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January / February 2021

Features
It was a time of undeniable change. The allies of the U.S. in Europe were at war with the Axis powers. The country...
Inside
I have rewritten the opening of this letter, at least in my mind, a dozen times — more than in any letter...
Growing up in Evansville has such great memories for me. I was born here and lived here most of my life. Thinking...
Good Living
Deaconess President Dr. James Porter addressed media and hospital personnel on Dec. 16, 2020, as a small white...
Described as a “food desert” with little to no access to food sources, the Tepe Park neighborhood will...
Sam Mitchell used to be standoffish. He wasn’t much of a public speaker either. But that changed two years...
Living history — a term you’ve heard but may never have experienced. When my feet made contact with...
On the West Side of town, next to the park that shares its name, sits one of only five urban wetlands parks in...
Departments
Your brain is hardwired to make connections. And it’s really good at doing it. Walk into a room and you have...
With each passing year, we mourn and celebrate the lives lost of members of the community who made a difference in...
Home Style
For 30 years, the home at 805 E. Chandler Ave. sat vacant along historic Bayard Park. Nature reclaimed the yard, a...
There’s a special type of beauty in a ginkgo tree during the fall. The fanned green leaves turn a vibrant,...
The building at 662 S. Green River Road, home to the Nance family and Nance Galleries since 1958, contains a...
A quiet brick ranch on the city’s East Side, this home at 7420 Wren Drive is packed with value. With an...
Corkscrew Curiosities — at 120 N. Elm St., Henderson, KY — overflows with peculiar and intriguing...
The last time architect Rick Guina saw his cousin, Idea Home owner Maricel Reyes, was 15 years ago, when she and...
City Life
Each Sunday, Father Claude Burns carefully dresses in his traditional Catholic robes, grabs his Bible, and steps...
Sitting on an overturned white crate in the studio space of his Downtown apartment, artist Drew Cooper reflects on...
Dining
Amy Word was certain the universe was showing her a sign. During the summer of 2019, while in talks to sell her...
When Chef Dontae Hines opened his first restaurant at the site of the former Highland Pizza, he decided to return...
Unlike traditional Mexican fare, Ghost Quesadilla in Newburgh, Indiana offers a unique blend of Southwest flavors...
Like a real-life Willy Wonka, Mike Schmitt can be found dipping marshmallows into vats of chocolate and infusing...
Online Exclusives
It’s been more than 200 years since Abraham Lincoln spent his youth in the rolling hills of southern Indiana...
Evansville has many beautiful landscapes and trails, and one of the most ambitious projects over the past two...
In a year of historic moments, it seems the weather of winter 2021 wants to make its own mark in the history books...
Historically, Indiana hasn’t been known to attract top political candidates, largely because our primary...
Mardi Gras — the annual celebration in February filled with costumes, beads, and revelry before Ash...
January and February have historically been bad months for weather in Tri-State and no, we’re not just...
Happy Valentine’s Day, Evansville! This weekend it’s all about love. Whether you celebrate a romantic...
Tired of the freezing rain and snow this week? Looking to get out of the cold and have some fun? Mesker Park Zoo...
When it comes to lists, we know our readers can’t get enough of them — from Evansville Living’s...
Last week on Feb. 2, Sixth and Zero held the grand opening of its new location at 425 Main St. Locally-owned...
The Tri-State boasts countless talented artists in clay making, painting, photography, and other mediums. Lucky...
Of all the Evansville traditions and celebrations, one event rises above the rest as the River City’s most...
Evansville may reside smack in the middle of the country, but the city is packed with international dining...
The date was Feb. 6, 1992. Guests at the Drury Inn (now a Comfort Inn and Suites) at 3901 U.S. 41 N. were...
It was hard not to be thrilled by the delicious smells in the air as I sat at a table in Executive Chef George...
The month of February marks Black History Month, a nationwide commemoration of the notable contributions Black...
This year, Super Bowl Sunday just won’t be the same. A limited number of fans will be at the stadium along...
The skies in Evansville lately have been filled with dark or heavy gray clouds, alluding to some sort of cold...
When it comes to entertainment, Evansville sure knows how to have a good time. From sports and nature trails to...
Happy February, Evansville! Or should we say happy four layers of pants, three parkas, two pairs of gloves, and a...
In the January/February issue of Evansville Living, we toured the USS LST-325 at 610 N.W. Riverside Drive to give...
Seventy-three seconds. In that short amount of time after the Challenger space shuttle lifted from the ground at...
The World Wars have a special connection to Evansville. Thousands of ammunitions, LSTs, and P-47 Thunderbolt...
French fries — wedges, curly, crisp, long, short, loaded — it doesn’t matter how you “fry...
If you’ve already forgotten your New Year’s Resolution, now is the time to get back on track! The...
Anna Jean Stanley’s passion for antiques left a lasting legacy for her granddaughters, cousins Jasmine Elzy...
Our “Chew on This” food news section included in each issue of Evansville Living has gone digital! The...
What’s one thing that’s changed the most in the city of Evansville over the last five years?...
Churches have long been a premier attraction of any city, with their remarkable architecture inside and out...
Since Easterseals Rehabilitation Center opened on Bellemeade Avenue in 1957, it has been home to many unique...
Working Downtown has its perks. We get a great view of the Ohio River, are close to many amazing local businesses...
Yesterday, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America alongside Vice President...
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for an outdoor weekend getaway. Stocked...
Although Martin Luther King Jr. Day was yesterday, you can still celebrate the civil rights icon with a week of...
While the world said Happy New Year on Jan. 1, 2021, we also are saying happy birthday to the state of Indiana. It...
Home to roughly 118,580 people, Evansville is the third largest city in Indiana behind Fort Wayne and Indianapolis...
Parlor Doughnuts and Proper Coffee is well known locally for its layered doughnuts, roasted coffee blends,...
After more than a decade, I soon will be leaving my role as Creative Director with Tucker Publishing Group for a...
Pepperoni, sausage, and cheese — Oh my! Pizza Week has come to Evansville! Evansville Pizza Week, coinciding...
The weather in Indiana is unpredictable in the winter and so are the birds that travel throughout the Hoosier...
Bundled up in coats, gloves, and scarfs, Evansvillians across the city may be grumbling about the cold chill that...

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