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Making Dreams Come True at Union Bank and Trust

Story By Mike Watkins Photos courtesy of Union Bank & Trust As Omaha Community Relations Coordinator with Union Bank & Trust (UBT), Darbi Warden enjoys a great many things about her job—namely learning about nonprofits in the community. “It amazes me how many nonprofits are out there and the work […]

Sports for all

For the past 57 years, Boys Town Boosters have been providing Boys Town youth the opportunity to play sports, giving them an outlet where they can have fun and learn valuable life lessons. A substantial way Boys Town supports these athletic programs is through its annual Booster Banquet—a fundraiser that […]

Inspire a Generation

Two years ago, Elkhorn Athletic Association (EAA) introduced plans to build a game-changing sports complex that will be a signature destination facility for outdoor youth athletics and community recreation, not just for western Douglas County residents but for the entire region. Phase one nears completion of six soccer fields, four […]


Culinary Delights at Ovation Heartwood Preserve

Ovation Heartwood Preserve, a senior living community nestled in the new Heartwood Preserve development, has become a beacon for those seeking an unparalleled dining experience. With a tantalizing menu and an atmosphere that merges nature’s embrace with culinary elegance, Ovation is redefining the art of dining. The Chefs Executive Chef […]

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Shadow Ridge Music Festival: Iconic Music with a Cause

On Friday, September 8, the 5th annual Shadow Ridge Music Festival returns with its biggest lineup to date. Grammy nominated indie-rock legends, Barenaked Ladies, will headline the show, along with 90s icons Collective Soul and Toad the Wet Sprocket. The Samples, a fan favorite of the early 90s Omaha music […]


Conduct Your Days at Symphony Pointe

Elkhorn’s newest senior living community will help local seniors live life in harmony. Symphony Pointe will house 70 independent living suites and 52 assisted living apartments, as well as room for 30 individuals seeking memory care. This community opens this August and will be an amenity-rich, yet comfortable home. The […]

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Is it the Right Time for Memory Care?

Unlike many health conditions that may develop or come to light at once, dementia may come on gradually, making the signs confusing and easy to miss. The symptoms that most people find familiar—memory loss, confusion, and disorientation—are not the only signs that someone may be developing Alzheimer’s or another type […]

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A Craving for Community Inspired Stories Coffee Co.

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, but often it can lead you to a place of purpose and passion. Such is the case for Brooke and Dan Loutzenhiser who own Stories Coffee Co. Both from rural Nebraska, they met in 2015 after Dan’s wife passed away and he […]

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Building for the Future Requires Finding the Right Space

Youth sports in the Midwest continue to grow at a rapid pace with more opportunities for athletes of all levels. Finding space in the region to accommodate teams has become difficult, but the Elkhorn Athletic Association (EAA) is paving the way to change that. The organization recently broke ground and […]

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Music with a Mission Supported by the Spectacular 311

On Friday, September 9, the Shadow Ridge Music Festival will welcome home Omaha’s own, 311, as they take the stage to headline this year’s festival. Formed in 1988 by Omaha natives Nick Hexum, Aaron Willis, and Chad Sexton, 311 has sold over 11 million albums worldwide and is the biggest […]