Gift Locally

Shaneé Newville is the creator of these lovely and fanciful works of art. Want to learn more? Visit Le Café Boutique, her coffee-themed shop located at Showplace Market, 2001 S. Broadway (off 19th Street) in Moore or check out her Facebook page for announcements on pop-ups, give-aways, specials and upcoming shows. Shaneé's work also will be on display at An Affair of the…

Drawing Creativity From Faith, Cherished Memories

[Editor’s Note: This month’s Parting Thoughts is written by Shaneé Newville, daughter and former partner of Crimsy Photography with her mother, Linda Irie. Linda, sometimes with her daughter, shot the majority of photos that appeared in Cleveland County Lifestyle its first year of existence (2017). She, and Shaneé’s young son and daughter, tragically died in an automobile accident caused by…

Redrock Canyon Grill’s

Let's face it. When the north wind blows and the local TV station meteorologists crack out their special winter weather jargon (think ice quakes), it may take more than just the promise of good food to force many of us out of our warm, comfortable homes.

A New, Inclusive Community

A new community is springing up on the south bank of the Oklahoma River. But the developers of Oklahoma City’s latest urban neighborhood aren’t taking a cookie-cutter approach to this project.

Night Out With the Arts

Among the city’s other monikers, Norman is known as the “City of Festivals” for its plethora of arts festivals, including the May Fair, Medieval Fair and 2nd Friday Art Walk, as well as other fun and arts-related events, such as the Norman Music Festival, Groovefest and Chocolate Festival. With the help of Erinn Gavaghan, executive director of the Norman Arts…

Children and Education Focus of Newest Assistance League

Most people are familiar with all the good things the Assistance League™ (founded in 1919) does for communities nationwide. Things like Operation School Bell, which provides clothing for students, some of whom have never owned an article of new clothing, while also building self-esteem, improving school attendance and raising grades. Things like establishing thrift shops in which no- or low-income…

Hello, Cleveland County!

I cannot believe we concluded our third year in January and are beginning our fourth this month! It has been my honor to serve you these past three years on the pages of our magazine! Our mission is simple: we hope to play a small role in helping the community flourish by producing a quality … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Event Planned Native Spirits Winery in Norman invites area couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day early at a celebration of Oklahoma-made wine, gourmet cheese and local chocolate made by Apple Tree Chocolates. The event is set from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the winery at 10500 E. Lindsey St. … Continued

Royal Bavaria’s Christkindl Market

Santa Claus delighted children at Royal Bavaria’s first Christkindl market, a community-based Christmas market to raise money for area schools and other nonprofit institutions. Children sold arts and crafts and several local artists took part to help raise money for the local community. And of course, everyone enjoyed Royal Bavaria's authentic German food.

South Oklahoma City Chamber Activities

The South OKC Chamber kept up a whirlwind schedule during December. Events included the Legislative Luncheon, City Connection, South OKC Chamber holiday party and ribbon cuttings.

Holiday Concert Raises Scholarship Funds

Women of the South teamed up with Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Famer Justin Echols and OCCC for a Holiday Concert that raised enough money to award six scholarships at the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Annual Education Banquet, set for spring 2019. Visit for more information or to apply for a scholarship. 

Client Appreciation Christmas Soiree

Guests danced to live music performed by A Perfect Body, great food and drink, and more at Guard Property Inspectors’ annual Client Appreciation Christmas Soiree 2018. 

Attention to Detail

A growing family and a desire to make their home into a more warm and welcoming gathering space for family and friends served as the main impetus behind Norman residents Paige and Dusty Tedesco’s decision last year to hire a designer to make that dream come true.

For Your Honeymoon or Anniversary

Anyone can go to a beach for their honeymoon or anniversary. Why not make yours’ one that is unique and full of romance and smashing sights—in Britain?

From Hip Hop to Big Band

Music is a very personal form of expression that can help carry a message and connect people. Music brought Kizzie and Adam together, and they use their love of music to interact with and teach within their community. Read below to learn more about this unique duo, the message they carry and their impact in the community.