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Creating Tremendous Good

Crowd-funding website offers new way to extend neighborly hand   Growing up in rural Nebraska, Colleen Maciejewski witnessed how small acts of charity can raise a barn or help a family in need. Red Basket, her recent venture with Woodmen of the World, is her way of bringing neighborly help to the digital […]

Easing Surgical Recovery

da Vinci surgery offers patient benefits   A day after the hysterectomy, Staci Robinson cheered in the stands at her son’s football game. A second-grade teacher and mother of two, Robinson is constantly on the move. With da Vinci surgery, Robinson didn’t have to wait long to get back to […]

Bowled Over

Entertainment center offers fresh take on American pastime   Mike Zabawa’s typical attempt to take his family bowling used to go something like this: Cart the kids to the local bowling establishment. Put your name on a waiting list, since only a few lanes are open to non-league bowlers. Meanwhile, […]

A Perfect Travel (and Transport) Experience

Lounging on a white sand beach after a morning of scuba diving, or perhaps hitting the slopes before relaxing in front of the lodge fireplace – vacation options are endless. When you decide where it is you’d like to travel to, many other decisions need to be thought out before […]

SCULPTing a revolution

Omaha is introduced to contemporary cosmetic surgery Dr. Gerard Stanley is fulfilling the dreams of many — to have a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in a beautiful spa-like environment, all with a shorter recovery time. Stanley has taken his extensive medical knowledge and training and is making this an option […]

Wine, dine & more

Brix at Village Pointe evolves beyond wine   In the 1990s, Dan Matuszek envisioned bringing a retail store to Omaha with a Starbucks vibe and a Barnes and Noble look, and the added bonus of a bistro and party room. On the shelves? Lots and lots of wine. The twist: […]

Cigar Sophistication

ci-gar 1. a more or less cylindrical roll of tobacco cured for smoking, of any of various lengths, thicknesses, degrees of straightness, etc., usually wrapped in a tobacco leaf. Idioms 2. informal. not being a winning or successful effort, as if not good enough to earn a cigar as a […]

Fawning for Faux

The blank wall in front of Sandra Lassley can become anything. With Venetian plaster, she can create a marble palace. With Swarovski crystals, glass beads and mica powder, a luxe master bedroom. With leaf-thin copper pieces, a corporate executive’s man cave. Working from a snippet of inspiration – a color, […]

Fitness Buffs

IThinkFit Gym offers 11,000 square feet of space to work up a sweat, but rows of treadmills, elliptical machines and conventional gym equipment are strikingly absent. Instead, women push a hundred-pound sled across the room. Men flip tractor tires. High school athletes do squats while balancing atop an unstable Bosu […]

Icing On The Cupcake

At Gigi’s Cupcakes, West Omahan SuZanne Rogers offers sweet treats with a community flavor. SuZanne Rogers believes in the power of the cupcake. Now approaching her one-year anniversary with Gigi’s Cupcakes at Village Pointe, Rogers is thrilled to see how her hand-stirred, baked-fresh daily cupcakes piled high with icing can […]