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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 59

  • Council to vote on natural gas

    The challenge of meeting local energy needs with non-polluting energy sources presented itself in a new form to Village Council on May 16, as Council considered whether to use natural gas as an intermediate energy source.

  • Documentary, new series at WYSO this week

    Irish radio producer Mary Phelan, left, traveled to the Miami Valley to meet President Obama's fourth cousin Roger Kearny of Troy, for a radio documentary about Obama's Irish forebears and their descendants in the region.

    A new radio documentary on President Obama’s Irish forebears, some of whom moved to the Miami Valley, will be aired on WYSO on Sunday, May 29 at 6 p.m. A new series on changes at Wright Patterson Air Force Base will be aired the week of May 30 on Morning Edition.

  • John Sims exhibit to open at Antioch College

    John Sims

    The work of Antioch alum John Sims and other New York City artists will be featured at “Rhythm of Structure: Mathematics, Art and Poetic Reflection,” an exhibit created by Sims that opens with a reception this Saturday, May 21, 6–9 p.m. at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus.

  • Antioch College — An overflow of first students

    For the first time in recent memory, the freshman class of Antioch College is over-enrolled.

  • Antioch University honored for community service

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    Antioch University was one of six Ohio colleges and universities recently honored with an Honor Roll with Distinction award by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its “exemplary, innovative and effective” community service programs.

  • A magical ‘Aladdin’ at the Antioch School

    Playing the lead actors in Aladdin, the Antioch School musical next weekend will be, from left, Sophie Schellhammer, Jorie Sieck, Saskia Brogan, Jesse Beard, Landon Rhoads (in back), Ella Comerford, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn and Samantha Bold. In front is Eli Jones. The play will be presented Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At the Antioch School, things get done a bit differently, and that includes the school musical. As befits a school that advocates a holistic approach to learning, the children are involved in all phases of the production, from choosing the play to picking their character, from designing their costume to decorating the set.

  • YS tree man keeps planting at 96

    At age 96, Lloyd Kennedy is still planting trees and serving as inspiration for others on the Yellow Springs Tree Committee. The group has planted 2,000 trees in the village since it formed in the early 1980s. (Submitted photo)

    Lloyd Kennedy wants to give credit where credit is due. For instance, he makes clear that he was not the one who floated the idea, almost three decades ago, of organizing a volunteer group to plant trees in the village.

  • Levy sails with 65% of vote

    Yellow Springs voters gave an emphatic thumbs-up to the Village five-year property tax levy renewal, with 65 percent of voters approving the levy and almost 35 percent rejecting it at the polls on Tuesday, May 3.

  • Larger-than-expected enrollment at new Antioch

    While Antioch College leaders hoped for 25 students to enroll in the revived college’s first academic year beginning next fall, 35 young people have sent their deposits and intentions to come to Antioch.

  • Here come the solar panels

    If all goes as planned, Yellow Springs will be on the road to producing solar energy by the end of this year, following a significant Village Council vote at its May 2 meeting.