Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 55

  • Real watershed moments for area

    Hikers carefully navigated the stepping stones across Birch Creek in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve last weekend. The three local rivers that run through the Glen—Birch Creek, Yellow Springs Creek and the Little Miami River—drain runoff from village streets and area farms. Any contamination in the local watershed eventually makes its way into the Glen, impacting ecosystem health and recreational activities. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Where Yellow Springs begins and ends is defined by clear political boundaries. But the village also exists within an ecosystem that has boundaries of its own. An important one is its watershed, an area of land that drains into a common waterway.

  • SPORTS SUNDAY — Winter athletes honored

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    Standout Bulldog winter sports athletes were honored at a banquet last week.

  • Of sharing food and company

    Ruth Bent and Al Denman want to keep the local potluck tradition going by throwing community feasts on March 14, April 11 and May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church’s Westminster Hall, 314 Xenia Avenue. All villagers are invited and should bring a dish to share and their own service. Here Antioch College students dine with villagers Tony Bent and Bev Price at weekly potlucks held last fall. (Submitted photo by Dennie Eagleson)

    At three upcoming potlucks, starting next week, villagers can share their cooking and enjoy the “luck of the pot.”

  • Standing up for a threatened people

    Former Antioch College students Jenny Johnson and Jake Stockwell spend several months each year at the Diné reservation in the four corners region of Arizona herding sheep for Diné elder Pauline Whitesinger, center, to support the tribe’s resistance to a federal relocation policy. (Submitted photo)

    Far from the fertile green fields of Yellow Springs, in the arid high desert of the four corners region of Arizona, live the scattered families of the Navajo, or Diné, tribe. They have, for decades, resisted federal government attempts to remove them from their ancestral land, and have done so with the help of some […]

  • Community potlucks kick off

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    Villagers are invited to three community potlucks taking place in the coming months. The first potluck is Wednesday, March 14.

  • Wastewater upgrades showcased

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    More than 100 area wastewater and water treatment plant operators from Southwest Ohio visited the Village water facilities on Thursday.

  • ‘Super Tuesday’ is March 6

    Local voters will take to the polls Tuesday in the Ohio primary election to choose candidates who will face off in November.

  • Muse concert this Saturday— Singing out for women and world

    Cincinnati women’s choir Muse will perform at South Gym, Antioch College at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. The concert is a fundraiser for the Yellow Springs Community Food Pantry. Muse’s founding director, local resident Catherine Roma, organized the concert in collaboration with Antioch College to promote international women’s month. (Submitted photo)

    The story of the Cincinnati vocal ensemble Muse begins 29 years ago, when doctoral student Catherine Roma combined her interests in choral conducting, peace and justice and feminism by starting a women’s choir to emphasize the female voice, empower women and promote social change.

  • March 8, 2012 Bulldog Sports Round-up

    Roland Newsome scored nine points in the YSHS boys varsity basketball team’s 60–40 sectional loss last week. Newsome ended the season as the Metro Buckeye Conference’s leading scorer and was selected to the southwest Ohio all-district second team. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    March 8, 2012 Bulldog Sports Round-up

  • Present gives voices to village past

    The Yellow Springs downtown of the early 1900s is superimposed on the Yellow Springs of today. In the same way, the village’s past comes alive on the Web pages of local history blogs started in recent years. The historical photo (c.1910) was taken from approximately the same location looking north on Xenia Avenue 100 years ago. Visible are the traction line, built in 1902, the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows building and new cement sidewalks. Visit ysnews.com for more photos in the “Past and Present” series. (Historical photo courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College; photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs’ founders and early settlers didn’t have Internet — they probably couldn’t have imagined it — but later generations are now using it to imagine the lives of former villagers.