Articles From March 2011

  • YSHS/McKinney to open­— New staff, new way of learning

    This school year students at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School will plan for the zombie apocalypse, make documentaries, build roller coasters, erect a sculpture trail and work in agriculture as part of the new project-based learning, or PBL, curriculum that begins the 2013–14 school year. Implementing the district-wide mandate will be difficult, but the educational […]

  • Board, Basora set contract

    Last week the Yellow Springs District Board of Education and Superintendent Mario Basora came to an agreement about Basora’s contract with the local district, according to an Aug. 8 press release. The board will vote on the five-year amended contract at its regular Sept. 12 meeting. “We are pleased to announce that the superintendent has […]

  • 30th annual Art on the Lawn

    Perfect summer weather graced the 30th annual Art on the Lawn last Saturday, drawing visitors from miles around to the annual art show at the Mills Lawn school grounds. About 100 vendors, mainly from Ohio, showed original art and crafts at the event, where local artist Roger Smith won Best in Show for his oil […]

  • Harvest Moon Bakery opens in Xenia— A marriage of bakers, vegan-style

    The idea of a vegan dessert is, to some, a contradiction in terms. Without milk, butter and eggs, can it qualify as a deliciously decadent meal-ending indulgence? More to the point, can it taste good? But just one bite of the vegan treats concocted by Yellow Springs couple Chris and Andrea Hutson — a lemon […]

  • The 16th annual AACW Blues Fest­— Blues, jazz and gospel to reign

    A blues singer from Uruguay will make her first appearance at this year’s AACW Blues, Jazz and Gospel Fest, to take place Aug. 22 through 25 at the Antioch College amphitheatre. The singer, Virginia Martinez, contacted Blues Fest organizers because she’d heard of the event and wanted to perform, according to Karen Patterson. When Patterson […]

  • BLOG — Par-tay!

    Hopscotch and conversation at the Stafford and Union streets block party on Saturday, Aug. 17.

    August 1 marked my four year anniversary as a resident of Yellow Springs, and in all that time, I had yet to attend one of the annual block parties until last weekend.

  • Curliss to leave Yellow Springs

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    Village Council on Aug. 19 unanimously passed a severance agreement that ends the Village’s contract with Manager Laura Curliss, who will leave her job Sept. 28.

  • Free movie at the Senior Center

    The 2012 movie poster for Anna Karenina, which will be playing this week at the Senior Center.

    While the Little Art Theatre has it’s doors closed for renovations, the Senior Center will show a movie on Friday evenings.

  • Girls tee off for the first time

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    In what Coach Mike Reichert believes may be the first ever girls golf match in Yellow Springs High School history, the four-strong Lady Bulldog golf team competed this week at a match at Locust Hills Golf Course in Springfield.

  • BLOG-Spicy Chicken Salad

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    Thanks to the children and their passion for slides, I’ve discovered a new treat for myself.