The Ham Ma’am

July 20, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

For Ella Weber, her career as a professional artist began where all the greats get their start—bathing in a tub filled with 40 gallons of sprinkles.  After working in a frozen yogurt shop, she was […]

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 […]

Ironman Chef Paul Braunschweiler

July 13, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, People

Chef Paul Braunschweiler of Brushi started cooking when he was 6 years old, living in Switzerland with his family.  Although Braunschweiler claims he wasn’t “sporty” growing up, he did enjoy participating in track up until […]

Big Daddy

July 12, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, People

Regular readers of Encounter may wonder what’s going on here. We don’t really do an editor’s letter in this publication. We like to let the stories, artwork, and photography speak for themselves and leave the […]

Whispering Roots Takes Root

July 10, 2018 · 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.) […]

Going to the Fair for 140+ Years

July 8, 2018 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

4-H played a big part in Tracy Behnken’s youth. The Nebraska Extension educator, who grew up on a dairy farm near Bennington, showed dairy cattle and participated in horticulture and entomology competitions from the age […]

A Culinary Master in the Making

July 4, 2018 · Posted In: Chefs, Omaha Magazine, People

The metal crank wouldn’t work. Witney Stanley had to think of a solution fast. The pressure heated up the kitchen at the Pinnacle Bank Expo Center in Grand Island. The clock ticked tauntingly. Thirty minutes […]

Aprons Through the Ages

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

According to the King James Version of the Bible, the use of aprons dates back to Adam and Eve: “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and […]

Lending Book and a Helping Hand

June 28, 2018 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Giving, Young Hero

On a recent Monday evening, Omahan Kalli Pettit wheeled a squeaky book cart down a hospital hallway. A pair of teenagers jostled each other as they walked past. Kalli, not much older at age 18, […]

Todd “Fox” Hansen

June 27, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

Todd “Fox” Hansen looks like a guy you’d see hiking up a mountain, followed by his loyal dog pack, maybe carrying a whittled, wooden staff and helping out lost, less fortunate hikers. In reality, he […]


 
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