Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 77

  • Southtown Heating and Cooling to open branch in town

    The new branch of Southtown Heating and Cooling will be located in Yellow Springs on Cliff Street. The company is pursing more green technologies like solar and geothermal. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Dayton company Southtown Heating and Cooling is opening a new branch in Yellow Springs.

  • Weavers thread custom crafts

    Ruth Flory, right, weaves gift bags from used plastic grocery bags while Cindy Carbone, center, and Debbie Hogue, left, work their looms. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Weavers darted their shuttles through looms, spun dog hair into thread and taught their craft to newcomers as part of the Yellow Springs Experience on Tuesday.

  • Rainy relief and a rainbow

    A stunning rainbow stretched behind the Union School House on Thursday night. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A string of evening thunderstorms brought Yellow Springs relief from the recent spell of humid, hot weather and dry conditions on Thursday. They also produced a brilliant rainbow which arched high above the community.

  • Puppets, Persian poetry, and change

    The cast of YSKP’s latest production, The Conference of the Birds, jumped for joy at dress rehearsal in anticipation of the show’s opening on Thursday, July 8. Pictured are, from left, Lilli Rudolf, Talia Boutis, Jaylen Mitchell, Lenaya Leeds, Lindsey Leist, Greta Kremer, Anna Knippling and Lela Dewey. Obscured are Romy Farrar, Naomi Guth, Benjamin Green, Zeb Reichert and Alex Thorp.

    In its 16th year, YS Kids Playhouse continues to produce innovative youth theater for adults and children alike. Its latest musical, The Conference of Birds, explores themes of transformation and self-realization through a 12th-century desert fable.

  • A festive 4th of July

    Spectators check out a vintage motorcycle as it drives through town during the annual 4th of July parade. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Villagers and visitors alike lined Xenia avenue on Sunday afternoon for the annual 4th of July parade. A steady stream of antique cars, patriotic musicians, youth groups, community organizations, police cars and firetrucks came through downown. Children scattered through the streets in pursuit of candy, and water gun-toting teens drenched onlookers. See more photos of the holiday’s festivities in the upcoming print edition of the News.

  • YSKP show a dazzling desert display

    Cast members of the latest YSKP musical, "Conference of the Birds," practice with their puppet props during rehearsal last Thursday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse summer musical, “Conference of the Birds” doesn’t open until Thursday, July 8, the News got a sneak peak during rehearsal last Thursday. Watch an audio slideshow, featuring the sounds and stagings of cast members, below, and see next week’s print edition of the Yellow Springs News for a full article on the latest production in YSKP’s 16th season of youth theater.

  • Scholarship honors Gudgel

    John Gudgel, who will retire this year as YSHS pricpal, has had a scholarship named in his honor.

    Yellow Springs High School alumnus and retiring principal John Gudgel was known for his support for students. That’s why the school board and his fellow classmates — meeting here for a 35th class reunion this weekend — are teaming up to honor Gudgel with a scholarship fund in his name that will continue to assist students in the high school.

  • New lodgings with homey touch

    Bob Swaney and his wife, Susan Rogers-Swaney, have transformed the historic Yellow Springs jail on Winter Street, into the Jailhouse Suites, an efficiency apartment for short-term rental. The Swaneys are among several villagers who in recent years have opened lodging space with a personal touch. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs, long a popular tourist destination, can now accommodate even more overnight visitors with a host of new lodging options springing up in recent years. Villagers are opening their homes, apartments and guesthouses to share an authentic Yellow Springs experience with visitors.

  • The guesthouses of Yellow Springs

    From left are Marianne MacQueen and Patti Dallas, co-owers of the new Village Guesthouse, an accessible duplex suite on Whiteman Street.

    Several new guesthouses in and around Yellow Springs have recently opened to accomodate overnight visitors. For detailed descriptions of the latest local lodging options, see a full article in this week’s issue of the News. An extended photo display of the accommodations is below.

  • Summer Strings to host concert and musical bake sale

    Christina Brewer, age 14, and Shirely Mullins play the violin part of a Russian folk song during rehearsal on Tuesday.

    Shirley Mullins’ Summer Strings youth orchestra will play its 47th grand finale this Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Kings Yard. The young musicians, who are concluding a two-week camp, can also be heard playing all over the village on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. as part of a musical bake sale.

  • Gegner event: YS civil rights legacy

    As idealistic Antioch students, Hardy Trolander, Paul Graham, Joni Rabinowitz and Prexy Nesbitt participated in local civil rights actions to desegregate Yellow Springs, culminating in the famous 1964 Gegner barbershop incident that led to the arrests of more than 100 people.

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