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  • Villagers share the holiday spirit

    Debbie Henderson is one of the community volunteers who helps to organize Share the Joy, a holiday gift-giving project located at the Yellow Springs Library that provides gifts for needy villagers. See page 4 for details. (Photo by Jeff Simons)

    What began more than 20 years ago with a small group of local volunteers collecting fruit baskets for low-income families has evolved into a program—Share the Joy—whereby struggling families in Yellow Springs can request essential gifts for themselves and their children.

  • Bahnsen’s photos as art, digitized

    It was a small gallery on Glen Street. But inside was a trove of artistic images produced through the lens of one of the pioneers of impressionistic photography. The artist was the late Axel Bahnsen.

  • Support for YS schools unique

    Tuesday, Nov. 6, was a good day for progressive voters. But throughout the Miami Valley, it was a bad night for one of the biggest progressive issues of our time: public education.

  • A whimsical rebirth for trash

    Sondi Kai holds part of Brain Augmentation, a piece in her art show ‘Reincarnated,’ which opens at the Yellow Springs Arts Council gallery this weekend. (Photo by Suzanne Ehalt)

    Local artist Sondy Kai will display at the opening of her exhibit, “Reincarnated: The New Forever Life of Plastic.” Her show, which runs through Dec. 9, features an array of colorful and bizarre looking “creatures” composed of post-consumer plastic trash.

  • New documentary by Aileen LeBlanc—Ethiopian Jews seek spiritual home

    On Nov. 21, 1984, a squadron of Israeli airliners, dubbed Operation Moses, landed in famine stricken Sudan and evacuated 8,000 Ethiopian Jewish refugees to Israel. Seven years later, in a follow-up 36-hour mission — Operation Solomon — 34 Israeli cargo planes and airliners landed in Ethiopia and airlifted an additional 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to the Promised Land

  • Reincarnated: The New Forever Life of Plastic

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    Local artist Sondi Kai will host an opening reception for her exhibit, “Reincarnated: The New Forever Life of Plastic,” at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery (YSAC) on Friday, November 16, from 6 – 9 pm. Ms. Kai will also lead an Artist Talk on December 8 (5-6:30pm) to close her show.

  • Ryan rallies local support at dairy

    It was a little overcast and a bit blustery. But that didn’t stop more than 2,000 supporters from showing up at last Saturday’s Paul Ryan rally at Young’s Jersey Dairy. And a number of the Republican vice-presidential candidate’s supporters hailed from Yellow Springs.

  • Comedy, satire and the absurd in 10-min. bits

    Ann Boleyn, fleeting dreams, Russian gangsters, and a touch of Monty Python will be on stage this weekend at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • Views from the street— How presidential were candidates?

    The News asked Yellow Springs residents to weigh in on the first presidential debate held on Oct. 3 in Denver, and the vice presidential debate held in Danville, Ky., on Oct. 11.

  • Women’s shelter started in Yellow Springs

    Local resident Susan Stiles helped found the Family Violence Prevention Center — informally known as the Xenia Women’s Shelter — in Greene County in 1979. Then it was called the Greene County Domestic Violence Project. It was initially located in a couple of different locations in Yellow Springs.

  • Kennedy’s near century of life, trees

    Lloyd Kennedy, second from right, stood at the sign that bears his name during the rededication of Ellis Park, which has been renamed in honor of Kennedy and his long-term commitment to planting trees in the village. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Lloyd Kennedy isn’t one to revel in the spotlight. Especially at an event like last Friday’s ceremony that rededicated Ellis Park as the Ellis Park and Lloyd Kennedy Arboretum.

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