Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch

September 24, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily, Recreation

The Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch in Blair, Neb., is a family affair. Daughter Haley Bledsoe has designed the 10-acre corn maze (opened for the fall on Fri., Sep. 13) since its first season six years […]

Welcome to William’s Nightmare

September 3, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Places, Recreation

The entryway of the 19th-century home is cramped, musty-smelling, and dark. A thunderstorm rolls appropriately in the background. Bloodstains spatter the wallpaper, and the portrait of a resigned-looking woman hangs on the wall. “This—” Wayne […]

Choose Your Own Adventure

August 27, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Places, Recreation

Ted and Wally’s. Tannenbaum Christmas Shop. The Passageway. These are staples of Omaha’s historic Old Market neighborhood. But what if you looked beyond the traditional to find the hidden heart of downtown? Do you dare […]

Let’s Go Antiquing

August 16, 2013 · Posted In: HerFamily, Lifestyle, Places, Recreation

The Old Market has always been the place to find those unique items…things you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Nowhere is that more true than in the variety of antique shops in the area. Whether you […]

Harvest Fun

Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily, Places, Recreation

Fun festivals don’t end when autumn rolls in—there is still plenty to do in Nebraska as the dog days of summer draw to a close and the school year begins. Harvest festivals are a great […]

The Best, Local Farmers Markets

Nebraska State Fair

Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily, Places, Recreation

It’s time to head to Grand Island for the food, fun, and thrill of Nebraska’s annual must-attend event: the Nebraska State Fair. This year’s fair, from August 23 to September 2, is luring visitors with […]

How to Ride the River City Star

June 20, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Recreation

The strains of “Folsom Prison Blues” as played by a one-man band is the perfect soundtrack to a riverboat tour. I bet there’s rich folks eating/In a fancy dining car/They’re probably drinkin’ coffee/And smokin’ big […]

Family Camping

Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle, Recreation

There’s something about lying under the stars in a sleeping bag surrounded by trees and chirping crickets that’s calming. It’s the spirit of camping—that feeling of being completely absorbed in the wonders of nature. It’s […]

Light Up Your Summer

Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Recreation

Nebraska may not be stereotypical wine country (Hello, California), nor does it play host to the world’s largest hot air balloon festival (that’s reserved for Albuquerque, N.M.). However, that hasn’t stopped Mike and Joe Mancuso […]