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Articles by Diane Chiddister

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  • Community Thanksgiving for all

    The annual Community Thanksgiving dinner takes place today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Shown are a few of the several hundred people who came to last year's event.

    The annual Community Thanksgiving dinner takes place today, Nov. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • Council is close to ACE vote


    While members of Village Council didn’t vote on whether to leave the Greene County ACE Task Force at their Nov. 16 meeting, a majority of Council members stated they support leaving ACE, or are leaning toward that position. Council said it will vote on task force involvement at its next meeting, on Dec. 7.

  • College names new president

    Thomas Manley, current president of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, has been named the new president of Antioch College. (Submitted photo by Matthew Miller)

    Thomas Manley, the current president of the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, has been chosen the new president of Antioch College. Dr. Manley will be the second president at the revived Antioch, following Mark Roosevelt, who is leaving the job at the end of his five-year contract on Dec. 31.

  • Turning shame and guilt into art

    Lara Bauer, left, and Cathy Paige are inviting women to explore the emotions of guilt, shame and resentment through twice-monthly workshops involving the creation of wearable art. The next workshop will be held on Sunday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. The workshops will continue through December, January and February, and will culminate in a fashion show displaying particpants’ pieces: the Cloak of Guilt, Mask of Resentment and Gloves of Shame. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Guilt. Shame. Resentment.

  • Police alert villagers to scam calls


    Villagers should ignore scam calls reportedly from the IRS.

  • Reception for new potter on Friday

    A reception for Nicki Strouss, left, shown above with Brad Husk, will be held at the John Bryan Community Pottery this Friday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m.

    A reception for Nicki Strouss will take place Friday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the pot shop at John Bryan Community Pottery.

  • Final frame for Would you, Could you gallery

    Local artist Lance Rudegeair will be featured at a new exhibit at "would you could you" In A Frame gallery, beginning with a reception this Friday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery will be closing at the end of December.

    “Would you could you” In A Frame gallery will close at the end of December, after its current show of local artist Lance Rudegeair’s portraits of endangered animals.

  • November is Local Food Month— Groups put focus on food resiliency

    A series of free events focused on local food will kick off this weekend at 4 p.m. Saturday at McGregor 113 on the Antioch campus with a talk by Leslie Schaller of the Athens Food Venture Center. On Sunday, the film “Fresh” will be shown at the Little Art at 1 p.m., followed by a workshop at 3 p.m. at the library. Shown above is Alison Maier in 2014 at the summer Farmers’ Market, which is one component of a local food resiliency network, with Kara Baker of Springfield’s Baker Market and Greenhouse in the back. (Archive Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    In Athens, Ohio, the Athens Food Venture Center serves about 65 food-based businesses yearly, providing shared commercial equipment and consulting advice that allows entreprenuers to develop new products without the usual financial burden.

  • Solidarity standing

    (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Last Thursday, Nov. 12, more than 100 Antioch College students demonstrated in solidarity with students from the University of Missouri, who have protested racist incidents at that school.

  • Unlocking the muse at ‘Locked In’

    Nathan Foley, top with umbrella, Brandon Lowery, holding teapot, and Jesse Thayer, with pompom, are the artists who were locked up in the Arts Council Gallery for three days this week during Locked In: A Creative Collaboration. A reception for the project takes place Friday, Nov. 13, from 6–9 p.m. at the gallery, where the artists will speak about their experience at 7 that night. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Artists Nathan Foley, Brandon Lowery and Jesse Thayer began “Locked In: A Creative Collaboration” at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery on Monday morning.