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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.

More Articles by Lauren Shows
  • 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

    "LaborNote". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LaborNote.JPG#/media/File:LaborNote.JPG

    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.

  • BLOG — Rougarou


    Lauren Shows took full advantage of her position as a “media representative” last week to run off to Cedar Point to ride a roller coaster.

  • First phase of Skate Park renovations to be unveiled

    The YS Skate Park will complete its first phase of renovations on May 30, to be unveiled at Skate Fest on June 13, during Street Fair. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    On Saturday, June 13, noon–5 p.m., during Street Fair, the Village of Yellow Springs will unveil its first phase of upgrades to the Skate Park at the John Bryan Community Center.

  • Exercise body and soul at Wellness Center

    A handsome villager prepares for a game of racquetball — with a twist.

    On April 1, the Wellness Center announced that it would expand its offerings, seeking to provide members with new ways of exercising that go beyond caring for their physical forms.

  • Put your coloring skills to work for the YS Arts Council

    The YS Arts Council invites community members to use this coloring page to submit their own design for the building's exterior.

    The YS Arts Council Gallery is looking to give its building exterior a makeover, and is giving villagers a chance to offer up their own ideas.