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Fun-Packed Weekend at the Market

This Saturday (and every Saturday), 9am to noon at 36th and Walnut!

🧘🏻‍♀️ Yoga (FREE), 9:30-10:15!
Bring your own mat & water. Beginners yoga flow with Christine.
#localfitness

 🎶 Double Treble band performs, 10-noon!
#localmusicians

 🎨 Paint a Rock / Hide a Rock! 

🎈 FUN for kids!
#community

Plus our wonderful merchants #supportmakers

Start your Saturday with us!


We encourage vendors and neighbors to sign up to sell items, including extra produce from your gardens!

Vendor Sign Up Form or e-mail info@fchlomaha.com

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Field Club Independence Day Weekend 2021

Saturday, July 3

Field Club Market

  • (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Field Club School parking lot, 36th at Walnut Street
  • Red, white and blue at the market. Farmers, growers, crafters, non-profits and food trucks!

39th Field Club Independence Day Parade


Sunday, July 4

Party in the Park

  • 12-2 p.m.
  • Leavenworth Park North (steps), intersection at Turner Blvd. & Poppleton
  • Ice cream truck, live music, food, drinks, family-friendly games, lots of fun!
  • Joint celebration with Field Club Neighborhood, Leavenworth Neighborhood Association and Field Club North Neighborhood.
  • This event is part of the Omaha Community Foundation project grant to revitalize this area of the park this summer.
  • Musician: Andrew Bailie

Monday, July 5

Neighborhood Cleanup

  • Please help clean up after fireworks, the parade, and neighborhood activities.
  • Meet at 9:00 a.m. at 35th St. and Woolworth Ave.
  • Hosted in partnership with Field Club Homeowners League and Keep Omaha Beautiful.
  • Questions? Reach out to Dave Reid. dave@davereid.net

Field Club Fireworks

  • Start time dusk
  • Display shot from 9th hole at Field Club of Omaha, near corner of 36th and Woolworth
  • Woolworth Ave. will be closed for the event.

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39th Field Club Independence Day Parade

The FCHL (traditional) Independence Day Parade RETURNS JULY 3!

The 39th parade will begin at 10:30am, July 3 on Woolworth Ave in Field Club!


2021 Grand Marshal
– Mayor Jean Stothert

2021 Parade Judges
– US Rep. Don Bacon
– Senator John Cavanaugh
– City Councilor Danny Begley
– Marlo Lundak, WOWT 6 News
– Matt Tompkins, Sweet 98.5

2021 DJ/Announcer
– Houston Alexander


Want to enter a float or march in the parade?

Wear your red, white, blue and join us for the most patriotic parade in the country! We invite anyone to enter our parade. To enter fill out the entry form.

– OR – enter the morning of the parade! Make sure to be at the corner of 35th and Woolworth by 10am to enter!

Cookie Donations Needed

Bring cookies to the cookie table (near the corner of 35th St. & Woolworth Ave.) before the parade starts.

Please individually wrap or place cookies in a bag.

Questions? Contact Lisa Beals, lisakaybeals@cox.net

Hot Dog Table

Hot dogs will be grilled and for sale, located near 35th St. & Woolworth Ave. Funds raised go to FCHL.


For questions, media inquiries or assistance contact:

John Fox, President, FCHL
– johnfoxdesign@gmx.com
– 816.558.5088

Annika Phillips, Board Member, Parade Chair 2021
– annika.phillips@betteromaha.com
– 402.981.4759

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Instinctive Preservation: A Smart 1901 Shower

Old home preservationists follow the following principle: If the home’s original fiber exists do everything possible to preserve it. If the original fiber no longer exists, find a vintage substitute that reflects the style of your home, made during the period your home was built. If you can’t source a vintage substitution, use a reproduction that most closely mimics what your home originally had.

Sometimes that simple principle is difficult to implement. I wanted to preserve my vintage tub/shower faucets but couldn’t keep them from leaking. They aren’t the original faucets (the originals didn’t exist), they are period-correct antique faucets. I couldn’t find other antique faucets that weren’t equally likely to leak. I searched for Victorian style reproduction faucets. They exist, but not with the weird centers I was dealing with. I admit to being a momentary jealous of those who have modern showers. Showers that don’t require dialing in the 1/64” sweet spot to bring in just enough cold water to achieve something between frigid and scalding.

Could there be a solution that provided all modern conveniences while bypassing the existing vintage works and keeping them as ornament? I searched and found that there is! U by Moen is a smart shower that lives within the wall, only the control panel is visible. If you want to rely on voice command or the phone app you can forgo the control panel and have no visible clue that the shower isn’t 100 years old. The equipment plus professional installation (by Field Club neighbor owned Red D Plumbing) totaled about $1,700. Moen also sells a $50 battery back-up in case of power outages. I took a pass on the battery back-up figuring that if I need to bathe during a power outage, I could just use the tub or shower in the other bathrooms.

The retired original faucets remain, but for show only. Best of all, I didn’t need to disturb any of the 120-year-old subway tile. Now I start my morning with, “Alexa, start my shower.” I walk straight into perfect 103-degree water and, if I like, I can change the temp one degree at a time using the controller. Now if I could just stop trying to shut off the shower by reaching for old faucets…

Annika Phillips, Realtor ®

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – The Good Life Group

Old Omaha Vintage Real Estate Team

402-981-4759, Annika.phillips@betteromaha.com, annikaphillips.com

Annika Phillips lives on 32nd Avenue in the Field Club Historic District, Omaha Nebraska
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Field Club’s Farmhouse Kitchen

by Annika Phillips, FCHL Board Member, Past President, Realtor

“I love the charm of an old house, but I’d have to have an updated kitchen.” As a Realtor® specializing in older homes, I hear that a lot. No doubt, there are many advantages to kitchen mod-cons. However, the need for a brand-new kitchen is somewhat due to excellent marketing by the kitchen renovation industry. Kitchen fashion has become as fleeting as apparel fashion, prompting many to re-do their kitchens to reflect this month’s HGTV trend. Joanna Gaines would likely have a seizure if she saw a real farmhouse kitchen, for example, my kitchen. In fact, in 2000, when Coca-Cola needed to film a commercial in a classic farmhouse kitchen they used my kitchen.

There are concessions to having a vintage kitchen, for example the drain in my 1901 wall-mounted sink doesn’t allow for a garbage disposal. Also, … … nope the garbage disposal is the only concession I can think of.

Visitors to my home often appear stunned when they see the kitchen for the first time. They may be shocked, but I prefer to interpret the reaction as amazement. I am often asked if I really use my vintage stove. It’s been my stove for over 30 years. I’m such a fan of the 1936 six-burner, dual oven Magic Chef stove that I brought it with us when we moved here from Illinois. Before then it was owned by the International Order of Good Templars in Geneva, Illinois and used for their annual herring breakfast. The refrigerator, also from the mid-1930s, began having incontinence issues a couple years ago so I unplugged it to save the original maple floors. I now use it for storage. The dishwasher is hidden in a bin cabinet custom made to match the cabinetry in the adjoining butler’s pantry. You can read more about the butler’s pantry in my blog “Harry Forehead”, also on this site.

Fortunately, the kitchen also includes a sizable maid’s pantry. Since I have a contemporary refrigerator, wine fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, etc. I, like Mrs. Robinson, hide it in a hiding place where no one ever goes, I put it in the pantry with my cupcakes.

The kitchen has undergone some improvements lately. At the suggestion of a friend, an executive chef who has designed restaurant and hotel kitchens, I replaced the antique kitchen table with a more ergonomic counter height prep table. Also, I now keep my mis en place items in the vintage refrigerator, so they are closer to the prep table.

Chipped white porcelain and worn wood don’t have the sleekness of granite and stainless, but they echo a century of venison stews, holiday spreads and, according to my calculation, about 100,000 cups of coffee.

Annika Phillips, Realtor ®

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – The Good Life Group

Old Omaha Vintage Real Estate Team

402-981-4759, Annika.phillips@betteromaha.com, annikaphillips.com

Annika’s 1901 Vintage Kitchen on 32nd Ave. Omaha
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Harry Forehead

by Annika Phillips

I’ve never met Harry Forehead but I mix cocktails in his pantry. Harry was born in England and he was an accomplished cricket player. In fact, he captained a cricket team that played a match in Miller Park on Labor Day 1911. No doubt he also played cricket at Field Club when it still was a cricket club.

Harry worked as a butler to The Beebes, who lived in my home for decades. I’m proud to say that his pantry remains almost the same as it was in Harry Forehead’s time. A brass mouthpiece to the home’s 1901 intercom still juts from the wall, the other end leading to the second-floor hallway. The southern yellow pine cabinets all remain, down to the wavy glass on the wall cabinet doors. Only the countertops have changed. The original countertops were also pine but age, wear and water splashing from the sink left the wood cracked and warped. Wood counters were prevalent in butler’s pantries a century ago so plates could be set on them silently, as not to disturb diners in the dining room. I broke my rule of replicating what is original if repair is impossible since new wood countertops would deteriorate like the original ones did. Given the quality of today’s pine compared to what was available 120 years ago, it would deteriorate far faster. I replaced the warped countertops with soapstone since soapstone was a material used for this purpose when my home was built.

Butler’s pantries in the 1800’s and early 1900’s operated as a transition space between the kitchen and the dining room. A swinging door buffered sounds and smells from the kitchen to the butler’s pantry and another swinging door further buffered the pantry from dining room. Servants may need to be seen but they certainty were not to be heard.

Years ago, after the annual Memorial Day homage to Anna Wilson at Prospect Hill cemetery, I was wandered around and, just by happenstance, I came across Harry’s grave. When I returned home I mixed a Pimm’s #1 Cup in his pantry in honor of Harry.

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Weekly Farmers’ Market

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Updates

Reminder: FCHL Fall General Meeting Canceled for September 9th

  -Senator Sara Howard submitted the attached letter for Field Club Neighbors to read

  -Council President Chris Jerram is also submitting a letter addressing Field Club; will follow this week via social media and newsletter

  -September Newsletter will include General Meeting Updates such as; GreenSpace Project, Farmers Market, Chili Tasting/Pumpkin Auction, Membership, Treasury, President Message and other commitee updates from the FCHL Board    

*Message from a few concerned neighbors: Please drive slow and be alert that adults, children and pets may be in alleys throughout our neighborhood. Thanks!  

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Parade Route

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Need volunteers

Help needed!  We want to spruce up the medians a bit before the 2020 EDARAP on July 4.  Please meet on the middle median on Monday, June29 at 6:30.  Bring yard waste bags, weed diggers (we have some doozies!), clippers, gloves, water and anything else to help clean up the beds.  We will socially distance our weed pulling! Contact Peggy Pavlik with questions at pavlikmr9@gmail.com