Articles From March 2011

  • New YSHS newspaper a hit with students

    The new Writing for Publications class at Yellow Springs High School, taught by English teacher Desirée Nickell, is putting out a monthly newspaper. Class members pictured are, front row left to right, Ms. Nickell, Rachell Meyer, Liana Rothman, Julia Tucheslau and Shyanne Barnett. Those in the top row, left to right, are Collin Hardy, Rory Papania, Gabe Amrhein, Jazz Exel, Henry Crews, Issac Haller, Kelly Miller, Austin Bailey, Bella Hernandez and Max Mullin. (Photo by Kelsey Cundiff)

    Along with many other changes that took place this year at YSHS, something new was offered to students: a unique, workshop-type class in which students produce a monthly school newspaper.

  • Macbeth offers up the Oten for sale

    After several decades of creating art with the bricks and mortar at his Xenia Avenue Oten Gallery, Alan Macbeth is putting his building on the market. The Yellow Springs Arts Council resides in part of the building, and the Asian Collection rents another space. MacBeth lives in a basement apartment.

    The brick archways of the Oten Gallery have been a labor of love and obsession for Alan Macbeth, the owner and creator of the distinctive structure on Xenia Avenue. But after several years testing the sound of his voice saying he feels ready to sell, he is sure that he is no longer in a position to steward his master work.

  • YS works to get clinic back

    Maintaining a local medical clinic at the site of the former Wright State Physicians Family Health Center is the best use for the property at the corner of Xenia Avenue and Herman Street, according to Village Planning Assistant Ed Amrhein.

  • Council urged to make low-cost homes efficient

    In Village Council’s first discussion of a draft agreement for a proposed affordable housing project at its Jan. 3 meeting, Council was urged to require from the developer tighter energy efficient building practices than currently specified.

  • Sun warms homes at Thistle Creek

    Jonathan Brown, left, and Roy Eastman are building three passive houses in the Thistle Creek development. The passive house uses a variety of energy-efficient building techniques, including double-thick walls to retain heat. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Home building may not be his primary career, but Yellow Springs electronics distributor Roy Eastman is no novice either, as he has spent the last several years researching energy-efficient building and retrofitting his company’s office.

  • Presbyterians continue rehabilitation of a community space

    Chris Moore replaced the copper flashing on the Presbyterian Church roof over the summer.

    During the year of its 150th anniversary last year, the First Presbyterian Church began the job of restoring its old and leaky sanctuary, thanks to an anonymous grant.

  • Former YSHS student makes a refreshing proposal

    YSHS alumna Sarah Finn hopes to win a grant from Pepsi to help clean up the North Carolina coast.

    A former YSHS student is in the running to have her coastal clean-up project funded by Pepsi.

  • A Winter Farmers’ Market

    Jennifer De Marco of Fab Ferments stands behind her booth of naturally cultured food (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Winter Farmers’ Market is going on every Saturday morning in the basement of the Methodist Church.

  • Mils Lonn speling bee socksessfull

    Dylan Dietrich, Evalynn Orme and Atulya Dora-Laskey were winners of the Mills Lawn spelling bee.

    Mills Lawn held its annual spelling bee on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

  • Teilhet chosen for American Craft Council show in Baltimore

    Brushed silver ring by Jay Teilhet

    Yellow Springs High School 2009 graduate Jay Teilhet was selected to participate in the 35th American Craft Council Show in Baltimore.

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