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 […]

Omaha CVB

February 24, 2017 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Omaha Magazine, Places

This year Boys Town celebrates its 100th year. The Los Angeles Times recently ranked Boys Town’s anniversary as one of the top-10 milestones of 2017, encouraging people to visit the historic landmark and “add cultural […]

Destinations

February 22, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Neighborhoods, Omaha Magazine, Places

AKSARBEN VILLAGE Horse stalls went bye-bye long ago. Now, Aksarben Village is losing car stalls, too. But that’s a good thing, as far as continued growth of the former horse-racing grounds goes. Dirt is overturned […]

W. Dale Clark Library: A Reflection of Omaha

February 21, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Omaha Magazine, Places

Why  are  libraries  relevant? For Rem Koolhaas, international architect and designer of one of America’s premier libraries in Seattle, “in an age where information can be accessed anywhere, it is the simultaneity of all media […]

Nebraska’s Capital

January 25, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

When Nebraska achieved statehood on March 1, 1867, it was the turning point in a 12-year-long, bitter, and sometimes violent struggle to move the capital from Omaha to…well, anywhere except Omaha. “Divisiveness festered the moment […]

The Historian’s Personal Collection

January 8, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, OmahaHome, Places, Publications

Howard Hamilton, 82, has read every issue of every Omaha newspaper dating back to 1854. The Omaha historian, who was once fluent in 12 languages, moved to the area at age 5 with his family […]

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 […]

Gurdon Wattles and the Streetcar Riots of 1909

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

It is difficult to imagine Omaha’s once-bustling streetcar system. Scarce evidence remains: There are alleys downtown paved in brick with rail lines running down them, and some old buildings that were once car barns, but […]

Mayhew Cabin

Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

To speak in archetypal clichés—without knowing where you came from, it can be difficult to understand where you are going. Nestled just south of Omaha in Nebraska City lies a piece of history that offers […]

Czech, Please

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Places, Publications

Omahans received a shock in early May when they learned yet another longtime local restaurant would shutter its doors. Soon after Terry Kapoun and his family announced they were closing Bohemian Cafe, old and new […]


 
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