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At a recent after-school rehearsal, the young cast of “Bridge to Terabithia” played out a classic classroom scene: New kid Leslie — at left, portrayed by Lucia Espinosa — introduces herself to the class. The rest of the students — from left, Brooklyn Arrasmith, Antoinette Siegel-Hall, Veda Rainey and Paul Clark — are skeptical of their new classmate. “Bridge to Terabithia” will be performed by McKinney and YSHS students Thursday–Sunday, Dec. 7–10, at the Foundry Theater. (Photo by Lauren "Chuck" Shows)

Schools present ‘Bridge to Terabithia,’ a bittersweet musical

This weekend, the young thespians of McKinney Middle and Yellow Springs High schools will bring “Bridge to Terabithia” to life in a musical production at the Foundry Theater.

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  • The Patterdale Hall Diaries | A record of note, for some

    Writing a diary can be extremely helpful to putting your thoughts in order. As things go down on the page you begin to realize what is important and what isn’t.

  • Antioch College awarded $100,000 grant

    To address what U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has called “the defining public health crisis of our time,” 13 small liberal arts colleges, including Antioch, have each been awarded $100,000 this year and $75,000 next year to address campus wellness — particularly mental health.

  • A Myriad of handmade art and clothing

    Myriad, located at 108 Dayton St., is one of downtown Yellow Springs’ newest shops. Owned by local resident Colette Palamar, Myriad sells eclectic art, clothing, jewelry and more.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Annual Solstice Poetry Reading set

    Now in its 12th year, the Solstice Poetry Reading, presented by Tecumseh Land Trust, or TLT, and Glen Helen, will be Friday, Dec. 8, 7–9 p.m., at the Glen’s Vernet Ecology Center, 405 Corry St.

  •   Art Jumble brightens season

    Welcome to the Yellow Springs Arts Council’s annual Art Jumble, running now through Dec. 31 at the council’s building, 111 Corry St.

  •   Isidore Quartet to perform in Yellow Springs

    The Isidore Quartet, a young award-winning ensemble based in New York City, will perform in concert Sunday, Dec. 3, at First Presbyterian Church, as part of the 2023–2024 season of Chamber Music in Yellow Springs.

Village Schools (archives)

Economy (archives)

  •   Credit union merger on the table

    Beginning early next year, the village’s 75-year-old YS Federal Credit Union, or YSCU, could merge with central-Ohio-based Bridge Credit Union.

  •   Yellow Springs property values, taxes to rise

    As a result of surging home values in Greene County, Yellow Springs residential property owners will see their property taxes go up in 2024, according to newly released data from the Greene County Auditor’s office.

  •   Community, tea at CommuniTEA

    For local mother-daughter team Amy and Modjeska Chavez of CommuniTEA Love, the making and drinking of tea is itself the grand affair.

Village Life (archives)

  •   New prairie to protect Ellis Pond

    On Thursday, Nov. 16, a small team of local residents and members of the Village Environmental Commission went to the northern reaches of the 17-acre Ellis Park to install a 4,500-square-foot prairie.

  •   School Forest celebrates 75 years

    The annual School Forest Festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., at the School Forest on Bryan Park Road. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the beloved event, wherein community members are invited to cut their own Christmas trees, aided by YSHS School Forest Club members.

  •   Catering to a village for 40 years at Current Cuisine

    This year marks a dual anniversary for Current Cuisine: 40 years of catering and 35 years selling prepared foods, meals and international groceries at 237 Xenia Ave.

Government (archives)

  •   Concerns over bar noise grow louder

    At the most recent Village Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, members of the Dayton-Walnut Streets Neighborhood Action Group — knowingly and facetiously abbreviated to NAG — called for greater oversight from the Village of the downtown noise.

  •   Village Council discusses low-income housing on CBE land

    The perennial conversation of what to do with the 35 acres of land on the western edge of Yellow Springs — known as the Center for Business and Education, or CBE — resurfaced at the most recent Village Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 20.

  •   Village Council | Surplus expected for 2024 Village budget

    As noted in Monday’s regular Village Council meeting, the budgeted expenses for next year total $17,852,817 — an amount that includes expenses from the general, special revenue, capital project and enterprise funds.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Rachel Townsend

    Rachel Laurel Townsend, 46, of Yellow Springs, left this earth early in the morning on Tuesday, Nov. 28. 2023.

  •   Salla Quinn Ritzhaupt

    She passed Dec. 2, 2023, at Miami County Hospice, Troy Ohio, on the same UVMC campus where she was born Aug. 8, 2001.

  •   Barry Reich

    Barry Philip Reich of Yellow Springs, Ohio, died surrounded by his wife, all of his children and many family and friends in Springfield, Ohio, on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023.

  •   Harry Petrohilos

    Harry George Petrohilos, born Oct. 5, 1933, in Athens, Greece, passed away Sept. 11, 2023.

  •   Janice Thornton

    Janice Elaine Thornton, aka “Gigi,” passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in the early morning of Sunday, Nov. 5. She spent her last days surrounded by her family

Higher Education (archives)

Sports (archives)

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Dec. 8, 2023

    The Yellow Springs High School boys varsity basketball team began its season with three nonconference games, starting off with a narrow 51–53 loss to Graham High School in nonconference play on Friday, Dec. 1.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Oct. 13, 2023

    It was a great day to be a Bulldog as the Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School cross-country teams had great performances at the Jim Murray Invitational, held at the Clark County Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 30.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Oct. 27, 2023

    The 2023 season for the Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School cross-country teams came to an end Saturday, Oct. 21, at the district meet held at Cedarville University.

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