Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 74

  • Books and cobblers at new cafe

    Brenda Stone Browder’s newly-opened Rolling Pen Book Cafe on Corry Street features inspirational titles and Browder’s famous fruit cobblers. Ice cream and live music will also be available at the grand opening on Friday evening, Sept. 17. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    At the new Rolling Pen Book Cafe, patrons can relax, read a book and enjoy a cup of coffee with some homemade cobbler. Newly opened in the space formerly occupied by Dolbeer’s Cleaners, the book cafe is the vision of Springfield residents Brenda Stone Browder and her husband, Loren.

  • First Presbyterian church spotlights the plight of gay people of faith

    Next weekend the Yellow Springs Presbyterian Church will exhibit “The Shower of Stoles,” a collection of 50 liturgical stoles from gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clergy members, many of whom have been kept from serving due to their sexual orientation. (submitted photo from a 2002 exhibit in Indianapolis)

    To draw attention to the plight of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith around the country, the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs next weekend will host a national exhibit of liturgical stoles representing 1,000 clergy members of 32 religious denominations…

  • Bulldog boys soccer falls to Irish

    Mario Cosey goes up for a header against a Springfield Catholic Central forward during Saturday's 7-2 loss. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Despite losing by a final score of 7-2 to Springfield Catholic Central on Saturday, the Yellow Springs High School boys soccer team kept the game close throughout most of the second half.

  • Blues, jazz energize village at Fest

    Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11, and continuing through the weekend, AACW puts on the 13th annual Blues and Jazz Fest at the Antioch College amphitheater. This year’s lineup features five bands, including 5YZ Men from Lagos, Nigeria; Memphis bluesman Daddy Mack; Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones, from Dallas, Texas; and local musician Nerak Roth Patterson and son Nerak, behind, shown above in 2007. (News file photo)

    The mighty influence of African Americans in American music — from blues, jazz and rock-and-roll to hip-hop and R&B — is annually celebrated at the Blues and Jazz Fest put on by African-American Cross-Cultural Works, or AACW, each fall.

  • Murphy examines cars, consumption

    Recently Pat Murphy of Community Solutions published his third book on energy conservation, Spinning Our Wheels, in which he examines myths about the electric car.

    Electric cars may not be the answer to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, says local author Pat Murphy in his recently-released book, Spinning Our Wheels. Instead, Murphy proposes, we should share rides to increase transportation’s efficiency and reduce the number of total cars on the road.

  • Eden World offers escape, serenity

    Jennifer Horner has opened Eden World, a Xenia Avenue business that provides a place to relax, create art and get a massage. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Visitors and residents alike can walk right off the street into an oasis of health and rejuvenation at Eden World Center for Wellness and Discovery at 253 Xenia Avenue. The roster of practitioners, who serve both scheduled and walk-in clients, includes a licensed massage therapist, a reflexologist and two astrologers.

  • Presbyterians throw birthday bash for community

    This photo, taken in the late 1800s, shows the 150-year-old santuary of the First Presbyterian Church as viewed from Walnut Street. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church is throwing a 150th birthday party for the community that supported it through its long history on Friday, Sept. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 on the church’s front lawn.

  • Bluesfest a cultural treasure

    DJ Smooth of the Ark Band performs at the 2006 Blues and Jazz Festival, begin held this year from Friday, Sept. 10 to Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Antioch Amphitheater. (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    In its 13th year, AACW’s Blues and Jazz Festival, offers a mix of returning artists and new acts sure to entertain, and educate, audiences.

  • Attracting young familes focus of joint meeting

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    At last night’s joint between the Yellow Springs School Board and Village Council, the first such meeting in five years, board and council members discussed with the public ways to attract more young families to the village.

  • New light, new faces at schools

    Matt Housh

    All-day kindergarten at Mills Lawn Elementary School and flexible credit opportunities at the high school are two of the many changes Yellow Springs School District students can expect when classes resume on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

  • Presbyterians celebrate 150th

    The Yellow Springs Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 150-year birthday on Friday, Sept. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the church’s front lawn downtown. Church members, including above, from left, Jeanna Breza, Barbara Boettcher, Ruth Bent and Lloyd Kennedy, invite the public to attend the party for free cake, ice cream and lemonade.

    In 1855 the First Presbyterian Church was founded in Yellow Springs when Nancy Love, tired of going by horseback in bad weather to churches in Clifton and other nearby towns, successfully convinced her husband Robert to start, with other locals, a Presbyterian church here in town. Five years later, the members, for $5,000, built the church that still stands on Xenia Avenue today.

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