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  • A Cajun Robin Hood seeks funds

    YS Kids Playhouse will hold a proper Cajun Mardi Gras as its winter fundraiser on Feb. 9. Because of special Louisiana catering, participants are asked to sign up by Feb. 1. Crawfish organizers are, clockwise from bottom, YSKP board president Brian Housh, Bette Kelley, Sharon Fleming Cooke, Director John Fleming, Jill Becker and actor Shakina Williams. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    In honor of Fleming’s Cajunhood and the New Orleans culture he comes from, YSKP will host its annual fundraiser as a Mardi Gras party on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Glen Helen auditorium in the Vernet Ecological Center

  • Village pulls through for Little Art

    The local community helped the Little Art Theatre to reach its fundraising goal of $475,000 to complete a total renovation of the facility. Little Art Director Jenny Cowperthwaite and capital campaign co-chair Dorothy Scott spelled out the good news on the marquee this week. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    This year’s Campaign to Renovate the Little Art Theatre reached its goal of $475,000 to bring the theater into the 21st century.

  • Civil rights icon comes to life in play

    What most people know about Rosa Parks begins and ends with what happened on a Montgomery, Ala., bus in December 1955, when Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Few know that Parks was already a civil rights activist, that later in life she worked on the staff of a Michigan […]

  • Mills Lawn teacher to play civil rights icon

    Mills Lawn music teacher Jo Frannye Reichert plays Rosa Parks in a traveling musical that opens with a show at Mills Lawn on Saturday.

    Mills Lawn music teacher Jo Frannye Reichert plays the role of Rosa Parks in a production about the life of the civil rights icon at Mills Lawn this Saturday.

  • Mardi Gras FUNdraiser set for YSKP

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    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse will present a Mardi Gras fundraiser gala on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Glen Helen building.

  • Year in review 2012: Arts in the village remain a focal point

    Arts in the village remain a focal point in 2012

  • WYSO, college are reunited

    Antioch College will get back its longtime local radio station WYSO as part of a tentative agreement approved this week with Antioch University, which had retained control of the FM station when the College was purchased by alumni in 2009.

  • Glen both source, subject for poets

    Glen Helen will be celebrated through poetry this Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Vernet Ecological Center, formerly the Glen Helen Building. Shown above are organizers Ed Davis, left, and Krista Magaw of Tecumseh Land Trust, with Jack Whitacre, who will all read poetry, along with other local and regional writers. The event is sponsored by TLT and the Glen. (Photo by Diane Chiddister(

    This Friday, Dec. 14, the Yellow Springs community is invited to celebrate the Glen at “In the Spirit of the Glen: A night of nature-inspired poetry.” Eighteen poets will share their original nature-inspired work, and an open mic will also be available.

  • Potters’ urn honors a tiny, brief life

    John Bryan Community Pottery members, from left, Carol Culbertson, Lynn Riewerts Carine, and Cindy Butler-Jones, designed and crafted a memorial urn for an Arkansas baby born with a severe birth defect. They worked free-of-charge to honor baby Hope, who lived for just 28 hours after she was born in October. See photos of the finished urn below. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Three Yellow Springs potters were commissioned to create a memorial urn for baby Hope and spent six weeks designing and crafting her final resting place.

  • Local author SJ Drum­— Glen inspires supernatural tale

    Area author S.J. Drum published four works of fiction this year, including Surprisingly Supernatural, a paranormal romance set in Yellow Springs. Drum is pictured at Dino’s Cappuccinos, where she pens most of her books. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Area author S.J. Drum re-imagines the village as a place for the paranormal in her book, Surprisingly Supernatural, published by Eternal Press in August. And the depiction is not too far off.

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