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Tips for Apartment Living… With a Cat!

Cats Can be Good Roommates

Having a cat living inside the home is known to produce a number of positive health benefits for people. Cats are among the best-suited of all companion animals to living their lives entirely inside of an apartment or other small dwelling.

Health Benefits of Living Indoors

Most cats are extremely well-suited to living indoors for their entire lives. In fact, many veterinarians and breeders recommend that cats be kept inside at all times, for their own health and welfare. Unless they escape, cats that live exclusively indoors don’t get run over by cars, bitten by dogs or other cats or infested with nasty parasites.

Consider Getting Two Cats

Despite their seeming aloofness at times, most cats are extremely social and do well living together, as long as they are properly introduced to their housemates. It is especially nice to have at least two cats in an apartment or other household where the owner is gone many hours at a stretch, such as working a 9-to-5 job. This will give both animals companionship, social interaction and a playmate, even though they probably will sleep most of the time.

Keeping Your Cat Safe

One of the biggest dangers for cats living in high-rise homes is that they can fall from a balcony or open window. Owners living in high places must be sure that they have some sort of netting, fencing or other barrier around balconies and windows that open, even if they don’t normally permit their cat to have access to those areas.

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Tips for Apartment Living with a Dog

We have scoured the internet to find the best 5 tips to apartment living with a dog. If you are considering getting a dog, or are already have one and are looking for an apartment, here are some things to take into consideration!

1. Be realistic     

There are some breeds and temperaments of dogs that are not well-suited to apartment life. Dogs that are very high energy, may really struggle being confined to a small space.  Often the frustration of being cooped up and bored translates into destructive behaviors like chewing. Especially large breeds won’t fit well in tiny spaces, either. Take an honest look at your main living areas and map out space for a kennel, dog bed, food dishes and toys. 

2. Communicate with your landlord

Always talk to your landlord about existing pets when searching for an apartment or before adopting a pet.  Some landlords will have specific requirements about what size and breeds of dogs are acceptable – sometimes for legal reasons.  There will most likely be an extra pet deposit for post-move out cleaning or any damage Fido might cause.  Whatever you agree upon, read your lease thoroughly before signing.

It’s not realistic to try and sneak a dog into a no-pet apartment. Eventually, the landlord or a neighbor will discover your pup and then you’ll be in a real bind, forced to move or give up your beloved dog.


3. Be courteous to neighbors

Be cognitive of the fact that many people will be sharing a small space. A dog that barks constantly will not be favorably received in an apartment setting. Don’t give your dog anxiety, and avoid your neighbors from headaches.

4. Be prepared to devote time every day to your dog

A dog that lives in a small space without a fenced yard will require daily leash time, probably more than a few times a day to go potty and stretch out those four legs. Be sure to set aside time for activity every day, and recognize that leash walks will be part of your daily routine, even in the rain and snow.


5. Prepare for house training

House training a puppy in an apartment setting can be a little more challenging, especially if you’re in a high rise apartment complex. Puppies need to go outside very frequently in order to be trained. If you’re on the fourth floor, that’s going to translate into a lot of elevator trips or some serious stair work-outs!


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8 Tips for Living With a Roommate

Last year, Buzzfeed published 23 ways for living with a roommate – here are our top eight!

1. Communication is huge. You’re adults, not mind readers — if something needs to be said, just say it.

Don’t be passive aggressive by leaving notes, make sure that you take the time to talk things out. It will pay off in the long run.

2. You aren’t obligated to hang out together all the time.

Keep yourselves sane, and your relationship strong.

3. Discuss what food, if any, you want to share.

There’s nothing worse than waking up and finding out that all of your cereal is gone. Make sure that there is a code when it comes to food in the apartment.

4. Good friends do not always make good roommates. Good roommates do not always make good friends.

Don’t let a living situation ruin your friendship. Think long and hard before moving in with a good friend.

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5. Send a text if you are having guests over.

You never want to come home to random people in your home, and vice versa. Your home is your safe place and you want to make sure that you are both comfortable there at all times.

6. Be aware of your own habits on a daily basis.

Its not just you anymore, if you like to leave the dishes in the sink all week before you do them – it might be time to change that habit.

7. It’s easier to accept that people are going to live how they want to than try to change how they live.

Some quirks are better left untouched. Rather than get frustrated with them,accept them and continue to do your own thing before you lose your mind about how the toilet paper is rolled.

8. Act like your parents are visiting/landlord is inspecting/you’re bringing a date home at least once a week.

No body wants to live with a messy person. It doesn’t have to be spotless but don’t let it look like an episode from Hoarders.

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Yogies Unite at The MONA!

YOGA AT MONA with Marsha Yeagley, RYT 200 Yoga Certified

In MONA’s tranquil, aesthetic galleries practice basic yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. Please provide your own yoga mat and props.

Session 1. Fridays: January 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24

Session 2. Fridays: March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 Time: 12:00 noon -12:45 p.m. Age: 18+ Cost: $50 for six sessions (MONA members), $60 (non-members); $11 drop-in rate for a single session

Register by: Thursday, January 19 (Session 1) & March 30 (Session 2) Fees are non-refundable after classes begin. To register for classes, please call (308) 865-8559.

For more information please click here!

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Celebrate National Pizza Day!

Today is the day to support local pizza and celebrate National Pizza Day! 

Quit counting carbs and pick up the phone or dine in and take in every slice while supporting Kearney’s local businesses —

  • The Flippin’ Sweet
  • Valentino’s
  • Old Chicago
  • Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza


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Chocolate Camp Kearney Area Children’s Museum

Children will enter the delicious world of chocolate in this camp. They will create simple recipes with chocolate, use chocolate in fun science experiments, taste test various chocolates and more!
This camp is for ages 4-10
Cost is $20 Members, $25 Non Members
Children will need to bring a sack lunch. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Children with food allergies are welcome to bring their own snacks.

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Chinese Spring Festival at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is this Saturday!

The 10th annual Chinese Spring Festival at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is Saturday (Jan. 28) at 5:30pm.

The festival, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.

The performances will include traditional songs, traditional dances, a Chinese zither ensemble, a piano solo, Tai Chi and a sword dance. The theme of this year’s festival is “Traditional Chinese Culture.” The performances are intended to give the audience a chance to experience Chinese culture.

Chinese food will be served, and there will be a raffle at the end of the event.

The Chinese Spring Festival is presented by the Chinese Scholars and Students Association (CSSA).

University of Kearney’s Nebraska Student Union, Ponderosa Room

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Storytelling for Pre-School Children at Kearney Public Library

On January 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Kim Weitkamp will be hosting a storytelling session for Pre-School Children at the Kearney Public Library! After, from 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Kim Weitkamp will have a storytelling session for Seniors! Don’t miss it!


For more information visit kearneystorytellingfestival.org!

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The World Theatre Presents “Being There”

being there.jpgOn January 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm, The World Theatre presents “Being There.”

$5 Admission

Based on Jerzy Kosinski’s satirical novel about an illiterate gardener who has lived his entire life behind the walls of a Washington, D.C., house, his only knowledge of the world coming from the TV programs he watches. When his employer and protector dies, he is catapulted into the fast lane of political power.
Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine

PG 1979 ‧ Comedy/Drama ‧ 2h 10m

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FREE Showing of The Blacklist & live video Q&A with The Blacklist creator, Jon Bokenkamp!

On January 5, 2017 @ 6:45 pm come support The World Theatre and watch the newest episode of The Blacklist, commercial free and on the big screen. Free will donations to support The World Theatre are accepted as admission. The screening will be followed with a live video Q&A with The Blacklist creator, Jon Bokenkamp. Only at The World Theatre!

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