Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 75

  • 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.

  • Teacher surprised by national win

    Mills Lawn teacher Ben Trumbull, here with one of his students, Chris Jennings, was surprised last Tuesday, Oct. 5, with $1,000 in free classroom supplies from a local Office Max store. Trumbull, who has taught at Mills Lawn for 15 years, was one of 1,100 teachers nationwide who received the gift. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Last week Mills Lawn teacher Ben Trumbull was in the middle of a math lesson when Principal Matt Housh and representatives from a local Office Max store walked into his classroom with a surprise — a giant box filled with more than $1,000 in classroom supplies.

  • Art Stroll to showcase painting, quilts and theater

    Paintings by Eddie Eckenrode have been shown in the gallery to be newly-named "Eddie Eckenrode Gallery" at this fall's Art Stroll. Though these abstract structural pieces are typical of Eckenrode's later work, his never-before-exhibited figurative paintings from the late 1960s and early 1970s will be on display this Friday. (Submitted photo)

    The semi-annual Art Stroll, an evening of informal art and entertainment downtown, will take place on Friday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. This fall’s stroll will be held in honor of Eddie Eckenrode, who helped organize the first stroll in 1996, and who died in May.*

  • Boys cross country wins home meet, girls place second

    At the front of the pack at Thursday's cross country meet were Zack McHugh, Gabe Amrhein, and Nerak Patterson. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Yellow Springs High School boys and girls cross country teams faced runners from Xenia Christian, Xenia and Greeneview at their home course on Thursday, finishing in first and second place, respectively.

  • Eddie to be honored at 14th Art Stroll

    n was in 1996 that long-time village shopkeeper and painter Eddie Eckenrode helped organize the first Art Stroll. So it seems only fitting that this fall’s Art Stroll be held in honor of him.

  • 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.

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