Celebrating Omaha’s World War II Veterans

April 25, 2017 · Posted In: History, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

As a kid, my grandfather’s World War II experiences were the stuff of legend. Army private first-class Robert Wesley Meigs fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He crossed the Remagen Bridge and survived a […]

Remembering the Battle of the Bulge

Posted In: History, Lifestyle

The following interview presents my grandfather’s recollections of World War II. A transcript of the interview, conducted in May 2005, is collected by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center’s Veterans History Project (memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/loc.natlib.afc2001001.52021). Omaha […]

Carp-o-Rama

April 18, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Sports

  “Are you ready to see some flying fish?” asks Rich Porter, tournament director for the Bowfishers of Nebraska. Porter steers toward the river’s confluence, and we nock arrows on bowstrings. We are ready. Or […]

The Morel of the Story

April 5, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Home, Omaha Magazine

Morel-mania usually begins around mid-to-late April. Inconsistent Midwestern weather prevents forecasting the exact start of morel mushroom season year-to-year. Morel (aka morchella) mushrooms begin to flush en masse when spring rains alternate with patches of […]

Lenten Fish Fries

March 16, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Places

Lent in Omaha—a time of repentance and moderation for devout Catholics—is synonymous with crowded lines of happy, drunken people waiting for heaping piles of deep-fried fish. Parishioners and non-churchgoers alike rejoice with the approach of […]

A Portrait of the Filmmaker as a Young Man

March 14, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Knights in shining armor go searching for a legendary spoon. That was the concept of Sam Senser’s entry to the Canadian-based 50-Hour Film Competition. The contest’s theme was “twisted fairytale,” and all entries had to […]

The Catholic Issue

February 21, 2017 · Posted In: In the Office, Omaha Magazine, Opinion

The March/April issue of Omaha Magazine hits the streets just as Oscar season comes to a close. Meanwhile, the subject of Omaha’s best-known Oscar-winning story is up for an even greater recognition—sainthood. A tribunal from […]

Nebraska’s State Fossil and the Sesquicentennial

January 1, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion

The new year marks the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood. The January/February issue of Omaha Magazine touches on that milestone. But we don’t stop there. We take you even deeper into prehistoric times…15,000 years ago, […]

Ice Age Tusks vs. Blood Ivory

December 22, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

The buried remains of Ice Age mammoths hold secrets to the story of climate change and the rise of mankind. Mammoths vanished from Earth some 11,000 years ago at the end of the geological epoch […]

The Compass in the Landscape

October 16, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, Publications

With growing levels of philanthropic donations sloshing around Omaha, it’s important to keep in mind that underserved segments of the community remain. Sometimes these segments of the community are out of sight. Sometimes their needs […]


 
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