In Awe of Nature: Local Artist Inspired by Landscape of SoIN

Landscape painter Abby Laux can walk to Patoka Lake Reservoir from her home and art studio, located on a wooded country road in Dubois County.  She and her husband, Kerry Lueken, both avid hikers, often do walk around the lake, absorbing the contours of the land, the rock formations and the woods as they changeContinue reading “In Awe of Nature: Local Artist Inspired by Landscape of SoIN”

Out and About: Lucas Oil Golf Course

Southern Indiana, known for its picturesque rolling hills near the Hoosier National Forest, offers quite the surroundings to set up a few days away from everyday life. Mining for gems at nearby Marengo Cave, a notable National Landmark, is common for spelunkers. When it comes to hitting the links, golfers often want to find hiddenContinue reading “Out and About: Lucas Oil Golf Course”

Cast in Bronze: Lost wax casting used to create original works of art

In a remote, forested area of Orange County, close to the Crawford County line, sculptor David Cox built – mostly by himself – his home, two studios, a gallery and his bronze foundry. This place that he shares with his partner, emerging artist Ann Burns, may not be the easiest place to get to, butContinue reading “Cast in Bronze: Lost wax casting used to create original works of art”

Health Heroes: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Infirmary Staff

The spirit of the Saint Meinrad Archabbey infirmary is one of calm and comfort. Like many other health-care facilities, it is filled with dedicated people and caring hearts. Many days are long and tiring, but the compassion is inspiring. Ann Phillips, director of health services, who manages the health clinic, wellness department and the infirmary,Continue reading “Health Heroes: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Infirmary Staff”

Wimsatt Soap Co. & Bath Boutique: Finding the perfect stocking stuffers and gifts

Paula Wimsatt beams when she talks about her small family-owned-and-operated business, Wimsatt Soap Co. & Bath Boutique. “I truly love handcrafting products that make people happy! I love the small hometown businesses in New Albany, Indiana,” she says. “We love our customers and the relationships that we have grown over the years. We treat everyoneContinue reading “Wimsatt Soap Co. & Bath Boutique: Finding the perfect stocking stuffers and gifts”

A Cozy Cup in Corydon: KentJava Bar

Step into the KentJava Bar and you are immediately enveloped into its comfortable relaxing atmosphere. Baristas greet you with warm smiles and friendly service and your appetite is tempted by the fragrance of freshly brewing coffee and delicious homemade pastries.

Her Cup Runneth Over: Borden Cafe and Coffee Shop

Coffee, ice cream and a little bit of Jesus on top. That’s what you get when you visit My Cup Runneth Over Coffee Café in Borden.  Darcy Gray opened the shop on Feb. 1, 2012. She initially bought the building to house her other gig – she’s a retailer for satellite internet and Direct TV.Continue reading “Her Cup Runneth Over: Borden Cafe and Coffee Shop”

Coping with Covid: Local Santa Describes Recovery

For Joey Robinson, 55, the last week of March was pretty routine. He was up before daylight, traveled from his rural Crawford County home to the Louisville International Airport and worked eight to 10 hours daily at his job with E&B Paving. But there was something he didn’t know. This was to be his lastContinue reading “Coping with Covid: Local Santa Describes Recovery”

Outdoor Adventures: The Sporting Club at the Farm

For Bobby Brooks, it was just a matter of time before his long-time family farm became a full-time venture. The Sporting Club at the Farm opened in New Albany in June of this year and hosts a variety of outdoor entertainment for the family, such as hiking, clay target shooting, archery and more. “What weContinue reading “Outdoor Adventures: The Sporting Club at the Farm”

Trails of SoIN: Four Local Favorites

Cityscapes, wilderness adventures and some history lessons make up the beauty of Southern Indiana’s options for trails — paved and wooded. Lace up the running, trail or cycling shoes. Everyday sneakers will work magic for the soul as well. Getting outside for fresh air and freeing the spirit and mind is becoming more commonplace. ExplorersContinue reading “Trails of SoIN: Four Local Favorites”