Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 58

  • New Yellow Springs Theatre Project seeks to tap local talent

    Sandra Crews, a Wright State professor of theater arts, is launching a new local theater program, the Yellow Springs Theatre Project, that seeks to produce original and nontraditional theater in the village. The first production, 20%, will be performed at 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, in the Antioch College South Gym. Crews is pictured with her husband, Byron, who will provide music for the show.

    Village children have many opportunities to take part in live theater through YS Kids Playhouse and school productions, and older youth benefit from a vital theater program at YSHS/McKinney. But local adult actors and playwrights have lacked consistent opportunities to perform since the closing of Center Stage theater several years ago.

  • School levy passes by wide margin

    Yellow Springs voters delivered a resounding yes to village schools on Tuesday, handily passing Issue 5, the renewal levy for the Yellow Springs schools. Village-wide, about 75 percent of voters favored the levy and 25 percent voted against it. Click on the headline to read details and other election results.

  • Community meets new school leaders

    Community members gathered at the Emporium on Saturday afternoon to meet the two new principals and the new superintendent of the Yellow Springs Village Schools. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    About 40 villagers turned out to meet and greet three new Yellow Springs school district administrators at an event Saturday evening at the Emporium. Matthew Housh, the new Mills Lawn Principal, Tim Krier, the new Yellow Springs High School/McKinney principal, and Mario Basora, the candidate for district superintendent who is expected to receive official school […]

  • Villagers hear update on college

    More than 150 villagers attended a town hall style meeting at the First Presbyterian Church to hear about progress at Antioch College on Wednesday, April 21. Above, interim president Matthew Derr responded to a question from Neal Crandall while Lee Huntington waited her turn. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    In the fall of 2011, the newly revived Antioch College will start with a very small student body and work its way up to about 600 students, according to Interim President Matthew Derr. Consequently, the campus will have empty buildings that leaders hope will be used for collaborative efforts with other entities.

  • Crockett, Hollister on ballot

    Connie Crockett

    About half of all Democrats who vote in the party primary don’t vote for the Democratic state central committeeman and committeewoman seats, which are on the ballot every four years. Probably, according to Don Hollister, people avoid that race because they don’t know the candidates nor exactly what the committee does.

  • Youth empowerment HRC goal

    In the past year, the Village Human Relations Commission has worked to empower youth leadership, address citizen complaints regarding difficulties with police, introduce new events to strengthen neighborhoods and support those suffering from economic hardships, according to HRC member Joan Chappelle at the April 19 meeting of Village Council.

  • Community celebrates Coretta Scott King

    A bust of Coretta Scott King was installed Tuesday evening at the Antioch College celebration honoring Mrs. King's birthday. Shown above are, from left, Antioch College Interim President Matthew Derr, Dana Patterson, former director of the center, and Christopher Smith, senior music major form Central State University.

    About 50 villagers and members of the Antioch College community attended a celebration of the birthday of Antioch alum Coretta Scott King Tuesday night at the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom. The event included the installation of a bust of Mrs. King.

  • WYSO brings StoryCorps

    Three WYSO Public Radio employees greeted the StoryCorps mobile booth when it arrived in Dayton on Monday, April 19. Shown are Peter Hayes, director of operations, Julietta Fromholtz, Webmaster and Neenah Ellis, station manager. The StoryCorps mobile booth, which is being sponsored by WYSO, will be parked in front of the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton from April 22 to May 15, as part of a nationwide project to collect oral history.

    When Neenah Ellis was growing up in northern Indiana, she regularly listened to Studs Terkel interview guests on Chicago radio. The legendary oral historian became an inspiration and role model, according to Ellis, who is now general manager of WYSO Public Radio.

  • No dog park at Ellis Park

    Ellis Park, the home of what many villagers consider a bird sanctuary and nature preserve, will not be the site of a dog park after all, following the April 19 Village Council meeting. At the meeting Council members voted to rescind the March vote that okayed Ellis as the dog park location, as had been proposed by two Yellow Springs High School seniors.

  • No dog park at Ellis

    On Monday, April 19, Council members decided that Ellis Park dog park will not be located at the park after all.

  • Anthrotech opens doors

    Anthrotech President Bruce Bradtmiller spoke to visitors about the business's largest project ever at its temporary training site at Creative Memories on Thursday evening. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    About 40 people attended the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce After Hours open house held Thursday, April 15, at the Anthrotech’s temporary training quarters at the Creative Memories location on Dayton Street.

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