Deam Lake Dip

By JD Dotson For th e past few wi nters, I have been asked off and on by my friends Jenna and Kara to join them and a small group for a winter dip in the lake. Every Sunday from November through April these two will trek to Deam Lake – and sometimes Blue River…Read More


River City Winery Crab Cakes

By Angie Fenton Photo by Josh Keown One of my favorite date or girls night spots is River City Winery, which is located in the historic Baer Building in downtown New Albany. Owner Gary Humphrey restored the building and opened to the public in 2009 – and there are plenty of reasons why his business…Read More


Not Throwing Away My Shot

My experience auditioning for Derby Dinner Playhouse BY REMY SISK | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON AS A MUSICAL THEATRE ACTOR in Kentuckiana, I have often wondered what it would be like to be on the stage of Derby Dinner Playhouse, the region’s preeminent dinner theatre. The quality of Derby productions is always top-notch, from their…Read More


MESA Continues To Heat Up Downtown New Albany

  “So You Think You Can Cook?” Competition Garners Big Response, Helps Others BY ANGIE FENTON | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON IF YOU HAVEN’T EXPERIENCED MESA, a Collaborative Kitchen, you’re missing out. The New Albany hotspot continues to garner rave reviews and churn out memorable experiences for foodies of all ages with events and experiences…Read More


Tucker’s American Favorites

Much More Than A Sports Bar By Angie Fenton | Photos by Jason Applegate OK, there’s no denying Tucker’s American Favorites is the perfect place to watch sports. The restaurant – which is located at 2441 State St. in New Albany – boasts three 118” big screen TVs and flat screens nearly everywhere you look,…Read More


Mesa Means Table. Table Means Eat.

A new concept coming to New Albany will pair hungry diners with local chefs eager to experiment and to explain. Story by Steve Kaufman & Photo by Danny Alexander Just imagine you sit down to a dinner prepared by Scott Dickinson, executive chef at The Exchange Pub + Kitchen. And you have a question about…Read More


Smalley Coffee: A Coffee Camper Concept

Smalley Coffee, Jasper’s favorite morning campsite Photos and Story by Grant Vance It started with an Airstream camper and the caffeinated dream of a savvy entrepreneurial spirit and materialized into Smalley Coffee, a unique coffee shop located off Newton Street in Jasper, where the staff has been supplying handcrafted brew for the past three years. Its…Read More


Quills Coffee

Creative fuel for the distinguished taste  Story and Photos by Grant Vance Writers and creatives are oft stereotyped for their studio away from home studio – the atmospheric and expresso-equipped shelter best known as the coffee shop. Quills Coffee fully embraces its place as the creative’s shelter, aptly naming the shop to embrace the writer’s…Read More


Have Headaches? Here’s How To Find Relief

By Dr. Michael Cassaro Headaches! What a headache! While most people never get headaches, most people do get occasional headaches, though they usually are not severe. Treatment, if necessary, is successful with over-the-counter medications as needed. Yet, there are a lot of people with frequent headaches, recurrent headaches, headaches that last for days at a time…Read More