Articles by Matt Minde :: Page 8

  • The great unveiling at Mills Lawn School

    Mills Lawn School artist-in-residence Johanna Smith and art teacher Amy Minehart unveil the new mosaic sign in front of students and faculty Wednesday. (Photos by Matt Minde)

    The air was filled with anticipation, the lawn filled with students Wednesday afternoon, May 23, as Mills Lawn School emptied for the ceremonial unveiling of the new school sign.

  • New pastor leads King center

    errick Weston was recently named the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church as well as director of the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom at Antioch College. (Photos by Lauren Heaton)

    This month in separate but coordinated moves, Derrick Weston was hired as the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church as well as the new director of Antioch College’s Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom.

  • Judy Belle Jones

    Yellow Springs resident Judy Belle Jones quietly died Friday April 27. She was 79 years old.

  • Teacher appreciation week at Mills Lawn School

    Remember, Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11!

    Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, 2012.

  • Portraits of village, circa ’70s

    Billie Eastman, photographed in her workshop in 1980, is one of 50 local people who took part in Nancy Howell-Koehler’s Yellow Springs Photographic Survey. The entire exhibit will be on display at the Yellow Springs Art Council’s new gallery, 111 Corry Street, with an opening on Friday, April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring ’70s era music, food and trivia. (Submitted photo by Nancy Howell-Koehler)

    When in 1980 local artist Nancy Howell-Koehler needed a portrait taken for her new book, it didn’t seem appropriate that she — a fine art photographer — hire someone to do it. So she devised a way to take a self-portrait using a long shutter release cord. Later, she used the same method to take photos of Yellow Springers.

  • (No, please don’t say it!—) Picture purrrfect!

    Neeeelsooooon

    The refrigerator. Softly humming kitchen sentinel, keeper of the food, chiller of the drink. And, festooned with magnets and clips, quite possibly the most common repository of photos, pictures and notes before Facebook.

  • YS a bright star on yoga map

    About 100 yoga practitioners from all over the country and other countries as well are descending on Yellow Springs to study yoga with Judith Lasater, a California-based and internationally-known yoga teacher.

  • Piece sign: Mills Lawn School mosaic project in progress

    Mounting the Mills Lawn School mosaic project. (Photos by Matt Minde)

    Wendy Shelton’s fourth- and fifth-grade students gathered outside late Thursday morning to begin work on the new Mills Lawn School front lawn sign.

  • BLOG—this year in Yellow Springs

    A Passover Seder Plate showing (clockwise, from top): Maror and chazeret — Bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness of slavery which the Hebrews endured in Egypt; Z'roa - A roasted lamb or goat shankbone, symbolising the Passover sacrifice; vegetarians often substitute a beet; Charoset — Apple, nut and honey paste representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build the storehouses; Karpas — A vegetable which is dipped into salt water representing tears shed by Hebrew slaves; Beitzah — A hard-boiled egg, symbolizing the festival sacrifice and roasted and eaten as part of the Seder meal. Some Seder plates also include an orange to represent those considered out of place in more conservative Jewish teachings. (Photo from Wikipedia)

    The room of 20-some people, seated around a festively decorated table, falls to a hush as the voice of a 6-year old, reading, asks, “why is this night different from all other nights?”

  • Hugh Livingston memorial

    A memorial for Hugh Livingston will be held Saturday, April 7 at the Glen Helen Building, 1–4 p.m. Loved ones will look back at the life of a man who touched many lives over the past 40 years. Those who knew Hugh or have any fond memories or stories to share are welcome to attend […]

  • Ball and Skein—Yarnbombing plot foiled

    Surveillance video of a bombing site from 2008 shows the suspects currently under arrest posing triumphantly. Identities have been obscured pending a trial.

    The results of a three-year sting operation paid off yesterday with the break up and neutralization of a local yarn bombing cell.

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