10/6/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Cats the Musical Comes Back Even Better

The choreography seems stronger than ever, with less feline slinkiness, and more ensemble impact, says Reader theater writer Warren Francke.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

National Plus-Size Appreciation Day

Today’s news reminds us that beauty is not one size fits all: Local activist Precious McKesson now works in the Biden administration, the number of calls received by the Women’s Center for Advancement is up 40%, and Gov. Pete Ricketts is off to the Mexico border.

Harper’s Index Fact of the Day

Estimated portion of the contiguous United States affected
by wildfire smoke on July 21, 2021: 9/10

Source: Nancy H. F. French, Michigan Technological University (Houghton)

Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

In Your Local Government

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners hears a presentation from the Omaha Public Power District on renewable energy during its meeting Tuesday, and the Omaha City Council meets to approve tax-increment financing projects.

Read local government reporter Anton Johnson’s full article for The Reader here.

Reed Moore’s Thing To Do: 
Soaring Wings Vineyard

A name like Soaring Wings might make your expectations fly a little high. But this winery, 20 years since first rooted in the soil, will meet them. Casual consumers and connoisseurs alike can appreciate this Springfield vineyard for its timeless atmosphere, award-winning drinks, and thoughtful service.

Check out this offering from Matt Casas’ Winery Guide, published in The Reader.

As the delta variant spreads through the community, remember to get fully vaccinated and mask up — even if you’re fully vaxxed — before going to wineries.
Check out more local guides on our Things To Do page.

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