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Midtown 2050 Corporation Formed

Midtown 2050 Corporation Formed to Accelerate Midtown Revitalization, Modernization A new development corporation – Midtown 2050 Corporation – has been formed to coordinate and accelerate the next phase of midtown

December Issue of the Midtown Monitor

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Omaha Bike-Share System Expands

Eleven Stations with 57 Bicycles Now Available to Residents and Tourists

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Renowned Omaha Chef Clayton Chapman Shines in New “Defining the Edge” Campaign

     Omaha culinary phenom Clayton Chapman, co-owner and executive chef of The Grey Plume in Midtown Crossing, cuts an impressive figure in a new online campaignMidtown Crossing Logo for WÜSTHOF, a globally-recognized manufacturer of professional-grade knives. In its “Defining the Edge” campaign, WÜSTHOF dubs Chapman “The Artisan,” showcases the nationally-renowned chef in an almost five minute video and explores his source of inspiration, advice for aspiring chefs, required reading and WÜSTHOF blade of choice. One of nine chefs featured, Chapman’s section also includes a video demonstration on how to make goat cheese pasta. You can check out his complete “Defining the Edge” profile at http://www.wusthofedge.com/. » Read more..

Solar Powering in Omaha

Solar Powering Local Habitat for Humanity Homes Through Crowdfunding

Nebraskans for Solar and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha have launched a campaign on the popular crowdfunding site, Indiegogo: www.tinyurl.com/Omahasolar

Our goal is to raise $32,500 to install solar hot water systems on five new or rehabilitated houses.

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UNMC Hepatitis C Registry to Improve Treatment

UNMC part of international hepatitis C registry to improve treatment
Baby boomers encouraged to get tested

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is involved in an international registry that’s evaluating new treatments for hepatitis C, a disease that threatens many baby boomers.

Many of the estimated 3 million people in the U.S. who have the virus – an overwhelming majority are baby boomers – don’t know they are infected. Hepatitis C is responsible for 12,000 deaths annually in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. » Read more..

Distracted Driving Kills

UNMC study: Distracted driving killing more pedestrians, bicyclists
From texting and talking on cell phones to eating while driving, researchers say distracted driving is a serious public health threat. Though motor vehicle deaths have been declining nationally, a recent study by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center found that deaths in pedestrians and cyclists are increasing.
From 2005 to 2010, the national number of pedestrians struck and killed by distracted drivers went up from 344 to 500 – an almost 50 percent increase. For cyclists, the numbers killed went from 56 to 73 — a 30 percent increase. » Read more..

Omaha Parks Foundation

Legacy for Omaha
Established as a nonprofit organization in 2010, the Omaha Parks Foundation’s mission is to bring together the resources necessary to enhance the quality of Omaha’s park system. The Foundation helps support parks and recreation facilities owned by the City of Omaha. Giving an unrestricted gift to the foundation allows for the greatest amount of flexibility to apply these funds where they are needed most.
The work of the Omaha Parks Foundation will impact the community in many positive ways. It will help provide destinations – some exciting, some peaceful – that encourage wellness and a healthy lifestyle. It will beautify the city, making it vibrant and attractive to potential residents and companies looking to relocate. It will improve facilities and expand programming to establish Omaha’s parks as a model for the rest of the country.
By encouraging philanthropic support and investment in a valued community resource, the Omaha Parks Foundation will facilitate the future of the city’s parks system, offering citizens the opportunity to leave a legacy for generations to come!

Opportunities for Giving
The Omaha Parks Foundation is supported by donations from individuals, other foundations, private businesses, groups, trusts, estates, and corporations. Donations to the Omaha Parks Foundation may include gifts of:
• Cash donations • Securities • Real estate • Life insurance
• Charitable trusts • Bequest through an estate plan or will
All gifts are tax deductible in accordance with Federal and Nebraska state laws.
For more information about the Omaha Parks Foundation or how to contribute, please contact Amber Miller at 402-926-8299