Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 38

  • Farming food, reaping knowledge

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    Preparing the ground for incoming students took on new meaning last week at Antioch College, as the revived college launched the Antioch College Farm, its first major sustainability project.

  • New, lush tunes on village streets

    Street musician Ben Hemmendinger can often be found in front of Tom’s Market playing his accordion. He returned to the village about six months ago, having lived here until he was 7. Scroll to the bottom of the post to hear Ben play an Irish tune. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Ben Hemmendinger says that his mom insists that when he bought his first accordion at age 8 (with a $20 gift from his grandmother), he said someday he’d play the instrument in the street.

  • Block parties next weekend

    Kids and adults alike had a good time at last year's neighborhood block parties, including this one on Winter and Cliff Streets. This year's block parties take place the weekend of Aug. 19–21.

    Neighborhood block parties, sponsored by the Village Human Relations Commission, will take place next weekend, Aug. 19–21, with most taking place from 5–8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21. Many neighborhoods are already organized for parties, but some are not; interested villagers should contact Joan Chappelle at 767-7056.

  • How we’re weathering the weather

    Water you waiting for? Many villagers beat the high temps and humidity of last week’s heat wave with a trip to the Gaunt Park pool. Shown above, Lorien Chavez was given a boost by Danny Horton on a hot summer day. According to pool manager Tina Fox, last Friday was the highest pool attendance of the summer as temperatures hit the high 90s. Life guards took frozen washcloths and plastic bottles of chilled water to their high seats to keep cool. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    The upside of last week’s heat wave was that villagers had an ever-ready conversational topic, and the phrase “Hot enough for ya?” took on new meaning.

  • Rumpke gets nod as trash collector

    Yellow Springs Village Council decided at its July 18 meeting that if “it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” regarding the hiring of a contractor for solid waste pickup.

  • A farm takes root at Antioch College

    Antioch College recently announced that its begun the Antioch College Farm, its first major sustainability project, to be located on the former "golf course." Shown above is the committee of faculty and staff who are meeting to explore ways to integrate the farm into campus life. Shown above are, from left first row, chemistry professor David Kammler; local farmer Kat Christen, who will design the farm's first phase; Dean of Community Life Louise Smith; and Glen Helen Project Managers Ann Simonson and Brooke Bryan. In back are Glen Helen Director Nick Boutis, who will coordinate campus sustainability efforts, and philosophy professor Lewis Trelawny-Cassity. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Antioch College has announced that it has begun work on the Antioch College farm, its first major sustainability project, which organizers hope to incorporate into many aspects of campus life and curriculum. Local organic farmer Kat Christen has been hired to develop the farm’s first phase.

  • Struewings vs. Village goes to trial

    A lawsuit that has cost the Village almost $40,000 regarding access to Village water for an out-of-town property is going to trial this week.

  • Gearing up for new students

    Getting ready for the arrival of its first group of students, Antioch College recently announced the hiring of its new admissions dean and of the final tenure-track faculty member.

  • Maybe we didn’t win, but we’re fun

    Glenwood Springs, Colo., won the "most fun town" category in the recent "Best of the Road" contest sponsored by Rand McNally. Yellow Springs was one of six finalists for the prize.

    Glenwood Springs, Colo., won the “most fun” town honor as part of this summer’s Rand McNally “Best of the Road” contest. As one of six finalist towns for the “most fun” category, Yellow Springs was visited in late June by two traveling judges and fun was had by all.

  • Cooling spots available for villagers

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    During this week’s heat wave, villagers can go to the John Bryan Community Center, the Senior Center or the Yellow Springs Library if they have no air conditioning and need to get out of the heat.

  • Tree-trimming efforts begin soon

    At their July 5 meeting, members of Village Council heard a report from Electric Crew Head Kelley Fox on upcoming tree-trimming efforts in the village

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