Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 51

  • ‘Antioch Review’ keeps surprising

    Bob Fogarty is editor of the small but mighty Antioch Review, finalist for a third year in a row for the sought-after ‘Ellie’ award. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Each edition of The Antioch Review begins the same way. Editor Bob Fogarty sits in the rust-colored chair in his office, picks up a submitted essay, and begins reading.

  • A celebration of the Peace Corps—A life-changing experience

    A local celebration of the Peace Corps, which is observing its 50th birthday, will take place in Yellow Springs this Sunday, April 17, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center. Shown above are former Peace Corps volunteers, from left seated in front, Virginia Caudill and Priscilla Janney-Pace. In the back, from left, are Hap Cawood, Jeanne Lemkau, Hardy Ballantine, Kay Reimers and Suzanne Oldham. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Yellow Springs is known as a singular place, but villagers may be unaware of one unique aspect of the village: its residents include an unexpectedly large percentage of returned Peace Corps volunteers.

  • Peace Corps volunteers to gather on Sunday

    Several of the 26 returned Peace Corps volunteers who live in the village gathered recently for a photo. They will celebrate the organization's 50th birthday this Sunday, April 17, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center. Shown above are, seated from left, Virginia Caudill and Priscilla Janney Pace. Standing are, from left, Hap Cawood, Jeanna Lemkau, Hardy Ballantine, Kay Reimers and Suzanne Oldham.

    This Sunday local returned Peace Corps volunteers will gather at the Senior Center from 1:30 to 4 p.m. for a celebration of the organization’s 50th birthday. The public is invited.

  • The community in community theater

    A group of local actors and theater-lovers will present Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard this weekend and next in the Presbyterian Church’s Westminster Hall as a fundraiser to raise money for upgrades to the hall to create a performance space. Pictured above are actors Miriam Eckenrode and Natalie Sanders, actor/director Marsha Nowik and actor Howard Shook, producer Kay Reimers, stage manager Amy Cunningham and actors Ali Thomas and Gary Reimers. Not pictured are actors Thor Sage, Brendan Sheehan and Troy Lindsay. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The value of theater in a small town goes beyond entertainment; as well as providing something interesting to do on a weekend night, theater brings people together for a shared experience.

  • Solar project moves forward

    At their last meeting, Village Council members came close to backing away from a proposed solar farm in the village. But that changed at their April 4 meeting, after Council heard from an energy expert.

  • Tornado alert not up to speed

    Spring is tornado season, and forecasters say the Ohio Valley may be in the path of more severe weather than usual. Villagers would do well to consider their safety plans before the tornado warning sirens sound.

  • Tornado season is here: be prepared

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    Villagers should get prepared for tornado season by finding a safe space in their home.

  • Group presents Chekhov as fund-raiser

    The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov will be presented tonight, April 9, at 8 p.m. at Westminster Hall in the First Presbyterian Church, and next Friday and Saturday nights at the same time. The event is a fund-raiser in an effort to enhance the hall as a performance space. Shown above are, from left, actors Miriam Eckenrode, Natalie Sanders, Ali Thomas, Howard Shook and Gary Reimers.

    A group of local actors and theater enthusiasts are presenting Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard tonight, April 9, at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, and next weekend on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, at the same time. Tickets are $10. The goal is to raise money to enhance the church’s Westminster Hall as a performance space.

  • Solar project hangs on, but barely

    At its March 21 meeting Village Council came close to backing away from a proposed solar farm project, but agreed to try to gather information in upcoming weeks.

  • Council changes sidewalk policy

    At their March 21 meeting, members of Village Council gave the final approval to an ordinance that changes Village policy on sidewalk maintenance, shifting the responsibility for upkeep from property owners to the Village.