Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 19

  • What has changed since Newtown?

    The shooting tragedy Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., galvanized gun control advocates, who immediately called for stepped-up efforts on both the federal and state levels. It also galvanized those who support gun rights, who vowed to beat back attempts at new legislation. What has changed?

  • Barr house to disappear in a controlled burn

    The historic house on the Barr property downtown will be burned in a training exercise this month, according to Miami Township Fire Chief Colin Altman at Village Council’s April 1 meeting.

  • Climate change hike Saturday at the Glen

    Wright State University professors Allen Hunt and Don Cippolini will lead a hike in Glen Helen on Saturday, April 6, with a focus on climate change relevant to the Glen. The hike begins at 11 a.m. at the Trailside Museum.

  • The pros and cons of local dispatch

    One evening when Teresa Newsome was on duty as dispatcher at the Yellow Springs Police Department, she received a call from a worried villager. The woman’s elderly husband, who had some dementia, had taken a walk and, after several hours, not returned. Newsome knew both the woman and her husband, and she dispatched a police officer to look for the man.

  • Village Council— West Nile spraying nixed

    Yellow Springs will not be sprayed with insecticide this summer in response to the presence of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitos, unless the health department determines the village is in a state of emergency. Rather, mosquito control will involve working with villagers to eliminate mosquito breeding sites and the use of larvicide to kill the insect larvae.

  • Local filmmakers win MacArthur grant

    Local filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar were recently awarded a MacArthur grant for Reinvention Stories, a multimedia project with WYSO radio. Reichert is shown above interviewing a Dayton resident last summer.

    Filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar were recently awarded an $80,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation for Reinvention Stories, a joint project with WYSO public radio.

  • Village Council— Dispatch on chopping block

    How important is it to villagers to have local police dispatchers? Village Council members want to hear from the community.

    “We need to hear from citizens how valued our current system is. Is money more important?” said Council member Rick Walkey at Council’s March 18 ­meeting.

  • Opinions mixed over zoning update

    While the phrase “zoning code” is not known to inspire enthusiasm, it lies at the heart of how land is used in the village, a topic that sparks strong opinions.

    “As became very clear to me on my first five years on Council, land–use decisions bring out the passion in Yellow Springers!” Council member Lori Askeland wrote in a recent email. “And that passion is because people care deeply about this place.”

  • Yellow Springs Experience: Bronze Symposium— Casting for artistic collaboration

    As with many Yellow Springs initiatives, the upcoming Yellow Springs Experience: National Bronze Sculpture Symposium, to take place in October 2013, grew from a series of local conversations, of villagers talking to each other.

  • JBCP studio time and workshop— Hungarian potters travel to village

    In much of Hungary, handmade pottery is at the heart of daily life, objects both beautiful and useful. In villages, earthenware jugs for water remain unglazed so that the water inside can evaporate on the walls of the jug, keeping the water cool.

  • Bronze Symposium coming to town

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    The Yellow Springs Experience: Bronze Sculpture Symposium will take place on the Antioch College campus for two weeks in October, featuring sculptors creating original abstract works that will be cast in bronze and later be given to the Village.

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