November/December 2022

Evansville Living

A White Christmas In Green Bay

It comes as no surprise that fewer Americans than ever before will look out the window on Christmas day and see snow. This is due to massive population shifts since 1900, when Americans had a 33 percent chance of seeing

Is Your Refrigerator Running?

Local college football fans nowadays often watch bowl games from the comfort of their living rooms or favorite sports bars. Perhaps they travel to the game in California, Florida, and other sunnier locales. But there was a time when a

Pass the Plate, Please

Located just twelve miles north of Evansville in the small village of Warrenton, Indiana, The Log Inn was once a popular stop for stagecoach travelers commuting throughout southwestern Indiana along Old State Road. Now recognized as Indiana’s oldest restaurant, patrons

The Grass Is Greener

Julie and J.T. McCarty are no strangers to intricate, stunning landscaping. The owners of Colonial Classics have designed gorgeous residential gardens and premier outdoor spaces for decades. But when it comes to their own backyard, the McCartys leave no stone

Holiday Cheers

Imagine sitting by a fireplace with a drink that sparks the holiday spirit. River City bars and restaurants often mix unique cocktails and drinks for the holiday season. This winter, consider cozying up with a custom drink at Schymik’s Kitchen.

The Art of Chocolate

On a recent autumn afternoon, Ken and Melissa Robinson were up to their elbows in chocolate. Fashioning delicate treats from flavorful cacao and infusing them with the subtle hint of bourbon, the bonbon business keeps their Lexington, Kentucky, factory space
A typical American-dream house (without the white picket fence) bedazzled with lights

Lighting Up Lombard

Each December, if you find yourself turning south onto Lombard Avenue from Bellemeade Avenue on Evansville’s East Side, you undoubtedly are greeted by a cluster of lights on a distant lawn. What awaits in the 700 block of Lombard is

25 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

We enjoy everything about this season, but anticipation often is one of the most exciting parts. Just like an Advent calendar opens the door for 25 days of Christmas, Evansville Living presents 25 ways to make your holidays merry and

A Carmel Christmas

This holiday season, Indiana residents and visitors can experience the festive charm of traditional German markets in the Hoosier State. Named USA Today readers’ top U.S. holiday market in 2021, the Christkindlmarkt in Carmel, Indiana, offers 50 wooden huts of

Editor's Letter

An Advent Calendar Cover

Was it not just yesterday that I took down the family Christmas tree? No, really; it was yesterday. Some of you must feel the same way. Where has the year gone? Like those of you who work in retail or

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

Lost History

THE DRAMATIC FIRE that occupied the news for several days in mid-October 2022 marked the destruction of one of the most significant industrial sites in Evansville’s history. Over a period of 120 years, these buildings played a large role in

Community Partners


Hannah Wallace’s father once told her to always leave a place better than she found it. Two years ago, the Evansville native noticed litter frequently while driving her brother Grant around town. So, the pair decided to act and began

Good Living

In Broad Daylight

Near the intersection of North Green River Road and Daylight Drive sits a curious collection of smiling faces and fluid figures. Many drivers slow down as they pass by the nearly 70 sculptures decorating Bill Young’s Daylight Sculpture Garden. Young,

Winter Wonderland

Some woods possess secret magic. Like enchanted fairytale forests, they beckon visitors into whimsical worlds not found in the stark light of day. At the Winter Woods Spectacular in Louisville, Kentucky, frosty nights give way to 500 Christmas trees dotting

One Tree Promised Peace

Darmstadt, Indiana, in Vanderburgh County, holds some not-so-secret history if you know where to look. The German town is home to the International World War Peace Tree, a surviving symbol of the 1918 armistice, German Americans’ loyalty to the U.S.,

‘Unique, Quirky Little Vehicles’

In 1995, several British car enthusiasts gathered at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science to share their cherished motors with one another. Interest developed, friendships were formed, and an idea took root. Thus, the Southern Indiana Regional British


Beneath A Dome Of Lights

From the giant Christmas tree in the Atrium to the more modern Polar Express, French Lick Resort has some of the grandest holiday activities and displays in Southern Indiana. In fact, people from all over the country visit the resort


A photo of Luther Lewis

Phenom of the Opera

Luther Lewis III was just 17 years old when he stepped onto the Victory Theatre stage for the first time. The Signature School graduate’s choral performance in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s rendition of the French opera “Carmen” would be the
Wall of art at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

No Standing Still

Do stationary objects create energy? That’s just one question addressed by “Active Stillness: Four Centuries of Still Life Art,” the spectacular exhibition underway at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science through February 2023. On display through Feb. 19,
Students and performers rehearsing for the University of Evansville's performance of Cabaret.

The Show Goes On

The University of Evansville’s nationally acclaimed theatre program typically auditions 2,000 students each year and stages up to six productions — generating 34 performances — annually. Like with most things, the COVID-19 pandemic left a scar; UE theatre’s 2020 audition


Artful Gifting

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana begins its annual holiday fine art sale Nov. 12, filling the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at 212 Main St. with around 400 unique items by regional artists. “All locally crafted and created by local,

Artful Living

Family Tree

At Donna Logan's house, holiday cards don’t go in the trash. For more than 10 years, the Evansville resident puts the cards her family receives to good use. She adorns one of the nine Christ- mas trees she puts up


A room full of Evelyn Steinkulh's painting and artwork.

Painting Memory Lane

Evelyn Steinkuhl’s prints are a staple of Evansville. Self-taught, she often painted places she felt needed to be remembered, such as regional landmarks and schools, sitting for long stretches recreating sites throughout the region. She sometimes filled her oil paintings

Chain Reaction

A Fresh Start

Mixing a family restaurant and a sports bar, Bubba’s 33 restaurant chain that came to Evansville’s East Side in April has roots in Texas Roadhouse but a style — and menu — all its own. Kent “Bubba” Taylor, the founder

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Going the DI-stance

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