Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 52

  • Helping to shape a new college

    Gariot Louima is the new Director of Communications for Antioch College.

    Gariot Louima never intended to live in Ohio. In fact, he’d never been to Ohio before coming to interview for the position of director of communications at the newly-revived Antioch College. When he told his sister, who like him had grown up in the Haitian community in Miami, Florida, about the interview, she asked him if there were any black people in the state.

  • College honors Freedom Summer

    Antioch College Morgan Fellows Anne Bohlen, left, and Jean Gregorek designed a series of events at the college this summer in honor of the historic civil rights events of Freedom Summer, 1964. The next event on Wednesday, July 28, features the Academy-Award nominated documentary Freedom On My Mind. The events take place at 7:30 p.m. at Herndon Gallery on the Antioch campus.

    Reflecting the historic Antioch College emphasis on social justice, the revived Antioch College is sponsoring a series of events this summer focusing on the civil rights movement, especially Freedom Summer in 1964.

  • Board approves GCESC contract

    At its July 8 meeting, the Yellow Springs Board of Education approved the renewal of a contract with the Greene County Educational Services Center, or GCESC, for special education services for the coming school year, although most board members expressed a reluctance to do so, given the high price tag.

  • Some tax drop, but hope for future

    The income tax decline in the Yellow Springs school budget has been news in recent weeks, and Village government has also seen a downturn in income tax in the past two years. However, the Village tax loss is significantly less than that of the school district, and Village Manager Mark Cundiff sees reason to believe that the worst is over.

  • New Energy Board created

    At their July 6 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved the establishment of a Village Energy Board, an ongoing citizen volunteer group with a charge to work with Village staff to help reduce the Village’s carbon footprint in a variety of ways.

  • Arts group new home work of art

    Last Saturday Yellow Springs Arts Council members worked to help ready their new home on Xenia Avenue, the arched structure built by Alan Macbeth. The space will serve as a Welcome Center for the YS Experience, which kicks off Friday, July 9, at 4 p.m. at the building. Shown above are, seated in front, Arts Council Coordinator Carole Braun, Phyllis Schmidt, Jerome Borchers and Joanne Caputo. Standing in back are Sally Palmer, Michael Fleishman, Anita Brown, Michael Brown and Macbeth.

    Even artists can disagree about what, exactly, constitutes art, but the leaders of the Yellow Springs Arts Council are unified on this: the organization’s new space at Alan Macbeth’s Oten Gallery fits the description, and the space also offers the group a wealth of new opportunities.

  • Art exhibit kicks off Glen 50th celebration

    Bill Hooper and Jane Baker were among the many villagers who attended the Friday night reception for the art exhibit that features artwork inspired by the Glen. They are looking at "Glen Helen Raptor" by local sculptor Jon Hudson, created from scrap metal found in the Glen. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A well-attended exhibit of original art created by artists inspired by the Glen kicked off the Glen’s weekend celebration of its 50th anniversary on Friday evening.

  • School income tax up slightly

    The recession kicked Yellow Springs hard in 2008, according to state income tax figures, and the school district is still reeling from a significant drop in income tax revenue from that year, which schools received in 2009.

  • Solutions to brown water sought

    The periodic brown water in Yellow Springs homes is caused by manganese and is not harmful, according to Village Water and Wastewater Superintendent Joe Bates at Village Council’s June 21 meeting.

  • Fairies occupy downtown

    Local artist Kathleen McMillan created flower fairies out of silk flowers, and has placed the fairies in downtown trees.

    Artist Kathleen McMillan created flower fairies and nestled them in downtown trees.

  • School fiscal crunch is topic of a community meeting

    There was an “elephant in the room” at the June 17 emergency Committee of the Whole school board meeting to discuss the district’s financial shortfall, according to villager Rachel McKinley.

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