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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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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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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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Oktoberfest @ the Buffalo County Fairgrounds TOMORROW!

The 3rd annual Kearney Oktoberfest will be held on October 1st, 2016 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds! Oktoberfest provides and opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles from across the state of Nebraska. The event features a traditional keg tapping, German games, food, and traditions, as well as polka & live music! We will also show the Husker football game (if on during the same time)!

NO ONE UNDER 21 is allowed to pick up or purchase admission tickets!

Attendees will be required to show their IDs to pick up the admission tickets AND to gain entrance the night of the event. NO REFUNDS on event tickets.

Tickets for the 2016 Oktoberfest will be available by late summer at the Kearney Chamber located at 1007 2nd Ave. To order tickets either stop by or call  during business hours 8-5, Monday – Friday.

Click here for tickets!

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Fall Into Art! Make It & Take It Class @ Kearney Area Children’s Museum


fall-wreathFall is here! This month we are marble painting, making fall wreaths, learning about Johnny Appleseed, and will enjoy a healthy snack of apple slices and cheese sticks.
This class is designed for children ages 3-10, children must be accompanied by an adult. Join local crafters tomorrow, September 28th from 3:45 – 4:45!

Click here here for more events in Kearney, NE!

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Songs from the Movies at The World Theatre

On September 23-24 • 7:30 pm and September 25 • 2 pm there will be a concert featuring live performances of classic songs from all your favorite films!

Tickets: $10 General Admission
Tickets available at The World Theatre Box Office, http://www.CraneRiverTheater.org, or by calling (308) 627-5796.

The World Theatre: 2318 Central Avenue • Kearney, NE 68847

Crane River Theater is excited to reprise our fall Destination Series at the World Theatre with Songs from the Movies. This high-spirited concert production will feature live performances of timeless songs from all of your favorite films of the past seven decades. Crane River Theater alumni Corbin Williams, Rutheah Rodehorst, Levi Lawson, Ashley West and Brian Botsford will take the stage singing Eye of the Tiger, Purple Rain, Ghostbusters, I Will Always Love You, Stand By Me, The Wind Beneath My Wings, Skyfall and many others. It is sure to be an evening that will bring back many memories.

[Reposted from http://visitkearney.org/events/]

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Havana Nights at MONA’s Outdoor Sculpture Garden

Grab your cigar and Cuban wear, and head to Havana Nights if you dare!

havana-nightJoin the MONA Guild for a fun-filled evening with . . .
• Hors d’oeuvres
• Wine, Havana Locos and more
• Libation Station (Pull a cork for $20 and take home a bottle of liquid libation!)
• Music by Formerly Three

Thursday, September 22, 2016 • 6:30 p.m.
MONA’s Outdoor Sculpture Garden

To benefit the Museum of Nebraska Art • $50 per person
Contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559 for reservations.

(In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Museum)


[Reposted from http://visitkearney.org/events/]

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FREE Family Fun Night at Kearney Area Childrens Museum

ffnFree Family Fun Night with BD Construction at  Kearney Area Childrens Museum!

Join the team for a family night out! Children will enjoy construction themed activities such as building structures with marshmallows and toothpicks, looking at real blueprints, learning about tools to help build, and more!

Free Admission for the whole family from 4:00pm-8:00pm with the special activities being avaialable from 4:30pm – 7:30pm.

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Rowe Nature Retreat at Rowe Sanctuary

On Saturday, Sep 17th, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm explore the Platte River ecosystem as a naturalist does – with your senses. Learn fundamental skills of observation, identification, and recording field notes and reflections. Cost of the program is $40.

Registration is required by Tuesday, Sept. 13th and space is limited.

Call 308-468-5282 to register.


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