Articles by Susan Gartner :: Page 4

  • Lawn art calls to Village Walkers

    There’s a secret club in Yellow Springs that’s been meeting for 10 years. Walking and chatting all over town, club members are almost indistinguishable from the rest of the villagers.

  • A worldview of life through the lens

    Photographer Mary Kay Clark tries for the perfect shot in her garden. Photographic artwork by Clark and Michigan photographer Kathy Ortwine will be on exhibit at The Emporium for the month of August. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., with music by the Kennedy Quartet.

    “I was doing a wedding once,” explained photographer Mary Kay Clark, as she prepared for an upcoming exhibit, “and I noticed in the chrome around the headlamp of a vintage Triumph car was the reflection of the church where the couple just got married.

  • Football workouts begin

    Yellow Springs High School and McKinney School football conditioning for the 2008 season will begin on Thursday, July 24, at 5 p.m., at the practice field located behind the high school. Players should wear tennis shoes, shorts and t-shirts.

  • Grinding rails, tunes at park benefit

    Anthony Colletti of Springfield was recently seen practicing his moves at the Yellow Springs Skate Park. A Skate-Music Fest will take place this Sunday, July 27, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the park to raise money. Six bands will play at the event.

    Once viewed as a subculture of miscreants and thugs, skateboarding has come a long way. The proliferation of elaborately designed and well-used public skate parks, indoor and outdoor, nationally and internationally, has redeemed the skateboarder’s reputation and the sport overall.

  • Grown up kids give back at YSKP

    Lilli Rudolph and Joshua Seitz practice with stage makeup.

    The room is filled with shouts and “ooofs!” and the sound of punches making contact. One young girl tries to strangle a boy twice her size while a boy who has just been kicked in the stomach, groans and rolls over onto his side. A girl two feet away aims a powerful punch at another boy’s jaw.

  • Park flowers into its first decade

    Volunteer gardeners at the Yellow Springs Women’s Park include, from left, Liz Milburn, Macy Reynolds, Helen Eier, Mary Cargan and Judy Williams. The park will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Sunday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the garden on Corry Street.

    What if you were given the task to create a lasting monument to commemorate the contributions of a significant number of people? Instead of a bronze statue or marble marker, however, you decide to construct something different…

  • New eatery touts Peruvian, U.S. foods

    Lawren and Diana Williams of Fairborn are opening their new restaurant, Williams Eatery and Gathering Place, at the beginning of this month. The restaurant, on the corner of Corry and Dayton streets, will feature both American and Peruvian food.

    “I was always drawn to the preparation of food,” said Lawren (“Lawrence without the c-e”) Williams. “My mom says some of her fondest memories of me are when I was real little and was always trying to create dishes. None of them were any good — I just liked the idea of preparing food!”

  • Village gardens bloom with summer sights this Sunday

    The home of Krista Magaw and her daughter Anna Carlson is featured in this Sunday’s Summer Bloom and Bounty tour. The event, a fundraiser for the Antioch School, costs $10. Tickets may be purchased at Current Cuisine, Sam and Eddie’s Open Books, Greenleaf Gardens and Stutzman’s Garden Center.

    The flower names from the various gardens read like a class roster from Antioch School. In one “classroom” there is Veronica, Spiraea, Yarrow and Daylily along with the Hosta triplets — Janet, June and Francee.

  • YSKP to bring life to ‘Frankenstein’

    A large Frankenstein puppet walked the streets of Street Fair last Saturday, calling attention to the upcoming YS Kids Playhouse production of ‘Frankenstein, Or the Difficulty of Changing One’s Mind,’ an adaptation of the venerable tale, to be performed June 26 to July 6 (no show on July 4th) at the Antioch Amphitheater.

    Fans of Mary Shelley’s original work, Frankenstein, written in 1818, must have been horrified to watch Hollywood hook its profit-seeking electrodes up to her carefully constructed philosophical essay, then zap 42 celluloid creations into life.

  • Community effort seeks to save Antioch’s Curl gym

    The text message reads: “ball at noon.” Modern technology meets pick-up game of basketball. “One gentleman and I come no matter what,” said Branson Pyles recently, taking a moment out from practice to be interviewed.