Dylan Folda and his dog

A Leader Across the Board

March 12, 2020 · Posted In: Education, Family, FamilyGuide

High school can be an intimidating place, especially as a freshman. Learning where classes are located, finding a locker and learning the combination, and, of course, the “scary” seniors—intimidating, indifferent, insensitive. Westside High School senior […]

high school students, Bellevue Public Schools

A Culture of Excellence

Posted In: Bellevue, Education, FamilyGuide

The child of an active-duty military member moves between six and nine times over the course of their education. That means they attend six to nine different schools—making and leaving six to nine different groups […]

Cynthia Bailey at Hillside Elementary, horizontal

Passion is Key

February 21, 2020 · Posted In: Education, Omaha Magazine, People

Cynthia Bailey, principal of Hillside Elementary in the Westside School District, has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford. She also has a handful of advanced degrees in education, including specialized training in teaching English language learners. […]

Omaha area school superintendents Letters

Superintendents Letters

March 8, 2019 · Posted In: Education, FamilyGuide, People

The greater Omaha metropolitan area is home to some of the state’s best schools, educators, and students. Superintendents at six of the area’s largest school districts share their thoughts and reflections from the 2018-2019 academic […]

Natural Theatrics From left: Sam w/ Maya, John, Angie Senser

Natural Theatrics

March 6, 2019 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide

A toy chest with a gruesome clown face on the front creaks open. A collective gasp escapes the crowd of onlookers. A single red helium balloon drifts out. Children scream as two luminescent hands appear over […]

Westbrook Elementary Community Club

Westbrook Elementary Community Club

Posted In: FamilyGuide, Young Hero

Students and staff members at Westbrook Elementary believe in service to their city, and they prefer to show this to people rather than simply tell them about it. That’s why the school has created the […]

Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

60Plus Opener

February 14, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Family, People

When I hear about Nebraska’s wild turkeys, it always reminds me of bygone days when my boys were young—and we raised peacocks. Our peacocks would roam throughout the yard’s five wooded acres. The birds stayed […]

January/February 2019 Family & More

January/February 2019 Family & More

January 4, 2019 · Posted In: Family, Family & More, Omaha Magazine

Miracle on Farnam Through Jan. 1 in Midtown Crossing, 30th and Farnam streets. During this holiday season, visitors can stroll Farnam Street and browse window displays created by local artists and organizations, presented by The Afternoon. […]

Causing a Kerfuffle

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Family, Omaha Magazine

Ashley Laverty got bit by the acting bug at the tender age of 6, when she performed in her first play. It is fitting that she has dedicated her career to theater for youth. “I […]

Setting the Table

Posted In: DIY Project, Family, OmahaHome

Let’s face it, there isn’t much enthusiasm for Grandma’s china these days. Fine chinaware is a forgotten treasure for many families. Too many Generation Xers and baby boomers are content to treat their kitchen islands […]