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Yellow Springs lost an additional 7.3 percent of its population in the last decade, continuing a 40-year population plummet.

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  • Oh, hoppy day!

    Enjoying their candy-filled freebies were, from left, Kelly Kerstetter, Caleb Derrickson and Braden Derrickson. (photos by Megan Bachman)

    Warm and sunny spring weather brought out around 40 local toddlers and young children to scramble for eggs at the annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19, sponsored by Central Chapel AME Church. Click below to see the photos larger. RELATED POSTS: Fair weather, fair friends Martin Luther King Jr. march and celebration in […]

  • Bulldog sport round-up

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    TENNIS Tennis starts its season 2–4 The Yellow Springs High School varsity co-ed tennis team opened play this season losing against three tough opponents at home before winning two of their last three matches last week. The highlight from the team’s first week of play was a first singles two-set win by freshman Augie Knemeyer […]

  • Chinese food within reach again

    Earlier this month, from right, Ken Yang and Lixia Gao, and Lixia’s father Zhi You Gao opened Lucky Dragon serving Chinese fare on Dayton Street, the former location of Chen’s Asian Bistro. The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m., (noon on Sundays) and closes between 10:30 and 11 p.m. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When Zhi You Gao and his son-in-law, Ken Yang, worked as chefs in Fujian Province on the southeast coast of China, they cooked in the Min style using ingredients such as crab, abalone, mountain mushrooms and fresh bamboo shoots.

  • School calendar adds delays

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    All students who attend Yellow Springs schools next year will start two hours late on 14 Wednesdays to make dedicated time for teacher professional development. The school board approved the 2014–15 calendar, including this pilot late start, at its meeting on Thursday, April 10. Other calendar changes included the addition of three calamity days to the end of the current school year, and fewer waiver day Fridays.

  • Village Council side bar— Less green space funds

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    At their April 7 meeting, Village Council members voted 3–2 to add $25,000 for green space to the 2014 capital project budget. Karen Wintrow, Lori Askeland and Brian Housh voted for the funding, and Marianne MacQueen and Gerry Simms voted against. Council will vote on the capital fund legislation at its April 21 meeting.

  • Barry Heermann’s Deep Currents— Course looks deeply into work, self

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    If someone is unsatisfied in their job or career, there’s probably an online quiz they can take to find a better fit. But to find one’s true calling, or bring more awareness to one’s work life, a deeper, more introspective process may be called for.

  • Activism and art at Antioch

    An international exhibit of socially engaged art featuring archived documentation from 22 projects that blurs the boundary between activism and art runs at Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery in South Hall April 18 through May 16. Co-curators of “Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)” are Antioch visual arts professor Sara Black, center, and Antioch artists in residence Jillian Soto, left, and Anthony Romero, right, who recently worked on the exhibition at the Herndon. The three artists will host the first of three weekly conversations about the exhibit at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When is activism also art?
    For example, Women on Waves, a ship that performs medical abortions outside of the territorial waters of countries where it is illegal, or Project Row Houses, a low-income housing development in Houston where the houses are sometimes canvases for artistic expression.

  • Economic development since 2000— Ideas abound, actions lag behind

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    Around 1998 local attorney Craig Matthews was representing a Dayton company that worked with that city to boost the economy in depressed neighborhoods. Around the same time, he found, in an old box in his office above Star Bank, a copy of Arthur Morgan’s book, Industries for Small Communities, with Morgan’s philosophy that vibrant small towns need diverse, vibrant businesses.

  • 2014 capital project budget— Village Council sets priorities

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    In a year of deficit spending, what capital projects are essential? At their April 7 meeting Village Council members considered that question, prioritizing capital needs for the Village. Council will vote on legislation for the 2014 capital budget at its April 21 meeting.

  • April fools

    At top left, an unfortunate bee was caught unawares during a routine pollination; at center, a flowering magnolia tree bears the additional weight of snow caps, while, at right, the tip of a still-closed tulip is graced with a tuft of snow.

    After a strong spring warming, Yellow Springs woke up to an all-too familiar winter sight Tuesday morning, as a quick cold front brought a sticky blanket of snow and freezing temperatures to the region. RELATED POSTS: A study in white Trust Cool digs Village road crew— Parting the frozen waters Fair weather, fair friends

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