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Articles by Audrey Hackett

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  • Plans for a new fire station, and an open house

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue is holding an open house this Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., at the fire station on Corry Street. (Photo via mtfr.org)

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue is seeking to build a new fire station on Xenia Avenue. This Saturday, April 1, the fire department is welcoming local residents to an open house at its current Corry Street station.

  • Land auction preserves greenspace

    Community Solutions staff and boosters celebrated the nonprofit’s purchase of 128 acres, or about half, of the Arnovitz farm moments after the land auction closed last Thursday, March 16. Pictured, left to right, are Julia and Tim Honchel, Executive Director Susan Jennings, Board member Kat Walter, Maureen Dawn, Liz Merksy and MJ Gentile. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    It was standing room only when the auction of the Arnovitz family farm began last Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Beavercreek.

  • Joan Horn: life as a doer, teacher and friend

    Villager Joan Horn has lived in Yellow Springs for more than 60 years, contributing to the community as a volunteer, teacher, civic-minded citizen and friend. Her Spillan Avenue home, filled with books and art, is always open to friends from Yellow Springs and around the world. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Joan Horn, 83, has lived in Yellow Springs for over 60 years, first coming to the village as a student at Antioch College in the early 1950s. Her contributions to the community are legion.

  • Proposed mining modifications raise concern

    Farm in Mad River Township, north of Yellow Springs. Public domain image from Wikipedia.

    Some local residents are concerned about proposed modifications to gravel pits just north of Yellow Springs in Mad River Township. A public meeting on the issue will be held Monday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Greenon High School in Springfield.

  • BLOG— Spring, and the tiny shift

    Snow on St. Patrick's Day (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    In any life, there are things that require healing. Often this healing happens in secret, the way winter turns into spring (and sometimes back again).

  • Community Solutions buys half of Arnovitz farm

    Leaders and supporters of Community Solutions celebrated the nonprofit's new land holdings Thursday night. Community Solutions bought 128 acres of land on the western edge of Yellow Springs at auction on March 16, paying $655,000 for two of nine parcels up for sale. All parcels of the 267-acre Arnovitz farm were sold to a total of seven buyers. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    All nine parcels of the Arnovitz farm were sold at auction Thursday, March 16. Nearly half the land was purchased by Community Solutions, which plans to establish a center for regenerative agriculture on the property and relocate its offices there.

  • ‘Piecework for Peace’ to gather

    All handiwork crafters are invited to gather from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, beginning March 16, at the Emporium.

  • BLOG— World of upside down

    Upside down in the South Glen, February 2017. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Paradoxically, imagination grounds us in the world. It takes us out of the world, and out of ourselves, only to locate us more deeply there, with greater awareness and greater capacity for awareness.

  • A hometown writer tells own story

    Chris Tebbetts, a Yellow Springs native and author of a few successful book series for young readers, will be speaking at the Little Art Theatre as part of their “Homecoming” series, in which people with interesting careers speak about their history and their craft. Tebbetts made a name for himself as co-author of the “Middle School” books, a series in which the protagonist “copes with the awkwardness of adolescence.” (Submitted Photo)

    Chris Tebbetts, a Yellow Springs native and author of a few successful book series for young readers, will be speaking at the Little Art Theatre as part of their “Homecoming” series, in which people with interesting careers speak about their history and their craft.

  • How are our local police officers trained?

    Beginning in April, villagers may see an Antioch College student or a local resident taking a walk around town beside a Yellow Springs police officer. But look closely. The man or woman in blue is the one being escorted.

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