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  • Cold march, warm hearts

    A panorama view of the Bryan Center during the 2018 MLK Jr Celebration (Photo by Matt Minde)

    On Monday, Jan. 15, several hundred villagers honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy, Yellow Springs-style.

  • Community Read to focus on understanding dementia

    Community members are invited to read "Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia" for this year's Community Read.

    The Yellow Springs Community Library is partnering with the Yellow Springs Senior Center’s Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs, or DFYS, Project to host the first ever Yellow Springs-wide Community Read.  The selected book will be Gerda Saunders’ “Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia.

  • You said how many birds??

    A male scarlet tanager in its summer plumage. One scarlet tanager (in subdued winter plumage) was spotted in the local Christmas Bird Count. (Photo via Wikipedia)

    Three wood ducks, two great blue herons. And a scarlet tanager in John Bryan Park! The Christmas Bird Count results are in.

  • MLK Jr. Day events in YS — ‘The Courage to Take a Stand’

    Villagers are invited to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with events over the long weekend under the theme “The Courage to Take a Stand.”

  • YS gets biking, walking funds

    Yellow Springs was recently one of five municipalities in Ohio to be awarded  funding to make the village more walker- and biker-friendly.

  • With PORCH YS, donate food — on your porch

    PORCH Yellow Springs will collect food items for donation from neighborhood porches beginning Feb. 5.

    A new grassroots program, PORCH Yellow Springs, will be implemented beginning Feb. 5.

  • 2017 Year in review: Village Life

    Yellow Springers — and most of the United States — spent the afternoon of Aug. 21 staring up at a waning midday sun as the moon moved across its face. The eclipse was partial here — 89 percent — but still well worth seeing. From top, clockwise, Karen Gardner caught a glimpse; Rebecca Holihan went old-school with a plate of candle-sooted glass; Olive Cooper glanced up; a lens focused the image safely on a white piece of paper; Gavin Van Meter, Trinidad Speck and Quinn Van Meter wielded welding masks, a safe yet slightly creepy viewing apparatus; James Crawford used a pinhole box to image the phenomenon. (Submitted photos by Matthew Collins)

    2017 Year in review: Village Life

  • Holiday traditions, silly and sweet

    In the Denman family at the holiday season, one family member each year dressed up as Santa Claus, and the others dressed up as that person or something about that person’s experience. This photo shows Matt Denman in 1988 dressed as his grandmother, who is, obviously, dressed as Santa. According to Donna Denman, one year the person playing Santa was a film student, so the rest of the family dressed as characters from a Bergman film. (Submitted photo)

    Each year at this time the News assembles a story based on readers’ submissions on a holiday theme. This year we asked readers to share stories of holiday traditions that are meaningful to them and their families.

  • Village Council— Blacks get more citations

    African-American villagers received citations from the YSPD at a significantly higher rate than to white villagers, according to a statistical study of local police data sponsored by the Justice System Task Force.

  • BLOG—Rest in Hell, Bernard Law

    Jesus defined the wicked as those who do not operate their lives based upon the principles of love, mercy, compassion, and equanimity. Sadly, Christians have long fallen short of these ideals.

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