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May / June 2018

Features

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.

Arts and Events

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 sit well with Erin Gibson. “I’ve always been like, ‘Well, what happened to Kay?’” says the Posey County native.

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 400 members and covers Posey, Gibson, Warrick, and Vanderburgh counties. “Our master gardeners have very diverse knowledge, talents, and interests,” says Tony Buccilli, president of SWIMGA. “We have experts in everything from bees, to flowers, to vegetables, to grass, to pesticides, to trees.”

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 Barn Market — a juried antique, art, and makers vendor show held in three different barns and various tents on the farm — began in the fall of 2014 after Wilson and her husband Dennis decided they wanted to bring what they had seen throughout the country to southern Indiana.

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 a camera as a gift from his parents to take with him on a trip to Europe.

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.

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 incentives to get out of the house and to your local park. Events throughout the season give families and community members the chance to fully take advantage of park perks.

Business and Industry

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 their property located at 7212 Olmstead Road.

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 first time in several years. Since then, Dunkin’ Donuts has seen countless customers come through the door for a taste of everything from coffee to baked goods and breakfast sandwiches. Other offerings include hot tea and espresso. However, owner and manager Nick Patel says 45 percent of customers come for the doughnuts.

About the Magazine

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 that Americans like to travel. Last year, Americans took 1.8 billion person-trips. (Two people in one car going on vacation are two-person trips.) The population of the U.S. is 325.7 million — that equates to more than five and one-half trips per person per year.

Epilogue

Homecoming

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 basketball coach, Walter McCarty. “I don’t think you can contain the excitement to just the UE community as Walter has people from all around the Tri-State pledging their support,” says UE director of athletics Mark Spencer.

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 current building was completed in 1923, and housed the General Cigar Company until the 1950s.

Education

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 travel journals from six local adventurers.

Departments

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 powerful.

Dining

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 — but he was hooked. “It was the first time I had ever had olive oil. He cracks this egg, mixes it up, throws it in there, and sizzles it. It was beautiful,” says Mike. “That’s how I got started loving food, because of Denny and his fried egg sandwich.”

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.

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 NEST 11845 Petersburg Road, 812-867-2386

Features

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 — but he was hooked. “It was the first time I had ever had olive oil. He cracks this egg, mixes it up, throws it in there, and sizzles it. It was beautiful,” says Mike. “That’s how I got started loving food, because of Denny and his fried egg sandwich.”

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 University’s College of Law, Gulfport, Florida, Pietruszkiewicz visited Evansville on May 9 to sit down with various media outlets.