November / December 2019

Evansville Living

A Spacious Setting

Sitting on 1.34 sweeping acres, the home at 6929 Newburgh Road has the best of both worlds. While the property feels secluded and private, it also boasts a convenient location with quick and easy access to neighbors, shopping, and local

12 Doors of Christmas

The Evansville area is known for its eclectic architectural styles from Tudor and Victorian to Colonial and Italianate, and nothing shows off this variety like when front doors are dressed in their holiday finest. During Evansville Living’s first year of

Keep Rockin’

KC Chesser and Chad Brady don’t give up easily. When the two purchased the former Bud’s Harley Davidson property at 2124 W. Franklin St., they knew they wanted a place not only with good food, but a thriving entertainment scene.

New Homecoming

There are many things that go into the completion of an Idea Home project — from architects designing the home to contractors and vendors working together to create the perfect living space that fits the needs of a local family.

Full Circle

Christmas cards make great mementos and often are sentimental, but they tend to pile up as the years go by, making them the perfect material to repurpose for holiday crafting. We gathered up our old cards and used them to

Documenting the Past

There has long been speculation about what was stored in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) room of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Now, the University of Southern Indiana, Vanderburgh County Commissioners, Veterans Council of Vanderburgh County, and Sons of

Nature Lover

A love of nature and animals came easy to Lauren Norvell — growing up in rural Gibson County, she found an early passion for the outdoors and animals. “You tend to find the environmental activists are those people who formed

Brew City

Nashville, Tennessee, and music go together like Johnny Cash and June Carter. But as one of the fastest growing cities in the south, the Music City is expanding its reputation. On a recent trip to Nashville, I passed up the

Raising Their Voice

When a victim of sexual abuse within one of nine surrounding Tri-State counties is ready to disclose information to authorities, the first step always is at Holly’s House. With in-house detectives and a full multi-disciplinary team, Holly’s House provides a

Daily Bread

Stephen and Julia Georgesen know how to stay busy in retirement. The couple completed their fifth year at the farmer’s markets this summer, baking breads, kuchens, and sweet rolls through their venture Flour Power. All of the bread, except the

Glaze Craze

When it comes to tasty breakfast treats, it’s hard to beat a doughnut. And Parlor Doughnuts in Downtown Evansville strives to bring a layered twist to the classic. “As a doughnut lover, I have traveled the country to experience the

Square Meals

Libby & Mom's Cafe 2 Richardt Ave., 812-437-3040 Libby & Mom’s Cafe has a dedicated group of regular customers, and they are rewarded with a personalized mug that hangs on the wall waiting for their next visit. Elizabeth Lunceford, the

In Remembrance

On Dec. 14, more than 1,600 cemeteries across all 50 U.S. states will take part in wreath-laying ceremonies through Wreaths Across America, including the city of Evansville’s Oak Hill Cemetery. While Wreaths Across America first started in 1992 at Arlington

Editor's Letter

The Doors

In December 1999, Art Director Laura Mathis and photographer Fred Reaves drove the area photographing holiday doors that caught their attention. Nineteen years later photographer Zach Straw repeated the exercise. For Laura and Fred, it was only the second photo

Chew On This

Chew on This

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 2102 N. Green River Road, is open and offering a variety of smoothies, flatbreads, wraps, and sandwiches. The Kentucky-based pizza and wing joint, Mister B’s, has opened an Evansville location at 1340 Hirschland Road. Sugar Fix has


Crosstown Showdown

Facing off on the basketball court is not a new tradition for the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville men’s basketball teams. And on Monday, Oct. 28, the two faced off once more on the hardwood at

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

The Jacobs of Jacobsville

History states that Hannah and Lt. George W. Jacobs arrived in the city of Evansville in 1818, after embarking on a flatboat down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh in 1817. The couple had been married only a year before they


Bill of Health

Mirroring metropolitan areas across the U.S., Evansville’s healthcare sector continues to grow, with new developments popping up in all areas of the city and Tri-State. From care for children and seniors to expertise in specialties like vision, orthopedics, and education,


Perfect Palette

Step into Amy Elliott Ubelhor’s studio, and you will be transported into a world of color. Growing up, her two kids Eli and Emma said it was like living inside a box of crayons. Every surface possible in her studio

Light It Up

It was a coincidence that Scott Schoenike found an old postcard of the Victory Theatre on eBay. The original postcard showed him exactly what he had been searching for — the look of the former vertical marquee attached on the

Business Front

Blight Combat

Evansville has taken the reigns on tackling the problems of abandoned and vacant blight properties throughout the city, especially in the urban core neighborhoods. With the city’s Blight Elimination Program and Land Bank efforts, significant progress has been made. “As

Embrace It

On Nov. 5, Kaitlin Moore Morely won her bid for an at-large seat on the Evansville City Council. The people behind parts of the campaign’s marketing weren’t a large firm or even seasoned marketing veterans. It was a group of

Sock Hop

In October 2019, a truck carrying more than 25,000 pairs of socks rolled into Evansville. Donated by Bombas, the “buy a pair, donate a pair” sock manufacturer, these socks now are available to all EVSC students through Hangers, an EVSC


Forging On

Benton Frisse always has several irons in the fire. The New Harmony, Indiana, native and blacksmith forges tools of all kinds through his business River City Forge & Tool. While he still works full time in e-commerce for Mead Johnson,

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