Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 79

  • 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.

  • The ‘can man’ recycles as ‘homage to Mother Nature’

    Longtime villager and former Antioch College faculty member Michael Kraus recently collected several hundred discarded aluminum cans on a 50-mile trip down the bike trail, a typical load for the ride he takes three times a week.

    While a high school Latin teacher in Cincinnati, Michael Kraus couldn’t stand to watch students throw their soda cans in the trash. So he spent his afternoons digging through garbage bins to retrieve and recycle them.

  • World Cup fever reaches Yellow Springs

    Soccer fans

    Local soccer fans filled Dino’s Cappuccinos to cheer the U.S. men’s national team to victory against Algeria at the World Cup Wednesday. Crowds have been gathering throughout the village over the last two weeks to watch the World Cup, taking place this year in South Africa.

  • Steve Schwerner receives Antioch alumni award

    Steve Schwerner, a former Antioch College student, professor and Dean of Students was given the J.D. Dawson Award at this year's alumni reunion for his years of service at the college. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Former Antioch professor and dean of students Steve Schwerner received the J.D. Dawson award at this year’s alumni reunion for his decades of service to the college.

  • Gala for downtown’s ‘heart’

    A group of Little Art Theatre supporters organized the theater’s first fundraiser, an auction gala, “Clooney at the Movies.” While the event is sold out, villagers can still buy raffle tickets to get a year’s worth of free movies. In the top row are Jenny Cowperthwaite-Ruka and Kipra Heerman, and in the bottom row, from left, are Dorothy O. Scott, Diane Foubert, John Geri, Alice Earl Jenkins, Maureen Lynch and Jane Scott. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Little Art Theatre, which recently turned non-profit, now asks for the community’s support with its first fundraising event, an auction gala on Friday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Antioch University McGregor, which also commemorates the theater’s 80-year anniversary.

  • A solar pioneer, paving the way

    On her roof on Stewart Drive, Pat Brown’s 10 new solar panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity and send it to the Yellow Springs electric grid. She is the first Greene County resident to install grid-tied solar photovoltaic panels. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Thirty years ago, Pat Brown was arrested while marching for peace. Now she finds herself again on the front lines — this time of an alternative energy revolution — as the first resident in Yellow Springs to install grid-tied solar photovoltaic panels.

  • Antioch alumni beautify campus

    Antioch College alumni weed a Livermore street flower bed as part of the annual pre-reunion work project on campus. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    This week 65 Antioch College alumni and supporters flocked to campus for the annual pre-reunion work project. Amidst sounds of jackhammers, drills, saws and grass cutters, the dedicated crew planted flowers, restored benches, painted walls, repaired stairs and pruned trees.

  • Coffee with the College

    Antioch College staff members chatted with community members yesterday at the monthly, "Coffee with the College" discussions. Topics ranged from the College's president search to the upcoming reunion to the new curriculum plan. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    To keep the community updated on the progress of Antioch College’s re-opening, the college has organized an informal monthly discussion, held every second Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Emporium. Community members can bring their questions, while Antioch provides the coffee.

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