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January / February 2013

Evansville Living

Just a Few of Our Favorite Things

These days, everyone’s an expert on the best and the brightest. But can you distinguish the enthusiasm from the hype? Readers of this magazine can, and each year for 13 years, you’ve shared your opinions on the best places to

Reed Your Old Magazines

Make crafty use of magazines that continue to line your shelves by recycling bright colored pages and a frame that may need some sprucing up. The final product promises to be colorful and one-of-a-kind, especially if you use pages from

Instagram Inspiration

In our last issue, we asked readers to share their favorite pictures with us on the social networking site Instagram. We received more than 100 submissions. Here we present our favorites. The next Evansville Living photo contest will feature food.

Crème Brûlée

I absolutely love making gourmet food simpler for the everyday cook. A dessert that has long been in my repertoire, but is usually daunting to most, is crème brûlée. The aesthetics are fantastic, and the texture simply decadent. For those

Building Hope

It was a cool November morning when the first piece of ground was pierced on a lot in Deer Valley subdivision. It is just another hole that will widen as the weeks go by, until eventually the foundation can be

Time Travel Through Music

Lately, I have been worrying about getting older. I watched a documentary on television this summer about the Beach Boys and the making of their album “Smile,” but it was mostly about the tortured mind of lead singer and songwriter

Soul of the Sole

Are you curious about reflexology, but not sure what to expect or what it really is? Perhaps you’re intrigued by reflexology foot, hand, and head maps — diagrams that correlate pressure points with internal organs. I was and recently sought

Under the Rug

There are a select few experts in the world who can walk into a room, flip up the corner of a rug, and say more than “It’s old, woolen, black, and from India.” With more than three decades in the

Split Personality

Like a scene from “Portlandia,” Audubon Apartment dwellers Jessica and Vincent Pinnick embody the urban attitude of the popular sketch comedy set in quirky Portland, Ore. In fact, the couple’s television was tuned to the Peabody-award winning IFC show when

I Thee Wed

You’re engaged and planning your wedding — what a wonderful time in your lives! Most couples want to incorporate traditions and classic themes to their event while creating personal touches that make the wedding truly theirs. For better or best,

Free Falling

As a daughter in the three-girl, one-boy lineup of children my parents have raised to adulthood, being economical is something that has been instilled in me since my childhood. I rarely pay full price for any item of clothing —

Wedding Snapshot

I would like to tell you the story behind this picture. My son, U.S. Navy petty officer third class Kyle Bergman from Wadesville, Ind., is stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. He wanted to find the perfect way to propose to his

A Dog in Your Perfect Day

Picture a Fido dressed in a miniature tux trotting down the aisle as the ring bearer — the image is nothing short of adorable. There are a few things to keep in mind before making this a reality. Here are

An Evansville Classic

When The Pub opened its doors at 1348 Division St. on the Ides of March in 1978, it quickly became a hotspot for hungry Evansvillians. Night after night, these lively patrons packed the restaurant and filled the air with a

Making History

Even on a misty day, when the fog hangs from the trees, charm clings to New Harmony, Ind. Sara Brown knows this. It’s why she makes the drive to this tiny, Posey County town every day — not only as

Don’t Skip a Meal

Cleo’s Bakery & Brown Bag Lunches 9 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind. • 812-853-0500 • cleosbakerynewburgh.com A tribute to their late mother, Cleo, sibling trio Susie Paradis, Jerry Brochin, and Jeannie Kellams named their new Newburgh, Ind., shop Cleo’s Bakery & Brown

Make, Bake, and Decorate

Piece of Cake 210 Main St. • 812-424-2253 www.pieceofcakeevansville.com Inspiration comes from everywhere, and at Piece of Cake, owner Cate Sisco can harvest your ideas from Pinterest, magazines, and photos to create your dream cake. “Trends are always moving through,”

Editor's Letter

Keep Calm and Don’t Fear the Year

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2013, the 13th year of publishing Evansville Living, and the 13th Best of Evansville issue. I hope you’ve not quit reading: if you have, perhaps you suffer from triskaidekaphobia — fear of the number 13.

Chew On This

Chew On This

Salad World (601 E. Boonville New Harmony Road) has opened a North Side location. The fourth Salad World installation, this lunch favorite serves soups, appetizers, wraps, grilled pitas, sandwiches, and full entrees. Nibbles: One of Evansville’s most popular restaurateurs, Jayson

Check It Out

Bach to Beethoven

Musical talent is alive and ringing this season at the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Aiming to promote, encourage, and nurture young Tri-State musical talent, the Musicians Club of Evansville and Margaret B. & Leo Heim Memorial Scholarship Fund sponsor a solo

A Different Approach

In the early 1940s, Reggio Emilia, Italy, was a town devastated by World War II. Working to rebuild their community, the people of Reggio Emilia wanted a quick and communal way to teach their children. Teacher and psychologist Loris Malaguzzi

An Evening of Giving

In one of its largest fundraisers of the year, Holy Rosary Catholic Church is hosting its 21st Annual Holy Rosary Gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Market Street. Each year, this ticketed gala is held

Heart Games

At 35 years old, Julie Stucki already has endured four open-heart surgeries. Born with a congenital heart defect, Stucki, an Evansville native, co-founded the Evansville chapter of Mended Little Hearts, an organization that supports, educates, and encourages families with children

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Abraham Lincoln, Pioneer Child

 This short story was selected from a forthcoming book that was written by George Honig, an Indiana author and artist who died in 1962 before he could publish the work. A native of Rockport, Ind., Honig is best known as

Evansville Centric

Work of Art

As a capstone to his 38 years as director for the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, John Streetman retires with groundbreaking improvements and opportunities for accelerated programs and exhibitions for the museum. The renovation and expansion, “Reaching for

Digging In

Spring Cleaning

Late February and early March is the time to prepare for the coming spring. When temperatures begin to rise and the days begin to lengthen, it is a sign to rid your garden of any collected debris. Here are a few

Art Talk

Amazing A Cappella

 A cappella — no instruments, no software, just voices — is growing in popularity. Italian for “in the style of the chapel,” a cappella singing groups have been gradually raising their voices and garnering attention for the last 10 to


Red Rock Country

"Red rock fever” is how visitors of Sedona, Ariz., describe their attitude toward returning to this high desert town, which has an elevation of 4,423 feet, a population of 10,000, and lies just two hours north of Phoenix. The inference


The Artist’s Avocation

As is the story for many, Maggie Rapp has a gift evident to her and others since she was very young. Often, the deciding factor lies in whether or not those with talent seek to keep their passion as a

One Part Art

Lassoing local artists to the Art Collective at Jennings Station in Newburgh, Ind., Donna Roberts created an environment both kind and welcoming to artist and art patron alike. With its grand opening in early December 2012, Roberts plans to bring

Turn Up the Radio

From Kelly Clarkson to David Bowie, Blame the Radio’s repertoire is a mix of everything — minus anything too heavy, says Matt Camp, who plays rhythm and lead guitar in the local cover band. Joined by Bruce Patten on guitar,


Amy’s World

Evansville’s Amy Musia may be one of the most prolific artists in the United States. Producing art in the widest spectrum of media, she says it is her personal approach to her craft that requires diversity. “I believe selecting the

Corks and Comments

Wine Country

Some think of Champagne and sparkling wine as just the stuff of celebrations. But practice makes perfect, after all. If the bubbly you had on Dec. 31 didn’t quite make the cut, we have four suggestions for you. Each of

Online Exclusives

Oui Go to France

There she is, holding a glass of champagne. It’s 1962 in Venice, Italy, and Victorine Reubeuze is wearing one very large, very conspicuous, smile. She’s wearing a dress, too, on what appears to have been a celebratory evening as part

Onion Pie Pizza

With less than a month to go until the Feb. 3 Super Bowl in New Orleans, we know you're already making plans. And for those who are hosting parties, here's an original idea that pays homage to Indiana's past. Even