Articles About holiday

  • BLOG-Setting the Scene

    put the star on the treetop

    On the darkest day of the year, I am glad to find myself in the company of those who forge healing light.

  • Two ways to share in the holidays

    Food pantry volunteers Jean Shook, Patti McAllister, Jackie Hammond, Don Rudolf and Don Fulton put away donated items this week at the Yellow Springs Community Food Pantry in the basement of the Methodist Church. Demand for food and household goods at the pantry rises during th holiday season, and so do community donations. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While it took several hauntings for Ebenezer Scrooge to transform from a stingy miser to a charitable giver, villagers have already embodied the holiday spirit this season with generous donations of food and gifts to two long-time local projects.

  • School Forest builds festive character

    Michael Finster helps Dr. David Hyde and Mary Hyde haul their freshly cut tree (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The School Forest Festival is still offering hand-cut Christmas trees today from 9 am to 2 pm.

  • Village veterans remember wars

    Edward Rice

    For those who saw military combat or served in the U.S. armed forces, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, is a time to remember the often painful memories of war and to honor their comrades who did not make it home. As the local veterans who live and work in Yellow Springs reflect on wars that changed their lives…

  • Tales of hauntings in the village

    Apparitions and ghostly music at Ye Olde Trail Tavern. Loaves of bread flying off the counter at the Sunrise Cafe. Disembodied voices in Antioch’s Main Building. Chairs traveling through the air in the Union Schoolhouse. A phantom walking around John Bryan State Park.

  • On Halloween, boo to you, too

    After six years telling ghost stories for children during Halloween season, the Yellow Springs Tale Spinners — from left, Jonatha Wright, Harold Wright and Eric Wolf — will tell scary tales for adults only this Sunday, Oct. 31, at 10 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House. The group will also tell ghost stories for children this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Spooky Barn at Young’s Jersey Dairy. Not shown is troupe member Lisa Holmes. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Have you heard about the ghost cows in the village, and the long-dead owner who some people still hear calling his herd? Or about the retired steamboat captain who built a home the shape of his ship, with a bell that allegedly can still be heard on foggy nights?

  • Musical renewal for Havurah

    The spiritual activities of the Yellow Springs Havurah have always been done in an organized but less than dogmatic manner. The group of 15–20 active members observes the Sabbath each week on the Antioch College campus that informs its friendly tone.

  • Juneteenth a Scrumptious Affair

    Juneteenth pies lined up for the judges during the Juneteenth celebration

    Juneteenth celebrations included a pie contest and Motown dancing last Friday night at the Bryan Center.

  • At Friends Community, sweet care and bittersweet holidays

    While Friends Care Community employees work hard all year long, they put in extra effort over the holidays, according to longtime restoration aide Kent Little, who has worked in the local nursing home for 23 years.

    “Employees try hard to make it a good Christmas for residents,” he said this week. “They take pride in what they do.”

  • 25 days of Christmas kindness

    Villager Matt Ishihara was surprised by two secret Santas, who brought him 25 gifts to open each day until Christmas. The gifts have helped to lift his spirits during the first holiday season since the death of his wife.

    Tenderly opening the squeezably soft and lightweight tube-shaped present wrapped in snowflake paper, Matt Ishihara’s face lit up when the contents were finally revealed.

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