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Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 5

  • 36th annual WVOL at Foundry Theater

    This year the 35th annual Women’s Voices Out Loud performance and art exhibit will take place at the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Shown are co-organizer Laurie Dreamspinner, left, and Antioch’s Herndon Gallery Creative Director Dennie Eagleson. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Women’s Voices Out Loud art exhibition and performance will be Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Foundry Theater.

  • Aim is for a zero-waste Village

    Local recycling expert Tom Clevenger recently tumbled his compost barrel, which he uses to recycle his household’s kitchen scraps. Clevenger is working with other villagers to improve the town’s poor recycling record and find other ways to reduce and reuse waste here. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Is it possible to not produce any garbage — or purchase any stuff — for one year? A Vancouver couple did just that in 2009, and now it’s inspiring Yellow Springers to cut their waste too.

  • Adult prom gets disco fever

    Last year’s “Enchantment Under the Springs” adult prom drew a sell-out crowd of 200 people wearing their cheesiest prom attire. Tickets are on sale now for the second annual adult prom, 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 10, at the John Bryan Center gymnasium, 100 Dayton St. This year’s theme is “Hollywood Edition.” (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Adult Prom, this year themed Boogie Nights.

  • Group addresses race issues

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    Are people of color targeted by police here? Are African-American students in school punished worse than their white counterparts? Are racial minorities discriminated against in downtown stores? Is local black history being lost?

  • Scout holds BSA to its own core values

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    After taking 80-mile bike trips and camping in 14-degree-below-zero weather, local Eagle Scout Lake Miller is turning to his next activity with the Boy Scouts — ending discrimination in the nationwide youth organization. This week Miller launched a local chapter of Scouts for Equality, a national group pressuring the Boy Scouts to allow gay scout […]

  • Kids learn old school hip hop moves

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    A new six-week session of classes at YS Hip Hop starts soon.

  • Free healing drum workshop for women

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    A free workshop exploring percussion, song, and circle as a healing force for self and community will be offered this weekend.

  • Balancing a low crime rate with high policing costs

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    While last year there were 28 murders in the City of Dayton and more than 1,200 violent crimes there, violence in Yellow Springs has barely been an issue, with an average of about three violent incidents each year for the last seven.

  • MLS kids learn to practice peace

    Students in the Mills Lawn Elementary School media club worked on projects for Peace Week, March 16–20, as part of the schoolwide Project Peace, an effort to teach conflict resolution and empathy. Hanging above students are the triptychs of peace leaders created for Project Peace in 2013. Pictured are, from left, front row: Noah Van Hoose and Peter Cooper; second row: Owen Gustafson, Sophie Bottelier, Zoe Hamilton and Hailey Rowe; third row: Aiden Adamson, Ty Housh and Shawn Van Hoose; fourth row: media club facilitator Allison Paul, Lisa Bales, Mila De Spain and Camryn Strolger. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    What began as an anti-bullying campaign at Mills Lawn Elementary School has evolved into a school-wide focus on empathy, inclusion and conflict resolution, Project Peace.

  • Snap a selfie with Jesus and Pilate

    Stars of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Barry Dennen and Ted Neeley, will visit Yellow Springs for screenings of the film March 27–29 at the Little Art Theatre where they will answer questions and sign autographs. Dennen, left, played Pontius Pilate in the 1973 film; Neeley was in the role of Jesus. (Submitted photo)

    Just in time for Easter, locals will have the chance to snap a selfie with Jesus and Pontius Pilate. The stars who portrayed the Biblical figures in the 1973 film “Jesus Christ Superstar” will attend a weekend of screenings at the Little Art Theatre, March 27–29.