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  • Speaking Suns releases first EP

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    Local indie rock outfit Speaking Suns’ first full-length album, Vanishing Country, is a reflection on the changing landscape of rural Ohio. Watch a video of track “Symmetry” after the jump.

  • Groundbreaking this Friday— Village/Home, Inc. project begins

    Caleab and Erica Wyant, here with their daughter, Rudy, will break ground on their new affordable home on Cemetery Street on Friday, Aug. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Theirs is the first of four Home, Inc. houses slated for the municipally-owned property as part of the Village’s first affordable housing project. Erica Wyant’s sons Ziven and Calum (not pictured) will also live in the three-bedroom home. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A cozy cabin on Cemetery Street nestled near woods along a creek.
    To Erica and Caleab Wyant, their future home sounds straight out of a children’s fantasy story. But soon the local couple will realize their dream of owning a home in Yellow Springs, thanks to the Village’s first public affordable housing project.

  • Really digging it

    From left are Phil Tuesink of Huntington National Bank, Home, Inc. Executive Director Emily Seibel, Tom Ciresi of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (obscured), Council member Lori Askeland, Caleab Wyant, Council member Brian Housh, Erica Wyant, Calum Wyant, Lori Kuhn of the Morgan Family Foundation (obscured) and Ziven Wyant. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Home, Inc., broke ground on the Village’s first public affordable housing project on Cemetery Street on Friday, Aug. 15, with future homeowners the Wyant family digging in along with project partners and Village Council members. RELATED POSTS: No legal issues with housing Council moves ahead with housing Village Council—Affordable housing project is a multi-stage process […]

  • Suns rising

    Speaking Suns is, from left, David Byrne, Sam Salazar, Conor Stratton and Jacob Diebold. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local indie rock band Speaking Suns is gearing up for a run of local shows in support of the upcoming release of the band’s first EP, Vanishing Country. They play at Gilly’s in Dayton on Aug. 22 with the Motel Beds, at Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs on Aug. 29 and at the Quonset Hut […]

  • Affordable homes started on Cemetery Street

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    Home, Inc., broke ground on the Village’s first public affordable housing project on Friday, Aug. 15, with future homeowners Erica and Caleab Wyant digging in.

  • Land trust to host farm succession seminar

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    Over 70% of family farms don’t make it to the next generation. A local seminar on Aug. 27 aimed at area land owners hopes to curtail the trend.

  • Hip-hop in the street this week

    Homegrown hip-hop group Village Fam is bringing its annual Summer Jam music festival downtown in a collaboration with the Yellow Springs Arts Council. The live music and art event is 2 to 10 p.m., Saturday, August 9, at the YSAC Gallery, 111 Corry St. Members of Village Fam, which performs at 9 p.m., are, from left, Anthony Carter, Aaron Willis, Issa Walker, Brad Benning-Clark and Marcus Lamont. (Submitted photo)

    Village Fam may be Yellow Springs’ first hip-hop group, but they hope not to be its last.
    The group of born-and-raised villagers, now in their 20s, didn’t have access to local hip-hop shows when they grew up.

  • Fired up on voting rights

    Local activists with Working America Shonda Sneed, left, and Tanja Rensch, along with organizer Ed Browning of Fairborn, have been pressuring Ohio Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) to explain his decisions on changes to Ohio voting laws. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A local community action group says that Ohio Rep. Rick Perales, in his first term representing western Greene County, has avoided scheduled meetings with them since he joined in approving changes in Ohio voting laws which some critics see as unfairly affecting African-American and low-income voters and making it easier for Perales and his fellow Republicans to defeat election opponents.

  • Village Harmony to perform world music

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    The World House Choir is bringing the Vermont-based teen world music singing ensemble Village Harmony to perform in the village on Monday, Aug. 11.

  • Downtown block party features hip hop, rock

    Members of Village Fam, from left, Anthony Carter, Aaron Willis, Issa Walker, Brad Benning-Clark and Marcus Lamont.

    Village Fam, Yellow Springs’ first hip-hop group is bringing its annual music festival downtown this Saturday.

  • A birthday wish for the manatees

    Mackenzie Horton, 9, recently asked friends and family to forego birthday gifts and instead make donations to help save manatees. She raised $160 so far and hopes to raise $200 by mid-August. Mackenzie is shown at the Columbus Zoo with her favorite marine mammal. (Submitted Photo)

    Mackenzie Horton was ecstatic when she turned 9 years old in May and didn’t receive any birthday presents.

    Instead Mackenzie received exactly what she wanted for her birthday — to help save an animal she loves, the Florida manatee.

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