November / December 2016

Evansville Living

Our Winter Traditions

It’s just not the holidays without ___________? Ask anyone to complete this sentence, and you likely will receive an array of answers. Often passed down from generation to generation, traditions bring people together, remind us of what’s important, and give

Hidden History

While most people know of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural genius, many are not aware his protégée William Wesley Peters was instrumental to most of Wright’s creations. Dr. James Renne — a retired orthopedic surgeon who practiced at Deaconess Hospital and

Standing Ovation

Santa Claus has a lot of names to add to his nice list this Christmas. Thanks to an outpouring of community support and donations, the Santa statue that once welcomed visitors to Evansville via U.S. Highway 41 again is greeting

Family Ties

Deoxyribonucleic acid, otherwise known as DNA — have you considered testing yours to discover your family story? I tested with AncestryDNA, the world’s largest consumer DNA database. AncestryDNA promises to uncover your ethnic mix, discover distant relatives, and find new

Naturally Enlightened

Morgan Steckler, 18, is a senior at Signature School. In June, she traveled with fellow members of Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana for an environmental service-learning opportunity to Costa Rica. After a five-hour plane ride, I marched off the plane

Indiana Rocks

Some of the world’s finest limestone can be found in quarries tucked in hills of the towns of nearby Bloomington and Bedford, Indiana. Located in Bloomington, Empire Quarry is the most famous quarry in the area, having provided nearly 19,000

Udderly Delicious

Although only open for a few months, Franklin Street’s new ice cream shop has created a following of loyal customers, with some visiting as often as three times a week. One regular customer is Evansville resident Trish Jeffries, who says

A Cut Above

Evansville is a foodie city. While our city offers many opportunities for trying new dishes and types of food, many seek the comfort of classic dishes and favorites that never change. For the patrons of Cork ‘N Cleaver, known simply

Fully Loaded

Lamasco Bar and Grill, 1331 West Franklin St., impresses customers again with its loaded nachos, which are a big seller and a crowd favorite. Lamasco’s kitchen manager Amber Newman says, “We make our nachos with green pepper, onion, tomatoes, lettuce,

Center of Attention

Water Warrior

Growing up along the banks of the Ohio River in Evansville, Adam Ellenstein quickly found a comfort in the water. He remembers his grandmother Jeanne Ellenstein’s pool and swimming there as a child. “I always have felt a real sense

Editor's Letter

Party Slush and Celebrating Our City

Where has the year gone? Wasn’t it just summer? Not even a few weeks ago, we still were wearing shorts and sandals around town. But we change gears quickly around here, especially when it’s time to celebrate the holidays. Long

Chew On This

Chew on This

Mellow Mushroom, 101 W. Second St., Owensboro, KY, is now open. The restaurant offers appetizers, salads, specialty pizzas, sandwiches, desserts, and lunch specials. Nibbles Kerry Chesser, owner of KC’s Timeout Lounge, located in front of Washington Square Mall on South


Back to School

Traveling to Washington, D.C., from Southern Indiana is no small feat, especially when the 730-mile trek is in a tour bus. However, a September trip to the nation’s capital was worth the effort for a group from Lyles Station, Indiana.


Barre None

Like most Mondays after class dismisses, Deena Laska-Lewis steps onto the dimly lit stage in the gymnasium of Caze Elementary School amid a gaggle of giggly girls to lead Pirouette Project, a program she started to give underprivileged girls the

Artful Living

On a Limb

Decorating Christmas trees is an event many look forward to around the holidays. Some may wait until after the celebration of Thanksgiving to pull out boxes of glass or handmade ornaments, while others eagerly set up trees in early November.