City View 2013


Views from the Top

He couldn’t have known it then, back in 1812. The settlement Hugh McGary Jr. started on the bend of the Ohio River has grown into the third largest city in Indiana. Today, Evansville is what it is because of families

Burgers Well Done

Every city claims to have the best burgers. These days, burger lists and rankings rule. (We know, because we see city magazine covers!) Evansville has loved its burgers for decades. After all, we remember burgers from The Tennessean and The

River City Revealed

The Language of Music

It’s a Tuesday evening in late August. The Grabill Lounge, in the basement of Neu Chapel on the University of Evansville’s campus, is filled with students. Instead of 20-year-olds in sweatshirts studying tomes and making notes, these students have not

In The Know

Art Spark

Have you resolved to be more inspired? Want to sing or dance but don’t think you have a chance? Do you long to pick up a paintbrush or knitting needles but aren’t sure where to start? Evansville has plenty of

Dog Paddle

Last June, Neal Bogan, Evansville native and the Wesselman Nature Society’s Canoe Evansville’s program naturalist, launched Paddle With Your Pooch, a furry-friendly event that allows outdoor enthusiasts to bring their pets on a guided paddle tour of the Bluegrass Fish

Interview Evansville

Community Vision

With more than a year as the executive director for the Department of Metropolitan Development for the City of Evansville-Vanderburgh County, Philip Hooper, 33, is planning big things for our city. Hooper, a Castle High School and Wheaton College (Wheaton,

Designing Evansville

If you’ve been in the Ford Center, then you’ve seen the work of Sarah Schuler, 39, and her team at VPS Architecture in Downtown Evansville. A native of St. Phillips on the West Side of Evansville, Schuler graduated from Ball

Touring Evansville

Bob Warren, 61, wasn’t born and raised in Evansville. Nevertheless, he’s still focused on promoting it to others. The executive director of the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau has held his position here for 19 months. In all, however, he’s

Home and Style

Growing in Harmony

Down a stretch of gravel road in a quiet, peaceful area of historic New Harmony, Ind., sits Fragrant Farms. This cut flower garden and vineyard specializes in natural growing reminiscent of the founding Harmonists of the early 1800s. In December,

Who We Are

Field of Dreams

Growing up, 28-year-old North High School and Indiana University graduate Josh Tudela played a lot of soccer — enough to earn his 2007 debut in Major League Soccer. Yet outside of the school year, Evansville didn’t offer him competitive opportunities.

What We Like

The Fastest Game on Two Feet

Often referred to as “the fastest game on two feet,” lacrosse is Evansville’s fastest growing team sport for men and women at the collegiate, high school, and youth levels. “It’s a physical sport like hockey and football, but with a

For the Record

One of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act is for hospitals to transition from a paper medical record to an electronic medical record. That will take a lot of work. But Deaconess Hospital has long been at the forefront

Fulfilling Its Mission

It’s not your father’s hospital anymore. Gone are the crisp white nursing uniforms and the 1950s-era gender balance of physicians and nursing staff. Hospitals have changed dramatically, and they will continue to do so. For the entire existence of hospital-delivered

What We See

The Missing Link

For those in search of a new avenue to take part in Southern Indiana’s diverse and often underappreciated nature and wildlife scene, the recently completed University of Southern Indiana-Burdette Trail stands second to none. Meandering almost exactly three miles through

Historic Preservation

Crescent City key part of local nomenclature

To say that Evansville looks like it does because of the Ohio River would be an understatement. The gentle horseshoe bend that straddled the original town became its economic heart for transportation, commerce, and drinking water. The image of that

Archived Treasure

Online, the painting of Marie-Therese Walter is now easy to find. Her eyes are disjointed, and the black outline of her fingers seems to slice the air. The red hat she’s known for tilts to frame the crown of her

Connected to the Past

Willard Library is a Victorian gothic icon. Located on First Avenue, its 9,500 linear feet of books suggest what any good library should: adventure, knowledge, and an escape into other worlds. The oldest public library building in Indiana, Willard’s walls