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Link Up

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Photo by Jason DeCrow.

To show how stories in the July/August 2015 issue of Evansville Living fit into the broader world, this edition of Link Up brings the Internet to you.

With the bee population rapidly decreasing, many people are attempting to take part in their revitalization. The Washington Post highlights two beekeeping clubs in Northern Virginia’s Loudoun and Prince William counties that are receiving more interest than they have spots available. The Prince William club once had roughly 100 applicants attend an open house promoting a 25-person class. Evansville resident Dru Perry and Newburgh, Indiana, native Ryan Kilinski encourage people to get involved in beekeeping, and Nathan and Laura Kluger of Gibson County are using their bees to create a unique product.

In June, American Pharoah captured the hearts of the nation by winning the Belmont Stakes and becoming the first Triple Crown Winner since Affirmed in 1978. The performance has generated a buzz that horse racing hasn’t seen in a long time. That excitement is having an effect on Ellis Park, which recently renamed its signature race to honor another fine Thoroughbred named Groupie Doll.

It may have been short-lived, but memories of Funky’s still are prevalent in the Evansville community. Similar memories reside in the minds of those who attended Studio 54, an iconic nightclub that raged in New York City during the 1970s.

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