Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 76

  • 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.

  • YSI helps during the Gulf oil spill

    A NOAA scientist took a water sample aboard a ship in the Gulf of Mexico last month with water quality sensors similar to YSI equipment. (submitted photo from the Associated Press)

    When a drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico this spring and millions of gallons of crude oil began gushing into the ocean, one local company jumped at the opportunity to monitor the toxic oil’s movement and measure its environmental contamination — YSI Incorporated.

  • Mediation program hopes to expand—A person-to-person peace

    When conflict arises in the village, one local organization stands ready to reconcile differences and make peace — the Village Mediation Program. For 21 years, the program’s trained volunteer facilitators have mediated crises free of charge between neighbors, families and businesses, saving villagers thousands of dollars in legal fees and the frustration of prolonged disputes.

  • Pottery shop builds wood-fired kiln

    For more than 40 years, John Bryan Community Pottery has been an educational resource and incubator space for developing potters. Now, the local artists’ cooperative is expanding its well-equipped studio by adding a wood-fired kiln, one of a handful of such kilns in the region.

  • Shower of Stoles to exhibit at Presbyterian church

    This weekend the First Presbyterian Church will display 50 liturgial stoles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clergy members from around the country, many of whom have been kept from serving due to their sexual orientation. (Submitted photo from a 2007 exhibit in in Chicago)

    Drawing attention to the plight of gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender people of faith around the country, next weekend the Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church will host a national exhibit of liturgical stoles representing 1,000 homosexual clergy members of 32 religious denominations, many who have been excluded from serving in their church due to their sexual orientation.

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