Forget about Mauro Fiore’s Oscar. In their Elkhorn neighborhood, the Fiores have another claim to fame. “We’re known as the chicken family,’’ daughter Olivia announces.
Scaling back seemed more sensible. So this long-retired Council Bluffs couple set out to do just that. But finding a house with an existing formal garden changed their plan.
Josh Temple of "House Crashers" fame talks about his HGTV and DIY Network gigs, his current renovation project and the visit he'll make to Boys Town between his Omaha Home Show appearances April 6-8.
Calandra Cooper is an urban farmer. She also works full time, has a part-time job and teaches several classes each quarter for Metropolitan Community College. To add to the fun, the mother of four grown children raises chickens and bees.
The Brannen family eats the bounty from their urban farm year-round. Canned pickles, relish and tomato sauce. Jams, jellies and fruit syrups. Dried herbs, flowers and vegetables in breads and soups.
“Poetry in a cup of tea.” That’s how Andrea Lawse describes her signature blend, “Huntress,” a black tea punctuated with notes of bergamot, cinnamon, lavender and Siberian ginseng. The combination, she says, improves mood, increases focus and boosts the immune system.
Shea Wilkinson is never far from a sewing machine. She sews for Artifact Bags and also does her own artwork, primarily wall hangings. She had been making quilts all her life, but started taking it seriously while teaching English in Mexico. “I had a lot of time on my hands, and it really blossomed,’’ she says.
Celeste Butler isn’t just sewing a quilt. She’s telling a story and preserving history. “I’m passionate about what I’m doing,’’ she says, “and leaving that legacy behind for my children and grandchildren.’’
For three months each year, Beth Crichton’s life sounds like a tale best told in an exotic novel. A biologist doing groundbreaking research might not sound so colorful. But throw in a desert kingdom with sheiks and wealth beyond imagination ...
Bart Vargas had a confession.
Julie Reilly was cleaning a delicate object carved from bone when she hesitated as letters slowly revealed themselves from under more than two centuries’ worth of dirt and grime.
It was 4 o’clock on an unusually warm winter morning in 2008, and Hal Holoun couldn’t sleep.
Kabin Thomas met his soul mate, Mary Bort, in college in 1985 but didn't marry her till 2015.
Campfires, fly rods and waders take minds off cancer and strengthen the sisterhood.
The personal and passionate reasons behind acquiring what collectors love.
He and a partner have been studying the anatomy of best-selling books for years. Now, they say they’ve constructed an algorithm that guesses if a book will be a best-seller, with 80 percent accuracy.
Steve Rodie, 61, overhauled the front yard of his Morton Meadows home starting in 2004. His experiment: How best to balance sustainability with aesthetic to create a smart, efficient yard without ticking off the neighbors.
The brick building in downtown Elkhorn must have caught the eye of Tyler Curnes’ grandfather decades ago when he stopped there to fill up his gas tank. It must have captured the imagination of Curnes’ parents, years later, when they sought in vain to buy it.
Tim Guthrie also created other tributes to his wife, Beth, to memorialize her in a loving, lasting way.
Lot 2 chef makes name for herself among Metro's culinary elite
Omaha florist has a way with nature
Hospitality sets tone for Omaha antique show
Tiny and deer-like, San Clemente Island goats once dominated an island off the coast of California. In the 1980s, the Navy was called in to reduce the goat population by sniping them from helicopters. Instead, a nonprofit trapped the goats and brought them to the mainland, and eventually, th…
This is a love story about an oven. And a couple. And great artisan bread. Fort Calhoun's Stick & Stone Bakery brings a little bit of France to Nebraska.
Omaha woman falls for skydiving
The furniture makers aren't just on trend - they're ahead of it.
Leonard Brown joined the bindery in 1990 and became owner in 2007, taking over for his father, Robert, who had run it since the 1970s. Robert's own father bought the shop in 1953. Although the shop's owners have changed over the years, the book-binding process itself hasn't changed much through the centuries.
Each takes about seven or eight hours to complete, as Rajaena Appleby selects and arranges feathers — “It’s very relaxing for me,” she said — before eventually gluing them into place.
Throughout August, Stuart Chittenden set up on sidewalks and in coffee shops and at libraries across the state. He invited people to sit and talk. And he listened.
Violinist Vernal Richardson came to Nebraska from Maryland last year to see the Omaha Symphony’s annual Christmas extravaganza.