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September/October 2022

Evansville Living

A New Kind of Masterpiece

Homes are private, personal retreats, where you can shake off the day’s stress and relax with the people and things you love. They also can be works of art, as the stately new Victorian at 24 W. Jennings St. in

In Full Bloom

Owensboro, Kentucky, only a 40-mile drive southeast of Evansville, can feel like a world away. Known for its bluegrass music, tangy barbecue, and lively riverfront park, Owensboro also hosts a hidden gem in its Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. Spread across

Gaining Ground

As the sun grows a bit gentler, Tri-State residents will take to their gardens to pull weeds, prune shrubs, and prepare perennials. Autumn is a terrific time to get next year’s plants into the ground so they can take root

Lighting up the Town

Tri-State residents have a front row seat when the International Landscape Lighting Institute illuminates New Harmony, Indiana, during its autumn intensive course. The ILLI fall intensive course gathers 24 lighting experts from across the world to learn new techniques and

Repurposed Pillars

Guarding the Ohio riverfront Downtown, the Four Freedoms Monument is one of Evansville’s most familiar landmarks. Passersby may be curious about its history, which dates to decades before its installment. “Back in the 1970s, the national bicentennial was a big

Grand Ole’ Home

Style and class meet quality and character inside the historic Bernardin-Johnson home. The majestic Colonial Revival famously owned by Mead Johnson (now Reckitt) founder Edward Mead Johnson is on the market and ready for its next owner. Built in 1916

By Firelight

Even with the greater Evansville area preparing for its ballyhooed West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Oct. 3-8, there’s time to get excited about Halloween, too. According to past West Side Nut Club president Richard Barchet, the festival moved from

Retro Revival

On the back wall of His N Hers Flea Market at 2418 N. First Ave., a bright yellow booth overflows with carefully curated items taken from Lindsay and Earl Scott’s vast collections. Open since February 2021, Darling Starling Vintage is

Falling for Hops

For beer enthusiasts, one thing comes to mind when the weather cools down — Oktoberfest. Local pubs and breweries share in the world’s largest beer celebration, but for those looking to step outside of the German lager, there are other

Simply Divine

German heritage is abundant in Southern Indiana, but the Dubois County town of Ferdinand may have one of the most delicious slices of regional Deutsch history. In addition to community service, guest rooms, and event space, the Sisters of St.

Tunnel to Nature

Originally opened in May 2018, the Welborn Baptist Foundation Nature Playscape at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve received a major facelift this summer with the addition of the Bernhardt Family Bird Sanctuary. Built by Wilde Horticulture and Adam Green Architect, the

Blooming Bacon

Roses are red, violets are blue, but bacon is best, and Kari Mobley shares why, too. Sometimes flowers don’t cut it when it comes to putting a smile on someone’s face. Bacon roses, however, are just the floral flair to

Best of Evansville 2022

Looking for Evansville’s leading places to score local art, jewelry, and gifts? Want to know who cooks up the best food and pours the best drinks? How about the top spots for recreation and hanging out? Wonder no more: Votes

Editor's Letter

Ship Shape

The winds are picking up; shadows are lengthening, and soon, the afternoon sun will pierce the southwest-facing windows of my office. I’ll close the blinds for a few hours each day – but not for long; I like to keep

Epilogue

A Renewed Purpose

Many know of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, but Evansville’s 1934 prototype of his Usonian style continues to fly under the radar — hopefully, says curator Emily Wilderman, not for much longer. Evansville resident and Wright collaborator William Wesley Peters

Departments

Spooky Spots in Indy

As soon as the early morning air turns autumnally crisp, lovers of fall start hopping into their cars to peep at hauntingly beautiful displays of fall foliage. If you’re ready for some new fall travel ideas a bit out of

Ahead of the Game

Editor's Note: For the first time since 2019, the University of Evansville's men's basketball team has started its season at 3-0. Heading into Nov. 18's homecoming game against Ball State University, revisit this 2022 interview with Head Coach David Ragland

Culture

singer Sean Stemaly

Full Circle

The grandstands of the Vanderburgh County Fair were rocking on July 27 in a homecoming for Sean Stemaly, who returned to the same venue where he’s attended countless live music shows. Only this time, it was Stemaly entertaining fairgoers using
Civic Theatre, Kevin Roach

Curtain Call

The Evansville Civic Theatre will take its final bow at the old Columbia Theater this season, moving on from the venue it has called home for 48 years. Managing Artistic Director Kevin Roach says the troupe will host shows at

Creating

Function Meets Art

Artist Lauren Beth Petersen believes ordinary doesn’t have to mean boring. Life is just too short not to add some visual interest. After graduating from the University of Southern Indiana in 2019, Petersen worked in health care. But for her,

Curb Appeal

Gray Gardens

Drive east on Bayard Park Drive, and you will find a 1940s cottage-style home with a gray exterior. Muted shades have been all the rage in terms of paint trends, and certainly this house’s curb appeal draws from the understated-yet-cozy

Anatomy of a Dish

‘Broth is Boss’

At 2nd Language Ramen, 401 N.W. Second St., owner Randy Hobson says time is the key ingredient to any dish. When it comes to creating traditional ramen with that special Pangea-brand spin, the local restauranteur emphasizes prep work to meticulously

Online Exclusives

2022 General Election Voting Guide

The 2022 Vanderburgh County general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and early in-person voting began Oct. 12. (If you haven’t registered to vote, the deadline has already passed.) This year’s ballot will determine local races, including hot-button contests for Vanderburgh

Fall Fest Firsts

I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Maggie Valenti, and I am Tucker Publishing Group’s newest hire as a staff writer. When I arrived recently in Evansville and heard the Fall Festival — the largest annual event in the

Setting Up Shop

Monday marked the return of Evansville’s beloved annual tradition, as the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival kicked off for the 101st time this week. This major fundraiser for local nonprofits features brain sandwiches, puppy chow, pronto pups, and giant

Partying for a Purpose

In the mood for a laid-back evening with friends, food, and live music? Then, plan to be at Newburgh, Indiana’s Friedman Park (2700 Park Blvd.) this Saturday for Party in Paradise, presented by ERA First Advantage Realty. “Party in Paradise

USI to host inaugural Holocaust Series

Sponsored Content story provided by the University of Southern Indiana The University of Southern Indiana Foundation will host the inaugural speaker for the Edward D. and Regina Rechnic Holocaust Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in Carter Hall on USI’s

Vibrant and Growing

Hispanic Heritage Month begins today and runs through Oct. 15. Recognizing the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latin Americans, the month celebrates Latino culture and the ever-growing population in the U.S. In Evansville, the influx of jobs, opportunities, festivals, and

Bird is the Word

Diving and swirling through the water at the Penguins of Patagonia exhibit, the 14 Humboldt penguins who have inhabited Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden since Oct. 2021 look right at home. Their at-ease attitude and natural behavior is no