Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 55

  • Macbeth offers up the Oten for sale

    After several decades of creating art with the bricks and mortar at his Xenia Avenue Oten Gallery, Alan Macbeth is putting his building on the market. The Yellow Springs Arts Council resides in part of the building, and the Asian Collection rents another space. MacBeth lives in a basement apartment.

    The brick archways of the Oten Gallery have been a labor of love and obsession for Alan Macbeth, the owner and creator of the distinctive structure on Xenia Avenue. But after several years testing the sound of his voice saying he feels ready to sell, he is sure that he is no longer in a position to steward his master work.

  • YS works to get clinic back

    Maintaining a local medical clinic at the site of the former Wright State Physicians Family Health Center is the best use for the property at the corner of Xenia Avenue and Herman Street, according to Village Planning Assistant Ed Amrhein.

  • Presbyterians continue rehabilitation of a community space

    Chris Moore replaced the copper flashing on the Presbyterian Church roof over the summer.

    During the year of its 150th anniversary last year, the First Presbyterian Church began the job of restoring its old and leaky sanctuary, thanks to an anonymous grant.

  • Teilhet chosen for American Craft Council show in Baltimore

    Brushed silver ring by Jay Teilhet

    Yellow Springs High School 2009 graduate Jay Teilhet was selected to participate in the 35th American Craft Council Show in Baltimore.

  • Increase in need seen among villagers

    According to the Village Utility Department Clerk Susie Butler, as of this week 181 local households are over 60 days behind in their utility bills.

  • BLOG — Symbols of a prosperous 2011

    Lauren Heaton

    When asked about the meaning of Christmas, my grandmother would always reply with a boisterous step, “Happy Birthday Jesus!” But asked about the meaning of New Year’s, her speech would suddenly assume a more reverent cadence.

  • When asked about the meaning of Christmas, my grandmother would always reply with a boisterous step, “Happy Birthday Jesus!” It’s about all one could expect from a woman who grew up with Buddha as the household deity, and still thought of going to the shrine as a punishment. But asked about the meaning of New […]

  • College presidential family finds home in Yellow Springs

    Antioch President Mark Roosevelt was at the college last week with his wife Dorothy and their children Matthew and Juliana.

    New Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt moved to Yellow Springs this month with his family to begin a new chapter in higher education.

  • Planners push zoning change

    Village Planning Commission voted 5–0 at its meeting Monday, Dec. 13, to recommend that the Village follow Ohio law and immediately adopt a different set of criteria to evaluate zoning variance requests.

  • Increased school district enrollment increases opportunities

    Increasing local students means increasing local families, and while the village appears to provide a home for families at a variety of income levels, more housing in general could help to generate a school district population that is more sustainable.

  • Christmas bird count

    Downy Woodpecker

    Last week’s 2010 Christmas bird count in Glen Helen and the Yellow Springs area yielded a snapshot of the number and variety of winged creatures living among us.

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