November/December 2023

Evansville Living

Natural Wonder

The name Vieth is synonymous with Evansville sports — so much that Vieth Lane skirts Deaconess Sports Park north of the city — but patriarch Bill Vieth’s love of the wild took center stage this year. Published this summer, “In

Silo of Serenity

What would you build if you could design your own home? Maybe you seek open space with the latest comforts. Perhaps simple, rustic living is your style. Or maybe, you crave a home that artfully merges every phase of life

Quiet Refinement

Have you ever passed by the quiet, leafy campus of La Charmant condos on Newburgh Road and wondered what’s inside? Longtime resident Dottie Shelton invites you in. The Henderson, Kentucky, native was working at Klein’s hair salon on Washington Avenue

A Treasure Trove

Gehlhausen prides itself on being a boutique and gift shop for all seasons and trends. Shoppers can choose to spend a small sum on a new treasure for the home or wardrobe, or a much bigger amount on fine furniture

Brimming With Style

Rhanda Carlile has worked in several industries — television news, skincare marketing, medical sales, and even rental properties — but she’s carved out a unique spot in Evansville’s Bourbon Barrel Boutique by hosting a hat bar. “I don’t like putting

In Holiday Spirits

Sitting down to a well-crafted drink is one of the best parts of attending holiday parties. Many turn to frothy eggnog or champagne cocktails, perhaps a hot buttered rum if the weather is chilly. But who says you have to

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

As the nights get longer and the days get colder, many of us crave contentedness. Thankfully you don’t have to upend your life to find it. Often, it’s small things — curling up in a quilt by a fire, adding

Cool-Weather Comfort Food

As summer turns to fall, the sun sets sooner, vacations are done for the time being, and thoughts wander toward the holiday season. It’s a common time to crave warm, savory food — perhaps as a balance against the nip

Simply Satisfying

Craving a home-cooked meal in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere to get you through the end of the week? Make a reservation for the Thursday Supper Club at Schymik’s Kitchen. The simple menu — a staple that helped make supper clubs popular

Call to Action

Southwestern Indiana floodplains are prime real estate for Hoosier wetlands, and a large swath is getting help from The Nature Conservancy. Founded in 1951, TNC is a science-based organization involved in conservation efforts in all 50 states and more than

Front and Center

Abby Wells was born with Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia Type 1B, a spinal motor neuron degeneration so rare that only 82 people in the world are diagnosed with it, but that’s not what defines her. For the past seven years, she has

Bagpipe Dream

Tad Dickel’s interest in bagpipes came from a variety of directions. The music major visited Scotland while studying at the University of Evansville’s Harlaxton campus in England. He also has some Scottish heritage. Then, in the mid-2000s, Dickel heard the

Cream of the Crop

Bill Spurling has one of seven 1930s Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupes left. Now, it’s earned another accolade: third place in the Pre-War American Classic Open class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This year’s contest was held Aug. 20 on

Editor's Letter

Creatures of Comfort

Welcome to the holiday season! Whether you are wondering where the year has gone or are counting the days until your first seasonal party, the holidays are here. This year, the editorial team decided to write about comfort and joy.


Midwest at its Best

Editor's Note: Wickman House announced it was for sale Nov. 22 after this issue of Evansville Living had published. There are few Midwestern vacation destinations more postcard-worthy than Door County, Wisconsin. Just ask the estimated 2.5 million visitors the Lake

Three Docs in a Garage

"It's for my granddaughter." That's a summary sentiment for the gifts of love and charity created by three men, bonded friends who render beautiful works of wood. They work together in a large lower level four-car garage at the Oak

A First Lady’s Reflections

Carol McClintock sounds almost giddy with excitement. "I'm going to be a Girl Scout leader," she says. The sheer joy in her voice clearly communicates her heartfelt anticipation to lead her 6-year-old great niece's troop. McClintock is embracing the end


The Power of Storytelling

A behind-the-camera presence in Evansville for decades, Stan Newman has a passion for storytelling. The 1965 graduate of Benjamin Bosse High School briefly worked at Whirlpool after being discharged from the U.S. Air Force. He says he “found out real

Backstage Pass

Aaron Tanner has made a name for himself by self-publishing visual history books about underground bands, and esteemed institutions are taking notice. After co-authoring his first book, “Pixies: A Visual History, Volume 1,” in 2014, “I was thinking there are

Waiting in the Wings

The Nutcracker ballet is a holiday staple, and Evansville’s two dance schools, The School of Ballet Indiana and Children’s Center for Dance Education, are planning for this season’s performances. Any Tri-State dancer can audition, and rehearsals start in September for

Curb Appeal

Lighted Spirit

After a successful inaugural season in 2022, Newburgh, Indiana's second decorating contest kicks off just in time for the holidays. With a friendly competitive spirit, homes and throughout the city limits go for gold to see who has the best

Online Exclusives

Hand Over Heart

Locust Hill Cemetery and Arboretum Veterans Day Service 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Locust Hill Cemetery & Arboretum, 3367 Kratzville Road Honor veterans throughout U.S. history at this service, which – in case of rain – will be held indoors at

This Weekend: Nov. 9-12

Editor’s note: Find more events at Evansville Living’s online calendar. Death of a Salesman 7:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 11; 2-5 p.m. Nov. 12, Benjamin Bosse High School Auditorium, 1300 Washington Ave. This Evansville Civic Theatre production follows the story

Hooligans for Life

Editor's Note: A condensed version of this interview appeared in the November/December issue of Evansville Living. Philip Lawrence is no stranger to performing. The middle child of concert promoter Phil Sr. and singer Cheryl, the Reitz Memorial High School alum