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The Little Art Theatre hosts a Robin Williams tribute this Saturday afternoon. The theater will fun “The World According to Garp,” and “Good Will Hunting.”[More]
The Mindfully Well Center is a collective of practitioners, each devoted to their healing art. The center will celebrate its grand opening with an open house Mon., Sept. 1, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at 1525 Xenia Ave.[More]
Seven art collectors in Yellow Springs will open their homes on the afternoon of Sat., Sept. 6 to people taking the Art House Hop tour, an event to raise money for the Yellow Springs Arts Council. After receiving such positive feedback on last year’s Art House Hop, the Arts Council decided to reprise the event, featuring seven new art collections.[More]
Speaking Suns releases first EP
Local indie rock outfit Speaking Suns' first full-length album, Vanishing Country, is a reflection on the changing landscape of rural Ohio. Watch a video of track "Symmetry" after the jump.
Submit 10-minute plays
The Yellow Springs Theater Company is currently accepting submissions for the fourth annual 10 Minute Play Festival. In the tradition of Center Stage, the festival will provide an opportunity for local playwrights, directors and actors to workshop and present their talents.
Hip-hop in the street this week
Village Fam may be Yellow Springs’ first hip-hop group, but they hope not to be its last. The group of born-and-raised villagers, now in their 20s, didn’t have access to local hip-hop shows when they grew up.
Village Schools (archives)
Mills Lawn on the move to innovate
When Mills Lawn School opens its doors this Friday, it will serve more students than last year, a growth trend that Principal Matt Housh sees as steady.
Village schools open doors on Friday
Yellow Springs schools open their doors for students tomorrow, Aug. 22.
Yellow Springs School Board affirms nonrenewal of contract
Three members of the Yellow Springs School Board met last Monday, July 14, at a special board meeting and voted to affirm their previous decision to nonrenew the contract of McKinney Middle School physical education and health teacher Angela Bussey.
Affordable homes started on Cemetery Street
Home, Inc., broke ground on the Village’s first public affordable housing project on Friday, Aug. 15, with future homeowners Erica and Caleab Wyant digging in.
Yellow Springs Home, Inc.’s first partnership with the Village
Yellow Springs Home, Inc. invites the public to join them in celebrating the groundbreaking of the first phase of the Cemetery Street project on Friday, Aug 15 at 3:30 p.m. Learn more about the project, see the plans, and enjoy refreshments!
A balance of buskers and business in the village
A staple of downtown Yellow Springs, the local street music scene may soon change with a new, self-regulating policy approved Monday by Village Council.
Village Life (archives)
Land trust to host farm succession seminar
Over 70% of family farms don't make it to the next generation. A local seminar on Aug. 27 aimed at area land owners hopes to curtail the trend.
Food pantry seeks new head
Yellow Springs Area Food Pantry board members are looking for a new head for the pantry, after Patti McAllister steps down Jan. 1.
New business offers Body Wisdom
When Julie Pies and Patti Mielziner returned to Ohio to be closer to their immediate family, they hoped that their newly opened bodywork practice in Yellow Springs, Body Wisdom, would help them to create some new family as well. Through their work together over time with their clients and patients, Julie said, they come to be like family.
Miami Township Fire-Rescue calls for 9/11 memorial climbers
Fire fighters and civilians alike will join in Yellow Springs' first annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Antioch College on Sept. 27. Participants are encouraged to register early for the fundraising event.
Brown water coming soon
Villagers are likely to experience brown water during next week's hydrant flushing, which begins Monday, Aug. 18.
Township to float levy renewal
Miami Township Trustees voted at their meeting this month to place a Township Fire-Rescue levy renewal on the ballot in November. The trustees chose a renewal, which does not increase taxes, for several reasons, including the possibility that they may ask voters for a new levy next year to build a new fire station.
Eugene Philip Diehl
Eugene Philip Diehl was born in Xenia on Oct. 9, 1925, to Anna Funderburg Diehl and Philip Diehl and died on Sunday, Aug. 24, just shy of his 89th birthday. Growing up in Yellow Springs, Gene worked on his parents’ farms and stabled several horses at the one just outside the village on Route 343. […]
Alfred V. Johnson, Jr.
Alfred V. Johnson Jr. died Thursday, July 31. Beloved husband of Anna H. Johnson; devoted father of Alan Hull Johnson (Kathryn B.) and Alisa Johnson. He is also survived by two grandchildren; sister, Anna Mae Johnson; cousin, Rita Campbell; sister-in-law, Mary H. Bowers and other relatives and friends. Mr. Johnson is pictured during World War […]
Mary ‘Margie’ Check
Mary M. “Margie” Check, 66, of Xenia and formerly of Cedarville, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 5. Margie was the eldest of five daughters of the late John J. and Livia Check. She graduated from Cedar Cliff High School, class of ’66, and attended Central State University. In the 1960s and 1970s, Margie was an […]
Higher Education (archives)
Filmmaker to present master class, Nixon film
Documentary filmmaker Brian Frye will give two presentations, both free and open to the public, on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Antioch College.
Freedom Summer, 50 years later
50 years ago in the summer of 1964, a number of Antioch College students and alumni participated in the Freedom Summer project by traveling to Mississippi to help organize and operate Freedom Schools and to register African-American voters. During their most recent break this June, several current Antioch students, faculty, and staff traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to participate […]
A lifetime of co-op for Ken Carter
Ken Carter was taken with the idea of cooperative education when he first encountered the co-op program in an Antioch College course catalog in his high school library in 1948. In 1956, just four years after his graduation from Antioch, he was drawn back to the co-op office by a job offer from J.D. Dawson, […]
Amazing moms and dads of T-ball
It says in our “Guide to Yellow Springs” entry that the Perry League is a self-supporting, all-volunteer beginners’ baseball program for all our community’s children regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ability or disability, sexual, spiritual or religious orientation. Self-supporting? We spent $1,800 this summer on T-shirts, baseball caps, a dozen new soft dot […]
Minor League Pirates win in the end
All I can say is, “Wow!” What an incredible finish it was to the 2014 Minor League season.
T-ball’s sweet, goofy monster
Sophia Purdin, 3, has a flower tattoo painted on her face. She walks right up to me, her eyes shining, lifting her hands so they are as high as her ears.