Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 66

  • Tour to focus on the creative process

    For the last seven years, the annual October Studio Tour has flooded the town with art buyers, boosting the local tourist economy and supporting its artists.

  • VIDEO – Mills Lawn teacher Ben Trumbull surprised with award

    Third/fourth grade teacher Ben Trumbull was surprised to receive a giant box of classroom supplies and a new leather chair. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Mills Lawn teacher Ben Trumbull received more than $1,000 worth of classroom supplies as part of “A Day Made Better,” a national program sponsored OfficeMax. See the video of the surprise award ceremony.

  • Varsity volleyball team sweeps opponent

    Brittany Klotz sets the ball to a teammate in her 12 point performance versus Dayton Jefferson last Thursday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Yellow Springs varsity volleyball team dominated Dayton Jefferson in a three-set sweep last Thursday.

  • VIDEO – Local band Kuan wails

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    Meet local band Kuan’s and listen to tracks from their latest album, Colors.

  • Village homes to be featured in national solar tour

    Pat Brown's solar home, featuring ten solar photovoltaic panels, will be on display this weekend as part of the national solar home tour. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Four homes in Yellow Springs homes are being featured Saturday, Oct. 2, and and Sunday, Oct. 3, as part of the national solar tour, including two new listings.

  • Meister is a boon for Boonshoft

    Yellow Springs resident Mark Meister, head of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, recently oversaw an expansion of the museum’s zoo exhibit. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    It’s as if Mark Meister’s whole career led up to his current post. He served as founding director of a children’s museum in Minneapolis, headed the nation’s largest archeology organization and directed science and art museums around the country, always with a focus on education.

  • New band Kuan defies labels

    At a band practice in Dayton, from left, Kuan’s drummer Brett Nagafuchi, guitarist Charles Heck, guitarist Paul Larkowski and bass player Bryan Wright played tracks from their latest album, “Colors.” (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Kuan’s brand of experimental instrumental rock music breaks all the rules. More art than entertainment, the local band’s addition to the already-diverse Yellow Springs music scene is rock that’s both highly composed and free jazz-inspired. Recently returned from a 32-day, 30-city nationwide tour and with a new EP album,“Colors”…

  • YS team innovates efficient skylight

    Two insulated skylights with automatic ventilation were installed at Yellow Springs High School last month. Here contractors guide the skylight, manufactured at Millworks, into the building's third floor. (Submitted photo by Ted Donnell)

    While many skylights waste energy, two local building experts have designed a skylight that actually saves energy by ventilating, providing daylight and generating solar power. The patent is pending but the results are already clear at Yellow Springs High School, where two skylights were installed last month.

  • GCCC upgrades are good for the earth and pocketbook

    Local architect Ted Donnell recently led the design of an energy upgrade at the Greene County Career Center. From the center’s new insulated roof, Donnell stood proudly before the just-installed geothermal well field (left) and a natural wetland to process waste, both of which he conceived. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    When local architect Ted Donnell began working with the Greene County Career Center five years ago, he brought with him an environmental ethic that culminated in a $6.1 million energy upgrade over the summer, replete with geothermal heating and cooling and an insulated roof.

  • Land trust supporters bid to save land

    Charlotte Battino contemplates placing a bid on an antique quilt donated by Mark French at land trust auction held in dowtown Springfield on Friday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    At the sixth annual Tecumseh Land Trust auction on Friday night, more than 200 farmland supporters bid on donated products and services, with all proceeds going to support the land trust.

  • VIDEO – Raku firing at John Bryan Community Pottery

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    On Sept. 14, Geno Luketic and Dianne Collinson of John Bryan Community Pottery in Yellow Springs, Ohio fired their pottery in the studio’s gas-fueled raku kiln.

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