Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 4

  • 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.

  • New sandwich and pizza cafe opens

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    The village’s newest restaurant is now open. Aleta’s Café, at the Oten Gallery, 303 Xenia Ave., serves hot Panini sandwiches, pizzas made with Naan bread and salads for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

  • A risky, comic ‘Joan D’Arc’

    Charlotte Walkey, left, gave an impassioned monologue as Joan of Arc during a rehearsal for “D’Arc Comedy,” a play that opens at the Antioch Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Behind Joan, looking on unimpressed by her speech, are the saints of her visions, St. Michael (Thor Sage), St. Catherine (Miriam Eckenrode-Saari) and St. Margaret (Ali Thomas). “D’Arc Comedy” is the first production of the new Yellow Springs Theater Company. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Starving in a prison cell in France awaiting trial for heresy, the 15th century teenage heroine Joan of Arc had little to laugh about.

    But add comedic banter between the saints in her visions, a puppet show reenacting the entire 100 Years War between France and England, and the high drama of a modern cable television talk show, “Saint Chat,” and suddenly a story that ends with a burning at the stake may seem funny.

  • June 5, 2014 Bulldog sports round-up

    YSHS track and field star Oluka Okia leaped over the pole vault bar during the Metro Buckeye Conference championships at Yellow Springs High School on May 17. Okia went on to win the conference title in the high jump (5’8’’) to help propel the YSHS boys team to a second-place finish. The girls team also came in second. The track season ended this week. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    June 5, 2014 Bulldog sports round-up

  • Track teams MBC runner ups

    YSHS track and field star Oluka Okia leaped over the pole vault bar during the Metro Buckeye Conference championships at Yellow Springs High School on May 17. Okia went on to win the conference title in the high jump (5’8’’) to help propel the YSHS boys team to a second-place finish. The girls team also came in second. The track season ended this week. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The YSHS track and field season ended on a high note, with both teams placing second at the MBC tournament and sending athletes to regionals this weekend.

  • Villagers rate ED strategies

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    As an adjunct English professor at Clark State Community College, Cyndi Pauwels is among the one-third of Yellow Springs residents who work in the field of education and four-fifths of working villagers who commute.

  • The Passive House solution

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    Keeping up on the latest climate change projections can be downright depressing. But a local nonprofit offers a dose of hope with its new film on how to build homes that emit 80 percent less carbon dioxide. “Passive House Revolution” tells the story of this aggressive new building standard from the perspective of the Germans […]

  • New YSHS softball team tastes success

    While the YSHS girls softball season ended on May 13 after a tournament loss to Southeastern, the season was a success, with a 16-strong roster of girls who won four games and averaged an impressive 13 runs per game. The team was all smiles on the bench on May 3, when they won back-to-back games during a double-header at Belmont. From right are Evelyn Greene, Danny Horton, Jesi Worsham, Ashley Longshaw, Sierra Lawrence, Nekyla Hawkins, Chelsea Horton, Shanice Wright, Maddie Gueth, Victoria Willis and Amelia Gray. (Submitted photo by Coach Jimmy DeLong)

    This year’s YSHS softball team has more than just a great attitude — they also got a taste of success, finishing with four wins and averaging 13 runs per game.

  • The Passive House solution

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    Keeping up on the latest climate change projections can be downright depressing. But a local nonprofit offers a dose of hope with its new film on how to build homes that emit 80 percent less carbon dioxide.

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