Author: Kathy Rygg

Philanthropic Spirit

Teaching children to give back to their community is something that parents strive for. Often that spirit of giving isn’t realized until a child becomes an adult themselves. But 12-year-old Riley Deitloff comes by it naturally. Her grandmother had a career as a social worker, and her mother a guild […]

Great Escape

The best laid plans are often crafted over coffee with your spouse or cocktails with friends. It’s during those pleasurable moments when we decide to take that much-needed girls weekend, family vacation, or retirement bucket list trip. Deciding to get away is the easy part—choosing an exact itinerary and coordinating […]

Colorful Cuisine

Vibrant, bright, and relaxed are all ways to describe the atmosphere at Via Farina in downtown Omaha. Whether sitting inside the quaint pizzeria or outside on the café style patio, it’s easy to imagine you’re on a corner street in the heart of Italy, complete with yellow scooters parked outside […]

Caring Voices

Most of us get our news by scanning the daily paper, reading our favorite subscription magazine, or scrolling through an online website. We may even listen to snippets while driving to work. But for over 38,000 Nebraska residents who are visually impaired, they don’t have that same luxury. What they […]

Affordable Luxury

In 1963, Joan Sorensen had a burning desire to be an interior designer and to have her own business. Not only was this during a time when a majority of women did not work outside of the home, but interior design was believed to be affordable to only the affluent. […]

Mad Skills

One of the most popular family TV shows for the past several years has been American Ninja Warrior. Kids especially love the thrill of watching athletes try to complete demanding obstacle courses. It’s also what inspired local entrepreneur Casey Miller, along with his brother Joel, to create a place where […]

Leading the Way

Caroline Gomel, Age 16   Life has a way of opening new doors when others close. For sixteen-year-old Caroline Gomel, she worried that when she stopped showing horses competitively, she wouldn’t be able to be around them anymore. But that changed when a friend told her about the Heartland Equine […]

Cutting Edge Art

For many artists, such as painters and photographers, their medium is expressed on paper. But for local artist Danielle Easdale, the paper is the art itself. For many years she has been hand-carving layers of paper to create unique portraits and images that have an unbelievable 3D quality to them […]

Grand Hill-top Home

One of the most coveted views in West Omaha is one that overlooks the Elkhorn River bluff. Only a few homes can boast having that view while still enjoying privacy, and one in particular has an especially exquisite combination of both. Situated on top of a hill along Skyline Drive […]

Mediterranean in Midtown

When opportunity knocks, it’s best to answer the door. That’s exactly how Della Costa in Midtown came to be. It’s one of restaurateur Ron Samuelson’s most recent endeavors, which he opened last May in partnership with his nephews Justin and Aaron Halbert. Following on his success with M’s Pub and […]