Elaine Jabenis

The Science of Charity

Posted In: Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Kali Baker knows well how the better angels of our nature think. She knows that although they are angels, they still love a little competition. They love variety, too. They love prizes. Like their less-noble […]

Shakespearean Power Couple

May 20, 2014 · Posted In: Uncategorized

Battling brain drain is the subject of much discussion in business circles, but the same challenge applies to the arts and their role in the vitality of any city. Despite the fact that Omaha boasts […]

Rising from the Ashes

May 19, 2014 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Publications

For several decades, Plattsmouth’s downtown oozed a distinctly river-rat vibe. The city’s main street, once Victorian glorious thanks to vibrant river and railroad trade, was faded, mostly abandoned, adorned with kitsch and mismatched storefronts, and, […]

Adopt-A-School Partnerships

May 18, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Publications, Retirement

A snowball fight was the perfect antidote to cabin fever for a group of 2nd- and 3rd-graders on an overcast, 11-degree winter afternoon. But this particular snowball fight had some peculiarities. For one thing, it […]

Le Bouillon

May 17, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Food & Drink, Publications, Reviews

The restaurant at 1017 Howard Street made an indelible mark on the city’s culinary landscape. The sentence above was a factual statement when uttered in any year from 1969 through 2012, when the legendary French […]

On the Chopping Block

Skating & Aging With Grace.

May 15, 2014 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Mike Barwig is an early morning warrior, an ice dancer. It’s 6:30 a.m. and the 63-year-old man glides across the skating rink at Motto McLean Arena. Twig-like pre-teens and tiny high school queens flitter about […]

Rabbi Azriel

May 14, 2014 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

Rabbi Aryeh Azriel has led Omaha’s reform Jewish congregation, Temple Israel Synagogue, since 1988. Along the way he’s become known for his social justice advocacy and for his efforts building bridges to other faith communities. […]

The Tea Smith