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McGruder to discuss new book on race, real estate

Dr. Kevin McGruder, assistant professor of history at Antioch College, will read from his new book, Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920, on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at McGregor 113 on the Antioch campus.

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  •   Yellow Springs Summer Music Camp goes out on a high note

    Students and teachers alike perform last Friday, July 10, in the Yellow Springs Summer Music Camp orchestra. Pictured above are, from left, teacher Alex Moore, Antonio Chaiten, Sophie Hannes, Sean Adams and Adeline McKay. (Photos by Matt Minde)Students and teachers alike perform last Friday, July 10, in the Yellow Springs Summer Music Camp orchestra. Campers will perform the “Grande Finale” concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in front of Mills Lawn School, or in the gym in case of rain.

  •   YSKP’s animals to save the farm

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse’s summer play, “The Farm,” blends a recounting of the 1999 Whitehall Farm auction with George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” Playing some of the human, animal and spirit characters in the show are, from left, Chloe Thompson, Reese Elam, Sophie Lawson, Carina Basora, Violet Babb, Malaya Booth, Ben McKee, Zan Holtgrave, Daphne Trillana and Camila Dallas-Gonzalez. (Submitted photo by Tod Tyslan)YSKP’s 21st original musical, “The Farm,” is inspired by the events of the Whitehall Farm auction and George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” The play asks the question — can the wild animals, farm animals and human kids work together to save their beloved farm from developers?

  •   Nikki Giovanni to speak at Antioch Writers Workshop

    Poet Nikki Giovanni will be the keynote speaker for the Antioch Writers Workshop this Saturday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Antioch University Midwest.Poet Nikki Giovanni will give the keynote address of the Antioch Writers Workshop this Saturday, July 11, at Antioch University Midwest.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   New faces in local schools

    THUMB_PrintFive new teachers were introduced to the school board and community at last week’s regular meeting of the Yellow Springs Board of Education. The board approved one-year contracts for the teachers for the upcoming school year.

  •   2015 Mills Lawn School sixth grade clap out

    Mills Lawn School sixth grade students run the annual ritual of the clap out. (Video by Matt Minde)Annual running of the halls at the Mills Lawn School sixth-grade clap out.

  •   Mudding puppies at the Antioch School

    In April, students and teachers started the straw bale playhouse project — which will have an open loft, a ladder and a slide — with a frame, followed by bales; last week they applied several coats of mud plaster. For more on the straw bale playhouse, go to antiochschool.org. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)The Antioch School students have been working with builders-in-residence Beth and Andy Holyoke to build a straw bale playhouse of the kindergartner’s design.

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Village Life (archives)

  •   Paintings, prose for land trust

    Local author Bill Felker read some of his observations of the natural world during the opening of the 25/25 landscape art exhibit at the Winds Cafe on Sunday, July 12. The art, to benefit Tecumseh Land Trust, will show through Sept. 6. (photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)This past weekend, patrons of the arts and admirers of nature were able to “ooh” and “ahh” for the same reason.

  •   Sea Dogs prepare for championship meet

    YSMinorLeague8The Yellow Springs Aquatic Club swam against Oakwood at home last week and enters the summer championships this weekend.

  •   Faith in change on climate

    THUMB_BeyondAs a member of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Marionist Sister Leanne Jablonski hopes to unite faith groups in environmental awareness and responsibility.

Government (archives)

  •   Council race heats up

    THUMB_voteInterested citizens have two weeks left to pick up petitions at the Greene County Board of Elections and join the races for three open seats on Village Council, two on school board and two on Township Trustees.

  •   Penrod found not guilty

    THUMB_PoliceYellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod was found not guilty of assault, interfering with civil rights and disorderly conduct after a three-day trial at the Greene county Court of Common Pleas.

  •   Yellow Springs Village Council plans policing talk

    THUMB_GovernmentVillage Council members had a tough time at their meeting this week settling on a format for their local policing discussion, scheduled to take place Monday, July 20.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Barbara Louise Hardman

    072315_hardmanBarbara Louise (Hicks) Hardman, beloved mother and grandmother and dear friend, passed away at Friend’s Care Assisted Living on Friday, July 10, 2015.

  •   Lorena Hyde memorial

    ObituaryA memorial service for Lorena Hyde, wife of Dr. Carl Hyde, will be held in the manner of Friends (Quakers) at Rockford Chapel on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 3 p.m.

  •   Margaret Potts

    ObituaryMargaret Potts passed away peacefully in her home in Yellow Springs on July 18.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Antioch College commencement inspires

    On Saturday morning hundreds of enthusiastic Antioch College students, parents, leaders, staff, and Yellow Springs community members attended the college’s first commencement ceremony since its revival, held at the Wellness Center with the overflow crowd at McGregor 113. Twenty-one students graduated. Shown above are, at top, Seth Kaplan-Bomberg, one of six graduates chosen to speak, delighted the crowd with his original song about his college experience. (photo by Matt Minde)Inspiring, rousing, uplifting — each component of the Antioch College commencement fit these descriptions on Saturday, as the college celebrated its first post-revival graduating class while reaffirming its social justice legacy.

  •   Clarence Jones to give commencement address

    Dr. Clarence B. Jones will give Antioch College's 2015 commencement address. (Photo by Michael Collopy)Dr. Clarence Jones will deliver the commencement address at Antioch College's graduation this Saturday, June 20.

  •   ADA compliance project: Sorry, no exit, nor entrance

    Antioch College student Cleo van der Veen organized The Go! Project last Friday, locking all but handicapped-accessible doors on campus to raise awareness about mobility and accessibility standards. (Photo by Matt Minde)Antioch College Student Cleo van der Veen’s “The Go! Accessibility Project” was conceived to give those who take their ambulation for granted a peek at how some get around campus without front-door access.

Sports (archives)

  •   This T-ball diamond sparkles

    THUMB_PrintTommy Moore, 7, is a home run king. When he comes to the plate he requests that we raise the tee as high as it will go.

  •   Minor League baseball— Indians cruise into 9–1 lead

    At a late-season Minor League game on Thursday, July 16, Tom’s Market Pirate Jason Knemeyer arrived at first base just before Winds Cafe Indian Ava Schell’s throw was caught by Lucas Dunn. The Indians won the game 7–3. (photo by Lauren Heaton)Rain and baseball is never a good combination, and that continues to be the case with the local recreation leagues.

  •   T-ball keeps ‘em coming back

    THUMB_SportsOur Perry League t-ball program is for all children ages 2–9 regardless of race, color or creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, spiritual inclination, ability or disability. We’re at Gaunt Park every Friday night from 6:30–8 p.m.