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Articles by Jenn Wheeler

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  • Carrying on college Antioch College activist legacy

    This past summer, Antioch College Trustee David Goodman and Antioch history professor Kevin McGruder organized a commemorative trip to Mississippi on the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the student-led civil rights summer of 1964. Goodman’s brother, Andrew, was one of the three activists killed outside of Philadelphia for supporting equality for African Americans. Accompanying them were several Antioch staff members and seven students, including, from left, Residence Life Manager Nicholas Daily, Eric Rhodes, Kijin Higashibaba, IdaLease Cummings, Louise Lybrook, Ciana Ayenu, Rebecca Smith, arts faculty member Raewyn Martin, Lauren Gjessing, Kevin McGruder, Professor of History. (Submitted photo)

    This year, seven current Antioch students participated in the Antioch activist tradition by traveling to Mississippi during their most recent break to attend a conference on the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.

  • Calling on dance to fight Parkinson’s

    Each Wednesday at the Senior Center, dance instructor Jill Becker, third from left, works with Paul Graham, second from left, and Kim Korkan, right, who both suffer from Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that causes gradual loss of muscular control and can lead to depression and dementia in its advanced stages. A regular regimen of exercise has been shown to strengthen muscles, improve mobility and have a positive effect on mood. (Photo by Jenn Wheeler)

    Every Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., Jill Becker, a local dance instructor, meets with a small group of people at the Yellow Springs Senior Center to lead a dance class intended to help participants manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

  • Opening night for both play and playhouse— ‘Trifles’ is no small debut

    ‘Trifles’ will be the debut performance in Antioch College’s newly-renovated Foundry Theater. The one-time-only performance will commence at 7:30 p.m. in the experimental theater. The play, which was adapted for two actors, features Hannah Craig, left, and Parker Phelan. (Photo by Jenn Wheeler)

    Two students in Geneva Gano’s “Introduction to Drama” literature class at Antioch College will be the first to perform in the recently renovated Foundry Theater this Thursday, Sept. 18. Hannah Craig, a first year, and Parker Phelan, a second year, will perform an adapted version of Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles,” which they have modified to work for a two-actor production.

  • “Trifles” in the Foundry Theater

    Students Parker Phelan and Hannah Craig rehearse for their performance in the Foundry Theater.

    Hannah Craig and Parker Phelan, two students in Geneva Gano’s “Introduction to Drama” literature class at Antioch College, will be the first to perform a play in the recently renovated Foundry Theater.

  • Villagers join Hall of Fame

    Aïda Merhemic, left, and Susan Stiles will be inducted into the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame on Sat., Sept. 27.

    Late this September two Yellow Springs women, Aïda Merhemic and Susan Stiles, will be inducted into the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame to honor their many accomplishments and recognize the hard work they have done in support of the Yellow Springs and greater Greene County communities.

  • Two local women enter the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame

    Aïda Merhemic, left, and Susan Stiles will be inducted into the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame on Sat., Sept. 27.

    Two Yellow Springs women, Aida Merhemic and Susan Stiles, will be inducted into the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame at the end of September. Merhemic has worked as a counselor in town for 28 years and is currently president of the Yellow Springs Board of Education, of which she has been a member since 2006. […]

  • Art House Hop opens homes

    At last year’s Art House Hop, Richard Lapedes, one of the hosts, discussed his original sculpture with Jean and Hardy Ballantine. This year’s event, a fundraiser for the Yellow Springs Arts Council, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    After last year’s success, the Yellow Springs Arts Council will reprise its Art House Hop event, a self-guided tour of homes of art collectors in town. Gallery coordinator Nancy Mellon said she’s excited to again hold the event, which she believes serves to recognize those in town who have contributed to local arts even though they aren’t necessarily artists themselves.

  • A celebration of local art collectors

    Art collector Richard Lapedes describes one of the pieces in his collection during last year's Art House Hop tour.

    Seven art collectors in Yellow Springs will open their homes on the afternoon of Sat., Sept. 6 to people taking the Art House Hop tour, an event to raise money for the Yellow Springs Arts Council. After receiving such positive feedback on last year’s Art House Hop, the Arts Council decided to reprise the event, featuring seven new art collections.

  • Freedom Summer, 50 years later

    Antioch College students, faculty, and staff on their way to Jackson, Mississippi sit in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change in Atlanta, Georgia.

    50 years ago in the summer of 1964, a number of Antioch College students and alumni participated in the Freedom Summer project by traveling to Mississippi to help organize and operate Freedom Schools and to register African-American voters. During their most recent break this June, several current Antioch students, faculty, and staff traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to participate […]

  • New business offers Body Wisdom

    Patti Mielziner and Julie Pies recently moved to Yellow Springs to open their myofascial release and therapeutic massage studio, Body Wisdom.

    When Julie Pies and Patti Mielziner returned to Ohio to be closer to their immediate family, they hoped that their newly opened bodywork practice in Yellow Springs, Body Wisdom, would help them to create some new family as well. Through their work together over time with their clients and patients, Julie said, they come to be like family.