March / April 2019

Evansville Living

Domo Arigato

Ma. T. 888 China Bistro already had been in business for 12 years, providing the community with a wide variety of Chinese dishes, but the Ma family was torn. While many of them liked traditional Chinese cuisine, other family members

Served Fresh

Fans of Franco Mannino’s cooking rejoiced in late 2018 when the Italian cook who once operated in Newburgh, Indiana, started his next venture in Evansville — Franco’s Tavola Calda along north Green River Road. The reason he came back to

Cooking Prep

Jami Richardson was a pro at bringing enticing foods to tailgate parties. During her two daughters’ college years, Richardson would impress the girls’ friends with appetizers and spreads of food. “That is one of my favorite things to do,” says

Way to Dough

When Milk & Sugar Scoop Shoppe moved down a few doors from its previous location on West Franklin Street to 2027 W. Franklin St. in November last year, the new address wasn’t the only change to the sweet shop. They

Tea Party

In September last year, Evansville got a taste of a colorful, fun new Asian treat. Mr. Bubble Tea, located at 503 N. Green River Road, opened to bring unique flavors to the community with its bubble teas and other Asian

Backyard Retreat

A little slice of heaven — that’s how Jane Hayden describes her garden. Encompassing the backyard of the large ranch-style home she and her husband Gary have lived in for 35 years, the garden is a simple, quiet sanctuary for

Recipe for Success

Mary Beth Guard says New Harmony, Indiana, put a spell on her. She and her husband Michael came to the area from Oklahoma City to visit her mother at the Charles Ford Retirement Communities of New Harmony. Originally from southern

Glass Master

In the early 1970s, Evansville native Ron Snodgrass was interested in contemporary furniture. During some of his travels throughout the country, he saw a mirrored cube in a shop priced at $60. He decided to buy the parts and make

Over the Mountains

Mountains, moonshine, and miles of attractions and scenic views — it doesn’t take much to sell me on a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. After making the six-hour drive from Evansville to Gatlinburg last December, we arrived at the Hilton Garden

Let’s Bowl

Bowling lanes have been a home for Matt Sanders from a very young age. Growing up at Arc Lanes, where his father was once the general manager, Sanders (a graduate of F.J. Reitz High School and Marian University, Indianapolis) bowled

Passion to Serve

In 2010, the physical therapy students in the doctorate program at the University of Evansville were itching to put their skills to use. After spending a summer working with licensed physical therapists practicing out-patient therapy, two students decided they could

Coastal Getaway

Florida’s Gulf Coast has long been a favorite beach destination for sun seekers in southwestern Indiana. After all, you can be on the beach in just over nine hours. Last year, a quicker option was introduced by Allegiant Airlines —

For Pietà’s Sake

A mausoleum on the grounds of a cemetery isn’t the first place one would go to view an impressive piece of art, but that is exactly what can be found inside the Chapel of Remembrance at Alexander Memorial Park. On

Hubcap Shrine

In some ways, the small building that stood at 801 E. Walnut Street was a shrine to the hubcaps sold at the business.  Opened in 1978 by Mekki Omaar Maalik — known to many Evansville residents as Mickey or “The

People and their Pets

Erin Miller starts her evenings at home with a “Good evening, ladies and gentleman” greeting to her four rabbits. The Evansville resident and development communications coordinator for Easterseals Rehabilitation Center has owned rabbits for more than 20 years. Her first

Meet the Pets

People who have pets in their lives know the tremendous power our animals have in connecting us with feelings of well-being. Cats, dogs, service animals, and other furry, scaly, or feathered friends provide companionship and so much more by doing


Reflecting Our City

It should be no surprise that in the creative offices of Tucker Publishing Group math isn’t our forte. When confronted with the March/April 2019 issue, we knew we had hit a milestone but didn’t know exactly how it should be

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Egg-citing Tradition

Outside of the Children’s Room at Willard Library is a display case filled with egg ornaments; all are decades old. They are the work of former children’s librarian Margaret Maier (also known as Miss Margaret) and are a part of


Gulf Coast Treasure

At the southernmost tip of Alabama lies one of the South’s best-kept secrets: Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Spanning 27,000 acres between Mobile Bay and Pensacola, Florida, this pristine island strip boasts breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and


Living in Color

Mollie Timmons Gerling’s family was surprised when, in remission after a battle with colon cancer, she decided to begin painting. Looking back, however, her drive to paint was the continuation of an artful life and career. In the third grade

In Tune

Bluegrass music is not easy to define. Bill Monroe, considered the father of the genre, said: “It’s Scotch bagpipes and old-time fiddling. It’s Methodist and holiness and Baptist. It’s blues and jazz, and it has a high, lonesome sound …