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May / June 2009

Evansville Living

Parade of Honor

Jessica Ellington is silent as she browses through photographer Mark McCoy’s images of the day she returned home from Iraq after a nine-month deployment. On that sunny morning last November, Ellington, 26, was riding atop a fire truck, the eighth vehicle in a parade that brought home more than 300 Tri-State soldiers deployed with the 76th Infantry Brigade of the Indiana National Guard.

Parade of Honor

Jessica Ellington is silent as she browses through photographer Mark McCoy’s images of the day she returned home from Iraq after a nine-month deployment. On that sunny morning last November, Ellington, 26, was riding atop a fire truck, the eighth vehicle in a parade that brought home more than 300 Tri-State soldiers deployed with the 76th Infantry Brigade of the Indiana National Guard.

An Ancient Shoe Isn’t Just For Russell Crowe

When dedicated follower of fashion Isabella Fine browsed the pages of her spring fashion and lifestyle magazines, including Vogue and Vanity Fair, she noticed immediately the Grecian style of footwear making a comeback this season — gladiator sandals. What struck Fine most about this trend was the recollection of a photo that’s been in her family for years.

At Home in Garden

When Jeff and Pat Swan relocated to Evansville four years ago from their longtime home in Baton Rouge, La., their home furnishings weren’t the only things packed up and moved. Much of what was rooted in their backyard came, too. Into a large moving van went fig trees, magnolias, elephant ears, antique sugar-cane kettles, an heirloom rose bush from coastal Louisiana, and a wide variety of perennials that thrive in the hot and humid seasons of the South.

Weather’s Worth

On Dec. 24, 2004, a record-setting 19.3 inches of snow covered the Tri-State in one day, but the snow that fell on Jan. 27, 2009, caused far more damage. The five inches of snow, combined with an inch of solid ice, led to power losses for tens of thousands of Evansvillians, who relied on the warm outreach and homes of their friends, families, and neighbors for support as some outages lasted for a week. More than 100 counties in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois declared states of emergency, and more than 30 people died.

Weather Watch

In Evansville, the weather offers plenty to discuss — wicked winter wind chills, spring storms, and the summer humidity. Here, we look beyond the daily highs and the chance of rain. How does the weather define our city? We’ve teamed up with the local weather experts at 14WFIE to give you a glimpse of how the weather impacts our lives. Changing Weather

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Clean Start

While her more popular classmates were trying out for the Honey Bears dance team at Evansville Central High School in the early 1980s, Megan Holley, a self-described loner, was hunched down in a seat at the North Park cinema, watching the latest movie.