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March / April 2010

Evansville Living

A Decade of Design

Home is where the heart is, and area homes have been at the heart of Evansville Living since the magazine’s beginning. For 10 years, we’ve featured cozy cottages, ultra-modern lofts, historic mansions — all kinds of abodes — giving readers

Showroom Space

Though the hundreds of bathroom and kitchen fixtures and appliances available in the Ferguson Enterprises home store are online, nothing replaces the experience of shopping in person, says Andy Cook, branch manager of the local Ferguson. In the Internet Age,

About Face

The Colonial Revival home at 620 Washington Ave. once was part of a majestic corridor filled with beautiful, stately residences near Downtown. Built in 1906, the home’s majestic days have long since passed, and its neighborhood, the Washington Avenue Historic

Eat Cheap

You don't have to stick with the dollar menu to eat cheaply. Here's our guide to eating on a budget: Burger Bank It’s hard to be both nostalgic and modern, but the Burger Bank blends both. With a 52-year history,

Brian Williams

Growing up in Evansville, some of Brian Williams’ fondest moments came from his days as a Boy Scout — attending the World Jamboree in Japan and canoeing the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota. The experiences and life lessons made Williams

Recycling Revealed

Every issue of Evansville Living contains more than 100 pages, each of which goes through several rounds of revisions and red pen marks. By the time the magazine goes to press, our staff has amassed a hefty recycling load that

“B” Cubed

Could anything be better than a day filled with beer, bourbon, and barbecue? Wait. How about those ingredients all in one cocktail? When BourbonBlog.com was invited to film the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in New York City in February,


Check out photos submitted by our readers, featuring them with a copy of Evansville Living in an interesting place.

Veggie Lovers

Recently, when my husband and I invited another couple over for dinner, I confidently chose a tried-and-true recipe. But when I pulled the eggplant Parmesan out of the oven, I wondered if I’d committed a hostess faux pas by serving

Ah, Nuts

When Christa Kramer isn’t whipping Evansvillians into shape at one of the YMCA’s aerobics classes, she’s offering them nutritional advice. The registered dietitian knows a healthy diet can be a little nutty. Once considered a fattening snack, nuts have resurged

Forward Thinking

The Progression Matrix:   Our simplification of Evansville from 2000-2010 Look around this city. What you see is Evansville. Ten years ago, it was a different place. A mix of progress and preservation led to this moment. Some bold, new moves

Food for Thought

Pad Thai with tofu, rice paper-wrapped salad rolls, and a grilled Provençal vegetable sandwich. While these entrees may sound like the daily specials at a pricey fusion restaurant, they actually showed up on a recent week’s menu at the University

Three Wines Under $15

Today, inexpensive (and good) wine isn’t hard to find. The Historic Newburgh and Evansville Living Wine, Art & Jazz Festival (May 14-15) offers a range of wines — from expensive to cheap — but the Hoosier-made wines have a universal

Bitter Sweet

Every few years, Americans find a new nutritional evil. First, fat (the saturated kind found in meat and dairy products) was bad. Then, the Atkins diet finally found popularity and claimed carbohydrates (the ones in pasta and breads) packed on

Center of Attention

Bodybuilding Beauty

At age 22, Iryna McCraw came to the United States from Eastern Europe to pursue bodybuilding. Why would a young, beautiful Russian woman — now 31 — choose to bulk up? Simply put: “It’s what I like to do,” she

Editor's Letter

It’s Our Party

Thank you! I can begin my 61st letter in this magazine in no other way. I would be well served if those two words also were the last words of this letter; that’s all I really need to say as

Chew On This

Chew On This

The longtime pizza institution, Turoni’s Pizzery (408 N. Main St., 4 N. Weinbach Ave.), now has a third location in Newburgh (8011 Bell Oaks Drive). The famous thin crust with a crunch remains the menu’s highlight. … The owners of

Check It Out

Can Do Attitude

Last April, employees, students, and church members of four businesses, two universities, and one church gathered at Washington Square Mall to create sculptures from thousands of food cans stacked to resemble a soup bowl, pyramid, wind turbine, clown fish, hydroplane

First Steps

Runner’s World magazine recently called the half-marathon “the fastest growing distance in our sport.” But what about those runners who like to go all the way? On April 11, the Southern Indiana Classic Marathon and Half Marathon will give people

Multiple Motives

Between the ages of 20 and 40 is when the disorder most commonly begins — though it can be seen at any age — and that’s Brittiney Norman’s growing fear: Multiple sclerosis is affecting people at younger and younger ages.

Rock and Robin

The designers at Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc. are no strangers to home shows, but their exhibits typically don’t feature Old World-inspired flower markets, antique stone walls and furniture, and hundreds of flowering plants and trees. Then again, the Indiana

Foot Fetish

The longest recorded shoe chain in human history is 18,992 feet. To break that record, Jim Bush needs 10,000 pairs. In October, he asked the community for support, and a shoe collection drive began. Currently, Bush and his group of

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

A Walk Downtown

Evansville’s Main Street has changed considerably in the past decade. We opened it to traffic, developed a loft program, and excavated a block to make room for a new arena. Like Main Streets across the nation, the character of our

Evansville Centric

Women Warriors

Before Rosie the Riveter flexed her muscles to inspire millions of American women during World War II, the women of the Junior League of Evansville already had been hard at work for decades. This year, the JLE celebrates 84 years

Comfort Zone

Child Support

Eight years ago, LaMeshia Mitchell found herself in what she calls a crisis housing situation. She needed time away from her children to seek assistance with rent and utility payments, so she pulled out a brochure she’d received from a


The Flags of Amelia

I love Florida, and I’m not alone — our subscription records tell this story. Outside of the immediate Tri-State, more readers of this magazine live in the Sunshine State than any other state. To me, it’s all good. The Panhandle

Follow Us

At one time or another, everyone has wished they could take back something they either said or wrote. Imagine, if you will, that you are a major network reporter and your regrettable words were published to more than a million

Ice Queen

Bundled in a down jacket, warm-ups, and mittens, George Ann Griffin Atkinson stands on the sidelines of the rink at Swonder Ice Arena preparing her students for an upcoming regional figure skating competition. In the 12 hours a week she


Art Attack

Last year, Cirque du Soleil played in 271 cities in 32 countries, and in February 2010, the Canada-based circus celebrated 25 years as a dominating entertainment empire. With that kind of history, Kyle Arnett booked the Cirque Mechanics Birdhouse Factory

Soirées: Spring Fever

Partygoers to celebrations this winter season didn’t let a succession of storms stand between them and the events that raise important funds for our area’s causes. People who braved sudden snows and icy temperatures were rewarded for their generosity with

Tom Wintczak

Sixteen years ago, Tom Wintczak was the furthest thing from a trained artist: The Whiting, Ind., native earned a business degree from Indiana State University and managed the Evansville Regional Airport’s Hertz car rental facility for 23 years. But on

Behind the Shot

Dinosaur Destruction

Long ago, Millie the Tyrannosaurus rex was just a boy dinosaur named Rex in Indianapolis. When the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville opened in 2006, the Tyrannosaurus rex moved south, and he became she. No matter the gender, this

Online Exclusives

New UE President Arrives

The 23rd president of the University of Evansville, Dr. Thomas A. Kazee, and his wife Sharon come to Evansville prepared to build on the University of Evansville’s tradition of excellence with wardrobes befitting the job: closets full of purple. Kazee

Another Reason We Love This Town

The Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage, a planned 42-mile pedestrian/bicycle path encircling the city, is years from completion, but that’s no reason we can’t celebrate its progress. From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — you know, the stimulus money —

Our Call: Unacceptable

Spring weather means it’s time to step outside for a walk, but would drivers please yield to pedestrians — or at least consider it — especially for crosswalks with pedestrian yield signs posted? We pity the pedestrian who enters a