Articles From March 2011

  • Writer to read essays about his life with cancer

    Writer and teacher Rafael Torch to speak at Antioch College.

    As part of the Antioch College fireside reading series, writer and teacher Rafael Torch will read from his recent creative nonfiction work on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Coretta Scott King Center.

  • Nancy Whittemore Vernot

    Nancy Whittemore Vernot died at Friends Care Community on Feb. 13 after a short illness. She was 86.

  • Schools aim for least harmful cuts

    The ultimate goal of school district budget cuts is to respond to the district’s deficit spending while making the least amount of programmatic change.

  • Inspiring better education

    About 50 people came to hear Deborah Meier and Shadia Alvarez, both progressive educators and Antioch alumni, speak at the Herndon Gallery on Antioch College campus Feb. 12.

  • Seeking way forward on affordability

    Since villagers began discussing the need for affordable housing in Yellow Springs in the 1970s, the issue has fostered lively and forceful debate that has sometimes divided the community.

  • Antioch and village schools collaborate on Future of Education series

    Deborah Meier will speak on education and democracy Feb. 12 as part of ‘The Future of Education‘ series.

    The Yellow Springs school board, in inviting a series of progressive-minded educators and thinkers to town, hopes the next few months are filled with discussion and debate about the future of education in the village.

  • Drillers ask for land leases

    An energy company began contacting landowners in Miami Township last week about leasing their land for oil and gas drilling.

  • Feb. 17, 2011 Bulldog Sports Roundup

    Yellow Springs High School senior Isaac Haller scored a career-high of 20 points in Friday’s game against Middletown Christian. The Yellow Springs team won in a thrilling game, 78–77.

    Feb. 17, 2011 Bulldog Sports Roundup

  • Ice will melt, but the stories linger

    Not going anywhere soon: Last Wednesday morning a van on W. Davis Street seemed to shrink under the weight of the ice-covered tree that had toppled over during the ice storm the night before. Hundreds of limbs and branches fell during the storm, causing power outages all over the village. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Great Yellow Springs Ice Storm of 2011 had a silver lining, as the warmth of community softened Mother Nature’s blow.

  • BLOG — Chilis that came before the McKinney Chili Cook-off

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    The McKinney School’s 17th annual Chili Cook-off is coming next month, and it has some stiff competition from chiliheads around the country.

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