Fun on the Menu at the Commons

Dandelion Returns Chef Drew Statz from Monarch Prime is kicking off Dandelion season this Friday, July 17th at 11am. All sanitation precautions have been taken, social distancing protocols will be observed, and boozy concoctions will be available in approved to-go containers. For a sneak peak at menu items, and to stay informed of upcoming guest […]

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Fashion in Disguise

OMAHA, May 19, 2020 — When this COVID-19 thing first started, the notion of wearing a mask in public seemed weird, like something only a paranoid or a hypochondriac would do. In fact, if I remember correctly, the people in charge originally told us to NOT wear masks because healthcare professionals needed them and unless […]

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An Omega Man’s COVID Journal

OMAHA, April 20, 2020 — Who remembers the opening sequence to the 1971 science fiction thriller Omega Man? It’s a late afternoon in downtown Los Angeles. Charlton Heston drives through the empty streets in a bright red Cadillac convertible, the wind whipping through his hair as the sun glares off his aviator shades. He pushes […]

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Some Good Food News to Boost Your Mood

There isn’t an industry that has gotten by unscathed since Covid-19 struck in earnest, shutting down much of the global economy. Restaurants were hit hard as diners were forced indoors, but Omaha entrée-preneurs are finding touching ways to hit back.   A Helping Hand Nick Bartholomew hit the UNO Reverse on his outdoor venue Dandelion, […]

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Low supplies could halt Covid-19 testing at one Nebraska lab by next week

By Chris Bowling This week will play a critical role in experts’ ability to test for Covid-19 as stockpiles and supply chains of necessary testing materials strain under massive demand. Dr. Peter Iwen, director of the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory, a partnership between the University of Nebraska Medicine, Nebraska Medicine and the Nebraska Department of […]

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