Spit and Polish Patriotism

July 15, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily

When local teens talk about hitting the beach this summer, images of carefree days splashing around at Fun-Plex may come to mind. Katie Glessman aims higher. The beach she’s hitting isn’t just any old Omaha […]

Jill Anderson

July 14, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Health, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Triple-threat actress, singer, dancer Jill Anderson knows what it’s like to be the subject of adoring ovations, but now she’s sharing the spotlight with the most unwelcome of co-stars. Anderson, one of the area’s most […]

On the Job

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Ethics, Publications

A program designed to help special-needs youth learn valuable job skills has had some unexpected results. In some cases, the students involved with Project SEARCH at two area Embassy Suites have become the teachers. According […]

Rolling down the River

July 13, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting

It’s summertime and that means parents are driving themselves crazy looking for fun, unique ways to spend a day outside with the kids. Gretchen Klimm has found her summer paradise. She loves soaking up the […]

Mary Carrick

July 12, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

If the late soul master James Brown was the hardest working man in show business, then singer Mary Carrick is Omaha’s hardest working woman in entertainment. When the Nebraska Arts Council touring artist isn’t performing […]

Polio Panic of 1952

July 11, 2014 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, People

The community was in a panic. People stayed inside their homes. They avoided movies, camping, vacations and swimming. Anywhere that polio might lurk. And when polio did strike the family… …“I was torn apart by […]

Roughing It

Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Uncategorized

Reality TV is increasingly crowded with all manner of woodsy survivalist fare. Most programs focus on the notion of “extreme” something-or-other, with life-or-death cliffhangers leading up to every commercial break. So I thought I’d take […]

Independence City

July 10, 2014 · Posted In: Neighborhoods, Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome, Publications, Ralston

Confirming the population of any given city requires nothing more than a glance at census figures, right? Not so fast. To best understand at least one local community, it would be advisable to also have […]

War and Peace

Posted In: Business, Leaders, Omaha Magazine, Publications

On March 8, 2013, a young man biked to the gates of the Afghan Defense Ministry and detonated a bomb strapped to his chest. The massive explosion, which killed nine civilians, shook a nearby building […]

Breaking Down the Language Barrier

July 9, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Publications

Learning a second language is a hobby that many—okay, some—people enjoy. For Susan Mayberger with Omaha Public Schools, learning Spanish as a second language has been integral to a fascinating life and career journey. “After […]