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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 52

  • A piazza for dance, and community

    Judith Wolert-Maldonado, also known as DJ Juju, is hosting a series of Dance Piazzas this summer at 100 Corry Street. The next Dance Piazza, which takes place at 7 p.m. on July 2, will feature lessons on the bhangra dance of India. The free dances continue on the first and third Saturday of the month through September, and everyone is invited. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Bringing people together to dance under an open sky resonates on many levels for Judith Wolert-Maldonado, who’s organized outdoor Dance Piazzas in the village every other Saturday night this summer.

  • Fun is afoot in Yellow Springs!

    The flash mob dance that took place during Street Fair is a recent example of creative and spontaneous fun in the village.

    Traveling Jules and Traveling Joan, the team that will judge the “Most Fun Town” category in the “Best of the Road” contest, will arrive in Yellow Springs Monday night and spend Tuesday and part of Wednesday in the village. Villagers are urged to come out for events planned during their visit.

  • College names Louise Smith new director of community life

    Welcome back!

    Antioch College announced yesterday that is has hired former theater professor Louise Smith as its new director of community life. Also this week, the college announced that Chicago-based artist Sara Black has been hired as the college’s new assistant professor in 3–D art.

  • Village Council— How much to cut back trees?

    At their June 6 meeting Village Council began a discussion of Village tree-trimming policy, sparked by the need to budget money for this year’s tree work.

  • Roosevelt announces $9 million gift to college

    Welcome back!

    At Friday’s Antioch College alumni reunion, President Mark Roosevelt announced that the college’s board of trustees had pledged $9 million over the next three years to the college.

  • Cemex seeks new quarry close to Yellow Springs

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    The Fairborn-based Cemex, one of the world’s largest producers of Portland cement, is seeking to rezone a 289-acre plat of land it owns just south and west of Yellow Springs in order to construct a new quarry. The company will make its rezoning request at a meeting of the Xenia Township Trustees today, June 16, at 6 p.m at the trustees office at 8 Brush Row Road in Xenia.

  • Village zoning code update to begin soon

    In recent years, a vision of how Yellow Springs should stay vital has emerged, expressed both in the recently revised Village Comprehensive Plan and last year’s visioning effort.

  • Village Council — Hard questions for green town

    Village Council addressed the issue whether the Village should sign a contract with American Municipal Power, or AMP, for participation in a natural gas plant in Fremont, Ohio.

  • Sticky, off-the-wall art on a wall

    Several local arts supporters got in the spirit last Sunday at Chew 4 Art, which launched the Traveling Gum Wall, a collaboration of the Yellow Springs Arts Council and the JafaGirls. The public is invited to help decorate the gum wall this Saturday during the Street Fair at the Arts Council booth in the Art Park at 100 Corry Street, which is a fund-raiser for the arts group. Shown above are, at left, JafaGirls Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon and at right, Arts Council coordinator Carole Braun, Tom Osborne and award-winning bubble-blower Lori Tuttle. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    You can call it art to chew on, or art that’s already been chewed. Whatever you call it, the Traveling Gum Wall is the most recent offbeat community art project by the village’s own Jafagirls, in collaboration with the Yellow Springs Arts Council.

  • Antioch College — Head fundraiser appointed

    Steve Sturman, the new head fund raiser for Antioch College, sees similarities between the school where he most recently worked.