Articles by Susan Gartner :: Page 3

  • Soldier’s Afghan tour prompts NPR ‘This I Believe’ essay

    Writer and Air Force reservist Todd ‘TJ’ Turner’s essay about his 2006 deployment to Afghanistan was selected to be read on NPR’s ‘This I Believe’ segment Nov. 9 in honor of Veteran’s Day.

    National Public Radio’s popular media project, “This I Believe,” has inspired thousands of writers across the country (including 10 from Yellow Springs) to express and condense their thoughts into a personal essay, 500 words or less, then submit it for consideration to NPR’s selection committee.

  • On Halloween, Gardner puts the ‘boo’ back into books

    Lucille Gardner shares a book with 7-year-old Sean Adams. She continues to share her passion for reading with children in novel ways, including inviting trick-or-treaters in for a snack and a book.

    “She may be hard of hearing but she listens to kids,” said Sue Hawkey of her friend and colleague, Lucille Gardner. “She really hears what kids have to say.” Hawkey taught fourth grade at Mills Lawn School from 2003 up until this past spring.

  • Old seedhouse, new vision for artists, gallery space

    According to sculptor, performer, and video artist Michael Casselli, his New York apartment would fit several times over in the new space he has leased in the Millworks Business Center on North Walnut Street.

  • Tales of working the knight shift

    Ohio Renaissance Festival performers (clockwise from left) Jonathan Crocker, David Woolley, David Epley, Rob Williams, and Douglas Mumaw (kneeling) traditionally meet at Dino’s Cappuccinos on Saturday morning before heading out to Harveysburg for a weekend of juggling, sword-fighting, and general mucking about. The festival runs Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine.

    David Woolley, Douglas Mumaw, and Rob Williams are guests of our humble shire for seven weeks while they perform at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, which began Labor Day weekend and extends through Oct. 19. The festival is located in Harveysburg, Ohio, and runs Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine.

  • Little town, big chamber music series

    Chamber Music Yellow Springs will launch its 25th year with the Daedelus Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Xenia Avenue. Pictured above at the church are longtime CMYS organizers, from left, Jane Baker, Mary T. White, Mary Fahrenbruck and Bruce Bradtmiller.

    In the world of chamber music, Chamber Music Yellow Springs can play with the big boys. “When I go to the Chamber Music America Conference [the national association of chamber music presenters and performers]….”

  • Series brings academe to Main Street

    For the past four years each January, Ohio State Professor of Russian literature Angela Brintlinger has been a guest speaker in Elizabeth Lutz-Hackett’s advanced placement high school English class.

  • New book profiles Walter Anderson

    Local author Joan Horn will read from her recently published work, ‘Playing on All the Keys: The Life of Walter F. Anderson’ on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Curves of Yellow Springs, 506 High St., and on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. at Epic Book Shop, 118 Dayton St.

    Writers employ a wide variety of techniques to help them stay on task, such as scheduling a set time each day for writing or writing about writer’s block. For first-time author Joan Horn, the pressure to work on her book came from a technique not typically found in a writer’s guide.

  • New faces, energy at Mills Lawn

    Brian Mays

    As the first day of school approaches, students aren’t the only ones who experience that unique back-to-school feeling of anxious anticipation. Mills Lawn School Principal Christine Hatton, who is beginning her eighth year of service, gets the feeling every year at the same time…

  • Three authors write of love, youth and spirits

    Writing in different genres, three generations of local writers Jaime Adoff, Joanne Caputo and Chuck Colbert have published books this year. Caputo will read from her book on Margaret Garner on Saturday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., at Epic Book Shop.

    Three authors, three books, three very different journeys on the road to getting published. Chuck Colbert, Jaime Adoff, and Joanne Caputo talked about their recently published works and what they hope to bring to their readers.

  • Teens wield tools for library mural

    “Help create a teen space mural for the Yellow Springs Public Library. Make new friends! Wear fashionable safety glasses! Learn how to master a jigsaw, cutting intricate shapes out of wood with the blade only inches from your fingers! Amaze your friends! Worry your parents!