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September / October 2017

Evansville Living

Haunted History

"Based on a true story” is quite the clichéd movie phrase these days, used to pique interest in the latest picture on the big screen. But when it comes to chilling stories told around campfires and in darkened rooms, it


▲ #RockOut Residents in Evansville may have noticed colorful rocks popping up throughout the city. The rock painting trend began with the Evansville Rocks! Facebook group, which now has more than 6,000 members. Followers of the group paint rocks with

Coming Home

By Nov. 3, 1917, the U.S. was just shy of its seventh full month of involvement in the First World War. James Bethel Gresham, a 24-year-old Army corporal from Evansville, was assigned to the Artois trench in northern France with

From the Ashes

There was a gaping hole in the roof of the building sitting at the corner of Third Avenue and Columbia Street. Abandoned for many years and far from its former glory as a home for firefighters, Firehouse No. 8 was

New Bloom

When Dana Freeman is asked why she opened The Red Poppy, 4910 Lincoln Ave., she has an easy answer. “I always just knew after working for people in small, locally-owned shops that this was for me,” she says. “I feel

Comida con Cultura

Abraham Brown and Ezequiel Campos wanted good, authentic Mexican tacos. To fully satisfy this craving, they were driving either three hours north to Indianapolis or two hours south to Nashville, Tennessee. “One day, we were reflecting on how those tacos

Sweet as Pie

When Bobbie Weatherford was a young girl, she would watch in awe as her grandmother concocted her own special homemade versions of southern-style desserts to sweet perfection — without even measuring any of the ingredients. With their grandma’s handwritten recipe

The Big Cheese

The Tri-State Food Bank is appealing to those in the River City who love cheesy pasta. On Oct. 28, the organization will host the Mac & Cheese Festival, pitting local connoisseurs of the dish against one another to raise funds

Soul Food

 Picture a traditional Christian church built in 1855 and images of hymn singing and solemn praying might come to mind. At Zion United Church of Christ in Downtown Evansville, however, activities like Kundalini yoga, reflexology, and vegan cooking are the

Keep Poppin’!

In the Hoosier state, popcorn is as beloved as basketball. From the famed Orville Redenbacher to the town named after the salty snack, Indiana residents love their popcorn. Of the 25 states in the U.S. that specifically grow corn for

The Beat Goes On

It’s second nature for Kirsten Wagmeister — when she walks into a building, she tries to spot an automated external defibrillator unit, or AED. After three years on the HeartSaver committee, it’s all a part of the goal to place

Good Vibrations

The first year Al Crim began his beekeeping hobby in 2005, he found only one swarm of bees. This year already, Crim has found 25 swarms. His secret? Dowsing. For three years, Crim has been a member of the Tri-State

Gold Standard

Many people may look at a gold-colored, 1993 Volvo 240 sedan and think it far from dependable. But that’s not how Pete Popham sees it. The ’90s Volvo often seen parked at his business, Popham Construction along Covert Avenue, has

Editor's Letter

The Eclipse and Other Shadows

Where were you in the early afternoon of Aug. 21? To catch the solar eclipse, my husband and I had a picnic in the lounge chairs on the south side of our lawn. As the sun sprinkled eclipse shadows across

Chew On This

Chew on This

The Tin Man Brewing Company, 1430 W. Franklin St., reopened its taproom on Aug. 26 and once again is pouring up pints, cans, growlers, and crowlers with limited hours of 3-10 p.m. Thursdays, 3-11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays,


Lincoln Land

To be a Hoosier is to know and love Abraham Lincoln, and residents of southern Indiana know better than anyone the impact the former president had on the area. Nothing made this more obvious than last year’s authentication of Lincoln’s

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

On the Gridiron

In January 1924, as the new Bosse High School on the East Side opened, faculty members petitioned the school board to name the athletic field “Enlow Field” in honor of board member C.B. Enlow, a prominent banker, newspaper shareholder, and


Retracing the Past

July 20, 2016  At 10:45 in the morning, Leigh Ann and Larry Weinzapfel gathered up their two children, Lucas and Laci (17 and 14 at the time) and departed from Evansville on a planned trip to Russia. Though family vacations


Painting with Purpose

Just a few years ago, Deborah Matthews Murray never would have spent time behind a painter’s easel. So it may seem like quite the stroke of luck that today the Evansville native is using painting as a vehicle to experience

Summer in Music City

Many musicians call Evansville home, making our River City a vibrant music scene. But music lovers and artists of the area aren’t confined to southern Indiana — just a short drive south is Nashville, Tennessee, the music capital of the

Curb Appeal

Suburban Cottage

The Tudor Revival architectural style, one of the most pervasive looks in the history of American home styles in the last 100 years, has inspired home building in rural, urban, and suburban communities for decades. The Tudor style — named for

Anatomy of a Dish

True Grit

Indiana is known as the “Crossroads of America” for its interstates, but The Dapper Pig on Haynie’s Corner applies the state motto to its food as well. “It’s like the gateway of the South meets Midwest,” says the restaurant’s executive

Online Exclusives

Best of Evansville 2018

Vote for the Best of Evansville! Tell us the latest and greatest the city has to offer! The 17th annual Best of Evansville competition is your chance to vote for your favorites. So, what people and places stand out to

Comida con Cultura (En Español)

Abraham Brown y Ezequiel Campos querían tacos mexicanos auténticos. Para satisfacer su antojo, los dos manejaban tres horas hacia el norte a Indianapolis o dos horas hacia el sur a Nashville, Tennessee. “Un día, hablábamos de que los tacos eran