Sam Mangiameli

October 4, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

Most college guys have a nickname. Some are even fit for print in a family publication. Sam Mangiameli, a University of Nebraska-Omaha junior, has two distinct but interrelated identities. Many on campus know him simply […]

Like a Kid Again

September 9, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People, Sports

Don Byers’ teammates on the Bellevue University golf team saw the notion of shooting your age—one of the rarest feats in the sport—as a canard of the wildest conceit. But the athlete who played for […]

We All Scream for Ice Cream

July 18, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Places, Restaurants

Growing up in the second half of an earlier millennia, the lilting jingle-jangle chimes of an ice cream truck was my soundtrack to summer. The common Fudgsicle had the power to induce a Pavlovian response […]

A Cathedral for Cooking

June 20, 2018 · Posted In: Chefs, Home, OmahaHome

Most first-time attendees at Crème de la Crème instructional cooking events enter chef Paula Dreesen’s home as if they are crossing the threshold of a church. Perhaps overly aware of their guest status, they edge […]

Off The Level

May 27, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, Home, OmahaHome

A seemingly endless series of prospective buyers had shopped the tract of land nestled near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the Country Club Oaks neighborhood abutting the Omaha Country Club. Most dismissed it […]

Cacophony of Curios

February 16, 2018 · Posted In: Home, Lifestyle, OmahaHome

In design, the “rule of thirds” posits that objects grouped in twos or fours render an ungainly sight—that three is the magic number in creating eye-pleasing arrays. In Scott Shoemaker’s Victorian home, a few doors […]

Nichol Mason Lazenby

April 22, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

When Nichol Mason Lazenby left the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company to relocate to Omaha less than two years ago, she knew nothing of her new home and had decidedly low expectations regarding the breadth and […]

TOYO! 2016

April 5, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People On the Rise, Publications

Outstanding is a word that is used often to describe an ideal situation or person. The Omaha Jaycees uses it to describe the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (“TOYO!”), individuals between the ages of 21 and […]

Under a Full Moon

March 3, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Omaha Magazine

The hiking trails at Platte River State Park are a jumble of twists and turns, ups and downs, forks and choices. Each junction—each meandering tendril—offers a different destination. I know the waterfall is down this […]

Video Vacation

Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Django Greenblatt-Seay has made 133 music videos, but never for any of his own bands. That changed in mid-December when his quartet, Gramps, released a self-titled debut recording, a four-song EP that coincided with the […]