Village Life Section :: Page 78

  • Travelers surf cultures, couches

    Kathleen Hotmer, left, and Judith Wolert-Maldonado of Yellow Springs are satisfied veterans of couch surfing, a new Internet-based way to travel by spending the night on the sofas of strangers. The women have found couch surfing inexpensive, safe and a good way to meet new people and experience different cultures.

    “I’ve been traveling since I was a baby,” said Judith Wolert-Maldonado as she sipped her tea at The Emporium. “My mom and dad came to the U.S. from Argentina in the late ’60s. I was born in ’70 and by seven months old I was flying back to Argentina with my parents.

  • Police charge YS resident with Timothy Harris murder

    After a lengthy investigation by the Yellow Springs Police Department, the Greene County Prosecutor last week charged Phillip K. Cordell with the 2004 murder of local resident Timothy Harris.

  • YSHS ‘Midsummer’ mischief, mayhem with a ’50s flare

    In their 1950s version of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Kelly Miller as Helena, center, is driven mad by her admirers, Demetrius, played by Max Fleishman, and Lysander, played by Adam Zaremsky, who is himself sought by Hermia, played by Zyna Bakari. The mischeivous Puck, Shelley Murphy, looks on from her perch. Performances will take place at Mills Lawn gym on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 16 and 23, at 2 p.m.

    If Shakespeare had lived in the 1950s, how he would have dressed, where he would have lived and the way he would have set his stage is surely just what the Yellow Springs High School thespians have dreamed up for the fall production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • This hot little town is Coolsville

    Mary Kay Smith, left, and Kim Korkan, owners of The Winds, which was singled out in Budget Travel magazine’s article about the ‘10 Coolest Small Towns’ in America, are surprised at the attention the restaurant is receiving.

    Is there anyone among us who does not think Yellow Springs is cool? Now Budget Travel magazine has confirmed this distinction in its September issue by naming the village one of the “10 Coolest Small Towns” in America.

  • On Halloween, Gardner puts the ‘boo’ back into books

    Lucille Gardner shares a book with 7-year-old Sean Adams. She continues to share her passion for reading with children in novel ways, including inviting trick-or-treaters in for a snack and a book.

    “She may be hard of hearing but she listens to kids,” said Sue Hawkey of her friend and colleague, Lucille Gardner. “She really hears what kids have to say.” Hawkey taught fourth grade at Mills Lawn School from 2003 up until this past spring.

  • School serves up wisdom, skills

    The Heart of Joy Folkschool begins its mission of passing along life skills and wisdom with a ‘folkshop,’ Oct. 17–18, at the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center. Shown left to right are organizers and contributors, front row, Eric Wolf, Kay Reimers; back row, Carolion, Suzanne Rudolf, Joe Cook.

    The Heart of Joy Folkschool, which has been quietly simmering on a back burner, is ready to be served. “It’s come from a lot of people,” said artist Carolion, one of the initial organizers of the school. “It’s been cooking and bubbling for months.”

  • Fall Street Fair: festing in the fall

    This fall the Yellow Springs Street Fair will be held downtown on Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., with the Music Festival and Beer Garden, at the Bryan Community Center, running from noon to 7 p.m.

  • Chamber representatives visit Texas to court BRAC workers

    Karen Wintrow of the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce and Mark Crockett of Community Resources traveled to San Antonio, Texas, last week to meet with Air Force employees who may relocate to the Dayton area through BRAC.

    When Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Wintrow learned that the Dayton Development Coalition, or DDC, was considering a trip to San Antonio, Texas, to try to convince residents whose jobs were being moved to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to move to the region, she decided to get aggressive.

  • For the Schwerners, life after YS, WYSO

    Longtime Yellow Springs resident Steve Schwerner, who has hosted a jazz program on WYSO Public Radio for 50 years, since he was an Antioch College student, will host his last WYSO show Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Schwerner and his wife, Nancy, will move to Brooklyn soon to be near their children and grandchildren. Schwerner is pictured above in the WYSO studio hosting his program.

    When he was a student at Antioch College, Steve Schwerner was sure to get co-ops that would bring him back to his hometown, New York City, so he could hang out in jazz clubs as much as possible.

  • Wind wallops YS; villagers rally in aftermath

    Big winds from Hurricane Ike slammed into Yellow Springs on Sunday, leaving uprooted trees, such as one that landed on the Walnut Street home of Chris and Cindy Mucher.

    Shortly after the lights came on in downtown Yellow Springs Tuesday noon, Mark DeLozier, sitting at the piano that had been dragged from inside the Emporium out to the sidewalk, launched into “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”

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