November / December 2017

Evansville Living

Eat, Drink, & Be Merry

The fall and winter months are about gathering — whether it is for family holidays, out-of-town visitors, or long-time friends, one thing is for certain: we like to get together during this time of year. No matter the guests, occasion,

Into the Woods

The plans for Nathan and Noelle Mominee’s dream home were not ones that were finished quickly. In fact, the couple took the better part of three years putting their ideal home down on paper before they even found a site

Ring in the Season

There’s nothing quite so welcoming as a beautiful wreath hanging on your door. The history of wreaths dates back to ancient Rome and Greece when the decoration was worn to indicate occupation, rank, and achievements — back then, laurel was the

Wild Card

If you ask Peggy Kincaid how long she’s been a member of the Evansville Duplicate Bridge Club, she’ll say not that long. Ask anyone else, and they’ll inform you Kincaid has been a member for 12 to 15 years —

Driving Miss Winnie

Brian Wildeman hardly can sit at an intersection these days without drivers shouting out compliments about his new ride. The new addition to his landscape business Wilde Horticulture isn’t new at all. It’s a fully restored 1949 Chevrolet 6400 farm

Spring to Life

Wander into the courtyard of McGary Middle School on a fall or spring Wednesday afternoon and you will see kids running through sprinklers, pulling weeds, loading wheelbarrows, and picking vegetables from various garden beds. The students are part of McGary’s

Home Spirits

What is a broke college kid supposed to do when he wants good vodka but can afford only cheap spirits? In Adam Quirk’s case, he infused his own. “I would buy cheap vodka and filter it through a Brita pitcher,

Fall Flavors

Oh no, summer’s over! No more farm fresh veggies and produce for another six months at least. Can I keep up my healthy eating trend without these choices? Of course. Fall not only comes with all things pumpkin and delightful

Raising the Steaks

When Harold and Carolyn Nix opened Western Ribeye in 1975 at 1401 N. Boeke Road, the menu offered only small, medium, or large rib-eye steaks; baked potatoes; and a salad bar — only the second offered in the city of

Breakfast of Champions

On a Tuesday night in February, Renee and José Jimenez quietly opened Nellie’s Restaurant in Newburgh, Indiana, without any announcement. The next day, the restaurant was bombarded by eager customers lined out the door and starved for a taste of

Center of Attention

Expanded Experience

EVSC Foundation executive director Maureen Barton finds she is challenged by narrowing the foundation’s purpose into a one-minute speech to new people. “We are not a one-issue, student benefit organization,” she says. “We tackle everything from poverty and hardships to

Editor's Letter

Best Guests

What was the most memorable party you’ve ever been to or hosted? Now, think of that question as you ponder the “Party of the Century,” Truman Capote’s famous Black and White Ball held on Nov. 28, 1966, to honor Katherine


Cosmic Wonder

The temperature was a hot and humid 93 degrees in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, on Monday, Aug. 21. Only a few minutes out of the car, I already was sweating as I, Staff Photographer Zach Straw, and Marketing and Circulation Coordinator Jordan

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Christmas on Main

In a time before malls and online shopping, the holiday season in Evansville meant you were in need of a trip Downtown. The stores were not only for Christmas shopping, but also places to see holiday window displays and decorations.


Fighting an Epidemic

The U.S. is in the midst of a public health crisis that kills approximately 142 people every day (1), sparking an epidemic on a local, state, and national level. The culprit is opioids. On Oct. 26, President Donald Trump declared

Florida Pearl

▲ SUGAR SAND -  Below right, Marjorie Wildeman, 3, of Evansville, is lifted to ring the dinner bell at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Sandpearl is known for its beautifully landscaped lagoon pool, top, and its pristine beach dotted


The Sound of Christmas

After the Thanksgiving feast is cleared away, telltale signs appear proving it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Whether it’s the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual Peppermint Pops, Bunny Bread Candy Cane Express, Handel’s “Messiah,” or Evansville Ballet’s production of

Music Notes

Melodic Virtue has been a name Aaron Tanner has recycled since his early forays into creative businesses. It began with a record label, which quickly turned into a graphic design business. Now, it continues as Tanner steps into the world


Mystery Solved

Caroline Fardig had a bit of a problem — every time she finished reading a book, she found herself thinking of how she would have ended the story instead. “I was doing that over and over again,” says the Boonville

Artful Living

Hang On

From framing to spacing, there is much to consider before hanging a piece of artwork and putting a hole in your wall. “There are a lot of rules to follow if you go down that rabbit hole of Googling things,”


Culture Club

Stuff makes a big difference — especially when you are selling a home or trying to move into a new one. As my close friends know, I have a lot of stuff in my garage. It’s not a maze of

Online Exclusives

Nothing Bundt The Best!

Professional caterer Denise Rapp mixed up several delicious dishes for our cover shoot of the November/December issue. One particular recipe that intrigued our taste buds was her Pumpkin Bundt Cake. We asked Rapp to share her recipe with us, which