Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 4

  • Council examines ‘busking’

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    At their July 7 meeting, Village Council members continued an earlier discussion on how best to balance the needs of buskers and business owners in a way that doesn’t put a damper on what many villagers see as a source of downtown uniqueness.

  • Bates begins Village manager job

    Village Council President Karen Wintrow swore in Patti Bates as the new Village manager at Council's July 7 meeting.

    Patti Bates was sworn in as the new Yellow Springs Village manager at Village Council’s July 7 meeting.

  • Schumacher benefit on Sunday

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    A musical benefit for local musician Carl Schumacher will take place this Sunday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at the Seniot Center.

  • Water plant decision moves ahead

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    A decision on how to deal with the ailing Village water plant needs to take place soon, Village Council members were told at their June 16 meeting. “Joe believes the project can’t wait,” Council President Karen Wintrow said to Council, referring to Village Water and Wastewater Plant Superintendent Joe Bates. In recent weeks, one of […]

  • Community Solutions evolves— New director for nonprofit

    Susan Jennings of Marion, Mass. is the new executive director of the Arthur Morgan Institute, a non-profit organization on East Whiteman Street that promotes solutions to global climate change. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Global warming. Climate change. Peak Oil.

    News about environmental concerns is frequently grim and overwhelming. What can a single person do?

  • Pride hits the pavement

    Penny Abamson, left, and Emily Seibel, under umbrellas during the Pride Parade. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Clouds and the threat of thunderstorms couldn’t keep an enthusiastic group of villagers from marching through downtown for the third annual Yellow Springs Pride parade last Saturday afternoon. The event, which began at Mills Lawn School, looped through downtown and ended at the First Presbyterian Church. More Pride events followed the parade, including a showing […]

  • T-ball is up and running for summer

    Kids scrambled after a ball at a recent Perry League t-ball Friday evening event.

    Perry League t-ball is taking place every Friday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Gaunt Park.

  • Yellow Springs Pride events this weekend

    An enthusiastic crowd of villagers took part in last year's Pride parade, which this year takes place downtown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28.

    Yellow Springs Pride 2014 will take place this Friday and Saturday with a series of events, including a sidewalk parade downtown Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

  • Playing in the street

    Shown here are, from left, Grant Crawford, Folger Pyles and Rhi Harsh-Wessendorf. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Chamber music wafted from downtown streets last Saturday morning, as young musicians performed to raise money for the Yellow Springs music program, including Summer Strings. A story on Summer Strings, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer, will appear in next week’s News. RELATED POSTS: A 50-year legacy Yellow Springs Summer Strings winds down— […]

  • Council gives first nod to CBE

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    In its first vote on the Center for Business and Education since bringing the issue back to the table, Village Council on Monday night narrowly approved spending $1 million to fund CBE infrastructure. Karen Wintrow, Gerry Simms and Brian Housh voted to fund the CBE, while Marianne MacQueen and Lori Askeland voted against.

  • College wins victory on path to accreditation

    Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced to college alumni and community members that the college had just the day before been named by the Higher Learning Commission a candidate for accreditation, culminating a multi-year effort. Following the announcement, renowned college President Horace Mann came back from the dead in a golf cart to present Roosevelt with the good news from the HLC. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Antioch College recently achieved a significant victory on its path to accreditation, President Mark Roosevelt told a cheering audience of alumni and community members on Saturday evening.

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