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Educational & Cultural Section :: Page 3

  • The community in community theater

    A group of local actors and theater-lovers will present Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard this weekend and next in the Presbyterian Church’s Westminster Hall as a fundraiser to raise money for upgrades to the hall to create a performance space. Pictured above are actors Miriam Eckenrode and Natalie Sanders, actor/director Marsha Nowik and actor Howard Shook, producer Kay Reimers, stage manager Amy Cunningham and actors Ali Thomas and Gary Reimers. Not pictured are actors Thor Sage, Brendan Sheehan and Troy Lindsay. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The value of theater in a small town goes beyond entertainment; as well as providing something interesting to do on a weekend night, theater brings people together for a shared experience.

  • Free youth programs at Glen Helen Pancake Breakfast

    Glen Helen Pancake Breakfast activites

    Glen Helen naturalists are offering free youth programs throughout the 36th Annual Pancake Breakfast.

  • Roosevelt speaks on schools crisis

    Crowd at Roosevelt lecture

    Public education in America is in dire straits, and people of all political persuasions need to put aside differences and find solutions together, according to Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt.

  • Forum examines town and gown

    Last Friday night at the Corretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom, about 75 college and village representatives came together to talk about the strength that could be created by fostering positive relations between the village and Antioch College.

  • Nonstop fun at Nonstop fundraiser

    Band members from the local group Kuan (top left) jam while the crowd mingles at the Nonstop Fundraiser (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Nonstop Institution hosted a fundraising gala last night with a diverse lineup of acts.

  • The new Grinnell Mill

    Township trustee Chris Mucher explains the mechanics of the Grinnell Mill to an attentive tour group (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Chris Mucher gave the inaugural tour of the restored Grinnell Mill last Sunday afternoon.

  • Eddie to be honored at 14th Art Stroll

    n was in 1996 that long-time village shopkeeper and painter Eddie Eckenrode helped organize the first Art Stroll. So it seems only fitting that this fall’s Art Stroll be held in honor of him.

  • Tour to focus on the creative process

    For the last seven years, the annual October Studio Tour has flooded the town with art buyers, boosting the local tourist economy and supporting its artists.

  • AUM to hold forum to aid understanding

    The recent controversy over locating an Islamic center in downtown Manhattan weighs heavily on Antioch University Midwest Professor Jim Malarkey, an anthropologist who spent eight years living in Islamic countries. To Malarkey, the controversy reflects an unfortunate American tendency to fear those we don’t understand.

  • Three bags full

    Don Haudenschield demonstrates the proper way to shear a lamb (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Wool Gathering at Young’s Jersey Dairy gave some fascinating insight into the art of sheep shearing last Saturday.