September / October 2020

Evansville Living

Perfect Pairs

Slip inside the front door of Entwined Wine & Cocktail Bar at 303 Main St. and it may seem as if you’ve stepped into a small wine bar in Sonoma, California, or Seattle, Washington. And it’s that exact experience owners

2020 Best of Evansville

The road to the 19th annual Best Of Evansville awards was different than any year before. COVID-19 has limited so many aspects of our lives in 2020, including the events, restaurants, bars, music, and art that weave their way through

True Original

It’s hard not to do a double take passing by Tom O’Niones’ home situated in Cambridge Village north of Evansville. The size of the home may be the first thing that catches your eye, or it could be the large

From the Ashes

You could say Matt Garnett was made for the firefighting life. The Engine 14 captain for the Evansville Fire Department was born at Welborn Hospital (now Welborn Plaza) the frigid night of the fire at the Upstage Dinner Theater in

A Fried Food Feast

The 99th annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival might be cancelled this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo all your favorite Fall Fest flavors. Let these local restaurants transport you back to the days of a

Sweet Life

Donnie Mays doesn’t like to bake the same thing twice. The real estate assistant from Evansville found a hobby in baking two years ago when he wanted to try macarons but could not find them. So, he decided to make

Worth the Wait

We thought it was almost time! Crews have been hard at work at the 2021 Evansville Living Idea Home and moving into the final construction and landscaping phases of the 12,000-plus-square-foot home. Due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19

Rare Find

It’s rare to find a home that is in a great location, move-in ready, low maintenance, and perfect for entertaining, but the condo at 4052 Fall Creek Drive has it all. “Attention to quality, from flooring to lighting, renders this

Drive-Thru Destination

Only a short drive from Evansville, Louisville, Kentucky, offers those searching for safe, seasonal fun an organic art installation — the Louisville Jack O’Lantern Spectacular. Hosted by the Louisville Parks Foundation at Iroquois Park from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1,

The Lone Woman

Along the western edge of Oak Hill Cemetery in section C, Lot 118 holds a lone grave along with a monument of a woman reaching toward the heavens. The name Gilbert is etched into the granite and the single member

In Plane Sight

It is more about the journey than the destination for Blair Wells. The 15-year-old junior at Castle High School has had a passion for aircraft for as long as he can remember. Today, his dedicated hobby is documented through an

Historic Facelift

After receiving the Indiana Landmarks’ Efroymson Family Endangered Places Grant, the Downtown Evansville Community Development Corporation recently partnered with Indiana Landmarks to investigate preservation options for the Atlantic Building on Fourth Street. The grant provided 80 percent of costs for

Speed Queen

 Jennifer Scales remembers a childhood filled with extreme rides. “As a family, our vacations were dune buggies, four-wheelers, and dirt bike trips. Around 5 or 6 years old, I would try everything my older brother would do,” says the owner

Backyard Tourists

There is little doubt these days many of us have more time on our hands. Of course, people are busy, too, working hard to sustain their businesses and innovate solutions, moving their kids, as we did recently to Indianapolis and


Homegrown Hero

In the midst of her second year with the Las Vegas Aces, WNBA star Jackie Young continues to be an inspiration to local players since her humble start at Princeton Community High School in her native Princeton, Indiana. “It’s really

Cheap Eats

Pretty in Pink

The old-fashioned feel of The Dairiette at 711 Atkinson St. in Henderson, Kentucky, doesn’t stop at the vintage pink walk-up exterior. The thin and crispy burgers, giant tenderloins, crinkle-cut fries, and ice cream also stoke nostalgia, especially for owner Alisa

Encyclopedia Evansvillia

A Witch in Evansville?

Over the years there have been tales of ghosts, haunted places, unexplained lights, and other supernatural happenings in Evansville, but in 1877 an Evansville woman was accused of being a witch. In November 1877, 68-year-old Caroline Pfeiffer was having a

Art Talk

Scream Machines

The smell of plywood takes Kevin Alvey back 35 years to when he was working at the Newburgh Civitan Zombie Farm. He blames the zombie farm for his obsession with monsters. Since 1998, Alvey has built monsters through his company


Day Trippin’

The Southern Indiana-Western Kentucky region is bountiful with some of the most accessible and beautiful nature spots. Current guidelines and precautions with COVID-19 have changed how travel looks for many. Instead of vacationing far away, take a moment to explore


The Music Man

The day that Robert Nicholls moved to Evansville from the U.K. during a gap year before beginning his musical education at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, the organ at First Presbyterian Church was dedicated. About four years later in

History Keepers

When Warrick County, Indiana, was formed in 1813, the county line stretched from as far east as Perry County all the way west to the Wabash River. Learn the bountiful history of our neighbor from its three museums. Newburgh Museum

Curb Appeal

A French Quarter Flair

Evansville’s historic Southeast First Street offers up views of some of the most unique residential architecture found in the city. “Walking down the brick street in the Downtown Historic Riverside District, a person can visualize living back in time,” says

Online Exclusives

History Meets Technology

Stage lights remain dark, plush seats unfilled, echoing rounds of applause have been replaced by the roar of cars driving outside. Since closing in March 2020 due to COVID-19, the Evansville Civic Theatre at 717 N. Fulton Ave. has experienced