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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 63

  • A new look and safer sidewalks for downtown

    Villagers will encounter changes downtown this summer, as a village sidewalk renovation project on the eastern side of Xenia Avenue that aims to make downtown safer and more attractive moves ahead.

  • Charitable funding shift to affect local nonprofits

    Over the past 10 years, the Morgan Family Foundation has quietly donated substantial sums of money to local nonprofits. But last week the foundation notified past grant recipients that, at least for the next several years, it is changing direction.

  • Local arts supporters speak up

    Saturday's public art forum at the First Presbyterian Church was a celebration of the arts in Yellow Springs, along with a brainstorming session on ways to enhance the arts community and what role, if any, local government should play. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Saturday’s public art forum at the First Presbyterian Church was a celebration of the arts in Yellow Springs, along with a brainstorming session on ways to enhance the arts community and what role, if any, local government should play.

  • Ground broken for first stage of CBE construction

    At a recent ceremony at the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, ground was broken for the first phase of the center’s construction, the creation of the intersection of Dayton-Yellow Springs Road with the CBE’s internal roadway, Gateway Drive.

  • Curliss new Village manager

    On Monday, Village Council unanimously voted to offer Laura Curliss the position of Village manager. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Village Council members unanimously voted to offer the job of permanent Village manager to Laura Curliss, who has been the interim manager since February.

  • Curliss is new Village manager

    Yellow Springs Interim Manager Laura Curliss has been named the village’s permanent manager by Village Council.

  • Council poised to hire Curliss

    Laura Curliss will leave her position as Village manager. (News file photo)

    Yellow Springs Village Council is poised to vote on whether to hire Interim Manager Laura Curliss as the Village’s permanent manager following its regular June 4 meeting.

  • New holiday arts event this year

    When Glen Helen announced last fall that it would discontinue its Nature Arts and Crafts Show, plans were made for a new collaborative show.

  • Arts community, arts policy

    Village Council members and local artists and arts supporters this week began a dialogue on the arts and a potential Village government arts policy at Council’s regular May 21 meeting.

  • Borer likely dooms ash trees

    Nick Boutis, director of Glen Helen, last week identified some of the ash trees downtown, including this large ash outside the Jackson Lytle and Lewis Funeral Home on Xenia Avenue. The trees are at risk from the Emerald Ash Borer, and experts believe that if the insects ­ — which have killed millions of trees in Michigan and Ohio — aren’t already in the village, they will be soon. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Many majestic canopy trees around the village are ash trees. And if they’re not already infested with the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, they will be soon. Within a few years, they’ll be dead.

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