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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  • Library hosts events for kids and adults

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    The library will host two events tomorrow, Sept. 16, for kids and adults.

  • VIDEO — Yellow Springs Community Foundation celebrates ecology

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    This year, the YS Community Foundation celebrates 40 years of contributions to the village’s many nonprofit endeavors. As part of that celebration, the foundation, with the cooperation of WYSO, is producing a series of five sound and slide pieces detailing some of its most important work in the village.

  • BLOG — I yam what I yam

    "I yam what I yam."

    The month of August brings my family into new territory, as my daughter begins preschool next week.

  • Art, music downtown this weekend

    Visitors stroll the grounds at Mills Lawn during the annual "Art on the Lawn" art and craft show. (Submitted photo)

    The village is gearing up for a day packed with art, music and entertainment this Saturday, Aug. 9, with the annual “Art on the Lawn” art and craft show and the Village Fam Summer Jam Block Party.

  • Mills Lawn students graffiti for peace

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    If you spot a couple of rainbow-laden vehicles around the village this year, you’ve got Mills Lawn fifth graders and villagers Joe Ayres and Karla Horvath to thank.

  • Join Yellow Springs Senior Center in “flash mob”

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    The Senior Center will sponsor a “flash mob” performance downtown tomorrow. Watch a video to learn the moves and join in.

  • BLOG — Another season, another reason

    On a boat in the rain in the middle of Lake Erie. (Photo by Anthony Fife)

    To celebrate a year of wedded bliss, my husband and I decided to take a boat to Kelleys Island in the cold, wind and rain. It was as romantic as you might expect.

  • Antioch School receives grants for garden expansion

    Dirt don't hurt: Antioch School students get into the spring of things in the garden. The school was able to expand its garden, thanks to student fundraising and grants from the Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Foods of Mason. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

    The Antioch School will get a little greener this year, thanks to efforts from its students and from recent grants that the school has received in order to expand its garden.

  • Mills Lawn students plant trees for Arbor Day

    Mills Lawn students planted trees on school grounds in celebration of Arbor Day on April 25.

    In celebration of Arbor Day, Mills Lawn students gathered on Friday, April 25, to plant two trees on school grounds, with the help of Tree Committee members Anna Bellisari and Macy Reynolds and Krista Magaw of the Tecumseh Land Trust. Watch the video below to get a look at the new trees. RELATED POSTS: Mills […]

  • Mills Lawn student raises money to plant trees

    Mills Lawn third-grader Dane Beal is on a quest to raise funds for new trees for the school's grounds.

    Seven-year-old Mills Lawn student Dane Beal is currently raising money to replace the ash trees that were removed from Mills Lawn after they were damaged by the emerald ash borer.

  • Future farmers faring well

    Ohio’s newest chapter of the Future Farmers of America Organization: pictured in back are dairy team members Caylen Hall, Landon Rhoads and Tristan Campbell, with Coach Brad Lokai. In front are poultry team members Isabella Long and McKenna Moore. Not pictured are poultry team members Ashley Longshaw, Zane Pergram and Alexandra Snoddy

    Ohio’s newest chapter of the Future Farmers of America Organization was born at YSHS this school year.

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