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Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 13

  • Wellness Center launches fund drive

    Antioch College launched a community fundraising campaign last week to raise $1 million towards the cost of renovating its new wellness center. Pictured in front of the $7.8 million center are Wellness Center Director Monica Hasek, center, and two of the 11 fundraising committee members, Franklin Halley and Donna Silvert. The center opens in September. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    As an Antioch College student in the 1960s, Malte von Matthiessen played basketball pick-up games in Curl Gymnasium with Yellow Springs High School students. Back then, the facility was “just a gym” but still gave Antioch students a chance to play intramural sports and meet locals

  • Wellness Center launches fundraiser

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    Last week, Antioch launched $1 million community fundraising campaign to cover some of the $7.8 million cost of renovating its 44,000-square-foot Wellness Center.

  • ‘Superhuman Happiness’ at YSKP

    Gods and goddesses of Roman myth will do battle in the Antioch Amphitheater during this summer’s Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse production, “Superhuman Happiness.” Some of the 49 youth in the show are, from left, Nia Dyer (Helen), Sammie Woolley (Clara), Zoe Williams (Arachne), Chekinah Williams (Ceres), Reese Elam (Juno), Jaylen Mitchell (Jove). “Superhuman Happiness” runs July 10–13 and July 17–20. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Everything changes, nothing perishes.

    So writes Roman poet Ovid in his magnum opus “Metamorphoses,” from which the new Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse original musical “Superhuman Happiness” is adapted.

  • Village vampire taps a wicked vein

    Yellow Springs native Michael Malarkey plays the rebel vampire Enzo in the CW network’s popular show “Vampire Diaries.” Season six, Malarkey’s first as a full cast member, premieres on Oct. 2. (Submitted photo © 2014 Bob Mahoney, WBEI. All rights reserved.)

    He is a blood-sucking renegade vampire resurrected into a revenge-mad ghost villian after his heart is ripped out.

    While this character of Enzo on the CW television network’s “Vampire Diaries” may be macabre, it’s one that actor Michael Malarkey has been dying to play.

  • ‘Superhuman Happiness’ at YSKP

    Gods and goddesses of Roman myth will do battle in the Antioch Amphitheater during this summer’s Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse production, “Superhuman Happiness.” Some of the 49 youth in the show are, from left, Nia Dyer (Helen), Sammie Woolley (Clara), Zoe Williams (Arachne), Chekinah Williams (Ceres), Reese Elam (Juno), Jaylen Mitchell (Jove). “Superhuman Happiness” runs July 10–13 and July 17–20. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse explores the theme of transformation in its new original music, “Superhuman Happiness,” an adaptation of Roman poet Ovid’s magnum opus “Metamorphoses.”

  • Antioch College gets OK on solar array

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    Antioch College cleared a major hurdle this week in its plan to build a 1-megawatt solar array on campus.

  • Local roots show at Summer Music Bash

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    Blues riffs, DJ scratches, hip-hop beats and R&B harmonies will mingle in the hot July air in downtown Yellow Springs at an upcoming celebration of local music.

  • Well on the way to Wellness

    Antioch employees showed visitors some of the features the center will boast when it opens in ­September, including a six-lane competition-length pool, therapeutic whirlpool, group fitness classrooms, racquetball courts, two gyms, a workout area and more.

    Last Saturday Antioch College opened to the public its 44,000-square foot Wellness Center currently undergoing a yearlong $8 million renovation. The Wellness Center announced its membership rates in an insert in this week’s News and at www.wellnesscenter.antiochcollege.org, and has launched a community fundraising campaign to help pay off the center.

  • A sneak peek of the new Antioch Wellness Center

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    Antioch College opened to the public last weekend its 44,000-square foot Wellness Center currently undergoing a $7.8 million renovation. See more photos.

  • Local bands celebrated at new music festival

    Local rock band Spanish Tony Sanchez is one of 10 local groups performing at the Summer Music Bash on Saturday, July 5, on the John Bryan Community Center lawn. The free festival features mostly local musicians and runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Members of Spanish Tony Sanchez at a recent practice are, from left, Adam Gueth (bass), Amy Dihrkop (vocals), Jerry Clements (drums) and Bill Sykes (guitar). (Submitted photo)

    A free one-day music festival on the Fourth of July weekend will showcase the wildly eclectic village music scene and some of its homegrown musicians.