Author: Kathy Rygg

Reading Done Right

A year ago we introduced you to MarbleSpark, a local publisher that writes and illustrates custom children’s books using a child’s name, providing a personalized gift cherished by kids and parents alike. But when founders Phil and Stacey Haussler discovered that 61 percent of children growing up in poverty don’t […]

Setting the Stage for Growth

Three years ago when Elkhorn South High School sophomore Greg Cross took on his Eagle Scout project, little did he know it was the start of something big. As a player for Elkhorn Soccer Club (ESC), he decided to raise money to improve the club’s facility at the James P. […]

Cultural Cuisine

“Way of Life”—it’s not just the translated name of Regency’s newest restaurant, Mode de Vie, it’s also the term that encompasses the inspiration behind its concept. More than a traditional French restaurant, Mode de Vie celebrates the integration of France and the many cultures it influenced: Vietnamese, African, Caribbean, and […]

A Culture of Caring

Everybody needs insurance, but many people think all insurance is the same, or they think they only need the cheapest policy. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth, and too often people end up with auto, home, or life insurance that doesn’t meet their needs, or they are underinsured […]

Maintenance-free Living

Many believe one of the components to living the “American Dream” is owning your own home. However, there are times when renting might be ideal. Perhaps a young couple is just starting out and saving to buy a house. Or an established family builds a home and needs interim housing. […]

Prim & Proper

At first glance, the striking brick building painted jet black in the middle of Main Street in Olde Town Elkhorn looks like its renovated 100-year-old neighbors. Even though Prim Beauty Parlour has only been there a few months, owner Jami Gragert meticulously picked out each fixture and piece of furniture […]

Seasonal Sensations

Farm to table isn’t a new concept, but not all restaurants interpret it the same way. For Chef Owner Ben Maides at Au Courant in Benson, the idea of farm to table should be just that: sourcing the best local products that are in season and creating a menu around […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]