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July / August 2017

Evansville Living

160 Seconds of Darkness

For centuries on end, eclipses have been revered as life-altering phenomenons. Dates have been smudged to align historical events with eclipse occurrences. Paintings, texts, and other documents are filled with depictions of the celestial happening. In Evansville, a rare opportunity will rise

Get Your 2017 Eclipse Travel Poster

When brainstorming ideas for the Evansville Living July/August 2017 cover, the Great American Eclipse eclipsed them all. As a once-in-a-lifetime experience sure to be remembered for generations to come, the eclipse is more than cover-worthy. The Evansville Living staff went

Vintage View

Cloche hats and drop waist dresses had a turn in the spotlight once again during a collaborative photography project shot at the Reitz Home Museum in April for the University of Southern Indiana. The project, which involved local Evansville photographers

Holly Jolly Holiday

When it comes to summer in Southern Indiana, you can’t go wrong with roller coasters and camping. Combining these two favorite pastimes, I recently traveled to Santa Claus, Indiana, to explore Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and Lake Rudolph Campground

Natural Inspiration

Much of Shari Wagner’s poetry finds inspiration drawn from nature — she frequently takes to the woods in search of beauty and insight for her pieces. Wagner might have acquired this habit in her hometown of Markle, Indiana, on the

Rathskeller Remembered

Looking around the children’s ministry area at One Life Church’s West Side location on the W. Lloyd Expressway, visitors can see colorful decorations hung on the walls and ceiling, a small stage, carts with craft supplies, and a vintage bar

By Design

Evansville natives Dennis Walls and Kim Coslett had a hobby of touring properties during open houses, even though they were happy in their home in Newburgh, Indiana. One Sunday, they walked through a home in McCutchanville and fell in love.

An Elegant Touch

Stepping over the threshold of Karen’s Upscale Resale is like entering a luxurious contemporary abode. The home-like atmosphere at the upscale furniture and accessories shop, 1324 N. Fares Ave. in northeast Evansville, allows customers to envision the high-end furnishings in

Crowning Glory

If you peruse the shops lining the streets of downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, you may have seen a 3-foot-wide, 2-foot-deep, Tiffany-style chandelier hanging in Peachtree Gallery Antiques, 108 W. Second St. The stained glass chandelier is valued around $3,000, though it

Home in the Ranch

If you’ve ever wondered what architectural style your home is, you’re not alone. In fact, there is a good chance your home pulls from multiple styles, many of them having gone through several rounds of revivals from their original appearance.

Food Culture Shock

Food culture is a term most often used to refer to practices and beliefs associated with making, serving, and eating food. And it’s something Pangea Kitchen owner Randy Hobson is passionate about. “I’ve always loved food and cooking,” says the

On the Bubble

If you’re looking for the iconic waffle dents at Honey Moon Coffee Co., 612 S. Weinbach Ave., they are nowhere to be found. Instead, the café provides local breakfast lovers a dish that is all the rage on social media

Beat the Heat

Summer is tough to tolerate with its high heat and excessive humidity, driving many inside on those unbearable days. But that doesn’t exactly match up with the seasonal agenda of grilling out as much as possible. Fear not — there are

Keep on Food Truckin’

 Various food trucks from around the area gathered together at the Old Courthouse May 26 for the first Lunch on the Lawn, bringing a mix of culturally diverse menus Downtown. From Korean cuisine to all-natural twists on classic American dishes,

Center of Attention

Spaced Out

Space often is referred to as the “final frontier” of human exploration. But for a team of engineering and physics students at the University of Southern Indiana, space exploration a little closer to home is their ultimate goal. In April

Editor's Letter

Something Extra

Both the French Creole and the Italians have a word for it: “lagniappe” (French Creole) and “omaggio” (Italian) — a little something extra, complimentary, a tribute. Most commonly this refers to a merchant offering a free gift on top of

Chew On This

Chew on This

Mo’s House, 1114 Parrett St., is now open. The cocktail house, located in the former Haynie’s Corner Pub, offers specialty cocktails, craft beer, and wine. Fidel’s Bourbon Bar and Cigar Lounge, 950 Parrett St., is now open above Walton’s International

Check It Out

River Racing

Experience a weekend full of world-class, automotive-powered hydroplane racing with the 2017 Evansville Hydrofest this Labor Day weekend. The hydroplanes will compete for the American Powerboat Association’s North American Championship along the Ohio River at Evansville’s Downtown waterfront Sept. 1-3.

Murder on Main

It’s a murder most foul and the Reitz Home needs your help solving the case at the museum’s annual mystery event. This year, the murder mystery is taken from the 1907 Evansville murder of Josie Grey. The cast will use

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Lost Hill

In northeast Evansville, more than 70,000 residents occupy what 19th century writers referred to as Evansville’s City of the Dead. The current park-like setting of Oak Hill Cemetery had its beginnings in 1850, when the City Council formed a committee


You’ve Got Mail

Alisa Palmeri was 5 years old when Germans bombed her city of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, on April 6, 1941. In November 1941, Palmeri and her sister Ena Lorant, mother, grandmother, uncle, two aunts, and one cousin were among the last to

On the Ball

The championship series for the 2016 Frontier League baseball season was tied at two games each when the Evansville Otters took on the River City Rascals Sept. 16, 2016, at Bosse Field. By the end of the night, the Otters


Piano Man

When pianist Garry Bailey received an email from Victoria, British Columbia, he assumed it was spam. All of Garry’s previous performance bookings had come from inside the U.S., so he ignored the message. It wasn’t until his son Christopher Bailey,

The Name Behind The Corner

If you’ve ever strolled through the artsy Downtown district of Haynie’s Corner and wondered how it got its name, a new history display has the answer. A locally curated collection of historic newspaper articles and black-and-white photographs details the man

Online Exclusives

Poetry Reading

For our July/August 2017 issue of Evansville Living, we discussed poetry and inspiration from Indiana’s natural landmarks with the state’s 2016-2017 Poet Laureate Shari Wagner. In the interview, Wagner mentioned her poem “The Soloist,” which reflected on the Native Americans