Tag: June 2021

Timeless Revival

Nestled in the premier west Omaha neighborhood of Bay Shores, this updated half-acre property was given new life in 2013 when current homeowners Brenda and Tom Nicholas purchased the home, completely renovated it, and brought their custom modern farmhouse to fruition. At the time of purchase, every aspect was original […]

High-tech Entertainment

The classic movie theater experience will always remain a valued pastime that is deeply rooted in American history. The big screen, the surround sound, and the dimmed lights create an ambiance unlike any other. Today, movie lovers don’t have to travel far to indulge in a flick, as more and […]

Senior Living at its Finest

We’ve all heard the adage, “60 is the new 40; 70 is the new 50.” And it’s true. Life after 55 has never felt more invigorating and exciting. Seniors today are getting involved and expecting their opinions to carry weight in society like never before. Given the rise of this […]

Inheritance Tax Basics

In the case of inheritance tax, no truer words have been spoken than those of Benjamin Franklin: “in life, taxes and death are the only certainty.” Nebraska is one of six states that collects inheritance tax. (In case you were wondering, Iowa does, too). Nebraska’s inheritance tax statutes assess a […]

More Bang for your Buck

Well known for its love of fireworks, Nebraska’s pyrotechnics scene is gaining more traction every year. Avid fireworks enthusiasts and co-founders of Twisted Thunder, a fireworks supplier located in the Omaha area, Ryan Steffen and Mark Texel first set out to help put Nebraska on the map in 2018. In […]

Taxes: Certain Uncertainty

We have all heard the famous phrase from Benjamin Franklin in his letter to French scientist Jean-Baptiste Le Roy: “…In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” And while this has continued to ring true in the 230+ years since it was written, the uncertainty surrounding tax law […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: V. Mertz The bartender: Alex The drink: Vacay in Menorca Step 1: What you need: 1.5 oz Gin de Mahón (Xoriguer distillery) .75 oz lime juice .75 oz orange fennel syrup 2 dashes Old Fashioned Bitters Step 2: Add all ingredients Step 3: Shake well Step 4: Double […]

Empower your Health

During the pandemic, an interesting trend was the move from big box gyms and fitness centers to smaller fitness boutiques, due in large part to social distancing. Sculpt Studio in Elkhorn, which opened mid-pandemic in August of last year, is an example of a fitness boutique success. Owned by Emily […]

Best Summer Ever at Big Cedar Lodge

Summer has finally arrived, and there is no better way to dip your toe in the water—literally—than to visit Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozarks. There are activities for every interest and age, but the sweeping views and lush surroundings serve as a tranquil backdrop for all who visit. Family […]

Election Day

Many Omaha citizens may not have realized that two mayoral elections took place last month in the community. One was for the City of Omaha, and a second election voted in 17-year-old Maddie Hagan as this year’s Mayor of Boys Town—a tradition the small city has held the majority of […]