Author Archives: Gina

Trick or Treat. Yes or No?

Trick or Treat. Yes or No?

Today is the first day of fall. Crazy, isn’t it? This is my favorite season. Makes me think of football, hot cider, decorating my front porch, breaking out my pumpkin collection and of course Halloween! What about Halloween? Will it happen this year? There was a survey released yesterday that revealed 25 percent of U.S.…Read more »

What Do You Collect?

What Do You Collect?

I read an article in the newspaper last week about a woman that collected raccoons. Kind of interesting I thought. As I kept reading, it mentioned that she has almost 10,000 (9,804 to be exact) raccoon-themed items. That’s a lot. She even keeps a written record of each item and where the item is placed…Read more »

Will Nebraska Volleyball Return?

Will Nebraska Volleyball Return?

It’s been a BIG Red week for sure. We learned that Nebraska Football will return in October, which will make many fans happy. AND, now there is discussion that Volleyball will be returning in January for a shortened season that would go to late April. On Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Council approved a package…Read more »

Weekend Fun!

Weekend Fun!

Here’s a list of some activities/events to check out this weekend courtesy of the Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Robber’s Cave Weekend Revelry, Local Time Live, Falling Leaves Vendor Fair, Deer Springs Winery Live Music, Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music. Click here to find out more: https://www-lincoln-org-files.s3.amazonaws.com/1e5d-77974767-FFF%20September%2018,%202020.pdf  Read more »

Courtney, The Newest American Girl Doll

Courtney, The Newest American Girl Doll

There’s a New Girl in town! I should say it’s actually a new American Girl doll. She’s just in time for the holidays. Courtney joins the American Girl collection. She is an 80’s-themed doll and described as a video game lover, who likes to play Pac-Man and dreams to make games of her own. In…Read more »

No Peeps!

No Peeps!

The company Just Born Confections has announced that they won’t be producing Halloween-themed Peeps. Those that love sugary marshmallow sweet treat will be very sad to hear this. The company, which is based in Pennsylvania has been on hiatus since the corona virus started spreading across the state. The worst part for peep lovers is…Read more »

What Toys Should Go In The Toy Hall of Fame?

What Toys Should Go In The Toy Hall of Fame?

It’s always a fun to go down memory lane. There are twelve toys that are currently being considered for the National Toy Hall of Fame. The list of finalists includes: Baby Nancy, Jenga, Lite-Brite, Masters of The Universe, My Little Pony, Breyer Horses, Risk, Sorry!, Tamagotchi, Yahtzee, sidewalk chalk and the game loved by young…Read more »

Fun For The Weekend!

Fun For The Weekend!

Here’s your “Friday Fast Facts from” The Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. If you’re looking for things to do over the weekend, the CVB has got you covered. The events/activities include: DJ Battle at the Box, Sam Hartley in Concert Live From Lincoln’s Center, Pine Creek Farms Fall Family Harvest Festival, Tavern On The Square…Read more »

What’s Your Take On Gender Reveal Parties?

What’s Your Take On Gender Reveal Parties?

Over the weekend there was a news story about a gender reveal party that sparked a major California wildfire. Sources say a “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” was used at the party. It sparked the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County. This isn’t the first time a gender reveal party has sparked a catastrophe. Back in…Read more »

Willy Wonka-Like Contest

Willy Wonka-Like Contest

There really is a Willy Wonka kids! His name is David Klein (no relation to me) and he is the current owner of Jelly Belly Candy Company. Mr. Klein has announced a contest of his own. He won’t be hiding golden tickets in chocolate bars, but he will be hiding a golden ticket in the…Read more »