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Articles by Carol Simmons

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  • YSHS Spanish teacher says, ‘adiós’

    Yellow Springs High School Spanish teacher Kathy Burkland is retiring this year, after 18 years at the school. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    If she could, Kathryn Burkland would do without much of the public attention that has come with retiring this spring after 18 years of teaching Spanish at Yellow Springs High School.

  • May 12 school board meeting— School fiscal future looks brighter

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    As the 2015–16 school year drew to a close this month, the Yellow Springs Board of Education conducted its last meeting of the school year Thursday evening, May 12, by looking back at staff and student accomplishments and looking ahead toward projected financial expectations.

  • Reception this Saturday at Antioch School—Chris Powell to retire

    Antioch School Older Group teacher Chris Powell is retiring at the end of this year after 28 years at the school. A celebration in her honor takes place this Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. The photo shows Powell and students making carrot whistles in September, 2015, under the guidance of artist-in-residence Jonathan Crocker. (News Archive Photo by Carol Simmons)

    After 28 years at The Antioch School, beloved Older Group teacher Chris Powell will retire at the end of this school year.

  • Antioch School Forest Kindergarten— Where the wild things are

    In Antioch School’s Forest Kindergarten program, the outdoors serves as laboratory and playground. Pictured, Kaede Eto took water samples from the river last month — while also holding fast to her doll. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    the Kindergarten group at Antioch School has succeeded in beginning every school week exploring, playing and learning out-of-doors. They call it Forest Kindergarten.

  • Students explore, learn and play in Forest Kindergarten

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    As the 2015–16 school year heads into its final month, the Kindergarten group at Antioch School has succeeded in beginning every school week exploring, playing and learning out-of-doors. They call it Forest Kindergarten.

  • New art gallery opens— A dream, no longer deferred

    Art school graduates Chris and Katie Brandt recently launched the Brandt Gallery on Xenia Avenue as a studio and exhibition space, fulfilling a dream to put art back at the center of their lives after 20 years working in corporate fields. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The opening of a new art gallery downtown has been “a labor of love” for owners Katie and Chris Brandt, who describe their venture into full-time art-making and exhibition as the realization of a dream deferred.

  • A new voice on the air at WYSO

    April Laissle, 23, is WYSO’s new morning on-air host and news reporter, filling the vacancy left by Ariel Van Cleave. She came to the station from WOUB Public Media in Athens, after graduating from Ohio University in 2015. She called her new position at WYSO her “dream job.” (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    “This was my dream job,” April Laissle said of becoming a news reporter and morning on-air host at WYSO radio in January.

  • Coward’s Fresh, fun ‘Blithe Spirit’ on stage

    The ghost of socialite Elvira Condomine (played by Ellen Ballerene) calmed the troubled brow of her remarried husband, Charles (portrayed by Robert Campbell), in The Yellow Springs Theater Company’s new production of Noel Coward’s comedy “Blithe Spirit.” Performances begin this weekend, April 8–10, and conclude April 15–17 at First Presbyterian Church. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    After two years of presenting a diverse array of plays to area audiences, the members of Yellow Springs Theater Company felt the time had come to add a strong comedy to the mix.

  • A taste for travel sparks new job

    Villager and retired nonprofit director Toni Dosik recently launched a new business, Perfectly Planned Travel, offering customized vacations for villagers to Great Britain, France and Portugal. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    A taste for travel struck early for Antonia “Toni” Dosik, who points to a trip to Europe with her mother and sister when she was 13 as opening a door on the possibilities of the world.

  • The unity and diversity of community dance

    Katy Gaines, Angie Bogner and Sasha Mrozinski are among about 30 dancers performing this weekend in the annual Community Dance Concert at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus. Here they rehearse at the theater while Foundry technicians set lighting for the show. Performances will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27. Tickets are $10 at the door. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    About 30 dancers will be participating in this year’s annual Community Dance Concert to be presented this weekend at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus.

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