Monday, August 4, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Deer Park Website Survey!

Hey Neighbors,
Please take a moment and fill our this survey. Secret Penguin is leading a neighborhood website planning meeting this coming Tuesday May 6, at El Aguila from 5:30 - 6:30. I hope you can make. It is also Happy Hour there from 5 - 6< come join me for a pregame drink!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Deer Park Neighborhood Website Overhaul - Moodboard Excercise‏ Homework

Hey Neighbors,
Mark Your calendars, next week, Tuesday, May 6 will be our Moodboard Website Planning meeting.

We will be meeting at El Aguila from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Snacks provided by Deer Park neighborhood Association.To prep for the meeting, this week we are doing some prep work to pull some ideas from neighborhood folks who use our website.

Here are the moodboard exercise instructions for anyone who wants their voice heard about the visuals. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Moodboard Exercise:
Because visuals are so subjective, this helps kickstart conversations and clarify what people want to see represented in a neighborhood website.

Find 1-5 images you believe to represent the neighborhood/community - either visually or conceptually. (website screenshots, colors, logos, ads, photos, anything)
TIP: You can find images on,, google images, etc.
Email them to by May 6th at noon.

Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 Spring Cleanup - A Great Success

Hey Everyone,
A huge thank you to all our neighbors who made it out to this year's Spring Clean Up. It is always great seeing our neighbors at this event. Led by our Vice President John Synowiecki, this year's event was nearly non stop traffic all day long as we filled up close to 4 full compactor trucks.  Luckiely enough, volunteers were plentiful thanks to our beloved brothers and sisters of The South Omaha Biker's,several peeps from Apollon, and of course it would not have not been a true volunteer event without Garry and Guss.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February newsletter

Hello friends,
We are still busy in Deer Park but we have neglected to post.  We promise to do better so keep checking back because a lot of exciting things are happening in the months to come!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Restoration Exchange Omaha comes to Deer Park on Sunday!


This year’s tour features early 20th century homes and buildings in Omaha’s Deer Park neighborhood bounded by Interstate 480, the Missouri River, Martha Street and Spring Lake Park. The tour will include the Vinton Street Commercial District.
Sites include:
1. Chops Bowling Alley, 2518 S. 13th St.
2. St. Patrick’s Church, 1404 Castelar St.
3. Meyer Residence, 1405 Vinton St.
4. Palleton, Inc, 1502-1504 Vinton St.
5. Ferguson Studio and Residence, 1701 Vinton St.
6. Emerging Terrain, 1717 Vinton St.
7. Hardware Building, Apartments and The Apollon, 1801 Vinton St.
8. Gallery 72, 1806 Vinton St.
9. Spring Lake Park Golf Clubhouse - 4020 Hoctor Blvd This stop will include a presentation by the Omaha Parks and Recreation department on the planned improvements for the park plus the only chance to sign up for great raffle prizes.
Attendees can view inside each of the buildings and talk with the owners of the properties and the people involved in the project restoration.
Attendees also are encouraged to walk or drive by other significant buildings in the area including:
 Duran Residence, 2402 S. 13th St.
 Louie M’s Burger Lust, 1718 Vinton St.
 Wiig Building, Capitol Bindery, 1810-1812 Vinton St.
 OFD #3 Fire Station and now residence, 3111 S. 20th St.
 Deer Hollow Park, 1801 Deer Park Road
Tickets are $10 each or two for $15. Purchase tickets for the self-guided tour in advance at or the day of the tour at Chops Bowling Alley. You are welcome to come anytime between noon and 5 p.m. to take the tour. Parking is available at Chops Bowling Alley, St. Patrick’s Church or on the south side of Bag N Save. You also can purchase a Restoration Exchange membership the day of the tour starting at $15 for students and $35 for individuals. Those purchasing a membership will get their tour ticket for free.

All proceeds support restoration and preservation educational efforts in the area. Thanks to AIA Omaha and Eyman Plumbing for helping to make the tour possible by underwriting part of the costs.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rybin Plumbing and Heating Corporate Citizen of the Year Finalist

Congratulations to Jay Rybin on being one of the finalists for the Big O Corporate Citizen of the Year award sponsored by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Rybin Plumbing and Heating was a finalist along with ConAgra and Paypal. Way to go, Jay and crew!  Thank you to the Omaha Chamber for putting the video together.