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Hi there and welcome to Around Edmond! If you are new to Edmondactive and this blog, welcome! For those of you who have followed over the last 9 years, welcome back!

I can’t believe it’s already Fall Break! This year has flown by and I’m loving all of the family trips everyone is Instagraming! As we all know, the best laid plans, right? This year I had planned and semi succeeded at posting every other day. I am going back to weekly, and will resume my lofty blogging goals at the beginning of 2019, so that I may do other site work that will provide much assistance to those just moving here or for local residents.

During Fall Break, it feels a little like everyone evacuates social media, except for vacation postings, and this isn’t a bad thing. Recently, I have been working on being more present with my family and business and connecting with people in the “real” world and it has just been phenomenal with regards to stress reduction. One thing I noticed immediately was the need for posture correction due to the constant nature of my business social media usage. And then, not feeling guilty for not being 100% plugged in. It’s a thing and like all of you, I am regulating my usage to allow my personal relationships and creativity grow (the total opposite of why I started using the networks almost 14 years ago, and also to keep an eye on my sons).

I have just recently published the September/October 2018 Issue of Edmondactive and it should arrive at the end of the week! Right now I am working on the November 2018 issue and am considering many subtle changes both in print and here at the site, simulataneously, to fit into changes happening on social media. While the new issue is on the way, take a look at the digital edition here, and look for our print Shop Edmond Retailer Directory to come soon to the site!

Heard on Hurd Season Finale happens this Saturday With a Cornhole Competition in front of Evoke and more!

Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd will have it’s final event of the 2018 Season on Saturday, October 20 from 6pm – 10pm. The season finale event will feature a “Fall Festival” theme.

Citizens Bank of Edmond will be going all out for the end of the season bash. The festival is expanding one block south on Broadway to 2nd Street and will include a cornhole tournament hosted by Café Evoke. Project Princess will be at the event along with the Oklahoma City Zoo for a meet and greet with some furry creatures. The Edmond Fire Department will also be onsite with activities from the Kid’s Safety Village. There will also be various street performers at the intersection of Broadway and Main.


Over 30 of the top food trucks in the Metro will serving up their best dishes including Big O’s BBQ, Filipino Fusion, Mighty Corndog, Mission: In-Pasta-Bowl, Chef Rays Street Eats, Blue J’s Rollin Grill, Saucee Sicilian, Snow S’more, The Brown’s Kitchen, Let’s Do Greek, and many more.

Don’t miss the opportunity to shop at some of the favorite local boutique pop ups including Nixxen Rayne Boutique, Dallas’s Designs: 405 Mobile boutique, ModernGlitz Jewelry, Wooden Lace, Oklahoma Shirt Company, Metro Pins, Cargo Room and others.

“As the 2018 season of Heard on Hurd comes to an end, we can’t express enough gratitude to all of our vendors, volunteers, musicians, and festival attendee’s that make this celebration of all things local possible. The support of the Edmond community is absolutely overwhelming” says President and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond, Jill Castilla. “We are also so grateful to the City of Edmond for accommodating construction around Heard on Hurd so we could finish the season strong.  We look forward to continuing to serve the community in 2019!”

The featured nonprofit for the October event will be Edmond Family Counseling. Their mission is to help their clients thrive throughout each stage of their life development. As a community partner, they work closely with area agencies, schools, public and private, as well as with employers to meet the needs of the growing, changing population in Edmond. For more information, please visit their website at Edmond Family Counseling.

The first performance of the evening will be Tyler Sexton, an R&B Pop Artist from Oklahoma City. He is influenced by all aspects of music from the likes of Singer/Songwriters like John Mayer to Hip Hop artists such as A Tribe Called Quest. He hopes to capture the perfect moments and moods into melody, words, and rhythm.

Second to take the stage will be The Lunar Laugh. They are a PowerPop Folk Rock band based in Oklahoma City. At the group’s core is the singer/songwriter trio of Connor Anderson, Jared Lekites, and Campbell Young. Drawing inspiration from the classic pop masterworks of the 60s and 70s, The Lunar Laugh released their debut album 2015’s Apollo following a successful crowdfunding campaign. The follow-up, Mama’s Boy, arrived on vinyl in 2017. The Lunar Laugh is currently hard at work on their third album, slotted for release in 2019.

The headlining act of the night will be Adam & Kizzie, a native Oklahoman couple without a genre-specific box to pin their music to. Because of this, they are now affectionately known as The Originators of EEDO, their own non-genre genre. They describe the genre EEDO as the essence of freedom. They are the 3rd place winners of Usher’s 2017 MEGASTAR Talent Competition out of over 7, 000 contestants worldwide!

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Local Edmond: My conversation with Brian Attebery, owner and trainer at Results Fitness

I cannot tell you how awesome I feel with all of this cooler air, it just lends to the feel of the season. As most of you know, I set out to lose 150 lbs over the last 15 months, and am at 130 lbs. lost. Last fall, I had no issue without eating comfort foods, but this year, the cooler air has kicked in my desire to go back there. So, this will be put on the backburner while I get back into running.

If you are looking for professional help to get started leading a more healthy and fit lifestyle, check out part of the conversation here that I recently had with Brian Attebery, owner and trainer at Results Fitness on Santa Fe. You’ll enjoy his straightforward expertise, and the gym is locally owned, highly rated and very affordable for individuals, couples and families!

Local Flavor: Edmond Wine Shop Updates its shop!

So, we finally now all have the opportunity to purchase full strength beer and cold wine and beer at grocery and convenience stores, and I’ve actually seen people complaining because the full strength beer they thought would be 6% alcohol content was really only 4.2%, because it was called six point beer. I cannot comment on this except for to say, seriously? Remember, when you support a local wine shop, like Edmond Wine Shop, you get a larger selection, and you have help available in so many forms, if you have questions, and the opportunity to learn about new wines, in the process, thanks to their tasting notes. Right now, Edmond Wine Shop is waiting on their dedicated wine cooler, however, they have some selections available chilled in their new beer room!

Shop Edmond News: New Pick Up Floral Boutique, sister store to EmoryAnne Interiors, Boutique Bar to have Grand Opening Thursday November 8, at 150th and Santa Fe coinciding with EmoryAnne Interiors Annual Holiday Open House!

2 Doors Down Consignment Boutique to hold their annual Holiday Open House on Thursday November 1, and located on 33rd Street at Bristol Park Boulevard, east of Santa Fe!

Stop by next week to check out what’s happening around Edmond, or be sure to follow us at Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily updates!

Have an amazing break,