Articles From March 2011

  • Street life

    A sea of people in constant milling motion persisted throughout the downtown area all day Saturday, comprising what Police Chief John Grote believes is probably the largest street fair crowd Yellow Springs has ever had. The traffic from Dayton-Yellow Springs Road backed up to Interstate 675, and Fire-Rescue Chief Colin Altman estimated that the people count was from 10,000–20,000. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

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  • Antioch presidential finalist visits campus this week

    If he’s hired as the new president of Antioch College, Mark Roosevelt will be moving from overseeing a system with 25,000 students to one with a first-year entering class of 25. Most importantly, he’d bring the skills he used to raise the Pittsburgh Public Schools from a failing system to one that began achieving success…

  • A change of key for the chorus

    After 31 years, Ruth Bent is ceding her directorship of the Community Chorus to conductor James Johnston. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Over the past 31 years, the name Ruth Bent has become synonymous with the Yellow Springs Community Chorus. And it was no small concern for Bent, when her eyesight began to fail, that the chorus continue with a strong and dedicated leader.

  • Village Council — Sidewalk policy to change

    Recently Village Council took a first step toward changing Village policy on sidewalk maintenance, shifting from charging home-owners for sidewalk repairs to treating sidewalks similarly to streets, as part of the Village budget.

  • ‘Artoberfest’ celebrates the arts

    Arts Council board and staff members recently toasted to a successful year, which will be celebrated at their first annual Artoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the corner of Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue. Beer, wine and food will be available at the seasonal celebration and fundraiser. From the left, front row, are Carole Braun, Kathy Reed and Phyllis Schmidt; in the back row are Lisa Hunt, Nick Gaskins, Joanne Caputo and Anita Brown. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    This year the Yellow Springs Arts Council has a lot to celebrate, as it hired its first staff member, opened a new office and gallery space and organized the successful summer Yellow Springs Experience.

  • The keeper of the water’s source

    Ted Dunevant, the Village water plant operator, is being honored by the American Water Works Association for his 25 years of dedicated service to the Village. He is also responsible for recent Village honors from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for 50 years of consistent and accurate fluoridation of local water, a task that Dunevant performs each day. He’s shown with Village Water and Wastewater Superintendent Joe Bates.

    Like the air we breathe, the water we drink is of vital importance to our health, yet its origins beyond the tap are somewhat mysterious. Down at the southern end of the village nestled among the foliage on Jacoby Road…

  • New creative cycle for musician

    Longtime local musician Carl Schumacher, who grew up in Yellow Springs, has launched the New Schu band, a new creative endeavor that plays at the Emporium the first Friday of every month. (photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    With a couple of old projects winding up and several new ones budding, local musician Carl Schumacher says he finds himself at the beginning of a “new creative cycle.” Interest is building in his recently-formed band New Schu, a “new configuration” of the previous Carl Schumacher Band.

  • Teacher surprised by national win

    Mills Lawn teacher Ben Trumbull, here with one of his students, Chris Jennings, was surprised last Tuesday, Oct. 5, with $1,000 in free classroom supplies from a local Office Max store. Trumbull, who has taught at Mills Lawn for 15 years, was one of 1,100 teachers nationwide who received the gift. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Last week Mills Lawn teacher Ben Trumbull was in the middle of a math lesson when Principal Matt Housh and representatives from a local Office Max store walked into his classroom with a surprise — a giant box filled with more than $1,000 in classroom supplies.

  • Nonstop fields candidate forum

    Since it began several years ago, Nonstop members have aimed to fill voids. First, they filled an intellectual void in the village by offering classes after Antioch College closed down. Even after the college revived, Nonstop provided a series of cultural events.

  • Jean Huston memorial

    A memorial service for Jean Huston will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m., at the Glen Helen Building. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Yellow Springs Community Foundation or the Glen Helen Association. RELATED POSTS: Dan Hotaling memorial Rededication honors Vernet Dinner fetes soccer Yellow Springs Community Foundation celebrates 40 […]

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