New American Arts Project, Crossroads Redevelopment, Coronavirus Testing Site Closing and More Top Local News for Thursday, August 6

8/06/20 • Day 46 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends

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Oria Simonini, “Untitled”, watercolor on Strathmore, 4 x 6 in.

Seventh Annual New American Arts Festival

The New American Arts Festival is a joint project of Lutheran Family Services and Benson First Friday. Its Reframed edition, reimagined for the pandemic, is scheduled to kick off on Friday, August 7 in a combination of virtual and in-person opportunities.

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Today we have stories about the New American Arts Festival continuing on for its seventh year, Mayor Jean Stothert announcing a redevelopment plan for the Crossroads Mall area and a busy South Omaha coronavirus testing site possibly shutting down.

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Support a Local Black-Owned Business: B’s Bones & Sauce

Family owned and locally sourced, B’s Bones is ready to cater your family gathering, work event, or special occasion. Helmed and honed by patriarch Robert Brown, these recipes are universally satisfying – but Brown’s Maple-Bourbon sauce will outkick any Omaha BBQ you’ve ever been invited to.

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