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Let’s Celebrate Arbor Day – April 25th!

“Birds, Bees, and Flowers in the Trees” Trail Walk

Let’s celebrate Arbor Day!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Location: Kimmel Education and Research Center, 5985 G Rd., Nebraska City, NE

Join Vaughn Hammond, Extension Educator at the UNL Kimmel Education & Research Center on a walking tour of Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard.   Enjoy the fruit trees in bloom, the birds that inhabit the orchard and all the buzzing creatures that are attracted to this unique habitat.   Come to enjoy the orchard, hike the trails and learn about nature.  11:00-11:30 Kick-off, 11:30-12:30 Orchard hike.  Bring a sack lunch.

For more information, contact Vaughn Hammond at l 402-873-3166 or email:

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UNL Rural Economics Class Visits Kimmel

UNL Rural Economics Class Visits Kimmel

Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild welcomed the UNL Rural Economics Class of Dr. Daniela Mattos to the UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. After a short tour of Nebraska City with Dr. Connie and Vaughn Hammond, the students discussed rural community issues with panelists, Stephanie Schrader, Nebraska City Area Economic Development Corp.; Joe Johnson, City Administrator for Nebraska City; Tim Pendrell, Executive Director at Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce; and Khris Buettner, General Manager of B103 Radio.

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UNK Nebraskats to Perform at Lourdes

On Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m., the Nebraskats, a touring song and dance ensemble from The University of Nebraska Kearney, will present a free concert in the auditorium at Lourdes Central Catholic School in Nebraska City. With 10 singer/dancers, keyboards and drums, the Nebraskats present popular music, jazz, rock, and musical theatre. The current show features music by Al Jarreau, U2, Tim Lopez, and Lady Gaga, as well as selections from the Broadway musicals Once, Spring Awakening, and Nine. Founded in 1967, the Nebraskats are the longest running college ensemble of its type in Nebraska today.

Lourdes Central Catholic School is located at 412 2nd Avenue in historic Nebraska City, Nebraska. The performance is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The performance is hosted in collaboration with the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Contact person:

Pat Friedli, assistant director

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410

Phone/fax: 402-874-9600


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An Enchanted Arboretum to be featured April 6 on NET



Nebraska City and the public art project An Enchanted Arboretum will be featured on the newest installment of “Nebraska Stories” on NET April 6.

NET filmed the episode last September during the project’s live auction event at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. The auction event raised more than $65,000 with a portion of the funds earmarked for potential community improvement projects.

Unveiled in late April 2013, An Enchanted Arboretum consists of 71 stylized tree sculptures designed by professional artists and Nebraska City students. The 6-foot professional trees are placed outdoor in public spaces throughout Nebraska City. The 4-foot student trees are can be found around town inside or outside businesses, city offices, and in private homes.

An Enchanted Arboretum was the pilot project of Nebraska City’s Arbor City Initiative, a grass-roots community effort dedicated to promoting the town as “Arbor Day’s Hometown—Where Great Ideas Grow.”

The project featured professional artists from all over the region including many from Lincoln and Omaha as well as others from outlying areas such as Friend, Firth, Martell, and Gretna. The nearest participating artist lives in Nebraska City, the farthest away from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Artist designs include glass mosaic, Native American fables, the changing seasons, flowers, wildlife, biblical stories, and more.

The “Nebraska Stories” episode will premiere on Sunday, April 6th, at 9 p.m. on NET1. A repeat of the program will run Friday, April 11th, at 7 p.m.

A printable map of permanent professional tree locations is available A commemorative coffee-table book featuring all 71 sculptures as well as photographs taken throughout the project is can be purchased online or at several businesses in Nebraska City.


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Take 15! Build Your Business!!

Originally posted on Entrepreneurs and Their Communities:

Where do we get answers to our questions? I suspect that often we connect with our network.

For business owners doing that is hard. Taking time away from the business takes planning and is costly. With that in mind, we want invite you to a new program:

Friday 15 – Live Chats

Your opportunity to share and learn while networking with other business owners. Just 15 minutes in length and you can stay in your office.

The first event is April 4th at aa:15 a.m. CT/ Future events will continue to be held on the first Friday of every month. So grab your coffee and join us!

Power of Business - First Friday Live Chat

First Friday – Live Chat

To register, go to:

The Power of Business – Building Your Business Together – SHARE – LEARN – DO

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