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Andrew Wyeth, "Wind from the Sea," 1947. (Via Wikipedia)

Andrew Wyeth, "Wind from the Sea," 1947. (Via Wikipedia)

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Arts (archives)

  •   Calidore to open CMYS season

    The Calidore String Quartet will open the 2017–18 CMYS concert series on Oct. 8.On Sunday, Oct. 8, Chamber Music in Yellow Springs will open its 2017–18 season with the Calidore String Quartet, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

  •   Still vibrant, still Victorettes

    Six members of the Victorettes held hands and sang at Central Chapel A.M.E. Church on Sunday, Sept. 3, capping off this year’s well-attended reunion. From left are Phyllis Jackson, Dorothy Allen, Marie Payton, Dorothy Boyce, Isabel Newman and Betty Ford. All were members of the singing and service group founded by Boyce in 1944 and active until 1946, with friendships that have lasted a lifetime. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)In the spring of 1944, a group of young African-American women came together under the leadership and musical direction of Dorothy Boyce. They called themselves “The Victorettes.”

  •   Chamber Music Yellow Springs hosts quartet of quartets

    Autumn breezes will bring a fresh new season of chamber music performances from Chamber Music in Yellow Springs; the organization is ready to celebrate by welcoming audiences from across the Miami Valley to its 34th season

Village Schools (archives)

  •   New manager at Antioch School

    Nathan Summers took over as the new school manager of the Antioch School, a small, private school in the village, after former manager M.J. Richlen left last year. Summers previously was board chair at the school and vice president of student affairs at the School of Advertising Art in Kettering. (Photo by Jessica Sees)Nathan Summers, a Yellow Springs resident of 20 years, has been handed the unicycle as the new school manager at the Antioch School.

  •   Village schools— New year, new requirements

    With the new school year also comes a variety of new initiatives and policies — some the result of changing state and federal requirements and funding.

  •   First of many

    Layla Walland, 5, was ready for her first day of kindergarten. Her father, Matt Walland, and 2-year-old brother, Finn, looked on. (Photo by Carol Simmons)Layla Walland, 5, was ready for her first day of kindergarten to begin in Linnea Denman’s class at Mills Lawn on Friday, Aug. 25, while her father, Matt Walland, and 2-year-old brother, Finn, said their goodbyes.

Economy (archives)

  •   Council passes villagewide lodging tax

    Guests who pay to stay overnight at local hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses or spare rooms will soon pay an extra tax to the Village of Yellow Springs.

  •   Super-Fly superfans celebrate a decade

    Super-Fly Comics and Games celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday, Sept. 2. Pictured here inside the store are owners Jared Whittaker, left, and Anthony “Tony” Barry. Super-Fly sells comics, graphic novels, books, toys, action figures, board games, role-playing games and more. The store pulled in lots of fans Saturday, setting the record for its single biggest sales day ever. (Photo by Aaron Maurice Saari)As the doors of Super-Fly Comics and Games opened on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 2, for the 10th anniversary celebration, the overcast skies and drizzling rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of those gathered.

  •   House of AUM stretches into new space

    House of AUM, the Kings Yard yoga shop, expanded to the former home of Rita Caz in June. Pictured here in the renovated space is owner Melissa Herzog. The business recently received a Village Inspiration and Design Award, or VIDA, for its new look. (Photo by Jessica Sees)After three weeks of renovations including new floors, crisp white paint and re-stained woodwork, the new sun-filled addition to House of AUM opened its doors on June 24 with the goal of expansion achieved.

Village Life (archives)

  •   BLOG–Enacting MLK’s Beloved Community: Yellow Springs Edition

    What began with a community meeting in 2015 is culminating in a six-week journey this fall. Do we have the communal will to be in significant relationships with refugees and Muslims in the greater-Dayton area? 

  •   Repair Café to return to village

    The second Repair Café will be held Saturday, Sept 23, at the Bryan Center.The YS Repair Café will be held for a second time on Saturday, Sept. 23, 1–4 p.m. at the Bryan Center.

  •   Always coming home to the village

    Jim and Betty Felder came to Yellow Springs when Jim was a young Air Force officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Betty a teacher in the Mad River Township schools. They raised their two sons, Greg and Kevin, in the Omar Circle home where they still live. (Photo by Holly Hudson)Betty and Jim Felder, both in their 80s, have been recounting their time in Yellow Springs, how they met and when they came here, by each telling their stories which circle back, intertwine and pick up where the other left off.

Government (archives)

  •   Village Council— Town-gown ties strong

    Antioch College President Tom Manley praised the way the college and Yellow Springs, both “extraordinary places,” support one other.

  •   Council candidates, part 1: Two new faces, one veteran

    For the next several weeks, the News will run profiles of candidates for Village Council, school board, Yellow Springs mayor and Township Trustee.

  •   Activists are awake and watching

    Yellow Springs resident Susan Alberter (left front), the driving force behind Greene County Indivisible: Awake and Watching, was among a number of group members who participated in a rally Tuesday, Sept. 5, in downtown Dayton to protest the president’s efforts to rescind President Barack Obama’s executive order known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. An estimated 100 people, many from Yellow Springs, gathered outside U.S. Rep. Mike Turner’s regional office to urge Turner to help retain the legal status of 800,000 young people called “Dreamers.” (Photo by Carol Simmons)They’ve been dressing up in chicken suits each Monday and visiting downtown Dayton with signs suggesting that U.S. Representative Mike Turner, whose regional office is there, might be “a chicken” for not meeting yet this year with local constituents in a town hall setting.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Ronald Eugene Benton

    Ronald Eugene Benton of Springfield passed away in his home at 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

  •   Ezekiel memorial

    Jonathan David EzekielA memorial service will be held for Jonathan Ezekiel on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 11:30 a.m.

  •   Jane M. Gafvert

    Jane M. Gafvert died at home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., on Aug. 14, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

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