The Budge Porter Story Comes Home

October 25, 2012 · Posted In: At Home, Home, Home Improvement, Lifestyle, OmahaHome

Budge Porter lost many physical capabilities when he broke his neck tackling a teammate in a 1976 Husker football practice. The catastrophic injury left him a quadriplegic confined to a wheelchair. What he’s never lost […]

Wines for Holiday Fare

Posted In: Beer, Cocktails & Wine, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

There are a wide variety of dishes prepared to celebrate the holiday season, and many of these reflect back to culture and ethnicity. However, I would suspect that the three classic dishes for holiday fare […]

Downtown Fremont, Neb.

Posted In: Business, Omaha Magazine, Places

New visitors to Fremont—a community of just over 26,000 nestled in the plain between the Platte and Elkhorn rivers 35 miles northwest of Omaha—might be surprised to discover what a vibrant downtown area the city […]

Leo Adam Biga Releases Book about Alexander Payne

Posted In: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

“Most of us are familiar with the actors who’ve come from here,” says Leo Biga, local journalist, author, blogger, and Omaha Publications freelancer. “Fred Astaire, Robert Taylor, Montgomery Clift. There are very few non-actors in […]

Turkey Fest

Posted In: Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, Places

For many, the very mention of the holiday season brings about fond memories and anticipation. But for those without close family and friends, the holidays can be a very lonely time. This is exactly why […]

Todd Schmaderer

Posted In: Downtown, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

For a man who never thought he’d be a police officer, Todd Schmaderer’s career in law enforcement certainly has seen a meteoric rise. Omaha’s once interim police chief was selected from four applicants for the […]

Jen Edney

Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Jen Edney’s motto, “Have Camera, Will Travel,” has led her to such places as Fiji, Suriname, Australia, and Cape Town. She estimates that 10 months of the year is spent traveling with her lens focused […]

Erich Hover

Posted In: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Erich Hover still speaks of his father, Ed, in a tone of respect, describing him as a “big, strong, tall, handsome, six-foot-two guy” who liked to fish and hunt, play racquetball, and work in his […]

Merrymakers Association

Posted In: Entertainment, Giving, Music, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine

For many elderly citizens, living in a retirement community or a nursing home can be a lonely existence, what with being cut off from family, old friends, and—what sometimes seems like—the outside world. Several factors […]

Charles Gifford and Michele van Deventer

October 20, 2012 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Home, People

The story of the Gifford family legacy in Omaha has added a new chapter. The return of Charles Gifford to the city of his birth after nearly a lifetime spent in the Northeast ensures a […]