This weekend, South 24th Street will be full of colors, music and food as community members commemorate the 100th anniversary of Omaha’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy National Corn on the Cob Day!
Lend us your ears, proclaims today’s news — with melted butter: The city tells probation officers to steer clear of home visits, Taste of North Omaha will offer COVID-19 vaccinations, and the weekend promises summer fun, from garage sales to the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.
~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~
- Minimum number of former Justice Department officials hired by Amazon in the past ten years: 13.
- Minimum number of former Defense Department officials hired by Amazon in the past ten years: 69
Source: Mother Jones (San Francisco)
- Here is a list of garage and estate sales this weekend.
- A full-service recycling drop-off area is slated to open near 72nd and Dodge.
- The fourth annual Taste of North Omaha (June 18 – 19) will showcase the entrepreneurship of local community members, from food vendors to T-shirt designers. It’ll also be a COVID-19 vaccination site.
- Not sure what you’re doing this weekend? Here’s a guide to local events.
- The city tells probation officers to refrain from doing home visits, unless they have a police officer with them.
- Concrete barriers are placed near the CHI Health Center and TD Ameritrade Park, in preparation for the College World Series and Wave II of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.
- As gang violence heats up in Omaha, the community seeks to support youth.
- Mimi Yu, Nebraska’s First Youth Poet Laureate, opens up about her writing and shares a poem titled “Kitchen Dialogue.”
- Six previous AltEn ethanol suppliers promise to address pesticide contamination in Mead.
- Major thunderstorms hit eastern Nebraska.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
Omaha Farmers Market in Baxter Arena
2425 S. 67th St. | Parking Lot 26 (across from Aksarben Village)
Sundays, through Oct. 10 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
In 2010, the second Omaha Farmers Market opened in Aksarben Village, expanding the city’s tradition of centering community on local foods, crafts and live music. This year, it has begun a small-scale return, moving from its usual location to Parking Lot 26, outside Baxter Arena.
Visitors can expect some of the same excellent vendors from Saturday’s Old Market location, in addition to other Sunday-exclusive vendors, spaced out to observe social distancing and provide an intimate experience. Folks who attend both days will get the best of both worlds.
Note that no animals are allowed on the market’s premises, except, of course, for service animals. There is handicapped parking available in customer parking lots 25 and 26.
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