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Sen. Nicole Fox

Sen. Nicole Fox

District 7

Welcome!

January 6th, 2016

Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor to represent the people of the 7th legislative district in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.

You’ll find my contact information on the right side of this page. Please feel free to contact me and my staff about proposed legislation or any other issues you would like to address.

Sincerely,
Senator Nicole Fox

The Omaha Police Department will be offering a kindergarten traffic safety training program July 27-29, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Westroads Mall in Omaha.  The training  takes one hour to complete, and parents or guardians may select which day to attend.  Please meet inside the mall near Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The training is open to all children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2016. Older children who need a refresher on traffic safety are also welcome to attend.

The children will learn about traffic safety, fire safety, and seat belt safety. Parents or guardians must remain on location while their children complete the training.

For additional information, please contact Officer Sonia Elkins at (402) 444-5865 or by e-mail at SONIA.ELKINS@CITYOFOMAHA,ORG. As always you may contact my office for more information.

 

Teen Chat

June 9th, 2016

 

The Nebraska Children’s Home Society will be presenting a four day Summer Teen Chat series for girls in July. The Teen Chat forum will help teenage girls explore several important and relevant topics, including body image, goal setting, relationships with peers, decision making, dating violence, and sexual health.

Teen Chat is open to all teen girls and is offered free of charge. In addition, participants may also enjoy free transportation, meals and prizes.

The four day Summer Teen Chat series will be held July 19-22, 2016 at the South Omaha Public Library, located at 2808 Q Street in Omaha. Each session will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.

To register for Teen Chat please contact Janae Donaldson at (402) 982-9136 or e-mail her at: jdonaldson@nchs.org. To register in Spanish please contact Esmeralda Bravo Ramos at (402) 769-9643 or e-mail her at: ebravoramos@nchs.org. Remember to ask about transportation when you register. As always, you may contact my office for more information or to get help registering for the event.

 

Throughout the summer Lauritzen Gardens will feature a number of fun and entertaining concerts as part of the Tempo of Twilight musical program. These family-friendly outdoor concerts provide a unique atmosphere to enjoy wonderful musical entertainment. Weather permitting, concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and are held outdoors. In case of rain concerts may be moved indoors or cancelled.  For more information and a list of upcoming acts:  https://www.lauritzengardens.org/Visit/Events_and_Exhibits/Tempo_of_Twilight/.

Santa Lucia Festival

June 6th, 2016

The Santa Lucia Festival will take place this weekend (June 9-12) at Omaha’s Lewis and Clark landing. For more information and schedule check the website at http://www.santaluciafestival.com/.  Be sure to check out the cannoli eating contest on Thursday!

Omaha Gives 2016!

May 24th, 2016

Omaha’s 4th Annual 24-hour charitable giving challenge starts at midnight tonight.
Team Fox is dedicated to doing good things for Omaha, and we ask you to join us and consider making a contribution to one of the many non-profits in our city. Some of our favorites include Rejuvenating Women, Victory Boxing Club, Heartland Hope Mission and Together Omaha.

Citizen Police Academy

May 24th, 2016

Do you know what the police do? Would you like to observe the different police units and participate in some unique police scenarios? Come to the Citizen Police Academy and meet the local police officers who help keep your neighborhood safe.

The Southeast precinct of the Omaha Police Department will be offering the Citizen Police Academy several times this summer. The Citizen Police Academy will be offered on July 21 & 28, and August 4, 11, 18, & 25. Each academy begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the Southeast Precinct of the Omaha Police Department, located at 25th and Vinton Streets in Omaha.

In order to attend the Citizen Police Academy participants must register ahead of time. Space is limited to please register early. Registrations must be received by July 1st. To register and complete and application, please contact Ofelia Robles by e-mail at ofelia.robles@cityofomaha.org or by telephone at (402) 444-7743. As always, you may contact my office for more information or for help registering for the academy.

 

Congratulations to coach, Joe Maass, and the Omaha South High Packers for winning the 2016 State Soccer Championship! The #3 ranked Packers of Omaha South beat the #2 ranked Blue Jays of Creighton Prep on Tuesday by a score of 1-0. The winning goal was self-inflicted by the Blue Jays due to pressure provided by Alvaro Elizarraga.  The winning goal was scored when Noah Floersch of the Blue Jays headed the ball back to and out of the reach of his goalie, Matthew Smith.  The goal was officially recorded as an “own goal.”  Nevertheless, the Packers brought home the trophy for the second consecutive year.   Yesterday’s win caused Leo Adam Biga to write, “The Omaha South High boys soccer program is a dynasty in the making.”

http://www.neprepzone.com/omaha/own-goal-helps-omaha-south-win-class-a-state-title/article_a44b1dd0-1ca0-11e6-9f58-2fe93894427d.html

 

Health & Wellness Fair

May 6th, 2016

We tune-up our cars and our pianos, but what about our bodies? On May 13th you can get this done for free. St. Joseph Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center  invites you to their annual Health & Wellness Fair.  The fair will open at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.  The center is located at 2305 S. 10th Street in Omaha.

What will this body tune-up look like?  The medical staff at St. Joseph’s will check your blood pressure, check your blood sugar, and check your body mass index (BMI).  They will provide mammograms, and give you the opportunity to donate blood.  In addition, you may enjoy chair yoga, arthritis therapy, massages, healthy snacks, smoothies, and attendance prizes.

Participants are asked to RSVP to Rhonda before May 13th.  Please call Rhonda at (402) 345-5683 or e-mail her at:  rleguillow@stjoevilla.com to RSVP. Please  feel free to call my office with your questions.  Your body will thank you!

Yolanda Diaz Day

May 4th, 2016

Yesterday I attended the ceremony for the 2016 SBA Nebraska Small Business Person of the Year Award which was presented to Yolanda Diaz, owner of Little Miss Fashion, LLC. Joel Cota from the mayor’s office also proclaimed the day as “Yolanda Diaz Day.”

Yolanda earned her degree in fashion design in Mexico before coming to the United States. She worked full time at a local factory at night while building her business. She spent 2 years saving money to invest in her company which designs and makes apparel for girls. She stated, “I started small, but I had a big dream.”

Yolanda sells her products as via the online retailer Zulily.

Yolanda volunteered at Catholic Charities and the Latino Resource Center where she taught the women she met to sew in order for them to make clothes for their children in addition to generate an income.

Thank you, Yolanda, for taking a risk and following your dreams. I wish you continued success!

 

I renewed my vehicle registration today. Like many of my District 7 constituents, I find it appalling that a majority of the cost is actually taxes, not registration fees. As a fiscal conservative, I will not support any policy that might result in increased taxes. Hard working Nebraskans deserve better.

 

 

 

 

 

Sen. Nicole Fox

District 7
Room #1302
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2721
Email: nfox@leg.ne.gov
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