Author: Kathy Rygg

Omaha Farmers Market vendors make for memorable dining in-home and out

Every Sunday morning from May to October at 9am a bell signals the opening of the Omaha Farmers Market in Aksarben Village. Lines form in front of vendors’ tents with the early birds hoping to get first pick of fresh produce, meat, eggs, and cheese among other delicacies. With attendance […]

Pure Elegance

If you live in West Omaha, you’re probably familiar with the home on the northeast corner of 192nd and Harrison Streets that was once Sunny Slope School. The two-building home connected by a spectacular courtyard has a history as rich and unique as the stunning décor that sets it apart […]

Elkhorn Training Camp provides a premier facility for West Omaha athletes

Athletics in West Omaha have grown at such a rapid rate, indoor training space had become nearly impossible to find. Local entrepreneurs Mike Alessandro and Max Fearnow not only recognized the problem and decided to find space for an indoor facility in West Omaha, but they went a step further […]

Cohesive Community

Elkhorn Optimist Club provides kids a way to give back   Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.   The […]

Cellar 426 offers a variety of wines and one exceptional view

What happens when a horticulturist and a marketing/accountant both enjoy wine? They decide to start a vineyard and open a winery, of course. That’s what Richard and Amy Hilske decided to do almost 20 years ago. Today, they operate Cellar 426 in Ashland, where they produce and sell more than […]

Four Sisters Boutique embodies generations of sophistication

When spring fever hits, ladies like to shed their heavy sweaters and boots for silky floral fabrics and shoes that show off their pedicures. There’s something refreshing and fulfilling about shopping in-store rather than online, and even more satisfying is the personal experience you get from shopping at a locally-owned […]

HETRA’s programs offer benefits that go beyond just physical therapy

“There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.” This quote by author R.S. Surtees perfectly captures that special bond between human and horse. Which is why when it comes to helping people with physical and emotional disabilities, horses are a natural fit. Twenty-eight years […]

Saving Grace food rescue helps Omaha’s hungry one truckload at a time

True change is made when just one person recognizes a problem and decides to do something about it. That’s what happened when Beth Ostdiek Smith realized how much food was being thrown away in our community. In fact, 40% of food that’s produced ends up in the trash, and yet […]