Village Life Section :: Page 57

  • 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.

  • Hello, dahlias! Looking swell, dahlias

    September is the height of dahlia season, and several growers in the village are feasting their eyes on their long-awaited prizes, which come in more varieties and colors than the average eye can appreciate. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Spring may be most flowers’ idea of a good time, but for those meticulously cultivated, brilliantly colored, dinner-plate-sized darlings known as dahlias, late August to mid-September is when the real party starts. And dahlias know how to have a good time.

  • 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.

  • Land trust supporters bid to save land

    Charlotte Battino contemplates placing a bid on an antique quilt donated by Mark French at land trust auction held in dowtown Springfield on Friday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    At the sixth annual Tecumseh Land Trust auction on Friday night, more than 200 farmland supporters bid on donated products and services, with all proceeds going to support the land trust.

  • Eat, Pray, Love

    Kim Totten, Aja Delawey, Karen Meade, Kelley Pickrel and Monica Bartley (among many others) enjoy a couple bottles of Umbrian wine (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Monica Hasek organized a Yellow Springs Version of the memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” last Thursday with the help of Yoga Springs Studio, the Winds Cafe and the Little Art.

  • Mediation program hopes to expand—A person-to-person peace

    When conflict arises in the village, one local organization stands ready to reconcile differences and make peace — the Village Mediation Program. For 21 years, the program’s trained volunteer facilitators have mediated crises free of charge between neighbors, families and businesses, saving villagers thousands of dollars in legal fees and the frustration of prolonged disputes.

  • Shower of Stoles to exhibit at Presbyterian church

    This weekend the First Presbyterian Church will display 50 liturgial stoles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clergy members from around the country, many of whom have been kept from serving due to their sexual orientation. (Submitted photo from a 2007 exhibit in in Chicago)

    Drawing attention to the plight of gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender people of faith around the country, next weekend the Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church will host a national exhibit of liturgical stoles representing 1,000 homosexual clergy members of 32 religious denominations, many who have been excluded from serving in their church due to their sexual orientation.

  • Students, teachers jam to their own success

    School librarian Marianne Christopher and McKinney social studies teacher Shawn Jackson boogied at the fringe on Friday. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

    During Friday’s all-school assembly, Principal Tim Krier asked all the teachers to stand and be recognized for their hard work over the past two years of continuous improvement for the district.

  • Well? Was it hot enough for ya?

    Was it hot out this summer? Or was it just me? Okay, it was hot out, but maybe not as hot as you think. According to Dayton-area statistics from the National Weather Service, or NWS, in Wilmington, 2010 shaped up as the 12th hottest summer since record keeping began 132 years ago.

  • First Presbyterian church spotlights the plight of gay people of faith

    Next weekend the Yellow Springs Presbyterian Church will exhibit “The Shower of Stoles,” a collection of 50 liturgical stoles from gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clergy members, many of whom have been kept from serving due to their sexual orientation. (submitted photo from a 2002 exhibit in Indianapolis)

    To draw attention to the plight of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith around the country, the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs next weekend will host a national exhibit of liturgical stoles representing 1,000 clergy members of 32 religious denominations…

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