Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 3

  • 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. RELATED POSTS: Wellness Center launches […]

  • 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.

  • Eclectic items both dirty, fabulous

    New resident Brenda Kennedy opened her Dirty Fabulous Boutique at 134 Dayton St. last month. The eclectic vintage resale shop celebrates its grand opening this weekend, June 13–15. The store features men’s and women’s clothing and hats, upcycled home goods, antiques, new accessories for women and babies, and more. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Where else in town can you buy a handmade fedora, a set of fairy wings, a 1920s men’s tie, a women’s disco-era vintage blouse and a puffy ’80s jean jacket?

  • Chlorine gas plant risk is worrisome

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    When two freight trains collided on the track near Graniteville, S.C. in 2005, one of the derailed train cars filled with 90 tons of chlorine gas ruptured. A yellowish-green noxious cloud containing 120,000 pounds of the poisonous gas spread quickly along the ground, causing those nearby to cough, choke and wheeze while burning their eyes, skin and throats.

  • New restaurant at Oten Gallery— Twist on sandwiches at Aleta’s

    Gregg Pastorelle, left, and Matthew Willis opened Aleta’s Café at the Oten Gallery this week. The new restaurant features panini sandwiches, pizza on naan bread and salads served in a relaxed, casual envrionment. A grand opening is planned for Friday, June 6, when the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Owners of the village’s newest restaurant say the beautiful hand-built brick Oten Gallery will attract diners, but it’s the fresh, delicious food that will bring them back.

  • Marlin Newell of the Children’s Center— 25 years of hugs from our children

    Marlin Newell, executive director of the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center, celebrated her 25th year as a teacher and administrator at the local daycare and preschool this week. Students pictured with Newell at the center’s playground are, from left, Christopher Goebel, Britton Stroble, Vivian Grushon and Kennedy Stroble. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Marlin Newell has been at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center for long enough that the toddlers she potty-trained and taught to walk are now returning to enroll their own children.

  • A new force for engaged democracy

    Antioch College student Guy Mathews, left, and villager Steve Deal recently co-founded a new political party, Aretê, which seeks to use online forums to create a form of popular democracy in Yellow Springs. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Crowdsourcing has been used for everything from tracking the path of meteors to coming up with new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors.

    A new local political party now sees promise in using online tools to ask villagers to solve community problems. Eventually citizens could help run the town from their computers and smartphones.

  • Building for the boys soccer season

    Yellow Springs High School keeper Eric Lawhorn protected the goal in a dense fog as the Bulldogs fought for the Metro Buckeye Conference title at home on Oct. 3. YSHS defeated Dayton Christian 3–1 to win the league outright for the first time since 2008. (Submitted photo by Michael Knemeyer)

    Coach Ben Van Ausdal announced the start of community practices to help the Yellow Springs High School boys varsity soccer team get back into shape as well as several exciting game opportunities for his Bulldogs.

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