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February 2010

Canine Cabin Fever 5 Ways to Beat Canine Cabin Fever
Winter in Omaha often times is too cold for us to go out for our daily doggie walks. Short, bitterly cold days in Nebraska make our daily walks with our canine companions not very enjoyable. And when a dog is used to being walked daily the other three...
River City Roundup - David Key Team Roping Champion River City Roundup
Omaha’s River City Roundup is no normal way to spend a weekend. Part rodeo, part livestock show, part exposition, and part fair, the Roundup is billed as a “celebration of the Midwest’s heritage.” Dreamed up on the back of a...
Downtown Omaha Lit Fest (Downtown) Omaha Lit Fest
During one long weekend in the final days of the Midwestern summer, the (Downtown) Omaha Lit Fest brings together authors and readers for a celebration of the written word. The festival will be celebrating its sixth year in 2010, look for it (you guessed...
2010 Omaha Film Festival Guide 2010 Omaha Film Festival Guide
The Omaha Film Festival is in its fifth year, and 2010, as they say, is going to be its biggest year yet! In 2009, the Omaha Film Festival (OFF) doled out over $14,000 in awards and prizes, naming winners in 13 categories. Far from a regional event, this...
Omaha Film Festival Omaha Film Festival
Selected from over 450 entries from 28 countries, the 2011 Omaha Film Festival will showcase 92 feature films, documentaries and short films! While committed to showcasing Nebraska film makers, OFF is far from a regional event - last year’s 5th...
Obesity in the Workplace A Big Problem: Obesity and Employee Rights
For employers and employees, this  truism holds: its not over until the Equal Employment Opporunity Comission (EEOC) or the Court rules on it. Is obesity a disability? Isn’t fat just that—fat—someone who eats a few (okay...
Omaha Public Library "Open Your World" with the Omaha Public Library
Is 2010 the year for change?  It is for the Omaha Public Library! Have you seen the new campaign for the Omaha Public Library?  I heard about it watching the news earlier this week and finally saw the commercial this weekend.
A Princess Bride Skip Dinner, Go to a Movie this Valentine's Day
Two people silently, frantically try to recall a funny story or something, anything interesting to say—an awkward silence.  This Valentine’s Day, why not avoid the possibility altogether by taking your date out to a movie or staying in...
Pug puppy Rocky at 8 weeks The Tails of a True Dog Lover
Ever since I can remember, I’ve known that my life would not be complete without dogs. My favorite memories as a child almost always involve my dog Zipper or some other dog experience. Zipper, a miniature schnauzer, was our family dog. He was...
The Expose styling team - Ricki, Lindsey, Jason, Elisha, Amy Omaha Fashion Photography Gets Exposed
The door opens for a moment, two worlds colliding at its threshold. Outside: another cold Omaha night blows down Maple at 66th Street, a few blocks west of the Benson strip, and all is dark and quiet. Inside: lights flash and delicate laughter fills the...
Wuzzy - a Hairless Dumbo Rex Rat My Rat Wuzzy - Part 2
A few weeks back, I was talking to the wonderful folks at Omaha.net about writing a dog health blog with them. At exactly the same time we were talking about the column, my Wuzzy Rat began to show signs of illness. It ground my week to a halt,...
Natasha and Harish Keshwani - Owners of Inscribed Roses Natasha and Harish Keshwani
Interviewed by Omaha.net on January 28, 2010 Natasha Keshwani is the president of Inscribed Roses, a unique business that writes custom messages on fresh cut flowers. In this interview, she speaks about how much she enjoyed receiving an...
Get a couples massage on Valentine's Day Valentine's Day Dating Guide
You have two options for giving on Valentine’s Day: give a great gift or plan a great date. The right gift may last a lifetime, but the right date can make memories that are far more valuable. Or, simply look at it like a non-romantic. You get to...
Valentine's Day Ninja by Lilley on Etsy.com Valentine's Day Gifts for Any Budget
As you age, you realize that giving really is better than receiving. But agonizing over a Valentine’s Day gift with no time and little money isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. We put some thought into inventive Valentine’s gifts...
Romantic Invisible Aprons Spice Up Your Kitchen with Invisible Apron!
Valentine’s Day is approaching, so I thought I’d share a great gift idea for those of you with a special cook in your life. (Or if you are the cook, you could get one for yourself as a gift to your significant other–if you know what I...