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A free memoir writing workshop will be offered during the month of September.

A free memoir writing workshop will be offered during the month of September.

Memoir writing workshop to be offered

Local author Ralph Keyes will teach a memoir writing workshop this fall entitled “Telling Your Story.”

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  •   Mug shot

    Ceramicist Richard Overman, of Cincinnati, exhibited mugs and other pieces with strong personalities at this year's Art on the Lawn. (Photo by Isaac Delamarte)The 33rd annual Art on the Lawn took place last Saturday, Aug. 13. Around 100 vendors participated, and the event drew solid crowds most of the day, despite late-afternoon rain.

  •   Art on Lawn this Saturday

    Artistic metal lawn creations were among the many original works of art presented at last year’s Art on the Lawn. This year’s event takes place on the Mills Lawn grounds this Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (News archive photo by Diane Chiddister)One of the things that makes the annual Art on the Lawn event stand out from other art and artisan shows is in its title — that would be the Lawn part.

  •   Forest friends

    Young musicians with the Friends Music Camp, or FMC, marched through town on Saturday, July 30, to promote the 33rd annual benefit concert for Glen Helen, held later that evening. FMC musicians played flutes, horns, violins, saxophones and plenty of percussion as they passed the Mills Park Hotel and continued to move their joyful noise up Xenia Avenue. (Photo by Matt Minde)What started out as a quick musical march up and down Xenia Avenue (top) ended up as a two-hour performance Saturday evening, July 30, to benefit Glen Helen.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   A new school year with new projects, people

    THUMB_SchoolsMills Lawn Principal Matt Housh and McKinney/Yellow Springs High School Principal Tim Krier discussed the possibilities awaiting students in the upcoming 2016–2017 school year.

  •   New McKinney, Mills Lawn teachers

    Eight new teachers and the new fundraiser for the Yellow Springs school district took part in orientation activities last week. Front row, from left, teachers Steve Bleything, Kevin Lydy, Robert Grote and Christopher Snider. Back row, from left, district fundraiser Dawn Boyer and teachers Shannon Wilson, Carrie Juergens, Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp and Jaimie Adoff. Yellow Springs students return to school this Friday, Aug. 19. The three new Yellow Springs High School teachers will be profiled in the August 25 issue of the News. (Photo by Carol Simmons)The district is welcoming eight newly hired teachers to the local schools this year. This article introduces the five new Mills Lawn and McKinney Middle School teachers. In a following article will introduce the three new teachers at Yellow Springs High School.

  •   McKinney 7th graders launch year in canoes

    THUMB_SchoolsAs the start of the school year draws closer, teachers and staff at the district’s schools already have plans in place for a number of immersive educational projects that reflect the district’s philosophy of project-based learning, or PBL.

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  •   Peak shaving in the village

    Peak shaving will be held today, June 20, 2–6 p.m.American Municipal Power Ohio, or AMP, which supplies electricity for the village, recommends peak shaving this week.

  •   Guns and grand juries up for reform

    Walmart stores sell their guns behind glass, as pictured above. The Beavercreek Walmart, where John Crawford III was killed two years ago, previously sold air rifles off the shelf, but no longer sells the rifles, according to a store associate. The Xenia Walmart, however, continues to sell air rifles; a recent visit to that store counted 24 varieties of the rifle sold off the shelf. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)Fifth article in this series: In Ohio, the public outcry following the police shootings of John Crawford III and Tamir Rice, as well as the growing national dialogue on policing and criminal justice, has led to a variety of recommendations for structural reform in the criminal justice system.

  •   Explore history of village schools on walking tour

    The Union School House is one of several historic school buildings in Yellow Springs, which will be explored on a walking tour guided by YS Heritage on Aug. 27. (Photo by Megan Bachman)Yellow Springs Heritage will lead a walking tour of the historic schools of the village on Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at 1 p.m.

Government (archives)

  •   Village Council moves ahead on CBE land

    THUMB_GovernmentAt its Aug. 15 meeting, Viillage Council voted unanimously to accept the 35-acre parcel on the west edge of town known as the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, which was formerly owned by Community Resources.

  •   Village utility changes beget odd bills

    THUMB_VillageLifeThe trepidation accompanying monthly bills has been on the increase over the past electric and water billing cycles, as a number of Yellow Springs residents have received significantly higher than usual utility bills.

  •   Cut electric rates with peak shaving

    SERVICES_thumbPeriodically throughout the summer, Village government encourages Yellow Springers to assist with “peak shaving.” The practice is generally understood as a way to reduce electricity usage and save money, but what does it actually mean?

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Sports (archives)

  •   August 25, 2016 Bulldog sports round-up

    SPORTS_thumbIt's fall sports season again, and the struggle is in full swing! A full sports schedule will appear in next week’s paper

  •   Home run

    Last Friday, longtime Perry League T-ball coach Jimmy Chesire, center, gave the signal that started a herd of t-ballers stampeding towards the light pole to do stretches and warm-ups for the final “1,000 strikes” of the summer. (Photos by Isaac Delamatre)Perry League t-ballers held their final game of the summer last Friday.

  •   Slipping and sliding at T-ball

    Rain and mud couldn’t put a stop to Perry League last Friday, July 29. Seven kids and six adults showed up for a rousing, muddy and wet t-ball time. Shown above are, left, Morgan Gama-Lobo, Marina Gama-Lobo (rear) and Lucy Shows-Fife. (Photo by Lauren Shows)It was raining steadily, heavily, when I got to Gaunt Park at 6:20 p.m. The park was empty. Just me and the steady rain. Then around 6:30 p.m., two cars pulled into the parking lot.