Lincoln’s national rail support leads to Union Pacific calling Omaha home

Abraham Lincoln faced several tough issues and decisions during his tenure as our country’s 16th president. One decision continues to play a major role for the Omaha metropolitan area. The first transcontinental railroad started during his first term. Today, Union Pacific calls Omaha home. The city is the headquarters for the nation’s top railroad, employing […]

Checking out costumes and celebrities at O Comic Con 2016

Costumes, celebrities and conversations highlighted the 2016 O Comic Con pop culture convention over the weekend. Thousands of people either dressed up as their favorite comic book, anime, movie or television characters or visited to check out the event. The event at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs was well organized. The sponsors learned from […]

O Comic Con 2016 line-up falling into place with ‘Buffy’ and ‘Friends’ actors

O Comic Con may be a few months away, but the guest line-up is falling into place. And quite nicely, if you ask me. Early announced guests harken back to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Friends.” The second annual O Comic Con will be held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs July 8-10.  It’s […]

Omaha’s Britishfest brings out fun events and costumes

The Omaha area had its own mini-British Invasion over the weekend, as Britishfest took center stage among entertainment and fantasy conventions. From celebrities to costumes, Britishfest provided Midlanders a taste of life across the pond. More than 1,300 people participated in the second annual event, held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. People took […]

Omaha area celebrates Pride Week with parade, festival

Communities across the United States are celebrating Pride festivals during June. The Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area hosted its celebration last week. The fact that people can publicly celebrate being gay, lesbian, transgender or bi-sexual is testament to how far our society has grown over the decades. I’m not saying things are peachy and wonderful. We’re […]

Pianos scattered throughout Omaha Metro for public playing as part of art project

Ever walk along the Bob Kerrey Bridge or in Bayliss Park and think to yourself, “I wish I could tickle the ivories?” Well, now you can. The Omaha Creative Institute ( has sprinkled 10 pianos throughout the Omaha Metro area until Sept. 8th. The pianos are available during the day for people to stop and […]

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