Food For Thought

June 26, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

When it was my father’s turn to “cook,” during my childhood in Omaha, he usually took us to eat pizza or Chinese food. He taught me to use chopsticks during one of these trips. That […]

The Next Generation 
of Family Farming

June 21, 2017 · Posted In: At Home, Omaha Home

Surrounded by tomato seedlings, purple carrots, and strange-looking peppers—whatever’s freshest at Theilen Produce Gardens—Kristy Theilen is a blonde-dreadlocked ambassador for a farm that has been in her family since the 1800s. The cheerful 36-year-old and […]

New & Now

June 20, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

Omaha is a foodie’s dream, but like a dream, the panorama is always changing. Omaha Magazine presents this special package as a guide to sampling the newest local offerings from the culinary scene. Many of […]

Living with 
Livestock in Omaha

June 19, 2017 · Posted In: At Home, Omaha Home

Hungry for a taste of the simple life? You don’t have to sacrifice the convenient luxuries of living in the Omaha metro. Nick Batter, a lawyer who raises livestock in the Ponca Hills area, knows […]

Winning at the 2017 Great Plains Journalism Awards

May 3, 2017 · Posted In: Events, Omaha Magazine

Omaha Magazine had a strong showing at the 2017 Great Plains Journalism Awards in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 1, 2017. The magazine received 12 awards, including four first-place honors, for work produced in 2016. Creative Director Bill […]

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 ( Omaha […]


April 11, 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 […]

Empowerment Network

April 1, 2017 · Posted In: Faces of Omaha, Sponsored Content

“Everybody says that it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens when the village needs to be rebuilt?” asks Willie Barney, founder and president of the Empowerment Network. The “village” concept is […]