Carol Feineman

Friday’s fire a sad reminder of how fragile life can be

In what should be a joyous time, this holiday season lost its sparkle Friday night. Thirty-six young adults were sadly killed in a fire Friday that quickly blew through a late-nig ...

Let's work on traffic before it gets worse

I had fun last weekend in Southern California’s Encino where I got my fix of shoe stores, gift stores, art galleries, scones, coffee and gourmet grocery stores. T ...

Dancing with the ghosts

I’ve always been a sucker for ghost stories and séances. My favorite part of sleep-away camp was when we would call for spirits to visit as we sat in a circle around ...

Get a flu shot now for your sake

I like hanging out with The Lincoln News Messenger staff. That’s good since we spend about 40 hours a week together. But when someone in my approximately 1,400-square-foot ...

Celebrate every birthday

 Most of my family and friends, after turning 50, don’t make a big deal of birthdays. Yes, we’re respectful of birthdays, posting Facebook birthday greetings, goi ...

Thank you, veterans, for your service

Since I’ve grown up enjoying freedoms that all Americans are given, I never think of the significant and complex role our U.S. military plays. The U.S. Department of Defense ...

Happy New Year, residents of Lincoln

Many residents are steamed about our story Dec. 17 (front page, “Estep earned top Lincoln salary") ranking Lincoln’s former city manager as the region’s high ...

To my favorite role model

My mother, who will be 90 on Saturday, is still my greatest teacher. She’s just as much my role model today as she was when I was growing up. In September, my mother mov ...

Shop locally; it makes great business and civic sense

As I drive around Lincoln these past few months, it seems that new businesses are opening throughout the city. Several recent News Messenger issues had stories about the new B ...

Lincoln Theatre Company sets its aspirations high

Not even 6-months-old, the nonprofit Lincoln Theatre Company has a big mission as well as high expectations. The mission is to provide educational opportunities for children and a ...

Merry Christmas, goodbye 2014 and welcome 2015, all within a week’s period

At first glance, it could seem almost irreverent to devote almost half  of this week’s newspaper to the past year’s achievements, events and challenges since to ...

Council’s special closed session meeting Monday considers city manager applicants

Although Lincoln City Hall is closed today and reopens Jan. 5 after the Christmas/New Year holidays, residents can attend the opening part of the Lincoln City Council’s sp ...

Police aren’t thanked enough for their work

It’s all about perspective. My bad days don’t come close to a peace officer’s bad days. The most I’ll feel is anxiety about meeting a shortened deadline. ...

Please vote Tuesday

The Nov. 4, 2014 Statewide Direct General Election is only five days away. For Lincoln-specific races, this has been a relatively quiet election year. No one ran against the th ...

Sometimes we forget about the ‘good old days’

For those of us who did not grow up in Lincoln, it’s easy to forget that Lincoln’s streetscape has drastically changed in the last few decades. And many businesses sti ...