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an insider's guide to great shopping, fabulous food and fun things to do in the greater omaha metro area. shopping • dining • attractions

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Welcome to metroMAGAZINE’s 101 Things to Love about the Metro™! We hope you enjoy this insider’s guide to great shopping, fabulous food, fun things to do, and living well in the Greater Omaha Area. This annual publication spotlights restaurants, boutiques, specialty shops, attractions–and everything in between–that makes working, living and playing in our vibrant community fun, delicious and unique! Just as in your daily travels around town, 101 Things to Love about the Metro™ is an interactive experience! Win gift cards and prizes from participating partners by following us on Twitter (101 Omaha Things) and on Facebook (101 Things to Love about the Omaha Metro). Upload your photos and give reviews of your favorite restaurants, shops and discoveries and we’ll share them with the entire community! You can access “101 Things to Love” on your mobile device, so download the metroMAGAZINE app and get connected! Be sure to check out the handy directories in the back of the book (one organized by industry, the other by location) for a quick glance at all the Metro has to offer. Now let’s get exploring!

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™ shopping • dining • attractions 2014

Found at these and many more Locations! downtown Blatt Beer & Table The Durham Museum Liberty Tavern Nosh Wine Lounge Omaha Children’s Museum

old Market downtown Blue Sushi Sake Grill Old Market Candy Shop Plank Seafood Provisions Roja Mexican Grill Tannenbaum Christmas Shop V. Mertz Restaurant Wheatfields Express

central omaha

northwest

Village pointe

Nebraska Humane Society Midwest Veterinary Specialty Hospital Prairie Life Fitness Coco Key Water Resort Lewis Art Gallery Personal Threads Boutique Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel Spirit World

Blue Sushi Sake Grill Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate CBSHome Real Estate Claxton Fireplace Center Copper Ridge Development D3 Interiors The Designers The Interior Design Firm Methodist Women’s Hospital NP Dodge Real Estate Railcar Modern American Kitchen Re/Max Commercial Midwest Re/Max Professionals Reveal Salon & Spa Statement T’eez Salon Zurlo’s Bistro Italiano

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

La Vista - gretna Borsheims Boutique Embassy Suites Omaha - La Vista

countryside Village

Midtown

Roots & Wings Village Needleworks

Dundee Gallery Omaha Community Playhouse

one pacific place

aksarben Village Aksarben Cinema Jones Bros. Cupcakes Village Canvas & Cabernet

Five Salon Nothing Bundt Cakes Wheatfields Eatery & Bakery

regency court

Black Oak Grill Cantina Laredo Prairie Life Fitness Three Dog Bakery

Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts Christian Nobel Furs Garbo’s Salon & Spa The Linen Gallery Tilly

central omaha

rockbrook Village

Midtown crossing

Bikram Yoga Huerter Orthodontics Look Great Today ORP Design Center at Oriental Rug Palace Sunderland Brothers shopping • dining • attractions

The ArtRoom Early To Bed Jaipur Restaurant & Brewing Company Pasta Amore The Post & Nickel 2

Malashock’s Pandora Three Dog Bakery

the shops at Legacy Blatt Beer & Table Blue Sushi Sake Grill Roja Mexican Grill Salon: LuxE

shadow Lake towne center Wheatfields Eatery & Bakery

Bellevue, nE Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

southwest

nebraska city, nE

Bliss Boutique Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa Elisa Ilana Jewelry Fringes Salon Invisible Fence Of The Heartland Jones Bros Cupcakes K*9 Lives Rescue Boutique And Gifts Lighting World McNeil Company Builders Omaha Ballroom One Drake Place Salon & Spa Parsonage Vandenack Williams, LLC Prairie Life Fitness Sanwick Remodeling Contractors Streamline Construction

Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm

council Bluffs, ia Midlands Humane Society

Elkhorn, nE Vondrak Dental

gretna, nE Aesthetic Concrete Design

papillion, nE Marco Shutters And Closets SAC Federal Credit union


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1• days of thunder

college world series® Every summer, the eight best college baseball teams in the country descend on Omaha to compete in the NCAA® Men’s College World Series®. Ten days of baseball take place in TD Ameritrade Park, in Omaha’s burgeoning North Downtown neighborhood. Fans come from far and wide, taking up residence in the General Admission seats to cheer their favorite team on to victory.

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2 • signature style lewis art gallery

Lewis Art Gallery was founded in 1971. The family owned and operated gallery is the oldest and largest in the region. It boasts a tremendous inventory of art, from oil paintings to posters and from traditional to abstract. The selection also includes art glass and American Craft Guild pieces. In addition, the gallery stocks over 500 lamps and carries a lovely selection of accessories, furniture and gift items. Competitively priced custom framing with one-week service and your choice of over 900 mouldings in stock. Come in and enjoy Lewis Art Gallery Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. lewis art gallery | 8600 cass street (86th and dodge), omaha ne 68114 | www.lewisartgallery.com | 402.391.7733

3• let’s get personal personal threads boutique

Personal Threads Boutique is committed to quality, customer service and fair prices with one of the largest inventories in the u.S. This friendly, family-run shop features a selection of over 1,000 different kinds of yarn, all in unique fibers and colors. The shop also carries just about any needlecraft supply you could imagine, including a wide assortment of needles, hand painted canvases, buttons, fabrics and patterns. Expert advice is always available, individually or in a class setting. Shop online at www.personalthreads.com or during store hours of Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. personal threads boutique | 8600 cass street (86th and dodge) 2nd floor, omaha ne 68114 | www.personalthreads.com | 402.391.7733 shopping • dining • attractions

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4 • reborn every day fontenelle forest nature center

One of five National Natural Landmarks in Nebraska, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center is conveniently located right in our backyard. The natural sanctuary holds over 1,400 acres of diverse ecosystems, with incredible opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing. Take advantage of 19 miles of trails or stroll along the Riverview Boardwalk. Enjoy the quiet wild of nature any day of the year. fontenelle forest nature center 1111 bellevue boulevard north, bellevue ne 68005 | www.fontenelleforest.org | 402.731.3140 5

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5• luxe hairdressing salon: LuxE

A professional upscale boutique salon with a passion for quality over quantity, Salon Luxe features a small, elite team of dedicated professionals representing the pinnacle of expertise and precision in hairdressing, skincare, and makeup design. Consistent with this professional culture, Salon Luxe represents only the finest exclusive brands in the world: Kerastase, Oribe, and Bumble and bumble for hair care, along with NARS makeup design, and IMAGE clinical grade skincare treatments. salon: LuxE the shops of legacy 2909 south 169th plaza, omaha ne 68130 • 402.933.1900 www.salonluxeomaha.com

6 • the power of art dundee gallery Located in historic Dundee, Dundee Gallery is home to an outstanding collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass and jewelry. Works range from great gift ideas to signature pieces that have the power to transform your home or business. In striving to provide a showcase for supporting exceptional artistic talent in our region while also creating an appreciation and desire for fine art in homes and businesses, Dundee Gallery is proud to feature established artists alongside the most compelling of emerging artists, all in a warm and appealing environment. dundee gallery 4916 underwood avenue (lower level), omaha ne 68132 www.dundeegallery.com | 402.505.8333

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7• an omaha jewel A proud Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary for 25 years, Borsheims is known for their extensive selection, exemplary customer service and exceptional “Borsheims Price” highlighting an everyday value off retail. Borsheims extends their trademark experience with the opening of the Borsheims Boutique at Nebraska Crossing Outlets, giving customers another place to help commemorate all of life’s special moments. Luxury, Value and Borsheims. borsheims regency court • 800.642.gift | borsheims boutique nebraska crossing outlets • 855.823.5542 | borsheims.com 7

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8• an omaha original tilly 120 regency parkway omaha ne 68114 | 402.399.8080

This locally owned women’s clothing boutique has been serving the Omaha community since 1990. Tilly’s selections include unique and carefully chosen offerings from designer labels such as Carmen Marc Valvo; T. John; Weill; Franscara; Nina McLemore and Basler. Whether your interest is in casual or formal wear, Tilly provides exclusive collections chosen with discriminating taste, creating a truly personal fashion experience that will appeal to women of every age and lifestyle. Tilly also offers shoes and accessories for women.

9• heart of omaha regency court

Regency Court offers an upscale shopping and dining experience in the heart of Omaha, featuring locally owned stores like Borsheims, Parsows, and Learning Express as well as national stores like White House | Black Market and Anthropologie. Pamper yourself at Garbo’s Salon and Spa and stop by Christian Nobel’s new location in center court. From casual dining at Paradise Bakery to happy hour and fine dining at Bonefish Grill and Flemings Steakhouse, Regency Court has something for you! regency court 120 regency parkway, omaha ne 68114 www.regencycourtomaha.com shopping • dining • attractions

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10• stylish luxury christian nobel furs, ltd.

Christian Nobel Furs is the region’s premier full service furrier specializing in furs and accessories hand selected from around the world. This commitment to quality and selection extends into an exceptional shopping retreat hosted by the experienced staff in a relaxing, fashion forward environment. An Omaha tradition, featuring everything from one of a kind custom designs to beautiful selections for every budget, Christian Nobel Furs offers a charming, comfortable approach in finding your perfect fur preference.

christian nobel furs, ltd. 120 regency parkway, omaha ne 68114 www.christiannobel.com | 402.343.9406

11 • retreat from the world

garbo’s

For over 25 years, Garbo’s has been a leader in the beauty and style scene in Omaha, with the goal that every client walks away feeling and looking great.Your experience will be comfortable, relaxing, and fully catered to your desires, in a salon thoughtfully designed to welcome and warm guests from the minute they walk through the doors. Garbo’s makes sure your time with them is a respite from the outside world. garbo’s salon & spa | 120 regency parkway ste. 139, omaha, ne 68114 | 402.391.2333 9

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12 • dedicated to culture

omaha performing arts

Omaha Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the lives of the citizens of Omaha and surrounding communities through the presentation of the finest local, national and international artistic performances. This mission is achieved through the management of two venues, the Holland Performing Arts Center and Orpheum Theater; the presentation of high quality performing arts events; and education and community outreach, bringing arts to diverse audiences such as students and low-income populations. Tickets to events may be purchased through the local, affordable ticketing service: TicketOmaha.com. holland performing arts center • 1200 douglas street, omaha ne 68102 | orpheum theater • 409 south 16th street, omaha ne 68102 www.omahaperformingarts.org | 402.345.0202

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from bach to

rock

omaha symphony From Bach to rock, the Omaha Symphony entertains concert-goers with passion and expertise. Experience more than 30 concerts in six distinct series that include classical, pop, rock, family and movie music at the Holland Performing Arts Center, an architectural and acoustic marvel in the heart of downtown. The newest concert series–the Symphony Joslyn series performed at the Joslyn Art Museum–pairs beautiful music for chamber orchestra with timeless art. Additionally, the symphony engages the community through nationally-recognized education programs and community partnerships.

omaha symphony 1605 howard street, omaha ne 68102 www.omahasymphony.org | 402.345.0606 shopping • dining • attractions

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14 • big opera

opera omaha Opera Omaha is the premier performing arts producer in the Midwest. As the only professional opera company in Nebraska, Opera Omaha presents a season of original mainstage productions at the Orpheum Theater and other theaters throughout the city featuring talent from around the globe. Internationally known for its productions of many world and American premieres of classical masterpieces, this highly regarded company also provides education and outreach programs throughout the region annually reaching thousands of people from elementary school through adulthood. opera omaha | 1850 farnam street, omaha ne 68102 | www.operaomaha.org | 402.346.4398 11

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15 • shop. dine. play. stay

village pointe shopping center

Shop. Dine. Be entertained. Village Pointe® Shopping Center is home to more than 60 specialty shops, restaurants and eateries, along with a 16-screen theatre and comedy club. Shoppers will discover many of their favorite stores and restaurants such as Apple, J.Crew, Coach, Sephora, lululemon, DSW Shoes, Kona Grill, Soma, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Scheels, and more. Experience a nostalgic “Main Street” setting where each season is celebrated with special events and seasonal outdoor ambiance all year round.

village pointe shopping center 168th and west dodge road, omaha ne 68118 | www.villagepointeshopping.com | 402.505.9773

16 • for the love of trees lied lodge & conference center at arbor day farm

Lied Lodge’s inviting ambiance and purposeful approach to caring for the Earth takes “going green” from a mantra to a way of life. Whether you visit for business or for pleasure, experience a comfortable, memorable stay that underscores the simple, time-honored mission: to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. lied lodge & conference center at arbor day farm | 2700 sylvan road nebraska city 68410 | liedlodge.org | 800.546.5433 shopping • dining • attractions

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17• from our table to yours wheatfields eatery and bakery Established in 2000, this family owned and operated restaurant features elegant foods prepared fresh in their kitchens every day. All three locations have a full-service dining room, but it is the bakery that causes you to linger. Friends and family gather in this “old world” bakery café to celebrate life’s most important events, as well as every day’s simple moments.

one pacific place | 1224 south 103rd street, omaha ne 68114 | 402.955.1485 shadow lake towne center | 7775 olson drive, papillion ne 68046 | 402.592.9713 old market | 1202 howard street, omaha ne 68102 | 402.991.0917 www.wheatfieldscatering.com

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18 • this pub’s the hub blatt beer & table Blatt wants to bring people together and be the hub for common folk, those who appreciate craft beer and thoughtful pub food. Meat eaters and vegetarians come together over a menu focused on basic good food. Gather around the table; the beer is great and the company is even better.

blatt beer & table north downtown | 610 north 12th street, omaha ne 68102 | 402.718.8822 shops of legacy | 2835 south 170th plaza, ste. 200, omaha ne 68130 | opening july 2014 www.blattbeer.com | facebook.com/blattbeer | twitter.com/blattbeer

19• walk this plank!

Plank is a coastally-inspired oyster bar and seafood grill. Thoughtful service, notable flavors and social moments found here. Plank’s menu is faithful to the tradition of fresh seafood, high quality ingredients and a made-from-scratch mentality. Plank enlists the help of inspired chefs, a wood fire grill, and smoker to bring coastal flavors to the Nebraska plains.

plank seafood provisions

plank seafood provisions old market 1205 howard street, omaha ne 68102 402.507.4480 www.plankseafood.com facebook.com/plankseafood twitter.com/plankseafood SHOPPING • DINING • ATTRACTIONS

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20• true blue

Fresh and energetic, Blue Sushi Sake Grill offers an inspired mix of creative sushi for purists and adventurers alike. Happy Hour has put Blue on the map, offering value and variety without sacrificing quality or experience. Blue’s vibrant scene offers a dining experience full of creative flavor and intense with spirited atmosphere. Blue also has locations in Fort Worth, TX, Denver, CO and Lincoln ne.

blue sushi sake grill

blue sushi sake grill grayhawk pointe | 14450 eagle run drive, omaha ne 68116 | 402.445.2583 shops of legacy | 16939 wright plaza, omaha ne 68130 | 402.547.5959 old market | 416 south 12th street, omaha ne 68102 | 402.408.5566 www.bluesushisakegrill.com | facebook.com/bluesushisakegrill | twitter.com/bluesushiomaha

21• red, hot tex-mex roja mexican grill

Modern and vibrant, Roja serves mouth-watering fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, chimichangas and more; all with sizzling smack and an extra helping of Tex flavor. Happy Hour specials and more than 80 premium tequilas fill the bar with bustling activity. An inviting all-seasons patio, fire pits and waterfalls set the scene for a one-of-a-kind Tex-Mex dining experience. roja mexican grill | shops of legacy | 17010 wright plaza, omaha ne 68130 | 402.333.7652 old market | 1212 harney street, omaha ne 68102 | 402.346.9190 www.rojagrill.com | facebook.com/rojamexicangrill | twitter.com/rojamexgrill

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22 • uncork your creativity

village canvas and cabernet

Village Canvas and Cabernet is Omaha’s paint and sip art gallery and event venue located in beautiful AkSarBen Village. Through artist-guided paint sessions, guests tap into their inner VanGogh as they follow step-by-step instructions and create their own masterpiece. No artistic talent is needed; the emphasis is on fun and creative exploration while enjoying a glass of wine or beer in an inspiring gallery setting. 6457 frances street, ste. 180, omaha ne 68106 | www.canvasandcab.com | 402.991.4278

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23 • family tradition and pride

When it comes to buying jewelry for any occasion, Malashock’s makes your decision easy. Their overriding commitment to quality, value and service has been passed down for three generations of the Malashock family. This commitment to the customer remains the hallmark of this family run business. Proudly recognized as an American Gem Society store, featuring an Accredited Gemological Laboratory and in-house Certified Gemologist, Malashock’s is a member of the Better Business Bureau. Malashock’s takes great pride in a 117 year tradition of excellence.

malashock’s | village pointe south | 16811 burke street, omaha ne 68118 | www.malashocks.com | 402.496.9990 shopping • dining • attractions

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24• it takes a village

aksarben village Aksarben Village is Omaha’s most walkable community of unique shops, restaurants, bars and green spaces. Plus cocktails and cupcakes. Whether you’re ringing in the summer with a concert at Stinson Park or cruising on your B-Cycle, you can always cool off with a local brew afterwards. Early bird? Grab some fresh veggies at the Omaha Farmer’s Market to fuel your day. From gamedays to date nights: Aksarben Village…where there is always something fun going on.

aksarben village | 2285 south 67th street, omaha ne 68106 | www.aksarbenvillage.com | 402.496.1616

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25 • fashion staple the post & nickel Since 1966, the area’s best dressed men and women have shopped here for the latest in fashion and footwear. At their new location in Rockbrook Village, you’ll find all the latest trends and designers including Hugo Boss, Sam Edelman, Robert Graham, Bailey 44, G Star, Seven, Theory, Hudson, Diesel, True Religion, Ted Baker, DKNY, Sanuk, UGG®, Tommy Bahama, Donald J Pliner, Victorinox, Michael Kors, Michael Stars, AG, Citizens of Humanity and much more.

the post & nickel | rockbrook village 11015 elm street, omaha ne 68144 www.postandnickel.com | 402.333.5206

26• revealing beauty from the

inside out

reveal salon & spa Reveal Salon & Spa is committed to enhancing the lives of those in our community one guest at a time. Proud to be an Aveda Concept Salon offering complimentary Stress Relieving Rituals as a part of their regimen, Reveal Salon & Spa combines world class service with a home town, “everybody knows your name” feel. Reveal service providers are highly trained individuals that continue to add to their experience by keeping in step with the latest trends.

reveal salon & spa 15505 ruggles street, ste. 107, omaha ne 68116 revealsalonspa.com | 402.493.0840

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27 • international flair elisa ilana jewelry Elisa Ilana Jewelry provides a high-end experience that is truly “one of a kind.” Laurie Langdon’s work has appeared in internationally renowned publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, InStyle, Architectural Digest and W. Her reputation has earned her the opportunity to work with A-list celebrities and Laurie continues to travel the world setting the new trend in fashion jewelry.

elisa ilana jewelry 13132 davenport street, omaha ne 68154 www.elisailana.com | 402.926.3479 pandora | village pointe 17250 davenport street, ste. 108, omaha ne 68118 www.pancharmbracelets.com | 402.991.8700

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28 • journey back in time the durham museum The Durham Museum in Omaha’s beautiful art deco Union Station, houses permanent exhibits that preserve Omaha’s vibrant history and traveling exhibitions. Displays range from history and culture, to science and industry, and include entertaining, educational and family-oriented activities. The Durham is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and has ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and The Field Museum.

durham museum | 801 south 10th street, omaha ne 68108 durhammuseum.org | 402.444.5071

29 • everything bundt nothing bundt cakes From the first bite, sweet memories of your mom’s cake, fresh from the oven, gently tug at your heart. These luscious cakes are made with the finest, premium ingredients, including fresh eggs, real butter and cream cheese. Perfect for any occasion, the handcrafted recipes and inspired decorations celebrate special moments with a delightful charm and wit. The best cake you will ever taste, share and give!

nothing bundt cakes | one pacific place 10347 pacific street, omaha ne 68114 www.nothingbundtcakes.com | 402.933.9305

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30• relax, rejuvenate,

indulge

creative hair design salon & spa From the basics of a snip-snip here and a clip-clip there to the sheer indulgence of a full range of luxurious spa services, Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa is your home for the ultimate in personal care. The professional staff has one simple aim– to deliver the very best in singularly distinctive health and beauty services, all in a supportive and nurturing environment that creates your very own personal oasis of relaxation and enrichment. creative hair design salon & spa 12025 pacific street, omaha ne 68154 www.creativehairdesign.com | 402.330.5660 21

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31• shop. dine. discover shadow lake towne center

With great shopping and dining options, Shadow Lake Towne Center® is “Your Place” for the whole family with cool summer fun for the kiddos at the SAC Federal Credit union SprayGround water feature and free Friday night concerts for everyone. Find more than 70 merchants, with such favorites as Charming Charlie, uLTA, JCPenney, Old Chicago, LOFT, Victoria’s Secret, Old Navy, Red Robin, Best Buy, Chico’s, TJ Maxx, Bed Bath & Beyond and more. shadow lake towne center | 7775 olson drive, papillion ne 68046 | www.shadowlakeshopping.com | 402.537.0046

32 • old market originals tannenbaum christmas shop old market candy shop The Old Market is Omaha’s spot for one-of-a-kind shops, and these two have been thrilling customers for over 25 years. Tannenbaum looks small from the street, but visitors exclaim “wow” when they encounter masses of colorful seasonal décor in the deep inside showroom. In the candy shop, confectioners are busy making make fudge and chocolates. Nostalgia candies, international licorice, and more make this a great place to find old reliables, as well as to discover new favorites.

tannenbaum christmas shop & old market candy shop old market | 10th & howard streets, omaha 68102 otannenbaum.com & oldmarketcandy.com shopping • dining • attractions

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33• the world’s best embassy suites omaha – la vista

The Embassy Suites Omaha – La Vista is the only Embassy Suites property to be ranked #1 in the world three times: 2009, 2010, 2011 for their quality, service and guest satisfaction. They are a 2012 and 2013 Make a Difference Award winner for their outstanding work with special needs student interns through Project SEARCH. Come enjoy this all suite property which includes complimentary evening manager’s reception, full cooked-to-order buffet breakfast, pool, jacuzzi, gym and parking.

embassy suites omaha – la vista | 12520 westport parkway | la vista ne 68130 | omahalavista.embassysuites.com | 402.331.7400

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34• totally new view ramada plaza omaha

Known as a tradition for events and conventions, the Ramada Plaza Omaha has undergone a transformation to be Omaha’s family friendly hotel. With over 70,000 square feet of event space, 365 newly renovated guest rooms, the Claim House Restaurant, Bluestem Lounge and gallons of water fun at CoCo Key Water Resort, this Omaha centerpiece is dedicated to creating memories to last a lifetime! ramada plaza omaha | 3321 south 72nd street, omaha ne 68124 | www.ramadaplazaomaha.com | 402.393.3950

35• under ‘da sea coco key water resort Your tropical vacation in Omaha awaits at CoCo Key Water Resort! Three 40’ water slides, fast paced tubing down the adventure river, indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, activity pool featuring lily pads and water basketball, and even Parrot’s Perch for younger children–featuring a zero-depth entry area, water cannons and a big huge bucket that dumps hundreds of gallons of water every few minutes! Gallons of fun for all ages.

coco key water resort | 3321 south 72nd street, omaha ne 68124 | www.cocokeyomaha.com | 402.393.3950 shopping • dining • attractions

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36• modern mexican cantina laredo

Experience modern Mexican food in a sophisticated, vibrant atmosphere at Cantina Laredo. A visit is not complete without sipping a Casa Rita, the signature cocktail made from fresh lime juice and the finest tequila. Start with Top Shelf Guacamole made fresh at the table to your specifications and then savor fresh fish and premium steaks with authentic sauces. Dinner, drinks, lunch, and Sunday brunch… Cantina Laredo at Midtown Crossing.

cantina laredo 120 south 31st avenue, omaha 68131 www.cantinalaredo.com | 402.345.6000

37• husker hunger black oak grill

Black Oak Grill finds its roots in urban grills neighborhood cafes and corner taverns. Start with Spinach and Five Cheese Dip. Savor favorites like the Husker Burger, Mom’s Meatloaf or the Rosemary Grilled Chicken. The meats, bread and desserts are locally sourced. The bar features hand crafted cocktails, easy-drinking wines and local beers For lunch, dinner or drinks, take root with Black Oak Grill in Midtown Crossing.

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38 •unique and enduring countryside village shopping center

countryside village art fair • june 7–8

“A Small Town in the City” focusing on unique, locally-owned shops, eateries and services, Countryside Village was founded in 1953. Omaha’s first luxury shopping center, it strives to remain the friendliest and most service-oriented, as measured by many of the businesses that have thrived here for decades. The Countryside Village Art Fair is Omaha’s longest running outdoor art fair. With parking at every door, Countryside strives to be the most convenient luxury destination in the city. Inimitable, unique, creative and centrally located: Countryside Village.

countryside village shopping center | 87th & pacific street, omaha ne 68114 | www.countryside-village.com | 402.391.2200

39• stitch in time village needleworks Village Needleworks is a needlepoint boutique offering a large selection of hand-painted needlepoint canvases and kits. From cotton to silk and everything in between, explore a vast array of stitching fibers. Instructional books and DVDs are a must for both beginners and advanced stitchers and look also for all the necessary stitching accessories. Finishing and instructional services are available. Above all, Village Needleworks is best known for unsurpassed customer service.

village needleworks 8709 shamrock road, omaha ne 68114 www.villageneedleworks.com 402.391.1191

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40• conscious cuisine

liberty tavern

Located inside Hilton Omaha, Liberty Tavern is a contemporary American restaurant that emphasizes on using local produce and livestock for the freshest ingredients. The menus change seasonally, showcasing a selective mix of grilled, braised and stewed creations blended with a unique twist on barbeque and home-style comfort foods. Chef Kimbler Harrold has instilled his personality into his dishes, crafting a culinary experience that is both diverse and fun.

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41• in the passageway v. mertz restaurant V. Mertz, open since 1977, offers diners seasonally inspired contemporary American cuisine created with locally and regionally sourced products when available. In addition to the outstanding food and service, V. Mertz focuses on an award-winning wine list with selections from all over the world. Dinner is offered Tuesday through Saturday nights starting at 5:30 p.m. Guests can access, via the website, updated menus, the wine list, current events and news, and a beautiful photo gallery which gives viewers a visual tour of the restaurant. Reservations are suggested and may be made over the phone, in person or online. v. mertz restaurant old market passageway – lower level 1022 howard street, omaha ne 68102 www.vmertz.com | 402.345.8980

42• hand-in-hand omaha children’s museum Learning and fun go hand-in-hand at Omaha Children’s Museum, where a colorful array of interactive permanent exhibits focus on art, science and early childhood. Check out the Super Gravitron, the contraption that moves balls through pneumatic tube, a kid-sized grocery store new bank and hospital, fire rescue and water play area, a science and technology lab and a make-and-take art area. Traveling exhibits showcase a rotating schedule of everything from A Bug’s World to dinosaurs and everything in between. The museum also offers daily educational programs, special events, gift shop and café.

omaha children’s museum 500 south 20th street, omaha ne 68102 www.ocm.org | 402.342.6164 shopping • dining • attractions

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43 • high five five salon The name “Five Salon” was inspired by blending the five senses with nature’s own elements: fire, water, earth, air and infinity. Five Salon creatively infuses each of these elements throughout, creating a space that is not only beautiful, but relaxing. The mission of Five Salon is “To be a leader in our industry, to always exceed our guests expectations, to give back to our community and the world while always representing Aveda.” Five Salon strives to always give guests an exceptional experience, while remaining mission aligned with Aveda. Come see Nebraska’s exclusive Aveda lifestyle salon. Mention this profile in “101 Things to Love” and receive a complimentary Aveda Sample or Aveda Color Consultation. five salon one pacific place | 10375 pacific street, omaha ne 68114 www.fivesalon.com | 402.715.5757

44 • find your stage omaha community playhouse The Omaha Community Playhouse is the nation’s largest community playhouse featuring two state-of-the-art theatres: proscenium-style Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre and black box-style Howard Drew Theatre. Find your stage in the Hawks with The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Jesus Christ Superstar, I Hate Hamlet, Spamalot and A Christmas Carol. Or find your stage in the Drew with cutting edge shows such as Enron, The Whipping Man, Hands on a Hardbody and Who’s Afraid Virginia Woolf? omaha community playhouse | 6915 cass street, omaha ne 68132 | www.omahaplayhouse.com | 402.553.0800 29

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45• try a little taste

taste of omaha

Omaha’s food lovers unite at the annual Taste Of Omaha “Festival of Great Foods & Entertainment” held in late May through early June. A unique community celebration, showcasing mouthwatering foods and signature dishes from menus of some of the area’s best restaurants and food companies, “Taste Of Omaha” is a 3-day extravaganza where “delicious” is served al fresca on Omaha’s scenic riverfront, open to the public and free to all attendees. taste of omaha | may 30 – june 1 mid- america expositions, inc. | www.showofficeonline.com | 402.346.8003

46• own the evening vip limousine As Omaha’s premier transportation company since 2002, over a million people, foreign dignitaries, out-of-staters, and fortunate locals, have experienced Omaha’s finest sights, sounds, cuisine and refreshments courtesy of VIP Sedan & Limousine. Whatever your style, capture the VIP moments of your life in an ambience of lavishness. Spoil that special someone, entertain an executive, give your staff a “job well done”, make them a VIP. www.viplimo.com | 402.934.5466

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47 • family concept jones bros. cupcakes The concept that became Jones Bros. Cupcakes was hatched from informal family discussions around the kitchen table, at the Jones home in Omaha. They developed the idea of a dessert restaurant specializing in cupcakes, cakes, cheesecakes and other selected desserts, using the best quality ingredients, all homemade from scratch, and decided to provide a comfortable and upscale environment that customers would enjoy. The experience includes ice cream, quality espresso coffee drinks, breakfast and lunch. Experience Jones Bros. Cupcakes for yourself!

jones bros. cupcakes | 2121 south 67th street, omaha ne 68106 • 2615 south 180th street, omaha ne 68130 www.jonesbroscupcakes.com | 402.884.2253

48 • local and special aksarben cinema Aksarben Cinema is the only locally owned first run movie theatre in Omaha, which is pretty rare these days. They take great pride in our community and try to support as many causes as they can. In addition to showcasing movies, they also keep guests entertained with live music, a full bar, and a Café with more food options outside of soft drinks and popcorn, (which are still movie necessities.) A favorite local necessity: Aksarben Cinema. aksarben cinema 2110 south 67th street, omaha ne 68106 | www.aksarbencinema.com | 402.502.1914

49• one and only one drake place salon & spa At One Drake Place you’ll find a passionate group of expertly trained stylists, technicians and therapists dedicated to providing clients with memorable customer service experiences, exceptional salon services and building strong relationships. ODP adds special seasonal services to entice its clients: pumpkin peels and scrubs in the fall, and margarita manis and pedis in the summer. The Spa at ODP offers skin care, body and specialized treatments, med spa services, spa and bridal packages. one drake place 12100 west center road, ste. 910, omaha ne 68144 www.onedrakeplace.com | 402.933.7253 31

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50 • life imitates art the artroom Life is artwork in progress. Come join in at The ArtRoom and ignite your inner-artist. Rediscover your love for paint, fabric, paper and pencil. Experience the catharsis and relaxation of learning a new art process or exercising an old one. There is something for everyone inside their studios, with class offerings in acrylics, oils, watercolor, fabric, ink and multimedia. Visit the website for their classes, summer camps and special events or visit them in Rockbrook Village.

the artroom | 10818 elm street, omaha ne 68144 theartroom.omaha | 402.502.4262

51 • whisk(e)y shelf spirit world At Spirit World, they share their passion so that every occasion is special and memorable, providing an experience for purchasing wine, beer, and spirits that is educational, personal, and engaging. When you’re done shopping, grab a bite at the gourmet cafe. The menu offerings are made with real ingredients from original recipes, resulting in food that is fresh, unique, and high-quality. spirit world | 7517 pacific street, omaha ne 68114 | www.spiritworldwine.com | 402.391.8680

52 • laugh out loud funny bone comedy club & restaurant Bringing stand-up comedy to the Metro area for 25 years! Full service restaurant and bar ready for you to enjoy while you relax and laugh at nationally touring comics! The club is available for private daytime events for your business. Or just a date night out with your favorite person to laugh with. No kidding!

funny bone comedy club & restaurant village pointe | 17305 davenport, upper level, omaha ne 68118 www.funnyboneomaha.com | 402.493.8036 shopping • dining • attractions

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53 • the best of india jaipur restaurant & brewing company Tandoori delights await at Jaipur Restaurant & Brewing Company, where the flavors of India blend with home-brewed beers and ales in one of the most romantic settings in the metro. Only the freshest, most select ingredients make it onto the table or into the kilns of Omaha’s first micro-brewery. Be sure to leave room for the scintillating zing of their signature brew, the renowned Jalapeno Ale. Jaipur offers 23 different wines by the glass and more than 250 by the bottle. Try eight different wines, from one ounce to whatever you wish, from the new wine testing machine. Voted favorite Indian restaurant for the past six years. jaipur restaurant & brewing company | rockbrook village | 10922 elm street, omaha ne 68144 | www.jaipurbrewhouse.com | 402.392.7331

54 • all at your doorstep rockbrook village® shopping center Home-grown…nationally-known. That’s Rockbrook Village® and home to over 60 locally-owned specialty, food & drink, and neighborhood businesses. Just around the corner from everywhere, tucked away right by I-680 North and West Center Road, Rockbrook Village celebrates being local with more local specialty stores and restaurants than any other shopping center in the metro area. All this helps provide shoppers with personal attention, convenient front-door parking, and a relaxed shopping experience.

rockbrook village® shopping center | 108th and center, omaha ne 68144 | www.rockbrookvillage.com | 402.390.0890

55 • benvenuti amici! pasta amore Tastefully old world and yet exquisitely modern, Pasta Amore is the elegantly Italian home of a quarter century of the best in fine food and uncompromising service. From the homemade balsamic vinegar to the extensive wine list, no detail is too small for this family-owned tradition that features classic dishes served with more than a dash of contemporary creativity. Could it be that crooner Dean Martin had a certain Omaha landmark in mind when he sang “That’s Amore?”

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56• a bolder statement statement Located in northwest Omaha, Statement provides an inviting setting while shoppers choose from the latest styles of clothing, handbags, and jewelry. Owners Kristen and Megan Geissinger have an extensive amount of education and experience in the fashion industry. Statement boasts a wide selection of the best contemporary brands, hosts private shopping parties, offers personal styling, and encourages every client to make a statement. Statement is now offering men’s!

Hours: Monday: appointment only • Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat.: 10am-6pm • Thurs.: 10am-8pm • Sunday: 12pm-5pm statement | 3612 north 165th street (165th and maple) omaha ne 68116 | www.statementomaha.com | 402.932.5922

57• the wedding day experts t’eez salon Styling over 100 brides a year, T’eez Salon is the expert on wedding hair and makeup. Book a party of six or more and the bride will receive free hair on her big day. Call in and book early to reserve your special moment with Omaha’s wedding experts.

t’eez salon 15805 w. maple road, omaha ne 68116 teezsalon.com | 402.397.9500

58 • fashion fame roots & wings Roots & Wings is a locally owned women’s clothing boutique in the heart of Omaha. Conveniently located in Countryside Village, the boutique features a stunning selection of carefully curated clothing and accessories for hip women of all ages including TOMS Shoes. Roots & Wings also showcases a great collection of men’s and children’s styles. Let the staff of Roots & Wings help you find fashion fame.

roots & wings | countryside village | 8712 pacific street, omaha ne 68114 | www.rootsandwingsomaha.com | 402.504.4700

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59• classic. innovative. italian. zurlo’s bistro italiano Zurlo’s Bistro Italiano is a culinary treasure known for classic & innovative Italian fare, Sunday Brunch, Live Music Thursday, Outdoor Patio and Special Event Catering. A perfect choice for those who appreciate gourmet cuisine with a friendly atmosphere. Leveraging locallygrown foods, the Bistro’s menu changes seasonally to match nearby harvest schedules. Fresh ingredients are used to prepare homemade pasta, bread, dressings and sauces daily. All this and more makes Zurlo’s a popular choice for catered wedding events, retirement dinners and business celebrations.

zurlo’s bistro italiano | 132nd and maple, omaha ne 68164 | www.zurlos.com | 402.884.9500

60 • find your bliss bliss boutique bliss boutique: uniquely you... uniquely omaha Looking to update your style? Or just need some new pieces to spice up your wardrobe? The experienced stylists at Bliss Boutique can help. Whether you are looking for a polished casual look, comfy loungewear, or sophisticated glam, Bliss has you covered. This hidden gem will leave you feeling and looking your best. Bliss Boutique, winner in “Best of Omaha” campaign. bliss boutique | 12100 w. center road ste. 607, bel-air plaza, omaha ne 68144 (2 blocks west of nobbies) facebook: bliss boutique omaha | 402.991.3595

61 • on the edge

fringes salon

Empowering women by assisting them in looking and feeling beautiful. Fringes Salon, founded by owner and hair stylist Carol Cole LaPole, enjoys an A+ rating with the BBB through consistently excellent service. The Fringes Salon team is a welcoming group of experienced stylists specializing in Hair Extensions, Wedding Hair & Make-up, Mature Women, Fashion Colors, Blondes, and Hair Cutting and Coloring. Free Consultations available. Fringes Salon: Making a Beautiful Difference. fringes salon | 15821 west dodge road, omaha 68118 | www.fringessalon.com | 402.691.0909 35

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62 • beercraft omaha beer fest and street eats Craft beer and food trucks…what’s not to love? At Omaha Beer Fest and Street Eats, enjoy tasting through hundreds of American craft beers, sampling from food trucks, experiencing something new at the Homebrewer Expo, attending Beer Academy sessions, enjoying live music and more! Attendance benefits Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. omaha beer fest and street eats stinson park at aksarben village, 67th and center streets, omaha ne 68106 www.omahabeerfest.com

63 • crushing

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omaha crush wine • food • art festival Foodies and oenophiles delight! Uncork the fun and sample wines paired with amazing culinary delights from the metro’s best chefs and food artisans…all while feasting your eyes on artwork from a handful of local artists. Attendance benefits Tablets 4 Hope.

omaha crush wine • food • art festival stinson park at aksarben village, 67th and center streets, omaha ne 68106 www.omahacrush.com

64 • out on the town omaha restaurant week Delectable 3 course meals at over 50 awardwinning restaurants for just $20, $30 or $40 per person. From casual bistros to white tablecloth dining, Omaha Restaurant Week boasts a variety of dining experiences and cuisines to satisfy everyone. Dining out during Omaha Restaurant Week supports Food Bank for the Heartland.

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65• a lot more than hot air

nebraska balloon & wine festival Whether you love wine or are simply interested in trying something new, the annual Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival is a colorful event held in early August, at beautiful Coventry, just South of 204th & Q streets. The Festival is a Nebraska Wine Showcase featuring some of the best award winning wines available. Enjoy delicious foods, live entertainment and a festive atmosphere. The Festival offers Arts & Crafts in the Marketplace Village as well as a Cox Communication’s KidZone area, and of course, the hot air balloons attract a lot of attention.

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66 • enjoy good times nosh wine lounge Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge located in downtown Omaha is just blocks away from the Old Market and Century Link Center, Holland Performing Arts and TD Ameritrade Park. With a comfortable relaxing atmosphere, a diverse wine list from around the world, an impressive drink menu that includes premium spirits, craft beers and cocktails and a food menu that is sure to please any palate, Nosh is the perfect place to gather and enjoy good times. Open at 11AM Daily. nosh wine lounge | www.noshwine.com | 402.614.2121

67 • utterly unforgettable railcar modern american kitchen House-smoked ribs with homemade cherry barbecue sauce. Succulent prime rib. Freshly baked skillet chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream melting on top. What's not to love about Railcar Modern American Kitchen? Gourmet food made from scratch, top notch craft beers and cocktails, exquisite personal service, all in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Railcar will provide a brunch, lunch, or dinner you won't soon forget! railcar modern american kitchen | 1814 north 144th street, omaha ne 68154 stonehenge center | www.railcaromaha.com | 402.493.4743

68 • open-air arias opera outdoors Opera Omaha kicks off the 2014-15 season, Opera Unbound, with the return of Opera Outdoors, a free concert at Turner Park on September 4, featuring stars of the world’s greatest opera stages, including returning artists Peter Volpe and Monica Yunus. midtown crossing | www.operaomaha.org

69 • nothing beats maha Maha music festival

The 2014 MAHA Music Festival takes place on Saturday, August 16th from noon until midnight. Twelve bands will play two stages. Maha is a nonprofit festival organized by volunteers and supported by generous sponsors and the community. aksarben village | www.mahamusicfestival.com

70 • movies in the court cox music & movies Omaha Performing Arts presents this cherished summer event from the Holland Center’s spacious courtyard. Enjoy live music from an eclectic mix of local bands followed by a film for Cox Music & Movies. Don’t forget your blanket and lawn chair!

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71 • savor the spirits annual village pointe wine festival Savor the tastes of summer at the Village Pointe Wine Festival presented by Brix. Sample from more than 100 premium wines from around the world and enjoy signature fare from Village Pointe restaurants and live music all amidst a vibrant atmosphere and surrounded by distinctive shopping offerings. main street at village pointe | june 6 – 7 | villagepointeshopping.com

72 • the great one! omaha’s great pumpkin festival & shine the light Village Pointe joins in conjunction with Lutheran Family Services to shine a light on Nebraska children in need of foster and adoptive families. This free family – friendly event includes pumpkin carving, games and trick-or-treating for the kids and a jack – o – lantern lighting ceremony in the evening to create Omaha’s Great Pumpkin spectacle. center court and roundabout at village pointe | october 25 | villagepointeshopping.com

73 • on santa’s list santa parade and tree lighting ceremony Santa Claus is coming to Towne! Bring the family for a magical holiday event tradition including a whimsical parade of favorite holiday and storybook characters and culminating with Santa arriving by Cinderella carriage and the lighting of the center’s Christmas tree . The Peppermint Elves kick things off with a rousing holiday sing-along. main street and center court at shadow lake towne center | november 26 www.shadowlakeshopping.com

74 • ladies only ladies night out Gather your girlfriends, mothers and daughters for a female inspired “Ladies Night Out”, a leisurely night of wine and chocolate sampling, live music, spa treatments and the latest in fashion and beauty trends. center court at shadow lake towne center | september 11 | shadowlakeshopping.com

75 • best kept secret north omaha summer arts This best-kept-secret festival presents writing workshops, a gospel concert and an arts crawl featuring emerging and established artists from the North Omaha community. The annual festival is entirely free and open to the public. For details, call festival founder-director Pamela Jo Berry at the number below. select dates june through august | various sites along north 30th street corridor https://www.facebook.com/northomahasummerarts | 402.502.4669 39

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76 • bring ‘yer posse! wild, wild, west day You and your buckaroos will have a rootin’ tootin’ good time learning about a caboodle of western pastimes. Free bandanas (compliments of First National Bank) while supplies last! Museum admission applies, Durham members are admitted Free. wild, wild, west day the durham museum, 801 south 10th street | saturday, july 26, 2014 • 10am – 3pm | durhammuseum.org

77 • the tradition continues christmas at union station Back when Union Station bustled with holiday travelers, Union Pacific would decorate a large evergreen. The custom returned in the 1970s when Union Station became a museum. Today, the tradition continues with the region’s largest indoor Christmas tree and holiday events throughout December. christmas at union station | the durham museum, 801 south 10th street, omaha ne 68108 | durhammuseum.org

78 • ‘dem bones ‘dem bones omaha children’s museum • dinos: the big dig Grab a shovel and dig in to this summer blockbuster, Dinos: The Big Dig! Explore roaring robotic dinosaurs, unearth fossils in a two story dig pit, pan for real fossils and gemstones in the Treasure Creek and climb aboard the Dino-Train for a ride among these prehistoric creatures! Uncover secrets of the past this summer in Dinos: The Big Dig! may 24, 2014 – september 7, 2014 | www.ocm.org

79 • eee-yi, eee-yi, ohh! omaha children’s museum • once upon a farm Educate children all about agriculture and the role it plays in their daily lives. Make a splash and learn about water and irrigation, hop behind the wheel of a real life combine, speed around the tractor trike track and create your own culinary masterpiece in the Cow Café. Learn all about life on the farm in this community engaged exhibit. october 17, 2014 – april 12, 2015 | www.ocm.org

80 • experience art countryside village art fair Countryside Village Art Fair offers a delightful mix of styles, approaches and media. You will be inspired to start, or add to, your personal art collection with incredible original artwork. 10-6 Saturday & 10-5 Sunday. countryside village | 87th & pacific street, omaha ne 68114 artfair@countryside-village.com | 402.391.4745 shopping • dining • attractions

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81 • happier and healthier yMca healthy kids day

Join in for YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, June 14th at 11:00 am-2:00 pm at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. FREE event for the entire family. There will be fun games and activities, give-aways and more!

june 14th, 2014 | stinson park in aksarben village | http://metroymca.org/home/healthy-kids-day

82 • s-s-s-saturday night! saturdays@stinson concert series Join your friends every Saturday night in Stinson Park for Saturdays @ Stinson. Local bands will entertain you while you relax in the plush green grass of Stinson Park. Aksarben Village…where there is always something fun going on . stinson park at aksarben village | 67th & center, omaha ne 68106 www.aksarbenvillage.com | 402.496.1616

83 • clearing the hurdles the international omaha The International Omaha is a world-class equestrian show jumping experience, combining high-level, intense competition with educational activities designed to engage and entertain the whole family. Join in for the excitement of this high level sporting event and come explore the free Expo and experience the family friendly interactive educational displays, shopping, food, music and fun over the weekend. april | century link center | www.interantionalomaha.com

84 • growing community benson community garden Founded in 2011, Benson Community Garden has become one of Omaha’s more active and notable community gardens. The urban agricultural space includes 36 plots for individuals, a neighbor garden, and “Earth Stage” for live music performances. 1302 north 60th street, omaha ne 68132 | www.bensongardens.org

85 • god bless us everyone a christmas carol It just isn’t Christmas without A Christmas Carol. Experience Omaha’s favorite holiday tradition as Ebenezer Scrooge takes us on a life-changing journey filled with beautiful costumes, exquisite music, perfectly crafted sets and special effects second to none. Perfect for the whole family! omaha community playhouse howard and rhonda hawks mainstage theatre 6915 cass street, omaha ne 68132 | www.omahaplayhouse.com 41

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86 • ride‘em cowhands ak-sar-ben’s river city rodeo & stock show A celebration featuring two rodeo championships, the nation’s largest 4-H Livestock Show and the Douglas County Fair. It also includes family fun and adult activities. All events, except the rodeo and concerts, are free to the public.

centurylink center omaha | www.rivercityrodeo.com

87 • order of the green st. patrick’s day parade This longstanding annual downtown parade held the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day features dozens of performers and participants, from Irish dancers and musicians to floats, along a 10-block route. A postparade celebration follows at the Old Mattress Factory (501 N. 13th St.). 15th & howard streets, omaha | aohsarpy.com

88 • a sicilia santa lucia festival The Santa Lucia Festival, held the first weekend of June, was started by Italian immigrants in 1925 to celebrate their heritage and is one of the oldest festivals in the Midwest. The Festival replicates a similar celebration in Carlentini, Sicily.

downtown omaha • lewis & clark landing | santaluciafestival.com

89 • experience art rockbrook village art fair Rockbrook Village Art Fair brings to Omaha a world-class visual arts experience. Artists will help you learn more about what they do, adding to the value of art pieces you will cherish. 10–6 Saturday & 10–5 Sunday. rockbrook village | september 6 – 7 | 108th & Center, omaha ne 68144 rockbrookvillageartfair.com | 402.391.4745

90 • green fusion jazz on the green Presented by Omaha Performing Arts, Jazz On The Green is a free outdoor concert series hosted at Turner Park, the heart of Midtown Crossing. This summer event has something for everyone welcoming a variety acts from classical and modern jazz to funk/soul fusion.

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91 • guilt-free golfing nebraska humane society’s fore the animals Have a ball at the Nebraska Humane Society’s Fore the Animals Golf Tournament! Enjoy 18 holes at Miracle Hill Golf Course. Canine Caddies, cool pin prizes and guilt free golf helping homeless animals. What could possibly be better?

june 13, 2014 | miracle hill golf course, omaha ne 68154 | www.nehumanesociety.org

92 • join the pack nebraska humane society’s walk for the animals Join in for NHS’ biggest annual fundraiser! Form a “dog pack”, walk solo, or bring your four legged friend and help raise money for homeless animals. Pancake man, rescue groups, vendors, and lots of pups make this morning magical . september 28, 2014 | the nebraska humane society 8929 fort street, omaha ne 68134 | www.nehumanesociety.org

93 • baby that’s smooth smooth jazz thursdays Do you yearn for the sassy, spicy grooves of R&B and Latin-flavored contemporary Jazz? Look no further than Thursdays at the Ozone Lounge! Every week the Midwest Smooth Jazz Society hosts “Smooth Jazz Thursdays” showcasing the best of the area’s smooth jazz performers. OZONE lounge, 7220 f street, omaha ne 68127

| www.midwestsmoothjazz.com

94 • for the woods are dark and deep trick or treat in the forest Join Fontenelle Forest for the most unique Trick or Treat experience! You’ll meet many of the critters who live there, and a few who are just visiting, as you stroll the boardwalk for all of your treats. Join with partners Ballet Nebraska, appearing as animals, and Strategic Air and Space Museum’s amazing science show. october 11, 2014 | 1111 bellevue boulevard north, bellevue ne 68005 fontenelleforest.org | 402.731.3140

95 • eye opener! enlighten: an illumination of the forest & mind Fontenelle Forest’s Centennial Exhibit. Experience the play of light amongst the trees, and visualize the Forest in a completely different way. New York City based designer Jack Mehler invites visitors to feel and see the Forest at night. The Great Hall will also be transformed in a celebration of the Centennial year. This immersive experience is not to be missed. october 25, 2014 – january 2, 2015 | fontenelleforest.org | 402.731.3140

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96 • welcome to z-maha zombie walk omaha Stroll with the walking dead on the Friday evening before Halloween. Those who stagger to the Waiting Room Lounge or The Pizza Shoppe in the afternoon can get a zombie makeover, available with a $3 donation for Sienna Francis House. downtown benson | www.zombiewalkomaha.com

97 • get them to the greeks greek festival Opa! No matter what your heritage, be Greek for a day this August. Omaha’s Original Greek Festival, sponsored by St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, features lively Greek music, authentic Greek folk dancing and delicious Greek food and pastries. canfield plaza, 85th and center streets | www.stjohnsgreekorthodox.org/greekfestomaha

98 • summer pallete omaha summer arts festival OSAF celebrates 40 years with amazing art, great music, a children’s fair, and excellent food and beverage. Don’t miss MarchFourth on June 6, Art Collectors in Training on June 7, or Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience on June 8. gene leahy mall, 10th to 15th on farnam street, omaha | www.summerarts.org

99 • find your tribe fort omaha intertribal powwow Open to the public, the September 13 powwow celebrates Nebraska’s vibrant Native American history through dance, music, traditional crafts, colorful regalia and cuisine. This family-friendly event introduces traditional powwows to first-timers while offering something new every year for veteran attendees. metropolitan community college fort omaha campus, 30th and fort streets | http://mccneb.edu/intercultural/

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100• dreams in the sand

nebraska children’s home society’s sand in the city

You don’t need to travel to a coast to play in the sand; landlocked Omaha nebraska, brings in plenty of the stuff–350 tons–for NCHS’s Sand in the City. Corporate teams and architects from around the area pair up with professional sand sculptors from across the country to transform a portion of downtown Omaha into a sand-sculpture wonderland–free of charge–on Saturday and Sunday, with donations benefiting Nebraska Children’s Home Society. Cast your vote for the coveted People’s Choice award, then let your children loose in the Kid Zone, an enormous sand area where they can try to beat the world record for tallest sandcastle.

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101• expect the unexpected

omaha fashion week

Omaha Fashion Week has become the nation’s 5th largest fashion event, surpassing Minneapolis, Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis! Now in it’s 7th year, OFW is the most highly anticipated fashion event in the Midwest. This bi-annual affair is dedicated to providing a professional platform for regional, independent designers on the “cusp of greatness,” showcasing their talent and providing opportunity and recognition to indie labels. omaha fashion week | po box 31071, omaha ne 68131 | omahafashionweek.com | 402.937.1061

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downtown omaha Blatt Beer & Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 College World Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 The Durham Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Liberty Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Nosh Wine Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Omaha Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Omaha Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Omaha Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Opera Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Ak-Sar-Ben’s River City Rodeo & Stock Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Christmas at Union Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 The International Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Nebraska Children’s Home Society’s Sand in the City® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Omaha Children’s Museum Once Upon A Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Omaha Children’s Museum Dinos: The Big Dig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Omaha Fashion Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Omaha Summer Arts Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Cox Music & Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Santa Lucia Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 St. Patrick’s Day Parade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Taste of Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Wild, Wild West Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

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north omaha Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 99 North Omaha Summer Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 75

Benson Benson Community Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 84 Zombie Walk Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 96

Midtown omaha Dundee Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 6 Omaha Community Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 44 A Christmas Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 85

aksarben Village Aksarben Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Aksarben Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Jones Bros. Cupcakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Village Canvas & Cabernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

MAHA Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Omaha Beer Fest and Street Eats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Crush Wine, Food, Art Festival . . . . . . . . . .36 Saturdays@Stinson Concert Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 YMCA Healthy Kids Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

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Midtown crossing Black Oak Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Cantina Laredo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Jazz on the Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Opera Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

37 36 90 68

48 24 47 22

Coco Key Water Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Lewis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Personal Threads Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Spirit World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Greek Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Smooth Jazz Thursdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

35 2 3 34 51 97 93

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Blue Sushi Sake Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Railcar Modern American Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . .38 Reveal Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 T’eez Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Zurlo’s Bistro Italiano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Nebraska Humane Society’s Fore the Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 91 Nebraska Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 92

Bliss Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Elisa Ilana Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Fringes Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Jones Bros. Cupcakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 One Drake Place Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

60 30 27 61 47 49 65

Village pointe (southwest omaha)

La Vista - gretna Borsheims Boutique Nebraska Crossing Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 7 Embassy Suites Omaha - La Vista . . . . . . . . . . . .23 33

Countryside Village Shopping Center . . . . . . . .26 Roots & Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Village Needleworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Countryside Village Art Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

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one pacific place (central omaha) Five Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 43 Nothing Bundt Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 29 Wheatfields Eatery & Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 17

regency court (central omaha) Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 7 Christian Nobel Furs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 10 Garbo’s Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 11 Regency Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 9 Tilly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 8

rockbrook Village (central omaha) The ArtRoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Jaipur Restaurant & Brewing Company . . . . . .33 Pasta Amore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 The Post & Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Rockbrook Village Shopping Center . . . . . . . . .33 Rockbrook Village Art Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

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northwest omaha

southwest omaha

central omaha

countryside Village (central)

old Market downtown omaha Blue Sushi Sake Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Old Market Candy Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Plank Seafood Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Roja Mexican Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Tannenbaum Christmas Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 V. Mertz Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Wheatfields Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

aksarben Village (cont’d.)

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Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant . . . . .32 Malashock’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Pandora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Village Pointe Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

52 23 27 15

the shops at Legacy (southwest) Blatt Beer & Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Blue Sushi Sake Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Roja Mexican Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Salon: LuxE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Annual Village Pointe Wine Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Omaha’s Great Pumpkin Festival & Shine The Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

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shadow Lake towne center (papillion) Shadow Lake Towne Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Wheatfields Eatery & Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Ladies Night Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Santa Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony . . . . . . .39

31 17 74 73

Bellevue/Fontenelle Forest Fontenelle Forest Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 4 Enlighten: An Illumination of the Forest & Mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 95 Trick or Treat in the Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 94

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art galleries Dundee Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Lewis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

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attractions Coco Key Water Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 College World Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Fontenelle Forest Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Omaha Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 The Durham Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

35 1 4 16 42 28

entertainment Aksarben Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 48 Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant . . . . .32 52

hotels /venues Embassy Suites Omaha - La Vista . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Hilton Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Ramada Plaza Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

33 40 16 34

jewelers Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 7 Borsheims Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 7 Elisa Ilana Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 27 Malashock’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 23 Pandora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 27

men’s clothing The Post & Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 25

performing arts Omaha Community Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Omaha Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Omaha Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Opera Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

44 12 13 14

restaurants Black Oak Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Blatt Beer & Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Blue Sushi Sake Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Cantina Laredo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant . . . . .32 Jaipur Restaurant & Brewing Company . . . . . .33 Jones Bros. Cupcakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Liberty Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Nosh Wine Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Omaha Restaurant Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Pasta Amore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 metroMagazine • 101things to love

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restaurants (cont’d.) Plank Seafood Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Railcar Modern American Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . .38 Roja Mexican Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Spirit World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 V. Mertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Wheatfields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Zurlo’s Bistro Italiano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

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salons & spas Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Five Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Fringes Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Garbo’s Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 One Drake Place Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Reveal Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Salon: LuxE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 T’eez Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

30 43 61 11 49 26 5 57

shopping destinations Aksarben Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Countryside Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Regency Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Rockbrook Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Shadow Lake Towne Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Village Pointe Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

24 38 9 54 31 15

specialty art The ArtRoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 50 Village Canvas & Cabernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 22

specialty food shops Jones Bros. Cupcakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Nothing Bundt Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Spirit World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Old Market Candy Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

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specialty shops Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Borsheims Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Christian Nobel Furs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Elisa Ilana Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Malashock’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Pandora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Personal Threads Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Tannenbaum Christmas Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Village Canvas & Cabernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Village Needleworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

7 7 10 27 23 27 3 32 22 39

specialty services VIP Limo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 46 49

women’s apparel Bliss Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Christian Nobel Furs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 The Post & Nickel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Roots & Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Tilly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

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events A Christmas Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Ak-Sar-Ben’s River City Rodeo & Stock Show 42 Benson Community Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Christmas at union Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Countryside Village Art Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Cox Music & Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Enlighten: An Illumination of the Forest & Mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Greek Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 The International Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Jazz On the Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Ladies Night Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 MAHA Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Nebraska Humane Society’s Fore the Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Nebraska Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 North Omaha Summer Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Omaha Beer Fest And Street Eats . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Children’s Museum Dinos: the Big Dig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Omaha Children’s Museum Once upon A Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Omaha Crush Wine, Food, Art Festival . . . . . . .36 Omaha Fashion Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Omaha Restaurant Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Summer Arts Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Omaha’s Great Pumpkin Festival . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Opera Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Rockbrook Village Art Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Nebraska Children’s Home Society’s Sand in the City® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Santa Lucia Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Santa Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony . . . .39 Saturdays@Stinson Concert Series . . . . . . . . . .41 Smooth Jazz Thursdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 St. Patrick’s Day Parade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Taste of Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Trick or Treat in the Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Village Pointe Wine Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Wild, Wild West Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 YMCA Healthy Kids Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Zombie Walk Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

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Welcome to the 2014 edition of metroMAGAZINE’s 101 Things to Love about the Metro™ Home, Health & Community! We hope you enjoy this insider’s guide to home, health and community involvement in the Greater Omaha Area. This annual publication spotlights pet services, real estate institutions, home, health & wellness providers, and the great community engagement organizations that make working, living and giving back in our vibrant community a part of living well! Just as in your daily travels around town, 101 Things to Love about the Metro™ is an interactive experience! Win gift cards and prizes from participating partners by following us on Twitter (101 Omaha Things) and on Facebook (101 Things to Love about the Omaha Metro). Upload your photos and give reviews of your favorite home, health–wellness and community organizations and we’ll share them with the entire community! You can access “101 Things to Love” on your mobile device, so download the metroMAGAZINE app and get connected! Be sure to check out the handy directories in the back of the book (one organized by industry, the other by location) for a quick glance at all the Metro has to offer. Enjoy living well with us!

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1 • one of a kind mcneil company builders

McNeil Company Builders provides a custom home building and renovation experience that is high-end and truly one of a kind. An all–inclusive firm, this energized team starts with a creative, award winning design process and maintains high standards and uncompromising service throughout the entire construction process. McNeil has been enhancing Omaha and the surrounding area for over thirty years.

mcneil company builders | 4666 south 132nd street, omaha 68137 | www. mcneilcompany.com | 402.333.1462

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2• for your personal spaces orp design center at oriental rug palace

Providing unique products from all over the globe makes ORP a great location to shop for your personal spaces. Since 1989 this family business has grown into the specialty store you see today. The 14,000 square foot showroom allows customers to explore and discover custom upholstery, art, lamps, exciting accessories, and rugs for every lifestyle. Professional design services, rug cleaning, repairs and appraisals are also available. oriental rug palace | 980 south 72nd street | omaha ne 68114 | www.orientalrugpalace.com | 402.390.1122

3 • better banking

SAC FCU is owned by its members and is Nebraska’s largest credit union. Membership is open to everyone in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Saunders, and Washington Counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie, Harrison and Mills Counties in Iowa. Motivated by member service rather than profit, SAC is recognized for its community involvement and has a long history of building strong member relationships. SAC FCU offers a full line of personal and business financial products including checking, loans, mortgages, investments, and online banking. Federally Insured by NCUA; Equal Housing Lender. sac federal credit union | 22 convenient locations | 7148 towne center parkway, papillion, ne 68046 | www.sacfcu.com | 402.292.8000 HOME • HEALtH • COMMUNIty

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4 • dodge street and beyond np dodge real estate NP Dodge is the most experienced, full-service, family owned real estate company in America. For nearly 160 years, they have helped shape our communities by staying on the leading edge of technology. With 500 agents in 10 offices, NP Dodge is dedicated to making the home buying and selling experience the best it could possibly be. NP Dodge is a family of companies dedicated to customer satisfaction and committed to the communities they serve.

np dodge real estate corporate 13321 california street, ste. 300 | omaha, ne 68154 www.npdodge.com | 402.255.5099 5

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doing it all

exceptionally

CbSHOME real estate

CBSHOMERealEstateisthemarketleadingresidentialreal estatecompanythatprovidesacompletecontinuumof servicesincludingbrokerage,title,mortgageandinsurance. CBSHOMEhasover500realestateprofessionalsinthe Omahametroareadedicatedtomakingbuyingorselling thebestexperiencepossible. CBSHOMERealEstateisaBerkshireHathawayaffiliateanda wholly-ownedsubsidiaryofHomeServicesofAmerica,Inc.

CBSHOME real estate 15950 w dodge rd ste 300, omaha 68118 www.cbshome.com | 402.964.4600

6 • original, creative, smart! D3 interiors

Whether beginning construction on a new home or dreaming of a remodel – D3 Interiors’ design professionals guide their clients through the design process with ease and add value to every phase of the residential or commercial project. D3 presents their clients with original, creative, and smart cost-saving solutions to capture their clients unique tastes, personalities, hopes and dreams. D3 interiors

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7 • the luxurious life

copper ridge

Copper Ridge offers luxury townhome living. Thought has gone into every detail from the unique exteriors, to the wide variety of floor plans. Features include; brick/stone & cement board siding, covered patio/decks, h/w floors, maple cabinets, stainless appliances, granite countertops, walk in tiled showers.

copper ridge development | 15748 laurel ave omaha, ne 68116 | www.explorecrd.com | 402.871.8692

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the designers

8 • distinctively different VisitTheDesignersforfantasticqualityinhomefurnishingandprofessionalinteriordesignservices.TheyfeatureUSAmademanufacturers,wherequalityfurniturebegan. Theirsourcesalsofocusoncustomupholstery,madethelengthyouneed.ThereisareasontheywindesignawardsandarerecognizedinNebraskaasoneofthetopdesignfirms. the designers | 12123 emmet street, omaha, ne 68164 | www.designersomaha.com | 402.498.8777

9 • personalize your space fe fi faux studios, inc. Fe Fi Faux Studios, Inc. is a full service family owned and operated company celebrating 25 years of specialization in interior applications of the latest plasters, faux and decorative finish techniques on walls and cabinets. Customized color consulting and custom samples, combined with Sandra Lassley’s international training and experience, ensure that perfectly suited selections incorporate her clients personalities into their dwellings. Available for residential and commercial projects.

fe fi faux studios, inc. | whatisfaux.com | 402.491.3289

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10 • the best of both worlds RE/MAX professionals

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RE/MAX commercial midwest

RE/MAX Professionals serves residential buyers, sellers and agents and RE/MAX Commercial Midwest serves commercial buyers, sellers, investors and agents. They have moved to a brand new West Omaha location. The new iCafe style office provides a relaxed professional environment for buyers, sellers and agents. RE/MAX agents have more designations and experience. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX!

RE/MAX professionals • RE/MAX commercial midwest | 15811 w. dodge rd. ste. 151, omaha 68118 remaxcommercialmidwest.com • 402.614.9660 | omahaprofessionals.com • 402.916.9700

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11 • leading edge

parsonage vandenack williams LLC PVWLaw is an Omaha-based tax, business, estate planning, real estate, and health care law firm that represents closely held businesses and their owners. PVWLaw attorneys form strategic partnerships with clients in order to accomplish client goals. The firm has received national recognition for achievements in using technology to improve client service and in law practice management strategies designed to control client costs. parsonage vandenack williams llc | 17007 marcy street, ste. 3, omaha, 68118 | www.pvwlaw.com | 402.504.1300

12 • lifestyle assistance counterparts concierge service Counterparts is Omaha’s leading concierge service. Uniformed, bonded and insured staff provide a unique mix of personal services that help clients excel in every area of lifestyle management. Service is personalized for every client to help reach very specific lifestyle goals, like saving Saturdays and creating quality time for family and friends. Whether you’re a business owner, an executive, an employee, or a busy mom, Counterparts can simplify your life and will do so in a very personal manner.

counterparts concierge service mycounterparts.com | 402.932.2220 HOME • HEALtH • COMMUNIty

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13 • peak performers berkshire hathaway homeservices ambassador real estate Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate, formerly Prudential Ambassador Real Estate, specializes in buying and selling residential real estate in Omaha and surrounding areas. The Omaha office is the most productive office in North America. They are proud to be a part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices national franchise, and are proud supporters of the Sunshine Kids who are kids with cancer.

berkshire hathaway homeservices ambassador real estate | 13340 california street, 68154 | www.bhhsamb.com | 402.493.4663 11

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14 • experience it for yourself sunderland brothers

Sunderland Brothers is the Midwest’s most trusted source for tile, stone, countertops, and cabinets since 1883. Their goal is to supply you with the quality products you need to create the house of your dreams. They can work with any budget and pride themselves on exceptional customer service. Treat yourself with a visit to the Omaha showroom and see for yourself what the Sunderland’s experience is all about. sunderland brothers company | 9700 J Street | Omaha, NE 68127 | www.sunderlands.com | 402.339.2220

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design

specialists

the interior design firm Serving the Omaha community since 1977, the Interior Design Firm has been a key design resource. Their 12 designers belong to the American Society of Interior Designers, ASID. IDF’s qualified designers ensure client satisfaction through personalized design excellence. They specialize in all phases of design: residential, commercial, hospitality, new construction, senior living, remodels, consultation, space planning, project management, and custom furniture.

the interior design firm | 705 north 114th street, omaha 68154 | www.idfomaha.com | 402.334.8800

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16 • it’s all about you! lighting world

Lighting World has been selling light fixtures in Omaha for 35 years! Lighting World’s main focus is customer service, with a sales staff of over 50 years of experience; they are here to serve you. With over 6,000 square feet of retail space Lighting World has earned a reputation for an excellent selection of light fixtures in a broad range of styles and for a friendly staff who are knowledgeable about the products they sell. Lighting World is an independent and locally owned business.

lighting world, inc. | 4855 s 118th street, omaha ne 68137 www.lightingworldomaha.com | 402.895.1010

17 • color your world jay moore landscaping

Jay Moore Landscaping is a full service landscape company with over 30 years of experience in the landscaping industry. Serving both residential and commercial customers, they take pride in custom designed landscapes using the latest in design techniques while incorporating ever-expanding varieties of plant material. jay moore landscaping | 7607 d street, omaha, ne 68124 | www.jaymoorelandscaping.com | 402.504.1822

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18 • state of the art huerter orthodontics

HuerterOrthodonticsprovidesqualityorthodonticcareusingstate-of-the-artequipmentinafriendlyandpleasantenvironment. Fromthefirstcall,tosuccessfullycompletingorthodonticcare,patientsenjoyaculturallyunique,family-orientedexperience inoureverchangingartisticenvironment.Thehallmarkofourpracticeisacompetentandwelleducatedteamthatconsistently providesultimatepatientcarebyexpressionofourindividualtalents.HuerterOrthodonticsisanEliteInvisalignProvider. thomas j. huerter, dds • huerter orthodontics | 2410 south 73rd street, omaha, 68124 | www.drtomortho.com | 402.397.4226

19 • today and every day look great today The complete wellness spa offering new technology in body contouring, facials, detox wraps, waxing and more. Specializing in body contouring using ultrasound technology that targets the fat cells right beneath the skin, bursting the cell and naturally removing the fat from the body with no pain, drugs or downtime. Clients can typically see, feel and measure the results immediately. When you walk through the doors you will feel the difference. look great today | 7811 chicago court, omaha, ne 68114 | www.lookgreattoday.us | 402.934.5520

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20• the experience of a lifetime methodist women’s hospital Whether you are adding to your growing family or just thinking about getting started, Methodist Women’s Hospital is Omaha’s destination for childbirth. A highly-trained team of caring providers and a state-of-the-art facility offering new parents greater resources and options means more babies are delivered here than any other hospital in the region. At Methodist Women’s Hospital, you can rest assured your birth experience will be safe, comfortable and uniquely yours. methodist women’s hospital | 707 n. 190th plaza, omaha, ne 68022 | methodistforwomen.com | 402.815.4000 15

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21 • home & garden extravaganza omaha fall home and garden expo

This Expo has brought Home and Garden’s best together in Omaha for over 25 years with star attractions and features throughout the show. Fall is a great time to “fall in love with your home” by planning your home improvement projects. Area homeowners find the latest innovative ideas and improvements for their home while saving time and money with access to so many “home helpers” under one roof at the CenturyLink Center. Experience this showcase of over 100,000 square feet filled with over 400 home related displays and all the latest for the home both inside and out.

omaha fall home and garden expo | centurylink center omaha | october 10 – 12 mid- america expositions, inc. | www.showofficeonline.com | 402.346.8003

22 • huge for your health omaha health expo

Each April, the premiere event for the City of Omaha focusing on Mind, Body, and Spirit commences. It’s the largest health expo pertaining to health, wellness, and fitness in the Midwest, featuring over 300 Exhibitors, over 50 seminars, and averaging over 8,000-10,000 in attendance. This massive expo includes events and activities for all ages and abilities.

omaha health expo | centurylink center omaha | april 11-12, 2015 mid- america expositions, inc. | www.showofficeonline.com | 402.346.8003 HOME • HEALtH • COMMUNIty

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23 • out in force

omaha corporate cycling challenge The Corporate Cycling Challenge (CCC) is the largest one-day bicycle event in the Midwest, offering something for people of all ages and abilities. There are corporate, open, & club divisions. Celebrating 24 years, the event drew 4,400 bicycle riders last year – the largest participation to date. Featuring three bicycle tours to select from, proceeds are donated to ENTN (Eastern Nebraska Trails Network) and benefit trail development in the Greater Omaha metropolitan and Eastern Nebraska. Over $133,000 has been donated to ENTN as a result of this undertaking.

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24 • gourmet heaven for your pet three dog bakery At Three Dog Bakery, gourmet treats and customized cakes are made from 100% all-natural ingredients and baked fresh every day. With no additives, preservatives or fillers, their signature dog foods and packaged treats aren’t just tastier; they’re healthier. Spaw Pet Salon offers full-service grooming and specialty treatments for all breeds and sizes. With a huge selection of toys, clothing and pet accessories, Three Dog Bakery is man’s best friend’s best friend. three dog bakery | www.threedogomaha.com village pointe | 17151 davenport street, ste. 119, omaha, ne 68118 | 402.614.DOGS midtown crossing | 3201 farnam street, #6108 omaha, ne 68131 | 402.715.4500

25 • the original invisible fence® of the heartland

Theoriginalandmosttrustedbrand,InvisibleFence®Brandhasbeenkeepingpetssafeathomeforover40years!InvisibleFence®Brandisafullservicepet containmentcompanywithsafeandeffectivesolutionstoprovidefreedomforyourpetandpeaceofmindforyou.Certifiedstaffwillhelpcustomizethe InvisibleFence® systemtocreateasafe,happyenvironmentoutside,andalsoinside,yourhome. invisible fence® of the heartland | 1223 south 119th street, omaha, ne 68144 | www.heartland.invisiblefence.com | 402.330.4000 HOME • HEALtH • COMMUNIty

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26 • giving our all the nebraska humane society

One of the 10 largest shelters in the country located on a 13 acre campus, where staff and volunteers care for, heal, and rehome 10,000 animals each year. NHS keeps pets in homes through training classes, Bone Jour Dog Daycare, boarding and grooming services, a low cost Spay and Neuter Center and more. NHS provides education, gives sanctuary, encourages adoptions and promotes responsible pet ownership–your one stop pet resource.

the nebraska humane society | 8929 fort street omaha 68134 | www.nehumanesociety.org | 402.444.7800

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27 • puppy love

hearts united for animals HeartsUnitedforAnimalsisaSmithsonianAwardwinningnationalno-killshelter,sanctuaryandanimalwelfareorganizationdedicatedtothereliefofsuffering.HeartsUnitedhas rescuedover10,000dogsfrompuppymillsandplacedtheminwonderfulhomesthroughouttheUnitedStatesviatheirJetSetDogsProgram.HeartsUnitedishometoover400 dogslookingfortheperfectfamily.ThosewhocannotbeadoptedstayforeverasSanctuarySweethearts.HUAprogramsincludeTia’sPlace,arefugeforanimalsoffamilymembers fleeingdomesticviolenceandalowcostspay/neuterclinicwhere12,000animalshavebeenalteredforthegeneralpublic,preventingtragicsufferingandoverpopulation. hearts united for animals | auburn ne 68305 | www.hua.org | 402.274.3679

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28 • board-certified. dedicated. compassionate. midwest veterinary specialty hospital MidWestVET is the region’s only full-time, state-of-the-art, multi-specialty veterinary hospital. Much like human medicine, your pet’s primary care veterinarian has MidWestVET to turn to as a partner when the expertise of a specialist is needed. As board-certified specialists and highly trained licensed veterinary technicians, they provide exceptional care for pets with complex medical and surgical needs, right here in your own backyard. Cardiology • Critical Care • Dermatology • Diagnostic Imaging • Internal Medicine • Physical Rehabilitation • Surgery midwest veterinary specialty hospital | 9706 mockingbird drive, omaha ne 68127 | midwestvetspecialists.com | 402.614.9000 21

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29 • goodmorning omaha the morning blend Omaha’s very own live, local lifestyle show! Every weekday morning, Mary Nelson and Mike DiGiacomo put smiles on our faces, showcase the city’s happening and help local businesses spread the word about what they do! From celebrities to community organizations, it seems everyone makes a point to get on The Morning Blend and say “Hi” to viewers. It’s how Omaha starts the day: The Morning Blend! the morning blend-journal broadcast group omaha 10714 mockingbird drive, omaha ne 68127 www.omahamorningblend.com | 402.592.3333

30 • health centered

vondrak dental

ExperiencethedifferenceinHealth-CenteredDentistry.VondrakDentalunderstandsthatdentalhealthisthefoundationforoverallwellnessandbelievesinusingsafe, health-centeredmaterials.Theyworkwithyouclinicallyandfinanciallytocreateapersonalizedplanforapredictabledentalfuture.Servicesinclude:health&wellnessconsultations, general&cosmeticdentistry,treatmentofTMJD&SleepApnea,andInvisalign.OverallHealth&WellnessisthepriorityatVondrakDental.

dr. stephanie vondrak • dr. ashley rainbolt | 1048 north 204th avenue, elkhorn ne 68022 | www.vondrakdental.com | 402.289.2313 HOME • HEALtH • COMMUNIty

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31• the best place for kids children’s hospital & medical center

The leader in pediatric health care, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center offers unique resources to children from across a five-state region and beyond. Children’s is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the state’s first Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. A regional heart center, it also provides expertise in pediatric heart transplantation. Find a Physician: 1.800.833.3100. children’s hospital & medical center | 8200 dodge street, omaha ne 68114 | www.childrensomaha.org

32 • nurturing

wet noses

midlands humane society

The Midlands Humane Society, a nonprofit 501c3 organization, is currently in the process of constructing a state-of-the-art animal shelter to serve as the first humane society for Council Bluffs and the surrounding area. This shelter will provide more room and modern facilities to promote adoption and educate the public about responsible pet ownership. The humane society will also have a dog park.

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33 • clear the clutter reclaim your space An expert in organizational design, Certified Professional Organizer® and speaker Jen Bartelt has over a decade of experience helping people organize their homes and businesses. Jen is passionate about her role in helping people on their journey to building a happier and more balanced life by decluttering and reorganizing any space or room with organizing products and solutions customized for each client.

reclaim your space | www.reclaimyourspace.com 402.850.0535 | jen@reclaimyourspace.com

34 • explore the possibilities university of nebraska at omaha As Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university, The University of Nebraska at Omaha is where you can fulfill personal aspirations and career goals. The beautiful residential campus is rooted in the center of Omaha allowing students and faculty to continually grow community relationships and connections. UNO is dedicated to providing rigorous undergraduate and graduate academic programs, taught by faculty who are national or international experts in their fields. Visit the campus and explore the possibilities. university of nebraska at omaha 6001 dodge street, omaha ne 68182 www.unomaha.edu | 402.554.2800

35 • breaking through mulberry lane The Mulberry Lane Show is a music, arts, & lifestyle talk radio interview show by 3 sisters: Rachel, Bo, & Allie Kat, where every artistic journey is respected. From Jewel to Jillian Michaels to DMC of Run DMC–you’ll hear the philosophies and tips from those pursuing their dreams. Their mission is to break unwritten rules and inspire you to pursue your own creative passion. The show is sponsored by Elisa Ilana Jewelry. the mulberry lane show NRG media, 5011 capital avenue, omaha ne 68132 www.themulberrylaneshow.com | 402.578.3970 HOME • HEALtH • COMMUNIty

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36 • interior masterpiece the linen gallery Celebrating 20 years, The Linen Gallery, located inside beautiful Regency Court, carries the largest selection of luxury bed, bath & table linens in Omaha, including SFERRA, Yves DeLorme, Peacock Alley, Nancy Koltes, SDH & more. The staff pride themselves on assisting you in designing your bed – from selecting a mattress to Scandia Home down comforters and sleeping pillows to linens for the top of the bed! Visit our lovely store or shop online.

the linen gallery | regency court 120 regency parkway, omaha ne 68114 www.linensanddown.com | 402.399.5242

37 • burning questions claxton fireplace center Since 1994 Claxton Fireplace Center has been providing Omaha’s top architects, designers, contractors and their clients with the broadest selection of products and services in the hearth industry. Customers have come to rely on Claxton for creative solutions for their fireplace needs. Committed to exceeding customer expectations through strong relationships, listening then delivering quality that contributes to family enjoyment and lifelong memories, Claxton has “Answers For All Of Your Burning Questions”. claxton fireplace center 709 north 132 street, omaha 68154 www.claxtonfireplace.com | 402.491.0800

38 • the personal touch streamline construction Streamline Construction takes great pride in making your construction experience a delight. To quote them: “We make construction fun again. We always tell our clients, ‘If you’re not having fun, we are not doing our job!’ We pride ourselves on our bulletin board of customer ‘love notes’ and are inspired to deliver the best product to our customers, on time, with no surprises at the end. We hope to hear from you!” (And to add your love note to their bulletin board.) streamline construction | 4658 s. 132nd street omaha 68137 | www.streamline-construction.com | 402.932.5432 25

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sanwick remodeling contractors Sanwick Remodeling Contractors has taken great pride in their strong ethical values and high quality standards over the past 14 years. From their solid team of longtime employees to Todd Sanwick’s passion for education and certification, this award-winning company knows the importance of exceeding customer expectations. Creativity and experience allow them to seamlessly remodel or add footage to your existing space to make a more enjoyable, useful and beautiful home or business. sanwick remodeling contractors | 2335 s. 147th street, omaha 68144 | www.sanwickremodelingcontractors.com | 40.697.9300

40 • leisure by design aesthetic concrete design Aesthetic Concrete Design is your go to company for decorative concrete. Working with multiple types of concrete coatings and overlays, Aesthetic Concrete Design will create a thoughtful and artistic design that compliments your home or business. Their processes not only enhance your curb appeal, but they also protect your surfaces from stains, moisture and salt. They also fabricate custom concrete sinks, countertops and firepits.

aesthetic concrete design | 21827 r&r road ste. 6,gretna, ne 68028 |www.aestheticconcretedesign.com | 402.616.9508

41 • making sense of your space marco closets of omaha Voted Best of Omaha the last two years running, Marco Closets of Omaha boasts an army of happy customers. You’ll be pleased with the reasonable cost of built-in custom closets designed to enhance your personal space. The company is committed to using American-made products and homegrown materials to create exceptional custom closets and storage systems. Get dressed in style. Enjoy the absolute quality of Marco Closets.

marco shutters and closets | 707 n. frontier rd., papillion, ne 68046 | www.marcoclosets.com • www.marcoshutters.com | 402.778.5777 HOME • HEALtH • COMMUNIty

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42 • life is a journey joy in the journey Non-medical in home care, meal preparation, and transportation to doctor appointments are just a few of our services. Joy in the Journey is there to provide companionship and comfort for your loved ones. Their holistic approach means they are able to improve quality of life and make the day to day journey enjoyable, comfortable, and fun. joy in the journey, LLC donna.joyinthejourney@gmail.com | 402.312.0135

43 • discover the finer things early to bed At Early to Bed, they take great pleasure in offering luxury linens, bedding and accessories in a boutique setting created to inspire and delight our customers. Discover the very finest bedroom and bathroom linens, pillows and comforters, fragrances and soaps. They offer an array of home decor and gift items perfect for hostesses, newlyweds and special friends in your life.

early to bed | rockbrook village 11006 prairie brook road, omaha ne 68144 www.earlytobed.com | 402.492.9855

44 • setting you free molly maid of central omaha/council bluffs When you find yourself squeezing every minute out of the day and still can’t it all done, call “MOLLY MAID” and they will help you keep your house in order with customizable service that allows them to clean your whole house or just a portion of it – your choice, your budget. Let Molly Maid make you love to come home.

molly maid of central omaha/council bluffs 4230 l street, omaha ne 68107 | www.mollymaid.com | 402.932.6243

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authenticity bikram yoga

Bikram Yoga is a 90 minute class in which the teacher guides the students through 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, in a heated room of 105 degrees with 40% humidity. Our mission is to create and support a healthy vibrant community by providing an environment to heal, build, maintain and challenge the body. Practice Authenticity at Bikram Yoga Nebraska-Omaha. bikram yoga nebraska-omaha 7637 cass street, omaha ne 68114 www.bikramyoganebraska.com | 402.614.0440

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barefeet

yoga rocks the park A weekly event building community through live music + yoga! Since its launch in 2011, YRP–OMAHA has grown steadily to one of the most beloved, weekly, family-friendly, summer yoga and live music festivals in the United States. All events include an all-levels yoga class and live music along with the Camp Yoga Rocks children’s program.

turner park at midtown crossing www.yogarocksthepark.com | 623.308.6440

47 • you’ll notice the difference prairie life fitness Prairie Life Fitness is one of the nation’s leading operators of upscale fitness clubs, with nine facilities in four states. What really makes them different is their professional, member-oriented staff and their Guaranteed Results program. During this 6-week program, you’ll work out 3 times a week, including 12 times with a personal trainer. And you will see results: It’s Guaranteed!

3 locations in omaha, ne: 132nd & center • 402.691.8546 | 84th & q • 402.537.0430 midtown crossing • 402.916.5000 | www.prairielife.com HOME • HEALtH • COMMUNIty

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48 • dedicated to pets petsinomaha.com The mission at PetsInOmaha.com is to find homes for animals and highlight members of our community who advocate for them. They promote adoption, present useful and timely information, give advice and connect people with their pet partners. Through outreach efforts they make life better for pets and pet owners through community building, event promotion and animal adoption.

www.petsinomaha.com | 402.639.5235

49 • dance fever omaha ballroom Get on your dancing shoes and learn how to salsa, swing, cha cha, waltz, and tango with Omaha Ballroom! These ballroom divas have been teaching Omaha how to dance for over 10 years and are proud founders of the “Dancing with the Omaha Stars” charity event!

omaha ballroom | 5038 south 153 street, omaha ne 68137 www.omahaballroom.com | 402.290.4869

50 • for those who can’t speak k*9 lives rescue boutique and gifts At K*9 Lives Rescue Boutique and Gifts, money is raised through retail sales to help Nebraska animal charities and animals in need. Offering something for everyone: specialty wines, pet accessories, clothing, jewelry/accessories, home furnishings/décor, antique/vintage goods and hand crafted items, they also host wine tastings, fundraisers, rescue meet/greets, and vendor fairs. With your support, they make a difference in the lives of these wonderful animals.

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51 • for your health alegent creighton health foundation The Alegent Creighton Health Foundation strengthens healthcare in our community and the region by facilitating supportive relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations interested in advancing the Alegent Creighton Health mission of healing the body, mind and spirit of every person. alegent creighton health foundation | 10101 maple street, omaha ne 68134 www.alegentcreighton.com/foundation | 402.343.4438

52 • a history of helping american red cross The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Region serves the entire state of Nebraska and portions of Southwest Iowa. 2912 south 80th avenue, omaha ne 68124 | www.redcross.org | 402.343.7700

53 • calling all angels angels among us Angels Among Us helps families of children battling cancer by providing financial assistance, fostering a sense of community and providing needed resources/information. These services help families focus more of their attention on their children being treated at Nebraska hospitals. 11918 poppleton plaza., ste. 2, omaha ne 68144 | www.myangelsamongus.org | 402.885.4840

54 • because mentors matter big brothers big sisters of the midlands Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18. The resulting positive relationships have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people in the community. 10831 old mill road, ste. 400 , omaha ne 68154 | bbbsomaha.org | 402.905.3346

55 • for our children boys & girls clubs of the midlands The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need help most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, healthy and caring citizens. BCGM operates eight Metro area locations. 2610 hamilton street, omaha ne 68106 | www.bgcomaha.org | 402.342.1600 HOME • HEALtH • COMMUNIty

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56 • on their honor boy scouts of america, mid-america council The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. boy scouts of america, mid-america council | 12401 west maple road, omaha ne 68164 www.mac.bsa.org | 402.431.9bsa (9272)

57 • sanctuary of caring catholic charities Since 1926, Catholic Charities of Omaha has ministered to the greatest and most fundamental needs of the Archdiocese of Omaha. To the voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused and forgotten, Catholic Charities provides sanctuary in times of hardship while opening doors for promising futures. 3300 north 60th street, omaha ne 68104 | www.ccomaha.org | 402.829.9260

58 • a safe haven child saving institute, inc. For more than 120 years, Child Saving Institute has provided a safe haven for thousands of young victims of family crisis and abuse. The agency is tireless in its mission to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. 4545 dodge street, omaha ne 68132 | www.childsaving.org | 402.504.3664

59 • because kids matter completely kids Completely KIDS is a child-centered agency that meets the dynamic needs of families in our community to ensure success of the whole child. Completely KIDS reaches youth in preschool through middle school–and their families–via school and homeless shelter partnerships. completely kids | 2566 st. mary’s avenue, omaha ne 68105 completelykids.org | 402.397.5809

60 • sharing living skills cross training center The Cross Training Center’s mission is to empower and equip undereducated and economically disadvantaged men and women through character development, vocational training and hands-on job experience. The organization provides support, life skills, training and job experience for self-sufficiency and success. 5030 north 72nd street, omaha ne 68134 | www.crosstc.com | 402.590.2100 31

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61 • preserving history the durham museum The Durham Museum team is dedicated to enhancing thier offerings and providing guests with a unique experience each time they visit, from permanent exhibits highlighting the history of the Omaha area to impressive traveling exhibitions from national partners. the durham museum | 801 south 10th street, omaha ne 68108 durhammuseum.org | 402.444.5071

62 • fully fashioned fashion institute midwest Fashion Institute Midwest is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing aspiring talent and supporting the Midwest fashion ecosystem. Its mission is to provide regional fashion designers creative inspiration, training opportunities and resources, and business incubation to unlock their entrepreneurial potential. fashion institute midwest | p.o. box 31071, omaha ne 68131 www.fashioninstitutemidwest.org | 402.937.1061

63 • only in omaha film streams at the ruth sokolof theater Film Streams is dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form. The organization operates The Ruth Sokolof Theater, a two-screen cinema located in North Downtown Omaha. 1340 mike fahey street, omaha ne 68102 | filmstreams.org | 402.933.0259

64 • filling the need food bank for the heartland Food Bank for the Heartland provides emergency and supplemental food across 93 counties in Nebraska and western Iowa through its network of 285 pantries, emergency shelters and other nonprofit partners. The organization also operates programs that serve vulnerable populations directly. food bank for the heartland | 10525 j street, omaha ne 68127 www.FoodbankHeartland.org | 402.331.1213

65 • little women girl scouts of nebraska Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts fosters leadership potential by encouraging girls to be themselves, have fun with friends and try new things with the support of caring adults. 2121 south 44th street, omaha ne 68105 | girlscoutsnebraska.org | 402.779.8230 HOME • HEaltH • cOMMunity

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66 • to the advantage of all goodwill industries, inc. Goodwill Industries, Inc., Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa, has been providing vocational services since 1933. Revenue generated from the sale of donated items at Goodwill retail stores helps fund employment programs and opportunities for people with disabilities and other disadvantages. 4805 north 72nd street, omaha ne 68134 | www.goodwillomaha.org | 402.341.4609

67 • from the heart heartland family service With 138 years of helping vulnerable individuals, children and families since 1875, Heartland Family Service has earned a widespread reputation as a human services leader– identifying societal trends, anticipating client needs and creating solutions for the most urgent human challenges to our community. 2101 south 42nd street, omaha ne 68105 | www.HeartlandFamilyservice.org | 402.553.3000

68 • agents of hope hope center for kids Hope Center for Kids serves North Omaha youth and children ages 5-19 by offering programs of education, employment, faith and recreation. The Hope Employment and Learning Academy serves youth in grades 10 to 12 with a targeted education and employment curriculum 2200 north 20th street, omaha ne 68110 | www.hopecenterforkids.com | 402.341.4673

69 • equipping leaders the institute for career advancement needs ICAN develops whole-life leaders prepared to meet tomorrow’s challenges for themselves and their organizations. Working with individuals or teams, ICAN inspires bold thinking, accelerates innovation, expands capacity and builds leadership networks transforming the future of business. the institute for career advancement needs | 14217 dayton circle, ste. 5 , omaha ne 68137 www.icanglobal.net | 402.392.0746

70 • because diversity matters inclusive communities Inclusive Communities offers programs which raise awareness, foster leadership and encourage advocacy around issues of difference (race, culture, faith, class, sexual orientation, age, appearance and ability). Programs and workshops are available for youth, community partners and business organizations. 6901 dodge street, ste. 104, omaha ne 68132 | www.inclusive.communities.org | 402.391.4460 33

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71 • a museum like no other joslyn art museum Joslyn Art Museum is a premier center for the visual arts, with nearly 20 galleries featuring artwork from ancient times to the present. The internationally recognized museum offers something for every interest and age, and general admission is free to all. 2200 dodge street, omaha ne 68102 | www.joslyn.org | 402.342.3300

72 • where kids really can kids can community center Kids Can Community Center empowers families to reach their potential and enabled older adults to maintain their independence. Children’s programs target children ages 18 months to 13 years and community programs are available to families and individuals of all ages. 4860 q street, omaha ne 68117 | www.KidscanOmaha.org | 402.731.6988

73 • a giving tradition knights of ak-sar-ben The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation is among the region’s most prominent philanthropic organizations for corporate and civic leaders. Since its inception in 1895, the foundation has contributed millions through direct community support need-based scholarships and Ak-Sar-Ben’s River City Rodeo & Stock Show. knights of ak-sar-ben | 8707 west center road, ste. 101, omaha ne 68124 www.aksarben.org | 402.554.9600

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need

literacy center Through Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and GED programs, the Literacy Center helps people develop literacy skills to gain better employment, read to their children and be more involved in their education, understand medical information and learn English. literacy center | 1823 harney street, ste. 204 , omaha ne 68102 giveliteracy.org | 402.342.7323

75 • family values lutheran family services of nebraska Lutheran Family Services is a community-based, multi-service organization with locations across Nebraska and beyond. Through service areas of behavioral health, children and community, LFS impacts more than 35,000 people annually. Programs are open to all regardless of age, race, religion or income. 124 south 24th street, ste. 230 , omaha ne 68102 | www.lFsneb.org | 402.342.7038 HOME • HEaltH • cOMMunity

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76 • all for youth metro area youth foundation Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska Optimists formed Metro Area Youth Foundation to help families and children experiencing cancer. The organization provides financial resources for struggling families and funding to specialized camp programs and pediatric oncology departments of local hospitals. p. o. box 540772 , omaha ne 68154 | www.summerbashforccc.org | 402.871.6246

77 • mining for mentors midlands mentoring partnership Midlands Mentoring Partnership is a collective impact organization that works in cooperation with Omahaarea mentoring programs. The organization creates a forum for mentoring professionals to collaborate, share and leverage resources and work together in the areas of research and service. 1004 farnam street, ste. 100, omaha ne 68102 | www.mmpomaha.org | 402.715.4175

78 • an amazing opportunity miss amazing inc. Miss Amazing Inc. was founded to build confidence and self-esteem in girls and women with disabilities. Pageants are now held in more than 20 states, culminating in a national event, and the state affiliates host outings, workshops and other activities year-round. 1109 parc drive | papillion ne 68046 | missamazingpageant.com | 402.238.5476

79 • where dreams come true nebraska children’s home society Through nine statewide offices nebraska Children’s Home Society provides safe and loving care to children of all ages. Services include pregnancy, parenting, adoption and post-adoption services; foster care and permanency services; teen pregnancy prevention; and early childhood education. 4939 south 118th street, omaha ne 68137 | www.nchs.org | 402.451.0787

80 • into the wild nebraska wildlife rehab, inc. Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. has a mission to rehabilitate native and migratory wildlife for release back into the wild and to teach the relationship of human actions and environmental reactions to people of all ages in our community. p.o. box 24122, omaha ne 68124 | www.nebraskawildliferehab.org | 402.234.2473 35

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81 • struts upon the stage omaha community playhouse Founded in 1924, the Omaha Community Playhouse is now the largest community theater in the nation. From national-caliber productions to a magnificent state-of-the art facility, Omaha’s playhouse has been the product of hard work, creative talent and continued community support. omaha community playhouse | 6915 cass street, omaha ne 68132 www.omahaplayhouse.com | 402.553.4890

82 • gateway to expression omaha creative institute Located in booming North Downtown, Omaha Creative Institute is your gateway to the world of innovation, arts and self expression. OCI exposes you to creativity without requiring previous experience. OCI connects artists with the community and makes creativity accessible to everyone. omaha creative institute | 1516 cumming street, omaha ne 68102 omahacreativeinstitute.org | 402.917.8452

83 • the home they need omaha home for boys Founded in 1920, Omaha Home for Boys serves at-risk youth in collaboration with schools, service providers and other nonprofits. Its mission is to develop productive, independent youth, reunify them with their families and connect them in productive ways to their community. 4343 north 52nd street, omaha ne 68104 | www.omahahomeforboys.org | 402.457.7034

84 • culture in the city omaha performing arts Dedicated to enriching the lives of citizens of the Omaha area, Omaha Performing Arts’ two venues– Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center–present the best of Broadway, jazz, blues, dance, comedy, family and popular entertainment, educational programs and free community events. omaha performing arts | 1200 douglas street, omaha ne 68102 omahaperformingarts.org | 402.345.0202

85 • the magic of music omaha symphony association The Omaha Symphony’s mission is to enrich peoples’ lives through the exhilarating experience of live orchestral music. Serving as a cultural pillar in the community since 1921, the Symphony annually serves more than 150,000 individuals, including underserved audiences through special programs. omaha symphony association | 1605 howard street, omaha ne 68102 www.omahasymphony.org | 402.342.3836 HOME • HEaltH • cOMMunity

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86 • animal planet omaha zoo foundation The Omaha Zoo Foundation is dedicated to supporting the mission and programs of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. The zoo continues to thrive through building and renovating exhibits, developing new programs, increasing overall visitors and cultivating a strong membership base. 3701 south 10th street, omaha ne 68107 | www.omahazoofoundation.org | 402.738.2073

87 • flair for the dramatic opera omaha Since its 1958 beginning nebraska’s only professional opera company has become widely known for both its productions and its education and outreach programs. Opera Omaha strives for the highest quality in operatic performance to preserve and advance this important art form. opera omaha | 1850 farnam street, omaha ne 68102 www.operaomaha.org | 402.346.4398

88 • for a better world oneworld community health centers, inc. In partnership with the community, OneWorld Community Health Centers provides culturally respectful, quality health care with special attention to the underserved. As a federally qualified community health center, OneWorld provides services to all persons according to their ability to pay. 4920 south 30th street, omaha ne 68107 | www.oneworldomaha.org | 402.734.4110

89 • open door policy open door mission Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission providing basic needs and life-changing programs for the homeless and needy. Each day, Open Door Mission’s campus offers more than 800 beds and serves more than 2,000 hot meals to adults and children. 2828 north 23rd street e., omaha ne 68110 | www.opendoormission.org | 402.422.1111

90 • a brighter outlook outlook nebraska, inc. Outlook Nebraska, Inc., is the largest employer of the blind and visually impaired in Nebraska. In addition to empowering individuals to achieve independence and the highest possible quality of life, ONI brings valuable government business to the Omaha metro area. 4125 south 72nd street, omaha ne 68127 | www.outlooknebraska.org | 402.614.3331

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91 • bridges to the future partnership 4 kids Partnership 4 Kids helps students succeed from kindergarten to careers and strengthens the community through its network of partnerships with Omaha schools, local businesses and individuals, as well as its formal program alliances with Avenue Scholars, College Possible and TeamMates Mentoring Program. 1004 farnam street, ste. 200, omaha ne 68102 | www.p4k.org | 402.930.3000

92 • where restoration happens quality living inc. Quality Living, Inc., blends exceptional clinical expertise with a uniquely powerful and motivating culture. QLI has become the nation’s leading resource for individuals recovering from brain or spinal cord injury, helping them regain essential skills and prepare for real-world challenges. 6404 north 70th plaza, omaha ne 68104 | www.qliomaha.com | 402.573.3738

93 • keeping life beautiful restoration exchange omaha Restoration Exchange Omaha (REO) is the premier regional preservation force dedicated to educating and motivating the public to restore, preserve and rehabilitate older homes, properties and districts.

3902 davenport st. omaha ne 68131 | www.restorationexchange.org | 402.679.5854

94 • women in recovery santa monica One of only a few female gender-specific halfway houses in the Metro area, Santa Monica offers long-term, residential services for chemically dependent women. The facility provides a holistic health model to ensure a better chance at lasting, successful recovery. 130 north 39th street, omaha ne 68131 | www.santamonicahouse.org | 402.558.7088

95 • seeing the invisible siena/francis house homeless shelter Founded in 1975, the Siena/Francis House is Nebraska’s largest shelter. The organization exercises a policy of unconditional acceptance and provides food, shelter and clothing, along with outreach/case management, to homeless families and individuals from Omaha and surrounding communities. 1702 nicholas street, omaha ne 68102 | www.sienafrancis.org | 402.341.1821 HOME • HEaltH • cOMMunity

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96 • a league of their own special olympics nebraska Special Olympics Nebraska provides athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate | courage, and experience joy. Special Olympics Nebraska also provides free health screenings, wellness programs and education opportunities. 9427 f street, omaha ne 68127 | www.sone.org | 402.331.5545

97 • good samaritans st. vincent de paul society The St. Vincent de Paul Society, which has existed in Omaha since 1869, provides charitable help to people in need in an organized and compassionate manner. The mission of the Society is carried out by volunteers in the Omaha Archdiocese. 3802 leavenworth street, ste. 300, omaha ne 68105 | http://svdpomaha.com | 402.689.3301

98 • up, up & away strategic air & space museum The Strategic Air & Space Museum houses an impressive collection of military aircraft and space artifacts, many of which have been restored on-site. Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and special events provide additional unique experiences for the museum’s members and guests. 28210 west park highway | ashland ne 68003 | www.sasmuseum.com | 402.944.3100

99 • making times more bearable ted e. bear hollow Ted E. Bear Hollow offers free support services for young people and adult caregivers grieving the death of someone important to them. Programs include support groups, day camps, and retreats, all offering a welcoming, safe space for hope and healing. 7811 farnam drive, omaha ne 68114 | tedebearhollow.org | 402.502.2773

100 • voices for the vulnerable voices for children in nebraska Voices for Children in Nebraska is an independent, nonpartisan advocate for the needs of children. Its mission is educating and motivating Nebraskans to take action to better the lives of vulnerable children in the areas of health, education, safety and economic stability. 7521 main street, ste. 103 | ralston ne 68127 | http://voicesforchildren.com | 402.597.3100 39

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101 • community countdown

omaha gives!

Omaha Gives! is an online charitable challenge which takes place annually the Wednesday before Memorial Day. This 24-hour event showcases the metro area’s spirit of giving, raises awareness about nonprofits, and celebrates the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Join thousands of area givers supporting local nonprofits with gifts that go further during this gift-giving holiday as they watch the clock waiting for midnight to strike!

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downtown Omaha Fall Home and Garden Expo . . . . . . . . .16 Omaha Health Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Completely Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 The Durham Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater . . . . . . .32 Joslyn Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Literacy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Lutheran Family Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Midlands Mentoring Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Omaha Creative Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Symphony Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Zoo Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Opera Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Partnership 4 Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter . . . . . . . . . .38

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north omaha Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Hope Center for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Omaha Home for Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Open Door Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

northwest omaha (cont’d.)

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Bikram Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 45

NP Dodge Real Estate Corporate Office . . . . . . .5

4

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center . . . . . . . . .23 31

RE/MAX Commercial Midwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 10

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Huerter Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 18

RE/MAX Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 10

Jay Moore Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 17

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands . . . . . . . . .30 54

Look Great Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 19

Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council . . .31 56

Molly Maid of Central Omaha / Council Bluffs . . . . . . . . . .27 44 ORP Design Center at Oriental Rug Palace . . . .4

55 68 83 89

southwest omaha

2

Invisible Fence of the Heartland . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 25

Sunderland Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 14

K*9 Lives Rescue Boutique and Gifts . . . . . . . . .29 50

American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 52

Lighting World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 16

Food Bank for the Heartland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 64

McNeil Company Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 73 Outlook Nebraska, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 90 Special Olympics Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 96 Ted E. Bear Hollow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 99

central omaha (north)

1

Omaha Ballroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 49 Parsonage Vandenack Williams, LLC . . . . . . . . .10 11 Prairie Life Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 47 Sanwick Remodeling Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . .26 39 Streamline Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 38

Nebraska Humane Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 26 Alegent Creighton Health Foundation . . . . . . . . . .30 51

Village pointe (southwest)

Catholic Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 57

Three Dog Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 24

Cross Training Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 60

ashland, nE

Goodwill Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 66

Strategic Air & Space Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 98

Quality Living, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 92

south omaha Kids Can Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 72 OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. . . . . .37 88

Midtown The Mulberry Lane Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 University of Nebraska at Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Child Saving Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Girl Scouts of Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Heartland Family Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Inclusive Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Omaha Gives! Omaha Community Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Omaha Community Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Restoration Exchange Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Santa Monica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 St. Vincent de Paul Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

central omaha

35 34 58 65 67 70 101 81 93 94 97

auburn, nE

central omaha (south) Midwest Veterinary Specialty Hospital . . . . . . .21 28 The Morning Blend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 29

council Bluffs, ia

Prairie Life Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 47

Midlands Humane Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 32

regency court (central)

Elkhorn

The Linen Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 36

Vondrak Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 30

rockbrook Village (central)

gretna, nE

Early to Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 43

Aesthetic Concrete Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 40

northwest omaha Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 13

Louisville, nE Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 80

CBSHome Real Estate Corporate Office . . . . . . .6

5

papillion, nE

Copper Ridge Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

7

SAC Federal Credit Union Corporate Office . . .4

Claxton Fireplace Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 37

Midtown crossing

D3 Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

6

Three Dog Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 24 Prairie Life Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 47 Yoga in the Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 46

The Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

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Hearts United for Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 27

3

Marco Shutters and Closets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 41 Miss Amazing Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 78

The Interior Design Firm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 15

ralston, nE

Methodist Women’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 20

Voices for Children in Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 100

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banking

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luxury home developments

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community involvement (cont’d.)

SAC Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

3

Copper Ridge Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

7

Child Saving Institute, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 58

media/entertainment

builders/construction/contractors 1

The Morning Blend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 29

Sanwick Remodeling Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . .26 39

The Mulberry Lane Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 35

Streamline Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 38

pet & animal organizations

dentists/orthodontics

Hearts United for Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 27

Huerter Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 18

Midlands Humane Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 32

Vondrak Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 30

Nebraska Humane Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 26

education

pet services & specialty stores

University of Nebraska at Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . .24 34

Invisible Fence of the Heartland . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 25

McNeil Company Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

K*9 Lives Rescue Boutique and Gifts . . . . . . . . .29 50

fitness Bikram Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 45 Omaha Ballroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 49 Omaha Corporate Cycling Challenge . . . . . . . .17 23 Prairie Life Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 47 Yoga Rocks the Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 46

home interiors products & services Early to Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 43

Midwest Veterinary Specialty Hospital . . . . . . .21 28 PetsinOmaha.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 48 Three Dog Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 24

real estate Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 13 CBSHome Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

5

NP Dodge Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

4

9

RE/MAX Commercial Midwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 10

Lighting World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 16

RE/MAX Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 10

Fe Fi Faux Studios, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

The Linen Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 36 Marco Closets of Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 41 ORP Design Center at Oriental Rug Palace . . . .4

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Reclaim Your Space Organizing Specialist . . .24 33 Sunderland Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 14

special events/expos Omaha Fall Home and Garden Expo . . . . . . . . .16 21 Omaha Health Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 22

specialty services Counterparts Concierge Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 12

hospitals Children’s Hospital & Medical Center . . . . . . . .23 31

Molly Maid of Central Omaha/Council Bluffs . . . . . . . . . . .27 44

Methodist Women’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 20

Reclaim Your Space Organizing Specialist . . .24 33

indoor / outdoor home

wellness

Aesthetic Concrete Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 40

Joy in the Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 42

Claxton Fireplace Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 37

Look Great Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 19

interior design

community involvement

D3 Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

6

Alegent Creighton Health Foundation . . . . . . .30 51

The Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

8

American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 52

The Interior Design Firm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 15

Angels Among Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 53

landscaping

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands . . . . . .30 54

Jay Moore Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 17

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands . . . . . . . . . . .30 55

legal services

Boys Scouts of America, Mid-America Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 56

Parsonage Vandenack Williams, llc . . . . . . . . . . .10 11

Catholic Charities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 57

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Completely Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Cross Training Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 The Durham Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Fashion Institute Midwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater . . . .32 Food Bank for the Heartland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Girls Scouts of Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Goodwill Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Heartland Family Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Hope Center for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Institute for Career Advancement Needs . . . .33 Inclusive Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Joslyn Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Kids Can Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Literacy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska . . . . . . .34 Metro Area Youth Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Midlands Mentoring Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Miss Amazing Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Nebraska Children’s Home Society . . . . . . . . . . .35 Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Omaha Community Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Creative Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Home for Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Symphony Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Omaha Zoo Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Opera Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .37 Open Door Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Outlook Nebraska, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Partnership 4 Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Quality Living Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Restoration Exchange Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Santa Monica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter . . . . . .38 Special Olympics Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 St. Vincent de Paul Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Strategic Air & Space Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Ted E. Bear Hollow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Voices for Children in Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Omaha Gives! Omaha Community Foundation . . . . . . . . . . .40

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