Wednesday, June 30, 2010

House for sale: 3978 Shadeland, Beavercreek, OH

3 bedroom, 2 bath. Fully renovated. $139,900. For more information, contact Joanne Augenstein at (937) 546-6292

Video by Susan Gartner -- June 30, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Clooney (and mashed potatoes) at the Movies

Villagers cleaned up real good for the "Clooney At the Movies" Auction Gala, Friday night, June 25, held at Antioch University Midwest as a benefit for the Little Art Theatre. The event included a silent auction, wine and buffet, video tribute by Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, live auction, and journalist, author and guest speaker Nick Clooney addressing "The Movies That Changed Us." Jenny Cowperthwaite, Executive Director of the Little Art Theatre, was visibly moved by the outpouring of support for her "baby" which she has struggled to maintain for 38 years. Proceeds from the event will keep the theatre in operation as a non-profit venture. The highlight of the event was George Clooney's dad with the Mashed Potato Bar coming in a close second.

photos by Susan Gartner -- June 25, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Artist reception at "Would you, could you"

Former Yellow Springs resident Laura Berch Carpenter, currently living in Colorado, came through town for her artist reception on Thursday, June 24, at "Would you, could you" In a Frame and to see family and friends. The artist is pictured chatting with reception guests Harvey Paige and Jane Brown.

A second "gallery" -- the side of a local barn -- is also displaying the artist's work at 1710 Spillan. Gallery hours are 7 a.m. to 7 a.m.

photos by Susan Gartner -- June 24, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- June 27, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Yarn-bombers hit post office

Yarn-bombers Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon "hit" a bench outside the Yellow Springs Post Office with their latest knit graffiti. The bench is dedicated to long-time villager Elaine Comegys who died in 2007. The mischievous yarn-bombers had previously decorated the bench to honor Comegys but the work needed to be replaced due to the harsh effects of the elements.

photo by Susan Gartner -- June 19, 2010

Art Stroll Yellow Springs June 2010

photos and video by Susan Gartner -- June 18, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- June 20, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Belly dancing for two at Street Fair Summer 2010

Egyptian Breeze Belly Dancers, 4 + 1 Jazz Quintet, and Yellow Springs Cornfield Orchestra entertained the crowds at Yellow Springs Street Fair, June 12, 2010.

photos by Susan Gartner -- June 12, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- June 13, 2010

Welcome Dr. Fishbein to Antioch University Midwest

The Inauguration of Antioch University Midwest President Michael Fishbein, Ph.D., took place at the university on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Introduction given by Chancellor Tullisse (Toni) Murdock and greetings by others including Sean Creighton, Executive Director, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education and Judith Hempfling, President, Yellow Springs Village Council.

photos by Susan Gartner -- June 12, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- June 13, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Phone booth fun

Villagers Tom Osborne, Jamie Henderson, and Susan Gartner have fun with the new Telephone Booth Project video installation by Vanessa Query, located at the corner of Dayton and Walnut Streets in downtown Yellow Springs, OH. For more info, visit

photos by Susan Gartner and Tom Osborne -- June 5, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- June 7, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunny skies for local swap

Maxine's Annual Plant & Book Swap on Sunday, June 6th, attracted a wide variety of people, plants, snacks, books, and garden hats and helmets.

"Thank you to everyone for participating and I look forward to doing it again next year!" says Maxine Skuba, pictured in her green flowered hat and grateful for the cooperative weather following a steady and swap-unfriendly downpour.

Local author and swap participant Cheryl Meyer was thrilled to see her 2001 book, "Mothers Who Kill Their Children" on Skuba's used book table and happily signed it for an appreciative new owner. In a festive red hat and scarf on loan from the hostess, that's me sampling a tasty (and theme-appropriate) dandelion wine that was brought by another guest.

"Everybody went away happy," said Skuba of the event. A truckload of leftover books is being donated to the Planned Parenthood Annual Book Sale.

photos by Susan Gartner and Tom Osborne -- June 6, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- June 8, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Maxine's garden grows plants, books, friendship, and dogs

You're invited to Maxine's Annual Plant and Book Swap on Sunday, June 6 at 422 North Park Place in Yellow Springs. Drop by anytime between 1-5 p.m. Bring 1-10 plants and take home the same number of different plants.

Bring used books for a book swap. Leftovers will be donated to the Planned Parenthood Annual Book Sale.

Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to wear your garden hat. Call Maxine at 760-7715 with any questions. Tell your friends and bring them along!

photo by Susan Gartner -- June 3, 2010