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.
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The school district’s K-12 enrollment has swelled from less than 600 in 2000 to more than 2,500 today.
It’s been three years since NorthStar, an all-boys after-school program located near 50th Street and Ames Avenue, started its lacrosse program. That first year, administrators and coaches could barely field a team. Now the program is on solid ground, and the sport presents the boys at NorthStar with unique opportunities, administrators say.
The fund, administered by the community foundation, is a collaboration between the Sherwood Foundation, the Mutual of Omaha Foundation, the Conagra Brands Foundation and the Peter Kiewit Foundation. Organizers expect to announce the first round of awards in September.
Among the things you should do? Leave the city. No, really.
You may have seen the Goodyear Blimp in the skies over Omaha this weekend. It was here to mark Jensen Tire’s 45th anniversary. About 100 lucky folks, including a World-Herald reporter, got a ride.
Moist soil is prime growing time for weeds. It's also the best time to pull them out of the ground.
A British exhibition on loan from Denver Art Museum is on display at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum through Sept. 9.
In the Steppuhn family, the hand-me-downs are scuba suits.
Steven and Mary Beth Branscombe loved the leafy canopy surrounding their home in Rockbrook and all the birds those trees attracted. It was tough when they moved to an acre of property in Cheyenne Country Estates near 168th and Cornhusker three years ago. The new landscaping didn’t draw the same crowd. “We loved our birds,’’ Mary Beth said. “We wanted to attract them out here.’’
The debate over legislating firearms was as divisive then as it is now. And it played out in much the same way.
For almost 40 years, the public slides near the intersection of 11th and Farnam Streets have served as a nostalgic enclave for many Omaha families, attracting generation after generation for speedy trips down to the crushed rocks below. Earlier this month, 20-year-old Jasmine Harris was killed in a shooting on the street near the slides after attending downtown’s Taste of Omaha festival.
Returning grass clippings to the turf saves money, both for you and the City of Omaha.
Newspapers have changed a lot since 1899 — these days, your kid’s experience with the paper is more likely digital than print. “Newsies,” therefore, offers a good history lesson. What’s more compelling, however, are the universal messages it sends.
In most cases, actors and directors live for accolades and applause. At Mahoney State Park, they thrive on boos and hisses.
Nebraska’s two-time U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner called up his longtime friend and suggested they work together to match images to words.
Chaima African is serving some of the most unusual food truck fare I’ve had in Omaha.
ACX Cinema 12 is expected to open near 204th and Harrison Streets in the fall of 2019. It will be part of the Coventry development — a 420-acre, $420 million project that began in 2006.
In the Sand Hills, where more than a half-million cattle are raised by ranching families who live tens of miles apart, branding day is a much-anticipated springtime ritual.
The process wasn’t as complicated as creating the next Stradivarius, but it was no cinch either, especially for me.
Birds of Flight shows feature more than 30 trained birds that fly over and into the audience. Some are allowed to fly beyond zoo grounds, but they always return.
We caught up with Sarah Rose Summers by phone Wednesday to talk about the purpose of pageants, what helped her notch the win and her go-to order at Runza.
The Asian Highlands, an 8-acre, $22 million project, is an immersion exhibit that mimics habitats found in the Himalayan Mountains, northern Indian grasslands and northeastern Chinese boreal forests.
Nebraska's only licensed mushroom producer, Ash Gordon, has been raising mushrooms inside a few nondescript buildings near the Grand Island airport since 2011.
Kaitlyn McClincy and Kim Gambino both were forces of nature in the new show at the Blue Barn Theatre. They had to move quickly and precisely, with spot-on pacing, to handle Matthew Capodicasa’s intricate script. It required them to play multiple roles, sometimes talking over each other or finishing each other’s thoughts. Both were excellent.
Mushroom farming is a mix of science and agriculture.
On Thursday, the Omaha zoo will open the first phase of Asian Highlands, an 8-acre, $22 million exhibit on a previously undeveloped hillside on the northern end of the grounds. Visitors will find plenty of critters who have already moved into the new space.
As Midwesterners, few born-and-raised Nebraskans would claim to have an accent. We grow up believing that there’s nothing unique about the way we speak. But is that really true? The experts say no.
John Lang hopes to complete his second world-record-breaking brick feat with the Big Red Husker Flag Project, a 2,000-square-foot, red-and-white Nebraska flag that will outstrip the 60-by-30-foot American flag he and a group of volunteers built last summer.
This “Wicked” — a Broadway touring production that’s been on the road for a while — has an accomplished cast and a crew that makes all the magic happen at exactly the right time.
The menu at Paddy McGown’s is affordable, filling and pairs well with cold beer, all things that, I think, are requirements at the kind of reliable neighborhood bar the restaurant shaped up to be.
Friends and family members say I need to start my own “plantaholics anonymous” chapter.
In advance of the premiere of "Wicked," the hit musical that opens Wednesday at the Orpheum Theater, we talked with actor Mary Kate Morrissey, a Philadelphia-area native and graduate of Syracuse University who plays Elphaba, about how she gets green, what her role entails and other “Wicked” details.
Asian buns and dumplings are some of my favorite foods, and Omaha doesn’t have nearly enough offerings. I really wanted to like HipBao. But too much went wrong.
Omaha’s Indian rhinos did a whole lot of growing up this week.
America’s most widely celebrated Mexican holiday is treated quite differently in Mexico than it is here in the U.S. Most notably: It’s not nearly such a big deal in Mexico.
Years of work have restored the land surrounding Joslyn Castle and created 5½ acres of blooming beauty.
After the restaurant reopened, it added new menu items. Over my three recent visits, only a few of those new items worked.
It’s not a matter of just dumping fertilizer on your yard. It’s about picking the right product and applying it at the right time.
Hundreds filed in to the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Pep Bowl, grabbed handful after handful of colorful powdered dye and let loose — painting the grass, the air and, most importantly, each other with vibrant shades of the season.
We spoke with certified arborists around the state to ask: If I want a tree like this, what super-species should I plant?
In a way, “Star Trek” devotees are like a family. They bond over language, references and memories that only members of the clan would know. So it’s not a giant leap for a playwright to set a story about familial love and strife in a world that’s similar to life on the Starship Enterprise.
That dandelion in your yard isn’t as useless as you might think. Before you pluck it, think about the bees. To those buzzing little pollinators, dandelions are like candy.
It’s rare these days for me to encounter a dish I've never seen. At Steak & Grapes, I saw not just one, but a whole handful.
Making meals for animals is an ongoing process that involves dozens of people and thousands of pounds of food.
In a recent interview with The World-Herald, Sara Peterson shared how she wound up in New York, what she loves about her job and some behind-the-scenes info about the popular magazine.
For the past 31 years, Smith has written hundreds of poems, committing many to memory. Many are funny, while others are poignant tales about faith and family. All are rooted in truth.
While I wasn’t blown away by the finished product, it’s fun, and not meant to be taken too seriously. So I didn’t take it as such.
Five 20-something strangers move into a house for a year learn to work the earth, raise chickens and start up and run a business. You could call it “The Real World: Farmer Edition.”
R.P. Smith is one of Nebraska’s best-known cowboy poets.
Philip Glass’ visit and the world premiere are epic for the University of Nebraska, its students and the state. The 81-year-old composer is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
The season will open in September with "Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt."
Costumes can make or break a show, especially a period piece like “Shakespeare in Love." Costume designer Lindsay Pape has “exquisitely” captured the Elizabethan era, both with beautiful drawings of proposed clothes and with the realized costumes, the Playhouse's artistic director said.
Despite a late blast of winter, temperatures are projected to reach the 60s or 70s next week. Soon after, you can expect a stampede as gardeners head outside to get vegetable (and fruit) plots ready for the growing season.
After years of curating family heirlooms, Jane and Billy Karges are giving their family puzzle pieces a proper display, and it’s open to the public.