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  • Ashes to ashes, dust to diamonds

    Rita Caz recently set an unusual diamond ring for customer Vernon Dunlap. The diamond itself was created from the cremated remains of his wife, Roberta, using a process that distills and concentrates the carbon in human ashes under high heat and pressure. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local jewelry store Rita Caz has long helped customers honor deceased friends and relatives. But a recent request by a former Springfield man who now lives in Arizona to set a diamond ring made from his wife’s ashes was a first.

  • Miyazaki photo exhibit— True faces of Wisconsin protesters

    A Wisconsin statehouse protester photographed by Kevin Miyazaki, whose portaits of others who opposed the state’s budget repair bill in early 2011 will appear in a show opening at the Emporium this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m.

    Kevin Miyazaki, a photojournalist by trade, decided to record a more accurate picture of the Wisconsin statehouse protesters by setting up a portrait studio on the sidewalk and photographing the people who had come to voice their concerns.

  • Mayer to leave WYSO

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    Longtime WYSO Public Radio Director of Business Operations and Development Jacki Mayer has accepted another job and will soon be leaving the station. WYSO has begun advertising for two new positions: director of development and director of finance and accounting.

  • Banner festival coming soon!

    Banners from the 2011 Bannerfest

    The almost annual banner festival will take place this winter, beginning in mid-February, when original banners will be hung up downtown. An organizational meeting will take place tonight, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center.

  • Sixth annual GHA members art show coming

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    Glen Helen Association members are invited to include their work in the sixth annual members show, which will run Jan. 7-Feb. 28.

  • Emporium to feature protester portraits

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    Miyazaki’s photos portray the men and women who fought for worker’s rights in Wisconsin this year.

  • A Saint for the season

    The Yellow Springs Community Chorus and Chamber Orchestra presented a grand holiday musical spectacle with the performance of Benjamin Britten’s “St. Nicolas,” featuring tenor Vincent Davis, at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday, Dec. 18. Overlooking the ensemble from the choir loft was the trio singing the part of the “pickled boys” — three children said to have been brought back to life by the saint — from left, David Walker, Eliza Minde-Berman and Danny Grote; organist Susanne Grote is at right. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The Yellow Springs Community Chorus and Chamber Orchestra presented a grand holiday musical spectacle with the performance of Benjamin Britten’s “St. Nicolas.”

  • Laura Carpenter exhibit—Through a child’s, and painter’s, eye

    Monoprints by Yellow Springs native Laura Carpenter, who now lives in Colorado, are currently on exhibit at the Glen House. The exhibit is on display through January, with open hours Sundays, 2–4 p.m. Carpenter will give a talk on her work on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 7:30 p.m. (Submitted Photo)

    It’s been a number of years since visual artist Laura Carpenter left Yellow Springs. A part of her remains here in spirit, though, and a current exhibit of Carpenter’s artwork at the Glen House Inn Bed and Breakfast is “very specific to Ohio.”

  • Wheels in FMC fundraiser

    Wheels members Rory Papania, left and Sam Salazar, second from left, met at Friends Music Camp in 2009. Now the band, which also includes Friends Music Camp alums Jamie Scott and Sam Crawford, right, along with Connor Stratton (not pictured), will perform at a benefit concert for Friends Music Camp’s scholarship fund on Friday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. (Submitted photo by Savanah Amos)

    Despite both growing up in Yellow Springs, local teens Sam Salazar and Rory Papania never really met. But after attending Friends Music Camp together, they started picking a ukulele and guitar in front of Tom’s Market and the bluegrass-folk band Wheels was born.

  • Wheels to play Friends Music Camp benefit

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    Local bluegrass-folk band Wheels will perform at an annual benefit for Friends Music Camp on Dec. 30 to raise funds for the school that shaped their young musical careers.

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