Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 29

  • Council puts drilling ban on hold for now

    At the Aug. 6 Village Council meeting, a group of citizens urged Council to be the first municipality in the state to ban oil and gas drilling in town in an effort to protect local water.

  • Celebrate art at Art on the Lawn

    Villager Dinah Anderson, shown displaying her original jewelry, was one of several local artists selling their wares at the 2011 Art on the Lawn. This year’s event, sponsored by the Village Artisans, will take place this Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn in front of Mills Lawn School. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Artists will display their artwork artwork this Saturday, Aug. 11, at the 29th annual Art on the Lawn. The free event, sponsored by Village Artisans, will feature almost 100 artists of all varieties, and will take place on the lawn of Mills Lawn School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Tree talk continues tonight

    Above is a drawing of the proposed streetscape changes for downtown Yellow Springs. A discussion on the proposal will take place tonight, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at Bryan Center.

    A discussion on the proposed changes to the downtown streetscape, including the removal of Bradford pear trees, will take place tonight, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Village Council meeting at the Bryan Center.

  • Block parties coming soon

    Last year's Davis/Whiteman/Phillips street block party resembled a cafe, with tables covered with tablecloths and fresh flowers. The Human Relations Commission urges villagers to organize a partiy for their neighborhood on either Saturday, Aug. 18, or Sunday, Aug. 19.

    The annual Yellow Springs neighborhood block parties, sponsored by the Human Relations Commission, will take place either Saturday or Sunday, Aug. 18 or 19. Those interested in organizing a party for their neighborhood should contact Patti Dallas at pattidallas22 {at} sbcglobal(.)net.

  • Timeline for zoning revision

    At the July 16 Village Council meeting, Council member Lori Askeland announced an upcoming process to introduce villagers to proposed changes in the Village zoning code.

  • Quirky tales of village history

    The Octagon House on Whiteman Street was one of several historical buildings highlighted on last Sunday’s walking tour, led by local historian Robin Heise, at right. About 25 people took part, including villagers Zo Meister, second from right, and Linda Rudawski, second from left. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Some of the colorful people and places of Yellow Springs history came alive last Sunday, during a walking tour of the village led by local historian Robin Heise.

  • Historian seeks local stories

    Historian Robin Heise is shown at right talking about the historic Octagon House at a recent walking tour. Heise hopes that villagers will contribute stories about local history to her Web site at ysheritage.org.

    Historian Robin Heise seeks stories of local history from villagers.

  • Friends Music Camp to entertain, benefit Glen

    Yellow Springs musicians attending Friends Music Camp who will perform this Saturday, July 28, at Mills Lawn gym are, back row from left, Sam Butler, Connor Gravley-Novello, Max Mullin, Jeremiah Scott, Blaze Wright and Joshua Seitz, and front row from left, Saul Fairlie, Maya Creighton, Evelyn Orme, Annabel Welsh, Sam Salazar, Sam Holman-Smith, Sam Crawford and camp director Peg Champney.

    Campers and staff from Friends Music Camp will present their annual Yellow Springs concert this Saturday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym.

  • Village Council­— Street trees spark debate

    A standing-room only crowd filled Council chambers Monday night, when villagers weighed in on proposed changes to the downtown streetscape, with many expressing distress about the prospect of losing downtown trees

  • Village wins federal grant to enhance safety for kids

    Village children will more safely walk or bike to school within the next year, thanks to a collaborative effort between local citizens and Village government.