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Omaha's Dundee Theater to become Film Streams' second venue

Feb 24, 2016
Alley Poyner Macchietto/Film Streams

A historic movie theater in Omaha’s Dundee neighborhood will continue on.

Siena/Francis House receives major donation from CUMC

Dec 16, 2015
Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Nearly 32,000 pounds of food has been donated to Omaha’s Siena/Francis House.

India Association of Nebraska reaching out after deadly flooding

Dec 11, 2015

The India Association of Nebraska is reaching out after flooding in India killed more than 300 people.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police honored a nursing student for her actions last month to help an officer who had been severely beaten at a gasoline station.

The Iowa West Foundation has awarded $7 million in grants to 22 organizations for projects in Omaha and southwest Iowa.

Options identified for West Broadway Corridor in Council Bluffs

Jan 7, 2015

Council Bluffs officials say several options are being explored as part of the West Broadway Corridor Plan.

UNO receives national award for community service

Dec 9, 2014

UNO has received a national award for community service and economic development.

inCOMMON ready to open Park Avenue Commons in Omaha

Oct 16, 2013

After ten months of construction, inCOMMON Community Development opens its Park Avenue Commons on Saturday.

Grade crossing safety and pedestrian safety around railroads is something the industry has worked on since its existence.

ServeNebraska's Week of Service begins Monday

Apr 18, 2013

Next week is ServeNebraska’s Week of Service.

The Omaha Police Department offers a six-week Citizen Education Training Program beginning April 4th.

With the first measurable snow on the ground, the Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch is underway.

  

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is more than halfway to its overall goal of 3.1 million dollars this year.

Last week, Governor Dave Heineman announced that State of Nebraska employees have pledged over $522,000 dollars to the 2012 campaign, which was a 17% increase over last year. 

Omaha will be joining communities nationwide next Tuesday for National Night Out.

Reported hate crime leads to Omaha Vigil Against Violence

Jul 25, 2012

Omaha’s Memorial Park is the site of a vigil Thursday night in support of a Lincoln woman who was the victim of a hate crime.

More than half the grants awarded by Fund for Omaha will fund programs, with the rest funding capacity building and operational expenses.

Fund for Omaha awarded over $170,000 in grants to 18 local nonprofits this month.  The NorthStar Foundation received a $7,000 capacity building grant.  

Community garden stolen

May 29, 2012
courtesy www.cityofomaha.org/parks

Omaha Parks and Recreation officials say a community garden was stolen over the weekend.

In a news release, Parks officials say the 4,800 square foot garden at Sherman Community Center was dug up and stolen. Sherman Community Center is located at 5701 North 16th Street.

Children who participate in programs at the Sherman Community Center planted the garden. Among the produce planted there were tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and onions.

There were about 75 plants in the garden.

Omaha’s KANEKO has a new board chairman and new plans for programming.

In March, then-Executive Director Hal France stepped down. Jim Linder, Incoming Chairman of the Board, says France stepped down as part of a planning process.  Linder says the board believed a different structure was needed for KANEKO as it looked at integrating administrative leadership, fundraising and programming.

KANEKO’s mission, to promote creativity and explore innovation will not change.  What will change, according to Linder, is that programming in the new season will follow four major themes.

A recent survey released by the Salvation Army found 56% of Salvation Army Youth Programs are operating at or beyond their capacity.

Susan Eustice, Director of Public Relations for Salvation Army Omaha, says the survey covered more than 80 cities, including Omaha.  Results show that more than 80 percent of youth programs saw an increase in demand from children and families in the past year, due to unemployment issues and funding cuts.  Eustice says Omaha North Corps has been especially busy.

UNO’s 7 Days of Service began on Saturday and continues through Friday.

Bri Exstrom, PR Student at UNO, says this is the 10th anniversary of 7 days of service. 

Held during spring break, the 7 Days of Service offers UNO students and community members the opportunity to work on 12 projects with 14 nonprofit organizations. 

Exstrom says volunteers will be working with the Stephen Center, the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity, among others.