LINCOLN – More than 100 people came to a Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday on three legislative bills on adoptions and foster care by same-sex couples, and employee protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The 5th annual Ultra Chic Prom Boutique takes place Saturday, February 25th.
Lisa Sekundiak, Vice President and Owner of Max I. Walker, says she was inspired to start the event after looking through her own closet of gently used formal wear. She says the company asks people to look through their own closets, and consider donating any unwanted bridesmaids gowns or prom dresses.
Sekundiak says Max I. Walker cleans all the dresses and then displays them all at the boutique. Each dress is sold for $25. Sekundiak says the prom boutique features more than dresses.
PRIDE-Omaha, Inc. is dissolving its non-profit corporation on March 31, 2012.
The organization was formed in 1978 with the purpose of working to keep children safe and drug-free. Executive Director Susie Dugan says even though the need for drug prevention is as great as ever when it comes to kids and drugs, it has become increasingly difficult to sustain funding for their resource center.
She says PRIDE-Omaha is grateful to the community and state supporters who made it possible for them to do their work for so long.
Being Heard: A Creative Healing Program takes place this Saturday at the Omaha Home for Boys.
Rita Paskowitz is the Director of the Storytelling workshop. She says this weekend’s program is geared toward at-risk youth.
Paskowitz says the purpose of creative healing is to get people to work through their grief using the arts. Workshops in storytelling, music, movement, poetry and visual arts will be offered on Saturday.
Paskowitz says it is sometimes easier for those who are grieving to express themselves through the arts.
The 5th Annual Heartland Walk for Warmth takes place tomorrow (Thursday) at 6:00 p.m. at Westroads Mall.
Kathy O’Hara, Spokesperson for United Way of the Midlands, says the event helps raise funds for energy assistance programs. She says the organization has seen a 30% increase in requests for help with energy assistance over the past year. O’Hara says the Walk for Warmth is a one mile walk outside. She says even though it’s been a milder winter, it can get cold in the house when you can’t afford to turn the heat on…