.

December 2017 Around Town

Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel will take the stage at the Reynolds Performing Arts Center on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus this holiday season.

Republic Bank & Trust After Hours

On Nov. 17, Republic Bank & Trust hosted Business After Hours at its Downtown Norman Banking Center for 
Norman Chamber of Commerce members. Approximately 200 guests attended the event.

Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest

Hundreds of costumed families from across the region attended Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest, sponsored by Yelp OKC, Oct. 26 at the 
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. They enjoyed an evening of spooky tunes, face-painting, costume contests, crafts with the museum’s education department and a museum-wide scavenger hunt.

Paying Tribute to…

THE QUESTION ISN’T WHO’S GOING TO LET ME; IT’S WHO IS GOING TO STOP ME.”– AYN RAND

From Benvenuti’s Ristorante

The holidays are upon us, and for many, that means precious time spent in the kitchen, preparing meals, desserts and cocktails for sit-down dinners, parties large and small, and of course, drop-in guests.

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

This is a great way to repurpose ribbons from past Christmases, making an elegant decoration for your holiday celebration. Coordinate colors with your Christmas theme or with your home’s interior design to create a festive and stylish seasonal design. Have fun and be creative!

Holiday Happenings

Question: What do penguins, golden anniversaries, holiday music, Santa and thousands of books have in common?

Norman Arts Council

When you think of the holiday season, what comes to mind? Do you have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head? Or how about a beautiful rendition of “White Christmas” playing while you browse a local gallery opening? What would the holidays be without the arts? The Norman Arts Council makes sure your holiday season is filled with one-of-a-kind sounds,…

Amanda Wells

When Amanda Wells first began creating pottery some 20 years ago, she had no idea that a then-unknown phenomenon called social media would make her an “overnight” sensation.

2017 Holiday 
Shopping Guide

This holiday season, say goodbye to big-box-store gift certificates. Forget those boring old men’s ties. Instead, keep your dollars local and purchase thoughtful, personalized gifts for your family and friends that show you really care and that are sure to be enjoyed and cherished. We've included gift ideas to fit even the most 
discerning person on your shopping list in this,…

5 Financial ‘To-Do’s’

The holiday season can be a really big project at our house. Menu planning, shopping, school programs … it can be a whirlwind of activity. I have found that some proactive planning is the key to my preparations and getting all those important things accomplished. It also helps me stay fiscally responsible and keeps my budget realistic.