Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 5

  • Land trust to host farm succession seminar

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    Over 70% of family farms don’t make it to the next generation. A local seminar on Aug. 27 aimed at area land owners hopes to curtail the trend.

  • Hip-hop in the street this week

    Homegrown hip-hop group Village Fam is bringing its annual Summer Jam music festival downtown in a collaboration with the Yellow Springs Arts Council. The live music and art event is 2 to 10 p.m., Saturday, August 9, at the YSAC Gallery, 111 Corry St. Members of Village Fam, which performs at 9 p.m., are, from left, Anthony Carter, Aaron Willis, Issa Walker, Brad Benning-Clark and Marcus Lamont. (Submitted photo)

    Village Fam may be Yellow Springs’ first hip-hop group, but they hope not to be its last.
    The group of born-and-raised villagers, now in their 20s, didn’t have access to local hip-hop shows when they grew up.

  • Fired up on voting rights

    Local activists with Working America Shonda Sneed, left, and Tanja Rensch, along with organizer Ed Browning of Fairborn, have been pressuring Ohio Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) to explain his decisions on changes to Ohio voting laws. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A local community action group says that Ohio Rep. Rick Perales, in his first term representing western Greene County, has avoided scheduled meetings with them since he joined in approving changes in Ohio voting laws which some critics see as unfairly affecting African-American and low-income voters and making it easier for Perales and his fellow Republicans to defeat election opponents.

  • Village Harmony to perform world music

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    The World House Choir is bringing the Vermont-based teen world music singing ensemble Village Harmony to perform in the village on Monday, Aug. 11.

  • Downtown block party features hip hop, rock

    Members of Village Fam, from left, Anthony Carter, Aaron Willis, Issa Walker, Brad Benning-Clark and Marcus Lamont.

    Village Fam, Yellow Springs’ first hip-hop group is bringing its annual music festival downtown this Saturday.

  • 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.

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