Women supporting women in search of family harmony

During the months of April and May, the Mujeres y Valores (Women and Values) program once again took place at the Completely Kids facilities. Maria Otilia Montelongo, one of the event’s organizers, explained that this program was started by a religious woman who now lives...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017

Cocinando Con Fuego

No hay un límite a lo que puede aprender un chef, pero si hay una cantidad finita de lo que se puede enseñar. Cuando digo “finita”, recuerden que los océanos también son finitos. El Programa de Artes Culinarias en Metro es amplio y continúa creciendo, con la meta de...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017

With a commitment to offering quality child care, Merlyn Menjivar opened Twins Daycare on Bellevue

The new building for Twins Daycare opened its doors on May thanks to founder Merlyn Menjivar Martinez, an entrepreneur born in El Salvador where she studied preschool education. “I arrived in the United States in 1996, and I worked at meatpacking plants,” said Menjivar,...
Posted On 30 Jun 2017

Going all out for ‘In the Heights’

Lin-Manuel Miranda is the hottest name in American theater thanks to the phenomenal success of his award-winning musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. Now, for the first time, one of his signature works will be produced locally when Heights runs June 29-July 2 at Omaha South High...
Posted On 30 Jun 2017

Charismatic and engaged, Jenny Jauregui gets ready to end her reign as Queen

“What the pageant did for me is greatly help me in my professional and personal life,” said Jenny Jauregui, Miss Queen of the Fiestas Patrias 2016. The beautiful young woman is getting ready to end her reign and to crown the next winner of the pageant – but...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Artists doing studio residency at El Museo Latino

After debuting last year, the El Museo Latino Artist Residency Program is back with three new artists in residence at the South Omaha museum through July. The two-month residency. which began June 2, comes with a $1,000 stipend per artist and access to studio space, equipment and...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

SARGENT NICHOLAS YANEZ, an illustrious career highlighted by his duty to serve the community

When it was time for him to choose a career, Sargent Nicholas Yanez never doubted he wanted to be part of the Police Department: “Ever since I was little, I always knew I wanted to help people in my community.” Yanez, who is originally from Texas, first served his...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017

INTERCULTURAL SENIOR CENTER: Serving the aging in the community

“As an organization we strive to improve the quality of life of seniors, both their physical and mental well-being. We do it through advocacy, education and access to social services,” said Carolina Padilla, Executive Director of the Intercultural Senior Center. The ISC’s primary...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017

SAFE HARBOR

Undocumented immigrants are among the culture war’s invisible victims. Asylum seekers risk everything to escape dangers in their homeland only to come here and face possible arrest, detainment and deportation. Application of illegal alien policies and laws vary by agents and...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017

Frank LaMere: A good man’s work is never done

Frank LaMere, self-described as “one of the architects of the effort to shutdown Whiteclay,” does not gloat over recent rulings to deny beer sellers licenses in that forlorn Nebraska hamlet. A handful of store owners, along with producers and suppliers, have profited...
Posted On 31 May 2017