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Articles by Lauren Shows

Lauren Shows was born to a preacher and a preacher's wife, and spent the majority of her earliest childhood years rollin' 'round the bible belt, to end up in Panama City, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee, she spent the next several months in existential crisis, making lattes for snowbirds and spring-breakers, before moving to Kentucky to get an MFA in writing from Spalding University. A chance meeting at Spalding landed her in Yellow Springs. She was graciously hired by the News, though her only previous dealing with newspaper publication was in third grade, when she wrote a story about a bunch of skeletons rising from the dead on Halloween, which was printed in the Owenton News-Herald. Lauren enjoys cheese, giant squid, and Michael J. Fox.

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  • BLOG — Silently, now

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    As the daughter of a Methodist minister, I learned early about the value of silence.

  • Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

    (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    As trees around the village shed their foliage and the days begin to shorten, another marker of autumn is upon us this weekend: the end of Daylight Saving Time.

  • BLOG — Foolish mortals

    "Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding ... "

    The air is cooling, plants begin to wither and fade and more and more of the day is taken up by darkness. Halloween approaches.

  • Halloween festivities to kick off Saturday

    The Halloween fun begins this weekend with the seventh annual Zombie Walk. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Halloween is fast approaching, which means it’s time to get out the spooky duds for some ghoulish revelry.

  • BLOG — Toy paradise

    The act of a true miscreant.

    “What do you want for your birthday?” I asked my daughter. The answer was bliss for me.

  • BLOG — Chuck


    In keeping with this year’s “Guide to Yellow Springs” theme, Lauren (“Chuck”) talks about the thing that most connects her to the village: her name.

  • Tour straw bale, passive house with Green Drinks


    The YS Resilience Network local chapter of Green Drinks will meet on Wednesday, June 24, 6–8 p.m. for a tour of a straw bale home and a passive house.

  • Joyful noises at Street Fair

    This year's summer Street Fair featured the usual musical milieu. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Despite the punishing sun, music prevailed at this year’s Street Fair.

  • Trade labor for labor with YS Time Exchange

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    Antioch College students will open the Yellow Springs Time Exchange officially on Friday, June 12, 1–4 p.m., in the McGregor Hall lobby.

  • Perry League to start up again Friday

    Erasmus “Raz” Thornton, Lidija Lackovich-Van Gorp, Maddy McGuire and Darija Lackovich-Van Gorp took part in some T-ball shenanigans on a recent Friday evening. Perry League T-ball ended last Friday night with an annual potluck, during which trophies were given to all participants. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    This year’s Perry League T-ball program begins Friday, June 5, 6:30–8 p.m., at Gaunt Park.