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  •   Women’s voices out loud

    Irene Bedard performing a spoken word piece. (Photo by Megan Bachman)More than 20 local women sang, danced, told stories and read poems at the 36th Annual Women’s Voices Out Loud performance on Saturday. This year’s event was held at the Foundry Theater, its third location in as many years, and also featured an exhibit of artwork by local women.

  •   ‘Godspell’ sings of community

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company presents “Godspell” this weekend and next, with performances Fridays and Saturdays, April 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 and Sundays, April 5 and 12 at 3 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym. Shown above rehearsing are cast members, from left, Ali Thomas, Ellen Ballerene, Sommer McGuire, Sarah Wildman, Lorrie Sparrow (behind), Mila De Spain, Miriam Eckenrode Saari and Jeanna GunderKline. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)“Godspell,” with its focus on Jesus’ message of love and forgiveness, will come to Yellow Springs this weekend and next, April 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and April 5 and 12 at 3 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym.

  •   Village artists all in one place

    The Yellow Springs Arts Council published a Yellow Springs Artist Directory this month, after over a year’s work from the board and, from left, Nick Gaskins, Jane Baker, Holly Underwood and Alex Scott. The approximately 270 artists in the book can pick up a complimentary copy, also available to the public for $2, at the YSAC Gallery on Corry Street. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)People often call the Yellow Springs Arts Council looking for artists who do specific kinds of work: an instructor who teaches African dance, for instance, or a sculptor who does commissioned work, or a property owner who will lease studio space to a musician.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Ohio approves school testing waiver

    Yellow Springs High School sophomores spent a solid week in March taking the Ohio Graduation Test. Last week the the Yellow Springs district received state permission to waive over 50 percent of standardized tests for grades K–12 over the next five years. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)Yellow Springs public school students are one big step closer to taking significantly fewer standardized tests next school year, as the state of Ohio approved the district’s assessment waiver application last week.

  •   Social media safety the focus of talk

    Dr. Jennie Noll of Penn State University has been researching how children and teens expose themselves to sexual predators online. (Submitted photo by  Patrick Mansell, Penn State)Penn State researcher Dr. Jennie Noll will teach local parents how to keep their kids safe online at Wednesday, April 15, 7 p.m., at the Antioch College Wellness Center South Gym.

  •   MLS kids learn to practice peace

    Students in the Mills Lawn Elementary School media club worked on projects for Peace Week, March 16–20, as part of the schoolwide Project Peace, an effort to teach conflict resolution and empathy. Hanging above students are the triptychs of peace leaders created for Project Peace in 2013. Pictured are, from left, front row: Noah Van Hoose and Peter Cooper; second row: Owen Gustafson, Sophie Bottelier, Zoe Hamilton and Hailey Rowe; third row: Aiden Adamson, Ty Housh and Shawn Van Hoose; fourth row: media club facilitator Allison Paul, Lisa Bales, Mila De Spain and Camryn Strolger. (Photo by Megan Bachman)What began as an anti-bullying campaign at Mills Lawn Elementary School has evolved into a school-wide focus on empathy, inclusion and conflict resolution, Project Peace.

Economy (archives)

  •   Talk municipal Internet at ‘Fiber Forum’

    THUMB_EconomyLocal organization Springs-Net, which is working toward bringing a municipal broadband network to Yellow Springs, will present a forum, "Building a Municipal Fiber Network in Yellow Springs," on Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., at the Miami Valley Educational Computer Association.

  •   Clifton earthship workshop announced

    imageLauren and Zac Craig of Dayton are building a 1970s design earthship in Clifton and recently announced a building workshop.

  •   Bicycle delivery service gears up

    012215_BikeDelivery3Corey Elbin launched Yellow Springs Delivery Service this month and is already pedaling around town rescuing those without transportation, time or both to run their errand.

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Obituaries (archives)

  •   John ‘Jack’ Waite

    John 'Jack' WaiteOn March 27, John H. Waite, M.D., surrounded by his family, peacefully passed away in Baton Rouge, La.

  •   Kathryn Ann Merrill

    Kathryn Ann MerrillKathryn Ann Merrill died Sunday, March 22. She was born Jan. 9,1935, in Hollywood, Calif.

  •   John W. Gray

    John W. GrayJohn W. Gray, of Yellow Springs, passed away on Thursday, March 19 at Kettering Hospital. He was 70.

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Sports (archives)

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up

    Zach Brintlinger-Conn studied the competition during the team’s loss against Newton on Saturday, April 11 (submitted photo)Tennis sweeps opponent 5–0; Baseball takes early leads; Girls drop doubleheader; Track and Field YSHS teams finish fourth, fifth; McKinney opens with a bang

  •   Spring soccer season kicks off soon

    The spring season for Yellow Springs Soccer Inc. will begin in April; teams are forming now, and those with kids interested in playing are encouraged to call a coordinator soon. Details below.Yellow Springs Soccer, Inc.’s spring soccer season kicks off in April at Morgan Fields.

  •   YSHS Swimmers gear up for state meet

    Olivia Chick and Aman Ngqakayi will swim at the state swimming finals in Canton this week. Chick, a sophmore, is returning to states to improve on her eighth-place finishes in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle. Ngqakayi, a junior, qualified for states for the first time and will swim the 100-yard freestyle and breaststroke. (Photo by Megan Bachman)Aman Ngqakayi and Olivia Chick will swim at the Ohio High School Division II State Swimming Finals on Thursday and Friday at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.