Be Your Own Pit Boss

June 21, 2018 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Growing up on a farm in northern Minnesota, barbecue enthusiast Gary Dunteman learned many skills. “When you’re a farm kid, you’ve got to be your own mechanic, you’ve got to be your own carpenter—you’ve got […]

A Model for 
Remodeling

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

Talk about adapting.  Since last August, the Minderman home (located west of 204th Street where Elkhorn meets horse country) has been in the throes of an overhaul. The scope of the project—from top to bottom, […]

Entryway

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome, Recipes

July is always a busy time of year—full of activities, family reunions, picnics, baseball games, etc. And don’t forget barbecues!  This issue, I’m passing the DIY baton to another do-it-yourself guru. Gary Dunteman is a competitive […]

A Cathedral for Cooking

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 […]

A Real-Life Fairy Tale

Posted In: Before & After, OmahaHome

Once upon a time, in an outdated suburban kitchen, there was a newly empty-nester mother who dreamed of the most amazing La Cornue range with a large multifunction oven, seven unique cooking modes, and five […]

Whispering Roots Takes Root

Posted In: Giving, North Omaha, Omaha Magazine

The Highlander Village on North 30th Street between Lake and Cuming is a dramatic new development meant to revitalize the depressed neighborhood surrounding it. The center of this community (planned by 75 North Revitalization Corp.) […]

Curly Martin

June 14, 2018 · Posted In: Music, North Omaha, Omaha Magazine

If Curly Martin has something to say, you can best believe you will hear it if you’re within earshot.  “Man, tell me who came up with this idea for a story about the Chitlin’ Circuit, […]

The Perfect Lakeside Patio

June 13, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

By the time foundations were laid for the first few houses at the Big Sandy Lake development in 2005, all 85 lakeside lots had been sold. Dean Dougherty was one of the eager buyers. His […]

The Scent of a Neighborhood

Posted In: Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Since 1989, the corner of 108th and Harrison streets has featured an aroma that permeates the air and reminds every passerby that Rotella’s Italian Bakery makes their magic there.  The bakery originally began in 1850 […]

Cooped Up in the City

Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

Raising chickens in the city has become more common in recent years due to the popularity of urban farming.  Brett Kreifels, educator for the Nebraska Extension in Cass County (formerly of the Douglas-Sarpy County Extension), […]


 
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