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#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.

A day for community giving

After collecting $75,000 in a single day last November, an effort to raise money for local nonprofit groups is returning to the village for a second year this holiday season.

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Web Features
  • 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-Hands at Ready

    Keep those onramps and offramps clear.

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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)

  •   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.

  •   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.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   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.

  •   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.

Economy (archives)

  •   Community Solutions — Agraria vision takes root

    Locally based poet Ed Davis read some of his work during a community dinner in August to celebrate Community Solutions’ Agraria project. The dinner, featuring locally sourced foods, was held in the property’s 7,000-square-foot barn. (Submitted Photo)More than six months after the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions signed the necessary papers to purchase its new 128-acre property on the western edge of the village, a comprehensive vision for the land is solidifying.

  •   A tiny market, holding its own

    Tom Gray, the owner of Tom’s Market, in front of the store’s produce department, which was upgraded several years ago. A small independent grocery in competition with the recently built Kroger Marketplace in Fairborn, Tom’s Market keeps its focus on responding to customers’ needs. (Photo by Diane Chiddisterom’s Market owner Tom Gray knows his customers love their vegetables, so he wants to keep produce fresh. Thus, he has trucks deliver produce five times each week, rather than the one or two deliveries that most groceries receive.

  •   Village solar field goes online

    Rows of shiny new solar panels on the Glass Farm are the latest and most visible symbol of the Village of Yellow Springs’ commitment to green energy.

Village Life (archives)

  •   Community Solutions — Agraria vision takes root

    Locally based poet Ed Davis read some of his work during a community dinner in August to celebrate Community Solutions’ Agraria project. The dinner, featuring locally sourced foods, was held in the property’s 7,000-square-foot barn. (Submitted Photo)More than six months after the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions signed the necessary papers to purchase its new 128-acre property on the western edge of the village, a comprehensive vision for the land is solidifying.

  •   A tiny market, holding its own

    Tom Gray, the owner of Tom’s Market, in front of the store’s produce department, which was upgraded several years ago. A small independent grocery in competition with the recently built Kroger Marketplace in Fairborn, Tom’s Market keeps its focus on responding to customers’ needs. (Photo by Diane Chiddisterom’s Market owner Tom Gray knows his customers love their vegetables, so he wants to keep produce fresh. Thus, he has trucks deliver produce five times each week, rather than the one or two deliveries that most groceries receive.

  •   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.

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)

  •   Charles T. ‘Teddy’ Sampson III

    Charles T. Sampson III, “Teddy,” 65, of Huber Heights, Ohio, formerly of Yellow Springs, passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

  •   Betty Jane Demmy Shank

    Betty Jane Demmy ShankBetty Jane Demmy Shank passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 10, 2017, surrounded by her family.

  •   Terri Ann Thompson

    Terri Ann ThompsonLongtime Yellow Springs resident Terri Ann Thompson, age 56, passed away Nov. 13, after battling a year-long illness.

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