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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 4

  • The Memories Party, a PBL project— Personal stories connect kids, seniors

    Mills Lawn second-grader Lillianna Sylvester showed her original story to Nancy Hirsch during last week’s Memories Party at the school. The party was the culmination of a project-based learning project aimed at developing empathy in youngsters by sharing memories with Yellow Springs seniors. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    It may not be obvious that Zach Underwood, age 8, and Helen Eier, age 85, have things in common, but they recently discovered they do. For instance, they both like cats. They like camping.

  • Council says ‘no’ to ACE

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    After more than a year of community dialogue, Village Council voted on Monday, Dec. 7, to leave the Greene County ACE Task Force, which fights drug-related crime.

  • McKinnney kids raise funds with “selfies with elfies”

    Kate Anderson and Dan Carrigan posed for "selfies with elfies" downtown last Sunday, with McKinney School students, from left, Jane Meister, Riley Duncan and Olivia Snoddy.

    McKinney School kids are raising funds for an upcoming school trip to Washington, D.C.

  • Holiday Fest in the village

    Horse-drawn carriage rides provided by Horse-N-Around Farm will be provided from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, as part of Holiday Fest.

    Holiday Fest offers family holiday events and shopping downtown on Saturday, Dec. 12.

  • Presidential send-off

    Students Sarah Goldstein and Ozrick Sullivan earned a thumbs-up from Mark Roosevelt. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Several hundred people from the Antioch College and Yellow Springs community gathered last Thursday at Herndon Gallery to honor outgoing president Mark Roosevelt and his wife, Dorothy.

  • Roosevelt tenure: healing wounds, raising the college

    Mark Roosevelt, the first president of the revived Antioch College, is leaving the job after five years to become president of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M. Roosevelt and his wife, Dorothy, will be honored Thursday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Herndon Gallery. The event is open to the community. (submitted Photo)

    When Mark Roosevelt was a newly elected Massachusetts state legislator in 1986, he was asked to be lead sponsor of a bill that would prohibit housing and employment discrimination against gays and lesbians. If passed, the state would become only the second in the nation to protect homosexuals.

  • Disability conference in Yellow Springs

    "Invitation to Dance," a documentary about a student dancer who reframes her life in a wheelchair after being struck by a car, will kick off this year's conference on disability. The film will be presented free to the public at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Antioch University Midwest media room.

    “Valuing Diversity: Reframing Disability,” a conference on diversity and disability, will take place this Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 9 and 10, at Antioch University Midwest.

  • Back to Now offers vintage clothes, jewelry, antiques

    Back to Now is a new vintage clothing store in Kings Yard owned by Marilyn Grounds, pictured above.

    Back to Now is a newly opened vintage clothing store in Kings Yard.

  • Macbeth honored for Oten Gallery

    Longtime local artist Alan Macbeth was honored on Saturday with the Village Inspiration & Design Award, or VIDA, presented by the Arts and Culture Commission. Macbeth was recognized for his ongoing work on the unique Oten Gallery, which was described as a Yellow Springs “icon.” Macbeth has worked on the brick structure for almost 50 years. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Alan Macbeth was studying art at Ohio State University in the 1960s when he decided to drop out of school and move to Yellow Springs. A little house right downtown on Xenia Avenue was for rent, and he moved in. Later, his mother bought the house for him.

  • Village Council— Council recognizes Roosevelt

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    At Village Council’s meeting on Nov. 16, Council unanimously passed a resolution honoring Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt, who is leaving the job the end of December.

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