Local playwright Ellen Struve writes a thoughtful and hopeful script about many facets of the ongoing immigration debate.
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Sisters-in-law borrow items without returning them; late husband excluded names of estranged children from first marriage in obituary, widow takes flak for it.
Athletes will unleash their inner ninjas this weekend. They'll tackle an obstacle course inspired by those seen on the reality show "American Ninja Warrior" at the Cornhusker State Games.
So why does a silver “Cornhusker bell” sit on an elected official’s desk in the state capitol of Alabama? Well, it’s because the ’Bama state treasurer, Young Boozer, a lifelong fan of the Crimson Tide, retains a bit of Nebraska in his bloodline.
Now is the best time of the year, when fruit and vegetables and herbs are in abundance.
A brick house was built in Benson in 1939, but the inside was never finished. Now, an architect has stepped up to finish the job.
The exhibit will remain in Omaha through Aug. 10 and eventually make its way to Alcatraz to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic event.
A 74-year-old man wants to participate in triathlon, but his wife of 53 years is against it; a woman is concerned with and hurt by a comment her boyfriend's mother made.
For decades, a brick-gated house sat on a corner lot in Benson, waiting for somebody — anybody — to complete the inside of the beautiful brick shell.
Like most Omaha teens of the '90s, I spent a handful of very, very late nights at the Donut Stop. They all sort of run together now, but I know they often happened after shows at Sokol Underground, after nights of after-hours dancing or after hitting the downtown bars, once I was old enough.
Omaha native Joe Hoover and his artist brother Bill make up the cast for new play at B Side in Benson.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Attend an outdoor music festival, see a car show or shop for vintage flea market items.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place July 19-22.
I have devoted an entire cabinet in my kitchen to baking pans. And then some. It's a little embarrassing. Square pans in multiple sizes. Round pans in multiple sizes. The new loaf pans. The old, maybe-I-can-still-use-them loaf pans. I could go on.
The Omaha location of Kearney-based Angus Burgers and Shakes is open.
File the sushi conveyor in the “super fun but kind of random” folder.
Consider yourself informed: “Oliver” opens at the Lofte Community Theatre this week.
The group has been nominated for three Grammies.
Cornhusker Carpfest fishing tournament, Head for the Cure 5K and Run Happy Hour.
"They are quite menacing," said Jonathan Larson, an entomologist with Nebraska Extension for Douglas County. "People see them and are frightened."
Everyone knows in their Big Red hearts that Nebraskans are the best at certain things.
The band will perform during the museum's 20th anniversary fundraising event.
The Donut Stop, famous for drawing night owls to its late-night baked treats, plans to close its doors this fall.
Summer is the busiest and best time of year. If you're looking for a fun way to plan out your summer while the kids are on vacation, look no further.
Sweet corn season is upon us. Although it’s the most wonderful time of the year (for corn lovers), any Nebraskan or Iowan will tell you sweet corn can be rather messy to eat. Don’t make it a job to eat corn on the cob. Try one of these utensils and tools to make eating corn a littler simpler this summer.
Lynn Brumm couldn't shut out the deer's cries of distress as she watered her flowers.
Adult son abruptly cuts off communication with parents without explanation; Fourth of July party host is frustrated with too many guests bringing food.
“Little House on the Prairie,” published in 1935, is the fictionalized memoir of a real-life prairie girl whose perspective glances at — but does not dig into — the tragic outcomes that white settlement had for the land’s original inhabitants.
I don't know about you, but now and then I kind of regret developing high standards. I can still enjoy movies that fall into the so-bad-they're-good category (I'm looking at you, "Con Air"), but it has become harder with food and drink.
The space atop the Holland Performing Arts Center will offer views to the east, south and west, and remain open on dates when no performances are scheduled.
Phyllis is Greek for “foliage.” In Greek myth, Thracian princess Phyllis marries Demophon, King of Athens. She kills herself when he abandons her. An almond tree on her grave blossoms when Demophon returns.
Our son wasn’t goofing off, he wasn’t being stupid and he didn’t do anything wrong, except not know how to maneuver the car safely in reverse.
They met Sunday at Joslyn Castle to celebrate Bastille Day — and, as a bonus, enjoyed basking in a World Cup win as well.
Savory French toast is a concept I can get behind, and Nigella Lawson does a turn with Parmesan cheese and sourdough in her cookbook, "At My Table." I substituted bread for the next best thing: whole-wheat pitas.
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Before I started each of these conversations, I told her that if she was uncomfortable talking to her dad about this, I would be happy to arrange it so she could talk to her doctor. My daughter told me she would rather talk to me about these personal things.
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The shows, Blue Barn artistic director Susan Clement-Toberer said, will offer dramatically different visions of life, but “they will be bound by a common thread of empathy, authenticity and shared humanity.”
Store-bought pizza dough makes this flatbread weeknight-friendly, and the perfect combination of salty and savory toppings plus a quick homemade pesto will make it a new staple in your rotation.
More than 400 people attended the school gala Portraits of Excellence at the school, 400 N. Happy Hollow Blvd., which included dinner, a program and live auction.
About $40,000 was raised at the fifth annual Brew at the Zoo benefit, a zoo official said.
I am not sure whether I have a crush on this person at my school, or if I am just longing for someone to fill the empty space.
Omaha Public Library wants to help readers find new books — or at least books new to them. Every month in this space, library employees will recommend reading based on different writing genres, themes or styles.
“She Kills Monsters,” 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Use the west stage door entrance and stop at check-in table. A variety of roles are available. Bring contact information, personal schedules, a list of rehearsal conflicts and a photo for the audition f…
How could I resist seeing what a tick might have to say for itself? Here’s a poem by Jim Zimmerman, who lives in Pleasantville, New York, which when the ticks are hungry may not be so Pleasantville.
Aesthetically, the campus is akin to a country club mixed with a lake resort, though its purpose is purely spiritual, said Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade and father of Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts.
A pygmy hippo calf was introduced to Omaha on Friday morning. The male hippo, named Silas by his keepers, was born April 30 and is finally going on display in the Lied Jungle at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.
This year’s exhibits are split between Village Pointe and Chance Ridge, which houses livestock shows, a small petting zoo and a kids zone with a Western dress-up station, real tractors and pretend bull-riding.
“Reality” presents cutting-edge tech in virtual and augmented reality, artwork that plays with what you think is real and a museum that challenges what you believe to be true.
The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska.
Barb Rimel shared photos of the birds splashing about in the pool on July 8. And neighbors loved it.
A new bikini bar named Candyland is seeking a liquor license as it moves into the former Mt. Fuji Inn near 72nd and Blondo streets.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Celebrate Omaha’s railroad history, go on a wetlands night hike or see an outdoor community theater production.
Grilling corn sounds like a simple proposition — but our research found dozens of variations on the cooking method for this classic summer vegetable.