May / June 2017

Evansville Living

Our Favorite Small Town

More than 200 years ago, John Sprinkle did what many residents living along the Ohio River do in the spring — he climbed onto a boat and floated along the waterway.  Traveling east from Henderson County, Kentucky, a bit of high

House of History

Almost two years ago, Troy Wells and Bill Bell moved into the latest of a long line of houses together. The Rutledge/Gudgel House, located in downtown Newburgh, Indiana, would prove to be a challenge; but with their 25 years of

Downtown Aesthetic

Sometimes a change of scenery can offer a whole new perspective. The Barefoot Cottage owner Beth Martin and her staff have experienced that and more through the move from a location on Fruitwood Lane to the former Secret Garden location

Drink Paradise

For more than 100 million years, species of orchids have grown in tropical regions around the world. They have been used in perfumes, spices, and even some medicines. At Bonefish Grill, 6401 E. Lloyd Expressway, they set off a perfect

Home-Cooked Hospitality

The smell of home cooking amid a neighborly atmosphere is drawing long lines of locals to Kite & Key Café, 2301 W. Franklin St. Nestled along West Franklin Street, the year-old breakfast spot is best-known for its signature corned beef

Serving Up Change

In 2014, Raffi Manna got out of the kitchen, but quickly realized he craved the heat. Less than a year later, Manna would don the chef’s hat once more in his next venture on the restaurant scene, Oasis Café, 5702

On The Hill

One of Marta Hollen’s fondest memories of Hilltop Inn is sitting on the end of the bar drinking Shirley Temples while her grandfather Earl “Bud” Hudson tended the bar. “It always made me feel so grown up,” she says with

Social Graces

At a Monday lunch this spring, Willard Library Executive Director Greg Hager left with two banker’s boxes neatly packed with more than a century’s worth of notes. Filled with bound books of minutes, pictures, and bags of program booklets, the

Behind the Lens

When Jessica MacLeod began working as a primary healthcare provider to homebound patients in Evansville, Patrick O’Connor knew he wanted to film it. MacLeod agreed, and O’Connor created his award-winning documentary “The Invisible Patients.” “In her telling, she described a

Watering Hole

If you’ve been along Main Street Downtown during your hectic lunch hour, you may have seen a marble fountain near the corner of Main and Third streets. If you’re uninitiated in vintage equine refreshment, then you may not recognize it

The One and Only

It was 50 years ago today (rather June 1, 1967), The Beatles introduced the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album to the world. The record produced favorites like “With a Little Help from My Friends,” “A Day In

Center of Attention

Bison-tennial Tribute

Hundreds of years ago, bison herds were no strange sight to the first European settlers entering lands now known as Indiana. Generally symbolic of the Great Plains, the large grazers also were common in the Hoosier state; so much so

Editor's Letter

The Long Drive To Newburgh

Not long ago my husband and I met a fellow swim parent, Jill, at the Old Lock & Dam Building in Newburgh, Indiana. Todd agreed to lend his PA equipment for her son’s birthday party, planned for the weekend along

Chew On This

Chew on This

Gangnam Korean, 518 Main St., is now open Sunday through Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday for dinner. Their menu features Korean cuisine like rice and noodle dishes, seafood, and sushi rolls. Agaves Mexican Grill, 2003 Stapp Drive, Henderson,

Check It Out

Walk of Life

One in three women and one in two men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life, the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer, aims to change this.

Evansville in Bloom

April showers bring May flowers; and May flowers bring a weekend of leisurely fun in June. The Southwest Indiana Master Gardener Association (SWIMGA) will host the 2017 Tour de Fleur Garden Walk June 24 and 25. Fourteen crafted gardens in

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Golden Age

Walking through Oak Hill Cemetery, one would be hard pressed to find a connection to the Memorial Day extravaganza we know as the Indianapolis 500. Even standing in front of the grave of Edwin Aleon, there still is little to


Culture Walk

When you dine at Bluebeard, the bellwether restaurant that heralded Fletcher Place’s position as one of Indianapolis’s up and coming neighborhoods, your bill is presented in a paperback book. My bill arrived in the restaurant’s namesake novel, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s

Ace on the Court

Easter weekend provided a brief reprieve for 17-year-old Lukas Greif. A native of Evansville, Greif made the trek from Indianapolis to spend time with friends and family over the holiday in Newburgh, Indiana. As a high-school tennis standout living and


Say HOLA to Summer

Here’s a summer challenge for your family: bite into a hot-pepper-filled burrito, soar through a bounce house, and listen to Grammy-nominated musicians. This year you can do it all in one day, at one place — the HOLA Festival and


Sewing with Sass

“Stupid Dishes.” “Good Things Come to Those Who Bake.” “I’m Sorry for What I Said When I was Hungry.” Cooks can add a little laughter to their kitchens with local artisan Lydia Fulp’s handmade home décor that features these witty

Online Exclusives

Link Up

To show how stories in the May/June 2017 issue of Evansville Living fit into the broader world, this edition of Link Up brings the Internet to you. Evansville native Edwin Aleon competed in three Indianapolis 500 races in the Golden Age