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Portraits of Patriotism

The United States of America isn’t just a place to hang their hat for these local patriots. We asked several hardworking Evansville residents to tell us why they love their country.


in historic context A farm in Henderson, Ky., recalls its roots in a renovation.

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On the Cover Well-known local artist Cedric Hustace spent about two weeks sketching and painting the artwork for this month’s cover. Learn more about the process behind its creation on page 13.


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Departments 32 Travel Journal War memorials in Europe and elsewhere continue to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice

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Home style 49 Get Inspired Do-it-yourself floral arrangements 50 What’s in Store Louisville Tile offers a variety of colored and textured tile 50 Collectibles Local patriot gets crafty 51 Digging In Annuals provide splash of color in every garden 51 On the Market Three unique homes currently on the market 52 Artful Living SnickerDoodle Kids Art raises funds for March of Dimes



More Inside In Every Issue 10 From the Editor Patriotic Evansville 13 Contributors 14 Snapshots 16 Conversation 164 Final Detail High Flying Flags

Good Living 19 Style File Old Glory Glam 20 Model Citizen Student coordinates country music concert to raise money for the Special Olympics 20 Evansville Centric Recalling what once was the world’s largest American flag — made in Evansville

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21 Creating A designing woman returns home 21 By the Numbers To your health — the Newburgh Wine Festival 22 Center of Attention Todd Hubbard’s moments with Pete Townshend of The Who 22 Shelf Life Three Indiana-authored books reviewed 23 Encyclopedia Evansvillia Patriotism on parade 24 First Person Julie Rosenbaum-Engelhardt salutes the military 24 Test Drive Raising a glass and a paintbrush 25 Comfort Zone Chemo Buddies offer support during cancer treatments

food & Drink 119 In the Kitchen The beautiful trifle 120 Hot Dish R’z Café and Catering reinvents a Southern classic 121 Now That’s Sweet A Bananas Foster at Ben & Penny’s 122 In Good Spirits Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail is worth a shot 124 Local Flavor A new Henderson, Ky., gastropub features instant classics

125 Chew on This Tasty tidbits on the dining scene 127 Dining Directory More than 300 restaurant listings

City Life 144 15 Minutes Wildlife photography is in Steve Gifford’s nature 146 Social Life Spring Flings 148 The Guide Where to go and what to do in May and June 152 On Display Willard Library prepares for a major expansion

Also in this issue 60 At Home

Special Advertising Section

Tips and trends from local homeand garden-based companies 113 Historic Newburgh Wine, Art & Jazz Festival Special Advertising Insert

Sponsored by Historic Newburgh and Evansville Living, the 8th annual festival offers wine samples, tasty treats, and jazz 114 Newburgh, Ind. Special Advertising Section

This river town paints a pretty picture, and some are for sale, too 116 Owensboro, Ky. Special Advertising Section


Owensboro, Ky., looks forward to its new convention center

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Volume 14 • Issue 3 May/June 2013 Editor & Publisher | Kristen K. Tucker President, Tucker Publishing Group | Todd A. Tucker MANAGING EDITOR | Victoria Grabner editorial Interns | Brendan Haas, Dan Kissel editorial Extern | Cara Schuster Creative Director | Laura M. Mathis Art Director | Heather Gray graphic designer | Hannah Jay Graphics Intern | Kaitlin Crane Account Executives | Jessica Hoffman, Jennifer Rhoades Advertising Intern | Kandice Spurlock Business Manager | Sara Short Marketing coordinator | Sarah Thurman Marketing and sales assistant | Valerie Wire Distribution | Charlie Toon Feature Photographers | Jordan Barclay, Jerry Butts, Will Steward Contributors | Kelley Coures, Eli Haddix, Shanti Knight, Kim Long, Mark Mathis, Julie Rosenbaum-Engelhardt, Beth Tompkins, Trisha Weber, Laura West, Brian Wildeman, Jim Winnerman, Greg Wright City & Regional Magazine Association Awards WINNER 2011 CRMA

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From the Editor

Patriotic Evansville


have long viewed Evansville as a very patriotic city. My vision is shaped by experiences growing up here as the Vietnam War came to a close, in the early days of the Freedom Festival (begun in 1970), and through the United States’ bicentennial celebration. Perhaps I view the city through red, white, and blue lenses. With my mother’s encouragement — she was an extremely patriotic grade school teacher — I produced the neighborhood bicentennial parade on July 4, 1976, which ultimately served to inspire the cover for this issue. As we collected stories for our patriotic-themed issue — published at summer’s opening, to celebrate Memorial Day and Independence Day — we saw just how abundantly patriotism is displayed in Evansville. To illustrate our vision of patriotism, Creative Director Laura M. Mathis and I thought immediately about the art of Cedric Hustace. Evansville Living had featured Hustace’s art before (March/April 2002 and July/August 2012); he even painted a portrait of an early Evansville Living Idea Home. Hustace’s immediately recognizable, broad impressionistic acrylic paint strokes say “Evansville” to us. (Please see Cedric Hustace’s comments on creating the cover painting on page 13.) To create our imagined, nostalgic parade, we supplied Hustace with reference photos of the Greencove Acres 1976 Bicentennial parade. (That’s my youngest sister, Tiffany, age 5, with training wheels. Credit goes to my middle sister, Miekka, for posting the photos first on social media.) Mathis supplied Hustace with photographs of Main Street where we would paint our parade. Main Street has long been the site of many patriotic parades through the years. Artist Hustace obliged with my instructions to please not paint in the ugly iron awnings that bisect our pretty Main Street buildings.

While reporting on patriotism, we affirmed what we already knew: national patriotism transcends naturally to local patriotism. I met Doretha “Dee” DiefenbachHines when she visited our offices for advice on printing her research about local soldiers in the Grand Army of the Republic as well as her research on unidentified or misidentified soldiers’ grave markers at Locust Hill Cemetery. Diefenbach-Hines is easily described as a true patriot; read her story by Andrew Fendrich on page 42. We’re pleased in this issue to present the voice of Steven E. Chancellor, CEO of American Patriot Group. I could not edit a feature about Evansville’s patriotism without asking this iconic business leader — who boldly displays his patriotic pride in the names of his companies, the design of American Patriot Group’s headquarters, and in his own values and home — about his patriotic influences and views. We are happy Chancellor agreed to talk with me and Managing Editor Victoria Grabner. (Please see Grabner’s story on Chancellor on page 37.) As warmer summer months approach, I hope you find much to enjoy in this issue of Evansville Living. As always, I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,

Kristen K. Tucker Publisher & Editor

Letters to the editor can be sent to Read “300 Words,” the editor’s blog, at, updated weekly, usually on Mondays.

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Contributors “Evansville Living is an important part of telling the city’s story to the world!”

Kelley Coures Kelley Coures may have graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 1981, but he has never stopped studying history. He has written five very successful mystery plays incorporating true stories from Evansville’s past which were performed at the Reitz Home Museum as fundraisers. Making his own mark on Evansville’s history, Kelley now serves as the Community Development Coordinator for the City of Evansville and recently won the Sadelle Berger Civil Rights and the Leadership Evansville Human Service awards.

“I loved writing about Laine and photographing her and her jewelry. I’ve known her all my life — since our moms went to high school together — and are still good friends. She’s such a gentle, loving, and fun person, and it was a real joy to collaborate with her. I love her work. She’s made me several custom pieces that I wear literally all the time.”

Shanti Knight Shanti Knight first interned with Tucker Publishing Group in the summer of 2009, after her freshman year at Indiana University. In 2011, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and went on to intern at Glamour Magazine in New York City. In the time since, she’s worked as a freelance writer and photographer, including landing her first national byline and first published feature story in Dramatics Magazine. She also publishes her own blog, Starshine, which can be found at http://shantiknight.

“Lilly was a delight to talk to, very serious about her sport and getting better in it, but at the same time she was an engaging, funny teenager.”

Canvassing the Neighborhood To Illustrate Evansville’s patriotism on the cover, we asked Evansville artist Cedric Hustace to paint an image of national pride and patriotism. A native of Hawaii, he was named the “2002 Artist of the Year” by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, and he has painted numerous impressionistic patriotic scenes in acrylic on canvas. “The assignment was really a challenge, much harder than just doing a painting of my own invention. Here, there were cover format considerations as well. I started with a detailed, black and white, pen and ink sketch (1) of approximately the same size as the actual Evansville Living cover. From that sketch, I blocked in the scene on canvas and then went to work applying color with acrylic paints (2). In doing any project, I try to avoid going down blind artistic alleys and having to start over again. That was true here. Once the objective was clear, it was full speed ahead with attention to detail and an occasional tweak for contrast and perspective here and there. As a final touch, I just had to add a cute, patriotically-clad dog (3) that is obviously full of himself, at the head of the parade. What a fun project! Thanks, Evansville Living.”

Cedric Hustace Cedric Hustace is known for his impressionist paintings of landscapes, seascapes, portraits of people and animals, and action scenes on athletic fields using acrylic, ink, and watercolor. His art is on display at Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii; Riverwind Gallery in Newburgh, Ind.; and The Museum Shop at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. Hustace studied art at the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Miami, Fla., and in Heidelberg, Germany. He also is a Masters competitive race walker and a retired attorney.




Mark Mathis Mark Mathis has been covering and writing about sports in Kentucky for 25 years at The Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro, Ky. He’s written about a few swim meets in his time there, so the invitation to do a profile of Lilly King was a compelling opportunity. may | June 2013 13


5Island Adventure: Owners of Gemeca Inn Restaurant in Fort Branch, Ind., Terryl and Glinda Almond, journeyed to the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, and brought Evansville Living along on their family vacation.

5Veranda View: Dennis and Carol Elpers of

Evansville marvel at the vast hills of green with Evansville Living in hand from the balcony of their room at Agriturismo La Rocca, outside Orvieto, in Umbria, Italy.

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5On the Edge: Evansville Living certainly en-

5Take a Hike: Jack and Susan Burgdorf of Newburgh, Ind., visited their daughter, Kristy, and her boyfriend, Heath Talley, in Phoenix, Ariz. Evansville Living took a hike with the group as they toured the Grand Canyon.

5Wedding Bliss: Tom and Connie Kremer bring

5Job Well Done: Jim Marchino has completed running in all 50 states for the ninth time. Pictured is his last stop in Anchorage, Alaska, with Evansville Living as his motivation.

joyed Ed and Sharon Anderson’s visit to the Grand Canyon during a recent trip out west. The Andersons, of Evansville, started with Amtrak, visited five national parks, and ended their trip in Las Vegas.

Evansville Living along to congratulate newlyweds on their nuptials in Wingfoot Lake/Goodyear Park in Suffield, Ohio.

5Winning Streak: Mona and Norman Hendricks celebrate with Evansville Living at Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas, after watching the St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta in the sudden death wildcard play-off.

5Dust Bunnies: Evansville Living got down and

dirty with Bob and Brenda Henze, Bill and Denise Oxby, Sam and Courtney Garau, David and Kay Sellers, Kent and Charla Haley, and Jess Newboles, during their ATV ride near the Valley of Fire, 60 miles north of Las Vegas.


5 Explore Creativity: Evansville Living enjoyed the mini world of toy building with Luke, 8, and Lydia McCullough, 5, during their summer 2012 trip to Legoland Florida, in Winter Haven, Fla.

Tropic: Belinda Ashby and husband, Dan, took Evansville Living on their Hawaiian vacay to visit the Dole Plantation in Waikiki and catch up on some island rays.

5Sibling Reunion: Evansville Living always exchanges hands when the Slifer family celebrates its semi-annual “Siblings Get-Away.” This year, Sonny Slifer, Donald Williams, Gayle Slifer Williams, Jan Slifer, Amy Slifer Mackey, Sandy Slifer Hansen, Don Hansen, Harold Stovall, and Patty Slifer Stovall enjoyed their time at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

4Fans Stand:

Kaitlyn and Meghan Eckart sport Evansville Living at Soldier Field in Chicago while cheering on the Bears.

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Conversation Warm Welcome

Music to the Ears

Your staff is a joy to work with. You have done an amazing job putting together a first-class organization. Thanks!

Thank you for the great article about the Philharmonic House Tour in the March/April issue of Evansville Living. The picture of God's Garden was an “attention getter” that hopefully made people want to read the article.

Dennis Haire, Evansville

Artful Delight The article you wrote for my 15 minutes of Evansville Living fame is absolutely delightful! And so well composed! It is exactly what I'd hoped: concise, informative, and interesting! Many, many thanks to you for your great listening, writing, and care with the feature! Jesika Ellis, Evansville

Runners World Thank you so much for the article as well as for the 12 copies of Evansville Living. It has been an honor! Michelle Walker, Newburgh, Ind.

Diane Wessel, Evansville

Wedding Bliss We're writing to thank you for featuring our wedding in the January/February issue of Evansville Living. It truly was a perfect day, celebrated with family and friends. We have so many wonderful and cherished memories, and to have the keepsake of your magazine story and pictures is very special. I have been a subscriber to your publication for several years, and I always enjoy the fun and unique stories. Thanks again! Brett and Angie Weinzapfel, Evansville

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connect with us correction

A story titled “Free as a Bird” in the March/April issue of Evansville Living said Barry McGarrh became clean in 2008 and returned to the church. That was incorrect. McGarrh became clean in 1988. Evansville Living regrets the error.

Today’s the day for big things to happen. Will you finally schedule your mammogram? Drink more water? Make an appointment with your St. Mary’s doctor? Or vow to get more sleep? Whatever it might be, write your goal for the day on the sticker provided — and wear it proudly or stick it somewhere you can see it. Not just as a reminder of your commitment — but of the power you hold to achieve Everyday Victories.

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We're Everywhere You Are We here at Evansville Living do our best to give you something interesting, engaging, and substantial to hold on to. But sometimes all you’re able to carry with you is your phone or laptop. For those moments, try finding us online, where we offer a variety of special features. Our free weekly E Living newsletter is emailed each Thursday to readers who sign up via Stocked with interesting information about Evansville and the Tri-State area, this e-newsletter also serves as a way to promote upcoming events. Sometimes, we even offer subscription deals using coupon codes! Looking for a fun event or unique meal for you and your friends? Visit our calendar and dining directory on our website. We provide brief descriptions of Tri-State events and restaurants — all for free! Plus, for news and information regarding more current, day-to-day issues, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. For a look behind the scenes, follow us on Instagram. Follow us on Pinterest for our collections and images that are curated from the magazine. Our editor, Kristen K. Tucker, also writes a weekly blog, “300 Words,” that’s published every Monday. You also may read earlier issues of Evansville Living in an e-book format dating from November/December 2010 by accessing our website at This allows you flip through a virtual magazine on your screen. We also sell earlier issues online. Additionally, you may access individual Evansville Living stories in a search through our website. As for those who have a collection of Evansville Living — thank you! Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about our interest in promoting the very best of what the area has to offer. Once again, thanks for reading.

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evansville centric Grand Old Flag // creating Laine Benthall // comfort zone Chemo Buddies

Good Living Brighton interchangeable beaded necklace, The Graceful Lady, Evansville, $34

Show Your Stripes style file

‘Tis the season to show your patriotic pride in more ways than one. Come on American fashionistas, spice up your wardrobes with all things red, white, and blue. Mixing our country’s colors to complete a look, or donning the stars and stripes, is all the rage this summer. Be bold, whether you’re all about the barbecues or watching fireworks light up the night’s sky.

Ya Los Angeles striped shell royal top, The Graceful Lady, Evansville, $36

Printed Reva scarf with pom-poms, Tory Burch, $155

Paisley dress, Tommy Hilfiger, $129.50

Rhinestone flag hair clip, Basket Kases, Evansville, $12 Men's and women's patriotic aprons, Basket Kases, Evansville, $23.95

Brighton harbor bag, The Graceful Lady, Evansville, $205

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Tribal red capris, The Graceful Lady, Evansville, $62

Lacoste Goa white, blue, and red silicone strap watch, Macy’s, $95

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model citizen

A vision Come True Local high school student raises money — and the bar — for senior service project It took months of planning and lots of hard work. Yet in

the end, Megan Wade raised more than $4,000 for the Special Olympics by bringing an award-winning blind country and gospel pianist to North High School. Gordon Mote is a two-time Academy of Country Music Awards Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year who performed at Wade’s Special Olympics charity concert on Jan. 19. The concert was part of a senior project, but Wade worked many more hours than the required 20 to make her project a success. She says she couldn’t have done that without Mote’s support. “He was probably the best (artist) I could have picked,” Wade says. “The barrier between special needs children (and the rest of us) — he just breached it.” Long an advocate of special needs children, Wade says she came up with the idea to have a Special Olympics charity concert about two years ago. Mote, who has been blind from birth, was a natural choice. Wade met him at one of his concerts and he immediately agreed to participate. It took a lot of time and effort to plan and organize the event. Wade had to book a space, secure sponsors, and organize volunteers. Everything was her responsibility. Even when Mote arrived, his crew turned to her for answers. With Mote’s manager, she put together a set list for the concert, planning down to the last detail. Floating from task to task, she worked the backstage, watched

Good Work //

Megan Wade (left) stands with Gordon Mote, center, an award-winning piano/ keyboard player, who raised money through a benefit concert for special needs children like Hayden Hershberger (right).

from the catwalks, and even sang with the volunteer choir onstage to make sure it was a success. The concert was almost entirely student-run and raised more than $8,000 — $4,054 after expenses. This money was split between a Special Olympian swim team in Warrick County and the Special Olympics organization in Vanderburgh County, allowing the Warrick team the opportunity to attend a state competition in Terre Haute, Ind. Wade says she was humbled by the positive reception to the event. “I got to put my name on it, but it should be everybody’s,” she says. “Gordon knew it wasn’t about him. It was about … giving (special needs children) the opportunity to show (the audience) how awesome they are.” Since the concert, Wade and Mote have kept in touch. They are loosely planning another concert in the near future. — Cara Schuster For more information on Wade’s project, visit

evansville centric

Grand Old Flag photo provided by len silverfine

Charlotte Austin’s time was consumed by two things from January to March 1980: stars and stripes. An employee of Anchor Industries Inc. in Evansville, Austin was one of the workers tasked with sewing together the Great American Flag — a mammoth U.S. flag measurRun With It // Len Silverfine, who initiated the Great American Flag project, said “The Unfolding ing 411 feet by 210 feet. The massive Event” on the Dress Memorial Airport runway was endeavor, initiated by Len Silverfine, the only way to view the finished product. The owner of marketing and sales comAnchor Industries Inc. shop floor “only revealed pany The Big Idea Co., resulted in heaped mounds of fabric as it was sewn.” the creation of a national wonder. Initially laid out on the Dress Memorial Airport (now Evansville Regional Airport) For more information, visit Anchor tarmac, this impressive flag also has been on disIndustries Inc. at www.anchorinc. play at the base of the Washington Monument (Flag Day 1980), in Central Park (June 18, 1981), com and Len Silverfine’s website near the site of the Pennsylvania plane crash on at

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Sept. 11, 2001 (Sept. 2001), and in various other places across the country for special ceremonies. The flag now is owned by Pennsylvania resident Ted Dorfman, who purchased it for $12,500 via eBay auction on July 4, 2001. More than 30 years after working on the flag, Austin still remembers its impact on the employees of Anchor Industries. Most of the company’s 250 employees wanted to help create the flag, she says, but only a handful of workers could tend to it at one time. At the time, American hostages were being held in Iran. During the turmoil, Austin says the task of sewing the flag brought the workers together. “It meant a lot to everyone,” she says. (Please see related story on Anchor Industries Inc.'s patriotic heritage, page 36.) — Cara Schuster

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Posey County jeweler Laine Benthall, 29, adjusts the flame on her jeweler’s torch, which is so hot it burns blue, enough to melt metal. Behind safety goggles, her eyes focus on the tiny piece of precious metal she grasps with tongs. She’s soldering together two pieces of sterling silver that she will then hammer into a custom ring for a client who’s just placed an order through her Etsy store. This is one of many techniques Benthall uses in handcrafting her jewelry, a passion that was apparent even when she was a little girl. Benthall was just 9 when she was innately drawn to beads and charms, fashioning necklaces for her mother, Leah. When she earned a swimming scholarship to attend Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., majoring in metals and jewelry was a natural choice. Benthall enjoys the tactile experience of working with precious metals. When creating a piece, “I always have an idea,” she says. But, “Usually I don’t have a sketch first.” Rather, she lets the materials guide the design. After college, she moved to Oahu, Hawaii, to work as a bench jeweler, fabricating pieces for a designer for 18 months before returning to Posey

County, Ind. That’s where she officially started her business, Laine Benthall Jewelry Designs, in November 2009. She sells 10 to 25 pieces monthly on her online store on Etsy. Her work also can be found in boutiques like Art Venue in Bloomington, Ind., and Atelier Jewelry in Nashville, Tenn. She displays and sells her pieces at about five fine art shows annually. Additionally, a quarter of her creations are custom designs that she often sketches out. Much of Benthall’s inspiration comes from nature. She grew up in an outdoorsy Posey County family where lake swimming, river boating, and hiking in the woods were regular parts of family life, and her days spent surfing in Hawaii hold a special place in her heart. She’s particularly drawn to nature’s visual patterns, like ripples in water or rings in a tree, and many of her pieces reflect those patterns in a way that is open to interpretation. She describes her work as clean, dainty, delicate, and classy, though certain pieces offer a more industrial edge. For Benthall, one of the most important elements of her contemporary designs is that she handcrafts every single piece herself. This work is her creative expression, and she loves that she creates mini-sculptures that people can wear. One of her proudest pieces to date is a ring she crafted for her mother last year. When her mother pulled together a collection of jewels that she

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Laine Benthall always has had an interest in jewelry and credits nature for much of her inspiration. This ring (below) is fabricated from sterling silver and lab-created emeralds. This handcrafted sterling silver locket (below left) is just one of Benthall’s unique creations.

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Artist Laine Benthall returns home to turn passion into career


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➤ Number of people who attended the festival last year.


➤ Amount of money raised in 2012 to promote Newburgh.


➤ Number of food vendors that participated in 2012.


never wore, Benthall took the gems from each and arranged them in one ring. It was her first piece made in solid gold. “Together we came up with an arrangement that she liked and I thought I could pull off in the fabrication process,” she says. “When I look back, I think, ‘Wow, I never thought I would become a jewelry maker as a profession,’” Laine says. “But I should’ve thought that. It was obvious. I’d always have these ideas, and I’d just want to try them.” — Shanti Knight

Laine Benthall sells her products under Laine Benthall Jewelry Designs on

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➤ Number of people who can legally fit on the Newburgh Trolley.


➤ Number of commemorative wine glasses available for the 2013 festival.


➤ Number of people who live in the Town of Newburgh. may | June 2013 21

Good Living

center of attention

Who Are You Some people have one “Who” moment. Evansville resident Todd Hubbard has been lucky enough to have three. Hubbard owns Hubbard Guitars, 813 E. Franklin St., where he builds and sells handmade acoustic and electric guitars. A 1992 graduate of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, Ariz., he founded his business in Evansville in February 2012. The 45-year-old has long had an interest in music. His first guitar was a Sears acoustic that his father gave him when he was 10, and he’s been playing ever since. “Even when I was in the military, I was still building guitars,” Hubbard says. He did one tour with the U.S. Army in Bosnia and two tours in Iraq, serving from 1998 to 2006. It was while Hubbard was in Bosnia around April 2000 that he received a handwritten letter from Pete Townshend, the guitarist for The Who. The letter was in response to Hubbard’s offer of a handmade guitar. While Townshend declined, “it was the most polite no I have ever gotten.” Then, on Nov. 12, 2012, Townshend was on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” a radio show, taking calls from fans describing their favorite “Who” moment. “I called in and told my story and thanked

him for returning my letter,” says Hubbard. He added that Townshend’s handwritten letter, delivered while Hubbard was in the midst of fighting a war, had made a big impact on him and his fellow soldiers. That’s when Hubbard realized that Teen Cancer America and Teenage Cancer Trust could benefit from the donation of his handmade guitar. Teen Cancer America is a charity devoted to todd hubbard improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity based in the United He adds that he was inspired to auction Kingdom with a similar purpose. Townshend off the guitar because he knew it was for a and Roger Daltrey, the founder of The Who, are great cause. the driving forces behind both organizations. “My goal is to progress the art form After completing the guitar, Hubbard and pass it on to those who want to learn drove it to Louisville on Feb. 16, the night The luthiery,” Hubbard says. “If I can better myself Who was playing in the KFC Yum Center. “I and someone else at the same time, you bet I received a backstage pass, and I got to meet will do that.” — Brendan Haas Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey … and we talked about things that the Teenage Cancer Trust is doing,” says Hubbard, “I gave them the For more information on Hubbard guitar, and they both signed it for the auction Guitars, call 812-455-5658. For more that will be held on a later date.” information on Teen Cancer America, visit “The experience of meeting them was just For more fantastic,” Hubbard says. “Their positive eninformation on Teenage Cancer Trust, visit ergy is just phenomenal, and it’s contagious.”

Shelf Life

“That wasn’t cheating to Ryan. It was just being smart enough to get the edge on the next guy, something they were trying to do to him.” — Page 180.

Mob Murder of America’s Greatest Gambler Longtime Evansville residents Herb Marynell, a retired newspaper reporter, and Steve Bagbey, a retired police officer, wrote what they describe as the true saga of millionaire oilman, high stakes gambler Ray Ryan, the revenge-seeking Chicago hood who wanted Ryan dead, and a cop’s 35-year effort to close a gangland murder. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2013

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“We had the same milk chocolate brown eyes, olive-toned skin, and soft brown hair that curled into ringlets, only Daktari’s was cut short and mine hung to my waist.” — Page 1.

Opalescent Evansville native and University of Evansville alumna Sarah Elle Emm wrote this sequel to Prismatic that was published in February. This young adult fantasy tells the story of young people facing segregation and an evil opposition in a mixed-race zone within the United Zones of the Authority. Winter Goose Publishing 2013

“My mystery hero squatted in front of me, his face half-hidden by the dark visor of his full-face helmet, but obviously concerned as to whether I was going to lose it or not.” — Page 3.

Speeding Tickets Evansville author Terry Mominee writes as Valley Brown in her first romantic suspense novel Speeding Tickets. This is the first of the “Rocky Road” series, and it tells the story of widow Christine Cassler and her tumultuous second chance at love. Broken Glass Publishing 2011

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A custom guitar helps teens battle cancer.

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Parades of Patriotism Evansville has a long history of being proud of its service members During the last week of June and the first week of July in downtown

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Evansville, the community puts on its red, white, and blue and becomes a bastion of patriotism. Case in point: the Freedom Festival, an annual Independence Day celebration. But patriotism and pride in America are not always reserved for mid-summer here in our fair city. Over the decades, there have been many parades and celebrations showing pride in our nation and in our own city. City cemeteries are repositories of many symbols of patriotic feelings. A large number of area Civil War veterans are buried in Locust Hill Cemetery, for instance. (For more information on Civil War veterans, see the story on Doretha Diefenbach-Hines on page 36.) Built in 1916 on Court Street in downtown Evansville, The Coliseum stands as a memorial to the patriotism of local citizens who paid for its construction with subscriptions and bonds beginning in 1913, according to The Evansville Story by James E. Morlock. It was built as a tribute to the Vanderburgh County men who had fought in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War, as explained in Evansville: Then & Now by Steve Mellon and Donald E. Baker. The 1917 dedication of the building ironically came just two days after the U.S. declared war on Germany during World War I, according to At the Bend in the River: The Story of Evansville by Kenneth P. McCutchan. There were also parades down Evansville’s Main Street during times of war. Evansville at Two Hundred: 1812-2012 includes a photo of the Tri-State Fair of 1898 featuring soldiers parading down Main Street on their way to fight in the Spanish-American War. Anti-German sentiment during World War I saw the discontinuation of the German language newspaper The Evansville Demokrat. Schools in Evansville also stopped teaching German, Morlock wrote. Since many Evansville residents at the time were of German descent, this was difficult for older residents who only spoke German, McCutchan added. Still, there were a number of parades and celebrations in the city during and between World War I and II. For example,

Supporting the War Effort // These soldiers marching on Main Street (top) are returning from the Spanish-American War, which took place from April 25 to Dec, 10, 1898. This Civil War reunion (center) was in 1900 at the Old Fairgrounds on Kentucky Avenue. This Republic Aviation float (below) was part of a World War II parade around Oct. 31, 1943, according to Willard Library. The float is in front of Loew’s Theater and the Hotel Sonntag on Main Street.

one parade during WWI featured old military artillery. In 1943, Republic Aviation (its plant on U.S. 41 was later sold to Whirlpool Corp.) had a float during a parade that passed in front of Loew’s Theater and the Hotel Sonntag on Main Street, according to photographs in Willard Library’s archives. Even during the very unpopular Vietnam War, local military personnel and dignitaries took part in the annual Armed Forces Day parades. The May 1970 parade drew some anti-war protestors on the sidelines but not enough to hinder the patriotic feelings of the majority watching in the Downtown circuit. Newspaper accounts of the incident say the protestors kept their cool as U.S. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey rode past the group at the National Guard Armory. This year's Freedom Festival parade probably won’t draw any protestors, but it will once again show the patriotic spirit of the residents of Evansville and their support for their country and its place in world history. — Kelley Coures

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an honorable feast A dinner with graduating ROTC cadets invokes patriotism

When you’re a civilian, you’re aware of the discipline involved in being a soldier. But you don’t usually get to be part of the pomp and circumstance — every step, every march, every lifting of the flag, and every precise movement, in perfect order. I had that chance. The Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Dining Out was presented by the Wabash Battalion Eagle Detachment. It honored the cadets who are graduating from ROTC programs from Rose-Hulman, DePauw, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana State University, and the University of Southern Indiana. That’s where the banquet was held on March 2 as jazzy, 1940s-style music played in the background. A reception line of uniformed soldiers greeted guests at Carter Hall. It was an impressive sight — the cadets and their dates, in formal gowns, walking through the line of soldiers with raised swords. When everyone reached their assigned tables, it was announced: “Gentlemen, seat your ladies.” I felt honored to be amongst all these extraordinary cadets. The toasts seemed very important. We lifted glasses to the United States, our commander in chief, the United States Army, the cadets, and fallen comrades. I was especially touched by the POW/MIA empty chair ceremony, honoring the prisoners of wars and missing in action who were notably absent. The table, set for one, symbolized the frailty of one prisoner, alone against his or her oppressors. It is white, symbolizing the purity of his or her intentions. The red ribbon on the vase represented ribbons worn on the lapels of thousands who demand a proper account of our

comrades who are not among us. The single rose signifies the families and loved ones of the missing who eagerly await their return. The slice of lemon on the bread plate reminds us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land. The salt sprinkled on the plate signifies the tears of the missing one’s family and friends. The glass is inverted because those missing cannot toast with us. These are the types of details that are outlined in the military’s Committee Planning Guide for conducting Dining In and Dining Out events. Major General Joseph L. Culver, who assumed duty as commander of the 38th Infantry Division on Oct. 1, 2001, was the guest speaker. He is a career National Guardsman who has served at both the enlisted and officer levels. When asked what Culver’s speech meant to him, Cadet John Rogers said: “He challenged cadets to be good leaders. He said that we must always be experts and professionals, as is stated in the Soldier’s Creed.” After finding myself surrounded by these fine young people who represent our military, it made me realize that being a good soldier is more than wearing a uniform or going off to fight. It made me feel patriotic, proud, and safe.

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Test Drive

Different Strokes

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I should pick a smaller canvas. So I registered for a night of Canvas and Cocktails at Studio Slant in Owensboro, Ky. The cocktails portion of the evening sounded like the right ingredient to let go of my inhibitions about painting the perfect picture. The Scoop Located in Downtown Owensboro, Studio Slant is owned by Some people are intimidat- Christy and Travis Chaney and ed by art, or I should say by creat- is an art gallery and handmade ing art. Although I took art classes boutique. The space is divided into two areas: A retail side in high school, the last time my featuring handmade works of art brush was loaded with paint, it such as paintings, pottery, and was to transform my bathroom jewelry, and a gallery space which with metallic horizontal stripes regularly features guest artists. — a job almost as tedious as Upon entering, the gallery stripping off the 40-year-old is set up in a semi-circle of canwallpaper. I was thinking then, the next time I get the urge to be vases on easels awaiting wouldcreative with a palette and brush, be artists to recreate the night’s 24 May | June 2013 Evansville Living

featured painting. Our instructor, Laura Laney Jones, had previously painted a whimsical setting sun with a silhouetted bird sitting on a branch. We were encouraged to interpret the painting in our own style. Fortified with wine I brought, I selected one of the brushes and followed her lead. (Studio Slant does not sell alcohol, but patrons of the event are welcome to bring their own.) At first, I was apprehensive when my painting didn’t look like the sample, but then I realized this was the time to let go and channel my inner Vincent Van Gogh. It wasn’t long before I was completely comfortable swirling and mixing the colors into my own style. The Verdict I am so used to clicking the computer mouse to “create” things, that the freedom of letting my hands guide my vision was refreshing. I can see why there were several groups of friends gathered

to enjoy each other’s company while doing a little pampering of the soul. According to Studio Slant’s curator, Katherine Taylor, the first Canvas and Cocktails was held for a Junior League of Owensboro event. “Everyone had such a great time, we decided to open it up to the public,” says Taylor. “It was a happy accident.” Need to Know Canvas and Cocktails is offered every month to the general public, and it also holds private parties requiring a minimum of 10 participants. Cost is $45 per person for either. The kid-friendly Canvas and Cupcakes is also once a month on Saturdays. The $30-per-child event includes all materials, an artist instructor, snacks, and drinks while they paint. — Laura M. Mathis

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Fighting Together

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When Karen Wilhite Williams battled a recurrence of breast cancer in 2010, her sister was there for her every step of the way. Jill Kincaid sat with Williams during her hours-long chemotherapy treatments, entertaining her with movies and humor and giving her an ever-present helping hand. Yet not all patients are lucky enough to have a support system during what could be described as the most important battle of their lives. Chemotherapy can take anywhere from four to eight hours, and going through it on one’s own can not only be boring but also quite scary. That is why Williams and Kincaid created the Chemo Buddies program at Oncology Hematology Associates in Newburgh, Ind. They wanted to make sure that no one goes through chemotherapy alone. As a result, the sisters co-wrote a proposal outlining the goals of the program to Williams’ oncologist, Dr. Anthony Stephens. The Chemo Buddies organization was founded on Aug. 22, 2011, almost a month after Williams lost her battle with cancer. In January 2012, Kincaid donned her sunny yellow apron and began the Chemo Buddies program at OHA. Just in its first year, the organization served nearly 6,500 patients.

“When we started out this adventure, we could have never anticipated just how great the need is,” Kincaid says. “Nothing like this had been done before.” With more than one million people diagnosed with cancer each year across the nation, according to the American Cancer Society, it soon became clear that the program is providing a much-needed service. That is especially true here in the Tri-State area. “We are just there for a distraction Battle Ready // Jill Kincaid (above) founded Chemo and to get you out of that Buddies with her sister, Karen Wilhite Williams, featured in the photo frame. Dan Ashby (below) is one of three male funk,” explains Kincaid. volunteers. He makes the trips to Wabash Valley Correctional Chemo Buddies do Facility in Carlisle, Ind., to acquire the quilts made by the more than just distract, inmates. Sandy Robison (below) is an 18-year breast cancer however. The organizasurvivor who has been with the program since its inception. tion’s Facebook page says its mission is to make chemotherapy at OHA a fuller, more lifeOHA, and these efforts are part of the giving experience, where patients are able Chemo Buddies program. Prayer chaplains to continue to experience life as fully as are available to pray with the patients and they can during the time they are in the meet their spiritual needs. Area youth, treatment room. through the Ambassadors of Hope program, Serving nearly 50 patients a day, Chemo send homemade treat bags to distribute to Buddies assist in the treatment room under the patients. Local restaurants also cater three basic pillars of service: to aid physimeals on a weekly basis. cally, mentally, and spiritually. The buddies Meanwhile, inmates from Wabash Valhelp patients physically by bringing them ley Correctional Facility make many of the items such as snacks, blankets, pillows, or blankets that are distributed to patients beverages in order to make the treatment on their first visit. While not part of the process as comfortable as possible. They Chemo Buddies program, the blankets are also provide mental and spiritual support an opportunity for inmates to help the as they circulate the room and talk to each community in a positive way. Additionally, patient, listening to their stories and helpthe Chemo Buddies organization is looking ing to put them at ease. for volunteers and financial supporters. “The patients in the blue chairs are While Williams never got to see her royalty,” Kincaid says. “We are their loyal dream become a reality, her presence radisubjects.” Having a bright, cheerful comates through every act of kindness at OHA. panion to listen and offer cancer patients a — Laura West gift bag of goodies while they endure their chemotherapy treatments can make a huge difference. For more information, visit www. Other people in the community also or contact provide support for cancer patients at may | June 2013 25

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Sporting Life

Olympic hopeful Lilly King

Swimming to the Top Local high school standout is on her way to greatness with support of coaches, parents By Mark Mathis


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Making Waves // Mark King (above left) stands with his wife, Ginny, son, Alex, and daughter, Lilly. Alex, 15, was a state finalist in the backstroke as a freshman at Reitz High School. Lilly (right) competing in a USA Swimming meet in Huntingburg, Ind., and in the 100yard breaststroke in the IHSAA final February 2013 (below).

She is serious about swimming, and where she wants to be in the sport. But it’s also easy to pick up on Lilly’s bright personality; she’s upbeat and positive in conversation. “She’s a pretty happy kid, which is great,” says Mark, Lilly’s father. “One of the things I admire about her, is she is a kid who, if something doesn’t go well, she sets it aside. She doesn’t dwell on negativity. She knows what she wants to do going forward.” She is also very much about the team in a sport that is heavily focused on individual performance. “She is a once-in-a-lifetime athlete to

Photo of King Family by Jordan Barclay. Swimming photos by Jason Titzer.

illy King is living the typical life of a high-level competitive swimmer. Make that a typical 16-year-old, high-level swimmer. “I make time for student council, make time for projects, I try to make German-club meetings,” King says. “It’s pretty much go to school, go to practice.” The practice has been paying off. King, who competes with the USA Swimming Newburgh Sea Creatures, has emerged in the last two years as one of the top female high school swimmers in Indiana, if not the Midwest. King has also been climbing through the ranks on a national agegroup level. “Last year was really a breakthrough for her as a freshman,” says Ginny, Lilly’s mother. Lilly dropped two seconds off her 100yard breaststroke time in a meet at Mount Vernon, Ind., competing for Reitz High School, to achieve a USA Swimming national qualifying time in the 100-yard breaststroke. “That made me realize I can do this,” Lilly says of stepping up in class. “Then, at sectionals, I swam out of my mind, cut another second off, (1:02.31), which was the 13 to14 age group record at the time.” She finished fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke in the IHSAA State Meet last year and moved up to second place in that event at this year’s State Meet. The IHSAA State Meet is considered to be one of the faster high school meets in the country. “This last season was good for her,” says Jon Hart, the Sea Creatures senior-level coach. “I think she has many of the tools to be one of the top swimmers in the nation, even internationally. She seems to always know what is going on in the swimming world. She checks out the techniques being swum by the national-level kids. She is definitely a student of the sport.”

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“I don’t think I ever coached a kid who hates to lose as much as she does. I think it is part of who she is.” — Newburgh Sea Creatures Coach, Michael Chapman brought new challenges for Lilly. She has adjusted and toughened her training. She is being pushed more in meets. She will go to another Grand Prix meet in Charlotte, N.C., May 10-12. She must get used to these new challenges as she moves toward the dream of swimming for the USA in the 2016 Olympics. Lilly seems suited for the kind of push in training and competition she will have to make during the next couple of years. “Her mom and I both were competitive athletes in college, and we both agreed, Lilly is able to be goal-focused,” Mark says. “I don’t think she gets distracted. She has goals she wants to reach, and for kids going through that process, it can be stressful. But she can put that aside and go for what she has trained for.” After she finished second in the IHSAA State Meet, she told her mother she realized how much more dry-land work she was going to have to do. It wasn’t an easy thing to admit. “First of all, she hates the dry-land exercises we do,” Hart says. “Our club philosophy strongly focuses on improving the athlete, not just the swimmer. That is agility, strength, and power. While she doesn’t like it, she still does it with a mission. She realizes that it will help her to her goals. “The water is a different story. She loves to compete, in practice and in meets. It is this quality that is really hard to teach. She hates to lose. I think that mentality is what drives her and has been a pretty significant part of her success.” A high level of competitiveness has always been part of Lilly’s personality as well. She is more tenacious, more focused (in the water), says Michael Chapman, who coached Lilly through her age-group years and is an age-group coach with the Sea Creatures. “I don’t think I ever coached a kid who hates to lose as much as she does. I think it is part of who she is.” “She won her first (Indiana Swimming) age-group state championship when she was 12, and that was a wake-up call for her, that she can be really good. I’ve seen kind may | June 2013 29

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Photos of Normandy and Cambridge by R. Uth. Photos of Florence and Meuse-Argonne by Jim Winnerman.


early 125,000 American servicemen and servicewomen are interred in 24 American military cemeteries in eight overseas nations. Yet probably the most famous of all the cemeteries on foreign soil is the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. In 2010, Evansville residents Greg Grabner and his wife, Victoria, visited Colleville-sur-Mer, where 9,387 American soldiers remain interred long after the end of World War II. “When we entered the cemetery I remember just standing there and not moving,” Greg Grabner says. “It was overwhelming. It took my breath away. Even standing there, it was difficult to comprehend the reverence that the scene conveyed. I cannot even remember talking,” he says. “If we did talk, it was only in whispers.” David Bedford, the former Superintendent of the Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England, says the first-time visitor is often initially surprised by how different the overseas cemeteries are from veteran cemeteries in the United States. “They don’t know how to take it because there is a sort of sad calm and reverence,” he says. “Visitors frequently say that it is beautiful, but immediately recant by asking how can something like this be beautiful?” Part of the reason for the intense feeling of reverence is because at each of the overseas American cemeteries, the soldiers died so close to where they are buried. The reaction is also the result of meticulous planning that went into the creation of each cemetery. Teams of the world’s most accomplished sculptors, landscape designers, memorial architects, and mosaic artists and muralists were employed to create memorial cemeteries meant to attract people to visit and heighten their respect for the accomplishments of the deceased, and to reflect on the horrors of war. “When we were there it was a heavy rain and overcast, but the ground crews were out working,” Grabner says. “The statues and memorial walls were as clean as if they had been installed yesterday, not almost 70 years ago. The grass was meticulous. I was very proud

show of respect // Clockwise from top: Normandy American

Cemetery in France shows 22-foot statue American Youth Rising from the Waves looking out over graves; Cambridge American Cemetery in England at the Wall of Missing; a memorial pylon tower over the graves at the Florence American Cemetery in Italy; and Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France.

of our country to see how the United States continues to remember and honor our dead so long after World War II ended.” “We want more Americans to experience first-hand how those who sacrificed so much are honored forever,” says Mike Conley, chief of staff for the American Battle Monuments Commission, an agency of the U.S. government that, since 1923, is the guardian of the overseas cemeteries. Besides in Colleville-sur-Mer, American cemeteries are located in England, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Tunisia, the Philippines, and other cities in France. Several are close to the popular tourist destination cities of Rome, London, Florence, and Paris. Grabner recalls being surprised so many grave markers had some type of memento left, even though the deceased died so long ago and are buried so far from home. In addition to flowers and American flags, there were dog tags, candles, and other items that had been left at many of the graves. “Most were only in their late teens and early 20s, but they sacrificed their lives for the freedom we enjoy today,” he recalls. I was similarly affected when I made an unexpected stop at the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial south of Florence, Italy, as part of a tour. As we returned to the bus after walking through the perfectly manicured grounds and the memorial building, everyone was teary-eyed and silent. Several long moments after the bus was underway, no one had yet spoken. Then our Italian guide, who was born after World War II, said softly: “Many of your countrymen died so I could live in freedom. Thank you.” Every ABMC cemetery throughout the world has a Memorial Day ceremony when American flags and a flag of the home nation are placed by each grave. American and local dignitaries attend every memorial. American visitors often are unaware of the attention displayed to the American cemeteries by local communities still thankful for the sacrifices made by Americans on foreign soil. At the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, all 8301 graves have been “adopted,” sometimes by second and third generations who voluntarily visit the adopted grave and leave flow- may | June 2013 33

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ers in honor of the soldier buried there. Following the end of World War II, all remains have been returned home. The only new burials allowed in the ABMC cemeteries are the few remains still being discovered. For next-of-kin who visit an overseas American cemetery, the experience can be very gratifying. After Catherine Corpening of Hickory, N.C., returned from visiting the grave of her father, TSGT Ira Royster at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium, her uncle admitted that for more than six decades he had been uncertain of the burial advice he had given the family. He had suggested that her father should be buried alongside the men with whom he had fought and died, and he wanted to know what she thought after her visit. “I said, ‘Look, don’t regret this, because I’ve been there. It’s beautiful, it’s serene, and his burial place will always be taken care of,’” she says. Grabner, who was 31 when he made his visit to Normandy, says his desire to visit the cemetery originated with his grandfather, Jack Woodward, who had served in

the Pacific Theater during World War II as a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy. “He had instilled in me an interest in the war and he had always wanted to visit one of the ABMC cemeteries, but was never able to go,” Grabner says. Woodward was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s when Grabner returned from the American Cemetery in Colleville-surMer, but he was able to tell his grandfather about his trip and show him photos he had taken. “He was still able to understand what I had done and was very proud and happy,” Grabner says. “There is no need to have a personal connection to someone interred in an overseas American cemetery to visit,” Grabner says. “Everyone should have the opportunity to go and see how we still honor those who died to ensure our freedom.” — Greg Grabner’s wife, Victoria, is the managing editor of Tucker Publishing Group. For more information about the American Battle Monuments Commission, visit www. for photos and a video tour of each of the 24 cemeteries.


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of Patriotism Edited by Kristen K. Tucker and Victoria Grabner

The idea behind

this issue’s feature on patriotism was largely organic. After all, patriotism is as much in our blood as it is in yours. In this issue, we honor local patriots who have had a regional and national impact. Not everyone we profile has served in the military; yet their hard work in other areas matters. We profile a prominent, influential business owner, and a retired CEO. We profile one local historian who has made it her life's work to remember those who came before. Others we profile served in the military, were honorably discharged, and continue to seek to make America a better place. We talk to a surgeon turned politician, a local historian who has a proud collection of flags, and one retired soldier who built a second career around preparing high school students for the future. All are patriots, serving their country and community. 36 May | June 2013 Evansville Living

Steve Chancellor

Native Patriot Steve Chancellor is proud of his country — what it has given him and others By Victoria Grabner

Steven Chancellor enters the lobby quietly, his jeans perfectly pressed, his back straight as an arrow. It’s a Friday on a recent April afternoon, and this time, he’s not in Washington, D.C., “trying to manage the characters that are up there,” he laughs. No. Today he’s in Evansville, in the headquarters of the American Patriot Group; in the building many people think looks like the White House. And on this day, he’s agreed to talk about one of his favorite subjects: his love for the United States. “I consider myself a patriot of the highest order,” he says while sitting behind the desk he designed himself, on the second floor of the structure on N. Cross Pointe Boulevard. Fox News is flickering silently nearby. A painting of his wife, Terri, hangs on the wall to his left. “Love of country, love of God — that was instilled in me for as long as I can remember,” he says. He remembers a lot. And he knows he’s in a unique position — first because he’s the only male in his family to have lived past age 30, and second because of what he’s become. Chancellor is the chairman of the American Patriot Group, the parent company of AmeriQual Group LLC, which supplies Meals, Ready-to-Eat (also known as MREs) to the U.S. Department of Defense and numerous other companies in multiple sectors. Previously, he was the president, CEO, and chairman of Black Beauty Coal Co., before he sold his remaining interest in the company to Peabody Energy in April 2003. Before that, he spent more than 10 years in the finance industry, becoming the assistant vice president of CrediThrift. And long before that, he was

just a 16-year-old truck driver, getting a feel for his first job. Chancellor was born in Evansville, but he moved to Elberfeld, a small town in northern Warrick County, after the fifth grade. He grew up in a 700- to 800-square-foot house, in what he describes as a “very, very modest family,” and he had to pay for everything —

Proud American // Steve Chancellor stands in the lobby of American Patriot Group next to a limited edition bronze eagle sculpture created by the artist Lorenzo Ghiglieri.

“Love your country, fly a flag, teach your children to defend their rights and freedoms to all who challenge them. Work hard and earn your God-given life and teach your children to do so as well. — Steve Chancellor Have pride in your love of God and country, your family and yourself.” Photo by Jordan Barclay may | June 2013 37

“We must do all that we can to protect our freedoms. We have an obligation to pass along the love of country and the price of freedom paid for in the blood of Americans for 237 years. We must protect our Constitution at all cost. If we give up even one of our freedoms, the rest will disappear as well.” — Steve Chancellor

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The Chancellors have five daughters: Hunter, 17, Ashley, Stephanie, Julie, and Tannya; two sons, Shane and Dan; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is especially proud of his daughter, Hunter, who represented her country as part of the U.S. Equestrian Team. The team won double gold medals at the World Cup in South Africa in December 2012. Chancellor’s children are a constant presence in his office. A framed photograph of Hunter and Terri sits on his desk; other photographs of his children are propped on the shelf behind him. Meanwhile, other paintings and fixtures are spread throughout the American Patriot Group building, which has two wings jutting out on either side of the black-and-white marbled lobby. While many people assume the building is meant to look like the White House,

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his first car (a black 1956 Ford), as well as his own way through the University of Evansville. “That was certainly one of my greater honors,” he says, referring to the work he put into paying for everything he achieved. “I have little patience when I hear people complain because their childhood was too difficult. We didn’t have much money. My grandfather had an eighth-grade education, but he taught me to read and write before I went to school. Everyone in my childhood encouraged me.” Chancellor grew up surrounded by relatives who lived through the Depression. Instead of aunts and uncles, he had great-aunts and great-uncles. And he spent much of his life around women. He credits his mother and grandmothers, in fact, for his early sense of patriotism and love of God and family. Even now, Chancellor is quick to draw connections between his work ethic and his allegiance to the United States. “To be dedicated to your career requires a total commitment,” he says. “To be dedicated to your country requires a total commitment.” That commitment extends to political involvement, as well. He says he expects his fellow citizens to educate themselves about the issues and the candidates, and to vote to express their views. “If you really love your country, complaining about it doesn’t really accomplish much,” Chancellor says. “Each person has something to offer. I have been extremely involved in my government from when I was a young man.” He’s also long been active in political fundraisers. Most recently, Chancellor held a fundraiser for Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate. Chancellor included the U.S. Equestrian Team at the fundraiser to give its members a chance to learn more about their government. He has held fundraisers for the Republican National Committee, the House and Senate Republican Committees, and many candidates, some in both parties. He is also a friend of former President George H.W. Bush, former Vice President Dan Quayle, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, former U.S. Senators Evan Bayh and Dick Lugar, U.S. Senators Dan Coats and Joe Donnelly, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Governor Mike Pence, former Governor Mitch Daniels, and now-deceased Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf. But not everything is about politics. Chancellor is Catholic, and he and his family are very supportive of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, Resurrection Catholic School and Church, and Mater Dei High School. He also has helped raise money to build the Chancellor Center for Oncology at Deaconess Hospital. Terri announced that project as part of a Valentine’s Day gift. Chancellor says Terri is a very giving person. “She never thinks of herself,” he says. “She’s always doing things for other people. Terri is an incredible daughter, an incredible mother, an incredible wife. She is the best person I know.”

Flying High // The American Patriot Group building (top) was

constructed to look like the Lincoln Memorial with a rotunda. CEO Steve Chancellor initially wanted the building to look like the Jefferson Memorial, but that wasn’t architecturally feasible. These paintings of the Lincoln Memorial (above left), the U.S. Capitol (above center), and the White House (above right) are in the building’s conference room on the main floor. They were painted by Joe Wayne. Chancellor designed his office desk (opposite page) where mementos and family photos are displayed.

Working for the Government Two local businesses have far-reaching impact By Victoria Grabner

Photo by Jordan Barclay

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Chancellor explains it is actually a close approximation to the Lincoln Memorial. Not that that was his first choice. Chancellor intended to construct a building that replicated the Jefferson Memorial, but architecturally, the design was too problematic. Now, it’s more accurate to say the structure is like the Lincoln Memorial with a rotunda, he says. The building was designed by Jack Faber at Hafer Associates. Having to change the design wasn’t too disappointing, however. “Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln are the foundation of what I believe,” Chancellor says. “I consider myself to be an American first and a party affiliate second.” That sentiment is distributed throughout the American Patriot building, which has framed replicas of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution on the wall in the lobby, as well as paintings of the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House on the same floor as Chancellor’s office. The building also contains paintings of wildlife, horses, and dogs. Chancellor is a world-class big game hunter, animal lover, and strong conservationist. A statue of an eagle that is holding the Declaration of Independence and the 13 arrows of the 13 states sits on the table in the lobby that overlooks a patio, lake, and a continuously spurting fountain. The eagle has 13 arrows that protect U.S. freedoms, and Chancellor described it

as, “a perfect piece for us.” The unique limited edition bronze eagle sculpture was created by the artist Lorenzo Ghiglieri. Chancellor purchased this masterpiece from an auction through the Weatherby Foundation. A selection of limited-edition bronze sculptures is set aside specifically for placement in fundraising auction events to help raise money for nonprofit organizations such as the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The program contributes millions of dollars each year to worthy causes and introduces the world of fine art collecting to scores of new patrons, Chancellor says. He adds that as soon as he saw the piece, he knew it belonged in his lobby. Also on the table with the eagle is a book about the United States Military Academy at West Point. Chancellor doesn’t have any personal connection with the academy. The fourth generation of only sons, he’s part of “a pretty narrow tree.” Yet his genealogy goes back to George Washington, he says. And he’s had ancestors fight in virtually every war. “I thank God for my greatest gifts: my wife, Terri, my children, my love of God, my country, and the freedoms that we, as Americans, enjoy,” Chancellor says. “We Americans are the most fortunate people in the world.” M

tory of supplying products to the U.S. military. One, in fact, has been producing tents for the government since before World War II. Anchor Industries Inc. was founded in 1892 as a small riverboat supply house on the Ohio River. At the time, it supplied oil, groceries, paint, and other items to the steamboat trade. Later, the company’s founder, Louis A. Daus, added canvas goods to the inventory line. Today, Anchor Industries has more than 350,000 square feet of production capacity at its Burch Drive location off of U.S. 41. (Please see related story on page 20.) “We have been fortunate over the years to win some pretty good-sized contracts,” says John Montrastelle, government sales manager at Anchor Industries. The company developed vehicle maintenance shelter tents in 2004, and in 2011, it was awarded a contract by the government that could amount to $1 million. These tents are used by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Anchor Industries also has bid on another government contract for the same general type of tents. The funding of that contract has been impacted by cutbacks in military spending and has yet to be awarded, Montrastelle says. Meanwhile, AmeriQual Group LLC, based in Vanderburgh County, recently was awarded what could amount to a $150 million contract to provide polymeric entrée ration items, which are a group feeding ration that provides 17 to 18 servings at a time. These rations are primarily for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The new contract calls for the company to supply the items until February 2016. Tim Brauer, president of AmeriQual, says his company has about six different military ration programs that include 50man modules and Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs). He says the company has about five military contracts at this point. AmeriQual was founded in 1987. Its parent company is American Patriot Group LLC, which is headed by Steve Chancellor. J may | June 2013 39

John G. West

Color Guardian

he says, adding that that relative lived eight generations ago. “I got into the SAR mostly to prove that Dad was right — to establish that and to establish our line.” West considers himself to be very patriotic. He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force before being honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant, and he is a great supporter of the JROTC programs in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp. and the University of Southern Indiana. The SAR, as well, regularly hands out outstanding citizenship awards for youth and adults who go beyond the call of duty. It also recognizes local residents who have exemplary flag displays. “The very first one that we did for our chapter was the filling station on First Avenue, on the North Side, before you get to Ivy Tech,” West says, adding that it was a Marathon station at one time. “You could see their flag from Diamond Avenue as you came over the hill from Mesker Park Zoo.” The SAR also has recognized Deaconess Hospital and several residential homes for doing what he described as “an excellent job of presenting the flag display. The key is they are practicing the flag code of the United States.” The SAR is not a political organization. It does not endorse individuals or political parties. Yet a part of its mission is to educate people about proper flag displays. Hanging a dirty or faded flag, or one that is tattered and torn, for instance, is a shame, he says. “We try to point those things out, because we want people to respect the United States flag,” West adds. M

Local veteran is on a mission to educate, honor U.S. By Victoria Grabner

You could describe

John G. West as a 66-year-old retiree who continues to work part-time as a public relations director for a local pest control and waterproofing company. Yet it would be just as accurate to say he’s a veteran with a keen interest in United States history. In fact, he spends much of his free time taking part in parades as part of the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is the president of that group. “We participate in probably 12 to 25 parades and Color Guard events per year all over southwestern Indiana and in Kentucky,” West says. That means he’s wearing the militia uniform when he walks the streets of Evansville during the

Freedom Festival and West Side Nut Club Fall Festival parades. West and others in the Sons of the American Revolution also participate in smaller parades in Newburgh, Ind., Elberfeld, Ind., Boonville, Ind., and Princeton, Ind. West’s hobby is collecting replicas of colonial flags. He has 48 miniature, three-to-five inch flags in his collection, as well as 40 large- and medium-sized flags. “I have probably 60 to 80 different flags,” he says. “During the Revolutionary War, each county and state would have different militia flags. A lot of those flags were throughout New England.” West has been a member of the SAR since 1980. It’s an interest that originated with his father, who always had heard — but was never able to prove — that he had a relative who fought in the American Revolution. “Probably a year after Dad had died, I discovered that we had an American Revolutionary War ancestor,”

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Flag Man // John G. West wears a militia uniform and stands in front of a portion of his collection of colonial flag replicas. The president of the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution often takes part in parades in Evansville and surrounding cities and towns.

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Not to be forgotten Local war memorials honoring our veterans’ sacrifices Area residents have a long history of fighting in and supporting national and international wars. The below list is not comprehensive, but it does give readers a sense of how determined residents in the Tri-State area have been and continue to be to both honor and remember those who served and gave their lives for the United States. Compiled information is from Evansville at Two Hundred: 1812-2012 and

The Evansville Doughboy statue was created by sculptor E.M. Viquesney, erected by the Evansville Kiwanis Club, and dedicated to the American World War I soldiers called “Doughboys.” It was originally located on a mound in Sunset Park until the sculpture and the mound were washed away in the 1937 flood. The statue was recovered and warehoused but then forgotten about until 1961, when Laura Kirby, a member of the Funkhouser American Legion Post, located and salvaged it.

Four Freedoms Monument The Four Freedoms Monument on the Evansville riverfront was unveiled in 1976 in celebration of the nation’s Bicentennial. The four columns of the monument represent freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from fear, and freedom from oppression — four freedoms mentioned in a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. The 50 short slabs surrounding the monument represent the 50 states in the union.

Korean War Monument Sculptor Stephen Shields of Hopkinsville, Ky., created the Korean War Memorial, which sits at the south end of the riverfront esplanade. The monument was dedicated on Aug. 19, 1992. A local Marine Reserve Unit that served with the 1st Marine Division in Korea directed local fundraising for the project.

The Vanderburgh County Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Memorial This monument is located in front of the Winfield K. Denton Federal Building and the U.S. Post Office. The Mary Anthony McGary Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is responsible for erecting the monument, which commemorates 200 years of freedom for the United States of America.

Vietnam War Memorial This memorial to the Vietnam veterans from Evansville is located on the riverfront esplanade at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Riverside Drive.

Korean War and Four Freedoms Monuments

Photo by Laura M. Mathis

Evansville Doughboy

The polished black granite V-shape monument has a list of names of the individuals from Evansville who were on active duty in the Vietnam War.

Desert Shield-Desert Storm Persian Gulf War Memorial Located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard across from the Civic Center Complex, this memorial consists of life-sized sculptures in full battle gear, one male and one female. Three benches are included in the dedication of the memorial. The benches are dedicated to the individuals from the area who lost their lives in the conflict.

World War I Honor Roll The Gresham Chapter of the Service Star Legion War Mothers erected this monument at the corner of Vine and NW Fourth streets in 1926. Listed on the memorial are more than 100 names of World War I veterans from Vanderburgh County.

World War II Honor Roll Erected in 1948 by the Gresham Chapter of the Service Star Legion, this memorial on the corner of NW Fourth and Court streets consists of four panels inscribed with the names of more than 350 World War II veterans of Vanderburgh County. — Dan Kissel To see a more comprehensive list of surrounding counties’ war memorials, visit may | June 2013 41

Doretha Diefenbach-Hines

Generous Geneologist A search for the past turns up missing clues to those who served By Andrew Fendrich Doretha “Dee” Diefenbach-Hines found out

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how little she knew about her ancestors when her mother died in 1988. Twenty-five years later, her painstaking efforts to trace her own family lineage are helping others, too. The Evansville resident soon will publish a coffee table book containing more than 800 pictures of the 909 members of the Grand Army of the Republic, Farragut Post. No. 27. Meanwhile, she also created, a genealogy research website that now boasts more than 89,000 names with corresponding information — all available for free. “It’s kind of like detective work,” Diefenbach-Hines says. Through her research, she’s learned that military service spanned her family tree more than she ever realized. Various men in her family served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Kentucky Militia, and the Home Guard. Her father received two Purple Hearts during World War II. Diefenbach-Hines also married a Vietnam War veteran, Kevin Hines. “My heritage was full of warriors,” she adds. Four years ago, she and Kevin got involved with Rolling Thunder, an organization that seeks to bring full accountability for American prisoners of war and the missing in action of all wars. It also is committed to helping American veterans of all wars. It was through Rolling Thunder that Diefenbach-Hines was able to make one of her work’s most important discoveries. The organization was hosting a talent show at Evansville’s Coliseum, and Diefenbach-Hines joined a few volunteers in cleaning the building. While in the Grand Army of the Republic room, her eye caught a five-foot-by-four-foot picture frame sitting on the floor featuring more than 180 small oval photographs of the faces of men who were Union Civil War veterans. The frame was worn out, and the pictures inside were deteriorating from age. The thin, cracking paper was at least 100 years old. Some of the photographs had fallen down and were brittle. Diefenbach-Hines asked if she could take the pictures and the frame home to try to preserve them. The Coliseum granted her request. “It took me a few weeks to take it all apart, because it was so big,” she says. “I cut around pictures, then I scanned them and fixed their cracks and tears.” After she was finished, she returned the originals to the Coliseum. Rooted in Respect // Dee Diefenbach-Hines (above left) stands in Locust Hill Cemetery on Kratzville Road. Many of the military tombstones (below left) contain misspelled names or are completely blank except for dates of death. One of the photos Diefenbach-Hines restored (opposite page) depicts a man who is related to one of her grandchildren.

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“My heritage was full of warriors.” — Doretha Diefenbach-Hines

Jessica Bauer Schulte, a descendant of a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, laid the photos out and arranged them with the correct names through her business, J.S. Imaging. Repro Graphix Inc. did the reprinting. The Southwestern Indiana Historical Society covered the costs of the layout and the printing. Bippus Frame Shop repaired the frame, including the scratches. The Bippus family is related to one of the members of the Grand Army of the Republic that was pictured in the frame, Diefenbach-Hines says. The Southwestern Indiana Historical Society sponsored a rededication ceremony for the exhibit on March 19. Speaking at the event, Diefenbach-Hines mentioned her grandfather, Noah Seals, a Civil War veteran who was 81 years old when he fathered Georgia Seals, Diefenbach-Hines’ mother. (That was the gap in family history that had sent Diefenbach-Hines and her sister on their original quest for their roots.) Additionally, she explained that she was partly inspired to learn more about the men in the pictures because of her access to the photos of members of the Grand Army of

the Republic. She started to take pictures, putting them together along with the obituaries to compile her book, “The Last Call.” Meanwhile, intricately woven into Diefenbach-Hines’s genealogical work is her involvement with the military tombstones of Locust Hill Cemetery, the final resting place for hundreds of area Civil War soldiers on Kratzville Road in Evansville. While researching around five years ago, Diefenbach-Hines learned that more and more of the military tombstones she studied in the cemetery were inaccurate. Some were faded, others contained misspelled names, and still more were completely blank, save for dates of death. One stone, which Diefenbach-Hines came to find out marked the grave of a man named David Cooper, was etched with the last name Goofer. “I thought, ‘This isn’t right,’” Diefenbach-Hines says. “These guys served their country.” According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, the government will provide a headstone, marker, or medallion for the grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery in the world if it is provided with certain criteria and proper documentation. In order to replace the headstones, Diefenbach-Hines set about photographing every military tombstone at Locust Hill, taking the photos home to upload all the information she could find there.

In her research of Locust Hill Cemetery, she painstakingly cross-referenced each stone with 30 rolls of microfilm from Schaefer Funeral Home records at Willard Library in Evansville. She then used that information to submit the applications to the Department of Veterans Affairs to replace the tombstones. Eventually, Diefenbach-Hines says she discovered about 200 military tombstones at Locust Hill that were either blank or inaccurately marked. On and off for the past three years, she’s worked to find the exact location of each veteran who was buried in the cemetery before filling out the applications for new stones. So far, five military tombstones have been replaced, and roughly 40 military tombstones will likely be replaced by Memorial Day. “It really bothered me seeing the tombstones like that, because my dad was a World War II veteran,” she says. “He had what we know as post-traumatic stress disorder, and there were times when he would drink and cry. I knew he suffered horribly from the stuff that tore his heart up. A kind man, but I’ve seen his suffering.” For Diefenbach-Hines, it’s the connection she has found with her ancestry that has led her to help others. “I researched my genealogy as much as I could without flying to Germany and what have you,” she says. “I decided to put everything I had to where other people could have access to research for free.” M

Ride and Respect: The Indiana Patriot Guard Riders


Above all else, the Patriot Guard Riders have one goal: to pay their respects. “We’re there to honor the soldier,” says Rick Williams, the group’s senior ride captain for southwest Indiana. With 300 active members in the region, the organization has had representatives at the funerals of every local soldier killed in action since January 2006. Though the group was founded in 2005 as a reaction to hateful protestors at a military funeral in Oklahoma, the Patriot Guard Riders do not attend military funerals to make a political statement, interact with any protestors, or counter protest. Their goal is simply to honor fallen military heroes and veterans. Since the group’s founding, national member-

ship has grown to 284,000. In Indiana, there are roughly 3,000 members. Like the original founders, many members are motorcyclists, but riding a motorcycle is not a requirement. Patriot Guard members must be invited to attend military funerals by the families of the deceased. Once at the funeral, they are strictly there for support, wielding American flags and even forming a physical wall of people if mourners should need protection from protestors. Support from the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders doesn’t stop after the funeral. According to Williams, the group “adopts” the families, helping them with anything they need as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. The riders also make an important promise: “We promise not to

For more information about the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders, visit

forget,” Williams says. Though many members of the organization are motorcyclists, Williams insists anyone who wishes to provide support is welcome. “I don’t care if you show up in roller skates,” he jokes. As the website states, the only prerequisite is respect. — Cara Schuster may | June 2013 43

William VanHooks

Disciplined Learning Local JROTC program motivates future leaders By Dan Kissel

After spending 22 years in the U.S. Army, Sgt.1st Class William VanHooks was looking for a second career. He also wanted to make a difference. The Memphis, Tenn., native found both in 1995 when he started the Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps program in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp. “I was in ROTC in high school, and I was looking for a chance to give back to a program that had a big impact in my teenage years,” VanHooks says. “I also wanted to give back to the young people today.” One student who is seeing those benefits is Adriana Branham. The 15-year-old initially became a cadet in what is now the consolidated JROTC program at Harrison High School because her father was in the Marines. However, after taking part in the JROTC drill team, she

learned the program incorporates law. And that’s something she’s particularly interested in, especially as it relates to the military. “I found out (that) with four years of JROTC, you can get on that path much faster,” Branham says. Not everyone who takes part in the JROTC program is obligated to enlist in the military. Yet JROTC Senior Army Instructor Jeff Lee says Evansville is very supportive of the military and of the local JROTC program. Last year, he says, the JROTC program took part in three parades, including the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival. Additionally, a number of former JROTC cadets in the local school system have used skills they learned in the program to serve their country in some way or another. A Hall of Fame hallway leading to the JROTC classroom at the Harrison campus

is covered with photographs of previous students dating to the local program’s inception 18 years ago. These Hall of Fame members include current and former military servicemen and servicewomen, police officers, and even a Secret Service agent. Whether or not they join the military after high school, all cadets are encouraged to succeed in the classroom and to earn their high school degrees. “We teach kids about citizenship in action, leadership and application, and the foundations of success, which help a kid to learn study skills and communica-

Studies in Discipline // JROTC cadets (above) march at Harrison High School. The program was founded by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class William VanHooks and seeks to teach leadership skills to students.

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tion skills,” says VanHooks. Over the years, the JROTC program has changed. Previously, both Central and Harrison high schools had their own JROTC programs. Now, the program has been consolidated and operates out of Harrison. Still, VanHooks and Lee make it clear to the students that once they step through the door, they are no longer a Warrior, Bear, Husky, Panther, Bulldog, or Knight. Instead, they are EVSC Eagles. “We cover all of the EVSC as well as Castle High School,” Lee explains. “We are the only program that goes across county lines in our brigade and, as far as we know, the country.” JROTC cadets take part in events at various local schools. The Color Guard presents the colors before most basketball and football games, and it is also present at school assemblies. Meanwhile, every single cadet inside the JROTC battalion has a job that he or she must complete inside the classroom. This gives students a sense of responsibility and helps to prepare them for jobs in the real world, says VanHooks. On a recent day in April, Sgt. 1st Class VanHooks compared the chain links hanging near him in the classroom to all the cadets linked together in the battalion. “If you’ve ever seen elephants or buffalo, if one is injured, we all surround that person and get them back (to normal),” he says. “That is what we are trying to teach the kids about — being a partner, being a team player.” JROTC offers many students the chance to be team members. The Raider Team emphasizes physical fitness, requiring students to do sit-ups, push-ups, climbs, and to take part in obstacle courses, just like in the Army. The Drill Team competes with the Color Guard to perform a platoon drill sequence. This means students march and perform a rifle exhibition. Because the JROTC program is structured like the military, it gives cadets who work hard the chance to take on more and more responsibility. The overall goal is to teach young men and women how to be leaders and to give them the tools to succeed in life. “I tell the kids Chief (Lee) and I are the toolbox, you are the mechanic,” VanHooks says. “The only way you’re going to fix the machine is to open up (the toolbox) and use the right tools.” M


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Students at Plaza Park International Prep Academy are on a mission to honor enlisted soldiers with an “Adopt-a-Soldier” program. The project began in Diane Triplett’s class after she received a list of names from her friends Gary and Bobbie Bridges. Their son, LTC Jason Bridges, is with the Army 2nd Brigade, Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, out of Fort Drum, N.Y. His unit currently is in Afghanistan. Triplett’s students wrote letters to the soldiers asking them about their interests, the foods they like to eat, and what they need. They also sent them care packages of homemade cookies and brownies. The soldiers, in turn, responded by writing letters. “Every time I’ve written, I’ve gotten a letter back,” says Aleah Brown. She’s a sixthgrade student in another class that also corresponds with soldiers. That class is taught by Ken French. “It’s awesome to see them happy to be writing a letter, being enthusiastic about reading, and really caring about what our troops are giving up,” says Triplett. “When you tell a sixth or seventh grader to write a letter, they are like, ‘No way,’ but once we kind of set the background and did some (letters), they saw this personal connection, and they were writing paragraphs and pages.” Triplett says students are often surprised to learn that their soldier pen pal might be only 18 or 19 years old. “They’re just kids … some haven’t gone to college and (yet) they’re serving our country,” Triplett says. “The biggest thing that has hit us is that they are just like us and are not much older than some students.” She and other teachers also have incorporated math and social studies lessons into the “Adopt-a-Soldier” program. For instance, they have talked to students about measure-

ments tied to baking cookies for the soldiers. The teachers also have talked with the students about the weather in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bridges has been very thankful for the letters. In an email to Triplett, he said he read all of the letters and was absolutely moved by the love and support the students all showed. “Please tell your students and other teachers there that they are the best,” Bridges wrote. “As far as myself and the Command Sergeant Major are concerned, they’re an important part of this battalion. They truly do assist in keeping soldier spirits high, and that’s about half the fight in any combat environment.” Plaza Park also helps students who have family members in the military. Children Having Military Parents Serving (CHAMPS) has been meeting with students in the program roughly once a month for about eight years. Initially, the program was focused only on the students in the program, but it now incorporates and serves as a form of support for the students involved in the Adopt-a-Soldier program, too. “The bond that the children have made with their soldiers is extremely special and means so much to both parties,” says Diane Fowler, a guidance counselor at Plaza Park who is the coordinator of CHAMPS. Triplett adds that others can help support the military, too. “It’s as important to teach our children to help others as it is to improve their academic skills,” Triplett adds. “It can start with one person, one class, one school.” J

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came from humble beginnings. Yet the married father of four is now a cardiothoracic surgeon and a U.S. Congressman. And that success, he believes, is possible because America is the land of opportunity. “I think that’s one of the greatest reasons that people want to come here, because of the opportunities,” he says. “If you work hard and play by the rules, people like me have the opportunity to move up and to better themselves and better the lives of their families. I think that’s a unique quality that we have in the United States.” Bucshon was elected to Congress in 2010 and is a member of various committees. But he got his start in a small town in Illinois, where his father worked as a coal miner and his mother was a nurse. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before earning his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Bucshon later completed a residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he was the chief surgical

Raising the Flag

Patriotic Protocol

“The flag is a symbol of a country,” says Buckey Honaker, Post Commander of American Legion Kapperman Post No. 44 in Newburgh, Ind. Honaker grew up learning about the flag and what it means to this country. His patriotism is deeply rooted in his past experiences, he says. He is doing his part to make sure younger generations do not forget what this symbol stands for. “We have an American Legion-sponsored program called Flag Etiquette and Education, given to fourth graders every year,” says Honaker. Honaker goes to schools, along with other American Legion members, to teach kids all 46 May | June 2013 Evansville Living

resident. He also completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. In 1989, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves, serving as a physician for almost a decade, and he did so for multiple reasons. His father was an enlisted naval officer in the 1950s, and Bucshon’s brother was a full-time Illinois National Guard member for 20 years. “I had a respect for what people in the military do for our country, and I wanted to do my part,” he says. After he left the service, Bucshon specialized in cardiothoracic surgery, performing hundreds of heart surgeries. He was honored in 2007 as the St. Mary’s Medical Staff Physician of the Year, and he was also the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Medical Director of the open-heart recovery intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Bucshon, who lives in Warrick

about the flag, where it comes from, why it is symbolic, and how to treat it. The American Legion is doing its part to make sure children don’t miss out on a large part of our country’s history. Here is a guide to flag protocol from the American Legion : American flag with other flags H The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states, localities, or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs. H When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should

County with his family, is board certified in thoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He says he’s achieved these successes because of hard work and the ability to obtain an education. “What America stands for is something that we should all be proud of,” he says. “Since I was a kid, I’ve always been very patriotic, and I’m still that way. Especially as it comes to the people who came before us, who have been the defenders of liberty and freedom since our country was founded.” Bucshon says he’s spent his life working on behalf of his patients to improve their lives. Now, he works on behalf of the people he represents to do the same. He takes that responsibility to help his constituents and to promote American ideals very seriously. “We live, in my view, in the best country on Earth, and probably the best country that has ever existed on the planet,” he says. “The reason for that is because of our system of government, which is selfgovernance. It focuses on individual liberty and freedom, and that everyone can have a voice through their vote. I see that as unique to the rest of the world.” He adds that everyone can make a difference in this country. Running for political office, or donating money to a political candidate’s campaign, are just some ways to have an impact. Others make their opinions and beliefs known by getting involved in organizations that engage the government. “There is some frustration that people have that they can’t affect change, but I would argue that they can,” Bucshon says. M

be roughly equal in size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in times of peace. Flag displays

H The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. H On Memorial Day, the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. Non-traditional flag displays

H Bunting of blue, white, and red — always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below — should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

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The son of a retired Protestant minister, Niel Ellerbrook, 64, grew up watching his parents give back to the community. “I grew up in an environment where giving and giving back (were) a fundamental part of our family life,” says the former chairman and CEO of Evansville’s Vectren Corp. from 2000 to 2010. “I think giving and volunteering (are) just the right thing to do.” Throughout his life, Ellerbrook has taken this firm belief to heart. In 1970, he essentially volunteered for the nation, serving in the National Guard for six years. His time in the military only intensified his positive feelings for his country. “I define patriotism as the love of one’s country and respect for its institutions and symbols,” he says. “Respect means honoring its leaders, being willing to sacrifice to meet its goals, accepting decisions with which you may not necessarily agree. It has nothing to do with politics; one party is not more patriotic than the other.” Ellerbrook says living in the United States allowed him to pursue a college education in a system that he says is the greatest in the world. As an American, he was “able to pursue a career in a system of free enterprise which permitted me to use my skills without any limits other than limits imposed by my own personal limita-

tions. I think the USA is still the land of opportunity.” Ellerbrook has had a strong impact on the Tri-State in various capacities beyond his position at Vectren. He is the vice-chairman of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science capital Reach for the Stars campaign, and he’s been on the Board of Trustees for the University of Evansville since 2002. He’s also the co-chair of an ongoing campaign for Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. These are examples of what Ellerbrook calls local patriotism, a term that now-deceased University of Evansville benefactor Dr. William Ridgway used in the August/September 2008 issue of Evansville Business magazine. “Most of us do not have the opportunity to influence national policy, but we can make a difference locally,” Ellerbrook says. “I think acts of local charity are a form of patriotism.” J

H The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise. The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. H The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back or up, or displayed in folds. It should always be allowed to fall free. H The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way. H The flag should never have placed upon it or attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature. Tattered, torn flags

H When it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, the flag should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. — Dan Kissel

Once a patriot, always a patriot. That’s what you could call Dr. William L. Ridgway, the longtime benefactor of the University of Evansville who died on March 8 at age 92. “Giving money locally instead of sending it elsewhere is just local patriotism,” he told writer Kristen Lund in the August/September 2008 issue of Evansville Business magazine. Ridgway was certainly his own brand of patriot with a long history of supporting UE. He purchased Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, to serve as the university’s British campus. He established the 92,000-square-foot Ridgway University Center, which opened in 2008 and serves as a “campus living room” where students eat, study, and attend events. His donations also created the William L. Ridgway Award in 2009, a financial award that allows Vanderburgh County students to attend UE at a cost that is comparable to that of Indiana’s leading public institutions. On April 8, UE announced that Ridgway had left the university $39 million, roughly $34 million of which will be administered through a trust at Old National Bank. In all, the ophthalmologist donated $52.6 million to the University of Evansville, making him the largest donor in the university’s 159-year history. “Dr. Ridgway was a passionate believer in the importance of higher education and a devoted friend of the University of Evansville,” says Thomas A. Kazee, the president of UE. “During his lifetime, he redefined the UE experience for students by supporting facilities such as the Ridgway University Center and Harlaxton College, and by making a UE education accessible and affordable for talented students. His vision and generosity were limitless and, through this remarkable gift, he will continue to make a profound impact on the university for generations to come.” M Photo by Jinni Nall

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A loosely-clustered arrangement of complementary flowers gives the look of a freshly-cut garden bouquet perfect for any room in the house. Low ceramic, metal, or terra cotta pots are a great way to use short-stemmed flowers in a trendy, fun way.




Step 1: Gather your flowers Garden flowers should be harvested in the cool of the morning when water and nutrients are at their highest levels in the blooms. Always cut flowers with a sharp knife or clipper. Place flowers in a bucket of warm water and allow them to take up water before arranging.

Step 2: plan the arrangement The “hand-tied” arrangement is one of the easiest to create. Select three to five varieties of flowers. Different shapes and textures of flowers work best — some spike flowers, some round, as well as some that serve as filler.


Step 3: start the assembly Lay flowers out on your work area in like piles, with all stems stripped of foliage that will be below the water line to prevent bacteria from growing. Begin assembling the arrangement by laying one stem over another, with all stems lying in the same direction. The stems will begin to resemble a teepee. The farther up the stems you hold the flowers, the more compact the bouquet will be. The farther down the stems you hold the flowers, the looser the bouquet will be.

Step 4: bind with ribbon When all the flowers are assembled, bind them with raffia ribbon or covered wire. Cut all the stems to the same length, drop the bouquet into your favorite vase, and enjoy! — Greg Wright Greg Wright is the floral designer for BJ’s Home Accents Inc., 10388 Indiana 662 in Newburgh. He has been a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers since 1995. Flowers furnished by Mayflower Gardens in Fort Branch, Ind.

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Patterns afoot It’s easy to be intimidated by tile. After all, it’s long been an art form. Glazed bricks were used on the Tower of Babel in Mesopotamia. According to “Tile Art: A History of Decorative Ceramic Tiles” by Noel Riley, various Medieval-era remote English abbeys are filled with complicated geometric floor tiles that still stand even today. And toward the end of the 19th century, tile was used to create portraits of Abraham Lincoln. Thankfully, the design specialists at Louisville Tile Distributors are there to help those thinking of a kitchen, bath, flooring, or backsplash redesign every step of the way. Louisville Tile’s inventory stretches from glass and stone tile, to porcelain tile made to look like wood flooring, to actual pieces of wood taken from Colorado barns that can be used as wall decor. Meanwhile, the store’s tile color palette is just as extensive,

offering a mix of more neutral beiges and whites as well as bright blues and greens. Robin Ogden, architectural specifications manager and showroom manager, says another unique aspect of tile is its texture. Sleeker tiles can offer a more contemporary feel, while more textured tiles can contribute to a more casual, relaxed interior design. Floor and wall tile displays allow customers to see what their tile selection may look like on a larger scale. Customers also are welcome to make appointments with design specialists in the Louisville Tile showroom. Ogden says the company works well with local interior designers and homebuilders.

Ogden also recommends that potential clients use to help them visualize the types of tiles, styles, and colors they are looking for. “That’s a huge help,” she says. “If you have no idea what you want, (the website has) limitless ideas.” — Victoria Grabner

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Crafting Patriotism She was there to support and cheer for her oldest son, a swimmer. Yet while he was in the water competing in various meets, Vicki Hart was on the bleachers — and her hands were free. That’s one reason the Evansville resident was able to start and complete so many needlepoint projects. It turns out that Hart, a longtime needlepoint enthusiast, is quite patriotic, too. Her first patriotic project was a pre-worked canvas of two Revolutionary War drummers and one soldier carrying the

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Local woman uses needlepoint to honor the U.S.

American flag. This needlepoint is a reproduction of a painting called the “Spirit of ‘76” by Archibald MacNeal Willard. Hart’s second patriotic needlepoint project was a small fluttering flag on a pole. This piece was completed around 1975, just in time for the next year’s bicentennial, she says. Others — an ornament, a small stocking, a framed flag — came later. Hart bought most of her designs from the Red Rooster Stitchery, a Newburgh, Ind., business owned by her good friend, Peggy Norman. Norman was an employee of the shop before she purchased it in 1981. This store in a red barn near the crest of the hill at 10044 West S.R. 662 is the go-to spot for a variety of needlepoint designs in the Tri-State area. One regular customer even drives from Providence, Ky., to see Norman’s latest inventory. Norman says Laura Clements does almost all of the finishing work for her customers’ needlepoint designs. “It takes a certain talent,” she says. Hart definitely agrees. After all, her needlepoint projects aren’t just something to pass the time. Her projects take many hours to perfect, and they need those final artistic touches. But that’s fitting. The Red Rooster, after all, is “where heirlooms begin.” Thanks to women like Hart, Norman, and Clements, heirlooms like these will likely never end, either. — Victoria Grabner

Creative Patriotism // Vicki Hart (left) holds one of her

needlepoint flags. She purchased the pre-worked canvas from the Red Rooster Stitchery, which is owned by Peggy Norman (right).

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Try annuals to add a unique touch to your garden Planting summer annuals is a great way to bring a burst of color into your landscape. Annuals are plants that are originally from warmer climates and won’t survive in Southern Indiana during our winters. These plants are often from tropical locations and have vibrantly-colored leaves or textured leaves that stand out due to their uniqueness. Here are a few of my favorites:

begonias Living in Downtown Evansville, my own home has always been a challenging site to figure out what annuals to choose, due to the trees, the surrounding homes, and the limited space. I love begonias and have quickly realized that they are an excellent choice for my partial sun/shade site. There are many thousands of types of begonias, from traditional flowering varieties to ones that are more commonly grown as houseplants, and they are making their way into our landscapes as annuals. Begonias are unique and have a wide array of growth habits, sizes, and colors. Most of the unique begonias have strongly-textured and variegated leaves with varying shades of greens, silvers, maroons, and pinks. 

coleus Coleus is one of the more common annuals with a colorful leaf that makes a great addition to any garden. Depending

on which variety you choose, there are coleus plants that can tolerate full sun and others that like to be in the shade. One of the most unique characteristics of the coleus is that it has a squared-off stem, rather than a round stem as on most plants. The many varieties range from traditionally-shaped, solid-color leaves to leaves sporting multiple colors with crinkled and ruffled edges. There are coleus plants that range in uses from shade to sun, large to small, and upright to trailing. They are great choices to work into most any garden.  

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succulents Last summer, I planted several displays using a mix of various succulent plants. This was by far one of most unique planter combinations I had ever done, and we received numerous questions and compliments on them. Succulents are distinctive plants that thrive in hot, arid conditions and can tolerate the heat and drought amazingly well. They come in an array of sizes, colors, and textures, making it easy to create a one-of-a-kind planter for a sunny location that everyone will enjoy. With hundreds of different types of succulents to choose from, there are options for short, fat, tall, trailing, and almost any color of the rainbow.   — Brian Wildeman

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daubing for dimes // Partici-

pants of the March of Dimes paint party pose with their works of art that were later auctioned off on eBay to raise funds for the March of Dimes. Back row, left to right: Kristen Tucker, Billy Bolin, Holly Pendleton, Andrea Halbig, Mike Ball, Diane Douglas, Atom Smasher, Jackie Monroe, and Shawnda McNeal; and front row, left to right: Maxwell Tucker, Eli Bolin, Kate Halbig, Claire Ballard, and Howie Huffman.

Partying with Paints It’s all for the babies. That’s what Andrea Halbig says about her three children, her SnickerDoodle Kids Art business, and her most recent endeavor — a March of Dimes celebrity paint party auction that brought in around $1,000. “The idea of so many people becoming aware of the March of Dimes through this makes a huge difference in our community,” Halbig says. “Even if someone out there hasn’t had the March of Dimes affect their lives, I’m sure they have a friend or family member” who has been impacted even if they aren’t aware of it. Halbig decided to host the March 17 event because two of her three children, 9-year-old Warren and 4-year-old Oliver, were born premature. She went into pre-labor at 24 weeks with Warren and received steroid shots to help develop his lungs. She later learned that the March of Dimes helped fund the research tied to the steroid shots. “I actually got (the steroid shots) with all three babies,” Halbig says. Thanks to the March of Dimes, even though her boys were premature, they “didn’t have to be on breathing machines. After that, I wanted to get involved so no one (else) had to go through this.” The March of Dimes is a national nonprofit

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SnickerDoodle Kids Art raises money for March of Dimes

organization with an Evansville office that helps mothers have full-term pregnancies. It also shares its best practices in prenatal health, and it continues to have a local impact. Of Halbig’s three children, both of her sons were placed in the neonatal intensive care unit. Her only daughter Kate, 7, was born full-term after Halbig went into pre-labor at 20 weeks. The fundraiser was held at SnickerDoodle Kids Art, three weeks after Halbig opened the studio. In all, 14 adults and children participated in the paint party, which Halbig led and instructed. The picture for the night was to be a guitar, with a “75” painted to look like a sticker in honor of the March of Dimes’ 75th year. The guitar itself “has no meaning other than just being fun,” Halbig says. “I made some new friends, had a wonderful time. I hope to do it again next year.” Meanwhile, at first, Halbig didn’t know if her idea would become a reality. The first person she contacted was Shawnda McNeal, a morning host on Hot 96WSTO FM. “I sent her a Facebook message, not sure if it would even be seen,” Halbig says. Yet McNeal responded almost immediately and volunteered to contact her friends “in the

business.” The rest fell into place soon afterwards when a variety of local celebrities and civic leaders decided to participate as well. The paint party included Halbig and her daughter, Kate; McNeal and her son, 4-year-old Howie; Jackie Monroe; Diane Douglas; Atom Smasher; Claire from HOT 96; Mike Ball, the division director of the local March of Dimes; Holly Pendleton of Holly’s House; Police Chief Billy Bolin of the Evansville Police Department and his son Eli, 10; and Kristen Tucker of Tucker Publishing Group and her son Maxwell, 14. The party was an overall success for both Halbig and the March of Dimes. But in the end, Halbig says it’s not about the money. “No matter how much money we raised, the thousands of people that came in contact with the information through this process makes a world of difference,” Halbig says. “The funding of the March of Dimes (enabled) the research to help cure polio. This is next on our list. We’re going to figure out what causes pre-labor and delivery so families don’t have to go through this.” — Valerie Wire For more information about the March of Dimes, visit For more information about SnickerDoodle Kids Art, visit

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In Historic Context The Elms, a renovated pre-Civil War house in Henderson, Ky., has been home to four generations By Beth Tompkins • Photos by Jordan Barclay

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cestors – unless you’re Houston and Lowry Igleheart-Keach. When the Henderson couple moved into their sprawling historic farm named “The Elms,” the home already had weathered four generations of Keaches — not to mention the Civil War, World War I, and Prohibition. It was because of this rich history that the Keaches took such care during their two-year renovation of the home and other structures on the property. “I never thought I would live in this house,” says Lowry, who first knew The Elms as the home of her Evansville Day School classmate, Houston Keach Jr. Built in 1852 from bricks molded on site, the Federal-style home as well as its detached kitchen house, smokehouse, and icehouse were a wed-

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ding gift to William and Elizabeth Barret from Judge Thomas Towles, the father of the bride. Towles also was a close, personal friend of French-American ornithologist John James Audubon. “By the time Houston’s grandfather bought the home, it already was historically significant,” says Lowry. When Houston Sr. married, he and his wife, Alice Lee Thomson, moved into the home and welcomed the first of two sons – effectively giving the home three generations of Keaches to care for all under one roof. “I can’t imagine being a new, young wife, having two boys, and living with your husband’s parents,” says Lowry. But imagination isn’t necessary when the evidence still exists in the form of notch marks on the walls that tracked the growth of all the Keach children

Generational Transformation //

The Victorian-era furnishings and wallpaper Lowry’s mother-in-law used in the dining room (above right) were paired down and muted with solids and a softer color palate (above left). Lowry took her “less is more” approach and incorporated it into the home’s entryway, using a clean backdrop of restful white to further enhance her photography of greenery and other artwork. The photographs leading up the stairs were taken by Lindsay Keach Bronstein, Lowry’s older daughter, and feature portions of a friend’s home in France. The print of a crowing rooster is by Leon Danchin, a French painter. may | June 2013 55

— a sentimental feature she and Houston Jr. refused to paint over during the renovations. For all its hustle and bustle, The Elms entered into a brief vacant period after the passing of Houston Jr.’s mother, Alice Lee Keach, in 2009. “It wasn’t a question of what to do with the house,” Lowry says. “This was and will be a family home.” Considering the fact that Houston’s brother, Scott, and his wife, Jennifer, were already living at a neighboring farm, it made sense for Lowry and Houston to make the move. Previously, they lived on Holloway Lane in Henderson. “I was worried because this was the house Houston

grew up in, and although it was beautiful, I knew that there was no way I could live in it without some changes.” Not only did the antebellum home need basic updates like electricity and plumbing, but Lowry also says her mother-in-law was a steadfast fan of all things from the Victorian era, including wallpaper, chandeliers, and furniture. That was something that Lowry, a clean-line-loving, decidedly more contemporary person, knew would be a sticking point. However, rather than remove all of Alice Lee’s influences from the house, Lowry decided to celebrate her mother-in-law in the form of a memorial formal rose garden in the back yard. That garden includes several David Austin roses

as well as two roses from Alice Lee’s own landscaping. Once the issue of décor was out of the way, it was time to focus on the big picture. Lowry and Houston drafted and prioritized renovation plans with the help of Louisville architect Frank Pierce and Hendersonbased Logan & Logan Construction. “The heritage of The Elms and heritage of the Keach family are a perfect marriage,” says John A. Logan IV. As one of only 90 Southern Living Custom Builders, he knows a thing or two about antebellum homes. “It is always a pleasure to work with families who are proud of their heritage,” Logan says.

“I was worried because this was the house Houston grew up in, and although it was beautiful, I knew that there was no way I could live in it without some changes.” — Lowry Igleheart-Keach

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Form Meets Function // The kitchen (above) was used by Houston, his parents, and his grandparents in the 1920s. It was converted into a very large pantry. With the help of Lowry’s design team, the carport (far left) was enclosed to become the new state-of-the-art kitchen. The original pale green beadboard of the carport serves as the new kitchen’s ceiling, and the countertops (center left) are made of what once was the subfloor of the Henderson Hosiery Mill. The home also features a detached smokehouse (top left) where the Keaches still cure hams for themselves and several family friends.

For Lowry, celebrating “where” was certainly more sentimental than “when.” “Bringing the plumbing and electric up to date was priority one,” says Lowry. “The walls are brick, so the wiring was all paneled on the surface. I didn’t know how we were going to fix that.” That’s where the Keaches relied on the expertise of Logan, who had faced similar issues with other historic homes in Henderson. His solution was to meticulously drill out a channel in the bricks to hide the electric wiring so as to maintain the home’s historical aesthetic. Next, the team turned their focus to the kitchen — undoubtedly the most evolving room of the house. The original kitchen was a separate building in the back yard — as was the custom in the 1800s. When the kitchen was moved inside the home, the exterior kitchen was converted into a small guesthouse. Lowry, who spent 35 years in the culinary field and owns Maxine’s Café and Bakery in Evansville, knew the existing small kitchen wouldn’t be enough to accommodate her needs, especially since she may | June 2013 57

“We wanted to protect the integrity of the original house as much as we could.” — Lowry Igleheart-Keach

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A Custom Fit // The home’s unique round brick columns were preserved through the renovations. Architect Frank Pierce came up with the idea to pull the kitchen back from the brick columns. The bricks were made on site and were created using custom molds that the Keaches still possess today.

Along the Path // The Elms’ exterior amenities include the smokehouse, guesthouse (originally the detached kitchen), and outdoor pool (which was enclosed prior to the recent renovation). The landscape uses several plants and shrubs from her previous home. Lowry also incorporated some of her late mother-in-law’s roses into a memorial rose garden.

and Houston enjoy entertaining guests. As a result, the team members put their heads together and decided the best way to achieve maximum new space with minimum structural changes would be to convert the carport into the new kitchen and the existing kitchen into a luxurious pantry. “We wanted to protect the integrity of the original house as much as we could,” says Lowry. “Houston also was very concerned that the back elevation of the house be as attractive as the front. Our architect was brilliant solving all the problems we threw at him. It was his idea to pull the wall of the kitchen back from the brick columns to maintain their importance and, in doing so,

it also means the sun doesn’t shine in your face as much as it would have otherwise.” Logan agreed. “I felt that preserving the round columns was a must,” says Logan. “It was a very unique part of the original architecture.” The beadboard ceiling of the carport was left intact as the kitchen ceiling. It was even left the same shade of pale green. The resulting long, narrow kitchen was fitted with custom cabinetry, reclaimed long-leaf pine countertops that were once the subfloor of the Henderson Hosiery Mill, and state-of-the-art dual gas range and stainless appliances. The kitchen was floored with cork, which makes the long hours cooking much more bearable. Of the three other exterior structures, the pool was a priority. It was uncovered and relined with a gray pool liner in an effort to appear more organic with the farm backdrop. The smokehouse, which the family still uses to cure ham, is original to the home, as was an icehouse, which was torn down and replaced with the pool in the 1970s. All new brick walks, steps, and patio were constructed with reclaimed 1800-era brick,

and the new front doors were adorned with old coach lights found in Louisville. Lowry even added large stones from her grandparents’ home in McCutchanville, north of Evansville, enhancing the land’s connection to family that much more. As for the rest of the exterior landscape, Lowry transplanted several of her favorite plants from her previous home — including hostas, Lenten roses, tree peonies, ferns, columbine, iris, epimedium, arum italcum, and lavender. Fueling the last year of the two-year renovation and landscaping was the August 2012 wedding date of Lowry’s daughter, Lindsay Keach Bronstein, who chose The Elms as her venue. “We had 200 people coming for the wedding,” says Lowry. “We moved in in July and then 10 days later hosted the wedding here.” While it certainly added to the stress of the home’s overhaul, the Keaches wouldn’t have had it any other way. To them, the home has, is, and will always be the backdrop for every struggle and success — and most definitely every party. “My mother was so furious when I told her we were going to move in and renovate (The Elms),” says Lowry. “She said I was either going to end up in the hospital or divorced. But we did it! And I’m healthy, happy, and still married.” As for The Elms, the recent renovations are akin to the home getting its second wind. Of Houston’s two daughters and his brother Scott’s two sons and stepdaughter, it’s anyone’s guess who the property’s next owner will be. But Lowry insists life will have a way of pushing the right person forward. “I’ve never had a plan,” says Lowry. “I just let life take me along and lead me where I’m supposed to be, and right now, it’s here.”

For more information about Logan & Logan Construction, call 270-869-5563 or visit Architect Frank Pierce of Louisville may be reached at frank@ may | June 2013 59

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form. Louisville Tile Distributors, a family-owned company with an Evansville branch, aims to keep it that way. Louisville Tile offers the latest trends in ceramic, porcelain, stone, glass, and metal tile. Owned by the Wilcox family of Louisville, the company opened its Evansville showroom 56 years ago, but it has served the Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee markets for more than 50 years. Long a part of the local and Tri-State building industry, Louisville Tile understands that trends change. That’s one reason why the local showroom was recently remodeled. Robin Ogden, showroom manager and architectural specifications manager, says the showroom has introduced several new lines over the last year or so that are having a local impact. “With new introductions such as Ann Sacks and Artistic Tile, we have interior designers selecting tile here, eliminating the need for them to go to a bigger market for something beautiful and unique,” Ogden says. While most of Louisville Tile’s clients are residential, the company offers commercial flooring as well. It also understands the need for tile consultation. The showroom is staffed with two gifted designers who will work with you to get that perfect ‘finished’ look you desire. Appointments are recommended to get undivided attention. Customers are free to bring in their countertop, cabinet, and paint samples to help. “We will work with you to make it look seamless and … beautiful,” Ogden says. Additionally, Louisville Tile sells all the setting materials, “so you can do your entire job right out of one store.” Louisville Tile has many different floor installations to help the customer visualize what the end product may look like. The branch has a list of contractors that purchase its products.

Ogden says many homeowners are remodeling their homes instead of building new structures. “You are seeing people buying what they want,” she says. “They are putting more money into their bathrooms and kitchens, to make them a little nicer, rather than building a new home where they are generally restricted to tighter budgets.” As for recent trends, many Tri-State residents select porcelain floor tiles in earth-tone colors. “Gray is becoming the new beige,” Ogden laughs. “In the last 10 years, the tile selections have really exploded,” Ogden says. “Thanks to HGTV, it’s really opened people’s minds as to what’s out there.” 

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WOW! is much more than a cable company — it is a method of doing business. WOW! has been serving the Midwest since 1996 and is the ninth-largest cable operating company in the United States. This nationally-recognized, awardwinning company strives for success by putting its four values — respect, integrity, accountability, and servanthood — into action. “One of the things that makes WOW! great is our culture of giving, whether it is our employees or the community we live and work in,” Matt DeMuro, system manager for the Evansville market, says. “Because of this culture, we introduced the 'WOW! In the Neighborhood' program, which allows our employees to give back to the community by volunteering their time for a cause close to their hearts.” At WOW!, each employee can spend up to eight hours of paid time to volunteer with a nonprofit throughout the year. But most employees don’t stop there. In 2012, Evansville WOW! employees donated 2,018 of their own volunteer hours in addition to 190 paid hours. These employees helped the causes of many local nonprofits, such as the TriState Food Bank, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Evansville ARC, Evansville Rescue Mission, and the Ronald McDonald House. The Evansville Regional Airport also has been impacted by WOW! In April 2012, the WOW! Wi-Fi Lounge was opened to offer travelers a place to relax and stay connected. Located outside of security, the WOW! Lounge is available to anyone visiting the airport. The WOW! Lounge offers free Wi-Fi as well as news and weather coverage on the free cable TV. It also offers several USB and electrical outlets for travelers to charge their devices while they wait. In an effort to keep it local, WOW!

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partnered with National Office Furniture, based in Jasper, Ind., to provide the work stations, chairs, and lounge furniture. WOW! not only knows the importance of giving back to the community — it also recognizes the value of its employees. One of the ways WOW! focuses on its employees is by featuring them in advertising. The hard work of WOW! employees does not go without notice. WOW! was recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana for 2013. At WOW!, each employee strives to live up to the name of the company by providing great customer service, support, and

giving back to their community. From the work they do, to the time these employees give back, WOW! is more than a name – it is an experience. “At WOW!, we’re dedicated to delivering an exceptional employee and customer experience,” says CEO and board chairwoman Colleen Abdoulah. “We know that customers are best served by employees who feel valued and appreciated.” 

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Fehrenbacher founded Fehrenbacher Cabinets in 1957, he likely never dreamed of the growth his company would experience over the span of 56 years. Beginning in a humble two-car garage, the business has continued to grow and expand its range of products and services. Though the company has undergone changes throughout the years, one thing has remained a constant: the staff of Fehrenbacher Cabinets Inc. remains completely dedicated to surpassing customer expectations with everything they do. The company is now utilizing thirdgeneration ownership to help manage and grow the business. Fehrenbacher Cabinets Inc. employs roughly 30 people, many of whom have been with the company for numerous years, blessing the company with their immense knowledge, talents, and skills. Not to be confused with Wood Specialties by Fehrenbacher (which is another branch of the Fehrenbacher family), Fehrenbacher Cabinets focuses specifically on cabinets, countertops, and appliances. Often describing their company as a “one-stop shop,” the Fehrenbachers emphasize that Fehrenbacher Cabinets will design, build, finish, and install any custom cabinetry or countertops that customers request. “We take care of the entire pro-

cess,” says co-owner Patrick Fehrenbacher. “If you went anywhere else, you would have to go multiple places trying to coordinate all of the various projects.” In regards to this year’s trends, the Fehrenbachers say that painted and glazed cabinets continue to be popular. Many clients are turning away from busy styles and are embracing simpler fashions with clean lines. For countertops, stones such as granite and quartz are becoming more prevalent in kitchens and bathrooms. The Fehrenbachers insist that when they conduct business, it’s not just about the initial sale, but about building a relationship and making sure the customer is completely satisfied. This is why a majority of the company’s jobs come from referrals and repeat customers. “Whether it’s a simple bathroom vanity or an entire house full of cabinets, we aim to please,” says co-owner Peter Fehrenbacher. “We know a satisfied customer has always been and will always be the best form of advertising.” 

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Timeless Style Serving the Tri-state area for more than 20 years, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery is your local source for all things kitchen and bath. In fact, the company is ranked as the largest distributor of plumbing supplies in the United States and is a trusted resource of interior designers, builders, and remodelers across the country. Here, branch manager Andy Cook discusses tips and trends in the current market.

Transitional style is here to stay The transitional style is still trending as homes have increasingly become more casual. Manufacturers have supported this trend by offering new products that are timeless, classic, and clean. A sweet spot between traditional

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At Home and modern, the transitional style is here dating their lighting. It’s also an easy way to give a tired room a fresh look. Considto stay for as long as we can see. er switching out an old brass chandelier Chrome is back with a new fixture using energy efficient Brushed nickel has remained popular in bulbs, or add some outdoor lighting to Evansville, however, chrome is certainly your landscape to highlight an architecmaking a strong comeback. Much like the tural feature of your home.  transitional style, chrome is a timeless finish that looks clean and beautiful in any — Provided by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery design. Brushed chrome may be a viable alternative to brushed nickel for those who still prefer a matte look.


Whether in the kitchen or bath, touchless faucets are popping up more and more in residential design. This technology is especially useful in the kitchen when hands are messy from cooking. Simply place your dish under the faucet and the stream of water automatically begins; move it away, and the water stops.

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For more than 70 years, a local familyowned business now in its third generation has been providing the Tri-State area with unparalleled customer service. Indiana Wholesalers Inc. offers installation of replacement windows and doors through its new division, Indiana Windows and Doors Inc.

on darker colors. It also may be painted to match your existing décor. Need to match your existing wood interior? Infinity’s EverWood exclusive wood grain interior finish can be stained to match your existing woodwork. It is an inorganic material, so it will not absorb moisture or decay over time. Infinity windows are Energy Star-rated and are available with options What do you offer that others do not? We recently began offering Infinity Re- to increase sun exposure performance. placement Windows from Marvin. Infin- Infinity offers a limited lifetime warranty. ity windows are constructed with Ultrex, What other services do you offer? which is a pultruded fiberglass material. We offer free in-home consultations with It is eight times stronger than vinyl, has a our window experts or showroom tours very low expansion and contraction rate, of Infinity products. We provide profesand has a mechanically-bonded acrylic sional installation for all Infinity products finish that provides superior resistance so you can be assured the installation is to scratching and UV degradation, even performed correctly. We also can have

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Like us, Marvin Windows and Doors is a third- and fourth-generation familyowned company that is dedicated to innovation and uncompromising product performance standards. Indiana Wholesalers Inc. has partnered with Marvin for more than 30 years to bring the best windows and doors to the Tri-State area.  — Provided by Indiana Windows and Doors Inc.

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Sonitrol’s technicians have undergone certified background checks by the Evansville Police Department. Our commitment to service includes a Performance Warranty, False Alarm Guarantee, and Satisfaction Guarantee.

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come Evansville’s go-to spot for personalizing outdoor spaces. Not only does the company offer outdoor furniture, ceramic pottery, and stone fountains, it also offers a landscape and construction division that builds fireplaces, walls, pergolas, and outdoor kitchens. So from birdhouses and throw pillows to complete outdoor renovations, Integrity is the place to help make your outdoor space… yours. At Integrity, the seasoned staff understands that the area just outside your windows is another “room” of your home. Their goal is to help you tie in your own personal taste in colors, style, and function so that your patio, deck, and yard become an extension of your indoor space. Christopher Thompson, operations manager at Integrity, says, “personalizing your outdoor space adds square footage to your home when you’re entertaining friends on the weekends or relaxing with your family in the evenings.” While Integrity commonly works with homeowners during the construction phase of new homes in designing new outdoor spaces, Thompson adds that it’s never too late to update an existing space. “Our expert staff makes any transformation a fluid process from the start. Our designers incorporate your style and your needs into a completed space that looks like it’s always belonged at your home.” Integrity is a great resource for unique outdoor accents. It specializes in highquality, high-style outdoor furniture. “Most people will see the furniture in our showroom, and they won’t believe it can be used outside because it looks so plush and interior. But it really is built to be durable, lasting outdoor furniture,” Thompson says. The store features both dining collections and seating sets with sofas and recliners. In addition to furniture, Integrity provides pottery of all sizes, stone fountains

and statuary, garden stakes, umbrellas, outdoor rugs, and so much more. Thompson says that his merchandisers “look near and far to bring unique and unusual pieces into our retail stores.” He says that “Integrity wants to provide a relaxed shopping experience so you can have an exciting outdoor living space.”  — Provided By Rachel Mann

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The Barefoot Cottage is a dream come true for owner, customers opened three years ago during the recession, but it’s seeing so much success that that may be hard to believe. The woman behind the store is Beth Martin. She was working as a registered nurse but had always dreamed of opening her own store. In April of 2010, her dream became a reality. “I had become great friends with the owners of Busy Beedz Design … and things just fell into place,” Martin says. “I made the decision to move to our current location at 2005 Lincoln Ave. two years ago, and we have grown rapidly since.” Martin attributes this success to three things: mix of old, new, vintage, and modern items; a variety of always-evolving products; and a staff that strives “to make anyone who walks in the door feel welcome and at home.” Week after week, new customers are “discovering” the store and all the goodies The Barefoot Cottage has to offer. Customers at The Barefoot Cottage are often looking for products that are “fresh, beautiful, unique, inspired, and chosen with loving care to delight their senses,” Martin says. “They may be looking for home furnishings, a sweet baby gift, a special wedding present, lovely artwork, upcycled furniture, accessories,” and so much more. Martin finds and collects products from more than 100 vendors from St. Louis to Atlanta. “I always choose pieces that I would enjoy personally and, because I get to know my customers’ likes and needs, I choose what I feel will work best for them,” Martin says. “I try to find products that most people can afford. It’s important to offer beautiful products at obtainable prices for my customers.” Customers also can find inspiration and advice upon entering Martin’s store. “Most flattering are the customers who ask for design guidance in their home,” Martin says. “We have several home projects going at this point, along with a very exciting project of adding The Barefoot Cottage touch to one of the Parade Homes coming up very soon in June.” For anyone considering redecorat-

ing one room or the entire home, Martin has a few suggestions. “Remove the distractions, and make a realistic budget plan and list of necessities,” Martin says. “Invest in key pieces such as window treatments, rugs, and artwork.” She also suggests accessorizing with unique vintage or new pieces. Martin hopes every person who leaves her store does so with something that can’t be bought. “I hope that everyone who visits The Barefoot Cottage leaves with a smile on their face,” Martin says. She strives to give them “a feeling of enjoyment and excitement about what they saw in the shop, and a desire to make their homes, and themselves, fabulous with a little help from us.” 

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In 2008, Dana Thomas decided to open her store. Six years later, The Red Poppy has become a destination shop for purveyors of fabulous things for the home, as well as perfect gifts for your most discerning friends and modern tots. Since its inception, The Red Poppy has evolved significantly. Thomas, who has a


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degree in interior design and experience in the furniture industry, always has her eye out for the hottest new thing. “We are now bringing in upholstery, dining tables, coffee tables, sofa tables, and lots and lots of accessories,” Thomas says. “We are ordering and receiving new merchandise on a daily basis, so you never know what is going to show up.” Five years later, Thomas still views The Red Poppy as “the perfect platform to share with others my passion for great product design, styling, and love of entertaining,” Thomas says. She takes pride in The Red Poppy being able to offer stylish solutions for everyday living, entertaining, and gift giving. Lately, Thomas has been taking her work outside of the store. “I have been focusing a lot on accessory calls with clients,” Thomas says. This is “where I hand-pick items for the customer or client once I visit the home.” The Red Poppy features a wide variety of displays for customers to admire. From rugs and furniture, to personal accessories and gourmet goods, The Red Poppy has it all, and Thomas has no intention of slowing down. “I have so many ideas in my head that I would love to see happen in the future,” Thomas says. “I love to combine a mix of high-end, American-made, fair-trade products and items from local or unknown artists.” — Provided By Dana Thomas

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another High Point Market has come and gone. Spring market is the time when “new” colors are released in the form of beautiful rooms and gorgeous furniture in showroom after showroom. Designers and furniture buyers alike are inspired and rejuvenated by what they see and touch at this yearly event in North Carolina. After two spring markets, one thing certainly stands out more than anything else: the use of the color gray. It was everywhere — on walls, on floors, and in almost every fabric and piece of art. It was the most noticeable “non-color,” and it simply dominated the spring market. There were mostly warm grays, but they were paired with every color you can imagine — gray and blue; gray and pink; gray and red; and gray and green. From showroom to showroom we traveled, and it was always the same: warm gray, warm gray, and even more warm gray. Although gray by itself conveys seriousness, dependability, and stability, pair it with pink and it’s delicate and passionate. Pair it with blue, and it becomes tranquil and sensitive. Pair it with red, and it’s suddenly powerful and strong. With yellow, it’s at once joyful and imaginative. And with black, it’s altogether elegant and sophisticated.  I’m always hesitant to make judgments about what will and won’t work as far as trends go, but I feel certain gray is going to be with us for a while. Much more than just serious and dependable, it has become a backdrop for all kinds of decorating and lifestyles. That said, I think it’s time to forget your worries and pick up that paintbrush. Go ahead and paint it gray.  — Provided by Joan Fraser

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Residential outdoor lighting is an amenity that requires careful consideration and research. Illuminating Expressions offers a variety of tools to help you along the way. When designing your outdoor lighting, take into account your personal style and adapt your exterior environment to evoke a particular mood or place that is soothing and enjoyable to you. Even modest homes, or those with limited yards or gardens, can benefit from landscape lighting. Get inspiration from your home’s interior or exterior architec-

tural elements, personal collections, favorite art pieces, or the climate you live in. The purpose of landscape lighting is to unify the relationship between your house and the landscaping that surrounds it. One of the great features of landscape lighting is that it allows you to start slowly and gradually add in more lights as your time, budget, or exterior space allows. You may choose to begin with path lights to add safety to your walkways and then slowly fill in various accent lights to emphasize features of your landscaping. Landscape lighting enhances your outdoor living environment, extending the hours of enjoyment you and your family spend outdoors and providing safety and security. Well-designed landscape lighting will reinforce aesthetic appeal and increasingly add more value to your home. The experts at Illuminating Expressions will show you how to re-connect with life’s simple pleasures by extending your home’s living spaces into the outdoors, meshing creature comforts with natural beauty.  — Provided by Illuminating Expressions

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Style Crew People's Furniture provides whole design solution Customers who use our complimentary design service are the most satisfied. Why? Because they complete their room. So often, people buy furniture, such as a sofa and chair, get it home, and it never looks as good as it did in the store. They have the new carpet, freshly painted wall, and the new sofa but, in the store it looked better. That’s because the display in the store had the right accessories, such as end tables, artwork, paint color, pillows, and lamps. Think of it as buying a new dress but not putting on any nail polish, jewelry, or shoes with the dress.  At People’s Furniture, we offer our customers complimentary design service to not only pick the right color, size, and style, but also to complete the package, which can be a hard decision to make. We even do house calls. Most people think we will be there for hours, but what we really need is just enough time to take a few measurements, see what you have, and what you want to use with your new purchase. We take that information back to the store and come up with a plan. Sometimes it’s a plan for a whole house; sometimes we just return with a new chair. Here at People’s Furniture, our No. 1 priority is to find the look that satisfies our customers. If you visit our store, be sure to try the Tempur-Pedic Sleep Experience Center for a seven-minute interactive presentation of Tempur-Pedic products. Tempur-Pedic is the No. 1 customer satisfaction bed, and People’s is an Elite Tempur-Pedic Retailer.  — Provided by People’s Furniture For more information on People’s Furniture, visit www. peoplesfurniture. com. For design questions, or to make an appointment, call Interior Designer, Mary Riley, at 812476-7661.


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Return of the Porch The Secret Garden owner highlights pleasures of outdoor relaxation Af ter a long,

dreary winter, what could be more welcome than a TriState spring? And what better place to view it from than your own porch. Flowering trees, perennials popping up, and colorful container plants make many want to relax on comfortable porches and entertain al fresco. With a little sprucing, your porch can become a welcoming living space for many family activities. Here is a place where you can be daring with color and pattern. Try out some new combinations and mix it up with multiple patterns and coordinating colors. Furnishings for a porch are almost

unlimited in style and material. While wicker and rattan are traditional favorites, the new synthetic versions are more durable and can withstand even our humid weather. Cast aluminum has become popular due to its durability and its lightweight, stylish designs. Add all-weather cushions in high-tech fabrics for comfort, style, and easy care. For seating, you can choose from sofas, loveseats, chaise lounges, swings, swivel chairs, and rocking chairs. Tables can be virtually any size or style for dining. For coffee and end tables, think creatively and

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use unexpected pieces such as wood wagons, metal cages, short columns, and more. Add color and comfort with textiles. The use of all-weather fabrics requires little maintenance. Pile on pillows; changing and adding new pillows is the easiest trick to bring new life to a porch. Try adding a colorful, patterned outdoor rug for instant appeal on a porch floor. Set out your plants using interesting containers of various sizes that add more color and texture. Unexpected ornaments such as Moroccan lanterns, vintage watering cans, or a seashell collection can transform even a modest porch into an inviting retreat. This can be a special spot for family comfort. So fire up your imagination and enjoy!  — Provided By Barbara Ulrich

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The Rug Merchant has diverse collection of colors, styles By Valerie Wire

The Rug Merchant sells so much more than just the average rug. At The Rug Merchant, one will find a wide and vast variety of inventory in every color, texture, and design imaginable. From handmade to machine-made, classic to contemporary, The Rug Merchant prides itself on the art of the rugs it sells. The Rug Merchant is one of the largest rug stores in the nation, and it is in the top 10 percent in the nation in size. “With 40 years’ experience, we try, and we do, offer a huge variety of styles and sizes always in stock,” Terry Lewis, the owner of The Rug Merchant, says. "We are not afraid to stock tangerine- and lime-colored rugs, and

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lemon yellows. We have a very vast collection of rugs. If we don’t have it, we know where to get it.” But it’s not all about buying and selling. Customers are also drawn to The Rug Merchant because they have in-house, complete rug repair. Lewis is also the only certified rug appraiser “(within) hundreds of miles.” “If you’re going to be in the rug business, you should know how to repair them,” Lewis said. You need to know, “how to appraise them, how they’re made, and what they’re made of. That’s just part of being a professional.” The Rug Merchant has shipped rugs all

over the country, to England, and to two different islands. Most of these rugs have been shipped to Evansville residents who have relocated or have vacation homes. “They find that going to Chicago or New York to buy rugs is not only time consuming, but more expensive,” Lewis says. “The misconception is that you have to go out of Evansville to find what is current and what is happening in any product, and that is something that Evansville needs to outgrow. It’s right here, only at Evansville prices.” 

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Bath Fitter of Evansville is a local company that is totally committed to the greater Evansville area. All its employees live in the area and are focused on serving area customers. As a local business, Bath Fitter is able to make independent decisions that help it fulfill its customer needs. Most of its products are made in nearby Springville, Tenn. Since it is part of a regional and national business, Bath Fitter is certainly accountable on a larger scale. Nevertheless, the company believes in being truly local and is dedicated first and foremost to local and area customers. Bath Fitter provides complete tub remodeling with a wide variety of acrylic bathtub molds. Its shower remodeling offers a wide range of attractive designs and colors. Tub-to-shower conversions are perfect for those with limited mobility. These conversions can turn a tired and cramped old bathtub into a spacious shower and are available with a wide range of safety features. Let the pros at Bath Fitter convert your existing bathtub into an extra-large shower. Before each job, Bath Fitter first checks to make sure that it knows everything there is to make a customizable project that will meet all of the customer’s needs. Its full attention is given to every phase of the remodeling project. That means attention to details, such as

the condition of the existing bathroom floor. Is it solid enough to handle the tub remodeling? If it isn’t, Bath Fitter will remove the old floor and replace it with new board sufficient to the task. Designs and accessories often can make the difference in a completely successful remodeling project. Bath Fitter offers decorative wall system panels in a wide range of attractive colors and patterns to fit every customer’s style. It has joined forces with Moen and Delta to offer an exceptional line of bath accessories, from grab bars and soap dishes to shelves and shower seats. The company’s greatest industry advantage is that it offers one-day service, beginning with a free, one-

day, in-home estimate. Then, the entire bath renovations take just one day. This minimizes the downtime associated with most bathroom renovations. Fast doesn’t mean a compromise on quality. Bath Fitter’s one-piece seamless shower and bathtub liners include a lifetime warranty. Its installers are company employees, not subcontractors. They have received intensive training, use a variety of proprietary tools to do the job right, and are committed to your complete satisfaction.  — Provided by Bath Fitter

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Sunrooms by Popham Shine Year-Round Enhancing life with natural light Boost your spirits and your home’s value with the addition of a sunroom by Popham Construction. Sunrooms are no longer boxshaped glass-enclosed porches used only during warm months. They’re light-filled, comfortable living spaces where the outdoors can be enjoyed year-round without the annoyance of pesky insects or concerns about weather conditions. Natural lighting is an important interior design element. Scientific studies indicate that natural light improves mood by releasing endorphins that bring a sense of emotional wellness. In addition, the body’s absorption of natural sunlight helps it process nutrients and boosts the immune system. Popham ensures that a sunroom addition blends with a home’s exterior to enhance its style. Opening up the sunroom to the home’s interior brings in natural light to other areas and creates a sense of spaciousness. The opensunroom concept often is an extension of the kitchen or family room. An important aspect to consider is sunlight exposure during different times of the day. This depends on the direction the room will face. Energy-efficient, year-round sunrooms are designed with heat and air-conditioning. Natural light saves utility costs. Versatile windows offer creative options. Natural wood floors enhance the outdoor setting and are easily maintained. During cooler months, imagine a bright sunroom with a gas fireplace and a cozy rug placed over the wood floor.  A sunroom by Popham is likely to be your family’s favorite gathering spot. Schedule a free, no-obligation visit to discuss your sunroom project. You’ll feel better having an organized plan to increase your living space and the value of your home. 

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F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors is tapped into trends in the market, and recent data points to a very healthy housing market, both nationally and locally. According to the S&P/CaseShiller composite index, average national sale prices have increased 8.1 percent over the past year, and the housing price index posted its largest gain in the last seven years from January 2012 to January 2013. Recently, Kevin Eastridge, co-owner of F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors, has been optimistic about real estate sales. “Over the past few months, I have noticed some national and statewide information that demonstrates that the real estate market has indeed shifted into high gear,” says Eastridge. “I have spoken to several realtors in other geographic areas, and inventory shortages and multiple offers seem to be the norm, not the exception.” Locally, the big story has to do with listing inventory. The local housing inventory has been on a steady decline since January 2010, when the number of active listings was 3,034. This past January, the inventory had dropped to 2,247. “In addition to the decline in listed inventory, shadow inventory (delinquent mortgages, properties in foreclosure, and bank-owned property) is down 28 percent from its peak,” says Eastridge. “This decline in pipeline properties will continue to suppress inventory levels.” On a statewide level over the past year, real estate news also has looked particularly positive. The number of closed home sales increased 18.4 percent, the median sale price of those homes increased 4.5 percent, and the number of pending home

sales increased 11.8 percent. For 20 consecutive months, the number of closed home sales has increased yearover-year. The median sale price has increased for 15 consecutive months, and the number of pending home sales has increased for 17 consecutive months. This local market information is great news, but what does it mean for you? Kathy Briscoe, co-owner of F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors, says, “It means it’s time to get back in the housing market game! If you are considering selling your house, list it now.” Briscoe says that homes that are priced correctly and presented well are selling quickly. “Our agents are experts at helping sellers price their home correctly and staging homes to sell quickly,” adds Briscoe. “We bring many tools to bear, leveraging to attract the most buyers in our area.” With more than 84 percent of homebuyers beginning their search online, F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors has continued to invest heavily in technology tools for homebuyers and sellers. And increased traffic to its website is another sign the market is continuing to heat up. “We’ve seen over a 10 percent increase in our online traffic versus this time last year,” comments Briscoe. “Since the start of this year, we’ve had nearly 190,000 people visit our website looking for their next home — a sure sign this market is robust!” 

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First Impressions Count Tri-State Contracting can lead the charge on your remodel By Dan Kissel

As the warm weather months begin to roll around, it is the perfect time to tackle that remodeling project that has always been in your plans. Tri-State Contracting is the company to make it happen. The Tri-State Contracting team understands how to make your project a success. This Environmental Protection Agency certified company showcases its experience and skill through the installation of all its products. What better way to start a remodel than with some brand-new windows? Tri-State Contracting is one of the largest replacement window companies in the Tri-State. Keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter with one of the four different window lines Tri-State Contracting has to offer. These energy efficient windows are available in a variety of styles and colors. New vinyl siding is perfect to complement new windows. The company’s vinyl siding products are strong, durable, and display the look of real wood. Tri-State Contracting uses certified installers that make sure the siding products and installs will deliver maximum performance every time. The install crews are Tri-State Contracting employees, not sub-contractors. Rounding out the remodel with doors is the needed final touch. Tri-State Contracting doors are high-quality products that are built to last. They use Polaris Technologies doors, the industry standard in excellence and design. Tri-State Contracting offers a wide range of additional home improvement services. Some include insulation, fencing, decks, basement waterproofing, and bathroom remodels. Forty-eight month, zero-percent interest financing plans are available for all projects.  For more information and a free estimate, call Tri-State Contracting at 812-479-3474 or 800-475-3188 or 84 May | June 2013 Evansville Living

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Seeing Success Prudential Indiana Realty gets results The realtors at Prudential Indiana Realty, Evansville Office, are not your typical real estate agents. Just ask their past customers and clients:

“We absolutely could not have asked for a better realtor. From the start to finish, she was right there for us ... honest and loyal. She answered any questions we had and offered superb customer service. She sold our home in less than a week ... a very pleasant experience! Without hesitation, I would use her again, and I’m constantly referring her to all of our friends who need a realtor.” — Sam & Sarah Wellmeier “We could not be happier with the service we received. She is a very knowledgeable and energetic professional. I would not hesitate to give her my highest recommendations. Thank you for making our dream come true. Don’t change a thing!” — Bob Harper

We met with the realtor we were matched with for the first time this past weekend. He was phenomenal! We were given quality home options, a plethora of helpful information (local economy, health care options, regional stats), and a thorough tour of the area. Our personalities meshed perfectly. After this past weekend, many of the initial uncertainty of this move and new area have dissipated, and we are excited to find our perfect home. What a great start! — Erik K. and Christina F. Being a part of the Prudential Indiana staff means having a commitment to company standards regarding ethics,

customer service, and productivity. “Prudential Indiana prides itself on consistent agent achievements like our repeated local, state, and national award winners,” says Lori Lamb Miller, President. “Our team gets results. We work hard and we have fun. We are people with expertise, experience, and dedication to being the best in residential real estate.” The Evansville office records success in all markets, whether a repossess, foreclosure, or a milliondollar client. Since 1987, the Evansville Prudential office has delivered exceptional service and built solid relationships. Satisfied buyers and sellers have become many repeat clients, and those relocating find a knowledgeable and reliable resource in their Prudential agent. In 2012, the local office joined Prudential Indiana Realty, establishing the Southern Indiana office of the 20-office network statewide. “We are now affiliated with the secondlargest player in global relocation services. Combined, we have a solid corporate relocation business with 35 percent of Fortune 500 companies as clientele,” says Amy Hammett, Vice President. When it comes to selecting a realtor for your real estate needs, whether moving down the street or across the country, call on a Prudential Indiana Realty professional.  — Provided by Prudential Indiana Realty

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Killebrew Brick does more than just build structures By Dan Kissel

Killebrew Brick is the leading brick

supplier in Evansville and the surrounding area. The company has provided the community with residential and commercial brick, block, and landscape material since 1986. Killebrew Brick represents more than 20 brick manufacturers and has hundreds of samples to choose from. “When it comes to selecting brick for a new home, we will usually spend time with the customer either in our showroom or, if needed, we can take them to some of the newer subdivisions in town and show the brick on actual homes,” says Jim Dickerson, Killebrew Brick general manager. “This allows them to really get a better idea of what the brick will look like with different roofs and trim colors.”

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One of the most popular items on the market in the past few years has been building stone. More and more people have gone to using a combination of both brick and stone when building new residential and commercial buildings. Killebrew Brick offers a large selection of both natural and manufactured stone in both thin veneer and full-bed depth. Killebrew Brick also features several landscape materials and services to frame the outside of your home. It can transform the exterior of your home into a beautiful scene, instantly making your home more appealing. “Our landscape materials come primarily from Pavestone, although we also have access to products from Anchor Dia-

mond, Rockwood, and Keystone, which are all brands of Segmental Retaining Walls,” says Dickerson. The professionals at Killebrew Brick pride themselves on providing quality products at a fair price, and in providing customers with skilled professionals to take care of their brick, block, and landscaping needs. They help customers with selecting styles and colors and also provide estimates on needed materials. “We feel our customer service is unmatched in the Evansville area,” says Dickerson. 

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McMahon Exterminating is family-owned and -operated and has provided families and businesses in Evansville and the Tri-State area with quality pest control for 40 years. Whatever the needs, McMahon Exterminating technicians are trained and have the tools to fight any pest problems. McMahon Exterminating features several termite and pest services. “We offer Eco-Friendly quarterly services, in addition to monthly, bi-monthly, twiceannual, and annual general pest services for residential and commercial customers,” says Charlie McMahon. McMahon offers the industry’s most technologically-advanced treatment techniques and materials for termite and bed bug treatments. Stinging insect removal, brown recluse treatments, ant treatments, and mosquito treatments are also offered at McMahon Exterminating. “Our newest service is the popular flea, tick, and mosquito service,” says McMahon. “After an initial treatment, we will return every six weeks during the warm months to do a reapplication to make sure the pests stay knocked down.” As the warmer months and rain are upon us, it is important to protect your home from unwanted pests. There are several things you can do yourself to prevent pests from making their way inside the home. Make sure you do not have standing water in the crawl space, around the home, or in the yard. Also, tree branches should not touch the house, firewood should not be next to the home or garage.




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Serving & Protecting Sonitrol offers audio, video monitoring

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Sonitrol is a family-owned electronic security company in Downtown Evansville that offers intrusion detection, access control, video camera security, and fire protection to both residential and commercial customers in the Tri-State area. The company was started about 40 years ago by Sam Standring’s grandfather. Standring is Sonitrol’s general manager and vice president. He says the company employs around 30 people, all of whom have had background checks and have been certified by the Evansville Police Department. “(This is important) because you wouldn’t want an unsavory person putting in your security system,” he says. With over 2,000 customers in the TriState area, primarily in Evansville, Sonitrol offers a variety of security systems. One system in particular allows professional operators to listen to live audio and see live video from an unoccupied home or business after a silent alarm has been activated. These trained operators know which sounds are normal and which ones are not, and they are able

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to dispatch police to a verified crime in progress. Additionally, because the intruder is being filmed, police know where the intruder is in the structure at the time of their arrival. “We have the fastest police response time in the industry just because we know that there is an actual break-in taking place,” Standring says. These types of audio and video monitoring systems may only be activated by the client. He says it is illegal for his company to monitor a customer without the customer’s consent. Sonitrol also offers its clients the opportunity to control their alarms, interior lights, air conditioning, heating, and more via their smart phones. The company’s alarm systems will be designed to fit each customer’s needs. Alarm systems can offer fire protection, panic buttons, carbon monoxide monitors, and more. 

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Perfecting Its Craft Altstadt Plumbing to grow, expand A lot has changed since licensed plumber Dave Altstadt started Altstadt Plumbing Service nearly 30 years ago at 2118 Harmony Way on Evansville’s West Side. At that time, Altstadt had only two employees, Dave himself, and his wife, Cindy. Over the years, the plumbing industry has changed in many ways, and Altstadt has had to learn to adjust with it, from the introduction of computers, to new lines of plumbing products and industry-specific technology. Helping in the ever-changing world of today’s business has been the Altstadts’ son, Chip. He, too, is a licensed master plumber with much experience in the industry.  Earlier this year, the Altstadts had the blessing of being able to relocate their place of business from Dave and Cindy’s residence to a new location at 1401 Buchanan Road. Just moments away from the company’s previous location, the new facility has the ability to accommodate a larger inventory, along with more office space. The family is also pleased that its new offices remain in the West Side area.   Today, Altstadt Plumbing specializes in a wide variety of plumbing services. It offers service in residential, commercial, and industrial environments, from new construction to everyday service and repair. Altstadt team members are highly qualified, personable, and have been with the company for many years. Customers can depend on these employees to get the job done right. Altstadt also provides excellent service in drain cleaning and video pipe inspections, along with a specialized leak detection service for water mains and swimming pool leaks.  — Provided by Altstadt Plumbing

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Homes by Robert Cook has long history of solid, quality work

For Robert Cook, owner of Homes by Robert Cook and a third-generation builder, his business is about more than the houses he builds — it’s about families, including his own. “I am proud and honored to follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfather,” Cook says. “My father built some of the finest homes in Evansville in an East Side area called Johnson Place, which he and his father developed.” To keep the family tradition alive, Cook strives to treat all of his clients as if they were part of his own family. “That usually begins with home site selection and working with home designers/architects to design the home the customer wants,” Cook says. “But it does not stop there. I also work handin-hand with the customer, helping them pick out building materials such as cabinets, flooring, molding, tile, and paint colors.” Cook also translates the family-friendly feeling to his employees. “The fact is, it takes a great team to build a good-quality, welldesigned, and energy-efficient home,” Cook says. “From our foreman Charlie Cox, who has been with the company 35 years, to all our great subcontractors, I think we have the best team you can find.” In the end, it’s all about the homes. Cook and his team are responsible for building the homes where families will be living for years to come, and that is their passion. A house built by Cook and his team is more than a home, it is part of the community. “In a community our size, your name and reputation are so important, and that’s why I try to achieve the highest level of quality and customer service a builder can give,” Cook says. “We love to help people build the home they’ve always wanted.” For more information about Homes by Robert Cook, visit www.

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Illuminating plants is good for the soul The art of outdoor

lighting can be revealed in your landscape. Recently, I had the pleasure to speak to a group of master gardeners. It was a great opportunity to interact with people who are passionate about the subtleties of garden design. During the discussions, a few points arose. When you view your gardens or landscape in the daytime, ask yourself, “What is the source of the light?” You might think it’s the sun, but it’s not. The light that enters your eyes is from the leaves, flowers, and stems. They are the sources of the light. They are luminescent. This astonishing fact escapes us during the day, but when the sky and surroundings are dark, the luminescence of the plants is more apparent and can inspire a sense of wonder. This can touch us deeply. Whether we realize it or not, we all develop relationships with the plants that surround us. This goes both ways. We care for the plants and nurture them. In return, the plants reward us

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with beauty. They inspire us and nourish our souls. When we illuminate our plants at night, we develop a new relationship based on a new set of needs. At night, we need to feel safe and secure; we seek romance and stillness. A successful illumination of plants satisfies these needs. The result is that our overall relationship with the landscape that surrounds us becomes richer and more fulfilling. Whether at your home or your business, landscaping plays a role. It creates a feeling for you personally or projects an image of you or your business you want others to see. Why not create the opportunity to see that in a different light … at night? — Provided By Chris Mitchell, general manager of NiteLiters Inc.

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Design with Purpose

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PMG’s diversity can accomplish all your tree care and landscape needs

PMG Tree Care & Landscape Company offers a diverse number of services to the Tri-State. Three of the area’s top landscape and tree-care professionals make PMG Tree Care & Landscape Company stand out from the rest. What makes PMG stand out? At PMG, safety, quality, and client relations are top priorities. We employ experienced professionals in all fields, including landscape designers, landscape constructors, carpenters, irrigation and drainage specialists, and highly-skilled tree-care experts. We strive for longterm relationships and to be on a firstname basis with our clients. We pride ourselves on being the go-to company to our clients.

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What do you see trending in your field? We have noticed a significant increase in backyard space that we can transform into usable, low-maintenance living areas. We like to see our customers get full functionality from their previously unused space. We have created this space for budgets of all types.

What does your client expect after having PMG design and complete their landscape project?

We design with a purpose and help solve landscape problems, completing aesthetically-pleasing landscapes. We truly focus our design and landscapes to our customers’ desires and needs. The function of our design limits the amount of maintenance required by our clients after a completed project. We are pleased to see our clients enjoy their landscapes that don’t require them to put in a 40-hour workweek to maintain it.

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Our diversity allows us to design and construct various types of projects, primarily, but not limited to, patios (pavers and flagstone), retaining walls, natural rock and stone placement, outdoor kitchens, gazebos and pergolas, drainage issues and irrigation, water features, and all types of softscapes. We also have a full tree care division focusing on tree removal, trimming and pruning, preventive tree-trimming programs and commercial land-clearing. No matter how challenging the location of your trees, we can access them. With a crew of highly-trained climbers, no tree is inaccessible. Your property will be left clean and damage-free. And with weather in the Tri-State changing at a moment’s notice, we are fully equipped to handle all types of storm damage clean-up.  — Provided by president Brant Flores, landscape designer Jon Vandiver, and operations manager Eric Wagner

Local landscape company provides a new way to shop for your garden By Cara Schuster

Combs Landscape is changing how Tri-

State residents draw inspiration for their gardens. According to Jim Arnold, the manager of the Garden Center, the company is full of fresh ideas and strives to utilize them. “We are customer-friendly and easy to shop,” Arnold says. One way Combs does this is through several unique vignettes on display in the company’s garden center. These small displays provide customers a glimpse at their potential dream garden. Featuring various flowers and decorations, each garden has its own theme. One garden, for example, may suggest an Oriental theme with exotic flowers and a water display. Another garden might be Victorian-themed with patio furniture and

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small columns. Combs has 20 to 30 of these displays, which are constantly changing throughout the year to provide customers with the best flowers for the season. In addition to these innovative vignettes, Combs offers several other beautiful displays, including a Southwestern-themed tropical house, a rose garden, new racks for hanging baskets, stone tables for sedum and succulents, and much more. Combs tends to these plants with the utmost care, utilizing sun and shade houses as well as overhead sprinklers. All of these plants are either grown locally or grown by the Combs staff. Unless noted, the plants are hardy to the Tri-State area and come with a one-year warranty.

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Landscape with Wow Factor Ben Bush Landscapes Inc. strives to exceed the expectations of its many clients and has created many “wow” factor landscapes. As a proud Southwestern Indiana Builders Association member working with many reputable Evansville-area home builders, BBL has helped win many high-end Parade of Homes awards. Stones, stones, and more stones. Ben Bush Landscapes offers superior landscape design using stones of all shapes and sizes. Attention to detail sets BBL apart from the competition. Specializing in the incorporation of LED landscape lighting, water features, stonework, and irrigation systems, BBL has the experience to provide a unique and individual look to suit each client’s taste and budget.

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SAVE UP TO 40% The staff at Ben Bush Landscapes is friendly and knowledgeable. All site foremen are available to answer questions to ensure your landscape is installed correctly with planned results. Your landscape is a living part of your home, and like all living things, your landscape requires proper care. BBL can provide proper care to ensure your landscape’s full achievement. Ben Bush Landscapes distinguishes itself with true enthusiasm from a dedicated team of employees who work hard to provide their clients with the best possible service. “We care about our customers and our customers’ homes, and that care shows through with our service and product. We pride ourselves in building long-term relationships and look forward to meeting and building relationships with future clients,” says Ben Bush.  — Provided by Ben Bush Landscapes Inc.

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Kraft Nursery offers experience, state-of-the-art technique

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ing, and stonework, among other things, Kraft Nursery has worked to make its customers happy since 1907. “We want to make sure homeowners are happy and satisfied,” says Julie Elpers, “which is one reason the owners are handson, working on the jobs and dealing directly with the customers to ensure that they are getting what they want and more.” Her husband, Ted, co-owns the company with his brothers Greg and Brian Elpers. They land most of their business through referrals and repeat customers. Rooted more than 100 years in the past, Kraft Nursery’s services have matured with cutting-edge methods and ma-

terials. In 2004, the company acquired its own quarry, Elpers Stoneworks Inc., eliminating the need for a stone supplier and thus saving customers money. Meanwhile, four months ago, Kraft Nursery became Southern Indiana’s first dealer of Techo-Bloc, an extremely durable, man-made stone used for driveways and walls. This stone is fade-resistant, and its edges assist in melting snow and ice. Kraft Nursery also offers the Traeger Grill, a cross between a smoker and a convection oven. Instead of using propane or charcoal, this electric grill burns quality, flavored wood pellets. This is a favorable alternative for both the environment and the pocketbook, removing the burdens of

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matches, lighter fluid, and flames. Regardless of the tasks or challenges the company's clients bring, Kraft Nursery’s philosophy is, “There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare, or ugly, that cannot be tamed in to such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.” 

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Flowering with Insight Landscapes by Dallas Foster uses team approach Exceptional landscaping is uni-

fied with its surroundings, working within the existing space to enhance, enrich, and engage the senses. A part of the Tri-State area and Evansville for more than 30 years, Landscapes by Dallas Foster embodies this natural, seamless aesthetic in its work and through its team members’ integral involvement in each and every project, large or small. All Landscapes by Dallas Foster office personnel, crew members, managers, and designers use this dedicated, hands-on approach. But it is never more evident than in owner Dallas Foster and assistant and designer Brian Wildeman.   Foster, who owns and operates Landscapes by Dallas Foster with his wife, Susan, is an Indiana native whose signa-

ture style has its roots in his education at Purdue University. Dallas Foster's unique vision is represented in each of his projects, utilizing natural palettes and creating landscapes that look and feel like a part of their surroundings. His perspective and designs have received national attention and awards and have provided a strong foundation for the company’s unmatched quality. Foster has shared this perspective and insight as past president of the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association. Wildeman, who manages Landscapes by Dallas Foster’s Evansville location, started developing his landscape design methodology in the sandboxes and gardens of his childhood Evansville home. Also a graduate of Purdue Univer-

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sity, Wildeman has a passion for continually learning his craft and exploring new and innovative approaches. Among his experiences, he has studied international horticulture in Germany and gained experience in residential and urban landscaping in Chicago. Now a resident of Evansville’s historic district, Wildeman draws from his past experiences and his present home in the heart of the city to offer a creative, worldly perspective to each and every project.  Together, Foster and Wildeman work closely with each client throughout the proposal and design process to ensure a smooth blend of the client’s wishes and the artistic abilities of Foster and Wildeman. Whether a project is large or small, they are continually involved, choosing plants and materials, working closely with the crew, and communicating with the client. Each project, from natural to contemporary, or informal to formal landscapes, is handled with the same care and attention to detail that Foster and Wildeman have each put into their own homes and landscapes. Through a wide array of services, including design and installation, consultation, maintenance, seasonal displays, temporary displays, and more, combined with extensive customer service, quality materials, years of education and expertise, and the ultimate artists’ touch, Foster, Wildeman, and the staff at Landscapes by Dallas Foster bring each client’s dream space to life in beautiful, harmonious, natural works of art.  — By Brian Wildeman

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Frank Duncan’s Hillside Gardens isn’t just a lawn center; it’s a destination. Miles from roadway racket or the offensive smell of blacktop, resting among the hills of Darmstadt, Ind., a little driveway leads to a modest retreat bustling with vitality. Visitors are promptly greeted by an abundance of trees, an old John Deere tractor, and a few of the nine peacocks and 75 chickens that freely roam the grounds. With only a few steps more, many greenhouses come into view, and the staff walking between them take time to offer a friendly smile. The greenhouses overwhelm the senses with thousands of beautiful vegetables and flawless annual flowers. But the crown jewel is Frank’s wide variety of grafted tomatoes — the “next big thing” in American vegetable gardening. Yielding 50 percent more produce than a regular tomato plant, grafting tomatoes combine the most delicious plants with a strong rootstock, making them resistant to soil diseases and environmental extremes. They also extend their production. These make grafting tomatoes an all-around win for amateur and seasoned gardeners. Unassuming, yet colorful, Hillside Gar-

dens in many ways reflects Frank Duncan himself. An Evansville native and F.J. Reitz High School graduate, Frank served in the U.S. Navy through World War II and the Korean War, was honorably discharged and highly decorated, performed in the rodeo all across the far-western United States, and worked construction before starting the business as a fourth career with his 40-year partner Dennis DeLong. Today, Hillside Gardens offers a full line of trees and shrubs, quick-line vegetables and annual flowers, and landscaping installation to residential and commercial clients. A couple hundred of his trees are planted throughout Downtown Evansville, and more of his team’s handiwork adorns The Ford Center. 

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Local company tends to landscaping needs with professionalism Since 1958, Colonial Landscape & Nursery has inspired some of the Tri-State’s most beautiful landscapes. It was in that year that Jim McCarty Sr. ventured into the relatively new field of retail garden centers. As the business evolved, it developed the important divisions that exist today. Those divisions include landscape design/ build, landscape maintenance, landscape irrigation, retail nursery sales, and Weed Man Lawn Care. Colonial Classics Landscape & Nursery remains committed to maintaining award-winning landscape excellence by providing its customers with only the most dedicated and talented professionals the Tri-State has to offer. Its professionals have college degrees and/or years of experience in their fields, including statecertified pest applicators and master gar-

deners. Projects range in size from a single shrub or tree to designing and installing everything from plants, patios, water features, irrigation, and full lawn and garden maintenance and pest control. With 13 acres at 3633 Epworth Road in Newburgh, Ind., the company is conveniently located for the entire Evansville metropolitan area. It offers one-stop shopping for both do-it-yourself and professional landscaping projects. The company strives to provide the finest and widest selection and sizes of hardy trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, roses, and ground covers, and to provide excellent and dependable service to its landscape and retail customers. Colonial Classics Landscape & Nursery offers the area’s best warranty on hardy trees, shrubs, roses, and perennials, guar-

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anteeing the plant and installation for two full years if Colonial installs the plant, or for one full year for the purchase price of the plant if the customer plants it. The staff continues to be “the staff that can tell how to use what we sell,” and proudly offers this mission statement: “To provide a work experience that will enable people to achieve their full potential and offer the best value of goods and services to beautify our customer’s environment.”  — Provided by Colonial Classics Landscape & Nursery

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Blooming Beauty One woman’s passion creates a paradise By Sarah Thurman

acreage at the Gibson and Pike county lines is a picturesque treasure embodying both zest and tranquility. Since 1979, Beverly Knight (with some help from her husband, Steve, and their family) has devoted herself to the art of gardening at the Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Perpetually growing the project since its beginnings, Beverly’s passion lies not only in her work but also in welcoming the public to enjoy it. Visitors to the Azalea Path discover vibrant colors, creative artistry, and a sense of escape — the perfect spot for gardeners to find ideas. Beverly’s best advice? Do what the plant wants. Planting a successful garden depends in part on a good eye and

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a love for the work, she says, but it is also important to be flexible. One may have an idea of where to place a plant, but if the plant is not looking well in the sunlight, for instance, try moving it to a shady area. Or, leave it in its place and consider adding a tree to provide some shade. This communicative approach has led to visible harmony throughout the grounds, making it a compelling location for weddings. And in the coming months, the Knights will complete their latest expansion — a unique gathering hall perfect for receptions and parties. The Azalea Path is one of many charming allures promoted by the Gibson County Visitors & Tourism Bureau. This year, in conjunction with the county’s bicentennial celebration, the Bureau invites locals and visitors alike to enjoy the new Barn Quilt Tour. For a map to easily locate the more-than 130 works ranging from four to 64 square feet, visit the Bureau’s office, located at 702 W. Broadway St. in Princeton, Ind. 

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166 Fetter Lane, Newburgh Ron Miller (812) 457-5993

This home is located on 2.56 acres with a lake front view. It features a free-flowing floor plan with a great room that opens up to the dining room and kitchen. The master bedroom has a sitting area, view of the lake, and a grand size bathroom. Located just on the edge of Newburgh with a Boonville address. $219,900

1400 Lincoln Ave., Evansville Jill Hall (812) 305-4170

This beautiful Anderson & Veatch home has been completely updated and has numerous amenities. With over 2,700 SF of living space, you will enjoy having 3-bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, formal living space with a fireplace, and much more. $240,000

8027 Wyngate Circle, Evansville Mary MacCauley (812) 305-4702 This breathtaking custom-built home has large open rooms with Rosewood flooring, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, and quality appliances. It features a 3-car garage, a large screened-in porch, a courtyard, and a bonus room that could be the fifth bedroom. $589,500

14700 Nora Drive, Evansville Lori Lamb Miller (812) 474-7000

Sitting on over 3.5 acres, this fabulous 2 level lakefront home has an open floor plan, over 6,000 SF and views from every room. Features include a huge master suite, wet bar, breakfast area, deck, patio and a lake level with 3 large bedrooms and 3 full baths. Open Sunday, June 9th. $974,900

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210 SE First St., Evansville Jim Keck (812) 483-4894 This beautiful home located near the new hotel, McCurdy, and business district in downtown Evansville, has 5 apartments and two have been rented as furnished executive housing. Live in the home and let the other 4 units pay for your mortgage. $324,900

4020 Stringtown Road, Evansville Johnna Blake (812) 449-9056

815 York Road, Evansville John Pickens (812) 455-9707

This one-of-a-kind custom home sits on nearly one acre of beautiful and private property. It has a large foyer, formal living and dining room, vaulted library, 4 nice bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, a basement with finished recreation room, and an oversized 3 car garage. $739,000

6477 Hillsgate Court, Newburgh Mary Getz (812) 499-2597

This beautifully remodeled 1900’s farm house has 4-bedrooms and lots of unique features. The kitchen has a beamed ceiling with white cabinets and stainless appliances. This house also has a new front and back porch, plus a detached 16-by-20 garage with a mass amount of paved parking. $175,000

This brick 1.5 story home has 5 bedroms and 5 full baths. It has over 4,700 SF of living space and sits on a 1-acre lot that is close to downtown Newburgh and the river. This home has storage galore and many options could be considered for the basement. Home buyers warranty included. $274,900

8805 Petersburg Road, Evansville Jenna Wargel (812) 568-4774 Jim Keck (812) 483-4894 This elegant home is located on gorgeous grounds on Lake Talahi, and has been updated throughout. It features a formal living and dining area, and a two tiered brick veranda. The kitchen has updated quartz counter tops, and white built-in cabinets. The home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2 half baths. $479,500

9033 Blackberry Lane, Newburgh John Pickens (812) 455-9707

11 State St., Newburgh Dave Talley (812) 457-2788

1203 W. HWY 662, Newburgh Dave Talley (812) 457-2788

Located in downtown Newburgh, this historic and highly visible building would be great for a business. It also includes, two apartments on the second floor and a detached garage. The building is 100% occupied. It would make a good investment or place for your business. $459,000

This 29.3 acre lot is across from Newburgh National Bank and next to Mulzer. All utilities available for development and suitable for an apartment building, nursing home, and strip mall, etc. This property must be rezoned. $878,700

This beautiful home has a great location and is loaded with trim and extras. It has a large open kitchen with a breakfast nook and a sitting area with a fireplace that opens to a screened porch. The master bedroom and bath are on the first floor with 3 bedrooms, a bonus room, and a loft area on the second. $599,900

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613 College Ave., Mt. Vernon Sherri Schlitt (812) 453-5069

915 S. Red Bank Road, Evansville Sharon McIntosh (812) 480-7971

2412 E. Chandler Ave., Evansville Al Lentz (812) 598-3742

Beautiful 1907 Victorian home with many updates. Includes 4 large bedrooms, a front porch with large entry, a beautiful oak staircase, a gorgeous original fireplace converted to gas log, and two balconies. $177,000

Enjoy the character and charm of this landmark property. This ranch-style home has a full basement and sits on 1.7 acres in a very secluded area on the West Side of Evansville. $229,000

This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is located in a historic Evansville neighborhood. It has large closets throughout, a 2-car garage, and over 3300 SF. Short drive distance to popular city landmarks. $209,900

4477 Tipple Court, Boonville Katie Felker (812) 319-1385

10313 Havenwood Meadows Drive, Evansville

Custom-built, 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, 2-story home located in Quail Crossing. Includes a great room with vaulted ceilings and wonderful views, a large, open kitchen, and a walk-out basement with a custom bar. $378,000

Very handsome 2007 Parade of Homes Winner with 3126 SF. Numerous upgrades and detailed craftsmanship. Main level has 4 bedrooms. Bonus room with 2 living spaces. Plenty of storage. $344,900

2499 Hidden Oak Court, Newburgh Ellen Norton (812) 431-7204 Secluded setting in the Estates at Lake Ridge Crossing. Custom home offers 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with 4,950 SF of living space. Open floor plan with attention to detail, including hardwood floors, extensive crown molding, columns, custom cabinets, granite tops, vaulted ceilings, an abundance of windows, and a main level master bedroom. Finished walk-out lower level, 4-car garage. $574,900

12236 Browning Road, Evansville Jean O’Daniel (812) 499-9149

12545 Jordan Lane, Evansville Anita Waldroup (812) 664-7202

This custom-built, 1.5 story home sits on a beautiful 2.31 acre mature lot with a lake. It features a walk-out lower level, an amazing workshop, two masonry fireplaces, new stainless appliances, new carpet and new paint. $339,500

Beautiful, spacious home in Darmstadt Heights. Includes 1.54 professionally landscaped acres, and a 2.5 car attached garage along with a detached garage. It features a split bedroom floor plan, a den, a large laundry room, a recreation room, and plenty of storage. $439,900

1529 Victoria Green Blvd., Evansville Carol McClintock (812) 853-3381 This 3-bedroom home features all hard surface floors, a cupola ceiling, and an open floor plan. It also features a 700 SF drywalled and ready for completion bonus room, a 4-car garage, and a private courtyard. $499,900

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8207 Kings Cross Drive, Evansville Carol McClintock (812) 853-3381 Located in the Buckingham Woods subdivision, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home is loaded with enough amenities to exceed the highest of expectations. It features coffered ceilings, hardwood floors, wet bar, an impressive irrigation system, and a media room with theater seats. The large deck is perfect for entertaining or relaxing, featuring a pergola and a hot tub. $398,900

47 Oak Meadow Road, Evansville Carol McClintock (812) 853-3381

508 Main St., Unit 4G, Evansville Carol McClintock (812) 853-3381

This 3-bedroom house has a spacious floor plan and a unique architectural design with lots of windows and a terrarium with soothing water sounds. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, private bath, “his and her” closets, and a balcony view of the golf course. This house is suited for leisurely living, and is move - in ready. $259,900

This wonderful 2-bedroom, 2-bath condominium is located in the heart of Downtown with great restaurants and easy access to the Ford Center. This condo has high ceilings, crown moldings, bamboo flooring, a rooftop garden area, secured underground parking, and much more. Enjoy the views of the Downtown area right from the living room. $179,900 may | June 2013 109

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14901 Old State Court, Evansville Jerry and Connie Nord (812) 774-5577 This 2013 Parade home is a Craftsman-style house that has it all, from crown molding, Craftsman wainscoting, a kitchen with Santa Cecilia granite, an island with a raised counter, cabinets, and a large pantry. The first floor master bath features a whirlpool, a beautiful tile shower, and a spacious walk-in closet. It also has a screened-in porch with a water view. $338,000

1264 Woodfield Drive, Newburgh Julie Bosma (812) 457-6968 HEATED POOL. This 4,200 SF home has upgrades throughout. The master bedroom features a whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, “his and her” vanities, and walk-in closets. Included in this house is an 18-by-36 foot heated pool, extensive landscaping, and a large patio area. Come view this 2008 Parade of Homes winner. $525,000


6600 Red Horse Pike, Newburgh Maryann Bryan (812) 455-8414

6900 Green Hill Drive, Evansville Doreen Hallenberger (812) 568-2300

This outstanding 4-bedroom and 3.5-bathroom house has over 4,200 SF of living space. Inside is a large entry with hardwood floors and a curved staircase, a great room with a vaulted ceiling, a fireplace, and a wet bar. There is also a seasonal river view and with access to the new walking path along the river. $295,000

Great for family gatherings or entertaining! 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large family room, dining room, living room, brick fireplace, wet bar, spacious front porch, back deck and yard. Newer roof and replacement windows. Well maintained home. All you have to do is move in. $179,900

320 W. Water St., Newburgh Julie Bosma (812) 457-6968

TOTAL RIVER VIEW. The house located in downtown Newburgh, features a new roof, a freshly painted interior, new light fixtures, and new landscaping. It includes 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, as well as a 24-by-14 foot unfinished space that is great for storage. $245,000

11177 Nobels Chapel Road, Elberfeld Mary Funke-MacCauley (812) 305-4702

5104 Bombay Circle, Evansville Mary Funke-MacCauley (812) 305-4702

This 2,800 SF, 4-bedroom, and 2-bath house is situated on 4 beautiful acres. It features a spacious eat-in kitchen, a large living room leading to a large deck, and huge brick 3-car detached garage. This home includes a 1-year home warranty and has lots of space inside and out. $194,900

This exceptional 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom house is located in a highly desirable location, Blue Heron subdivision. Located on the second floor is a bonus room and game room. The master bath includes large walk-in “his and hers” closets and a walk-in shower. This property is perfect for any large family. $369,900

1800 Rolling Ridge Drive, Newburgh Randy Brown, (812) 455-9090 This custom-built home with just over 6,000 SF of living space is located on an one-acre lot in the upscale Rolling Ridge subdivision. Attention was given to even the smallest of details during this construction of this 5 bedroom, 4 full and 2 .5 baths home which also features 2 kitchens, along with 4 separate formal living rooms, and family living areas.

100 NW First St., Evansville Mary McCarthy (812) 455-0010 This amazing condo is in mint condition with completely remodeled marble flooring, crown molding and ceramic tile. The condo is fully applianced and includes a private pool, basement parking, and maintenance-free living. $285,000

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867-7707 Ellington Ridge Subdivision, Evansville Zehner Homes, LLC (812) 867-7707 Lots available from $26,000-$29,000. Located in Evansville city limits, off Oak Hill Road just 3/4 of a mile north of Morgan Avenue. Quiet and secluded living, yet less than five minutes from Green River Road shopping, dining, and medical facilities.

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11825 Darmstadt Road, Evansville Penny Crick (812) 483-2219 This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is located in the prestigious Darmstadt area. The home situated on 4+ acres of well manicured grounds offers privacy, an upscale lifestyle with an in-ground pool, hot tub, tennis courts and a guest house! This unique home is one you must see! $750,000

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Newburgh Special Advertising Section

More Than a Picture Newburgh festival offers Arts on the River Provided By Carol Hicks Schaefer

The Historic

Newburgh Wine, Art & Jazz Festival presented by Evansville Living Magazine is just one way you can enjoy arts in Newburgh, Ind., the third weekend in May. During that same weekend, Riverwind Gallery will present the Newburgh Plein Air Art Paint Out, and the Rivertown Art Gallery will have its spring open house. All day Friday and Saturday, artists will be painting on location in and around Newburgh during the Plein Air Art Paint Out. Some artists will be selling their artwork as they paint it. The participating artists will have a sign on their easels indicating they are participants in the Paint Out.   This is a great way to see artists in action. Many of the paintings by the artists will be displayed at Riverwind

Gallery for two weeks starting on Tuesday following the Wine, Art, and Jazz Festival.   As you wander Newburgh on Saturday, May 18, stop in the Historic Newburgh Inc. Gift Shop and the Rivertown Art Gallery, 517 W. Main St., at the corner of W. Main and Jennings streets. Many of the artists will be serving refreshments and talking about their work. The Rivertown Art Gallery is a group of 10 artists who have created a wonderful space filled with a variety of mediums. The Gift Shop has Arden Harris prints and Jerry Baum prints of Historic Newburgh. Tom Goehlzhauser has created local notecards, bookmarks, and magnets so that you can enjoy his art and prints on a smaller scale. He creates

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sports prints and house renderings, as well. The art landscape changes as time marches on. The Riverwind Gallery has been a leading art gallery in Southern Indiana since the late 1970s. Today, there are a number of places in Newburgh to purchase local art. One of the newest locations is Ben & Penny’s, located behind Café Arazu. It has a variety of jewelry, pottery, and glassware. T Marie’s, a shop located in Jennings Station, across the parking lot from the Newburgh Country Store, also has a number of original art pieces. Its inventory includes sculptures, paintings on metallics, and handmade jewelry. Donna Roberts, a longtime local entrepreneur, is creating a new art gallery and event space in Jennings Station. Art takes many forms. Sheep Skeins, a new knit shop in the Town of Newburgh, offers a wide selection of yarns. It’s also a comfortable place to join fellow knitters as you create your own masterpiece. Don’t forget all of the consignment and antique shops that often carry art from yesteryear, along with their antiques and collectibles. Since the early 1800s, Historic Newburgh has been the home of artists and musicians. There has always been a sense of free spirit and creativity. The arts spark creativity and add a brush stroke of color to our lives. v

The 7th Annual Historic Newburgh Wine, Art, and Jazz Festival will take place Friday, May 17, through Saturday, May 18.



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The Tri-State’s premier needlepoint shop since 1981 has hundreds of handpainted designs and a large selection of threads. Specializing in custom design, finishing, and instruction, we are the exclusively-licensed source for Cassandra Christensen Barney Greenwich Workshop© needlepoint designs. Stop in for your daily dose of fiber.

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The Big O Goes Big Time Owensboro Convention Center set to bring even more to the area Provided By Madison Strobel

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Owensboro Convention Center opens January 2014

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including iconic water fountains, a signature waterfall, an outdoor children’s spray park and playground, beautiful stone walkways, and open spaces for planned gatherings. With the addition of a new 150-room Hampton Inn & Suites and a 120-room Holiday Inn adjacent to the center, Owensboro will have great accommodations for convention and event attendees. Attendees will also be within walking distance of a variety of local restaurants, bars, entertainment, and shopping options. The Owensboro Convention Center is managed by Global Spectrum, a worldwide leader in venue management with more than 100 other public assembly

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Big on southern hospitality, bluegrass music, and barbecue, Owensboro, Ky., is going big on its new multi-purpose convention center. Located on the scenic banks of the Ohio River and in Kentucky’s Festival City, the new Owensboro Convention Center is just one part of an exciting revitalization occurring in downtown Owensboro. Owensboro has long been known for its world-famous barbecue — barbecue so good, people travel from all over the world to attend the International Bar-B-Q Festival held every year in May. Owensboro is also home to the International Bluegrass Music Museum, which showcases the rich music heritage of the region. Every year, thousands of people attend two of Owensboro’s larger music events, ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival, and the Big O Music Fest, both of which headline major music stars. ROMP was just awarded the 2012 Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association and continues to attract top talent each year. If sports are more of your thing, then Owensboro is the place for you. Owensboro has outstanding sports complexes that host numerous tournaments and national championships every year. Sports Illustrated has named Owensboro a Top 50 Sports Town in the United States. It is the birthplace of many professional sports figures, most notably, three-time NASCAR champion Darrell Waltrip, 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden, and former NBA basketball player Rex Chapman. Not only is Owensboro a thriving and progressive city, its central location is ideal for hosting any kind of event. Located just over 100 miles southwest of Louisville, 130 miles north of Nashville, Tenn., and only 40 miles southeast of Evansville, Owensboro’s access to major interstates and airports makes for an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. With the title of Kentucky’s Festival City and with the numerous events occurring each year, the new convention center is a highly anticipated addition to this prosperous and thriving community. The state-of-the-art facility is currently under construction and is on schedule to open in January 2014. It will boast 92,994 square feet of flexible spaces, including a more than 44,000-square-foot exhibition hall and more than 32,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom spaces. The facility will also provide complete in-house services, including all the amenities planners expect and need for a positive experience. The venue is situated among picturesque landscaping,

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A Trifle Good Readers familiar with my recipes know that I always try to take something delicious and seemingly complex and add a twist to make it more approachable. For this issue, we wanted to stick with the theme of patriotism. For an avid culinarian like myself, this brings to mind family gatherings and remembering our loved ones and those who have served. It usually also involves massive amounts of made-from-scratch food. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of shared meals with each of my four families. Thus, some of my first opportunities to cook were with my parents and grandparents. From this grew my appreciation for artful cooking and presentation. The trifle I’ve made accomplishes both goals. It presents very well while being manageable enough for even the most novice cook to pull off. The waffles are just sweet enough to not get lost in the midst of the layers of fresh fruit and vanilla pudding. The cool whipped cream adds just a touch of creaminess to this bright delight. Create your own, modify mine, or reproduce this one, as a trifle is sure to impress. recipe continued on page 120

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needed tools: • Hand mixer • Large trifle dish (or several small dishes)

Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour ½ cup plain yogurt ½ cup plus 2 tbsp sugar 4 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 tbsp cornstarch ¼ cup powdered sugar 1 qt strawberries

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3 egg whites 2 cups whole milk 4 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp butter 3 cups heavy cream 1 pint blueberries

The first portion you’ll need to make is the vanilla pudding. It needs to chill for at least 4 hours before using it in the trifle. Begin by combining 3 tbsp cornstarch, ½ cup sugar, and ¼ tsp salt. Add this mixture to 2 cups cold whole milk, whisking thoroughly to completely dissolve dry ingredients. Cook on medium heat in a small saucepan, whisking to prevent lumps. Remove from heat when bubbles have formed along the edge. Carefully add 1 tsp vanilla and 2 tbsp butter, mixing until fully incorporated. Chill in refrigerator until ready to assemble. Pudding will thicken as it cools. Pre-chill large metal mixing bowl and mixing paddles/beaters until slightly frosted. Combine heavy cream, powdered sugar, and 2 tsp vanilla. Mix/whip with hand mixer on high speed until stiff peaks just begin to form (8 to 10 minutes). Transfer to a plastic storage container and refrigerate until assembly. For the waffles, you’ll need to whip the egg whites until they’re fluffy. Set them aside. Preheat waffle iron. Combine remaining ingredients (2 cups of flour, 1 cup of milk, ½ cup plain yogurt, 2 tbsp sugar, 4 tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla) and blend well, folding in egg whites slowly once all other ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Pour enough batter on the waffle iron to coat approx 2/3 of the surface. Cook until slightly crisper than normal. The waffles will retain some moisture from wet layers. While waffles are cooking, prepare the strawberries by removing the stems and slicing to ¼ inch thickness.

assembly: Stand strawberry slices around the edge and fill the inside with pieces of waffle. Pour vanilla pudding over waffles to barely cover. Spoon a small layer of whipped cream on top. Repeat this process until you’ve reached the top of your trifle dish or dishes. Finish by topping generously with remaining whipped cream and blueberries. The blueberries, while being scrumptious, add the final touches to this patriotic trifle. Experiment with other combinations as well — I’m sure you will enjoy them all.

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Just six months old, R’z Café and Catering in Fort Branch,

Ind., is fast becoming a favorite of locals and travelers alike, and it’s easy to see why. From the eclectic atmosphere to the diverse menu, owners Candy and Dan Yancey pride themselves on bringing something unique to the area. In addition to on- and off-site catering and outdoor dining, R’z also offers daily specials and a popular Sunday brunch. One dish served only during brunch is Chicken and Doughnuts. An obvious twist on the Southern tradition of chicken and waffles, Chef Matt Camp (also known as a guitarist for the local band Blame the Radio featured in the January/February 2013 issue of Evansville Living) looks to create “grown-up” versions of classics, and this is no exception. Hand-breaded fried chicken strips are joined by two large homemade doughnuts, sweet potato straws, and caramelized cantaloupe, and is served with bourbon maple syrup and brown sugar crema. The combination of savory and sweet keeps you coming back bite after bite. If you can’t make brunch, other guest favorites include a Ribeye Steak Sandwich, Szechwan Chicken Wrap, and Low Country Shrimp and Grits. New dishes frequently pop up as specials, which are announced on the restaurant's Facebook page. No matter the choice, you won’t leave hungry, as the portions are large, and the desserts are equally enticing. Candy Yancey says that “R’z” stems from a take on the word “ours,” as the entire family pitched in to make the restaurant a reality. That dedication is evident in the quality of the food and service. — Heather Gray R’z Café and Catering Company is located at 104 N. Main St. in Fort Branch, Ind. For more information, call 812-615-0039 or find it on Facebook. R’z is open for lunch Tuesday-Friday from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner Thursday-Saturday from 4-9 p.m., and for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Go Bananas

Ben & Penny’s is haven for desserts, wine

Foster sundae at Ben & Penny’s is set to demand your attention. This popular dessert has vanilla ice cream, large banana chunks, lightly toasted walnuts, homemade whipped cream, and homemade Bananas Foster sauce with a very light touch of rum. It’s also delicious and is guaranteed to make you focus entirely on the task at hand. Once your spoon is empty, though, you’ll likely want to take a look around at this adorable ice cream and espresso bar across the street from the banks of the Ohio River in Newburgh, Ind. Owned by Ben and Penny Nejad (who also own Café Arazu just a short walk away), this café sells handmade JELL-O popcorn, its own pastries, as well as various milkshakes. The shop makes its own waffle cones, too. Love chocolate? Ben & Penny’s sells fine chocolates from Belgium, Italy, Holland, and local chocolate shops in another section of the store. Ben & Penny’s also sells cheeses, dried meats, specialty jams, crackers, and a savory line (curry with nuts). Its wine selection includes French Cotes du Rhone, Italian Montepulciano, and some dessert wines. The store also offers wine tastings and soon will offer beer tastings. For those who want a mixture of the shop’s wares, Ben & Penny’s offers custom gift baskets, as well. The coffee shop, located at 20 Water St., also serves sandwiches. It currently is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., though in mid-May hours will extend to 9 p.m. The restaurant may be reached at 812-858-2556. — Victoria Grabner

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Grab plenty of napkins and settle down with a spoon, because the Bananas

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Food & Drink

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Bourbon and Bluegrass

By Trisha Weber

Kentucky's 70-mile tasting trail makes its mark Bourbon: it’s more than a drink in a glass. By law, all of the ingredients to

make this rich, amber whiskey must be made in the United States. Kentucky is uniquely positioned to produce 95 percent of it because of one key ingredient: limestone-rich water. Today, the Bluegrass State is the home of the world’s most notable distilleries, including Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Woodford Reserve, and Town Branch Bourbon. These distilleries are part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a seven-stop route that takes visitors through some of the state’s most historic and picturesque towns. And now, National Geographic has named the Bourbon Trail to its “Best Spring Trips 2013” list. Here is a glimpse inside each distillery:

jim beam At first, Jim Beam — now the world’s No. 1-selling bourbon — was an experiment for founder Jacob Beam, who sold his first barrel of the family heirloom in 1795. He couldn’t have known it would become a family livelihood. Two hundred years and seven Beam generations later, Jim Beam bourbon is as old and new as the first glass ever poured.

The distillery recently welcomed a new 9,300-square-foot visitor’s center and now offers tours inside its craft distillery, where visitors throw grains into the mash tub and rinse a bottle before placing it on the bottling line. Tours are $8 and run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 526 Happy Hollow Road, Clermont, Ky. 502-543-9877,

maker's mark With its signature red wax seal, Maker’s Mark didn’t leave its mark until 1958, when the first bottle was poured and stored. Today, the structures on its grounds tell a story. The facilities are sleek and modern, dressed in black paint with red shutters, yet each holds the historical charm of their 1800s heritage. Visitors tour the Quart House, the oldest liquor sales building in the country, and dip their very own bottle in red wax. Tours are $7 and begin hourly from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Heaven in a Bottle// These barrels (below left) contain bourbon made by Heaven Hill Distilleries. The Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center (below right) is in Bardstown, Ky.

3350 Burk Spring Road, Loretto, Ky. 270-865-2099,

four roses

Legend has it that when Four Roses’ founder Paul Jones Jr. proposed marriage to the girl he loved, she had to mull it over. She told him that if she was wearing a corsage of roses the next time he saw her, she’d be his bride. Indeed, at their next encounter the lady was wearing four red roses, and the rest is history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Four Roses Distillery is a 103-year-old, Spanish Mission-style facility located in Lawrenceburg, Ky., where it produces 10 unique bourbon recipes. Enjoy free private tours, which run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. 1224 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, Ky. 502-839-3436,

heaven hill

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The largest family-owned producer of distilled spirits in the U.S., Heaven Hill Distilleries has filled more than 6 million barrels between its three labels of bourbon — Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, and Larceny Bourbon — and it’s the only stop on the trail located in Bardstown, Ky., the Bourbon Capitol of the World. 122 May | June 2013 Evansville Living

Happy Trails//

Tour highlights include a visit to the Bourbon Heritage Center, which features a barrel-shaped tasting room and a film on bourbon history. There are three different levels of tours ranging in price from $3 to $25. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Jim Beam's state-of-theart tasting room includes impressive Enomatic dispensers featuring the 13 different Beam brands. These bottles (top left) are all produced by Jim Beam Distillery (above). Maker’s Mark (right) took years to perfect. It's sold in squareshaped bottles and has a signature red wax seal.

claims it is the “benchmark bourbon for uncompromising drinkers of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.” Free tours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. 1525 Tyrone Road, Lawrenceburg, Ky. 502-839-4544,

1064 Loretto Road, Bardstown, Ky. 502-348-3921,

wild turkey bourbon Currently, Wild Turkey is one of the bestselling premium bourbons in the world for the rich, smooth flavors infused in each of its labels, including American Honey, Kentucky Spirit, and Rare Breed. From milling to mashing to malting, the distillery is proud to show off its bourbon-making process to the public and

Transportation between distilleries is not provided. To visit all seven distilleries, it is recommended you allow a total of three days. For those planning to imbibe along the way, Louisville-based Mint Julep Tours provides several professional transporting options. For more information, call 502-348-3623 or visit

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Local Flavor

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Savory Delights Henderson gastropub is flavor mecca By Beth Tompkins • Photos by Jordan Barclay


ake everything you know about dining out in the Tri-State and throw it out the window. Approaching Henderson’s newest gastropub, Commonwealth Kitchen + Bar, with a clean slate is the best way to soak in all the new experiences in this Kentucky restaurant. Your bourbon will be smoked. Your Manhattan will be sweetened with homemade apple butter jam. Your meal is not your own, it’s to share. Your food looks global but is sourced locally. The word “different” doesn’t begin to describe what CKB’s owners, Jayson Munoz (who you may know from his other restaurant, Kanpai Sushi Asian Bistro in Evansville) and Dr. Mark Logan (a local ear, nose, and throat surgeon with an interest in food and wine), have created. “Mark and I both travel all the time,” says Munoz. “And it was really all our travels that sparked this idea of CKB. We would go to Nashville, Chicago, New York, Dallas, everywhere, and have all this incredible food and then come home and say, ‘Why not here?’” Commonwealth Kitchen + Bar opened in downtown Henderson in January with a diverse menu geared around sharing small plates (think tapas, but larger portions). Instant classics were the New Orleans shrimp, which swims in a sea of savory Worcestershire, Creole seasoning, and pepper sauce; the tender cumin-seared tuna with guacamole and a soy lime reduction; and the inventive Cuban-style pork shanks, covered in a house-made buffalo or bourbon honey mustard sauce. And, of course, I can’t mention CKB without mentioning the “not like grandma’s” Brussels sprouts. I’ve yet to figure out what the secret ingredient is that makes them so addictive, but they have their own fan following. If you don’t believe me, just read the chalkboard walls in the restrooms; there’s always at least one “I love the sprouts!” mention (two, if you count the ones I write). I’ve dined at CKB every Thursday night since opening day in January, and I’ve learned to expect change. From the beer selection to the menu, it can and will evolve on a weekly basis, but the changes always come with an undertone

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Foodie Heaven // Dr. Mark Logan (top, on left) stands with co-owner

Jayson Munoz, in Commonwealth Kitchen + Bar in Henderson, Ky. The Brussels sprouts (above) are a constant draw for writer Beth Tompkins, who dines at the restaurant every Thursday. The bar (below left) has a wide assortment of beer. This Southwest burger with avocado salsa and Chihuahua cheese (below right) is covered with Cholula aioli.

quite like CKB’s vantage point. of excitement and energy. Instead of questioning it, I roll Location: 108 Second Not only can you see the Ohio River and Audubon Mill Park, with it. It’s likely because the St., Henderson, Ky., you’re close enough to be part two owners just got back from 42420 of the action when those areas (insert city here) and have this Phone: 270-212-2133 come to life in the form of the awesome new idea for (insert Dining Hours: Mon.summer concert series at the dish here). I like to think of it Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Riverfront Amphitheater, the as having two personal chefs Website: www. Homegrown Bluegrass and who scour the globe to bring Creative Arts Festival, and the the back the best of the best for me to try. (And the rest of the Adult Beverages: Yes W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Prices: $6-9 Festival. Munoz says he and Tri-State, too!) What I’m most looking for- Payment: Accepts all Logan have already devised a plan for the deck’s transward to is watching CKB grow major credit cards formation that will include up — literally. The second floor, plenty of plants, comfortable which until now has served as an apartment, is currently being renovated lounge furniture, and a fire pit. into a private party room. When complet- “When we’re done, it’s going to feel like ed, the private dining room will feature an you’re on a rooftop in New York, or Chioriginal brick fireplace, hardwood floors, cago,” Munoz says. “It will be first class all private kitchen, restrooms with a river the way.” view, and an amazing rooftop deck. I’ve And coming from these two, who pack been on several of the rooftop patios in enough creativity, energy, and ideas to fill a historic downtown Henderson, and while space five times that of their current digs, I the views are amazing, there’s nothing tend to believe them.

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Now Open

Al Dente (318 Main St., Suite 100), has opened in the former location of La Sombra Coffee Roasting Co. and Café. It offers a salad bar, sandwiches, and fresh homemade pasta. PG (1418 Franklin St.), is a new art, culture, café and performance space. ‘K’ Club is a membership based dinner club started by Scott Schymik at Kirby’s Private Dining (1119 Parrett St.).


Tin Man Brewery (1430 W. Franklin St.) is no longer serving Kansas City-style barbecue. It’s now serving appetizers, sandwiches, and dinners. Madeleine’s A Fusion Restaurant (423 SE Second St.) is no longer serving lunch.

Dearly Departed

The West Side Cici’s Pizza (5625 Pearl Drive) has closed. The Bistro at Old National Bank (1 Main St.) has closed. Janbo Restaurant (4500 W. Lloyd Expressway) has closed. La Sombra Coffee Roasting Co. and Cafe (318 Main St. Suite 100) has closed. YWCA Tea Room, 118 Vine St., has closed.

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Dining Directory

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The Dining Directory is compiled by the editorial staff of Evansville Living and is not based on advertising. Evansville Living has made every attempt to present an accurate dining guide. Unless otherwise noted, restaurants are handicapped-accessible and accept major credit cards and checks. City and county ordinances prohibit smoking in many facilities. We suggest calling ahead to check which venues are exempt. All phone numbers are local (area code 812) unless specified.

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CAVANAUGH’S: 421 NW Riverside Drive, 433-4333. Steaks, fresh seafood.

EVANSVILLE COUNTRY CLUB: 3810 Stringtown Road, 425-2243. Executive chef

Entertainment in piano bar. Meals $13-$50. Open 5-10 p.m. Sun.Thurs., 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. H Cork ’n Cleaver: (Romantic Restaurant, 2013) 650 S. Hebron Ave., 479-6974. Steak, prime rib, chicken, seafood. Salad bar, soup and sandwich lunches. Lunch $7-$9. Entrees $12-$18. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dinner 4-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. Haub Steak House: Main and Haub streets (next to railroad tracks), Haubstadt, Ind., 768-6462 or 800-654-1158. A la carte menu. Steak, prime rib, seafood, chicken, pork, vegetable side dishes, desserts. Meals $18-$40. $10.75 early bird special 4-6 p.m. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.Sat. Reservations OK. Jimmy Jeng’s Szechwan CHINESE RESTAURANT: 669 N. Green River Road (in Eastland Place), 479-7600. Extensive Chinese menu. Lunch $4-$6. Dinner $8-$12. Open 4-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., closed Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. LORENZO’S Bakery & Bistro: 976 S. Hebron Ave., 475-9477. Chef-prepared bistro-style dining, fine wines. Deli-style salads, soups, pastas, daily specials. Lunch $6-$9. Dinner $14-$25. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., light lunch 2-5 p.m., dinner 5-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Bakery open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. MA•T•888 BISTRO: 5636 Vogel Road, 475-2888. Specialties include lemongrass fish, Peking duck, and chicken lettuce wraps. Lunch $6-$8. Dinner $8. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. & Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat. Closed Mon. Reservations OK. MADELEINE’S A FUSION RESTAURANT: 423 SE Second St., 491-8611. Appetizers, soups, salads, entrees including roasted monkfish with Peruvian purple potato carpaccio and dry-aged buffalo steaks. Meals $14-$26. Open 4:30-10 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 4:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Brunch 11 a.m.3 p.m. Sun. Catering also available. Reservations OK. Red Geranium: 408 North St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-4431. Contemporary American cuisine, extensive wine list. Lunch $7-$11. Dinner $17$30. Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (Breakfast 7-11 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 4-9 p.m.) Reservations OK.

on staff. Diverse menu selection. Social membership includes dining.

Kennel Club: 5201 Kratzville Road, 422-1211. Executive chef on staff. American and European classic cuisine. Reservations OK.

Kirby’s private dining: 1119 Parrett St., 422-2230. Open by reservation

only to private parties, receptions for up to 250. Minimum $500 food tab. Menu arranged in advance with chef. Hours negotiable. ROLLING HILLS COUNTRY CLUB: 1666 Old Plank Road, Newburgh, Ind., 925-3336. Executive chef on staff. New and classic dishes including chicken, snapper, filets, pastas. Dining-only memberships are available with an initiation fee, plus monthly fee. Victoria National: 2000 Victoria National Blvd., Newburgh, Ind., 8588230. Chef-featured items weekly. Member-only dining.

Delis Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake: 204 Main St., 470-7763. An eclectic

blend of 40-plus cheesecake flavors including turtle, red velvet, peanut butter chocolate, strawberries and cream, as well as a savory cheesecake selection. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs., Fri. (soup/salad days), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Bits and Bytes: 216 NW Fourth St., 423-5113. Breakfast, deli-style sandwich lunches, desserts. Average meal $5. Open 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.Fri. No reservations. Emge’s Deli and Ice Cream: 206 Main St., 422-3026. Sandwiches, homemade deli salads, soups. Meals $5-$7. Open 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.Fri. No reservations.

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Upscale Casual Bonefish Grill: 6401 E. Lloyd Exp., 401-3474. Soup, salad, fish, steak. Av-

erage meal $15. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4-10 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. BLUSH ULTRALOUNGE: 615 NW Riverside Drive, 433-4700. Continental breakfast for hotel guests, $12. Served 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Mon.-Fri. Full bar available 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 3 a.m. Fri.-Sat. Must be 21 to enter after 4:30 p.m. Commonwealth Kitchen and Bar: 108 Second St., Henderson, Ky., 270212-2133. “Gastropub” serving high-end pub food. $5-$15. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Sat. EDGEWATER GRILLE: 1 E. Water St., Newburgh, Ind., 858-2443. Fantastic river view. Outside dining in season. Steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, salads, daily specials. Wood-fired pizza oven. Music on weekends. Meals $7-$18. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., breakfast 8 a.m. Sun. Reservations OK for 8 or more. The Jungle: 415 Main St., 425-5282. Lunch and dinner menus of soups, salads, pasta, and coffee, as well as a chef tasting option that includes five sample dishes feeding up to three. The restaurant also serves bread by the loaf, from whole wheat to Hungarian salad. Cocktail bar on lower and main levels. Meals $20-$80. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues.-Fri., dinner 5-11 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Closed Sun. and Mon. Raffi’s: 1100 N. Burkhardt Road, 479-9166. Mediterranean, American, Italian specialties, pasta, chicken, seafood, steaks, lamb. Meals $10-$16. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Full bar service, wine list, outdoor dining, private party room. Reservations OK. SAFARI WINE & MARTINI BAR: 415 Main St. (upstairs of The Jungle), 4255282. Wines and spirits and a menu including seared tuna, beef filets, and desserts. Meal: $15-$35. Open 5 p.m.-midnight Thurs.-Sat. Private parties available any day for lunch or dinner. Western Ribeye & RIBS: 1401 N. Boeke Road, 476-5405. Soups, salads, sandwiches, daily specials. “Certified Angus Beef™ steaks, chicken, seafood, baby back ribs. Lunch $6-$10. Dinner $8-$20. Full service bar. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri., 4-10:30 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun. Reservations gladly accepted. No checks. may | June 2013 127

Dining Directory FRESH HARVEST DELI: 101 NW First St., Ste. 114 (Old Post Office Place), 421-0407. Fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, daily specials. Meals $5-$7. Open 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dine-in or carryout. No reservations. The Great American Bagel: 3910 E. Morgan Ave., 476-7212. Fresh-baked bagels, plus deli sandwiches, soups, and salads. Items $1-$5. Open 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon. Great Harvest Bread Company: 423 Metro Ave., 476-4999. Fresh-baked bread, breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, homemade soups for lunch, free samples, and gift baskets. Limited seating available for coffee and bread. Breads $3.50 and up. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. JIMMY JOHN’S: 701 N. Burkhardt Road, 401-5400. Deli-style sandwiches, fresh-baked bread, vegetables prepared daily, cold cut meats. Delivery available. Average meal $5. Open 8 a.m.-midnight Sun.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 8680 Highland Drive, Newburgh, Ind., 490-7111, open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. 130 N. St. Joseph Ave., 812-402-9944, open 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Fri-Sat. Lic’s Deli and Ice Cream: 800 Diamond Ave., 424-4862; 4501 Lincoln Ave., 477-3131; 520 Mary St., 424-7699; 2311 W. Virginia St., 423-4173; 2001 Washington Ave., 473-0569; 504 N. Green River Road, 473-3428; 11 NW Fifth St., 422-2618; 8700 Ruffian Lane, Newburgh, 858-0022. Deli-style soups, salads, sandwiches, locally made ice cream, sorbets. Most meals under $5. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (summer hours to 11 p.m.) Mon.-Sun. No reservations. Panera Bread: 220 Burkhardt Road, 476-7477. Breads, sandwiches, paninis, soups, salads, specialty coffee drinks. Items $2-$6. Open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Orders may be faxed to 476-7377. Penn Station East Coast Subs: 137 N. Burkhardt Road, 479-7366; 4827 Davis Lant Drive, 402-7366; 5310 Pearl Drive, 434-7366; 1111 Barrett Blvd., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-7361; 3525 Frederica St., Owensboro, Ky., 270-683-1515. Quick and casual, grilled, made fresh-to-order sub sandwiches, homemade hand-cut fries, fresh squeezed lemonade. Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Carry-out available. QUIZNO’S SUBS: 5525 Pearl Drive, 422-5500; 900 Tutor Lane, 491-6800; 4222 Bell Road, Newburgh, 490-1144. Deli-style, oven-baked subs, homemade soups, fresh salads. Sandwiches $4-$5. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sun. No reservations. No checks. ROLY POLY SANDWICHES: 5702 E. Virginia St., 962-2326. Wide selection of hot and cold rolled sandwiches, soups, chips, party platters, box lunches, cookies. Sandwiches $3-$7. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11

Arranged by Category a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Delivery available. No checks.

Schlotzsky’s Deli: 301 N. Green River Road, 471-4011. Deli-style soups,

salads, pizzas, hot sandwiches on homemade bread. Average meal $5. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., until 7 p.m. Sun. No reservations. No checks. SIXTH Street Deli: 10 NW Sixth St., 422-3644. Breakfast, deli-style soups, salads, sandwich lunches. Average meal $5. Open 7:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. No reservations. No credit cards. smiling moose Deli: 724 N. Burkhardt Road, 477-3354. Breakfast served all day as well as hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, and soups and salads. Meals: $6-$9. Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Catering available. Twilight Bistro and Market: 221 Main St., 421-0606. Soups, salads, sandwiches, marinated chicken breast, pork chops, and more. Iced tea is always complimentary. Open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sat., closed Sun. Victoria’s Tea Room: 123 S. Second St. (Second floor of the Village Mercantile), Boonville, 897-5687. Traditional deli food. Meals $5-$8. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Catering, banquet room, and carryout all available. Reservations OK.

Coffeehouses 4th Street Java: 410 E. Fourth St., Huntingburg, Ind., 683-5851. Espresso

bar, custom blended coffee, homemade muffins, fruit pie, cheesecake, brownies. Drinks $1-$4, desserts $2-$4. Open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Abbey Road Coffee Bean Emporium: 422 N. Main St., 402-0842. Full service espresso bar, drip coffees, smoothies, iced coffees, scones, and soup-and-sandwich lunches. Meals under $10. Offers catering, drive-thru, and live music. Open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Ben & Penny’s: 18 W. Water St., Newburgh, (behind Café Arazu) 858-2556. Ice cream and espresso bar, wine and cheese baskets, fine chocolates, and Ben’s Breakfast Deli. Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Beans & Baristas: Eastland Mall, 800 N. Green River Road, 475-8566. Full coffee bar, Italian sodas, and various pastry treats. Coffee $1.65 and up. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. BRIDGEVIEW COFFEE: 327 Second St., Henderson, Ky., 270-830-9494. Full coffee and espresso menu, baked goods, lunch menu including soup, paninis, and deli sandwiches. Drive-thru only. Average meal $5-$7. Open 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat., 7:30 a.m.-

6:30 p.m. Sun. No checks.

Cleo’s Bakery & Brown Bag Lunches: 9 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind.,

853-0500. A full bakery with cookies, scones, muffins, cupcakes, coffee, and more, and lunches that include signature sandwiches paired with choices of chips, cabbage slaw, and homemade soup. Bakery $2.50-$4.50; Lunches $8. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Coffee Cottage & Café: 612 Weinbach Ave., 401-1930. Fresh baked items, plate breakfasts, plate lunches, soups, sandwiches, casseroles. Breakfast $5.50; lunch $6.50. Open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-noon Sat. Donut Bank Bakery And Coffee Shop: 210 N. St. Joseph Ave., 426-1011; 2128 N. First Ave., 426-2311; 1031 E. Diamond Ave., 426-0011; 5 N. Green River Road, 479-0511; 1950 Washington Ave., 477-2711; 3988 SR 261, Newburgh, 858-9911; 1200 Lincoln Ave., 402-4111; 1209 W. Broadway St., Princeton, Ind., 812-385-3711. Donuts, coffee, cookies, other baked goods. Items $.55-$5. Open 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 5 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. Drive-thru available. Fresh Baked by Tracy: 833 S. Ninth Ave., Haubstadt, Ind., 615-0072. Homemade cupcakes, cookies, brownies, breads, and cakes, as well as soups, salads, and sandwiches. Price: $1.15 and up. Open 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Closed Mon. Pacetré Bake and Brew: 2734 Mt. Vernon Ave., 402-6005. Custom cupcakes with unique flavors for each day of the week including mimosa, snickerdoodle, and red velvet. $3. Open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.2 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. and Mon. Catering offered. H Penny Lane Coffeehouse: (Coffeehouse, 2013) 600 SE Second St., 421-8741. Fair trade organic espresso and espresso drinks, gourmet specialty coffees, Italian sodas, fresh baked pastries, vegetarian soups. Open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. PIECE OF CAKE: 210 Main St., 424-CAKE. Customized cakes, cookies, coffee, sodas, and more. Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Planter’s CoffeeHouse: 130 N. Main St., Henderson, Ky., 270-830-0927. Full-service espresso bar, gourmet soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 7 a.m.-3 p.m., 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. Fri. Carry-out and catering available. STARBUCKS: Inside Barnes & Noble, 475-1054; 504 N. Green River Road, 476-7385; 6401 E. Lloyd Exp., Ste. 16, 401-1771; 4650 First Ave., 421-0461; 7755 Fruitwood Drive, Newburgh, 858-0234. Items $2-$10. Hours vary by location. All locations carry the full line of Starbucks coffees, cheesecakes, cookies, brownies. WIRED COFFEEHOUSE: 111 NW Fourth St., Muffins, rice crispy treats, candy, espressos, coffee. Meals $3. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

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strombolis, lasagna, breadsticks, and chicken wings. Offers carryout and delivery. Lunch $5 and dinner $10-$20. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.Thurs., until midnight Fri. and Sat., and 2-10 p.m. Sun. (except during football season: Sun. hours are noon-10 p.m.). BOOGIE’S PIZZA: 506 E. Fourth St., Mount Vernon, Ind., 838-5000. Pizza, sandwiches, pasta, soups, and desserts. Average meal $10. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 4-10 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. GREEK’S PIZZERIA: 240 S. Green River Road, 402-4733. Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. HOMETOWN PIZZA: 403 W. Highway 68, Haubstadt, Ind., 753-1115. Specialty pizzas, pizzas made-to-order, stromboli, ham and cheese, calzones, hot wings, salad, ice cream. Lunch buffet 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Fri.; night buffet 4-10 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Fri.; noon-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. No credit cards. LITTLE CAESARS: 2007 Washington Ave., 471-5755; 7755 B Fruitwood Lane, Newburgh, Ind., 858-2984. A variety of pizzas and breads, including cheese bread, pepperoni cheese bread, and crazy bread. Large pizzas $5-$10. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun. MAMA ROMA’S PIZZA & WINGS EXPRESS: 2008 E. Morgan Ave., 422-1212. Pizza, wings, salad, other entrees. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Old Chicago: 6550 E. Lloyd Exp., 401-1400. Pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, World Beer Tour featuring 129 beers. Meals $9-$12. Carryout available. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sun. No checks. Papa John’s Pizza: 4814 W. Lloyd Exp. (West Side), 423-7272; 5436 E. Indiana St. (East Side), 473-5200; 3955 Haley Drive (Newburgh), 858-7272; 303 N. Weinbach Ave. (UE area), 477-7700; 4204 N. First Ave. (North Side), 425-2345; 2449 Frederica St. (Owensboro), 270-684-3300; 26 S. Green St. (Henderson), 270-826-4444. Pizza, cheese sticks, bread sticks, chicken strips, hot wings. Most meals $12. Carryout or delivery. Open 10 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Sun. PAPA MURPHY’S: 5435 Pearl Drive, 401-9191; 4827 Davis Lant Drive, 4917272; 4202B N. First Ave., 437-6767; 779 S. Green River Road, 402-8686; 4222 Bell Road, Newburgh, 853-7272. Rancher pizza, cowboy pizza, Hawaiian pizza, stuffed pizza, and more. Average meal $10. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Pizza Chef: Highway 261, at Newburgh Plaza, Ind., 853-3338. Pizza, baked Italian entrees, sandwiches, salad bar, hot food bar. Weekly specials. Most meals $5-$7. Open 3-10:30 p.m. Mon., 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Entertain at Home with a Trusted Name – Farm Boy Tues.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., 3-10 p.m. Sun. Reservations for party room only. PIZZA KING: (dine-in facilities) 220 N. St. Joseph Ave., 424-7976, open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; Highway 66 at Highway 261, Newburgh, Ind., 853-3368, open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.; 1033 S. Weinbach Ave., 476-4941, open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Tues., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Pizza, baked stromboli-type sandwiches. Pizza priced by size and toppings. Meals starting at $3.99. No reservations. PIZZA OVEN: 5806 Stringtown Road, 425-1455. Pizza, stromboli sandwiches, Texas barbecue sandwiches. Average pizza: $10.50. Open 4-9:30 p.m. daily. No orders taken after 9:25 p.m. Roca Bar and Pizza: 1618 S. Kentucky Ave., 422-7782. Sandwiches, salads, pasta entrees, pizza, steaks, chicken. Average meal $8.50. Open 4-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Closed Sun. Roca Bar North: 12301 U.S. 41-N., 868-8898. Pizza, salad, sandwiches, and entrees. Average meal $6-$15. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Rounders Pizza: 510 W. Mill Road, 424-4960; 12731 N. Green River Road, 867-7172. Specialty pizzas including the Nameless Special, a pie with the tomato sauce on top, and the Bavarian, a pie served with a condiment, mustard. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-10 p.m. Sat., 4-10 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon. SAM’S PIZZERIA: 2011 W. Delaware St., 423-3160. Pizza, sandwiches, calzones, breadsticks. Open 11 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 4-10 p.m. Sun. No credit cards. SAMUEL’S PLACE: 518 Main St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-3001. Italianinspired cuisine including hand-tossed pizza, pasta, calzones, sandwiches, salads. Meals $5-$10. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Sandy’s Pizza: 609 S. Main St., Fort Branch, Ind., 753-3972. Pizza, strombolis, sandwiches, spaghetti. Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch buffet) Wednesday smorgasbord. Reservations OK for parties. Dine-in, carryout, and delivery. Spankey’s Una Pizza: 714 N. Sonntag Ave., 402-6776. A pizza joint with a variety of specialty pizzas such as The Westsider with an assortment of meat toppings, and the Alfredo Chicken Bacon. Prices: $5-$12. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. TALK OF THE TOWN PIZZA: 1200 Edgar St., 402-8696. Pizza, adult beverages, and more. Meal price $8-$12. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. daily. The Slice: 2011 Lincoln Ave., 402-8518. Pizza by the slice or pie. Nontraditional varieties. Baked sandwiches, salads. Slices $1.25-$2.50; pies $8-$16. Open 11 a.m. daily. Reservations OK. Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not-Inn: 4 N. Weinbach Ave., 477-7500. Pizza, salads, sandwiches. Most meals under $10. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., 4-11 p.m. Sun. No weekend reservations. Turoni’s Pizzery and Brewery: 408 N. Main St., 424-9873; 8011 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh, 490-5555. Pizza, salads, sandwiches, freshbrewed beers. Most meals under $10. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.Thurs., until midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., 4-11 p.m. Sun. No weekend reservations.

Diners, Cafés & Family Restaurants 1820 Café in the Vineyard Bookstore: 5721 E. Virginia St., 479-8777.

Croissants with chicken or tuna salad, sliced ham or turkey, two soups every day, desserts, gourmet coffees, fruit smoothies. Average meal $6. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 329 MAIN STREET GRILLE: 329 Main St., 484-9649. Hot, extreme, fire, hot sweet, and sticky wings. Fish tacos, five-alarm fries, pork po’boy, gas house burger, Steak-umm cheese, and more. Meals $7. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Delivery only Sun. Al Dente: 318 Main St., Suite 100. 812-492-4567. It offers a salad bar, sandwiches, fresh homemade pasta. Meals $3.50-$6.50. Open 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. AMERICAN PIT BOSSES: 1113 E. Riverside Drive, 425-5908. “Indiana-style” barbecue. Meals $5-$10. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Applebee’s: 5100 E. Morgan Ave., 471-0929; 5727 Pearl Drive, 426-2006; 1950 U.S. 41-N., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-9427; 5120 Frederica St., Owensboro, Ky., 270-926-3472. Soups, sandwiches, salads, varied dinner entrees. Lunch under $10. Average dinner $15. Open 11 a.m.midnight daily. No reservations. No checks. ARCHIE & CLYDE’S RESTAURANT & BAR: 8309 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh, Ind., 490-7778. Pizza, fried cheese ravioli, hot taco sticks, wraps, salads, soups, gyros, barbecue. Meals $8-$12. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun. Bandana’s Bar-B-Q: 6636 Logan Drive, 401-9922. Pork, beef, chicken, and ribs specially prepared over a pit of select hardwoods for a signature smoked flavor. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. The Bar-B-Q Barn: 1003 E. Diamond Ave., 491-9868. Wood-smoked Bar-B-Q, walk-in and carry-out. Prices under $10. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. H Bar Louie: (Bloody Mary, 2013) 7700 Eagle Crest Blvd., 476-7069. Full


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Dining Directory bar with large signature drinks, expansive menu with mini Kobe hot dogs, the Luigi sandwich with shaved ribeye, and large hamburger selection. Meals $9-$12. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight Sun. for brunch. No checks. Big Mama’s Café: 1802 Stringtown Road, 422-3350. Old-fashioned burgers and homemade pies, catfish fiddler Fridays. Average meal $5.95$7.95. Open 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-Sat., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. BIG TOP DRIVE-IN: 1213 W. Maryland St., 424-7442. Sandwiches, chicken strips, and ice cream. Average meal $5. Open 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2-8 p.m. Sun. Bob Evans: 1125 N. Green River Road, 473-9022; 5201 Pearl Drive, 4255100. “Homestyle” American menu. Average meal $5. Open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No reservations. No checks. Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza: 3911 Venetian Drive, Newburgh, Ind., 8533400. Ribs, pizza, seafood, pasta, burgers, and sandwiches. Prices range from $6-$13 for entrees and $8-$20 for pizzas. Open 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-midnight Sun. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar: 713 N. Green River Road (in Eastland Place), 471-9464; 5405 Pearl Drive, just off Lloyd Expressway, 4239464. Chicken wings cooked with various seasonings, burgers, salads, and chicken. Meals $4-$7. Open 11-1 a.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 2 a.m. Fri.Sat., until midnight Sun. No reservations. BURGER BANK: 1617 S. Weinbach Ave., 475-2265. Mini-burgers, cheeseburgers, fries, and more. Meals $5. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun. CAFÉ 111: 111 S. Green River Road, 401-8111. Soups, salads, deli sandwiches, chicken salad, pasta salad. Lunch $7.50. Open 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.Fri. Closed Sat.-Sun. CAFÉ COURT (RIDGWAY UNIVERSITY CENTER): 1800 Lincoln Ave., 488-2951. Deli shop, SubConnection; hamburger joint, Grill 155; home-style stop, Charleston Market; international location, Fusion; Italian eatery, LaVincita; and smoothie place, Freshens. Meals $6.95. Open 7-9:30 a.m. (breakfast), 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch), 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (dinner) Mon.-Fri. The Carousel: 5115 Monroe Ave., 479-6388. Classic American cuisine. Average meal $6. Open 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Reservations for large groups. The Carriage Inn: 103 Gibson St., Haubstadt, Ind., 768-6131. Plate lunches, sandwiches, soups, salads, steaks, assorted dinner entrées. Meals $2.50-$12. Open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri., 4-10 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun.-Mon. Reservations OK.

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Arranged by Category Charlie & Barney’s: 1801 W. Franklin Ave., 423-5355. Grill items, burgers,

soup, chili, plate lunches, daily specials. Meals $5-$10. Open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until-midnight Fri.-Sat. H Cheddar’s: (Restaurant Opened in 2012, 2013) 2100 N. Green River Road, 491-9976. Garden-fresh salads, homemade soups, and varied entrée selections including pasta, lemon pepper chicken, and tilapia. Meals: $7-$12. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri. and Sat. CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE: 8301 Eagle Lake Drive, 475-1074. Cheeseburger in Paradise burger, mushroom Swiss burger, Costa Rican steak wrap, jerk chicken wrap, and more. Meals $9-$15. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. CHILI’s GRILL & BAR: 600 N. Green River Road, 475-1510. Big Mouth Burgers, baby back ribs, fajitas, steaks, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, desserts. Dine-in or carryout. Meals $5-$15. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Cleavers: 5501 E Indiana St., 473-0001. A casual restaurant serving sandwiches including pulled pork, Chicago-style Italian beef, pork loin, and steak. Meals: $7. Seating up to 75 or carryout. Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs, until 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., until 8 p.m. Sun. Serves breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Sat.-Sun. Cold Stone Creamery: 6401 E. Lloyd Exp., 437-2653; 5435 Pearl Drive, 4610100. Ice cream and frozen treats. Average item $4.39. Open 11 a.m.10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. noon-10 p.m. Sun. (Hours change by season.) No checks. Cracker Barrel: 8215 Eagle Lake Drive, 479-8788. Classic American cuisine. Most meals under $10. Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No reservations. Cross-Eyed Cricket: 2201 W. Lloyd Exp., 422-6464. Traditional American cuisine. Meals $5-$7. Open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sun. No reservations. Culver’s: 1734 Hirschland Road, 437-3333. ButterBurgers and frozen custard. Meals $5-$8. Open 10:15 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. CUP & CHAUCER CAFÉ: 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 402-6631. Readyto-go sandwiches, paninis, salads, snacks, coffee, and specialty beverages. Meals $6. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.Sat., 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. Daily’s Annex Bakery and Cafe: 701 N. Main St., 423-0320. Homemade soups, deli hot panini sandwiches, pastries galore. Meals under $7. Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Lunch served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sun. and Mon. DEF CAFÉ: 417 N. Weinbach Ave., 618-0219 (video phone), 491-6036. Espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas, plus a variety of teas,

wraps, and breakfast foods. Meals $5. Open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Tues. and Thurs.-Fri., until noon Wed. Denny’s Classic Diner: 5212 Weston Road, 424-4472; U.S. 41-N. at I-64, 867-7156. Classic American cuisine. Meals $3-$7. Open 24 hours. No reservations. Denny’s Restaurant: 351 N. Green River Road, 473-1063; 4310 U.S. 41-N., 423-9459. Classic American cuisine. Meals $4-$7. Open 24 hours. No reservations. Downtown Diner: 122 First St., Henderson, Ky., 270-827-9671. Classic American breakfasts, soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunches. Breakfast $3. Lunch $5. Open 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily. No reservations. Ellis Park: U.S. Highway 41-N., Henderson, Ky., 425-1456 or 800-333-8110. Clubhouse dining Thurs.-Sun. year-round. Sky Theatre open during live racing, July-September. Weekend reservations recommended during live racing. FEED MILL RESTAURANT & BAR: 3541 Highway 60 E., Morganfield, Ky., 270389-0047. Spicy Cajun turkey sandwich, homemade baked beans, catfish po-boy, baby-back ribs, cheeseburgers, and more. Average meal $8. Open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Firehouse Subs: 1031 N. Green River Road, 477-2141. Hot and cold subs with toppings such as smoked turkey, sliced chicken, veggie, and white chicken salad. Meal: $6-$8. Hours: 10:30 a.m-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. H Five Guys Burgers and Fries: (Burger, 2013) 5402 E. Indiana St., 812401-1773. Burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and Cajun fries. Meals $5. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. every day. Skip the line and order online. FRANK JR.’S BARBEQUE & CATERING: 3012 Covert Ave., 475-9880. Barbecue, ribs, baked mac & cheese, chess pie. Average lunch $4. Average dinner $7. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sat., closed Sun.-Mon. Limited seating, carry-out, and lunch delivery available. No credit cards accepted. G.D. RITZY’S: Three Evansville locations: 4810 University Drive, 425-8700; 4320 N. First Ave., 421-1300; 601 N. Green River Road, 474-6259. Grilled hamburgers, grilled chicken, chicken strips, kids meal, hot dogs, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, ultra-thin shoe-string style french fries, old-fashioned ice-cream, milk shakes. Average meal $5.25. Open 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks. The Grand Buffet: 1356 N. Green River Road, 476-6666. An international buffet including Japanese, Chinese, and American cuisine. Open 11 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Gasthoff Amish Village: County Road 650 E., off Hwy. 50, Montgom-

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ery, Ind., 486-4900. Amish-style buffet. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. GATOR’S HOT FISH HOUSE: 1203 N. Main St., 402-7775. Icelandic cod, catfish, pork chops, burgers. Meals $5-$8. Open 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.Fri. No checks. GATTITOWN: 316 N. Green River Road, 473-3800. Buffet-style pizzas, pastas, salads, and desserts. Buffet with drink $9. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Gemeca Inn: 802 E. Locust St., Fort Branch, Ind., 753-4441. Steaks, chicken, seafood entrees, soups, salads, vegetable side dishes. Meals $12-$15. Open 4-10 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Reservations OK. Gene’s Restaurant and Barbecue: 1095 N. Green St., Henderson, Ky., 270-827-8576. Country breakfasts, soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunches, fiddlers, barbecued pork, ribs, chicken, mutton, steak, chops. Average breakfast $4. Average lunch and dinner $5.50. Open 5:30 a.m.8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., until 6 p.m. Sun. No reservations. Golden Corral Family Steak House: 130 N. Cross Pointe Blvd., 473-1095. Delicious, fully-stocked buffet. Open 10:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-

Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun. 1770 S. Green St., Henderson, Ky., 270-869-9310. Large buffet selections, steaks, shrimp, chicken. Breakfast 7:30-11 a.m. Sat.-Sun., lunch 11 a.m.4 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; dinner 4-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 4-11 p.m. Sun. Breakfast and lunch $7.09, dinner during the week $9.59, dinner Fri.-Sun. $9.99. The Granola Jar Café & Bakery: 1033 Mount Pleasant Road, 437-1899. Specializes in housemade granola, breads, vegetarian, vegan options. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon-Fri. Closed Sat. and Sun. HARBOR BAY: 4428 N. First Ave., 423-0050; 4706 Morgan Ave., 402-5122. Seafood, steak, and chicken dishes including crab legs, oysters on the half shell, gumbo and chowder, and grilled and fried fish. Average meal $6-$13. Open 11 a.m. daily. HAWG ‘N’ SAUCE: 6580 Leonard Road, Mount Vernon, Ind., 838-5339. Barbecue entrees and home-style side dishes. Meals $8. Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. The Hornet’s Nest: Old Petersburg Road (at Boonville-New Harmony Road), Earle, Ind., 867-2386. Soups, sandwiches, salads, daily lunch specials, steaks, seafood, chicken. Sunday buffet 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $9.

Middle and Upper School

Summer Academy July 22 - August 2 Evansville Day School is now offering summer courses for middle and upper school students as part of the school’s Summer Academy program. All courses are open to local middle and upper school students. • Princeton Review SAT Ultimate Course (July 22 - August 2) $799 • Drivers Training: Behind the Wheel Driving Academy (July 22 - August 2) $375 • Global Language: French (July 22 - July 26) $125 • Global Language: Spanish (July 29 - August 2) $125 • Summer Skills Math (July 22- July 26 and July 29 - August 2) $95

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Family-style meals for parties of 15 or more, weeknights only, $11. Meals $6-$13. Kitchen open 11 a.m. daily, closes 9 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 10 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. Hot Heads Burrito: 5625 Pearl Drive, 437-5010. Burritos, salad bowls, tacos, nachos, quesadillas to order with meat options including chicken, steak, pork, barbacoa, and taco meat. $7. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Wed., until midnight Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. House of Como: 2700 S. Kentucky Ave., 422-0572. Baked chicken dishes, lamb chops, fish entrees, and oversized steaks. $15. Open 4-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., until 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Inlumi Café & Bakery: 4833 State Road 261, Newburgh, Ind. Various international dishes plus traditional country-style breakfasts and contemporary lunches. Can host private events and parties of up to 70. Breakfast $6-$8. Lunch $8-$10. Open 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. J. Gumbo’s: 1211 N. Tutor Lane, 473-2951. Cajun and Creole classics such as gumbo, jambalaya, and bumblebee stew. Meals $7. Open 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-7 p.m. Sun. Jake’s Wayback Burgers: 115 Cross Pointe Blvd., 475-9272. Burgers, hot dogs, and hand-dipped thick milkshakes. Meals $4-$6. Shakes $3. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Accepts all major credit cards. Jeanne’s Gelato and More: 2003 Lincoln Ave., 479-8272. Variety of gelato flavors: peanut butter, pumpkin, bubble gum, and more. Sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees, cookies, and smoothies. Meals $5-$7. Open 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Just Rennie’s Cookie Co.: 102 SE Fourth St., 490-8098. Gourmet lunches, chicken salad sandwiches, club wraps, cookies. Meals $5-$7. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., closed Sat.-Sun. Knotty Pine Café: 500 N. Main St., 423-0014. Country cooking, fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, burgers, breakfast specials. Meals $4-$8. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Breakfast served all day except Sun. No credit cards. Checks OK. LIBBY AND MOM’S: 1307 N. Heidelbach Ave., 437-3040. Home-cooked meals for breakfast and lunch. Average meal $5. Open 5:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Log Inn: Warrenton Road (at Old State Road), 867-3216. Fried chicken, ham, roast beef, fiddlers, served family-style for parties of three or more. Dinner $9.75 per person (children 4-12, $4.75). Open 4-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No credit cards. Logan’s Roadhouse: 1 N. Burkhardt Road, 471-8403; 5645 Pearl Drive, 421-0908. American fare including handcut steaks, baby-back ribs, mesquite-grilled chicken, appetizers, salads, seafood. Average lunch $8. Average dinner $13. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Logsdon’s Restaurant: 1206 E. Main St., Boonville, Ind., 897-8813. Casual, family dining with tasty, home-style dishes including barbecue pork chops, fried chicken, and chicken and dumplings. Completely smoke-free. Meals $10. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Longhorn Steakhouse: 320 N. Green River Road, 473-2400. Steak, chicken, ribs, seafood, sandwiches, burgers. Prices for entrées range from $12-$22. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri. and Sat. LUCKY JOE’S BAR & GRILL: 3300 U.S. 41-N, Henderson, Ky. (inside Ellis Park). 812-425-1456. Sandwiches, burgers, salads. Average meal under $10. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. MAJOR MUNCH: 101 NW First St., 437-2363. Cheeseburgers, chili, grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese, hot dogs. Meals $5-$7. Open Mon.-Fri. for breakfast 7-10 a.m., lunch 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 8 p.m. Fri. Marx BBQ: 3119 W. Maryland St., 425-1616. Barbecue chicken, pork, ribs. Weekday specials. Meals $5-$10. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.6 p.m. Sun. No reservations. MAX & ERMA’S: 421 NW Riverside Drive (inside Tropicana), 433-4258. Burgers, sandwiches, steaks, pasta dishes. Average dinner $12. Average lunch $6. Open 10:30 a.m.-midnight daily, bar open until 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks. Maxine’s Café and Bakery: 1322 N. Green River Road, 473-3663. Featuring gourmet salads, soups daily, vegan, vegetarian dishes, and desserts. Average meal $7. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. No reservations. Merry-Go-Round Restaurant: 2101 Fares Ave., 423-6388. Traditional American cuisine. Lunch $5-$7. Dinner $6-$9. Open 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. No credit cards. Meals and More: 7801 Bussing Ave. (inside Evansville Regional Airport), 423-1113. Traditional American fare. Meals $5-$10. Open 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Weekend hours often extended. Mojo’s BoneYard Sports Bar & Grille: 4920 Bellemeade Ave., 475-8593. Bar food including chicken wings, burgers, and strombolis. Meals $5$10. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 1 a.m. Fri., noon-1 a.m. Sat., and noon-11 p.m. Sun. Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn: 2840 W. Parrish Ave., Owensboro, Ky., 800-3228989. Barbecue chicken, ribs, pork, mutton, beef, fiddlers, ham, burgoo, sandwiches. Dinner $7-$11. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. The New Harmony Inn & Conference Center: 504 North St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-4491 or 800-782-8605. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch, 5-9 p.m. dinner Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. lunch, 5-10 p.m. dinner Fri., 7

a.m.-2 p.m. breakfast/lunch, 5-10 p.m. dinner Sat., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. breakfast/lunch, 5-8 p.m. dinner Sun. Reservations OK. NISBET INN: 6701 Nisbet Station Road, Haubstadt, Ind., 963-9305. Homemade soups, desserts, barbecue. Lunch $6. Dinner $12. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues.-Sat., closed Sun.-Mon. Reservations OK. O’Charley’s: 7301 E. Indiana St., 479-6632; 5125 Pearl Drive (at Red Bank Road and Lloyd Expressway), 424-3348. Soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees. Meals $8-$15. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. No weekend reservations. Old Mill: 5031 New Harmony Road, 963-6000. Steaks, chicken, catch-ofthe-day, sandwiches, soups, salads. Meals $7-$14. Seafood buffet Fri., $13; Land and Sea buffet Sat., $14. Kitchen open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. Orange Leaf: 701 N. Burkhardt Road, 401-5215. Up to 70 flavors of yogurt including gingerbread, eggnog, snickerdoodle, and red velvet. Pay by the weight. Open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Outback Steakhouse: 7201 E. Indiana St., 474-0005. Specialty steaks, chicken, seafood entrees, salads, vegetable side dishes. Meals $14-$18. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m. Fri., 3:30-11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Call ahead for seating. No checks. OV WATER SPORTS GRILL: 1801 Waterworks Road, 425-1912. Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, small pizzas, fish dishes, and cold drinks. Meals $5. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Open seasonally. Paradise Pavilion Restaurant: 6299 Oak Grove Road, Newburgh, Ind., 858-7931. Full bar and Friday night seafood buffet. Steak, seafood, chicken, soups, salads, dessert. Kids menu. Open daily at 5 p.m. PG Café & Gallery: 1418 Franklin St., 402-4445. Breakfast items; hash browns, waffles, omelets, and more. Lunch menu includes soups, salads, and sandwiches. Variety of coffee, teas, beers, wine, homemade sodas, and ice cream. Meals: $10 and under. Closed Tues. Open Mon., Wed., Thurs. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-12 a.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. No reservations. No checks. The Pie Pan: 905 North Park Drive, 425-2261. Traditional American cuisine. Average breakfast $3. Plate lunch $4.25. Homemade pies sold by the slice and by the whole. Open 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., until 2 p.m. Sun. No reservations. No credit cards. Pita Pit: 1211 Tutor Lane, 402-6205. Flatbread pita sandwiches with choices of chicken, steak, turkey, prime rib, gyro, ham, tuna, veggie, vegan, and more. $3.50-$6.75. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.

The Pointe: 830 LST Drive, 425-4840. Sandwiches, wraps, tacos, hot

dogs, and ice cream. Average meal: $6-$7. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every day. Bar available from 4 p.m.-12 a.m. every day. POP’S GRILL AND OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM SHOP: 516 S. Main St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-3880. 1950s and ’60s-inspired diner era fare: hot dogs, burgers, ice cream treats, and dinner specials. Average meal $5$15. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun-Mon. R’z Café and Catering: 104 N. Main St., Fort Branch, Ind., 615-0039. Classic comfort food to modern cuisine, including breakfast and lunch combinations as well as daily specials. $10-$30. Open 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.; 4-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. Rafferty’s: 1400 N. Green River Road, 471-0024. Soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees. Lunch under $10. Dinner $7-$17. Open 11 a.m.10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No reservations. No checks. Red Lobster: 4605 Bellemeade Ave., 477-9227. Soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood entrees, fresh-catch, daily specials. Meals $8-$18. Open 11 a.m. daily. Closes 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No reservations. No checks. RED ROBIN: 6636 E. Lloyd Exp., 473-4100. A variety of hamburgers including the “Banzai Burger,” the “Royal Red Robin Burger,” and the “Whiskey River BBQ Burger.” Full bar menu. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. The Red Wagon: 6950 Frontage Road, Poseyville, Ind., 874-2221. Catfish, oyster, shrimp scampi, and grilled salmon. Meals: $9. Open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Bar open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.. Riverside Cookery: 421 NW Riverside Drive, 433-4227. Located in Tropicana's Riverfront Pavilion and offers dishes including jambalaya, frog legs, and fresh Florida alligator. Meals: $8-$10. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. ROOKIES SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT: 117 S. Second St., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-1106. Angus beef steaks, seafood, pasta, chicken, sandwiches, Arabian salad. Meals $9-$15. Kitchen open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations OK. Salad World: 3311 N. Green River Road, 471-5083; 4951 W. Lloyd Exp., 467-7486; 200 Main St., 422-0777; 601 E. Boonville New Harmony Road, 867-2741. Soups, grilled appetizers, wraps, grilled pitas, sandwiches, full entrees. Average meal $5-$7. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. No checks. Shoney’s: 2452 U.S. 41 N., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-2214. Breakfast buffet


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Dining Directory 6-11 a.m. Mon.-Fri., $5; until 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $6. Salad and hot bar open 11 a.m.-closing Mon.-Fri., until 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Late-night breakfast buffet open 9 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. Lunch $5-$7. Dinner $7-$9. Restaurant closes 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., midnight Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Show-Me’s Restaurant: 5501 Pearl Drive, 402-7100; 1700 Morgan Center Drive, 401-7469. Wings, burgers, chicken breasts, crab legs. Average meal $7. Open 11-3 a.m. daily. Shyler’s Bar-B-Q: 405 S. Green River Road, 476-4599. Memphis-style barbecue pork, chicken, beef, pork ribs. Lunch $4-$6, dinners $7-$10. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Catering available. No reservations. SILVER BELL RESTAURANT: 4424 St. Wendel Road, 963-0944. Sandwiches, salad bar, steaks, fiddlers, pizza, vegetable side dishes. Family-style fried chicken dinner specials. Meals $5-$10. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. Sirloin Stockade: 4610 Bellemeade Ave., 473-0300. Steakhouse and buffet. Prices under $10. 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Southern Ride BBQ: 1023 Church St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-4227. Barbecue nachos, pulled chicken, loaded potato soup, and delicious pork platters. For carry out, enjoy pulled pork, chicken, ribs, and beef by the pound. Meals: $7-$9. Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; until 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; until 7 p.m. Sun. SPUDZ-N-STUFF: 5225 Pearl Drive, 402-8287; 815 S. Green River Road, 888-620-9687; 101 NW First St., 402-7555; 192 Gardenmile Road, Henderson, Ky., 270-212-1777. Steak potatoes, steak fajitas, chicken and mushroom potatoes, taco potatoes, pitas, and more. Meals $7. Open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Steak And Take Grill: 4946 State Highway 261, Newburgh, Ind., 8537500. All meats are butchered daily with dishes including a meatball sandwich, a 14-ounce rib-eye steak, salmon, and shrimp and beef kabobs. Meals: $9. Open 4-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Available for carry-out and delivery. Steak ‘N Shake: 7929 E. Lloyd Exp., 475-1400, open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.Thurs., until midnight Fri.-Sat.; 4850 W. Lloyd Exp., 424-8526, open 24 hours. Burgers, sandwiches, fries, chili, fried chicken strips, salads, desserts. Breakfast served midnight-11 a.m. daily. Average meal $5. No reservations. No checks. Steeplechase Restaurant: 4101 U.S. Highway 41-N. (at the Clarion Inn), 4246400. Full breakfast buffet and dinner. Open 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Sat.-Sun., 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Sun. No lunch served on weekends.

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Arranged by Category Stoll’s Country Inn: 19820 Castle Creek Drive, 867-7730. Lunch buffet

$7.50. Dinner buffet $8.50. Breakfast buffet (Sat.-Sun. only) $6.50. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Sweet CeCe’s: 8680 High Pointe Drive, Newburgh, Ind., 853-5276; 4827 Davis Lant Road, Suite B, 477-5276. Custom creations made with a choice of eight frozen yogurt flavors, including fat-free, non-dairy, and low-sugar options. Toppings include candy, cookies, and fresh fruit. Priced by weight; average frozen yogurt dessert is $3-$4. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun. Temptations Buffet: 421 NW Riverside Drive, inside Tropicana Hotel, 433-6059. Breakfast served daily, 6-10:30 a.m.; lunch served daily, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Texas Roadhouse: 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd., 477-7427. Ribs, steaks, side items, fresh baked bread. Meals $9-$12. Catering services also available. Open 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. No checks. TF Ice Cream: 1002 E. Walnut St., Boonville, Ind., 812-715-3367. Ice cream, sherbet, and more. Price: $0.75 baby cone-$1.75 large cake cone. Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. and Sun., 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. TGI Friday’s: 800 N. Green River Road (in Eastland Mall food court), 4918443. Specialty salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, chicken, pasta, seafood entrees. Meals $6-$14. Open 11 a.m.-midnight Sun.-Wed., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. No reservations. No checks. THE TIN FISH: 300 W. Jennings St., inside Jennings Station in Newburgh, Ind., 490-7000. Fresh fish flown in daily, clam chowder, gumbo, salads, sandwiches. Open Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Average meal $10. No checks. TOUCH OF HOME CAFÉ: 209 E. Water St., on the riverfront in Mount Vernon, Ind., 831-3655. Unique sandwiches, specializing in the Cuban, Krispy Kreme Burger, soups, and salads. Home-cooked daily specials: salmon patties, Beef Manhattan, roasted pork loins, mini-meatloaves. Average meal: $6. Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Vecchio’s Italian Market and Delicatessen: 14 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind., 490-7879. Italian sandwiches, imported cheeses and meats, Italian soups, and more. Meal: $6.50. Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Wiley’s Café and Bakery: 115 First St., Henderson, Ky., 270-827-1500. Breakfast and lunch items ranging from 1-inch thick quiche to a variety of salads and sandwiches. Most meals around $5. Café open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., with takeout until 6 p.m. Open Sat. 8 a.m.- 4p.m.

WILSON’S GENERAL STORE & CAFÉ: 11120 Broadway Ave., 985-0202. Smoky

barbecue menu. 4-8 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. No checks. Wolf’s Barbecue: 6600 N. First Ave., 424-8891. Barbecued pork, chicken, beef, pork ribs, large variety of vegetable side dishes, homemade soup, chili. Lunch $6-$8. Dinner $8-$12. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Reservations OK. ZESTO: 102 W. Franklin St., 424-1416; 920 E. Riverside Dr., 423-5961. Hamburgers, fish and chicken sandwiches, tenderloins, soups, and ice cream. Average meal $5. Open 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Zoup! Fresh Soup Company: 6240 E. Virginia St., 477-2664; 4660 N. First Ave., 423-1800. Soups, salads, and desserts. Low-fat, vegetarian, dairyfree, and gluten-free options. Meals $6.50. Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. (until 7 p.m. at North Side location).

Ethnic Asian/Oriental CANTON INN: 947 North Park Drive, 428-6611. Appetizers, soups, poul-

try, beef, pork, seafood dishes. Average lunch $6. Average dinner $8. Lunch buffet $5.83, Mon.-Sat. evening and Sun. $7.42. Lunch buffet 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Dinner buffet 5-8:30 p.m. Reservations OK. CHARLIE’S MONGOLIAN BARBEQUE: 315 E. Diamond Ave., 423-9897. Large selection of Asian-style vegetables and meats cooked on a hot griddle while you watch. Lunch $5. Dinner $6. Salad and dessert bar $2. Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks. China King: 590 E. Diamond Ave., 423-1896. Traditional Chinese entrees. Average meal $6.50. Open 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.10 p.m. Sun. China Super Buffet: 127 N. Burkhardt Road, 476-8788. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Lunch: $6.75; Dinner: $8.99; Sunday: $8.99. China Village: 8423 Bell Oaks Center, Newburgh, Ind., 858-8238. Open Sun.-Sat. Lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner 5-8:30 p.m. Buffet $7.25. Chopstick House Restaurant: 5412 E. Indiana St., 473-5551. Chinese buffet. Lunch $4.75. Dinner $7.25. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun. may | June 2013 135

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for lunch 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Dinner: 3:30-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. FUJI YAMA: 915 North Park Drive, 962-4440. Soups, salads, noodles, rice, sushi, hand rolls, chicken, beef, shrimp dishes. Lunch $6-$10. Dinner $10-$15. Lunch 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dinner 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. Ginmiya Asian Diner: 4827 Davis Lant Drive, Suite F, 471-8100. Asian cuisine including hibachi dinners, sweet and sour chicken, sushi, and teriyaki dishes. Open 11 a.m.-10:15 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; until 10:45 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; until 10:15 p.m. Sun. Golden Buddha: 3221 Taylor Ave., 473-4855; 5066 SR 261, Newburgh, Ind., 853-2680. Lunch $4.25. Dinner $7.25. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. GRACIE’S CHINESE CUISINE: 12500 U.S. Highway 41-N., 868-8888. Lunch buffet $5.25. Dinner buffet $7.45, $8.45 on weekends. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Reservations OK. IWATAYA JAPANESE RESTAURANT: 8401 N. Kentucky Ave. (at Mount Pleasant Road), 868-0830. Traditional Japanese dishes, sushi menu. Lunch $7-15. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Dinner $11-$25. Dinner 5-9:20 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Jaya’s Restaurant: 119 SE Fourth St., 422-6667. Authentic Korean cuisine and sushi. Lunch $5-$7. Dinner $7-$10. Lunch hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Dinner hours: 5-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations OK. KanPai: 4593 Washington Ave., 471-7076. International fare, Japanese sushi bar, beer, wine, sake. Lunch $6-$9. Dinner $10-$20. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. No checks. Lincoln Garden: 2001 Lincoln Ave., 471-8881. Chinese appetizers, soups, lunch platters, and entrees including crab Rangoon and General Tso’s chicken. Average price $6. Hours 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.; lunch special $4.99. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sushi to go. Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant: 4313 E. Morgan Ave., 479-5006. Average meal $8. Open 4:30-8 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun. No checks. MANDARIN GARDEN: 2013 N. Green River Road, 476-7088. Lunch buffet $5. Evening buffet $6-$8. Seafood buffet Fri.-Sat. Carryout, private parties available. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. Nagasaki Inn, Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar: 5720 Virginia St., 4731442. Meals $8-$14. Sushi priced separately. Open 4-9:30 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 4-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 4-9:30 p.m. Sun. Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations OK. No checks. Roppongi Japanese Steak & Sushi: 7221 E. Indiana St., 437-5824. Sushi, filet mignon, New York strips, and hibachi. Meals: $10 lunch; $15-$20 dinner. Lunch hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dinner hours: 4-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; until 10:30 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sat.; until 9 p.m. Sun. Full bar. Shing Lee: 215 Main St., 464-2769. Cantonese menu. Average lunch $4. Average dinner under $10. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri., dinner 4:308 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Taste of China: 4579 University Drive, 422-1260. Open 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., until 9 p.m. Sun. Lunch $3.95. Dinner $6.25. No checks. Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Grill: 201 B. N. Green River Road, 4746660. Asian buffet. Lunch: $6.99; Dinner: $9.99. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sun.Thurs.; until 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Thai Chow, oriental foods: Route 1, Fort Branch, Ind., 753-3878. Classic Thai food. Meals $7-$10. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., until 6 p.m. Sat. Reservations OK. No credit cards. THAI PAPAYA CUISINE: 6240C E. Virginia St., 477-8424. Authentic Thai cuisine, including phad Thai, papaya salad, spicy prawn soup, and satay. Meals $8-$10. Open 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.Sat. Free private dining now available to accommodate 25-30 people. TOKYO JAPAN RESTAURANT: 3000 N. Green River Road, 401-1020. Hibachi grill: chicken, beef, shrimp, and scallops. Meals $7-$10. Open 11 a.m.9:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., closed Tues. Tokyo Teppanyaki: 2222 U.S. Highway 41-N, Henderson, Ky. 270-8691968. Hibachi grill. Meals $7-35. Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30-10:30 p.m. Fri., noon-10:30 p.m. Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun. Triple Dragon Buffet: 7844 Highway 66 (Apple Center in Newburgh), Ind., 853-1900. Open 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10:30-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Lunch buffet $6.95. Dinner buffet $9.95. Two Brothers: 3806 N. First Ave., 423-6188. Authentic Chinese food prepared in Cantonese, Hunan, Szechuan styles, buffet and menu items. Lunch under $6. Dinner under $10. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. No checks. VIETNAMESE CUISINE: 4602 Vogel Road, 479-8818. Vietnamese fare, including traditional noodle dishes. Meals $7-$10. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Tues., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. WOK ‘N’ ROLL: 311 S. Green River Road, 479-3118. Sweet and sour chicken, General Tso’s chicken, egg rolls, egg drop soup, crab Rangoon. Average meal: $5. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun. YEN CHING: 406 S. Green River Road, 474-0181. Weekday lunch specials

$4, evening menu items $7-$12. Sunday buffet 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $7.75. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., until 9 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. ZUKI: JAPANESE HIBACHI GRILL & SUSHI LOUNGE: 448 N. Green River Road, 477-9854. Sushi and hibachi-grilled foods. Average meal $15. Lunch open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.-Sat. Dinner open 4-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks.

German H Gerst Haus: (Reason to Go to Franklin Street, 2013) 2100 W. Franklin St., 424-1420. Soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees. Traditional German cuisine. Large imported beer list. Meals $7-$14. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. No weekend reservations. Schnitzelbank Restaurant: 409 Third St., Jasper, Ind., 482-2640. Authentic German food. Prices range from $10-$20. Open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Greek Acropolis Authentic Greek Cuisine & Spirits: 501 N. Green River Road, 475-9193. Fine Greek dining, Greek-American cuisine, chicken, beef, lamb, salads. Will offer a portion of the menu at the Ford Center (1 SE Martin Luther King Blvd.). Average lunch $6. Dinner $10-$20. Open 11 a.m-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK.

Indian TAJ MAHAL: 900 Tutor Lane, 476-5000. Tandoori chicken, paneer tikka, panjabi curry, kadai paneer, and more. Lunch buffet daily. Around $8. All-day buffet Sun. Dinner $10-$14. Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sun.

Irish Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant: 701-B Riverside Drive, 426-0000. Tradition-

al Irish pub cuisine. Wide range of bottled and tap beers. Average meal $10-$13. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.- midnight Tues.-Wed., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Thurs., 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Fri., 1 p.m.-3 a.m. Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun. No checks. Discover not accepted.

Italian/Mediterranean ANGELO’S: 305 Main St., 428-6666. Pasta, chicken, seafood, veal, pizzas.

Lunch $4-$5. Dinner $10-$15. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri. 4-10 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Full bar. Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano: 6401 E. Lloyd Exp., 421-0800. Italian cuisine. Lunch $5-$10. Dinner $6-$16. Carryout available. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun., until 9:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10:30 p.m. Fri.Sat. Reservations OK. H Café Arazu: (Place for Al Fresco Dining, 2013) 17 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind., 842-2200. Pitas, wraps, shish kebabs with lamb, chicken, and beef. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun. DiLegge’s: 607 N. Main St., 428-3004. Plate lunches, soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta specialties. Lunch $5-$8. Dinners include pasta specialties, Italian veal, seafood, chicken entrees. Dinner $13-$18. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4-10 p.m. Sat. (sandwiches and appetizers available to 11 p.m.). Closed Sun. Reservations OK. House of Como Restaurant: 2700 S. Kentucky Ave., 422-0572. American and Arabian specialties. Meals $8-$20. Open 4-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 4-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. MANNA MEDITERRANEAN GRILL: 2913 Lincoln Ave., 473-7005. Stuffed grape leaves, gyros, shish kebabs. Meals $10-$15. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun. MILANO’S ITALIAN CUISINE: 500 Main St., 484-2222. Pizzas, pasta, baked sandwiches, dinner entrees. Lunch $5. Dinner $10-$12. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dinner 4:30-8:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 9:30 p.m. Fri. 4:30-9:30 p.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations OK. No checks. Olive Garden: 1100 N. Green River Road, 473-2903. Soups, salads, pasta, luncheon entrees. Average lunch $6. Dinner adds larger portions to lunch menu. Dinner $8-$15. Opens daily 11 a.m. Closes 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. PITA PAN: 4222 Bell Road, Newburgh, Ind., 853-9555. Gyros, pitaburgers, shish kebabs, baklava. Meals $5-$10. Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. H Smitty’s Italian Steakhouse: (Reason to Go to Franklin Street, 2013) 2109 W. Franklin St., 423-6280. Premium steak, pasta, pizza, Italian favorites. Items $15-$30. Open 3:30-10 p.m. Bar open to midnight or later, Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m., bar open to 3 a.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK.

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Latin American Los Alfaro Restaurant and Dance Club: 1704 S. Kentucky Ave., 4228070. Central and South American cuisine including fried yucca, Salvadorian chorizo, and grilled tilapia. Meals: $8-$12. Open 4-9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Closed Sun.-Mon. Dance club open 6-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 10 p.m.-3 a.m. every other Sat.

Mexican/Tex Mex ACAPULCO: 8480 High Pointe Drive, Newburgh, Ind., 858-7777. Authentic Mexican dishes, grilled steak dinners, and more. Dine-in or carryout. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10:30 p.m. Fri.Sat., until 9:30 p.m. Sun. may | June 2013 137

Dining Directory Cancun Mexican Restaurant: 341 S. Green St., Henderson, Ky.

270-826-0067. Fajitas, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, seafood, Mexican-style steaks, and more. Lunch special $6. Dinner $6-$20. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun. EL CHARRO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 720 N. Sonntag Ave., 421-1986. Occasional mariachi band performances. Specialties include paella and chimichangas. Meals $5-$8. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sun. EL RIO: 1919 N. Green River Road, 471-1400. Authentic Mexican dishes. Lunch starting at $3.50. Combos including soft drink $5.99. Dinner $6-$12. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Reservations OK except Friday. No checks. Hacienda: 990 S. Green River Road, 474-1635; 711 N. First Ave., 423-6355; 5044 Pearl Drive, 422-2055. Tex-Mex menu available all day. Average lunch $6, dinner $10-$12. Open 11 a.m. daily. Kitchen closes 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Jalisco Mexican Restaurant: 4044 Professional Lane, Newburgh, Ind., 490-2814. Authentic Mexican cuisine. Average meal $10$15. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. No checks. LA CABAÑA: 821 S. Green River Road, 477-3351. Authentic Mexican entrees and seafood. Most lunches under $5. Most dinners under $8. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. La Paz Mexican Restaurant: 528 S. Main St., Henderson, Ky., 270826-3636. Traditional Mexican food. Average meal $10. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations OK. Los Bravos: 3534 N. First Ave., 424-4101; 834 Tutor Lane, 474-9078; 4630 W. Lloyd Exp., 464-3163. Traditional Mexican menu. Most lunches under $5. Most dinners under $10. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., to 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations OK. No checks. Los Portales Mexican Grill: 3339 Green River Road, 475-0566. Authentic Mexican dishes, grilled steak dinners, and more. Dine-in or carry out. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., until 9:30 p.m. Sun. LOS TORIBIO: 1647 S. Green St., Henderson, Ky., 270-831-2367; 2810 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Henderson, 270-830-6610. Traditional Mexican cuisine. Lunches $4-$6. Dinners $6-$11. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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DAVE’S SPORTSDEN PIZZA & PUB: 701 N. Weinbach Ave., #110, 479-8887.

Mexican cuisine including chimichangas, burritos, Mexican pizza, and quesadillas. Meals: $8. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Moe’s Southwest Grill: 6401 E. Lloyd Exp. (inside The Evansville Pavilion), 491-6637. Fresh Mexican cuisine. Meals $4-$8. Beer, wine, margaritas. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Qdoba Mexican Grill: 922 N. Burkhardt Road, 401-0800. Fresh Mexican cuisine, bottled beer, margaritas, and catering. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks. Riviera MEXICAN Grill: 10604 S.R 662. Newburgh, Ind., 490-9936. Fajitas, quesadillas, nacho platters, taco salads, and chimidogs. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun. Taco Tierra: 420 S. Green River Road, 402-8226. Mexican fast food. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. & Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.9 p.m. Sun. No checks. Tumbleweed Southwest Grill: 1868 U.S. Highway 41-N., Henderson, Ky., 270-869-9800. Southwestern-style meals, chicken, steak, fajitas, salads. Lunch $5-$7. Dinner $9-$12. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No checks.

Spanish H ECLIPSE SPANISH TAPAS BAR AND RESTAURANT: (Place for Small Plates, 2013) 113 SE Fourth St., 463-6040. Cold and hot tapas including olives, nuts, cheeses, paella (saffron rice with seafood, chicken, and Spanish chorizo), and seafood dishes, plus Spanish wines, beers, and sangria. Tapas $5-$12. Lunch hours: 11:30-2 p.m. Fri.; dinner hours: 4:30-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 4:30-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Closed Sun.

Tavern Food CORNER POCKET BAR & GRILL: 1819 N. Fulton Ave., 428-2255. Soups,

salads, sandwiches, plate lunches, pizzas, stuffed baked potatoes, and appetizers. Breakfast available all day. Plate lunches $5. Open 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-3 a.m. Sun. 18 and over. Live entertainment Sun. Darmstadt Inn: 13130 Darmstadt Road, 867-7300. Soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunches. Dinner entrees include steaks, fried chicken, seafood. Most lunches under $6. Dinner $8-$12. Kitchen open 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.,

Lyleboli, TNT burger, Brew City fries. Meals $5. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe: 222 E. Columbia St., 425-2515. Soups, salads,

sandwiches, double-decker pizzas. Meals $7-$10. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight Sun. Reservations OK. Fred’s Bar and Grill: 421 Read St., 423-8040. Bar and family room. Classic tavern menu. Meals $5-$8. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Mon.-Fri., 5 p.m.-3 a.m. Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations for large groups only. No checks. No credit cards. Hickory Pit Stop: 1521 N. Main St., 422-6919. Barbecue chicken, turkey, pork, mutton, variety of side dishes. Average meal $6. Kitchen open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. Reservations for large groups only. The Hilltop Inn: 1100 Harmony Way, 422-1757. Sandwiches including brains, fried bologna, fried fish, salad bar, steaks, chicken, seafood entrees. Meals $6-$14. Kitchen open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. No weekend reservations. Hooters: 4620 Lincoln Ave., 475-0229. Appetizers, including cooked and raw oysters, soups, salads, sandwiches. Average meal $6. Open 11 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Reservations for large groups only. No checks. Hornville Tavern: 2607 W. Baseline Road, 963-9318. Soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees including 16-oz. smoked pork chops, fried chicken, steaks, daily specials. All items available all day. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. HOTT’S GRILL: 122 N. Weinbach Ave., 437-3377. Philly cheese steaks, strombolis, super cheese fries, specialty pizzas. Average meal: $6$10. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. K.C.’S TIME OUT LOUNGE & GRILL: 1121 Washington Square Mall, 4379920. Shrimp jammers, loaded fries, fried ravioli, egg rolls, Southwest burger, pulled pork sandwich, Italian beef and gravy, and more. $6-$10. Open 11 a.m.-3 a.m. seven days a week. Kipplee’s Stadium Inn: 2350 Division St., 479-1542. Fried appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza. All meals available all day. Average meal $6. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. No reservations. No checks. Knob Hill Tavern: 1016 Highway 662 W., Newburgh, Ind., 853-9550. Soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrees including shrimp, steak,

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Dining Directory chicken, fiddlers, hand-tossed pizzas. Meals $8-$15. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., noon-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. No reservations. KT’S FIRE GRILL: 7247 Main St., Wadesville, Ind., 673-4996. Rib-eye and filet steaks, barbecued chicken, ribs, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, strombolis, and seafood. Average dinner $5-$8. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Saloon hours: 10 a.m.-volume. H Lamasco Bar & Grill: (Bar for Live Music, 2013) 1331 W. Franklin St., 437-0171. Basic tavern menu including soups, salads, sandwiches. Meals $5-$9. Steak dinners available Fri.-Sat. Kitchen open 10 a.m.-3 a.m. Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.-3 a.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Sun. Reservations OK. MAIN GATE SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT: 518/520 Main St., 4287776/484-1066. Grilled pork tenderloin, hot ham and cheese on a hoagy, Greek salads, nachos and cheese. Average meal: $7-$10. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-close Fri.-Sat. O’BRIAN’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL: 1801 N. Green River Road, 401-4630. Irish tavern food, reubens, burgers, soup, salad. Lunch $5.45. Dinner $7.50. Open 11 a.m.-3 a.m. daily. No checks. PEEPHOLE BAR & GRILL: 201 Main St., 423-5171. Cheeseburgers, onion rings, fries, and the splitter (a fried hot dog). Meals $5. Open 11 a.m.-3 a.m. daily. The Pub: 1348 Division St., 423-2121. Burgers, gyros, specialty sandwiches, salads, pita pizzas, Greek pastries, dinner entrees. Meals $6-$11. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri., 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Reservations OK. Sara’s Harmony Way: 610 B. Church St., New Harmony, Ind., 682-3611. Various wines, specialty beers, and an assortment of cheeses and salamis. Catering available. Open noon-6 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., until 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., until 5 p.m. Sun., limited hours in January and February. SPORTSMAN’S BILLIARDS AND GRILLE: 2315 W. Franklin St., 422-0801. Hamburgers, chicken breasts, catfish plates. Meals $5-$10. Open 11 a.m.-3 a.m. daily. St. Joe Inn: 9515 St. Wendel Road, 963-9310. Soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunch specials, fiddlers, steaks, fried chicken dinners. Meals $4-$7. Kitchen open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Reservations OK. No credit cards. Not handicap accessible. St. Philip Inn: 11200 Upper Mount Vernon Road, 985-5558. Soups, salads, sandwiches, plate lunch specials. Dinner after 4 p.m. including fried chicken, steaks, shrimp, roast pork. Average lunch $5.50. Dinner $7-$8. Kitchen open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily except Sun.

Arranged by Category Stockwell Inn: 4001 E. Eichel Ave., 476-2384. Plate lunches, home-

made soup, salads, sandwiches, steak, pork chops, fiddlers, brain sandwiches. Meals $5-$10. Bar open 11-3 a.m. Mon.-Sat. Kitchen open 11-1 a.m. Mon.-Sat. Reservations OK. H Tin Man Brewing Company: (Reason to Go to Franklin Street, 2013) 1430 W. Franklin St., 618-3227. Appetizers, sandwiches, and dinners. Craft beer including pilsner, red ale, IPA, stout, and porter. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Yellow Tavern: 521 Church St., New Harmony, 682-3303. Must be 21 to enter. Traditional American food. Meals $9-$12. Carryout available. Open 11 a.m.-close Mon.-Sat. No credit cards.


Road, 475-9193. Fine Greek dining, Greek-American cuisine. Onand off-site catering. Restaurant includes 50-person banquet room. Acropolis Banquet Hall, 2508 Highway 41-N., caters up to 300 people. Bauerhaus Mobile Catering: 759-9000. Customized menus from simple party trays with gourmet hors d’oeuvres to elegant sevencourse meals. Specialize in private residential parties and grand corporate affairs with professional event coordination. Licensed bar services available. Exclusive caterer to The Pagoda Visitors Center. No party size limit. CATERING BY ROBYN: 453-2679. Complete meals to go, party appetizers, dinner parties, business luncheons. Cheryl Mochau, Personal Chef: 499-4631. Specializes in preparing and teaching others to prepare food for low-fat and special diets, including Atkins, salt-free, wheat-free, sugar-free, and others. Can cook for one to 12 people. Edgewater Grille Catering: 858-2443. Specializes in cooking Smoked Pork Jacqueline and Salmon Elizabeth. No party size limit. THE EVENT GALLERY BY MADELEINE’S: 956 Parrett St., 467-4255. Your first choice in banquet facilities. From intimate gatherings to receptions up to 400 guests. Frank’s Catering: 3012 Covert Ave., 475-9880 or 746-0214. Barbecue, ribs, baked macaroni and cheese, chess pie. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. H Just Rennie’s Catering: (catering, 2013) 401-8098 or 455-7927. Specializes in fine foods. No party size limit.

Kirby’s Private Dining: 1119 Parrett St., 422-2230. Open by reservation

only to private parties, receptions up to 250. Minimum $500 food tab. Menu arranged in advance with chef. Hours negotiable. Kokies Food Service & Banquet Centers: 423-8229. Can prepare anything from tacos to lobster for clients. No limit to party size. Madeleine’s A Fusion Restaurant: 423 SE Second St., 491-8611. Specializing in unique ingredients to make one-of-a-kind dishes. Private party rooms available or let Madeleine’s come to you. Mary & Martha’s Catering: 220 NW Fourth St., Suite 202, 424-7200. Full-service catering with dishes that include smothered pork chops, corn pudding, sauteed cabbage and onion, and chess pie for dessert. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Scheduled catering on weekends). Call for pricing. Nagasaki Inn, Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar: 5720 Virginia St., 473-1442. Sushi and Asian cuisine. On and off-site catering. For special arrangements, call with plenty of time for planning. The New Harmony Inn & Conference Center: 682-4491 or 800782-8605. Caters within a 50-mile radius of New Harmony, Ind., and offers a variety of food from steaks to sandwiches. Will serve up to 500. The Old Post Office: 200 NW 2nd St, 253-2102. Caters up to 350 people for wedding receptions, banquets, holiday parties, and corporate entertainment. Choice of food from Acropolis or Just Rennie’s. Penn Station East Coast Subs: 137 N. Burkhardt Road, 479-7366; 4827 Davis Lant Drive, 402-7366; 5310 Pearl Drive, 434-7366; 1111 Barrett Blvd., Henderson, Ky., 270-826-7361; 3525 Frederica St., Owensboro, Ky., 270-683-1515. Off-site catering with free delivery. From 1010,000 people. Perfect for business meetings, outings, and showers. Choose from boxed lunches, sandwich platters, and cookie platters. Tea and lemonade available by the gallon. Schnitzelbank Catering: 888-336-8233. Caters all types of food, including smoked pork chops, fried chicken, Schnitzelbank country biscuits with apple butter, potato casserole. On the spot with mobile kitchens. Party size range is 20-20,000 people. TOUCH OF HOME CATERING: 480-0310. Corporate lunches, weddings, special occasions. Home cooked food for groups of 15 to 500. VenuWorks: 515-232-5151. Offers catering and concessions, including all concession stands at the Ford Center (1 SE Martin Luther King Blvd.).


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Joining Forces to Offer the Best in Physical Fitness Two leading local fitness centers have merged in order to offer their members and clients enhanced personalized physical fitness training and wellness-focused lifestyle enhancements at the current Bob’s Gym locations on Evansville’s East Side, West Side, North Side, and in Newburgh. Custom Fit Personal Training will become the official personal training system for clients at each of the four Bob’s Gym locations. The new personal training program will be named Custom Fit at Bob’s Gym and will offer clients at both companies a total fitness solution. The merger means that Bob’s Gym and Custom Fit clients will have access to over 30 personal trainers in all. Additionally, current Custom Fit clients will receive memberships to all Bob’s Gym locations, and their personal training packages will not change or increase in cost. Initially, Custom Fit clients will train with their current trainer at the Bob’s Gym East, located at 345 Bentee Wes Ct., just off Virginia Avenue close to Walmart and Sam’s Club. Custom Fit members will also be able to utilize all of the services at the other Bob’s locations immediately. “I have known Custom Fit owner Tony Maslan for a long time and have always respected what he has been able to do in the community for customized fitness,” said Bob Swallows, the managing partner of Bob’s Gym. “We have talked off and on over the years and talked about how great it would be if we could work together somehow. Recently, the topic came back up in a discussion and we realized that, by working together, we combine our strengths and can provide even better service and have a much bigger impact on the fitness of our community.” “We wanted to do this for our clients and for the community,” said Tony Maslan. “We’re going to change the way others view this community. Count on it” Custom Fit clients will continue to receive the same customized personal training they are accustomed to and will have access to the additional resources that Bob’s Gym offers, which includes swimming pools (at the Bob’s North and Newburgh locations), a spa at Bob’s East, and group exercise classes,

basketball courts, childcare, and many other healthy life style amenities. These options are all ideal for Custom Fit’s clients. Maslan said that he is excited about building upon the already successful training programs available at Bob’s and applying the Custom Fit model to its members. Maslan brings 18 years of personal training experience to his Custom Fit members and will work very closely with Swallows’ existing staff to blend the best of both clubs. Maslan said he is excited about learning from Bob’s trainers as well, adding that the trainers at Bob’s Gym have an exceptional reputation. “The combination of both groups of trainers will have an immediate and sustainable impact on the wellness of this community,” both men agreed. Tony founded Custom Fit Personal Training in 2005 upon returning from Iraq, where he served with the Marine Corps. Custom Fit offers nutritional and fitness services that are custom tailored to each client’s unique goals and needs. Since starting on the West Side, Bob’s Gym has grown into a multi-location gym offering its members access to the best equipment, trainers, services, and wellness options in the metro area. Our members have access to swimming pools, a day spa, multiple 24-hour facilities, more than 100 group exercise classes per week, and a community of Evansville’s own run by Evansville’s own.

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On Display Willard Library Expansion // The Guide Area Events // Final Detail High Flying Flags

City Life Every year, the Tri-State offers numerous events in celebration of the day our country declared its independence. Here are just some of the patriotic celebrations in and around Evansville geared toward revving up that red, white, and blue spirit.

Armed Forces Appreciation Night

May 18, 6:35 p.m. For more information, see page 158.

Armed Forces Recognition and Celebration

May 19, 10:15 a.m. For more information, see page 160.

ShrinersFest Freedom Festival

June 29, July 3-7. For more information, see page 151.

Stroller & Wagon Parade

July 4, 9:30 a.m. For more information, see page 161.

Traditional 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 10 a.m. For more information, see page 161.

Independence Bank 4th of July Celebration July 4, 5:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, see page 161.

Historic Newburgh Fireworks Celebration

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15 Minutes

Steve Gifford

CALL OF the Wild Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Steve Gifford turns to wildlife photography By Cara Schuster


riginally from Oxford, Ohio (a small town near Cincinnati), Steve Gifford, 42, planted roots in Haubstadt, Ind., after several years of moving around with his wife, Sarah, and their children, Josh and Maddie. His passion for cars led him to a 16year career in various manufacturing, technical, and leadership roles within the automotive industry. Gifford retired, however, in 2009, several years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This degenerative disorder of the nervous system slows down movement as well as speech and thought. Yet through this diagnosis, he found he had a passion — and a talent — for photography. He has been channeling his energy into gorgeous wildlife photos ever since.

How did you become interested in photography? Looking back, I have always liked photography and being outdoors. Since both of my parents were teachers, we always had the summers off as a family and often traveled to Michigan or out west to see family. Wherever we went, I always felt like photography was a way of preserving a memory. We have boxes full of pictures in the basement that I still enjoy looking through with Sarah or the kids every once in a while that help us remember 144 May | June 2013 Evansville Living

times that might otherwise be lost. I have never really had any formal training, but I read a lot and study pictures by other photographers. Today’s cameras are very complex so it really takes part engineer and part artist to make the most of the current technology. Almost everything I do is on a volunteer basis to help support the efforts of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, Indiana DNR, and a host of other local nonprofit conservation organizations. They use the images for everything from newsletters and websites to trail signs and T-shirts. I also have had pictures used by CNN and BBC websites, Birds & Blooms, other magazines, and some educational books for kids. It’s a hobby and a passion, not a means of income, so anything that promotes conservation or getting people outside, I’m always happy to help.

When were you diagnosed with Parkinson’s? I was diagnosed in 2006 at the age of 35, but the first symptoms, a painful cramping in my side and a twitching finger, actually started at age 26. It wasn’t until almost a decade later that my movements slowed, my dexterity began to deteriorate, and my vocal chords weakened, resulting in softer speech and

difficulty swallowing. I made an appointment with a local neurologist who finally put the pieces of the puzzle together. Believe it or not, it was actually a huge relief for someone to finally figure out what was wrong with me!

Does having Parkinson’s ever make taking photos difficult? The biggest issue currently is that my legs don’t always do what they are told. Most of the places I go to take pictures are in deep woods or out in marshes where the terrain is very uneven. While I used to be able to hike quite a bit, my legs fatigue much more quickly now, causing my feet to take short, shuffling steps and get caught up in sticks or mud. Fortunately, no one is ever around to see me fall in the mud, so I just get back up and keep going! As the Parkinson’s progresses, it is just a matter of learning my limits and adjusting accordingly.

How often do you go out to take photos? Do you have any favorite areas? I am out almost every weekday for at least a few hours a day. As far as favorite places, there are a lot of great spots locally that each have their “best” season. Eagle Slough Natural Area, Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, and Howell Wetlands are fantastic for warblers and

songbirds in the spring and fall. Shorebirds and marsh birds are great in the summer at Cane Ridge Wildlife Area or Tern Bar Slough Wildlife Diversity Conservation in Gibson County, Ind., and Goose Pond up in Linton, Ind. One of my favorites is Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge in Oakland City, Ind. The refuge is over 8,000 acres and has such a diverse range of habitats that there is almost always something interesting at any time of the year.

How do you best capture wildlife photos? One of the positive aspects of having Parkinson’s is that I am very content sitting, waiting, and observing. Many of my best shots are the result of watching something’s behavior long enough to understand the best way to approach and photograph it naturally. This can be a few minutes of observing or several months of study and research. It just depends.

What made you decide to focus on nature and wildlife photography as opposed to other types of photography? I do also enjoy sports photography, but nature and wildlife are definitely my favorite. Sometimes when we see a bolt of lightning or a bird fly by with the naked eye, it is hard to see the details of what is going

on in that split second of time. Photography can capture that instant in fine detail so we can take the time to study and more fully appreciate the intricacy of what God has created for us to enjoy.

Do you have a favorite photo? Last summer, I stumbled upon a pair of young bobcats in a newly acquired section of Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. Although the cats scampered up a dead tree and posed just long enough for a few photographs, those few images remind me that without the decades of work that various agencies and individuals put into conserving that property, that experience would not have been possible.

What are your plans for the future?

Photo of Steve Gifford by Will Steward. Wildlife photos by Steve Gifford

The things that really matter to me have more to do with my family than photography. My wife, Sarah, has had to make more adjustments due to Parkinson’s than I have, and she has been strong, patient, and supportive through everything. Being a good husband to her and a loving father to two teenagers moving rapidly towards adulthood is my focus for now. Other than that, God has been pretty good at directing our paths so far, so I think we’ll just keep following where he leads.

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Social Life

Spring Flings

Albion Fellows Bacon Center "A Time of Celebration" 6th Annual Gala APR.


Neeley Pierce, Jamie Wicks, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Candice Perry, Kellie Ware, Rachel Sollman, and Erin Smith

Joanna Emmons, Brian Emmons, and Gary Emmons

Kristen Lund, Sarah Thurman, Kaitlin Crane, Hannah Jay, Cara Schuster, and Valerie Wire

Tami Lechner, Bryan Hayden, Kirsten Emmons, Candice Perry, Gina Gist, Sophia Blaha, and Whitney Weir

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SWIRCA & More River City Masquerade Ball and Auction

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art & museums Skulls and Bones

May 1-July 7. The Evansville Museum’s Main Gallery will host an exhibition titled Skulls and Bones. Visitors to this exhibition will learn about the skeletal systems of humans and many types of animals through a variety of hands-on displays. Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, 411 SE Riverside Drive. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Noon5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 812-425-2406 or www.

Alex Kiderman, Reid Norris — Current Works

May 1-30. The Jasper Community Arts Commission features Alex Kiderman and Reid Norris’ exploration of the world of abstract art through sculpture and paintings, translating human emotions and activating the spirit and senses. A reception takes place May 2 from 5-8 p.m. Krempp Gallery Exhibit, Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave., Jasper, Ind. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; until 7 p.m. Thursday; Noon-3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 812-482-3070 or www.

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May 10. Join local artists and art lovers as the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana opens its new show, ARC Fabric Mosaics. The Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, 318 Main St. 5-7:30 p.m. Free. 812-422-2111 or

Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship Exhibit: Jamie Williams

May 12-June 30. The artwork of University of Southern Indiana graduate Jamie Williams is on display in the fellowship exhibit. Williams won the $10,000 Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship, a competitive award program to provide a recent graduate of USI’s Department of Art the opportunity to develop a portfolio for graduate study. A reception will be held May 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. USI McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries, USI,

8600 University Blvd. Summer gallery hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 812-228-5006 or

Opening Reception for Andrew Cozzens’ Mixed Media Transformational Sculptures

May 18. The opening reception for Andrew Cozzens’ Mixed Media Transformational Sculptures is at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, 506 Main St., New Harmony, Ind. 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. 812-682-3156 or

National Clay Exhibition

June 14. Join local artists and art lovers as the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana opens its new exhibition. The Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, 318 Main St. 5-7:30 p.m. Free. 812-422-2111 or

Sculpt EVV Outdoor Sculpture Show Grand Opening June 15. University of Southern Indiana presents the second annual Sculpt EVV Outdoor Sculpture Show, on display through April 20, 2014. The national juried sculpture exhibition displays selected works in a public, outdoor display in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District. Events include an art and music festival, free guided tours, a beer and wine garden at Bokeh Lounge, and Clay EVV and Inspired by Sculpture exhibitions. Adams Art Gallery, 50 Adams Ave. 4-7 p.m. Sculpt EVV awards and prizes will be announced at 8 p.m. Free. 812-464-1740 or

Opening Reception for Brandon Smith and Travis Townsend June 29. Paintings and sculptures by these collaborative artists will be on display through Aug. 18, at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, 506 Main St., New Harmony, Ind. The reception is 5-7 p.m.; Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. 812-682-3156 or

Books, Talks, & Films Personally Speaking Series

May 17. Local couple Alfonso and Daniela Vidal present this month’s YWCA Personally Speaking Series discussion, titled “Coming to America: The Latino Experience.” YWCA Parlor, 118 Vine St. Noon. $6 (special discounts from series tickets). 812-422-1191 or

Willard Library Annual Book Sale

June 1. Browse through fiction, history, cookbooks, and more at the Evansville area’s largest one-day book sale. Hardbacks and children’s books are $1, paperbacks are $0.50, and all other materials are $0.25. Fire & Rain Productions, 40 First Ave. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 812-4254309 or

Reitz Home Museum Lecture Series

June 17. Reitz Home Museum Lecture Series presents “Welcome, Traveler! Evansville’s Early Hotels” by Tom Lonnberg, Curator of History at Evansville Museum. Reception to follow. Reitz Home Carriage House, 224 SE First St. Free to members; $5.00 to non-members. 812-4261871 or

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The Guide Expos, Workshops, & Tours The New Harmony Project 2013

May 30-June 1. The Project creates, nurtures, and promotes new works for stage, television, and film, produced by writers. The conference provides professional resources and opportunities to develop writers’ works. Over two weeks, writers experience full development with their team of collaborators. At the end of the two weeks, each script shares a final reading before a community of participants and supporters. New Harmony Inn & Conference Center, 504 North St., New Harmony, Ind. For more information, contact 812-867-3340 or www.

Tour De Fleur (Garden Walk)

June 8-9. Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association encourages a walk through the most beautiful 13 gardens in and around the Evansville area. The entire walk is designed to be user-friendly, and patrons are encouraged to take notes, photos, and ideas. There will be sponsored gardens with a “show & tell” atmosphere, to display new products and techniques. Evansville, Newburgh, Ind., and Haubstadt, Ind. $15 in advance; $20 weekend of tour. 812-853-9758 or or

Fairs, Festivals, & More Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival

May 10-11. Carnival rides, face painting, pieand mutton-eating contests, beer garden, and a Friday night “Party in the Park” offer non-stop entertainment. Feast on sizzling chicken, bubbling burgoo, and roasting mutton in a Bar-B-Q paradise for all. Owensboro Riverfront, Owensboro, Ky. For more information contact 270-926-6938 or

Diamond Avenue. 1-4 p.m. Free. 812-435-5015.

Art in the Park

June 1. This event is the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana’s all-day summer art and music festival showcasing work from 60-plus artists and 10 local musicians. It also includes food and activities for all ages. Eykamp Boy Scout Center, 3501 E. Lloyd Expressway. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 812-422-2111 or

6th Annual Ruby Moon Vineyard and Winery Arts and Crafts Festival

June 1. Stroll the grounds of Ruby Moon’s vineyard with a glass of wine in hand and watch potters, painters, jewelry makers, wood workers, and other artisans create, display, and sell their works on location. Ruby Moon Vineyard and Winery, 9566 U.S. Highway 41, Henderson, Ky. Free. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 270-830-7660 or www.

Taste of Henderson Barbecue

June 8. Central Park bustles with activity on the opening day of the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival. Enjoy barbecue and other Kentucky staples at the various vendors lining the park. The morning starts with a Mardi Gras-style Street Strut Parade, and live music continues in the shaded park throughout the day. Central Park, Main Street, Henderson, Ky. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 270-826-3128 or

W. C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival

June 12-15. Celebrate the life and music of former Henderson, Ky., resident W.C. Handy at this music festival which showcases some of the nation’s best blues artists. Enjoy live music in the

park and delicious barbecue and other festival food throughout the event. Audubon Mill Park, 101 N. Water St., Henderson, Ky. Free. 270-8263128 or

Haubstadt Sommerfest

June 20-22. Southern Indiana bierstubes aren’t proper fest without traditional talent shows, parades, greasy grub, live entertainment, and, of course, beer. At Sommerfest, audiences will be entertained by special performances by the Rhein Valley Brass, John Riggins, and McFly! Back to the 80s. Haubstadt Park, W. Gibson Street, Haubstadt, Ind. Various times. Free.

ROMP 2013

June 27-29. Celebrate the roots and branches of bluegrass at the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s biggest fundraising event of the year. ROMP is a three-day, outdoor event that provides activities for all ages. Yellow Creek Park, 5710 Kentucky 144, Owensboro, Ky. Visit the website for times. $40-$125. 270-926-7891 or

Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival

June 29. Old-fashioned independence celebration, with many events in the Pioneer Village and around the city park. There is fun for the whole family with a parade, car show, food, entertainment, patriotic concert, and huge fireworks display. Rockport City Park, Rockport, Ind. Noon-10 p.m. Free. 812-649-9147 or www.

ShrinersFest Freedom Festival

June 29, July 3-7. Kick off this year’s ShrinersFest

Holy Rosary Summer Social

May 16-18. The annual summer social brings fun for the entire family. Get caught up in the excitement of rides, bingo, quilts, food, auctions, and cash raffles. The dinners feature family-style fried chicken and pork chops with all the trimmings, served nightly in the cafeteria. Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1301 S. Green River Road. 5-10 p.m. Thursday; 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 812-477-8923 or

Wine, Art & Jazz Festival

May 18. Wine lovers can broaden their knowledge at this Historic Newburgh and Evansville Living event by tasting wines produced across Indiana and attending seminars on wine production and selection. Take a break between tastings to buy one-of-a-kind art and sample food from restaurants and caterers. Old Lock and Dam Park, 9 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind. Noon-9 p.m. $15 individual or $25 per couple in advance; $20 individual or $30 per couple at the door. 812-853-2815 or www.

Evansville Streets Alive!

May 19. A car-free festival of physical activity and healthy foods, Healthier Evansville’s Evansville Streets Alive! is a new kind of celebration, turning a street into a place for people. Bike, walk, skate, take a dance class, do yoga, or try the hula-hoop. Gather for a day of play, eat healthy food, and be with friends and family. Fulton Avenue, between Maryland Street, and

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Willard Library

Expanding the Possibilities The oldest public library building in the state to add an important new facility By Cara Schuster


ince Willard Library opened in 1885, it has provided quality programs and unique resources for the community. Last year the library sponsored 800 programs and served close to 17,000 patrons — all packed into 15,000 square feet of space. Last December, library director Greg Hager announced that for the first time in nearly 130 years, Willard will expand, adding an 8,000-square-foot facility to the historic building. “Everything about this project is patron-driven,” says Hager. “It opens up a number of possibilities.” The new addition, designed by Jack Faber of Hafer Associates, will be a $2.4 million project. Due to Willard’s status as the oldest public library building in Indiana,

the library’s board of trustees had hoped to avoid significantly altering the physical appearance of the building or the grounds. With this in mind, the board opted for an underground expansion. Any alterations above ground will be designed to look like a Victorian garden wall, matching the Victorian Gothic style of the library itself. The expansion also will incorporate an outdoor picnic area where families can sit in the shade and enjoy games available in the library. For some time, the library has been in need of extra space for its expansive archives, which include 40,000 historic photographs of Evansville as well as local business records, architectural drawings, maps, and much more. Currently, most

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of these archives are kept on Willard’s second floor. Due to limited space, however, some of these resources have been moved to a warehouse in Garvin Industrial Park. The new facility will include extra storage space for these archives as well as a reading room with tables for patrons to peruse materials. The reading room will feature the name “Lankford,” named for former Old National Bank CEO Ron Lankford. A gallery space will be included in the addition as well, named “Browning” for the owners of Browning Funeral Home — a family of avid researchers. “This project will give us the capacity that I believe is necessary to support this business not only now but into the future,” Hager says. Construction for the library is planned for 8 to 10 months, beginning this summer and ending in the spring of 2014. The library will accept contributions for the project until June 30.


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Family Activities Tales and Scales Presents Mice!

May 19. The Evansville-based Tales and Scales performing group will present Mice!. Based on the Aesop’s Fable, “Council of Mice,” this performance tells the story of three mice and their quest to rid themselves of a frightening problem — the farmer’s new pet cat. Lincoln Amphitheatre, 15032 N. CR 300 E., Lincoln City, Ind. 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. A behind-thescenes workshop at 4 p.m. $6-$12. 800-2644223 or

8th Annual Midwest Dragon Boat Racing Family Fun

June 1. Funk in the City invites the whole family to witness one of the fastest-growing international water sports. Teams from around the region and neighboring states will compete head-to-head for the championship. Eagle Crest Lake, 220 Eagle Crest Drive. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free general admission; $500 team registration.

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Get Your Skin Off Junk Food show has raised more than $60,000 for local charities. The show helps to raise awareness and collects donations for Horses Against Hunger, a charity started by Hunter Chancellor. The show also supports the local and state Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Tri-State Food Bank. Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road. $5 per vehicle or five canned goods. 812-449-5979 or www.

Galas & Soirees Grapes on the Grass Soiree

May 17. Kicking off the popular Historic Newburgh and Evansville Living Wine, Art & Jazz Festival is this evening soiree along the Ohio River, where oenophiles taste some of Indiana’s top wines and vote for their favorites. Food from local restaurants and live jazz and big-band music also are planned. Old Lock and Dam Park, 9 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind. 6:30 p.m. $50. 812-853-2815 or

Dancing with Our Stars, Evansville-Style

June 8. This competition pairs trained ballroom dancers with business, community, and political leaders to benefit St. Vincent Center for Children and Families, which provides care for hundreds of Evansville children. This event includes cocktails, dinner, and an all-dance after the winners have been announced. The Centre, 715 Locust St. 6 p.m. $100 for single tickets; $190 for two; $950 for table of 10. 812-424-4780 or

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Monday, June 24, 2013 The Tradition Golf Classic will be held at the Evansville Country Club to benefit the students of Mater Dei and Reitz Memorial High Schools. Lunch begins at 11 a.m., with Tee Off at 12:30. Tournament reception follows play. For more information contact: Sarah Wagner at Mater Dei 426-2258 ext 336 • or Tom Miller at Reitz Memorial 476-4973 ext. 289 •

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May 9-12. The Great Lakes Valley Conference Baseball Tournament returns to historic Bosse Field and the University of Southern Indiana Baseball Field for a second straight season. For more details, visit or www.

Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s 11th Annual Golf Classic

May 10. Funds raised at this 11th annual event help the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra to continue its musical mission in providing live

symphonic music and educational and outreach programs to more than 50,000 adults and children each year. This year’s event features LPGA golf legend Nancy Lopez. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. French Lick Resort, 8670 W. Indiana 56, French Lick, Ind. 10 a.m. Call for price. 812-425-5050 or

Annual Scavenger Hunt in the Vineyard

May 11. Come on your own or bring a team (two-person teams) and scour the vineyard grounds for a variety of items both created by Mother Nature and strategically placed in the vineyard by the owners. Prizes for the winning team. All proceeds from entry fees

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Little Hearts Hold Big Hopes Walk

May 11. Enjoy a one-mile walk and day of family fun. Proceeds benefit Mended Little Hearts of Evansville, a support group for children with congenital heart defects and their families. Tropicana Evansville, 421 NW Riverside Drive. 8 a.m.-noon. or events@

Vision Golf Scramble

May 13. The day on the top-rated course begins with registration, followed by a breakfast buffet, shotgun start, and concluding with award presentations. Award presentations will include Team Prizes, Most Accurate Drive, Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt, and Hole-in-One. Proceeds benefit the work of the Warrick County Community Foundation. Victoria National Golf Club, 2000 Victoria National Blvd., Newburgh, Ind. 8:30 a.m. $250 per person. 812-897-2030 or

9th Annual Evansville Rescue Mission Golf Scramble May 13. Take part in the Evansville Rescue Mission’s ninth annual golf scramble, a golfing event where all proceeds aid the fight to end homelessness. Rolling Hills Country Club, 1666 Old Plank Road, Newburgh, Ind. 1 p.m. $500 for a team of four; $125 for an individual; sponsorships are available. 812-421-3800 or

Deaconess Classic for Women’s Health

May 13. The Deaconess Foundation’s 19th annual Deaconess Classic golf outing raises funds to provide free healthcare services for local women in need. Since 1995, the golf outing has provided more than 9,000 mammograms and pelvic ultrasounds. This year’s LPGA headliner is Pernilla Lindberg. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. 10 a.m. Call for prices. 812450-3359 or

Canine Classic Golf Scramble

May 31. Bring three friends and sign up for an afternoon of fun and golf at Cambridge Golf Club. The event begins with lunch, followed by 18 holes of golf, all to benefit the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Cambridge Golf Club, 1034 Beacon Hill. 11:30 a.m. $80 for individual; $300 for team of four. 812-426-2563, ext. 218/214, or

Andrew Pepper Golf Scramble

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June 2. This inaugural golf scramble celebrates Andrew’s strong passion for education and youth in Evansville, Houston, Texas, and overseas. A portion of the proceeds will go to building a boarding house in northern Thailand in Andrew’s name. Biaggi’s will provide food to participants after the scramble. Prizes for the winner of the scramble and for different categories of the competition. Clearcrest Pines, 10521 Darmstadt Road. 7:30 a.m. $65 per person, four people to a team. Contact Jaimie Sheth at or

USI Alumni Picnic

June 2. The University of Southern Indiana Alumni Association invites USI alumni and friends to the annual USI Alumni Picnic. Adults and children of all ages will enjoy clowns, a


The Guide magician, a petting zoo, and an obstacle course. USI, 8600 University Blvd. 4-6 p.m. 812-4641924 or

Dave Duell Memorial Golf Outing

June 5. This annual event attracts golfers and other charitable givers alike. Support Albion Fellows Bacon Center and the Santa Clothes Club by spending the day on the green. Quail Crossing Golf Course, 5 Quail Crossing Drive, Boonville, Ind. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 812-422-9372 or

River City Bicycle Classic

June 8. For the second year, the River City Bicycle Classic hosts eight races for more than 200 professional to amateur cyclists. Evansville’s own cycling team, Team Guitar Lab, hosts the event, which includes a kids’ bike rodeo, a celebrity race, and a beer garden hosted by Tin Man Brewing Co. later in the afternoon. Garvin Park, 1600 N. Main St. 10 a.m. Email for pricing information, or

Heritage Open Golf Tournament

June 10. Since this annual golf tradition started in 1981, the tournament has generated a net revenue of more than $3.4 million to further the mission of St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and its educational opportunities for patients and staff, endowments for special programs, and health services to the community’s poor. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. 7 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Sponsorships start at $750. 812-4854936 or

37th Annual USI Varsity Club Golf Scramble June 13. Created by the University of Southern

Indiana’s Varsity Club, this annual golf scramble raises funds for USI athletic scholarships. The event also offers random drawings for team prizes. Cambridge Golf Course, 1034 Beacon Hill. 7 a.m. $125 per person; $500 per foursome; additional sponsorships available. 812465-1022 or

June 15. Colorectal cancer is a well-known, commonly-diagnosed condition that affects both men and women, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. This eighth annual run benefits Colon Screening for Life, a nonprofit foundation with a mission to educate the community on the importance of early detection and prevention of colon cancer through regular screenings and a healthy lifestyle. Old National Bank, 1 Main St. 8 a.m. $20. 812-477-6103 or

YMCA Xterra Off-Road Triathlon

June 15. Test your endurance with YMCA’s triathlon. Choose between a sprint —.5-mile open water swim, 11-mile mountain bike ride, and 3.3-mile trail run — or super sprint — .5-mile open water swim, 5.5-mile mountain bike ride, and 3.3-mile trail run.
Entries will be limited to first 200. Scales Lake Park, 800 W. Tennyson Road, Boonville, Ind. 7:30 a.m. $70-$130. 812897-6200 or

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June 24. Supporting important initiatives at Mater Dei and Reitz Memorial high schools, registrants will enjoy a lunch buffet and an

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The second annual Evansville Streets Alive! festival will take place on Fulton Avenue this year. On Sunday, May 19, from 1 to 4 p.m., Fulton Avenue will be closed off to vehicle traffic between Maryland Street and Diamond Avenue. Healthier Evansville and Evansville-area Trails Coalition are teaming up to host this free, “open streets” event promoting physical activity and healthy foods. This 1.2-mile stretch on Fulton Avenue also connects to the Pigeon Creek Greenway. “What makes ‘Streets Alive’ so much fun is that it’s all about being active,” says Roberta Heiman of the Trails Coalition. “Our vendors will take to the streets and lead people in dances, yoga, tai chi, balance exercises, roller skating, (and) jump roping.” Additionally, Disney Radio plans to bring games and activities for kids. Dan’s Comp bicycle shop will give away a new, top-quality bicycle. The Bicycle Club of Evansville will have a pedal-powered smoothie machine. “I think there are multiple benefits to Streets Alive!” Heiman adds. “It encourages people to be physically active. It gets us to think about streets in a new way — as a transportation system for people, not just people in cars but people on foot, on bikes, on skates, in wheelchairs. It’s also good for businesses along the route. And it’s free for everyone.” Healthier Evansville and Evansville-area Trails Coalition are pleased to have the support of Fulton Avenue residents and businesses. “Evansville Streets Alive! is the kind of activity we need to help reverse the city’s obesity problem and make Evansville known as a vibrant place to live, work, and play,” says Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. — Brendan Haas For more information on Evansville Streets Alive! festival, see our Guide, Page 151.

afternoon of golf followed by an awards ceremony with beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road, 11 a.m. Sponsorships start at $250. Sarah Wagner, Mater Dei High School, 812-421-5727 ext. 336 or Monica Hammett, Reitz Memorial High School, 812-476-4973 ext. 309.

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United Leasing Championship at Victoria National

June 24-30. As a part of a three-year contract, Victoria National Golf Club hosts the Tour’s United Leasing Championship for the second year. The premier development tournament for the PGA Tour, this weeklong event brings some of the sport’s best up-and-coming professional golfers to the Tri-State. Victoria National Golf Club, 2000 Victoria National Blvd., Newburgh, Ind. $10 for a day; $35 for a week; $60 or $80 for a hospitality ticket. 812-7468826 or

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Worship Leader and the Potter’s Wheel Concert

May 3. Celebrated worship leader Todd Ballard and The Potter’s Wheel Ministries, an inner-city outreach ministry, team up for a benefit concert. A native of Henderson, Ky., Ballard knows The Potter’s Wheel firsthand, as the nonprofit was founded by Ballard’s father, Mike, nearly 10 years ago. Ballard, who recently released his national debut, “Anthems,” will perform selections from the new album as well as worship standards. First Christian Church, 4544 Old State Road 26l, Newburgh, Ind. 7 p.m. Free. All donations will benefit the ministry’s outreach. 812-858-5000 or fccn. org or

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May 6. With a career spanning 60 years, more than 200 albums to his name, and credentials as an author, actor, and activist, Willie Nelson is a living legend. Fans are given an opportunity to see this legend perform songs from his latest album, “Heroes,” which showcases new songs and classic country favorites. The Centre, 715 Locust St. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$59.50. 812-4355770 or

EPYO/EPYO II Spring Concert

May 11. Enjoy the vibrance of spring as the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra showcases its final performance of the season. Victory Theatre, 600 Main St. 7 p.m. $8 and up. 812-425-5050 or



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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

May 16. Claiming chart-toppers such as “Free Fallin’, ” “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are in a class of their own. With hits in five decades, tens of millions of records sold, and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band has become a legend. Ford Center, 1 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. $26.50-$114. 812-422-1515 or www.

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May 18-19. Back by popular demand, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus presents two performances dedicated to everything sci-fi. Encouraged to wear themed costumes, the audience is transported to another galaxy as the orchestra performs music from some of sci-fi’s greatest works, including “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Victory Theatre, 600 Main St. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $16 and up. 812425-5050 or

Alice in Chains

May 22. Alice in Chains brings its hard rock music to Evansville this spring. With eight Grammy nominations and more than two decades of experience. The Centre, 715 Locust St. 7:30 p.m. $45-$60. 812-435-5770 or centre.

Evansville Symphonic Band Concert Series

June 9, June 16. The Evansville Symphonic Band concert series kickoff showcases a concert featuring songs and folk songs from around the world. The second concert highlights music based on dances from around the world. The Evansville Symphonic Band is a group of professional musicians, educators, and highlyskilled amateurs that has been entertaining Evansville audiences since 1947. Bethel Temple Auditorium, 4400 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free.

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May 13, June 10. The most important qualification for a prospective CASA volunteer is the desire to help children. Legislation mandated that every abused and/or neglected child brought into the juvenile court system be represented by a CASA volunteer. Join our meetings to see what being a volunteer means. Be the voice of an abused or neglected child who needs to be heard throughout the legal process. Vanderburgh County CASA office, 728 Court St. 5 p.m.-6 p.m. 812-424-5825 or

May 9-June 27. The event is held Thursdays in May and June in the unique historic setting of the Reitz Home patio, veranda, and gardens surrounding the 1871 mansion. Old and new friends enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from favorite local restaurants, live piano jazz music, and a cash bar of wine and beer for a relaxing break in Evansville’s beautiful historic district. 21 years and over. Reitz Home Museum, 224 SE First St. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. No reservations or admission charge. 812-426-1871 or

Girl Scouts Night of Adventure: Get Moving

Tri-State Heroes Banquet

May 10. This fun and interactive fundraising event gives adults the opportunity to show their support for Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana. Check out the silent auction, grab a drink from the cash bar, and get settled in for a night of adventure. After dinner GET MOVING with campsites that include an inflatable obstacle course, hula-hooping with the Hoops-a-Daisies, a putting contest, and much more! “Badges” will be awarded for every challenge and activity completed. Must be 21 or older to attend. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. 6 p.m. $50. 812-421-4970, ext. 323, or www.

May 16. The American Red Cross concludes the Heroes Campaign, a nationwide project where volunteers pledged to raise money for disaster relief, with an inspiring banquet honoring and recognizing local heroes who have gone above and beyond to help those in need across the local community. The Centre, Ballroom, 715 Locust St. 6 p.m. $25. 812471-7200 or

Armed Forces Appreciation Night

May 18. The Evansville Otters hosts a night honoring our armed forces. Sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the night of baseball will include players in camouflage, a special performance of the National Anthem, and a camouflage jersey auction. Bosse Field, 1701 N. Main St. First pitch at 6:35 p.m. $5 general admission; $4 for seniors (55 and older); free for children 5 and under. 812-435-8686 or

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Spend the day on the golf course knowing you’re benefiting a good cause with the Evansville Catholic High Schools Tradition Classic on Monday, June 24, at the Evansville Country Club. The profits from this event help fund important areas such as technology, building and classroom maintenance, faculty retention and professional development, and special projects that benefit Mater Dei and Reitz Memorial high school students. Registration and buffet lunch take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by the Invocation, welcome, and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Then play all afternoon until the reception and awards ceremony, which will offer beverages and hors d’oeuvres at roughly 5:30 p.m. Sponsorship and player opportunities include becoming a platinum sponsor for $5,000; a media sponsor for $3,500; an event sponsor for $1,500; a team sponsor for $1,500; a hole-in-one sponsor for $750; an individual player or player sponsor for $250; or a tee-box sponsor for $250. The entry deadline is Friday, June 14. Send checks payable to the Evansville Catholic High Schools to 520 S. Benninghof Ave., Evansville, Ind., 47714. For more information, contact Sarah Wagner, Mater Dei High School, at 812421-5727, ext. 336, or Monica Hammett, Reitz Memorial High School, 812-4764973, ext. 309. — Victoria Grabner

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Colon Screening for Life

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The Guide May 19. A Celebration of God and Country, this event will recognize all veterans present and will include a presentation of the colors. Veterans are encouraged to wear uniforms, hats, or other attire to identify their branches of service. St. John’s East UCC, 7000 Lincoln Ave. 10:15 a.m. Free. 812-473-0668 or

Artists Bric-A-Brac

May 23. Ri Ra Irish Pub is holding its firstever Artists Bric-A-Brac event. This is a large showcase of 20-30 local artists of all talents. Experience local flavor, art, and music within the city of Evansville. Ri Ra Irish Pub, 701 NW Riverside Drive. 8 p.m. Free. 812-202-2686 or email Cassy Wilson at

PFP Butterfly Tea

May 23. Refreshments at this annual event, hosted by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners, will include selections of teas, coffees, and tasty food provided by a number of local restaurants. There also will be a silent auction. Evansville home of Debra Talley 7500 E. Olive St., Evansville. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $35 per person. or www.

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Graduations

May 24-25. In culmination of the 2012-2013 school year, each EVSC high school hosts graduations this May for graduating seniors. Friday, May 24: North High School (5:30 p.m.), 15331 U.S. Highway 41-N.; Harrison High School (8 p.m.), 211 Fielding Road. Saturday, May 25:

Central High School (9 a.m.), 5400 First Ave.; Academy for Innovative Studies (11:30 a.m.), 3013 N. First Ave.; Benjamin Bosse High School (5:30 p.m.), 1300 Washington Ave.; F.J. Reitz High School (8 p.m.), 350 Dreier Blvd. Free. 812-435-8453 or

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Evening on the River

May 31. Stroll along the river and enjoy music, food, and libations while supporting the Evansville Parks Foundation and Keep Evansville Beautiful. The night includes stage and street performances, horse-drawn carriage rides, a silent auction, and a “moveable feast” from local restaurants, wine shops, caterers, and grocers. Riverside Drive between Tropicana Evansville and Pagoda. 6:30-10 p.m. Call for prices. 812-425-4461,, or www.eveningontheriver. com.

Way Late Play Date

June 1. Round up your old sandbox buddies and join CMOE for a grown-up play date. Enjoy a night of food and drink, live comedy, dancing, karaoke, and, of course, all of CMOE’s exhibits. Reservations required. Must be 21 or older. Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville, 22 SE Fifth St. 7 p.m. $25 (beer bracelets for an additional $10). 812-4642663, ext. 230, or

Easter Seals Tribute Dinner

June 5. Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center honors John and Diane Schroeder, as well as the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, at this year’s tribute dinner, for their efforts to better the lives

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Now in its fifth year, the Evansville Benefit Horse Show raises funds for a cause that hits close to home. Its mission is to provide funding and raise awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation after one of its young riders, Lexis Schue, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. The 2013 horse show will take place June 29 at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center. Events will begin at 3 p.m. with academy classes, followed by performance classes starting at 6 p.m. Attendees can bid on silent auction items, while family fun continues with a petting zoo. “We have raised over $50,000 in four years,” says Lisa Rice, event organizer. “We did this trying to revive the old Kiwanis’ shows back in the 1980s that were so huge for Evansville.” Gate admission for the event is $5 per vehicle. The admission fee may be waived in exchange for five canned goods to support the Horses Against Hunger Foundation, which assists the local community in the fight against hunger by benefiting Evansville’s local food shelters. Evansville native Hunter Chancellor, daughter of Steve Chancellor, who is featured on page 36, founded the organization. The host for the 2013 Evansville Benefit Horse Show is Santiago Stables in Evansville. The Evansville Benefit Horse Show has been registered and qualifies for the 2013 World Championship Kentucky State Fair qualifying system in Show Pleasure, Country Pleasure, and Park Pleasure divisions. — Kaitlin Crane For more information the Evansville Benefit Horse Show, see our Guide, Page 153.

of Tri-State children and adults with disabilities. Crescent Room, 621 S. Cullen Ave. Reservations are required. 6 p.m. $50-$500. 812-437-2627 or

Jazz 4 Joshua

June 8. This jazz show at the Evansville Coliseum is a benefit for the Joshua Academy, a K-6 elementary charter school in Evansville. Performing will be Monte Skelton & The Montourage, Charlene Blay, and Direct Contact Latin Jazz out of Indianapolis. 7-10 p.m. $15 for general admission/balcony; $25 VIP seating (snacks, soda, and table seating). Tickets for sale at the school office or online beginning May 1. For more details, call 812-401-6300 or www.

6th Annual Big Band Bash

June 30. Don’t miss an evening of entertainment. Evansville Symphonic Band creates a fun-filled night with food tastings, cash bar, a dance floor, and, of course, live swing music to bust out dance moves. O’Day Discovery Lodge, Burdette Park, 5301 Nurrenbern Road. 5 p.m. Email for prices. or

Stroller & Wagon Parade

July 4. Children come to the zoo to decorate a wagon or stroller and enter it in the Mesker Park Zoo’s 4th of July Wagon & Stroller Parade.

Mesker Park Zoo, 1545 Mesker Park Drive. 9:30 a.m. For more details, call 812-435-6143.

Traditional 4th of July Celebration

July 4. This annual event in New Harmony, Ind., features patriotic speeches, music, and a community picnic. 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Independence Bank 4th of July Celebration

July 4. This annual event in Henderson, Ky., is in Audubon Mill Park on the Ohio River. It will include children’s activities and music on the riverfront. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit

12th Annual Golden Raintree Antiques Show & Sale June 8-9. Come to this annual indoor and outdoor antiques show and sale with dealers from Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The show features antiques and collectibles from only American furniture, linens, quilts, jewelry, toys, primitives, glassware, tools, pottery, china, and books. Outdoor on Main Street and inside the Ribeyre Gym on Main Street, New Harmony, Ind. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. 812-682-4811.

Zoo Brew

June 8. Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden presents an adult-only event showcasing the increasing popularity of craft brew. Amazonia is swarming with more than 20 beer booths, and musicians entertain as attendees eat and drink. Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive. 7 p.m. $30. 812-435-6143 or

A Benefit for The Evansville Parks Foundation, Inc., & Keep Evansville Beautiful, Inc.

Friday, May 31, 2013 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebration of Giving

June 20. This event will include the naming of the Most Valuable Philanthropist, a celebration of yearly organizations that receive grants, and the 2013 Community and Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship awards. Rolling Hills Country Club, 1666 Old Plank Road, Newburgh, Ind. 812-897-2030 or

Pearls of Wisdom

June 20. Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana invites local women to celebrate the commitment Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts, made to helping young girls grow into leaders by selling her precious pearls to continue the Girl Scout movement in its early years. Participants will enjoy a presentation about the beauty and timeless nature of pearls. Dress code: black attire and pearls. Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road. Call for time and price. 812421-4970 or

USI Alumni Association Trip: London and Paris

June 27-July 5. Join the University of Southern Indiana Alumni Association on a trip to London and Paris this June. See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Also, enjoy a London theater performance, dine at the Eiffel Tower, and cruise the River Seine at night. Reservations are based upon availability. For more details, call 812-464-1924 or visit

DEACONESS HOSPITAL OLD NATIONAL BANK KENNy KENT TOyOTA KENNy KENT LExuS Mulzer Crushed Stone United Consulting Berry Plastics Bob’s Gym Progressive Health Fifth Third Bank Allied Waste Harding Shymanski & Co. Working Distributors Data Mail Eye Mart Blankenberger Brothers, Inc. Hafer Associates PC Casino Aztar Koch Foundation TRU Event Rentals Casino Aztar Tucker Publishing Group Lamar Outdoor WIKY Evansville Courier Matt Wagner Design

Celebrate 10 years of music, entertainment, a “moveable feast” buffet and cocktails as you stroll along the river front from Casino Aztar to the Four Freedoms Monument. Free carriage rides will be available to transport guests along the event, and visit our auction tent to bid on lots of fabulous silent and live auction items. An art show will be on display in the Vectren lobby during the event, sponsored by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Tickets are $50. In the event of rain, the Evening on the River will be moved to the Old National Bank atrium.

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The Guide Historic Newburgh, Ind., Fireworks Celebration

July 4. This riverfront fireworks spectacular is at the Old Lock & Dam Park in Newburgh, Ind. 9 p.m. For more information, visit

TheateR & Dance

TAKE A YCATION! SUMMER MEMBERSHIP AT THE Y Two Great Evansville Y Locations: Dunigan & Downtown! Dunigan Family Y

• New Kids’ Splash Park • New outdoor playground & half-court basketball • New Youth Gym & Youth Activity Center • Free child watch • Now Open Late, Monday - Thursday until 11pm

Downtown Y • New Kids’ Gym

Both Y Locations

• Zumbatomic – kids’ Zumba class • ActivTrax web-based workout tool improves routine • Jump Start – From the couch to 3 miles! • 60+ Water exercise classes a week • 100+ Group exercise classes a week including Les Mills Body Pump & Body Attack • Indoor pool for rainy days

NO JOINING FEE May 20th - June 30th



May 3-5, 10-12. The Evansville Civic Theatre presents Xanadu, the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to create the first roller disco. Evansville Civic Theatre, 717 N. Fulton Ave. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $18 for adults; $16 for seniors (65 and over); $12 for students (21 and under). 812-425-2800 or

Rock of Ages

May 9. Experience a worldwide musical party that features a mix of 28 tunes from the 1980s, including “Don’t Stop Believin’, ” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.” The Centre, 715 Locust St. 7:30 p.m. $21-$54.50. 812-435-5770 or centre.

A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale

June 7–29. This two-act musical drama, written and directed by Ken Jones, tells President Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana boyhood story through theater, song, and spectacle at the Lincoln Amphitheatre. A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale will educate and entertain audiences through Lincoln’s journey from Indiana pioneer to president of the United States. Lincoln Amphitheatre, 15032 N. CR 300 E., Lincoln City, Ind. WednesdaySaturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Call 800-2644223 for details on matinees, or visit www.

New Harmony Theatre presents Boeing Boeing

June 14-23. The New Harmony Theatre presents the Tony Award-winner for best revival on Broadway in 2008, Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing. Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, it is one of the theatre’s greatest farces. One cosmopolitan male with an apartment in Paris is living the dream — he has three beautiful flight attendants stopping over whenever their international flights land at Orly Airport. He has it all worked out so the ladies never cross paths. What could go wrong? Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern St., New Harmony, Ind. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 812-682-3115 or

Historic Newburgh Inc. Live Theatre

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June 15. Rivers Institute Traveling Theatre from Hanover College will perform Nothing Stops this Train, a play about the Underground Railroad by Terence Boyle. The play tells the fascinating story of John and Sarah Tibbets and a slave named Georgina who help other slaves escape. The play is set in Lancaster Township, home of Eleutherian College, the first college in Indiana to admit students regardless of race or gender. Preservation Hall, 200 State St., Newburgh, Ind. 7:30 p.m. $10 812-853-2815 or

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INKY Cup Point Series Race A USA Cycling permitted race

June 8, 2013

Festival starts at 10 a.m. FREE! • 8 High-Speed Races • Celebrity Bike Race • Live Music • Kids Bike Race • Family Events • Food, Vender & Sponsor Tents • Free Parking • Beer Garden For more information contact: Like us on Facebook

the river city bicycle classic presented by The River City Bicycle Classic criterium is set to take place in Evansville’s beautiful Garvin Park on June 8, 2013. Evansville’s own cycling team, Team Guitar Lab, is pleased to be coordinating this exciting event along with community sponsors and volunteers. There will be more than 200 professional and amateur cyclists descending on Garvin Park for a series of eight high-speed races, competing for a large purse. Come cheer for children and local celebrities as they take their turn on the course. New to this year’s festival, Tin Man Micro-Brewery, will host a beer garden from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Portions of proceeds benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Evansville may | June 2013 163

Final Detail 1.



High Flying Flags President Harry Truman designated National Flag Day as June 14 of each

year when he signed an Act of Congress on Aug. 3, 1949. Yet residents of the United States have long honored the American flag. According to www.usflag. org, the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in Fredonia, Wis., in 1885. The Stars and Stripes were official adopted on June 14, 1777. In these photos, it’s clear that Evansville residents, businesses, and organizations proudly display the flag throughout the year. 5.


1. This view of an American flag in front of the old Vanderburgh County Courthouse was taken at the corner of Court and Third streets. 2. This fluttering flag is in front of the Hadi Shrine Temple on Walnut Street. 3. The sun streaks through the clouds to shine on this flag hanging from the front stoop of a home on SE First Street. 4. Here, the Wabash Avenue of the Flags lives up to its name. 5. Flags fly high at the Vectren Corp. building on NW Riverside Drive.

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