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Articles by Carol Simmons

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  • FMC concert features Seitz, Bakari

    The annual holiday season fundraising concert by Friends Music Camp staffers and campers takes place on Monday, Dec. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus. Shown above, Yellow Springs native, FMC staff member and Juilliard graduate Martin Bakari performed with fellow staff members Francis Yun, piano, and Lisa Liske-Doorandish, cello, at last year’s event. (YS News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    Friends Music Camp has become something of a Yellow Springs institution, though the month-long residential experience doesn’t actually take place here.

  • MLS presents ‘Seussical Jr.’— Green eggs and some 361 hams

    Eliza Minde-Berman, aka Horton the Elephant, vows to protect Who, the “tiniest planet in the sky,” as well as hatch an egg against all odds and ridicule. Mills Lawn School’s production of Seussical Jr. runs Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12, at 7 p.m., at Central State’s Paul Robeson Auditorium. Tickets are limited as the cast of hundreds all have relatives. (photo by Carol Simmons)

    Dr. Seuss, that is. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, and the author and illustrator of more than 60 books, most notably for children, Dr. Seuss inspired readers’ imaginations with his whimsical words and images.

  • Classes are new focus of pot shop

    A show of the work of new technician Nicki Strouss is currently on exhibit at Yellow Springs Community Pottery, in the penguin building next to John Bryan Community Center. (photo by Carol Simmons)

    Its incorporation this past summer as a nonprofit organization was a defining marker in the 40-year history of John Bryan Community Pottery. More than a book-keeping designation, the tax-exempt status is helping shape how the facility moves forward as a community-based ceramics center.

  • Conference on diversity— Seeing the whole person

    A screening of the documentary film “Invitation to Dance” will kick off the local Valuing Diversity: Reframing Disability conference next week at Antioch University Midwest. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, and a panel discussion will follow, both in AUM’s Media Room. The day-long conference will open the next day, Dec. 10, at 8 a.m. with a keynote talk by Julie Williams, of Wright State University’s School of Psychology. (Submitted Photo)

    “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance,” writes attorney and diversity consultant Vera Myers.

  • YSHS ‘Food Exposition’— Presenting food for thought

    Yellow Springs High School ninth graders shared information they learned from a 15-week multi-disciplinary study titled “Food for Thought” during a community Food Exposition on Friday evening, Nov. 20, in the high school gym. Among the 15 interactive booths focusing on questions and issues related to food production and consumption was a display of plants growing in aeroponic towers. Students learned in their biology class how food can be grown even in a small space without soil. (photo by Carol Simmons)

    The Yellow Springs High School gym was buzzing with excited energy Friday evening as hundreds of people turned out when the ninth-grade class presented the school’s first community Food Exposition.

  • Villagers stitch together aid

    Anna Haller, lower right, created this rainbow-colored quilt for the newly formalized Village Assistance Network to raffle this fall. VAN continues the work of the informal $10 Club started by Chrissy Cruz to meet emergency financial needs in the village. Pictured around the quilt are the group’s board members, clockwise from left: Lindsay Burke, Kate Anderson, Wendy Ricks, Jane Nipper and Cruz. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Where do we turn when life throws a financial challenge at us that we can’t handle on our own?

  • New plays, familiar faces on stage

    Miriam Eckenrode Saari (second from the left) directs cast members (from left) Coltin Pitstick, Anna Carlson and Bomani Moyenda in rehearsal for the allegorical play “Catch the Next Bus,” to be presented as part of the annual 10-Minute Plays Festival, which opens this weekend, Oct. 16–17, and continues next weekend, Oct. 23–24, at First Presbyterian Church. “Catch the Next Bus” will be featured during the festival’s second weekend. (photo by Carol Simmons)

    “If you’ve been in town for over a year, then you’ll know someone” participating in this year’s Ten-Minute Play Festival, says Ali Thomas, a co-producer with Miriam Eckenrode Saari of the latest local short-play showcase.

  • Big Lens zooms in on village

    The experimental dance film “Anesthesiaphobia” by Liz Yong Lowe was filmed almost entirely inside the Antioch Foundry Theater in the summer of 2014. The film is part of the biggest Big Lens Film Festival Wright State University film students have held in several years. Most of the films, created in Yellow Springs or by local residents, will screen at a gala Friday, Oct. 16, at the Dayton Art Institute. (Submitted Photo)

    Like its sibling arts of theater and literature, film counts setting — a sense of place —- as a significant building block.

  • Oddball theater in the ‘wyld’

    Actors Jonathan Crocker and Douglas Mumaw, best known in this area for their Theatre in the Mudde at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, will perform a lesser known show next week at the Antioch College Amphitheatre. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, they present “Meet the Wyld Man!,” at 12:30 and 7 p.m. with percussionist Jimi Torrey. (Submitted photo by Furball Studios)

    Many villagers have come to know thespians Jonathan Crocker and Douglas Mumaw over the past two decades, either through their temporary residence in town each fall, or by their alter-egos at the Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg.

  • Food or flute?

    Antioch School students Antonio Chaiten, left, and Lucy Dennis participated in a two-day workshop on how to make pennywhistles out of carrots. (photo by Carol Simmons)

    Two “Meet the Wyld Man!” shows take place Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 12:30 and 7 p.m. at the Antioch College Amphitheatre.