Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 73

  • 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.

  • Two seek radical change

    YSHS 2010 Valedictorian John Michael Malone and Salutatorian Dylan Amlin

    Friends and classmates since they were in elementary school at Mills Lawn, the Yellow Springs High School class of 2010 valedictorian John Michael Malone and salutatorian Dylan Amlin have plans. But they’re not plans in the typical sense. In fact, beyond college, their plans hinge precisely on not having a defined path with goals that would lead them to a job, a house and “settling down.”

  • YSHS students recognized for achievements

    2010 National Honor Society members

    As is the tradition in May of every year, Yellow Springs High School recognized many of its students, especially its seniors, at the annual National Honor Society scholarship awards ceremony.

  • BLOG – Schools could cultivate a lunchtime education

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    When I was a student at Mills Lawn, back in the day as they say, my mom was kind enough to pack my lunches every morning. I never wanted to buy lunch, partly because I was too scared to tell the lunch ladies what I wanted, but also because I was never sure what exactly was on those trays.

  • Economic sustainability—A matchmaker for business

    Sarah Wildman (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Sarah Wildman likes small towns. She grew up in one in Illinois, and she left big city life to spend the past 20 years raising a family in another one just north of Yellow Springs.