Articles by Vanessa Query

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  • BLOG – The Yellow Spring… or is it?

    The Yellow Spring... or is it?

    When I first saw the Yellow Spring, my initial thought was, “That’s not yellow.” I mean, not really. It’s yellowish, ok, but if I were to see it without knowing its name, I certainly wouldn’t call it yellow.

  • Dead again

    Many limber and enthusiastic villagers, both children and adults, showed up at the Bryan Community Center gym on Saturday, Oct. 23, to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” as part of “Thrill the World,” a worldwide simultaneous dance to the Jackson tune. Ali Thomas, shown at right, and Jade Turner taught the dance at several rehearsals during the week. The dance will be repeated this Saturday, Oct. 30, at 9:30 p.m. in front of Sam & Eddie’s Open Books in downtown. Yellow Springs Dance is sponsoring the events. (photo by Vanessa Query)

    Copies of this and other photographs may be purchased from the Yellow Springs News; please contact us via e-mail at ysnews {at} ysnews(.)com or by phone, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

  • VIDEO – Thrill Yellow Springs and the world

    "Thrill the World" 2010 (photo by Vanessa Query)

    On Saturday, Oct. 23, area zombies descended on the Bryan Center gym to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at the same time that thousands danced it all over the world. “Thrill The World” is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of “Thriller.”

  • BLOG – This summer’s butterflies

    Gadding About - butterflies

    This summer, I gained a new appreciation for butterflies. Oh, sure, I have always liked them—who doesn’t?—but they were so plentiful this year, so undeniable and in-your-face (often literally), I had so many more butterfly experiences this summer than ever before.

  • VIDEO – The Hoppers perform early rock classics

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    Local cover band The Hoppers perform “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love)” by the Swingin’ Medallions and “Peppermint Twist” by Joey Dee and the Starliters at the Underdog Cafe this past Friday night.

  • BLOG – My experience with Faux-Real Theatre

    Friday's workshop performance; photo by Aaron Zaremsky

    Recently, members of the New York City-based Faul-Real Theatre Company came to Yellow Springs as part of an Antioch College–Nonstop Institute collaboration. They were here for a week, to stage Oedipus Rex “as Sophocles intended”…

  • BLOG – Steaming little-neck clams

    photo by Vanessa Query

    Steaming little-neck clams might be easy in that there aren’t many steps involved, but there’s a real science to it, that requires you pay a lot of attention the whole time. You can’t just toss them in a pot with some water and leave them to cook, and turn your back and chop some veggies or whatever.

  • The burning of Rabbit Run farmhouse

    Rabbit Run Farm Burn Video Still

    After purchasing Rabbit Run Farm on Dayton Street, Vernay Laboratories razed its farmhouse, due to concerns over the safety of the vacant building. The controlled burn was used as a training operation for Miami Township Fire-Rescue and other local fire departments on August 7, 2010.

  • BLOG – Rod Serling at Antioch College

    Rod Serling teaching at Antioch College during his stint as professor, 1962–63 (photo by Axel Bahnsen; courtesy of Antiochiana)

    As you probably know, Rod Serling got his Bachelor’s degree at Antioch College. Throughout his life-long career as a writer and then producer, his Antiochian ideals were unwavering and unabashed. He felt that writers should “menace the public conscience”…

  • BLOG – This year’s Ireland

    BLOG - Gadding About - Ireland (barn)

    As you may know from my previous post or from seeing me then not seeing me then seeing me again on the streets, I recently returned from my yearly trip to Ireland. Here is an illustrated, partial reflection…

  • BLOG – Off to Ireland again…

    Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland (marked with an 'A') - a satellite image from Google Maps

    One can only gad about Yellow Springs for so long before coming to a halt at the village limits. So come let us meander to a land of melody, mirth, meadow, and mist: It can only be Ireland.

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