August 2015

Found 6 blog entries for August 2015.

We bet you didn't know that March isn't the only month to get your Irish on. 

On Sept. 12 and 13, Holy Cross Catholic Church will transform itself from a place of worship to a place of celebration as locals gather for one of Omaha's most zealous neighborhood festivals. The church, located on 48th and Woolworth, will be the site of two days of pure fun, including a 5K, a fundraiser for the church and its school, a family day and plenty of music and beer. 

Now you  might be asking yourself, "Why an Irish festival in September?!" It's pretty simple. September marks the halfway point to St. Patrick's Day ... and we're not complaining!

Holy Cross Irish Festival: Saturday Night

The Irish kicks off Saturday night at 6 p.m. with an over-21 music

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Omaha's food scene is starting to catch the attention of some pretty important foodies. 

This past week, Food Network gave a shout-out to Omaha by listing 9 of their favorite restaurants in the city. We've been to a few of them ourselves and we have to agree -- the restaurants are just as delicious as the story's photos lead you to believe! 

We've taken four great restaurants from the Food Network list and featured them in this post. If you're new in town, you've got to try these places. If you've been in Omaha for a while, there's no sense in not trying something new!

1. Kicthen Table, (402)933-2810, 1415 Farnam St. 

Farnam St. favorite Kitchen Table is almost a given for any list about our city's best restaurants. They've got amazing

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Dundee Day will be on August 29, 2015. The events will be held in downtown Dundee near 50th and Underwood

The day kicks off (or flips off) at 8:00 am with the Pancake Man. After stuffing your face with pancakes, consider taking part in Rundee, a 5K run or one mile walk sponsored by Omaha Healthy Kid Alliance.

The Dundee Day Parade gets started at 10:30 am with the beer garden and bands starting at 4:00 pm.

Below is a full list of events.


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Today we got an alert through's Twitter accoutn saying rainstorms are in the forecast for the next couple of days.

That got us thinking, "What can we do to make sure our homes are prepared for thunderstorms and heavy rain?"


So, we did a little research on a couple of our favorite home improvement sites and came up with this great list of things you can do to prep your house for heavy weather. Some of these tips are pretty technical, but well worth a read in light of any future repairs or upgrades you want to make to you home.

Ring-Shank Nails Are Tough Customers

This tip comes by way of beloved home improvement boss Bob Vila. Nails with ring shanks differ from the nails most of us are used to. They have a spiraled shank

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The Metro Omaha Builders Association is hosting the 2015 Street of Dreams at Windgate Ranch near 208th & Pacific.

Street of Dreams showcases luxury, fully furnished homes between $650,000 and $850,000.

Participating Builders

Castle Brook Builders
Concept Homes & Design
Falcone Homes
Ideal Designs Custom Homes, Inc
John Caniglia Homes
Jordan Michael Signature Homes
Landmark Performance Homes
Thomas David Builders


August 8–23, 2015


Monday - Thursday | 4pm–8pm
Friday - Sunday | Noon–8pm


$10 in advance at HyVee
$12 at the door
Children 6–12 are $6 at the gate only
Children 5 and under are FREE

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