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Articles by Carol Simmons

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  • Community unity powers D.C. Women’s March

    After riding through the night via chartered bus, and deposited in a Washington, D.C., parking lot after sunrise Saturday, Jan. 21, 55 women from Yellow Springs prepared to join hundreds of thousands of people from across the country streaming toward the National Mall for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. The bus passengers represented a portion of village residents who particpated in the historic event. (Submitted photo by Lydia, the busdriver)

    Local preparation for last weekend’s Women’s March on Washington may have been as significant for many Yellow Springs women, and for the community at large, as the actual march itself.

  • Local women to march on D.C.

    From left, Linda Sikes, Eve Fleck, Kate Mooneyham and Katie Rose Wright gathered Monday evening at Fleck’s home to crochet and knit pink, cat-eared “pussy” hats for participants in the Women’s March on Washington, Jan. 21, to wear. The women are participating in the Pussyhat Project, a national initiative tied to the march. Local resident Annie Blanchard is set to host several other hat-making gatherings at the Emporium at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Friday, Jan. 13. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    On Saturday, Jan. 21, the day after the presidential inauguration, hundreds of thousands of women from across the United States are planning to converge on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington.

  • Friends Music Camp fundraiser— A holiday blast of musical talent

    The annual holiday concert of staff and campers of Friends Music Camp will take place Friday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch campus. Staff members and professional musicians Wendy Champney Enderle and Martha Hyde will perform, along with cellist Chiara Enderle, violinist Mathias Enderle and former campers Sam Salazar and Rory Papania, among others. The event raises money for camper scholarships. Shown above, Papania performed at the group’s 2016 summer benefit, which also took place in Yellow Springs. (News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    As the year comes to a close, an event that has become a tradition of the winter holiday season in Yellow Springs looks ahead as well to the warmth of summer and the tradition of summer camp, specifically Friends Music Camp, or FMC.

  • To Trump from you, via WYSO

    Jess Mador, WYSO’s new managing editor, is heading the “Dear Mr. President” project. (Submitted photo)

    If you could tell President-elect Donald Trump anything, what would it be?

  • At Wildflower, style and community

    Wildflower Salon has new digs. Owner Emily Anglemyer, right, moved the hair salon last month to the space formerly occupied by Brandt Gallery. Her friend and associate, Meghan Burrowes, left, recently joined her in the business. Previously co-located with Wildflower Boutique, the salon sought to expand. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    There isn’t a barber pole outside the new home for the Wildflower Salon, but proprietor Emily Anglemyer and her associate, Meghan Burrowes, hope that their hair salon offers the welcoming, community vibe of a classic barbershop.

  • Art gleams anew at Holiday Jumble

    The Holiday Art Jumble returns to Yellow Springs for its fifth year. A fundraiser for the Yellow Springs Arts Council, the “grand reshuffling” of art and artifacts is being held in the council’s Corry Street gallery during regular gallery hours, 1–4 p.m. Wednesdays–Sundays, now through Dec. 31. It is closed Nov. 24 and Dec. 25. Items will continue to be accepted through Dec. 20. (Submitted photo by Corrine Bayraktaroglu)

    The YS Arts Council’s 2016 Holiday Jumble opened to the public on Saturday, Nov. 19, and will run through Dec. 31.

  • ‘Give local’ on #YSGiving Tuesday

    Black Friday. Cyber Monday. The days immediately following Thanksgiving have become the widely accepted kickoff of the holiday-shopping season, with nicknames that reflect their consumer focus: “black” for a profitable ledger sheet; “cyber” for online shopping.

  • New NP joins local practice

    There’s a new team member in Dr. Donald Gronbeck’s medical practice at YS Primary Care. Nurse practitioner Sarah Teegarden isn’t a completely new face in the office, however.

  • 34 artists to participate in 2016 Art & Soul

    Zazu Metcalf (top) creates cards (such as the bottom image), while her mother, Colette Palamar, creates sun and winter hats for babies, kids and adults (one is pictured here on Zazu). The mother-daughter duo are among 34 artists from Ohio and Indiana exhibiting at the fifth annual Art & Soul fair, held this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mills Lawn School gymnasium. (Submitted Photos)

    A wide range of original arts and crafts creations—both decorative and functional—will be featured this weekend in the fifth annual Art & Soul fair, in the Mills Lawn School gymnasium.

  • State House, Senate races— Hometown challengers fall short

    Two Yellow Springs hopefuls for state office fell short of their goal Tuesday night against Republican incumbents who decidedly retained their seats in the Ohio Senate and House.

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