A Passion for Pooches

 Article Jerri Culpepper  Is your dog or puppy a pampered pooch, or does he hold a "part-time" job? We reached out to some dog owners and asked them to share stories about the role their pets play in their lives. While each response was unique, all agreed that their lives were much enriched by having one or more canine companions.  Meet Dog + Human

Adventure Town

 Article and Photography Lindsey Davies  Looking for a new, unique experience for your child? Adventure Town, which opened full time on May 17 in the Normandy Creek Shopping Center in Norman, is designed to resemble a town, but scaled for children. Here, your child’s imagination is sure to soar as he or she crawls, runs and rides through rooms designed…

5 things I love

 Article Jerri Culpepper  Laura Kate Mancino, 10, launched her stage experience in the summer of 2017 with the production of Willy Wonka, Jr., in the role of Grandma Georgina, then was cast as Nana the dog in the 2018 production of Peter Pan, Jr., both performed at the Sooner Theatre. And in June, Laura Kate played the role of Junie B Jones,…

Orthodontics Practice Partners With Nonprofit

 Article Jerri Culpepper  A beautiful smile. It can be the tie-breaker in a job interview, a determining factor in attracting friends, and even play a role in how trustworthy you are viewed. Seen from another point of view, a beautiful smile reflects the giver’s confidence and self-esteem.  But for those, especially children and teens, with crowded and crooked teeth, attaining…

Children’s Books Travel

 Article and Photography Christian Potts  Cute kids and cute animals are sure to lead to smiles. And books about animals written for kids are pretty much a natural.  Everyone knows the classics, like Charlotte’s Web, Old Yeller, or even The Cat in the Hat. But great new works come out on almost a daily basis and can be tough to…

Businesses Cater to Children and Young at Heart

 Article Lindsey Davies  Cleveland County is known for its lively arts scene and amazing festivals. But did you know it’s also a great place for raising children—and the fur children—in your life? We have places to pamper pooches and to enthrall children of all ages. Come explore some of these one-of-a-kind endeavors in the area and help support local businesses.…

Want to Feel Better and Look Better?

 Article Staci Elder Hensley  A New Beginning Healthcare  11401 S. Western Ave., Oklahoma City

Welcome to our “Kids and Pets” issue!

Children and dogs. What’s not to like about an issue devoted to these two popular topics? In our cover story, we shine the light on several individuals and couples who say their relationship with their four-legged canine family members has brought them joy, increased their activity level, and even, in one case, provided invaluable medical … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Purse-onality Fundraiser Set for Aug. 25 Full Circle Adult Day Center’s annual fun-filled “Purse-onality” fundraising luncheon is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at The Railhouse, 102 W. Eufaula St., in Norman. Attendees will enjoy a signature cocktail and dessert catered by Abbey Road Catering; a silent and live auction of a variety of purses; and individual … Continued

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Banquet

One hundred outstanding students and five innovative educators were honored during the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Banquet, held recently in Norman. The event featured a keynote address, "Educating in a Democracy, For a Democracy," by author and historian Johann Neem. The banquet broadcast can be viewed at ofe.org.

MHS Class of 1968 Holds 50th Reunion

Many members of the Moore High School Class of 1968 turned out for their 50th reunion celebration July 29-30. Events included an informal mixer at Toby Keith’s Hollywood Corner, a 50th celebration at Moore High School, a brunch at and tours of the high school, and a gala reunion event at the Embassy Suites in Norman. 

Full Circle Holds Ribbon-cutting

On May 17, Full Circle Adult Day Center broke ground to mark the start of construction for their $1.4 million center at Franklin Business Park, with many of the Full Circle participants in attendance. Covering 6,000-square-feet, the new center will allow Full Circle to serve twice the number of participants.  Completion is expected by the end of … Continued

Le Tour de Vin 2018

The 16th Annual Le Tour De Vin,held June 9 at the Marriott Conference Center at NCED, featured a selection of over 200 wines for tasting, cuisine samples from 13 different restaurants, and a silent and live auction. The event serves as the four Norman Rotary clubs' main fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit Full Circle Adult Day Center and other worthy causes.