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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 2

  • New Year’s celebration turns ugly with police actions

    The traditional Yellow Springs ball drop turned ugly on New Year’s Eve when police drove through the crowd at 12:08 a.m.

  • Friends Music Camp presents holiday concert

    The annual holiday concert of staff and campers of Friends Music Camp will take place Friday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch campus. Staff members and professional musicians Wendy Champney Enderle and Martha Hyde will perform, along with cellist Chiara Enderle, violinist Mathias Enderle and former campers Sam Salazar and Rory Papania, among others. The event raises money for camper scholarships. Shown above, Papania performed at the group’s 2016 summer benefit, which also took place in Yellow Springs. (News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    Friends Music Camp staffers and campers present their annual holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Foundry Theatre on the Antioch College campus.

  • Deep roots, and a historian’s eye

    Phyllis Lawson Jackson is the fifth generation of the Lawson family to live in Yellow Springs. Jackson, known as a local historian, is shown beside her grandmother’s lamp and table in her Stafford Street home. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    You’d be hard pressed to find someone with deeper Yellow Springs roots than Phylllis Lawson Jackson, the fifth generation of the Lawson family to live in the village.

  • YSHS students launch Spirit Wear business

    A YSHS math class has launched a small apparel business, YS Spirit Wear.

  • Sweet little houses

    Ru Robertson stood guard beside the house she created, in the foreground, complete with Snoopy on top, which took second prize in the competition. (Photos by Diane Chiddister)

    The magic of sugar and the holiday season converged last Saturday at the Second Annual ­Gingerbread Festival at Mills Lawn gym, sponsored by the Mills Lawn PTO.

  • Paul Graham: a soft-spoken force for equality

    Longtime villager Paul Graham is shown in the kitchen of his Corry Street home surrounded by photos of family, including his late wife, Jewell, at right. Graham played a major role in integrating downtown businesses in the early 1960s. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A soft-spoken and gentle man, Paul Graham doesn’t seem like a troublemaker. Yet in Yellow Springs a half century ago, Graham made considerable trouble for those who stood in the path of equal rights for all.

  • Village Council considers 2017 goals

    At their Dec. 5 meeting, Council members reviewed a status update on this year’s Village Council goals with an eye toward identifying 2017 goals.

  • Village Council— Budget shows lower spending

    At Village Council’s Nov. 21 meeting, Council members unanimously approved the second, and final, reading of the 2017 Village budget, which projects a lower level of spending than in recent years.

  • A feast with friends

    Michael Harrod, left, and John Fudge, right, were two of the many villagers, families and friends who took part in last Thursday’s Community Thanksgiving at the First Presbyterian Church. (Photos by Diane Chiddister)

    Many villagers, families and friends who took part in last Thursday’s Community Thanksgiving at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • Village Council— Status quo on sidewalks?

    At Monday night’s Village Council meeting, Council began a discussion on the long vexing topic of how best to maintain adequate village sidewalks, after receiving a recommendation from two of its members that the Village not move ahead with a repair project that had been estimated at $4.8 million.

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