Author: Edge Staff

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: Public House The bartender: Cole The drink: Smoke N’ Apples What you need: 1.5 oz Monte Alban Mezcal .75 oz lemon juice .75 oz apple juice .5 oz poblano syrup .5 oz agave Apple wedge 4 sage leaves Butane torch and smoking board 2. Torch sage until smoking. […]

Leading the Pack

Fifteen-year-old Lacy Mehaffey grew up with the Boy Scouts—her father, Chris Mehaffey, is the CEO of the Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America—so it was only natural for her to join when girls were allowed to formally participate. In just three years, not only has she earned her Eagle Scout […]

Home for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you’re looking for a getaway that feels like home, look no further than Big Cedar Lodge. As part of its Seasons of Big Cedar, for nearly 20 years the destination has been offering families a host of activities and events that […]

Building Character

Performing on stage isn’t something that comes naturally for most 15-year-olds. But Gretna High School sophomore Nivi Varanasi is a triple threat with a talent for dancing, singing, and acting. With five performances on her resume and an upcoming role in Corduroy at The Rose Theater in November, Varanasi has […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: Lula B’s The bartender: Lindsay The drink: The Omaha Sour Step 1: What you need: 2 oz Brickway Bourbon .5 oz fresh lemon juice .5 oz simple syrup 1 oz Red Wine 2 dashes of aromatic bitters Bing chery Step 2: Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: Stokin’ Goat  The bartender: Nick  The drink: Smashberry  What you need:  1.5 oz bourbon  .5 oz Elderflower liqueur   .5 oz cherry juice  Splash of ginger beer  3 blackberries  1 lime Mash blackberries and lime in bottom of mixer  Add bourbon, liqueur, and cherry juice  Add ice and stir  Pour into highball […]

Entrepreneurial Artist

When 15-year-old Amor Lopez attended an herbal aromatherapy class with her friend several years ago, little did she know it would be the start of her artistic entrepreneurial journey. She created animal patterns out of fabric and filled them with lavender flowers and sold them under the business name “Aromapets.” […]

A Fall to Remember

Autumn is right around the corner, and there’s no better place to slip on a cozy sweatshirt, sip hot apple cider, and admire the fall leaves than at a Midwest outdoor oasis—Big Cedar Lodge. September and October are the months when visitors to the area celebrate Cedar Fest, which offers […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: V. Mertz The bartender: Alex The drink: Vacay in Menorca Step 1: What you need: 1.5 oz Gin de Mahón (Xoriguer distillery) .75 oz lime juice .75 oz orange fennel syrup 2 dashes Old Fashioned Bitters Step 2: Add all ingredients Step 3: Shake well Step 4: Double […]

More Bang for your Buck

Well known for its love of fireworks, Nebraska’s pyrotechnics scene is gaining more traction every year. Avid fireworks enthusiasts and co-founders of Twisted Thunder, a fireworks supplier located in the Omaha area, Ryan Steffen and Mark Texel first set out to help put Nebraska on the map in 2018. In […]