Articles From March 2011

  • Morgan Fellow jobs to end in June— Antioch’s cultural presence, revived

    Morgan Fellows Jean Gregorek, left, Anne Bohlen and Scott Warren have been busy developing the curriculum and programming events at the revived college since September 2009. Their jobs come to an end on June 30. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    It didn’t take long after Antioch College became an independent liberal arts college in September 2009 for the revived college’s presence to be felt in the village.

  • Council to vote on natural gas

    The challenge of meeting local energy needs with non-polluting energy sources presented itself in a new form to Village Council on May 16, as Council considered whether to use natural gas as an intermediate energy source.

  • A radical, rooted farm vision

    A layer hen perched on top of a motorcycle was not a strange sight at Amy Batchman’s new Radical Roots Farm on West Jackson Road, where Batchman plans to grow perennials, teach mechanics courses for women and move old barns. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Where can you learn how to repair a tractor, help move a barn, have chicks raised for you and eventually pick your own strawberries and buy fresh-pressed apple cider vinegar and hazelnut oil, all from a 29-year-old woman?

  • UPDATE: Census shows rising age, declining diversity

    As the total population in Yellow Springs dropped to 3,487 residents over the last 40 years, its share of people of color fell as a percentage of its population.

    Yellow Springs is aging and becoming less racially-diverse, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures. Join the conversation and see more graphs after the jump.

  • BLOG – I get paid for this

    Taking a break from what was clearly very important work.

    Like many of my young adult peers, I have worked several jobs during and since completing my education. These jobs were all of varying degrees of payscale, degrees of relation to my education and degrees of general weirdness. But the weirdest job I have ever worked is the one I’m working at right now. Allow […]

  • Documentary, new series at WYSO this week

    Irish radio producer Mary Phelan, left, traveled to the Miami Valley to meet President Obama's fourth cousin Roger Kearny of Troy, for a radio documentary about Obama's Irish forebears and their descendants in the region.

    A new radio documentary on President Obama’s Irish forebears, some of whom moved to the Miami Valley, will be aired on WYSO on Sunday, May 29 at 6 p.m. A new series on changes at Wright Patterson Air Force Base will be aired the week of May 30 on Morning Edition.

  • Graffiti in the school yard, with praise

    This month a group of Mills Lawn Skills for Life enrichment students applied their newfound grafitti talent to a public art installment on the soccer wall behind the school.

    In an creatively anti-vandalizing way, a group of Mills Lawn students took their spray cans and paint brushes to the school yard this month to repurpose the soccer wall into a work of graffiti art.

  • VIDEO: Wheels performs “Sit Down” from their debut album

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    Local band Wheels performs the song “Sit Down” from their debut album Fields on Fire.

  • John Sims exhibit to open at Antioch College

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    The work of Antioch alum John Sims and other New York City artists will be featured at “Rhythm of Structure: Mathematics, Art and Poetic Reflection,” an exhibit created by Sims that opens with a reception this Saturday, May 21, 6–9 p.m. at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus.

  • Kinder Concert

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    The bright t-shirts of the Mills Lawn School Kindergartners were only matched by the shining faces and sparkling songs Wednesday night. Read more and see a slide show.

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