Former Bank of America building sold

By: Kathy Dorsey and Jeeves
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Dynamic duo ... Downtown Lincoln welcomes A & B Properties. Last week, A & B purchased the vacant Bank of America building at 570 Fifth St. A & B is owned by business partners Joe Arana and Dave Buehler. Arana is a Lincoln resident and Buehler is an Orangevale resident. They have been working many months to complete this purchase on behalf of their business partnership. A & B Properties has now started negotiations with prospective tenants. It hopes to fill space by Sept. 1. For more information, call 434-1022. In focus ... Downtown Lincoln also welcomes Courtney Anne Photography at 656 Fifth St., Suite 202. Owner Courtney McCollum is holding a grand opening in her studio tonight from 5:30 to 9. In addition to food and drinks, she will hold a raffle for a free portrait session plus a special sitting fee discount. All are welcome. Courtney Anne Photography specializes in wedding, family, baby, graduation and pet photos. Visit Courtney Anne?s website at or call 626-1849 for more information about her grand opening and professional photography services. Mahalo ... Set aside Saturday, July 28 for Knights of Columbus? fourth annual Hawaiian luau. Festivities will get underway at 5 p.m. with a no-host bar. Mai tais and pina coladas will be available along with dance hits of the ?50s and ?60s to set the mood. An authentic Hawaiian feast will be served buffet style, starting at 6:30 p.m. In addition to hula dancers performing at 7:30 p.m., there will be a silent auction and draw prizes. Grand prize is a seven-night Hawaiian vacation. Luau tickets are $25 per person. Additionally, there are two family ticket plans. Plan one is $55 per family and covers two adults and one child. Plan two is $60 per family and covers two adults and two or more children. Call Dave Luci at 543-4748 for tickets and information. Just in from Jeeves ... Jeeves was faced with a dilemma last week. His friends, Bettye and Jack Wartlieb, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. A 60-year commitment to marriage is special. So Jeeves wanted to give Bettye and Jack something special. He wondered what he could buy for a couple who has everything. Jeeves discovered that 60-year anniversaries are called diamond anniversaries. Jeeves knew that he couldn?t find enough bones to buy them diamonds. And Jeeves knew that he couldn?t come up with enough kibble, either. For a little dog on a short leash and an equally small budget, Jeeves was faced with a challenge. He didn?t know what to buy Bettye and Jack. Jeeves consulted the Downtown Dogs. They mulled his problem over. ?How about diamond sandpaper or a diamond drill bit?? asked Luna. ?Or how about a ball diamond?? asked Rocko. Jeeves despaired. He didn?t think that these gifts would be suitable for Bettye and Jack. So he consulted his French poodle friend Cindy. She lives across the street. Cindy suggested that Jeeves buy them matching imitation diamond-studded dog collars. Alas, Jeeves couldn?t picture Bettye and Jack wearing dog collars. So Jeeves kept digging. Finally, he hit pay dirt. Jeeves found what some would call a diamond in the rough. It was within his budget. It was perfect for the couple who has everything. And Bettye and Jack could use it many times and in many ways. Jeeves bought the ?Dine Around Shop Around Lincoln? coupon envelope from Lincoln Hills Foundation. For $20, he purchased an envelope that contains more than 150 coupons. These coupons are redeemable at more than 50 different Lincoln restaurants and businesses. Jeeves knows that Bettye and Jack will enjoy using these coupons at their favorite restaurants, shops and professional service centers. They can use the Home Depot coupon to help buy diamond sandpaper or a diamond drill bit as Luna suggested. Or they can use the coupons from My Dogs Spot or Fashion Fo Paws to help buy diamond-studded dog collars as Cindy suggested. They will be able to enjoy savings that can amount to more than $2,000. Jeeves also knows that they will enjoy helping local businesses such as Ace Hardware, Old Town Pizza, Simple Pleasures, Awful Annie?s, Kim?s Country Kitchen, Sterling Café, Wardrobe plus Lincoln Florist and Gifts. The coupons are good until July 2013! And Jeeves knows that they will delight in knowing that proceeds from the Foundation?s sale of coupon packets will benefit programs for seniors. Sadly, there was no coupon for a ball diamond as Rocko suggested. Just the same, Jeeves hopes others who face a gift dilemma will call Bob Free at 645-5380 to buy Lincoln Hills Foundation coupon envelopes. Jeeves is happy that he found a gift for the couple who has everything. Bettye and Jack have everything because they have each other. They also possess the best gift of all. Bettye and Jack have enjoyed the gift of love for 60 years. And that?s special. Happy anniversary, Bettye and Jack. Jeeves and Kathy are taking a break until the end of July. During their break, Kathy will take some time for a cruise to Alaska. Jeeves will stay home and hang out with the neighborhood dogs. Both Jeeves and Kathy hope that readers enjoy a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July holiday. If you have upcoming events that you wish to appear in Scene to be Seen, please call Kathy Dorsey at 645-0660 or e-mail This column may or may not necessarily express the opinions of The Lincoln News Messenger.