2015 Expressway Jeep Jubilee

As a new Jeep owner, I’ve been looking for local events to take part in. Saturday October 3rd, 2015 there was a Jeep Jubilee at the Expressway dealership in Mt. Vernon, IN. I was able to attend, but was not in a position to be a part of the show. This didn’t stop me from taking some pictures of the many Jeeps that showed up!

As a new Jeep owner, I’ve been looking for local events to take part in. Saturday October 3rd, 2015 there was a Jeep Jubilee at the Expressway dealership in Mt. Vernon, IN. I was able to attend, but was not in a position to be a part of the show. This didn’t stop me from taking some pictures of the many Jeeps that showed up!

I’d also like to mention the amazing Evansville Jeep club, Evansville Area Jeepers. This club showed up in full force, with a huge convoy rolling in from Evansville. Evansville Area Jeepers or EAJ, support the local community by taking part in fund raising events. The club helps with Toys for Tots and has a capable Crisis Response Team. If you are looking for a family friendly Jeep club and wonderful people to share Jeep stories with, be sure to check out EAJ at EVVJeep.com.

In the event several topics were discussed as there were several activities set up for the attendees. I found it particularly interesting, that the topic of safety was introduced. Jeeps have many things that they excel at such as navigating rough terrain standard vehicles couldn’t. However, it has a tall clearance which does mean that thinner or modified taller models could rollover easily. Not to mention, there are also various models of jeeps with what is commonly referred to as a soft top. This could make for some very serious accidents and a continuous safety hazard.

A Car Accident Law Firm in Columbus GA was present at the location discussing these points with the attendees, and several solutions were poised, as well as of course making sure that you have the proper insurance should an accident actually occurred. It was very informative and I’m glad I stayed for it. Some very simple modifications can be done to stabilize a tall vehicle, and applying a roll cage is not a difficult add-on to a vehicle of this type of frame, not to mention they can be quite resistant without adding too much weight to the vehicle. I’m looking forward to working on mine to make it safer, and several of the people I talked to that were in attendance were as well.

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May Showers in June

Evansville weather has been positively unpredictable lately. The past 3 weeks have been filled with local weather people calling for rain, but it never shows up. If it does, it’s extremely spotty and actually never reaches my house. May 2015 weather for Southern Indiana has been very odd, to say the least. We haven’t even had any real thunderstorms, to speak of.

Yesterday, the predictions were right, we actually had a thunderstorm early in the morning. Although the storms passed, we did experience a great soaking rain for the better part of the day. It was mid afternoon before the sun actually poked it’s head out and made for a beautiful end to a day, albeit a little humid. I took the opportunity to play with our family’s new Canon Rebel, with some extremely amateur photos of our flowers below.

Evansville weather has been positively unpredictable lately.  The past 3 weeks have been filled with local weather people calling for rain, but it never shows up.  If it does, it’s extremely spotty and actually never reaches my house. May 2015 weather for Southern Indiana has been very odd, to say the least. We haven’t even had any real thunderstorms, to speak of.

Yesterday, the predictions were right, we actually had a thunderstorm early in the morning. Although the storms passed, we did experience a great soaking rain for the better part of the day. It was mid afternoon before the sun actually poked it’s head out and made for a beautiful end to a day, albeit a little humid. I took the opportunity to play with our family’s new Canon Rebel, with some extremely amateur photos of our flowers below.

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Peace Zone Arts and Crafts Show 2015

Peace Zone is a fantastic local organization, focused on helping anyone in the Evansville area with mental health problems. While they are not a clinic, they are a peer-run recovery center, focused on providing comfort to those in need. It’s members are able to provide hollistic, recovery-oriented programming to anyone in the Evansville community.

The 3 Goals of Peace Zone in Evansville, Indiana

1. To provide a welcoming community of peers where members can find support to help them in their journey of mental health recovery.

2. To empower members to participate in skill-building, recreational, and holistic recovery programs.

3. To decrease stigma in the community by educating the public about mental health issues.

Peace Zone is a fantastic local organization, focused on helping anyone in the Evansville area with mental health problems.  While they are not a clinic, they are a peer-run recovery center, focused on providing comfort to those in need.  It’s members are able to provide hollistic, recovery-oriented programming to anyone in the Evansville community.

clinic photoThe 3 Goals of Peace Zone in Evansville, Indiana

1.     To provide a welcoming community of peers where members can find support to help them in their journey of mental health recovery.

2.     To empower members to participate in skill-building, recreational, and holistic recovery programs.

3.     To decrease stigma in the community by educating the public about mental health issues.

Event Details

PEACE Zone’s 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Show will be on Saturday, March 28 from 9 am – 3 pm.

Location: 410 Mulberry Street (corner of 4th & Mulberry)

$1 admission, children 12 and under free

27+ exhibitors and a silent auction

– fine art
– jewelry
– hand painted silk
– beeswax lip balm, lotion, and bars
– and more!

Concessions available

Proceeds from booth space, admission fee, and concessions will benefit PEACE Zone and its mission of promoting mental health wellness and recovery.

Exhibitor application available at www.peaceevansville.org/artscraftsshow

Painting With A Twist

Evansville, Indiana – (Nov. 15, 2014) – Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet in Evansville, local entrepreneur Mihir Paranjape is about to open Painting with a Twist, a place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist.

Painting with a Twist of Evansville is part of a fast-growing national franchise that provides guests a unique ‘getaway’ through art. Led by local art instructors, guests paint on bare 16” by 20” canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. At Painting with a Twist, guests are able to disconnect from everyday life, enjoy good music, wine or beer, and create unique, personal masterpieces they can take to their homes or gift to others. The artwork ranges from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and florals. Friends gather for an evening of laughs, creativity and camaraderie as they create one-of-a-kind pieces of art to take home and, often, discover a newfound talent.

Evansville, Indiana – (Nov. 15, 2014) – Aspiring to bring an entertainment option that offers a new creative outlet in Evansville, local entrepreneur Mihir Paranjape is about to open Painting with a Twist, a place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist.

Painting with a Twist of Evansville is part of a fast-growing national franchise that provides guests a unique ‘getaway’ through art. Led by local art instructors, guests paint on bare 16” by 20” canvases using paint and brushes provided by the studio. At Painting with a Twist, guests are able to disconnect from everyday life, enjoy good music, wine or beer, and create unique, personal masterpieces they can take to their homes or gift to others. The artwork ranges from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of animals, iconic buildings and florals. Friends gather for an evening of laughs, creativity and camaraderie as they create one-of-a-kind pieces of art to take home and, often, discover a newfound talent.

Paranjape, a native of India, moved to Evansville in 2001, where he currently works as General Manager of Millennium Steel Services, LLC. Having grown up in a family environment that placed a strong emphasis on art, he hoped to share his passion with his nine-year-old daughter and Evansville neighbors, but found few local outlets to do so. After surviving a heart attack in 2013, Paranjape was led to prioritize the things he wanted to do in life, including a dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Paranjape found painting to be a therapeutic and relaxing hobby during his recovery period, which made Painting with a Twist a natural fit.

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Used Cars In Evansville, My Experience

Finding a used car is difficult, but it would seem in the past 6 months it’s becoming impossible to find value. At least in regards to what your money could buy at the end of 2013. Speaking from personal experience, I’ve found that the price of used cars in Evansville has skyrocketed, while the selection has dwindled. Turns out, after speaking with multiple car lots and salesmen, the issues are intertwined.

The short of this article is that I’ve seen the value in used cars shrink and I recommend avoiding Bennett Motors at all cost. For the long story, about buying cars and trucks in Evansville, please continue below and note that I do not have Heisenberg’s problems. If you have a totaled car you can visit https://scrapmycarottawa.com and have them come take that car away for you can scrap it. You may scrap your car for cash here. The cost of of everything rises, but you tend to notice huge jumps. This is the case when looking to purchase any vehicle, new or used. Technology, features, durability, have all trumped the ability for modern vehicles to be cost effective. Recently, consumers have decided to hold onto older vehicles, not trade as often, and instead put money into repairs. This lowers the actual used car inventory, thus driving purchase prices up.

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Compounding the issue of higher used car prices, is the fact that new cars are often very close in price. So what happens is, buyers will tend to gravitate to the better value and if the used car is close to the same price as new, the new wins. But this is not the experience I had in late 2013, when I purchased my wife a used Toyota Camry.

When searching for a used car, I checked online, visited car lots in Evansville, Henderson, Mt Vernon, and even Owensboro. Car removal Perth also had many options available. What I found was a staggering price difference, at least in the narrow focus of what I wanted, a Camry. On average, Evansville car lots listed 2011 Camry’s, with less than 50k miles, $4,000 to $5,000 more! There was no lack of inventory at this time, just a higher price. Mt Vernon dealership Expressway, was probably the least helpful in willingness to negotiate, nevermind the starting price. So I kept looking and ended up purchasing my used car in Owensboro. Till date using carremovalperth.net.au to sell off my used car was among the best decisions I have made. As I got the right price for it, unlike other companies that tried to make me loos money by showing various flaws in my car.

Don Moore used car lot in Owensboro ended up having 6 Camrys that met my criteria. Each and every one had a lower starting price than anything comparable I found in Evansville. So, I set down to negotiate, pleased with my experience, and walked away with my brand new, used Camry. Flip forward to August and September of 2014, my struggle for a used vehicle has been met with frustration.

My Used Car Search 2014

As mentioned above, I’ve ran into a wall, where selection doesn’t exist and prices are depressingly higher than they were last year. Salesmen and saleswomen have told me the same story, low inventory is driving higher prices. This time the story checks out at every car lot I spoke with, except for one, Bennett Motors off of Heidelbach in Evansville.

[quote]We just put those high prices on our vehicles to hopefully take advantage of those that don’t know what they’re talking about.[/quote]

Where the Corvette sets high in the sky and the lot is ran by those looking to milk the community. My experience at Bennett was awful and I’m upset at myself for giving them more attention than I should have. So let me start with my first impression, after driving onto the used car lot.

I was immediately approached by a salesman, that informed me I’d have to talk with another salesman. I waited, looked around, then had another salesman come out to greet me. After looking at a few vehicles, asking some questions, the new employee informed me he would have to check some figures inside. After waiting awhile more, a NEW salesman came outside, who informed me he would now have to be the one taking care of me. In tow was the manager of Bennett, who apologized for the 2nd employee, which stated that he was busy with an appointment. Ok, whatever.

So I started over again with the 3rd salesman, asking questions, looking at inventory and finally turned the discussion to the high price tags. What I was told, floored me and I wish I would have drove off, right then and there. He told me, verbatim; “We just put those high prices on our vehicles to hopefully take advantage of those that don’t know what they’re talking about.”

Can you imagine, why would I possibly trust this salesman or car lot, after a statement like that. Against my better judgement I stuck around, continued to look, and even entertained the idea of purchasing an exceptionally good looking car. One of the notices said: “We provide cheap car parts“. That sounded a good idea. Thankfully, I had some time to meditate on the transaction and what I was told, so I left.

Bennett Motors Review

Because of this, I would not recommend anyone visit Bennett Motors in Evansville to purchase a used car. I would go so far as to say I recommend avoiding them at all costs. If I were to review Bennett Motors in one word, I’d simply state, untrustworthy. My hard earned money is better spent with businesses that I can trust and start a relationship with, over the purchase of multiple vehicles.

So, in closing, be prepared for your dollar to not stretch as far, when buying a used car in Evansville or the Tri-State. Expect frustration when searching for just that right car or truck, and that is not mentioning checking cars for legal stuff and accident records, getting consultatoon at HornsbyWatson.com, if necessary. And, if at all possible, avoid Bennett Motors like the dishonest company that it is. Thanks random salesperson for setting me straight!

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