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  • Web site profiles life in village by and for young families

    Fiber artist, Antioch University McGregor and Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute student, and “Why Here/Why Now” Web site creator Brooke Bryan does her homework with her children, left to right, Lily, Kaden, and Vivian.

    “When the Village Council convenes in the small space at the Bryan Center, most Yellow Springs families are busy fixing dinner, attending after-school functions and extracurricular activities, and bathing and putting their youth to bed.”

  • Original music, home grown musicians in FMC benefit

    The Friends Music Camp chorus is shown here performing at a concert during the summer of 2007, led by choral director Brendan Cooney. Friends Music Camp staff will perform in concert Tuesday, Dec. 30, 7 p.m. at the Friends Care Extended Living Facility dining room in an event to raise funds for the camp’s scholarship fund.

    A benefit concert to raise money for Friends Music Camp scholarships will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Friends Care Extended Living Center dining room, 150 East Herman Street in Yellow Springs.

  • Couples synchronize their smooches

    Many villagers took part last Saturday in “The Kiss,” a performance art piece by local artist Nancy Mellon that was part of the Yellow Springs Holiday Festival. As conceived by Mellon, at 3:07 p.m. Saturday 80 couples — romantic, familial, or other — kissed at one of many kissing stations around town. Shown above are, from left, Ryan Berning and Emma Robinow at Current Cuisine, Moya Shea and Marianne MacQueen, Ed and Nancy Vernot at Friends Care Extended Living Center, and Leon Holster and Flo Lorenz, also at Current.

    Years from now, as they look back on the event, residents and visitors to Yellow Springs might not remember the exact date or year, but they’ll remember the time. 3:07 p.m. At least, that’s when the official kissing began.

  • Popular pick for WYSO

    The prayers of many WYSO supporters were answered this week when Antioch University hired long-time radio producer Neenah Ellis as general manager of its public radio station. Ellis replaces Paul Maassen, who left the station in March to be the general manager of a bigger public radio station in New Orleans.

  • Soldier’s Afghan tour prompts NPR ‘This I Believe’ essay

    Writer and Air Force reservist Todd ‘TJ’ Turner’s essay about his 2006 deployment to Afghanistan was selected to be read on NPR’s ‘This I Believe’ segment Nov. 9 in honor of Veteran’s Day.

    National Public Radio’s popular media project, “This I Believe,” has inspired thousands of writers across the country (including 10 from Yellow Springs) to express and condense their thoughts into a personal essay, 500 words or less, then submit it for consideration to NPR’s selection committee.

  • YSHS ‘Midsummer’ mischief, mayhem with a ’50s flare

    In their 1950s version of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Kelly Miller as Helena, center, is driven mad by her admirers, Demetrius, played by Max Fleishman, and Lysander, played by Adam Zaremsky, who is himself sought by Hermia, played by Zyna Bakari. The mischeivous Puck, Shelley Murphy, looks on from her perch. Performances will take place at Mills Lawn gym on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 16 and 23, at 2 p.m.

    If Shakespeare had lived in the 1950s, how he would have dressed, where he would have lived and the way he would have set his stage is surely just what the Yellow Springs High School thespians have dreamed up for the fall production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • Variations on a family theme— Carmina debuts youngest member

    Yellow Springs native and violist Wendy Champney, left, and her husband, violinist Matthias Enderle, will perform this Sunday with their Carmina Quartet for CMYS’s 25th anniversary celebration. The program features the couple’s daughter, Chiara, pictured above, playing second cello on Schubert’s String Quintet.

    The chiming of church bells outside Wendy Champney’s home in Zürich, Switzerland rang clear and strong to sound the 6 o’clock hour on Sunday. It was a reminder that the time left to prepare before she and her husband and daughter returned to her hometown of Yellow Springs was growing short.

  • Old seedhouse, new vision for artists, gallery space

    According to sculptor, performer, and video artist Michael Casselli, his New York apartment would fit several times over in the new space he has leased in the Millworks Business Center on North Walnut Street.

  • Little town, big chamber music series

    Chamber Music Yellow Springs will launch its 25th year with the Daedelus Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Xenia Avenue. Pictured above at the church are longtime CMYS organizers, from left, Jane Baker, Mary T. White, Mary Fahrenbruck and Bruce Bradtmiller.

    In the world of chamber music, Chamber Music Yellow Springs can play with the big boys. “When I go to the Chamber Music America Conference [the national association of chamber music presenters and performers]….”

  • New book profiles Walter Anderson

    Local author Joan Horn will read from her recently published work, ‘Playing on All the Keys: The Life of Walter F. Anderson’ on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Curves of Yellow Springs, 506 High St., and on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. at Epic Book Shop, 118 Dayton St.

    Writers employ a wide variety of techniques to help them stay on task, such as scheduling a set time each day for writing or writing about writer’s block. For first-time author Joan Horn, the pressure to work on her book came from a technique not typically found in a writer’s guide.

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