Muirfield Homes’ New Digs

From its sharp angles and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, Alan Cheshier is proud of Muirfield Homes’ new digs in Norman.


Finding a loved one a safe and caring place to live, when staying at home is no longer an option, can be overwhelming. There are so many questions and unknowns. However, there are options close by that can make the decision easier.

Welcome to 2019!

Happy New Year!  During this time of reflection and hopes for the new year, I recently found myself pondering happenstance, specifically regarding my experiences as a freelance writer and editor. A little over three years ago, as I was heading to OKC to interview for a position as editor of a trade magazine, a friend called to tell … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Norman Chocolate Festival Set for Jan. 26 The Norman Chocolate Festival, an annual fundraising event with a rich history of bringing the community together to support education, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Norman North High School, 1809 Stubbeman Ave. Partnering restaurants and businesses will offer samples of delectable … Continued

WRC Gala

Over 100 attendees helped raise more than $8,000 at the WRC Gala, held Nov. 9 at the Hall at the Railhouse. The annual event raises money for the Women’s Resource Center, the only certified agency in Cleveland County to serve victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. (See related story, Around Town.) Photography by Ryan Lassiter, Defining … Continued

Fall Fling with the Phil

Supporters of the Norman Philharmonic spent their evening on Nov. 15 listening to romantic music, enjoying dinner catered by Benvenuti's and bidding on unique auction items and experiences at the Studio of the Sooner Theatre. Plans are to make the Fall Fling with the Phil an annual event. Photography by Krystyn Richardson

Solid Rock Training: “Before and After”

Are you ready to transform your health, happiness and fitness in 2019? Join the enthusiastic team at Solid Rock Training to start living your best life! Visit to get started with their exclusive one-week trial and transform your life alongside these amazing people! Hurry, spots are limited!

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

How to Warm Up a Chilly Night

Brrrr! It’s chilly out there. For our “parting thought” this issue, may we suggest you don your warmest and most comfy robe and slippers, build a fire (or light up your gas logs) and make yourself a hot buttered rum cocktail that’s sure to please the taste buds and warm your insides, too? Our recipe calls for SelvaRey Cacao Rum—ask…

Huntington Fine Jewelers

Lisa and Lantz Smith of Huntington Fine Jewelers have always had a passion for supporting teachers. “I remember back when I was on the PTA when my children were in school in Norman,” Lisa recollects. “Back then, our focus was on getting air conditioning in the gym. I remember working so hard to raise money and feeling like it was…

Meet OU Coach Lon Kruger

University of Oklahoma Head Basketball Coach Lon Kruger is entering his 33rd season as a collegiate head coach and his eighth campaign as head coach at Oklahoma. After inheriting a program that went 27-36 in the two seasons prior to his arrival, he has coached the Sooners to a 140-91 record and has reached the NCAA Tournament in five of…


Was one of your new year’s resolutions to travel more? If getting yourself more fit also was on your list, you might want to check out Iceland. This small country is a year-round outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with an abundance of mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, lakes and caves, all waiting to be explored and photographed. (Tip: It’s also a warm and…

Orangetheory Fitness

Was getting physically fit on your list of 2019 New Year’s resolutions? If so—and it doesn’t matter your current level of fitness—what if you could find a way not only to gain strength and stamina and increase your energy level, but have fun in the process?

Dance for Parkinson’s

Recent research has shown that people with Parkinson’s Disease, as well as other movement disorders, can benefit from dancing in areas ranging from motor function to overall quality of life. Kathleen Redwine, lecturer in dance history at the University of Oklahoma School of Dance, is putting this research into practice here. I spoke with Redwine about the program’s inspiration, who…

New Year’s Resolutions

Goals. How do we set them, and how do we keep them?