News

We invite you to read the Kimmel Foundation news articles below. Please check back often as new articles are being added regularly from the Kimmel Foundation and our affiliated organizations. 

Blackberry Season is Here!
Kimmel Orchard | July 28, 2020
Blackberry season is finally here! For a select few weeks, the Apple Barn will be selling limited amounts of blackberries. They can be purchased by the quart for $8.00. In the orchard, there are three...
Creative Creations
Kimmel Orchard | July 22, 2020
Although it has been a difficult year for fruit crops, the Apple Barn is still full of unique products! There is a product for everyone in the store. From spicy salsa to sweet syrup, no one will be...
Guest Highlight
Kimmel Orchard | July 13, 2020
Interactive Learning for Kids
Kimmel Orchard | July 8, 2020
Besides flying, what does a bee, wasp, butterfly, and bird all have in common? All four are pollinators! Pollinators help create and maintain ecosystems that benefit almost every animal on the planet...
Jee Leong Koh's New Poetry Release: Connor & Seal
KHN Center for the Arts | July 1, 2020
KHN Alumnx (2005) Jee Leong Koh, writer / poet, has announced his new book of poems has been released. Connor & Seal: A Harlem Story in 47 Poems was released by Sibling Rivalry Press in March 2020...
Emily Wortman-Wunder Wins 2020 Colorado Book Award
KHN Center for the Arts | July 1, 2020
KHN Alumnx (2007) Emily Wortman-Wunder announced her book, Not a Thing To Comfort You, has won the 2020 Colorado Book Award for Short Story Collection. The book, which was published in October 2019 by...
Monica Macansantos: Publication News and Pandemic Essay on the Importance of Words
KHN Center for the Arts | July 1, 2020
KHN Alumnx (2012 and 2019) Monica Macansantos, writer and editor, has announced her upcoming publications, as well as an article she wrote recently about the COVID pandemic, which is featured in New...
Rachel Mindrup's Work Featured in AMA Journal of Ethics
KHN Center for the Arts | July 1, 2020
KHN Alumnx (2017) Rachel Mindrup announced she has co-authored an article about her paintings from her portrait series, Many Faces of NF. The peer-reviewed article about her portrait work of Ashok...
6 Items You Didn't Know You Needed
Kimmel Orchard | July 1, 2020
Kimmel Orchard is well-known for its fresh produce, apple cider, and apple donuts. While these are all tasty and addicting, there is so much more to offer in the Apple Barn. From jams and jellies to...
Juro Kim Feliz Announces GKBoy and Partnership with Yuna Kim
KHN Center for the Arts | June 29, 2020
KHN Alumnx (2019) Juro Kim Feliz, composer, announced the debut single of his musical creation/project, Grumpy Kitty Boy (GKBoy), "Airplane Wings," has debuted, and the release is now available via...
Jessica Witte Announces New Show, "It Hits Home: Parenting Amid A Pandemic"
KHN Center for the Arts | June 29, 2020
KHN Alumnx (2005 and 2018) Jessica Witte has announced her latest work is showing along with work by Christine A. Holtz. It Hits Home: Parenting Amid A Pandemic is open now and available by...
Tart vs Sweet Cherries
Kimmel Orchard | June 23, 2020
Due to Covid, we will not have U-Pick cherries available this year. If you read, "Challenges of Growing Fruits" blog, you may know that Kimmel cherries have also been affected by the cold winter and...
Challenges of Growing Fruits
Kimmel Orchard | June 18, 2020
As we all know, mother nature doesn't always cooperate with our plans... or with growing fruit. Nebraska's winters can be harsh followed by an unpredictable spring. This creates a challenging...
Rob Scheps Announces New Albums, Interview Series via Live Jazz KC, and More
KHN Center for the Arts | June 15, 2020
KHN Alumnx (2003) Rob Scheps, composer, educator, and performer/musician (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute), announces new work and interview series. Rob has recorded two new cd's in Kansas...
Kimmel's Homemade Strawberry Slushies
Kimmel Orchard | June 12, 2020
As you already know, strawberry season has come to an end. With no U-Pick available this year, we have had an overabundance of strawberries, which is very exciting but also offers the challenge of...
Support and Shop Local
Kimmel Orchard | June 3, 2020
Support Local, Shop Local, Go Local It's an exciting time around Kimmel Orchard, as we prepare to open on June 8th. We have all been (not so) patiently waiting to re-open the doors again and welcome...
No Rain, No Gain
Kimmel Orchard | May 27, 2020
April showers bring May flowers! Well, it appears lately April showers bring May showers. The past few weeks have been full of rainy weather and cloudy skies. Large amounts of rain can affect fruit...
Strawberries - 5 reasons to grow, 5 reasons to consume
Kimmel Orchard | May 20, 2020
The best tasting strawberries are the ones eaten straight out of the field! With the strawberry season quickly approaching, all of us here at Kimmel Orchard are preparing for this exciting time...
Jennifer Steil Announces Third Novel, Exile Music
KHN Center for the Arts | May 11, 2020
KHN Alum (2017) and writer, Jennifer Steil, has announced the publication of her third book, Exile Music, which was released via Viking USA on May 5, 2020. Jennifer's new novel follows the lives of a...
A. Kendra Greene Announces The Museum of Whales You Will Never See
KHN Center for the Arts | May 11, 2020
KHN Alum (2013), writer and letterpress printer, A. Kendra Greene, has announced her debut collection of essays and drawings, which will be published by Penguin Random House on May 12, 2020. The...