Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 3

  • A birthday wish for the manatees

    Mackenzie Horton, 9, recently asked friends and family to forego birthday gifts and instead make donations to help save manatees. She raised $160 so far and hopes to raise $200 by mid-August. Mackenzie is shown at the Columbus Zoo with her favorite marine mammal. (Submitted Photo)

    Mackenzie Horton was ecstatic when she turned 9 years old in May and didn’t receive any birthday presents.

    Instead Mackenzie received exactly what she wanted for her birthday — to help save an animal she loves, the Florida manatee.

  • Annual block parties announced

    A block party on Davis Street last year

    Ten block parties are scheduled throughout the village in August. The Human Relations Commission is still looking for volunteers to throw one in their neighborhood.

  • A balance of buskers and business in the village

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    A staple of downtown Yellow Springs, the local street music scene may soon change with a new, self-regulating policy approved Monday by Village Council.

  • Council approves new policy on street music

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    The local street music scene may soon change with a new, self-regulating policy approved Monday by Village Council. Read the new policy here.

  • Soccer mania comes to village

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    The World Cup may have ended on Sunday, but a massive local soccer championship is just kicking off.

  • Spotlight on mental health

    The “NAMImobile,” a traveling educational bus to fight stigma of mental illness visits the Yellow Springs Village BP at the corner of U.S. 68 and Corry Street from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. The event is hosted by the National Association on Mental Illness Yellow Springs affiliate. (Submitted photo)

    Formed in the wake of last summer’s tragic shooting event, the Yellow Springs affiliate of the National Association of Mental Illness, or NAMI, runs support groups for those with mental illness and their family members and friends.

  • Major soccer tournament kicks off here

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    The World Cup may have ended on Sunday, but a massive local soccer championship is just kicking off this weekend.

  • YSKP leadership changes

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse alumna Ara Beal, left, will take the helm of the nonprofit children’s theater company from founder John Fleming after this summer’s production. “Superhuman Happiness,” written and directed by Fleming, runs Thursday–Sunday, July 10–13, and July 17–20, at the Antioch Amphitheatre, 920 Corry St. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Fleming started the company in 1995 and has led in the roles of executive director and artistic director. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    As this summer’s Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse original musical, “Superhuman Happiness” explores the gods and goddesses of ancient myth, a titan of local children’s theater, YSKP artistic director John Fleming, makes his dramatic exit from the nonprofit youth theater company he founded in 1995.

  • 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.

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