March 2018 Lifestyle Letter

When Mike and Teresa Collins, then living in the Boston/D.C. area, decided they wanted to move to Norman, where Mike has fond memories of growing up, they lucked out in at least two ways. One, they found a reputable custom builder—Alan Cheshier with Muirfield Homes—who was able to successfully and smoothly transform their ideas of their “dream” home into a…

“Fluent Generation” Exhibition Reception

"Fluent Generations: The Art of Anita, Tom and Yatika Fields,” which runs through May 6, debuted on Jan. 19 with a reception for the artists, the artists' family and friends, and members of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

March 2018 Around Town

The branches of the Pioneer Library System in Cleveland County have planned plenty of activities for children and teens to do over Spring Break, including a Dr. Seuss Celebration and Story Time with a Scientist. Highlights are listed below.

Surface Pizzazz

Decorative painting has been a staple in interior design to make spaces unique for eons. According to Architectural Digest (
decorative-painting-techniques), it is the latest trend in interiors today. However, these techniques have evolved, and are now better than ever! Faux finishes can recreate the look of stone, marble, brick, concrete or even wallpaper for significantly less and without the hassle…

Solid Rock Training

As the clock nears 8:30 on a recent Monday morning, folks start rolling into Solid Rock Training for a 50-minute solid endurance group fitness class. What’s in store for them is a rapid-fire lineup of activities that will have them pedaling atop stationary bikes, testing their stamina on rowing machines, performing reverse crunches on the floor and barreling across the…

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The statistics are staggering: Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation: one in six Oklahomans may not know where their next meal is coming from. One in four children suffer from hunger, and Oklahoma is ranked 51st (behind the District of Columbia) in summer feeding. While these numbers can seem overwhelming, an organization exists close by that…

What Makes a 
House a Home?

Most of us would probably agree that a home is much more than the sum of its parts. A house is simply a structure, the framework for something far greater and meaningful.

SOKC Chamber’s Annual Banquet

The South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce held its 2018 Annual Banquet Jan. 18 at the Cox Convention Center. The event, presented by AT&T, served as the installation for the chamber’s 2018 Board of Directors. Outstanding individuals in the community also were honored. Photography by Ahh Shoot! Photography

Coming Home

After living some years in the Boston/D.C. area, Mike and Teresa Collins, who grew up in Norman and Bartlesville, respectively, together decided they were ready to return to their roots–specifically, to Norman.

Medicine Park

The scenic small town of Medicine Park, nestled at the foot of the Wichita Mountains in southwest Oklahoma, has been called by many names since its founding in 1908, including, most recently, Oklahoma’s best-kept secret. But in its earlier days, the little town with the river that runs through it was known as a playground for many of the state’s rich…

Orangetheory Fitness’s 100 Class Club

Orangetheory Fitness Moore's newest 100 Class Club inductees. To learn more about OTF and how you can "work 1 hour, burn for 36," call 703.5259 or visit

From the Streets of Cairo

I’m Egyptian, but was born and raised in Qatar. Kushari is the first dish I had on the street in Cairo the first time I went out with my cousins when I was 12 years old. They sold it in a plastic bag. You had to puncture the bag and squeeze the food out of it into your mouth. It…