OU’s “Renegade” Architecture Faculty

“A new school, probably the only indigenous one in the United States” is how the architect Donald MacDonald described Bruce Goff and Herb Greene’s influence on the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture in the 1950s and ’60s. The famous architects transformed the ways architecture was learned, taught and practiced, creating a uniquely American architectural style now represented in an archive…

A Fresh Start

Gov. Kevin Stitt took office Jan. 14, 2019. Since then, he’s hit the ground running, separating the political wheat from the chaff and setting a clear vision for his cabinet members. Tulsa Lifestyle magazine caught up with him at the Capitol a few weeks into his office to discuss his plans to make Oklahoma a Top 10 state.

Revisiting Normandy

On June 6, 1944, and during that long, hot and hard summer to follow, men young and old came to Normandy from all over the world to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. Throughout this coming summer, Normandy, located in northern France, will lend respect and remembrance through a series of rich and unprecedented celebrations and ceremonies to bring the memory…

‘Green’ Houses

 New Builds  Are you in the market for a new, high-performance home? One with all the “bells and whistles,” but also energy-efficient and built with other “green” practices? Are you planning to work with a custom builder or purchase an already constructed home? Either way, there are some questions to ask to ensure you are getting what you want, says…

Outdoor Escapes’ Brian Scroggins

One might say that, by occupation, Brian Scroggins is passionate about going green.

Greetings, friends and neighbors!

In this, our “Eco” issue, we have several stories about how some of our local businesses are helping us reduce our carbon footprint in different ways. In one, a custom home builder talks about their whole-house approach to constructing a home that’s not only beautiful and comfortable but will make you smile when you get your … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Sister Cities Global Achievement Luncheon During the Sister Cities Global Achievement Luncheon, held March 1 at the Petroleum Club, the following were honored: -The Honorable David Walters, Global -Chickasaw Nation, represented by Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubb, Global Leadership -Vicki Clark Gourley, Global Lifetime Achievement -Eli Reshef, M.D., Global Humanitarian Event chair was Jonna Kirschner; … Continued

Daddy Daughter Dance

Dads and daughters danced the night away with music and entertainment from a live DJ at the 2019 Daddy Daughter Dance, held Feb. 2 at the Embassy Suites in Norman. The annual event is hosted by the Norman Parks and Recreation and City of Norman. PHOTOGRAPHY KRYSTYN RICHARDSON OF BOLD MULTIMEDIA

A Bright Idea

A group of Moore Public Schools patrons is concerned about the condition of education in Oklahoma, especially during the past few years’ financial turmoil. They take a great deal of pride in their school system, praising the outstanding job the school board and administration have done in shepherding the schools through these difficult times. But the challenges are daunting, and…

Moore FFA Special Olympics

The Moore FFA Special Olympics, hosted annually by the Moore FFA chapter and Ag Boosters, teams FFA students with special Olympian students from Moore to show livestock. It's a great community event that shows the effect livestock can have on students. Rep. Mark McBride is a longtime supporter of this event and the Moore FFA. 

Moore Chamber Bowling Tournament and General Membership Luncheon

In February, the Moore Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual bowling tournament at HeyDay Entertainment and, along with First United Bank, hosted Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell at the General Membership Luncheon. Teams from area businesses came to the bowling tourney for a night of fun and fellowship,

Press & Plow Fine Wine, Spirits and Provisions

Anthony Compagni, known locally as the accomplished executive chef at Benvenuti’s Ristorante and Volare Pizzeria, knew at a young age that his career would involve food. As a boy, he helped cook in his father’s and nonna’s kitchens, and at the young age of 15, landed his first job in a commercial kitchen.