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Villagers Dan Davis, left, and Jackie Childs attended last year's Community Thanksgiving.

A Thanksgiving welcome to all

The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner takes place this Thursday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church.

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  • BLOG—Yes, It Happens Here

    The revelations around sexual assault and rape in Hollywood must not be seen as isolated incidents. They are emblematic of rape culture, which is pervasive across the world. Even here in our village. A group of local women think it is time that stops. 

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Arts (archives)

  •   Commentary — How Ted Neeley became Jesus

    Ted Neeley, seated, will return to Yellow Springs to speak at three special showings of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Little Art Theatre, at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and a sing-along event at 2 p.m. Nov. 12. He’s shown here with co-star Barry Dennen, who died recently. (Submitted photo)In the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the first time that Jesus meets the Roman procurator who will sentence him to death is during a song called “Pilate and Christ.” For Ted Neeley, this scene was shared for decades by his dear friend, Barry Dennen. Just a few days before Neeley and I recently spoke, Barry had died suddenly.

  •   BLOG—Jesus on Jesus

    Playing a Christ who resonates with millions outside of Christianity takes a great deal of faith. For Ted Neeley, that began when he was a bow-legged drummer from Texas who screamed high notes at church gatherings. Ever since, people have been grabbing at the hem of his garment.

  •   Sax quartet comes to CMYS

    Project Fusion, a saxophone quartet, will perform on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, presented by Chamber Music in Yellow Springs. Members include Michael Sawzin, tenor saxophone; Matthew Amedio, alto saxophone; Dannel Espinoza, soprano saxophone; Matt Evans, baritone saxophone. (Submitted photo)On Sunday, Oct. 29, Chamber Music in Yellow Springs will present the second of this season’s “Quartet of Quartets” with Project Fusion, a young saxophone quartet.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   School board meeting — $18.5 million plan discussed

    The Yellow Springs school district is considering an $18.5 million “hybrid” renovation/addition plan for McKinney Middle/Yellow Springs High School, while leaving facilities issues at Mills Lawn School for a second phase, potentially several years down the road.

  •   State report card — Schools react to assessment

    A lot of information appears to be packed into the Ohio Department of Education’s 2016–17 school report card released earlier this fall, but Yellow Springs district leaders don’t see much in the results that is of use to local schools.

  •   In their service

    Mills Lawn students honored veterans and current service members Monday, on the observed Veteran’s Day, by inviting them to a luncheon. Students gave readings on the history of the holiday, and the 5th- and 6th-grade choir sang the national anthem. The mood was celebratory, yet respectful. The table in the background was set and purposely left empty to remind the assemled of those veterans who had died or were otherwise unable to attend. Above, ????? ????????? reads about Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of World War I, and later became known as Veteran’s Day in the United States. (Photo by Matt Minde)Mills Lawn students honored veterans and current service members Monday, on the observed Veteran’s Day, by inviting them to a luncheon.

Economy (archives)

Village Life (archives)

  •   New director at Friends Care

    Mike Montgomery, currently the director of Grace Brethren Village in Englewood, has been named the new director of Friends Care Community. He’ll begin his new job on Dec. 4. (Submitted photo)Leaders of Friends Care Community announced this week that Mike Montgomery, who currently heads an award-winning retirement center in Englewood, will be the new director of the Yellow Springs elder care community.

  •   ‘Hometown Heroes’ film urges pollinator habitats

    Tecumseh Land Trust and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will sponsor the first area screening of “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home” by Catherine Zimmerman on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. at the Little Art Theatre

  •   Volunteers needed for Miami Township Fire-Rescue

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue is in need of volunteers. (Photo via mtfr.org)Miami Township Fire-Rescue has a critical need for local residents willing to commit the time and train to become a firefighter and/or emergency medical technician.

Government (archives)

  •   Lawson indicted on assault

    Villager Barry Lawson remains in the Greene County Jail following an Oct. 25 incident in which he allegedly attacked a female, causing injuries.

  •   Local pleads ‘not guilty’ to rape, drug charges

    Michael M. Gentile, 20, pleaded not guilty Friday to rape, drug and vandalism offenses. The Yellow Springs resident was arraigned Nov. 3 at the Greene County Court of Common Pleas.

  •   Police data sparks debate

    A spirited discussion took place at Village Council’s Nov. 6 meeting regarding whether a Justice System Task Force member acted appropriately or not this week when he posted on Facebook controversial police department statistics in the context of criticism of a fellow JSTF member who was running for Village Council.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Raven Murie memorial

    Raven MurieA memorial for Raven Murie will be held in the form of an open house on Sunday, Nov. 26, 1–5 p.m., at 1041 E. Hyde Road.

  •   Esther Damaser

    Esther DamaserEsther Damaser — psychologist, wife, mother, grandmother, cancer warrior — died on Nov. 8, 2017, just shy of her 82nd birthday.

  •   John William Laurens

    John William LaurensJohn William Laurens, 65, passed away peacefully on Saturday Nov. 11, 2017, at his Jamestown, Ohio, residence.

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