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Weekend Family Fun Around Omaha

by Nancy Heim-berg

What are your plans for the last weekend of August? Do they involve an Italian festival, karaoke, comedy showcase, a walking food tour, and/or yoga in the forest? If your answer is no, make sure to read below where we have listed a few of the fun activities and festivities that are happening in and around our beautiful city this weekend. So grab your family and friends and send August out with a bang! 

What: Ralston’s Last Blast of Summer!
When: August 31st
Where: 7300 Q St. Ralston, NE

What: La Festa Italiana
When: August 31st – September 2nd 
Where: 5110 N 132nd St. Omaha, NE

What: SeptemberFest Omaha
When: August 31st – September 2nd 
Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha

What: Portraits of Care: Art & Medicine 
When: August 29th – September 2nd 
Where: UNO Art Gallery

What: Karaoke Friday Nights
When: August 31st
Where: 510 N 33rd St. Omaha, NE

What: Rockbrook Village Friday Night Concert Series
When: August 31st
Where: Rockbrook Village Shopping Center 

What: Lewis and Clark Ranger Programs
When: August 29th – September 2nd 
Where: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center 

What: Too Hot To Handle! Summer Comedy Showcase Series
When: August 31st – September 2nd
Where: 1801 Vinton Street

What: Turner Park Night Market Festival
When: August 31st – September 2nd
Where: Midtown Crossing 

What: Chalk Workshop
When: September 1st – 2nd
Where: Bancroft Street Market 

What: CANvention 48: World’s Largest Beer Collectibles Show
When: September 1st
Where: 455 N 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Art Ride Omaha
When: September 1st – 2nd
Where: Bancroft Street Market 

What: Omaha Farmers Market: Old Market
When: September 1st & 2nd
Where: 11th & Jackson Old Market Omaha, NE

What: Old Market District Walking Food Tour
When: September 1st & 2nd
Where: Omaha Culinary Tour | Various Locations

What: Public Sightseeing Cruise
When: September 1st & 2nd
Where: River City Star Riverboat 

What: Thomas D Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild
When: September 1st & 2nd
Where: Durham Museum | 801 S 10th St. Omaha, NE

What: Village Pointe Farmers Market
When: September 1st & 2nd
Where: Village Pointe Shopping Center 

What: Champagne Cinema: Grease 2 Movie Party
When: September 2nd
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 

What: Yoga in the Forest
When: September 2nd
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods

Looking to move to a new neighborhood? Don’t miss this blog!

by Nancy Heim-berg

If you are looking to move into a new neighborhood you understand what an exciting and fun time it can be for you and your family. A fresh chapter brings new experiences, exciting adventures and endless memories that will stay with you forever. But along with all the exciting things also come aspects that you want to be sure to look into before making the big move. Below we have listed a few things that you want to make sure to look into while you begin your search for your new home. We hope this brings you some insight and helps make the journey a little easier and sweater for you!

One thing you will want to make sure to check out are the local conveniences such as the nearest grocery store, bank, and specialty stores. Make a mental note of places you visit frequently and map where they are in relation to your desired neighborhood. This may not seem like a big factor to take into consideration when moving, but you will find it will make a huge impact on your day to day life. Another thing to look into are places such as hospitals, doctors’ offices and pharmacies so you know how quickly you can access these locations in the event of an emergency. If you want peace of mind knowing you have a hospital up the road then you may not want to fall in love with a neighborhood that is far from one.

If you have children, which school district you fall into may be a high priority for you and your family. You want to look at things such as where the district falls in terms of academics and teacher ratings, as well as athletic programs. And lastly, you want to be sure to check out how far you are from local entertainment and restaurants. If you want to be able to bring your children to a local park before dinner time or have a quick date night with your husband/wife on Friday nights, then you want to ensure that you are situated in an area that has these conveniences nearby.

Fun Around Omaha This Weekend

by Nancy Heim-berg

What are your plans this weekend? Do they happen to involve a mystery party cruise, chile festival, a donut making class, fashion shows, mud run, and/or pirate festival? If not, you are in the right place! There are countless events, activities and festivals happening around Omaha this weekend, and we have listed a handful of them below for you to check out. So grab your family and friends and enjoy all our beautiful city has to offer during one of the last weekends of August! 

What: Omaha Fashion Week
When: August 24th - 26th
Where: Omaha Design Center | 1502 Cuming St. 

What: “Bicycle Built for You” Opening Reception
When: August 24th
Where: 9625 Ida St. Omaha, NE

What: John Vanderslice: Living Room Show
When: August 24th
Where: 1801 Vinton Street Omaha, NE

What: 1969 Omaha Royals Flashback at Werner Park

When: August 24th
Where: 12354 Ballpark Way

What: Opera Outdoors
When: August 24th
Where: Midtown Crossing 

What: Magical Mystery Party Cruise 
When: August 24th
Where: River City Star Riverboat | 151 Freedom Park Rd.

What: Portraits of Care: Art & Medicine
When: August 24th - 26th 
Where: UNO Art Gallery | 6505 University Drive S. 

What: Rockbrook Village Friday Night Concert Series
When: August 24th
Where: Rockbrook Village Shopping Center 

What: A Weekend of Jazz
When: August 24th
Where: Love’s Jazz and Arts Center 

What: Canoe the Great Marsh
When: August 24th
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods | 1111 N. Bellevue Blvd. 

What: Hatch Chile Fest
When: August 24th & 25th
Where: Roja Mexican Grill Old Market | 1212 Harney St.

What: Millard Days
When: August 24th - 26th
Where: 136th & Q St. 

What: Donut Making Class
When: August 25th
Where: Provisions by the Grey Plume 

What: Mini Me Family Mud Run
When: August 25th
Where: Zipline Omaha | 17026 Snowhill Lane

What: Superhero Night + Bands & Brews
When: August 25th
Where: Werner Park | 12354 Ballpark Way

What: Art Ride Omaha
When: August 25th
Where: Bancroft Street Market

What: Midwest Pirate Fest
When: August 25th
Where: Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch

What: Omaha Farmers Market: Old Market
When: August 25th
Where: 11th & Jackson Old Market Omaha, NE

What: Public Sightseeing Cruise
When: August 25th & 26th
Where: River City Star Riverboat | 151 Freedom Park Rd. 

What: Butterfly Walk
When: August 26th
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods

What: Mav Motorshow 2018
When: August 26th
Where: Baxter Arena | 2425 S 67th St. Omaha, NE

What: Omaha Crush 2018
When: August 26th
Where: 1502 Cuming St. Omaha, NE 

Photography Tips To Help Sell Your Home

by Nancy Heim-berg

There are those that say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in the world of real estate, a picture could be worth a few hundred-thousand dollars! More so now than ever, it is imperative to have high quality photos that show off all the wonderful qualities and features your home has to offer when listing your house online. Why is this such an important part of the selling process you ask? A few key reasons, but the main one being that many people are turning to the internet to look at homes in their desired area. And having quality photos that show off your home may be just the key to getting more showings and ultimately more offers. Just because many realtors will either take the photos themselves or bring in a professional team to capture the home does not mean that you do not play a key role in how the images can turn out.

There are a few key things that you can do to help the home photograph nicely. For one, you want to be sure to DE clutter and stage the home prior to anyone coming to take images. And while this may seem obvious, there are many people that think just tidying up will be good enough. But you want to be sure to take things out of rooms that may make them appear smaller, which in turn will make the area look spacious and open. Be sure to clear off as many surfaces as possible, paying close attention to your kitchen, bathroom and night tables. You also want to remove personal items such as family pictures, as you want the house to appear as a blank canvas to interested buyers and not make them feel like they are looking at a room of someone else’s house. It is important for buyers to be able to scroll through pictures online and image themselves living in the space.

Can’t-Miss Events Around Omaha This Weekend

by Nancy Heim-berg

Do you have plans this weekend to get outside and enjoy all the fun activities and events that are happening around our beautiful city of Omaha? If not, we have you covered! Listed below are a few events that you won’t want to miss, including concert series, a Greek festival, art exhibits, a sightseeing cruise and even a sushi making class. So grab your friends and family and enjoy an unforgettable weekend around town! 


What: Rockbrook Village Friday Night Concert Series 
When: August 17th – 19th 
Where: Rockbrook Village Shopping Center | 2800 S 110th Ct.

What: Omaha’s Original Greek Festival
When: August 17th – 19th
Where: 602 Park Ave. Omaha, NE

What: Bridge Beats Summer Concert Series
When: August 17th
Where: 705 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, NE

What: KANEKO: Reality
When: August 17th – 19th
Where: 1111 Jones St. Omaha, NE

What: Karaoke Friday Nights
When: August 17th

Where: 510 N. 33rd St. Omaha, NE

What: Lewis and Clark Ranger Programs
When: August 17th – 19th
Where: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center 

What: Live Jazz
When: August 17th & 18th
Where: Marks Bistro | 4916 Underwood Ave. Omaha, NE

What: Maha Music Festival feat. Weezer
When: August 17th & 18th
Where: Aksarben Village | 67th and Center Sts. Omaha, NE

What: Love and Information 
When: August 17th & 18th
Where: 1801 Vinton Street Omaha, NE

What: Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism 
When: August 17th & 18th
Where: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

What: Jazz & R&B Festival feat. Walter Beasley
When: August 18th
Where: Levi Center Park Pavilion | 4416 Carter Lake Dr.

What: Painting on Cakes Class
When: August 18th
Where: Hardy Coffee Co. | 1033 Jones Omaha, NE

What: Sushi Making Experience
When: August 18th
Where: 1314 Jones St. Omaha, NE

What: Summer Wildflower Hike
When: August 18th 
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods | 1111 N Bellevue Blvd.

What: Art Ride Omaha
When: August 18th
Where: Bancroft Street Market | 2702 S. 10th St.

What: Canoe the Great Marsh
When: August 17th – 19th
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods | 1111 N. Bellevue Blvd. 

What: Omaha Farmers Market: Old Market
When: August 18th
Where: 11th & Jackson Old Market 

What: Public Sightseeing Cruise
When: August 18th & 19th
Where: River City Star Riverboat | 151 Freedom Park Rd. 

What: Urban Surf
When: August 18th
Where: 6837 Grover St. Omaha, NE

What: Vintage Wheels at the Fort
When: August 19th
Where: 30th & Fort Streets

What: Worldfest
When: August 19th
Where: Omaha Children’s Museum | 500 S 20th St.

Ways To Save On Summer Air Conditioning Costs

by Nancy Heim-berg

With the hot days of summer still in full swing in Omaha, many people retreat to the nearest pool to relax and cool off a bit. And while this luxury isn’t a reality for all, those who can’t get to the pool rely on staying indoors and cranking up the AC in hopes to find some relief and comfort from the heat. The only issue with turning up your AC are the massive energy bills that come your way each month during the summertime. And in case you didn’t know, about twelve percent of your home energy costs is attributed to your air conditioning (according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration). And while these costs can be significant, you don’t have to give up your AC just yet in order to save money! Below we have a few tips and tricks on how you can save on home energy costs this summer.

The first way you can save on home energy costs is to lessen the amount of direct sunlight that comes into your home. The more direct sunlight that comes into your house, the hotter your home will be. This means that your AC is forced to stay on and work to keep your home cooled, thus increasing your energy bills. The easiest way to keep direct sunlight out of your home is to cover the windows in your home by using things such as curtains, drapes and/or Venetian blinds. And if you want to go a mile further, you can plan trees and shrubs outside your home to block the sunlight from getting into your home through windows.

Another trick is to keep your ceiling fans on to circulate the air in the rooms. This simple hack has the potential to lower your summer air conditioning costs by 15-25 percent! And on days that are a little cooler, you may be able to turn your AC off completely, giving both your unit and wallet a break. Lastly, you want to make sure to keep your air filters clean as to not restrict the airflow to your air conditioning unit. Cleaning or replacing your air filters regularly (about every 90 days is the general rule of thumb) will allow your unit to work less and help to keep your energy costs low. And that is what we call a win-win!

Fun Things To Do Around Omaha This Weekend

by Nancy Heim-berg

What are your plans for the upcoming weekend? Are you looking for something fun to do outside the house with family and friends? Well, with sunshine and warm weather in the forecast for the coming days, it is the perfect time to enjoy all the activities and events our beautiful city has to offer. And as you may have guessed, we have listed a few below for you to check out! There is an outdoor concert series, a comedy show, live jazz music, a balloon and wine festival, a sightseeing cruise and much more right at your fingertips. We hope you enjoy! 


What: Rockbrook Village Friday Night Concert Series 
When: August 10th 
Where: Rockbrook Village Shopping Center | 2800 S. 110th Ct. Omaha, NE 

What: Bridge Beats Summer Concert Series
When: August 10th
Where: 705 Riverfront Drive Omaha, NE

What: Billy McGuigan’s Rock Twist 
When: August 10th & 11th 
Where: Omaha Community Playhouse | 6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: Comedy in Omaha at The Backline
When: August 10th & 11th
Where: The Backline Comedy Theatre | 1618 Harney St. Omaha, NE

What: Lewis and Clark Ranger Programs
When: August 10th – 12th 
Where: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center 

What: Live Jazz
When: August 10th & 11th 
Where: Marks Bistro | 4916 Underwood Ave. Omaha, NE

What: Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival
When: August 10th & 11th
Where: Leo Royal Park Omaha, NE

What: Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism

When: August 10th & 11th
Where: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts | 724 S. 12th St. Omaha, NE

What: High Vibe Yoga Festival
When: August 11th
Where: 6706 Frances Omaha, NE

What: Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection
When: August 10th & 11th

Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge St. Omaha, NE

What: The Caterpillar’s Footprint
When: August 11th & 12th
Where: 1258 S. 13th Street Omaha, NE

What: Art Ride Omaha
When: August 11th
Where: Bancroft Street Market | 2702 S 10th St. Omaha, NE

What: Canoe the Great Marsh
When: August 10th – 12th 
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods | 1111 N. Bellevue Blvd.

What: Constellation Walk and Viewing
When: August 11th
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods | 14323 Edith Marie Ave. Omaha, NE

What: Forest Therapy Walk
When: August 11th- 12th
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods | 14323 Edith Marie Ave. Omaha, NE

What: Dance Chance Omaha Dancing Event
When: August 11th
Where: Bancroft Street Market | 2702 S. 10th St. Omaha, NE

What: Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival
When: August 10th & 11th

Where: Leo Royal Park Omaha, NE

What: Omaha Farmers Market: Old Market
When: August 11th
Where: 11th & Jackson Old Market Omaha, NE

What: Public Sightseeing Cruise
When: August 11th & 12th
Where: River City Star Riverboat | 151 Freedom Park Rd. 

What: Sweet Treats Bus Tour
When: August 11th & 12th
Where: Omaha Culinary Tours | Various Locations 

Spruce up your exterior with these quick fixes

by Nancy Heim-berg

Is it time for a little face lift for the outside of your home? Are things starting to look a little worn down and dated? If so, today’s blog post is for you! We understand that the maintenance on the outside of your house can sometimes get pushed to the back burner, especially since you may only notice it in passing when coming/leaving. But with a few quick exterior updates, you can give your home a little curb appeal and have it back in tip-top shape in no time.

Dressing up the front door is a great place to start! If your front door is looking a little outdated, splashing a fresh coat of paint on it and adding a decorative wreath will do wonders. You can also incorporate some additional touches such as a welcome mat or festive doorbell cover. Next, if you think that people do not take notice of your mailbox you may want to think again. Sprucing up your mailbox with a fresh coat of paint and/or personalizing it with your last name is a fun and easy way to add a little life to the front of your house.

Another way to bring some flair to the exterior of your home is to add some window boxes underneath the windows in the front of your house. You can purchase a variety of colors and styles of window boxes, as well as plant vibrant flowers such as daises, petunias and marigolds within them. This is a wonderful way to incorporate natural beauty and color to the front of your home without breaking the bank. You also want to be sure to clean out the gutters on your house to make sure that excess water is able to flow away from your home. Spraying them down with a power washer will help to restore the gutters to their original color and make them look new again!

Fun Events Around Omaha This Weekend

by Nancy Heim-berg

What are your plans for the first weekend of August? If you don’t have an arts festival, dinner cruise, summer concert, taco festival or yoga in the park on the agenda then good thing you found today’s blog! Below we listed some of the top events happening around the city this weekend. So grab your family and friends and bring in the first weekend of August the right way!


What: Chill: Family Night at the Museum
When: August 3rd
Where: Union Pacific Railroad Museum 

What: Dylan Scott Postgame Concert at Werner Park
When: August 3rd
Where: Storm Chasers | 12356 Ballpark Way

What: New American Arts Festival
When: August 3rd
Where: Military Ave and Maple St. Omaha, NE

What: River City Star Friday Evening Public Dinner Cruise
When: August 3rd 
Where: River City Star Riverboat | 151 Freedom Park Rd. Omaha, NE

What: Return of the Rat Pack

When: August 3rd
Where: il Palazzo | 5110 N. 132nd St. Omaha, NE

What: Rockbrook Village Friday Night Concert Series
When: August 3rd
Where: Rockbrook Village Shopping Center | 2800 S. 110th Ct. Omaha, NE

What: Billy McGuigan’s Rock Twist 
When: August 3rd & 4th
Where: Omaha Community Playhouse | 6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: Bridge Beats Summer Concert Series
When: August 3rd
Where: 705 Riverfront Drive Omaha, NE

What: First Friday Old Market
When: August 3rd
Where: Old Market | Harney to Jackson Sts. And 10th to 13th Sts. Omaha, NE

What: Sincerely, Mark Teague
When: August 3rd & 4th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Beer and Bacon Festival
When: August 4th

Where: The Old Mattress Factory Bar and Grill | 501 S 13th St. Omaha, NE

What: Daddy-Daughter Princess Night/Hawk Nelson Concert 
When: August 4th
Where: Storm Chasers | 12356 Ballpark Way

What: In the Market for Blues Festival
When: August 4th
Where: Old Market Omaha, NE

What: Healthy Family Field Day
When: August 4th
Where: 14000 Boys Town Hospital Rd.

What: Owl Bicycle Ride
When: August 4th
Where: 8th and Douglas Omaha, NE

What: River’s Edge Taco Fest
When: August 4th
Where: 4250 River’s Edge Parkway

What: Chalk Workshop
When: August 4th & 5th
Where: Bancroft Street Market | 2702 S 10th St. Omaha, NE

What: Public Sightseeing Cruise
When: August 4th & 5th
Where: River City Star Riverboat | 151 Freedom Park Rd. Omaha, NE

What: Bridal Expo
When: August 5th
Where: 11730 Peel Circle

What: Yoga in the Forest
When: August 5th
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods | 1111 N Bellevue Blvd. 

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