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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 30

  • Village Council—Revenues drop slightly in ’12

    Revenues in the Village general fund budget have dropped 11 percent overall compared to a year ago this time, according to Village Finance Director Sharon Potter at Council’s Aug. 6 meeting.

  • Council votes down streetscape plan, supports fracking ban

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    Village Council made two unexpected decisions at its Aug. 20 meeting, voting in favor of a municipal ban on fracking and injection wells, and against a controversial street scape redesign project.

  • Little Art shows documentary on sexual violence in military

    The Invisible War, a documentary about sexual violence toward women in the military, will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Little Art. Admission is free.

    The Invisible War, a documentary about sexual violence against women in the military, will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Little Art. Admission is free.

  • Council votes on streetscape Aug. 20

    At its Aug. 6 meeting, fewer people showed up for Village Council’s discussion on the proposed streetscape changes than at Council’s last meeting, and fewer people spoke against the changes.

  • 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.