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  • The great unveiling at Mills Lawn School

    Mills Lawn School artist-in-residence Johanna Smith and art teacher Amy Minehart unveil the new mosaic sign in front of students and faculty Wednesday. (Photos by Matt Minde)

    The air was filled with anticipation, the lawn filled with students Wednesday afternoon, May 23, as Mills Lawn School emptied for the ceremonial unveiling of the new school sign.

  • WYSO to build up local capacity

    On Friday last week at the new WYSO radio studio, the “on air” sign was lit and music director Niki Dakota was swaying in front of an array of switch boards and computer towers.

  • New book’s paths toward peace

    Fred Arment and his new book The Elements of Peace (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    Forgiveness. Attentiveness. Dissent. These might seem like disparate themes, but to Fred Arment they all have one thing in common: they are among the “virtues” that guide the work of advocates for nonviolence.

  • Youth music fest benefits YSKP

    Sophie Bottelier mingled with her elders on Saturday while her brother played with Wheels in the background.

    A music festival, organized as a senior project, drew the community to the Bryan Center lawn on Saturday afternoon.

  • Chim chim cheroo at Antioch School

    The Antioch School older group will perform Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Clifton Opera House. Students in the production are, from left, front row, Kai Maruyama; middle row, Grant Crawford, Cessi Jones, Jorie Sieck, Ket Snyder White, Kaden Boutis, Zachary Brintlinger-Conn, Ella Comerford; back row, Graham Arnett, Sulayman Chappelle, Zenya Hoff-Miyazaki, Eli Jones, Carter Griffin, Brice Bogan, Forrest Rowe. Evelyn Potter and Miles Sturm are not pictured. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Antioch School older group students can now spell one of the longest words in the English language — supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. And they can sing it, too.

  • See the magic of ‘Mary Poppins’

    The Antioch School older group will perform Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Clifton Opera House. Students in the production are, from left, front row, Kai Maruyama; middle row, Grant Crawford, Cessi Jones, Jorie Sieck, Ket Snyder White, Kaden Boutis, Zachary Brintlinger-Conn, Ella Comerford; back row, Graham Arnett, Sulayman Chappelle, Zenya Hoff-Miyazaki, Eli Jones, Carter Griffin, Brice Bogan, Forrest Rowe. Evelyn Potter and Miles Sturm are not pictured. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Antioch School older group presents Mary Poppins and all its magic this weekend at the Clifton Opera House.

  • First district-wide art fest held

    The first district-wide Yellow Springs Schools K-12 Arts Fest took place last Thursday evening at the high school. Face painting was a popular activity; shown above, Lorien Chavez got painted by Morgan Chaplin.

    The Yellow Springs School District hosted its first K-12 Art Fest last Thursday, April 26, at Yellow Springs High School.

  • New e-novel by Ruth Myers­— This writing game’s for a dame

    Longtime Yellow Springs novelist Ruth Myers has recently published an e-book, No Game for a Dame, a mystery set in Depression-era Dayton. The novel has hit the top-10 list of historical mysteries on Amazon.com. She’s shown at her home southeast of Yellow Springs. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    20 years ago, Ruth Myers had succeeded where most writers fail. Instead of just talking about writing novels, she reliably produced them, becoming a dependable midlist author. But two decades later, things have changed. Many writers have had to take publishing into their own hands, and Myers has published a new e-book.

  • Portraits of village, circa ’70s

    Billie Eastman, photographed in her workshop in 1980, is one of 50 local people who took part in Nancy Howell-Koehler’s Yellow Springs Photographic Survey. The entire exhibit will be on display at the Yellow Springs Art Council’s new gallery, 111 Corry Street, with an opening on Friday, April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring ’70s era music, food and trivia. (Submitted photo by Nancy Howell-Koehler)

    When in 1980 local artist Nancy Howell-Koehler needed a portrait taken for her new book, it didn’t seem appropriate that she — a fine art photographer — hire someone to do it. So she devised a way to take a self-portrait using a long shutter release cord. Later, she used the same method to take photos of Yellow Springers.

  • Artist in residence at Mills Lawn—Students redesign their sign

    Fifth grade Mills Lawn students Will Mitdbo and Stephen Kaiser-Parlette worked on a joint mosaic project last week, which will soon become part of the newly tiled Mills Lawn School sign at the front entrance of the school. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The fifth-grade art students dove into the buckets of pottery shards in muted shades of blue, pink, orange and brown.

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