Articles From March 2011

  • School fiscal crunch is topic of a community meeting

    There was an “elephant in the room” at the June 17 emergency Committee of the Whole school board meeting to discuss the district’s financial shortfall, according to villager Rachel McKinley.

  • 2 For 1 business reduces energy use

    Local residents Dan Rudolf, at left, and Bob Brecha (not pictured) have joined with business partners Dan Swank, center, and Lieb Lurie, right, to start 2 for 1 Energy, a one-stop energy audit and home retrofit business in the village.

    Trying to change the mindset of the masses is a mass production job — at least that’s how the new business 2 For 1 Energy is approaching the task. The object: getting residents to pay to retrofit their homes for greater energy efficiency.

  • FCC drops apartment plans

    The Friends Care Community Board of Trustees announced last week that the care center has withdrawn its proposal for a new senior apartment building downtown, according to a letter board president Mary White sent to community members.

  • Bequest boosts town/gown unity

    Antioch College alumni Prexy Nesbitt, left, Joni Rabinowitz and Paul Graham took part in a panel discussion on Friday, June 18, on local civil rights actions, with a focus on the effort to desegregate the Gegner barbership in 1964. The reunion’s overall theme was “Race and Social Justice.” (submitted photo by Dennie Eagleson)

    A $3 million bequest from the estate of longtime Antioch College faculty member Nolan Miller and his brother Richard Miller will enable Antioch College to financially support its students who wish to work in nonprofit organizations in Yellow Springs…

  • Sculptor inspired by clay, politics

    Local sculptor Alice Robrish is shown in her Dayton Street studio, where she’s working on a series of busts of Afghan schoolgirls.

    The building on Dayton Street looks like an unassuming garage, set well back from the street. Look closely, though, and you might notice the tables and shelves inside. This is in fact an artist’s studio, converted from a garage to a work space by local sculptor Alice Robrish.

  • Gegner event: YS civil rights legacy

    As idealistic Antioch students, Hardy Trolander, Paul Graham, Joni Rabinowitz and Prexy Nesbitt participated in local civil rights actions to desegregate Yellow Springs, culminating in the famous 1964 Gegner barbershop incident that led to the arrests of more than 100 people.

  • Denman is another Mr. Antioch

    At the Antioch College alumni reunion, longtime faculty member Al Denman received the J.D. Dawson award, for his contributions to the college. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Al Denman could never decide whether to describe himself as a wandering wonderer or a wondering wanderer. But he hasn’t strayed far from the Antioch College he calls home since he came to Yellow Springs in 1965.

  • The ‘can man’ recycles as ‘homage to Mother Nature’

    Longtime villager and former Antioch College faculty member Michael Kraus recently collected several hundred discarded aluminum cans on a 50-mile trip down the bike trail, a typical load for the ride he takes three times a week.

    While a high school Latin teacher in Cincinnati, Michael Kraus couldn’t stand to watch students throw their soda cans in the trash. So he spent his afternoons digging through garbage bins to retrieve and recycle them.

  • Mitzi Manny

    Mildred “Mitzi” Manny, longtime villager and beloved member of the Unitarian community, died on Wednesday, June 24, of cancer at the Friends Care Community Extended Living Center, where she had moved after becoming ill. Mitzi was born September 21, 1918. She was 91 years old and lived on Cedar Court in the Friends Care Community […]

  • World Cup fever reaches Yellow Springs

    Soccer fans

    Local soccer fans filled Dino’s Cappuccinos to cheer the U.S. men’s national team to victory against Algeria at the World Cup Wednesday. Crowds have been gathering throughout the village over the last two weeks to watch the World Cup, taking place this year in South Africa.

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