November 19, 2018
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Link Up

Historic Rock Castle during the holidays.

To show how stories in the November/December issue of Evansville Living fit into the broader world, this edition of Link Up brings the Internet to you.

Each year, the Reitz Home Museum hosts its Victorian Christmas tours where every room in the 8,000-square-foot structure is decorated. The event is a gateway for visitors who often return again in the summer. Rock Castle, an 18th century home built by Tennessee surveyor and U.S. Senator Daniel Smith in Hendersonville, Tennessee, is hoping to achieve similar success by rebranding its annual Daniel Smith Days into a festival with live entertainment, food trucks, and story telling.

Smaller than the population of Evansville (120,310), Green Bay, Wisconsin, is rich in football history. Engineering students from the Milwaukee School of Engineering recently designed and built a model of the Green Bay Packers’ stadium, Lambeau Field, out of 130,000 Lego pieces. It’s 15 feet by three feet and stands a little more than two feet tall.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are so popular that U.S. residents consume more than 2 billion of these sandwiches a year. New York City chef Amy Stonionis of Murray’s Cheese showed Business Insider how to make the perfect grilled cheese. Her tips: use three different cheeses and press down the top layer of bread to help the melting process.

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