Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 72

  • Variations on a family theme— Carmina debuts youngest member

    Yellow Springs native and violist Wendy Champney, left, and her husband, violinist Matthias Enderle, will perform this Sunday with their Carmina Quartet for CMYS’s 25th anniversary celebration. The program features the couple’s daughter, Chiara, pictured above, playing second cello on Schubert’s String Quintet.

    The chiming of church bells outside Wendy Champney’s home in Zürich, Switzerland rang clear and strong to sound the 6 o’clock hour on Sunday. It was a reminder that the time left to prepare before she and her husband and daughter returned to her hometown of Yellow Springs was growing short.

  • Council chooses Troy man as new Village manager

    New Village Manager Mark Cundiff

    After meeting in executive session on Monday, Oct. 27, Village Council members unanimously agreed to offer Mark Cundiff, current planning director for the city of Troy, the position of Yellow Springs Village manager.

  • Home, Inc. knows where heart is

    Home, Inc. Board President Stan Bernstein, left, and Executive Director Marianne MacQueen, right, are shown with Home, Inc, resident Sharon Mohler, in her Xenia Ave. home. The organization will host a fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Emporium.

    Sharon Mohler is an artist to her core. The small Home, Inc. house she rents at the south end of Xenia Avenue is a gallery for the sycamore studies in colored pencil, oil paintings and clay figurines she creates in her basement studio, which, she says with a deep smile, is the biggest space in the house.

  • Village police now using Tasers

    The Yellow Springs Police Department began arming its officers with the stun guns better known as Tasers in August, and so far they have performed as they were designed, to reduce violent confrontations between officers and the public, according to Yellow Springs Police Chief John Grote.

  • Council, village to interview finalists for manager post

    The search process for a new Village manager is moving along as scheduled, and in the coming weeks, villagers will have a chance to hear from the top three candidates firsthand. Last month Village Council narrowed 42 applications for the position down to three finalists…

  • Mitzi Manny, a heart lifted by music

    A community potluck on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. will honor Mitzi Manny, who will celebrate her 90th birthday. The event will take place at the Senior Center great room.

    Mitzi Manny swipes her 15-pound accordion out of its tattered case as though it were a ragdoll and slips her arms through the straps like an old friend. She sways just slightly as the squeeze box sings out “When I Grow Too Old to Dream,” and the two look fit to be together.

  • Nonstop, YSKP seek space

    Village Planning Commission held a lengthy public hearing on Monday, Sept. 8, to consider whether to permit the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute to use the home at 113 East Davis Street for administrative office space.

  • YSI contaminants still linger

    Several vigilant groups of environmentalists received satisfactory news last week when they met with the team leading the bioremediation of contaminants spilled at the YSI campus on Brannum Lane in the early 1990s.

  • New name, new head for The Antioch Company

    The year 2008 has been a momentous time of change for The Antioch Company and its leaders. With the sale of Antioch Publishing, Lee Morgan’s retirement as president and CEO of the company in June, and his wife Vicki Morgan’s retirement two months prior…

  • Residents question Cemex standards

    In a panel discussion held Thursday night, Aug. 27, and organized by Village Environmental Commission to clarify Cemex’s plans to test burn tires as a partial fuel for the cement plant down the road, the clearest thing that emerged from the panel discussion was the distrust for Cemex among residents of Yellow Springs.

  • Thistle Creek plan to include some energy efficient homes

    Taking an opportunity to build a home that uses less energy than the European standardbearer of energy efficiency, Roy Eastman purchased the last 10 lots of the Thistle Creek development off of King Street last month.

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