Moore Ribbon-cuttings

Members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce welcomed several new businesses to the community with ribbon-cuttings in February. The Chamber hosts ribbon-cutting ceremonies throughout the month as a way of celebrating milestones for its members.

Moore Chamber Bowling Tournament

The Moore Chamber held their Annual Bowling Tournament Feb. 6 at HeyDay Entertainment. Events such as the bowling tournament allow the chamber to continue to expand on existing programs and have an impact on the region.

General Membership Luncheon

Members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce braved the weather to come to the first General Membership Luncheon of 2018. Held at the Station at Central Park and sponsored by First United Bank, members enjoyed lunch catered by NOSH by Catering Creations and heard from the keynote speaker, Kari Watkins.

Loving Our Planet

April! It’s one of my favorite months. The temperatures are still mild. The grass is turning green, while tender young leaves and buds are sprouting on trees and bushes, including those joyful heralds of the season: the electric-yellow forsythia.

Best of Cleveland County Celebration

In February, we ran your selections for our first-ever "Best of Cleveland County" competition, then later in the month honored those outstanding businesses, medical practices 
and the amazing individuals behind them at an elegant celebration at Fowler Toyota. Sponsors included Benvenuti's Ristorante, La Baguette Bakery & Cafe, and Royal Bavaria.

Another 
Look at 
Faux 
Finishes,

Generally, this column is offered as a light-hearted look at a topic or topics relating to the issue’s theme. This time, however, we are using the space to re-run two of the photos that appeared last month in a story examining the latest techniques in faux finishes, which can recreate the look of stone, marble, brick, concrete or even wallpaper,…

Keeping Your Cool

Summer’s right around the corner. Are you confident your air conditioner is up to the strain of Oklahoma’s sizzling-hot summer days? If you’ve ever come home to inside temperatures that top the highest reading on the thermostat, you know how miserable that can be! (I’ve lived that nightmare–twice! Do NOT recommend it.)

Murder Mystery Theatre

Cast and audience members alike enjoyed a musically spooky good time during A Spirited Game of Murder, a murder mystery held Feb. 15-17 at the Studio of The Sooner Theatre Event Center. Approximately $30,000 was raised from the fundraiser, during which the audience was invited to determine “whodunit.” Photography by TinyMite's Photography

Public Schools Foundation Soireé

The third annual Soireé benefiting the Moore Public Schools Foundation was held Feb. 24 at the beautiful Southwind Hills. This event raised over $27,200 that will directly benefit the Moore Public Schools district. This funding goes toward initiatives such as teacher resource grants and safety projects. Photography by TinyMite's Photography

2018 Camry Hybrid

Looking for a powerful and stylish sedan that also offers great fuel economy?

Moore Special Olympics Livestock Show

Approximately 30 special needs children, along with their FFA buddies (animal owners), took part in the Moore Special Olympics livestock show, held Feb. 16 at the Moore Public Schools Ag Farm. The purpose of the show is to encourage special needs children to get involved with animals and agriculture.

April 2018 Around Town

Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity is bringing the greatest show on Earth to Norman for its Circus of Dreams gala. Members of the community are invited to attend Habitat’s 25th anniversary fundraising event, scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Mercury Event Center, 426 E. Main St., in Norman. Build up an appetite: the big show includes…

Bee Yourself

Along with the national rise of urban gardens and backyard chickens, another fast-growing pastime has been generating significant buzz across Oklahoma for the past decade.

You’ll Want to ‘Say Cheese’

“Now featuring miles of smiles” isn’t the official slogan of Norman’s Orthodontics Exclusively, but it very well could be. As the experts behind the town’s oldest orthodontic practice, owners Dr. Tim Shannon and Dr. Mark Revels each day treat patients of all ages with a wide variety of tooth alignment issues.

earth rebirth

Earth Rebirth, a nonprofit with a focus on educating and empowering individuals to take food, energy and water into their own hands, strives to bridge the gap between economic and environmental problems. The organization offers several community-based programs. With the recent addition of a mobile unit, Andrew Sartain, Earth Rebirth founder and president, said they are expanding their efforts statewide and…

Hardy & 
Beautiful

When selecting plants for your garden or other landscaping areas, it’s important to consider a number of factors. Picking native plants ensures you get species that will thrive in your area, while getting drought-tolerant plants can help both your pocketbook and the planet (not to mention your time).