Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 5

  • Playing in the street

    Shown here are, from left, Grant Crawford, Folger Pyles and Rhi Harsh-Wessendorf. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Chamber music wafted from downtown streets last Saturday morning, as young musicians performed to raise money for the Yellow Springs music program, including Summer Strings. A story on Summer Strings, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer, will appear in next week’s News. RELATED POSTS: A 50-year legacy Yellow Springs Summer Strings winds down— […]

  • Council gives first nod to CBE

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    In its first vote on the Center for Business and Education since bringing the issue back to the table, Village Council on Monday night narrowly approved spending $1 million to fund CBE infrastructure. Karen Wintrow, Gerry Simms and Brian Housh voted to fund the CBE, while Marianne MacQueen and Lori Askeland voted against.

  • College wins victory on path to accreditation

    Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced to college alumni and community members that the college had just the day before been named by the Higher Learning Commission a candidate for accreditation, culminating a multi-year effort. Following the announcement, renowned college President Horace Mann came back from the dead in a golf cart to present Roosevelt with the good news from the HLC. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Antioch College recently achieved a significant victory on its path to accreditation, President Mark Roosevelt told a cheering audience of alumni and community members on Saturday evening.

  • Ohio Brass & Electric to play Emporium tonight

    Ohio Brass & Electric, which plays tonight at the Emporium, performed last Saturday at the Yellow Springs Street Fair. Shown in front is guitarist Skip Leeds. The group was joined by 11-year-old Sean McDonald on saxophone.

    The local horn band Ohio Brass & Electric will perform tonight, Friday, June 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Emporium during the Summer Art Stroll.

  • Summer Art Stroll Friday night

    The tiny Gloria Gallery at 210 N. Winter Street will be a stop at this Friday's Summer Art Stroll.

    The annual Summer Art Stroll will take place this Friday, June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.

  • Council to vote on CBE

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    What’s the best way for Village Council to proceed with deciding whether to spend $1 million to fund the Center for Business and Education infrastructure? After a hiatus of several months on the locally controversial issue, Council discussed CBE funding again at its June 2 meeting, with some Council members wanting to move ahead quickly and one urging a slowing down of the process.

  • College big news: wins victory on path to accreditation

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    Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced Saturday night that the college was awarded candidacy status in its pursuit of accreditation, a significant victory in the college’s rebirth.

  • Patti Bates is hired as new Village manager

    Patti Bates, center, has been chosen as the new Yellow Springs Village manager, beginning on July 7. She is shown here during the reception following the May 22 candidate forum, with Rose Pelzl and Harvey Paige. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Patti Bates is excited to have been hired as the new Yellow Springs Village manager.

    “I’m really looking forward to coming to Yellow Springs, digging in and seeing what I can do to help out,” she said in an interview on Tuesday.

  • YSAC grapples with funding loss

    Yellow Springs Arts Council Board President Jerome Borchers, top left, is shown with the group’s part-time employees, clockwise from top right, Holly Underwood, Lara Bauer and Nancy Mellon. Since the Morgan Foundation last year cut back on funding, the arts group is finding new ways to sustain itself, including an online fundraising effort to pay rent for its gallery. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    It’s been a year since the Morgan Foundation announced its suspension of about $1 million in annual grants to local and regional agencies. While the funding loss cut a swath through local nonprofits, the Yellow Springs Arts Council, or YSAC, was hit hardest, as the organization in recent years relied on the foundation for most of its operating costs.

  • Donahoe to read at King Center

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    Rick Donahoe will read from a prize-winning memoir this Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Coretta Scott King Center on the Antioch College campus.

  • Village manager candidates come to Yellow Springs

    About 100 villagers attended last Thursday’s candidate forum at Bryan Center, where the three manager finalists answered questions formally to an audience, and then informally at a reception. Shown above at the reception are, clockwise from top left, candidate Bob Kellogg and Dawn Johnson; Rose Pelzl and candidate Patti Bates; and from left, Peggy Koebernick, Sandy Love, candidate Dave Elmer and Chrissy Cruz. Village Council will announce its decision at its June 2 meeting. (Photos by Diane Chiddister)

    The value of effective communication emerged as a theme during last Thursday evening’s community forum for the Village manager finalists.

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