Southern Indiana artist paints unique hand-crafted pet portraits There are few gifts more personal than a unique, hand-crafted portrait of your favorite best friend, and Elaine Leidolf-Davis Paintings truly delivers. Leidolf-Davis originally started pursuing art in high school and graduated from Ivy Tech with a degree in graphic design. “I knew I wanted to doContinue reading “MAN’S BEST FRIEND”

Full of History

New Albany church was a stop on the Underground Railroad New Albany is home to a great number of architectural wonders that have graced this riverfront town for decades – even centuries. One landmark that residents take great pride in is the historic Second Baptist Church, known to many as the Town Clock Church. NotContinue reading “Full of History”


Pumpkin Palooza I was unlocking my front door when I spotted a dark object out of the corner of my eye. Someone had placed a new sign on our porch. It was black with only two words written in white, cursive script. It said, “Hello, pumpkin.” Uh oh, I thought. It has begun. You see,Continue reading “EVERYDAY ADVENTURES”


How local artist Tammy Burke engage the world The NoCo Arts and Cultural District in downtown Jeffersonville – named for its location north of Court Avenue – is a walkable and vibrant neighborhood that showcases the city’s commitment to imaginative revitalization.  Once a neglected area of car lots and auto body shops, the district currentlyContinue reading “BRIGHTENING UP A NEIGHBORHOOD”


Leaven Bakery in downtown New Albany, Indiana What started as a delivery business out of Zach and Kimberly Maxey’s 500-square-foot apartment has turned into the thriving Leaven Bakery in downtown New Albany that celebrated its one-year anniversary in May. The Maxeys met in the kitchen at a hotel in California. Kimberly was a baker andContinue reading “SWEET SUCCESS”


The Wisdom of Preschoolers There are two kinds of people in life: those who avoid sprinklers and those who run right through them.  Normally I’m an avoid-the-sprinkler kind of guy, but when my youngest daughter was three, we spent the summer looking for sprinklers every time we went on a walk.  The first time itContinue reading “EVERYDAY ADVENTURES”


I once got fired for making a birthday cake. Actually, it wasn’t just one cake, but a handful of cakes that did me in. It may have been the seven layer number that finally pushed it over the edge, but I think it really started with the first one, the princess cake. See, my daughterContinue reading “EVERYDAY ADVENTURES: TAKING THE CAKE”


Behind the scenes at Red Hill Fiber Mill & Alpaca Farm Right in the middle of the Hoosier National Forest, near Taswell, Red Hill Fiber Mill & Alpaca Farm, owned by Ty and Lindsey Higgins, is making a name for itself in the industry and is fast becoming a favorite location for anyone looking toContinue reading “A DREAM COME TRUE”


A look inside the new boutique on the Salem square Born is “a boutique for the dreamer and free thinker” and its owner, Lakin Jones, lives that out. What was once Sisters in Salem is now under new ownership with Jones as of this spring. The coastal, bohemian-style clothing store officially opened in late March.Continue reading “CONFIDENCE IS KEY”


Local shop offers antiques and vendor booths Vintage Treasures Antique Mall & Flea Emporium is a long name for a store that has an endless amount of finds. What started out as a Ford dealership in 1921 became the Emporium in 2015 with a lot of love and a lot of hard work. What startedContinue reading “TREASURE HUNTING”