Ben Petersen

Reducing Food Waste

October 4, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Neighborhoods, Publications, Restaurants

The night of the Jimmy Buffett concert could not have been more perfect, weather-wise: a calm, near-cloudless 70-degree evening. Packs of Hawaiian-shirted Parrotheads meandered the Old Market’s cobblestone streets in search of 5-o’clock somewhere, food, […]

Artist Erin Blayney

Unifying the Outside with the Inside

August 12, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Home, Home Improvement, OmahaHome, Publications

When Joan Heistand began her search for the perfect place to call home in downtown Omaha, she came upon a 2,700-square-foot condo in the Paxton and saw potential in its open flow and natural light. […]

The McBrides

July 15, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Home, Publications

Caroline McBride sobbed as she left midtown Omaha with her partner, M.J., and the last load of their belongings from their midtown home. She was so happy there. The tears quickly subsided as they arrived […]

The Old Market Business Association

March 25, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Neighborhoods, Publications

Potential business owners often dream of being independent and making their own decisions. Businesses in Omaha’s Old Market district have that freedom. “We’re not in a mall where one management company organizes us,” says Troy […]

Living Small to Live Large

March 3, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Places

Sometimes to live large, you’ve got to live small—very small. This, at least, is the working mantra of Kevin and Amanda Kohler, who occupy a 620 square-foot condo off of 16th and Farnam streets. The […]

Last Ride

December 11, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Neighborhoods, People, Publications

Omaha Police Department Officer Greg Hansen has seen the worst humanity offers. He witnessed the aftermath of the Von Maur shootings. He has taken down drug addicts so high they were impervious to pain. He […]

Making the Old New Again

November 5, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Home, Home Improvement, Neighborhoods, Publications

Sherri and John Obermiller decided their new downtown condo reminded them too much of the suburbs. They should know. The couple moved in 2011 from their five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in the white-picket-fence-lined neighborhoods off 180th […]

New Beginnings on Park Avenue

May 8, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Home, Neighborhoods, Publications

It wasn’t until Dave Wingert was in his 20s that he learned, that, like himself, his father had been an actor and radio personality. And it wasn’t until that time that he learned the full […]