Omaha’s Urban Legends

January 8, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

Every place has its urban legends, some quite famous. The Tower of London, as an example, has a group of ravens, and an urban legend to accompany them: If they ever leave, the story goes, […]

America’s Most Haunted House

August 27, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

This article appears in Sept./Oct. 2015 Omaha Magazine. It was a dark and stormy day when two sisters revisited their childhood home in Villisca, Iowa, for only the second time in two decades. They strolled through […]

Ghost Host

July 17, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Places, Publications

This article appears in July/August 60-Plus. Visitors from Omaha and the spirit realm are welcome at the Squirrel Cage Jail Museum in Council Bluffs. Carla Borgaila says she has met several of the resident ghosts. […]

Life in the Nebraska Sandhills

July 8, 2015 · Posted In: Family, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

This article appears in Omaha Magazine July/August 2015. Nebraska’s pioneering spirit shines brightly along the I-80 corridor, which follows the vast open spaces of the Great Plains. If travelers hurriedly passing through the state thinking, […]

Gifford Park

April 15, 2015 · Posted In: Midtown, Neighborhoods, Omaha Home, Places, Publications

Originally published in March/April 2015 Omaha Home. Until the relatively recent past, a rapid-fire word association game played on the subject of “Gifford Park” would, for many, elicit the most meager of responses. Sure, blurting […]

Fires, Ghosts, and Alligators

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Places, Publications

Originally published in March/April 2015 Encounter. Dick Mueller decided to open his new dinner theater in the Old Market in 1972 after considering a site at the Westroads Mall. He named it the Firehouse Dinner […]

Brother Sebastian’s Steak House & Winery


The Zen of Downsizing

February 24, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Home, People, Places

Originally published in March/April 2015 Omaha Home magazine. Anne Ginn’s epiphany came when she was ankle-deep in a pile of leaves. “It came to me while I was raking,” says Ginn. “I was filling the […]

Bricks & Molder

Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, People, Places

Originally published in March/April 2015 Encounter magazine. The rustic charm of Jackson Street Booksellers is practically an undisputed fact amongst Omahans. Narrow and crooked aisles, packed with books, wind back into the store in a […]

On Top of the World

February 19, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Places

Bhima, our guide, waited for us on the trail. We caught up to her after stopping to adjust our daypacks and enjoying some wild berries. Under her umbrella, which protected her from the burning sun, […]


 
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