Author: Kathy Rygg

Holidays with Heart

For most people, the holidays invoke warm feelings of gathering around a table for a special meal, exchanging gifts, and spending time with loved ones. But for many of the boys and girls at Boys Town, they haven’t had those same opportunities prior to living there. That’s why Boys Town […]

Providing HOPE During Cancer Treatment

Most people know someone who has been impacted by cancer. Those who have personally experienced it know the financial burden it can have. Recognizing these challenges, Nebraska Cancer Specialists (NCS) created the NCS HOPE Foundation in 2018, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families in the […]

Living Your Dream

“There’s no place like home” is a famous phrase that embodies everything a home is meant to be: family, comfort, security, and love. All of those emotions are impacted by elements such as color, texture, lighting, and structure. To ensure your home provides everything you need, it’s important to work […]

One of a Kind Care

As two of the most proud proponents of chiropractic care, Nebraska native Dustin Sparks and his wife Angela have spent the last 10 years helping make chiropractic care a convenient and affordable lifestyle routine. After moving to Texas in the late ‘90s, the Sparks opened a chiropractic clinic in Austin. […]

Exceptional Urban Living

Downtown Omaha’s Little Bohemia is a thriving, historic area that continues to enjoy growth. New retail shops, bars, and businesses are joining existing favorites such as Orsi’s Pizza and Infusion Brewing Company. This past summer even saw the first Little Bohemia Czechfest, which drew an impressive crowd to celebrate the […]

Midwest’s Newest field of Medicine

It’s often assumed that cutting edge cancer care is only available on the coasts or in larger cities, but Nebraska Cancer Specialists (NCS) in Omaha has the Midwest’s first and largest dedicated Theranostics center, providing state-of-the-art clinical care and research opportunities for patients. Theranostics is a new field of medicine […]

Worry-free Fitness

We’ve all been there—tennis shoes laced, water bottle in hand, ready for a run—only to discover the treadmill sounds like a freight train, or worse, it’s stopped working altogether. Just like your car, fitness equipment requires routine maintenance in order to prevent costly repairs or replacement. It can also be […]

Game Changer

Sports is an invaluable way to give kids opportunities to develop new skills, learn about teamwork, gain confidence, make friends, and have fun. It’s why so many families participate and have grown it into a multibillion-dollar industry nationwide. Omaha has experienced its own boom with youth sports, and the Elkhorn […]

Happier Healthcare

When Nicole Ascanio and Brandon Baartman met in medical school at Wake Forest University, they felt a calling to provide exceptional care and a connection with their patients. Ascanio followed a path to primary care and Baartman to ophthalmology. Their journey took them from the East Coast to the Midwest—first […]

Election Day

Many Omaha citizens may not have realized that two mayoral elections took place last month in the community. One was for the City of Omaha, and a second election voted in 17-year-old Maddie Hagan as this year’s Mayor of Boys Town—a tradition the small city has held the majority of […]