Sokol Auditorium — home to such big names as Bright Eyes and Ani DiFranco — will become The Admiral Theater. The Reader talks to one of the local industry professionals making that happen.
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It’s purr-fectly feline to check out today’s mews: Omaha activists look back on a year of protests, Mayor Jean Stothert selects a chief of staff, and depression among kids skyrockets.
- Efforts to get more Black and Brown Omahans vaccinated against COVID-19 will be discussed at a town hall Saturday.
- Depression among kids has shot up 65% in the past six months, according to Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha.
- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office proposes a plan to recruit and select BIPOC — currently, 124 out of 137 deputies are white, and the most recent hires are all white men.
- Local activists reflect on a year of protests.
- Mayor Jean Stothert selects a chief of staff: former Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren Sr., who currently serves as president and CEO of the Urban League of Nebraska.
- The weekend will bring warm weather.
- Some fear that shifting accreditation rules could spell the end of librarians in public Nebraska schools.
- The Nebraska Department of Corrections prepares for the possibility of a woman on death row.
- Clinical researchers struggle to find participants for COVID-19 vaccination trials.
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- 168th & Dodge streets | Village Pointe Shopping Center
- Saturdays, through Oct. 2 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
If you are searching for a grower’s market — that is, a farmers market in Omaha that does not feature crafts or processed foods but relies solely on home-grown, edible or plant-able goodness — check out the Village Pointe Farmers Market. A great hidden gem awaits you in the southeast parking lot behind Old Navy in the Village Pointe Shopping Center. Because the only thing better than dining outside is shopping for food outside.
Here, you can expect locally sourced foods, mostly from family farms throughout Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. And while not all the food is organic, most of it is natural, chemical-free and a product of sustainable agriculture. Moreover, this market is one of the few in town that requires GMO labeling.
If you live in West Omaha, have a hunger for fresh, local foods and can attend safely, the Village Pointe Farmers Market is for you. Face masks are not required, but they are highly encouraged.
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