Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 63

  • FCC drops apartment plans

    The Friends Care Community Board of Trustees announced last week that the care center has withdrawn its proposal for a new senior apartment building downtown, according to a letter board president Mary White sent to community members.

  • Denman is another Mr. Antioch

    At the Antioch College alumni reunion, longtime faculty member Al Denman received the J.D. Dawson award, for his contributions to the college. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Al Denman could never decide whether to describe himself as a wandering wonderer or a wondering wanderer. But he hasn’t strayed far from the Antioch College he calls home since he came to Yellow Springs in 1965.

  • Friends drops plans for Barr property

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    Leaders of Friends Care Community announced this week that they will not pursue the senior apartment building they had planned for the Barr property downtown, due to the economic downturn and Friends’ commitment to keeping the rent affordable.

  • Brian Mayer returns bearing music

    Yellow Springs native Brian Mayer, right, and his classmate Dan Mueller from Northern Illinois University played together in the school’s pep band. They will join their fellow graduates from NIU in a benefit horn, piano and vocal concert at the -First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs raised Brian Mayer to love music. He began playing the trumpet at Mills Lawn, and by junior high he knew that music would be his career. He left the village to pursue that goal, and now plans to give back to the community that helped him find his gift.

  • Visioning moves into action steps

    About 120 participants took part in the final phase of visioning in May to choose the five action steps they would most like to see happen in the community. The action steps, along with many others, were generated from the previous two visioning phases.

  • Spend a night in an historic grain mill

    Inkeeper Donna McGovern has been hosting more guests each year at the historic Grinnell Mill Bed & Breakfast since the restoration of the mill was completed in 2007.  (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Back in 2004, the Miami Township Trustees envisioned the ideal way to save the historic but decrepit Grinnell Mill. They hoped to restore it to its original design and use it as a bed and breakfast that could serve locals as well as attract visitors from afar. The vision wasn’t far off.

  • Get out and respect the food

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    I love Tom’s Market as an everyday last minute stop where I know I can find such items as brined grape leaves, fresh mozzarella and tomatillos. But sometimes you have to, dare I say it, leave the village.

  • Class of 2010 encouraged to seek lives of value

    Presiding over his last Yellow Springs High School commencement, Principal John Gudgel congratulated the 56 members of the class of 2010 on their graduation day. The class made fond and frequent reference to their senior trip to New Orleans and their corresponding class motto, “Laissez les bons temps roulez!” They were serenaded by senior Molly […]

  • Cosey, 4×200 head to state

    At the Division III regional meet in Troy on Wednesday, May 26, the YSHS boys track team qualified runners in two events to advance to the state competition next week. In the boys 100-meter dash, junior Mario Cosey fought to the tape with Anna’s Kameron Knight and finished third in 11:24 (just a hair behind […]

  • A YSHS principal who ‘gets us’

    At a recent lunchtime at Yellow Springs High School, Principal John Gudgel, who retires this year as principal, was joined by a gaggle of students. Shown above are, first row, Zyna Bakari, Anne Weigand, Anna Kahring Khan and Stephanie Scott; middle row, Jacob Trumbull, Nicky Sontag, Mr. Gudgel, Brendan Moore, Elliot Cromer and Adam Zaremsky; and back row, Marion Cosey and Nerak Patterson.

    Of the thousands of youth he has mentored over the past 30 years and the stories that go along with each individual kid, there are a few that stand out in clear relief for Yellow Springs High School Principal John Gudgel.

  • A 10-day taste of Yellow Springs

    A village-wide collaboration of nearly 20 local organizations, the Yellow Springs Experience week, featuring educational and cultural workshops, will take place July 9–18. Shown above are organizers, from left to right in the back row, Carole Braun of the Yellow Springs Arts Council, Lisa Hunt of YS Kids Playhouse, Nick Gaskins of Bing Design, Krista Magaw of Tecumseh Land Trust, and Tom Brookey of Antioch College. In the middle row are Anita Brown of the Arts Council, Laura Carlson of the Center for the Arts and Little Art Theatre, Karen Wintrow of Chamber of Commerce, Jerome Borchers of the Center for the Arts and Iris Weisman of Antioch University McGregor and the Antioch Writers’ Workshop. In the front row are Fred Bartenstein of Facilitators Without Borders and Kathy Reed of the Arts Council.

    A brave group of people, under the guidance of the Yellow Springs Arts Council, are designing a 10-day cultural tasting event this summer called the Yellow Springs Experience to celebrate core strengths of the Village and gauge their ability to generate revenue for the town.

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