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Making some dough: 
As a member of Yellow Springs High School’s Bulldog Brigade, junior Harper Mesure has  completed a variety of temporary job placements around town, including at The Winds Cafe, above, where owner Mary Kay Smith was so impressed with his work, she hired him part time. (Submitted Photo by Sylvia Ellison)

Bulldog Brigade puts skills to work

Sierra Miller, a senior at Yellow Springs High School, says her “dream job” is to be  a voiceover artist, working in television and radio. In the meantime, she’s getting a variety of job experiences, for wherever her dreams take her, through a distinctive district program.

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Meredith Rowe, a 2016 YSHS graduate, is enjoying big-city life at McGill University in Montreal. (Submitted photo)

Grads on life beyond the ‘bubble’

Yellow Springs is a wonderful place to grow up; the village is a sanctuary of safety and wholesomeness that offers its young residents a place to grow and develop, but most young villagers don’t stay in town forever.

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Typographical error forces special meeting

A typo in the bond and tax levy resolution approved by the Yellow Springs school board earlier this month forced the board to call a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23, to replace the incorrect resolution with the corrected version.

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Board eyes school enrollment

Fewer students are leaving the Yellow Springs school district to attend other area school settings than in the past couple of years, but the number is still of concern.

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by Yellow Springs School Board
The Yellow Springs school board voted unanimously at its Dec. 14 meeting to seek a May 2018 levy for a proposed $18.5 million rebuild/renovation of McKinney Middle/YSHS. Pictured here is a concept design, prepared by Ruetschle Architects and presented at the meeting, showing the buildings targeted for demolition, as well as those where renovations only are planned. (Rendering submitted)

School board seeks levy, tax increase for facilities improvements

The Yellow Springs school board voted unanimously Thursday, Dec. 14, to seek  $18.5 million for the “renovation and partial replacement of existing 7–12 facilities” through a combination income tax and bond levy request to be put on the May 8, 2018, ballot.

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Members of Mills Lawn School Student Council posed after loading onto a flatbed trailer a record haul from this year’s record holiday food drive. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Can do

Members of Mills Lawn School Student Council posed after loading onto a flatbed trailer a record haul from this year’s holiday food drive: a total of 2,008 donated items — the goal had been set at 1,500.

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Shaylee Smith rolls with light ghosts, an artifact of the photo time exposure and disco lighting. (Photos by Matt Minde)

Wheels of fortune

The YSHS gymnasium was converted over the weekend into a pay-to-skate roller rink, the senior project of Aza Hurwitz and Jonah Trillana, who conceived of the fundraiser that the school might purchase roller skates of its own.

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Villager Carlos Landaburu has launched the Flashlight Project, in an effort to make sure that local residents have the light they need when they’re out at night. He sells the lights for $5 (small) and $12 (large), and kids get the lights for free. All proceeds go back into the project. (Photo by Jeff Simons)

He’s making light of the darkness

The CDC advises pedestrians increase their visibility at night by wearing reflective clothing and carrying a flashlight. This year, Yellow Springs resident Carlos Landaburu took it upon himself to promote pedestrian safety in the village by creating the Flashlight Project.

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Hagrid’s Hut won the People’s Choice award, and won third place from the judges. Shown above are creators Monica Hasek, Olivia Hasek, Corrie Van Ausdal and Tiger Jane Collins, Van Ausdal’s daughter. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

Sweet magic at Mills Lawn School

The third annual Gingerbread Festival was held last Saturday’s at the Mills Lawn gym, sponsored by the Mills Lawn PTO.

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November 30, 2017 Bulldog sports round-up

November 30, 2017 Bulldog sports round-up

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