September 29, 2014 · Posted In: Home, Neighborhoods, Places, West Omaha

On a homeowner’s association website tucked away under the seventh tab marked “Contact Us” is an innocuous picture of a United States Postal Service van making its first mail delivery in 2008 to a new […]


September 27, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, People, Places

We all do it. See someone and come to snap judgments about who they are. It might be because they’re dressed a certain way, talk a certain way, or come from a certain neighborhood. Typically, […]

100 Years and Counting

September 24, 2014 · Posted In: Home, Home Improvement, Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome, Places

In 1914, the stately home at 6129 Florence Blvd. was brand new. Built by Laura D. and Edward Cackley, owner of Cackley Bros. wine and liquor house, it was a Prairie Style home for its […]

Figuring Things Out

September 23, 2014 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

On a recent Monday evening, 28-year-old artist Gerard Pefung sits on a white, retro-modern fiberglass chair in the living room of his first floor apartment. The modest dwelling also doubles as his art studio, leaving […]

After the Storm

September 22, 2014 · Posted In: HerFamily, People, Young Hero

Justin Niss spent the day before the Fourth of July out in the sunshine. But he wasn’t hanging out with buddies or lounging at the lake. Niss spent a long, hot day volunteering to clean […]

From Soapbox to Stage

Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Whenever Denise Chapman traverses the blight and decay that have scourged North 24th Street for upwards of 40 years, she can’t help but ask questions. From Cuming Street to as far north as Fort Street, […]

Heartfelt and Handmade

September 21, 2014 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Lifestyle, People

It’s often the little things in life that mean the most, like those simple gestures made to show appreciation or concern. Those gestures most often come from family and friends. They perhaps least often come […]

Volunteer Advice from a Pro

September 20, 2014 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Did you watch more than an hour of the Weather Channel today? Do you put less than 25 miles on your car in any given week? Do you approach crossword puzzles with such confidence—and frequency—that […]

Butterflies are Free

Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting

As a small boy growing up in the ‘60s I lived off of a steady diet of comic books. The action stories told on cheap pulp in cheaper ink placed me squarely in the midst […]

Walk of Life

September 19, 2014 · Posted In: Home, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome, Places

We all have that one special relative in our lives whose powerful influence forever alters our being. Whether it’s an eclectic taste in music or a fondness for French Impressionism, that enthusiasm is contagious and […]