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September 2010

Omaha volunteers paint picnic tables in Hanscom Park Mayor Suttle Introduces New Service Plan for Omaha
Imagine a city where abandoned lots are turned into community gardens, youth are paired with mentors that inspire them, and the hungry are fed not just during the holiday season, but year-round. Imagine a place where a majority of the citizens are...
The Nebraska Humane Society Meet your Match
I’m going to give you a little back story before you can Meet your Match™. For 1 1/2 years, maybe longer, I volunteered at the Nebraska Humane Society. I fell into the job. My son wanted to volunteer there as part of his high school...
Family Finch at the 2010 Walk for the Animals 2010 Walk for the Animals
Nebraska Humane Society’s 2010 Walk for the Animals was a huge success.  I walked with our family and family’s dogs and had a very fun morning! Check out our pictures from the event! Check Ann Troe’s upcoming article at "...
Football watching fanatic My Life as a Football Widow
It’s that time of year again—that time when the leaves begin turning colors, the air becomes crisp, and I become a football widow. Between the Huskers, the Nighthawks, and the Mavs, I don’t plan to see my husband for more than five...
Dog pawprint in clay On Loving Pets...and Losing Them
Unless you have a tortoise or a Macaw, or received a kitten for your one hundredth birthday, you entered this relationship knowing that you would probably outlive your pet. That you chose to love with your whole heart, knowing it would one day most...
Jack Rebney, the YouTube Winnebago Man Winnebago Man: from YouTube Legend to Award Winning Documentary
Chances are, at some point during this week, you watched a YouTube clip. An eccentric woman on the local news. A clumsy reporter getting yelled at for destroying a one-of-a-kind work of art. Or even Antoine Dodson’s (now auto-tuned) thoughts on his...
Chris Guillebeau in Bhutan The Unconventional Book Tour Stops in Omaha
Much like social media’s rise from idle hobby to serious business tool, so, too, has blogging transformed itself. Chris Guillebeau is a professional blogger, a job title that probably didn’t exist as recently as 10 years ago. Chris...
Brown Paper Democracy Brown Paper Democracy
No stranger to bars, I’ve spent many an evening showing half-interested spectators the collection of 80’s baseball cards on display at the Homey Inn. As summer slipped away and bars stayed open later, nights took on a relaxed, almost Southern...
Dehydrated carrots, onions, peppers, corn + peas Homemade Preserves – Not Just for Grandma Anymore!
Many of my young, “hip” friends are going to cringe at what I’m about to say…I absolutely adore the idea of feasting all winter long from a basement filled with jars of goodies that I’ve spent endless hours canning and...
Little Red Riding Hood by Amanda Gray Curiouser and Curiouser: the 2010 Omaha Lit Fest
The sixth annual Omaha Lit Fest was held this weekend and what a treat it was for book lovers! Taking a cue from Lewis Carroll, who wrote " ‘what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversation,’...
Boyd and Charlies BBQ of Elkhorn Boyd and Charlies BBQ Restaurant Review
If you came here looking for a food “critic” you’ve come to the wrong place. The definition of what constitutes good food is so varied from person-to-person that I don’t think we need yet another self-professed critic telling...
Flowers from an Omaha Farmers Market Dear Summer
Dear Summer, I’m just curious, why does it seem like you are trying to leave us a little too early this year? Do you not remember how Winter brutalized us with what seemed like a million feet of snow and sub-zero temperatures? I mean, I like...
Nikita starts this fall on CW Geeking Out Over New TV Series
Fall brings cooler temperatures, the return of football, and, most importantly to the geek, a brand new crop of television shows. Every new season brings in a different crop of shows that can be a little daunting. As the popularity of shows like Lost,...
Omaha Creative Week: Marc Nager, Dir. of Startup Weekend Interview with Marc Nager of Startup Weekend
With the city in the midst of Omaha Creative Week, we investigated one of the signature events: Startup Weekend Omaha. Startup Weekend is an international non-profit that helps facilitate community events. People come to the 54 hour, weekend long events...
One of Muñoz' "super-hero inspired" designs next to a classic beauty Omaha Fashion Week Ticket Giveaway + Designer Interviews
Win 2 awesome OFW Ticket Packages ↓ Details Below ↓ Late at night, the sound of Beethoven reverberating off of thick brick walls, the neighbors sleep, tucked snugly in their beds, while Daniel Muñoz attempts to sharpen...
Daniel Higgs performing Purifying the CalmDome through Art and Music
We lay, bodies on bodies, nestled inside the shell of a giant ovary called CalmDome, bass trickling down our spines. This is not the concert I had in mind. But it’s exactly why I should go to the Bemis more often. Not only to see art, but to...
Max the Cat Max the Cat
Keep your cats indoors and they will live one decade longer than if they are outdoors. I wrote that sentence then stared at my computer screen for over an hour. Seeing (or more likely hearing) my frustration, Russ suggested that I explain the huge...
Julian Weak + Ana Carlson at Midtown Crossing Market Teens Reaping More Than They Sow