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August is the New October – Join the Evansville Germania Maennerchor for the 53rd Annual Volksfest 2014

 

Kraut, sausages, bands and beer gardens. You'll find all that and lederhosen, too! The Germania Mannerchor Volksfest is an Evansville tradition that celebrates our German Heritage starting at lunch and ending well into the evening. This year, the folks at Germania will be celebrating the 100th birthday of their building.

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Historic Newburgh, Inc. Receives 2014 National Main Street Accreditation

 

Historic Newburgh, Inc. has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach®.

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The Milk Man and the Good Old Days

Ahhh, the good old days...they were just so...good!  As a kid, I remember walking out onto the front porch and picking up the milk bottle after the milk man had dropped it off.  Yes, the milkman!  Remember those days?  Remember opening the milk bottle and scooping off the top layer of cream?

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Overeating Brings Back Memories of Yesteryears’ Television Commercials

Jenny and I hosted a Mother’s Day get-together yesterday, which was nice because it gave my mother-in-law a break from hosting the family.  Jenny prepared a brunch fit for a queen, with other family members bringing some additional dishes.  And you know what

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(Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science via Facebook)
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Free Lecture at Evansville Museum’s New World War II Exhibit

The Legacies of WWII exhibit will remain at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science through July 2nd. And you're invited to a special presentation on Friday, May 16th.

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Gas Station Signs Take Me Back to the “Good Old Days”

Jenny and I were traveling along State Road Highway 61 in Warrick County between Boonville and Lynnville, when I spied several old gas station signs peeking out from behind a house along the road.  Naturally, my curiosity made me pull over to check out the scene

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Audubon State Park’s Civil War Living History Weekend Begins Friday

I blogged about this event recently, relating my own Civil War reenactment experience with Jenny when we (stupidly) took our two dogs with us to the reenactment.  This time, I'm not trying to relate anything personal to you about this reenactment.  I simply want to remind you that this event is taking place at Audubon State Park this weekend! 

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(Johnny Kincaid)
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LST Board of Directors Wants Better Location for Ship Dock [Poll]

The USS LST Ship Memorial's board of directors appears ready to take the ship elsewhere unless the City of Evansville can provide a more accessible dock (there have been some grumblings about the poor accessibility at Marina Pointe).  Mayor Lloyd Winnecke's office has been working on a solution and doesn't want to see the ship depart for another city.  So I wanted to ask you...

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Test Your Knowledge and Take the Easter Trivia Quizes

So, I was thinking...how much do people know about the traditions of Easter.  Johnny's blog mentioned some serious historical facts about the holiday, but I thought it might be fun to take a fun quiz.

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Why and When Did the Easter Bunny First Come Hopping to Easter?

Thinking about the upcoming Christian celebration of Easter with the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I began to ask myself the question, "What the heck does a rabbit have to do with Easter and why did someone think of associating the two?"  I've participated in this Easter Bunny and Easter egg thing for years and now have passed it on to my kids.  So, with the accessibility of the Internet, I decided to find out.  Here's what I found:

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