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City View 2014


Lovely Lombard

This story is edited from a series of posts in the Evansville Living editor’s blog, “300 Words.” Sources for research include the archives of former Evansville Preservation Officer from 1978 to 1996 Joan Marchand that are located at Willard Library,

What’s in a Name?

New York City claims the Rikers and the Ellises. Chicago has the McCormicks and the Wrigleys. Louisville, Ky.’s, founding families include the Clarks and the Speeds. When foundations were laid for our cities, it was families who pioneered to make

Order Up!

Whether you’ve lived in Evansville all your life, or you’re just passing through, knowing where to nosh rates high on need to know lists. Here are the city’s most requested dishes at some of our best-loved local restaurants. Kraut Balls

River City Revealed

Sound Medicine

Catherine Zimmermann’s role as director of development and public relations for the Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville is to boost awareness and support. She smiles and admits that until learning about the job opening three years ago, she didn’t know

A Silver Celebration

When Alfred Savia inherited the position of music director of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in 1989, the orchestra was stable and well established, but very different from what we see today. The Philharmonic performed in The Old National Banks Events

In The Know

Speak Your Language

Your experience ordering at the drive-thru window can vary greatly at restaurants in Evansville to those in Owensboro, Ky. Quality of food or drink isn’t the issue, instead it’s what you call a sweetened carbonated beverage. Do you want a

Star Gazing

A new planetarium that also is a work of art: What could be more appropriate for the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science? This month (February), the museum cut the ribbon on a $14.1 million renovation and expansion that

Franklin Frenzy

The more carefree men, women, and children waved their arms wildly and tossed the blue, yellow, and pink cornstarch into the air. Others just stood and laughed as they were doused with a sudden rainbow of colors. It was 8

Interview Evansville

Vision for Success

City View: How do you describe the overall state of education in Evansville? David Smith: The Evansville community is incredibly blessed to have many educational opportunities for students including public, private, parochial, and charter options. The opportunity to choose what

Morning Smile

She rises early, very early. For morning WFIE news anchor Beth Sweeney, 35, working before the sun fills the sky has become something of a routine. This Liberty, Ky., native and graduate of the University of Kentucky grew up wanting

Art is the Answer

After serving for more than a year as the executive director for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Anne Shoemaker McKim, 30, has pledged to make Evansville an appealing place to live. A graduate of Central High School and the

Niche Business

First Draft

Evansville has a proud German heritage. The city is filled with numerous historical reminders, including its beautiful Catholic churches and cathedrals, and other landmarks like the Germania Maennerchor. Evansville’s German roots also are reflected in the city’s love of beer

What We Like

Change Agents

Have you ever wondered what counterfeit money looks like? The difference between counterfeit coins and their counterparts is a lot less than you might think, according to Brad Lisembee, the current secretary of the Evansville Coin Club. Lisembee and the

Mission Accomplished

Many Christians understand the Gospel challenge to feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty. Some Christians in the Tri-State know they may also be called to care for orphans, clean teeth, heal animals, or dig latrines. When such

What We See

Intentionally Signed

Playing at the next level means making sacrifices. Often athletes can’t rely on pure talent alone. They must hone their craft by being the first at the field, gym, or pool, and are the last to leave. It’s this kind

Historic Preservation

Etched in History

Nussmeier Engraving Co., located at 933 Main St., might not seem like a repository for rare historical records and objects. Established in 1916, the company offers services in engraving, printing, foil stamping, embossing, die cutting, and designing. Yet the Nussmeiers’

East Meets West

“The average question we get is, ‘Why is it in the style that it is in?’ They understand that it is a pagoda, but why? That is probably the most frequently asked question. Why would you build a pagoda in