Wowzer! Another new year is underway, and with it comes the opportunity to start anew, whether that means kicking off a new fitness and health regimen or taking up a new skill or hobby such as yoga or learning a new language. Did you make any resolutions for 2018, and if so, what?

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s Silver Soiree

Silver Soirée, the annual fundraiser for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, was held Oct. 20 at the Rail House in Norman. This year’s event raised funds for the museum’s School Bus Fund, which helps cover transportation costs associated with Oklahoma school field trips to the museum.

January 2018 Around Town

Fine Print! Posters From the Permanent Collection, an exhibition that explores how posters work to sell audiences on products, people and ideas, opens Jan. 26 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.

‘Choose Homemade’

Being a family on the run doesn’t mean having to sacrifice taste, time together, or health. In fact, the staff of the Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education Project, founded 15 years ago to improve the health of Oklahoma families through nutrition and physical activity, believes their “Choose Homemade” initiative shows you can have it all. This initiative emphasizes the importance…

Eighth Annual Day of Kindness

Noble McIntyre of McIntyre Law, with assistance from member lawyers of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, Lawyers Fighting Hunger and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, hosted the Eighth Annual Day of Kindness at his office on Nov. 16, distributing 2,500 turkeys and providing hamburgers and drinks to thousands more. 

Trainers Confessions

For years, becoming more physically fit has topped this nation’s list of New Year’s resolutions. Of course, the next consideration is how to go about achieving that goal. So, we recently asked three area fitness trainers the question, “What do you wish you’d known before you began your fitness journey?”

Women of Influence Banquet

Benvenuti's Ristorante was the elegant setting for Cleveland County Lifestyle's Women of Influence dinner and reception Oct. 17. Nine of the 12 recipients, along with spouses and their nominators, attended the elegant dinner, which featured a keynote address by University of Oklahoma head softball coach Patty Gasso. 

Active Readers

A longtime source for exercising the minds of readers through LITERALLY millions of pages of material, the Pioneer Library System also is giving its customers multiple opportunities for physical fitness.

Brunch With Chef Bayless

Chef Rick Bayless, star of the PBS show “Mexico: One Plate at a Time,” was the guest of the Pioneer Library System Foundation for a fundraising event Nov. 5 at the Norman home of Dr. and Mrs. R.J. Langerman. He was joined by Chef Patrick Williams of Flint Restaurant.


At the beginning of a new year, many of us look for ways to remake ourselves into happier, healthier individuals. We resolve to lose or gain weight, become more physically fit, or begin a new hobby, interest or other endeavor to keep our minds sharp.

CASP’s Be Fit Club

Childhood obesity is a growing problem across the nation, and Oklahoma is no exception. Excess calorie intake and physical inactivity contribute to obesity, which is associated with some of the leading preventable chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.

The Wines of Winter

 Welcome to 2018!  Although I drink year-round (who are we kidding? I drink week-round, sometimes day-round), drinking in the wintertime seems somehow more satisfying. Cold weather calls for hardy wines, and hardy wines are my second favorite “hardy” thing (shout-out to Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy). But unlike many '70s TV shows, my wine picks for winter can be consumed…

CROP Walk Raises Funds to Fight Hunger

More than 400 people from area churches and civic groups took steps to fight hunger Oct. 22 during the Cleveland County CROP Walk to Stop Hunger. The 34th annual charity walk raised approximately $18,500 to support Food & Shelter Inc. and the international relief efforts of Church World Service.


Looking back, it’s difficult for me to believe all that I have accomplished in only nine months at Orangetheory Fitness Moore. Although I’ve always enjoyed an active lifestyle that included hiking, bicycling, coaching my boys’ football practices and other sports and outdoor/indoor activities, and considered myself in moderately good shape, OTF’s unique system of interval training, which provides members with…

Oh So Good!

Mike Sikes, owner of Oliveto Italian Bistro in Moore, where “neighborhood dining meets Italian bistro,” kindly agreed to share with our readers the recipe for one of the fine dining establishment’s favorite dishes, Pepperoni Pizza, along with the recipe for one of their signature cocktails, the Flirtini, that would pair well with this dish.

Exhausted All the Time?

T here’s an old slogan that’s been floating around for years that states, “My get up and go has got up and went.” That’s arguably true for most Americans, living as we do in a fast-paced culture where many people spend their days gulping Red Bulls, sitting in front of a computer and getting by on far less than eight…