Brian Duensing running in field

Reaching Out with Both Arms

August 26, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

Ask former Husker standout Brian Duensing about transition—he’ll tell you about it. He’s doing some of his own, right now. Duensing is back in his home state, keeping that million dollar left arm—the one that’s […]

dining car scene, for Durham exhibit

September 2019 Giving Calendar

Posted In: Calendar, Giving Events, Omaha Magazine

Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm. Sept. 9 (noon-1 p.m) Decades at the Durham: Dining by Rail Location: The Durham Museum This luncheon and fundraiser celebrates the railcar […]

Pumpkins and kids at Harvest Fair

September 2019 Explore Calendar

August 23, 2019 · Posted In: Calendar, Explore!, Omaha Magazine

For Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm. Nebraska Plattsmouth Harvest Festival Sept. 5-8 at various locations, Plattsmouth. This four-day annual festival—that was once a corn festival […]

Lash LaRue black and white portrait

A Toy Drive Straight to the Heart

Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Larry Dunn may be a soft-spoken guy, but physically, he exudes the traits that define outlaw country. His arms are covered in tattoos. His black T-shirt contrasts with his straw cowboy hat. Part Pete Seeger, […]

Ang Bennett at home

Bringing The Honesty

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Artist Ang Bennett’s path to Omaha was through service. Specifically, it was a tour with AmeriCorps that brought them here, working with Omaha’s Lutheran Family Services. When the term was up and it was time […]

Valley Volunteer Fire/Rescue crew

Wading Through the Floodwaters of 2019

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

It was roughly 4 o’clock in the morning when I reported back to the command post that Valley was going to be considered flooded,” says Mike Wiekhorst, chief of the Valley Fire Department, about the […]

Renee Smeal home and family

A Lakeside Hub

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Renee Smeal enjoys the urban lifestyle of her downtown condominium within walking distance of shops, attractions, and restaurants, but her “modern beachy” lake house is her hub for hospitality and entertainment. Designed and built with […]

light flooding in trees

Navigating the River

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Missouri River flooding is a disaster for affected property owners. If there is a silver lining, it is that flooding is mostly beneficial to riverine species, including fish and waterfowl. However, rising waters make the […]

Donscheski chicken coop cottage

Chicken Pedicures & Slumber Parties

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

It started with three chickens in a store-bought, redwood playhouse. Now the Donscheski family has 20 chickens in a custom-built cedar coop that’s 20 feet by 6 feet and tall enough to stand in, with […]

Minne Lusa neighborhood from above

Still Shining a Century On

Posted In: Home, Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Tucked in neatly between Florence and Miller Park, coming into the historic Minne Lusa neighborhood for the first time is like discovering a hidden compartment in your grandmother’s vanity, secreting away gems and mementos of […]