Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 30

  • Curliss is new Village manager

    Interim Manager Laura Curliss has been named the permanent manager of Yellow Springs. She's shown in her office in the Bryan Community Center the day after Council unanimously approved her hiring on Monday, June 4.

    Yellow Springs Interim Manager Laura Curliss has been named the village’s permanent manager by Village Council.

  • Council poised to hire Curliss

    Laura Curliss will leave her position as Village manager. (News file photo)

    Yellow Springs Village Council is poised to vote on whether to hire Interim Manager Laura Curliss as the Village’s permanent manager following its regular June 4 meeting.

  • New holiday arts event this year

    When Glen Helen announced last fall that it would discontinue its Nature Arts and Crafts Show, plans were made for a new collaborative show.

  • Arts community, arts policy

    Village Council members and local artists and arts supporters this week began a dialogue on the arts and a potential Village government arts policy at Council’s regular May 21 meeting.

  • Borer likely dooms ash trees

    Nick Boutis, director of Glen Helen, last week identified some of the ash trees downtown, including this large ash outside the Jackson Lytle and Lewis Funeral Home on Xenia Avenue. The trees are at risk from the Emerald Ash Borer, and experts believe that if the insects ­ — which have killed millions of trees in Michigan and Ohio — aren’t already in the village, they will be soon. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Many majestic canopy trees around the village are ash trees. And if they’re not already infested with the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, they will be soon. Within a few years, they’ll be dead.

  • June 1 deadline for wind, bike project

    At Council’s May 7 meeting, Council members continued discussion on both issues, one a project aimed to make the village more attractive to cyclists, and the other adding more renewable energy to the Village energy portfolio.

  • Public arts forum coming

    The nude paintings in the Women's Voices Out Loud art exhibit stirred controversy earlier this spring. A community forum on local arts policy in Village buildings will take place this Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. during the regular Village Council meeting.

    A community forum on local arts and arts policy will be held this Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Bryan Center in Council chambers, during the regular Village Council meeting.

  • A tale of two waters

    Soon, Council will choose between upgrading its aging water plant or purchasing water from Springfield. It seems timely, then, to compare various aspects of Yellow Springs and Springfield water.

  • Make It Count for the Birds counts for the Glen

    The pileated woodpecker is one of the 85 bird species tallied last Saturday at the annual "Make It Count for the Birds" fundraiser for Glen Helen. The event raised about $10,000 for the nature preserve.

    About 25 birders tallied 85 bird species in the Glen last Saturday, during the annual “Make It Count for the Birds” event, which also raised about $10,000 for the nature preserve.

  • Tackling hard water, hard choices

    Of all the critical decisions made by municipal governments, perhaps no decisions are more important than those concerning water.