May / June 2018

Evansville Living

Let’s Explore

Whether at home or abroad, the world is filled with places and people to discover. Aside from the actual travel itself, there is nothing better than the vicarious pleasure of living through others’ experiences. Indulge your wanderlust and look inside

Nestled on Lincoln

Amy Samm was not aware before she and her family moved into their home along Lincoln Avenue that she had many connections to the house before she ever stepped inside. The Samms — Amy, Bill, Jacob, Maggie, and Emily —

Commanding the Kitchen

Mike Reeder can remember the moment he fell in love with food. He was at his childhood friend Denny’s house watching him make an egg sandwich. The sandwich itself was nothing fancy — fried egg, white bread, a little mayo

Making an Experience

The Farmhouse Charm is about sharing stories, whether it is the stories of the makers the shop carries, stories of its customers, or the story of owner Kiersten Stahl and her husband Brad who live, farm, and run the shop

On the Farm

A barn loft is an unlikely place for an antique chandelier. But for Lisa Wilson, it was the perfect spot to place the namesake for the market she wanted to start on her family’s farm in Montgomery, Indiana. The Chandelier

From Scratch

Tara Gore already had her hands full making baked goods, sausage gravy, and more recipes from scratch, but it wasn’t enough for the owner of The Daily Grind. The restaurant located at 1 S.E. Ninth St. in the Evansville Teachers

Spinning Plates

Plate lunches were once a staple in any restaurant’s menu. While most have moved away from the classic meal, we found three restaurants that continue to offer daily specials, usually an entrée, vegetable, and other side, at throw-back prices. HORNET’S

Commanding the Kitchen

Mike Reeder can remember the moment he fell in love with food. He was at his childhood friend Denny’s house watching him make an egg sandwich. The sandwich itself was nothing fancy — fried egg, white bread, a little mayo

Lark in the Park

With 65 parks, 21 recreational areas, and more than a combined 2,500 acres of land, people wanting to get outdoors in Evansville can enjoy more than just a walk in the park. Summer months and warm weather aren’t the only

Center of Attention

In Focus

William Snyder has won four Pulitzer prizes throughout his career, but the famed photographer got his start shooting football games for The Gleaner in Henderson, Kentucky. At 14 years old, he shadowed a photographer working for the paper after receiving

Editor's Letter

Adventure Awaits

Travel. Besides the weather, it is one of the things we talk about (and dream about) the most. While there are all sorts of myths about the American traveler, statistics published by the U.S. Travel Association back up the fact

Check It Out

Blast in the Past

Put on your best Gatsby attire and step back into the Roaring Twenties at the Grapes on the Grass Soiree that will kick off the weekend for the 13th Historic Newburgh Wine, Art & Jazz Festival presented by Evansville Living

Market Days

Nothing else signifies the beginning to warmer weather and summer months like the start of local farmers markets with their fresh produce and local goods. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday from May 18 until Sept. 28, the



Purple Aces basketball fans are buzzing with excitement for the 2018-19 season already. And though the team won’t hit the court for their first game for a few months, the city can’t stop talking about University of Evansville’s new men’s

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

On the Corner

Usually referred to as the General Cigar Building, the four-story brick building at the corner of Second and Court streets serves as the home of Tucker Publishing Group, the Girl Scouts of Southwestern Indiana, Lieberman Technologies, and Home Instead. The

Digging In

For the Greater Good

The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and has made giving back to the community a priority since the beginning. As one of the largest master gardener associations in the state, SWIMGA boasts around


Fight for Life

There is just something about Lori Sullivan Lofton. Her energy is palpable, her smile infectious, and she knows no boundaries when going after what she wants. But she wasn’t always such a powerful force — at least not quite this


Never Forget

“Then they traded Kay for Bunny.” For Evansville residents, this is how the story of Mesker Park Zoo’s first elephant Kay ends. While most have been content with the explanation of the transfer, something about the vague story did not

Chain Reaction

New Attraction

We love our morning coffee and doughnuts, and there are plenty of places for us to get our fix. On Feb. 14, a new contender, Dunkin’ Donuts, opened up at 3960 N. First Ave., returning the national chain to Evansville for the

Online Exclusives

New Kid on the Block

At the end of March, the University of Evansville announced the appointment of Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz as the institution’s 24th president following the retirement of Thomas Kazee. As he finishes his duties as dean and professor of law at Stetson