Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 14

  • District honors former Yellow Springs School Board members

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    At the Dec. 12 school board meeting, outgoing board President Benji Maruyama and board member Angela Wright were honored for their service to the district.

  • Farmer sows seeds for love of music

    The Antioch School hired Dennis Farmer for a yearlong arts residency, funded partially by the Emily Bailey Fund. Shown above are several Younger Group future musicians trying their hands at recorders, from left, Isaac Stiles (partially obscured), Jackson Grotes, Kian Barker, Ayla Current, Olivia Hasek, Scout Espinosa, Sophia Hale and Caroline Tucker. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Antioch School has always encouraged the musician in students interested in developing their skills and talents. This year the Antioch School formalized its music program by inviting artist-in-residence Dennis Farmer to start an introductory program during a year-long residency.

  • Glen Helen makes bid for Girl Scout camp

    The 3,200-square-foot lodge and the surrounding Girl Scout’s Camp Greene, located off of Grinnell Road, could soon belong to the Glen. The Glen Helen Association has applied for grant funding with the Clean Ohio Fund to help purchase and permanently protect the 28-acre camp with a conservation easement. (Submitted photo)

    It’s been nearly 50 years since Glen Helen has expanded its borders, but the preserve recently entered into an agreement that its leaders hope will result in the acquisition of 28 acres.

  • Clifton opens new art gallery

    The Jailhouse Gallery's first show features work by Clifton and Yellow Springs artists.

    Local artists held an art opening last weekend to inaugurate Clifton’s new art gallery in the current town hall building.

  • A doctor of strings and theory

    Ray Lewkowicz has been the go-to repairman for string players in and around the village. As a mathemetician and a musician himself, he opened his business, The Violin Doctor, out of a desire to learn the science and art of instrument making. (Photo by lauren Heaton)

    As a professor of mathematics and the son of a consummate craftsman, local resident Ray Lewkowicz had the temperament, breeding and just the right amount of curiosity to become an instrument maker.

  • Investors buy former Creative Memories building

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    A group of California-based investors purchased the former Creative Memories building last month and have already found three potential occupants who show “substantial interest” in leasing the available space.

  • School Forest gives up just three trees this year

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    Yellow Springs High School School Forest group held its annual Christmas tree sale over the weekend. Due to a poor growth year, just three trees were sold, but fun was had by all.

  • A mixed first year for Yellow Springs Police chief

    Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford is nearing the completion of his first year in office. (News file photo)

    With just about a year under his belt as Yellow Springs police chief, Anthony Pettiford has made some strides and suffered a few setbacks.

  • How much tech should be in Yellow Springs schools?

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    The Yellow Springs community needs to have a serious discussion about the technology that local students need to keep up with today’s educational demands, Yellow Springs Superintendent Mario Basora said at the November school board meeting last week.

  • 10-Minute shorts to hit the stage this weekend

    Miriam Eckenrode, Marcia Nowik and Howard Shook were three of the local actors who performed in The Cherry Orchard last spring at the Presbyterian Church. An enthusiastic reception for the play is one reason that theater-lovers in town, led by Kay Reimers, are gathering this Saturday, Aug. 13, to discuss re-activating Center Stage theater. The event takes place at 7 p.m. in the garden behind the Arts Council space at Oten Gallery. (Submitted photo by Virgil Hervey)

    The third annual Yellow Springs 10-Minute Play Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23, starting at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. This year’s event features eight original plays by local playwrights, local actors and directors. The writers and directors include Virgil Hervey, Jerry Holt, Aaron Saari, Jerry Boswell, Kayla Graham, Lee Huntington and Kay Reimers. […]