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Articles From August 30th, 2019

  • Cherished trucks evoke a past era

    The annual Vintage Truck Show, sponsored by local Ertel Publishing's Vintage Truck Magazine, returns on Aug. 6. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    For some truck aficionados, nothing beats the sight of a good restoration. For others, it’s a nice winch or the unmistakable roar of an engine they just don’t make like they used to.

  • Board, not bored

    Derek Reed, 8, practiced ollies near his home on West South College Street this week. He started skateboarding about a year ago, after moving to the village from Montana with his family. He learned to skate from his father, and uses the ramps at both the Village Skate Park and the skate park in Kettering. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Derek Reed, 8, practiced ollies near his home on West South College Street this week.

  • More street work in October

    Having completed the first phase of its water distribution system upgrade this spring, the Village is poised to begin phase II of the project in late October of this year.

  • Jason Morgan at Springfield Art Museum— Seeing epic in ordinary

    Portraits and hyperreal still-life paintings by Yellow Springs artist Jason Morgan are the focus of an exhibit at the Springfield Museum of Art. “Full Circle: Paintings by Jason Morgan,” is showing now until Feb. 6. (Submitted Photo)

    If the produce Jason Morgan paints wound up on the shelves of Tom’s Market, it would be judged not for freshness, but for its more human qualities.

  • AUM Classics retires with Malarkey

    Antioch University Midwest humanities professor Jim Malarkey retired in June after 30 years of teaching and curricular planning at both Antioch College and AUM. His signature Classics program was discontinued, but the humanities will still be offered as a concentration at AUM. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    In June, AUM Professor Jim Malarkey retired. And when he did, the humanities major, the heart of which was Malarkey’s Classics program, went with him.

  • Bahá’í camp immersed in virtues

    Ursula Kremer, left, a Youth Helper at this summer’s Bahá’í day camp, leads a group of campers in a game called “The Knot,” in which children must untangle themselves without breaking hands. The game enacts the virtues of happiness and unity. (Submitted photo)

    A small sign on Linden Qualls’ bright red door sets the tone for both her home and the children’s camp she’s run here for nearly 30 years. “If there is right in the soul, there will be beauty in the person.”

  • Village manager Bates takes on cancer

    Village Manager Patti Bates, a four-time cancer survivor, is training for a three-day, 60-mile walk she’ll make in November as part of the annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure fundraiser. She’s shown here at her first three-day event several years ago, with her friend Lois McNight. (Submitted photo)

    In her first year in the position, Village Manager Patti Bates has shown what some view as uncommon equanimity in a demanding job. And it turns out she’s come by that equanimity naturally. A four-time cancer survivor, Bates knows what’s worth getting steamed at, and what’s not.

  • Sate the junk food beast

    My partner and I want our kids to have a healthy relationship with food. Any advice?