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From The Print Section :: Page 158

  • 90 years child-centered learning

    Comedian Julia Sweeney, center, will perform at the Antioch School’s 90th anniversary auction gala next month. Sweeney, a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s, was persuaded to come by Kipra Heerman, left, and Liz Griffin, right, of the Antioch School development committee, who drove to Chicago to tell her about one of the nation’s older alternative schools last fall. (Submitted photo)

    To keep the Antioch School, one of America’s oldest independent schools alive, its board and development committee will put on an anniversary auction gala next month commemorating the Antioch School’s 90th school year to raise $25,000 for tuition scholarships and operating expenses.

  • Antioch College’s ‘Happy crisis’ continues

    The recent “happy crisis” of Antioch College going viral on the Internet with its offer of a tuition-free education took center stage at the college’s Board of Trustees meeting last weekend, with leaders discussing how to respond to the unexpected national and international attention.

  • YS Arts Council finds new home

    Village Arts Council is moving from Oten Gallery to a new gallery and performance space at 111 Corry Street, the building formerly occupied by Dolbeer’s Cleaners and the Rolling Pen Book Cafe. Arts Council board and staff members pictured are, from left, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Deb Housh, Jerome Borchers, Nick Gaskins, Kathy Reed, Anita Brown, Joanne Caputo and Nancy Mellon. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When the Yellow Springs Arts Council moved to its new gallery space on Corry Street last month, the group was following the mission prescribed by the community: grow in capacity and keep art and public art events vibrant in Yellow Springs.

  • Village a good host for babies

    The Yellow Springs Library hosts a toddler story hour every Thursday from 2–3 p.m., one of the many ways in which the village supports gatherings for families and their young children. Last week Paige Clark and Alex Finney, foreground, hung out with Ann Fay and her son David, Laura Funderburg and her son Carson, and Carrie Finney and her infant son Tommy. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When Laura Funderburg had her son, Carson, now almost 2, she knew the village was a better fit for the way she wanted to raise her son. And the warm community of parents and children she has found in the village erased all doubt in her mind that she made the right decision.

  • Feminist film gets national honor

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    As Antioch College students in the late 1960s, Julia Reichert and Jim Klein made a feature film about the experience of being female that both rode the modern wave of the feminist movement.

  • Don Wallis

    Don Wallis

    Donald Reiter Wallis Jr, newspaper publisher, journalist, author and community advocate, died unexpectedly at his home in Yellow Springs on Monday, Jan. 30.

  • Another delay for the CBE

    New set-backs for the Center for Business and Education have arisen, and now it’s likely that infrastructure construction on the local industrial park won’t begin until well into 2013.

  • Martin Murie

    Martin Murie

    Martin Murie died Jan. 28 after a brief illness.

  • College in national spotlight

    Antioch College’s decision to continue the Horace Mann Scholarships had some unintended consequences. After an online article on the move was posted on Yahoo! News, the College was flooded with thousands of applications and deluged with inquiries.

  • Fairborn man dies in village

    At 7:50 a.m. on Sunday morning, Jan. 29, police responded to a scene along the bike path, where the victim of an apparent suicide was found by a passing jogger.