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  • Reba Gordon

    Reba Gordon

    Reba Gordon died on Friday, July 9, at the Friends Care Community. She was 96. Reba was born February 4, 1914, in Proskurov, Ukraine, the daughter of Morris Sanders and Mollie Eisenstein Sanders. Fleeing anti-Semitism in Proskurov, her family left for America.

  • Puppets, Persian poetry, and change

    The cast of YSKP’s latest production, The Conference of the Birds, jumped for joy at dress rehearsal in anticipation of the show’s opening on Thursday, July 8. Pictured are, from left, Lilli Rudolf, Talia Boutis, Jaylen Mitchell, Lenaya Leeds, Lindsey Leist, Greta Kremer, Anna Knippling and Lela Dewey. Obscured are Romy Farrar, Naomi Guth, Benjamin Green, Zeb Reichert and Alex Thorp.

    In its 16th year, YS Kids Playhouse continues to produce innovative youth theater for adults and children alike. Its latest musical, The Conference of Birds, explores themes of transformation and self-realization through a 12th-century desert fable.

  • Green towns offer new ideas

    As sustainability gains ground as an integral component of city planning, many municipalities across the country are creating ways to use less energy and ensure that the energy they use comes from renewable sources.

  • New Energy Board created

    At their July 6 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved the establishment of a Village Energy Board, an ongoing citizen volunteer group with a charge to work with Village staff to help reduce the Village’s carbon footprint in a variety of ways.

  • Arts group new home work of art

    Last Saturday Yellow Springs Arts Council members worked to help ready their new home on Xenia Avenue, the arched structure built by Alan Macbeth. The space will serve as a Welcome Center for the YS Experience, which kicks off Friday, July 9, at 4 p.m. at the building. Shown above are, seated in front, Arts Council Coordinator Carole Braun, Phyllis Schmidt, Jerome Borchers and Joanne Caputo. Standing in back are Sally Palmer, Michael Fleishman, Anita Brown, Michael Brown and Macbeth.

    Even artists can disagree about what, exactly, constitutes art, but the leaders of the Yellow Springs Arts Council are unified on this: the organization’s new space at Alan Macbeth’s Oten Gallery fits the description, and the space also offers the group a wealth of new opportunities.

  • Assessing the value of diversity

    For Jewell Graham, the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s were exhilarating times to live in the village. Having come to Yellow Springs as a young African-American woman with her new husband, Paul, who after graduating from Antioch had been offered a job at Vernay Laboratories, Graham was impressed with the quality of relationships between blacks and whites. Many businesses were integrated in a way unusual for the time, and a passion for the civil rights movement further brought people together. There was considerable socializing between blacks and whites in her world, as well as a sense of shared purpose.

  • Yellow Springs, 2009: The Year In Review

    Seventy-two members of the Yellow Springs High School Class of 2009 graduated on Thursday, June 4, at the high school gym, carrying with them high spirits and attitude as they exited the stage.

    Yellow Springs Schools and Sports in 2009

  • Yellow Springs, 2008: The year in review

    At Antioch College’s 156th commencement, graduate Vanessa Little is shown with her dad, Robert. 121 students graduated from the college in April, which closed June 30. Task force conversations continue toward the goal of reopening the college.

    The fate of Antioch College, unknown at the beginning of 2008, remained unknown at year’s end. However, in the intervening 12 months a heart-wrenching story unfolded as a second alumni effort to save the college failed and the college closed its doors.

  • Local face of National Honor

    Yellow Springs High School students inducted into the National Honor Society this year are: from left, front row, Leslie Holland, Amelia Shaw, Ryder Comstock and Olivia Chen; middle row, Max Fleishman, Danielle Doubt, Ellen Swisher, Lydia Stutzman and Lara Donnelly; back row, Eric Rudolf and Eamon Papania.

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  • Seeking baseball coaches

    Yellow Springs Major League is seeking coaches for the 2008 season and a baseball commissioner to run the league. Those interested in either position can contact Chris Lloyd at 767-9318.

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