September / October 2018

Evansville Living

Living in Paradise

Standing in the backyard of Dr. Otto and Jayne Susec’s home, one easily could forget they are in southern Indiana. Surrounded by hibiscus, oleander, elephant ears, banana trees, various palm trees, and other tropical plants, the Susecs’ property is more

Meet Your Makers

The tradition of enjoying handmade products and buying locally crafted items thrives in southern indiana. From leather goods and woodwork to jewelry and goat’s milk soap, there are many ways to indulge in the hard work of local people. Delve in,

The Lake House

The 6 acres of land with Lake Talahi frontage is just the beginning of the amenities offered by this stately home in McCutchanville. Recently renovated with 8,705 square feet, the home is perfect for families who love to entertain, not

Free Range

It seemed to be the perfect spot for just about anything, says Stephanie Peckenpaugh. The former location of Jeff Dikes Farm Market along Highway 57 would be the ideal space for Stephanie and her husband Aaron to do just about

Der Steinmetz

North of Downtown Evansville, in what was once known as the area of Lamasco, Locust Hill Cemetery sits high along rolling hills next to Kratzville Road. The property was the former homestead of the Robert Smith family in the mid

French Connection

A common assumption about the Tri-State is most of our ancestors were of German and Irish descent. But before the Germans and the Irish settled here, our land belonged to a third party — the French. A sign located on

Head West

We were tucked in the comfy confines of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, having already visited the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum (in Ballpark Village) and enjoyed an hour-long dinner at the hotel’s Brewhouse Historical

Chop Shop

There’s never a stranger who walks through the door of New Boston Tavern. Owner Rick Fortwendel knows all his patrons — if not by name, then he does remember the face. “People love that we’re a smaller place, love our

More is More

 “I remember one Christmas, I got an easy-bake oven, and I wanted to bake everything all at the same time,” says Patricia Jackson. “I think it all started there.” Beginning with an easy-bake oven and pre-made cake mixes, the Evansville

Diamonds Are Forever

Blessed with the “gift of gab” as she calls it, the passion and energy radiating off Chastity Berry-Everett is contagious. An Evansville native, she has built her career in the YMCA program. The senior community outreach director of after school

Hook, Line, Sinker

In Newburgh, Indiana, the “Hot Fiddlers!” neon sign along Indiana 662 is a beacon, drawing in diners into the establishment tucked into the hillside. After all, it is well known throughout the town and Evansville that if you want hot

Editor's Letter

Summer’s Last Days

Along with the interlude to summer that came in late August — when temperatures normally soar, we were treated to several days of mid 70s and low humidity — my aunt Maddie (Madeline), uncle Doug (Nelson Douglas), and cousin Dennis

Chew On This

Chew on This

Charlie’s Mongolian Barbeque, which recently closed, is getting a second life in the newly opened Charlie’s Café, 315 E. Diamond Ave., serving up breakfast and sandwiches. Diners in Henderson, Kentucky, now can get a taste of southern comfort food with the


To Be Continued

With the dropping temperatures and changing leaves over the next few months, something wicked this way comes — the second annual Haunted Historic Evansville tour. We shared some of the stories from last year’s tour in the September/October 2017 cover

Cheap Eats

Trendy Tacos

It seems Evansville can’t shake its craving for street tacos. With authentic, Mexican-style taquerias popping up all over the city, there is a lot to taco-bout in the area’s food scene. El Paisano Grocery and Taqueria 225 S. Green River

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

To the Skies

In October 1928, Evansville was preparing to take to the air. The city already had agreed to purchase more than 200 acres around the Heerdink farm along the Dixie Bee Highway and Petersburg Road for a municipal airport. The sale

Art Talk

True Colors

While Connie Bell and her two daughters Jan Rhea Unfried and Nikki Pritchett all are painters and artists, the Evansville natives never considered doing an exhibit together — though they had collaborated a lot early on — until others began


15 Seasons and Counting

Running is more than putting one foot in front of the other; it is about the mental strength to get to the finish line. Completing a half-marathon means having that mental strength and endurance for 13.1 miles. This seems like


House and Home

It is hard to pinpoint the moment Kevin Titzer’s latest art project truly began. The Evansville native’s series of sculptural houses made of gathered recycled materials technically started in Guadalajara, Mexico. The previous year, Titzer worked with a theater group,

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Presidential Treatment

It is not every day a sitting president of the United States visits Evansville — but it is not the first time we’ve welcomed the Commander in Chief. Evansville’s Downtown businesses and the city itself scurried to prepare for President