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Educational & Cultural Section :: Page 5
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.
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.
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.
The Wool Gathering at Young’s Jersey Dairy gave some fascinating insight into the art of sheep shearing last Saturday.
Never ones to be constrained by conventional thinking, members of Nonstop Institute are taking an unusual approach to bringing interesting thinkers to Yellow Springs in their series of talks this spring on higher education.
The second annual Green Fair on Saturday, April 24, attracted about 200 to 250 people who came to the Glen Helen Building to see, touch and learn about environmental consciousness. About 25 booths, including seed start planting, aluminum can crushing, recycled newspaper hat making and snake charming, engaged participants with interactive educational displays. The event […]
Every year the local blues fest reminds community members about the roots of contemporary popular music. If gospel can spawn the blues, jazz, reggae and rap, then what can the art of the local community tell us about our own history and roots? African American Cross-Cultural Works and the Tecumseh Land Trust aim to find out when they put on the first ever Roots Fest on Saturday, March 27, at Bryan Community Center. It will be an evening of performances in which villagers use the arts to connect to and share their own stories.
Harold Wright has what is sometimes referred to as a “hard head.” The stubbornness of this 79-year-old retired college professor has been one of few consistencies in a life that has taken him to places as distant as Hawaii, Tokyo and New York City.
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Before the earthquake, Haiti was a country that struggled to support human life. Haiti was already the poorest country in the Americas by most standards; 80 percent of the people lived in poverty and many of those were malnourished or infected with AIDS or other diseases. And in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, about 400,000 people lived in the squalor of a lowland trash dump besieged with standing water, through which rag-clad children would dig for their daily sustenance.