Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 70

  • Fluoridation debate to focus on its benefits and risks

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    Whether the Village of Yellow Springs should continue to fluoridate its drinking water and at what level will be debated at a forum organized by Village Council from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the John Bryan Center Gym.

  • VIDEO – Dayton Mandolin Orchestra plays Garcia’s “Passages through Mexico”

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    On Sunday, Nov. 7, at a joint concert with an orchestra from Kalamazoo, Mich., the Dayton Mandolin Orchestra played three songs written by locally-born composer Victor Garcia Jr., “Passages through Mexico.” See the video here.

  • Mandolins to play Garcia piece

    The Dayton Mandolin Orchestra recently rehearsed at the First Presbyterian Church for their upcoming Nov. 7 concert at Herndon Gallery. Foreground, Dottie Pasgrove; first row, Michael Hitchcock, Doug Daegele, Matt Minde, Yvonne Wingard and Mike Ruddell; back row, Mark Hoffman, Rose Wendel and Dwight Sutton. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    In the early 20th century, mandolin orchestras sprung up in Dayton and elsewhere, playing rags, marches, light classical and waltzes with the energetic ting of the uniquely American flatback mandolin. Today the mandolin craze is back, including in Yellow Springs, now home for the six-year-old Dayton Mandolin Orchestra.

  • Ghostly tales spook town throughout its history

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    Among Yellow Springs’ most well-known ghost stories are tales more than 100 years old — the “Jersey Angel” and “Thunderstorm Ghost.” Read them here.

  • Tales of hauntings in the village

    Apparitions and ghostly music at Ye Olde Trail Tavern. Loaves of bread flying off the counter at the Sunrise Cafe. Disembodied voices in Antioch’s Main Building. Chairs traveling through the air in the Union Schoolhouse. A phantom walking around John Bryan State Park.

  • Governor’s energy advisor promotes renewables at local forum

    Dr. Mark Shanahan told a local audience at the Glen building that Ohio's emissions from coal were among the worst in the nation yet the state has recently been aggressive in promoting renewables. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Last Friday, Governor Ted Strickland’s energy advisor Dr. Mark Shanahan told a crowd of renewable energy enthusiasts at the Glen building that Ohio was undergoing an energy revolution.

  • Energy Board recommends line-drying—A meditative, energy-saving habit

    Laura Ellison and her daughter, Alice Miller, strung their laundry across the living room of their Kurt Street home to dry by the heat of the family’s wood stove. They rarely use their mechanical dryer. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Laura Ellison, who has been air drying her laundry since she was 22, doesn’t see her energy-saving act as a sacrifice. Stringing clothes on lines that zigzag her living room in front of a wood stove is a relaxing, almost spiritual experience.

  • Group keeps theater arts going

    Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association board members are shown with props from Urinetown, Guys & Dolls, Big River and other past productions. In the back row, from left, are Laurie Dewey, Sheila Miller, Daniele Norman and Georgia Solomon; middle row, Mary Beth Burkholder, Moira Laughlin, Debbie Henderson; front row, Jerome Borchers. Board members not pictured are Libby Rudolf, Kelley Callahan and Kathleen Krehbiel. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    When a new pit orchestra conductor was needed three weeks before the opening of last spring’s high school musical, the Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association, or YSHSTAA, scrambled to find one. When concerns about censorship of student-written plays arose…

  • Lois Miller wins John Bryan Invitational

    Lois Miller led a field of 146 runners at the John Bryan Invitational on Tuesday. She won the race 50 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    On Tuesday, Yellow Springs runner Lois Miller became the first Lady Bulldog to win the John Bryan Invitational in its 25-year history.

  • Local artists open their studios for annual tour

    Tom Hawley, who creates modern clocks, wood sculptures and bowls out of downed trees, will showcase his craft in his Millworks studio as part of the Artist Studio Tour. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    On Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., local artists will open their studios to show and sell their artwork to the public as part of the annual Artist Studio Tour.

  • ‘Artoberfest’ celebrates the arts

    Arts Council board and staff members recently toasted to a successful year, which will be celebrated at their first annual Artoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the corner of Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue. Beer, wine and food will be available at the seasonal celebration and fundraiser. From the left, front row, are Carole Braun, Kathy Reed and Phyllis Schmidt; in the back row are Lisa Hunt, Nick Gaskins, Joanne Caputo and Anita Brown. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    This year the Yellow Springs Arts Council has a lot to celebrate, as it hired its first staff member, opened a new office and gallery space and organized the successful summer Yellow Springs Experience.

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