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MLK Day events coming up

The YS Martin Luther King Day Planning Committee has announced plans for its 2018 program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  •   Cello Springs Fest to return; volunteers, participants sought

    The Cello Springs Festival, first held in January 2017, will return in January 2018. Participants and volunteers are being sought.The Cello Springs Festival will return to Yellow Springs in 2018, Jan. 3–13, during which time cello music will be performed in both public spaces and homes in the village. Volunteers, participants and donations for the festival's events are being sought.

  •   Art & Soul Art Fair brings artists on Saturday

    Artwork from more than 30 regional artists will be featured at the sixth annual Art & Soul art fair, this Saturday, Nov. 18, at Mills Lawn School, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Included are pottery from Lynn Riewerts Carnie. (submitted photo)The sixth annual Art & Soul Art Fair, a juried pre-holiday art show will take place this Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Mills Lawn gymnasium.

  •   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.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Gingerbread Fest returns to Mills Lawn

    The third annual Gingerbread Festival, sponsored by the Mills Lawn PTO, takes place this Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym.

  •   School board meeting— State report card discussed

    While Yellow Springs received mixed grades on the 2016–2017 Ohio school report card, district leaders remain skeptical that the report card system delivers meaningful data about local schools.

  •   Projecting their knowledge

    Sumaya Chappelle presents a PBL project on garbage to teachers, parents and peers. (Photos by Matt Minde)Students of McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School held their annual Fall Exposition Night Monday evening, Nov. 19, showcasing end results or intermediate stages of many PBL projects.

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  •   Cresco to break ground on cultivation facility

    Cresco Labs will break ground on the site of its upcoming medical marijuana cultivation facility on Dec. 14.Cresco Labs Ohio will hold a groundbreaking event for its medical marijuana cultivation facility on Thursday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m., at 904 Dayton St.

  •   Cresco Labs gets approval from state

    Cresco Labs will break ground on the site of its upcoming medical marijuana cultivation facility on Dec. 14.Cresco Labs has received approval as a large-scale medical marijuana grower in Ohio, and will begin soon to construct a facility on the western edge of Yellow Springs.

  •   A strong budget for 2018

    At their Nov. 20 meeting, Village Council members gave final approval to the 2018 Village budget, which was described as looking healthier than budgets of recent years.

Village Life (archives)

  •   2017 #YSGivingTuesday donations on track to top last year

    #YSGivingTuesday committee members, from left, Kathryn Hitchcock, Jeannamarie Cox, Dawn Boyer and Ara Beal, are preparing for the village’s second year participating in the charitable giving campaign that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. While the initiative is focused on online giving, the local effort also will accept in-person donations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. (Photo by Carol Simmons)The numbers are still coming in, but with 19 of 24 participating local nonprofit groups reporting their 2017 #YSGivingTuesday results, the money raised during the 24-hour charitable event Nov. 28 is on track to top last year's $75,000 mark.

  •   2017 Annual 5K Bulldog Jog

    2017 Bulldog Jog, organized by and benefiting Mills Lawn PTO. (Video contributed by Patti Dallas)Almost 200 children and adults participated in this year's post-Thanksgiving Bulldog Jog.

  •   BLOG—Poor Jerusalem

    Jerusalem was a backwater town controlled by a Semitic tribe called the Jebusites before King David cast his eyes upon it around 1000 BCE. He saw Jerusalem's location and natural fortifications as being perfect for a great capital city that could transcended tribal identification and unite the people.

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Obituaries (archives)

  •   Priscilla Janney-Pace

    Priscilla Janney-PacePriscilla Janney-Pace died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Dec. 6, 2017, at her home in Yellow Springs, Ohio, at the age of 72.

  •   Priscilla Janney-Pace

    Priscilla Janney-PacePriscilla Janney-Pace died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Dec. 6, 2017 at her home in Yellow Springs, Ohio at the age of 72

  •   Carole A. Kotlarek Austin

    Carole Ann Austin, 83, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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