Kansas City street art brightens area

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What may have started as graffiti in its early days has grown into a popular art style referred to as street art. Murals and other paintings liven up urban areas. What may have once been a grayish-looking building is transformed into an art piece. Street art shouldn’t be confused with graffiti. Grafitti by its nature… Continue Reading …

Grand Island’s Fairfield Inn and Suites is a comfy stay

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It’s difficult to go wrong staying at a Marriott hotel property. We enjoyed our stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Grand Island, Nebraska. We stayed in a suite. The living room was separated from the bedroom, but the suite is open, so there were no real walls between the rooms. The living room… Continue Reading …

Diversity is the name of the game for dining in Grand Island

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  Grand Island has a diverse population. The diversity flows over to its restaurants. We had the opportunity to travel to Latin America and Italy through our taste buds. It was recommended to check out La Milagrosa near downtown. The Cuban restaurant has everything listed in Spanish. The staff speaks Spanish. We ordered a pork… Continue Reading …

Pioneer spirit lives on at Grand Island’s Stuhr Museum

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Nebraskans are proud of our pioneer heritage and spirit. That heritage is on display at Grand Island’s Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer. The museum offers a look at Nebraska’s history through artifacts and a living history exhibit. Visitors are greeted by an old train engine and a couple of cars near the museum’s entrance.… Continue Reading …

Check out Henry Fonda’s hometown in Grand Island and stay for the attractions

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I’ve never hidden my pride of being a Nebraskan. People can attest to that when I quickly say so-and-so is from Nebraska, etc. So, the chance to visit the hometown of a great Nebraska legend like Henry Fonda? Yes, please. Thus, began a weekend visit to Grand Island. Grand Island is the fourth largest city… Continue Reading …

Nebraska-Omaha says good-bye to hockey home; anticipates move to on-campus arena

Josh Archibald celebrates a goal in a previous season's game against North Dakota. Archie was one of three players, whose fathers I watched play at North Dakota. Jim Archibald was known as an "enforcer" during his playing days with the Sioux. The other Mavs were Dominic Zombo (dad Rick) and Dayn Belfour (dad Eddie).

The Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks skate off to their third NCAA hockey tournament appearance in the program’s 18 seasons this week. UNO will travel to South Bend, IN,  for a first round match-up against Harvard. The winner of this game will take on the winner of the top-seeded Minnesota State (Mankato) – Rochester Institute of Technology game for a shot… Continue Reading …

Early morning tour highlights Sandhill crane viewing trip

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4:30 a.m. is early. Who in their right mind gets up at 4:30 a.m. on a weekend? Um, us. It’s our annual trek to central Nebraska to check out the migration of the Sandhill crane. The cranes are in the middle of their spring migration from their winter homes in the south to their natural… Continue Reading …

Local designers take the stage at Omaha Fashion Week

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  Local designers took to the spotlight during Omaha’s Fashion Week – one of the top five shows in the United States. The six-night event highlighted the local fashion scene’s spring lines. There were some interesting styles on display. The cool thing about Omaha Fashion Week is that it goes beyond just models and designers… Continue Reading …

Chef Elbow brings his love of chocolate to Kansas City

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A passion for chocolate led Christopher Elbow to venture off on his own and create Elbow Chocolates in Kansas City. His artisanal chocolate store in the Crossroads Art District has become a very popular attraction for people craving quality chocolate. Elbow uses a personal approach to make the store’s chocolates better than other high-end chocolatiers.… Continue Reading …

Northern Ireland trip recalled this St. Patty’s Day

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Everyone is Irish on March 17th, right? Isn’t that how the saying goes when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around each year? We had the privilege of traveling to the Emerald Isle a few years ago when our youngest daughter studied abroad for a semester. She attended the University of Ulster in Coleraine. Coleraine is a… Continue Reading …