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Happy National Frog Jumping Day

You’ll always get a leg up with today’s news: Rapper 50 Cent visits an Omaha Hy-Vee to promote his cognac brand, Creighton University breaks ground on a $75 million medical facility, and Nebraska lawmakers fail to advance a medical marijuana bill, setting up a ballot drive for 2022.

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Around Omaha

  • Omaha’s general election results become more clear as the remaining votes are tallied. City Council incumbents Pete Festerson, Brinker Harding, Vinny Palermo and Aimee Melton score clear victories, while Ben Gray loses his seat.
  • Rapper and actor 50 Cent visits a Hy-Vee near 79th and Cass streets to promote his partnership with Branson Cognac. Hundreds wait in line to meet him. 
  • Papillion Public Works begins construction on a traffic light at 72nd and Applewood streets. Seventeen accidents have occurred at the intersection between 2014 and 2019. 
  • Maha Music Festival releases a shortened schedule for its event on July 29 at Aksarben Village. 
  • Dr. Fernando Correa is fighting vaccine hesitancy in South Omaha by answering his patients’ questions about the vaccine in his office. He hopes he will be able to administer Covid-19 vaccines in at his office soon. 
  • Creighton University breaks ground on a $75 million medical facility that will serve as the new home of Creighton’s School of Medicine. School officials hope the facility will be open by fall 2023.

Around Nebraska

  • The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles is warning residents about scam text messages from unknown phone numbers, including “Office of DMV.” The texts include bad grammar and punctuation, misspellings, and links to illegitimate websites.
  • Legendary country music performer Garth Brooks will perform at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Aug. 14. Capacity for the show will be around 90,000, and tickets are $94.95 and go on sale at 10 a.m. May 21.
  • Nebraska lawmakers halt progress on a medical marijuana bill, which fell three votes short of advancing past a filibuster. Supporters promise a ballot drive to put the issue before voters in 2022.

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Omaha Spring Wedding Guide
Choose a Timeless Venue

There are countless wedding venues to choose from in the Omaha springtime. Outside venues are a favorite but may require a weather-proof backup strategy. And in addition to the weather, there are several other factors to consider.

A non-traditional venue like an art gallery can secure a great price renting by the hour. Omaha has many galleries, all great and featuring incredible décor. But even with many non-traditional and DIY approaches, there are several subtle costs to consider.

Specifically, traditional venues generally offer all-inclusive packages, so costs are not as likely to sneak up on you. They also account for nearly every aspect: Providing, setting up, and tearing down tables and chairs, and potentially even taking care of food. So, while they are often more expensive at the outset, they may save work and money in the end.

Another thing to determine is if you require two venues. Hosting at one location may afford creativity and flexibility, as some let you host half of the wedding inside and the other half outside. If the weather disagrees, host both events inside. But if weather permits, you have the luxury of spreading your ceremony and reception between the two spaces.

If you and your beloved are feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of venues and the myriad decisions you must make, remember you could opt for a specialized popup or tiny wedding package.

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