Tips for Black Friday

November 26, 2013 · Posted In: HerFamily, Recreation

Black Friday is the day right after Thanksgiving and also marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Retailers open their doors as early as 4 a.m., offering tremendous “door buster” sale prices to crowds […]

Train Collecting

November 13, 2013 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Recreation

The Omaha area owes much to the railroad industry. The city’s history, and indeed, the entire history of the railroad are spiked with significant links throughout. It comes as no surprise then that the Omaha […]

Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch

September 24, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily, Recreation

The Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch in Blair, Neb., is a family affair. Daughter Haley Bledsoe has designed the 10-acre corn maze (opened for the fall on Fri., Sep. 13) since its first season six years […]

Welcome to William’s Nightmare

September 3, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Places, Recreation

The entryway of the 19th-century home is cramped, musty-smelling, and dark. A thunderstorm rolls appropriately in the background. Bloodstains spatter the wallpaper, and the portrait of a resigned-looking woman hangs on the wall. “This—” Wayne […]

Choose Your Own Adventure

August 27, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Places, Recreation

Ted and Wally’s. Tannenbaum Christmas Shop. The Passageway. These are staples of Omaha’s historic Old Market neighborhood. But what if you looked beyond the traditional to find the hidden heart of downtown? Do you dare […]

Let’s Go Antiquing

August 16, 2013 · Posted In: HerFamily, Lifestyle, Places, Recreation

The Old Market has always been the place to find those unique items…things you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Nowhere is that more true than in the variety of antique shops in the area. Whether you […]

Harvest Fun

Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily, Places, Recreation

Fun festivals don’t end when autumn rolls in—there is still plenty to do in Nebraska as the dog days of summer draw to a close and the school year begins. Harvest festivals are a great […]

The Best, Local Farmers Markets

Nebraska State Fair

Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily, Places, Recreation

It’s time to head to Grand Island for the food, fun, and thrill of Nebraska’s annual must-attend event: the Nebraska State Fair. This year’s fair, from August 23 to September 2, is luring visitors with […]

How to Ride the River City Star

June 20, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Recreation

The strains of “Folsom Prison Blues” as played by a one-man band is the perfect soundtrack to a riverboat tour. I bet there’s rich folks eating/In a fancy dining car/They’re probably drinkin’ coffee/And smokin’ big […]