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Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 7

  • Kids learn old school hip hop moves

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

  • Free healing drum workshop for women

    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

    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.

  • Homegrown “peace project” aims to reduce conflict

    In its third year, Project Peace is teaching Mills Lawn Elementary School students to mediate their own conflicts through respectful communication and other strategies.

  • Antioch School fundraiser— Lord headlines comedy gala benefit

    Leighann Lord, a New York City comedian inspired by George Carlin, Rita Rudner and Franklyn Ajaye, will perform a stand-up routine at the Antioch School’s 19th annual Auction Gala and Comedy Show Saturday, March 7, at the Antioch College Foundry Theater. (Submitted photo)

    While it’s sometimes wise to avoid sitting in the front row at a comedy show, Leighann Lord will share laughs — not attacks — with her audience at a local fundraiser this weekend for a 93-year-old private school. The New York City comedian’s stand-up routine touches on everything from aging parents to dating after divorce, […]

  • Pickleball gaining more fans

    Al Schlueter, left, and Franklin Halley, center, are among the villagers who have caught the bug for pickleball at the Antioch College Wellness Center. A pickup pickleball game takes place every Sunday at 1 p.m. in the South Gym. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    It’s like ping-pong if you were on top of the table.

  • Local Boy Scouts host epic Pinewood Derby

    More than 25 kids raced their homemade cars in the Yellow Springs Cub Scout Pack’s inaugural Pinewood Derby.

  • New face at AME church

    The Reverend Dwight Smith is the new pastor at the historic Central Chapel AME Church, a local congregation founded in 1866. Smith, who lives in Dayton, was a television news broadcaster before answering the call to ­ministry. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Twenty years ago, a television news broadcaster eschewed the bad news of local TV for the “good news” of Jesus Christ. Now he takes the pulpit of the Central Chapel AME Church, one of the village’s oldest churches.

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