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 […]

Sandy Matson_Entryway Omaha Home

OmahaHome Entryway

Posted In: Family, Home, OmahaHome

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” —J.R.R. Tolkien With the holiday […]

A 5-Year-Old’s Tribute to Grandma

Posted In: Family, Omaha Magazine

Every year in late October, Viviana Handlos’ home transforms into a place of honor, respect, and celebration for the dead. In the middle of the foyer sits a table adorned with skulls, photographs, dancing skeletons, […]

An Honors Course 
in Giving

October 16, 2018 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Young Hero

Jenna Liakos has already learned the immense value of volunteerism in her community—having completed countless volunteer hours contributing her time to the Omaha Warriors (her little sister’s softball team), the Aksarben Ball, and the Bickford […]