Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal

Maggie Menderski

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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  • The Courier-Journal
Past:
  • Enquirer
  • USA TODAY
  • The Shreveport Times
  • Herald-Tribune
  • SJ-R Breaking News

Recent articles by Maggie:

Witchcraft farmers market: This boutique is taking Louisville's magic community mainstream

The Witches Market in downtown New Albany serves as a farmers’ market of sorts for Louisville area Pagans, Wiccans and those curious about the craft. → Read More

It's Dry January! Louisville cocktail expert offers tips, recipes to elevate mocktails

Dry January is here and the owner of Louisville-based Make and Muddle has plenty of tips and recipes to share to create delicious mocktails. → Read More

8 distilleries near Louisville that you may not have heard of

Louisville is well known for having several stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, but here are a few other distilleries to try just across the river. → Read More

How Kentucky's 'Post-it Picasso' spreads Christmas cheer through massive Post-it murals

A Kentucky math teacher aka "The Post-it Picasso," has earned a reputation for his massive, pixelated designs look like massive stained glass windows. → Read More

We went looking for 'The 12 Days of Christmas' gifts in Louisville. Here's what we found

Columnist Maggie Menderski dreamed up a few practical, Louisville ways for you and your true love to mark 'The 12 Days of Christmas,' with fewer birds → Read More

Reindeer in Kentucky? Here's a farm where you can meet Santa's little helpers this year

The Reindeer Farm in Bowling Green, Kentucky is home to nine reindeer and it's open to the public this holiday season. → Read More

'It's going to be different': Mayfield survivors trace tornado's path on first anniversary

Mayfield survivors and first responders gathered on tornado's one year anniversary to walk from Mayfield Consumer Products to the vacant downtown. → Read More

How this retired Louisville nurse brings joy to the NICU one knit hat at a time

Using scraps and spare balls of yarn, retired nurse Marcia Purol has become a milliner of sorts for Norton Healthcare's tiniest patients. → Read More

'Do you see what I see?' How this free Christmas event brings holiday magic to downtown

Lights on Main is back for its third year in downtown Louisville. The event is free to the public and the proceeds benefit I Would Rather Be Reading. → Read More

Master of the mystic arts: Meet Louisville's Big Four Bridge resident fortune teller

Most days you can find Steven Lafferty and his braided goatee near the center of the Big Four Bridge invoking prayer and old magic. → Read More

'A distillery from scratch': Two former Maker's Mark bourbon experts launch new distillery

Two big names in the bourbon industry are launching a new distillery. The new mid-size distillery is expected to open in two years. → Read More

Wait, turkey vultures love pumpkins? Why these birds of prey carve up pumpkins each fall

The turkey vultures at Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky enjoy shredding pumpkins as a past time. But it's not because they're part of the PSL-craze. → Read More

Here are 12+ scary story recommendations for children and adults this Halloween

Looking for a spooky story to read this Halloween? These three Louisville writing teachers recommend their top picks for children and adults. → Read More

These are the top 5 bourbons for under $30, according to bourbon expert Fred Minnick

Pinching pennies with inflation? Bourbon expert Fred Minnick says these are five great bourbons under $30. → Read More

How a $15M gift to Norton may very well transform diabetes care in Kentucky

Louisville may be on its way to becoming a destination for diabetes care thanks to a $15M investment from the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation. → Read More

'Bourbon world': How these women created the ultimate bourbon country tourism experience

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail brings in more than a million travelers each year. But the Yascone family see it as the Kentucky Bourbon World. → Read More

SlipKnot, pinball and haircuts: 5 things you missed Friday at Louder Than Life

Louder Than Life continued on Friday with SlipKnot and GWAR. Here's what life was like at the fairgrounds for the second day of the metal festival. → Read More

'Is that real?' How this Louisville preschool uses the outdoors to teach science

Wouldn't it be great if every preschool had a garden? Westport Early Childhood Center students learn science by ripping up plants and smelling herbs. → Read More

'Vampire Diaries' stars host Bourbon and Beyond event, serve never-before-tried bourbon

"Vampire Diaries" actors Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley served a new expression of Brothers Bond Bourbon at Bourbon & Beyond. Here's what to know. → Read More

How this Kentucky distillery adds a spin to bourbon while also appreciating the standard

New Riff opened in 2014, just two years before Senate Bill 11 passed, which opened the door for new distillery experiences and increased tourism. → Read More